Around NYC Today (6/4) Hari Kondabolu, Bryant Park Musical Chairs, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO

West African Dance Class, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Free.

7th Annual Bryant Park Musical Chairs Game, Bryant Park, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Join the seventh annual game of musical chairs, featuring Bryant Park’s iconic green bistro chair. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, this year’s event will have over 700 participants, with circles of 30 players who will battle it out for a seat in the winner’s circle. Finalists compete to take home the grand prize. Pre-registration is suggested. Free.

Dear Diary: Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Comics are funny; sure, but how did they get that way? Delve deeply into the past with comedian Maggie Lalley, as she hosts a dramatic reading of several comedians’ childhood journals. Laughter inevitable. Discomfort guaranteed. $8.

 

MUSIC

The Hemlocks, Mean Siders, Your Dream Coat, Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Geng, Deli Girls, Eel Tank, vveiss (DJ), Mercury Lounge, 217 E Houston St. – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Ecstatic Vision ( “Under The Influence” album release), LiL Shred w/ Evil Giane, HATEBOY, Spaceguest (members of diiv. “dreampunk/noise”), cecpooL, Mike Sherburn (dj set), DJ Wildman, Hollow Earth, Secret Project Robot, 1186 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Glitch Cake, The More, Indica Moonbeing, Scam Avenue, Trans-Pecos, 915 Wyckoff Ave – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Todd Robbins, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 12:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Todd Barry, Hari Kondabolu, Subhah Agarwal, Kwasi Mensah, Kenny DeForest, Morgan Miller, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Rebecca Vigil (Neflix’s The Week Of), Tan (Good Good Comedy Theatre), Brendan FItzgibbons (Comedy Central), Anya Volz (Women In Comedy Festival), Abby Feldman (Netflix), Hosted by Emily Winter, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Haunted Comedy w/ Mark Normand (Comedy Central, Fallon, Conan), Dan Lamorte (Gotham Comedy Live), Kelsey Caine (NYTimes), Gabriel Pacheco (Funhouse!), Kelsey Claire Hagen (Red, White, & Riot), Riley Lassin (Pear), Hosted by Roddy MacInnes, The Slaughtered Lamb Pub – West Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Hannah Boone (Adult Swim), Saurin Choksi (Comedians You Should Know), Jennie Sutton (Comedy Central), Kendall Farrell (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Dekunle Somade (Laughing Horse Comedy), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling the Ivories w/ Alex Babbit (HBO’s All Def Comedy), Rosebud Baker (FOX), Michell De Swarte (VICE), Peter Revello (Hell Yes Festival), Mike Guild (Creek and The Cave), Brad Stoll (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Nataly Aukar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Waterpark w/ Gary Vider (America’s Got Talent, Conan, Colbert), Josh Johnson (Daily Show Staff Writer, Comedy Central Half Hour), Eli Sairs (Current Unified Roastmasters/Roast Battle Champion), Jacob Williams (Wild N Out, Colbert), Yedoye Travis (Just For Laughs, Colbert), Halyards – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every day except Wednesday until June 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/15) MLK Day, Salsa Mondays, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

THINGS TO DO

Salsa Mondays, Boots and Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm

Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from DJ Jon Ali. Classes start at 6p, party after! Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free.

MLK Day, Brooklyn Center for the Arts, 9am – 3pm

Honor the spirit of Dr. King with an essay competition, talent show, games and 20 minutes of dance and instrumental music classes. Free. RSVP.

Displacement, The Invisible Dog Art Center – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

How does a body react when its movement is forced or it is halted? With Displacement, Syrian dancer and choreographer Mithkal Alzghair examines the Syrian body in the context of war, migration and revolution. Free. RSVP.

