Around NYC Today (1/18) On A Lighter Note Comedy, Davalois Fearon, Acid Dad

Theater of War, Police Athletic League, Inc. Polo Grounds Cornerstone – Harlem, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Theater of War is an interactive performance of Scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax and Philoctetes, ancient plays about timeless human struggles, such as depression, isolation, and other mental health issues. Featuring actors Chinasa Ogbuagu, Jumaane Williams, and Louis Cancelmi. Free. RSVP.

Davalois Fearon: Finding Her History, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts – Lincoln Square, 6pm – 8pm

Davalois Fearon is a critically acclaimed dancer, teacher, and choreographer born on the island of Jamaica and raised in The Bronx, New York. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Davalois Fearon Dance. Fearon is in search of her history. What does it mean to be a black woman on stage? What is the map of a segregated self? Join an evening of personal history, original dance, archival performance screening, and discussion. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC
Savak, The Effects, Patois Counselors, Big Quiet, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Photocomfort, Lina Tullgren (solo), Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 6pm, $10.

Acid Dad, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Laser Background, gobbinjr, Check Out Old Table, Erica Eso (duo), Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Lucie Pohl’s Immigrant Jam w/ Suzie Afridi, Tom Delgado, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $7.

Bodega Cat Comedy w/ Donnie Sengstack (Hot Tub Comedy Show), Dina Hashem (CONAN) and Rebecca O’Neal, Offside Tavern – Greenwich Village, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

On A Lighter Note w/ Adam Mamawala (New York Comedy Festival), Will Miles (HBO’s Crashing), Ken Schultz (BP Wrigleyville), Robert Dean (Gotham Comedy Live), Emma Willmann (Late Show), Hosted by Dan Wilbur (Sirius XM, Better Book Titles), Halyards – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Von Decarlo (BET), Matt Bachus (Carolines), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Stephen Mclonghair Bolles, Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

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

The Square (2017), Scandinavia House – Murray Hill, 7pm, $7 – $12.

 

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 2018, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Exerskate (oce-based fitness classes), The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village, 8am – 8:30am, 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.

Central Park Tour: Southern Welcome Tour, Fifth Avenue and 61st Street, 2pm, Free.

Around NYC Today (1/8) Butterboy, Myq Kaplan and Friends, Zaria Forman

THINGS TO DO

An Evening with Zaria Forman, Parsons School of Design – East Village, 6pm – 8pm

Celebrate the Climate Museum’s first exhibition, In Human Time. See Zaria Forman’s window installation of Whale Bay, Antarctica No. 4 in person. The reception will include soundscapes Forman recorded on an expedition in Antarctica in 2015. Free spiked hot beverages and treats will be available. There will also a free raffle for a print of Forman’s work Errera Channel No. 1, 2016. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Lina Tullgren, Salt People, Melissa Weikart, Joanna Sternberg, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Retroglyphs, First Blush, The 65’s, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Abraham King, Dark Tea, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Soulmate Trio, W New York – Times Square, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Dahye Kwon Trio, Club Bonafide – Midtown East, 9:30pm, $10.

The Kings County Swing, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

Michael Sarian and the Big Chabones, Club Bonafide – Midtown East, 7:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Hari Kondabolu, Geoffrey Asmus, Chanel Ali, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Myq Kaplan and Friends w/ Calvin Cato, Richard Bowen, Ariel Elias, Yedoye Travis, Dina Hashem, Shockwave, QED – Queens, 8:30pm, $6.

Yoram Bauman, PhD: The World’s First and Only Standup Economist, Caveat – LES, 7pm, $10.

Tickling The Ivories w/ Crystian Ramirez – (Last Comic Standing), Hanna Dickinson – (Comedy Central), LeClerc Andre (The Stand Comedy Club regular), Tyler Fischer (America’s Got Talent), Plus a special guest, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Arse-toria Comedy w/ Adam Sokol, Tim Unkenholz, Lindsay Boling, Tom Delgado, Alissa May Atkinson and special guests, Passage Irish Bar and Kitchen – Queens, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 2018, 10am – 4pm. Free.

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