Around NYC Today (2/20) I’m With Her, Winter Poetry, Astoria Drink and Draw

Bryant Park Reading Room: Winter Poetry with Brooklyn Poets, Kinokuniya Bookstore – Midtown, 6pm – 7:30pm

Contemporary award-winning poets present their most recent work. Kinokuniya Bookstore provides the warm, library-like environment, with shelves stuffed with books where you’ll get to meet other aficionados of poetry. This month’s poets are Jason Koo, Joe Pan, JP Howard, and Vanessa Jimenez Gabb. Poetry readings are on the third Tuesday of each month until April. Free.

Astoria Drink and Draw, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10:30pm

On the first Friday and third Tuesdays of every month, Q.E.D. hosts a social drawing event with a focus on figure drawing from a live model. Model poses can range from 30 seconds to 20 minutes. No need to be a pro, stick figures and hand-turkeys are welcome. $8.

 

MUSIC

I’m With Her, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Good Fight, Kali Masi, Vansaders, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Character Select w/ Ashley Gavin (Hulu, FOX), Mercer Morrison (Hass Mercy, Gotham Comedy Club), Sandy Chansamone (The PIT, Stand Up NY), The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Super Fun! w/ Mark Lawrence, Alia Janine, Camden Pollio, Ben Bergman, No Fun Bar – LES, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

A Night of Comedy to Remember w/ Bardia Salimi, Martin Urbano, Clare O’Kane, Rachel Sennott, Davidson Boswell and Very Romantic Duo. Hosted by Jessy Morner-Ritt and Caroline Yost, Film Noir Cinema – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $5.

 

FILM

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Greenbelt Nature Center – Staten Island, 12pm, Free.

Animation Nights New York, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

 

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until Feb. 23, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Learn Indian Classical Dance, Indian Consulate – UES, Every Tuesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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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 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 .

Reenactment, BRIC – Brooklyn, 7pm – 9pm

Performances by Reenactment artists Maria Hupfield and Alicia Grullón, followed by a discussion moderated by Harry Weil, Manger of Programs at Green-Wood Cemetery. Electric Prop and Hum Freestyle Variations Studio is a twenty-minute performance piece by Hupfield, presented in collaboration with fellow BRICworkspace artist-in-residence, Tusia Dabrowska. The multi-media performance incorporates scored and un-scored movement, sound, and vocalizations to intervene in BRIC’s gallery. Free. RSVP.

Antigone in Parkchester, New York Public Library – Parkchester Branch, 11am – 1pm

Antigone in Parkchester is a free, interactive performance of scenes from Sophocles’ Antigone, an ancient play about a woman who decides to honor her brother and disobey the state, presented in English with Bengali interpretation. Each performance is followed by a powerful audience discussion in English and Bengali about gender equality, allyship, and justice. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Uta Habbig, Club Bonafide – Midtown, 7:30pm, $10.

Jimmy Hill and the Allstarz Band, Roy Wilkins Recreation Center – Queens, 1pm, Free.

SOFT FANGS, Wild Pink, Pom Pom Squad, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Warhawks, The Nuclears, Not Amused, Edna, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedians You Should Know w/ Luke Null (SNL), Andy Haynes (Conan), Nore Davis (Comedy Central), Jessica Michelle Singleton (Ignorance is #Blessed), Brian Babylon (NPR), Mike Lebovitz (Last Comic Standing), Hosted by Jeff Steinbrunner, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Thick Wit Comedy w/ Chloe Radcliffe (TBS Comics to Watch), Ja-Ron Young (Cinderblock Comedy Festival), Kenice Mobley (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Jeffrey Emerson (Lap Dance Saloon), Deno DeMartino (New York Comedy Festival & MasterCard Patron), Mary Cella (Jezebel), Musical Guest Headless Dentist, The Way Station – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Kerry Coddett (Comedy Central’s Nightly Show, MTV’s Joking Off, TruTV’s Comedy Knockout), Tyler Fischer (NBC’s Chicago Med, TV Land’s YOUNGER), Kareem Green (FOX’s Laughs), Casey Balsham (AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live), 61 Local – Brooklyn, 7pm, $5 – $8.

