Around NYC Today (3/1) Draw From Life, Book Report Battle, Toy Store Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Draw from Life, The Plaxall Gallery – Queens, 7pm – 10pm

Draw from a live nude model, have a free drink and listen to cool music in a beautiful 12,000 sf art gallery. $10.

Book Report Battle, Caveat – LES, 9pm – 11pm

Book Report Battle is an live game show series where three comedians compete to present the best book report to the author of that work. Featuring Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver), Ziwe Fumudoh (The Rundown with Robin Thede), Aparna Nancherla (Bojack Horseman, Corporate) and special guest, author Dr. S. Matthew Liao. $8.

 

MUSIC

Jouska, Personal Space, Morus Alba, Power Funeral, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Boytoy, Honduras (7″ Release), Native Sun, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Love Tempo with Justin Strauss and Billy Caldwell, Good Room – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Trip, Dad, Psychiatric Metaphors, Crusasis, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Crosslegged, Fern Mayo, Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, Lillet Blanc, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Vinnie Knight, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 6:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

The Half Hour w/ Liam McEneaney (Comedy Central, IFC), Ashley Bez (Someecards, Younger), Andy Sandford (Conan), Hosted by Jenn Welch, The Creek and the Cave – Queens, March 1 (Thurs), 8pm, Free.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Ryan Schutt (FOX, AXS TV), Von Decarlo (Comedy Central, ABC, BET), Chris Griggs (Discovery Channel, TV Land), Joe Pontillo (MTV, IFC, AXS TV), Jay Nog (MTV, AXS TV), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Toy Store Comedy w/ Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight, Comedy Central), Aparna Nancherla (BoJack Horseman, Crashing on HBO), Akaash Singh (Guy Code, Brown Nation on Netflix), The Back Room – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Goodness Greatness! Comedy w/ Tom Thakkar (Conan), Sean Donnelly (Comedy Central Half Hour), Julia Shiplett (Crashing), David Drake (Comedians You Should Know), Molly Ruben-Long (ViceLand), Upstairs at 2A – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Exerskate (ice-based fitness classes), The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village – Bryant Park, Every Thursday until March 1, 8am – 8:30am, Free.

Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until March 31, 9am – 5pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today: Hester Street Fair, Fall Festival, Britpop Dance Party

Ava Luna, Crumb, Rosehardt at Brooklyn Bazaar
Ava Luna, Crumb, Rosehardt at Brooklyn Bazaar

THINGS TO DO

Hester Street Fair, Intersection of Essex Street and Hester Street (LES), Oct. 14 (Sat.), 11am – 6pm
This week’s vendor line-up includes Blix, by REVEAL, Chokola, Delicate Raymond, Hetmans, etc. Free.

Fall Festival, Forest Park (Queens), 12pm – 3pm

Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, pumpkins, and more. Free.

SkowheganPerforms, Socrates Sculpture Park, 1pm – 5pm

SkowheganPerforms, now in its seventh season, invites Skowhegan alumni to activate the entire park with an afternoon of performance and art.

Interpretative Reading of Mark Twain’s ‘The War Prayer,’ Wave Hll (Bronx), 2pm – 3pm

Call & Response artist Kiran Chandra presents an interpretive reading of Mark Twain’s controversial 1905 text “The War Prayer.” When Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was a resident in Wave Hill House at the beginning of the 20th century, he built a treehouse on the property. Chandra’s reading commemorates Twain’s tree structure and the writing he created at Wave Hill. Free with admission to the grounds. $8 for adults, $4 for children and seniors.

Dance Away the Night, Brownsville Recreation Center (Brooklyn), 5pm – 7pm

Join a night of swing to celebrate the Harvest Moon with the great pianist Danny Mixon and his band, featuring Antoinette Montague on vocals.

In Illo Tempore Vignettes IV, Green Acres Community Garden (Brooklyn), 7pm – 8:30pm

In Illo Tempore Vignettes is a performance of bodies suspended in time, revealing the echoes of memory, alienation, and exile. The performers parade through relentless streams of invisible stimuli in a voyage between presence and absence. The piece addresses the innumerable stories of the exiled, the ones that are visible and the ones that take place in a vacuum.

