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 (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 – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Ghostcat Valentine’s Ball, Meviu§, Schlomi Bagdadi, Hex.Sys, Ghost Cop, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7:30pm, $10.

Queer Valentine’s Day @ Trans-Pecos w/ Salt People, Via Intercom, Beware of Womxn, Broken Spear, Pussyvision, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

The Fancy Show w/ Ryan Beck (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Erik Monical (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Joyelle Johnson (Comedy Cellar), Ramy Youssef (Colbert), Hosted by Emily Winter (TV Land), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Anthony Devito (Colbert), Tim Dillon (Chris Gethard Show), Sonya Denis (Comedy Central), Grant Lyon (Just Fort Laughs), Alex English (Rundown with Robin Thede), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), Hosted by David Drake, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Edward Farrell (NY Comedy Festival), Jordan Kleine (Eastville), Jordan Raybould (Raybould Brothers), Hosted by Katie Boyle (Transplants), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Ziwe Fumudoh (The Rundown with Robin Thede, The Onion), Anna Suzuki (She’s Gotta Have It, Crashing), Lynn Bixenspan (MTV, Comedy Central), Jen Keefe (Orange is the New Black, NPR), Threes @ Franklin + Kent – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

 

ONGOING

Manhattan Open House (over 400 free fitness classes), Various locations, Every day until Feb. 17, 8am – 9pm, Free.

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.

Learn to Draw, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, Every Wednesday until Feb. 14, 2018, 10am – 1pm, Free.

 

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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 benny.adorno@parks.nyc.gov .

Uh Oh! Stories From People Who Pooped Their Pants, Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8pm – 11pm

Some of New York’s finest comedians will take the stage to tell us about a time they didn’t make it. Lineup includes Mary Mack (Conan, WTF with Marc Maron), Carmen Lagala (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Drew Anderson (Stevie: A Comedy Show), Emily Winter (TV Land, What a Joke National Comedy Festival), Kenice Mobley (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Expert Pooper). Featuring a song by Larry Mancini (The Tracys, BackFat Variety). Free. RSVP.

The Real News Panel Show, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm – 11:30pm

The Real News Panel Show pits three of New York’s funniest comedians against each other in a battle of wits. Join host David Tichauer as he quizzes the contestants on the weirdest news stories from around the world. Panelists include Chris Duffy (You’re The Expert), Jess Miller (The PIT) James Folta (New Yorker Magazine), Kristen Bartlett (SNL, writer). $10.

 

MUSIC

Sammi Lanzetta, Painted Zeros, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Vacation Manor, The Worst Humans, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

DJ BEKKA BL00D, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

Semaphore, Miserable Chillers, King Jane, Pinky, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bushes B-Day Bash: a Comedy Show for Planned Parenthood w/ Janeane Garofalo, Mary Houlihan, Sasheer Zamata, Dan Soder, Alison Leiby, The Bell House – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Awkward Stage Comedy w/ Alex Gardes, Dylan Palladino, Sarah Kennedy, May Wilkerson, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $8.

Left Breast Comedy w/ Chloe McGovern, Claire Parker, Maria Wojciechowski, Marie Faustin, Hosted by Sally Ann Hall and Kimberly Dinaro, The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Nore Davis (HBO), Shane Torres (Conan), Jeff Arcuri (Comedy Central), Julia Johns (MTV’s Gircl Code), Bob Palos (Laughtrack Comedy Festival), Hosted by Lane Pieschel, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Jared Logan (Late Late Show), Emy Blotnick (Comedy Central), Kara Klenk (Timout NY), DJ Dangler (Laughs), David Drake (“Dave”), Hosted by Saurin Choksi, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 26, 2018, 9:30am, 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.

 

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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 of Vogue w/ Mike Q and Quest?onmarc, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Ceramic Animal, Shining Mirrors, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

The Good Few, Dionysia, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Geezer, The Hazytones, Sun Voyager, Trip, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Sister Thieves, The Kingdøm øv GØD?, Lenin Boys, Henry Black, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

James A.M. Downes, Peter Wise, James Parenti, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Invisible Candy, Marzipan, Watergate, American Darlings, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Human People, Washer, Water From Your Eyes, Beeyotch, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Zzzwalk, New Rose, Brendan Sullivan, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Thick Wit Comedy w/ Wendi Starling (Fuse TV), LeClerc Andre (The Stand), Emily Winter (TV Land), Peter Revello (New York Comedy Club), Connor Creagan (WikiFreakz Podcast), The Way Station – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Doug Key (MTV), Ethan Simmons Patterson (Green Gravel Comedy Festival), Sean Donnelly (Letterman, Conan), Calvin Evans (Comedy Central, in from Chicago), Aimee Rose Ranger (Women in Comedy Festival), Hosted by Chanel Ali (SeeSo), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Kate Willet (Comedy Central), Sam Jay (SNL), Matt Ruby (Comedy Cellar), Josh Rabinowitz (Broad City), Jeff Steinbrunner (Cleveland Comedy Fest), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

 

FILM

The Lost Tomb (Part of Shanghai Film Week), New York Film Academy – Battery Park, 1:30pm, Free. RSVP.

The Monkey King (Part of Shanghai Film Week), New York Film Academy – Battery Park, 4pm, Free. RSVP.

 

 

 

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, Public Speaking, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Julia Battistin, Evan Glynn, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $5.

Oh, Oh, Ecstasy, Tica Douglas, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Huh, Night Powers, Belle-Skinner, Amy Klein, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Ninjoi, TheSecondSex, Ghost Piss, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Bay Uno, He Arrived By Helicopter, La Peche, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Big Sur, Club Bonafide – East Midtown, 7:30pm, $10.

Lindsey Wilson, Madison Thibodeau, Allen Childs, Allison Rowan, Nate Hassan, Salzy Bar – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

 

COMEDY

Aparna Nancherla, Rachel Pegram, Bowen Yang & Matt Rogers (SLUCK), Andrew Barbato, Gabe Gonzalez, Harris Mayersohn, Jenny Gorelick, Addie Weyrich, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $6 – $8.

The Mostly Fun Comedy Show w/ Hannah Boone, Daniel J Perafan, Isabel Hagen, Zane Golia, Ben Katzner, Michel Djme Francoeur, Albert Kirchner, Halyards – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

A Very Hot and Bothered New Year w/ Laurel Cummings (Funny or Die), Krista Komondor (Becomingacomedian.com), Brian Grossi (New York Comedy Club), Lawrence DeLoach (Elite Daily), Teresa DeGaetano (Impractical Jokers), Sydnee Washington (The UnOffical Expert Podcast), Zilla Vodnas (Women of Comedy Festival) and a secret special guest, Black Cat – LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

Comedians You Should Know w/ Michael Kosta (Daily Show), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Aparna Nancherla (Conan), Mehran Kaghani (Last Comic), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5. 

The Fancy Show w/ Joe Pera (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Mehran Khaghani (Last Comic Standing), Nore Davis (Comedy Central), Ayanna Dookie (AXS TV), Jena Friedman (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Hosted by Will Miles (HBO’s Crashing), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

FILM

Advance Screening: The Road Movie, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP. 

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 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, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

 

 

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