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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Around NYC Today (11/13) Butterboy, Side Ponytail, Martha Redbone, City of God

THINGS TO DO

NewsGuild Shop Talk with A.O. Scott, 1500 Broadway – Times Square, 6:30pm – 8pm

O. Scott, one of the New York Times’ chief critics, discusses his career, the role of the critic and the current media industry and entertainment landscape. Free, RSVP.

The Unthinkable Staged Reading, Theater for the New City – East Village, 7pm – 9pm

The Unthinkable was a semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference and was shortlisted for the 92 Y Theater Collective. It’s directed by Frank M. Calo, whose credits include the Ryan Gosling film The Believer. Free.

The Office Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9:30pm

Take a break from being The World’s Best Boss, your classes at art school, or beet farming to prove you know the most about the Dunder Mifflin family. Prizes will be awarded in lieu of Dundees, and you don’t want to be left empty handed… that’s what she said! Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

Lovecraft Film Screenings, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5 donation.

City of God, House Fire – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

The Kings County Swing, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Martha Redbone, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – Harlem, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Semaphore, Professional Man, Dark Turn, Absent City, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Roar, Kissing is a Crime, Weed Hounds, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Funny Moms, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

RL Kelly, Emily Reo, merce lemon, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Justin Dean Thomas, The Muckers, The Midnight Hollow, Berlin – LES, 8pm, $10.

BODEGA, Video Daughters, ESSi, Kate Mohanty, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Todd Barry, Matteo Lane, Anna Drezen, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Robby Hoffman (writer for The Chris Gethard Show), Luke Touma (SiriusXM), Pranav Behari (Cape Fear Comedy Fest), Kat Radley (The Daily Show), Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel), Allie Goertz (@midnight, IFC’s 10 Comedy Musicians You Need to Know), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Sit, Stay Comedy w/ Isabel Hangen, Jen Lap, Katie Boyle, AMarie Castillo, Will Purpura, Juannell RIley, Rob Stalkie, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Jess Salomon, Courtney Maginnis, Ashley Gavin, Olivia Vessel, Mike Cross, Dekunle, Hoff Matthews – w/ free pizza, Bar 2A – East Village, 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.

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

Canstruction, Brookfield Place – Lower Manhattan, Until Nov. 14 – 10am to 8pm, Nov. 15 – 10am – 6pm, Free.

 

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Around Town Today: Mythical Creatures Costume Party, Singin’ in the Rain

mythical creatures

THINGS TO DO

Hudson Yards Farmer’s Market, 7 Station Train Entrance (34th St.) in Hudson Park, 12pm – 6pm.

Buy fresh produce and prepared food at this weekly event. Free.

Public Art Exhibition Opening: Triquetra for Healing by Julia Sinelnikova, Brower Park (Brooklyn), 6pm – 8pm

The inauguration event for the sculpture Triquetra for Healing. The artist, Julia Sinelnikova, also known as The Oracle, will present a spoken word and movement performance within the artwork, which will be illuminated with projections for this night only.

Make Your Mark rooftop painting workshop, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center (Greenwich Village), 6pm – 8pm

Join artist Amy DiGi for a rooftop watercolor painting and monotypes printmaking workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program. Free. RSVP.

Yoga Flow, North Lawn at 78th Street in Riverside Park, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Free.

Mythical Creatures Costume Party, The Footlight (Queens), 7pm

Footlight is hosting a costume party, complete with candy, decorations, music, and showings of great movies like The Labyrinth and Pan’s Labyrinth. Come in costume and get a $5 specialty cocktail. Free.

LitMag Launch Party, McNally Jackson (Nolita), 8pm

Readings by Chinelo Okparanta, Bette Pesetsky, Jonathan Greenhause, Sarah Wang, and Emily Saso. Refreshments will be provided. Free.

FILM

Indie and Foreign Film Festival Closing Night, San Damiano Hall (Midtown), 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Singin’ in the Rain, De Witt Clinton Park (Midtown), 6:30pm, Free.

Man and a Baby (International Premiere), Scandinavia House (Murray Hill), 7:30pm, $7 for members, $10 general admission.

MUSIC

Swanky Tiger, The Falling Birds, Wake The Sun, The Bushwick Hotel, Courtesy Tier, Castle Black, The Shining Hours, Bowery Electric (LES), 6pm, $10.

Little Junior, Mount Sharp, Dodgeball, Cape House (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

Mimicking Birds, Sam Jayne (of Love as Laughter), Berlin (Alphabet City), 7pm, $10 – $12.

Emanuel & The Fear, St. Lenox, Overlord, Goldsounds (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, $8.

Darmstadt Ensemble led by Ben Neill and Zach Layton, Brookfield Place (Lower Manhattan), 7:30pm, Free.

Colatura, Oroboro, Kew, Sunnyvale (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Kal Marks, Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, A Deer A Horse, White Pisces, Trans-Pecos (Queens), 8pm, $10.

Shattered, DJ James David, Twisty Cats, Pleasure Motel, Bowery Electric (LES), 8pm, $5.

Oxenfree Record Release, Vassals, The Royal They, Union Pool (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Adi Newton (Clock DVA), James Place, Embryoroom, Secret Project Room (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10 – $12.

RUUNE, Shara Lunon, Stay Inside, Feyer, Silent Barn (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

FEA, Bruiser Queen, Kristeen Young, Berlin (Alphabet City), 9pm, $10.

COMEDY

Luke Touma (Boston Comedy Festival), Melissa Diaz (Carolines), J-L Cauvin (Sirius XM), Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Rosebud Baker (Brooklyn Brewery), Sameer Naseem (Funhouse Comedy Show), Hosted by Chrissie Mayr and Brandon Collins, The Astor Room (Queens), 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Bodega Cat Comedy feat. Sarah Tollemache w/ Saurin Choksi, Kat Radley, Pedro Salinas, Rocky Dale Davis, Offside Tavern (Chelsea), 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

King Hippo Comedy Show and Afterparty, Hosted by Ayanna Dookie (MTV), Mike Brown (MTV), The Mockingbird (Alphabet City), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bomb Shelter Comedy feat. Emily Galati (Conan, Comics Unleashed, Gotham Comedy Live), Orlando Baxter (Conan, NBC, AXS TV), Cory Jarvis (Travel Channel, AXS TV, Funny or Die), Harris Stanton (Comedy Central, BET, Comics Unleashed), Ray Gootz (Caroline’s on Broadway), Brian Grossi (TMZ, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West (Midtown), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Chris Scopo (New York Comedy Club), Rachel Joan (Sirius/XM), Tom Cassidy (Adult Swim), Malorie Bryant (The Pear), Hosted by Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Club), Old Man Hustle (LES), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Roy Wood Jr. (Daily Show), Kevin Barnett (Broad City), Justin Williams (Mashable), Fumi Abe (StandupNBC), Antony Devito (Stephen Colbert), JJ Matise (Amazon), Andre Thompson (Music Choice), Hosted by Royce Wynn (ESPN), Sweet Brooklyn, 8pm, 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.

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