FILM

The Strange Ones, Scandinavia House (Murray Hill), 1pm, $7 for members, $10 general admission.

Infinite Fashion Connection, Wythe Hotel Cinema (Brooklyn), 3pm, Free, RSVP.

Candyman, Herbert Von King Cultural Arts Center (Brooklyn), 6:15pm, Free.

Juan of the Dead, Maria Hernandez Park (Brooklyn), 6:15pm, Free.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Sol Lain Playground (LES), 6:30pm, Free.

Monsters, Inc., Cedar Playground (Bronx), 6:30pm, Free.

MUSIC

SHAED + Morgan Saint, Industry City, 4pm, Free, RSVP.

The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Friends at the Falls, Mercury Lounge (LES), 7pm, $10 – $12.

Alethea Buchal, Jacob Silver, Ethan Bourdeau, Tasting Room (Brooklyn), 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Ava Luna, Crumb, Rosehardt, Brooklyn Bazaar, Oct. 14 (Sat.), 8pm, $10.

Korey Dane Residency, Ben Jaffe, Carl Jaffe, Berlin (Alphabet City), 8pm, $10.

MAKU Soundsystem, Yotoco, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10 – $12.

Machines in Music: Imaginary Softwoods, Via App, Patricia, S.S.P.S., Hiro Kone, Knockdown Center (Queens), 8pm, $10.

Britpop Dance Party, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

COMEDY

Delgado, Oct. 14 (Sat.), 6pm, Free. RSVP.

The Human Citizen Comedy Show feat. Dan Perlman (co-creator: That’s My Bus!), Rosebud Baker (Fox’s Red Eye), Marvin Lattimore (New York Comedy Club), Lawrence DeLoach (Skankfest 2017), Molly Ruben-Long (SeeSo’s “Hidden America with Jonah Ray”), Tyler Richardson (MTV, LAUGHS on FOX), AJ Thompson (RoastMasters), Art Cafe + Bar (Brooklyn), 9pm, $5.

Dope Comedy Show, The Park View (Inwood), 9:30, Free, RSVP.

ONGOING

Socrates Farmers Market, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens), Every Saturday until Oct. 28, 8am – 4pm, Free.

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Friendship Garden (Sugar Hill), Every weekend until Oct. 31, 11am – 8pm, Free.

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Around NYC Today: Free Day at the Whitney Museum, Comedy/ Dance Party

Quit Staring at my Plate
Quit Staring at my Plate

THINGS TO DO

Haunted Halloween Trivia, Ocean Breeze Park (Staten Island), 6pm,

Kick off the Halloween season with a Friday the 13th haunted trivia event.  Enjoy a spooky evening and compete with teams of up to 4 people for a chance to win prizes.

Free Day at the Whitney Museum, The Whitney Museum (Meatpacking District), 7pm – 10pm

Pay what you want (even $0.01) at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

COME OVA (An Improvised Sitcom), Reckless Theater and Training Center, 8pm

A cast of lived-in characters come together to bring you the improvised Listretta family. They know who they are, but have pretty much no idea what’s gonna happen. It’s a situational comedy the way it was meant to be, and Ma just knows you’re gonna love it–whaddya mean how does she know? Cause she’s ya mother, that’s how! $5.

FILM

Quit Staring at My Plate, Scandinavia House (Murray Hill), 2pm, $7 for members, $10 general admission.

Waiting for the Sun, Scandinavia House (Murray Hill), 4pm, $7 for members, $10 general admission.

Get Out, WeWork Harlem, 5pm, $9.

Nothing But The Wind, Scandinavia House (Murray Hill), 6pm, $7 for members, $10 general admission.

Hotel Transylvania 2, Kelly Park (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, Free.

The People Under the Stairs, Brower Park (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, Free.

