Around NYC Today (3/28) All Is Forgiven, Hot Box Comedy, Playwrights’ Playground

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Art Inspired by… Carrie Mae Weems, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from artist Carrie Mae Weems. The series will include an overview of the artist and technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. Free.

All Is Forgiven: A Non-Religious Comedy Show About Religion, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Want to confess? If not, how about hearing others do it? On a stage. Join some of New York’s best performers and storytellers for a comedy show about how belief runs deep in everyone’s lives. This show is not aimed at converting, convincing, or destroying, just relating. Whether it’s positive, negative, or somewhere in between (purgatory?) this is a show for anyone who wants some catharsis in a world where everything you do seems wrong. $10.

Playwrights’ Playground, WeWork Harlem, 7pm – 9pm

Selected playwrights submit 10-12 pages of a new work in the early stages of development. Actors are cast on the spot and perform a cold reading, followed by a moderated audience feedback session. In addition to serving the development of new work, these readings give audiences a sneak peek into how new plays are created. This month’s playwrights are Dacyl Acevedo, Shaneisha Dodson, Kit Yan, Simone Wolff and Christopher Marshall. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

MELANIN FREE, Wetware, HESPER, VVEISS, H0L0 – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Painted Doll, Mirror Queen, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Whores (video release), A Devil’s Broadcast, Sara Landeau, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Scott Yoder, Howardian, Jane Church, Coco Verde, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Comedy at Rose Gold w/ Aparna Nancherla (Corporate, HBO’s Crashing, Master of None, Love), Tim Dillon (Comedy Central Half Hour), Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Leclerc Andre (Laughs on FOX), Carolyn Busa (Good Day New York), Hosted by Caitlin Peluffo (SF SketchFest) and Emily Winter (Fusion, NBC Late Night Workshop Script Judge), Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Hot Box Comedy w/ Mehran Khaghani (Last Comic Standing), Alex English (BET, The Rundown with Robin Thede), Michelle De Swartei (VICE), Molly Austin (TruTV), Sonia Denis (HBO, MTV), Et Al – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

Collage at H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, Every Wednesday until March 28, 10am – 1pm, Free.

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

 

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Around NYC Today (3/27) How to Appear Normal at Social Events, Eucharist Play

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How to Appear Normal at Social Events with Lord Birthday, Caveat – LES, 9pm – 11pm

A strange TED-style talk by Lord Birthday, maker of absurd poem-comics and dispenser of wisdom. Chad Murphy –the creator of the Lord Birthday comics–discusses current trends in online art and writing in the context of his own creative trajectory. What kinds of art and writing tend to resonate today, and why? And where might things be going? Chad discusses this and more by sharing stories and observations from both his online work as Lord Birthday as well as from the recent publication of his book How to Appear Normal at Social Events.

The Eucharist Play, 440 Studios – NoHo, 8:15pm – 9pm

The Eucharist Play follows the married couple James and Rock as they clean up after a business dinner. When two unexpected guests arrive, the night descends into a searing event of dangerous games culminating in a stunning revelation. At once a nightmarish fantasia and a realistic portrait of the human heart, the play is a meditation on marriage, privilege, and the innate cruelty of humanity. Free. RSVP.

Every Now and Then I Fall Apart: A Karaoke Reading Series, QED – Queens, 7pm – 9pm

A reading series that is about (and actually is) karaoke. Every month three to four writers will each read a piece about a song—its place in their lives and/or in their karaoke sets—and then perform that song as karaoke. After the readings, members of the audience will have the opportunity to sing karaoke themselves. Featuring Rob Sheffield, Grace Spelman, Jeremy Larson and Emily Hughes. $5.

 

MUSIC

Dr. Danny, Doctor B, Bernadette, Pleasure Island, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Diane and The Gentle Men, Radiator King, Bowery Electric – LES, 9pm, $8 – $10.

TWEN, Soft Fangs, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $10.

ALIGNS, BOT, Foley, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Whipstriker, Throoat, Sangrad, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

SUMif, Anna Shoemaker, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Tyrannosaurus w/ Jake Mattera (Boston Comedy Festival), Chris Scopo (New York Comedy Club), Deno DeMartino (New York Comedy Festival), Peter Revello (The Standing Room), R’A’R Bar – Queens, 9pm, Free.

