Around NYC Today (2/17) Love Your Body, NY Night Train, Bomb Shelter Comedy

New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance Off, Elsewhere – Brooklyn, 11pm

New York Night Train Soul Clap and Dance-Off returns to monthly third Saturdays at Elsewhere featuring two rooms of live music and dancing. This month’s edition features music from La Luz, Mystery Lights, Bodega and Jane Church, and a $100 Dance-Off with Cowboy Randy Jones at midnight. $10.

Bartow’s Literary Elevenses Book Club, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum – Bronx, 10am – 11:30am

Join Museum Guides Laura DeRiggi and Caitlyn Sellar as they lead a historical-fiction book club where literature and tea blend for a savory adventure. Contact Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum for the current book being explored. Tea and light refreshments will be served. Free.

Love Your Body Fitness Marathon, Pelham Fritz Recreation Center – Harlem, 10am – 7pm

Join an afternoon of fitness, fun and cardio. There will be 10 instructors and classes over 5 hours. Free.

A Literary Afternoon with Malcolm Boyd and Sherese Francis, Lewis H. Latimer House – Queens, 2:30pm – 5pm

Join an afternoon of fiction and poetry readings with authors Malcolm Boyd and Sherese Francis, accompanied by live music at the home of African-American inventor and poet Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928). There will be a live performance by saxophonist Leonardo Love. Free.

 

MUSIC

Lost Boy?, The Love Ways, Nihiloceros, La Peche, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Living Strange, Spud Cannon, The Modern Dance, Sedona, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Tigris GRL PWR w/ Abby T, Grace London, Katie Cunningham, Nerika, Moollz, Dana McCoy, Brooklyn Bazaar, 7:30pm, $10.

Littlefoot, Colatura, Virginia and the Woolves, The Grasping Straws, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Jacques Renault & Max Mcferren, Rose Gold – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Foreign Exchange with DJ mOma, Rich Knight, Maine, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $10.

Alpaca Wolves (Reunion Show), Hartley’s Encore, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Child Abuse, USA Nails, Prayer Group, Dead Tenants, Dog, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Metalleg, Velveteen Rabbit , Fascinations Grand Chorus, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

L O T I O N, Witchtrial, Pobreza Mental, Twisted Thing, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Oh, Such A Good Show, Oh! w/ Phoebe Robinson, Literati (Michael Wolf & Colin O’Brien), Tony Zaret, Josh Nasser, Rebecca O’Neal, Bowen Yang, Larry Owens, Hosted by Ethan Beach, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 10pm, $8 – $10.

Baby & Me Comedy w/ Katie Boyle, Mike Joyce, Ariel Elias, QED – Queens, 3pm, $8 – $10.

Dina Hashem (Conan), Derek Humphrey (Derek Mansplains It All), Ashley Brooke Roberts (NatGeo Explorer), Lauren Hope Krass (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Hosted by Calvin Cato (Time Out New York), QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $10.

Bomb Shelter Comedy w/ Kevin O’Shea (Comedy Central, SF Sketchfest), Mike Albanese (Netflix, BET), Courtney Maginnis (Let’s See What Else Comedy Show), Chris Murphy (Comedy Central, Broadway Comedy Club), Alex Carabano (Caroline’s on Broadway), Jeff Cerulli (NBC, VH1, MTV), Erik Bransteen (FOX, TimeOut NY), Matt Azark (Cart Talk with Matt & Chris podcast), The Gaf West – Midtown, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Morning Fitness, Fort Tryon Park (Inwood), Every Saturday until Dec. 29, 2018, 8:30am – 9:30am, Free.

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

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 2018, 12pm – 12:45pm, 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 (2/16) Movies R Dumb, Tinder Tales Live, Small Works, Shame!

THINGS TO DO

Tinder Tales Live, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Online dating, like all dating, is a wild and crazy world. David Piccolomini (host of the tinder tales podcast) has been exploring this world more than most. He and his hilarious friends will provide tinder horror stories, great advice, and a bunch of fun games. $7.

Movies R Dumb, QED – Queens, 11pm – 1am

Comedians riff on the worst movies of all time. This month’s movie is Air Force One, in honor of President’s Day. With live commentary from Frank Conniff (MST3K), Aparna Nancherla (Comedy Central’s ”Corporate”), Jess Salomon (Sirius XM), FreddyG (NPR). $10.

