Around NYC Today (12/7) Dirty Thursday Office Party, Madison Sq. Tree Lighting

THINGS TO DO

Madison Square Holiday Tree Lighting, Madison Square Park – Flatiron District, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

The Madison Square Park Conservancy present free seasonal activities that include performances from The Sweetback Sisters, the New York Life Singers and Audra Rox. Tasty Holiday treats provided by wagamama, Eataly and Almond. Tree lighting at 4:55 p.m. Free.

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 9am – 5pm

Join this annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists and designers celebrate this holiday symbol.

Dirty Thursday Office Holiday Party, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

Get a promotion at this office-themed party. Music by Danny Howard, The Wig and DJ Dirtyfinger. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

Black Christmas (1974), Hudson Park Library – Greenwich Village, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

Red Squad, 31 Chambers St. – Lower Manhattan, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Mariannes noires, Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University – UWS, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

The Flying Stars of Brooklyn, NY, Dark Tea, Léa Thomas, Hayley Witt, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Larkin Grimm, Secret Moths, Kleptokrat, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

DJ Mister Cee, Brooklyn Bowl, 11pm, $5.

Lissie, Menke, DEMAR, Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, Free.

Manuel Valera Trio, Queens Library, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

The Dives, Sepoy, Hank Born and Friends, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Easy Mo Bee, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

 

COMEDY

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

King Hippo Comedy, Hosted by Ayanna Dookie (MTV) and Mike Brown (MTV), The Mockingbird – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 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, 10am – 4pm. 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.

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

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 (11/15) Judah Friedlander, Animal Collective, Canstruction

THINGS TO DO

A View From the Bridge, Gerald W. Lynch Theater – Midtown, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

CUNY’s Communication and Theatre Arts Department presents a staging of Arthur Miller’s classic play. $5 – $10.

Dream State, W Loft – Brooklyn, 5pm – 9pm

Come hang out on rooftop in Williamsburg for an evening of music, art, and skyline views. There will be interactive art installations, a live DJ and free beer. Free. RSVP.

Reality Check Exhibition Opening, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Midtown, 6pm – 8pm

Reality Check explores notions of perceived and shared reality through the lenses of artists who challenge preconceived perceptions of truth. Artists question what happens if one refuses to accept societal consensus and seek alternative viewpoints. Participating artists include Layo Bright, Yun Han Chang, Yongjae Kim, Rebecca Ou, Wong Kit Yi, and Hyangro Yoon. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

Miss Representation, Lovinger Theatre – Bronx, 3:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Les Francais C’est les Autres, Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

 

MUSIC

Odd Ones Out, Canary Swords, Nova Luz, Mel Rosa, Cale and the Gravity Well, Exit 18, Pianos – LES, 6pm, $8.

Tight Fright, Sugarlife, Butthole University, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Sic Tic, Ben Pagano and the Space Machine, Egg Peckers, Pinc Louds, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Grim Streaker, The Moms, Ellen and The Degenerates, Basement Beers, The Rizzos, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Cosmonaut, Petal Crush, The Sugar Busch, Josh Yavneh + The Culprits, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Mike Kolb, Lunch Cult, Yeah Baby, Debbie, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

JOBS, Creative Healing, Tmboy, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10

Dolunay, Kane Mathis, Glas, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Sad Baxter, No Ice, The Sofas, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Yellow Days, Berlin – East Village, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Animal Collective (DJ set), Avey Tare and Geologist, Journey 2 The Light, Ben Steidel, Cedar Sound Workshop, Sonny Daze, Shawn Dub, Good Room – Brooklyn, 9pm, $7.

 

COMEDY

Terry Parrett, Joey Rinaldi, Frank Failla, Patrick Holcomb, Eli Trichon, Broadway Comedy Club – Midtown, 7pm, $10.

Kung Fu Comedy w/ Jared Freid (MTV’s Failosophy), Adrián Minkowicz (Gotham Comedy Live), Bryan Yang (one of BuzzFeed’s “Top 14 Comedians You Should Be Paying Attention To”), New York Comedy Club – Chelsea, 7pm, $10.

