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Things to do in New York today

The day's best things to do in New York—including free and cheap activities, concerts, screenings, shows, parties and more. It's your social emergency savior.

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Night Train with Wyatt Cenac

If you told us a few years back that Gowanus would be home to one of the best-curated stand-up showcases, we’d think you’d accidentally ingested some polluted canal water. Yet host Cenac, who oozes both Brooklyn cool and genuine thoughtfulness, has made Littlefield a premier Monday night destination for both local up-and-comers and established greats like Eugene Mirman, Jen Kirkman and David Cross.

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Littlefield , Gowanus Monday July 4 2016 - Monday December 26 2016
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American Ballet Theatre Spring 2016

The company—including dancers Stella Abrera, Roberto Bolle, Isabella Boylston, Misty Copeland, Herman Cornejo, Marcelo Gomes, David Hallberg, Maria Kochetkova, Alban Lendorf, Gillian Murphy, Veronika Part, Hee Seo, Daniil Simkin, Cory Stearns, Diana Vishneva and James Whiteside—returns for its spring season. ABT resident choreographer Alexei Ratmansky dominates the lineup with two triple bills of repertory pieces (May 17–23) and two full-length works: The Golden Cockerel (June 6–11) and The Sleeping Beauty (June 27–July 2). Other highlights of the season include two ballets by Frederick Ashton, Sylvia (May 9–14) and La Fille mal gardée (May 24–30).

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Metropolitan Opera House (at Lincoln Center) , Upper West Side Until Saturday July 2 2016
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The Bob Show

One of NYC's funniest queens, Bob the Drag Queen is a Monday-night staple at Chelsea's beloved lounge. Headlining five weekly shows, Bob works harder than a hooker on Fleet Week, and this one is her flagship.

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Barracuda Lounge , Chelsea Mon May 30 - Mon Jul 18
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Celebrity Autobiography

Major comedic actors prick the bubble of celeb autobiographical puffery by performing droll, verbatim readings from stars' memoirs in Eugene Pack’s popular series. Guests in June include Sherri Shepherd, Janeane Garofao and Alan Zweibel, plus Michael Urie, Ralph Macchio and Jackie Hoffman (June 4) and Rachel Dratch, Peter Scolari and Scott Adsit (June 6).

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Sat Jun 4 - Mon Jun 6
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Best of Broadway Sings

Ever wondered how songs by Adele, Pink, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston might sound with 14-piece jazz band? Here's a great chance to find out as Brandon Victor Dixon, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alison Luff, Matt DeAngelis, Christina Sajous, Marty Thomas, Natalie Weiss and other major musical-theater talents perform highlights from the past year of the pop-oriented Broadway Sings concert series.

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06 Jun 2016
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Evie M
Evie M

CHILIFEST at Chelsea Market Sunday January 31! A great way to warm up today!

WE F
WE F

Is there a Takashi Murakami exhibit going on or something? Why is it the feature image?

Briana P
Briana P

Do TimeOut's 'undateables' include any senior citizens?   I haven't seen any, but maybe I missed something.    If you haven't featured any yet, it would be great to see some soon.   There are plenty of us around, and many of us are single.  And please - by senior citizens, I mean those of us who have actually passed our 65th birthdays.  Far too often, those in their 20's think of anyone over 40 as a senior.

As someone who is the same age as your guest editor, Susan Sarandon, I see a distinct lack of attention paid to the social needs of those in my decade of life who are not celebrities.   It would be great to see that change. Thanks!

Kerry A
Kerry A

I have a complaint: I'm an avid reader of the "Undateable" section in Time Out, where Time Out sets up two strangers on a date. Well, last week's article featured a boy who wrote extremely cruel things about his date. I understand you want people to be honest, but I can hardly support someone ripping their date to shreds publicly.

Gio M
Gio M

Do you have the link,

Melodie D
Melodie D

Calle 13 is doing a signing today at 6pm at El Barrio Music Center in Harlem!

Arlene
Arlene

So many different kinds of events. Not your usual touristy stuff , and free. Love this site.