Around NYC Today (2/9) Valentine’s Day Gala, Paid Protest, Glow in the Dark Paint

THINGS TO DO

Valentine’s Day Gala, Highbridge Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8:30pm

Join an evening of dancing to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Semi-formal or formal attire is strongly recommended. Free. RSVP.

Glow in the Dark Paint Night, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Kips Bay, 5pm – 9pm

Get ready to create a stunning masterpiece! Participants will use glow dark paint to bring out their creativity on a blank canvas. The theme for the evening is Valentine’s Day. Parents and Children from 5pm to 6:45 pm. Adults only from 7pm to 8:45 pm. Free. RSVP by sending an email to Erica.Serrano@parks.nyc.gov .

Alphabet City, Schapiro Theatre – UWS, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Alphabet City chronicles the lives of three best friends as they battle their heroin addictions. Kenny, Floyd and Paloma are full of love for one another, but when one of them decides to change their life it throws a wrench in the group’s dynamic. Come discover what happens when three friends are pulled together by a substance that could eventually rip them apart. Free. RSVP.

The Danube, The Actors Studio – West Midtown, 2pm – 3:30pm

The Theater and Climate Change series continues with Maria Irene Fornes’ The Danube. The play starts in Budapest, Hungary in 1938 and “soon departs from chronological realism.” Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Cafune, Roofers Union, Quiet Luke, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Haley Heynderickx, Mike Brandon (of The Mystery Lights), Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Saint Mela, CHERUBIM, Moonheart, Sha Savage (DJ), C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Pleasure Jams featuring Jacques Renault, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $8.

Sky Pony, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

On Pink, Paraiso, Nautics, Hanford Reach, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Myn, Stallone The Reducer, TML, Phoneg1rl, Significant Other, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

The Hipp Pipps, Love Pirates, The Whales, The Map Room at Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, Free.

Anacortes (Album Release Party), Karl Blau, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $10.

Kay Anthony: Submerged the album release show, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

BRIDGET ST. JOHN, GALEN AYERS, DAVID NAGLER, Wonders Of Nature – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Twisted Lipstick Comedy w/ Pat Brown, M.K. Lewis, Coree Spencer, Abby Feldman, Julie Kottakis, Sarah Hartshorne, Jenn Welch, Sir D’s Lounge – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Paid Protest w/ Andy Haynes (Comedy Central Half Hour), Maria Wojciechowski (The New Yorker), Jake Marshall Head (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), Eudora Peterson (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Chris Daniels (New York Comedy Festival), Rohan Padhye (Boston Comedy Festival), Tawanda Gona (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Starr Bar – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Josh Johnson (The Tonight Show, Conan), Felonius Munk (The Second City, Comedy Central), Rebecca O’Neal (Easy), Hosted by Amy Shanker (New York Comedy Festival), The Twenty – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

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

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (2/4) Super Bowl Party, The Danube, Paul Bergmann, Happy Hour

THINGS TO DO

Super Bowl Party, Brooklyn Bazaar, 6:30pm – 11:30pm

Rockaway Beach Mexican joint Super Burrito is hosting a Super Bowl party. Watch the game on the big screen while eating 50 cent wings. Free. RSVP.

Bayside Stop ‘N’ Swap, Korean Community Services – Queens, 12pm – 3pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills. Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

Winter Workspace Drop-In Sunday, Glyndor Gallery in Wave Hill – Bronx, 1pm – 3pm

Artists in the Winter Workspace program share their studio practice with visitors on this Drop-In Sunday. Artists in Session are Tomie Arai, Camille Hoffman, Pedro Ramirez, Jessica Rohrer, Jean Shin and Austin Thomas. Free with admission to the grounds. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

Pedro Infante, Cien Años Pienso En Ti, iD Studio Theater – Bronx, 4pm – 6pm

Pedro Infante, Cien Años Pienso En Ti, a one-act play in Spanish with music, offers a new twist on the life of Mexican immigrants living al otro lado. Free. RSVP.

The Danube, The Actors Studio – West Midtown, 2pm – 3:30pm

The Theater and Climate Change series continues with Maria Irene Fornes’ The Danube. The play starts in Budapest, Hungary in 1938 and “soon departs from chronological realism.” Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Paul Bergmann, Dougie Poole, New Love Crowd, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Violets are Wet, Dinowalrus, Jade Helm, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Ryan Egan, Saint Marilyn, Parrot Dream, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Koran Agan Trio, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Happy Hour Comedy w/ Lance Weiss, Brett Druck, James Myers, Gianmarco Soresi, Josh Accardo, Chris Griggs, Joseph Vecsey, Kelsey Claire Hagen, Madelein Smith, John Saponaro, Zack Hammond, Eastville Comedy Club – East Village, 6pm, $0 – $8.

 

ONGOING

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61s t Street – Midtown, 2pm – 3pm, Free.

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden – Queens, First weekend of each month, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.

THINGS TO DO

Michael Thurber in Transit, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8pm

This is a musical variety show led by composer and bassist Michael Thurber. The show features a broad array of genres and performers from diverse musical backgrounds. From rappers to classical violinists to Broadway vocalists to rock guitarists to jazz saxophonists to sitar players and everything in between, the audience will experience culture-crossing collaborations in a casual, entertaining format. Free. RSVP to artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov .

Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Live Dubbed Sitcoms, created by comedian Jo Firestone, is now in its fifth year. Join comedians Evan Altshuler, Zach Cherry, Becky Chicoine, Megan Doherty, Dan Glaser, Keaton Patti and Alexis Pereira as they improvise new dialogue over muted episodes of your favorite sitcoms. $5.

Michelangelo and Rodin in Conversation, Metropolitan Museum of Art – UES, 9am – 12pm

Join an early hours exclusive private viewing of Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer followed by discussions by Carmen C. Bambach, Curator of Italian and Spanish Drawings, about the exhibition and Ashley Dunn, Assistant Curator of French 19th-century Drawings and Prints, about Rodin at The Met. The event will be followed by a conversation with the audience. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Kuinka, Toebow, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Em & The Fates, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Dance Yourself Clean – An Indie Pop Dance Party, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Danny Krivit, Rissa Garcia, Eli Escobar, Good Room – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free with RSVP before 1am.

Anarchists, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 11:30pm, $10.

Gold Medal, Holy Ride, Sunspeaker, Slurpee, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $8 – $10.

99cts Records x DM Hardware w/ Miley Serious, AceMo, Akua, Ceremony224 – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective Winter Party with Fielded, Gemma, Riich Psycho, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $8.

Basura’s Inferno w/ Junta, Crysto Martyr, Machine Girl, Deli Girls, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10 before 10pm, $12 after.

Le Rug, Fiasco, Lost Boy ?, TURBOSLEAZE, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

a place both wonderful and strange (ft Liberty Rose): The Laura Palmer Deviations, Fuck You, Tammy!, Symbolism In Twin Peaks: A Talk, knifesex (Road House DJ sets), The Bell House – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Bueno, Milk Dick, Morus Alba, Snakeskin, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Ehiorobo, BabyGlock, BETTYSALLY, Grace Ives, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Pale Ramon, Girl Blue, Kylian, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Kondabolu Brothers Podcast Recording, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Madelyn Freed, Blythe Roberson, Phoebe Robinson, Sandy Honig, Owen Bates, Sam Weiner, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Comedy/Dance Party w/ Sam Evans (Just for Laughs, Funniest Person in Cincinatti 2012), Christine Meehan-Berg (The Dr. Oz Show, Funny Or Die), Chrissie Mayr (Laughs on Fox, New York Comedy Festival), Tyler Richardson (MTV, New York Television Festival), Jeff Simmermon (And I Am Not Lying at UCB East Village, This American Life), SallyAnn Hall (The Stand Comedy Club and Restaurant, New York Comedy Club), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central Presents, Conan), Hosted by Gabriel Pacheco (Funhouse Comedy Show NYC) , Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5 – $12.

 

ONGOING

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 9am – 5pm, 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.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, 2pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/18) Disco Get Down, Monotony, Selective Perception Party

THINGS TO DO

Disco Get Down, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – Greenwich Village, 5:30pm – 8pm

Come dressed in your disco best for a fun night of indoor roller skating! There will be a live DJ, a photo booth, and much more. Skates will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own pair. Socks are required. Free. RSVP at disco-getdown0119.eventbrite.com .

Selective Perception Opening Party, Elsewhere Loft – Brooklyn, 7pm

“Selective Perception” is an exhibition of vector illustrations by Claudine Eriksson, Andrea Johansson and Darcy Moore. This will be the female design collective’s third exhibition in New York City. A series of works that demonstrate the multi-faceted meanings of a single word will presented by each designer in the exhibition. Each work calls attention to the diverse associations viewers have with a single word’s visual or written meaning. 3xStudio will be donating 10% of the proceeds from “Selective Perception” to the ACLU. Free. RSVP.

Monotony, Caveat – LES, 9pm – 11pm

Monotony lets comedians and storytellers go deep on their weird obsessions with seemingly boring things. Their passion and (lets face it) disturbing breadth of knowledge on topics like The Science of Urinal Cakes and The History of the Rubber Duck will leave you laughing — and possibly leaving with a brand new obsession of your own. This month’s featured guests include James Hamblin (The Atlantic), James Patterson (Comedy Central), Lillian DeVane (Reductress), Liz Miele (Comedy Central), Mehran (Last Comic Standing) and Rae Sanni (President Show). Hosted by Raj Sivaraman, a Jeopardy! runner-up, writer, comedian, scientist, and co-host of the Universe City podcast. $8.

 

MUSIC

Bilge Rat, Fovea, Pet, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Justin Miller, Lovers, Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free entry before midnight. RSVP at rosegoldrsvp@gmail.com, $10 after midnight.

Bladerunner, Brian Chase / Alan Licht Duo, Diamond Terrifier Cipher, H0L0 – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Lewis Lane, Rae Isla, Maria Neckam, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7:30pm, $10.

The Moms, The Grasping Straws, Professor Caveman, Tura Lura, Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $5 – $10.

