Around NYC Today (1/13) Watercolor Classes, The Red Party, Bowery Comedy


Spotlight on Still Life – Closing Reception, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, 1pm – 4pm

“Spotlight on Still Life”, curated by artist Ann Marie McDonnell, presents photography from the faculty and students of Curtis High School who were part of an educational program that focuses on the history of the still-life genre through painting and photography, as well as contemporary approaches. Free.

Free Watercolor Classes, Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Painter and filmmaker Ashton Agbomenou will teach three adult watercolor classes demonstrating 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 by sending an email to .

Nature Photography, Highbridge Park – Washington Heights, 2pm – 3:30pm

Bring your camera and join photographer Michael Palma Mir as you capture rock outcrops, cliffs and trees from behind the lens. Mir will discuss nature photography strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and composition, using Highbridge Park and its many vistas. Free. RSVP by sending an email to .



The Red Party w/ DJs Sean Templar, Jarek Zelazny, Johanna Constantine, Mercury Lounge – LES, 10pm, $10.

Runny, Trashy, The Minutes, Nola Gras, The Last Throes, A Friend Who Bleeds, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Emily Reo, Ramona Córdova, Sarah M, Fern Mayo, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $12.

Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, ESSi, Daymaker, Ex-Mothers, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.



Comedy Outliers w/ Jordan Carlos (Comedy Central), Molly Austin (TruTv), Jo Firestone (Late Night), Eagle Witt (Carolines on Broadway), plus surprise guests , Sean’s Bar and Kitchen – Midtown West, 7pm, $10 – $15.

Bowery Comedy w/ Emily Winter (What A Joke Fest, Feminist Bro), Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Raj Sivaraman (Jeopardy), Ben Wasserman (VICE) Hosted by Chelsea Taylor and Carolyn Busa, The Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Last Stop Laughs w/ Robert Dean (Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch), FreddyG (NPR), Camille Theobald (NYC Crime Report), Peter Bandyk (Love Psychics Podcast), Nick Nicosia (New Comics Day), Hosted by Maddy Smith (New York Comedy Festival), QED – Queens, 11pm, Free, RSVP.

The Revolution w/ Lauren Ashcraft, Alyssa Limperis, Erin Maguire, Victoria Hoffman, Veronica Garza, Melissa Diaz, Amanda Gail, Hosted by Kate Moran and Sandy Chansamone, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

This Day in History w/ Molly Ruben Long, Ariel Elias, Nasser Khan, Raj Sivaraman, Maria Wojciechowski, Kevin O’Brien, Hosted by Chris Calogero and Sarah Kennedy, Caveat – LES, 9pm, $7.

Auntie’s House Comedy Show and House Party w/ Nore Davis (Comedy Central, MTV), Rebecca O’Neal (2 Dope Queens), 361 Stagg St. – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.



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



Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 8:30am, 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.

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

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate in Central Park, 2pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (11/13) Butterboy, Side Ponytail, Martha Redbone, City of God


NewsGuild Shop Talk with A.O. Scott, 1500 Broadway – Times Square, 6:30pm – 8pm

O. Scott, one of the New York Times’ chief critics, discusses his career, the role of the critic and the current media industry and entertainment landscape. Free, RSVP.

The Unthinkable Staged Reading, Theater for the New City – East Village, 7pm – 9pm

The Unthinkable was a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference and was shortlisted for the 92 Y Theater Collective. It’s directed by Frank M. Calo, whose credits include the Ryan Gosling film The Believer. Free.

The Office Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – 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.



Lovecraft Film Screenings, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5 donation.

City of God, House Fire – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free, RSVP.



The Kings County Swing, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Martha Redbone, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – Harlem, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Semaphore, Professional Man, Dark Turn, Absent City, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Roar, Kissing is a Crime, Weed Hounds, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Funny Moms, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

RL Kelly, Emily Reo, merce lemon, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Justin Dean Thomas, The Muckers, The Midnight Hollow, Berlin – LES, 8pm, $10.

BODEGA, Video Daughters, ESSi, Kate Mohanty, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.



Butterboy w/ Todd Barry, Matteo Lane, Anna Drezen, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Robby Hoffman (writer for The Chris Gethard Show), Luke Touma (SiriusXM), Pranav Behari (Cape Fear Comedy Fest), Kat Radley (The Daily Show), Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel), Allie Goertz (@midnight, IFC’s 10 Comedy Musicians You Need to Know), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Sit, Stay Comedy w/ Isabel Hangen, Jen Lap, Katie Boyle, AMarie Castillo, Will Purpura, Juannell RIley, Rob Stalkie, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Jess Salomon, Courtney Maginnis, Ashley Gavin, Olivia Vessel, Mike Cross, Dekunle, Hoff Matthews – w/ free pizza, Bar 2A – East Village, 9pm, Free, RSVP.



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.

Canstruction, Brookfield Place – Lower Manhattan, Until Nov. 14 – 10am to 8pm, Nov. 15 – 10am – 6pm, Free.


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