Around NYC Today (2/16) Movies R Dumb, Tinder Tales Live, Small Works, Shame!

THINGS TO DO

Tinder Tales Live, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Online dating, like all dating, is a wild and crazy world. David Piccolomini (host of the tinder tales podcast) has been exploring this world more than most. He and his hilarious friends will provide tinder horror stories, great advice, and a bunch of fun games. $7.

Movies R Dumb, QED – Queens, 11pm – 1am

Comedians riff on the worst movies of all time. This month’s movie is Air Force One, in honor of President’s Day. With live commentary from Frank Conniff (MST3K), Aparna Nancherla (Comedy Central’s ”Corporate”), Jess Salomon (Sirius XM), FreddyG (NPR). $10.

Small works, Sidney Mishkin Gallery – Gramercy Park, 7pm

Small works Baruch 2018 is a juried show of 100 New York artists, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and relief sculpture. The selection of art was made by Richard Timperio, director of the Sideshow Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Elizabeth Avedon, an independent curator and contributor to L’Oeil de la Photographie. Free.

 

MUSIC

The Mixture, ElectraJets, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Superchunk, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

God Tiny, Darkwing, The Bad Larrys, Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Reverse Baptism, Machismo, Breaking The Will, Plague Mother, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Holy Golden, Gingerlys, Long Neck, Jared Artaud of The Vacant Lots (DJ Set), The Park Church Co-op – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Teen Body, Psychic Selves, Low Mein, Quire at the Willow, The Willow – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Nick Water, Johnny Petrop, Alexander Noir, Convo, Lyrivelli, The Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

 

COMEDY

Shame! w/ Samantha Ruddy, Andrew Casertano, Misha Han, Nick Nicosia, Hosted by Brendan Busee & Ron Raganella, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $6.

Monotony: A Smart Comedy Show About Stupid Stuff w/ Marcia Belsky (Reductress), Kerry Coddett (MTV), James Hamilton (Funny or Die), Dan Perlman (StarTalk Radio), Doug Smith (Conan), Chelsea Taylor (Himalayan Salt Lamp Podcast), Hosted by Raj Sivaraman, Caveat – LES, 8:30pm, $8.

Cross the Bridge Comedy w/ Casey James Salengo (Kimmel), Julio Diaz (IFTY Comedy), Marisa Riley (Comedy Ugly), Sam Grittner, Gianmarco Soresi (Carolines on Broadway), Phil Valentine, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza – Brooklyn, 8:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Isabel Hagen (Lantern), Dan Perlman (Carolines), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (The Pear), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Manhattan Open House (over 400 free fitness classes), Various locations, Every day until Feb. 17, 8am – 9pm, Free.

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until Feb. 23, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

‘Icons in Their Own Right’ – Solo Show of Makeba Rainey, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, Every Friday until April 6, 3pm – 6pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (2/13) College Skate Nights, Mike and Caroline Know Love

THINGS TO DO

College Skate Nights, Bank of America Winter Village – Midtown, 7pm – 10pm

Celebrate Fat Tuesday at The Rink, which promises to be one of the biggest bashes north of New Orleans. Skaters with a valid college ID gets 2-for-1 skate rental. The Rink will be lit in traditional Mardi Gras colors – green, purple and yellow – and the music will be jazz from the Big Easy. Free.

Mike and Caroline Know Love, Caveat – LES, 10pm – 11:30pm

Experts Mike Camerlengo and Caroline Cotter are here just in time for Valentine’s Day to teach you how to FIND love and HOLD ON to it. From sending dick pics to when to ask about bra size, this educational seminar covers all the basics… including butt stuff (which Mike and Caroline consider 3rd base!). Featuring guests Nayomi Reghay (“Swipe This!” Columnist for The Daily Dot), Julia Young (Wild N’ Out, MTV 2’s Joking Off), James Dwyer (Master of None, UCB, “A Big Dumb Thing”), Lou Gonzales (UCB, The Mannequin Room). $8 – $10.

 

MUSIC

Soren Bryce, Emergency Tiara (Vinyl Release Show), Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

I Am The Polish Army, Nihiloceros, Sic Tic, Fucktons, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Joey Morant, Brownsville Recreation Center – Brooklyn, 12pm, Free.

JULIET QUICK, Power Funeral, Leather Can,Old Table, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Lev Fer (Skank Fest), Robby Slowik (NY Comedy Club), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Vanessa V Lince (Hilarious), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tyrannosaurus, Hosted by Sam Evans (Montreal Just For Laughs Festival) and Patrick Hastie (SF Sketchfest), RaR Bar – Queens, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 2018, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Manhattan Open House (over 400 free fitness classes), Various locations, Every day until Feb. 17, 8am – 9pm, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until Feb. 23, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/18) On A Lighter Note Comedy, Davalois Fearon, Acid Dad

Theater of War, Police Athletic League, Inc. Polo Grounds Cornerstone – Harlem, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Theater of War is an interactive performance of Scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes, ancient plays about timeless human struggles, such as depression, isolation, and other mental health issues. Featuring actors Chinasa Ogbuagu, Jumaane Williams, and Louis Cancelmi. Free. RSVP.

