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 – Midtown, 6pm – 8pm

Sotheby’s Institute of Art presentS Fibers and Figures, a group exhibition that brings together four artists exploring the contemporary body through the creation of textile works. Featuring Liz Collins, Sarah Finkle, Aqeel Malcolm, and Lily Moebes. Free. RSVP.

Dunces N’ Dragons, QED – Queens, 7:30pm – 9pm

Dunces N’ Dragons is a comedy show that puts comedians through D&D themed challenges. Performers roll a 20-sided die that decides their fate. Will they have to eat peppers as hot as a dragon’s breath? Or will the entire audience be teleported outside for a show in the street? With John Bilancini, Amanda Hurley, Chris Crespo and Prahnav Behar. $8.

Next to Normal, Bernie West Theater – Gramercy Park, 7:30pm – 10pm

Next to Normal is a rock musical that follows mother Diana Goodman’s struggle with worsening bipolar disorder and its effect on her family as they search for a new normal. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10. All proceeds will go to the Mental Health Association of New York City.

 

FILM

Randy in Tangier, JP Kaplan Hall – Greenwich Village, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Ghostbusters 2, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Human, Lycée Français De New York – UES, 6:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Yucky Duster, gobbinjr, Poppies, Dougie Poole, Mercury Lounge – LES, 7pm, $10.

Austin Blair Campbell, Bowery Electric – LES, 7pm, $8.

Home Blitz, The Love Birds, Rips, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Milan to Minsk EP release show, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $8 – $10.

M.A.K.U. Soundsystem + Mwenso and The Shakes, DJ modrums, Brooklyn Bowl, 8pm, $10.

Late Guest at The Party, Kid Midnight, Bowery Electric – LES, 8pm, $8.

 

COMEDY

Postmen: An Hour Of Sketch Comedy w/ Matt Barats, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck, Liza Treyger, Union Hall – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $8 – $10.

Victor Varnado (Conan), Edward Farrell (New York Comedy Festival), Maddy Smith (Carolines), Tyler Richardson(True TV), Hosted by Katie Boyle (Men Are Ugly), Old Man Hustle – LES, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

David Drake (Comedians You Should Know), Drew Michael (SNL), Julia Shiplett (HBO’s Crashing), Ethan Simmons Patterson (Somewhere in Brooklyn), Liza Treyger (Late night with Seth Myers), Conner McNutt (The Improv, in from L.A.), Hosted by Saurin Choksi (Fuse TV), The Douglass – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Many Cooks w/ Samantha Ruddy (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac), Luke Touma (Sirius XM), JP McDade (Just For Laughs), Jordan Temple (Hidden Fences, Showtime), Dina Hashem (Comedy Central), Lucky Jack’s – LES, 9pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Free Day at the Bronx Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Every Wednesday, 10am – 4:30pm, Free.

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

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

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

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

Learn Basic Sign Language, Poe Park – Bronx, Every Wednesday until Dec. 27, 10:45am – 11:30am. Free.

Arts and Crafts Fair, Alice Austen Park – Staten Island, Until Dec. 25, 11am -5pm, Free.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Union Square Holiday Market, Southern side of Union Square Park, Until December 24 (Weekdays – 11am to 8pm; Sat. – 10am to 8pm; Sun. 11am to 7pm), Free.

 

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Around NYC Today (11/17) KittyKlash, Winter Village, Aparna Nancherla

THINGS TO DO

Karaoke Afterwork Fridays, Dean Café Bar – Brooklyn, 4pm – 9pm

KittyKlash: A Drag and Burlesque Cosplay Variety Show, Bizarre – Brooklyn, 8pm – 10pm

Crimson Kitty and Erika Klash host a one night only cosplay variety show. With performances by APOCOLYPTA, Avant Garbage, Cream Victoria, Fem Appeal, Hazel Tart, Krymson Scholar, Lee VaLone. Beats By DJ ACCIDENT REPORT and Eric Shorey. $10.

Harmon Leon Infiltrates Hell House and Other Tales, Peoples Improv Theater – Flatiron District, 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Comedian and VICE contributor, Harmon Leon, has made a career infiltrating extremist groups. Harmon leads you on a multimedia journey into a Hell House in Texas,  a Christian haunted house.

 

FILM

A Plastic Ocean, Park Slope United Methodist Church – Brooklyn, 7pm, $5 – $10 suggested donation.

Watership Down (1978), Mulberry Street Library – Lower Manhattan, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

 

MUSIC

Miranda, Dentist, Above The Moon, Raina Bee and the Hive, The Delancey – LES, 6:30PM, $8.

