Around NYC Today (2/16) Movies R Dumb, Tinder Tales Live, Small Works, Shame!


Tinder Tales Live, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Online dating, like all dating, is a wild and crazy world. David Piccolomini (host of the tinder tales podcast) has been exploring this world more than most. He and his hilarious friends will provide tinder horror stories, great advice, and a bunch of fun games. $7.

Movies R Dumb, QED – Queens, 11pm – 1am

Comedians riff on the worst movies of all time. This month’s movie is Air Force One, in honor of President’s Day. With live commentary from Frank Conniff (MST3K), Aparna Nancherla (Comedy Central’s ”Corporate”), Jess Salomon (Sirius XM), FreddyG (NPR). $10.

Small works, Sidney Mishkin Gallery – Gramercy Park, 7pm

Small works Baruch 2018 is a juried show of 100 New York artists, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and relief sculpture. The selection of art was made by Richard Timperio, director of the Sideshow Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Elizabeth Avedon, an independent curator and contributor to L’Oeil de la Photographie. Free.



The Mixture, ElectraJets, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Superchunk, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

God Tiny, Darkwing, The Bad Larrys, Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Reverse Baptism, Machismo, Breaking The Will, Plague Mother, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Holy Golden, Gingerlys, Long Neck, Jared Artaud of The Vacant Lots (DJ Set), The Park Church Co-op – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Teen Body, Psychic Selves, Low Mein, Quire at the Willow, The Willow – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Nick Water, Johnny Petrop, Alexander Noir, Convo, Lyrivelli, The Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.



Shame! w/ Samantha Ruddy, Andrew Casertano, Misha Han, Nick Nicosia, Hosted by Brendan Busee & Ron Raganella, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $6.

Monotony: A Smart Comedy Show About Stupid Stuff w/ Marcia Belsky (Reductress), Kerry Coddett (MTV), James Hamilton (Funny or Die), Dan Perlman (StarTalk Radio), Doug Smith (Conan), Chelsea Taylor (Himalayan Salt Lamp Podcast), Hosted by Raj Sivaraman, Caveat – LES, 8:30pm, $8.

Cross the Bridge Comedy w/ Casey James Salengo (Kimmel), Julio Diaz (IFTY Comedy), Marisa Riley (Comedy Ugly), Sam Grittner, Gianmarco Soresi (Carolines on Broadway), Phil Valentine, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza – Brooklyn, 8:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Isabel Hagen (Lantern), Dan Perlman (Carolines), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (The Pear), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



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

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: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

‘Icons in Their Own Right’ – Solo Show of Makeba Rainey, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, Every Friday until April 6, 3pm – 6pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (2/6) Comedy at the Corner, Jarrett Key, Nation of Language


Jarrett Key: Hair Paintings and Other Stories, La Mama Galleria – East Village, 7:30pm – 10pm

Join the opening and reception for Jarrett Key’s first solo exhibition this winter at La MaMa Galleria. Key grew up in rural Alabama to their grandmother singing, “your hair is your strength.” Hair Paintings and Other Stories reimagines the collective bodily memories and rituals of the Black community by engaging its narratives of strength, courage, and resilience in an examination of past, present, and future. Free. RSVP.

Learn Indian Classical Dance, Consulate General of India – UES, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Learn the Indian Classical arts of Odissi and Bharatnatyam dance at the Indian Consulate on Tuesday evenings. Free. RSVP.



NATION OF LANGUAGE, Field Trip, Late Guest At The Party, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Jane Doe Ensemble, Pand0, Remy Lexington, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Max Ardito, Yonsei, Phoneg1rl, H0L0 – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

The Nectars, The Cold Seas, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Deem Spencer, Uni, Adrian Underhill, Cloud Castle Lake, Latasha, Raffaella, Rén With The Mane, Little Shadows, Livia Blanc, Aaron Taos, Reno McCarthy, Michael Daves’ Wax Lion, Starbenders, Rockwood Music Hall – LES, 6:30pm, $10.



