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

THINGS TO DO

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 (1/11) Exerskate, Talib Kweli, Goodness Greatness, Tremendous

THINGS TO DO

Exerskate, The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village – Bryant Park, 8am – 8:30am

Join an ice-based fitness classes for experienced skaters. Free.

Tremendous, New York City Center – Midtown West, 5:30pm – 7pm

Tremendous, a contemporary dance performance that premiered at LaMama Moves! Festival, connects individual stories of the female experience to the spectrum of social injustices and the need for unity. Director/choreographer Patricia Noworol and her multicultural and international ensemble expose shared vulnerabilities and defense mechanisms to celebrate the durability and persistence of female strength. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

O Mer, Mons Vi, Ackerman, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Talib Kweli (DJ Set) – Tribute to David Bowie, Brooklyn Bowl, 11:30pm, $10.

Oak & Ash, Sir Cadian Rhythm, The Parkers, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Pop. 1280, A Deer A Horse, Dad, Irrevery, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Boobies, Pharmacy, KA-TYA, Aaron Waldman, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Blac Rabbit, Cigarette, Animah, Ryan Laetari, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Grin and Barrett Comedy w/ Subhah Agarwal (The Jim Jeffries Show, Comedy Central), Tyler Fischer (“Bill Burr Teaches Comedy”, America’s Got Talent), Joe Devito (Comedy Central), Liz Barrett (Laughs on Fox, Carolines), Courtney Maginnis (Narcisistas Podcast, Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Patrick Holbert (TruTV), Carrie Graverson (CAKE Comedy), Dan Abraham (Gotham Comedy Club), Hosted by Jill Weiner (WikiFreakz Podcast, Lap Dance Saloon), Beauty Bar – East Village, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Goodness Greatness! w/ Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing), Patrick Schroeder (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle), Rebecca O’Neal (Netflix’s Easy), Travis Irvine (Viceland), Upstairs at 2A – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The Beguiled (2017), Hudson Park Library – West Village, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

I Wish I Knew (Part of Shanghai Film Week), New York Film Academy – Lower Manhattan, 1:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Phurbu and Terzin (Part of Shanghai Film Week), New York Film Academy – Lower Manhattan, 4pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 2018, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

New You Open House (free fitness classes), St. James Park – Bronx, Every weekday until January 12, 2018, 9am, Free, RSVP.

‘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.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/14) World’s Largest Menorah, Sweet Baby Jesus Party

THINGS TO DO

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

See the lighting of the world’s largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan. The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds. The lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn will happen at the same time. Free.

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower, Salt Marsh Nature Center – Brooklyn, 7pm – 8:30pm

See one of the best meteor showers, producing up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Free.

Karaoke Tremendous, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

Karaoke Tremendous is like the karaoke you know, just turned up to 11. It’s like a hybrid between a dance and karaoke party. Free.

Teen Digital Media Winter Showcase: Stories Well Told, Chelsea Recreation Center, 5pm – 7pm

Celebrate the amazing mixed media created this fall by young people in and around NYC Parks’ recreation centers! There will be photography and graphic design exhibits, play-testing of newly-created video games, a video screening, youth-made music, and a showcase of arts/tech projects. Food and beverages will be provided. Free.

Sweet Baby Jesus Holiday Party, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 9pm – 12am

Monthly comedy series No One Asked Me hosts a holiday potluck. With sets from Aparna Nancherla, Neil Rubenstein, Emily Wilson, Emily Blotnick, Michael Salgarolo, Halle Kiefer and Evan Williams. Bring food to share. Free.

