Around NYC Today (2/26) Nordic Book Club, Side Ponytail, Sasheer Zamata

THINGS TO DO

Nordic Book Club, Scandinavia House – Midtown, 6pm – 7pm

Read and discuss Scandinavian literature in translation as part of the Nordic Book Club. This month’s book is They Know Not What They Do by Jussi Valtonen. This psychological novel, set in the near future, focuses on a man struggling to protect his new family from violence. It was the winner of the 2014 Finlandia Prize, Finland’s highest literary honor. Free.

The Office Trivia, Raise New York – Kips Bay, 8pm – 9:30pm

Take a break from being The World’s Best Boss, your classes at art school, or beet farming to prove you know the most about the Dunder Mifflin family. Prizes will be awarded in lieu of Dundees, and you don’t want to be left empty handed… that’s what she said! Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Turbo Goth, Moony Matelot, Strange Weather, Cavale, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Joe Wood, Paige Howell, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Rifle Recoil, Faraway Somewhere, Barry Gordon, Bowery Electric – LES, 7:30pm, $8 – $10.

Jack Martin’s Bob Dylan Deathwatch, John Williams Watkins, Teeth, Wonders of Nature – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Side Ponytail w/ Mike Drucker (The President Show, The Tonight Show, Bill Nye Saves the World) , SallyAnn Hall (Winner of The She Devil Comedy Festival), Chris Donahue (Panic Attack Comedy), Raj Sivaraman (Jeopardy), Lizzie Martinez (Funny or Die), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Tickling the Ivories w/ Carmen Lynch – (Colbert), Jessica Kirson – (Comedy Cellar), Jessica Fleischer – (Boston Comedy Festival), Nick Simmons – (New York Comedy Club), Meghan Walsh – (Broadway Comedy Club), Hosted by Nathaly Aucar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live), Jacqueline Novak (Comedy Central), Tom Thakkar (Conan), Rebecca V. O’Neal (Netflix), Julia Claire (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Wanjiko Eke (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), The Living Gallery – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Matt Koff (The Daily Show), Julia Johns (Girl Code), Becca Beberaggi (PASTE Magazine), Tim Barnes (WBEZ), Kase Raso (New York Comedy Club), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Anna Drezen (SNL, Reductress, Comedy Central’s Clusterfest), Tom Thakkar (Conan, Just for Laughs Festival), J.P. McDade (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Just for Laughs Festival), Eudora Peterson (Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical), Wendi Starling (GLAMOURPUSS, Fuse TV, JAMMERZ podcast), Cape House – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

 

FILM

The Spook Who Sat by the Door, 900 South Avenue – Staten Island, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Monday until Dec. 10, 10am – 10:50; 5pm – 5:50pm, Free.

Around NYC Today (2/5) Bethlehem Steel, Dear Diary, Butterboy, Side Ponytail

THINGS TO DO

Dear Diary: Comedians Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Comedian Maggie Lalley hosts a dramatic reading of several comedians’ childhood journals. Laughter inevitable. Discomfort guaranteed. Featuring Brett Kline, Brian Rabadeau, Caroline Doyle, Kimberly Dinaro, Laurel Bacon Cummings, Melissa Parker Caron, Renee Rises. $8.

Salsa Mondays, Boots & Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm

Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from NYC’s best DJs. Classes start at 6pm, party after! Learn Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Bethlehem Steel, Ex-Girlfriends, Twiga, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Starbenders, Idgy Dean, A Shadow of Jaguar, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Logan X, Groupie, Phil from Accounting, LUECK, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Valerie June, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – Harlem, 6:30pm, Donation.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Seaton Smith, Leah Bonnema, Eman El-Husseini, Chris Duffy, Mara Wiles, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail w/ Sean Patton (Comedy Central), Justin Williams (Mostly Woke), Arti Gollapudi (UCB), Garry N. Hannon (Funny HaHa Funny Queer), Patrick Schroeder (Comedy Central), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Tickling the Ivories Comedy w/ Nathan Macintosh (Colbert), Abby Rosenquist (Just For Laughs), Tom Thakkar (Conan), Sally Ann Hall (Boston Comedy Festival), Justin Flanagan (Knitting Factory), Hosted by Nathaly Aucar and Thiago Macklin, Pianos – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Scott Chaplain (Comedy Central), Kenice Mobley (This American Life, 2 Dope queens), Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central Half Hour, Kimmel), Jennie Sutton (Comedy Central), Ginny Hogan (New Yorker, McSweeney’s), Connor Creagan (WikiFreakz), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

Lovecraft Film Screenings, Lovecraft – East Village, 6pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

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

 

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