Around NYC Today (2/27) Lindy Hop Class, Chris Gethard, Amina Claudine Myers

THINGS TO DO

Lindy Hop Class, Lt. JP Kennedy Junior Community Center – Harlem, 7pm – 8pm
Join a beginner class to learn the Lindy Hop, Harlem’s signature dance. Cash only. $7 (Free for aged 18 and under).

Critical Walkthrough: Ernesto Caivano and the Art of Storytelling, American Folk Art Museum – Lincoln Square, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Critical Walk-throughs consist of a 45-minute guided tour that is meant to offer an alternative perspective to the works on view. Artist Ernesto Caivano will discuss the intersection of drawing and narrative in his work, while examining how his visual explorations of story-telling relate to works on view in the Vestiges & Verses exhibition. $5 – $8.

 

MUSIC

Amina Claudine Myers, The National Jazz Museum – Harlem, 7pm, $0 – $10.

Angie Zhang, The Explorers Club – UES, 6:30pm, $10.

Kahiem Rivera, Elysse, Carlos Hernandez, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Kleptokrat, American Fever, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Philary, Cat Tatt, Real Blood, Dig Nitty, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Always Hard, Rhys Tivey, AKA JK, Wonders of Nature – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Stevie: A Comedy Show w/ Chris Gethard (The Chris Gethard Show), Ana Fabrega (At Home With Amy Sedaris), Michelle Buteau (Comedy Central), Pat Regan (UCB), Karolena Theresa (Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical), Melissa Stokoski (Sirius XM), Sarah Tollemache (Colbert), Leclerc Andre (Laughs on Fox), Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Our Pain is Your Pleasure Comedy w/ Caitlin Peluffo, Crystian Ramirez, Kevin Berrey, Liz Days, Julie Kottakis, Eric Miller, Lucie Steiner, Hosted by Jonathan Ziegel, Walter’s Cottage – Midtown, 7pm, Free.

Baby Shower Comedy w/ Mark Normand, Joe Machi, Anthony P. DeVito, Nataly Aukar, Nash Rose, Tobin Miller, Grey Lady – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Tuesday until Dec. 27, 11am – 11:50; 2pm – 2:50pm, 3pm – 3:50pm, Free.

Learn Indian Classical Dance, Indian Consulate – UES, Every Tuesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Around NYC Today (2/26) Nordic Book Club, Side Ponytail, Sasheer Zamata

THINGS TO DO

Nordic Book Club, Scandinavia House – Midtown, 6pm – 7pm

Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of the Nordic Book Club. This month’s book is They Know Not What They Do by Jussi Valtonen. This psychological novel, set in the near future, focuses on a man struggling to protect his new family from violence. It was the winner of the 2014 Finlandia Prize, Finland’s highest literary honor. Free.

The Office Trivia, Raise New York – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9:30pm

Take a break from being The World’s Best Boss, your classes at art school, or beet farming to prove you know the most about the Dunder Mifflin family. Prizes will be awarded in lieu of Dundees, and you don’t want to be left empty handed… that’s what she said! Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Turbo Goth, Moony Matelot, Strange Weather, Cavale, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Joe Wood, Paige Howell, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Rifle Recoil, Faraway Somewhere, Barry Gordon, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Jack Martin’s Bob Dylan Deathwatch, John Williams Watkins, Teeth, Wonders of Nature – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Mike Drucker (The President Show, The Tonight Show, Bill Nye Saves the World) , SallyAnn Hall (Winner of The She Devil Comedy Festival), Chris Donahue (Panic Attack Comedy), Raj Sivaraman (Jeopardy), Lizzie Martinez (Funny or Die), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Tickling the Ivories w/ Carmen Lynch – (Colbert), Jessica Kirson – (Comedy Cellar), Jessica Fleischer – (Boston Comedy Festival), Nick Simmons – (New York Comedy Club), Meghan Walsh – (Broadway Comedy Club), Hosted by Nathaly Aucar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live), Jacqueline Novak (Comedy Central), Tom Thakkar (Conan), Rebecca V. O’Neal (Netflix), Julia Claire (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Wanjiko Eke (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), The Living Gallery – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Julia Johns (Girl Code), Becca Beberaggi (PASTE Magazine), Tim Barnes (WBEZ), Kase Raso (New York Comedy Club), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Anna Drezen (SNL, Reductress, Comedy Central’s Clusterfest), Tom Thakkar (Conan, Just for Laughs Festival), J.P. McDade (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Just for Laughs Festival), Eudora Peterson (Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical), Wendi Starling (GLAMOURPUSS, Fuse TV, JAMMERZ podcast), Cape House – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

