Around NYC Today (3/9) Andre Aciman, Encyclopedia Commedia, Relationshit


A Conversation with Andre Aciman, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – Greenwich Village, 6:30pm – 8pm

Join us for a reading and Q&A with André Aciman. He is the author of the acclaimed novel Call Me by Your Name, the story of the romantic relationship between Elio, a precocious 17-year-old, and Oliver, a 24-year-old graduate student. The New York Times called it “a love letter…an exceptionally beautiful book.” It is now a film and winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Free. RSVP.

Encyclopedia Commedia, Caveat – LES, 9pm – 11pm

Encyclopedia Commedia is a fast-paced and hilarious exploration of all the knowledge in the world – in alphabetical order. Witness a ragtag assortment of bitter tastemakers, impure thought leaders, genuinely accomplished comedians and the occasional marching band as they pummel your cranium with information. VOL I: Aa-Au, will cover AR-15’s, Architecture, Aesop’s Fables, Aspen, and ALT. Featuring Julia Weiss (Head Writer, Cards Against Humanity), James Folta (The New Yorker, McSweeney’s), Luke Null (SNL), Claire Friedman (The Atlantic), Larry Owens (Time Out NY’s “Comedians We’re Obsessed With”), Hosted by Brad Einstein (Second City, Billy on the Street). $10.



FAVX, Brother Reverend, Monograms, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Hank Wood And The Hammerheads (Record Release), Mommy, Mati, Brooklyn Bazaar, 10pm, $10.

Toby Goodshank (Album Release), True Dreams, Cushions, H0L0 – Queens, 7pm, $10.

Radiation Risks, Haircut, Sick Head, SPIC, Fealty, Heck – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

Kellen303 (EP Release Party), Gmak, Jett Chandon, Kellen303, Guswho b2b Discarnate b2b Empyrean, MC Rainey, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10.

Aya Jack, Powdermaker, Siv Disa & the Sea Divers, Strange Neighbors, D. Light (DJ set), The Space Wanderer (DJ set), Amelia Holt (DJ set), Alyssa Stowers (DJ set), Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 suggested donation.

The Vaughns, A Boy Named John, Sp00ky, Avinoam, Loop Troupe Family Band, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $10.

The Hipp Pipps, Jana Peri, Tight Lipped, The Map Room at Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, Free.

Woodhull (Tour Kickoff), Bangladeafy, dog, Essi, Cloning, The Glove – Brooklyn, 10pm, $8 – $10.

Mikey Erg, The Slow Death , Nervous Triggers, Headlines, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Zula, Dove Lady, Spooky Cool, Tmboy, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Monsters on the Horizon, MotherMary, Future Twin, Paranoid Fiction, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.



Cross the Bridge Comedy w/ Patrick Holbert (tru TV), Aminah Imani, Daniel J Perefan, Bret Raybould, Aldo Malaspina, Robbie Goodwin, Margaret Lalley, Hosted by Phil Valentine, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Dan Lamorte (Comedy Cellar), Derrick Thompson (Hilarious), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Festival), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Relationshit w/ Jessica Michelle Singleton, Wade Bowen, Hosted by Lynn Bixenspan and Morgan Pielli, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $8 – $10.



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: Southern Welcome Tour, Inside the Park at Fifth Avenue and 61st Street – Midtown, 2pm – 3pm, Free.


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Around NYC Today (2/28) Fat Heaven, Art Inspired by Robert Indiana, Online Satire


Art Inspired by… Robert Indiana, Gertrude Ederle Recreation Center – UWS, 6pm – 7:30pm

Celebrate LOVE with us by creating your own masterpiece inspired by work from Robert Indiana. The series will include an overview of the artist or technique, followed by a hands-on workshop. Free.

Dark Nights, Bright Lights, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – West Village,

Although we’ve yet to find life beyond Earth, we continue to search for it every single day. But, what exactly are we searching for? And since the Universe is so big, where should we look first? Come find out in this presentation by Jaclyn Avidon, former Board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and NASA Fellow. Skygazing on the rooftop at 8pm. Feel free to bring your own telescopes or binoculars. Free.

The Serious Business of Online Satire, Columbia Journalism School – UWS, 6pm – 7pm

What does original, insightful satire look like in a political moment that seems to render parody impossible? In what ways does the fast pace of the internet (and the centralizing force of large social media platforms) shape online humor? Join a timely conversation on the business of online satire featuring Sarah Pappalardo and Beth Newell, the founders of the feminist satire website Reductress, and Emma Allen, the editor of Daily Shouts on Moderated by New York Magazine’s Gabriella Paiella. Free. RSVP by sending an email to .



