Around NYC Today (12/13) Holiday Jazz Party, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump

THINGS TO DO

Holiday Party With Live Jazz, Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 1pm – 3pm

Join a special holiday party with live jazz music by former Blue Note recording artist, George Braith and his band.  Braith has played with greats such as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Gillespie and invented the double-sax called the Sopralto Braithophone. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America. Free.

Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000) hosts a variety/stand-up show in the guise of a fake kid’s show. Frank hosts the show in character as Moodsy, the Clinically Depressed Owl, and shows a bunch of weird and crappy old cartoons between stand-up, music and sketches. Featuring sets from Daniel Simonsen, Lucas Connelly, Carolina Hidalgo and Tony Conniff. $6.

 

FILM

The Rules of the Game (1939), Anthology Film Archives – LES, 7pm, $9. Free for members.

 

MUSIC

Project Diem, Like Herding Cats, Deal Casino, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Dakota Jones, Sami Stevens, Melissa McMillan, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

The Current, OLD SPORT, ÉMINA, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $5.

Blush, Dark Tea, Outside World, Lightning Bug, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Secret Crush, Cosmonaut, Blew, Detective Logan, Cape House – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Kristen Buckels, Lacey Jeka, Aparna Nancherla, Dan Soder, Will Miles, Hosted by Lacey Jeka and Kristen Buckels, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Fancy Show w/ Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Nathan Macintosh (Late Night with Stephen Colbert), Merrill Davis (Witch Hunt), Liza Treyger (Late Night with Seth Myers), Hosted by Michael Joyce (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Good Night with Jim and Shelby w/ Brandon Scott Wolf, Dayton Flannery, Patrick Vermillion, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Devour Hour w/ John Saponara (Monster Jam), Emily Winter (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Daniel Perefan (Stole Christmas), Lizzie Martinez (Savage), Sam Zee (Comedy Quarterly), Hosted by Frank Nelson and Kale Bogdanovs, Hank’s Saloon – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Jerry and Barry Present w/ Ben Wasserman, Bitch Party, Nick Miller, QED – Queens, 9pm, $7.

 

ONGOING

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

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wed. until Dec. 27, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

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

Bryant Park Public Tours, Josephine Shaw Memorial Fountain in Bryant Park, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 11am – 12pm. Free.

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

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. 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 (12/6) Washington Sq. Tree Lighting, Ghostbusters 2, Postmen

THINGS TO DO

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.

 

FILM

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.

 

MUSIC

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.

 

COMEDY

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.

 

ONGOING

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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Around NYC Today (11/1) Public Theater Mobile Unit, Briana Marela, Fancy Show

THINGS TO DO

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, 10:45am – 11:30am

This class is open to adults interested in learning sign language for communication. Free.

Art Inspired by Poetry, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. RSVP is required. Free.

The Public Theater Mobile Unit: The Winter’s Tale, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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 artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov . Free.

 

FILM

Whose Streets? (Screening and Talk), City College of New York – Hamilton Heights, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

New Finnish Cinema – Absolution/ Henkesi edestä, Scandinavia House, Murray Hill, $7 – $12.

The Wiz, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Rips, Glove, Casey Hopkins, DJ Anna Anabolic, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Briana Marela, Wilsen, Goth Child, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Three Man Cannon, Weller, Nervous Dater, Good Looking Friends, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Leggy, Human People, Long Neck (solo), Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Strange Ranger, Fits, Dig Nitty, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Hot and Bothered Comedy w/ Chloe LaBranche, Krista Komondor, Laurel Cummings, Jay Jurden, Sadiq Samani, Hosted by Patrick Holbert, Black Cat – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Maddy Smith (Hilarious), Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Rachel Joan (Sirius/XM), Hosted by Melissa Diaz (Carolines), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know s/ Liza Treyger (Comedy Central), Sammy Obeid (Conan), Daniel Simonsen (BBC), Sam Ike (NBC), David Drake (“Dave”), Hosted by Saurin Choksi (“Brown Privilege”), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Illuminati Party, Gelso & Grand – LES, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show s/ Rob Haze (Comedy Central), Doug Key (MTV), Ben Kronberg (Comedy Central), Shane Torres (Conan), Jo Firestone (Tonight Show), Robert Dean (NY Comedy Festival), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Mark Normand, Kent Ale House – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Keith Lowell Jensen: Not For Rehire w/ Myq Kaplan, QED – Queens, 9pm, $7.

