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

Around NYC Today (2/14) Museum for an Ec(h)osexual, Queer Valentine’s Day

THINGS TO DO Wetdry: Mausoleum for an Ec(h)oSexual, Wild Embeddings – Brooklyn, 8pm – 12am This large scale, total body immersive/interactive sound Installation by interdisciplinary artist Oya Damla is described as “phenomenology of perception and death meets eco/sonic eroticism. Join the opening reception, which will be followed by a sensory play party. Free.   MUSIC The Wants, Cousines Like Shit, Straw Pipes, Sooner, Alphaville – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/14) Museum for an Ec(h)osexual, Queer Valentine’s Day

Around NYC Today (1/24) The Real News Panel, Watercolor Class, The Fancy Show

THINGS TO DO Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on 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 at … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/24) The Real News Panel, Watercolor Class, The Fancy Show

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 (1/3) Comedians You Should Know, Bay Uno, French Classes

THINGS TO DO Free Mini French Classes, French Institute Alliance Francaise – UES, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Looking to learn French this winter? Join FIAF’s unique immersion method composed of 30-minute sample classes. Each session covers topics such as learning what to say at a speed dating session and asking for directions in a French-speaking city. Free. RSVP.    MUSIC Supplier, A Bunch of Dead People, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/3) Comedians You Should Know, Bay Uno, French Classes

Around NYC Today (12/13) Holiday Jazz Party, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump

THINGS TO DO Holiday Party With Live Jazz, Blood Root Valley – Staten Island, 1pm – 3pm Join a special holiday party with live jazz music by former Blue Note recording artist, George Braith and his band.  Braith has played with greats such as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dizzy Gillespie and invented the double-sax called the Sopralto Braithophone. Presented by the Jazz Foundation of … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/13) Holiday Jazz Party, Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump

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