Around NYC Today (1/22) The New Tarot, Wild Things Comedy


Watercolor Workshop Series, Recreation Center 54, 348 East 54 St – Sutton Place, 6pm – 8pm

Join this series of three art workshops where you will learn the foundations of the use of watercolor paint. All supplies will be provided. No experience necessary. Free.

Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show, Niagara, 112 Avenue A – East Village, 7:30pm

Have an urge to get something off your chest but don’t feel comfortable paying $100 an hour for therapy? Anonymously divulge your secrets and watch this funny and creative group of improvisers play with your deepest darkest truths onstage. The show is a mix of short-form and long-form improv inspired by your secrets (be they dirty, clean, little or big – don’t let the title pigeonhole you). $6.

West Wing Writers Presents: SpeakEasy, Caveat, 21 A Clinton St – LES, 9pm – 10:50pm

SpeakEasy brings together former presidential speechwriters, current West Wing Writers speechwriters, and comedians who like speeches, to talk about the world’s greatest medium–oration. Featuring Jen Spyra (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The New Yorker), Karen Chee (The New Yorker, The New York Times) and Prof. Laura Viidebaum (NYU). With Special Presentations from West Wing Writers Jeff Nussbaum (Vice Presidents Al Gore, Joe Biden), Chris Fox (The Kenyon Review), Laurence Pevsner (The Washington Post, HuffPo), Chandler Dean (McSweeney’s, ChandlerDeanVideos) and Sarah Gruen (The Institute). Hosted by Brian Agler (West Wing Writers, The New Yorker). $10.



Bette Smith, The Supernatural, Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

The New Tarot, You Bred Raptors?, The U.S. Americans, Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Otro Lado, TV Baby, The Wants, Bowery Electric, 327 Bowery – LES, 8pm, $8 – $10.

TNS Fuego, Peoples Court, Dropper, Quinn Walker, ALPHAVILLE, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Matt Martians (of The Internet) DJ Set, JK Crowe, Hawa, Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St – LES, 9pm, $10.



Wild Things Comedy w/ Jenny Zigrino (Bad Santa 2, Comedy Central Half Hour), Nore Davis (Comedy Central Half Hour, Conan), Sean Donnelly (Conan, Inside Amy Schumer), Corinne Fisher (‘Guys We Fucked’ podcast), Hosted by Emma Willmann (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Netflix), Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel Live, HBO), Kate Willett (Netflix, Comedy Central), Ismael Loutfi (Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, Jimmy Kimmel Live), Secret Loft, 14th St and 6th Ave – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Ambush Comedy w/ Shane Torres (Conan), Joe Machi (Last Comic Standing), Shalewa Sharpe (The Tonight Show), Chloe Radcliffe (NBC Standup for Diversity), Natalie Cuomo (New York Comedy Club), Two Boots Williamsburg, 558 Driggs Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.



NYRR Open Run, Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park – Brooklyn, Every Tuesday until June 4, 7pm – 8pm, Free.


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