Around NYC Today (12/11) Ladies with Lenses, Harlem Tree Lighting, Butterboy

Holiday Celebration: Concert and Tree Lighting, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 5pm – 8:30pm

The tree lighting begins at 5pm with The Marching Cobras and Children singing Carols. Immediately afterward, the party moves indoors at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center with performances by Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir and the One Accord Dance Ministry. The emcee will be Musa Jackson AKA the Harlem Ambassador. The buffet is sponsored by neighborhood restaurants and artisanal makers from Harlem. Free.

This Must Be The Place, Dear Mama Coffee – UES, 6pm – 8pm

A literary evening of curated writers reading work both published and in-progress. Across different genres, from celebrated young adult writers to noir, journalism, Op Ed and humor. $5.50.

Star Wars Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9pm

Prepare yourself for five unique and challenging rounds rounds on the X-wing, droids and Wookiees! Include Episodes 1 to 7 and Rogue One. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

Lovecraft Film Screenings, Hosted by MTV writer and The Walking Dead actor Sean Lynch, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

Vimeo Presents “Ladies with Lenses”: Women Killin’ It Behind the Camera, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 6:45pm, $10.

 

MUSIC

Danielia Cotton, Debra Devi, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Palberta, No One And The Somebodies, The Cradle, Turnip King, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Cody Melville w/ John Melville, Joel B. Cannon, Ben Toro, Jesse Bryson, and Dina Regine, ElectraJets, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8.

Reverend Vince Anderson & the Love Choir, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Nariko Ott (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Alejandro Morales (Good Good Comedy Theater), Rebecca O’Neal (Netflix’s Easy), Doug Key (Rogue Island Comedy Fest), Sam Ike (Big Sky Comedy), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Butterboy Comedy w/ Julio Torres, Nore Davis, Katina Corrao, Guy Montgomery, Brooke Van Poppelen, Mary Mack, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Julio Torres, Mitra Jouhari, Clare O’Kane, Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill, Tim Platt, Steven DeSiena, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Myq Kaplan and Friends w/ Derek Humphrey, Kenice Mobley, Abby Feldman, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Shockwave, QED – Queens, 8:30pm, $6.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central Half Hour), Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Jeff Simmermon (This American Life), Jess Salomon (Vice), Gracie Canaan (Comic Strip Live), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Weekly Humorist Presents Guaranteed Delivery w/ Jared Freid (Comedy Cellar regular, Total Frat Move Podcast), Adrienne Iapalucci (Letterman), Jonathan Zeller ( The New Yorker, New York Comedy Club, American Bystander), David Drake (Fox’s “Laughs”), Darius Showjoy Davies (2017 finalist for the English Comedian of the Year), Ester Steinberg (Funny Girls on Oxygen), Jarret Berenstein (Radio Free Brooklyn), Mailroom Bar – Lower Manhattan, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Cutthroat Comedy w/ Von Decarlo, Nick Alexander, Angela Cobb, Andy Ostroff, Kenny Warren and Lizzie Stewart, The Standing Room – Queens, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Arse-toria Comedy w/ Raghav Mehta, Koshin Egal, Kendall Ferrell, Dewey Lovett, Hosted by Tim Unkenholz, Adam Sokol, Lindsay Boling and Bryan Yang, Passage Irish Bar – Queens, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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.

ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale, 54 White Street – Tribeca, Every day until Dec. 17, 11am – 6pm, 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 (12/5) TGD Live, Next to Normal, Post Malone, Joel Kim Booster

THINGS TO DO

TGD Live, Wythe Hotel (Screening Room and Bar) – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 10:30pm

TGD Live is a monthly event series that brings artists together for interviews in front of a live studio audience. Today’s event features stand-up comedian Matt Ruby and artists Isabel Urbina Pena and Ping Zhu. Free. RSVP.

Next to Normal, Bernie West Theater – Gramercy Park, 7:30pm – 10pm

Next to Normal is a rock musical that follows mother Diana Goodman’s struggle with worsening bipolar disorder and its effect on her family as they search for a new normal. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10. All proceeds will go to the Mental Health Association of New York City.

 

FILM

Into the Amazon, The Explorers Club – UES, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

European Shorts in America, Bohemian National Hall – UES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Post Malone, SZA, Ty Dolla Sign, Cheat Codes, Pier 36 – LES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Morning Teleportation, Baked, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Music for Enophiles, The Glass State, Jack Martin’s Bob Dylan Deathwatch, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Manta, Veda Rays, The Happy Fits, Buddie, Hong Kong Graffiti, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

The Lemats, Darkwing, Snake Anthony, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Nastie Band, Rose Kallal, ORNAMENT, Sandy Smiles, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Ohene, Chazmere, The Sole Rebel, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Jane Doe Ensemble, 8/7 Central, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Doubting Thomas Cruise Control, Ubetcha, Premiums, Dark Tones (solo), Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Tommy McNamara, Ana Fabrega, Joe Rumrill, Postmen, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $7 – $10.