Left Breast Comedy, Hosted by Kim Dinaro and SallyAnn Hall, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Brantley Brice (Splitsider), Alex Broome (Broadway Comedy Club), Lauren Hope Krass (Charleston Comedy Festival), Chrissie Mayr (Comedy at Stonewall), Sydnee Washington (The Unofficial Expert), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $8.

Mark Normand, Samuel Comroe, Erica Spera, LeClerc Andre, Marie Faustin, Drexler’s – East Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Joe Moses, Erik Bergstrom, Claudia Cogan, Victor Varnado – Part of New York Comedy Festival, Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Nathan Macintosh (Colbert), Mike Drucker (Bill Nye Saves the World), Ramy Youssef (Colbert), Sonia Denis (Comedy Central Comic to Watch), Tito Garza (Creek & Cave), Hosted by Rob Haze (Comedy Central), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Dave Landau (This Is Not Happening), Yedoye Travis (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Ester Steinberg (Just For Laughs), Blake Burkhart (CYSK), Lane Pieschel (Fancy Show), David Drake (Dave), Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

 

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 House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

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

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

Canstruction, Brookfield Place – Lower Manhattan, Until Nov. 14 – 10am to 8pm, Nov. 15 – 10am – 6pm, Free.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, 10:45am – 11:30am

Amsterdam Whitney’s November 2017 Exhibition, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Chelsea, Until Dec. 8, 11am – 5pm, Free, RSVP.

The Typing Machine: Participatory and Multimedia Exhibition, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 – UES, Until Nov. 26, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/8) Canstruction, Yayoi Kusama, House of Vogue

THINGS TO DO

The Public Theater Mobile Unit: The Winter’s Tale, Brownsville Recreation Center  – Brooklyn, 11:30am – 1:30pm

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit, which brings productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City, journeys through tragedy into comedy with a new production of The Winter’s Tale, directed by Lee Sunday Evans (Caught, Porto). RSVP by emailing vivian.jett@parks.nyc.gov . Free.

The Complete Poetry of Aimé Césaire, Buell Hall – Columbia University, 6pm – 7:30pm

A bilingual French-English reading and discussion with Clayton Eshleman, A. James Arnold, Brent Edwards, Alex Gil, and Rose Réjouis, moderated by Souleymane Bachir Diagne.

House of Vogue, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

Vogue Balls are an intentional space for queer and trans people of color. You may know about Vogue from Madonna, but it has roots in the historically marginalised urban black and Latino gay and trans communities. Music from DJ MikeQ and DJ Byrell the Great. $10.

 

FILM

I Am Not Your Negro, Teachers College – Columbia University, 5pm, Free, RSVP.

How We Move: Black Dance on Film, Richard Beavers Gallery – Brooklyn, 7:15pm, $8.

Stand By Me, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

The Textiles, The Big Lonesome, Aaron Waldman, The Map Room at Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $5.

Kew, Journalism, Holy Tunics, Bodega (solo), Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, Love Spread, Indica Moonbeing, Kidaudra, 1272 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Climax Landers, Cave Cricket, Human Host, Soul Worm, Alice Cohen and the Channel 14 Weather Team, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $6.

Toyzanne, Sic Tic, Low Anxiety, Your Dream Coat, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

The Mad Doctors, Rye Pines, Sun Voyager, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

Tica Douglas, Spritzer, Nutshell, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $8 – $10.

Arrows of Love, Daisy Glaze, Moonwalks, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11:30pm, $5.

 

COMEDY

The Greatest Comedy Show of All Time w/ Stewie Vill (6 pack @ Brit Pack), Carlos Garcia (Baltimore Comedy Festival), Pete Burdette (Dangerfield’s), Mel Forrest (Annoyance Theatre), Shane Morrison (Otto’s Shrunken Head), Carmen Lagala (Lasers in the Jungle), Broadway Comedy Club – Midtown, 7pm, $5.

