Around NYC Today (1/2) One Act Festival, Aparna Nancherla


Brooklyn Traditional Slow Jam, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground, 336 3rd St – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

This is acoustic instrumental meet-up  focuses on tunes in the Irish, English, New England Old Time, French Canadian, American Southern, and Scandinavian traditions. Tunes are those that are typically suitable for contra dancing or other traditional fiddle tunes. This group is intended to provide a musical home for people interested in playing tunes with other musicians, learning to play by ear and overall increasing their own musical skill. You don’t have to be a great player, play in tune, or know the songs to give it a shot. $5 suggested donation.

Act One: One Act Festival, The Secret Theatre, 44-02 23rd Street – Queens, 7:30pm

Get ready for the America’s Got Talent of theater. The Secret Theatre’s Act One: One Act Festival is a competition-style one-act play festival held annually in Long Island City. Your vote helps determine which of the 20 or more entries advance to the finals, and there are cash prizes to be had for the winner. With both comedic and dramatic playwrights showcasing their best short works across several nights, it all adds up to multiple opportunities for great theater. $9.

Winter Village, Bryant Park, 8am – 10pm

Enjoy local crafts, artisanal food, and goods from around the world. The Winter Village also features New York City’s only free admission ice skating rink. Free.



Austin Weber, The Water Cycle, Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Muscle Before Paradise, True Body, Palladino, The Seminals, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Denitia, C’mon Everybody, 325 Franklin Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Petal Crush, Syzygy, Tom Wyatt, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 8pm, $8.

Loida & Lenahan, Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3, 185 Orchard St – LES, 10pm, $10.

Def.GRLS, Merisi, Substitute, Vat Of Acid, Diviera Drive, 131 Berry St – Brooklyn, 10pm, $7.



Comedians You Should Know w/ Mekki Leeper (Comedy Central), Joyelle Johnson (Late Night w/ Seth Meyers), Jordan Jensen (Sirius XM), Mike Baldwin (Front 2 Back), Robbie Slowick (Conan), Mike Lebovitz (HBO’s The Deuce), The Gutter, 200 North 14th St – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Side Ponytail w/ Aparna Nancherla (Comedy Central), Josh Sharp (The Opposition), Jim Search (Muddy Waters Comedy), Hayden Kristal (Standup NBC Semi-Finalist), Mike Lasher (LaughFest), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Agda Turning to Stone, Dolby Screening Room NYC, 1350 6th Ave – Midtown, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Arsenal Gallery: 36th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, The Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Ave – UES, Every weekday until Jan. 3, 2019, 9am – 5pm, Free.


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