Around NYC Today (1/28) Magtag Variety Hour, Secret Speakeasy, Stop ‘N’ Swap

My Hometown: A Show about Home, Quimby’s Bookstore – Brooklyn, 7pm – 10pm

Storytellers and comedians talk about their hometown. Lineup includes Pat Wise (Cool Show (Not Lame), Audiosnacks), Nat Towsen (Nat Towsen’s Downtown Variety Hour, CollegeHumor), Tracy Soren (Teen Vogue, Elite Daily), Rachel Joravsky (That Shit Ray, Damn Lady Laugh), Subhah Agarwal (The Jim Jeffries Show, MTV). Free. RSVP.

Retro Bits, QED – Queens, 7pm – 8:30pm

Join comedians Brian McGuinness (Playable Characters Podcast) and TJ Del Reno (Unlimited Lives Radio) as they watch the audience play mostly terrible video games with funny commentary. Joined by their merry guild of funny friends. $5.

Magtag Variety Hour, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

join comedian Maggie Lalley as she hosts a ragtag bunch of the silliest stand ups, musicians, improvisors, poets, and storytellers. Lineup includes Sally Ann Hall, Irene Fagan Merrow, Katie Boyle, Courtney Reynolds, Khalid Rahmaan, Ray Gootz.  Improv by CHUCHO. A dance performance from Randall Otis. $7.

West Vilage Stop ‘N’ Swap, Westbeth Community Room – Meatpacking District, 12pm – 3pm

At Stop ‘N’ Swaps, New Yorkers bring items they no longer need and find things that are new to them. Stop ‘N’ Swaps encourage reuse, build community, and reduce the waste NYC sends to landfills. Bring clean, reusable, gently-used portable items such as clothing, housewares, games, books, and toys that you no longer need, and take home something new to you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. Free.

Museum of Interesting Things Secret Speakeasy, The Loft at 177 Prince Street – SoHo, Jan. 28 (Sun), 6pm – 10pm

The Museum of Interesting Things takes over a Soho loft for a special themed party. Watch
16mm short movie fest, listen to original vinyl records and party! Check for updates. $10.



Leach, Fielder, Twig Twig, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Sean Mcverry, Amira, Edward Korft, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Fruit & Flowers, Lola Pistola (Tour Kickoff), Dances, Sic Tic, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Nelson Bandela, Nappy Nina, Wrex Mason, Jus Lovehall, Tekowa Lakica, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.



Too Soon? Comedy Night, 135 Eldridge Street – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Lion’s Den Comedy w/ Tyler Fischer (America’s Got Talent, Co-star of TV Land’s ‘Younger’), Jason Scoop (Winner of TBS’s ‘First Impressions w/ Dana Carvey’), Kerry Coddett (Cast member of MTV’s ‘Joking Off,’ The Nightly Show w/ Larry Wilmore), Usama Siddiquee (BET’s ’50 Central’), Chanel Ali (Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac), Hosted by Teresa Sheffield & Kenny Warren, Camaradas El Barrio – Harlem, 9pm, Free, RSVP.


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Around NYC Today (1/7) Sock Hop Sunday, Too Soon? Comedy, Repeater at QED


Sock Hop Sunday, Belle Reve – Tribeca, 8pm – 1am

Belle Reve is hosting its first Sock Hop party. Records starting at 8pm during dinner service and a DJ and go-go dancer comes on from 10pm to 1am. Adult milkshakes, burger and hot dog specials running all night long. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Free.

Repeater: A Little Show About Big Songs, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm

Music fans Evan Forde Barden and Patrick Cartelli host this monthly talk show about people’s favorite songs. Each month, they invite a special guest to share one song that they love – be it an all-time favorite, a track that reminds them of a great story, or something that just blew their minds. Then a musician takes the stage to cover it and play a song of their own. Think “You Made It Weird” meets “VH1 Storytellers.” This month features Josh Sharp (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Joe’s Pub) and Jacob Sharp (Mipso, mandolin/vocalist). $5.

MulchFest, Various locations, 10am – 2pm

Recycle your holiday tree at MulchFest. Bring your tree to a designated city park to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city. More than 26,000 trees were recycled last year. Find chipping locations here. Also happening on the January 7th. Free.



DEDE, Thed Jewel, Mirror Gazer (DJ set), Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

GREAT WOODS, The Big Drops, Freezing Cold, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Bilge Rat, Danny Christmas, Premiums, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Seb Isaac Band, The Nectars, Mercury Lounge – LES, 5:30pm, $10.

Pants Exploder, Tallah, Vibrator, Eye of the Destroyer, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

New Love Crowd, The Ryan Wu Band, Absolutely Yours, Earth Dad, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Baby Soda Jazz Band, St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.



No Cover Comedy Sunday w/ Corinne Fisher, Jeremy Pinsley, Andrew Lee, Angela Palladino, Ryan Dacalos, Justin Herman, Cameran Hebb, Brett Kline, Bill Schaefer, Nicholle Kun, Jack Byram, Hosted by Josh Tolentino, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Easy Buckets Comedy w/ Justin Flanagan, Hannah Boone, Eagle Witt, Katie Boyle, Pockets Graham, Stavros Halkias, Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Last Call Comedy Show w/ Daniel Perafan, Shawn Ohagan, Liz Barrett, Alex Pavone, Shubah Agarwal, Jula Branda, Hosted by Brandy Thomas, Bridge and Tunnel Brewery – Queens, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Ray Gootz (Carolines), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Sam Morrison (Hilarious), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Molly Kornfeld, Ryan Mulholland, Ashley Hamilton, Rufat Agayev, Peter Bandyk, Legion – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Soon? Comedy Night w/ Aparna Nancherla, Mike Lebovitz, Katharyn Henson, Peter Wong, Mackenzie Graves, Chris Hamilton, Malia Sias, Sensei Gallery Bar – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

This Isn’t Crashing w/ Maddie Smith (Carolines, New York Comedy Club), Adam Gable (Dangerfeilds, Broadway Comedy club) Mike Verdi ((New York Comedy Club), Hosted by Chris Hamilton, The Grisly Pear – Greenwich Village, 10pm, Free, RSVP.



‘Volez Voguez Voyagez’ Louis Vuitton Exhibition, 86 Trinity Place – Lower Manhattan, Until January 7, (Mon to Sat – 10 am to 8pm; Sun – 11am to 7pm), Free. RSVP.

Seasonal Garden Tours, Queens Botanical Garden, First weekend of each month, 1pm, Free.


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