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.

 

Around NYC Today (1/11) Exerskate, Talib Kweli, Goodness Greatness, Tremendous

THINGS TO DO

Exerskate, The Rink at Bank of America Winter Village – Bryant Park, 8am – 8:30am

Join an ice-based fitness classes for experienced skaters. Free.

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

Brian Hill & The Noh Starrs, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

O Mer, Mons Vi, Ackerman, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $10.

Talib Kweli (DJ Set) – Tribute to David Bowie, Brooklyn Bowl, 11:30pm, $10.

Oak & Ash, Sir Cadian Rhythm, The Parkers, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Pop. 1280, A Deer A Horse, Dad, Irrevery, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

The Boobies, Pharmacy, KA-TYA, Aaron Waldman, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Blac Rabbit, Cigarette, Animah, Ryan Laetari, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Grin and Barrett Comedy w/ Subhah Agarwal (The Jim Jeffries Show, Comedy Central), Tyler Fischer (“Bill Burr Teaches Comedy”, America’s Got Talent), Joe Devito (Comedy Central), Liz Barrett (Laughs on Fox, Carolines), Courtney Maginnis (Narcisistas Podcast, Brooklyn Comedy Festival), Patrick Holbert (TruTV), Carrie Graverson (CAKE Comedy), Dan Abraham (Gotham Comedy Club), Hosted by Jill Weiner (WikiFreakz Podcast, Lap Dance Saloon), Beauty Bar – East Village, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Goodness Greatness! w/ Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing), Patrick Schroeder (Comedy Central’s Roast Battle), Rebecca O’Neal (Netflix’s Easy), Travis Irvine (Viceland), Upstairs at 2A – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

FILM

The Beguiled (2017), Hudson Park Library – West Village, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

I Wish I Knew (Part of Shanghai Film Week), New York Film Academy – Lower Manhattan, 1:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Phurbu and Terzin (Part of Shanghai Film Week), New York Film Academy – Lower Manhattan, 4pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 2018, 7:30am – 8:30am, 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.

New You Open House (free fitness classes), St. James Park – Bronx, Every weekday until January 12, 2018, 9am, 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.

 

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Around NYC Today (12/14) World’s Largest Menorah, Sweet Baby Jesus Party

THINGS TO DO

Lighting of the World’s Largest Menorah, Grand Army Plaza – Midtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, 3:30pm – 4:30pm

See the lighting of the world’s largest menorah at Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan. The menorah is 32 feet tall and weighs about 4,000 pounds. The lighting of the largest menorah in Brooklyn will happen at the same time. Free.

Astronomy: The Geminids Meteor Shower, Salt Marsh Nature Center – Brooklyn, 7pm – 8:30pm

See one of the best meteor showers, producing up to 120 multi-colored meteors per hour at its peak. Astronomy programs feature the use of telescopes and binoculars to observe specific astronomical events. Free.

Karaoke Tremendous, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

Karaoke Tremendous is like the karaoke you know, just turned up to 11. It’s like a hybrid between a dance and karaoke party. Free.

Teen Digital Media Winter Showcase: Stories Well Told, Chelsea Recreation Center, 5pm – 7pm

Celebrate the amazing mixed media created this fall by young people in and around NYC Parks’ recreation centers! There will be photography and graphic design exhibits, play-testing of newly-created video games, a video screening, youth-made music, and a showcase of arts/tech projects. Food and beverages will be provided. Free.

Sweet Baby Jesus Holiday Party, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 9pm – 12am

Monthly comedy series No One Asked Me hosts a holiday potluck. With sets from Aparna Nancherla, Neil Rubenstein, Emily Wilson, Emily Blotnick, Michael Salgarolo, Halle Kiefer and Evan Williams. Bring food to share. Free.

 

MUSIC

New Madrid, David Barbe & Inward Ebb Dream, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Dead Heavens, Suicide Pact, These People, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Fast Romantics, Megative, Sean Carroll, Hayes Peebles, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Statues of Liberty, Lulu Lewis, The Foxies, stereo shifter, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Electric Feel Dance Party w/ DJ Gina Bon Jersey, DJ Jordan Stern, Bowery Electric – LES, 11pm, $10.

The XMAS Pop Sing-Along w/ SecretFormula, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 9:30pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Couples Therapy w/ Naomi Ekperigin, Andy Beckerman, Michelle Buteau, Josh Sharp, Mehran Khaghani, Aaron Jackson, Hosted by Ian Fidance, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Comedy/Dance Party at Secret Loft (FREE PIZZA!) w/ Tyler Fischer (Younger, America’s Got Talent), Abby Feldman (Gringolandia, Redacted Tonight), Becky Yamamoto (Uninspired, Good Enough), Reggie Conquest (Roast Battle, New York Comedy Club), Mookie Thompson (MTV2, Complex – half hour set), Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5 – $12.

Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000), Samantha Ruddy (Reductress), Peter Bandyk (Casual Sets), FreddyG (NPR), QED – Queens, 11pm, $10.