Grandbaby w/ Mary Cella, Cara Weinberger, Brian Bahe, Baby Grand – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Wild and Wonderful Comedy Show w/ Misho Shakur, Jessica Clayton, Andrew Harms, Lily Icangelo, Andrew Steiner, and Mouli Tr, Hosted by Patrick Haggerty, The Winslow – Greenwich Village, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Daughters of the Dust, Brownsville Recreation Center – Brooklyn, 11am, Free.

 

ONGOING

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

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

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

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every day except Wednesday until March 31, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (3/26) Butterboy, Historians on Hamilton, Side Ponytail

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Historians on Hamilton, The New School – Greenwich Village, 7pm – 9pm

In February 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical debuted to critical acclaim and became an instant hit. But just how historically accurate is it? Does Miranda’s hip-hop take on the Founding Fathers offer a bold and positive vision for our nation’s future, or does it misrepresent the past? Can a musical so unabashedly contemporary still communicate historical truths about American culture and politics? Join a discussion with editors Claire Bond Potter and Renee C. Romano, contributors Brian Eugenio Herrera, Jim Cullen, Elizabeth Wollman, Lyra Monteiro, Jim Cullen and William Hogeland. Moderated by Parsons Professor of Art History and Lafayette biographer Laura Auricchio. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

TWEN, Oh Malô, Lillet Blanc, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Future Punx, Tough Age, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Field trip, Grace London, Vera Loe, Etta Friedman, Ella Sinskey, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

BLOOD MOON, Parrot Dream, Drawing Boards, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Fruit & Flowers, Desert Sharks, Winstons, Particle Devotion, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $7 – $10.

TVO, Decisions, Signal, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $6 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Kenny DeForest (Seth Meyers, Comedy at The Knitting Factory), Reena Calm (Limestone Comedy Festival), Will Abeles (Hey Guys, Hey Gals @ The Pit), Allison O’Conor (Out of Bounds), Clare Austen-Smith (Bustle), Hosted by Julia Shiplett, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Butterboy Comedy w/ James Adomian, Mehran Khaghani, Adira Amram and The Experience, Giulia Rozzi, Tyler Fischer, Lawrence DeLoach, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

LAp DAnce Saloon w/ Ryan Donahue, V Lince, Erin Maguire, Kevin Ryan, Haley Sacks, and Daniel Simonsen, MAGIC by Jerry Burgos! Hosted by Jill Weiner and Jeffrey Emerson, 2A (Upstairs) – East Village, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage Comedy w/ Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight), Natasha Vaynblat (McSweeney’s, MTV), Chris Calogero (Vice, Not Quite Midnight), George Gordon (IFC), Mara Wiles (NY Times), Jessica Watkins (Burning Daylight), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Heart of Nuba, Village East Cinema – East Village, 6:30pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Monday until Dec. 10, 10am – 10:50; 11am – 11:50am, 5pm – 5:50pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Every Thursday and Friday until March 8, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (3/25) Scratch Paper, Retrobits, Police Sketch Game, Style IQ

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Scratch Paper, Caveat – LES, 3:30pm – 6pm

Scratch Paper is an open mic for informative comedy, research-inspired storytelling, and charismatic talks. Are you a researcher or science writer who wants to work jokes into your upcoming piece? Are you a stand-up comedian who wants to use history, science, or your other nerdy obsession to fuel your sets? Whether it’s comedy based in research or research with a little something extra, Scratch Paper will help you test out new material that offers audiences exciting insights into the world… before the punchline. Free. RSVP.

Retrobits, QED – Queens, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join comedians Brian McGuinness (Playable Characters Podcast) and TJ Del Reno (Unlimited Lives Radio) as they watch the audience play mostly terrible video games with funny commentary. $5.

Funhouse: Police Sketch Game, The Drawing Center – SoHo, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Funhouse is an interactive drawing game where the audience helps three exhibitors from the show identify the perpetrator of a crime. The audience will be shown an image of a criminal and will be tasked with giving clues to each artist as they try to sketch a portrait. After the audience shouts out enough details about the criminal’s appearance, the artist will reveal their portrait of the criminal, seeing how it matches up against the original photo.

