Around NYC Today (12/11) Ladies with Lenses, Harlem Tree Lighting, Butterboy

Holiday Celebration: Concert and Tree Lighting, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 5pm – 8:30pm

The tree lighting begins at 5pm with The Marching Cobras and Children singing Carols. Immediately afterward, the party moves indoors at Pelham Fritz Recreation Center with performances by Vy Higginsen’s Sing Harlem Choir and the One Accord Dance Ministry. The emcee will be Musa Jackson AKA the Harlem Ambassador. The buffet is sponsored by neighborhood restaurants and artisanal makers from Harlem. Free.

This Must Be The Place, Dear Mama Coffee – UES, 6pm – 8pm

A literary evening of curated writers reading work both published and in-progress. Across different genres, from celebrated young adult writers to noir, journalism, Op Ed and humor. $5.50.

Star Wars Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9pm

Prepare yourself for five unique and challenging rounds rounds on the X-wing, droids and Wookiees! Include Episodes 1 to 7 and Rogue One. Free. RSVP.



Lovecraft Film Screenings, Hosted by MTV writer and The Walking Dead actor Sean Lynch, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

Vimeo Presents “Ladies with Lenses”: Women Killin’ It Behind the Camera, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 6:45pm, $10.



Danielia Cotton, Debra Devi, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Palberta, No One And The Somebodies, The Cradle, Turnip King, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Cody Melville w/ John Melville, Joel B. Cannon, Ben Toro, Jesse Bryson, and Dina Regine, ElectraJets, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8.

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



Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Nariko Ott (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Alejandro Morales (Good Good Comedy Theater), Rebecca O’Neal (Netflix’s Easy), Doug Key (Rogue Island Comedy Fest), Sam Ike (Big Sky Comedy), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Butterboy Comedy w/ Julio Torres, Nore Davis, Katina Corrao, Guy Montgomery, Brooke Van Poppelen, Mary Mack, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Julio Torres, Mitra Jouhari, Clare O’Kane, Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill, Tim Platt, Steven DeSiena, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Myq Kaplan and Friends w/ Derek Humphrey, Kenice Mobley, Abby Feldman, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Shockwave, QED – Queens, 8:30pm, $6.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central Half Hour), Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Jeff Simmermon (This American Life), Jess Salomon (Vice), Gracie Canaan (Comic Strip Live), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Weekly Humorist Presents Guaranteed Delivery w/ Jared Freid (Comedy Cellar regular, Total Frat Move Podcast), Adrienne Iapalucci (Letterman), Jonathan Zeller ( The New Yorker, New York Comedy Club, American Bystander), David Drake (Fox’s “Laughs”), Darius Showjoy Davies (2017 finalist for the English Comedian of the Year), Ester Steinberg (Funny Girls on Oxygen), Jarret Berenstein (Radio Free Brooklyn), Mailroom Bar – Lower Manhattan, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Cutthroat Comedy w/ Von Decarlo, Nick Alexander, Angela Cobb, Andy Ostroff, Kenny Warren and Lizzie Stewart, The Standing Room – Queens, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Arse-toria Comedy w/ Raghav Mehta, Koshin Egal, Kendall Ferrell, Dewey Lovett, Hosted by Tim Unkenholz, Adam Sokol, Lindsay Boling and Bryan Yang, Passage Irish Bar – Queens, 9pm, Free, RSVP.



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.

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 (11/11), Broadway Trivia, Bowery Comedy, Party of Two


Human Foosball, Ocean Breeze Park – Staten Island, Nov. 11 (Sat.), 11am – 1pm

Join a life size version this classic game. Participants will stay fixed to their line and battle an opposing team using a soccer ball. All standard rules apply. Participants of all ages can join. Free.

Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter, Lemon Creek Park – Staten Island, 6pm – 7:30pm

Witness these two planets close in the night sky together. Telescopes and binoculars provided. Free.

BEE, HB Studio – Greenwich Village, Nov. 11 and 12 (Sat. and Sun.), 7:30pm – 9:30pm

BEE is a play about Izat, a young Iranian girl trapped in an abusive marriage in the 1940’s. After years of suffering both physically and mentally at the hands of her spouse, she knows the only way she will survive is if she is able to leave him. In an unprecedented move, her father is able to use his influence to secure a divorce for her. The story intertwines with interviews from immigrants who have had to make the difficult choice of leaving their homeland because their survival was at stake. Free.