Wanjiko Eke, Usama Siddiquee (NBC, Boston Comedy Festival), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central’s Adam Devine House Party), Chris James (VH1 Single Ladies), Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (UCB, Wendy Williams Show, Above Average), Buka – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We f@#ked Podcast, NBC’s Last Call with Carson Daly, Just for Laughs), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Conan), Martin Urbano (Jimmy Kimmel Live, Just for Laughs), Andy Sandford (Conan, Adult Swim), Marie Faustin (Unofficial Expert podcast, MTV and host of 99.5 FM “Tall Tales”), Kevin Froleiks (Great Frontier: A Poorly Researched Musical About Lewis And Clark, Cinder Block Comedy Fest), Hosted by Jacky Beren (South Beach Comedy Festival, Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Precious Metal – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Camouflage Comedy w/ Chris Redd ( Current SNL Cast Member, Comedy Central), Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah), Aparna Nancherla (HBO’s Crashing, Master of None, Love, Inside Amy Schumer), Sam Jay (Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live), Matt Koff (The Daily Show, Adam Devine’s House Party CC), Subhah Agarwal (Comedy Central, TruTV, MTV), Joe Larson ( The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent), Reformed Whores (IFC, CBS, WNYC), Molly Ruben-Long (Just for Laughs Montreal, Viceland), Hosted by Lucas Connolly, Big Irv’s – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5 – $10.

 

ONGOING

35th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, Arsenal in Central Park – UES, Every weekday until January 5, 9am – 5pm. Free.

Occupied Sites: A Look at Staten Island’s Prehistory, Conference House Park – Staten Island, Monday to Saturday until January 27, 10am – 4pm. Free.

Yayoi Kusama: Festival of Life, David Zwirner – Chelsea, Until December 16, Tues. to Sat., Gallery hours: 10am – 6pm. Free.

Around NYC Today (10/26), Talib Kweli, The Addams Family, King Hippo Comedy

THINGS TO DO

Double Dutch, Flushing Meadows Corona Park – Queens, 4pm – 6pm

Come join a weekly double dutch class. This class is to open to children from age 6 to 17. Free.

Lazy Variants Opening Reception, 191 Henry St. – LES, 6pm – 9pm

This exhibition is a two-person show featuring Katherine Gagnon and Jinie Park. Runs until November 9th. Free. RSVP.

The TIme of Your Life, The Lee Strasburg Theatre and Film – East Village, 7:30pm – 10pm

The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and NYU Tisch School of the Arts stages The Time of Your Life, William Saroyan’s Pulitzer Prize-winning five-act play. Directed by Daniel Winerman. $10 general admission, $5 students and alumni.

 

FILM

The Addams Family (1991), Thomas Jefferson Park – Harlem, 6pm, Free.

The Witches, West Bronx Recreation Center, 6:30pm, Free.

 

MUSIC

Deradoorian, Charlie Looker, Jason McMahon, Brooklyn Bazaar, 7pm, $10.

Uni Ika Ai, BRIC House TV Studio – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Den-Mate, Long Neck, Verdigris, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Color Tongue, Twiga, Darkwing, Best Behavior, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Ed Askew, New Ones, Dimples, Hope Simulator Pro, Trans- Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Retail, Xetas, Sooner, Lumps, The Gutter – Brooklyn, 8pm, $7.

The Misfits (performed by la misma), Charged GBH (performed by members of l.o.t.i.o.n., Scalple, terrorist, Nosferatu), Jerry’s Kids (performed by Scalple), X (La X//performed by members of conspiracy, subversive Rite, and daddy long legs), Classic Spanish Punk Medley (performed by members of Mommy, blue anxiety), PiL/Sex Pistols (performed by members of subspace) – Puerto Rico benefit, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $8.

Flown (record release), Outskirts, Serpentskirt, The Missing Footage, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8.

Andre Power, Schimanski – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5 – $10.

The Fluids (Album Launch), Jack Killen, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Talib Kweli (DJ set), Brooklyn Bowl, 11:30pm, $10.

Street Sects (After Show Party), Anatomy, Brooklyn Bazaar, 11:59pm, Free.

 

COMEDY

Sad, Sad: Talking Comedy and Depression feat. Lily Icangelo (Comix) and Osh Noam (No One Asked Me, The Stand), Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 6:30pm, Free.

Bomb Shelter Comedy feat. Mike Vecchione (Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Last Comic Standing), Nick Whitmer (Caroline’s, New York Comedy Club), Kyle Ocasio (Fox News, AXSTV Gotham Comedy Live), Momoh Pujeh (UCB, The Stand), Tim Lowe (Stress Factory, Atlantic City Comedy Club), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

When Scary Things Happen to Funny People feat. Mike Drucker (The President Show, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Adam Ruins Everything, Bill Nye Saves the World), Julia Shiplett (The Moth Radio Hour, HBO’s “Crashing”), Melissa Diaz (Regular at Caroline’s on Broadway), Patrick Hastie (The Nostalgic Front Podcast), John Rosenberg (WFMU Radio), 61 Local – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Dan Perlman (MTV), Chewy May (Stand up NY), Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Rachel Joan (Sirius/XM), Hosted by Katie Boyle (Hilarious), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Shine Box Comedy feat. Brett Siddell, Tyler Fischer, Maria Wojciechowski, Bronwyn Isaac, Dave Lester, John Bilancini, Neir’s Tavern – Queens, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

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

 

ONGOING

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Tuesday and Thursday until Dec. 28, 7:30am – 8:30am, Free.

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

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Maggie’s Garden, Friendship Garden – Sugar Hill, Until Oct. 31, Varying hours. Free.

Eating Bitterness Art Exhibit, 384 Broadway – Tribeca, Until Oct. 27, Tuesday to Friday 2pm – 8pm, Weekends 11am to 7pm, Free.

Hudson Yards Farmer’s Market, 7 Station Train Entrance (34th St.) in Hudson Park, Every Thursday until Nov. 16, 12pm – 6pm.

Yoga Flow, North Lawn at 78th Street in Riverside Park, Every Thursday until 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Free.

Self Storage Gallery Exhibition, Flux Factory – Queens, Until Oct. 27, 7pm, Free.

Gettin’ Wet with Miss Guy: The Photography of Guy Furrow, Art-on-A (East Village), Until Nov. 2, Free.

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