 

MUSIC

New Madrid, David Barbe & Inward Ebb Dream, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Dead Heavens, Suicide Pact, These People, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Fast Romantics, Megative, Sean Carroll, Hayes Peebles, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Statues of Liberty, Lulu Lewis, The Foxies, stereo shifter, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Gina Bon Jersey, DJ Jordan Stern, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

The XMAS Pop Sing-Along w/ SecretFormula, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Couples Therapy w/ Naomi Ekperigin, Andy Beckerman, Michelle Buteau, Josh Sharp, Mehran Khaghani, Aaron Jackson, Hosted by Ian Fidance, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Comedy/Dance Party at Secret Loft (FREE PIZZA!) w/ Tyler Fischer (Younger, America’s Got Talent), Abby Feldman (Gringolandia, Redacted Tonight), Becky Yamamoto (Uninspired, Good Enough), Reggie Conquest (Roast Battle, New York Comedy Club), Mookie Thompson (MTV2, Complex – half hour set), Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5 – $12.

Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000), Samantha Ruddy (Reductress), Peter Bandyk (Casual Sets), FreddyG (NPR), QED – Queens, 11pm, $10.

Wanjiko Eke, Usama Siddiquee (NBC, Boston Comedy Festival), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central’s Adam Devine House Party), Chris James (VH1 Single Ladies), Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (UCB, Wendy Williams Show, Above Average), Buka – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We f@#ked Podcast, NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, Just for Laughs), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Conan), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Just for Laughs), Andy Sandford (Conan, Adult Swim), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert podcast, MTV and host of 99.5 FM “Tall Tales”), Kevin Froleiks (Great Frontier: A Poorly Researched Musical About Lewis And Clark, Cinder Block Comedy Fest), Hosted by Jacky Beren (South Beach Comedy Festival, Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Precious Metal – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Camouflage Comedy w/ Chris Redd ( Current SNL Cast Member, Comedy Central), Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah), Aparna Nancherla (HBO’s Crashing, Master of None, Love, Inside Amy Schumer), Sam Jay (Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live), Matt Koff (The Daily Show, Adam Devine’s House Party CC), Subhah Agarwal (Comedy Central, TruTV, MTV), Joe Larson ( The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent), Reformed Whores (IFC, CBS, WNYC), Molly Ruben-Long (Just for Laughs Montreal, Viceland), Hosted by Lucas Connolly, Big Irv’s – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5 – $10.

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

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

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

Around NYC Today (12/13) Panic Attack Comedy, Reformed Whores, White Wave

A People’s Guide to the History in the Time of Here and Now, Primary Stages Studio – Midtown West, 3pm – 5:30pm

A People’s Guide to the History in the Time of Here and Now is a play about a Muslim-American student Jennah who has just transferred to a small Michigan high school. During the weeks immediately following the 2016 election, she struggles to find her place as she engages in a battle of wills against a popular History and Civics teacher. Free. RSVP.

White Wave Holiday Party and Silent Auction, 100 Jay Street PH #32D, 6pm – 9pm

Dance company White Wave hosts a holiday party and silent auction to raise funds for its new studio and theater space in Dumbo. White Wave will perform an excerpt from “iyouuswe,” which previously made an appearance at the La Mama Moves! Festival. The silent auction will include works from artists such as Ran Hwang, Chakaia Booker and Eleanora Kupencow. Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Rips, Hypoluxo, Camp Howard, The Wants, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

JIL, Dolly Spartans, Sunspeaker, Tobias, Xhosa, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

DJ Statik Selektah, Brooklyn Bowl, 11:30pm, $10.

Honey Harper, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Sunny Jain, David Rubenstein Atrium – Lincoln Square, 7:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Reformed Whores, Jim Tews, Rojo Perez, Rebecca Vigil, Alex English, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, $8.

