TUES-THURS, 5/14-16: ILANA GLAZER, MICHELLE BUTEAU, ROSANNA ARQUETTE, JENNY HOLZER, AND MORE

tuesday

thru 10/8 (tuesdays at 6:30pm): flow on the farm: tuesday evening yoga at brooklyn grange: go with the flow while the sun sets behind the manhattan skyline at brooklyn grange’s rooftop farm yoga sessions. all levels welcome. byo yoga mat and refillable water bottle. rain or shine. brooklyn grange (brooklyn navy yard), $14+ sliding scale admission. >>

thru 6/1: parsons fine arts mfa thesis exhibition: 22 art students from the class of 2024 display their work at parsons‘ sheila c. johnson design center (greenwich village). opening reception 5/15 7-9pm. free admission. >>

tues 4:30pm: free dead in the park concert: grateful dead tribute band stella blue’s band returns to central park’s naumburg bandshell, the same spot where the grateful dead played to a crowd of 5,000 in 1968, for the fifth annual free dead in the park concert, benefitting riverkeeper’s efforts to raise awareness and funds to help clean the hudson river. free admission (donations welcome). >>

tues 7pm: the linguini incident with rosanna arquette: quad cinema (greenwich village) hosts a director’s cut screening of richard shepard’s the linguini incident (1991), starring rosanna arquette, eszter balint, and david bowie, followed by q+a with shepard, arquette, and balint moderated by michael cavadias (girls, wonder boys). $16 general, $13 seniors. >>

tues 7:30pm (weekly): let’s see, what else? comedy show: courtney maginnis and tom deluged host this (seven years running) weekly stand-up show in the basement of lucky jack’s (les). tonight: mia jackson (comedy central), dan st. germain (conan), laura sogar (don’t tell comedy), and harrison tweed. $10. >>

tues 9pm (weekly): i made you a playlist: comedy show and party: stand-up meets afterparty at this weekly comedy show and dance party, hosted by kelly bachman and jaffer khan. tonight’s show features stephen hightower, hoodo hersi, jason cho, chris metcalfe, noam shuster-eliasi, and lea’h sampson. the three diamond door (bushwick), free admission. >>

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Credit: Erin Patrice O’Brien

Join a creative journey as renowned multi-faceted artist Toshi Reagon curates Now That We Are Here, a residency at WNYC’s The Greene Space that envisions a world born from a fusion of music, storytelling, and conversation and illuminates the parallels between Octavia E. Butler’s dystopian terrain depicted in her Parable book series and the challenges we face today.

As a musician, curator, and producer, Reagon has showcased her talent through residencies at prestigious institutions such as Carnegie Hall and the Paris Opera House, as well as festivals and venues worldwide. She also developed the Parable Path, which fosters collaboration among artists, art presenters, community activists, and creators across various disciplines, and Songs of the Living, an initiative that builds community choirs and fosters collaborations with local artists and creatives across the globe.

The journey begins on May 15 at 7pm.

Toshi Reagon in Residence:
Now That We Are Here

May 15, 21 & 22
The Greene Space at WNYC/WQXR
44 Charlton Street (corner of Varick)

Tickets are pay-what-you-wish starting at $5

MORE INFO AND TICKETS HERE

wednesday

weds thru 9/11 (wednesdays): sunrise tai chi + sunset yoga at fort tryon park: start and end your day with weekly outdoor tai chi (6:30am) and yoga (6:45pm) sessions at fort tryon park (washington heights). free admission.

weds thru summer (select dates): indiesummer at the rink: rough trade and rockefeller center team up for indiesummer, a series of free concerts at rock center’s rink. up first: a performance by breanna barbara and a dj set by chances with wolves 5/15 5-8pm. >>

weds thru 5/29: new york studio school 2024 mfa thesis exhibition: new york studio school of drawing, painting and sculpture (greenwich village) presents its annual mfa thesis exhibition, taking over two floors of the school with the work of eight graduates. opening reception 5/16 5-8pm. free admission. >>

weds thru 5/19: lic arts open: see what long island city is creating at the annual lic arts open. the four day arts festival features open studios (sat-sun 12-6pm), art openings, performances, and community workshops. kick-off party 5/15 6:30-9pm. free admission. >>

weds 7pm (monthly thru august): adam wade: live in new york: 20-time moth story slam winner adam wade returns to under st. marks theater with a storytelling show featuring three to four different stories from his extensive catalog (no two shows will be the same) and a different special guest who’ll begin each show. under st. marks theater (east village), sliding scale admission. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): drenched stand up comedy: no poncho required at caroline baniewicz, nina barnett, and jenny gorelick’s new comedy show, held in the water tower bar at arlo williamsburg. tonight’s lineup includes ian lockwood, jilberto soto, chris barnes, and emil wakim. $13 (a 2-for-1 special is available for a limited time). >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): ambush comedy show: josh johnson, lucas connolly, and brittany cardwell’s ambush comedy show returns to ebbs brewing co (williamsburg) with stand-up sets by yedoye travis (comedy central), katie hannigan (comedy central), carmen lagala (colbert), joe nunnick, and adam gilbert. free admission. >>

