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Wed, February 15, 2017
40 Free events, free things to do in New York City (NYC)

All events, things to do on February 15, 2017 are free unless otherwise noted.
Workshop |
Join The Rise NYC, a community-driven pop-up fitness group, for a Boot Camp in the park. Rotations through exercises like crunches, planks, push-ups, burpees, and mountain climbers ensure a mixture of cardio and strength training that will keep you coming back--and seeing results. No equipment necessary; smiles and high-fives encouraged. Rain or shine. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 am
Free
Workshops, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Park Boot Camp
Tour |
The 3-hour walking and subway tour covers the Financial District including Wall Street and the World Trade Center, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown. These are neighborhoods that simply can’t be fully appreciated from a bus. There will be one or two opportunities to sample tasty treats. Takes place daily.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:30 am
Free
Tours, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Downtown Manhattan 3-Hour Tour
Workshop |
The AARP will provide free tax preparation for New Yorkers. Up to 30 clients will be processed each session on a first come first serve basis. This program runs from February 1, 2017 to April 15, 2017, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Workshops, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, AARP Free Tax Preparation Service
Workshop |
Free tax aid and preparation courtesy of the AARP organization. Returns are prepared by AARP volunteers certified by the IRS.  Most returns are filed electronically (e-filed) at no cost to you. Bring all your documents.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Workshops, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, AARP Tax Aid and Preparation
Park Walk |
Join an enjoyable walking tour of the park, and discover how they successfully transformed "Needle Park" of the 1970s into Manhattan's Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park's rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts. Every Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
Free
Park Walks, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Public Park Tour
Concert |
Featuring: Patrice Eaton, mezzo-soprano. Patrice Eaton is garnering national attention for her lustrous mezzo-soprano, dramatically "affecting" portrayals and great versatility across the range of operatic and concert repertoire. Eaton made her debut as Dorabella in Opera Ebony’s production of Cosi Fan Tutte.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, African-American Women Composers
Workshop |
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. The event is offered daily, except Sundays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Juggling in the Park
Classical Music |
Program: Bach Sonata for Viola da Gamba and Harpsichord No. 2 in D major BWV 1028 Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1C. Debussy Cello Sonata in d minor L. 135A. Piazzolla Le Grand Tango Featuring ALEC HON and HARVEY WU, cello-piano duo.   Alec Hon is a junior at Columbia University, where he is majoring in Chemistry and concentrating in Music and Mathematics. A resident of Southern California, Alec has won numerous awards from the area, and has played with local orchestras, such as the Mount Saint Mary College Orchestra, the South Coast Symphony, and the Bellflower Symphony Orchestra. As a member of Southern California’s Junior Chamber Music, Alec has toured in Austria, Estonia, Finland, and Russia. Alec participates in Columbia University’s Music Performance Program, where he has been selected to play in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. He has participated in masterclasses with Robert DeMaine, Ilya Finkelshteyn, Donald and Vivian Weilerstein, the Pacifica Quartet, the Muir String Quartet, etc.. Alec is currently the principal cellist of the Columbia University Orchestra, and has served as principal cellist in his high school orchestra as well as summer festival orchestras. This spring, as the winner of the 2017 Columbia University Orchestra Concerto Competition, Alec will perform with the orchestra at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. Harvey Wu is a third-year applied physics student at Columbia Engineering. As a Dolan Prize recipient, he studies piano with Martin Canin of the Juilliard School. Harvey is an active chamber musician, as well as a champion of Nikolai Medtner, an unjustly neglected Russian composer of the early 20th century.    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Mid-Day Music: Piazzolla, Bach, Beethoven, Debussy
Classical Music |
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Mary Pan, organ scholar. Bach at Noon concerts takes place Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 13, 2016 to May 25, 2017.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
Free
Concerts, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Bach at Noon
Gallery Talk |
This is an an exhibit of framed sheet music that tells a story of collaborations between the neighboorhood’s black and Jewish composers, performers, and music publishers during the late-19th century into the 1930s.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:45 pm
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Gallery Talks, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Gallery Tour: Harlem's Black and Jewish Music Culture (1890-1930)
Other |
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally closed sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail. See how the conservancy has restored this native woodland garden for birds and other wildlife. The wood-chipped trail is uneven; please wear appropriate shoes. This ecosystem is a protected area and home to many flora and fauna. No groups, dogs, bikes, or strollers. Free and self-guided. Space is limited.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
Free
Others, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Nature Sanctuary Open Hours
Tour |
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm. This tour takes place Mondays through Fridays, except bank holidays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Concert |
The concert features the ITNY Ensemble under the direction of Elisa Angeli, Ensemble Director. The concert will be in honor of Black History Month and will profile US Open Champion Rohene Ward, World Junior Champion Derrick Delmore and US Junior Medalist Starr Andrews