Saint Pé, Wild Yaks, Sharkmuffin, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Goodnight Darlings, Her Majesty, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Elliot Root, Hypoluxo, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

pronoun, Sulene, Charles Fauna, Rann, Pianos – LES, 7pm, $8.

Ruby Bones, Kitari, Sister Thieves, Tender Beats, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Fat Heaven, Necrotic Society, (A) Truth, Anti-Difranco, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Su Na, BAILE, Bedstudy, Gemma, Evolving Trax, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.



Comedians You Should Know w/ Dulce Sloan (Daily Show), DC Benny (Live at the Apollo), Kenny DeForest (Seth Meyers), Dave Lester, Jeff Steinbrunner, Hosted by Saurin Choksi, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Left Breast Comedy Hour w/ Aparna Nancherla, Amy Cardinale, Isabel Hagen, Nataly Aukar, Jeena Bloom, Maggie Lalley, Andrea Jones-Rooy, Hosted by SallyAnn Hall and Kim Dinaro, 167 Bleecker Street – West Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Hot Box Comedy w/ Roy Wood Jr (The Daily Show), Joyelle Johnson (MTV, Comedy Central), Aminah Imani (Wine Before Nine), Crystian Ramirez (Comedy Central), Et Al – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Stash Comedy w/ Khalid Rahmaan, Dave Lester, Laneya Wiles, Kevin Mason, Elijah Bullock, Katrina Pope, BK9 Kitchen and Bar – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Shape Up Yoga Meditation, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 26, 2018, 9:30am – 10:30am, Free.

Around NYC Today (1/18) Disco Get Down, Monotony, Selective Perception Party


Disco Get Down, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center – Greenwich Village, 5:30pm – 8pm

Come dressed in your disco best for a fun night of indoor roller skating! There will be a live DJ, a photo booth, and much more. Skates will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own pair. Socks are required. Free. RSVP at .

Selective Perception Opening Party, Elsewhere Loft – Brooklyn, 7pm

“Selective Perception” is an exhibition of vector illustrations by Claudine Eriksson, Andrea Johansson and Darcy Moore. This will be the female design collective’s third exhibition in New York City. A series of works that demonstrate the multi-faceted meanings of a single word will presented by each designer in the exhibition. Each work calls attention to the diverse associations viewers have with a single word’s visual or written meaning. 3xStudio will be donating 10% of the proceeds from “Selective Perception” to the ACLU. Free. RSVP.

Monotony, Caveat – LES, 9pm – 11pm

Monotony lets comedians and storytellers go deep on their weird obsessions with seemingly boring things. Their passion and (lets face it) disturbing breadth of knowledge on topics like The Science of Urinal Cakes and The History of the Rubber Duck will leave you laughing — and possibly leaving with a brand new obsession of your own. This month’s featured guests include James Hamblin (The Atlantic), James Patterson (Comedy Central), Lillian DeVane (Reductress), Liz Miele (Comedy Central), Mehran (Last Comic Standing) and Rae Sanni (President Show). Hosted by Raj Sivaraman, a Jeopardy! runner-up, writer, comedian, scientist, and co-host of the Universe City podcast. $8.



Bilge Rat, Fovea, Pet, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Justin Miller, Lovers, Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free entry before midnight. RSVP at, $10 after midnight.

Bladerunner, Brian Chase / Alan Licht Duo, Diamond Terrifier Cipher, H0L0 – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Lewis Lane, Rae Isla, Maria Neckam, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7:30pm, $10.

The Moms, The Grasping Straws, Professor Caveman, Tura Lura, Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $5 – $10.

The Liza Colby Sound, Hellings, The Tip, Chuck Treece, DJ Taylor Mixon, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.



Chike Robinson (MTV), Brendan Sagalow (New York Comedy Club), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Carolyn Gitomer, Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy by Proxy w/ Ben Kronberg (Comedy Central, Conan), Lorelei Ramirez (VICE), Ike Ufomadu (SF Sketchfest), Ashley Bez (Someecards), Ben Wasserman (MTV), Maria Wojciechowski (@ILookLikeLauraDern1), Hosted by Jake Fromm and Anya Volz, David Blaine’s The Snakehouse – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

Ask a MidWesterner w/ Emily Winter, The Countdown Theater – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.



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 Town Today: Mythical Creatures Costume Party, Singin’ in the Rain

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Hudson Yards Farmer’s Market, 7 Station Train Entrance (34th St.) in Hudson Park, 12pm – 6pm.

Buy fresh produce and prepared food at this weekly event. Free.

