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Random Happenings in New York City This Weekend - January 25-January 27

January 21, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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There's always something going on in the world's captial, and City Guide has rounded up the best random happenings in New York City this weekend for those looking to do something a little out of the ordinary. You never know what you'll find going on in the city's many neighborhoods on the weekend, but you'll definitely find something, however miscellaneous it may be.

Airs on apap: Full-length vision - 92nd Street Y
Through November 29, 2018 - New York

Alethea Pace, Chuck Wilt, and Hee Ra Yoo 92Y 2018-19 Harkness Artists in Residence, Alethea Pace, Chuck Wilt, and Hee Ra Yoo perform full-length newly crafted dances during the Association of Performing Arts Professions conference. Artists in Residence are selected from a wide range of candidates and bring a breadth of choreographic approaches to their work. The 92Y Harkness Artists in Residence program provides rehearsal space, a stipend, and educational resources to support the creation and performance of new works, giving these artists a place to create, explore, and share their vision with the Harkness audience.

Foreplay - House of Yes
January 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Foreplay is the genesis of an erotic encounter. A single look, one word exchanged, catching a whiff of a scent, the feeling of their breath on your lips before the kiss. Foreplay is how we begin to connect and trust before our bodies entwine and penetrate.

The Slipper Room Show (Includes Midnight Show) - The Slipper Room
January 25, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Non-stop dazzling, daring, burlesque, magic, sideshow, circus, boys, girls… a little something for everyone.

Jno All Stars - Skinny Dennis Bar
January 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Jno All Stars

Bob Demeo Trio - Jules Bistro
January 25, 2019 - New York

Join us for a Jules Bistro regulars, Bob Demeo and Ron Affif every Saturday night this month!

Shababa Fridays - 92nd Street Y
January 25, 2019 - New York

Children, parents, grandparents, and nannies are all a part of our Shababa Friday family. Join us for this playful and soulful experience of singing, dancing, jumping, and celebrating as a community!

Grad Show | Level 3 Improv | Mccartney - The Peoples Improv Theater
January 25, 2019 - New York

Tonight our brilliant PIT students take the stage!

What Town the Musical - The Peoples Improv Theater
January 25, 2019 - New York

In "What Town? The Musical" Katie Hammond and Daniel Tepper create an improvised musical on the spot, telling the story of a made up location provided by the audience. Katie Hammond and Daniel Tepper also play all of the characters in the town. It's hilarious. It's heartfelt. It's… What Town?

Swoosh, Buzz, Zingelectronic/Experimental Music from Timara at the Oberlin Conservatory - ShapeShifter Lab
January 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

Swoosh, Buzz, Zing Electronic/Experimental Music from TIMARA at the Oberlin Conservatory As part of a year-long celebration of TIMARA's 50th anniversary, please join students, faculty, and friends of the Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) department at the Oberlin Conservatory for a concert of electronic and experimental music. This exciting concert features performances of electroacoustic music, interactive dance, improvisation, live coding, circuit bending, home-made electronic instruments, live electronics, and a vocal sea voyage. We will present music and performances by Max Addae, Piper Hill, Marly Gonzalez, Aurie Hsu, Steven Kemper, Pablo Laguarda, Leslie Lang, Daniel Markus, Dirk Roosenburg, and Miya Wang.

Super Sketch Tuesday Season 3 - The Peoples Improv Theater
January 25, 2019 - New York

Every Tuesday, join two of the best Sketch House Teams in the city as they drop a knockdown hoedown of comedic insanity all over The PIT Underground. As always 100% free, IT'S SUPER SKETCH TUESDAY Y'ALL!

Carl Thomas - Sony Hall
January 25, 2019 - New York

Carl Thomas

G. Love & Special Sauce, Ron Artis li - Irving Plaza
January 25, 2019 - New york

Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event.

