Around NYC Today (1/7) An Evening of Humorous Readings


New You Open House Week, St. James Recreation Center in St. James Park, 2530 Jerome Ave – Bronx, 9am – 2pm

Join this three-day open house featuring fitness, salsa, aerobics, and cycling workshops. Free.

NW for GV: Pam Tanowitz and Simone Dinnerstein, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

In 2015, two courageous, contemporary artists, pianist Simone Dinnerstein and choreographer Pam Tanowitz, came together to tackle a monumental artistic project, a New Work for Goldberg Variations. They were inspired by Bach, and they were also following in the legacy of Jerome Robbins. hey will share insights about their creative process and compare performance footage of their NW for GV with Robbins’ own Goldberg Variations. Donation.

DO It All, Overlook (second floor of Skating Pavilion), Bryant Park – Midtown, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

This total body workout combines high and low impact cardio elements. The class is taught by instructors from Jane DO, a studio that empowers women to find their strength through fitness. Free. RSVP.

An Evening of Humorous Readings, The Gallery at LPR, Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St – Greenwich Village, 7pm – 9:30pm

An Evening of Humorous Readings is a monthly show of literary humorists reading their most literary humor! We feature short humor pieces, like the kind you find on McSweeney’s or Shouts and Murmurs, read aloud by the people who wrote them. This month’s show features Ginny Hogan (Little Old Lady, The New Yorker, Cosmopolitan, McSweeney’s), Evan Waite (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The President Show, Clickhole, The Onion, MAD Magazine) and Carrie Wittmer (New Erotica for Feminists, The Belladonna, McSweeney’s, The New Yorker). Free. RSVP.



Nan Rando, The Big Net, James Arenas & The Human Heart, Butch Parnell, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

David Krakauer, Kathleen Tagg, Omer Quartet, Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway – UWS, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

WASHA, Neve, Deviantarteux, Daeva, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

GRID, Mezzanine Swimmers, Outside World, DJ Stacey Blood Transfusion, Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Giggly Boys, Consumables, Bees, Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St – LES, 8:30pm, $10.

Unturned, Silver Age, Arlene’s Grocery, 95 Stanton St – LES, 10pm, $8.



Butterboy w/ Hari Kondabolu, Josh Sharp, Maria Heinegg, Kenice Mobley, Jak Knight, Mary Beth Barone, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Juice w/ Todd Barry, Marcia Belsky, Sydnee Washington, Pat Regan, Dan Licata, Chelsea Music Hall, 407 West 15th St, 8pm, $10.


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