DN’T, Skull Practitioners, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Emily Yacina, Current Joys, Trace Mountains, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 7pm, $10.

Caravela, Florida Man, Geometers, Goldsounds – Brooklyn, 7pm, $8.

Eyelids, Jay Gonzalez (Drive-By Truckers), Early Riser, Other Houses, Cape House – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, $10

Fits (record release), Peaer, Yucky Duster, Human People, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Pow Pow Family Band, Samuel Worthen, Foley, Berlin – East Village, 8pm, $8 – $10.

H A U N T E R, gools, Kraus, Fond Han, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $10.

Bodega Islands Presents: Go Go Bacano!, Trans-Pecos – Queens, 8pm, $5 – $10.

Belus, Somnuri, Anicon, Insect Ark, Bar Matchless – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Plume, Glockabelle, Boon, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $10.

Izy, Star Eyes, Shug, Marcelline, d3jo, HECK – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

GDFX, B|_ank, Ada Babar, Aye Aye Rabbit, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Rok One, Sticky Dojan, The Safari Room at El Cortez – Brooklyn, 11pm, Free.

Everybody, Everybody, C’mon Everybody – Brooklyn, 11pm, $5

Holy Trinity: Bey x RiRi x Nicki Brooklyn Dance Party, Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, 11:55pm, $10.

 

COMEDY

Nothing Important Comedy w/ Aparna Nancherla (Inside Amy Schumer), Alingon Mitra (Conan, The Comedy Cellar), Jena Friedman (The Daily Show, The Late Show with David Letterman), Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We Fucked:The Anti Slut Shaming Podcast), Myq Kaplan (Netflix Special “Small, Dork, Handsome”), Nick Vatterott (Comedy Central), Shane Torres (Comedy Bang Bang!), Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Ester Steinberg, Amy Shanker, Ben Siy-Han, QED – Queens, 7:30pm, $7 – $10.

Marie Fausten (Just For Laughs Comedy Festival), Steve O’Brien (The Creek and The Cave), Rashad Bashir (The Apollo), Mary Cella (Pinebox Rock Shop), Chris Calogero (NY’s Funniest), Niagara Bar – East Village, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Bitches Brew Comedy w/ Naomi Karavani, Melissa Stokoski, Shelby Taylor and Erica Spera, Halyards – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Silver Linings Comedy w/ Louie Katz (Comedy Central, HBO, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon), Jennie Sutton (Comedy Central), Justin Flanagan (New York Comedy Festival), Nate Fridson (Bridgetown Comedy Festival, NFL Network, ASpecialThing records), Kaitlyn Bailey (Sirius XM, MTV, Vice & the CAKE Comedy Tour), Taj Osorio (Stress Factory, Big Time Podcast), Hosted by Jacky Beren (South Beach Comedy Festival, Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Precious Metal – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Camouflage Comedy w/ Abbi Crutchfield ( Host of You Can Do Better on TruTV), Myq Kaplan (Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Netflix), Sean Patton (Comedy Central, Showtime, TruTV), Josh Johnson ( Comedy Central, Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon), Courtney Maginnis (College Humor), Hosted by Lucas Connolly, Big Irv’s – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5 – $10.

Afrolaffs Standup Comedy and Afrobeats Dance Party w/ Phil Hunt (Comedy Central), Dominic Leonelli (LOL Comedy Club), Mamoudou N’diaye (Writer for Mic.com), Wale Olukayode (Funny or Die), Hosted by Mistah Thrillah (Wendy Williams Show, Above Average), Music by DJ Vila, Buka – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

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

Grand Central Holiday Fair, Grand Central Terminal – Midtown, Until Dec. 24, 10am to 8pm.

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

Amsterdam Whitney’s November 2017 Exhibition, Amsterdam Whitney Gallery – Chelsea, Until Dec. 8, 11am – 5pm, Free, RSVP.

Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, Until January 2, Weekdays – 11am to 8pm, Weekends – 10am – 8pm, Free.

Norwegian Christmas Fair, Norwegian Seamen’s Church – Midtown East, Nov. 16 to 19 (Thurs to Sat, 12pm – 8pm; Sun 11am -4pm), Free.

The Typing Machine: Participatory and Multimedia Exhibition, El Barrio’s Artspace PS109 – UES, Until Nov. 26, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

 

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Around NYC Today (10/28), Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest, Winter Village

THINGS TO DO

Brooklyn Synth Expo, Main Drag Music, 11am

The Brooklyn Synth Expo returns! Tons of synths plugged into headphones. Free. RSVP.