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

Kauf, BAILE, NOIA, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

THE WORLD’S GREATEST DETECTIVE, Bulldada, Glass Slipper, Old Lady, Elsewhere (Zone One) –Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Joey Sprinkles, Shop Talk, BOON, Yairms, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Larkin Grimm, Erin Durant, Kyle Avallone, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Shara, Bindiram, Diaspoura, Kohinoorgasm, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Kelly Quigley, Palhth, The Most, Marcela Avelina, Bobby Woody, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Remain, Chaste, Bone Plow, Septic Rot, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Brett Davis, Jena Friedman, Samantha Ruddy, Tanael Joachim, Comfort Zone featuring Brooke Van Poppelen and Juan Velard, Mike Abrusci, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kerry Overfab Coddett (MTV, TruTV), Adam Mamawala (Funny or Die), Nina Tarr (VICE), Karolena Theresa (NY Comedy Festival), Ali Simpson (What a Joke Festival), Danny Felts (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Produced by Carolyn Busa, Julia Shiplett, Chelsea Taylor, Ben Wasserman and Emily Winter, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Weekly Humorist w/ Tom Thakkar, Tyler Fischer, Emma Willmann, Brian Parise, Hosted by Andrew Collin, 110 Wall Street – Financial District, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Kath Barbadoro (Comedy Central, Vice), Django Gold (The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Luke Mones (Caroline’s, UCB), Maggie Lalley (Caroline’s), Remy Kassimir (Sirius XM), Alex Barnett (Gotham), Hosted by Brandon Scott Wolf (Vice, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris), Hoff Matthews (Comedy Central), Lizzie Martinez (Funny Or Die), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Yedoye Travis, Christina Galston, Fumi Abe, Chike Robinson, Victor Varnado, Rufat Agayev, Katie Boyle, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

 

Around NYC Today (1/8) Butterboy, Myq Kaplan and Friends, Zaria Forman

THINGS TO DO

An Evening with Zaria Forman, Parsons School of Design – East Village, 6pm – 8pm

Celebrate the Climate Museum’s first exhibition, In Human Time. See Zaria Forman’s window installation of Whale Bay, Antarctica No. 4 in person. The reception will include soundscapes Forman recorded on an expedition in Antarctica in 2015. Free spiked hot beverages and treats will be available. There will also a free raffle for a print of Forman’s work Errera Channel No. 1, 2016. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Lina Tullgren, Salt People, Melissa Weikart, Joanna Sternberg, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Retroglyphs, First Blush, The 65’s, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Abraham King, Dark Tea, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Soulmate Trio, W New York – Times Square, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Dahye Kwon Trio, Club Bonafide – Midtown East, 9:30pm, $10.

The Kings County Swing, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Michael Sarian and the Big Chabones, Club Bonafide – Midtown East, 7:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Hari Kondabolu, Geoffrey Asmus, Chanel Ali, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Myq Kaplan and Friends w/ Calvin Cato, Richard Bowen, Ariel Elias, Yedoye Travis, Dina Hashem, Shockwave, QED – Queens, 8:30pm, $6.

Yoram Bauman, PhD: The World’s First and Only Standup Economist, Caveat – LES, 7pm, $10.

Tickling The Ivories w/ Crystian Ramirez – (Last Comic Standing), Hanna Dickinson – (Comedy Central), LeClerc Andre (The Stand Comedy Club regular), Tyler Fischer (America’s Got Talent), Plus a special guest, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Arse-toria Comedy w/ Adam Sokol, Tim Unkenholz, Lindsay Boling, Tom Delgado, Alissa May Atkinson and special guests, Passage Irish Bar and Kitchen – Queens, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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.

Around NYC Today (12/4) Comics Read Weird Childhood Journals, TJ Miller

THINGS TO DO

Name That Tune, J. Hood Wright Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Celebrate the holidays with an evening of holiday music trivia. Free.

Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Maggie Lalley hosts a dramatic reading of comedians’ childhood journals. With Rory Scholl, Brad Benson, Remy Kassimir, Matthew W J Mitchell, Matt Vita, Sam Morrison, Veronica Lowry, Susan Widdicombe, Paul Marquez, Mariana Garces, Irene Fagan Merrow and Anna Paratore. $8.

 

ONGOING

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.

‘Volez Voguez, Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

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.

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

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

 

FILM

Lovecraft Film Screenings, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

 

MUSIC

Peter Oren, New rose, Erin Durant, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

The Jelly, Maitri, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $8.