Beauty and the Beast (2017), Highbridge Park (Washington Heights), 6:30pm, Free.

Ghostbusters, Rockefeller Park (Battery Park City), 7pm, Free.

Hidden Figures, Ferry Point Park (Bronx), 7:30pm, Free.

Bakerman, Scandinavia House (Murray Hill), 8pm, $7 for members, $10 general admission.

Midnight Alternative Horror (Short Films), Syndicated Bar Theater Kitchen), 12:15am, $7.50.

MUSIC

Curta, Elucid, Prem Rock, Skech 1985, LT Headtrip, The Karma Kids, Goldsounds (Brooklyn), 7pm, $8.

Bells Atlas, People’s Champs, Glockabelle, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Honey Record Release, Slam Section, Brandy, Weak Signal, Aphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10 – $12.

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, Lexie, L’Rain, Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10 – $12.

Quiet Luke, Died, Ackerman, Junius Karr, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Rigs of Doom & The Acheron Present: Fister, Un, Bone Plow, Bar Matchless (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, $10.

Sloppy Jane, Model/ actriz, Sabrinaisnotinthischat, Matter Room, Heck (Brooklyn), 9pm, $5.

COMEDY

Twisted Lipstick Comedy feat. Stephanie Mcrae, Kandyce August, Shelly Coleman, May Wilkerson, Nicki Wright, Cabdyce Musinski, Sir D’s Lounge (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

Kobra Comedy Show feat. Bret Raybould​ Josh Tolentino Michelle Slonim​ Zainal Bostaman​, Froilan Cafe Lounge, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy/ Dance Party at Secret Loft feat. Brian Parise, Regina DeCicco, Sean Donnelly, Amber Rollo, Danny Felts, LeClerc Andre Darquin, Kate Willett, Secret Loft (Greenwich Village), 8:30pm, $10-$15. (Free pizza!)

Cross the Bridge Comedy Show, 18 Wyckoff Ave (Brooklyn), 11pm, $0 – $3.80.

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.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Friendship Garden (Sugar Hill), Every Tuesday until Oct. 31, 11am – 8pm, Free.

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Oct. 11 (Wed), Rainbow Flag at Stonewall, Pole Play, Jackknife Comedy

Rips
Rips

THINGS TO DO

Outdoor Exercise, Morningside Park, 7am – 8am

Fitness walks in Morningside Park led by exercise consultant Nancy Bruning. The sessions will include a variety of exercises that use park features such as stairs, benches, and retaining walls to work every muscle group. Free.

Rainbow Flag Ceremony at Stonewall, Stonewall National Monument (Greenwich Village), 12pm

The Rainbow Flag, the international symbol of LGBT liberation and pride, will be unveiled in a special ceremony at the historic Stonewall National Monument. This event marks the first time that the LGBT flag waves over federally-funded land, under the permanent stewardship of the National Park Service. With perormances by Telly Leung and Cantor Steve Zeidenberg. Free.

Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, QED (Queens), 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000) hosts a variety/stand-up show in the guise of a fake kid’s show. Frank hosts the show in character as Moodsy, the Clinically Depressed Owl, and shows a bunch of weird and crappy old cartoons between stand-up, music and sketches. $6.

Pole Play, House of Yes (Brooklyn), 9pm – 2am

Pole dancers of the world unite! Pole play is a safe space for pole dancers to come out and show their friends what they’ve been working on. Performances may be fully choreographed or totally freestyle. Free. RSVP.

FILM

Indie and Foreign Film Festival, San Damiano Hall (Midtown), 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Suited (In Celebration of National Coming Out Day), James J. Walker Park (Greenwich Village), 6:30pm, Free.

MUSIC

Manitoga, Steak ABC, Brookfield Place (Lower Manhattan), 7:30pm, Free.

Dances, Jane Church, Low Fern, Alphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

Rips, Bodega, May Rio (solo from Poppies) – Puerto Rick benefit, Berlin (Alphabet City), 8pm, $10.