Dirty Water Dogs - Bar Chord
January 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

CAJUN...ZYDECO....FUNK

I Hate Models, Regis, Broken English Club (live), Under Black Helmet, Zozo, Nick Klein (Live) & Brenecki - Elsewhere
January 25, 2019 - Brooklyn

PERFORMERS REGIS, I HATE MODELS, BROKEN ENGLISH CLUB, NICK KLEIN, UNDER BLACK HELMET, ZOZO, BRENECKI

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92nd Street Y
January 26, 2019 - New York

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Bitch Sesh - PlayStation Theater
January 26, 2019 - New York

Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) and Danielle Schneider (The Hotwives of Orlando) bring you a live version of their hilarious podcast Bitch Sesh. They'll deep dive into all things Real Housewives, unpack pertinent pop culture goings on and continue to process and hopefully come to accept Julia Roberts wig in "Mother's Day." One day at a time. Join them for dramatic reenactments, audience questions, clips and more. You won't want to miss this very important, nay – life altering, evening.

Mulino's Night of Classic Dance - Mulino's at Lake Isle
January 26, 2019 - Eastchester

"Let the Music Play" all night long with a night of classic dance at Mulino's. Featuring a live performance by legendary artist, Shannon. Performing her hits, "Let the Music Play" and "Give Me Tonight". With classic sounds by former KTU Mix Master, DJ Johnny Rocks, and guest emcee and host, WCBS 101.1's Joe Causi. Dance club setting so there will be no reserved seating Food stations included until 9:30 PM Cash bar Ages 21 and over only

The Slipper Room Show: Mr. Choade's Upstairs Downstairs - The Slipper Room
January 26, 2019 - New York

Chris Harder, Ben Franklin, Joshua Dean, Qualms Galore, Cassandra Rosebeetle, Peekaboo Pointe

Reliant Tom - Pete's Candy Store
January 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Folks talk about their 'catalog'. Others, their 'signature sound'. Some consider 'their place' in this time. Shit, JUST PLAY YOUR MUSIC! That's the attitude here. Like, don't miss your chance to be hit in the head with this honest music.

Off The Road Again W/sean Walsh - Skinny Dennis Bar
January 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Off The Road Again W/sean Walsh

Nasza Sciana - Drom
January 26, 2019 - New York

Nasza Sciana

Modern Dance (Open Level) - 92 Street Y
January 26, 2019 - NY

Explore the body's relationship to breath, weight and space through standing and floor work and traveling combinations. Develop strength and movement flexibility. Move through space with longer, more complex combinations. Classes are ongoing. Start dancing today with class cards. Class cards can be purchased for all classes even after they have started or are closed.

Fitbit Local Bodyweight Bootcamp & Cardio Boxing - Eventbrite
January 26, 2019 - Queens

Are you ready for a full-body, HIIT bootcamp class with boxing fundamentals led by Fitbit Local Ambassadors Jason Tran & Josh Martinez? No matter what your fitness level, the answer is yes! Come sweat it out, learn to punch and have some fun. Stick around after the workout and enjoy a cash bar happy hour, courtesy of the W New York - Downtown! Everyone is welcome, so invite your friends and bring a smile. Owning a Fitbit product is not necessary to participate. Plus, one lucky participant will win a Fitbit tracker!

Smooth Tings - Baby's All Right
January 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

This event is 21 and over Amanda Lynn, Broquete, Jamesy

Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza - Prospect Park Alliance
January 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

At what other market can you do all your food shopping, sample local wine and explore Brooklyn's favorite park? Established in 1989, the Grand Army Plaza greenmarket is the flagship Brooklyn market. EBT/Food Stamps and WIC & Senior FMNP coupons accepted year-round. For a full calendar of events and a list of sellers, visit GrowNYC.

Martin Rev (Suicide) - El Cortez
January 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Martin Rev (Suicide)

Brian McKnight - Sony Hall
January 26, 2019 - New York

Brian McKnight

Watson Adventures’ Wax Attacks Scavenger Hunt - Madame Tussauds
January 26, 2019 - New York

Go on a campy, pop-culture-filled scavenger hunt as you tackle fun, tricky questions at Madame Tussauds’ wax museum. Party with JLo, jam with the Jonas brothers and snap shots of your team with dozens of other celebs. You’ll mingle with actors and musicians at a Hollywood party; meet presidents, artists, and other historic greats in a hall of fame; and time-travel from the Roaring ‘20s to the present as you pass such figures as Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, Robin Williams and Prince. Price includes museum admission. Advance purchase is required.