Wombat: A Comedy Show w/ Maddy Smith, Peter Bandyk, Ben Wasserman, Daniel Simonsen, ReVision Lounge and Gallery – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Erik Bergstrom (Last Comic Standing), Claudia Cogan (Seeso), John Moses (AXS TV), Hosted by Victor Varnado (Jimmy Kimmel), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, 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.

Canstruction, Brookfield Place – Lower Manhattan, Until Nov. 14 – 10am to 8pm, Nov. 15 – 10am – 6pm, Free.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, 10:45am – 11:30am

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

 

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Around NYC Today (11/7) SkateFest, Fall Field Day, Dulce Sloan, Sean Patton

THINGS TO DO

Fall Field Day, Betsy Head Park – Brooklyn, 11am – 3pm

NYC Parks presents the third annual Fall Field Day. Relive classic and re-imagined field day activities such as giant soccer, tug-o-war, bean bag musical chairs, potato sack race, three-legged race, obstacle course, etc. For people of all ages.

SkateFest, The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park – Midtown, Nov. 7 (Tues), 1pm – 3pm

Learn to skate with free lessons and prizes from US Figure Skating. Visit wintervillage.org for more details. Free.

Learn Indian Classical Dance, Consulate General of India – UES, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Come learn the Indian classical arts of Odissi (Bani Ray) and Bharatnatyam (Malini Srinivasan) dance at the Indian Consulate on Tuesday evenings. Free. RSVP.

In Manhattan, The Bridge Theater at Shelter Studios – Hell’s Kitchen, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Playwright Rick Charles Mueller will hold a public reading of his new play In Manhattan. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

The American in Paris, Buell Hall, Columbia University – UWS, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

REVOLUSHN (featuring members of Devo) with special guest Randy Jones of the Village People, The FMs, N3 Neuron, Bowery Electric – LES, 7PM, $7 – $10.

Tiger + Man, Rahm, NOIA, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

pinky pinky, Antoine93, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Mike Nigro, Hiccup, Vacation Jason, Leaves, JZT and the Can You Be, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

QWAM, The Living Strange, Out All Night, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Nations, Ravens & Chimes, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

AKKI, Unscented DJ, Onkel-S, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 11:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Jest For Fun w/ Mike Recine (Conan, Comedy Central), Kerry Coddett (MTV, Comedy Central), Royce Wynn (ESPN), Adrienne Iapalucci (Letterman, Comedy Cellar), BK9 – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

As If! Comedy Show w/ Bobbie Elfie (Sappy Love Notes), Michael Svetich (New Yorker), Ian Fidance (VH1), Ashley Hamilton (Man Repeller), Hugo Gertner (Canal Plus) – Reserve your ticket to get free beer, Kinfolk 90 – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy at the Corner: New York Comedy Festival Edition w/ Sean Patton (Conan), Aparna Nancherla (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Nathan Macintosh (Conan), Kerry Coddett (The Nightly Show), Greg Stone (America’s Got Talent), Keenan Steiner (Elite Daily), Hosted by Thiago Macklin, The Hungry Ghost – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Show My Goodness w/ Maria Wojciechowski, Evan Morrison, and Albert Kirchner, Bushwick Public House – Brooklyn, 8pm, $0 – $5.

No Exit w/ Dulce Sloan (The Daily Show), Anthony DeVito (Comedy Central Half Hour), Jak Knight (Big Mouth, Comedy Central), Sarah Tollemache (Late Show, Comedy Central), Ranaan Herschberg (Self-Helpless), Michael Svetich (attorney-at-law, single handedly caused 2008 banking crisis), and Andrew Caudill (The Tallest Building in Glendale), The Well – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Dan Lamorte (FOX’s Red Eye), Wendi Starling (Glamor Puss), Alex Carabaño (V Spot), Hosted by Rachel Joan (Old Man Hustle) – Part of New York Comedy Festival, Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Queerly Comedic w/ Cam Mesinger, Jes Tom, Dana Friedman, Jeena Bloom, Lorena Russi Serna, Chelsea Moroski, QED – Queens, 9pm, $8.

 

ONGOING

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

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm. Free.

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

 

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