 

ONGOING

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Gettin’ Wet with Miss Guy: The Photography of Guy Furrow, Art-on-A (East Village), Until Nov. 2, Free.

 

 

Around NYC Today (10/25), Theater of War, Surf Rock is Dead, The Fancy Show

THINGS TO DO

Armoire + Ministry of Supply Pop Up, 252 Elizabeth St. – Nolita, 5:30pm – 8pm

Check out two brands created at MIT – Armoire and Ministry of Supply. Free. RSVP.

Theater of War, New York Film Academy – Lower Manhattan, 7pm – 9pm

Theater of War is an interactive performance of scenes from ancient plays about the wounds caused by violence and war. Featuring actors Zach Grenier, Amy Ryan and New York City Council Member Jumaane Williams. Free. RSVP.

The Gods Are Not to Blame, The Shop Theater – Tisch School of the Arts, 7:30pm – 10pm

The Gods Are Not to Blame is a 1968 play and a 1971 novel by Ola Rotimi. It is an adaptation of the Greek classic Oedipus Rex, set in an indeterminate period of a Yoruba kingdom. Directed by Karishma Bhagani. Free. RSVP (Waitlist slots still available).

One Acts: Inmates Running the Asylum and Stranded, Atlantic Theater Company Studio A, 8pm – 10pm

Atlantic Acting School & NYU Tisch presents Inmates Running the Asylum and Stranded. Directed by Tom Costello, Kyra Jackson and Allison Karman. Free. RSVP.

No Feelings Presents: The Haunting, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

No Feelings Presents transforms QED into a live, interactive, walkthrough haunted house. So step inside and you might find yourself confronted by a ghost, a vampire or perhaps even a standup comic. $10.

 

FILM

Hotel Transylvania 2, St. Mary’s Park – Bronx, 6:30pm, Free.

 

MUSIC

The New Tarot, Janna Pelle, Boy Band, Eden Arielle, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Brutal Measures (Lydia Lunch and Weasel Walter), Joe Coleman, Michael Foster, Berlin – East Village, 7:30pm, $10.

Slight (Record Release), Bueno, Water From Your Eyes, Crosslegged, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Wild Pink, Field Trip, APHRA, drug bug, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

PUJOL, Pink Mexico, White Rope, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10 – $12.

Surf Rock is Dead, The Kickback, The Undercover Dream Lovers, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Stupid, A Stupid Weekly Comedy Show feat. Ben Kronberg, Dave Lester Katie Hannigan, Hosted by Victor Varnado (Conan), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Joy of Comedy, Hosted by Jessica Stern (MTV, Wendy Williams), Krown Holdaz Palace – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show feat. Charlie Kasov (Big Break Comedy), Matteo Lane (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Rebecca O’Neal (The U’s One Night Stand Up), Clark Jones (HBO’s Insecure), Liza Treyger (Louis CK’s Horace & Pete, Seth Myers), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know feat. Marina Franklin (Conan), Michael Kosta (Comedy Central), Tim Dillon (The Chris Gethard Show), Erica Spera (Bitches Brew), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), Hosted by David Drake (“Dave”), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

The Best News: A Comedy Show feat. Teddy Smith, Greg Stone, Sydnee Washington, Melissa Diaz, Katharyn Henson, Starr Bar – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Maggie’s Garden, Friendship Garden – Sugar Hill, Every Monday until Oct. 31,  2pm – 4pm, Free.

