Around NYC Today (1/16) Astoria Drink and Draw, Winter Poetry, Stevie Comedy

THINGS TO DO

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

Contemporary award-winning poets present their most recent work. Kinokuniya Bookstore provides the warm, library-like environment, where you’ll meet other aficionados of poetry. Featuring poets D. Nurkse, Rachel Hadas, Jessica Greenbaum, and Tom Sleigh. Free.

Jeff “Tain” Watts: Desert Island Disks, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 7pm – 10pm

What is the secret sauce of swing? It’s hard to put into words. Fortunately, the wildly swinging drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts will share eight brilliant discs that illuminate the mystery and edify our souls. Ted Panken hosts as Watts opens the record vaults to reveal the music he can’t live without. $0 – $10.

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

On the first Friday and third Tuesdays of every month, Q.E.D. hosts a social drawing event with focus on figure drawing from a live model. Model poses can range from 30 seconds to 20 minutes.No need to be a pro, no shame in drawing stick figures and hand-turkeys. $8 – $10.

 

MUSIC

Swimsuit Issue, Palm Springsteen, Adiós Ghost, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

OLIVIA NEUTRON-JOHN, Pill, Deli Girls, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

HEAVEN, The Grey Cats, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Kung Fu Crimewave, The Grasping Straws, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Low Mein, Sharkswimmer, Gentle Heat, Small Drag, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Super Hit, Echoer, DJ Deli Belly, Trans- Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Sir Richard Bishop + Jemeel Moondoc, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Show My Goodness w/ Maria Wojciechowski, Evan Morrison, and Albert Kirchner, Bushwick Public House, 8pm, $0 – $5.

Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Samantha SJ Bednarz (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), James Myers, Christian Michael (Carolines), Hosted by Napoleon Emill (New York Comedy Club), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Stevie (A Comedy Show) w/ Joe Castle Baker (Sundance), Emmy Blotnick (Comedy Central), Annie Donley (IFC), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert Podcast), Mitra Jouhari (Three Busy Debras), Sluck (Las Culturistas Podcast), Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 8:30am, 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.

Winter Bird Walk with NYC Audubon, Netherland Monument in the Battery, Every Tuesday until January 16, 2018, 8am, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/9) Standups Improvise TED Talks, Bill Frisell

THINGS TO DO

Bill Frisell: Desert Island Discs, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 7pm – 10pm

Legendary guitarist Bill Frisell does the impossible— narrowing down the vast range of jazz, rock, blues, and country recordings he loves into a slender list of 8 life-altering discs. Join Frisell, along with host Ted Panken, in sharing the music he just can’t live without. $10 suggested donation.

Standups Improvise TED Talks, QED – Queens, 9pm – 10:30pm

Local Astoria comic Ryan Stanisz challenges stand-ups to improvise their way through a presentation they’ve never seen before, on a topic that they’ve never even heard of before. Lineup includes Derek Humphrey, Daniel Perafan, Sharron Paul, Hattie Hayes and Alex Flemming. $7.

 

MUSIC

Luxardo, Jazzboy, Tocca, Alphaville – Brookyn, 8pm, $10.

THE LIVING STRANGE, Stevie Wolf, Sam Himself,Jeffery Toast, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Valley Lodge, Falling Stars, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Lee Bones & the Best, Half/Brother, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Beiju, Soccer Cousins, Metaphysics, Stay Inside, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Gunn-Truscinski Duo + Vampire Belt, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Jest For Fun Comedy w/ Marie Faustin (JFL), Brian Parise (JFL), Erin Jackson (BET) and Sean Patton (Comedy Central), BK9 – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free. RSVP.

Dan+Joe+Charles Standup Show w/ Janelle James (Comedy Central), Josh Johnson (Fallon), Giulio Gallarotti (MTV), Ray Kump (VICE), The Shanty – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

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

New You Open House (free fitness classes), St. James Park – Bronx, Every weekday until January 12, 2018, 9am, Free, RSVP.

Winter Bird Walk with NYC Audubon, Netherland Monument in the Battery, Every Tuesday until January 16, 2018, 8am, Free.