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26 awesome things happening in New York this week

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Jaz Joyner

Mon 27

Dan Hoyle: Each and Every Thing; Public Theater, Downtown, 7pm. $22.
This one-man show by award winning playwright Dan Hoyle will raise the question; how do we harvest real connections in this technological age?

Jeppe Hein, "All We Need is Inside"; 303 Gallery, Chelsea, 10am. Free. 
The Danish artist's latest reflective works in steel and glass play tricks on the eye, the mind and your very experience with space. 

Taste of the Nation NYC; 23 Wall Street, 6pm. $350
Backed by 60 restaurants and celebutoques like City Grit's Sarah Simmons, this fund-raising blowout benefits No Kid Hungry and includes book signings, an artisan marketplace, and unlimited snacks and sips.

A Gala Night of Comedy; Gotham Comedy Club, Chelsea, 7pm. $25 plus two-drink minimum.
This fund-raising show for Gotham Comedy Foundation brings together Jimmy Failla, Wali Collins and Marina Franklin for both your enjoyment and to bring laughs to the sick and elderly.

Lisa YuskavageDavid Zwirner, Chelsea, 10am. Free.
The NYC-bsed artist's latest paintings and pastels take viewers on a love-generation trip back to the garden.

Gregory Charles: Vintage Live!; Le Qube, West Village, 8pm. $49–$69, VIP $149.
The prodigious Gregory Charles has made a big name for himself in his native Canada with his showmanship and unusually large repertoire (more than 14,000 songs, by his count), which lets him and his band build whole shows on the fly, out of requests from the audience.

Deep Space; Cielo, Meatpacking District, 10pm. $20, with e-flyer free before 11pm or $12 after.
Dance-music deity François K's weekly Deep Space soiree focuses on dub in all its glorious, echo-drenched forms but extends its reach to all types of underground dance music.

Sam Falls, "Light Over Time"; Public Art Fund at MetroTech Center Commons, Bedford-Stuyvesant, 12pm. 
A process-oriented Los Angeles artist who works in a variety of media, Sam Falls has transformed Downtown Brooklyn’s MetroTech Commons into a playground for his interactive art.

Night Train with Wyatt Cenac; Littlefield, Gowanus, 8pm. 8, advance $5.
This weekly offering, hosted with a cool head and a warm heart by former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac, welcomes great young New York comics and noteworthy out-of-towners.

Tue 28

Party Like a PoetHousing Works Bookstore Cafe, Soho, 7pm. Free.
Writers doing what they do best: reading and drinking.

S.E.M. EnsembleBohemian National Hall, Lenox Hill, 8pm. suggested donation. 
Petr Kotik's ensemble presents a program that's heavy on the recent music of composer-performers Roscoe Mitchell and George Lewis—both of whom are associated with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.

Stargazing on the Highline; The High Line, Chelsea, 7:30pm. Free.
This dreamy affair gives you an astronaut-worthy view of the stars from the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Doug Loves Movies Live PodcastGramercy Theatre, Flatiron, 8pm. $19.
Comic and inveterate pothead Doug Benson welcomes fellow comedians to dish about motion pictures for his podcast, Doug Loves Movies.

Chloé HilliardCarolines on Broadway, Midtown West, 7:30pm. $15–$35 plus two-drink minimum.
She killed it at both of last fall’s Time Out New York’s Women of Comedy 2014 shows, and now she’s getting her own show at Carolines’ Breakout Artist Comedy Series.

Julliard Orchestra; Alice Tully Hall (at Lincoln Center), Upper West Side, 8pm. 
Get an advance look at the talents of tomorrow, when Jeffrey Milarsky conducts Juilliard's superb student ensemble in works by four of the conservatory's young composers.

iLoveMakonnen; Bowery Ballroom, Lower East Side, 8pm. $22, advance $20.
You've no doubt heard his laidback drawl on "Tuesday"—now see him play it live, on a Tuesday, no less.

Wed 29

Hot SoupThe Irish Exit, Midtown East, 8pm. Free.
From what we can tell, maybe the only thing missing from this eclectic and entertaining stand-up show by Matt Ruby, Mark Normand and Gary Vider is actual soup. (Most people make do with beer.)

RootsCielo, Meatpacking District, 10pm. $20, before 11pm free.
House heroes Louie Vega (of Masters at Work) and Kevin Hedge (of Blaze) have kept New York dance music alive and kicking for more than 10 years with their long-running midweek dance party. 

The Time Out New York Comedy ShowcaseCarolines on Broadway, Midtown West, 9:30pm. $25 plus two-drink minimum.
Time Out New York’s brand new monthly show launches tonight with some of the biggest names on the NYC comedy scene.

Thu 30

Ben Folds; The Town Hall, Midtwon West, 8pm. $35-$60.
The pianist and singer pairs with NYC contemporary-classical ensemble yMusic, which has worked with José González and My Brightest Diamond, for a new album and tour.

The How I Learned Series; Union Hall, Park Slope, 8pm. $10, advance $6.
This year, she invites five storytellers to share tales on the all-too-relatable theme, "How I Learned to Fight Loneliness."

Fire in the Hole; Nowhere, East Village, 9pm. Free.
DJ Sean McMahill (guess what color his hair is?) presides while you knock back cheap pints and whiskey gingers.

Four Tet + Floating Points (all night b2b); Outpost, Williamsburg, 10pm. $TBA, advance $25.
The party has moved from Output to Bed-Stuy's Sugarhill Disco, but both Kieran "Four Tet" Hebden and Sam Shepherd will still be playing open-to-close all-vinyl sets.

Secret Meeting; Pine Box Rock Shop, Williamsburg, 8pm. Free.
Every week, Eli Yudin (SNL's "Weekend Update" contributor) and Nick Mullen (Thought Catalog) host this stand-up showcase followed by some pretty enthusiastic karaoke.

Zeitgeist: Theophilus London (DJ set/early show) + Mark Ronson (late show); Verboten, Williamsburg, 8pm advance $20, 10pm advance $40.
Stick around for some uptown funk in a downtown setting from Bruno Mars's No. 1 party buddy, Grammy-nominated producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Adele, Duran Duran). Late support comes from ex–Night Person Blu Jemz.

The Holy Fuck Comedy HourAnnoyance Theatre, Williamsburg, 10:30pm. Free.
Every Thursday NYC's top comedians write and perform sketches, music, character studies and more without any rehersals.

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