 

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, 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.

 

For more events, check out what’s happening THIS WEEK .

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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.

 

For more events, check out what’s happening THIS WEEK .

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Around NYC Today (1/17) The Song Show, DED Talks, Identity, What Lies Upstream

THINGS TO DO

Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: Identity, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm

Identity showcases works in fiber that explore imagery of people of the African Diaspora. Curated by Michelle Bishop of Harlem Needle Arts, the exhibition features pieces by nine artists who use a variety of media including embroidery, soft sculpture, quilt, and mixed media. Free.

The Song Show, The Cobra Club – Brooklyn, 9pm – 11pm

The Song Show is a monthly comedy show based on radio staples from yesteryear. This show’s theme is Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” The show features up and coming NYC comedians and closes out with a set by a local band. Featuring comedy by Ramy Youssef (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Mr. Robot), Emmy Blotnick (Head Writer of The President’s Show, upcoming Comedy Central special) Casey James Salengo (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central special), Musical guest Sultry Pines fka Velo, Hosted by Joe Miciak and Michael Kandel. $5.

DED Talks, Caveat – LES, 7pm – 9pm

From watchers of the immensely popular Ted Talks, comes this new lecture series highlighting the life and ideas of dearly departed celebrities. Featuring Katie Hartman, Joanna Hausmann, Monique Moses, Evan Kaufman, Natasha Vaynblat, Colin O’Brien, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Mark Vigeant, Hosted by Elaine Stritch (Jay Malsky) and Don Pardo (Richie Moriarty). $10.

 

MUSIC

Martin Bisi, Haybaby, Machine Girl, Bonnie Baxter, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

RÉN WITH THE MANE, IYVES, Hannah Sumner, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Narc Twain, Fort Gorgeous, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Deep Space Brooklyn w/ Ali Coleman, François K, Output – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Anna Altman, Bless, Ultrabeauty, Dougie Poole, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9:45pm, $8.

Fire is Motion, Weller, The Human Fly, Noods, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

 

COMEDY

Hack City Comedy w/ Brendan Sagalow (MTV, New York Comedy Club), Doug Key (Rogue Island Comedy Festival), Khalid Rahmaan (Conan), Isabel Hagen (New York Comedy Club), special guest Subhah Agarwal (Writer for The Jim Jeffries Show), Black Cat LES, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Alex Carabaño (New York Comedy Festival), Nathan Habib (Punchline), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Club), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Ophira Eisenberg (NPR’s Ask Me Another; CBS’s The Late Late Show), Cyrus McQueen Cyrus McQueen (NBC’s Last Comic Standing; AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live), Liz Barrett (FOX’s Laughs; AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live), Ray Gootz (Caroline’s On Broadway; Game Over Girls), Camille Theobald (NY Comedy Festival; MTV), Hosted by Ben Asher (New York Comedy Festival; Iceland Comedy Festival headliner; Caroline’s), Pacific Standard – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Kung Fu Komedy w/ Emma Willmann (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Alex Pavone (Montreal Just For Laughs festival), Aaron Berg (Comedy Central), and Bryan Yang (Buzzfeed lists), New York Comedy Club – Kips Bay, 7pm, $10.

The Fancy Show w/ Saurin Choksi (FuseTV), Kenice Mobley (Laughs on FOX), Mike Brown (MTV), Matthew Broussard (Conan), Jena Friedman (Daily Show), Hosted by Michael Joyce, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Kate Willet (This is Not Happening), Ramy Youseff (Colbert), Kevin Bozeman (Comedy Central), Dave Landau (Last Comic Standing), Mike Lebovitz (Just for Laughs), Katie Hanningan (College Humor), The Gutter – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

 

FILM

What Lies Upstream (2017), Maysles Cinema – Harlem, 2pm, $10.

 

ONGOING

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

Learn Signs from American Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, Until March 28, 2018, 10:45am, Free.

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.