Jake G & The Soul Vibrance - Bar Chord
January 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

JAKE G & THE SOUL VIBRANCE

Tasting Class: Luxury Whiskeys - Fine & Rare
January 26, 2019 - New York

This class features six luxury whiskeys. We consider them 'single ingredient cocktails' – meant to be sipped and savored as they are. You will learn how to nose, taste and appreciate fine whiskey and what makes each expression so unique. This class is a treat for those looking for something a bit more special. Selection: Colonel Taylor Barrel Proof Bourbon Kentucky Owl 11yr Rye Westland Garyanna American Single Malt Auchentoshan 17yr by Cadenhead Deanston 20yr Oloroso Finish Ardbeg Grooves Signature cocktail, six whiskeys and light appetizers provided.

Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival - Industry City
January 26, 2019 - Brooklyn

Clear your calendar and dust off that winter chill with the third annual DIME Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival. More than 45,000 of you voted across 128 categories and we're showcasing your picks! This collection of Brooklyn's best craft brews, food tastings on sale from 20+ top chefs, hit music from curated DJs, and in-the-know finds all in one place is not to be missed. Choose from 3 different sessions at Industry City offering unlimited local craft beer tastings from the best Brooklyn Breweries. EARLY BIRD Pricing available now for a limited time only! Unlimited tasting tickets as low as $29 so grab your tickets today! ** No Refunds Available**

Sam Eaton's The Quantum Eye – Mentalism and Magic Show - Theatre 80
January 26, 2019 - New York

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: TheQuantumEye.com RESTRICTION: May not be visually entertaining for those under 7 years of age. No children under age 5. THE QUANTUM EYE is Sam Eaton's entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, where extraordinary ability and humor blend with audience participation to make for a unique performance every time. Join Sam on an interactive journey past the limits of possibility in a show that you will never forget. Sam Eaton has been dazzling New York audiences with his magic and mentalism show since 2006. The Quantum Eye has been awarded the world record as the longest-running one-man Off-Broadway magic show in New York. PRESS CLIPS: "Amazing feats of memory, mental agility and apparent mental telepathy . . . Dazzling! Undeniably impressive!" – New York Post "Irresistibly enjoyable. Eaton deserves a full house every night." – nytheatre .com "Chillingly weird and so real you might want to have your cardiologist on hand, but still family friendly" – New York Press "A smart, fast-paced mental magic show that is suitable for the entire family." – The Villager "Sure, David Copperfield can walk through t... (read more)

Guest event: Fireside Mystery Theatre - The Slipper Room
January 27, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Join host Ali Silva and company for an evening of dark entertainment: strange and thrilling original dramas, along with live music and comic sketches performed in the style of old-time radio broadcasts.

Open Mic - Pete's Candy Store
January 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

The Open Mic at Pete's has been running for almost 20 years and has provided a springboard for many a New York performer, now booking gigs around the city and beyond. Join host Bruce Martin in Pete's intimate music room for a lively night of performances.

Ali Dineen - Pete's Candy Store
January 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

The songs that stick with us from childhood are songs that choose us. A musical talent has arrived, whose inner twang is emanating out because it has to: it is seeking. Chances are good that one of these songs will choose YOU.

Harlem Gospel Choir - Sunday Gospel Brunch - All You Can Eat Buffet - Sony Hall
January 27, 2019 - New York

All Brunch prices do not reflect applicable gratuity or additional beverages. Each guest will be presented with a bill for the optional 18% gratuity. The Choir brings their experience of Harlem and the Black Church to Times Square in a foot stomping, hand clapping show for fans from around the world. The home-style "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the Choir's joyous performance will have you dancing on the stage.

