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

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

Around NYC Today (12/29) Shakin’ All Over Party, PJs n’ DJs Party, The Office

THINGS TO DO New York Night Train Shakin’ All Over Party, Home Sweet Home – LES, 10:30pm – 4am DJ Jonathan Toubin hosts the last Shakin’ All Over party of 2017. Get ready to dance to 1950s/1960s rock n’ soul” vinyl records turning ’til the wee wee hours. $5. Free entry before 11pm. The Office Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/29) Shakin’ All Over Party, PJs n’ DJs Party, The Office

Around NYC Today (12/20) Hack City Comedy, Tale First Anniversary, Pitchfork

THINGS TO DO Tale: Holiday Edition, KGB Bar – East Village, 9:30pm – 12:30am Storytelling podcast Tale is celebrating its first year anniversary at The Red Room. Featuring Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central), Harmon Leon (Vice, This American Life), Glen Heroy (20-year Macy’s Santa), Trish Parry (Smut Slam), Music by Tahlia Robinson (UCB), Red Room above KGB Bar – East Village, 9:30pm, $7.   MUSIC Pitchfork Presents: The Edge of ’17, Baby’s … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/20) Hack City Comedy, Tale First Anniversary, Pitchfork

Around NYC Today (12/19) Brooklyn Makers Holiday Party, Swing Night, As If!

THINGS TO DO Brooklyn Makers Holiday Party, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 10:30pm Join this holiday party for “I’m my own boss” female Brooklyn makers with no office to call their own. Suggested attire is pajamas and ugly sweaters. Free. RSVP. Swing Night, Starr Bar – Brooklyn, 8pm – 1am Wear your wing-tipped shoes and flared skirts for a swing social with live music, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/19) Brooklyn Makers Holiday Party, Swing Night, As If!

Around NYC Today (12/17) Cult Flea Market, Leela, Holidays in Sanatoriums

THINGS TO DO Cult Flea Market, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 1pm – 10pm Join over a dozen of NYC’s most far-out dealers who hocking weird wares that will satisfy even the most offbeat oddball on your Xmas list. Includes a rare cult film screening provided by film archivist/curator Gare B. Noir and Cine Noir at 8pm. LiVEART.US Holiday Party, Queens Museum, 2pm – 5pm Performance art … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/17) Cult Flea Market, Leela, Holidays in Sanatoriums

Around NYC Today (12/16) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Tinker Fest

THINGS TO DO William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope, Anyone Comics – Brooklyn, 4pm – 6:30pm Celebrate the release of Episode VIII with a matinee charity reading of “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope.” Experience that Galaxy Far, Far Away like never before in the stylings of the Bard. All proceeds go to Toys for Tots. Admission is free with a … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/16) William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, Tinker Fest

Around NYC Today (12/13) Holiday Jazz Party, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump

THINGS TO DO Holiday Party With Live Jazz, Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 1pm – 3pm Join a special holiday party with live jazz music by former Blue Note recording artist, George Braith and his band.  Braith has played with greats such as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Gillespie and invented the double-sax called the Sopralto Braithophone. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/13) Holiday Jazz Party, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump

Around NYC Today (12/11) Ladies with Lenses, Harlem Tree Lighting, Butterboy

Holiday Celebration: Concert and Tree Lighting, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 5pm – 8:30pm The tree lighting begins at 5pm with The Marching Cobras and Children singing Carols. Immediately afterward, the party moves indoors at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center with performances by Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir and the One Accord Dance Ministry. The emcee will be Musa Jackson AKA the Harlem Ambassador. The buffet is sponsored … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/11) Ladies with Lenses, Harlem Tree Lighting, Butterboy

Around NYC Today (11/29) Funk You, S&M and Chill, The Fancy Show, Stash Comedy

THINGS TO DO Funk You, House of Yes, 10pm – 4am House of Yes wants to Funk You in all the right places. Tunes by DJ Bruce, Free, RSVP.   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. Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/29) Funk You, S&M and Chill, The Fancy Show, Stash Comedy

Around NYC Today (11/17) KittyKlash, Winter Village, Aparna Nancherla

THINGS TO DO Karaoke Afterwork Fridays, Dean Café Bar – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm KittyKlash: A Drag and Burlesque Cosplay Variety Show, Bizarre – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm Crimson Kitty and Erika Klash host a one night only cosplay variety show. With performances by APOCOLYPTA, Avant Garbage, Cream Victoria, Fem Appeal, Hazel Tart, Krymson Scholar, Lee VaLone. Beats By DJ ACCIDENT REPORT and Eric Shorey. $10. Harmon … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/17) KittyKlash, Winter Village, Aparna Nancherla

Around NYC Today (11/13) Butterboy, Side Ponytail, Martha Redbone, City of God

THINGS TO DO NewsGuild Shop Talk with A.O. Scott, 1500 Broadway – Times Square, 6:30pm – 8pm O. Scott, one of the New York Times’ chief critics, discusses his career, the role of the critic and the current media industry and entertainment landscape. Free, RSVP. The Unthinkable Staged Reading, Theater for the New City – East Village, 7pm – 9pm The Unthinkable was a semifinalist for … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/13) Butterboy, Side Ponytail, Martha Redbone, City of God