Tonight in New York City: See a French film in Central Park, celebrate Tori Amos, or watch hip hop and improv collide on stage. By Carly Petrone.
Zebra Cake & Friday Night Dancestravaganza
Spend your Friday night at Beauty Bar. Starting at 8 p.m., Adam Manawala (Funny or Die), Josh Homer (Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham), and Josh Carter (Collegehumor) host a night of comedy, featuring some pretty hilarious guests. Have a few cocktails (or a manicure) and stick around for the Friday Night Dancestravaganza, which begins at 11 p.m. DJ Omri S. Quire will be spinning everything from soul to new wave so come ready to dance. Party goes until 4 a.m. and admission is free.
Take It Personal: The Hip Hop Improv Show
DJ Cipha Sounds hosts Take It Personal: The Hip Hop Improv Show tonight at UCB East. The show consists of a surprise Hip-Hop star mesmerizing the crowd with some amazing true life stories, which will spark the creativity of some of the country’s best improvisers to create a live comedy show on the spot. You never know what will happen. Show starts at 9 p.m. and tickets are $10.
Films on the Green: Purple Noon
Head over to Central Park for the first Films on the Green screening of Purple Noon. Pack a picnic and get ready to watch Alain Delon star as the all-around criminal improviser, Tom Ripley in this French thriller. If it sounds familiar it’s because it’s the French adaptation of The Talented Mr. Ripley. Screening starts at 8:30 p.m.
Cover The Pink: 20 Years of Tori Amos
It’s been twenty years since indie music darling Tori Amos released her sophomore album, Under The Pink. Tonight, celebrate this anniversary with live tributes to every song on the album as well as an all Tori DJ dance afterparty at Glasslands. Just a few of tonight’s performers include Felix and Future, Hyde, Michael Graye, and Maggie Poulos. Event begins at 11:30 p.m. and tickets are $5.
British singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum stops by the BAM Opera House tonight to perform new songs from his sixth album, Momentum. It’s the first time he’s recorded with his live band and written most of the songs himself. Come hear them for yourself tonight starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $69.50.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.