Around NYC Today (10/23), Street Cuts App Launch Party, Wyatt Cenac



RUNHealthy: Yoga, New York Road Runners – Midtown, 7:30am – 8:30am

Monday Morning Yoga classes are open to all levels and will incorporate postures that help with running performance and injury prevention. Yoga mats are not supplied at these classes. Free. RSVP.

Street Cuts App Launch Party and Art Show, Arlene’s Grocery – LES, 6pm – 10pm

Celebrate the launch of Street Cuts—a growing collective of celebrated street artists from around the world who are turning their art into sharable digital stickers. The launch party will include a scavenger hunt, give-aways, and original work by the app’s featured artists — City Kitty, The Primate, HISS, Belowkey, Abe Lincoln Jr., and K-Nor — who will also be in attendance.

The 30 Year Old Virgin – Kevin James Doyle, Three of Cups – LES, 7pm – 9:30pm

The 30 Year Old Virgin is an hour of stand up told as one long story. Doyle grew up in a conservative Christian home and was saving himself for marriage. He got engaged but called off his engagement a month before his wedding and woke up in New York City, a 30 year old virgin. This show was previously seen at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. $10.



Fast Forward / Tout s’accélère, Lycée Français De New York (UES), 6pm, Free, RSVP.

The Craft, The Way Station – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.



Adron, Paper Daggers, Rowan, Victor and Penny, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

Matteo Vallicelli, Fuchsia, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Library, Yer Trash, Girltype Behavior, Remain, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Chaste, Inferno Cordial, Ghostly Times, Detach the Islands, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Qualms Rectified release show, Amirtha Kidambi, stevie may, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, Fernandito Ferrer (Puerto Rico benefit), Bowery Electric – LES, 9pm, $10 – $12.



Night Train with Wyatt Cenac feat. Rob Cantrell, Sonia Denis, Liza Treyger, Matt Koff, Chris Redd, Jackie Kashian, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $8.

New Heat Comedy Show feat. Andrew Schulz (Brilliant Idiots), Luis J. Gomez (Comedy Central), Sam Morril (Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Rachel Lenihan (The Chirs Gethard Show), Nore Davis (MTV), Jordan Jensen (Baby’s Got Backyard), Hosted by Luke Touma, Mike Kerrigan, and Tim Sturtevant, Comic Strip Live – UES, 8pm, $8.

So Fun at No Fun Bar, No Fun Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Speakeasy Comedy, Hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli, Local 138 – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.



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.

For more events, check out what’s happening THIS WEEK .

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Around NYC Today (10/16): Stomp Out the Muslim Ban, Night of the Living Dead

Photographer Joel Barhamanda at 80 Arts
Photographer Joel Barhamanda at 80 Arts


Jason Alexander and Amy Pietz, Build Studio (SoHo), 1pm – 1:30pm

Jason Alexander and Amy Pietz will discuss their new show Hit The Road. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Valid ID required. Free. RSVP.

RZA and DJ Mathematics, Build Studio (SoHo), 1pm – 1:30pm

RZA will talk about the new Wu Tang Clan album The Saga Continues. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Valid ID required. Free. RSVP.

Meet Me Downtown Gallery Opening, 80 Arts Lobby and Garden, 6pm – 9pm

Photographer Joel Barhamand unveils a new exhibition. Refreshments will be served. Free. RSVP.

W. Eugene Smith Artist Talk: Justyna Mielnikiewicz, Aperture Foundation Gallery and Bookstore (Chelsea), 6:30pm – 8:30pm

The Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, presents an artist talk with Georgian artist Justyna Mielnikiewicz. Based in Tbilisi, Mielnikiewicz is the 2016 recipient of the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for her project A Diverging Frontier: Russia and Its Neighbors. Free. RSVP.

Stomp Out The Muslim Ban, Brooklyn Borough Hall, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Young women activists from the Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) present an art protest and dance rally at in response to the current presidential administration’s travel ban.

Japanese Tea Ceremony, Teachers College – Columbia University, 7pm – 9pm

Experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony demonstrated by a professional tea master from Sohga-an. Free. RSVP.

Young, Queer and Lit, The Strand Bookstore, 7pm – 8pm

David Levithan, Zack Loran Clark, Nick Eliopulos, Billy Merrell, Caleb Zane Huett, Sarah Moon and David Barclay Moore discuss their process of writing books that have branched out the YA genre.