Small works, Sidney Mishkin Gallery – Gramercy Park, 7pm

Small works Baruch 2018 is a juried show of 100 New York artists, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and relief sculpture. The selection of art was made by Richard Timperio, director of the Sideshow Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Elizabeth Avedon, an independent curator and contributor to L’Oeil de la Photographie. Free.

 

MUSIC

The Mixture, ElectraJets, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $10.

Superchunk, Rough Trade – Brooklyn, 7pm, Free.

God Tiny, Darkwing, The Bad Larrys, Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Reverse Baptism, Machismo, Breaking The Will, Plague Mother, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $10.

Holy Golden, Gingerlys, Long Neck, Jared Artaud of The Vacant Lots (DJ Set), The Park Church Co-op – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Teen Body, Psychic Selves, Low Mein, Quire at the Willow, The Willow – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free.

Nick Water, Johnny Petrop, Alexander Noir, Convo, Lyrivelli, The Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

 

COMEDY

Shame! w/ Samantha Ruddy, Andrew Casertano, Misha Han, Nick Nicosia, Hosted by Brendan Busee & Ron Raganella, QED – Queens, 9:30pm, $6.

Monotony: A Smart Comedy Show About Stupid Stuff w/ Marcia Belsky (Reductress), Kerry Coddett (MTV), James Hamilton (Funny or Die), Dan Perlman (StarTalk Radio), Doug Smith (Conan), Chelsea Taylor (Himalayan Salt Lamp Podcast), Hosted by Raj Sivaraman, Caveat – LES, 8:30pm, $8.

Cross the Bridge Comedy w/ Casey James Salengo (Kimmel), Julio Diaz (IFTY Comedy), Marisa Riley (Comedy Ugly), Sam Grittner, Gianmarco Soresi (Carolines on Broadway), Phil Valentine, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza – Brooklyn, 8:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Isabel Hagen (Lantern), Dan Perlman (Carolines), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (The Pear), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

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

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

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

‘Icons in Their Own Right’ – Solo Show of Makeba Rainey, Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, Every Friday until April 6, 3pm – 6pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/26) Michael Turber, Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Kondabolu Bros.

THINGS TO DO

Michael Thurber in Transit, Marcus Garvey Park – Harlem, 6:30pm – 8pm

This is a musical variety show led by composer and bassist Michael Thurber. The show features a broad array of genres and performers from diverse musical backgrounds. From rappers to classical violinists to Broadway vocalists to rock guitarists to jazz saxophonists to sitar players and everything in between, the audience will experience culture-crossing collaborations in a casual, entertaining format. Free. RSVP to artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov .

Live Dubbed Sitcoms, Videology Bar and Cinema – Brooklyn, 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Live Dubbed Sitcoms, created by comedian Jo Firestone, is now in its fifth year. Join comedians Evan Altshuler, Zach Cherry, Becky Chicoine, Megan Doherty, Dan Glaser, Keaton Patti and Alexis Pereira as they improvise new dialogue over muted episodes of your favorite sitcoms. $5.

Michelangelo and Rodin in Conversation, Metropolitan Museum of Art – UES, 9am – 12pm

Join an early hours exclusive private viewing of Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer followed by discussions by Carmen C. Bambach, Curator of Italian and Spanish Drawings, about the exhibition and Ashley Dunn, Assistant Curator of French 19th-century Drawings and Prints, about Rodin at The Met. The event will be followed by a conversation with the audience. Free. RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Kuinka, Toebow, Mercury Lounge – LES, 6:30pm, $10.

Em & The Fates, Mercury Lounge – LES, 9:30pm, $10.

Dance Yourself Clean – An Indie Pop Dance Party, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 10pm, $10.

Danny Krivit, Rissa Garcia, Eli Escobar, Good Room – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free with RSVP before 1am.

Anarchists, Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, 11:30pm, $10.

Gold Medal, Holy Ride, Sunspeaker, Slurpee, Berlin – East Village, 7pm, $8 – $10.

99cts Records x DM Hardware w/ Miley Serious, AceMo, Akua, Ceremony224 – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective Winter Party with Fielded, Gemma, Riich Psycho, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5 – $8.

Basura’s Inferno w/ Junta, Crysto Martyr, Machine Girl, Deli Girls, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10 before 10pm, $12 after.

Le Rug, Fiasco, Lost Boy ?, TURBOSLEAZE, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

a place both wonderful and strange (ft Liberty Rose): The Laura Palmer Deviations, Fuck You, Tammy!, Symbolism In Twin Peaks: A Talk, knifesex (Road House DJ sets), The Bell House – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10.

