Around NYC Today (1/17) The Song Show, DED Talks, Identity, What Lies Upstream


Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. Free.

The Song Show, The Cobra Club – Brooklyn, 9pm – 11pm

The Song Show is a monthly comedy show based on radio staples from yesteryear. This show’s theme is Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The show features up and coming NYC comedians and closes out with a set by a local band. Featuring comedy by Ramy Youssef (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Mr. Robot), Emmy Blotnick (Head Writer of The President’s Show, upcoming Comedy Central special) Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central special), Musical guest Sultry Pines fka Velo, Hosted by Joe Miciak and Michael Kandel. $5.

DED Talks, Caveat – LES, 7pm – 9pm

From watchers of the immensely popular Ted Talks, comes this new lecture series highlighting the life and ideas of dearly departed celebrities. Featuring Katie Hartman, Joanna Hausmann, Monique Moses, Evan Kaufman, Natasha Vaynblat, Colin O’Brien, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Mark Vigeant, Hosted by Elaine Stritch (Jay Malsky) and Don Pardo (Richie Moriarty). $10.



Martin Bisi, Haybaby, Machine Girl, Bonnie Baxter, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

RÉN WITH THE MANE, IYVES, Hannah Sumner, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Narc Twain, Fort Gorgeous, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Deep Space Brooklyn w/ Ali Coleman, François K, Output – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Anna Altman, Bless, Ultrabeauty, Dougie Poole, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9:45pm, $8.

Fire is Motion, Weller, The Human Fly, Noods, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.



Hack City Comedy w/ Brendan Sagalow (MTV, New York Comedy Club), Doug Key (Rogue Island Comedy Festival), Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Isabel Hagen (New York Comedy Club), special guest Subhah Agarwal (Writer for The Jim Jeffries Show), Black Cat LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Alex Carabaño (New York Comedy Festival), Nathan Habib (Punchline), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Club), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Ophira Eisenberg (NPR’s Ask Me Another; CBS’s The Late Late Show), Cyrus McQueen Cyrus McQueen (NBC’s Last Comic Standing; AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live), Liz Barrett (FOX’s Laughs; AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live), Ray Gootz (Caroline’s On Broadway; Game Over Girls), Camille Theobald (NY Comedy Festival; MTV), Hosted by Ben Asher (New York Comedy Festival; Iceland Comedy Festival headliner; Caroline’s), Pacific Standard – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Kung Fu Komedy w/ Emma Willmann (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Alex Pavone (Montreal Just For Laughs festival), Aaron Berg (Comedy Central), and Bryan Yang (Buzzfeed lists), New York Comedy Club – Kips Bay, 7pm, $10.

The Fancy Show w/ Saurin Choksi (FuseTV), Kenice Mobley (Laughs on FOX), Mike Brown (MTV), Matthew Broussard (Conan), Jena Friedman (Daily Show), Hosted by Michael Joyce, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Kate Willet (This is Not Happening), Ramy Youseff (Colbert), Kevin Bozeman (Comedy Central), Dave Landau (Last Comic Standing), Mike Lebovitz (Just for Laughs), Katie Hanningan (College Humor), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.



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



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

Learn Signs from American Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, Until March 28, 2018, 10:45am, Free.

Around NYC Today (12/20) Hack City Comedy, Tale First Anniversary, Pitchfork


Tale: Holiday Edition, KGB Bar – East Village, 9:30pm – 12:30am

Storytelling podcast Tale is celebrating its first year anniversary at The Red Room. Featuring Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central), Harmon Leon (Vice, This American Life), Glen Heroy (20-year Macy’s Santa), Trish Parry (Smut Slam), Music by Tahlia Robinson (UCB), Red Room above KGB Bar – East Village, 9:30pm, $7.



Pitchfork Presents: The Edge of ’17, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10 suggested donation.

Stone Films NYC + Cult Of Individuality Holiday Bash w/ DJ Michael Alago, Borgo Pass, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, Free.

The Chordaes, Nina Lee, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Motion Studies, The Flag, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Mishka Shubaly, Timo Eliis, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Brooklynite Choir, The Foxy Johnstons, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.



Hack City Comedy w/ Nick Callas (Carolines on Broadyway), Ayanna Dookie (BET), Tori Piskin (Refinery 29), Drew Anderson (NPR), Aminah Imani (Wine Before Nine), Special guest Jon Laster (Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NBC Finalist), Black Cat – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

The So-So Show w/ Molly Brown, Jonathan Schuta, Madelein Smith, Hosted by Ryan Ciewiz and Tim Heintz, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

DoublePlusGood Comedy w/ Aparna Nancherla (Netflix’s ‘Master of None’; Comedy Central Half-Hour; Conan), Sharron Paul (IFC’s Neurotic; Lady Parts Justice; Cheap Date Comedy), Jacqueline Novak (Comedy Central’s Half-Hour; The Late Late show; Author ‘How To Weep In Public’), CW Headley (Gotham Comedy Club; Stand-Up NY; PlayerOne), Hosted by Ben Asher (New York Comedy Festival; Iceland Comedy Festival headliner; Caroline’s), Salzy – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Many Cooks w/ hosted by Samantha Ruddy (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Luke Touma (Sirius XM), JP McDade (Just For Laughs), Jordan Temple (Hidden Fences, Showtime), Dina Hashem (Comedy Central), Lucky Jack’s – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Festival), Caitlin Peluffo (Seeso), Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Do The Right Thing, New York City Baha’i Center – East Village, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.



