Around NYC Today (2/21) Edvard Munch’s Photography, Chinese New Year, Selena

THINGS TO DO

Chinese New Year, Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center – Queens, 9:30am – 3pm

Join a day of ballroom dance, belly dance, folklore dance performances and vocal performances. Free.

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 .

The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography, Scandinavia House – Murray Hill, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography brings the photographic work of the master painter to New York City for its first showing in the U.S. Internationally celebrated for his paintings, prints, and watercolors, Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863–1944) also took photographs. This exhibition of photographs, films, and a small selection of prints by Edvard Munch emphasizes the artist’s experimentalism. Free.

 

MUSIC

High Pony, Baglady, Emmerson, Lea, Wag, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7:30pm, $10.

Nina Luna, Strange Loops, Marcaux, Joe Wood, Mayve, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

Binary Code, InAeona, Sycarian, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Kali Masi, Language, My Kind of Fire, Make August Count, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Library, Por No Estar, FlyingDead, DeadName, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $7.

 

COMEDY

Here’s the Thing w/ Edward Pokropski, Joon Chung, Chris Gersbeck, Molly McGaughey, Lauren Ashcraft, Isaura Dos Santos, Eddie Gámez, and James Cerini, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $7.

The In/Between Comedy Show w/ LA Palladino, Zach Petrovich, Leighann Lord, Harry Terjanian, Troy Alan, Mile 17 – UES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Derek Humphrey, Maddy Smith, Nate Clark, Jessica Clayton, Kristin Kirkley, Hosted by Tim Rozmus, Halyards – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Laurel Cummings (Funny or Die), Chloe LaBranche (Carolines), Jay Jurden (Stand Up NY), Haley Sacks (Above Average), Tom Thakkar (CONAN), et al – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Langston Kerman (HBO’s Insecure), Sally Brooks (New York Comedy Festival), Kenny DeForest (Late Night with Seth Myers), Chris Calogero (Vice), Hosted by Michael Joyce, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Selena, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING
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.

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 26, 2018, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

Around NYC Today (2/19) Pink Mexico, Correspondence, Butterboy, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO

Correspondence x Black Precedence (President’s Day Take Over), Okay Space Gallery – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Artist Sophia Dawson invites storyteller Cyrus Aaron to interweave spoken word poetry with her exhibit discussion. While the nation celebrates its lineage of presidents, Dawson and Aaron will explore the narratives of over 20 US political prisoners who have been jailed for their activism in the Black Liberation Movements. Free.

The Office Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – 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.

 

MUSIC

Sam Himself, Hnry Flwr, Looms, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Tabemono, Live Jasmine, Sedona, Sarian, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

PINK MEXICO, Prettiest Eyes, Cup, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Will Table, Brittle Brian, Sundog, Lily Konigsberg, Clackie & Jack Straw, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Chris Gethard, Marina Franklin, Jennie Sutton, Petey DeAbreu, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Hari Kondabolu (The Problem with Apu, Conan, Totally Biased w/ W. Kamua Bell), Dekunle (Cry Baby Comedy), Peggy O’Leary (Just for Laughs), Dave Robinson (The Know Show), Ranaan Hershberg (Laughs on FOX), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Myq Kaplan and Friends w/ Baratunde Thurston, Eudora Peterson, Jaqi Furback, Nat Towsen, QED – Queens, 8:30pm, $6.

Rob Cantrell, Ben Wasserman, Rebecca O’Neal, Adrienne Iapulucci, Defne Gencler, Alexis Guerreros, Sameer Naseem, Courtney Maginnis, Ian Fidance, The Twenty – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Amy Buckwald, Carrie Graverson, Davidson Boswell, Derek Humphrey, Julia Shiplett, Sam Evans, Tanael Joachim, 2A (Upstairs) – East Village, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling the Ivories w/ Seaton Smith (Seth Meyers, Conan), Samantha Ruddy (Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest), Justin Smith (MTV), Molly Kornfeld (Boston Comedy Festival), Pedro Salinas – (Fox’s Laughs), Hosted by Nathaly Aucar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

 

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Around NYC Today (1/29) Salsa Mondays, Anna Burch, Lovecraft Film Screenings

THINGS TO DO

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

Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from NYC’s best DJs. Classes start at 6p, party after! Learn Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Oceanator, Riverkeeper, Dark Tones, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Haulm, Bedstuy, Marie Kim, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Miracle Sweepstakes, Lakewhales, Sister James, Chris Paine & the Lettertrain, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Anna Burch, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Gnarcissists, Latin Punk Jazz, World’s Greatest Detective, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Scarboro, Mary Todd, Huasipungo, Thera Roya, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7 – $12.