Public Art Exhibition Opening: Triquetra for Healing by Julia Sinelnikova, Brower Park (Brooklyn), 6pm – 8pm

The inauguration event for the sculpture Triquetra for Healing. The artist, Julia Sinelnikova, also known as The Oracle, will present a spoken word and movement performance within the artwork, which will be illuminated with projections for this night only.

Make Your Mark rooftop painting workshop, Tony Dapolito Recreation Center (Greenwich Village), 6pm – 8pm

Join artist Amy DiGi for a rooftop watercolor painting and monotypes printmaking workshop, hosted in partnership with the Art Students League’s Seeds of the League program. Free. RSVP.

Yoga Flow, North Lawn at 78th Street in Riverside Park, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Link mindful breathing with movement in this full spectrum yoga practice that includes modifications and intensifications depending on experience level. Free.

Mythical Creatures Costume Party, The Footlight (Queens), 7pm

Footlight is hosting a costume party, complete with candy, decorations, music, and showings of great movies like The Labyrinth and Pan’s Labyrinth. Come in costume and get a $5 specialty cocktail. Free.

LitMag Launch Party, McNally Jackson (Nolita), 8pm

Readings by Chinelo Okparanta, Bette Pesetsky, Jonathan Greenhause, Sarah Wang, and Emily Saso. Refreshments will be provided. Free.


Indie and Foreign Film Festival Closing Night, San Damiano Hall (Midtown), 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Singin’ in the Rain, De Witt Clinton Park (Midtown), 6:30pm, Free.

Man and a Baby (International Premiere), Scandinavia House (Murray Hill), 7:30pm, $7 for members, $10 general admission.


Swanky Tiger, The Falling Birds, Wake The Sun, The Bushwick Hotel, Courtesy Tier, Castle Black, The Shining Hours, Bowery Electric (LES), 6pm, $10.

Little Junior, Mount Sharp, Dodgeball, Cape House (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

Mimicking Birds, Sam Jayne (of Love as Laughter), Berlin (Alphabet City), 7pm, $10 – $12.

Emanuel & The Fear, St. Lenox, Overlord, Goldsounds (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, $8.

Darmstadt Ensemble led by Ben Neill and Zach Layton, Brookfield Place (Lower Manhattan), 7:30pm, Free.

Colatura, Oroboro, Kew, Sunnyvale (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Kal Marks, Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, A Deer A Horse, White Pisces, Trans-Pecos (Queens), 8pm, $10.

Shattered, DJ James David, Twisty Cats, Pleasure Motel, Bowery Electric (LES), 8pm, $5.

Oxenfree Record Release, Vassals, The Royal They, Union Pool (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Adi Newton (Clock DVA), James Place, Embryoroom, Secret Project Room (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10 – $12.

RUUNE, Shara Lunon, Stay Inside, Feyer, Silent Barn (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

FEA, Bruiser Queen, Kristeen Young, Berlin (Alphabet City), 9pm, $10.


Luke Touma (Boston Comedy Festival), Melissa Diaz (Carolines), J-L Cauvin (Sirius XM), Ryan Donahue (Jimmy Kimmel Live), Rosebud Baker (Brooklyn Brewery), Sameer Naseem (Funhouse Comedy Show), Hosted by Chrissie Mayr and Brandon Collins, The Astor Room (Queens), 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Bodega Cat Comedy feat. Sarah Tollemache w/ Saurin Choksi, Kat Radley, Pedro Salinas, Rocky Dale Davis, Offside Tavern (Chelsea), 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

King Hippo Comedy Show and Afterparty, Hosted by Ayanna Dookie (MTV), Mike Brown (MTV), The Mockingbird (Alphabet City), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bomb Shelter Comedy feat. Emily Galati (Conan, Comics Unleashed, Gotham Comedy Live), Orlando Baxter (Conan, NBC, AXS TV), Cory Jarvis (Travel Channel, AXS TV, Funny or Die), Harris Stanton (Comedy Central, BET, Comics Unleashed), Ray Gootz (Caroline’s on Broadway), Brian Grossi (TMZ, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West (Midtown), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Chris Scopo (New York Comedy Club), Rachel Joan (Sirius/XM), Tom Cassidy (Adult Swim), Malorie Bryant (The Pear), Hosted by Roddy MacInnes (New York Comedy Club), Old Man Hustle (LES), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Roy Wood Jr. (Daily Show), Kevin Barnett (Broad City), Justin Williams (Mashable), Fumi Abe (StandupNBC), Antony Devito (Stephen Colbert), JJ Matise (Amazon), Andre Thompson (Music Choice), Hosted by Royce Wynn (ESPN), Sweet Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.


Over Here: A Centennial Commemoration of World War I Memorial in NYC Parks, Arsenal in Central Park (UES), Until Nov. 24, 9am – 5pm, Free.

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