   New York City, NY; NYC
1:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Ice Theatre of New York's City Skate Concert
Workshop |
Learn how to find financial statements for any public company and about the ratios most frequently used to interpret them.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
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Workshops, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Interpreting Financial Statements
Concert |
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Piano Finals 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Voice
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Eisenberg-Fried Student Musical Competition
Jazz |
During the run of the exhibition Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America, the Bill Wurtzel trio will perform music that celebrates remembrance and life. The jazz trio plays each Wednesday.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Concerts, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, The Bill Wurtzel Trio: A Midweek Jazz Break
Workshop |
This class will demonstrate the first steps and highlight the basic resources in genealogical research, and serve as an introduction to using genealogy and local history collections at NYPL.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Getting Started in Genealogy
Workshop |
Learn to play the most popular game ever: A game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player. Best part of all: CHESS IS FUN!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
Workshops, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Learn to Play Chess for Adults
Talk |
With curator Melissa Yaverbaum. Hear the stories of displaced children from World War II and meet some of the survivors from Kloster Indersdorf, a center for displaced children that was near Dachau.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
Free
Talks, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, The Lost Children of Kloster Indersdorf
Workshop |
Many people believe that Estate Planning is limited to how money is transferred using a Will after someone passes away. However, as people live longer, the definition of Estate Planning has come to represent defending someone’s finances from taxes, creditors, and overly-eager family members. Daniel Timins Esq. explains “living documents”, such as Powers of Attorney, how Trusts operate differently than Wills, and how best to title and control assets.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Estate Planning Basics
Symposium |
"Economic Reforms in Cuba: Present and Future" Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva, Revista Temas "Prospects for Cuba's Emerging Usufruct Farmers" Mario González-Corzo (pictured), Lehman College, CUNY "Post-Fidel Dynamics" Mauricio Font, Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
Free
Symposiums, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Transforming Cuba: Economic Reforms Beyond 2016
Concert |
Piano Performance Forum 4 p.m. Jakub Jozef Orlinski, Countertenor 8 p.m. Edvard Pogossian, Cello 8 p.m.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Student Recitals
Master Class |
Daniel Panner enjoys a varied career as a performer and teacher. He has performed at music festivals in Marlboro, Tanglewood and Aspen and has collaborated with members of the Cleveland, Emerson, Guarneri and Juilliard String Quartets. As a member of the Whitman String Quartet, Panner received the 1998 Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award and served as teaching assistant to the Juilliard String Quartet for two years.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Viola Master Class: Daniel Panner
Party |
Stop by every Wednesday in January and February and make Wednesday your new favorite day. Wednesday Social is the museum’s latest event series, which features free wine, docent highlights, and different surprises each week.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:00 pm
Free
Partys, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Wednesday Social
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Bernice McFadden.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:30 pm
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Book Discussions, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Harlem Heights Book Discussion Group: The Book of Harlan
Talk |
Ishmael Houston-Jones is an award-winning choreographer, author, performer, teacher, curator, and arts advocate known for his improvisational dance and language work.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Talks, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, An Evening with Award-Winning Choreographer Ishmael Houston-Jones
Opening Reception |
Serialities is a group exhibition that investigates the relationship between photography, sculpture, and drawings, and examines notions of seriality and repetition. Artists include Carl Andre, Yuji Agematsu, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Liz Deschenes, Isa Genzken, Eva Hesse, Roni Horn, On Kawara, Robert Kinmont, Louise Lawler, Zoe Leonard, Sherrie Levine, Paul McCarthy, Roman Opalka, Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, August Sander, Karin Sander, Mira Schendel, Cindy Sherman, David Smith, Ian Wallace, and Mark Wallinger. Organized with Olivier-Renaud Clement, Serialities reveals both the linear and non-linear narratives that emerge from artists’ experiments with sequencing or exploration of a continuous idea or concept.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Group Show: Serialities
Book Reading |
In celebration of the unprecedented publication of Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois, Robert Storr, author, art historian, curator, painter and critic; and special guest experts converse about the book and the artist's oeuvre and life. The discussion is moderated by Christopher Lyon, editor and Bookforum columnist. Robert Storr worked closely with Louise Bourgeois on the book for over twenty years. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Robert Storr discusses his book Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois
Book Reading |
