Around NYC Today (8/24) Charlie Parker Jazz Fest, Hamlet, Lee Daniels’ The Butler

THINGS TO DO Hudson Warehouse Presents Hamlet, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, West 89th Street and Riverside Drive – UWS, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Watch a new and exciting adaptation of this classical work by Shakespeare directed by and starring George K. Wells. Pay what you want. Bryant Park Shakespeare: Macbeth, Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, 7pm – 9pm A “Gangs of New York”-styled Macbeth, set in the mid-1800s when … Continue reading Around NYC Today (8/24) Charlie Parker Jazz Fest, Hamlet, Lee Daniels’ The Butler

Around NYC Today (2/27) Lindy Hop Class, Chris Gethard, Amina Claudine Myers

THINGS TO DO Lindy Hop Class, Lt. JP Kennedy Junior Community Center – Harlem, 7pm – 8pm Join a beginner class to learn the Lindy Hop, Harlem’s signature dance. Cash only. $7 (Free for aged 18 and under). Critical Walkthrough: Ernesto Caivano and the Art of Storytelling, American Folk Art Museum – Lincoln Square, 6:30pm – 7:30pm Critical Walk-throughs consist of a 45-minute guided tour … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/27) Lindy Hop Class, Chris Gethard, Amina Claudine Myers

Around NYC Today (2/14) Museum for an Ec(h)osexual, Queer Valentine’s Day

THINGS TO DO Wetdry: Mausoleum for an Ec(h)oSexual, Wild Embeddings – Brooklyn, 8pm – 12am This large scale, total body immersive/interactive sound Installation by interdisciplinary artist Oya Damla is described as “phenomenology of perception and death meets eco/sonic eroticism. Join the opening reception, which will be followed by a sensory play party. Free.   MUSIC The Wants, Cousines Like Shit, Straw Pipes, Sooner, Alphaville – … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/14) Museum for an Ec(h)osexual, Queer Valentine’s Day

Around NYC Today (2/11) Musical Theatre Mayhem, Madams of the Universe

THINGS TO DO Musical Theatre Mayhem, QED – Queens, Feb. 11 (Sun.), 8:30pm – 10pm Musical theatre nerds unite. join a night of showtunes and comedy. Act 1: Broadway Bonanza: two comedians as musical theatre characters decide who’ll win in a physical fight. Act 2: Sing For Your Life: the audience chooses musicals that a guest will have to sing songs from. Act 3: 10-Minute Musical: three comedians … Continue reading Around NYC Today (2/11) Musical Theatre Mayhem, Madams of the Universe

Around NYC Today (1/24) The Real News Panel, Watercolor Class, The Fancy Show

THINGS TO DO Arts, Culture and Fun: Make Your Mark with a Watercolor Class, Greenbelt Recreation Center – Staten Island, 1:30pm – 3:30pm Ashton Agbomenou will teach an adult art class on how to use lines, shapes, and colors to render an image. Bring an image you would like to paint during the two-hour session. Supplies will be provided and beginners are welcome. Free. RSVP at … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/24) The Real News Panel, Watercolor Class, The Fancy Show

Around NYC Today (1/15) MLK Day, Salsa Mondays, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

THINGS TO DO Salsa Mondays, Boots and Saddle – West Village, 6pm – 8pm Latin dance instruction from award-winning dancers and music from DJ Jon Ali. Classes start at 6p, party after! Salsa, Hustle, Bachata, Cha-cha-cha, Merengue, Samba, Tango, Rumba, Swing. Free. MLK Day, Brooklyn Center for the Arts, 9am – 3pm Honor the spirit of Dr. King with an essay competition, talent show, games … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/15) MLK Day, Salsa Mondays, Side Ponytail, Butterboy

Around NYC Today (1/14) Adele live near MSG, Two Inch Astronaut, Free Puppies

THINGS TO DO Adele* Live near Madison Square Garden, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm – 11:30pm What’s better than seeing the actual Adele sing live at Madison Square Garden? Seeing 10 Adele impersonators sing live near Madison Square Garden! Bring your own black shift dress and get ready to sing Rolling in the Deep at the top of your lungs. $8. Astronomy: The Night Sky, Marine Park – Brooklyn, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/14) Adele live near MSG, Two Inch Astronaut, Free Puppies

