Around NYC Today (1/9) Standups Improvise TED Talks, Bill Frisell

THINGS TO DO

Bill Frisell: Desert Island Discs, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 7pm – 10pm

Legendary guitarist Bill Frisell does the impossible— narrowing down the vast range of jazz, rock, blues, and country recordings he loves into a slender list of 8 life-altering discs. Join Frisell, along with host Ted Panken, in sharing the music he just can’t live without. $10 suggested donation.

Standups Improvise TED Talks, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

Local Astoria comic Ryan Stanisz challenges stand-ups to improvise their way through a presentation they’ve never seen before, on a topic that they’ve never even heard of before. Lineup includes Derek Humphrey, Daniel Perafan, Sharron Paul, Hattie Hayes and Alex Flemming. $7.

 

MUSIC

Luxardo, Jazzboy, Tocca, Alphaville – Brookyn, 8pm, $10.

THE LIVING STRANGE, Stevie Wolf, Sam Himself,Jeffery Toast, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Valley Lodge, Falling Stars, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Lee Bones & the Best, Half/Brother, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Beiju, Soccer Cousins, Metaphysics, Stay Inside, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Gunn-Truscinski Duo + Vampire Belt, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Jest For Fun Comedy w/ Marie Faustin (JFL), Brian Parise (JFL), Erin Jackson (BET) and Sean Patton (Comedy Central), BK9 – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free. RSVP.

Dan+Joe+Charles Standup Show w/ Janelle James (Comedy Central), Josh Johnson (Fallon), Giulio Gallarotti (MTV), Ray Kump (VICE), The Shanty – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

New You Open House (free fitness classes), St. James Park – Bronx, Every weekday until January 12, 2018, 9am, Free, RSVP.

Winter Bird Walk with NYC Audubon, Netherland Monument in the Battery, Every Tuesday until January 16, 2018, 8am, Free.

 

Around NYC Today (1/8) Butterboy, Myq Kaplan and Friends, Zaria Forman

THINGS TO DO

An Evening with Zaria Forman, Parsons School of Design – East Village, 6pm – 8pm

Celebrate the Climate Museum’s first exhibition, In Human Time. See Zaria Forman’s window installation of Whale Bay, Antarctica No. 4 in person. The reception will include soundscapes Forman recorded on an expedition in Antarctica in 2015. Free spiked hot beverages and treats will be available. There will also a free raffle for a print of Forman’s work Errera Channel No. 1, 2016. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Lina Tullgren, Salt People, Melissa Weikart, Joanna Sternberg, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Retroglyphs, First Blush, The 65’s, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Abraham King, Dark Tea, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Soulmate Trio, W New York – Times Square, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Dahye Kwon Trio, Club Bonafide – Midtown East, 9:30pm, $10.

The Kings County Swing, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Michael Sarian and the Big Chabones, Club Bonafide – Midtown East, 7:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Hari Kondabolu, Geoffrey Asmus, Chanel Ali, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Myq Kaplan and Friends w/ Calvin Cato, Richard Bowen, Ariel Elias, Yedoye Travis, Dina Hashem, Shockwave, QED – Queens, 8:30pm, $6.

Yoram Bauman, PhD: The World’s First and Only Standup Economist, Caveat – LES, 7pm, $10.

Tickling The Ivories w/ Crystian Ramirez – (Last Comic Standing), Hanna Dickinson – (Comedy Central), LeClerc Andre (The Stand Comedy Club regular), Tyler Fischer (America’s Got Talent), Plus a special guest, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Arse-toria Comedy w/ Adam Sokol, Tim Unkenholz, Lindsay Boling, Tom Delgado, Alissa May Atkinson and special guests, Passage Irish Bar and Kitchen – Queens, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

New You Open House (free fitness classes), St. James Park – Bronx, Every weekday until January 12, 2018, 9am, Free, RSVP.

Around NYC Today (1/7) Sock Hop Sunday, Too Soon? Comedy, Repeater at QED

THINGS TO DO

Sock Hop Sunday, Belle Reve – Tribeca, 8pm – 1am

Belle Reve is hosting its first Sock Hop party. Records starting at 8pm during dinner service and a DJ and go-go dancer comes on from 10pm to 1am. Adult milkshakes, burger and hot dog specials running all night long. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Free.

Repeater: A Little Show About Big Songs, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Music fans Evan Forde Barden and Patrick Cartelli host this monthly talk show about people’s favorite songs. Each month, they invite a special guest to share one song that they love – be it an all-time favorite, a track that reminds them of a great story, or something that just blew their minds. Then a musician takes the stage to cover it and play a song of their own. Think “You Made It Weird” meets “VH1 Storytellers.” This month features Josh Sharp (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Joe’s Pub) and Jacob Sharp (Mipso, mandolin/vocalist). $5.

