THINGS TO DO
Dirty Little Secrets Improv Show, Niagara, 112 Avenue A – East Village, Jan. 22 (Tues.), 7:30pm
Have an urge to get something off your chest but don’t feel comfortable paying $100 an hour for therapy? Anonymously divulge your secrets and watch this funny and creative group of improvisers play with your deepest darkest truths onstage. The show is a mix of short-form and long-form improv inspired by your secrets (be they dirty, clean, little or big – don’t let the title pigeonhole you). $6.
The Breakdown With Boris Khaykin, Red Room, 85 East 4th St, 3rd Floor – East Village, Jan. 30 (Wed.), 7pm – 9pm
Join host Boris Khaykin and his sidekick Uncle Jawnee Conroy for a late night show where improvisers break down his interview with guests. This month’s lineup includes Jamilah Lemieux (iOne Digital, EBONY, Engagement Advisor – #Cynthia4NY) and
Jeffrey Gurian (Author ‘Healing Your Heart By Changing Your Mind,’ Comedy Matters TV). The event will also feature standup from Emmy Blotnick (Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, Comedy Central Half Hour). $7 – $10.
Rena Anakwe: The Cosmology of Water, ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place – Brooklyn, Feb. 21 (Thurs.), 8pm
Rena Anakwe opens her 2019 residency with the premiere of The Cosmology of Water, an immersive, cleansing ritual that contemplates the pluralities that water holds as a molecular component of life, as a sacred space, and, at times, a site of destruction. Through a solo performance, Anakwe submerses attendees into a world of sound/voice, scent, movement, lighting and visual projections, as a new ritual is created for the audience to witness and actively participate in. RSVP. $10 suggested donation.
Charmaine Lee: Laminals, ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place – Brooklyn, March 9 (Sat.), 8pm
Artist Charmaine Lee premieres Laminals, the first of three movements of a new long-form piece for solo voice. Using the organic instrument as a vehicle for synthetic creation, this movement investigates the possibilities of both the grotesque and beautiful qualities that emerge from a mechanical treatment of the human voice. Lo-fi and hi-fi microphones amplified through multi-channel speakers, electroacoustic feedback, and other digital sound sources are utilized in the exploration of new expressions in vocal music. RSVP. $10 suggested donation.
William Tyler, Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th St – Brooklyn, Jan. 23 (Wed.), 7pm, Free.
Screamin’ Rebel Angels, The Carvels NYC, Mercury Lounge, 217 East Houston St – LES, Jan. 25 (Fri.), 10:30pm, $10 – $12.
Smooth Tings, Amanda Lynn, Broquete, Jamesy, Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, Jan 26 (Sat.), 11:30pm, Free.
KEUNING, Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th St – Brooklyn, Jan. 28 (Mon.), 7pm, Free.
Ambush Comedy w/ Shane Torres (Conan), Joe Machi (Last Comic Standing), Shalewa Sharpe (The Tonight Show), Chloe Radcliffe (NBC Standup for Diversity), Natalie Cuomo (New York Comedy Club), Two Boots Williamsburg, 558 Driggs Ave – Brooklyn, Jan. 22 (Tues.) 8pm, Free.
Side Ponytail w/ Kunal Arora (ESPN Sportscenter), Jeff McBride (Let’s Talk About Sets podcast), Franqi French (We TV, Stand Up NY), Mary Cella (New York Times), Mara Marek (SiriusXM), Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave – Brooklyn, Jan. 23 (Wed.), 8pm, $5 suggested donation.
Cultural Review Show w/ Andrea Allan (NY Comedy Festival), Sagar Bhatt (McSweeney’s), Andrew Schiavone (SiriusXM), Josh Brosnan (McSweeney’s), The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave – Queens, 10pm, Free.
Creek Cave Live w/ Aminah Imani (Wine Before Nine Podcast), Sydnee Washington (MTV), Claire Parker (Vulture), Leah Bonnema (VH1), Jim Tews (Last Comic Standing), Yedoye Travis (Dark Tank Podcast), The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave – Queens, Jan. 25 (Fri.), 8pm, $5.
Creek Cave Live w/ Steven Rogers (Manhattan Comedy Festival), Le Aboav (Chicago Women’s Funny Festival), Gabe Pacheco (Sirius XM), Aminah Imani (Wine Before Nine Podcast), Lauren Davis (S.F. Sketchfest), Sam Evans (JFL), The Creek and The Cave, 10-93 Jackson Ave – Queens, Jan. 25 (Fri.), 10pm, $5.