Around NYC Today (3/28) All Is Forgiven, Hot Box Comedy, Playwrights’ Playground


Art Inspired by… Carrie Mae Weems, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from artist Carrie Mae Weems. The series will include an overview of the artist and technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. Free.

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 a stage. Join some of New York’s best performers and storytellers for a comedy show about how belief runs deep in everyone’s 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.

Playwrights’ Playground, WeWork Harlem, 7pm – 9pm

Selected playwrights submit 10-12 pages of a new work in the early stages of development. Actors are cast on the spot and perform a cold reading, followed by a moderated audience feedback session. In addition to serving the development of new work, these readings give audiences a sneak peek into how new plays are created. This month’s playwrights are Dacyl Acevedo, Shaneisha Dodson, Kit Yan, Simone Wolff and Christopher Marshall. Free. RSVP.



MELANIN FREE, Wetware, HESPER, VVEISS, H0L0 – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Painted Doll, Mirror Queen, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Whores (video release), A Devil’s Broadcast, Sara Landeau, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Scott Yoder, Howardian, Jane Church, Coco Verde, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.



Comedy at Rose Gold w/ Aparna Nancherla (Corporate, HBO’s Crashing, Master of None, Love), Tim Dillon (Comedy Central Half Hour), Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Leclerc Andre (Laughs on FOX), Carolyn Busa (Good Day New York), Hosted by Caitlin Peluffo (SF SketchFest) and Emily Winter (Fusion, NBC Late Night Workshop Script Judge), Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Hot Box Comedy w/ Mehran Khaghani (Last Comic Standing), Alex English (BET, The Rundown with Robin Thede), Michelle De Swartei (VICE), Molly Austin (TruTV), Sonia Denis (HBO, MTV), Et Al – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until March 31, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

Collage at H.H. Biddle House, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, Every Wednesday until March 28, 10am – 1pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, 2pm – 3pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (11/20) Butterboy, Free Puppies, Louis Vuitton, Annie Hart


Playwrights’ Playground, 4 Columbus Circle, 7pm – 9pm

Get a sneak peek into how new plays are created. Playwrights submit ten to 12 pages of a new work in the early stages of development. Actors are cast on the spot and perform a cold reading, followed by a moderated audience feedback session. Free.

The Feather Doesn’t Fall Far From The Wing, Columbia University Schapiro Theater, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Feather Doesn’t Fall Far from the Wing is a new play that reimagines Lucifer’s fall from heaven. Be a part of this piece’s introduction to the world through its first public reading performance. Written, directed, and composed by Ayvaunn Penn. 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.

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, (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.

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.

The Typing Machine: Participatory and Multimedia Exhibition, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 – UES, Until Nov. 26, 6pm, Free, RSVP.



Rebel Rossa, New York Irish Center – Queens, 7:15pm, $10.



American Fever, True Dreams, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

The Kings County Swing, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Trophy Bucks, Night Screams, Autodrone, Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Finding Thomas, Annie Hart, The Standard Hotel – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP to

Mall Prowler, Beta Librae, Kendall Cahan, Axine M, NK Badtz, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

Rae Isla, Rodes Rollins, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.



Back Room Comedy w/ Mark Normand, Adrienne Iapalucci, Michael Brigante, Dean Delray, New York Comedy Club, 7pm, $10.

Butterboy w/ Judah Friedlander, Shalewa Sharpe, Joe Zimmerman, Rebecca O’Neal, Khalid Rahmaan, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Free Puppies Comedy w/ Mark Normand (Comedy Central), Mike Recine (CONAN), Piers Moreton (Comedy Store), Sara Armour (Last Comic Standing), Colum Tyrrell (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Hosted by Laurel Cummings, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling The Ivories w/ Sarah Tollemache – (Colbert Show), Andrew Schulz – (Comedy Cellar regular, co-host of The Brilliant Idiots Podcast), Marie Faustin (co-host of The Unofficial Expert Podcast), Danny Del Colle (NY Comedy Club regular, Devil’s Cup Festival), Alex Pavone (co-host of Suite Buddies podcast), Hosted Nataly Aukar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Side Ponytail w/ Jordan Temple (The Rundown w/ Robin Thede), Heather Marulli (All Jane Fest), Jon DelCollo (Helium Comedy Club), Katie Hannigan (Red Clay Comedy Festival), Alison Zeidman (Adam Ruins Everything, NYT), Valeri Tosi (The Mermaid Comedy Hour), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Savage: A Comedy Show, Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

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

Ed Sullivan on Acid, Hosted by Calvin Cato, Freddy’s Bar and Backroom, 9pm, Free, RSVP.


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