Around NYC Today (2/19) Pink Mexico, Correspondence, Butterboy, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO Correspondence x Black Precedence (President’s Day Take Over), Okay Space Gallery – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm Artist Sophia Dawson invites storyteller Cyrus Aaron to interweave spoken word poetry with her exhibit discussion. While the nation celebrates its lineage of presidents, Dawson and Aaron will explore the narratives of over 20 US political prisoners who have been jailed for their activism in the … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/19) Pink Mexico, Correspondence, Butterboy, Side Ponytail

Around NYC Today (2/12) The 30 Year Old Virgin, Butterboy, Side Ponytail Comedy

THINGS TO DO For Sale: A Staged Reading, O’Lunney’s Times Square Pub – Midtown, 6pm – 9pm From a call center in Mumbai, India to America, the land of opportunity – Jay, Amisha, and Mahesh are only trying to make a living, or so they tell themselves as they scam American immigrants for money. When new employee Sania brings her idealism to this world, their … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/12) The 30 Year Old Virgin, Butterboy, Side Ponytail Comedy

Around NYC Today (2/5) Bethlehem Steel, Dear Diary, Butterboy, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO Dear Diary: Comedians Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm Comedian Maggie Lalley hosts a dramatic reading of several comedians’ childhood journals. Laughter inevitable. Discomfort guaranteed. Featuring Brett Kline, Brian Rabadeau, Caroline Doyle, Kimberly Dinaro, Laurel Bacon Cummings, Melissa Parker Caron, Renee Rises. $8. Salsa Mondays, Boots & Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm Latin dance instruction … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/5) Bethlehem Steel, Dear Diary, Butterboy, Side Ponytail

Around NYC Today (1/29) Salsa Mondays, Anna Burch, Lovecraft Film Screenings

THINGS TO DO Salsa Mondays, Boots & Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from NYC’s best DJs. Classes start at 6p, party after! Learn Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free. RSVP.   MUSIC Oceanator, Riverkeeper, Dark Tones, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10. Haulm, Bedstuy, Marie Kim, Baby’s All Right – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/29) Salsa Mondays, Anna Burch, Lovecraft Film Screenings

Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.

THINGS TO DO Michael Thurber in Transit, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8pm This is a musical variety show led by composer and bassist Michael Thurber. The show features a broad array of genres and performers from diverse musical backgrounds. From rappers to classical violinists to Broadway vocalists to rock guitarists to jazz saxophonists to sitar players and everything in between, the audience will … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.

Around NYC Today (1/25) Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Jo Firestone, Lady Macbeth

THINGS TO DO Bookmaking Workshop, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 4pm – 5:30pm Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park. This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/25) Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Jo Firestone, Lady Macbeth

Around NYC Today (1/23) Drawing with Susan, Singleling Party, Brutally Honest

THINGS TO DO Singleling Podcast 2nd Anniversary Party, The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge – West Village, 7:30pm – 9:30pm Singleling is a podcast that showcases love and dating stories from comedians and regular people around the world. On this, its second anniversary, the Singleling live show will feature comedians Sandi Marx, Gianmarco Soresi, Sydnee Washington, Calvin Cato, Music by Pavel Rivera, the lead singer of Twintapes. … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/23) Drawing with Susan, Singleling Party, Brutally Honest

Around NYC Today (1/22) Lovecraft Film Screenings, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

Seinfeld Trivia, Raise New York – Gramercy Park, 8pm – 9:30pm “Do you ever get down on your knees and thank God you know me and have access to my dementia?” Use your katra to dominate the dojo during all FIVE unique and challenging rounds on cockfighting, mail fraud, headfirst parking and pee-stained couches. Free. RSVP. Lovecraft Film Screenings, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/22) Lovecraft Film Screenings, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

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

THINGS TO DO 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 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/15) MLK Day, Salsa Mondays, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

Around NYC Today (1/8) Butterboy, Myq Kaplan and Friends, Zaria Forman

THINGS TO DO An Evening with Zaria Forman, Parsons School of Design – East Village, 6pm – 8pm Celebrate the Climate Museum’s first exhibition, In Human Time. See Zaria Forman’s window installation of Whale Bay, Antarctica No. 4 in person. The reception will include soundscapes Forman recorded on an expedition in Antarctica in 2015. Free spiked hot beverages and treats will be available. There will also a free raffle for … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/8) Butterboy, Myq Kaplan and Friends, Zaria Forman

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Around NYC Today (1/1) New Year’s Day Plunge, Lord of the Rings Marathon

THINGS TO DO New Year’s Day Plunge, Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue – Brooklyn, 1pm In spite of freezing temperatures, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club will host its annual New Year’s Day Plunge. Thousands of people are expected to flock to the 114th staging of this event. Swim time is at 1pm but organizers suggest to come early. Event is free for swimmers and onlookers … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/1) New Year’s Day Plunge, Lord of the Rings Marathon

Around NYC Today (12/29) Shakin’ All Over Party, PJs n’ DJs Party, The Office

THINGS TO DO New York Night Train Shakin’ All Over Party, Home Sweet Home – LES, 10:30pm – 4am DJ Jonathan Toubin hosts the last Shakin’ All Over party of 2017. Get ready to dance to 1950s/1960s rock n’ soul” vinyl records turning ’til the wee wee hours. $5. Free entry before 11pm. The Office Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/29) Shakin’ All Over Party, PJs n’ DJs Party, The Office

Around NYC Today (12/28) Mal Blum, Good Riddance Day, Truth Serum

THINGS TO DO All Is Forgiven: A Non-Religious Comedy Show about Religion, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Want to confess? If not, how about hearing others do it on stage? Join some of New York’s best performers and storytellers for a comedy show about how belief runs deep in everyone’s lives. Folks divulge personal anecdotes about the impact of religion on their lives. This … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/28) Mal Blum, Good Riddance Day, Truth Serum

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

THINGS TO DO 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.   MUSIC Pitchfork Presents: The Edge of ’17, Baby’s … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/20) Hack City Comedy, Tale First Anniversary, Pitchfork

Around NYC Today (12/18) Hannukah Menorah Lighting, #ADULTING, Butterboy

THINGS TO DO Card-Making Workshop and Holiday Market, Paradise Palase – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm Show off your craft skills for the holiday season. Entry includes all materials needed for card-making, although you are welcome to bring anything specific you’d like to use. $5. Hannukah Menorah Lighting and Performance, World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, 5:45pm – 7pm The Shomrim Society of the Port Authority of … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/18) Hannukah Menorah Lighting, #ADULTING, Butterboy