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 (2/12) The 30 Year Old Virgin, Butterboy, Side Ponytail Comedy

THINGS TO DO

For Sale: A Staged Reading, O’Lunney’s Times Square Pub – Midtown, 6pm – 9pm

From a call center in Mumbai, India to America, the land of opportunity – Jay, Amisha, and Mahesh are only trying to make a living, or so they tell themselves as they scam American immigrants for money. When new employee Sania brings her idealism to this world, their carefully built up images chip away leaving them to face their identity and moral choices. Free.

The 30 Year Old Virgin, Three of Cups – East Village, 7pm – 9pm

Kevin Doyle’s The 30 Year Old Virgin is an hour of stand up told as one long story. He grew up in a conservative Christian home and was saving himself for marriage. He was engaged but called off his engagement a month before his wedding and woke up in New York City, a 30 year old virgin. This show was previously staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. $10.

 

MUSIC

Max Pain And The Groovies, Jane Church, Coco Verde, Datenight, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

SECRET CRUSH, Miracle Sweepstakes, BLEW,Ryan Work, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Demi, Chloe Lilac, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Morus Alba, Sailor Boyfriend, Fading Not Receding, Pando, The Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Rob Cantrell, Emily Flake, Jennie Sutton, Alzo Slade, Chloe Radcliffe, Chris Garcia, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kerry Coddett (The Rundown with Robin Thede, Tru TV’s Comedy Knockout), Michael Foulk (Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival), Lauren Hope Krass (Women in Comedy Fest), Paige Bowman (Laughing Skull Festival) , Zach Swan (Fern Gully Comedy Show), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Corinne Fisher (Guys We Fucked), Mara Wiles (Viceland, RISK!), Will Abeles (Regrets Of My Father), Luke Mones (Caroline’s, UCB), Amy Buchwald (CBS, Knitting Factory), Alex Ptak (Space Trash), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Razzle Dazzle w/ Andy Haynes (Conan, Fallon, Comedy Central Half Hour), Marcia Belsky (Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical, Reductress), Sam Taggart (Brooklyn Mag’s 50 Funniest Comedians, Live on Broadgay), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert podcast), Carmen Lagala (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, All Female Reboot), Cape House – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

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

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until Feb. 23, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/13) Holiday Jazz Party, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump

THINGS TO DO

Holiday Party With Live Jazz, Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 1pm – 3pm

Join a special holiday party with live jazz music by former Blue Note recording artist, George Braith and his band.  Braith has played with greats such as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Gillespie and invented the double-sax called the Sopralto Braithophone. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America. Free.

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. Featuring sets from Daniel Simonsen, Lucas Connelly, Carolina Hidalgo and Tony Conniff. $6.

 

FILM

The Rules of the Game (1939), Anthology Film Archives – LES, 7pm, $9. Free for members.

 

MUSIC

Project Diem, Like Herding Cats, Deal Casino, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Dakota Jones, Sami Stevens, Melissa McMillan, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

The Current, OLD SPORT, ÉMINA, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $5.

Blush, Dark Tea, Outside World, Lightning Bug, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Secret Crush, Cosmonaut, Blew, Detective Logan, Cape House – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Kristen Buckels, Lacey Jeka, Aparna Nancherla, Dan Soder, Will Miles, Hosted by Lacey Jeka and Kristen Buckels, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Fancy Show w/ Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Nathan Macintosh (Late Night with Stephen Colbert), Merrill Davis (Witch Hunt), Liza Treyger (Late Night with Seth Myers), Hosted by Michael Joyce (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Good Night with Jim and Shelby w/ Brandon Scott Wolf, Dayton Flannery, Patrick Vermillion, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Devour Hour w/ John Saponara (Monster Jam), Emily Winter (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Daniel Perefan (Stole Christmas), Lizzie Martinez (Savage), Sam Zee (Comedy Quarterly), Hosted by Frank Nelson and Kale Bogdanovs, Hank’s Saloon – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Jerry and Barry Present w/ Ben Wasserman, Bitch Party, Nick Miller, QED – Queens, 9pm, $7.

 

ONGOING

Free Day at the Bronx Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Every Wednesday, 10am – 4:30pm, Free.

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wed. until Dec. 27, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 10:45am – 11:30am. Free.

Bryant Park Public Tours, Josephine Shaw Memorial Fountain in Bryant Park, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 11am – 12pm. Free.

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

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. 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 (12/8) CIMA Open Hours, Saved By The ’90s, Myq Kaplan

THINGS TO DO

Center for Italian Modern Art Open Hours, 421 Broome Street – SoHo, 1pm – 6pm

CIMA extends its hours to coincide with its Alberto Savinio exhibition. Registration is required. $10 general admission, free for students and members.

Lott House Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Hendrick I. Lott House – Brooklyn, 6pm – 8pm

Celebrate the holidays with the annual tree lighting at the historic Dutch farmhouse, the Hendrick I. Lott House. The event will feature holiday music, cookies and cocoa, and, in true Dutch fashion, a visit from Sinterklaas. 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.

 

FILM

L’Inhumaine (1924), NYU Michelson Theater – NoHo, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Kartini, The Auditorium-Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, The New School – Greenwich Village, 6:30pm, $5.

Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (1953), Mulberry Street Library – LES, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Yaya Bey, Groupie, Izzy True, Oceanator, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Saved By The ’90s with The Bayside Tigers and DJ Suga Ray, Brooklyn Bowl, 11:59pm, $10.

Maricón, Stud1nt, Draqué, Hon2ou, Joselo, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:30pm, $10.

