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 that is meant to offer an alternative perspective to the works on view. Artist Ernesto Caivano will discuss the intersection of drawing and narrative in his work, while examining how his visual explorations of story-telling relate to works on view in the Vestiges & Verses exhibition. $5 – $8.

 

MUSIC

Amina Claudine Myers, The National Jazz Museum – Harlem, 7pm, $0 – $10.

Angie Zhang, The Explorers Club – UES, 6:30pm, $10.

Kahiem Rivera, Elysse, Carlos Hernandez, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Kleptokrat, American Fever, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Philary, Cat Tatt, Real Blood, Dig Nitty, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Always Hard, Rhys Tivey, AKA JK, Wonders of Nature – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Stevie: A Comedy Show w/ Chris Gethard (The Chris Gethard Show), Ana Fabrega (At Home With Amy Sedaris), Michelle Buteau (Comedy Central), Pat Regan (UCB), Karolena Theresa (Handmaid’s Tale: The Musical), Melissa Stokoski (Sirius XM), Sarah Tollemache (Colbert), Leclerc Andre (Laughs on Fox), Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Our Pain is Your Pleasure Comedy w/ Caitlin Peluffo, Crystian Ramirez, Kevin Berrey, Liz Days, Julie Kottakis, Eric Miller, Lucie Steiner, Hosted by Jonathan Ziegel, Walter’s Cottage – Midtown, 7pm, Free.

Baby Shower Comedy w/ Mark Normand, Joe Machi, Anthony P. DeVito, Nataly Aukar, Nash Rose, Tobin Miller, Grey Lady – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 31, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

Tour of Gracie Mansion, Gracie Mansion in Carl Schurz Park – Yorkville, Every Tuesday until Dec. 27, 11am – 11:50; 2pm – 2:50pm, 3pm – 3:50pm, Free.

Learn Indian Classical Dance, Indian Consulate – UES, Every Tuesday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

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 – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Ghostcat Valentine’s Ball, Meviu§, Schlomi Bagdadi, Hex.Sys, Ghost Cop, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7:30pm, $10.

Queer Valentine’s Day @ Trans-Pecos w/ Salt People, Via Intercom, Beware of Womxn, Broken Spear, Pussyvision, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

The Fancy Show w/ Ryan Beck (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Erik Monical (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Joyelle Johnson (Comedy Cellar), Ramy Youssef (Colbert), Hosted by Emily Winter (TV Land), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Anthony Devito (Colbert), Tim Dillon (Chris Gethard Show), Sonya Denis (Comedy Central), Grant Lyon (Just Fort Laughs), Alex English (Rundown with Robin Thede), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), Hosted by David Drake, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

Edward Farrell (NY Comedy Festival), Jordan Kleine (Eastville), Jordan Raybould (Raybould Brothers), Hosted by Katie Boyle (Transplants), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Ziwe Fumudoh (The Rundown with Robin Thede, The Onion), Anna Suzuki (She’s Gotta Have It, Crashing), Lynn Bixenspan (MTV, Comedy Central), Jen Keefe (Orange is the New Black, NPR), Threes @ Franklin + Kent – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

 

ONGOING

Manhattan Open House (over 400 free fitness classes), Various locations, Every day until Feb. 17, 8am – 9pm, Free.

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

Black History Month: A Celebration of the Blues Exhibition, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Tuesday to Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 9am – 5pm, Free.

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

Learn to Draw, H.H. Biddle House in Conference House Park – Staten Island, Every Wednesday until Feb. 14, 2018, 10am – 1pm, Free.

 

For more events, check out what’s happening THIS WEEK .

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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 improv a classic musical. Hosted by Sarah Kennedy and Patrick J. Reilly. $5.

 

MUSIC

Wild Arrows (LP Release), Palm Pilot, Voluspa, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Dwayne Gretzky, Brooklyn Bowl, 8pm, $10.

Gnawed, Latrines, The New York Review of Cocksucking, Shredded Nerve, DNR, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

Wharton Tiers Ensemble, Antietam, Escape By Ostrich, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $9.

Dolly Spartans, Harry Teardrop, Nando Dale, Aw Shucks, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedy at The Knitting Factory w/ Will Miles, Clark Jones, Kenny DeForest, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

Comedians on Stage Telling Jokes w/ Randall Otis, Chloe McGovern, Deno DeMartino, Melissa Stokoski, Davidson Boswell, The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Lion’s Den Comedy w/ Josh Johnson (Upcoming Netflix standup special, Comedy Central standup special, Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Conan), Anthony Devito (Comedy Central standup special, Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Neko White (TruTV’s Laff Tracks, Vice, Just For Laughs), Tamer Kattan (America’s Got Talent, TruTV), Christina Galston (MTV, NBC Universal), Kenny Ortega (MTV), Gin Fizz – Harlem, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Madams of the Universe w/ Maria Wojciechowski, Anne Victoria Clark, Caitlin Ruppert, Tiana Miller, Ariel Leaty, Anya Volz, QED – Queens, 7pm, $7.

Free Puppies w/ Chloe LaBranche (Carolines), Roddy MacInnes (NY Comedy Club), Rosebud Baker (Roastmasters), Neko White (NY Comedy Club), Usama Siddiquee (BET), The Lantern – Greenwich Village, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

FILM

Joy Luck Club, Lewis H. Latimer House – Queens, 2:30pm, Free.

