THINGS TO DO
The Freedom Party, (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St – West Village, Jan. 25 (Fri.), 5pm – 10pm
The Freedom Party features hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock, reggae and house hits from the ‘80s to the ‘2000s. Featuring music from Herbert Holler. $10 – $20.
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.
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.
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.