weds 7:30pm (weekly): we have fun: a stand-up show: hosts zach sims and dan wilbur bring the fun-ny to young ethel’s (park slope), with stand-up by kendra cunningham, dan goodman, alysia hush, and bryan cook. free admission. >>

weds 8pm (monthly): punderdome: comedy pun slam: pun-masters have a war of the words at the latest edition of the beloved pun-slinging competition, which will include a pun-themed costume contest. hosted by fred firestone. littlefield (gowanus), $12 adv, $15 day of. >>

weds 9:30pm: adult sex ed: host dani faith leonard aims to plug the holes in your sex education and leave you feeling smarter and sexier at this comedy show that explores why we think what we think about sex. featuring guests gabe mollica, ayanna dookie, martin urbano, and calvin cato. caveat (les), $10 adv with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $20). >>

thursday

thurs thru 5/20: jenny holzer: for the guggenheim: to celebrate the opening of text-based conceptual artist jenny holzer’s exhibition jenny holzer: light line at the guggenheim (on view 5/17-9/29), a large-scale light projection will illuminate the building’s façade with a selection of poems and eyewitness accounts that speak to the necessity of peace. >>

thurs 7pm: colm tóibín with caoilinn hughes: long island: tóibín discusses the continuing story of eilis lacey in his follow-up to the bestselling brooklyn. in-person registration for this event has sold out, but a limited number of standby tickets will be available and livestream tickets are still available. celeste bartos forum at nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown), free admission. >>

thurs 7pm: facts machine: science, comedy + trivia: scientists and comedians share the stories behind their favorite facts, ‘conduct experiments’ (i.e. play drinking games), and test their knowledge with a trivia challenge loosely inspired by the show’s theme. hosted by scientists and pub trivia hosts em costa, noah guiberson, and rob frawley. caveat (les), $16.70 with promo code ‘theskint’ (reg. $23 adv, $27 door. >>

thurs 7:30pm (monthly): pete’s reading series: hear from literary icons and newcomers alike at this long-running reading series, hosted by temim fruchter and brian gresko. tonight’s event features gina chung (green frog), griffin hansbury (some strange music draws me in), crystal hana kim (the stone home), and jiaming andy tang (cinema love). books will be available for purchase through greenlight bookstore. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free admission. >>

thurs 7:30pm (+ 5/18 7pm + 7:30pm): babes with ilana glazer and michelle buteau: angelika film center hosts a screening of pamela adlon’s directorial debut, babes, starring ilana glazer and michelle buteau, followed by an in-person q+a with the stars. $19 general, $17.50 seniors. >>

thurs 7:30pm (ends today): women and nonbinary artists in tech: multimedia artist maylee todd curates and hosts a series of performances illuminating the intersection of music, technology, motion capture, performance, and digital art. tonight: anna luisa petrisko and ana carolina estarita-guerrero. lincoln center’s david rubenstein atrium (uws), free admission. >>

thurs 8pm: helen rebanks: the farmer’s wife with nick offerman: : helen rebanks discusses her memoir about motherhood, food, and love, the farmer’s wife, in a conversation with actor, author, and woodworker nick offerman. hosted by word bookstore at church of the ascension (greenpoint). $10 admission, $38 ticket includes a copy of the book. >>

thurs 8pm (monthly): entirely from memory: legally blonde: blindly-cast ten bones theatre company performers will attempt to recreate 2001’s legally blonde, using only what they can remember from watching the film once recently. as chaos ensues, drinks are drunk while the players are challenged to incorporate lines written by the audience and create ‘deleted’ scenes. littlefield (gowanus), $10 adv, $12 door. >>

thurs 8pm doors (every other thursday): landline comedy at wild east brewing co.: get hoppy at the barrel cellar at wild east brewing co. (gowanus), which is hosting a stand-up show featuring comedians mike brown (samantha bee), tim platt (fallon), kari burt, geneva rust-orta, dan gilbert, and yvette segan. hosted by andre medrano. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win a free drink. free admission. >>

thurs 8pm (weekly): savage! a comedy show: savage comedy returns to logan’s run in park slope. hosted by lizzie martinez, melissa rocha, nonye brown-west, and chloé chunha, tonight’s show includes performances by kate willett (colbert), rojo perez (netflix), alingon mitra (conan), april boddie (iheartradio), and alex kim. bonus: rsvp for a chance to win free drinks. free admission. >>

thurs 8:30pm: free outdoor movie: the goonies at hell’s kitchen park. weather permitting. >>

thurs 9:30pm: risk! true tales boldly told: hear guests tell true stories they never thought they’d share in public at kevin allison’s risk! show. tonight’s show will feature three storytellers, plus a mini-story slam featuring short stories told by selected audience members. caveat (les), save 20% with promo code ‘riskfriend’ >>

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