Around NYC Today (1/15) MLK Day, Salsa Mondays, Side Ponytail, Butterboy


Salsa Mondays, Boots and Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm

Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from DJ Jon Ali. Classes start at 6p, party after! Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free.

MLK Day, Brooklyn Center for the Arts, 9am – 3pm

Honor the spirit of Dr. King with an essay competition, talent show, games and 20 minutes of dance and instrumental music classes. Free. RSVP.

Displacement, The Invisible Dog Art Center – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

How does a body react when its movement is forced or it is halted? With Displacement, Syrian dancer and choreographer Mithkal Alzghair examines the Syrian body in the context of war, migration and revolution. Free. RSVP.

Tremendous, New York City Center – Midtown West, 5:30pm – 7pm

Tremendous, a contemporary dance performance that premiered at LaMama Moves! Festival, connects individual stories of the female experience to the spectrum of social injustices and the need for unity. Director/choreographer Patricia Noworol and her multicultural and international ensemble expose shared vulnerabilities and defense mechanisms to celebrate the durability and persistence of female strength. Free. RSVP.



Kauf, BAILE, NOIA, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

THE WORLD’S GREATEST DETECTIVE, Bulldada, Glass Slipper, Old Lady, Elsewhere (Zone One) –Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Joey Sprinkles, Shop Talk, BOON, Yairms, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Larkin Grimm, Erin Durant, Kyle Avallone, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Shara, Bindiram, Diaspoura, Kohinoorgasm, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Kelly Quigley, Palhth, The Most, Marcela Avelina, Bobby Woody, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Remain, Chaste, Bone Plow, Septic Rot, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.



Butterboy w/ Brett Davis, Jena Friedman, Samantha Ruddy, Tanael Joachim, Comfort Zone featuring Brooke Van Poppelen and Juan Velard, Mike Abrusci, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kerry Overfab Coddett (MTV, TruTV), Adam Mamawala (Funny or Die), Nina Tarr (VICE), Karolena Theresa (NY Comedy Festival), Ali Simpson (What a Joke Festival), Danny Felts (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Produced by Carolyn Busa, Julia Shiplett, Chelsea Taylor, Ben Wasserman and Emily Winter, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Weekly Humorist w/ Tom Thakkar, Tyler Fischer, Emma Willmann, Brian Parise, Hosted by Andrew Collin, 110 Wall Street – Financial District, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Kath Barbadoro (Comedy Central, Vice), Django Gold (The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Luke Mones (Caroline’s, UCB), Maggie Lalley (Caroline’s), Remy Kassimir (Sirius XM), Alex Barnett (Gotham), Hosted by Brandon Scott Wolf (Vice, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris), Hoff Matthews (Comedy Central), Lizzie Martinez (Funny Or Die), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Yedoye Travis, Christina Galston, Fumi Abe, Chike Robinson, Victor Varnado, Rufat Agayev, Katie Boyle, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



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


Around NYC Today (1/7) Sock Hop Sunday, Too Soon? Comedy, Repeater at QED


Sock Hop Sunday, Belle Reve – Tribeca, 8pm – 1am

Belle Reve is hosting its first Sock Hop party. Records starting at 8pm during dinner service and a DJ and go-go dancer comes on from 10pm to 1am. Adult milkshakes, burger and hot dog specials running all night long. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Free.

Repeater: A Little Show About Big Songs, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Music fans Evan Forde Barden and Patrick Cartelli host this monthly talk show about people’s favorite songs. Each month, they invite a special guest to share one song that they love – be it an all-time favorite, a track that reminds them of a great story, or something that just blew their minds. Then a musician takes the stage to cover it and play a song of their own. Think “You Made It Weird” meets “VH1 Storytellers.” This month features Josh Sharp (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Joe’s Pub) and Jacob Sharp (Mipso, mandolin/vocalist). $5.

