Around NYC Today (1/18) Black Comic Book Fest, SMORGXVICE

THINGS TO DO The Schomburg Center’s 7th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard – Harlem, 12pm – 8pm Each year, the Schomburg’s Black Comic Book Festival brings creators, illustrators, writers, and independent publishers together with thousands of collectors, blerds and nerds. The event includes interactive panel discussions, a vendor marketplace featuring exclusive titles by Black … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/18) Black Comic Book Fest, SMORGXVICE

Around NYC Today (1/17) Born This Way, Juan McLean

THINGS TO DO Exerskate, Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park – Midtown, 8am – 8:30am Work up a sweat on the Bryant Park rink with an on-ice circuit workout. Expect exercises used by figure and hockey skaters that will make you a better skater. Free. Dirty Thursday: Born This Way, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am House of Yes devotes its … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/17) Born This Way, Juan McLean

Around NYC Today (1/16) MØ, House of Vouge, TEEN

THINGS TO DO Exhibition Opening: Power to the People, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue – UES, 6pm – 8pm NYC Parks Ebony Society’s exhibition Power to the People shares artists’ interpretations of public demonstration, drawing on both the city’s rich history of protest and current social conflicts. Artists included are Kathleen Celestin-Parks, Mira Gandy, Suprina, Burroughs Lamar, Myrna Marrero, Kirk Maynard, Marilyn Nance, Malcolm Pinckney, Victor Polanco, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/16) MØ, House of Vouge, TEEN

Around NYC Today (1/15) Tyrannosaurus 10th Anniversary

THINGS TO DO Yoga with CorePower Yoga, Overlook at Bank of America Winter Village Ice-Rink in Bryant Park – Midtown, 8am – 9am Every Tuesday mornings CorePower Yoga will lead its signature 60-minute C2 vinyasa yoga class overlooking The Bank of America Winter Village of Bryant Park. Free. Landscape Winter Season Opening, Elsewhere, 599 Johnson Ave – Brooklyn, 6pm Elsewhere presents Landscape’s Winter Opening showcase. The event … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/15) Tyrannosaurus 10th Anniversary

Around NYC Today (1/14) Dinner Party with Torres, Shane

THINGS TO DO A Dinner Party with Torres, Esme, 999 Manhattan Ave – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm The Wild Honey Pie is hosting its first dinner party of 2019, featuring a performance from Torres, the alter-ego of Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Mackenzie Scott. Donation.   MUSIC Spank, Hogan, Splitshine, The Spins, H0L0, 1090 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 7pm, $10. Living Room Live w/ Shane, W New York Times Square, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/14) Dinner Party with Torres, Shane

Around NYC Today (1/13) Stand By Your Band Live, Dirtcast

THINGS TO DO Jezebel’s Dirtcast, The Bell House, 149 7th St – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 9pm Jezebel will host a live-recording of DirtCast, the pop culture podcast where hosts Madeleine Davies and Megan Reynolds dig deep into the wild ugly world of tabloids and the entertainment industry to discover how exactly the celebrity ecosystem works, all while talking a lot of baseless trash along the … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/13) Stand By Your Band Live, Dirtcast

Around NYC Today (1/12) Escape East, NYC v Dirty South Party

THINGS TO DO New Year, New You Fitness Fest, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center, 232 West 60th St – UWS, 9am – 3pm Bring in the new year with exercise classes such as boot camp, Pilates, Zumba, and cross-training. All classes are tailored to get your heart rate up and your body moving. Free. Mulchfest, Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 10am – 2pm Bring your holiday tree to Prospect … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/12) Escape East, NYC v Dirty South Party

Around NYC Today (1/11) David Bowie Tribute, Myq Kaplan

THINGS TO DO Shape Up in the Dark, Chelsea Recreation Center, 430 West 25th St, 6pm – 8pm Join a glow-in-the-dark silent disco. Shape Up NYC is turning the white lights down and bringing the black lights up to offer two, one-hour heart fitness sessions. Four instructors will lead 30-minute sessions to help you shake off the week. Free. RSVP. January Evening Yoga Series, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley, 700 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/11) David Bowie Tribute, Myq Kaplan

Around NYC Today (1/10) Juan McLean (6 Hour Set), Touré Show

THINGS TO DO Exerskate, Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park – Midtown, 8am – 8:30am Work up a sweat on the Bryant Park rink with an on-ice circuit workout. Expect exercises used by figure and hockey skaters that will make you a better skater. Free. Touré Show, BRIC House, 647 Fulton St – Brooklyn, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Author, television host, podcaster and Brooklynite Touré conducts in-depth interviews … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/10) Juan McLean (6 Hour Set), Touré Show

Around NYC Today (1/9) Art Event, Amateur Burlesque Night

THINGS TO DO The Art Event, City Opera Thrift Shop, 222 East 23rd St – Gramercy, 5pm – 8pm The Art Event features coveted and conversational original art pieces and rare posters. For the full Art Event experience, peruse the library, which has everything from the rare Chagall book with original lithographs to a collection of Rimbaud poems with illustrations. Free. RSVP. Amateur Burlesque Night, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/9) Art Event, Amateur Burlesque Night

Around NYC Today (1/8) Punderdome, Ambush Comedy

THINGS TO DO Calligraphy Class, 26 Mott St – Chinatown, 7pm – 9pm W.O.W. Project’s artist in residence Vincent Chong is offering workshops in Chinese calligraphy throughout the fall. On one hand the workshops will function as introductory courses, introducing participants to the traditional tools and strategies used to study Chinese calligraphy. And on the other, they will function as spaces of discussion to chat … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/8) Punderdome, Ambush Comedy

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

THINGS TO DO 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 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/7) An Evening of Humorous Readings

Around NYC Today (1/6) Golden Globes Screening Party, Joe Pera

THINGS TO DO Golden Globe Awards Screening Party, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 6pm – 11pm The skint presents a free Golden Globe Awards Screening Party. Get a free glass of champagne with RSVP. Free. Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off, Kraine Theater, 85 East 4th St – East Village, 8pm Female comics and burlesque acts share the stage at Stand Up and … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/6) Golden Globes Screening Party, Joe Pera

Around NYC Today (1/5) Twelfth Night, Jackknife Comedy

THINGS TO DO Astronaut Training: a Space Camp game show for lunatics, Caveat, 21 A Clinton St – LES, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Space exploration crash course meets 90’s Nickelodeon game show. Hosts Corinne Caputo (author of How To Success) and Loren Grush (Space Reporter at The Verge) will put real scientists and real comedians through the rigorous tests of Astronaut Training to see who will “win” a “trip to Mars.” … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/5) Twelfth Night, Jackknife Comedy

Around NYC Today (1/4) First Fridays, Insomniac Sound Salon

THINGS TO DO First Fridays, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, 6pm – 10pm This month’s First Fridays at the Schomburg is themed “For the Love of House Music,” in honor of Frankie Knuckles. Known as the “Godfather,” Knuckles helped build House–a style of Chicago dance music that revolutionized club culture in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Dance the night away with DJ Frankie … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/4) First Fridays, Insomniac Sound Salon