Style IQ: A Guide to Sartorial Realness, Caveat – LES, 7pm – 9pm

Self proclaimed sartorialists (on a budget) comedians Anna Roisman and Maya Deshmukh discuss seasonal trends, and award show styles viewed very far away from the red carpet. Featuring Jon Wan (UCB) Sydnee Washington (Unofficial Expert), Emmy Blotnick (The President Show, Comedy Central), Tommy DiDario (Style Expert on Rachael Ray, GQ), Janelle Lloyd (WaitYouNeedThis Blogger). $10.

 

MUSIC

Shy kids, Shining Mirrors, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 2pm, $8 – $10.

Robbing Johnny, Ransom Pier, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Ariah & Rain Johannes, Mae Krell, Gabrielle Marlena, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Brett Hendrix, Hotel RL – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Festival), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Derek Humphrey (Bushwick Bears), Napoleon Emill (Flatbush Misdemeanors), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Curtain Act! Variety Show w/ Tim Dillon (Netflix, Comedy Central), Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel Live!, HBO), Nimesh Patel (SNL, 2016 Oscars with Chris Rock), Sam Jay (SNL, Comedy Central), VON – East Village, 7pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, Central Park (East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue), Every day except Wednesday until March 31, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (3/24) Come Together at MoMA PS1, Tyvek, Winter Workspace

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Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market, MoMA PS1 – Queens, 12pm – 9pm

MoMA PS1 and iconic record shop Other Music have teamed up to present the second annual Come Together: Music Festival and Label Market, offering live performances, films, workshops, and panels that celebrate the interactive ecosystem of local and international music communities, along with a label market. Featuring performances by Vagabon, Hailu Mergia, Dead Moon and the New York premiere of documentary The Potential of Noise. $10 – $15.

Winter Workspace Open Studios, Wave Hill – Bronx, 12pm – 3:30pm

Glyndor Gallery is transformed again into studio spaces for artists to develop new work and offer opportunities for public interaction in the context of the garden. Individual artists share their studio practice with the public on this open studios day. This year’s Session 2 artists are Michele Brody, Tamara Kostianovsky, Athena LaTocha, Maika’i Tubbs, Ashton Agbomenou and Yelaine Rodriguez. Free with admission to the grounds. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors, $2 for children.

Little Neck Stop ‘N’ Swap, Queens County Farm Museum, 12pm – 3pm
Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free. You don’t have to bring something to take something.

 

MUSIC

High Waisted, Bodega, Eliot and the Ghost, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, $10.

Lauren Flax, Love Letters, Elle Dee, Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

TYVEK, Straw Pipes, Writhing Squares, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, March 24 (Sat.), 6pm, $10.

Chip Skylark, TOBIAS, FREETHOUGHT NYC, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $8.

Sick Head, Fealty, Sangräd, Arak Avakian, HECK – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Big Bliss, Logan X, Bizarre Sharks, Headless Elvis (Anti-Gun Violence Benefit), Pet Rescue – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Shapes in Calgary, Teen Girl Scientist Monthly, shy kids, Shadow Monster, Bowery Electric – LES, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

The Cradle, Suicide Magnets, Truck Stanley’s Night Dreams, Dark Cloud, Key, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7 -$10.

Ida, Beekeeper, Babe the blue OX, Ida the Blue Beekeeper, Big High Hills (w/Tom Kotik), Union Hall – Brooklyn, 1:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Tori Piskin (Carolines), Jason Scoop (Winner of 1st impressions with Dana Carvey), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Katharyn Henson, Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Transplants w/ Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing), Pedro Gonzalez (Boston Comedy Festival), Kendall Farrell (VT’s Funniest Comic), Katie Boyle (Cinderblock Festival), Allison Klemp (New York Comedy Festival) Rob Haze (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), Joe Zimmerman (The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central Half Hour Special), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $7 – $10.

Carmen Christopher, Emmy Blotnick, Randall Otis, Jeffrey Gurian, Basement Show – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

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

Coming to America Exhibition, Conference House Museum – Staten Island, Every Saturday until March 31, 1pm – 4pm, Free.

Union Square Walking Tour, Meet in front of Barnes and Noble (33 East 17th Street), 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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