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 show is not aimed at converting, convincing, or destroying, just relating. Whether it’s positive, negative, or somewhere in between (purgatory?) this is a show for anyone who wants some catharsis in a world where everything you do seems wrong. $10.

Truth Serum, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

Truth Serum, a late night talk show turned podcast, is back for an interactive wild spectacular. There will be guests, prizes, drinking games, and more. With Stand Up by Nicco Aeed and Mamoudou N’Diaye. Sketch Performance by Face for Radio. Hosted by Zoe Yellen. $7.

Good Riddance Day, Broadway between 45th and 46th Street, Dec. 28 (Thurs), 12pm – 1pm

Say goodbye to your unwanted memories of 2017 at the annual Good Riddance Day, which was taken from a Latin American tradition in which New Year’s revelers stuffed dolls with objects representing bad memories before setting them on fire. Destroy any unpleasant, embarrassing, and downright unwanted memories from the past year – be it a remnant of your ex, a paid medical bill or old study guides for your most onerous class. Registering for this event will automatically enter you in for a chance to win a Google Home speaker. Also, the first 50 people in attendance will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Hamish Kilgour, Shop Talk, War Bubble, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Mal Blum & The Blums, Kino Kimino, Hiccup, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free.

Goodfight, Breeder, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

HoneyChrome, Voltron_BLK, OG La Forge, Felix And The Future, The Loud Soft Loud, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Littlefoot, Soft Fangs, Ryan Wu, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Imraan Khan, Club Bonafide – Midtown East, 7pm, $10.

2017 Rap Up w/ Mike Nasty, Will Gates, Boston Chery, MMIJ The DJ, Dollar Bin, 94 Wythe Avenue – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

A Gay Show For All People Holiday Spectacular w/ Cole Escola, Naomi Ekperigin, Liza Treyger, Matt Rogers, Bowen Yang, Blake Daniel, Patti Harrison, Hosted by Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Jeff Scheen (Laughs on FOX), Colin Lewis (Team COCO’s Comics to Watch), Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle), & Magi Calcagne (ThunderFest!), Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

School Days Comedy, Hosted by Aminah Imani and Von Decarlo, The Village Lantern – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

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

All Green Comedy w/ May Wilkerson, Crystian Ramirez, Chrisian Polanco, Dara Jemmott, Juannell Riley, Chris Hamilton, 505 East 12th Street – East Village, 9:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

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

‘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.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Holiday Market at the Oculus, Westfield World Trade Center – Lower Manhattan, Until January 2, 9am to 9pm, Free.

 

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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 NY & NJ will light a new Hanukkah menorah in the Oculus at the World Trade Center. Includes a performance by the Maccabeats, a wonderful NYC-based acapella group. Free.

 

FILM

Diaries, Notes & Sketches (Walden), Anthology Film Archives – LES, 7:30pm, $9. Free for members.

 

MUSIC

Cherubim, Floam, Noah Engel, Wooter, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Marías, The Pheels, Pecas, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Lord Electro, Gowanus, Funk Worthy, Bowery Electric – LES, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

Fiona Silver, The Worst Humans, Modern Whale, Mercury Lounge – LES , 6:30pm, $10.

Squad Car, Dad, Mercury Lounge – LES , 9:30pm, $10.

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 10:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

#ADULTING with Michelle Buteau, Jordan Carlos, Abbi Jacobson, Eliot Glazer, Vinny Guadagnino, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Butterboy w/ Naomi Ekperigin, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Joel Kim Booster, Tim Harmston, Adam Newman, Nicole Boyce, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Raanan Hershberg (Self-helpless), Becky Yamamoto (Uninspired), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Robby Slowik (Comedy Central), John Donovan (Hilarious), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Club), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling The Ivories w/ Tamer Kattan – (Comedy Knockout), Jourdain Fisher – (Stand Up NBC), Victoria Hoffman (co-host of Babes In Boyland Podcast), Gibran Saleem (Gotham Live), Hosted by Maddy Smith (Roastmasters), Pianos Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Aly Dixon, Caitlin McKee, Emma Willmann, Kevin Sean, Luke Mones, Marie Faustin, Michael Svetich, Matt Leary, Bar 2A – East Village, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, Until Dec. 19, 5:30pm. 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 (12/14) World’s Largest Menorah, Sweet Baby Jesus Party

THINGS TO DO

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

See the lighting of the world’s largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan. The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds. The lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn will happen at the same time. Free.