Day of the Dead Festival, St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery – East Village, (Also on Oct. 27 – Sun), 12pm – 6pm

Remember departed loved ones by bringing copies of photographs to be part of the ofrenda (altar) during the three-day celebration. This event is in honor of victims of recent earthquakes in Mexico. Free.

Halloween Harvest Festival, Socrates Sculpture Park – Queens, 11am – 3pm

The Socrates season always goes out with a BANG with our Halloween Harvest Festival! This year’s theme is Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead with a vibrant procession and dance performance presented by Ballet Folkrico Mexicano de Nueva York. Enjoy food from vendors Fresco’s Cantina, What’s the Dillaz and Val’s Cookie Canvas. Free.

Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest, Fort Greene Park – Brooklyn, 11:30am – 1pm

Time for the annual festooning of Brooklyn’s dogs! The 19th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest is guaranteed to blow your mind and embarrass your dog. Free.

Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival, Fort Greene Park – Brooklyn, 12pm – 3pm

Get your costumes ready and come to Fort Greene Park for the 17th Annual Halloween Festival. This year, the festival will feature rides, face-painting, Halloween crafts, games, giveaways, live music from Astrograss, a pumpkin patch, temporary tattoos, and more. Free.

Opening Day at Bryant Park’s Winter Village, Bryant Park – Midtown, 12pm – 3pm

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park opens October 28! The first 100 visitors in line at The Rink receive free skate rentals, free gloves from Bank of America, and free hot chocolate from Public Fare.

Halloween Party and Hocus Pocus Screening, Athens Square – Queens, 1pm – 3pm

Join a day of Halloween-themed fun. Activities include crafts,  games, music, giveaways, Transformation Face Painting with Agostino Arts, and more. Screening of Hocus Pocus at dusk. Free.

 

FILM

My Tai Chi Story, Flux Factory, 2pm, Free.

Beetlejuice, Canal Street Market – SoHo, 2pm, Free, RSVP.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, McCarren Park – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free.

Ghostbusters (2016), Bensonhurst Park – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free.

Monsters, Inc., Hansborough Recreation Center – Harlem, 6pm, Free.

Hocus Pocus, Virginia Park – Bronx, 6:30pm, Free.

Psychotic! A Brooklyn Slasher Film, Film Noir Cinema – Brooklyn, 7pm, $5.

 

MUSIC

Stringer as Pavement, Yucky Duster as ABBA, gobbinjr as Justin Timberlake, 
Estro Zombies (mem. of Fits and Venus Envy) as The Misfits, DJ Brandon K, The Glove – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Xetas, Big Quiet, Scupper, Street Stains, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

A Shadow of Jaguar (record release), Them Fangs, Tongues Unknown, Union Pool – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Monogold, Holly Overton w/ Midnight People, Monograms, Sooner, Alphaville – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Nick Hook, Jubilee, Theatre of Disco, HDLSS, Bianca Oblivion, WildKatz, Secret Project Robot – Brooklyn, 9pm, Free.

Alien Trilogy, Street Smells, Nocturne – Brooklyn, 10pm, Free.

Synthwave Halloween Party w/ DJ Valentine, DJ Faith in the Glitch, DJ Aeon Rings, Le Matos, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 11pm, $0 – $15.

 

COMEDY

Sam Jay – Comedy Central Album Recording, The Stand – Gramercy Park, 7pm, Free, RSVP.

Olivia Grace, Matt Leary, Martin Urbano, Kath Barbadoro, Joe List, Legion Bar – Brooklyn, 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Popped Collar Comedy w/ Dan Lamorte, Molly Ruben-Long, Chike Robinson, Liz Barrett, Dario Joseph, Dan Wickes, Host: Zilla Vodnas, The Platform – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, Free, RSVP.

The Human Citizen Comedy Show w/ Nick Pupo (AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire), Aimee Rose Ranger (The Ranger Zone), Matt Koff (Daily Show Writer), Trey Galyon (Getting Doug With High), Albert Kirchner (Bridgetown Comedy Fest), Art Cafe + Bar – Brooklyn, 9pm, $5.

Last Stop Laughs, QED – Queens, 10:30pm, Free, RSVP.

 

ONGOING

Socrates Farmers Market, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens), Every Saturday until Oct. 28, 8am – 4pm, Free.

Saturday Farmers Market, Hattie Carthan Community Garden (Brooklyn), 9am-2pm, Free.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Maggie’s Garden, Friendship Garden – Sugar Hill, Every Monday until Oct. 31,  2pm – 4pm, Free.

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

 

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