MulchFest, Various locations, 10am – 2pm

Recycle your holiday tree at MulchFest. Bring your tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city. More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Find chipping locations here. Also happening on the January 7th. Free.



DEDE, Thed Jewel, Mirror Gazer (DJ set), Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

GREAT WOODS, The Big Drops, Freezing Cold, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Bilge Rat, Danny Christmas, Premiums, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Seb Isaac Band, The Nectars, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Pants Exploder, Tallah, Vibrator, Eye of the Destroyer, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

New Love Crowd, The Ryan Wu Band, Absolutely Yours, Earth Dad, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Baby Soda Jazz Band, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.



No Cover Comedy Sunday w/ Corinne Fisher, Jeremy Pinsley, Andrew Lee, Angela Palladino, Ryan Dacalos, Justin Herman, Cameran Hebb, Brett Kline, Bill Schaefer, Nicholle Kun, Jack Byram, Hosted by Josh Tolentino, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Easy Buckets Comedy w/ Justin Flanagan, Hannah Boone, Eagle Witt, Katie Boyle, Pockets Graham, Stavros Halkias, Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Last Call Comedy Show w/ Daniel Perafan, Shawn Ohagan, Liz Barrett, Alex Pavone, Shubah Agarwal, Jula Branda, Hosted by Brandy Thomas, Bridge and Tunnel Brewery – Queens, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Ray Gootz (Carolines), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Sam Morrison (Hilarious), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Molly Kornfeld, Ryan Mulholland, Ashley Hamilton, Rufat Agayev, Peter Bandyk, Legion – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Soon? Comedy Night w/ Aparna Nancherla, Mike Lebovitz, Katharyn Henson, Peter Wong, Mackenzie Graves, Chris Hamilton, Malia Sias, Sensei Gallery Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

This Isn’t Crashing w/ Maddie Smith (Carolines, New York Comedy Club), Adam Gable (Dangerfeilds, Broadway Comedy club) Mike Verdi ((New York Comedy Club), Hosted by Chris Hamilton, The Grisly Pear – Greenwich Village, 10pm, Free, RSVP.



‘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.

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden, First weekend of each month, 1pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (12/3) Native Art Market, Fort Greene Tree Lighting

Renegade Craft Fair, Industry City – Brooklyn, 11am – 6pm

Explore a curated selection of modern design, including jewelry and accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, apothecary and cookware. Featuring local food trucks, DJ sets with Black Gold, photo ops, screen printing workshops with Sheepshead Design and all-around good times. Free.

Native Art Market, National Museum of the American Indian – Lower Manhattan, 10am

Buy traditional and contemporary works—including silver and semiprecious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, handwoven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings, prints, and sculpture—from some of the finest Native American artists. Free.

Gifted and Talented Holiday Pop-Up Market, Grand Bazaar NYC – UWS, 10am

The Gifted & Talented Holiday Market is the first and only market in the city dedicated to gifts made exclusively in New York City. Buy locally-made, handcrafted selections including leather goods, jewelry, scented candles, chocolates, jams and hot sauces from over 30 vendors. Free.

Fort Greene Park Holiday Tree Lighting, Myrtle Avenue Plaza in Fort Greene Park, 4pm – 6pm

Stop by to take a picture with Santa Claus, enjoy free hot cocoa from Castro’s Restaurant and cookies from Brooklyn Sweet Spot and Peck’s, listen to Manifest choir, and watch the tree light up at 5:00 p.m. Bring new, unwrapped toys to benefit Fort Greene SNAP and Whitman Resident Association’s annual toy drive. Free.



Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

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.



Cocked, Videology – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free, RSVP.



Winter Sonic, Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, $8 – $10.

Cleric (Retrocausal Release Show), Needle Driver, Torrential Downpour, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Danae Greenfield, Bowery Electric – LES, 9pm, $8 – $10.

