Around NYC Today (12/14) World’s Largest Menorah, Sweet Baby Jesus Party

THINGS TO DO

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

See the lighting of the world’s largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan. The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds. The lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn will happen at the same time. Free.

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower, Salt Marsh Nature Center – Brooklyn, 7pm – 8:30pm

See one of the best meteor showers, producing up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. 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.

Teen Digital Media Winter Showcase: Stories Well Told, Chelsea Recreation Center, 5pm – 7pm

Celebrate the amazing mixed media created this fall by young people in and around NYC Parks’ recreation centers! There will be photography and graphic design exhibits, play-testing of newly-created video games, a video screening, youth-made music, and a showcase of arts/tech projects. Food and beverages will be provided. Free.

Sweet Baby Jesus Holiday Party, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 9pm – 12am

Monthly comedy series No One Asked Me hosts a holiday potluck. With sets from Aparna Nancherla, Neil Rubenstein, Emily Wilson, Emily Blotnick, Michael Salgarolo, Halle Kiefer and Evan Williams. Bring food to share. Free.

 

MUSIC

New Madrid, David Barbe & Inward Ebb Dream, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Dead Heavens, Suicide Pact, These People, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Fast Romantics, Megative, Sean Carroll, Hayes Peebles, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Statues of Liberty, Lulu Lewis, The Foxies, stereo shifter, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

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

The XMAS Pop Sing-Along w/ SecretFormula, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Couples Therapy w/ Naomi Ekperigin, Andy Beckerman, Michelle Buteau, Josh Sharp, Mehran Khaghani, Aaron Jackson, Hosted by Ian Fidance, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Comedy/Dance Party at Secret Loft (FREE PIZZA!) w/ Tyler Fischer (Younger, America’s Got Talent), Abby Feldman (Gringolandia, Redacted Tonight), Becky Yamamoto (Uninspired, Good Enough), Reggie Conquest (Roast Battle, New York Comedy Club), Mookie Thompson (MTV2, Complex – half hour set), Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5 – $12.

Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000), Samantha Ruddy (Reductress), Peter Bandyk (Casual Sets), FreddyG (NPR), QED – Queens, 11pm, $10.

Wanjiko Eke, Usama Siddiquee (NBC, Boston Comedy Festival), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central’s Adam Devine House Party), Chris James (VH1 Single Ladies), Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (UCB, Wendy Williams Show, Above Average), Buka – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We f@#ked Podcast, NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, Just for Laughs), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Conan), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Just for Laughs), Andy Sandford (Conan, Adult Swim), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert podcast, MTV and host of 99.5 FM “Tall Tales”), Kevin Froleiks (Great Frontier: A Poorly Researched Musical About Lewis And Clark, Cinder Block Comedy Fest), Hosted by Jacky Beren (South Beach Comedy Festival, Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Precious Metal – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Camouflage Comedy w/ Chris Redd ( Current SNL Cast Member, Comedy Central), Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah), Aparna Nancherla (HBO’s Crashing, Master of None, Love, Inside Amy Schumer), Sam Jay (Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live), Matt Koff (The Daily Show, Adam Devine’s House Party CC), Subhah Agarwal (Comedy Central, TruTV, MTV), Joe Larson ( The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent), Reformed Whores (IFC, CBS, WNYC), Molly Ruben-Long (Just for Laughs Montreal, Viceland), Hosted by Lucas Connolly, Big Irv’s – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5 – $10.

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 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.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

Around NYC Today (12/2) Oddities Flea Market, New York Night Train Soul Clap

THINGS TO DO

Native Art Market, National Museum of the American Indian – Lower Manhattan, 10am

Buy traditional and contemporary works—including silver and semiprecious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, handwoven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings, prints, and sculpture—from some of the finest Native American artists. Free.

Oddities Flea Market, Brooklyn Bazaar, 11am

The Oddities Flea Market is returning for the holidays. Shop for all sorts of peculiar items: ranging from medical history ephemera, anatomical curiosities, natural history items, osteological specimens, taxidermy, jewelry, one of a kind art. $5 at the door (cash only).

