Tonight in New York City: Hear about other peoples’ awkward sexual encounters, watch a documentary about women in comedy, or learn about the culinary history of funeral food. By Carly Petrone.
Natasha Vaynblat: The United Federation of Teachers
Upright Citizens Brigade
Natasha Vaynblat knows a thing or two about teaching today’s youth. She also knows that teaching can make you go a little crazy. So, she decided to put all of her teaching knowledge and funny anecdotes into a sketch and storytelling performance called Natasha Vaynblat: The United Federation of Teachers. Come watch her show tonight at UCB. It will feature original characters interspersed with video confessions about the inner thoughts of a young teacher. Find out more tonight starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5.
Awkward Sex…and the Ciy
Hannah from Girls isn’t the only person in New York City having awkward sex. Tonight, Natalie Wall hosts a storytelling night at Littlefield that is dedicated to all that is awkward about the casual (or not so casual) hook up. Seth Herzog, Nick Leftley, Krystyna Hutchinson, and Robin Gelfenbien will brave the stage tonight to share their tales with total strangers. Does it get anymore awkward than that? Actually, yeah. Tickets are $5 and show starts at 8 p.m.
Screening of Documentary on Women in Comedy
Sorrentino Recreation Center
Enjoy a special screening of Women in Comedy, which is part of a six-part PBS series called MAKERS, tonight at the Sorrentino Recreation Center in Queens. The profiles the impact women have had over the past 50 years in comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. Tonight, the documentary tracks the rise of women in the world of comedy, from the era of 70s sitcoms to the groundbreaking women of the 1980s American comedy club. Listen as today’s comics talk about where women started in this male-dominated profession and where they are determined to go. Screening begins at 6 p.m. and admission is free.
Food of the Dead: A Culinary History of Funeral Food
At the end of an early American funeral, participants used to be given a spiced cookie that was stamped with a special design. It was then kept for years as memento of the departed. Tonight, learn about the culinary traditions surrounding funerals throughout American history. Taste beer from Mida’s tomb, funeral cakes, and Mormon funeral potatoes. Event begins at 8:30 p.m. and admission is $16.
City Chicken BX: Coop Build Workshop and Preparing for Winter
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Learn how to raise a chicken in your city dwelling tonight at Paradise on Earth in the Bronx. Tonight’s workshop is all about preparing your coop for winter. This workshop is perfect for the owner who is looking for tips on how to get their coop ready for those upcoming cold winter months. Find out more tonight starting at 5 p.m. Workshop is free to attend.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.