Around NYC Today (5/17) Pole Play, Ray Mantilla, Bomb Shelter Comedy, Capoeira

THINGS TO DO

Pole Play, DROM – East Village, 7pm – 10pm

Pole Play comes to DROM for one night only. Enjoy ten of New York City’s best pole dancers in this sultry and acrobatic show. $10.

Out of Line: MELT by James Scruggs, On the High Line at 14th Street, 9pm – 10pm

Don’t miss this somewhat-satirical and very timely performance exploring race, gender, and social justice in a not-too-distant possible future by the outstanding creator of “3/Fifths.” It’s May 17, 2060. The 17th Annual Post Racial America Day Rally. White people in America have been the minority for 17 years. The mixed race, gender fluid President of the United States, who refuses to disclose birth gender, speaks: “America is the great melting pot…MELT!”

The Mejerchold Twins, Goddard Riverside’s Bernie Wohl Center – UES, 8pm – 9pm

The Mejerchold Twins are two distinctly different siblings who continue an eternal struggle for domination on the cabaret stage and in real life. This is a comedy-musical blend rooted in Vaudeville, variety shows and revues.

Mekong NYC Spring Recital, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Mekong NYC Spring Music Recital features performances from students of Mekong NYC’s Dan Tranh (Vietnamese Zither) Class. Food and refreshments will be served. Free.

“Focus Up” Where Hip Hop and Reality Meet, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center in Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6pm – 8pm

This forum will discuss how music, literature and film affect youth in the present day and age, dissecting the three forms of entertainment in which messages are hidden. Free.

 

MUSIC

Richard Papiercuts, Lame Drivers, Kitchen, Coney Island Baby – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP by calling 212-281-9240 ext. 19 or 20.

Tonya Harding, Desert Sharks, The Loneliers, The Values, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Darlin Darlin, Stephen Karl & Handsome Animals , Swimming Bell, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Ray Mantilla, Hansborough Recreation Center – Harlem, 1pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Dana Moon (Netflix, FOX, MTV), Barry Ferns (The Malcom Hardee Award, Angel Comedy Club), Joseph Vecsey (AXS TV, Caroline’s on Broadway), Gianmarco Soresi (TBS, Caroline’s on Broadway), Sheba Mason (Artie Lang Show, Broadway Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk Podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown West, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

On a Lighter Note w/ Meg Cupernall (Carolines / Gotham), Calvin Cato (GSN), Omar Shaukat (HBO’s “Crashing”), Myka Fox (Funny or Die), Matt Koff (Daily Show), Halyards – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Casual Town w/ Solomon Georgio (Conan), Samantha Ruddy (NY Comedy Festival) Tom Thakkar (Conan), Andy Haynes (Comedy Central Half Hour), Sing Sing Ave. A – East Village, 7pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

Bryant Park Tai Chi, Fountain Terrace – Bryant Park, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Sept. 27, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours, Meet at Helskell Plaza in Bryant Park, Every Monday until June 4, 8am – 9am, Free.

Fitness Walk, Fort Totten Front Gate in Fort Totten Park – Queens, Every Tuesday and Thursday until Nov. 1, 9am – 10am, Free.

Tour the Battery, Netherland Monument in The Battery, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 1pm – 2pm, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition – 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, Arsenal in Central Park, Every weekday until June 14, 6pm – 8pm. Free.

Summer on the Hudson: Yoga Flow, Lawn at 74th Street in Riverside Park South, Every Thursday until Oct. 25, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Capoeira Class, Lawn east of Memorial Grove in Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, Every Thursday until June 28, 6:30pm – 8pm, Free.

Yoga in the Park, East River Picnic Area in Randall’s Island Park, Every Thursday until Sept. 13, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (2/17) Love Your Body, NY Night Train, Bomb Shelter Comedy

New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off, Elsewhere – Brooklyn, 11pm

New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off returns to monthly third Saturdays at Elsewhere featuring two rooms of live music and dancing. This month’s edition features music from La Luz, Mystery Lights, Bodega and Jane Church, and a $100 Dance-Off with Cowboy Randy Jones at midnight. $10.

Bartow’s Literary Elevenses Book Club, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum – Bronx, 10am – 11:30am

Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure. Contact Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Free.

Love Your Body Fitness Marathon, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 10am – 7pm

Join an afternoon of fitness, fun and cardio. There will be 10 instructors and classes over 5 hours. Free.

A Literary Afternoon with Malcolm Boyd and Sherese Francis, Lewis H. Latimer House – Queens, 2:30pm – 5pm

Join an afternoon of fiction and poetry readings with authors Malcolm Boyd and Sherese Francis, accompanied by live music at the home of African-American inventor and poet Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928). There will be a live performance by saxophonist Leonardo Love. Free.