It’s Everybody’s Birthday: The Star Wars Christmas Edition w/ Krystyna Hutchison (Guys We F**ked Podcast), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Christi Chiello (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle), Khalid Rahmann (TBS’ Comics To Watch), Erica Spera (New York Comedy Festival) and Tom Delgado (Let’s See, What Else), The Standing Room – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Kevin Seefried, Andrew Durso, Talib Babb, Jamie Loftus, and Lawson Leong, Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Amanda Baramki, Courtney Maginnis, Doug Smith, Claudia Cogan, Maria Wojciechowski, Hosted by Babe Parker and Davey Steve Dave, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $7.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Richie Redding (Madison Square Garden, Barclay’s Center), Paul Schissler (Steve Harvey Show, NY Comedy Festival), Remy Kassimir (The Stand, How Cum? Podcast), Scott Sharp (UCB, Comedy Commune), Kyle Bostic (Bar None Comedy, Up in Smoke Comedy), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Panic Attack Comedy w/ Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Christian Polanco (The Cooligans), Dina Hashem (CONAN), Jess Salomon (Laughing Skull Festival), Nathan Min (Adult Swim), Bar 2A – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

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

Strawberry Fields Tour, Merchant’s Gate in Central Park, Every Thursday until Dec. 28, 11am – 12:30pm, Free.

 

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale, 54 White Street – Tribeca, Every day until Dec. 17, 11am – 6pm, 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.

 

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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 by neighborhood restaurants and artisanal makers from Harlem. Free.

This Must Be The Place, Dear Mama Coffee – UES, 6pm – 8pm

A literary evening of curated writers reading work both published and in-progress. Across different genres, from celebrated young adult writers to noir, journalism, Op Ed and humor. $5.50.

Star Wars Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9pm

Prepare yourself for five unique and challenging rounds rounds on the X-wing, droids and Wookiees! Include Episodes 1 to 7 and Rogue One. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

Lovecraft Film Screenings, Hosted by MTV writer and The Walking Dead actor Sean Lynch, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

Vimeo Presents “Ladies with Lenses”: Women Killin’ It Behind the Camera, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 6:45pm, $10.

 

MUSIC

Danielia Cotton, Debra Devi, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Palberta, No One And The Somebodies, The Cradle, Turnip King, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Cody Melville w/ John Melville, Joel B. Cannon, Ben Toro, Jesse Bryson, and Dina Regine, ElectraJets, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8.

Reverend Vince Anderson & the Love Choir, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Nariko Ott (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Alejandro Morales (Good Good Comedy Theater), Rebecca O’Neal (Netflix’s Easy), Doug Key (Rogue Island Comedy Fest), Sam Ike (Big Sky Comedy), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Butterboy Comedy w/ Julio Torres, Nore Davis, Katina Corrao, Guy Montgomery, Brooke Van Poppelen, Mary Mack, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Julio Torres, Mitra Jouhari, Clare O’Kane, Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill, Tim Platt, Steven DeSiena, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Myq Kaplan and Friends w/ Derek Humphrey, Kenice Mobley, Abby Feldman, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Shockwave, QED – Queens, 8:30pm, $6.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central Half Hour), Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Jeff Simmermon (This American Life), Jess Salomon (Vice), Gracie Canaan (Comic Strip Live), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Weekly Humorist Presents Guaranteed Delivery w/ Jared Freid (Comedy Cellar regular, Total Frat Move Podcast), Adrienne Iapalucci (Letterman), Jonathan Zeller ( The New Yorker, New York Comedy Club, American Bystander), David Drake (Fox’s “Laughs”), Darius Showjoy Davies (2017 finalist for the English Comedian of the Year), Ester Steinberg (Funny Girls on Oxygen), Jarret Berenstein (Radio Free Brooklyn), Mailroom Bar – Lower Manhattan, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Cutthroat Comedy w/ Von Decarlo, Nick Alexander, Angela Cobb, Andy Ostroff, Kenny Warren and Lizzie Stewart, The Standing Room – Queens, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Arse-toria Comedy w/ Raghav Mehta, Koshin Egal, Kendall Ferrell, Dewey Lovett, Hosted by Tim Unkenholz, Adam Sokol, Lindsay Boling and Bryan Yang, Passage Irish Bar – Queens, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

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

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale, 54 White Street – Tribeca, Every day until Dec. 17, 11am – 6pm, 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.

 

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