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38 free events take place on Wednesday, January 16 in New York City. Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! Exciting, high quality, unique and off the beaten path free events and free things to do take place in New York today, tonight, tomorrow and each day of the year, any time of the day: whether it's a weekday or a weekend, day or night, morning or evening or afternoon, December or July, April or November! These events will take your breath away!

New York City (NYC) never ceases to amaze you with quantity and quality of its free culture and free entertainment. Check out January 16 and see for yourself. Summer or Winter, Spring or Fall! Just click on any day of the calendar above and you'll find most inspiring and entertaining free events to go to and free things to do on each day of January . Don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides!

Some events take place all year long: same day of the week, same time there are there for you to take advantage of. One of the oldest free weekly events in Manhattan is Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen, which happen at noon every Tuesday. Another example of an event that you can attend all year round on weekdays is Federal Reserve Bank Tour, which takes place every week day at 1 pm (but advanced reservations are required). You can take at least 13 free tours every day of the year, except the New Year Day, July 4th, and the Christmas Day. If you are classical music afficionado, you can spend whole day in New York going from one free classical concert to another. If you love theater, then New York gives you an option to attend plays and musicals free of charge, or at deep discount. You just need to have information about it. And we are here to make that information available to you.
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Tour | 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many


These free tours take place at various times during the day, all day long. You can make reservations for as many tours as your schedule allows. SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights + DUMBO 3 Hour Lower Manhattan Harlem Chelsea and the High Line 6 Hour Downtown Combined Greenwich Village Central Park Lower Manhattan Midtown Manhattan Grand Central Terminal Graffiti and Street Art Tours World Trade Center
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Tours, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, 13 tours, all City neighborhoods, any time of the day, choose one tour or many

Film | Skyscraper Souls (1932): Romantic drama based on a novel


An entrepreneur will let nothing stand in his way of acquiring a 100-story office building. 99 min. Director: Edgar Selwyn. Starring Warren William, Maureen O'Sullivan, Gregory Ratoff. The film is based on the 1931 novel Skyscraper by Faith Baldwin. Skyscraper Souls is reported to have earned $444,000 in the United States and Canada and $111,000 elsewhere, for an overall total of $555,000.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Films, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Skyscraper Souls (1932): Romantic drama based on a novel

Film | Incredibles 2 (2018): Adventures of Mr. Incredible by Brad Bird


Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. Starring Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell. 118 min.
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Films, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Incredibles 2 (2018): Adventures of Mr. Incredible by Brad Bird

Tour | City Hall Tour for Individuals


The tour of City Hall includes a discussion of the building's history, art, architecture, and civic function. The building is the oldest city hall in the United States that still houses its original governmental functions, such as the office of the Mayor of New York. Constructed from 1803 to 1812, New York City Hall is a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Tours, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, City Hall Tour for Individuals

Workshop | Getting Started in Genealogy Research


Start your family history research at NYPL. Learn about the library’s genealogy resources, discover essential research methods and strategies, identify relevant records and how to locate them, and organize your family research information.
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Workshops, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Getting Started in Genealogy Research

Classical Music | Bach at Noon


The organ works of J.S. Bach (1685-1750) offered in 30-minute meditations. Bach at Noon concerts take place every Tuesdays through Fridays, from September 11, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
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Concerts, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Bach at Noon

Workshop | Battery Park City Adult Chorus


Directed by Church Street School for Music and Art, the BPC Chorus is open to all adults who love to sing. Learn a mix of contemporary and classic songs, and perform at community events throughout the year.
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Workshops, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Battery Park City Adult Chorus

Tour | Federal Reserve Bank 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.
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Tours, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Federal Reserve Bank Tour

Slide Lecture | Photographing the Obscure and Extraordinary Landscapes of Death Valley