Ajax in Iraq, Lee Strasberg Theater and Film  Institute – East Village, 7:30pm – 9pm

Past and present collide in Ellen McLaughlin’s mash-up of Sophocles’ classic tragedy Ajax with the modern-day war in Iraq. The play follows the parallel narratives of Ajax, an ancient Greek military hero, and A.J., a modern female American soldier, both undone by the betrayal of a commanding officer. $10 general admission, $5 for students and alumni.

Party of Two, The Pleasure Chest – UES, 7:30m – 9pm

Vanessa Valerio and Anita Flores are bringing some of New York City’s best storytellers and comedians together to recount their absurd experiences about dating in the modern world.This month’s lineup includes comedians Marcia Belsky, Christian Polanco, Katie Haller and Gianmarco Soresi. Proceeds will go to the Hispanic Federation to help Puerto Rico. $8.

Broadway Trivia, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 9pm – 11pm

This event is a fundraiser for the 2018 season of The Brooklyn Theatre Club. Test your knowledge of all things Great White Way and win prizes. Questions will range from the Tony Awards to celebrity stars. There’s also an immersive part to the game. Each team must vote in one member to participate in some acting-related clues alongside the BTC company. $5 with RSVP, $8 without.



Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks, 349 5th Avenue – Korea Town, 1pm, Free, RSVP.



Big Eyes, Vacation, Dark Tea, The Kingsland – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Bad History Month (record release), Two Inch Astronaut, Longface, Water From Your Eyes, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 12pm , $8 – $10.

POLYANNA, Karmare, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $5.

Hiber, Audio Revival, Civic, French Postcard, Sexy Neighbors, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

Greatwoods, Dan Rico, Old City Revival, Jake Pinto (The YeahTones), Phil and the Osophers, The Footlight – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Juicebox, Bungalow, wes max, GooGi3, Cocoa and Jomero, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Pyrolatrous (record release), Gnaw, Mick Barr, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

iT Boy, Tubafresh, Kid in the Attic, G Lucas Crane, Enso Tangense, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Frankie and the Witch Fingers, White Lighters, Brian Merrill, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

The Rebel, Palberta, Conduit, Brandy, PC Worship, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Jordan Stern and DJ Ilan, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.



Bowery Comedy w/ Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Dan Licata (JASH), Sydnee Washington (The Unofficial Expert Podcast), Katie Hannigan (Oxygen Network, CollegeHumor), Jourdain Fisher (Stand Up NBC), Momoh Pujeh (Decoded On MTV), Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, Free.

The Happy Half Hour w/ Jak Knight (Comedy Central, Netflix’s Big Mouth), Local 138 – LES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Who Dat? Comedy w/ Heather Candella, Ausar English, Jesse Martin, Kenny Warren, Joanna Briley, Luke Ashlocke, Hosted by Seth Byrd, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $3.

Andy Fiori (Host of The Raw Report on SiriusXM), Edward Farrell (Old Man Hustle), Tyler Richardson (Tru Tv), David Spector (Tremendous), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (Hilarious), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Jak Knight, Rebecca O’Neal, Rob Haze (Part of New York Comedy Festival), Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Comedy at Stonewall w/ Nore Davis, Rosebud Baker, Matteo Lane, Mehran Khaghani, Harrison Greenbaum, Veronica Garza, Stonewall – Greenwicih Village, 8pm, $5.

The Killing Joke Comedy w/ Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central Half Hour), Alison Zeidman (New York Times, TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything), Luke Mones (Funny or Die, Howard Stern Show), Guitler Raphael (Boston Comedy Arts Festival), Jordan Jensen (Baby’s Got Backyard), Donnie Sengstack (DC Improv, UCB), Hosted by Scotland Green, Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8:15pm, Free, RSVP.

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Mackenzie Graves, Maddy Smith, Randall Otis, Charlie McCracken, Vanetta Schoefield, Dan Wickes, Hosted by Stephen Bolles, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Human Citizen Comedy w/ Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Maria Wojociechowski (Seeso), Conrad Roth (Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes), Amy Buchwald (She Devil Comedy Festival), Sameer Naseem (Bollywood Hogan), Scott Sharp (Sharp Stories), Art Cafe + Bar – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.



Saturday Farmers Market, Hattie Carthan Community Garden (Brooklyn), 9am-2pm, Free.

Shape Up NYC: Zumba for Adults, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 10am – 11am. Free.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

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

Amsterdam Whitney’s November 2017 Exhibition, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Chelsea, Until Dec. 8, 11am – 5pm, Free, RSVP.


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