The Penthouse Band, The Sweet High, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Austin Crute, Jack Laboz, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Toxic Crew, Total Downer, Plaid Dracula, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Bottlenose, Kangaroo, Sharkswimmer, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Scout Harris, 8/7 Central, DJ Silky Smooth, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.



Will Miles, Clark Jones, Kenny DeForest, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

Danny Tamberelli, Mike Maronna, Reformed Whores, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $6 – $8.

Paradise Comedy, Hosted by Rufat Agayev, June Bar – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.


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Around NYC Today (11/5) New York City Marathon, Bed Stuy Art Stroll, BEE


TCS New York City Marathon, Various locations, 9am

Cheer on runners as they work their way through a 26.2-mile course. The race starts in Staten Island and ends in Central Park.

Bed Stuy Art Stroll, Various locations, 1pm – 6pm

Bed Stuy Arts Stroll is an art series developed and organized by Bed Stuy galleries and art spaces on the First Sundays year-round. The self guided stroll starts at Calabar Gallery at 351 Tompkins Avenue. Free. RSVP.

The White Dress, The American Theatre of Actors, Inc. – Hell’s Kitchen, 2pm – 4pm

The White Dress is a coming-of-age story which experiments with form, melding language, music, and movement to explore the lives of people from various gender identities, expressions and sexual orientations. The showcase will be directed and choreographed by Adin Walker (Pin and the Blue Fairy as part of the Drama League Artist-in-Residence at Dixon Place, Rent and Singin’ in the Rain at McCarter Theater). $10.

BEE, HB Studio – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm

BEE is a play about Izat, a young Iranian girl trapped in an abusive marriage in the 1940’s. After years of suffering both physically and mentally at the hands of her spouse, she knows the only way she will survive is if she is able to leave him. In an unprecedented move, her father is able to use his influence to secure a divorce for her. The story intertwines with interviews from immigrants who have had to make the difficult choice of leaving their homeland because their survival was at stake.



Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks, 349 Fifth Avenue – Korea Town, 1pm, Free, RSVP.

If You Could Walk In My Shoes, Queens Museum, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

Short Film and Web Series Screenings, 1080 Fulton Street – Brooklyn, 3pm – 6pm, Free, RSVP.



Tall Juan, The Wedge, Ensalmo, Champagne Superchillin, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 12pm, Free.

Early Hours, Ula Ruth, Quiet Luke, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Pinact, Living Hour, Slight, PowerSnap, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Sex Snobs, Consumables, Blew The Pros, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Tonya Harding, Sister Munch, QWAM, Witch Slap, The Footlight – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Lizzie and the Makers, Ute Root, Becca Ryskalczyk, Mary-Elaine Jenkins, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.



Bring Ya Mamma Comedy Show, Village Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 12:30pm, $0 – $10.

Easy Buckets w/ Roy Wood, Jr., Rallo Boykins, Carmen Lagala, Harrison Myersohn, Atheer Yacoub, Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Last Call Comedy w/ Daniel Perafan, Brian Grossi, Whitney Chanel Clark, Calvin Cato, Kimberly Dinaro, Ashlee Voorsanger, Ben Asher, Hosted by Brandy Thomas, Bridge and Tunnel – Queens, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Soon? Comedy w/ Mike Recine (Comedy Central), Joseph Vecsey (Netflix), Sabrina Piper (The Lantern), Ishmeal Gaynor (Stand up NY), Chris Hamilton (We the people podcast), Hosted by Malia Sias (She-Devil Comedy Festival), 135 Eldridge St. – LES, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Ray Gootz (Carolines), Katharyn Henson (The Pear), Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Club), Hosted by Remick Benice, Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Paradise Comedy, Hosted by Rufat Agayev, June Bar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



Cunningham Park Farmers Market, Cunningham Park – Queens, Every Sunday until Nov. 19, 9am – 2pm, Free.

Sunday Farmers Market, Hattie Carthan Community Garden – Brooklyn, Every Sunday until Nov. 19, 9am-2pm, Free.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.


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