On first glance, Death Valley can appear to be a place of vast emptiness—a desert within a desert, harsh, and devoid of life and visual interest. But upon a second look, that mirage melts away, revealing a land of vast beauty, diverse in its features and its aesthetic opportunities. In this presentation, Susan Magnano, owner of Phototour Adventures, and Chris Nicholson, author of Photographing National Parks, will bring you on a two-hour journey of one of the premier photography destinations in the U.S. national park system. Magnano and Nicholson will explore the photographic possibilities that lay waiting among landscape—the dunes, the playas, the salt flats, the mountains, the canyons, the rock formations, the historic sites and the night skies. They will detail the experiences and narrate the stories behind photographing such places as Badwater Basin, The Racetrack, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Ubehebe Crater, Wildrose Charcoal Kilns, Rhyolite ghost town and more. See all that Death Valley, the largest national park in the contiguous United States, offers to photographers, from roadside oddities to backcountry beauty.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Slide Lectures, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Photographing the Obscure and Extraordinary Landscapes of Death Valley

Concert | Wednesdays at One: Juilliard Wind Orchestra


Juilliard artists share their talent with the community in these free, hour-long lunchtime concerts throughout the season.
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Concerts, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Wednesdays at One: Juilliard Wind Orchestra

Workshop | How to invest in stocks


This workshop introduces basic investment terms and concepts such as risk and reward, IPO’s, p/e ratios, and relative p/e ratios. Ways to approach the investment decision and alternative stock investments such as mutual funds and ETF’s are discussed.
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Workshop | Job search planning and tips for mature workers


Are you looking to re-enter the workforce after unemployment? Teresa San Roman & Marzena Ermler provide an overview of practical tips to build your confidence, plan your job search, update your elevator pitch, adapt your resume & cover letters, prepare for effective interviews and how to network. The workshop provides tips based on the career counselor´s experience helping mature workers get job ready and find employment. You will learn how to perfect skills used by younger workers to become competitive in your job search. Maximize your job search plan using job postings, networking, on-the-job training, and volunteering.
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Workshops, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Job search planning and tips for mature workers

Workshop | Adult Coloring Club


Stressed? The latest craze is artistic coloring for adults, and the adult coloring books have more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. This program allows adults to create wonderful pictures and offers a fun and unique way to unwind and express creativity. Plus, it can actually lower stress. All materials will be provided.
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Tour | Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour


A tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino.
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Tours, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

Film | Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954): Winner of 8 Oscars starring Marlon Brando


An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. Starring Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb. 108 min.
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Films, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Elia Kazan's On the Waterfront (1954): Winner of 8 Oscars starring Marlon Brando

Lesson | Learn to play chess


Learn to play the most popular game ever: a game of strategy and problem solving. Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced player you can learn the strategies that will make you a better chess player.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Jazz | Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio


Bill Wurtzel, a renowned jazz guitarist, has performed worldwide with many jazz greats. His style in his own words: "I love mainstream jazz and the American songbook. Albums I’ve played on range from gospel, mainstream and soul jazz to Christmas songs in Latin."
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Concerts, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Renowned Jazz Guitarist and His Trio

Workshop | Lessons on budgeting


Learn how to budget and create spending plans for your money. Get a hold on your finances going into this New Year.
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Workshop | Learn about investment resources


This class gives an overview of the investment resources which will aid investors in their quest for suitable investments in Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds or ETFs. Other public web sites are introduced.
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Poetry Reading | Poetry Workshop


No experience necessary. Just bring your love of poetry and your favorite writing implement. Bill Zavatsky is an American poet, journalist, jazz pianist, and translator. He is the author of three collections of poetry: Where X Marks the Spot (2006), For Steve Royal and Other Poems (1985), and Theories of Rain and Other Poems (1975). Zavatsky has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. He was named MacDowell Poet for 2007–2008. Zavatsky translated poems by André Breton with Zack Rogow; that volume, Earthlight (1993), won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Translation Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Poetry Readings, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Poetry Workshop

Workshop | Writing club


Want to meet local writers? Commit to a writing schedule? Practice your craft through writing prompts? Read original work to get and give feedback? Then come to the biweekly meetings of the Writing Club. Writers of all genres and styles, at all levels, are welcome to participate. No sign-ups required. For adults (ages 18 and up).
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Workshop | Learn to manage your finances


In this series you will learn how to financially plan for emergencies, protections for family, home purchase/remodel, college education, wedding and more. Guest speaker Kamaran J. Keypour from "Foresters Financials" will be present.
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Opening Reception | Slight Perturbations: Playful Kinetic Sound Sculptures


