11 things to do in NYC this week, Nov. 19-25
A comedy show with free drinks, Wilson Phillips stop by to play their hits, celebrate the Felines of New York and more things to do in NYC this week.
Nov. 19, 8:30 p.m.
Brit Pack, 34 Pell St.
You can be happy underground tonight at basement comedy spot Brit Pack. Hosted by Anne Victoria Clark (whose work you might’ve seen on SNL’s “Weekend Update” or Funny or Die), “Bombed” gives a rotating list of rising comedians a chance to work out their material in front of a live audience. Not only is there no cover, but guests get to drink free beer at an open bar during the show (though donations are appreciated).
Nov. 19, 8 p.m.
Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St.
Proving that talent runs in the family, Wilson Phillips — made up of descendants from the Mamas and the Papas (Chynna Phillips) and the Beach Boys (Carnie and Wendy Wilson) — is playing all their hits (plus a few of their parents’) to celebrate 25 years since the release of their first album.
The Sh*t Show
103 Norfolk St.
World Toilet Day is not about crass humor, but sewage issues around the globe, and more than 30 artists are coming together for an exhibition to raise awareness — and, because this is the year of the emoji, launch WaterAid’s #GiveAShit mobile app that lets you create custom poop emojis. They’ll also be screening WaterAid’s documentary, “Across the Tracks.”
Turkeys for Thanksgiving
BAM Rose Cinemas, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn
America isn’t perfect, even when it comes to the one thing that America’s good at: making movies. Hollywood has produced some real turkeys, which is exactly what BAMcinematek is celebrating during the Turkeys for Thanksgiving series, featuring 17 critically panned films over 10 days. But one man’s turkey is another’s treasure, and many of the movies still managed to gain a following — ever heard of “The Wizard of Oz”?
Burton Morris: 100 Coca-Cola Bottles
Nov. 20-Dec. 6
SoHo Contemporary Art Gallery, 259 Bowery
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Coca-Cola’s iconic bottle, artist Burton Morris (known for his work on the TV show “Friends” and Absolut Vodka) is creating a special installation at the SoHo Contemporary Art Gallery. The exhibition features 100 original artworks dedicated to the bottle, while also paying a cheeky tribute to Pop artist Andy Warhol.
The Discovery of King Tut
Nov. 21-May 1
Premier Exhibitions, 417 Fifth Ave.
There’s maybe no better known figure from ancient Egypt than King Tut, the boy ruler whose tomb would become our best source of knowledge about the customs of his time. Many of the relics are too fragile to travel, so the over 1,000 objects in the show are replicas, but what makes this exhibition unique is that instead of putting them in display cases, they’re arranged in scenes recreating the inside of his pyramid.
American Fine Crafts Show
Nov. 21-22, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway
The Brooklyn Museum’s two-story Beaux-Arts Court will be filled with beautiful and eclectic artwork from around the world this weekend. The third annual show brings handmade pieces from about 100 international artists, whose work ranges from jewelry and fashion to furniture and woodwork. General admission is $16, which includes access to the museum, making it worth a day trip. Tickets at the door are cash only.
NY Autumn Wine Festival
Nov. 21, 3-6 & 8-11 p.m.
Broad Street Ballroom, 41 Broad St.
Well, it finally feels like autumn, so it’s time to brush up on your red wine expertise. The fest features over 175 curated wines, as well as light bites (from cheese plates to sweets from The Lucious Little Dessert Company) and live jazz from trumpeter Aaron K. Hamilton.
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Nov. 21, 8 p.m.
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, 2900 Campus Road
Not just another tribute band, the 12-piece Art of Time Ensemble brings the Beatles to Brooklyn in a new experience of familiar songs. This Saturday, they’ll be playing the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album straight through with inventive arrangements that pay homage to the original masterpiece’s music and vocals.
App 2.0 Quiet Clubbing Dance Party
Nov. 21, 10 p.m.-3 a.m.
Stage 48, 605 W. 48th St.
The silent dance party trend is in full swing, and the Quiet Clubbing app tracks them all. Celebrate version 2.0 at the launch party this weekend with three DJs curating their own channels of dance hits.
'Felines of NewYork' book party
Nov. 22, 8:30 p.m.
Littlefield, 622 Degraw St., Brooklyn
You’ve heard of Humans of New York, but what about the hilarious social media spin-off, Felines of New York, which imagines backstories and personalities for hundreds of this city’s cutest cats? The Tumblr, run by comedian Jim Tews, has spawned a hardcover book, and the release party is this Sunday. Tews will be signing copies, and special guests include Todd Hanson (creator of The Onion) and Dr. Brett Levitzke (from the “Today” show’s “Ask A Vet” segment).