The Liza Colby Sound, Hellings, The Tip, Chuck Treece, DJ Taylor Mixon, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Chike Robinson (MTV), Brendan Sagalow (New York Comedy Club), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Carolyn Gitomer, Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy by Proxy w/ Ben Kronberg (Comedy Central, Conan), Lorelei Ramirez (VICE), Ike Ufomadu (SF Sketchfest), Ashley Bez (Someecards), Ben Wasserman (MTV), Maria Wojciechowski (@ILookLikeLauraDern1), Hosted by Jake Fromm and Anya Volz, David Blaine’s The Snakehouse – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Ask a MidWesterner w/ Emily Winter, The Countdown Theater – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 9am – 5pm, 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.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, 2pm, Free.

Around NYC Today (1/18) On A Lighter Note Comedy, Davalois Fearon, Acid Dad

Theater of War, Police Athletic League, Inc. Polo Grounds Cornerstone – Harlem, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Theater of War is an interactive performance of Scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes, ancient plays about timeless human struggles, such as depression, isolation, and other mental health issues. Featuring actors Chinasa Ogbuagu, Jumaane Williams, and Louis Cancelmi. Free. RSVP.

Davalois Fearon: Finding Her History, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts – Lincoln Square, 6pm – 8pm

Davalois Fearon is a critically acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer born on the island of Jamaica and raised in The Bronx, New York. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Davalois Fearon Dance. Fearon is in search of her history. What does it mean to be a black woman on stage? What is the map of a segregated self? Join an evening of personal history, original dance, archival performance screening, and discussion. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC
Savak, The Effects, Patois Counselors, Big Quiet, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

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

Photocomfort, Lina Tullgren (solo), Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Acid Dad, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Laser Background, gobbinjr, Check Out Old Table, Erica Eso (duo), Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Lucie Pohl’s Immigrant Jam w/ Suzie Afridi, Tom Delgado, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $7.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Donnie Sengstack (Hot Tub Comedy Show), Dina Hashem (CONAN) and Rebecca O’Neal, Offside Tavern – Greenwich Village, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

On A Lighter Note w/ Adam Mamawala (New York Comedy Festival), Will Miles (HBO’s Crashing), Ken Schultz (BP Wrigleyville), Robert Dean (Gotham Comedy Live), Emma Willmann (Late Show), Hosted by Dan Wilbur (Sirius XM, Better Book Titles), Halyards – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Von Decarlo (BET), Matt Bachus (Carolines), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Stephen Mclonghair Bolles, Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

What Lies Upstream (2017), Maysles Cinema – Harlem, 2pm, $10.

The Square (2017), Scandinavia House – Murray Hill, 7pm, $7 – $12.

 

 

ONGOING

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

Exerskate (oce-based fitness classes), The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village, 8am – 8:30am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 9am – 5pm, 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.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, 2pm, Free.

Around NYC Today (1/14) Adele live near MSG, Two Inch Astronaut, Free Puppies

THINGS TO DO

Adele* Live near Madison Square Garden, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm – 11:30pm

What’s better than seeing the actual Adele sing live at Madison Square Garden? Seeing 10 Adele impersonators sing live near Madison Square Garden! Bring your own black shift dress and get ready to sing Rolling in the Deep at the top of your lungs. $8.

Astronomy: The Night Sky, Marine Park – Brooklyn, 6pm – 7:30pm

Learn the history and folklore of the solar system, using the naked eye to locate stars and planets. Free.

 

MUSIC

Your Dream Coat, Gorgeous, Virginia and the Woolves, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Two Inch Astronaut, Baglady, Shred Flintstone, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Native Harrow, Gabrielle Marlena, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Horoscope, Sunken Cheek, Sacramence, Autumn Pool, Motiv –A, Deep Red, SIMA, Brooklyn Bazaar, 7pm, $10.

The Ophelias, Anna Altman, Pom Pom Squad, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $8.

Cook Thuglass, Violent in Black , Mike Bennett and the SoulGlo Orchestra, The Commotions, Sonny Dumarsais & The Plan, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Fabrica Records Sundays: 3rd Edition. Chester Hawkins, Lauds, RIIOS, Sandy Ewan, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Lee Bones & The best, Jane Church, Davey & The Chains, High Rider, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedy at Beauty Bar w/ Nicki Wright, Chris Daniels, Jeff Scheen, and Jeff Arcuri, Beauty Bar – East Village, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Free Puppies Comedy Hour w/ Jay Jurden (Stand Up NY), Remy Kassimir (Bacon Bits every Sunday @ The Stand), Peter Revello (NY Comedy Club), Rachel Green (Venus Fly Trap Presents: Sugartits), Sydnee Washington (The UnOfficial Expert Podcast), Laurel Cummings (Funny or Die), The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Soon? Comedy w/ Ashleybrook Roberts, Shane  Torres, Tushar Singh, Katie Hannigan, Stephen Sihelnik, Chris Hamilton, Malia Sias, 135 Eldridge St. – LES, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Dear White People, Lewis H. Latimer House – Queens, 2:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, 2pm, Free.

 

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