John Driscoll’s first exhibition with the gallery is a collection of playful kinetic sound sculptures activated by visitors. Each instrument contains tiny microphones and speakers emitting feedback at ultrasonic frequencies above our hearing level. A reflective foil, set in motion by hand, motor, springs or joystick, modulates the feedback, generating audible sounds amplified through an array of unique speaker objects. Each sculpture possesses unique visual and sonic character. Some foils rotate, haphazardly pausing and changing direction, others wrinkle and unwrinkle. Some objects are installed on stands, others seemingly float in space. Collectively, they create a rich audio-visual environment, like an ensemble of improvising musicians and dancers. They play with the space around them; they poke fun at the limitations of our sensory perception and cognitive ability. John Driscoll is a founding member of Composers Inside Electronics, and has collaborated on David Tudor’s electroacoustic environment Rainforest IV since its inception in 1973. Driscoll’s work has focused on robotic instruments, sound installations for unique architectural spaces, rotating loudspeakers, and music for dance. Driscoll’s work has been presented at the Kitchen (NYC), Akademie der Kunste (Berlin), Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw), MoMA (NYC), Museum der Moderne (Salzburg), and many other venues.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Slight Perturbations:  Playful Kinetic Sound Sculptures

Author Reading | Anything That Burns You: A portrait of a radical poet


Anarchist, feminist and experimental poet, Lola Ridge grew up in New Zealand, wrote bad girl poems on the Lower East Side, led a wild life in the Village with William Carlos Williams, BFF Marianne Moore, Jean Toomer, and Hart Crane and edited two of the most important modernist magazines, Broom and Others. Protesting Sacco and Vanzetti's execution, she faced down a rearing police horse. Solo and broke, she traveled to Baghdad and Mexico. When she died in 1941, the NY Times said she was one of America's most important poets.The Rumpus wrote that she's "a model for poets today inspired by contemporary social movements addressing racial justice, economic inequality, and an array of sexual freedom issues." In addition to Anything That Burns You, Terese Svoboda has published 17 books of poetry, fiction, memoir, and translation. She's also won a Guggenheim and a Bobst Prize in fiction, Iowa Prize for poetry, NEH for translation, O. Henry Award for the short story, Graywolf Nonfiction Prize, Pushcart Prize for an essay, Bellagio fellowship for libretto, and three NYFAs. Her opera WET premiered at L.A.'s RedCat Theater. She lives on the Lower East Side, a block from Ridge's first apartment.
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Talk | Artist Talk: Using Cut Paper


Enjoy an evening of art and drinks at this rare evening open house, to celebrate the museum’s latest exhibition Releasing Words. With a drink in hand, unwind after work in a beautiful landmark building. Take in the 19th-century glamour of the historic sanctuary and peruse the exhibition of intricate, delicate and complex pieces by the masterful artist Deborah Ugoretz. Hear from the artist herself about her work and the creation of the exhibition in a short talk during the reception.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Talks, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Artist Talk: Using Cut Paper

Gallery Talk | Finding Gems in the Streets: A Photographer Talk


Inspired by Diane Arbus and Jacques Henri Lartigue, Meryl Meisler began photographing herself, family and friends while enrolled in a photography class at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 2010, Meisler began releasing large bodies of previously unseen work. At this talk, Meisler will share images and insights from her 40-plus year archive of street-style photographs.
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Workshop | Manage your job search


Lisa Boily of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics discusses the employment outlook and the latest edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook Learn how to use this valuable resource to effectively manage your job search or your career in transition. Find out about the Nation’s: Fastest growing jobs Factors driving job growth Long-term projections growth into 2026
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Workshops, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Manage your job search

Author Reading | Paris on the Brink: an immersive look at the creative renaissance in Paris between the wars


