Around NYC Today (2/7) Antigone, Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band, Luke Null

THINGS TO DO

Drawing at the H.H. Biddle House, Conference House Park – Staten Island, 10am – 1pm

Explore and enhance your artistic abilities. Expand your skills with new techniques and mediums. Create intimate drawings of window views out of the historic H. H. Biddle House in Conference House Park. Materials will be provided. For beginners and non-beginners. Free. RSVP by sending an email to francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov .

Dance Away the Night, Highbridge Park – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8pm

Strictly Tango’s popular Tango class is coming to Highbridge! Join a celebration of Milonga, a fast paced version of Tango. All levels are welcome for dance instruction and open dance. The founder of Strictly Tango, Sergio Segura, will lead the class. Free. RSVP by sending an email to trevor.merk@parks.nyc.gov .

Reenactment, BRIC – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Performances by Reenactment artists Maria Hupfield and Alicia Grullón, followed by a discussion moderated by Harry Weil, Manger of Programs at Green-Wood Cemetery. Electric Prop and Hum Freestyle Variations Studio is a twenty-minute performance piece by Hupfield, presented in collaboration with fellow BRICworkspace artist-in-residence, Tusia Dabrowska. The multi-media performance incorporates scored and un-scored movement, sound, and vocalizations to intervene in BRIC’s gallery. Free. RSVP.

Antigone in Parkchester, New York Public Library – Parkchester Branch, 11am – 1pm

Antigone in Parkchester is a free, interactive performance of scenes from Sophocles’ Antigone, an ancient play about a woman who decides to honor her brother and disobey the state, presented in English with Bengali interpretation. Each performance is followed by a powerful audience discussion in English and Bengali about gender equality, allyship, and justice. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Uta Habbig, Club Bonafide – Midtown, 7:30pm, $10.

Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band, Roy Wilkins Recreation Center – Queens, 1pm, Free.

SOFT FANGS, Wild Pink, Pom Pom Squad, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Warhawks, The Nuclears, Not Amused, Edna, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedians You Should Know w/ Luke Null (SNL), Andy Haynes (Conan), Nore Davis (Comedy Central), Jessica Michelle Singleton (Ignorance is #Blessed), Brian Babylon (NPR), Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Hosted by Jeff Steinbrunner, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Thick Wit Comedy w/ Chloe Radcliffe (TBS Comics to Watch), Ja-Ron Young (Cinderblock Comedy Festival), Kenice Mobley (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Jeffrey Emerson (Lap Dance Saloon), Deno DeMartino (New York Comedy Festival & MasterCard Patron), Mary Cella (Jezebel), Musical Guest Headless Dentist, The Way Station – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Kerry Coddett (Comedy Central’s Nightly Show, MTV’s Joking Off, TruTV’s Comedy Knockout), Tyler Fischer (NBC’s Chicago Med, TV Land’s YOUNGER), Kareem Green (FOX’s Laughs), Casey Balsham (AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live), 61 Local – Brooklyn, 7pm, $5 – $8.

 

ONGOING

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 26, 2018, 9:30am, Free.

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.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/31) Dance Away The Night, Art Inspired by Takashi Murakami

THINGS TO DO

Drawing at the H.H. Biddle House, Conference House Park – Staten Island, 10am – 1pm

Explore and enhance your artistic abilities. Expand your skills with new techniques and mediums. Create intimate drawings of window views out of the historic H. H. Biddle House in Conference House Park. Materials will be provided. Beginners and non-beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP by sending an email to francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov .

Art Inspired by Takashi Murakami, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. Free. RSVP.

Dance Away the Night, Highbridge Park – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8pm

Strictly Tango’s popular Tango class is coming to Highbridge! Join a celebration of Milonga, a fast paced version of Tango. All levels are welcome for dance instruction and open dance. The founder of Strictly Tango, Sergio Segura, will lead the class. Free. RSVP by sending an email to trevor.merk@parks.nyc.gov .

 

MUSIC

Miserable Chillers, Peel Dream Magazine, Hotline, Pale Joyride, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Elbows, Zenizen, Space Captain, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

EVIL JESUS BAND, God Tiny, Flying Dead, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Builders & The Butchers, Such Hounds, Hans Chew, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Julez, Late Slip, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Trey Nostalgia, Johnny Petrop, Luis Burgos Jr., DJ Ray BLK, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

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

The Juice! w/ Carmen Christopher, Joe Pera, Connor O’Malley, Sandy Honig & Peter Smith, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $5 – $7.

 

ONGOING

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 26, 2018, 9:30am, Free.