Mike Liegel, The Nomadic, Afternoon Men, Liquor Radio, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

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

Rare DM, BLED, True Body, Russian Baths, Cape House – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Michael Jackson Tribute w/ The Family Jones, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Funk Train w/ Michael The Lion and Rich Medina, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 10pm, $5.

 

COMEDY

Comedy By Proxy w/ Myq Kaplan (Conan, Comedy Central Presents), Josh Johnson (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), Catherine Cohen (New York Comedy Festival), Kate Willett (Viceland, Comedy Central), Sonia Denis (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, NPR), David Blaine’s The Snakehouse – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

The Living Room Show, Hosted by Luke Thayer, Abbi Crutchfield, and Aaron Kominos-Smith, Postmark Café – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bitches Brew Comedy w/ Shelby Taylor, Tom Thakkar, Chrissie Mayr,Rebecca V. O’Neal, Matt Koff, Melissa Stokoski,Naomi Karavani, Erica Spera, Eman El Husseini, Halyards – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Shauna Lane (Gone Girls), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Nathan Habib (Punchline), John Moses (AXS TV), Hosted by Melissa Diaz (Carolines), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Pulitzer Surprises w/ Caroline Schaper, Eliza Cossio, Joey Dundale, Tony Zaret, Lucy Cottrell, Pulitzer winner Du Yun, Ashley Nicole Black, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

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 (11/17) KittyKlash, Winter Village, Aparna Nancherla

THINGS TO DO

Karaoke Afterwork Fridays, Dean Café Bar – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm

KittyKlash: A Drag and Burlesque Cosplay Variety Show, Bizarre – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm

Crimson Kitty and Erika Klash host a one night only cosplay variety show. With performances by APOCOLYPTA, Avant Garbage, Cream Victoria, Fem Appeal, Hazel Tart, Krymson Scholar, Lee VaLone. Beats By DJ ACCIDENT REPORT and Eric Shorey. $10.

Harmon Leon Infiltrates Hell House and Other Tales, Peoples Improv Theater – Flatiron District, 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Comedian and VICE contributor, Harmon Leon, has made a career infiltrating extremist groups. Harmon leads you on a multimedia journey into a Hell House in Texas,  a Christian haunted house.

 

FILM

A Plastic Ocean, Park Slope United Methodist Church – Brooklyn, 7pm, $5 – $10 suggested donation.

Watership Down (1978), Mulberry Street Library – Lower Manhattan, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Miranda, Dentist, Above The Moon, Raina Bee and the Hive, The Delancey – LES, 6:30PM, $8.

DN’T, Skull Practitioners, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Emily Yacina, Current Joys, Trace Mountains, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Caravela, Florida Man, Geometers, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Eyelids, Jay Gonzalez (Drive-By Truckers), Early Riser, Other Houses, Cape House – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10

Fits (record release), Peaer, Yucky Duster, Human People, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Pow Pow Family Band, Samuel Worthen, Foley, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $8 – $10.

H A U N T E R, gools, Kraus, Fond Han, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Bodega Islands Presents: Go Go Bacano!, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Belus, Somnuri, Anicon, Insect Ark, Bar Matchless – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Plume, Glockabelle, Boon, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Izy, Star Eyes, Shug, Marcelline, d3jo, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

GDFX, B|_ank, Ada Babar, Aye Aye Rabbit, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Rok One, Sticky Dojan, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

Everybody, Everybody, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $5

Holy Trinity: Bey x RiRi x Nicki Brooklyn Dance Party, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11:55pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Nothing Important Comedy w/ Aparna Nancherla (Inside Amy Schumer), Alingon Mitra (Conan, The Comedy Cellar), Jena Friedman (The Daily Show, The Late Show with David Letterman), Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We Fucked:The Anti Slut Shaming Podcast), Myq Kaplan (Netflix Special “Small, Dork, Handsome”), Nick Vatterott (Comedy Central), Shane Torres (Comedy Bang Bang!), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Ester Steinberg, Amy Shanker, Ben Siy-Han, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $7 – $10.

Marie Fausten (Just For Laughs Comedy Festival), Steve O’Brien (The Creek and The Cave), Rashad Bashir (The Apollo), Mary Cella (Pinebox Rock Shop), Chris Calogero (NY’s Funniest), Niagara Bar – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bitches Brew Comedy w/ Naomi Karavani, Melissa Stokoski, Shelby Taylor and Erica Spera, Halyards – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Silver Linings Comedy w/ Louie Katz (Comedy Central, HBO, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), Jennie Sutton (Comedy Central), Justin Flanagan (New York Comedy Festival), Nate Fridson (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, NFL Network, ASpecialThing records), Kaitlyn Bailey (Sirius XM, MTV, Vice & the CAKE Comedy Tour), Taj Osorio (Stress Factory, Big Time Podcast), Hosted by Jacky Beren (South Beach Comedy Festival, Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Precious Metal – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Camouflage Comedy w/ Abbi Crutchfield ( Host of You Can Do Better on TruTV), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Netflix), Sean Patton (Comedy Central, Showtime, TruTV), Josh Johnson ( Comedy Central, Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon), Courtney Maginnis (College Humor), Hosted by Lucas Connolly, Big Irv’s – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5 – $10.

Afrolaffs Standup Comedy and Afrobeats Dance Party w/ Phil Hunt (Comedy Central), Dominic Leonelli (LOL Comedy Club), Mamoudou N’diaye (Writer for Mic.com), Wale Olukayode (Funny or Die), Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (Wendy Williams Show, Above Average), Music by DJ Vila, Buka – Brooklyn, 10pm, 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.

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.

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

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

Norwegian Christmas Fair, Norwegian Seamen’s Church – Midtown East, Nov. 16 to 19 (Thurs to Sat, 12pm – 8pm; Sun 11am -4pm), Free.

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

 

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