Around NYC Today (2/18) Whose Streets?, Bunny Michael, Curtain Act Variety Show

THINGS TO DO Whose Streets?: Police Brutality and Art as Politics, Lerner Hall – Morningside Heights, 5pm – 7:30pm Join this special screening of Whose Streets? in celebraton of Black History Month. The event will include performances by Taylor Steele, writer, performer & spoken word poet; Spiritchild, singer & program director of Urban Art Beat’s beyond beats & bars program at Rikers Island; Illspokinn, writer … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/18) Whose Streets?, Bunny Michael, Curtain Act Variety Show

Around NYC Today (2/8) Weyes Blood, We Don’t Even Know, Bomb Shelter Comedy

THINGS TO DO Richard Hagerty: Via Crucis Art Opening, Saint Peter’s Church – Midtown, 7pm – 9pm Richard “Duke” Hagerty, a Charleston, South Carolina-based Post Modern Surrealist painter, debuts Via Crucis: The Way of the Cross, a series of fourteen panels depicting the iconic. The exhibition opens with a cocktail reception. Free. RSVP. We Don’t Even Know, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm – 11pm We Don’t Even … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/8) Weyes Blood, We Don’t Even Know, Bomb Shelter Comedy

Around NYC Today (2/7) Antigone, Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band, Luke Null

THINGS TO DO Drawing at the H.H. Biddle House, Conference House Park – Staten Island, 10am – 1pm Explore and enhance your artistic abilities. Expand your skills with new techniques and mediums. Create intimate drawings of window views out of the historic H. H. Biddle House in Conference House Park. Materials will be provided. For beginners and non-beginners. Free. RSVP by sending an email to francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov . Dance Away the Night, Highbridge … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/7) Antigone, Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band, Luke Null

Around NYC Today (2/1) Elmuseo@SVA, Goodness Greatness!, Royal Wedding

THINGS TO DO Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, 9am – 5pm A Celebration of the Blues by New York-based illustrator Ron Bucalo presents a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin’ Wolf. Free. Elmuseo@SVA, School of Visual Arts … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/1) Elmuseo@SVA, Goodness Greatness!, Royal Wedding

Around NYC Today (1/10) Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Shanghai Film Week

THINGS TO DO Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000) hosts a variety/stand-up show in the guise of a fake kid’s show. Frank hosts the show in character as Moodsy, the Clinically Depressed Owl, and shows a bunch of weird and crappy old cartoons between stand-up, music and sketches. $8.   MUSIC House … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/10) Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Shanghai Film Week

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

THINGS TO DO 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 … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/7) Sock Hop Sunday, Too Soon? Comedy, Repeater at QED

Around NYC Today (1/2) Women in Art, Negative Press, Tableaux Anniversary

THINGS TO DO Women in Art: Music, Lovecraft Bar – East Village, 7pm – 10pm The Set NYC presents an evening of shows, performances, networking and cocktails. Lineup includes Genique Green, Tay Solèy, Lady Ze, Nyara Jessica Suzanne, Joan Mercury. Hosted by Siobhan Fogarty. Event to benefit charity group Freedom Ladder. Networking party at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. $5 donation.  Negative Press Reading and … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/2) Women in Art, Negative Press, Tableaux Anniversary

Around NYC Today (12/5) TGD Live, Next to Normal, Post Malone, Joel Kim Booster

THINGS TO DO TGD Live, Wythe Hotel (Screening Room and Bar) – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 10:30pm TGD Live is a monthly event series that brings artists together for interviews in front of a live studio audience. Today’s event features stand-up comedian Matt Ruby and artists Isabel Urbina Pena and Ping Zhu. Free. RSVP. Next to Normal, Bernie West Theater – Gramercy Park, 7:30pm – 10pm Next … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/5) TGD Live, Next to Normal, Post Malone, Joel Kim Booster

Around NYC Today (12/4) Comics Read Weird Childhood Journals, TJ Miller

THINGS TO DO Name That Tune, J. Hood Wright Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 7:30pm – 8:30pm Celebrate the holidays with an evening of holiday music trivia. Free. Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm Maggie Lalley hosts a dramatic reading of comedians’ childhood journals. With Rory Scholl, Brad Benson, Remy Kassimir, Matthew W J Mitchell, Matt Vita, Sam Morrison, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/4) Comics Read Weird Childhood Journals, TJ Miller

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

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

Around NYC Today (11/28) Brutally Honest, Cuddle Magic, Good Stuff Comedy

THINGS TO DO Brutally Honest, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Brutally Honest is a monthly stand up comedy and storytelling show where the performers hold nothing back and let you into the innermost hilarious parts of their souls. Featuring Abbi Crutchfield, Julia Johns, Julia Shiplett, Dara Katz, Patrick Holbert, Hosted by Caitlin Brodnick and May Wilkerson. $7.   ONGOING Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/28) Brutally Honest, Cuddle Magic, Good Stuff Comedy

Around NYC Today (11/26) Holiday Pop Up Market, #ADULTING, MAKU Soundsystem

THINGS TO DO Sustainable Sunday Holiday Market, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 2pm – 9pm House of Yes’ holiday market brings you seasonal, handmade, artisan ethical, vintage, and upcycled jewelry, crafts, clothing, goods, arts, textiles, festival wear, costumes, menswear and more. Tunes by DJ Dropkat. Free. Gifted and Talented Holiday Pop-Up Market, Grand Bazaar NYC – UWS, 10am The Gifted & Talented Holiday Market is the … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/26) Holiday Pop Up Market, #ADULTING, MAKU Soundsystem

Around NYC Today (11/19) Dog Costume Parade, Make and Film Shadow Puppets

THINGS TO DO Dog Costume Party and Parade, Washington Square Park, 11am – 2pm There will be treats, prizes, trainers, “pawdicures,” vendors, artists and a pet psychic. Free. Brick Over Brooklyn Meet Up, Old Stone House in JJ Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, 12pm – 4pm Join a community baking day at the Old Stone House. You’re encouraged to show up with a dish (or dishes) … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/19) Dog Costume Parade, Make and Film Shadow Puppets

Around NYC Today (11/17) KittyKlash, Winter Village, Aparna Nancherla

THINGS TO DO Karaoke Afterwork Fridays, Dean Café Bar – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm KittyKlash: A Drag and Burlesque Cosplay Variety Show, Bizarre – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm Crimson Kitty and Erika Klash host a one night only cosplay variety show. With performances by APOCOLYPTA, Avant Garbage, Cream Victoria, Fem Appeal, Hazel Tart, Krymson Scholar, Lee VaLone. Beats By DJ ACCIDENT REPORT and Eric Shorey. $10. Harmon … Continue reading Around NYC Today (11/17) KittyKlash, Winter Village, Aparna Nancherla