 

MUSIC

Lost Boy?, The Love Ways, Nihiloceros, La Peche, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Living Strange, Spud Cannon, The Modern Dance, Sedona, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Tigris GRL PWR w/ Abby T, Grace London, Katie Cunningham, Nerika, Moollz, Dana McCoy, Brooklyn Bazaar, 7:30pm, $10.

Littlefoot, Colatura, Virginia and the Woolves, The Grasping Straws, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Jacques Renault & Max Mcferren, Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Foreign Exchange with DJ mOma, Rich Knight, Maine, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $10.

Alpaca Wolves (Reunion Show), Hartley’s Encore, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Child Abuse, USA Nails, Prayer Group, Dead Tenants, Dog, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Metalleg, Velveteen Rabbit , Fascinations Grand Chorus, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

L O T I O N, Witchtrial, Pobreza Mental, Twisted Thing, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Oh, Such A Good Show, Oh! w/ Phoebe Robinson, Literati (Michael Wolf & Colin O’Brien), Tony Zaret, Josh Nasser, Rebecca O’Neal, Bowen Yang, Larry Owens, Hosted by Ethan Beach, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, $8 – $10.

Baby & Me Comedy w/ Katie Boyle, Mike Joyce, Ariel Elias, QED – Queens, 3pm, $8 – $10.

Dina Hashem (Conan), Derek Humphrey (Derek Mansplains It All), Ashley Brooke Roberts (NatGeo Explorer), Lauren Hope Krass (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Hosted by Calvin Cato (Time Out New York), QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Kevin O’Shea (Comedy Central, SF Sketchfest), Mike Albanese (Netflix, BET), Courtney Maginnis (Let’s See What Else Comedy Show), Chris Murphy (Comedy Central, Broadway Comedy Club), Alex Carabano (Caroline’s on Broadway), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

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

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm – 12:45pm, Free.

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

 

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

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Around NYC Today (2/7) Antigone, Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band, Luke Null

THINGS TO DO

Drawing at the H.H. Biddle House, Conference House Park – Staten Island, 10am – 1pm

Explore and enhance your artistic abilities. Expand your skills with new techniques and mediums. Create intimate drawings of window views out of the historic H. H. Biddle House in Conference House Park. Materials will be provided. For beginners and non-beginners. Free. RSVP by sending an email to francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov .

Dance Away the Night, Highbridge Park – Washington Heights, 6pm – 8pm

Strictly Tango’s popular Tango class is coming to Highbridge! Join a celebration of Milonga, a fast paced version of Tango. All levels are welcome for dance instruction and open dance. The founder of Strictly Tango, Sergio Segura, will lead the class. Free. RSVP by sending an email to trevor.merk@parks.nyc.gov .

Reenactment, BRIC – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Performances by Reenactment artists Maria Hupfield and Alicia Grullón, followed by a discussion moderated by Harry Weil, Manger of Programs at Green-Wood Cemetery. Electric Prop and Hum Freestyle Variations Studio is a twenty-minute performance piece by Hupfield, presented in collaboration with fellow BRICworkspace artist-in-residence, Tusia Dabrowska. The multi-media performance incorporates scored and un-scored movement, sound, and vocalizations to intervene in BRIC’s gallery. Free. RSVP.

Antigone in Parkchester, New York Public Library – Parkchester Branch, 11am – 1pm

Antigone in Parkchester is a free, interactive performance of scenes from Sophocles’ Antigone, an ancient play about a woman who decides to honor her brother and disobey the state, presented in English with Bengali interpretation. Each performance is followed by a powerful audience discussion in English and Bengali about gender equality, allyship, and justice. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Uta Habbig, Club Bonafide – Midtown, 7:30pm, $10.

Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band, Roy Wilkins Recreation Center – Queens, 1pm, Free.

SOFT FANGS, Wild Pink, Pom Pom Squad, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Warhawks, The Nuclears, Not Amused, Edna, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedians You Should Know w/ Luke Null (SNL), Andy Haynes (Conan), Nore Davis (Comedy Central), Jessica Michelle Singleton (Ignorance is #Blessed), Brian Babylon (NPR), Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Hosted by Jeff Steinbrunner, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Thick Wit Comedy w/ Chloe Radcliffe (TBS Comics to Watch), Ja-Ron Young (Cinderblock Comedy Festival), Kenice Mobley (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Jeffrey Emerson (Lap Dance Saloon), Deno DeMartino (New York Comedy Festival & MasterCard Patron), Mary Cella (Jezebel), Musical Guest Headless Dentist, The Way Station – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Kerry Coddett (Comedy Central’s Nightly Show, MTV’s Joking Off, TruTV’s Comedy Knockout), Tyler Fischer (NBC’s Chicago Med, TV Land’s YOUNGER), Kareem Green (FOX’s Laughs), Casey Balsham (AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live), 61 Local – Brooklyn, 7pm, $5 – $8.