Bueno, Milk Dick, Morus Alba, Snakeskin, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Ehiorobo, BabyGlock, BETTYSALLY, Grace Ives, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Pale Ramon, Girl Blue, Kylian, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Kondabolu Brothers Podcast Recording, Littlefield – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Madelyn Freed, Blythe Roberson, Phoebe Robinson, Sandy Honig, Owen Bates, Sam Weiner, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Comedy/Dance Party w/ Sam Evans (Just for Laughs, Funniest Person in Cincinatti 2012), Christine Meehan-Berg (The Dr. Oz Show, Funny Or Die), Chrissie Mayr (Laughs on Fox, New York Comedy Festival), Tyler Richardson (MTV, New York Television Festival), Jeff Simmermon (And I Am Not Lying at UCB East Village, This American Life), SallyAnn Hall (The Stand Comedy Club and Restaurant, New York Comedy Club), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central Presents, Conan), Hosted by Gabriel Pacheco (Funhouse Comedy Show NYC) , Secret Loft – Greenwich Village, 8:30pm, $5 – $12.

 

ONGOING

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.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/6) Dolly Parton Party, La Befana, Nerd is the New Black

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.

La Befana, Building P in Sug Harbor Cultural Center – Staten Island, 2pm – 4pm

La Befana is one of Italy’s oldest holiday traditions. La Befana is known to bring gifts to children at the close of the holiday season. According to legend, she was visited by the three wise men in search of the Christ child. She declined their invitation to join them but later regretted her decision and set off on her own, giving gifts to all children in case one was the Christ child. Enjoy an afternoon of special activities at Snug Harbor, including making your own La Befana and learning a traditional Italian dance. $10 for adults, $5 for kids.

 

MUSIC

Lion’s Cage, Seminals, PPL, Death Dealer, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $10.

Tacoma Narrows, A Valley Son, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Happy Birthday Dolly Parton Party w/ Doll Parts, Fantasy Grandma, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Lady Quesa’Dilla, Calcuttabitch, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

DJ Party, DJ Colleen Crumbcake (East Village Radio), Union Hall – Brooklyn, 11:59pm, Free.

Trinary System (Misson of Burma’s Roger Miller), Munic Hoof, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Trigger Play Comedy w/ Pranav Behari, Ian Hunt, Kat Radley, Crystian F Ramirez, Usama Siddiquee, Neruda Williams, Pine Box Rock Shop – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Nerd is the New Black w/ Francis Ellis (Barstool Comedy), Pedro Gonzalez (Boston Comedy Festival 2017 Finalist),  Sonya Vai (World Series of Comedy Festival), Fredrick Goldstein (NPR), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege Comedy), Hosted by Calvin Cato (Time Out NY), QED – Queens, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

High Line Winter Tour, Gansevoort Plaza at the High Line, Every Saturday until Feb. 24, 12pm – 12:45pm, Free.

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

‘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, Fist weekend of each month, 1pm, Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (1/5) Glow in the Dark Fitness Challenge, Comedy Hibachi

THINGS TO DO

5-Hour Glow-in the-Dark Fitness Challenge, Asser Levy Recreation Center – Stuyvesant Town, 3pm – 8pm

Wear your best neon gear and celebrate the new year with a five-hour, non-stop exercise event. Activities include hour-long sessions of Jump Rope Madness, Afro-Brazilian Zumba and Kettle Bell Ab Blast. Free. RSVP by emailing Erica.Serrano@parks.nyc.gov .

 

MUSIC

Swerling, Azro Cady, Nova Lantern, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8 – $10.

Tyvek, Straw Pipes, Elsewhere (Zone One) – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Bueno, Patio, The Wants, Your Dream Coat, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Ciarra Black, Via App, Motiv-A, Mercury Lounge – LES, 11:59pm, $10.

Long Neck, Coping Skills, Mallrat, Leia Campbell, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

The Directors, Union Pool –Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Bridges and powerlines, The Aye-Ayes, Stereo Off, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8 – $10.

Boomshot! w/ Top Shotta Band, The Fuss, Crazy Baldhead Dub Apparatus, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Comedy Hibachi, Stand-up from Fumi Abe, Anya Volz, Matt Leary, Improv comedy from Flavortown, Babies, Legion – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Karaoke Tremendous, Union Hall – Brooklyn, Every Friday, 10pm, Free.

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.

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

‘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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