Around NYC Today (1/10) Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Shanghai Film Week


Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000) hosts a variety/stand-up show in the guise of a fake kid’s show. Frank hosts the show in character as Moodsy, the Clinically Depressed Owl, and shows a bunch of weird and crappy old cartoons between stand-up, music and sketches. $8.



House of Vogue w/ Mike Q and Quest?onmarc, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Ceramic Animal, Shining Mirrors, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

The Good Few, Dionysia, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Geezer, The Hazytones, Sun Voyager, Trip, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Sister Thieves, The Kingdøm øv GØD?, Lenin Boys, Henry Black, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

James A.M. Downes, Peter Wise, James Parenti, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Invisible Candy, Marzipan, Watergate, American Darlings, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Human People, Washer, Water From Your Eyes, Beeyotch, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Zzzwalk, New Rose, Brendan Sullivan, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.



Thick Wit Comedy w/ Wendi Starling (Fuse TV), LeClerc Andre (The Stand), Emily Winter (TV Land), Peter Revello (New York Comedy Club), Connor Creagan (WikiFreakz Podcast), The Way Station – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Doug Key (MTV), Ethan Simmons Patterson (Green Gravel Comedy Festival), Sean Donnelly (Letterman, Conan), Calvin Evans (Comedy Central, in from Chicago), Aimee Rose Ranger (Women in Comedy Festival), Hosted by Chanel Ali (SeeSo), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Kate Willet (Comedy Central), Sam Jay (SNL), Matt Ruby (Comedy Cellar), Josh Rabinowitz (Broad City), Jeff Steinbrunner (Cleveland Comedy Fest), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.



The Lost Tomb (Part of Shanghai Film Week), New York Film Academy – Battery Park, 1:30pm, Free. RSVP.

The Monkey King (Part of Shanghai Film Week), New York Film Academy – Battery Park, 4pm, Free. RSVP.




Around NYC Today (12/23) Festivus Party, Side Ponytail Comedy, Holiday Concert


Festivus for the Rest of Us Party, Playwright Irish Pub – Midtown, 7pm – 11pm

Air grievances and perform a feat of strength at New York Social Network’s Festivus party. Be sure to keep the tinsel away from the Festivus pole. $10.

St. Veronica’s Holiday Concert, St. Veronica’s Church – West Village,  7:30pm – 10:30pm

Enjoy a night of classical music performed by New York Baroque Incorporated, a group hailed by the New York Times as “studded with stars in the making.” The program features Arcangelo Corelli’s “Fatto per la notte di Natale,” Antonio Vivaldi’s “Il Riposo per il Santo Natale” and “Concerto in D Minor” and Georg Phillip Telemann’s “Overture in F Major.” Free. RSVP.



Dark Wing, Morirsoñando, Shanti Lalita, Bashful Slasher, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

More Life: Drake Night w/ DJ Yamez, QUIANA PARKS, Odalys, Hosted by LowKey, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11:30pm, $10.

Young Adult Friction: An Indie/Alt Dance Party w/ DJ Doug Dealer, DJ Deseos, Brooklyn Bazaar, 10pm, Free.

Johnny Raincloud, Too Good for Tuesday, Professor K, Bowery Electric – LES, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Jordan Stern, Dj Ilan, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

Tygapaw (w/ Special Guest Abdu Ali), Habibiboi, Gooddroid, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 11pm, $5 – $12.

Ovlov, NO ICE, Grace Kelly All Day, Beeyotch, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

DJ Party, Taela Naomi, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free.

DJ Gritz, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.



Side Ponytail w/ Christian Finnegan (Chapelle’s Show, Conan, VH1), Chris Calogero (VICE), Ayanna Dookie (writer on BET’s 50 Central), Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Rob Cantrell (Last Comic Standing, Totally Biased, The Colbert Report), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Steve Whalen, Ariel Elias, James Pontillo, Jim Search, V Lince, Dan Wickes, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Hashtag Comedy w/ Lev Fer (Complicated with Lev Fer), Nicole Yates (Black Friday Comedy Marathon), Pamela Rae (New York Comedy Festival / SiriusXM Radio), JC Best ( Laughing Devil Comedy Festival), Courtney Reynolds (Burning Bridges Festival), Hosted by Tracey Carnazzo (Neurotica), QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.



Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Shape Up NYC: Zumba, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 10am – 11am, Free.

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

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

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Union Square Holiday Market, Southern side of Union Square Park, Until December 24 (Weekdays – 11am to 8pm; Sat. – 10am to 8pm; Sun. 11am to 7pm), Free.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market, Columbus Circle – 59th Street and Central Park West, Until Dec. 24, (Mon. to Sat. – 10m to 9pm; Sun. – 10am to 8pm), Free.

Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, Until January 2, 9am to 9pm, Free.


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