35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Free Day at the Bronx Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Every Wednesday, 10am – 4:30pm, Free.

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wed. until Dec. 27, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 10:45am – 11:30am. Free.

Bryant Park Public Tours, Josephine Shaw Memorial Fountain in Bryant Park, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 11am – 12pm. Free.

‘Volez Voguez, Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (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.

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

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Around NYC Today (10/18), WTF Wednesday, Todd Barry, Hack City

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Arriba Fundraiser for Puerto Rico and Mexico, High Line in Chelsea Market Passage (between 15th and 16th Street), 6pm – 9pm

Join a special edition of this Latin live music and dance event. Traditionally a salsa, mambo and boogaloo-inspired dancing party, this special edition of ¡Arriba! will feature Bomba and Plena contemporary classics Los Pleneros de la 21, Mexican acoustic “bluegrass” with Rana Stancruz and beats from DJ Rimarkable. Free. RSVP.

A Very Good Comics Reading, Muchmore’s (Brooklyn), 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Curated by Brooklyn comic book publisher Pyrite Press.  Also the launch for Alex Krokus’ Loud and Smart. Readings by Vreni Stollberger, Aatmaja Pandya, Natalie Andrewson, etc. Free.

WTF Wednesday Party, House of Yes, 10pm – 4am

It’s a dance party made for people who crave a little extra special something on Wednesday nights. Get off your phone. Get into the groove. Music by Sammy Bananas & Darling Chuck. Free. RSVP.

Tale, Red Room above KGB Bar (East Village), 9:30pm

Tale is a monthly storytelling series hosted by Harmon Leon (This American Life). This month’s lineup includes DC Benny (HBO), Lucie Pohl (Red Dwarf), Nathalie Bates (MOTH), Colleen Hindsley (RISK), Music from Mary Elaine Jenkins, Free. RSVP.


Hard Choices Short Film Showcase, Richard Beavers Gallery (Brooklyn), 7:15pm, $8.

Corpse Bride, Poe Park (Bronx), 7:30pm, Free.

Blair Witch Project, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.


daysormay, Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, Free.

Sugarlife, Hamish Kilgour (of the Clean) and the Band of Imposters, The Listeners, Baby Dollar, Saint Vitus (Brooklyn), 7pm, Free.

The New Tarot, Floam, StarBenders, The Boobies, The Bowery Electric, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Ryan Cole and the Paper Souls, Golden Age, Noise Downstairs, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10 – $12.

Ice Petal Flowers (Grateful Dead tribute band), Threes Brewing (Brooklyn), 8pm, Free.

Moist Ahoy, The White Birds, Scatter Their Own, Kyle Jackson, The Footlight (Queens), 8pm, $8.

Panicsville, Worth, Stress Orphan, Angels in America, Tinnitustimulus, Enrique, The Glove (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

Fruits & Flowers, Grim Streaker, Dark Wing, Hot Curl, Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn), 9pm, $10.

Little Mystery, Tallulah Ruff, Starina, Muchmore’s (Brooklyn), 9pm, $5.


Todd Barry, Wyatt Cenac, Josh Gondelman, Sydnee Washington, Bowen Yang, Matt Rogers, Blair Socci, Farrah Brook, Littlefield (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, $10 – $12.

Hack City Comedy feat. Eagle Witt (Winner of Devil Cup Comedy Competition, New York Comedy Club, Elite Daily), Damian Holmes (MTV), Courtney Magginis (College Humor), Maddy Smith (Carolines on Broadway), Anthony DeVito (Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central’s Half Hour), Black Cat (LES), 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Weird But Nice Comedy feat. Carolyn Castiglia (MTV, Lifetime, Comedy Central) Andrew Casertano, Tito Garza, Wendy Steiner (Refinery29), Brad Howe, Halyards (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, 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.

Free Day at the Bronx Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Every Wednesday, Open 10am – 5pm.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park (Bronx), Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 10:45am – 11:30am

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Friendship Garden (Sugar Hill), Every Wednesday until Oct. 31, 11am – 8pm, Free.

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

Milkshake Happy Hour, Big Daddy’s (Flatiron), Monday to Friday, 3pm – 5pm

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