Around NYC Today (1/15) MLK Day, Salsa Mondays, Side Ponytail, Butterboy


Salsa Mondays, Boots and Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm

Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from DJ Jon Ali. Classes start at 6p, party after! Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free.

MLK Day, Brooklyn Center for the Arts, 9am – 3pm

Honor the spirit of Dr. King with an essay competition, talent show, games and 20 minutes of dance and instrumental music classes. Free. RSVP.

Displacement, The Invisible Dog Art Center – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

How does a body react when its movement is forced or it is halted? With Displacement, Syrian dancer and choreographer Mithkal Alzghair examines the Syrian body in the context of war, migration and revolution. Free. RSVP.

Tremendous, New York City Center – Midtown West, 5:30pm – 7pm

Tremendous, a contemporary dance performance that premiered at LaMama Moves! Festival, connects individual stories of the female experience to the spectrum of social injustices and the need for unity. Director/choreographer Patricia Noworol and her multicultural and international ensemble expose shared vulnerabilities and defense mechanisms to celebrate the durability and persistence of female strength. Free. RSVP.



Kauf, BAILE, NOIA, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

THE WORLD’S GREATEST DETECTIVE, Bulldada, Glass Slipper, Old Lady, Elsewhere (Zone One) –Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Joey Sprinkles, Shop Talk, BOON, Yairms, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Larkin Grimm, Erin Durant, Kyle Avallone, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Shara, Bindiram, Diaspoura, Kohinoorgasm, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Kelly Quigley, Palhth, The Most, Marcela Avelina, Bobby Woody, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Remain, Chaste, Bone Plow, Septic Rot, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.



Butterboy w/ Brett Davis, Jena Friedman, Samantha Ruddy, Tanael Joachim, Comfort Zone featuring Brooke Van Poppelen and Juan Velard, Mike Abrusci, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kerry Overfab Coddett (MTV, TruTV), Adam Mamawala (Funny or Die), Nina Tarr (VICE), Karolena Theresa (NY Comedy Festival), Ali Simpson (What a Joke Festival), Danny Felts (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Produced by Carolyn Busa, Julia Shiplett, Chelsea Taylor, Ben Wasserman and Emily Winter, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Weekly Humorist w/ Tom Thakkar, Tyler Fischer, Emma Willmann, Brian Parise, Hosted by Andrew Collin, 110 Wall Street – Financial District, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Kath Barbadoro (Comedy Central, Vice), Django Gold (The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Luke Mones (Caroline’s, UCB), Maggie Lalley (Caroline’s), Remy Kassimir (Sirius XM), Alex Barnett (Gotham), Hosted by Brandon Scott Wolf (Vice, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris), Hoff Matthews (Comedy Central), Lizzie Martinez (Funny Or Die), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Yedoye Travis, Christina Galston, Fumi Abe, Chike Robinson, Victor Varnado, Rufat Agayev, Katie Boyle, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.


Around NYC Today (12/7) Dirty Thursday Office Party, Madison Sq. Tree Lighting


Madison Square Holiday Tree Lighting, Madison Square Park – Flatiron District, 3:30pm – 5:30pm

The Madison Square Park Conservancy present free seasonal activities that include performances from The Sweetback Sisters, the New York Life Singers and Audra Rox. Tasty Holiday treats provided by wagamama, Eataly and Almond. Tree lighting at 4:55 p.m. Free.

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 9am – 5pm

Join this annual exhibition of creative, unconventional wreaths. Employing an array of uncommon materials, more than 40 participating fine artists and designers celebrate this holiday symbol.

Dirty Thursday Office Holiday Party, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

Get a promotion at this office-themed party. Music by Danny Howard, The Wig and DJ Dirtyfinger. Free. RSVP.



Black Christmas (1974), Hudson Park Library – Greenwich Village, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

Red Squad, 31 Chambers St. – Lower Manhattan, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Mariannes noires, Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University – UWS, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.



The Flying Stars of Brooklyn, NY, Dark Tea, Léa Thomas, Hayley Witt, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Larkin Grimm, Secret Moths, Kleptokrat, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

DJ Mister Cee, Brooklyn Bowl, 11pm, $5.

Lissie, Menke, DEMAR, Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, Free.

Manuel Valera Trio, Queens Library, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

The Dives, Sepoy, Hank Born and Friends, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Easy Mo Bee, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.



Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Kevin Seefried, Andrew Durso, Talib Babb, Jamie Loftus, and Lawson Leong, Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

King Hippo Comedy, Hosted by Ayanna Dookie (MTV) and Mike Brown (MTV), The Mockingbird – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



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

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

‘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.

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

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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