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 (1/7) 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 (12/26) Trainspotting Live, Sam Jay

THINGS TO DO Drink and Draw Wednesdays, The Living Gallery, 1094 Broadway – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm Draw with a live figure model. Drawing materials and wine provided. $10. Trainspotting Live!, 777 Theatre, 777 Eighth Avenue (between 47th and 48th Streets) – Midtown West, 7:30pm This punchy 75-minute production repackages the famous novel turned globally successful film into an immersive stage performance — where the audience is … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/26) Trainspotting Live, Sam Jay

Around NYC Today (12/21) Smorgasburg X Vice Closing Night

THINGS TO DO The Gaits: A High Line Soundwalk, Below the High Line at Gansevoort St – Meatpacking District, 5:30pm – 7pm Celebrate the winter solstice with an immersive soundwalk along the High Line. Participants become performers as footsteps are turned into sounds, creating a collective, whimsical music piece including twinkling metallic sounds, electric guitar chords, dulcimer notes, and water splashes. The original score was … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/21) Smorgasburg X Vice Closing Night

Around NYC Today (12/18) Gloveworx Boxing Pop-Up, PC Worship

THINGS TO DO Gloveworx Boxing Pop-Up, The Oculus at the World Trade Center, 185 Greenwich St – Financial District, 12pm – 7pm Get ready for a workout as Los Angeles boxing studio Gloveworx hosts its first pop-up workout on the East Coast. Classes are from 12pm to 1 pm and 7pm to 8pm. Free. RSVP. EmPowerpoint Holiday Special, Caveat, 21 A Clinton St – LES, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/18) Gloveworx Boxing Pop-Up, PC Worship

Around NYC Today (12/17) The Natvral, Rose Quartz, Dan Soder

THINGS TO DO Get On The Stage Open Mic, Bluestockings, 172 Allen St – LES, 7pm – 9:30pm Get On the Stage is an open mic based around uplifting and centering the voices of Queer/Trans People of Color, Trans, Two Spirit, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, Intersex and anyone who falls between the margins of these Western labels. Speakers can bring poems, prose, music, stand-up and spoken … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/17) The Natvral, Rose Quartz, Dan Soder

Around NYC Today (11/28) Funk You, The Dance Historian Is In

THINGS TO DO David Vaughan’s The Dance Historian is In: Jerome Robbins, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave – UWS, 1pm – 3pm David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets. From 2012- 2017, Mr. Vaughan held monthly screenings of … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/28) Funk You, The Dance Historian Is In

Around NYC Today (11/15) Musical Ecologies, Fern Mayo

THINGS TO DO Union Square Holiday Market, South Plaza in Union Square Park, 11am – 8pm Hailed as a must-visit destination for unique gifts created by local craftsmen and artists, millions of people browse the winding aisles each year for a unique holiday experience. Free. Dirty Thursday: Neon Trash, House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Ave – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am Get your glow on and brighten up … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/15) Musical Ecologies, Fern Mayo

Around NYC Today (12/4) Comics Read Weird Childhood Journals, TJ Miller

THINGS TO DO Name That Tune, J. Hood Wright Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 7:30pm – 8:30pm Celebrate the holidays with an evening of holiday music trivia. Free. Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm Maggie Lalley hosts a dramatic reading of comedians’ childhood journals. With Rory Scholl, Brad Benson, Remy Kassimir, Matthew W J Mitchell, Matt Vita, Sam Morrison, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/4) Comics Read Weird Childhood Journals, TJ Miller

Around NYC Today (12/3) Native Art Market, Fort Greene Tree Lighting

Renegade Craft Fair, Industry City – Brooklyn, 11am – 6pm Explore a curated selection of modern design, including jewelry and accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, apothecary and cookware. Featuring local food trucks, DJ sets with Black Gold, photo ops, screen printing workshops with Sheepshead Design and all-around good times. Free. Native Art Market, National Museum of the American Indian – Lower Manhattan, 10am Buy traditional … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/3) Native Art Market, Fort Greene Tree Lighting

Around NYC Today (12/2) Oddities Flea Market, New York Night Train Soul Clap

THINGS TO DO Native Art Market, National Museum of the American Indian – Lower Manhattan, 10am Buy traditional and contemporary works—including silver and semiprecious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, handwoven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings, prints, and sculpture—from some of the finest Native American artists. Free. Oddities Flea Market, Brooklyn Bazaar, 11am The Oddities Flea Market is returning for the holidays. Shop for all sorts of peculiar … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/2) Oddities Flea Market, New York Night Train Soul Clap

Around NYC Today (12/1) Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Roller Disco Party, Kiki

THINGS TO DO Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Bryant Park – Midtown, 6pm – 6:45pm Bryant Park’s anual Tree Lighting Skate-tacular returns. Free. Personae: Portraits of Personal Fiction, El Barrio’s Artspace – UES, 6pm – 9pm PERSONAE, by Carlos David, is a collection of portraits of people representing characters from their imagination. More than 80 subjects participated, resulting in over 130 photographs of characters such as superheroes, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/1) Tree Lighting Skate-tacular, Roller Disco Party, Kiki

Around NYC Today (11/30) Central Park Holiday Lighting, Indie Film Showcase

THINGS TO DO Central Park Holiday Lighting, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center – 110th St. bet. Lenox Ave. and Fifth Avenue, 5:30pm – 6:30pm Celebrate the season at the 21st Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with lighting a … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/30) Central Park Holiday Lighting, Indie Film Showcase

Around NYC Today (11/29) Funk You, S&M and Chill, The Fancy Show, Stash Comedy

THINGS TO DO Funk You, House of Yes, 10pm – 4am House of Yes wants to Funk You in all the right places. Tunes by DJ Bruce, Free, RSVP.   ONGOING Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm. Free. Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/29) Funk You, S&M and Chill, The Fancy Show, Stash Comedy

Around NYC Today (11/28) Brutally Honest, Cuddle Magic, Good Stuff Comedy

THINGS TO DO Brutally Honest, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Brutally Honest is a monthly stand up comedy and storytelling show where the performers hold nothing back and let you into the innermost hilarious parts of their souls. Featuring Abbi Crutchfield, Julia Johns, Julia Shiplett, Dara Katz, Patrick Holbert, Hosted by Caitlin Brodnick and May Wilkerson. $7.   ONGOING Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/28) Brutally Honest, Cuddle Magic, Good Stuff Comedy