The 1930s were a tumultuous time in Europe, and Paris was a political powder keg. Beginning with the Wall Street Crash and ending in war and occupation, violence and instability characterized the decade. At the same time, the City of Light was a center of cultural creativity. Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, André Gide, Marie Curie, Coco Chanel, Josephine Baker, Man Ray, Le Corbusier, Jean Renoir, Salvador Dalí, and Elsa Schiaparelli were reaching creative peaks. In Paris on the Brink, Mary McAuliffe brings this extraordinary era to life through rich illustrations and evocative narrative. She will be joined in conversation by Laura Hughes, a specialist of 20th- and 21st-century French writing, with a focus on archives and autobiography.
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Author Reading | The Banished Immortal: legends about one of China’s greatest poets


The National Book Award–winning writer highlights the many lives and legends of one of China’s greatest poets, Li Bai. Today, the verses of eighth-century poet Li Bai, also known as Li Po, are an inextricable part of the Chinese language, taught to China’s schoolchildren, recited at parties, and called upon in toasts. In his lifetime during the Tang dynasty, his lines rang out from the lips of everyone from court entertainers to tavern singers, soldiers to writers. And yet, despite the ubiquity of his name and legacy, the life of the poet himself is shrouded in legend. Relying on the scarce records of his existence, internationally bestselling author Ha Jin peels back the centuries to journey through Li’s lifetime in The Banished Immortal. From the poet’s days as a student with a penchant for Daoist texts to his life-long interests in swordsmanship and celestial bodies, to his excessive drinking, rumors of manslaughter, and the numerous myths about is death—Ha Jin sheds new light on the poet whose work transcends time.
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Author Readings, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, The Banished Immortal:  legends about one of China’s greatest poets

Discussion | Land Value Capture: Theory and Practice


Public infrastructure has long played an instrumental role in the growth of our cities and largely accounts for the observed increase in land values. And yet, our funding mechanisms have failed to tap into this vast source of publicly created wealth, allowing it to be pocketed by private landlords. In this 5-session course, Dr. Marty Rowland traces the theory of Land Value Capture back to the work of Henry George and discusses its potential for driving the rebirth of our cities. Henry George (1839 -1897) was an American political economist and journalist. His writing was immensely popular in the 19th century, and sparked several reform movements of the Progressive Era. His writings also inspired the economic philosophy known as Georgism, based on the belief that people should own the value they produce themselves, but that the economic value derived from land (including natural resources) should belong equally to all members of society. Instructor: Dr. Marty Rowland. Thursdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6.
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Opening Reception | Beauty in Imperfection: Japanese Boro Textiles


An exhibition showcasing Japanese boro textiles from Gallery Kojima Tokyo, fabrics that have been mended or patched together -- the term “boro” is from the Japanese “boroboro,” which defines something tattered or repaired. “Boro is my antidote to the fast-fashion world,” says Barouh. “The clothes can be viewed to embrace the concept of ‘Wabi Sabi,” an aesthetic philosophy rooted in Zen Buddhism and the art of finding beauty in the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete.”
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Opening Receptions, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Beauty in Imperfection: Japanese Boro Textiles

Book Club | Free Food for Millionaires: The Cost of Social Climbing


In her critically acclaimed debut, National Book Award finalist Min Jin Lee introduces the indelible Casey Han: a strong-willed, Queens-bred daughter of Korean immigrants who is addicted to a glamorous Manhattan lifestyle she cannot afford. Fresh out of Princeton with an economics degree, no job, and a popular white boyfriend, Casey is determined to carve a space for herself in the glittering world she craves-but at what cost? Lee's bestselling, sharp-eyed, sweeping epic of love, greed, and hunger-set in a landscape where millionaires scramble for the free lunches the poor are too proud to accept-is an addictively readable, startlingly sympathetic portrait of intergenerational strife and immigrant struggle, exposing the intricate layers of a community clinging to its old ways in a city packed with haves and have-nots.
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Discussion | Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done


Legendary dancer and choreographer Yvonne Rainer speaks with Museum of Modern Art curators Ana Janevski and Thomas Lax about their major exhibition now on at the MoMA, Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done. Yvonne Rainer (born November 24, 1934) is an American dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker, whose work in these disciplines is regarded as challenging and experimental. Her work is sometimes classified as minimalist art. Rainer currently lives and works in New York.
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Author Reading | Memes to Movements: How the World’s Most Viral Media Is Changing Social Protest and Power