MulchFest, Various locations, 10am – 2pm

Recycle your holiday tree at MulchFest. Bring your tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city. More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Find chipping locations here. Also happening on the January 7th. Free.

 

MUSIC

DEDE, Thed Jewel, Mirror Gazer (DJ set), Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

GREAT WOODS, The Big Drops, Freezing Cold, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Bilge Rat, Danny Christmas, Premiums, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Seb Isaac Band, The Nectars, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Pants Exploder, Tallah, Vibrator, Eye of the Destroyer, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

New Love Crowd, The Ryan Wu Band, Absolutely Yours, Earth Dad, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Baby Soda Jazz Band, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

No Cover Comedy Sunday w/ Corinne Fisher, Jeremy Pinsley, Andrew Lee, Angela Palladino, Ryan Dacalos, Justin Herman, Cameran Hebb, Brett Kline, Bill Schaefer, Nicholle Kun, Jack Byram, Hosted by Josh Tolentino, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Easy Buckets Comedy w/ Justin Flanagan, Hannah Boone, Eagle Witt, Katie Boyle, Pockets Graham, Stavros Halkias, Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Last Call Comedy Show w/ Daniel Perafan, Shawn Ohagan, Liz Barrett, Alex Pavone, Shubah Agarwal, Jula Branda, Hosted by Brandy Thomas, Bridge and Tunnel Brewery – Queens, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Ray Gootz (Carolines), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Sam Morrison (Hilarious), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Molly Kornfeld, Ryan Mulholland, Ashley Hamilton, Rufat Agayev, Peter Bandyk, Legion – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Soon? Comedy Night w/ Aparna Nancherla, Mike Lebovitz, Katharyn Henson, Peter Wong, Mackenzie Graves, Chris Hamilton, Malia Sias, Sensei Gallery Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

This Isn’t Crashing w/ Maddie Smith (Carolines, New York Comedy Club), Adam Gable (Dangerfeilds, Broadway Comedy club) Mike Verdi ((New York Comedy Club), Hosted by Chris Hamilton, The Grisly Pear – Greenwich Village, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden, First weekend of each month, 1pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/6) Dolly Parton Party, La Befana, Nerd is the New Black

MulchFest, Various locations, 10am – 2pm

Recycle your holiday tree at MulchFest. Bring your tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city. More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Find chipping locations here. Also happening on the January 7th. Free.

La Befana, Building P in Sug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 2pm – 4pm

La Befana is one of Italy’s oldest holiday traditions. La Befana is known to bring gifts to children at the close of the holiday season. According to legend, she was visited by the three wise men in search of the Christ child. She declined their invitation to join them but later regretted her decision and set off on her own, giving gifts to all children in case one was the Christ child. Enjoy an afternoon of special activities at Snug Harbor, including making your own La Befana and learning a traditional Italian dance. $10 for adults, $5 for kids.

 

MUSIC

Lion’s Cage, Seminals, PPL, Death Dealer, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Tacoma Narrows, A Valley Son, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Happy Birthday Dolly Parton Party w/ Doll Parts, Fantasy Grandma, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Lady Quesa’Dilla, Calcuttabitch, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

DJ Party, DJ Colleen Crumbcake (East Village Radio), Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

Trinary System (Misson of Burma’s Roger Miller), Munic Hoof, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Trigger Play Comedy w/ Pranav Behari, Ian Hunt, Kat Radley, Crystian F Ramirez, Usama Siddiquee, Neruda Williams, Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Nerd is the New Black w/ Francis Ellis (Barstool Comedy), Pedro Gonzalez (Boston Comedy Festival 2017 Finalist),  Sonya Vai (World Series of Comedy Festival), Fredrick Goldstein (NPR), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege Comedy), Hosted by Calvin Cato (Time Out NY), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 12pm – 12:45pm, Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden, Fist weekend of each month, 1pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/5) Glow in the Dark Fitness Challenge, Comedy Hibachi

THINGS TO DO

5-Hour Glow-in the-Dark Fitness Challenge, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Stuyvesant Town, 3pm – 8pm

Wear your best neon gear and celebrate the new year with a five-hour, non-stop exercise event. Activities include hour-long sessions of Jump Rope Madness, Afro-Brazilian Zumba and Kettle Bell Ab Blast. Free. RSVP by emailing Erica.Serrano@parks.nyc.gov .

 

MUSIC

Swerling, Azro Cady, Nova Lantern, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Tyvek, Straw Pipes, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Bueno, Patio, The Wants, Your Dream Coat, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Ciarra Black, Via App, Motiv-A, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10.

Long Neck, Coping Skills, Mallrat, Leia Campbell, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

The Directors, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Bridges and powerlines, The Aye-Ayes, Stereo Off, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.