Eating Bitterness Art Exhibit, 384 Broadway – Tribeca, Until Oct. 27, Tuesday to Friday 2pm – 8pm, Weekends 11am to 7pm, Free.

Self Storage Gallery Exhibition, Flux Factory – Queens, Until Oct. 27, 7pm, Free.

Gettin’ Wet with Miss Guy: The Photography of Guy Furrow, Art-on-A (East Village), Until Nov. 2, Free.

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Around NYC Today (10/24), SmashCut CineFest, Ariel Pink, A. Savage

THINGS TO DO

Readings in Contemporary Poetry: Sharon Mesmer and Wayne Koestebaum, Dia: Chelsea, 6:30pm, $10 general admission, $6 for seniors and students

Dia’s monthly Readings in Contemporary Poetry series, curated by poet and author Vincent Katz, stresses the experimental aspects of contemporary poetic practice. It highlights commonalities among poets and puts their diverse voices in conversation with one another.

A. Savage: The Past, Too, Is an Intruder (Opening Reception), A-Pou’s Taste – East Village, 7pm – 10pm

Parquet Courts frontman A. Savage unveils a new series of paintings. Free.

Instar Books Halloween Bash, Babycastles – Brooklyn, 7pm – 11:30pm

Instar Books is hosting our first annual Halloween bash, as well as a launch party for the book The Black Emerald. Readings by Jeanne Thornton, Miracle Jones, Chavisa Woods, and Torrey Peters. Live piano karaoke by Jason Laney. Free ebooks to everyone who comes in costume. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

SmashCut CineFest (VIP Reception w/ open bar and food), IFC Center – Greenwich Village, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Ariel Pink – Happy Hour and Listening Party, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free.

Luke Elliot, decker., Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Dezi5, Corey TuT, Will Sheridan, DJ Lorant, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Freezing Cold, Hotline, New Love Crowd, Fits, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Cutters, Nihiloceros, Sister Munch and Electro Insides, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), Matt G, Joseph Sant, Chase King, Darlin Darlin (Puerto Rico benefit), Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Lawrence Rothman, PONY, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10 – $12.

 

COMEDY

Silly Chilly Presents: Too Much Hot Sauce feat. Jacob Williams, Katie Hanigan, Derrick Thompson, Jordan Raybould, Erica Spera, Katie Barbaro, Kat Belinfante, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

STEVIE feat. George Civeris (Just For Laughs), Josh Sharp (The Opposition), Julia Shiplett (Bridgetown), Dulce Sloan (Daily Show), Liza Treyger (Comedy Central), Cocoon Central Dance Team (Snowy Bing Bongs), Hosted by Drew Anderson, Sam Taggart and Marcia Belsky, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Dan+Joe+Charles feat. Janelle James (Comedy Central), Josh Johnson (Fallon), Giulio Gallarotti (MTV), Ray Kump (VICE), The Shanty – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

David Suarez, Chris Casiero, Jennifer Schemke, Adam P. Murphy, Jodi Coyote, Jeff Ceruli, Mo Vida, Ron Barba, Matt Azark and Sisi Gulturk, Hosted by Glenn Cohen, Kiabacca Bar – Midtown, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

John Donovan, Robby Leon, Casey McGowan, Caitlin Peluffo, Pedro Gonzalez, Lance Pauker, Special guest Emma Willman (Colbert), Ziggy’s – UES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Friendship Garden – Sugar Hill, Every Tuesday until Oct. 31,  2pm – 4pm, Free.

Eating Bitterness Art Exhibit, 384 Broadway – Tribeca, Until Oct. 27, Tuesday to Friday 2pm – 8pm, Weekends 11am to 7pm, Free.

Self Storage Gallery Exhibition, Flux Factory – Queens, Until Oct. 27, 7pm, Free.

Gettin’ Wet with Miss Guy: The Photography of Guy Furrow, Art-on-A (East Village), Until Nov. 2, Free.

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