Around NYC Today (8/13) PC Worship, Thelma and Louise, Side Ponytail Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Bryant Park Reel Talks: ‘Kurosawa’s Rashomon,’ Reading Room in Bryant Park, 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Join Scott Adlerberg, resident film expert, with special guest writers for talks on film, the culture of cinema, and film making. This week, Paul Anderer discusses his book Kurosawa’s Rashomon: A Vanished City, a Lost Brother, and the Voice Inside His Iconic Films. Free.

Bryant Park Movie Nights: Thelma and Louise, Bryant Park Lawn in Bryant Park, 8pm – 10pm

Bring a blanket and sit on the lawn to enjoy great food and a feature film at Bryant Park Movie Nights. The lawn opens at 5:00 p.m., and the film begins at sunset. There will be food items for sale, curated by Hester Street Fair, on the Fountain Terrace. Free.

West African Dance Class, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn the traditional dances unique to West Africa. African dances are largely participatory, with spectators being part of the performance. Free.

Bryant Park Pilates, Fountain Terrace in Bryant Park, 6th Avenue and 41st Street, 7:30am – 8:30am

Head to Bryant Park for a beginner Pilates class, presented by the Pilates Initiative and Return to Life Center. Mats are provided by Balanced Body and are available to the first 30 attendees at each class. Free.

Herald Square Reading Room, Herald Square, 10am – 5:30pm

Enjoy free use of newspapers and magazines at outdoor Reading Rooms. Located both in Herald Square Park and Park East at One Penn Plaza, Reading Rooms are staffed with a coordinator for recommendations. Free.

 

MUSIC

PC Worship, House of Vans, 25 Franklin St – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

PYNKIE, Goo, The Rareflowers, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Creative Healing, K Mohanty, P Cathcart, S Cooper, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Low Cut Connie, Coney Island Baby, 169 Avenue A – East Village, 10pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy ‘Maeve In America’ Book Release w/ Todd Barry, Janelle James, Giulia Rozzi, Joyelle Nicole, Emmy Blotnick, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Guest host Kevin Townley, Littlefield, 635 Sackett St – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Ethan SP (Side Door Comedy Show) 
Casey Crawford (Kimmel, Just For Laughs), Tina Friml (Women in Comedy Festival), Lance Weiss (Sirius XM), Andrea Allan (Hot Mess Comedy Hour), Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Avenue – Brooklyn, Aug. 13 (Mon.), 8pm, Free.

 

FILM

Two Strikes (Private Screening), Videology Bar & Cinema, 308 Bedford Ave – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Donation.

Wonder, Lower Highland Playground in Highland Park, Jamaica Avenue and Elton Street – Queens, 7:30pm, Free.

Argo, Main Park House in Cunningham Park, 196 Street and Union Turnpike – Queens, 8pm, Free.

Coco, Amphitheater in Playground 52 LII – Bronx, 8:30pm, Free.

Casablanca, Astoria Park Lawn in Astoria Park, Shore Boulevard between the Hell Gate Bridge and the pool – Queens, 8:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Introduction to Meditation, Pats Lawn in Inwood Hill Park, W. 218th St. & Indian Road, Every Monday and Friday until Aug. 31, 7am – 7:45am, Free.

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Monday until Dec. 10, 10am – 10:50; 11am – 11:50am, 5pm – 5:50pm, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: A Collective Utterance – Naima Green, Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue – UES, Every weekday until Aug. 30, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Sunset Tai Chi, The Conference House in Conference House Park, 7455 Hylan Blvd -Staten Island, Every Monday until Aug. 27, 7:30pm – 8:45pm, Free.

Open Garden Days: Alice’s Garden at the H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park, 70 Satterlee Street – Staten Island, Every day until Dec. 31, 7am – 7pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (3/16) A Celebration of Women’s Skateboarding, NY Night Train

THINGS TO DO

A Celebration of Women’s Skateboarding Open Skate and Concert, House of Vans – Brooklyn, 8:30pm

House of Vans Brooklyn will host workshops dedicated to women and girls to learn how to build a skate deck with private skate lessons with Vans global skate team athlete, Lizzie Armanto alongside Vans Brand Ambassador, Atita Verghese. The event will also feature a performance by Nashville punks Bully. Free. RSVP.

New York Night Train, Home Sweet Home – LES, 10:30pm – 4am

Get your kicks every Friday in the cozy subterranean confines of Home Sweet Home at New York Night Train’s legendary Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down fiesta! DJ Jonathan Toubin will play 1950s/1960s “maximum rock’n’soul” vinyl turning ’round and ’round ’til the wee wee hours. Free.

 

MUSIC

Youth Crusher, Mati, Rubber, Spic, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Dreampup, Garden Of The Ark, Good News, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, $10.

Language, Glass Slipper, Inspiraling, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Looms, Madam West, American Darlings, Shaking Mirrors, Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Unseelie, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 11pm, $8.

Johnny Chan, The Carvels, The Up Up Ups, Mala Vista, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Sibling, Slack, Underwear, Truck Stanley’s ND, LGHQ, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Silver Linings Comedy w/ Zach Sims (MTV, Hood Adjacent on Comedy Central), Daniel Simonsen ( BBC, Edinburgh Fringe Festival ), Jordan Jensen (Sirius XM, Fishhook Comedy), Adam Sokol (SF Sketchfest, Writer for StarWipe, Some eCards, & Whiskey Journal), Lauren Hope Krass (Women in Comedy Festival, Cinderblock Comedy Festival, She-Devil Comedy Festival), Courtney Fearrington (Thug Passion Presents), Hosted by Jacky Beren (South Beach Comedy Festival, Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Precious Metal – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Actually Funny w/ Mark Benjamin, Maddy Smith, Steve Maloy, Dara Jemmott, Marv Glover, Jarell Gomez, Hosted by John Ajodah, Brooklyn House of Comedy, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every day except Wednesday until March 31, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until March 31, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (2/23) Zola Jesus, Disco Get Down, Better Than Your Bed

THINGS TO DO

Paradox, House of Vans – Brooklyn, 7pm

Artist Abby Portnoy her newest piece Paradox. The event will also feature performances from Zola Jesus and Yves Tumor. Free. RSVP.