Survivors, Goddard Riverside’s Bernie Wohl Center (UWS), 7pm – 10pm

A new play by James Masten. Staged reading featuring Twinkle Burke, Max Meyers, Kyle Minshew, Steve Moore and Andrew Oakes. Free. RSVP.


Gualterio Marchesi, The Great Italian, The New School (Greenwich Village), 10am, Free, RSVP.

Motherland, DCTV (Tribeca), 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Night of the Living Dead (with original live score by Morricone Youth), Brooklyn Bowl, 8:30pm, $10.


Ladislav Horák, Petr Nouzovský, Bohemian National Hall, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Thick Business, Berlin (East Village), 8pm, $10.

The Callas, Hand and Leg, A Pleasure, Flesh Desperate, The Glove (Brooklyn), 9pm, $7.


Zodiac Comedy feat. Corinne Fisher, Mike Brown, Janelle James, Anthony P. DeVito, New York Comedy Club (Kips Bay), 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac feat. Anzo Slade, Kenny DeForest, D.C. Benny, Aparna Nancheria, Ophira Eisenberg, Littlefield (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, $5 – $8.

Side Ponytail feat.Emily Galati (Conan), Liz Magee (All Female Reboot, Paste Magazine), Harrison Tweed (Let’s Talk About Sets podcast), Usama Siddiquee (Fusion, Laughing Devil Cup), Drew Dowdey (Brooklyn Comedy Fest), Hosted by Emily Winter, Friends and Lovers (Brooklyn), 8pm, Free, RSVP.


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 weekend until Oct. 31, 11am – 8pm, Free.

For more events, check out what’s happening THIS WEEK .

Want to submit an event? Contact us!

Oct. 9 (Mon.), Indigenous Peoples Day, Columbus Day, Myq Kaplan


Indigenous Peoples Day, Harlem River Field

Rethink Columbus Day with this two Day Indigenous Celebration. With performances from Native American artists, musicians and poets. Monday event starts at sunrise with a ceremony. Free.

Columbus Day Parade, 11am

Parade moves up Fifth Avenue from 47th Street to 72nd Street. There’s also a red carper area between 67th Street and 69th Street. Free.

Rikers Island Exhibition: Behind these Prison Walls, The Living Gallery Outpost (East Village), 6pm – 9pm

Former Rikers Island Corrections officer, visual artist, and author Lorenzo Steele Jr. takes viewers into the nation’s most violent adolescent jail on Rikers Island. Lorenzo uses photography and a personal testimony that will take individuals on a visual journey into the “Bing.” Free.

Reading for Disaster Relief, The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s (East Village), 8pm – 9:30pm

Readings by Desiree C. Bailey, Jaquira Díaz, Camonghne Felix, Whitney Greenaway
David Tomas Martinez, etc. Proceeds go to support ongoing relief efforts In Mexico, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands. Donation.


Lovecraft Film Screenings, Lovecraft (Alphabet City), 6pm, $5.

BPM, Alice Tully Hall (UWS), 6pm, Free. RSVP.


Steve Jr., Poppies, GONG GONG GONG, Dark Tea, Mercury Lounge (LES), 7pm, $10.

Swampboots, Kangaroo, Melting Death Vapors, Watergate, Sunnyvale (Brooklyn), 8pm, $7.

Little Junior, Baby’s All Right (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

S The Supplicant, Romantic States, Agua Viva, Air Waves (solo), Silent Barn (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.


Night Train with Wyatt Cenac feat. Ari Shaffir, Marina Franklin, Chanel Ali, The Lucas Brothers, Littlefield (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, $5-$8.

Side Ponytail feat. Barry Rothbart (Comedy Central, Downward Dog), David Tveite (Last Comic Standing, Sirius XM), Andrew Casertano (Animal Planet), Wanjiko Eke (Brooklyn Comedy Fest), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel), Alison Leiby (writer for The President Show), Friends and Lovers (Brooklyn), 8pm, Free.

The Stoner Show (part of Park Slope Comedy Festival), Divine Bar (Brooklyn), 8:30pm, $10.

Myq Kaplan and Friends Birthday and Halloween Show, QED Astoria (Queens), 8:30pm, $6.