Renegade Craft Fair, Industry City – Brooklyn, 11am – 6pm

Explore a curated selection of modern design, including jewelry and accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, apothecary and cookware. Featuring local food trucks, DJ sets with Black Gold, photo ops, screen printing workshops with Sheepshead Design and all-around good times. Free.

Voice Cult, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 1:30pm

Come join this vocal healing ritual. The event will be led by “head priestess” Daisy Press. Is Voice Cult really a cult? $10 suggested donation.

Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting Celebration, Great Lawn in Astoria Park – Queens, 2pm – 5pm

Celebrate Astoria’s holiday tradition with music, magic, train rides, and more. Free.

 

ONGOING

Shape Up NYC: Zumba, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 10am – 11am, Free.

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

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

‘Since I’m Being Honest With You’: Kathrin Burmester solo exhibition, Topaz Arts – Queens, Every Saturday until December 17, 1pm – 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.

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

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. 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.

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

 

MUSIC

Razors, Hallelujah The Hills, Genie, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

J Bengoy, Argonaut & Wasp, Lost Cousins, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

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

Tiidal, Conquista, Yusuf Siddiquee, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Hiro Kone, Negation, Maggot, Ligature, R&D, K. Keays, Crawl Space, Moses, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

That’s So Raben, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

DJ Bengey, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off w/ DJ Jonathan Toubin, Don Bolles (The Germs), Breanna Barbara, Surfbort, Animal Show, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Jackknife Comedy w/ Dulce Sloan, Pale Bear Walla, Colin DiGarbo, Janet Hyde, Aaron Naylor, Mary Houlihan, Mamoudou N’Diaye, Hosted by Patrick Hastie and Gideon Hambright, The Creek and the Cave – Queens, 8pm, $5.

Defend Your Movie w/ Sean Donnelly, Farah Brook, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Definitely Two Different Guys w/ Yedoye Travis, Mamoudou N’Diaye, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, $8 – $10.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/21) Little Cinema, Fuck You Revue, Janeane Garofalo

THINGS TO DO

Last Name Basis Live Taping, BRIC – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

BRIC Radio presents a live taping of its podcast Last Name Basis. Hosted by the husband and wife team Franchesca Ramsey and Patrick Kondas, Last Name Basis is a bi-weekly podcast that covers everything from what’s going on in the world to what’s happening in their lives as an interracial married couple. Free.

Little Cinema: Being John Malkovich, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm

Little Cinema, which presents shows described as “Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Cirque Du Soleil,” presents a screening of “Being John Malkovich” with puppets, ballet, aerial acrobats and live jazz. Free afterparty with DJ Malkovich. Free waiting list tickets still available.

Doctors and Nurses, BRIC (Studio A) – Brooklyn, 7pm to 9pm

In Doctors and Nurses two performers create a tense display of different forms of personal testimony. A patient explains what led to his upcoming heart surgery at a New York hospital. Alongside him, a singer accompanies and interrupts with phrases from forgotten Rag-Time era songs. 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.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. 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.

Fuck You Revue: Burlesque and Performance Art Mayhem, Bizarre – Brooklyn, Every third Tuesday of the month, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The Age of Daydreaming (1965), Bohemian National Hall – UES, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Without Gorkey, Hauser & Wirth – Chelsea, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Animation Nights New York, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

 

MUSIC

God Tiny, Hollow Eyed, Latin Punk Jazz, Darkwing, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Dr. Danny (The Lemon Twigs), Ronnie D’Addario, Michael D’Addario Trio, The Show is the Rainbow, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Greg Fox and M. Geddes Gengras (duo set), Leya, mmm, die Reihe, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Robert Francis, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Tiger +Man, Taxman, The Wali Sanga, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Dizzyride, Hanging Stills, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Janeane Garofalo, Jo Firestone, Dulcé Sloan, Casey James Salengo, Dina Hashem, Mehran Khaghani, Jess Salomon, Chris Laker, Alison Zeidman, Shane Torres, Nate Fridson, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Mike Recine (Conan), Colin Cook (Comix), Melissa Diaz (Carolines on Broadway), J. Fox-Jones (You dont know s*it podcast), Brandon Collins (Comedy Outliers), Mott Haven Bar & Grill – Bronx, 7pm, $10.