Anthony Devito (Comedy Central, MTV, VH1), Mario Benitez (UnusualCulprits, Stand Up NY), Stewie Vill (Bio Channel, CollegeHumor, NY Comedy Club), Lee Valentin (Stand Up NY, Broadway Comedy Club), Whispers Restaurant – UWS, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Dewayne Perkins (MTV’s Wild N Out), Emily Winter (TV Land), Molly Ruben-Long (Just for Laughs), Saurin Choksi (Comedians You Should Know), Pete Mutino (Gandhi, Is That You?), Keenan Steiner (NY Comedy Festival), Hosted by Thiago Macklin, The Hungry Ghost – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

Joel Kim Booster (Comedy Central), Farah Brook (NY Comedy Festival), Sonia Denis (Comedy Central), Mitra Jouhari (Three Busy Debras), Aparna Nancherla (Conan), Eudora Peterson (Jezebel), Michael Foulk (Greetings from Queer Mountain), Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Jest For Fun Comedy w/ Daniel Tirado (Comedy Central), Chanel Ali (Carolines), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central), Eman El Husseini (JFL), BK9 – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

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

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.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/18) Holiday Markets, South Bronx Folk Festival

THINGS TO DO

The Public Theater Mobile Unit: The Winter’s Tale, Faber Pool and Park – Staten Island, 1pm – 3pm

The Public Theater’s Mobile Unit, which brings productions of Shakespeare to communities all across New York City, journeys through tragedy into comedy with a new production of The Winter’s Tale, directed by Lee Sunday Evans (Caught, Porto). RSVP by emailing patrick.moroney@parks.nyc.gov . Free.

Historic New York: Native Americans, Conference House Park – Staten Island, 1pm – 2:30pm

What was America like before the arrival of Christopher Columbus? Learn about the Lenape people who once inhabited Staten Island and their way of life. Free.

Blood Wedding, Atlantic Theater Company – Chelsea, 2pm – 4pm

Atlantic Acting School and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts present Blood Wedding By Federico Garcia Lorca. Directed by Whitney White. Free. RSVP.

South Bronx Folk Festival, Hostos Center for the Arts – Bronx, 4pm – 7pm

Join an afternoon of Bomba, Plena, and Seis as Danza Fiesta: Baile y Teatro Puertorriqueño celebrate Puerto Rican Heritage Month. Stay late for the National Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Book Expo. $10.

 

FILM

Beauty and the Beast (2017), New York Aquarium in Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk – Brooklyn, 5pm, Free.

 

MUSIC

PS 34 Saturday Social w/ L’rain, Meredith Graves, DJ Matt Werth (Rvng Intl.), Emily Reo, Noah Kardos-Fein (Yvette), Krisi & Mike Goslar, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 1pm, $10.

Romy & Michele’s Saturday Tea Dance w/ Bright Light Bright Light (DJ), C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 3pm, Free

Deem Spencer, Ave Campbell, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Renata Zieguer, Fieldlings, Michael Rocketship, Andrew Conklin, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Fern Mayo (solo), Bilge Rat, Stevia, Dodgeball, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8.

Foreign Exchange w/ DJ mOma, Rich Knight, DJ Tunez, Maine, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $10

Loveless Nights Spring Fling w/ Animal Feelings (live DJ), Lord Fascinator, McLovin, Sihir, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

Night.Wav6 – A Synthwave Party w/ Shredder 1984, DJ Valentine, DJ Faith in the Glitch, DJ Aeon Rings, Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free before midnight with RSVP.

 

COMEDY

No One Asked Me w/ Kate Willett, LeClerc Andre, Jenny Yang, Osh Noam, Courtney Maginnis, Sydnee Washington and Joe Zimmerman, Hosted By Raj Belani, Lucky Jack’s – LES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Literari: A Comedy Show About Books and the Idiots Who Write Them w/ Joe Rumrill, Lorelie Ramirez, Aaron Jackson, Patti Harrison, Hosted by Colin O’Brien (JFL New Faces) and Michael Wolf (Comedy Central), Caveat – LES, 7pm, $8.

The Odd Rock Comedy Hour w/ Harmon Leon, Jen Kwok, Donnie Sengstack, Hosted by Rob Paravonian, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

Derek Humphrey (Bushwick Bears), Chike Robinson (MTV), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Caitlin Peluffo (Seeso), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Dope Comedy Show, The Park View – Inwood, 9:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Saturday Farmers Market, Hattie Carthan Community Garden (Brooklyn), 9am-2pm, 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.

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.

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

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.

Norwegian Christmas Fair, Norwegian Seamen’s Church – Midtown East, Nov. 16 to 19 (Thurs to Sat, 12pm – 8pm; Sun 11am -4pm), Free.

The Typing Machine: Participatory and Multimedia Exhibition, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 – UES, Until Nov. 26, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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