Around NYC Today (12/6) Washington Sq. Tree Lighting, Ghostbusters 2, Postmen

THINGS TO DO

Washington Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting, Washington Square Park – Greenwich Village, 5pm – 7pm

A 45-foot Christmas tree just south of the Washington Square Arch will be lit for the holidays. To celebrate the occasion, the Rob Susman Brass Quartet will perform holiday songs. Santa Claus is also expected to appear, with candy canes in hand.

Fibers and Figures, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Midtown, 6pm – 8pm

Sotheby’s Institute of Art presentS Fibers and Figures, a group exhibition that brings together four artists exploring the contemporary body through the creation of textile works. Featuring Liz Collins, Sarah Finkle, Aqeel Malcolm, and Lily Moebes. Free. RSVP.

Dunces N’ Dragons, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Dunces N’ Dragons is a comedy show that puts comedians through D&D themed challenges. Performers roll a 20-sided die that decides their fate. Will they have to eat peppers as hot as a dragon’s breath? Or will the entire audience be teleported outside for a show in the street? With John Bilancini, Amanda Hurley, Chris Crespo and Prahnav Behar. $8.

Next to Normal, Bernie West Theater – Gramercy Park, 7:30pm – 10pm

Next to Normal is a rock musical that follows mother Diana Goodman’s struggle with worsening bipolar disorder and its effect on her family as they search for a new normal. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10. All proceeds will go to the Mental Health Association of New York City.

 

FILM

Randy in Tangier, JP Kaplan Hall – Greenwich Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Ghostbusters 2, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Human, Lycée Français De New York – UES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Yucky Duster, gobbinjr, Poppies, Dougie Poole, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Austin Blair Campbell, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8.

Home Blitz, The Love Birds, Rips, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Milan to Minsk EP release show, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem + Mwenso and The Shakes, DJ modrums, Brooklyn Bowl, 8pm, $10.

Late Guest at The Party, Kid Midnight, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Postmen: An Hour Of Sketch Comedy w/ Matt Barats, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck, Liza Treyger, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Victor Varnado (Conan), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Maddy Smith (Carolines), Tyler Richardson(True TV), Hosted by Katie Boyle (Men Are Ugly), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

David Drake (Comedians You Should Know), Drew Michael (SNL), Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing), Ethan Simmons Patterson (Somewhere in Brooklyn), Liza Treyger (Late night with Seth Myers), Conner McNutt (The Improv, in from L.A.), Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Fuse TV), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Many Cooks w/ Samantha Ruddy (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Luke Touma (Sirius XM), JP McDade (Just For Laughs), Jordan Temple (Hidden Fences, Showtime), Dina Hashem (Comedy Central), Lucky Jack’s – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Free Day at the Bronx Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Every Wednesday, 10am – 4:30pm, Free.

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.

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

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

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 10:45am – 11:30am. Free.

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

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.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/15) Judah Friedlander, Animal Collective, Canstruction

THINGS TO DO

A View From the Bridge, Gerald W. Lynch Theater – Midtown, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

CUNY’s Communication and Theatre Arts Department presents a staging of Arthur Miller’s classic play. $5 – $10.

Dream State, W Loft – Brooklyn, 5pm – 9pm

Come hang out on rooftop in Williamsburg for an evening of music, art, and skyline views. There will be interactive art installations, a live DJ and free beer. Free. RSVP.

Reality Check Exhibition Opening, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Midtown, 6pm – 8pm

Reality Check explores notions of perceived and shared reality through the lenses of artists who challenge preconceived perceptions of truth. Artists question what happens if one refuses to accept societal consensus and seek alternative viewpoints. Participating artists include Layo Bright, Yun Han Chang, Yongjae Kim, Rebecca Ou, Wong Kit Yi, and Hyangro Yoon. Free. RSVP.

 

FILM

Miss Representation, Lovinger Theatre – Bronx, 3:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Les Francais C’est les Autres, Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

 

MUSIC

Odd Ones Out, Canary Swords, Nova Luz, Mel Rosa, Cale and the Gravity Well, Exit 18, Pianos – LES, 6pm, $8.

Tight Fright, Sugarlife, Butthole University, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Sic Tic, Ben Pagano and the Space Machine, Egg Peckers, Pinc Louds, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Grim Streaker, The Moms, Ellen and The Degenerates, Basement Beers, The Rizzos, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Cosmonaut, Petal Crush, The Sugar Busch, Josh Yavneh + The Culprits, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Mike Kolb, Lunch Cult, Yeah Baby, Debbie, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

JOBS, Creative Healing, Tmboy, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10

Dolunay, Kane Mathis, Glas, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Sad Baxter, No Ice, The Sofas, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Yellow Days, Berlin – East Village, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Animal Collective (DJ set), Avey Tare and Geologist, Journey 2 The Light, Ben Steidel, Cedar Sound Workshop, Sonny Daze, Shawn Dub, Good Room – Brooklyn, 9pm, $7.

 

COMEDY

Terry Parrett, Joey Rinaldi, Frank Failla, Patrick Holcomb, Eli Trichon, Broadway Comedy Club – Midtown, 7pm, $10.

Kung Fu Comedy w/ Jared Freid (MTV’s Failosophy), Adrián Minkowicz (Gotham Comedy Live), Bryan Yang (one of BuzzFeed’s “Top 14 Comedians You Should Be Paying Attention To”), New York Comedy Club – Chelsea, 7pm, $10.

Left Breast Comedy, Hosted by Kim Dinaro and SallyAnn Hall, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Brantley Brice (Splitsider), Alex Broome (Broadway Comedy Club), Lauren Hope Krass (Charleston Comedy Festival), Chrissie Mayr (Comedy at Stonewall), Sydnee Washington (The Unofficial Expert), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $8.

Mark Normand, Samuel Comroe, Erica Spera, LeClerc Andre, Marie Faustin, Drexler’s – East Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Joe Moses, Erik Bergstrom, Claudia Cogan, Victor Varnado – Part of New York Comedy Festival, Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Nathan Macintosh (Colbert), Mike Drucker (Bill Nye Saves the World), Ramy Youssef (Colbert), Sonia Denis (Comedy Central Comic to Watch), Tito Garza (Creek & Cave), Hosted by Rob Haze (Comedy Central), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Dave Landau (This Is Not Happening), Yedoye Travis (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Ester Steinberg (Just For Laughs), Blake Burkhart (CYSK), Lane Pieschel (Fancy Show), David Drake (Dave), Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

 

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.

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.

Canstruction, Brookfield Place – Lower Manhattan, Until Nov. 14 – 10am to 8pm, Nov. 15 – 10am – 6pm, Free.

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, 10:45am – 11:30am

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

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

 

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