Janelle James (Comedy Central), Josh Johnson (Fallon), Giulio Gallarotti (MTV), Ray Kump (VICE), The Shanty – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/7) SkateFest, Fall Field Day, Dulce Sloan, Sean Patton

THINGS TO DO

Fall Field Day, Betsy Head Park – Brooklyn, 11am – 3pm

NYC Parks presents the third annual Fall Field Day. Relive classic and re-imagined field day activities such as giant soccer, tug-o-war, bean bag musical chairs, potato sack race, three-legged race, obstacle course, etc. For people of all ages.

SkateFest, The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park – Midtown, Nov. 7 (Tues), 1pm – 3pm

Learn to skate with free lessons and prizes from US Figure Skating. Visit wintervillage.org for more details. Free.

Learn Indian Classical Dance, Consulate General of India – UES, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Come learn the Indian classical arts of Odissi (Bani Ray) and Bharatnatyam (Malini Srinivasan) dance at the Indian Consulate on Tuesday evenings. Free. RSVP.

In Manhattan, The Bridge Theater at Shelter Studios – Hell’s Kitchen, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Playwright Rick Charles Mueller will hold a public reading of his new play In Manhattan. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

The American in Paris, Buell Hall, Columbia University – UWS, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

REVOLUSHN (featuring members of Devo) with special guest Randy Jones of the Village People, The FMs, N3 Neuron, Bowery Electric – LES, 7PM, $7 – $10.

Tiger + Man, Rahm, NOIA, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

pinky pinky, Antoine93, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Mike Nigro, Hiccup, Vacation Jason, Leaves, JZT and the Can You Be, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

QWAM, The Living Strange, Out All Night, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Nations, Ravens & Chimes, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

AKKI, Unscented DJ, Onkel-S, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 11:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Jest For Fun w/ Mike Recine (Conan, Comedy Central), Kerry Coddett (MTV, Comedy Central), Royce Wynn (ESPN), Adrienne Iapalucci (Letterman, Comedy Cellar), BK9 – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

As If! Comedy Show w/ Bobbie Elfie (Sappy Love Notes), Michael Svetich (New Yorker), Ian Fidance (VH1), Ashley Hamilton (Man Repeller), Hugo Gertner (Canal Plus) – Reserve your ticket to get free beer, Kinfolk 90 – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy at the Corner: New York Comedy Festival Edition w/ Sean Patton (Conan), Aparna Nancherla (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Nathan Macintosh (Conan), Kerry Coddett (The Nightly Show), Greg Stone (America’s Got Talent), Keenan Steiner (Elite Daily), Hosted by Thiago Macklin, The Hungry Ghost – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Show My Goodness w/ Maria Wojciechowski, Evan Morrison, and Albert Kirchner, Bushwick Public House – Brooklyn, 8pm, $0 – $5.

No Exit w/ Dulce Sloan (The Daily Show), Anthony DeVito (Comedy Central Half Hour), Jak Knight (Big Mouth, Comedy Central), Sarah Tollemache (Late Show, Comedy Central), Ranaan Herschberg (Self-Helpless), Michael Svetich (attorney-at-law, single handedly caused 2008 banking crisis), and Andrew Caudill (The Tallest Building in Glendale), The Well – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Dan Lamorte (FOX’s Red Eye), Wendi Starling (Glamor Puss), Alex Carabaño (V Spot), Hosted by Rachel Joan (Old Man Hustle) – Part of New York Comedy Festival, Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Queerly Comedic w/ Cam Mesinger, Jes Tom, Dana Friedman, Jeena Bloom, Lorena Russi Serna, Chelsea Moroski, QED – Queens, 9pm, $8.

 

ONGOING

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

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (10/24), SmashCut CineFest, Ariel Pink, A. Savage

THINGS TO DO

Readings in Contemporary Poetry: Sharon Mesmer and Wayne Koestebaum, Dia: Chelsea, 6:30pm, $10 general admission, $6 for seniors and students

Dia’s monthly Readings in Contemporary Poetry series, curated by poet and author Vincent Katz, stresses the experimental aspects of contemporary poetic practice. It highlights commonalities among poets and puts their diverse voices in conversation with one another.