Giggly Boys, Reduction Plan, Warehouser, The Friends, GoldSounds (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

Johnny Polygon, Gabriel Royal, Sean K, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 9pm, $8-$10.

Sun Abduction, Drug & Attics, Darkwing, Our Wicked Lady (Brooklyn), 9pm, $7.

COMEDY

Jackknife Comedy: The Iowa Comedy Hour feat. Gideon Hambright, Patrick Hastie, Friends and Lovers (Brooklyn), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Victor Varnado (Conan) and special guests, Old Man Hustle (LES), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Grind Stand Up Comedy feat. Katie Barbara, Alexandra Kayhart, The Lantern (Greenwich Village), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show, The Douglass (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know feat. Aparna Nancherla (Conan O’Brien Presents: Team Coco), Jim Tews (Louie), Katie Hannigan (CollegeHumor), Tom Thakkar (VICE), David Drake (DAVE), Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), The Gutter (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, $5.

ONGOING

New Sounds Live: Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band by Carol Szymanski, Brookfield Place (Lower Manhattan), From Oct. 6 -11 (hours vary), Free.

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Friendship Garden (Sugar Hill), Every Tuesday until Oct. 31, 11am – 8pm, Free.

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Oct. 10 (Tue), HONK NYC Kick Off Party, Pandora’s Box, Malachy McCourt

H3R
H3R

THINGS TO DO

Malachy McCourt, Shakespeare and Co. (UES), 6:30pm

The celebrated author and actor Malachy McCourt will read from his memoir, Death Need Not Be Fatal. RSVP at events@shakeandco.com

Riverside HIIT, Riverside Park, 6:30pm

Veteran Donald Calliste leads a series of fat-burning exercises. Bring your own mat. Free.

Cities in the Age of Climate Change, Bluestockings Bookstore, 7pm

Join Bluestockings and Verso Books for the official launch of Ashley Dawson’s forthcoming book, Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change. Free.

HONK NYC Kick Off Party, The City Reliquary (Brooklyn), 8pm

The kick-off event for music festival HONK NYC. Listen to all-brass Nirvana covers and join a renegade parade. Performances by the Nevermind Orchestra, The L Train Brass Band and the New Creations Brass Band.

FILM

Pandora’s Box, Alice Tully Hall, 6pm, Free. RSVP.

Whose Streets, City Lore (East Village), 6:30pm, Free. RSVP.

MUSIC

Race and Resistance Festival feat.Bernardo Palombo, William Parker, Fay Victor, Visionary Youth Orchestra, etc., El Taller Latino Americano (UES), 3pm, Free.

Thee Commons, Combo Chimbita, Ratas En Zelo, Mercury Lounge (LES), 6pm, $10.

H3R, Tiger + Man, Elbows, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8-$10.

David Jacobson & the Space Wizards, Goodie, Lindsey-Paige McCloy, Freddie Nunez, Sunnyvale, Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Koti Tuhoa, Conspiracy, Mati, Never, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Great Peacock, Cape Francis, Berlin (Alphabet City), 8pm, $0.01.

Big Bliss, Language, Ex-Mothers, Cape House (Brooklyn), 8pm, $5.

Boy Band, Jennifer Vanilla, What Fruit Flies Can Tell Us About Ourselves, Maxo, Terror Pigeon, Silent Barn (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

COMEDY

Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Rachel Joan (Old Man Hustle), Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Club), Maddy Smith (NYC PADS), Old Man Hustle (LES), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Erin Alexis, Tracie Jayne, Ray Gootz, etc., The Mockingbird (Alphabet City), 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

You Were Saying Comedy Show, The Creek and the Cave (Queens), 10pm, Free, RSVP.

ONGOING

New Sounds Live: Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band by Carol Szymanski, Brookfield Place (Lower Manhattan), From Oct. 6 -11 (hours vary), Free.

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Friendship Garden (Sugar Hill), Every Tuesday until Oct. 31, 11am – 8pm, Free.

For more events, check out what’s happening THIS WEEK .