Around NYC Today (12/13) Holiday Jazz Party, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump


Holiday Party With Live Jazz, Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 1pm – 3pm

Join a special holiday party with live jazz music by former Blue Note recording artist, George Braith and his band.  Braith has played with greats such as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Gillespie and invented the double-sax called the Sopralto Braithophone. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of America. Free.

Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000) hosts a variety/stand-up show in the guise of a fake kid’s show. Frank hosts the show in character as Moodsy, the Clinically Depressed Owl, and shows a bunch of weird and crappy old cartoons between stand-up, music and sketches. Featuring sets from Daniel Simonsen, Lucas Connelly, Carolina Hidalgo and Tony Conniff. $6.



The Rules of the Game (1939), Anthology Film Archives – LES, 7pm, $9. Free for members.



Project Diem, Like Herding Cats, Deal Casino, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Dakota Jones, Sami Stevens, Melissa McMillan, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

The Current, OLD SPORT, ÉMINA, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $5.

Blush, Dark Tea, Outside World, Lightning Bug, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Secret Crush, Cosmonaut, Blew, Detective Logan, Cape House – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.



Kristen Buckels, Lacey Jeka, Aparna Nancherla, Dan Soder, Will Miles, Hosted by Lacey Jeka and Kristen Buckels, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Fancy Show w/ Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Nathan Macintosh (Late Night with Stephen Colbert), Merrill Davis (Witch Hunt), Liza Treyger (Late Night with Seth Myers), Hosted by Michael Joyce (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Good Night with Jim and Shelby w/ Brandon Scott Wolf, Dayton Flannery, Patrick Vermillion, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Devour Hour w/ John Saponara (Monster Jam), Emily Winter (Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Daniel Perefan (Stole Christmas), Lizzie Martinez (Savage), Sam Zee (Comedy Quarterly), Hosted by Frank Nelson and Kale Bogdanovs, Hank’s Saloon – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Jerry and Barry Present w/ Ben Wasserman, Bitch Party, Nick Miller, QED – Queens, 9pm, $7.



Free Day at the Bronx Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Every Wednesday, 10am – 4:30pm, Free.

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wed. until Dec. 27, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 10:45am – 11:30am. Free.

Bryant Park Public Tours, Josephine Shaw Memorial Fountain in Bryant Park, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 11am – 12pm. Free.

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

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. 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 (11/14) Katy Tur, Norwegian Christmas Fair, As If Comedy


Katy Tur, Vanderbilt Hall – Greenwich Village, 6pm – 8pm

NBC News Correspondent Katy Tur discusses the 510 days she reported on Republican Nominee Donald Trump. Over the course of the year and a half, Trump taunted Tur incessantly, transforming her into a prominent figure in the presidential campaign. Tur—who recently received a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence— reflects on her unexpected time in the spotlight. Free.

Nollywood, N+1 – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Emily Witt discusses her new book Nollywood, which is a study on Nigerian cinema. Witt will be in conversation with n+1 film critic A. S. Hamrah. Free. RSVP.



Three Tours and Another Brother, Hunter College – UES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

I Called Him Morgan, Maysles Cinema – Harlem, 7:30pm, $10.



Secret Crush, 2Frail, Project Diem, Nevva, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Cinemechanica, Dad, Ultra Major, Castle Black, Cape House – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10

Chomper, Drunken Foreigner Band, Arrows of Love, Think Tank, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Soccer Mommy Yohuna, Emily Yacina, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Breaking, Haleek Maul, Abbi Press, Little Shadows, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Tiger + Man, Amy Leon, Adam Melchor, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10

SSDD, Squad Car, Safe Hex, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

No Age, Drunken Foreigner Band, Beat Detectives, Elsewhere – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $10



Chris Duffy’s You Get A Spoon w/ Emmy The Great, Tica Douglas, Maeve Higgins, Caveat – East Village, 7pm, $10.

As If Comedy w/ Cathy Humes (Beast Village), Deno DeMartino (New York Comedy Festival), Arti Gollapudi (LAWL: The Femme Comedy Lab), Fumi Abe (MTV), Amanda Hurley (Caroline’s on Broadway), Kinfolk 90 – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Harmon Leon’s Big Fat Racist Show, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $7.

Janelle James (Comedy Central), Josh Johnson (Fallon), Giulio Gallarotti (MTV), Ray Kump (VICE), The Shanty – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Show My Goodness w/ Maria Wojciechowski, Evan Morrison, Albert Kirchner, Bushwick Public House – Brooklyn, 8pm, $0 – $5.



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

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.

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.

Norwegian Christmas Fair, Norwegian Seamen’s Church – Midtown East, Nov. 16 to 18 (Thurs to Sat, 12pm – 8pm; Sun 11am -4pm), Free.


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