A. Savage: The Past, Too, Is an Intruder (Opening Reception), A-Pou’s Taste – East Village, 7pm – 10pm

Parquet Courts frontman A. Savage unveils a new series of paintings. Free.

Instar Books Halloween Bash, Babycastles – Brooklyn, 7pm – 11:30pm

Instar Books is hosting our first annual Halloween bash, as well as a launch party for the book The Black Emerald. Readings by Jeanne Thornton, Miracle Jones, Chavisa Woods, and Torrey Peters. Live piano karaoke by Jason Laney. Free ebooks to everyone who comes in costume. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

SmashCut CineFest (VIP Reception w/ open bar and food), IFC Center – Greenwich Village, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Ariel Pink – Happy Hour and Listening Party, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free.

Luke Elliot, decker., Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Dezi5, Corey TuT, Will Sheridan, DJ Lorant, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Freezing Cold, Hotline, New Love Crowd, Fits, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Cutters, Nihiloceros, Sister Munch and Electro Insides, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), Matt G, Joseph Sant, Chase King, Darlin Darlin (Puerto Rico benefit), Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Lawrence Rothman, PONY, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10 – $12.

 

COMEDY

Silly Chilly Presents: Too Much Hot Sauce feat. Jacob Williams, Katie Hanigan, Derrick Thompson, Jordan Raybould, Erica Spera, Katie Barbaro, Kat Belinfante, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

STEVIE feat. George Civeris (Just For Laughs), Josh Sharp (The Opposition), Julia Shiplett (Bridgetown), Dulce Sloan (Daily Show), Liza Treyger (Comedy Central), Cocoon Central Dance Team (Snowy Bing Bongs), Hosted by Drew Anderson, Sam Taggart and Marcia Belsky, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Dan+Joe+Charles feat. Janelle James (Comedy Central), Josh Johnson (Fallon), Giulio Gallarotti (MTV), Ray Kump (VICE), The Shanty – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

David Suarez, Chris Casiero, Jennifer Schemke, Adam P. Murphy, Jodi Coyote, Jeff Ceruli, Mo Vida, Ron Barba, Matt Azark and Sisi Gulturk, Hosted by Glenn Cohen, Kiabacca Bar – Midtown, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

John Donovan, Robby Leon, Casey McGowan, Caitlin Peluffo, Pedro Gonzalez, Lance Pauker, Special guest Emma Willman (Colbert), Ziggy’s – UES, 9pm, 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.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Friendship Garden – Sugar Hill, Every Tuesday until Oct. 31,  2pm – 4pm, Free.

Eating Bitterness Art Exhibit, 384 Broadway – Tribeca, Until Oct. 27, Tuesday to Friday 2pm – 8pm, Weekends 11am to 7pm, Free.

Self Storage Gallery Exhibition, Flux Factory – Queens, Until Oct. 27, 7pm, Free.

Gettin’ Wet with Miss Guy: The Photography of Guy Furrow, Art-on-A (East Village), Until Nov. 2, Free.

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Around NYC Today (10/20), Studio Museum Book Market, Virtually Real

Virtually Real at VR World
Virtually Real at VR World

THINGS TO DO

Outro Grand Opening, 816 Broadway (East Village), 8am – 10pm

First 50 customers get free drinks. Various freebies and promotions throughout the day.

Studio Museum Book Market, Studio Museum in Harlem, 12pm – 6pm

Buy a bag and fill it up: an entire tote bag full of books is just $20. A huge selection of Museum publications, including artists’ books, catalogues, posters, and vintage publications will be available. In addition, past and current issues of Studio magazine and Harlem Postcards will be available for free. Until Oct. 22, Sunday.

Escape East Happy Hour, Japan Society Gallery (Midtown), 6pm – 9pm

Join this special installment of Japan Society’s monthly mixer for art enthusiasts. This event is also opening night of fall exhibition Hiroshi Sugimoto: Gates of Paradise. Free.

