Around NYC Today (12/27) Hot Box Comedy, Norm Westberg, Double Dutch

Dictionary Drive, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm

Silent Barn is hosting a Dictionary Drive for NYC Books Through Bars two days after Christmas. You can bring dictionaries, thesauruses, GED studies, and atlases in good condition. Also stamps and other shipping supplies. Readings + DJ sets. $5.

Double Dutch Tournament, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center – Queens, 9:30am – 5pm

Test your skills in this free Double Dutch tournament. Divisions include novice, intermediate and advanced. Check in is at 9:30am. Free.

 

MUSIC

This Is Clémence, The Regrets, Logan X, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Noelle Tannen & The Filthy No-No’s, Sasha Masakowski, Mama Juke, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Danielle de Picciotto (Crime and The City Solution) and Alexander Hacke (Einsturzende Neubauten), Norm Westberg (Swans), Twisty Cats, Laura Ortman, Twisty Cats, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $10.

Kitari EP Release, The Double Negatives, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

John Davis (ex-The Folk implosion) & The Cicadas , The Mona Passage, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Natia, Alvin Irby, Malorie Bryant, Reggie Edwards, Aminah Imani, Usama Siddiquee, BK9 Kitchen and Bar – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Awkward Stage Comedy w/ Bob Hansen, Emily Winter, FreddyG, Courtney Fearrington, Rosebud Baker, Hosted by Erin Lynn O’Connor and Rosa Escandon, QED – Quens, 7:30pm, $8.

Hot Box Comedy w/ Liza Treyger (Comedy Central, Conan), Mike Brown (FOX, MTV), Christi Chiello (Comedy Central), Petey DeAbreu (Secret Loft Show, MTV), Hosted by Marie Faustin & Sydnee Washington (MTV, Oxygen and The Unofficial Expert Podcast), Et Al – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Many Cooks Comedy, Hosted by Samantha Ruddy (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Luke Touma (Sirius XM), JP McDade (Just For Laughs), Jordan Temple (Hidden Fences, Showtime), and Dina Hashem (Comedy Central), Lucky Jack’s – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

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 All Right – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10 suggested donation.

Stone Films NYC + Cult Of Individuality Holiday Bash w/ DJ Michael Alago, Borgo Pass, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, Free.

The Chordaes, Nina Lee, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Motion Studies, The Flag, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Mishka Shubaly, Timo Eliis, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Brooklynite Choir, The Foxy Johnstons, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Hack City Comedy w/ Nick Callas (Carolines on Broadyway), Ayanna Dookie (BET), Tori Piskin (Refinery 29), Drew Anderson (NPR), Aminah Imani (Wine Before Nine), Special guest Jon Laster (Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NBC Finalist), Black Cat – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

The So-So Show w/ Molly Brown, Jonathan Schuta, Madelein Smith, Hosted by Ryan Ciewiz and Tim Heintz, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

DoublePlusGood Comedy w/ Aparna Nancherla (Netflix’s ‘Master of None’; Comedy Central Half-Hour; Conan), Sharron Paul (IFC’s Neurotic; Lady Parts Justice; Cheap Date Comedy), Jacqueline Novak (Comedy Central’s Half-Hour; The Late Late show; Author ‘How To Weep In Public’), CW Headley (Gotham Comedy Club; Stand-Up NY; PlayerOne), Hosted by Ben Asher (New York Comedy Festival; Iceland Comedy Festival headliner; Caroline’s), Salzy – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Many Cooks w/ hosted by 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.

Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Festival), Caitlin Peluffo (Seeso), Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Do The Right Thing, New York City Baha’i Center – East Village, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

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.

‘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 (11/22) Thanksgiving Market, Yayoi Kusama, Winter Village

THINGS TO DO

Grand Central Thanksgiving Market, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, 8am – 7pm

Visit the Thanksgiving Market popping up on the Taxi Stand (at Vanderbilt Ave. and E. 43rd St.) for one day only on November 22nd. Grand Central dessert shops Bien Cuit, Financier Patisserie, Jacques Torres Chocolate, Magnolia Bakery and Zaro’s Family Bakery will sell their delicious desserts in time for Thanksgiving. Live music by YAZ, Mecca Bodega and Salieu Suso. Free. 

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation, in front of the American Museum of Natural History, 1pm – 8pm

Watch characters such as Spongebob and Spider-Man take shape. This annual tradition will end two hours early this year. No backpacks allowed. Free.

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.

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.

‘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.

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

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

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

 

MUSIC

Alone & Togetha, Bowery Electric – LES, 9:30pm, $5.

Turf N Twerk, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

Bridget Perez, Amira B, Devin Bews, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

A Night of T. Rextasy w/ The Buick Mckane’s, Michael T, DJ Twig the Wonder Kid, Christian Dryden, Danielle Tyler, Emma Craig, Jeremy Lublin, Mike Greco, Paul Anthony, Paul Bertolino, Richard Dev Greene, Sylvia Black, Thomas Von Voigt, Bowery Electric – LES, 10pm, $10.

Samonik, The Wickids, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Joseph King and the Mad Crush, Imaginary People, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

Thanksgiving Eve Dance Party w/ Taela Naomi, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free.

Sabine Blaizin, Ronan, Andrew Devlin, Will DiMaggio, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 10pm, $5 – $12.

Danny Laj, Church Bats, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

 

COMEDY

Dan Shaki (AXS TV, Sirius XM), Steven Castillo (Riot L.A., Limestone Comedy Festival), Katie Rose Leon (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival), Justy Dodge (Sirius XM, New York Comedy Festival), Nate Fridson (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Many Cooks Comedy w/ Luke Touma, Jordan Temple, Samantha Ruddy, JP McDade, Dina Hashem, Lucky Jack’s – LES, 9pm, Free.

 

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