Cortelyou Jazz Jam - Bar Chord
January 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

weekly jazz jam hosted by Michael Vitali

On Irish Literary Fathers with Colm Tóibín - 92Y
January 27, 2019 - Upper East Side

From Colm Tóibín, author of the novels The Master and Brooklyn, comes Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know, an illuminating, intimate study of Irish culture, history and literature told through the lives and work of three men—William Wilde, John Butler Yeats and John Stanislaus Joyce—and the complicated relationships they had with their complicated sons.

Caribbean Saturday Milk River Lounge - Eventbrite
Through January 27, 2019 - Queens

CARIBBEAN SATURDAY MILK RIVER LOUNGE (GQ EVENT)

Elevation - House of Yes
Through January 27, 2019 - Brooklyn

On this night we welcome back our Elevation family for a gorgeous gathering that will usher the best vibes for 2019. Musical guests will be announced soon. 21+ | No Re-Entry

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story - John W Engeman Theater
Through January 27, 2019 - Northport,

Buddy tells the true story of Buddy's meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when "That'll Be The Day" hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later. The show features over 20 of Buddy Holly's greatest hits including "That'll Be The Day," "Peggy Sue," "Everyday," "Oh Boy," "Not Fade Away," "Rave On" and "Raining In My Heart," plus Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace." Seen by over 22 million people around the world, Buddy will have you on your feet and "send you out of the theater on an unstoppable high" (The Boston Globe).

Aunty - United Photo Industries
Through January 31, 2019 - Brooklyn

African Women in the Frame, 1870 to the Present Selections from The McKinley Collection Curated by Catherine E. McKinley & Laylah Amatullah Barrayn Aunty!, opening on November 15 at the United Photo Industries Gallery in Brooklyn, features a trove of original archival, vintage, and contemporary images from the The McKinley Collection, a repository of rare, original images ranging from portraiture to cartes de visite, spanning the African continent from Morocco to South Africa, Guinea to Kenya, Madagascar to Benin, from the 1870s to now. Curated by Catherine E. McKinley and Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, this exhibition from the collection of McKinley, centers images of African women and engages with the nuances of the "Aunty" as both a colonial construction and honorific of African womanhood. This exhibition takes up the idea and figure of the Aunty and the duality of this naming. At once an expression of love and affection, Aunty is an honorific across most Black world cultures, a recognition of a feminine power rooted in indigeneity. As powerfully, it connotes the violence of the original colonial construction of the word: the corporeal, dark, servile figure, buffoonish in h... (read more)

Briefly with DIANA OH, 2018-19 Season Artist - The Bushwick Starr
Through February 02, 2019 - Brooklyn

Diana and I are looking at each other, hands cupped over nose and mouth, slowly breathing in anointing oil. We are on the 14th floor lobby of a little hotel on the lower east side, tucked away in plain sight - no one is here. "How is no one here?" I ask her. "I knoooow" she responds. There's a view of all of creation before us and I understand why this is her favorite meeting spot. I wn't divulge the location - I wouldn't want to out her. She'll out you though - out your white supremacy, out your patriarchy, out your sense of community, out of LOVE.

Blinky Palermo: To the People of New York City - Dia Art Foundation: Chelsea
Through February 16, 2019 - New York

Opening at Dia:Chelsea on September 15, 2018, Blinky Palermo's To the People of New York City returns to New York City after thirty years. The artist's magnum opus was last shown in the city at Dia Center for the Arts, 548 West 22nd Street, in 1987. To the People of New York City is a multipartite group of paintings whose palette is derived from the colors of the German flag and titled, posthumously, from a dedication that Palermo inscribed on the backs of the metal panels. The work is part of the artist's Metal Pictures series (or Metallbilder, in German), which he started while in New York City from 1973 to 1976. During this time, Palermo began to compose serialized groups of paintings on metal, using color and formal patterns to focus on a specific experience of abstract progression. Completed upon his return to Düsseldorf in late 1976, To the People of New York City was discovered in Palermo's studio after his death in February 1977. Consisting of fifteen parts—composed from forty painted aluminum panels arranged in various combinations of black, cadmium red, and cadmium yellow—the demarcated bands of color in To the People of New York City read as striking, didactic sign... (read more)

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