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 (2/17) Love Your Body, NY Night Train, Bomb Shelter Comedy

New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off, Elsewhere – Brooklyn, 11pm

New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off returns to monthly third Saturdays at Elsewhere featuring two rooms of live music and dancing. This month’s edition features music from La Luz, Mystery Lights, Bodega and Jane Church, and a $100 Dance-Off with Cowboy Randy Jones at midnight. $10.

Bartow’s Literary Elevenses Book Club, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum – Bronx, 10am – 11:30am

Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure. Contact Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Free.

Love Your Body Fitness Marathon, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 10am – 7pm

Join an afternoon of fitness, fun and cardio. There will be 10 instructors and classes over 5 hours. Free.

A Literary Afternoon with Malcolm Boyd and Sherese Francis, Lewis H. Latimer House – Queens, 2:30pm – 5pm

Join an afternoon of fiction and poetry readings with authors Malcolm Boyd and Sherese Francis, accompanied by live music at the home of African-American inventor and poet Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928). There will be a live performance by saxophonist Leonardo Love. Free.

 

MUSIC

Lost Boy?, The Love Ways, Nihiloceros, La Peche, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Living Strange, Spud Cannon, The Modern Dance, Sedona, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Tigris GRL PWR w/ Abby T, Grace London, Katie Cunningham, Nerika, Moollz, Dana McCoy, Brooklyn Bazaar, 7:30pm, $10.

Littlefoot, Colatura, Virginia and the Woolves, The Grasping Straws, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Jacques Renault & Max Mcferren, Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Foreign Exchange with DJ mOma, Rich Knight, Maine, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $10.

Alpaca Wolves (Reunion Show), Hartley’s Encore, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Child Abuse, USA Nails, Prayer Group, Dead Tenants, Dog, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Metalleg, Velveteen Rabbit , Fascinations Grand Chorus, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

L O T I O N, Witchtrial, Pobreza Mental, Twisted Thing, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Oh, Such A Good Show, Oh! w/ Phoebe Robinson, Literati (Michael Wolf & Colin O’Brien), Tony Zaret, Josh Nasser, Rebecca O’Neal, Bowen Yang, Larry Owens, Hosted by Ethan Beach, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, $8 – $10.

Baby & Me Comedy w/ Katie Boyle, Mike Joyce, Ariel Elias, QED – Queens, 3pm, $8 – $10.

Dina Hashem (Conan), Derek Humphrey (Derek Mansplains It All), Ashley Brooke Roberts (NatGeo Explorer), Lauren Hope Krass (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Hosted by Calvin Cato (Time Out New York), QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Kevin O’Shea (Comedy Central, SF Sketchfest), Mike Albanese (Netflix, BET), Courtney Maginnis (Let’s See What Else Comedy Show), Chris Murphy (Comedy Central, Broadway Comedy Club), Alex Carabano (Caroline’s on Broadway), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Manhattan Open House (over 400 free fitness classes), Various locations, Every day until Feb. 17, 8am – 9pm, Free.

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

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.

 

For more events, check out what’s happening THIS WEEK .

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Around NYC Today (2/10) Chinese New Year, 6 Pack @ BritPack, Bowery Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Chinese New Year Celebration, Building P in Snug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, Feb. 10 (Sat.), 2pm – 4:30pm

Welcome the Year of the Earth Dog with a Chinese New Year Celebration. Enjoy treats, tales, and traditional crafts as part of one of the biggest cultural celebrations in the world. Join the parade to the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and hear cymbals, drums, and pop-it firecrackers to scare off evil spirits. $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Icons in Their Own Right, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, 5pm – 8pm

Join the opening night of “Icons in their Own Right”, an art installation by Makeba “KEEBS” Rainey, which seeks to counter historic erasure, champion cultural representation, and reinforce identity and pride. Free.

BritPack Comedy Showcase, BDA Studios – Midtown, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

6 Pack @ Brit Pack is a monthly comedy showcase that features some of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene as you LOL over some free brew and light snacks with friends. A ticket gets you free beer and wine and snacks that will be served during the show. This month’s line-up includes Sean Patton (Comedy Central, Conan, Letterman), Rick Younger (The Today Show, Comic View, Mean Girls Broadway), Sydnee Washington (MTV, The Unofficial Expert Podcast, Carolines), Whitney Chanel Clark (Carolines, Broadway Comedy Club), Juan Escalante (Stand Up NY Comedy Festival, Unusual Culprits), Jaron Young (Cinderblock Festival, NY Comedy Club), Stewie Vill (CollegeHumor, Stand Up NY, Bio Channell), Hosted by Stewie Vill & Jaron Young. $8.75.

 

MUSIC

Brandy, Tropical Trash, Key Of Shame, Cowboy Turns, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

King Missile, Flower, Charles Bissell, Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Latvian Radio, Wild Planes, False Lights, The Textiles, The Birds of Prey, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Scarboro, Rebelmatic, Fat Heaven, Bodega Satellite, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Nitemirror, Deflector, Sandhogs, Fire, Stress, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $5.

Diary, The Wants, Drug Pizza, Verdi Grls, The Kingsland – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Pow Pow Family Band (Record Release), Cotillon, Navy Gangs, The Park Church Co-op – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bowery Comedy w/ Dave Hill (HBO, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show), Greg Barris (Heart of Darkness), Fumi Abe (MTV News), Josh Gondelman (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, Free.

Free Comedy w/ Dekunle (Cry Baby), Abe Gatling (Cry Baby), Dan Licata (The Dan, Joe and Charles Show), Nick Naney (Annoyance Theatre), Niko White (VICE, Roast Battle), 181 Jackson Street (Basement) – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The End of the Line Comedy w/ Liz Barrett, Laura Merli, Robbie Goodwin, Carolyn Busa, Sammie James, Patrick Holbert, Thiago Macklin, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

The Killing Joke w/ Aparna Nancherla (Comedy Central/Bojack Horseman/Crashing), Eman El Husseini (Just for Laughs Montreal), Shalewa Sharpe (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Derek Humphrey (Derek Mansplains it All Podcast), Julia Johns (Someecards), Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Chris Duffy’s You Get a Spoon w/ Obehi Janice, Anthony DeVito, and Rebecca Vigil, Caveat – LES, 3:30pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

Latin Dance for Fitness, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 9am – 10am. Free.

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.

 

For more events, check out what’s happening THIS WEEK .

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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.

 

For more events, check out what’s happening THIS WEEK .

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

THINGS TO DO

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.

 

MUSIC

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.

 

COMEDY

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.

 

FILM

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.