Boomshot! w/ Top Shotta Band, The Fuss, Crazy Baldhead Dub Apparatus, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedy Hibachi, Stand-up from Fumi Abe, Anya Volz, Matt Leary, Improv comedy from Flavortown, Babies, Legion – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Karaoke Tremendous, Union Hall – Brooklyn, Every Friday, 10pm, Free.

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, 2pm, Free.

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/4) New Wave Night, WNDR WMN, Binky Griptite, The Chi

THINGS TO DO

WNDR WMN, Kinfolk 94 – Brooklyn, 9pm – 3am

This is a charity mixer for homeless women. Monetary and toiletry donations accepted. Performances by Wolftyla, Miss Milan, DJ Perfection and DJ Shy Daughter. Free. RSVP.

Dirty Thursday: New Wave Night, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

The best of New Wave and Post-Punk all in one place. DJ Dirtyfinger, James Mulry and Prince Klassen will play tunes from Talking Heads, Devo, Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, The Cure, New Order all night long. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Adam Melchor, Travesura, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Sunwatchers, Headroom, Gospel of Mars, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Binky Griptite (DJ set), Brooklyn Bowl, 11pm, $10.

Sodium Beast, Maneka, High Pony, The Human Fly, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Juan Mclean, Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Thunder Dreamer, Dead Painters, Anna Altman, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Birds, Evil Jesus Band, Heavy Birds, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Teen Girl Scientist Monthly., Sam Vicari, Novelty Daughter, Ot To Not To, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

Runny, Trashy, The Minutes, Nola Gras, The Last Throes, A Friend Who Bleeds, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

The FMs, Spirits Of Leo, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Serious Matters w/ Josiah Madigan, Brock Mahan, Hosted by Kevin McCaffrey, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Corinne Fisher (Guys We Fucked Podcast), Aaron Berg (In Hot Water), Mike Recine (Conan), Alia Janine (Whormones Podcast, ex-pornstar), Andrew Casertano (NBC), Jacq the Stripper (Sex Witch Tour), Mark Lawrence (nobody cares podcast), Hosted by Larry Beyah (Borgata), Greenwich Village Comedy Club, 7:30pm, $5.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Michelle Buteau (Comedy Central), Luke Mones (Winner of Laughing Devil Comedy Festival), & Lucas Connolly (Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival), Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The Chi Series Premiere (Showtime TV Series), Crosby Street Hotel – SoHo, 6:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

Around NYC Today (1/3) Comedians You Should Know, Bay Uno, French Classes

THINGS TO DO

Free Mini French Classes, French Institute Alliance Francaise – UES, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Looking to learn French this winter? Join FIAF’s unique immersion method composed of 30-minute sample classes. Each session covers topics such as learning what to say at a speed dating session and asking for directions in a French-speaking city. Free. RSVP. 

 

MUSIC

Supplier, A Bunch of Dead People, Public Speaking, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Julia Battistin, Evan Glynn, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $5.

Oh, Oh, Ecstasy, Tica Douglas, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Huh, Night Powers, Belle-Skinner, Amy Klein, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Ninjoi, TheSecondSex, Ghost Piss, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Bay Uno, He Arrived By Helicopter, La Peche, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Big Sur, Club Bonafide – East Midtown, 7:30pm, $10.

Lindsey Wilson, Madison Thibodeau, Allen Childs, Allison Rowan, Nate Hassan, Salzy Bar – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

 

COMEDY

Aparna Nancherla, Rachel Pegram, Bowen Yang & Matt Rogers (SLUCK), Andrew Barbato, Gabe Gonzalez, Harris Mayersohn, Jenny Gorelick, Addie Weyrich, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $6 – $8.

The Mostly Fun Comedy Show w/ Hannah Boone, Daniel J Perafan, Isabel Hagen, Zane Golia, Ben Katzner, Michel Djme Francoeur, Albert Kirchner, Halyards – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

A Very Hot and Bothered New Year w/ Laurel Cummings (Funny or Die), Krista Komondor (Becomingacomedian.com), Brian Grossi (New York Comedy Club), Lawrence DeLoach (Elite Daily), Teresa DeGaetano (Impractical Jokers), Sydnee Washington (The UnOffical Expert Podcast), Zilla Vodnas (Women of Comedy Festival) and a secret special guest, Black Cat – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

Comedians You Should Know w/ Michael Kosta (Daily Show), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Aparna Nancherla (Conan), Mehran Kaghani (Last Comic), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5. 

The Fancy Show w/ Joe Pera (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Mehran Khaghani (Last Comic Standing), Nore Davis (Comedy Central), Ayanna Dookie (AXS TV), Jena Friedman (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Hosted by Will Miles (HBO’s Crashing), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

FILM

Advance Screening: The Road Movie, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

 

 

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