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower, Salt Marsh Nature Center – Brooklyn, 7pm – 8:30pm

See one of the best meteor showers, producing up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Free.

Karaoke Tremendous, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

Karaoke Tremendous is like the karaoke you know, just turned up to 11. It’s like a hybrid between a dance and karaoke party. Free.

Teen Digital Media Winter Showcase: Stories Well Told, Chelsea Recreation Center, 5pm – 7pm

Celebrate the amazing mixed media created this fall by young people in and around NYC Parks’ recreation centers! There will be photography and graphic design exhibits, play-testing of newly-created video games, a video screening, youth-made music, and a showcase of arts/tech projects. Food and beverages will be provided. Free.

Sweet Baby Jesus Holiday Party, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 9pm – 12am

Monthly comedy series No One Asked Me hosts a holiday potluck. With sets from Aparna Nancherla, Neil Rubenstein, Emily Wilson, Emily Blotnick, Michael Salgarolo, Halle Kiefer and Evan Williams. Bring food to share. Free.

 

MUSIC

New Madrid, David Barbe & Inward Ebb Dream, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Dead Heavens, Suicide Pact, These People, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Fast Romantics, Megative, Sean Carroll, Hayes Peebles, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Statues of Liberty, Lulu Lewis, The Foxies, stereo shifter, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Gina Bon Jersey, DJ Jordan Stern, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

The XMAS Pop Sing-Along w/ SecretFormula, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Couples Therapy w/ Naomi Ekperigin, Andy Beckerman, Michelle Buteau, Josh Sharp, Mehran Khaghani, Aaron Jackson, Hosted by Ian Fidance, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Comedy/Dance Party at Secret Loft (FREE PIZZA!) w/ Tyler Fischer (Younger, America’s Got Talent), Abby Feldman (Gringolandia, Redacted Tonight), Becky Yamamoto (Uninspired, Good Enough), Reggie Conquest (Roast Battle, New York Comedy Club), Mookie Thompson (MTV2, Complex – half hour set), Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5 – $12.

Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000), Samantha Ruddy (Reductress), Peter Bandyk (Casual Sets), FreddyG (NPR), QED – Queens, 11pm, $10.

Wanjiko Eke, Usama Siddiquee (NBC, Boston Comedy Festival), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central’s Adam Devine House Party), Chris James (VH1 Single Ladies), Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (UCB, Wendy Williams Show, Above Average), Buka – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We f@#ked Podcast, NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, Just for Laughs), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Conan), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Just for Laughs), Andy Sandford (Conan, Adult Swim), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert podcast, MTV and host of 99.5 FM “Tall Tales”), Kevin Froleiks (Great Frontier: A Poorly Researched Musical About Lewis And Clark, Cinder Block Comedy Fest), Hosted by Jacky Beren (South Beach Comedy Festival, Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Precious Metal – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Camouflage Comedy w/ Chris Redd ( Current SNL Cast Member, Comedy Central), Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah), Aparna Nancherla (HBO’s Crashing, Master of None, Love, Inside Amy Schumer), Sam Jay (Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live), Matt Koff (The Daily Show, Adam Devine’s House Party CC), Subhah Agarwal (Comedy Central, TruTV, MTV), Joe Larson ( The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent), Reformed Whores (IFC, CBS, WNYC), Molly Ruben-Long (Just for Laughs Montreal, Viceland), Hosted by Lucas Connolly, Big Irv’s – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5 – $10.

 

ONGOING

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