Around NYC Today (4/5) David Bowie Is, $2.50 Carousel Ride, Quiescence, Azieb

THINGS TO DO

$2.50 Carousel Ride, Audubon Center at the Boathouse in Prospect Park – Brooklyn, 12pm – 5pm

Celebrate the start of spring with a first ride of the year on the park’s beloved 1912 carousel. $2.50 per ride, $11.50 for five tickets.

Kerouac International Festival, Instituto Cervantes – Midtown East, 7pm – 9pm

The Kerouac Festival is an international event that started in Spain, in the city of Vigo, seven years ago. This is the event’s third edition in New York. Featuring poetry and performances from Sheila Blanco, Francisco Castro, Nono the Poet, Raul de Nieves, Bonafide Rojas, Juan Luis Landaeta, Nicolas Linares and Vanesa Alvarez. Free. RSVP.

Quiescence, Scandinavia House – Midtown, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

This audiovisual work, a collaboration between visual artist Anna Fríða Jónsdóttir, musician and artist Abraham Brody, and cellist Ásta María Kjartansdóttir, interprets a quest for the silence that can be found in abundance in their native Iceland. The performance plays on the connection between the deep silence in nature and the perception of balance and rhythm. $7 – $12.

David Bowie Is Opening Reception, NU Hotel – Brooklyn, 6pm – 9pm

Need more Bowie in Brooklyn? Stop by NU Hotel’s lobby to visit the Bowie-themed pop-up gallery by local artist, Audrey Anastasi.

Dan Tranh Music Class, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Mekong Arts and Music (MAM) will be teaching a beginner’s course of Dan Tranh, a 16-string Vietnamese zither. Free.

 

MUSIC

DJ Qbert, Brooklyn Bowl, 11:59pm, $10.

Cleric, Pyrrhon, Seven)Suns, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Choked Up (EP release), Library, Material Support, Lady Bits, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Antagonista, Slalomville, Amy Klein, Nuraxi, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Sammus, Dog, Old Maybe, Joanna Sternberg, Hart Bar – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $10.

Sotto Vocé, Jewel Thief, Jamskate, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Azieb, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Paula Hampton, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 6:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Bryan McKenna (Opener for Jim Breuer), Madison Malloy (FOX, Sirius XM), Brian Grossi (TMZ, Round Trip Comedy Series), Maddy Smith (Stand-up NY Comedy Festival), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Brandon Scott Wolf (Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update), Offside Tavern – Greenwich Village, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Every Thursday and Friday until March 8, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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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 (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 (1/25) Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Jo Firestone, Lady Macbeth

THINGS TO DO

Bookmaking Workshop, Greenbelt Nature Center in Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 4pm – 5:30pm

Learn about the Freshkills Park transformation, see examples of native and invasive plants, and create your very own passport-sized field notebook using paper that’s made from plants at the park. This workshop is part of an ongoing art project called UnCommon Pages, where artist Susan Mills has made paper sheets from an invasive plant found at Freshkills Park called Phragmites, reimagining the plant as a form of recycled art. Free.

Edvard Munch and August Strindberg, Scandinavia House – Murray Hill, 5:30pm – 7pm

As programming for the exhibition The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography, Professor Linda Rugg of UC Berkeley will be presenting a lecture on the relationship between Edvard Munch and August Strindberg, and the relationship of both artists to photographic self-portraiture. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

On High, Roxiny, Weak Signal, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Mark Perro, Abby Rock, Evan Jewett, Holly Overton, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Big Bliss, Warpark, Sic Tic, The Rizzos, Mighty, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $8.

Krallice, Pyrrhon, THÆTAS, AEVITERNE, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Seasonal Beast, Looms, Casual Male, BOMBZ, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Destroying Angel, Bain Wolfkind, Ritual Humor, Cult Of Youth (DJ Set), Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Puppets Presents: A Stand-Up Comedy Show w/ Janelle James, Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla, Hari Kondabolu, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

 

FILM

Lady Macbeth (2017), Hudson Park Library – West Village, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 2018, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

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

Exerskate (ice-based fitness classes), The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village – Bryant Park, 8am – 8:30am, Free.

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

 

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Around NYC Today (1/18) On A Lighter Note Comedy, Davalois Fearon, Acid Dad

Theater of War, Police Athletic League, Inc. Polo Grounds Cornerstone – Harlem, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Theater of War is an interactive performance of Scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes, ancient plays about timeless human struggles, such as depression, isolation, and other mental health issues. Featuring actors Chinasa Ogbuagu, Jumaane Williams, and Louis Cancelmi. Free. RSVP.

Davalois Fearon: Finding Her History, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts – Lincoln Square, 6pm – 8pm

Davalois Fearon is a critically acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer born on the island of Jamaica and raised in The Bronx, New York. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Davalois Fearon Dance. Fearon is in search of her history. What does it mean to be a black woman on stage? What is the map of a segregated self? Join an evening of personal history, original dance, archival performance screening, and discussion. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC
Savak, The Effects, Patois Counselors, Big Quiet, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Photocomfort, Lina Tullgren (solo), Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Acid Dad, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Laser Background, gobbinjr, Check Out Old Table, Erica Eso (duo), Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Lucie Pohl’s Immigrant Jam w/ Suzie Afridi, Tom Delgado, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $7.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Donnie Sengstack (Hot Tub Comedy Show), Dina Hashem (CONAN) and Rebecca O’Neal, Offside Tavern – Greenwich Village, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

On A Lighter Note w/ Adam Mamawala (New York Comedy Festival), Will Miles (HBO’s Crashing), Ken Schultz (BP Wrigleyville), Robert Dean (Gotham Comedy Live), Emma Willmann (Late Show), Hosted by Dan Wilbur (Sirius XM, Better Book Titles), Halyards – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Von Decarlo (BET), Matt Bachus (Carolines), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Stephen Mclonghair Bolles, Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

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

The Square (2017), Scandinavia House – Murray Hill, 7pm, $7 – $12.

 

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 2018, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Exerskate (oce-based fitness classes), The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village, 8am – 8:30am, Free.

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

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, 2pm, Free.