Mapping Graphic Design History in Switzerland features eleven selected essays on the mediation and consumption of graphic design artifacts and processes by authors from the German, French, and Italian-speaking areas of Switzerland.  Published by Triest Verlag, The publication discusses theoretical and methodological approaches for historical research on graphic design, helps to establish graphic design history as an academic field in Switzerland, as well as to make this discourse accessible to researchers and professional graphic designers in Switzerland and abroad.  Editor Davide Fornari is associate professor at ECAL University of Art and Design in Lausanne, where he leads the research and development sector. He has previously been teacher and researcher at SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland. He holds a PhD in Design Sciences from the School of Doctorate Studies, University Iuav of Venice. Editor Robert Lzicar is a communication designer, professor and researcher. He is based at the Bern University of the Arts, where he directs the MA Communication Design course, researches at the Department of R+D Communication Design, and teaches design history. He earned a Master of Arts in Research on the Arts at the University of Bern, and is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of the Arts, Bern.      More:    RSVP is requested at . The event is free and open to the public.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Book Readings, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Editors read from Mapping Graphic Design History in Switzerland
Concert |
The evening will include performances in celebration of: harlem is....Music Harlem's Black and Jewish Music Culture (1890 - 1930) The Evolution of the American Songbook The concert will feature: - Oscar- and Grammy-Nominated Impact Repertory Theatre - Jazz Vocalist/Recording Artist Lainie Cooke - World-Renownef Trumpet Master Joey Morant - A Dialogue with John T. Reddick, Harlem historian and Columbia University Community Scholar about the exhibition and the art and documents he has collected while researching Harlem's historic music culture Also, a special sneak preview of a new work-in-progress: THE GRAVITY OF LOVE: BECOME ONE by composer/arranger/musician Atsuchi Toya Tokuya
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, An Evening of Music, Dialogue, and Celebration
Film |
Stars: Sienna Miller, Toby Jones, Imelda Staunton. The turbulent relationship between filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and actress Tippi Hedren. 91 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Films, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Julian Jarrold's The Girl (2012): Aldred Hitchcock and His Actress
Opening Reception |
Andrew Kapochunas shows this exhibition of 18-20 of his large maps of historic Lithuania. Kapochunas will give a lecture: "How Maps and Map Collecting Helped a Lithuanian Immigrant Find His Place in the World."
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Opening Receptions, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Exhibition: 300+ Years of Lithuania on Maps: 1552-1862
Slide Lecture |
This illustrated lecture offers a fascinating look at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how Americans eat.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Slide Lectures, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Sarah Lohman reads from her book Eight Flavors: The Untold Story of American Cuisine
Film |
Get in the Way is the first documentary film biography about Lewis, the civil rights icon, respected legislator and elder statesman who continues to practice nonviolence in his determined fight for justice. The film is a riveting portrayal of John Lewis' personal journey of courage, searing disappointments and hard-won triumphs, as over the decades he inspires others to stand up and get in the way. 60 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:30 pm
Free
Films, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Get In the Way: The Journey of John Lewis (2015): Documentary on Civil Rights Icon
Gallery Talk |
Join curator Bonni-Dara Michaels for a tour of the Museum’s newest exhibition featuring garments, textiles and jewelry spanning three centuries. Highlights include a gold bracelet that belonged to the wife of the Hatam Sofer, a pearl and silver embroidered lectern cover of a Chief Rabbi of Izmir, a custom-made 1950 Hattie Carnegie wedding gown, and a 1969 Ark curtain made by Ina Golub for Temple Beth Ahm in New Jersey.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Gallery Talks, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Curator's Tour: Uncommon Threads: Clothing and Textiles from the Museum Collection
Book Reading |
Elinor Lipman delivers an endearing romantic comedy. Faith Frankel returns to her hometown and a new bungalow. Never mind that her fiancé is off on a cross-country walk. And never mind her witless boss, or a mother who lives too close, or a philandering father. When she finds some mysterious artifacts in the attic of her new home, she wonders whether anything in her life is as it seems.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Elinor Lipman reads from her book On Turpentine Lane
Discussion |
This panel puts three leading scholars of performance into conversation to explore sexual expressivity, its modes, meanings, and mutations. Drawing from multiple analytic frames (the ethnological, the choreographic, and the literary) and drawing on multiple aesthetic genres (field notes, pornography, the novel) the panelists explore the dis/organization and performance of desire, sex, embodiment. With Barbara Browning, Pablo Assumpção B Costa, and André Lepecki.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Experiments in Sex
Book Discussion |
Discuss the book by Terry Hayes.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Discussions, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group: I Am Pilgrim
Workshop |
Learn the basics of working with spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for Mac. Topics include: entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, formatting your spreadsheets for readability and much more. Class is conducted on Macintosh computers.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:30 pm
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Workshops, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Beginner Excel for Macs Workshops
Comedy Club |
Stand-up comedy show (that has been featured on MTV, and that fills to standing-room only each week). The show is produced by Brendan Fitzgibbons (The Onion, McSweeney's) and Lance Weiss (Carolines on Broadway) with comedians from David Letterman, Vh1, MTV, The Onion, and Comedy Central. Free pizza!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 pm
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Comedy Clubs, February 15, 2017, 02/15/2017, Gandhi, Is That You? Comedy Show - with Free Pizza
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