Around NYC Today (1/12) Glow in the Dark Dance Party, Whatever Comedy

THINGS TO DO Glow in the Dark Madness Dance Party, Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden – Queens, 10pm – 2am Brush off your best white and neon clothes. Dance the night away at an indoor Glow In The Dark Party, complete with black lights, glow in the dark face painting, glow sticks, and of course, glowing headphones. DJs will play Top 40 Dance Hits and … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/12) Glow in the Dark Dance Party, Whatever Comedy

Around NYC Today (1/10) Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Shanghai Film Week

THINGS TO DO Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm Frank Conniff (TV’s Frank on Mystery Science Theater 3000) hosts a variety/stand-up show in the guise of a fake kid’s show. Frank hosts the show in character as Moodsy, the Clinically Depressed Owl, and shows a bunch of weird and crappy old cartoons between stand-up, music and sketches. $8.   MUSIC House … Continue reading Around NYC Today (1/10) Frank Conniff’s Cartoon Dump, Shanghai Film Week

Around NYC Today (12/29) Shakin’ All Over Party, PJs n’ DJs Party, The Office

THINGS TO DO New York Night Train Shakin’ All Over Party, Home Sweet Home – LES, 10:30pm – 4am DJ Jonathan Toubin hosts the last Shakin’ All Over party of 2017. Get ready to dance to 1950s/1960s rock n’ soul” vinyl records turning ’til the wee wee hours. $5. Free entry before 11pm. The Office Trivia, Stone Creek Bar and Lounge – Kips Bay, 8pm … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/29) Shakin’ All Over Party, PJs n’ DJs Party, The Office

Around NYC Today (12/13) Panic Attack Comedy, Reformed Whores, White Wave

A People’s Guide to the History in the Time of Here and Now, Primary Stages Studio – Midtown West, 3pm – 5:30pm A People’s Guide to the History in the Time of Here and Now is a play about a Muslim-American student Jennah who has just transferred to a small Michigan high school. During the weeks immediately following the 2016 election, she struggles to find … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/13) Panic Attack Comedy, Reformed Whores, White Wave

Around NYC Today (12/10) Musical Theatre Mayhem, Youtube Jukebox

THINGS TO DO Youtube Jukebox, Caveat – LES, 7pm – 9pm That part of the party where everybody takes turns putting on YouTube videos, but at a bar, and on a huge screen. Hosted by Haley Sacks. $5. Musical Theatre Mayhem, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm Musical theatre nerds unite! Join a night of showtunes and comedy with Maurice Licorish, Blair Dawson, Jes Tom, Hosted … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/10) Musical Theatre Mayhem, Youtube Jukebox

Around NYC Today (12/7) Dirty Thursday Office Party, Madison Sq. Tree Lighting

THINGS TO DO Madison Square Holiday Tree Lighting, Madison Square Park – Flatiron District, 3:30pm – 5:30pm The Madison Square Park Conservancy present free seasonal activities that include performances from The Sweetback Sisters, the New York Life Singers and Audra Rox. Tasty Holiday treats provided by wagamama, Eataly and Almond. Tree lighting at 4:55 p.m. Free. 35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, 9am – 5pm Join this … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/7) Dirty Thursday Office Party, Madison Sq. Tree Lighting

Around NYC Today (12/6) Washington Sq. Tree Lighting, Ghostbusters 2, Postmen

THINGS TO DO Washington Square Park Holiday Tree Lighting, Washington Square Park – Greenwich Village, 5pm – 7pm A 45-foot Christmas tree just south of the Washington Square Arch will be lit for the holidays. To celebrate the occasion, the Rob Susman Brass Quartet will perform holiday songs. Santa Claus is also expected to appear, with candy canes in hand. Fibers and Figures, Sotheby’s Institute of Art … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/6) Washington Sq. Tree Lighting, Ghostbusters 2, Postmen

Around NYC Today (12/4) Comics Read Weird Childhood Journals, TJ Miller

THINGS TO DO Name That Tune, J. Hood Wright Recreation Center – Washington Heights, 7:30pm – 8:30pm Celebrate the holidays with an evening of holiday music trivia. Free. Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals, QED – Queens, 8:30pm – 10pm Maggie Lalley hosts a dramatic reading of comedians’ childhood journals. With Rory Scholl, Brad Benson, Remy Kassimir, Matthew W J Mitchell, Matt Vita, Sam Morrison, … Continue reading Around NYC Today (12/4) Comics Read Weird Childhood Journals, TJ Miller