Davalois Fearon: Finding Her History, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts – Lincoln Square, 6pm – 8pm

Davalois Fearon is a critically acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer born on the island of Jamaica and raised in The Bronx, New York. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Davalois Fearon Dance. Fearon is in search of her history. What does it mean to be a black woman on stage? What is the map of a segregated self? Join an evening of personal history, original dance, archival performance screening, and discussion. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC
Savak, The Effects, Patois Counselors, Big Quiet, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Photocomfort, Lina Tullgren (solo), Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Acid Dad, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Laser Background, gobbinjr, Check Out Old Table, Erica Eso (duo), Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Lucie Pohl’s Immigrant Jam w/ Suzie Afridi, Tom Delgado, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $7.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Donnie Sengstack (Hot Tub Comedy Show), Dina Hashem (CONAN) and Rebecca O’Neal, Offside Tavern – Greenwich Village, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

On A Lighter Note w/ Adam Mamawala (New York Comedy Festival), Will Miles (HBO’s Crashing), Ken Schultz (BP Wrigleyville), Robert Dean (Gotham Comedy Live), Emma Willmann (Late Show), Hosted by Dan Wilbur (Sirius XM, Better Book Titles), Halyards – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Von Decarlo (BET), Matt Bachus (Carolines), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Stephen Mclonghair Bolles, Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

What Lies Upstream (2017), Maysles Cinema – Harlem, 2pm, $10.

The Square (2017), Scandinavia House – Murray Hill, 7pm, $7 – $12.

 

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 2018, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Exerskate (oce-based fitness classes), The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village, 8am – 8:30am, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, 2pm, Free.

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 Songs, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Music fans Evan Forde Barden and Patrick Cartelli host this monthly talk show about people’s favorite songs. Each month, they invite a special guest to share one song that they love – be it an all-time favorite, a track that reminds them of a great story, or something that just blew their minds. Then a musician takes the stage to cover it and play a song of their own. Think “You Made It Weird” meets “VH1 Storytellers.” This month features Josh Sharp (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Joe’s Pub) and Jacob Sharp (Mipso, mandolin/vocalist). $5.

MulchFest, Various locations, 10am – 2pm

Recycle your holiday tree at MulchFest. Bring your tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city. More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Find chipping locations here. Also happening on the January 7th. Free.

 

MUSIC

DEDE, Thed Jewel, Mirror Gazer (DJ set), Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

GREAT WOODS, The Big Drops, Freezing Cold, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Bilge Rat, Danny Christmas, Premiums, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Seb Isaac Band, The Nectars, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Pants Exploder, Tallah, Vibrator, Eye of the Destroyer, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

New Love Crowd, The Ryan Wu Band, Absolutely Yours, Earth Dad, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Baby Soda Jazz Band, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

No Cover Comedy Sunday w/ Corinne Fisher, Jeremy Pinsley, Andrew Lee, Angela Palladino, Ryan Dacalos, Justin Herman, Cameran Hebb, Brett Kline, Bill Schaefer, Nicholle Kun, Jack Byram, Hosted by Josh Tolentino, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Easy Buckets Comedy w/ Justin Flanagan, Hannah Boone, Eagle Witt, Katie Boyle, Pockets Graham, Stavros Halkias, Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Last Call Comedy Show w/ Daniel Perafan, Shawn Ohagan, Liz Barrett, Alex Pavone, Shubah Agarwal, Jula Branda, Hosted by Brandy Thomas, Bridge and Tunnel Brewery – Queens, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Ray Gootz (Carolines), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Sam Morrison (Hilarious), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Molly Kornfeld, Ryan Mulholland, Ashley Hamilton, Rufat Agayev, Peter Bandyk, Legion – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Soon? Comedy Night w/ Aparna Nancherla, Mike Lebovitz, Katharyn Henson, Peter Wong, Mackenzie Graves, Chris Hamilton, Malia Sias, Sensei Gallery Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

This Isn’t Crashing w/ Maddie Smith (Carolines, New York Comedy Club), Adam Gable (Dangerfeilds, Broadway Comedy club) Mike Verdi ((New York Comedy Club), Hosted by Chris Hamilton, The Grisly Pear – Greenwich Village, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

‘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.

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden, First weekend of each month, 1pm, Free.

 

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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 the schedule of the pre-ball drop show here.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration, Grand Army Plaza – Brooklyn, Dec. 31 (Sun), 10pm – 11:59pm

See Brooklyn’s answer to the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop.  Featuring a performance by Quintessential Playlist starting at 10:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at the stroke of midnight. Free. RSVP required.

New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks, Coney Island Beach and Boardwalk, Dec. 31 (Sun), 6pm – 11:59pm

Greet the new year with live music and Coney Island’s side show performances. Go on rides such as the Thunderbolt Roller Coaster, The B&B Carousell and Deno’s Wonder Wheel for free (weather permitting). There will also be fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. Free

MUSIC

Fruit & Flowers, Rose Gold (Formerly Cape House) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10. 

Forever Young – NYE New Wave Dance Party w/ DJs Templar, Ash, Michael T, V-Christ, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10. 

Cypher League Presents: A Holiday Gathering (NYE) w/ Deem Spencer, Madwiz, Connor Donovan, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8. 

Reverend Vince Anderson and the Love Choir, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 7pm, $10. 

The Awesome Aughts New Year’s Eve Party w/ DJ Steve Reynolds, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, $5. 

 

COMEDY

BackFat Year in Review w/ Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing, The Moth Radio Hour, McSweeneys), Kenice Mobley (2 Dope Queens, Laughs on FOX), Chris Calogero (Vice), Maria Wojciechowski (Seeso), Larry Mancini (of the band The Tracys), Carmen Lagala (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Elise Valderrama (Fusion TV correspondent), Drew Anderson (Stevie), Kale Bogdanovs (Devour Hour Comedy), Frank Nelson (Finger Lakes Comedy Festival), Emily Winter (Fusion TV, Glamour, TV Land), 61 Local – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Napoleon Emill (Flatbush Misdemeanors), Hosted by Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

ONGOING

‘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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