Around NYC Today (2/6) Comedy at the Corner, Jarrett Key, Nation of Language

THINGS TO DO Jarrett Key: Hair Paintings and Other Stories, La Mama Galleria – East Village, 7:30pm – 10pm Join the opening and reception for Jarrett Key’s first solo exhibition this winter at La MaMa Galleria. Key grew up in rural Alabama to their grandmother singing, “your hair is your strength.” Hair Paintings and Other Stories reimagines the collective bodily memories and rituals of the Black community … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/6) Comedy at the Corner, Jarrett Key, Nation of Language

Around NYC Today (2/5) Bethlehem Steel, Dear Diary, Butterboy, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO Dear Diary: Comedians Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm Comedian Maggie Lalley hosts a dramatic reading of several comedians’ childhood journals. Laughter inevitable. Discomfort guaranteed. Featuring Brett Kline, Brian Rabadeau, Caroline Doyle, Kimberly Dinaro, Laurel Bacon Cummings, Melissa Parker Caron, Renee Rises. $8. Salsa Mondays, Boots & Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm Latin dance instruction … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/5) Bethlehem Steel, Dear Diary, Butterboy, Side Ponytail

Around NYC Today (2/4) Super Bowl Party, The Danube, Paul Bergmann, Happy Hour

THINGS TO DO Super Bowl Party, Brooklyn Bazaar, 6:30pm – 11:30pm Rockaway Beach Mexican joint Super Burrito is hosting a Super Bowl party. Watch the game on the big screen while eating 50 cent wings. Free. RSVP. Bayside Stop ‘N’ Swap, Korean Community Services – Queens, 12pm – 3pm At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/4) Super Bowl Party, The Danube, Paul Bergmann, Happy Hour

Around NYC Today (2/3) Target First Saturdays, Circus & Sebastian, Dirty Show

THINGS TO DO Target First Saturdays, Brooklyn Museum, 5pm – 11pm Brooklyn Museum hosts a day of free concerts, a dance festival, a film screening and panel discussions and a dance party in celebration of Black History. Music by The Skins, Latasha Alcindor and Aaron Abernathy. Panel discussions on Jean-Michel Baquiat and Malcolm X. Later in the night, Everyday People hosts a dance Party with … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/3) Target First Saturdays, Circus & Sebastian, Dirty Show

Around NYC Today (2/2) Big Weird Comedy Show, Selective Perception Party

THINGS TO DO Paint Night, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6pm – 8:30pm Join a night of free expression through painting. Supplies and instruction will be provided. Free. Selective Perception Closing Party, Elsewhere Loft – Brooklyn, 7pm “Selective Perception” is an exhibition of vector illustrations by Claudine Eriksson, Andrea Johansson and Darcy Moore. This will be the female design collective’s third exhibition in New York … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/2) Big Weird Comedy Show, Selective Perception Party

Around NYC Today (2/1) Elmuseo@SVA, Goodness Greatness!, Royal Wedding

THINGS TO DO Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, 9am – 5pm A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin’ Wolf. Free. Elmuseo@SVA, School of Visual Arts … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/1) Elmuseo@SVA, Goodness Greatness!, Royal Wedding

Around NYC Today (1/31) Dance Away The Night, Art Inspired by Takashi Murakami

THINGS TO DO Drawing at the H.H. Biddle House, Conference House Park – Staten Island, 10am – 1pm Explore and enhance your artistic abilities. Expand your skills with new techniques and mediums. Create intimate drawings of window views out of the historic H. H. Biddle House in Conference House Park. Materials will be provided. Beginners and non-beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP by sending an email to francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov . Art Inspired … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/31) Dance Away The Night, Art Inspired by Takashi Murakami

Around NYC Today (1/30) Superchief Arcade Night, TeRra Han, Bob’s Burgers

THINGS TO DO Superchief Arcade Night, Superchief Gallery – Queens, 7pm – 12am Superchief Arcade Night features five 15 foot to 25 foot wide projection screens, two Virtual Reality gaming stations and a large array of old school SEGA-style video games. Games range from 1960s low-bit games played on retro TV sets to present day hyperreal VR game experiences. $10 admission, free for Arts Club … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/30) Superchief Arcade Night, TeRra Han, Bob’s Burgers

Around NYC Today (1/29) Salsa Mondays, Anna Burch, Lovecraft Film Screenings

THINGS TO DO Salsa Mondays, Boots & Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from NYC’s best DJs. Classes start at 6p, party after! Learn Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free. RSVP.   MUSIC Oceanator, Riverkeeper, Dark Tones, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10. Haulm, Bedstuy, Marie Kim, Baby’s All Right – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/29) Salsa Mondays, Anna Burch, Lovecraft Film Screenings

Around NYC Today (1/28) Magtag Variety Hour, Secret Speakeasy, Stop ‘N’ Swap

My Hometown: A Show about Home, Quimby’s Bookstore – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm Storytellers and comedians talk about their hometown. Lineup includes Pat Wise (Cool Show (Not Lame), Audiosnacks), Nat Towsen (Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour, CollegeHumor), Tracy Soren (Teen Vogue, Elite Daily), Rachel Joravsky (That Shit Ray, Damn Lady Laugh), Subhah Agarwal (The Jim Jeffries Show, MTV). Free. RSVP. Retro Bits, QED – Queens, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/28) Magtag Variety Hour, Secret Speakeasy, Stop ‘N’ Swap

Around NYC Today (1/27) Winter Jam, FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, Side Ponytail Comedy

THINGS TO DO Winter Jam NYC, Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, 11am – 3pm Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! A snow field was created in the hear of Manhattan just for this event. Activities include Sledding, Arctic Golf, Live Ice Sculpting, Snowshoeing by REI and the Taste NY Winter Market/Warming Hut. Free. FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, St. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/27) Winter Jam, FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, Side Ponytail Comedy

Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.

THINGS TO DO Michael Thurber in Transit, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8pm This is a musical variety show led by composer and bassist Michael Thurber. The show features a broad array of genres and performers from diverse musical backgrounds. From rappers to classical violinists to Broadway vocalists to rock guitarists to jazz saxophonists to sitar players and everything in between, the audience will … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.

Around NYC Today (1/25) Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Jo Firestone, Lady Macbeth

THINGS TO DO Bookmaking Workshop, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 4pm – 5:30pm Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park. This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/25) Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Jo Firestone, Lady Macbeth

Around NYC Today (1/24) The Real News Panel, Watercolor Class, The Fancy Show

THINGS TO DO Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP at … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/24) The Real News Panel, Watercolor Class, The Fancy Show

Around NYC Today (1/23) Drawing with Susan, Singleling Party, Brutally Honest

THINGS TO DO Singleling Podcast 2nd Anniversary Party, The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge – West Village, 7:30pm – 9:30pm Singleling is a podcast that showcases love and dating stories from comedians and regular people around the world. On this, its second anniversary, the Singleling live show will feature comedians Sandi Marx, Gianmarco Soresi, Sydnee Washington, Calvin Cato, Music by Pavel Rivera, the lead singer of Twintapes. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/23) Drawing with Susan, Singleling Party, Brutally Honest