 

FILM

The Spook Who Sat by the Door, 900 South Avenue – Staten Island, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Monday until Dec. 10, 10am – 10:50; 5pm – 5:50pm, Free.

Around NYC Today (2/25) Lunar New Year Parade, Sammi Lanzetta, Lion’s Den

THINGS TO DO

Lunar New Year Parade and Festival, Sara D. Roosevelt Park – LES, 1pm – 4pm

Head to Chinatown in Manhattan to check out the annual Lunar New Year Parade for amazing visuals, delicious treats, and mesmerizing cultural performances. This party features all sorts of vendors, food, and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Dog. Free.

 

MUSIC

Lori Goldston, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Drekka, Ariadne, Mark Trecka, Luciernaga, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Glen Street, Petal Crush, Baglady, Not Amused, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Dog Shepherd, Ghost Pressure, Coma Coma, Vadim, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

Brother Moses, Floam, Blaketheman1000, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Loosie, Blasteroid, Goodfight, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Sammi Lanzetta, Ghost Funk Orchestra, Kenneka Cook, El Silver Cabs, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

It Takes a Village Comedy w/ Kenice Mobley, Aaron Kaplan, Kevin Salisbury, Tait Winston, Maggie Crane, The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Lion’s Den Comedy w/ PAT DIXON (Comedy Central 1/2 Hour Standup Special, The Late Late Show, The NYC Crime Report), ALEX ENGLISH (Writer for ‘The Rundown w/ Robin Thede’), STEPHANIE McRAE (Apollo Theater, Wendy Williams, Live at Gotham), MEME SIMPSON (Writer for Tyler Perry’s ‘Meet the Browns’), ALEXX STARR (StarrStruck Comedy), Gin Fizz – Harlem, 9pm, Free.

Too Soon? Comedy w/ Kevin McCaffrey, Alingon Mitra, Jaclyn Coleman, Nick Z, Joanna Reynolds, Malia Sias, Chris Hamilton, Sensei Gallery Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday (w/ Michele Brody, Tamara Kostianovsky, Athena LaTocha and Maika’i Tubbs), Wave Hill – Bronx, 1pm – 3pm, $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

AROUND NYC TODAY (2/24) Winter Swing, Side Ponytail, Rich Medina, Stop ‘N’ Swap

THINGS TO DO

Midtown East Stop ‘N’ Swap, Saint Peter’s Church, 11am – 2pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourages reuse and reduces waste sent to landfills. Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you. You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

The Birthplace of Hip Hop, Cedar Playground – Bronx, 1pm – 2:30pm

On August 11th, 1973, hip hop was born in The Bronx at a recreational room party. The party was so popular and crowded it had to move the party over to what is now known as Cedar Playground. Join this tour to learn about the history of the popular music genre that began as an underground urban movement. Free.

Dance Away the Night with Winter Swing, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 3pm – 7:30pm

Celebrate Harlem’s most famous dance genre The Lindy Hop and The Big Apple Circle Dance by swinging and hopping to some legendary Harlem jazz greats. You’ll learn a few swing dance steps and then get the chance to practice these moves. Free.

 

MUSIC

Rich Medina, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $8 – $10.

