Around NYC Today (4/24) Desert Island Discs, Karaoke Reading Series, Stargazing

THINGS TO DO

Stargazing, The High Line at 14th Street – Chelsea, 6:45pm – 9:30pm

Head to the High Line for a walk along the park and a chance to take a closer look at the stars. Peer through high-powered telescopes provided by members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York to see rare celestial sights. Free.

Desert Island Discs: Houston Person, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 7pm – 9pm

In the fall of 2015, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem debuted its version of Desert Island Discs. It’s modeled on an iconic BBC radio show, extant since 1942, which invites eminences from various walks of life to choose—and discuss—the eight records they would bring for a stay on the apocryphal desert island. For the Jazz Museum’s expanded version curated and hosted by esteemed journalist Ted Panken, the presenters are jazz musicians, who will present a cohort of music, of any genre, that was essential in the formation and evolution of their musical personality. This month’s guest is the tenor legend, Houston Person. $0 – $10.

Tape, YWCA – Brooklyn, 4:30pm – 6:30pm

TAPE is a free, interactive performance of scenes from Stephen Belber’s play TAPE, followed by discussions about consent, power dynamics, and sexual assault. Featuring actors Stephen Belber, Nandita Shenoy and Ato Essandoh. Free. RSVP.

That Was Fantastic: A Variety Show, New Women Space – Brooklyn, 8pm – 11pm

Comedian and writer Amy Zimmer’s monthly show, That Was Fantastic, returns to New Women Space for a night of variety, comedy and more. featuring guests Ziwe Fumudoh, Morgan Bassichis, Michelle De Swarte, Muna Mire. Free. RSVP.

Every Now and Then I Fall Apart: A Karaoke Reading Series, QED – Queens, 7pm – 9pm

A reading series that is about (and actually is) karaoke. Every month 3-4 writers will each read a piece about a song—its place in their lives and/or in their karaoke sets—and then perform that song as karaoke. After the readings, members of the audience will have the opportunity to sing karaoke themselves. Hosted by Brad Nelson; DJ’d by Dan Kingman. $5.

 

MUSIC

Water From Your Eyes, Edgar Clinks, Wet Mut, ggpeach, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Whiner, Darkwing, Moneypenny, Waif, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free.

Via Intercom, Pussyvision, Juliet Quick, King of Nowhere, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Foster Care, Trampoline Team, Enoch Ramone, Squad Car, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $7.

Olli Soikkeli Trio, St. Mazie – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

COMEDY

Tyrannosaurus w/ Maria Wojciechowski (SEESO’S SCHTICK OR TREAT), Tim Unkenholz (BUZZFEED), Mike Baldwin (SEATTLE COMEDY COMPETITION), James Nichols (ORLANDO INDIE COMEDY FESTIVAL), Blair Dawson (DC COMEDY FESTIVAL), R’A’R Bar – Queens, April 24 (Tues.), 9pm, Free.

Stevie w/ Rob Haze, Alison Leiby, Martin Urbano, Amanda Schectman, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Spring Migration Bird Walk at The Battery, Netherland Monument, Every Tuesday until May 15, 8am – 9am, Free.

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

The Bronx-La Villette Exhibition: Matteo Pellegrinuzzi, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until April 28, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Gallery Tour: Avifauna: Interplay of Birds + Habitat, Glyndor Gallery in Wave Hill – Bronx, Every Tuesday and Saturday until April 30, Free with admission to the grounds, $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and students.

Central Park Tour: Heart of the Park, East 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue – UES, Every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday until April 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (3/8) Dirty Thursday: ’90s Night, Henry Threadgill, Trobadour

THINGS TO DO

Dirty Thursday: ‘90s Night, House of Yes – Brooklyn, 10pm – 4am

The best of the 90’s all in one place, all mixed up and themed to throwback perfection- old school hits, regrettable fashion choices and fads that have come and gone and come back even harder. Embrace your filth on the dance floor. Shake it off, sweat yourself clean, and get dirty all over again. Flirt till it hurts. Free.

Hard Edges Opening Reception, Cristin Tierney Gallery – Chelsea, 6pm – 8pm

Hard Edges is a group exhibition featuring Lorser Feitelson, Elise Ferguson, and Alois Kronschlaeger. The exhibit will be on view until April 7th. Ferguson and Kronschlaeger will be present at the reception. Free. RSVP.

Draw from Life, The Plaxall Gallery – Queens, 7pm – 10pm

Draw from a live nude model, have a free drink and listen to cool music in an art gallery. $10.

Henry Threadgill, The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, 7pm – 9pm

Henry Threadgill, the winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Music, will share insights on being a composer, band leader, woodwind artist, and original member of the AACM. $0 – $10.

Trobadour, The PIT Underground – Gramercy, March 8 (Thurs.), 10:30pm

The show that celebrates the age of combo of storytelling and song. Stand ups tell stories and a live band complete with a cast of troubadours transform the stories into song. Hosted by Kristin Kirkley. $8.

 

MUSIC

Anna McClellan (Record Release), Navy Gangs, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Augusta Koch (of Cayetana), Anika Pyle, Think Tank, Booing, Brooklyn Bazaar (Cellar Lounge), 7pm, $10.

Nancy Whang (of LCD Soundsystem, Juan Mclean), Brooklyn Bowl, 11:59pm, $10.

Host, Ben Seretan, James Jano, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Adipop, Circe, Gooddroid, Kelsey Pyro, Ma Sha, Sick Din, Watergh0st, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Yaasss, Kid Midnight, The Map Room at Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $5.

Karen & The Sorrows, Tatters & Rags, Girls On Grass, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Those Weird Guys, The Lemon Twigs (acoustic), Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Whitney Marchelle, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 6:30pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Smash Comedy Show w/ Kareem Green (All Def Comedy), Dan Lamorte (Fox’s Red Eye), Lawrence Deloach (Elite Dailyl), Tom Cassidy (Adult Swim), Alex Payne (Pit Presents), Glo (Glo in the City Series), Quan Wiggins (New York Comedy Club), Hosted by Royce Wynn (Bad For Love Series), Sweet Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Grin and Barrett Comedy w/ Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Tyler Fischer (You Tube: Bill Burr Teaches Comedy, America’s Got Talent), Brooke Arnold (Carolines Breakout Artist in March), Liz Barrett (Laughs on Fox), Charles McBee (Gotham Comedy Live), Lucas Connolly (New York’s Funniest), Teresa DeGaetano (The Stand), Beauty Bar – Gramercy Park, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Be: Women of Color Exhibition by Walter Cruz, Poe Park Visitor Center – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until March 31, 9am – 5pm, Free.

Exhibition: Natural Impact, Arsenal in Central Park, 6pm – 8pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate, Every Thursday and Friday until March 8, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

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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.