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

Around NYC Today (1/27) Winter Jam, FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, Side Ponytail Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Winter Jam NYC, Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park, 11am – 3pm

Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! A snow field was created in the hear of Manhattan just for this event. Activities include Sledding, Arctic Golf, Live Ice Sculpting, Snowshoeing by REI and the Taste NY Winter Market/Warming Hut. Free.

FiDi Stop ‘N’ Swap, St. Margaret’s House – Lower Manhattan, 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.

Bookmaking Workshop, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 4pm – 5:30pm

Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park. This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has made paper sheets from an invasive plant found at Freshkills Park called Phragmites, reimagining the plant as a form of recycled art. Free.

Cooking with Cinnamon,  Wave Hill – Bronx, 2pm – 3pm

Cinnamon is the dried bark taken from a number of closely-related tree species. Originating in East Asia, this warming spice has been used throughout the world for centuries. Watch—and taste—as a chef from Great Performances demonstrates some cinnamon-laced delicacies. Free with admission to the grounds. $8 for adults, $4 for students and seniors.

 

MUSIC

Teen Body, Straw Pipes, Hypoluxo, Big French, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Crushed, Katie Rex, vveiss, Xiorro, Salem Hilal, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10.

Dr. Martens Presents: Cape Francis, Gingerlys, Birch, KEW, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Rich Medina, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $8 – $10.

Paul Collins (The Beat and the Nerves), Jam Messengers, Diviera Drive – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Ellen and The Degenerates, Doggo, Original Sharks, High Falls, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

The Mad Doctors, The Royal They, PowerSnap, Scout Harris, Pet Rescue – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Pool Cosby, Eric Benoit, Lenore Lenoire, Pia Zapata, Alex Appel, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

GNAW (ex-Khanate, Insect Ark/Translation Loss Records), Belus, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Been Stellar, Pom Pom Squad, Malibu, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Michelle Buteau (Broad City, Last Comic Standing, Big Morning Buzz, Enlisted on FOX) , Shalewa Sharpe (Brooklyn Comedy Fest), Rachel Sennot (High Maintenance), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Tom McCaffrey (Comedy Central, Last Exit to Brooklyn Podcast), Aaron Kominos-Smith (Comedy Central, MTV), Maddy Smith (Hoboken Comedy Festival), Brian McGuinness (Inside Amy Schumer, The Jim Gaffigan Show), Scott Sharp (Gotham Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Vernon Payne (Spaz Comics), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown Manhattan, 9pm, Free.

 

FILM

Victoria and Abdul (2017), Hudson Park Library – West Village, 2pm, 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.

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm, Free.

 

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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 (1/24) The Real News Panel, Watercolor Class, The Fancy Show

THINGS TO DO

Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP at benny.adorno@parks.nyc.gov .

Uh Oh! Stories From People Who Pooped Their Pants, Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8pm – 11pm

Some of New York’s finest comedians will take the stage to tell us about a time they didn’t make it. Lineup includes Mary Mack (Conan, WTF with Marc Maron), Carmen Lagala (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Drew Anderson (Stevie: A Comedy Show), Emily Winter (TV Land, What a Joke National Comedy Festival), Kenice Mobley (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Expert Pooper). Featuring a song by Larry Mancini (The Tracys, BackFat Variety). Free. RSVP.

The Real News Panel Show, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm – 11:30pm

The Real News Panel Show pits three of New York’s funniest comedians against each other in a battle of wits. Join host David Tichauer as he quizzes the contestants on the weirdest news stories from around the world. Panelists include Chris Duffy (You’re The Expert), Jess Miller (The PIT) James Folta (New Yorker Magazine), Kristen Bartlett (SNL, writer). $10.

 

MUSIC

Sammi Lanzetta, Painted Zeros, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Vacation Manor, The Worst Humans, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

DJ BEKKA BL00D, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

Semaphore, Miserable Chillers, King Jane, Pinky, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bushes B-Day Bash: a Comedy Show for Planned Parenthood w/ Janeane Garofalo, Mary Houlihan, Sasheer Zamata, Dan Soder, Alison Leiby, The Bell House – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Awkward Stage Comedy w/ Alex Gardes, Dylan Palladino, Sarah Kennedy, May Wilkerson, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $8.

Left Breast Comedy w/ Chloe McGovern, Claire Parker, Maria Wojciechowski, Marie Faustin, Hosted by Sally Ann Hall and Kimberly Dinaro, The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Nore Davis (HBO), Shane Torres (Conan), Jeff Arcuri (Comedy Central), Julia Johns (MTV’s Gircl Code), Bob Palos (Laughtrack Comedy Festival), Hosted by Lane Pieschel, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Jared Logan (Late Late Show), Emy Blotnick (Comedy Central), Kara Klenk (Timout NY), DJ Dangler (Laughs), David Drake (“Dave”), Hosted by Saurin Choksi, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 26, 2018, 9:30am, 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.

 

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