Around NYC Today (2/21) Edvard Munch’s Photography, Chinese New Year, Selena

THINGS TO DO

Chinese New Year, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center – Queens, 9:30am – 3pm

Join a day of ballroom dance, belly dance, folklore dance performances and vocal performances. Free.

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 .

The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography, Scandinavia House – Murray Hill, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography brings the photographic work of the master painter to New York City for its first showing in the U.S. Internationally celebrated for his paintings, prints, and watercolors, Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863–1944) also took photographs. This exhibition of photographs, films, and a small selection of prints by Edvard Munch emphasizes the artist’s experimentalism. Free.

 

MUSIC

High Pony, Baglady, Emmerson, Lea, Wag, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7:30pm, $10.

Nina Luna, Strange Loops, Marcaux, Joe Wood, Mayve, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

Binary Code, InAeona, Sycarian, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Kali Masi, Language, My Kind of Fire, Make August Count, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Library, Por No Estar, FlyingDead, DeadName, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $7.

 

COMEDY

Here’s the Thing w/ Edward Pokropski, Joon Chung, Chris Gersbeck, Molly McGaughey, Lauren Ashcraft, Isaura Dos Santos, Eddie Gámez, and James Cerini, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $7.

The In/Between Comedy Show w/ LA Palladino, Zach Petrovich, Leighann Lord, Harry Terjanian, Troy Alan, Mile 17 – UES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Derek Humphrey, Maddy Smith, Nate Clark, Jessica Clayton, Kristin Kirkley, Hosted by Tim Rozmus, Halyards – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Laurel Cummings (Funny or Die), Chloe LaBranche (Carolines), Jay Jurden (Stand Up NY), Haley Sacks (Above Average), Tom Thakkar (CONAN), et al – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Langston Kerman (HBO’s Insecure), Sally Brooks (New York Comedy Festival), Kenny DeForest (Late Night with Seth Myers), Chris Calogero (Vice), Hosted by Michael Joyce, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Selena, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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.

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 26, 2018, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

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.