The Winter Sounds, Dares, Unigen, Sunbathe, Bernadette, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

All Kidding Aside, Hosted by Jamie Rabinovitch, Pete’s Candy Store – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Jeff Simmermon (The Moth Radio Hour), Liz Hall (Park Slope Comedy Fest), Tim Platt (Comedy Central), Jeff Scheen (Bridgetown Comedy Fest), Brian Mitchell (Bridgetown Comedy Fest), Hosted by Carolyn Busa, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

There Will Be Hot Girls There Comedy w/ Usama Siddiquee, Isabel Hagen, Claire Parker, Nick Mullen, Nick Alex, Daniel J. Perafan, Michael Miller, The Standing Room – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Kimberly Dinaro, Remy Kassimir, Michael Harrison, Victoria Hoffman, Cathy Humes, Abby Washuta, The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 7:45pm, $5.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central), Kenice Mobley (This American Life, 2 Dope queens), Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central Half Hour, Kimmel), Jennie Sutton (Comedy Central), Ginny Hogan (New Yorker, McSweeney’s), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Butterboy w/ Barry Rothbart, Tiff Stevenson, Kendall Farrell, Kenice Mobley, Gibran Saleem, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

 

FILM

Lovecraft Film Screenings, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 9am – 5pm, Free.

 

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

THINGS TO DO

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.

 

MUSIC

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.

 

COMEDY

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.

 

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.

 

Around NYC Today (1/13) Watercolor Classes, The Red Party, Bowery Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Spotlight on Still Life – Closing Reception, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, 1pm – 4pm

“Spotlight on Still Life”, curated by artist Ann Marie McDonnell, presents photography from the faculty and students of Curtis High School who were part of an educational program that focuses on the history of the still-life genre through painting and photography, as well as contemporary approaches. Free.

Free Watercolor Classes, Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Painter and filmmaker Ashton Agbomenou will teach three adult watercolor classes demonstrating how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP by sending an email to cultureartsfun@parks.nyc.gov .

Nature Photography, Highbridge Park – Washington Heights, 2pm – 3:30pm

Bring your camera and join photographer Michael Palma Mir as you capture rock outcrops, cliffs and trees from behind the lens. Mir will discuss nature photography strategies for dealing with difficult lighting situations, lens and zoom choice for perspective control, and composition, using Highbridge Park and its many vistas. Free. RSVP by sending an email to RSVP@FortTryonParkTrust.org .

 

MUSIC

The Red Party w/ DJs Sean Templar, Jarek Zelazny, Johanna Constantine, Mercury Lounge – LES, 10pm, $10.

Runny, Trashy, The Minutes, Nola Gras, The Last Throes, A Friend Who Bleeds, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Emily Reo, Ramona Córdova, Sarah M, Fern Mayo, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $12.

Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, ESSi, Daymaker, Ex-Mothers, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Comedy Outliers w/ Jordan Carlos (Comedy Central), Molly Austin (TruTv), Jo Firestone (Late Night), Eagle Witt (Carolines on Broadway), plus surprise guests , Sean’s Bar and Kitchen – Midtown West, 7pm, $10 – $15.

Bowery Comedy w/ Emily Winter (What A Joke Fest, Feminist Bro), Kate Willett (Comedy Central), Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Raj Sivaraman (Jeopardy), Ben Wasserman (VICE) Hosted by Chelsea Taylor and Carolyn Busa, The Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Last Stop Laughs w/ Robert Dean (Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch), FreddyG (NPR), Camille Theobald (NYC Crime Report), Peter Bandyk (Love Psychics Podcast), Nick Nicosia (New Comics Day), Hosted by Maddy Smith (New York Comedy Festival), QED – Queens, 11pm, Free, RSVP.

The Revolution w/ Lauren Ashcraft, Alyssa Limperis, Erin Maguire, Victoria Hoffman, Veronica Garza, Melissa Diaz, Amanda Gail, Hosted by Kate Moran and Sandy Chansamone, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $10.

This Day in History w/ Molly Ruben Long, Ariel Elias, Nasser Khan, Raj Sivaraman, Maria Wojciechowski, Kevin O’Brien, Hosted by Chris Calogero and Sarah Kennedy, Caveat – LES, 9pm, $7.

Auntie’s House Comedy Show and House Party w/ Nore Davis (Comedy Central, MTV), Rebecca O’Neal (2 Dope Queens), 361 Stagg St. – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

FILM

What Lies Upstream (2017), Maysles Cinema – Harlem, 2pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

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

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

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

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

 

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