Network Glass, Forest Management, Julia Santoli, Coput, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Lord Fascinator, DJ’s: Kodi Najm, Kristen Barilli, Daniel Collas, Nublu – East Village, 10pm, $10.

Jelani Sei, Standby, Dodgeball, Mallrat (solo), Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Future Teens, Great Wight, Hard Pass, Been Stellar + Nando Dale, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Gun Tit, Kate Ferencz, Miserable People, Bernard Herman, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10 suggested.

Shugga Deliverance: The Gospel of Ian Isiah w/ Zsela, Starchild & The New Romantic, The Park Church Co-op – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Aparna Nancherla (Corporate, Comedy Central), Dave Hill (The Goddamn Dave Hill Show), Sam Evans (Just For Laughs), Ayanna Dookie (Writer for 50 Central, Laughs on FOX ), Hosted by Carolyn Busa, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Auntie’s House w/ Janelle James (Black and Mild debut album), Sydnee Washington (Unofficial Expert podcast), Alex English (The Rundown w/ Robin Thede), Jeff Scheen (Laughing Skull Comedy Fest), No.4 Studio – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm – 12:45pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Around NYC Today (2/23) Zola Jesus, Disco Get Down, Better Than Your Bed

THINGS TO DO

Paradox, House of Vans – Brooklyn, 7pm

Artist Abby Portnoy her newest piece Paradox. The event will also feature performances from Zola Jesus and Yves Tumor. Free. RSVP.

Disco Get Down, Chelsea Recreation Center, 6pm – 8pm

Come dressed in your disco best for a fun night of indoor roller skating. There will be a Live DJ, photo booth, and more. Family session goes from 6pm to 6:45 pm. Adult session until 8pm. Skates will be provided. RSVP by emailing rich.martinez@parks.nyc.gov .

Better Than Your Bed: A Friday Night Variety Show, Legion Bar – Brooklyn, 8:30pm – 10pm

Comedians Alli Brown, Emma Vernon, and Tori Piskin have Friday plans for you that are… BETTER THAN YOUR BED! This month’s edition features Angel Yau (UCB, Azn PoP), Casey Jost (UCB, Impractical Jokers), David Agyekum (Gotham Comedy Live), and Uniflo– a hip hop improv team (featuring Boris Khaykin, Emma Vernon, Raquel Castellar, Steve Jeanty & Tori Piskin + beatboxing from Stephen Bolles). Free.

 

MUSIC

Painted Zeros, Patio, New Myths, Monogold, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

STEADY SUN, Mustardmind, Eliot Krimsky (of Glass Ghost), Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Scupper, Wvwhite, Kerbivore, Killer Cortez, Conundrum, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Stay Inside, Anti Op, Good Looking Friends, Maneka, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Chat Logs, Dreebs, Yotoco, Conduit, Drug$, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $7.

 

COMEDY

Nothing Important! w/ Aparna Nancherla (Inside Amy Schumer), Alingon Mitra (Conan, The Comedy Cellar), Jena Friedman (The Daily Show, The Late Show with David Letterman), Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We Fucked:The Anti Slut Shaming Podcast), Myq Kaplan (Netflix Special “Small, Dork, Handsome”), Nick Vatterott (Comedy Central), Shane Torres (Comedy Bang Bang!), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Moody McCarthy (Conan), Tim Dillon (Comedy Central), Joe List (Conan), Liam McEneaney (Showtime), Carole Montgomery (Comedy Central), Hosted by Babe Parker (MTV), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

Camouflage: A Comedy Show w/ Nikki Glaser (Not Safe w/ Nikki Glaser Comedy Central), Hari Kondabolu (The Problem with Apu TruTV, Comedy Central Presents), Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We F***ed Podcast, This is Not Happening CC), Louis Katz (Comedy Central Presents, HBO’s Down & Dirty), Carolyn Castiglia (VH1, Comedy Central, HLN), Seth Herzog (Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon, Chappelle’s Show), Hosted by Lucas Connolly, Big Irv’s – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until Feb. 23, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.