Around NYC Today (2/26) Nordic Book Club, Side Ponytail, Sasheer Zamata

THINGS TO DO

Nordic Book Club, Scandinavia House – Midtown, 6pm – 7pm

Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of the Nordic Book Club. This month’s book is They Know Not What They Do by Jussi Valtonen. This psychological novel, set in the near future, focuses on a man struggling to protect his new family from violence. It was the winner of the 2014 Finlandia Prize, Finland’s highest literary honor. Free.

The Office Trivia, Raise New York – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9:30pm

Take a break from being The World’s Best Boss, your classes at art school, or beet farming to prove you know the most about the Dunder Mifflin family. Prizes will be awarded in lieu of Dundees, and you don’t want to be left empty handed… that’s what she said! Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Turbo Goth, Moony Matelot, Strange Weather, Cavale, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Joe Wood, Paige Howell, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Rifle Recoil, Faraway Somewhere, Barry Gordon, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Jack Martin’s Bob Dylan Deathwatch, John Williams Watkins, Teeth, Wonders of Nature – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Mike Drucker (The President Show, The Tonight Show, Bill Nye Saves the World) , SallyAnn Hall (Winner of The She Devil Comedy Festival), Chris Donahue (Panic Attack Comedy), Raj Sivaraman (Jeopardy), Lizzie Martinez (Funny or Die), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Tickling the Ivories w/ Carmen Lynch – (Colbert), Jessica Kirson – (Comedy Cellar), Jessica Fleischer – (Boston Comedy Festival), Nick Simmons – (New York Comedy Club), Meghan Walsh – (Broadway Comedy Club), Hosted by Nathaly Aucar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live), Jacqueline Novak (Comedy Central), Tom Thakkar (Conan), Rebecca V. O’Neal (Netflix), Julia Claire (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Wanjiko Eke (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), The Living Gallery – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Julia Johns (Girl Code), Becca Beberaggi (PASTE Magazine), Tim Barnes (WBEZ), Kase Raso (New York Comedy Club), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Anna Drezen (SNL, Reductress, Comedy Central’s Clusterfest), Tom Thakkar (Conan, Just for Laughs Festival), J.P. McDade (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Just for Laughs Festival), Eudora Peterson (Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical), Wendi Starling (GLAMOURPUSS, Fuse TV, JAMMERZ podcast), Cape House – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

 

FILM

The Spook Who Sat by the Door, 900 South Avenue – Staten Island, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Monday until Dec. 10, 10am – 10:50; 5pm – 5:50pm, Free.

Around NYC Today (1/22) Lovecraft Film Screenings, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

Seinfeld Trivia, Raise New York – Gramercy Park, 8pm – 9:30pm

“Do you ever get down on your knees and thank God you know me and have access to my dementia?” Use your katra to dominate the dojo during all FIVE unique and challenging rounds on cockfighting, mail fraud, headfirst parking and pee-stained couches. Free. RSVP.

Lovecraft Film Screenings, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm – 9:30pm

Join this networking party, live music and film screening event to help end child trafficking. Music by Jour Majesty. Screening of films Carnival Kid, The Codependent Therapist, Patient 1 and Scopophobic Actress. $10.

 

MUSIC

Matt Mehlan (of Skeletons), AC (Laurel Atwell & Jessica Cook), Jason McMahon, Doug Shaw, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Grim Streaker, Yucky Duster, RIPS, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free. RSVP.

Green Milk From The Planet Orange, Myriad, Sun Abduction, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

 

MUSIC

Butterboy w/ Jackie Kashian, Jared Logan, Dina Hashem, Kara Klenk, Fumi Abe, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancerla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Joe Bell (Comedy Central), Julia Claire (Bridgetown Comedy Fest), Michael S. Watkins (The Hard Times) , Erica Spera (TBS Comics to Watch), Christian Polanco (The Cooligans Podcast), Pamela Ross (McSweeney’s), Hosted by Ben Wasserman, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Tom Thakkar (Conan), Becca Beberaggi (PASTE Magazine), Luke Touma (Serious XM), Tyler Richardson (NYTVF), Irene Morales (Someecards), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling The Ivories w/ Anthony Devito (Colbert), Eagle Witt – (College Humor), Melissa Diaz – (Carolines on Broadway), Mike Verdi (New York Comedy Club regular), Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Ethan Simmons Patterson (Orlando Comedy Festival), Tori Piskin (MTV), Katie Boyle (Cinderblock Festival), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live), The Rochard NYC – UES, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The Dekalog, Film Noir Cinema – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

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

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

 

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