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

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Around NYC Today (1/14) Adele live near MSG, Two Inch Astronaut, Free Puppies

THINGS TO DO Adele* Live near Madison Square Garden, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm – 11:30pm What’s better than seeing the actual Adele sing live at Madison Square Garden? Seeing 10 Adele impersonators sing live near Madison Square Garden! Bring your own black shift dress and get ready to sing Rolling in the Deep at the top of your lungs. $8. Astronomy: The Night Sky, Marine Park – Brooklyn, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/14) Adele live near MSG, Two Inch Astronaut, Free Puppies

Around NYC Today (1/13) Watercolor Classes, The Red Party, Bowery Comedy

THINGS TO DO Spotlight on Still Life – Closing Reception, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, 1pm – 4pm “Spotlight on Still Life”, curated by artist Ann Marie McDonnell, presents photography from the faculty and students of Curtis High School who were part of an educational program that focuses on the history of the still-life genre through painting and photography, as well as contemporary approaches. Free. Free Watercolor … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/13) Watercolor Classes, The Red Party, Bowery Comedy

Around NYC Today (1/12) Glow in the Dark Dance Party, Whatever Comedy

THINGS TO DO Glow in the Dark Madness Dance Party, Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden – Queens, 10pm – 2am Brush off your best white and neon clothes. Dance the night away at an indoor Glow In The Dark Party, complete with black lights, glow in the dark face painting, glow sticks, and of course, glowing headphones. DJs will play Top 40 Dance Hits and … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/12) Glow in the Dark Dance Party, Whatever Comedy

Around NYC Today (1/10) Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Shanghai Film Week

THINGS TO DO 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. $8.   MUSIC House … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/10) Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Shanghai Film Week

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

Around NYC Today (1/7) Sock Hop Sunday, Too Soon? Comedy, Repeater at QED

THINGS TO DO Sock Hop Sunday, Belle Reve – Tribeca, 8pm – 1am Belle Reve is hosting its first Sock Hop party. Records starting at 8pm during dinner service and a DJ and go-go dancer comes on from 10pm to 1am. Adult milkshakes, burger and hot dog specials running all night long. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Free. Repeater: A Little Show About Big … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/7) Sock Hop Sunday, Too Soon? Comedy, Repeater at QED

Around NYC Today (1/5) Glow in the Dark Fitness Challenge, Comedy Hibachi

THINGS TO DO 5-Hour Glow-in the-Dark Fitness Challenge, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Stuyvesant Town, 3pm – 8pm Wear your best neon gear and celebrate the new year with a five-hour, non-stop exercise event. Activities include hour-long sessions of Jump Rope Madness, Afro-Brazilian Zumba and Kettle Bell Ab Blast. Free. RSVP by emailing Erica.Serrano@parks.nyc.gov .   MUSIC Swerling, Azro Cady, Nova Lantern, Bowery Electric – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/5) Glow in the Dark Fitness Challenge, Comedy Hibachi

Around NYC Today (1/4) New Wave Night, WNDR WMN, Binky Griptite, The Chi

THINGS TO DO WNDR WMN, Kinfolk 94 – Brooklyn, 9pm – 3am This is a charity mixer for homeless women. Monetary and toiletry donations accepted. Performances by Wolftyla, Miss Milan, DJ Perfection and DJ Shy Daughter. Free. RSVP. Dirty Thursday: New Wave Night, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am The best of New Wave and Post-Punk all in one place. DJ Dirtyfinger, James … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/4) New Wave Night, WNDR WMN, Binky Griptite, The Chi

Around NYC Today (1/3) Comedians You Should Know, Bay Uno, French Classes

THINGS TO DO Free Mini French Classes, French Institute Alliance Francaise – UES, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Looking to learn French this winter? Join FIAF’s unique immersion method composed of 30-minute sample classes. Each session covers topics such as learning what to say at a speed dating session and asking for directions in a French-speaking city. Free. RSVP.    MUSIC Supplier, A Bunch of Dead People, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/3) Comedians You Should Know, Bay Uno, French Classes

Around NYC Today (1/2) Women in Art, Negative Press, Tableaux Anniversary

THINGS TO DO Women in Art: Music, Lovecraft Bar – East Village, 7pm – 10pm The Set NYC presents an evening of shows, performances, networking and cocktails. Lineup includes Genique Green, Tay Solèy, Lady Ze, Nyara Jessica Suzanne, Joan Mercury. Hosted by Siobhan Fogarty. Event to benefit charity group Freedom Ladder. Networking party at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. $5 donation.  Negative Press Reading and … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/2) Women in Art, Negative Press, Tableaux Anniversary

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Around NYC Today (NYE) Times Sq. Ball Drop, BackFat Year in Review, Fireworks

Happy New Year! THINGS TO DO New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, Times Square, Dec. 31 (Sun), midnight Times Square is synonymous with New Year’s Eve. To get a good spot when fireworks explode and confetti go airborne, show up at around 3pm. You’ll need to navigate a maze of street closures and endure an outdoor version of a packed subway ride for hours. Check out … Continue reading Around NYC Today (NYE) Times Sq. Ball Drop, BackFat Year in Review, Fireworks

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