Around NYC Today (11/30) Central Park Holiday Lighting, Indie Film Showcase

THINGS TO DO

Central Park Holiday Lighting, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center – 110th St. bet. Lenox Ave. and Fifth Avenue, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Celebrate the season at the 21st Annual Holiday Lighting in Central Park. Meet Santa and friends, watch a live ice carving demonstration, sing carols on the Plaza, and warm up with hot cocoa and cookies. The event concludes with lighting a flotilla of trees on the Harlem Meer. Free.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 30, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

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

Learn to Double Dutch, Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, Every Thursday until Dec. 21, 4pm – 6pm, Free.

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

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

‘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.

Amsterdam Whitney’s November 2017 Exhibition, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Chelsea, Until Dec. 8, 11am – 5pm, Free, RSVP.

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

 

FILM

The Freedom to Marry, The New School University Center – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Little Stones, NY Public Library – 53rd Street Branch, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

NoBudge Indie Film Showcase, Videology – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Basquiat: Rage to Riches, Howl Happening – UES, 7pm, Free.

 

MUSIC

Smoke and Sugar, Kate Vargas, Rose Villain, Sean McVerry, Bowery Electric – LES, 6pm, $8 – $10.

B. Miles, Loose Buttons, all-caps LADD, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Mappe Of, Adir LC, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Major Murphy, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, $8 – $10.

Gramercy Arms, Elk City, David Nagler, Bird Streets, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Adler Hall, Laura Wolf, Nick Pope, Growing Stone, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

The Gods Themselves, Lover, The Cats of Instagram, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Husbandry, Nathaniel Shannon and the Vanishing Twin, Black Black Black, Marching Teeth, Black Wall, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Ike Ufomadu, Shalewa Sharpe, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 10pm, $5 – $10.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Andy Ostroff, Chris Scopo, LeClerc Andre, Casey Balsham, Offside Tavern – Chelsea, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

School Days Comedy, Hosted by Aminah Imani and Von DeCarlo, The Village Lantern – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

That Was Fantastic w/ Jo Firestone, Sydnee Washington, Gary Richardson, Karen Chee, Marcia Belsky, Hosted by Amy Zimmer, New Women Space – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/20) Butterboy, Free Puppies, Louis Vuitton, Annie Hart

THINGS TO DO

Playwrights’ Playground, 4 Columbus Circle, 7pm – 9pm

Get a sneak peek into how new plays are created. Playwrights submit ten to 12 pages of a new work in the early stages of development. Actors are cast on the spot and perform a cold reading, followed by a moderated audience feedback session. Free.

The Feather Doesn’t Fall Far From The Wing, Columbia University Schapiro Theater, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

The Feather Doesn’t Fall Far from the Wing is a new play that reimagines Lucifer’s fall from heaven. Be a part of this piece’s introduction to the world through its first public reading performance. Written, directed, and composed by Ayvaunn Penn. Free. RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm. Free.

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

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

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

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.

The Typing Machine: Participatory and Multimedia Exhibition, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 – UES, Until Nov. 26, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Rebel Rossa, New York Irish Center – Queens, 7:15pm, $10.

 

MUSIC

American Fever, True Dreams, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

The Kings County Swing, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Trophy Bucks, Night Screams, Autodrone, Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Finding Thomas, Annie Hart, The Standard Hotel – East Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP to annie@standardhotels.com

Mall Prowler, Beta Librae, Kendall Cahan, Axine M, NK Badtz, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

Rae Isla, Rodes Rollins, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Back Room Comedy w/ Mark Normand, Adrienne Iapalucci, Michael Brigante, Dean Delray, New York Comedy Club, 7pm, $10.

Butterboy w/ Judah Friedlander, Shalewa Sharpe, Joe Zimmerman, Rebecca O’Neal, Khalid Rahmaan, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Free Puppies Comedy w/ Mark Normand (Comedy Central), Mike Recine (CONAN), Piers Moreton (Comedy Store), Sara Armour (Last Comic Standing), Colum Tyrrell (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Hosted by Laurel Cummings, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling The Ivories w/ Sarah Tollemache – (Colbert Show), Andrew Schulz – (Comedy Cellar regular, co-host of The Brilliant Idiots Podcast), Marie Faustin (co-host of The Unofficial Expert Podcast), Danny Del Colle (NY Comedy Club regular, Devil’s Cup Festival), Alex Pavone (co-host of Suite Buddies podcast), Hosted Nataly Aukar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Side Ponytail w/ Jordan Temple (The Rundown w/ Robin Thede), Heather Marulli (All Jane Fest), Jon DelCollo (Helium Comedy Club), Katie Hannigan (Red Clay Comedy Festival), Alison Zeidman (Adam Ruins Everything, NYT), Valeri Tosi (The Mermaid Comedy Hour), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Savage: A Comedy Show, Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Speakeasy Comedy, Hosted by Jordan Raybould and Mike Coscarelli – free pizza, Local 138 – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Ed Sullivan on Acid, Hosted by Calvin Cato, Freddy’s Bar and Backroom, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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