Disco Get Down, Chelsea Recreation Center, 6pm – 8pm

Come dressed in your disco best for a fun night of indoor roller skating. There will be a Live DJ, photo booth, and more. Family session goes from 6pm to 6:45 pm. Adult session until 8pm. Skates will be provided. RSVP by emailing rich.martinez@parks.nyc.gov .

Better Than Your Bed: A Friday Night Variety Show, Legion Bar – Brooklyn, 8:30pm – 10pm

Comedians Alli Brown, Emma Vernon, and Tori Piskin have Friday plans for you that are… BETTER THAN YOUR BED! This month’s edition features Angel Yau (UCB, Azn PoP), Casey Jost (UCB, Impractical Jokers), David Agyekum (Gotham Comedy Live), and Uniflo– a hip hop improv team (featuring Boris Khaykin, Emma Vernon, Raquel Castellar, Steve Jeanty & Tori Piskin + beatboxing from Stephen Bolles). Free.

 

MUSIC

Painted Zeros, Patio, New Myths, Monogold, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

STEADY SUN, Mustardmind, Eliot Krimsky (of Glass Ghost), Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Scupper, Wvwhite, Kerbivore, Killer Cortez, Conundrum, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Stay Inside, Anti Op, Good Looking Friends, Maneka, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Chat Logs, Dreebs, Yotoco, Conduit, Drug$, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $7.

 

COMEDY

Nothing Important! w/ Aparna Nancherla (Inside Amy Schumer), Alingon Mitra (Conan, The Comedy Cellar), Jena Friedman (The Daily Show, The Late Show with David Letterman), Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We Fucked:The Anti Slut Shaming Podcast), Myq Kaplan (Netflix Special “Small, Dork, Handsome”), Nick Vatterott (Comedy Central), Shane Torres (Comedy Bang Bang!), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Moody McCarthy (Conan), Tim Dillon (Comedy Central), Joe List (Conan), Liam McEneaney (Showtime), Carole Montgomery (Comedy Central), Hosted by Babe Parker (MTV), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

Camouflage: A Comedy Show w/ Nikki Glaser (Not Safe w/ Nikki Glaser Comedy Central), Hari Kondabolu (The Problem with Apu TruTV, Comedy Central Presents), Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We F***ed Podcast, This is Not Happening CC), Louis Katz (Comedy Central Presents, HBO’s Down & Dirty), Carolyn Castiglia (VH1, Comedy Central, HLN), Seth Herzog (Late Night w/ Jimmy Fallon, Chappelle’s Show), Hosted by Lucas Connolly, Big Irv’s – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

 

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.

 

 

 

Around NYC Today (2/8) Weyes Blood, We Don’t Even Know, Bomb Shelter Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Richard Hagerty: Via Crucis Art Opening, Saint Peter’s Church – Midtown, 7pm – 9pm

Richard “Duke” Hagerty, a Charleston, South Carolina-based Post Modern Surrealist painter, debuts Via Crucis: The Way of the Cross, a series of fourteen panels depicting the iconic. The exhibition opens with a cocktail reception. Free. RSVP.

We Don’t Even Know, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm – 11pm

We Don’t Even Know is a live variety podcast show dedicated to celebrating a diverse array of friends and strangers. Guests include New York Times journalist Melena Ryzik, Danielle C. Gray (Senior Advisor to President Obama, Cabinet Secretary, “the most powerful staffer you’ve never heard of” per Newsweek) and musician Emily Wells. Hosted by Christian Felix and Shonali Bhowmik. $8.

 

MUSIC

Big Bliss, Psychic Selves, You’re Jovian, Birds, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

NADINE (Record Release), Lexie, Barrie, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Weyes Blood, House of Vans – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Quicksilver Daydream EP Release Show, Samuel R. Saffery, C.F. Watkins, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Killen, Zza, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Veda, Been Stellar, akari, Skye Daru, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $7 – $10.

Kolb (Release Show), Zach Phillips, Erica Eso, Leya, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Acid Tongue, Demi, The Pros, The Kingsland – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Bodega Cat Comedy – Kevin Seefried does 45 w/ Rob Stalkie (Melbourne Comedy Festival), Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Liz Miele (AXS TV, Hulu), Sagar Bhatt (Stand-up NBC), Joe Fernandes (New York Comedy Festival), Brett Druck (FOX, America’s Got Talent), Sal Lopizzo (Caroline’s, Broadway Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Goodness Greatness w/ Aparna Nancherla (Comedy Central Half Hour), Kelsey Caine (NYTimes), Khalid A. Rahmaan (Conan), Luke Touma (Too Many Cooks), Molly Austin (truTV), Hosted by Chris Donahue & DannyMoney, Special guest DJ John Rosenberger, Upstairs at 2A – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

High Fidelity (2000), Hudson Park Library – West Village, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 2018, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Exerskate (ice-based fitness classes), The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village – Bryant Park, Every Thursday until March 1, 2018, 8am – 8:30am, 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.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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