 

ONGOING

Manhattan Open House (over 400 free fitness classes), Various locations, Every day until Feb. 17, 8am – 9pm, Free.

Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields, Central Park Conservancy Kiosk at Merchant’s Gate in Central Park, 2pm – 3:30pm, Free.

 

For more events, check out what’s happening THIS WEEK .

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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 benny.adorno@parks.nyc.gov .

Uh Oh! Stories From People Who Pooped Their Pants, Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 8pm – 11pm

Some of New York’s finest comedians will take the stage to tell us about a time they didn’t make it. Lineup includes Mary Mack (Conan, WTF with Marc Maron), Carmen Lagala (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Drew Anderson (Stevie: A Comedy Show), Emily Winter (TV Land, What a Joke National Comedy Festival), Kenice Mobley (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Expert Pooper). Featuring a song by Larry Mancini (The Tracys, BackFat Variety). Free. RSVP.

The Real News Panel Show, Caveat – LES, 9:30pm – 11:30pm

The Real News Panel Show pits three of New York’s funniest comedians against each other in a battle of wits. Join host David Tichauer as he quizzes the contestants on the weirdest news stories from around the world. Panelists include Chris Duffy (You’re The Expert), Jess Miller (The PIT) James Folta (New Yorker Magazine), Kristen Bartlett (SNL, writer). $10.

 

MUSIC

Sammi Lanzetta, Painted Zeros, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Vacation Manor, The Worst Humans, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

DJ BEKKA BL00D, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

Semaphore, Miserable Chillers, King Jane, Pinky, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Bushes B-Day Bash: a Comedy Show for Planned Parenthood w/ Janeane Garofalo, Mary Houlihan, Sasheer Zamata, Dan Soder, Alison Leiby, The Bell House – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Awkward Stage Comedy w/ Alex Gardes, Dylan Palladino, Sarah Kennedy, May Wilkerson, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $8.

Left Breast Comedy w/ Chloe McGovern, Claire Parker, Maria Wojciechowski, Marie Faustin, Hosted by Sally Ann Hall and Kimberly Dinaro, The Lantern Comedy Club – Greenwich Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

The Fancy Show w/ Nore Davis (HBO), Shane Torres (Conan), Jeff Arcuri (Comedy Central), Julia Johns (MTV’s Gircl Code), Bob Palos (Laughtrack Comedy Festival), Hosted by Lane Pieschel, The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedians You Should Know w/ Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Jared Logan (Late Late Show), Emy Blotnick (Comedy Central), Kara Klenk (Timout NY), DJ Dangler (Laughs), David Drake (“Dave”), Hosted by Saurin Choksi, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $5.

 

ONGOING

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

 

For more events, check out what’s happening THIS WEEK .

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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 and 20 minutes of dance and instrumental music classes. Free. RSVP.

Displacement, The Invisible Dog Art Center – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

How does a body react when its movement is forced or it is halted? With Displacement, Syrian dancer and choreographer Mithkal Alzghair examines the Syrian body in the context of war, migration and revolution. Free. RSVP.

Tremendous, New York City Center – Midtown West, 5:30pm – 7pm

Tremendous, a contemporary dance performance that premiered at LaMama Moves! Festival, connects individual stories of the female experience to the spectrum of social injustices and the need for unity. Director/choreographer Patricia Noworol and her multicultural and international ensemble expose shared vulnerabilities and defense mechanisms to celebrate the durability and persistence of female strength. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Kauf, BAILE, NOIA, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

THE WORLD’S GREATEST DETECTIVE, Bulldada, Glass Slipper, Old Lady, Elsewhere (Zone One) –Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Joey Sprinkles, Shop Talk, BOON, Yairms, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Larkin Grimm, Erin Durant, Kyle Avallone, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Shara, Bindiram, Diaspoura, Kohinoorgasm, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Kelly Quigley, Palhth, The Most, Marcela Avelina, Bobby Woody, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Remain, Chaste, Bone Plow, Septic Rot, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Butterboy w/ Brett Davis, Jena Friedman, Samantha Ruddy, Tanael Joachim, Comfort Zone featuring Brooke Van Poppelen and Juan Velard, Mike Abrusci, Hosted by Jo Firestone, Aparna Nancherla and Maeve Higgins, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Side Ponytail Comedy w/ Kerry Overfab Coddett (MTV, TruTV), Adam Mamawala (Funny or Die), Nina Tarr (VICE), Karolena Theresa (NY Comedy Festival), Ali Simpson (What a Joke Festival), Danny Felts (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Produced by Carolyn Busa, Julia Shiplett, Chelsea Taylor, Ben Wasserman and Emily Winter, Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Weekly Humorist w/ Tom Thakkar, Tyler Fischer, Emma Willmann, Brian Parise, Hosted by Andrew Collin, 110 Wall Street – Financial District, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Savage: A Comedy Show w/ Kath Barbadoro (Comedy Central, Vice), Django Gold (The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert), Luke Mones (Caroline’s, UCB), Maggie Lalley (Caroline’s), Remy Kassimir (Sirius XM), Alex Barnett (Gotham), Hosted by Brandon Scott Wolf (Vice, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris), Hoff Matthews (Comedy Central), Lizzie Martinez (Funny Or Die), Fawkner – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Yedoye Travis, Christina Galston, Fumi Abe, Chike Robinson, Victor Varnado, Rufat Agayev, Katie Boyle, Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, 8pm, 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.