Luke Rathbrone, Jane Church, Brian Merrill, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Ron Shalom, Meadows + Seren, Cleek Schrey, Trans- Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Been Stellar + Nando Dale, Grace London, GOALS, Harry Teardrop, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

 

DJ Python, Pariguayo, A/D/O – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

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

 

COMEDY

TJ Miller, Sean Patton, Ethan Simmons-Patterson, Arlene’s Grocery – LES, 8pm, $5.

Butterboy w/ Janeane Garofalo, Janelle James, Jacqueline Novak, Yedoye Travis, Tommy McNamara, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Jacqueline Novak (Comedy Central Half Hour), Ashley Hamilton (Big Sky Comedy Fest) , Conor Delehanty (Limestone Comedy Fest), Brett Hiker (Limestone Fest), Julia Johns (Girl Code), Hosted by Carolyn Busa, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Weirdball Comedy w/ Pedro Gonzalez (The Comic Strip), Catherine Zini (The Devil Cup), Brett Kline (Greenwich Village Comedy Club), Andrew Steiner (New York Comedy Club), Jeremy Cash (Levity Live), The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Donation.

Amy Buchwald, Selena Coppock, Tito Garza, Paul Julmeus, Mary Cella, Rachel Sennott, Andy Wright, Ryan Chani, Hosted by Connor Creagan, Bar 2A – East Village, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/20) Butterboy, Free Puppies, Louis Vuitton, Annie Hart

THINGS TO DO

Playwrights’ Playground, 4 Columbus Circle, 7pm – 9pm

Get a sneak peek into how new plays are created. Playwrights submit ten to 12 pages of a new work in the early stages of development. Actors are cast on the spot and perform a cold reading, followed by a moderated audience feedback session. Free.

The Feather Doesn’t Fall Far From The Wing, Columbia University Schapiro Theater, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Feather Doesn’t Fall Far from the Wing is a new play that reimagines Lucifer’s fall from heaven. Be a part of this piece’s introduction to the world through its first public reading performance. Written, directed, and composed by Ayvaunn Penn. 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 House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

‘Volez Voguez, Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, (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.

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.

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

 

FILM

Rebel Rossa, New York Irish Center – Queens, 7:15pm, $10.

 

MUSIC

American Fever, True Dreams, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

The Kings County Swing, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Trophy Bucks, Night Screams, Autodrone, Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Finding Thomas, Annie Hart, The Standard Hotel – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP to annie@standardhotels.com

Mall Prowler, Beta Librae, Kendall Cahan, Axine M, NK Badtz, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

Rae Isla, Rodes Rollins, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Back Room Comedy w/ Mark Normand, Adrienne Iapalucci, Michael Brigante, Dean Delray, New York Comedy Club, 7pm, $10.

Butterboy w/ Judah Friedlander, Shalewa Sharpe, Joe Zimmerman, Rebecca O’Neal, Khalid Rahmaan, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Free Puppies Comedy w/ Mark Normand (Comedy Central), Mike Recine (CONAN), Piers Moreton (Comedy Store), Sara Armour (Last Comic Standing), Colum Tyrrell (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Hosted by Laurel Cummings, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling The Ivories w/ Sarah Tollemache – (Colbert Show), Andrew Schulz – (Comedy Cellar regular, co-host of The Brilliant Idiots Podcast), Marie Faustin (co-host of The Unofficial Expert Podcast), Danny Del Colle (NY Comedy Club regular, Devil’s Cup Festival), Alex Pavone (co-host of Suite Buddies podcast), Hosted Nataly Aukar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Side Ponytail w/ Jordan Temple (The Rundown w/ Robin Thede), Heather Marulli (All Jane Fest), Jon DelCollo (Helium Comedy Club), Katie Hannigan (Red Clay Comedy Festival), Alison Zeidman (Adam Ruins Everything, NYT), Valeri Tosi (The Mermaid Comedy Hour), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Savage: A Comedy Show, Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Speakeasy Comedy, Hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli – free pizza, Local 138 – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Ed Sullivan on Acid, Hosted by Calvin Cato, Freddy’s Bar and Backroom, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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