Virtually Real, VR World (Midtown), 7pm – 10pm

VR World presents Virtually Real, an event curated by artists Nicole Ruggiero and Terrell Davis that bridges the gap between virtual reality and fine art. Each artist in the exhibition was invited to craft their own virtual reality, interactive art, 360 experience, and games to give a voice to their own online perspectives from places like NYC, Paris, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Mexico City. Performances from talented electronic musicians like Qualiatik, Virgo, and The Glad Scientist. $10.

The Importance of Being Earnest, Atlantic Theater Company (Chelsea), 8pm – 10pm

The Atlantic Acting School and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Department of Drama stages Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy. Free. RSVP.

FILM 

ParaNorman (2012), Jackie Robinson Park (Harlem), 6pm, Free.

The Bride of Frankenstein, Carroll Park (Brooklyn), 6:15pm, Free.

Jennifer’s Body, McCarren Park (Brooklyn), 6:15pm, Free.

Drive in Movie: Hocus Pocus, John Golden Park (Queens), 6:30pm, Free.

MUSIC

Baroque Concert: Queens Consort, King Manor Museum – Rufus King Park (Queens), 6:30pm, $10 – $15.

Two Man Advantage (20 Year Anniversary Show), The New York Rel-X (Reunion Show), Daycare Swindlers, Miscegenator, Bowery Electric (LES), 6:30pm, $10.

Invading Species, Dias Azules, Banji, Oh Oh Ecstasy, The Safari Room at El Cortez, 7pm, $10.

Life Is So Peculiar: American Popular Songs 1919-1956, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, Free.

Weird Owl, The Unconditional Love, Heavy Birds, The Kingsland (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, $8.

Suncruiser, Journalism, Trivial Shields, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8 – $10.

decker., Paris_Monster, Union Pool (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10 – $12.

Winstons, Deeper, New Rose, Cape House (Brooklyn), 8pm , $8 – $10.

Bewitcher, Syphilitic Lust, Goat’s Grave, Bar Matchless (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

Melkbelly, Anni Rossi, Maneka, Alphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Lina Tullgren, Slow Dancer, Sister James, Sunnyvale (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Mommy, Deli Girls, Blu Anxxiety, Amour Fou, HECK (Brooklyn), 9pm, $7.

Ernestas Sadau, Nick Klein, Alex from Queens, Camille BWR, Secret Project Robot (Brooklyn), 10pm, Free before 11pm, $7 after.

BASSBEAR!! Under Pressure EP Release, JX Cannon, El Blanco Nino, Montepiedra, Bojaq, Gooddroid, Mercury Lounge (LES), 11:59pm, Free.

COMEDY

The Living Room Show feat. Gus Tate, Josh Rabinowitz, Ashley Grashaw, Calvin Cato, Postmark Cafe (Brooklyn), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Kobra Comedy Show feat. Bret Raybould​ Josh Tolentino Michelle Slonim​ Zainal Bostaman​, Froilan Cafe Lounge (Brooklyn), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Nathan Habib (Punchline), Rachel Joan (Sirius/XM), Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Brooke Arnold (NY Fringe), Hosted by Melissa Diaz (Carolines), Old Man Hustle (LES), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bitches Brew feat. Naomi Karavani, Melissa Stokoski, Shelby Taylor & Erica Spera, Halyards (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Camouflage Comedy Show feat. Dulce Sloan, Sal Vulcano, Sonia Denis, Gary Vider, Corinne Fisher, Tyler Fischer, Hosted by Lucas Connolly, Big Irv’s (Brooklyn) 9pm, $5 – $10.

Cross the Bridge Comedy, 18 Wyckoff Avenue (Brooklyn), 11pm, $0 – $3.80.

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.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Maggie’s Garden (Sugar Hill), Every Friday until Oct. 31,  2pm – 4pm, Free.

Eating Bitterness Art Exhibit, 384 Broadway (Tribeca), Until Oct. 27, Tuesday to Friday 2pm – 8pm, Weekends 11am to 7pm, Free.

Gettin’ Wet with Miss Guy: The Photography of Guy Furrow, Art-on-A (East Village), Until Nov. 2, Free.