Around NYC Today (2/6) Comedy at the Corner, Jarrett Key, Nation of Language


Jarrett Key: Hair Paintings and Other Stories, La Mama Galleria – East Village, 7:30pm – 10pm

Join the opening and reception for Jarrett Key’s first solo exhibition this winter at La MaMa Galleria. Key grew up in rural Alabama to their grandmother singing, “your hair is your strength.” Hair Paintings and Other Stories reimagines the collective bodily memories and rituals of the Black community by engaging its narratives of strength, courage, and resilience in an examination of past, present, and future. Free. RSVP.

Learn Indian Classical Dance, Consulate General of India – UES, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn the Indian Classical arts of Odissi and Bharatnatyam dance at the Indian Consulate on Tuesday evenings. Free. RSVP.



NATION OF LANGUAGE, Field Trip, Late Guest At The Party, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Jane Doe Ensemble, Pand0, Remy Lexington, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Max Ardito, Yonsei, Phoneg1rl, H0L0 – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

The Nectars, The Cold Seas, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Deem Spencer, Uni, Adrian Underhill, Cloud Castle Lake, Latasha, Raffaella, Rén With The Mane, Little Shadows, Livia Blanc, Aaron Taos, Reno McCarthy, Michael Daves’ Wax Lion, Starbenders, Rockwood Music Hall – LES, 6:30pm, $10.



Jest For Fun w/ Casey Balsham (Big Sky Festival), Patrick Schroeder (The Good, The Dad, and The Ugly Podcast), Dave Lester (BET), Kareem Green (All Def on HBO), BK9 – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy at the Corner w/ Mamoudou N’Diaye (The Resistance Comedy), May Wilkerson (Someecards), Christina Galston (@FreakinJewrican) (MTV), Sharron Paul (IFC), Corey Reppond (RoastMasters), Thiago Macklin (NY Comedy Festival), Hosted by Keenan Steiner, Hungry Ghost – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Golden Spiral Comedy w/Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Myka Fox (Comedy Central), Alexis Guerreros (Cooligans podcast), Hosted by Katie Compa and Mindy Raf, Dream Baby – East Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Pillow Talk w/ Kevin McCaffrey (The Late Show), Ben Katzner (Hell Yes Fest), Ruth Ward (Pen15 Club), Brian Kim (NY Comedy Festival), Lori Palminteri (Live at Gotham), Adam Gulley (SiriusXm), Hosted by Bryan Morris & Stacey Kulow, The Standing Room – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



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


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Around NYC Today (12/6) Washington Sq. Tree Lighting, Ghostbusters 2, Postmen


Washington Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting, Washington Square Park – Greenwich Village, 5pm – 7pm

A 45-foot Christmas tree just south of the Washington Square Arch will be lit for the holidays. To celebrate the occasion, the Rob Susman Brass Quartet will perform holiday songs. Santa Claus is also expected to appear, with candy canes in hand.

Fibers and Figures, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Midtown, 6pm – 8pm

Sotheby’s Institute of Art presentS Fibers and Figures, a group exhibition that brings together four artists exploring the contemporary body through the creation of textile works. Featuring Liz Collins, Sarah Finkle, Aqeel Malcolm, and Lily Moebes. Free. RSVP.

Dunces N’ Dragons, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Dunces N’ Dragons is a comedy show that puts comedians through D&D themed challenges. Performers roll a 20-sided die that decides their fate. Will they have to eat peppers as hot as a dragon’s breath? Or will the entire audience be teleported outside for a show in the street? With John Bilancini, Amanda Hurley, Chris Crespo and Prahnav Behar. $8.

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.



Randy in Tangier, JP Kaplan Hall – Greenwich Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Ghostbusters 2, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Human, Lycée Français De New York – UES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Yucky Duster, gobbinjr, Poppies, Dougie Poole, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Austin Blair Campbell, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8.

Home Blitz, The Love Birds, Rips, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Milan to Minsk EP release show, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem + Mwenso and The Shakes, DJ modrums, Brooklyn Bowl, 8pm, $10.

Late Guest at The Party, Kid Midnight, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8.



Postmen: An Hour Of Sketch Comedy w/ Matt Barats, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck, Liza Treyger, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Victor Varnado (Conan), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Maddy Smith (Carolines), Tyler Richardson(True TV), Hosted by Katie Boyle (Men Are Ugly), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

David Drake (Comedians You Should Know), Drew Michael (SNL), Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing), Ethan Simmons Patterson (Somewhere in Brooklyn), Liza Treyger (Late night with Seth Myers), Conner McNutt (The Improv, in from L.A.), Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Fuse TV), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Many Cooks w/ 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.



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

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

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

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

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wed. until Dec. 26, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

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