Jest For Fun w/ Casey Balsham (Big Sky Festival), Patrick Schroeder (The Good, The Dad, and The Ugly Podcast), Dave Lester (BET), Kareem Green (All Def on HBO), BK9 – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy at the Corner w/ Mamoudou N’Diaye (The Resistance Comedy), May Wilkerson (Someecards), Christina Galston (@FreakinJewrican) (MTV), Sharron Paul (IFC), Corey Reppond (RoastMasters), Thiago Macklin (NY Comedy Festival), Hosted by Keenan Steiner, Hungry Ghost – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Golden Spiral Comedy w/Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Myka Fox (Comedy Central), Alexis Guerreros (Cooligans podcast), Hosted by Katie Compa and Mindy Raf, Dream Baby – East Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Pillow Talk w/ Kevin McCaffrey (The Late Show), Ben Katzner (Hell Yes Fest), Ruth Ward (Pen15 Club), Brian Kim (NY Comedy Festival), Lori Palminteri (Live at Gotham), Adam Gulley (SiriusXm), Hosted by Bryan Morris & Stacey Kulow, The Standing Room – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



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


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Oct. 2 (Mon), Armistead Maupin, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Seeing Agon

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Seeing Agon with Heather Watts, Center for Ballet and the Arts (East Village), 530pm

Ballerina Heather Watts performs George Balanchine and Igor Stravinsky’s Agon in a one hour rehearsal style lecture-demonstration. Featuring Unity Phelan and Calvin Royal III. Free. RSVP.

Kaveh Akbar Book Launch Party, Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel, 7pm

Kaveh Akbar celebrates the launch of his debut poetry collection Calling a Wolf a Wolf. Free. RSVP.

Pen Out Loud: Boundaries and Borders, Strand Book Store (East Village), 7pm – 8pm

The Strand will host a conversation with Daniel José Older, author of the New York Times best-selling YA series Shadowshaper Cypher, and Idra Novey, a translator-turned-novelist who interrogates linguistic boundaries in both her translations of Portuguese works and in her award-winning debut novel, Ways to Disappear. Free. 

A Memorial for Denis Johnson, Kaufman Concert Hall, 7:30pm

Celebrate the life of National Book Award winner Denis Johnson with Michael Shannon, Billy Crudup, Michael Cunningham, Arthur Bradford, Kevin Corrigan, Michael Cryer and others. Free. RSVP.

Armistead Maupin, Books are Magic (Brooklyn), 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Author Armistead Maupin will discuss his new memoir Logical Family. Free.


Beijing Opera, Schwartz Theater at SUNY College of Optometry (Midtown), 6pm, Free.

Angst, Crosby Street Hotel, 7pm, Free.


Babel Duet, Bowery Poetry Club (LES), 6pm, $10 suggested admission

Kenny Brown, The Kandinsky Effect, Elise Masanga, Tim Maiden, Pianos (LES), 6:30pm, $8.

Joy Again w/ Furnsss, Mercury Lounge (LES), 6:30pm, $10.

Kino Kimono, The Lounge Act, Hiccup, Funcrusher, Reanimadores, Knitting Factory (Brooklyn), 6:30pm, $10-$12.

Jes Justice (Single Release Party), Rockwood Music Hall (LES), 8:15pm, $10.


The Peoples Mic Podcast Live Taping, Otto’s Shrunken Head (Greenwich Village), 2pm, $0-$5

Nat Townsen’s Downtown Variety Hour w/  Myq Kaplan (Netflix) and Lorraine Cink (Marvel), UCB East Village, 7:30pm, $7.

Comedy at the Grocery feat. Abby Rosenquist, Andrew Collin, Marie Faustin, Calise Hawkins, Dan Soder, hosted by Freddie Sheffield, Arlene’s Grocery (LES), 7:45pm, Free with RSVP, $5 at the door.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac feat. Jon Glaser, Jo Firestone, Tanel Joachim, etc., Littlefield (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, $5 – $8.

The Witching Hour feat. Sarah Kennedy, Carmen Lagala, Tiana Miller, Oni Francis and Phil Stamato, QED (Queens), 8:30pm, $5.

Free Comedy and Pizza feat. Fumi Abe, Derek Humphrey, Emily Winter, David Spector, Jordan Raybould, Josh Carter, Natasha Vaynblat, Stewart Fullerton, HiFi (Alphabet City), 9pm, Free. RSVP.

Mixtape: The Diversity Improv Show feat. Jason Farr, Valete Graham, Will Cooper, Caroline Castro, Shalini Tripathi, Marie Denny, Nina Sharma, etc., Magnet Theater, 10:30pm, $7.