 

ONGOING

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 26, 2018, 9:30am, 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.

 

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

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Around NYC Today (2/2) Big Weird Comedy Show, Selective Perception Party

THINGS TO DO

Paint Night, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6pm – 8:30pm

Join a night of free expression through painting. Supplies and instruction will be provided. Free.

Selective Perception Closing Party, Elsewhere Loft – Brooklyn, 7pm

“Selective Perception” is an exhibition of vector illustrations by Claudine Eriksson, Andrea Johansson and Darcy Moore. This will be the female design collective’s third exhibition in New York City. A series of works that demonstrate the multi-faceted meanings of a single word will presented by each designer in the exhibition. Each work calls attention to the diverse associations viewers have with a single word’s visual or written meaning. 3xStudio will be donating 10% of the proceeds from “Selective Perception” to the ACLU. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Saint Mela, Yaya Bey, Zenizen, Sha Savage (DJ), C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Spirit Of, Inspiraling, Baylor Rossi, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Sensoria, Malibu, Dasychira, Debit, Gar-ud (Tennis Rodman), Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $5 – $10.

Lake Ruth, The Galaxy Electric, The Bell House – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Rhinestone, Alena Spanger, Little Mystery, ggpeach, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

 

COMEDY

Carole Montgomery (Comedy Central), Courtney Fearrington (Thug Passion), Emily Flake (Cartoonist for The New Yorker), Maria Wojciechowski (Featured in The New Yorker), Hosted by Derek Humphrey (Derek Mansplains It All Podcast), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

Caitlin Peluffo (Seeso), Lev Fer (Skank Fest), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Festival), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Big Weird Comedy Show w/ Aparna Nancherla (BoJack Horseman, Master of None), Chris Calogero (VICE, Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Katie Hannigan (Carolines on Broadway, New York Comedy Club), Clare O’Kane (VICELAND), Kenny DeForest (Comedy Central Stand-Up, Late Night with Seth Meyers), Hosted by Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central Half Hour), Ryan Beck (The Daily Show, Girl Code), Will Winner (The Good, The Dad, and The Ugly Podcast, HuffPost), Secret Loft – Chelsea, 8:30pm, $5 – $15.

 

ONGOING

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: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

Around NYC Today (2/1) Elmuseo@SVA, Goodness Greatness!, Royal Wedding

THINGS TO DO

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, 9am – 5pm

A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin’ Wolf. Free.

Elmuseo@SVA, School of Visual Arts – Chelsea, 6pm – 8pm

Join a panel discussion with some of the artists featured in elmuseo@SVA: May Contain Moving Parts, including Graciela Cassel, Willie Cole, Jon Gómez, Marilyn Narota, Aya Rodríguez-Izumi, and Jenny Santos. The artists will discuss their process and works on view. Moderated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Vanity, MJ Vision Group, Michael D’Addario, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Stuyedeyed, Native Sun, The Nude Party (DJ), Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, $5.

Sean Henry, Edgar Clinks, Sidney Gish, Gobbinjr, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

TOURNAMENT, Bad Bone, The Wilful Boys, Nap, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Mari, Shareef Keyes & the Groove, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Adir L.C., SAGE, Doctor B, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Micky James, The Hell Yeah Babies, Invisible Candy, Solid Goold, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Dinowalrus, Heaven, It’s Over, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Monograms, Squad Car, GlassSlipper, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Michelle Buteau (Comedy Central), Dan Raderstrong (“Nothing Important” Comedy Show), Hannah Boone, Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Goodness Greatness! w/ Ben Kronberg (Late Night w/ Seth Meyers), Chanel Ali (Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac), Courtney Maginnis (Caroline’s), Saurin Choksi (Comedians You Should Know), Ramy Youssef (Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Yedoye Travis (Search Party), Hosted by DannyMoney w/ DJ Chris Donahue, Upstairs at 2A – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Calise Hawkins (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central), Jared Waters (PBS, AFN TV), Joe Larson (FOX, NBC, AXS TV), Howie Dewey (The Stand, Greenwich Village Comedy Club), Ian Lara (The Stand), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Pedro Gonzalez (NBC), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Eman El Husseini (Just for Laughs), Hosted by Katie Boyle (Transplants), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Royal Wedding (1951), Hudson Park Library – West Village, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Exerskate (ice-based fitness classes), The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village – Bryant Park, Every Thursday until March 1, 2018, 8am – 8:30am, Free.

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