Speakeasy Comedy hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli, Local 138 (LES), 9pm – 10pm, Free. RSVP.

Ed Sullivan on Acid feat. Calvin Cato, Rick James (part of Park Sloper Comedy Festival), Freddy’s Bar (Brooklyn), 9pm, $10.

Comedy at the Lantern, The Lantern (Greenwich Village), 10pm, Free. RSVP.

Park Slope Comedy Festival Roast Battles Rounds 1 and 2, Freddy’s Bar (Brooklyn), 10:30pm, $10.


Free Admission Roller Skating, Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Every Mon. and Fri., 3-6pm, Free admission, $6 for skate rental.

Milkshake Happy Hour, Big Daddy’s (Flatiron), Mon.- Fri., 3pm – 5pm

New Sounds Live: Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band by Carol Szymanski, Brookfield Place (Lower Manhattan), From Oct. 6 -11 (hours vary), Free.

Oct. 2 (Mon), Armistead Maupin, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Seeing Agon

agon ballet


Seeing Agon with Heather Watts, Center for Ballet and the Arts (East Village), 530pm

Ballerina Heather Watts performs George Balanchine and Igor Stravinsky’s Agon in a one hour rehearsal style lecture-demonstration. Featuring Unity Phelan and Calvin Royal III. Free. RSVP.

Kaveh Akbar Book Launch Party, Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel, 7pm

Kaveh Akbar celebrates the launch of his debut poetry collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf. Free. RSVP.

Pen Out Loud: Boundaries and Borders, Strand Book Store (East Village), 7pm – 8pm

The Strand will host a conversation with Daniel José Older, author of the New York Times best-selling YA series Shadowshaper Cypher, and Idra Novey, a translator-turned-novelist who interrogates linguistic boundaries in both her translations of Portuguese works and in her award-winning debut novel, Ways to Disappear. Free. 

A Memorial for Denis Johnson, Kaufman Concert Hall, 7:30pm

Celebrate the life of National Book Award winner Denis Johnson with Michael Shannon, Billy Crudup, Michael Cunningham, Arthur Bradford, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Cryer and others. Free. RSVP.

Armistead Maupin, Books are Magic (Brooklyn), 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Author Armistead Maupin will discuss his new memoir Logical Family. Free.


Beijing Opera, Schwartz Theater at SUNY College of Optometry (Midtown), 6pm, Free.

Angst, Crosby Street Hotel, 7pm, Free.


Babel Duet, Bowery Poetry Club (LES), 6pm, $10 suggested admission

Kenny Brown, The Kandinsky Effect, Elise Masanga, Tim Maiden, Pianos (LES), 6:30pm, $8.

Joy Again w/ Furnsss, Mercury Lounge (LES), 6:30pm, $10.

Kino Kimono, The Lounge Act, Hiccup, Funcrusher, Reanimadores, Knitting Factory (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, $10-$12.

Jes Justice (Single Release Party), Rockwood Music Hall (LES), 8:15pm, $10.


The Peoples Mic Podcast Live Taping, Otto’s Shrunken Head (Greenwich Village), 2pm, $0-$5

Nat Townsen’s Downtown Variety Hour w/  Myq Kaplan (Netflix) and Lorraine Cink (Marvel), UCB East Village, 7:30pm, $7.

Comedy at the Grocery feat. Abby Rosenquist, Andrew Collin, Marie Faustin, Calise Hawkins, Dan Soder, hosted by Freddie Sheffield, Arlene’s Grocery (LES), 7:45pm, Free with RSVP, $5 at the door.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac feat. Jon Glaser, Jo Firestone, Tanel Joachim, etc., Littlefield (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, $5 – $8.

The Witching Hour feat. Sarah Kennedy, Carmen Lagala, Tiana Miller, Oni Francis and Phil Stamato, QED (Queens), 8:30pm, $5.

Free Comedy and Pizza feat. Fumi Abe, Derek Humphrey, Emily Winter, David Spector, Jordan Raybould, Josh Carter, Natasha Vaynblat, Stewart Fullerton, HiFi (Alphabet City), 9pm, Free. RSVP.

Mixtape: The Diversity Improv Show feat. Jason Farr, Valete Graham, Will Cooper, Caroline Castro, Shalini Tripathi, Marie Denny, Nina Sharma, etc., Magnet Theater, 10:30pm, $7.