A global exploration of internet memes as agents of pop culture, politics, protest, and propaganda on- and offline, and how they will save or destroy us all. Memes are the street art of the social web. Using social media-driven movements as her guide, technologist and digital media scholar An Xiao Mina unpacks the mechanics of memes and how they operate to reinforce, amplify, and shape today's politics. She finds that the "silly" stuff of meme culture--the photo remixes, the selfies, the YouTube songs, and the pun-tastic hashtags--are fundamentally intertwined with how we find and affirm one another, direct attention to human rights and social justice issues, build narratives, and make culture. Mina finds parallels, for example, between a photo of Black Lives Matter protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, raising their hands in a gesture of resistance and one from eight thousand miles away, in Hong Kong, of Umbrella Movement activists raising yellow umbrellas as they fight for voting rights. She shows how a viral video of then presidential nominee Donald Trump laid the groundwork for pink pussyhats, a meme come to life as the widely recognized symbol for the international Women's March. Crucially, Mina reveals how, in parts of the world where public dissent is downright dangerous, memes can belie contentious political opinions that would incur drastic consequences if expressed outright. Activists in China evade censorship by critiquing their government with grass mud horse pictures online. Meanwhile, governments and hate groups are also beginning to utilize memes to spread propaganda, xenophobia, and misinformation. Botnets and state-sponsored agents spread them to confuse and distract internet communities. On the long, winding road from innocuous cat photos, internet memes have become a central practice for political contention and civic engagement. Memes to Movements unveils the transformative power of memes, for better and for worse. At a time when our movements are growing more complex and open-ended--when governments are learning to wield the internet as effectively as protestors--Mina brings a fresh and sharply innovative take to the media discourse.
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Author Reading | The Martin Chronicles: Growing Up in 1980s Manhattan


A powerful and heartfelt novel that follows one boy as he grows up in 1980s Manhattan, bringing the magic of first experiences and the brutal truth of hard lessons to life on the page. In sixth grade, eleven-year-old Martin Kelso's world starts to change. Girls get under his skin in ways he never noticed before. Even his cousin Evie, who taught him the right way to eat pizza and how to catch tadpoles, has grown wild, unpredictable, and mysterious. Mugger was once just a game played by Marty and his friends, but now real muggers are targeting them on their way to school. Marty used to feel secure in his own skin; but as he grows up and life changes too quickly around him, it becomes increasingly difficult for him to choose right over wrong-or to even tell the difference between the two. This moving debut perfectly captures the intense emotion, humor, and earnestness of young adulthood as Marty ages from eleven to seventeen and navigates a series of life-changing firsts: first kiss, first enemy, first loss, and ultimately, his first awareness that the world is not as simple or safe a place as he had once imagined. JAuthor ohn Fried teaches creative writing at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He received his MFA from Warren Wilson College's Program for Writers. His short fiction has appeared in numerous journals, including The Gettysburg Review, North American Review, and Columbia: A Journal of Arts and Literature. Prior to teaching, he was a magazine writer and editor in New York, and his work appeared in various publications, including The New Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, New York, Time, and Real Simple.
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Author Readings, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, The Martin Chronicles: Growing Up in 1980s Manhattan

Performance | Drunk Ed Presents: Roasts of "Great" Literary Men


Throughout history, "great men" have written some of our most important works—histories, novels, poems, plays—but are they really all that great? Drunk Education (the event formerly known as Drunk TED Talks) returns to poke holes and deflate the egos of even more writer men. Some roasts will be loving, some will be scathing, but no one will escape untouched. Hosted by Eric Thurm. With roasts by Brittany Spanos, Becca Schuh, and Helen B. Holmes. Brittany Spanos is a staff writer at Rolling Stone, where she covers music, fandom and pop culture. Her most recent cover stories featured Janelle Monae and Cardi B. Her favorite genre of music is boy band. Becca Schuh writes about books, culture, and herself, with the occasional foray into other topics. She regularly interviews authors for Electric Literature and Bookforum. In late 2017, Schuh cofounded the Triangle House Review. Helen Holmes is a staff reporter at Observer who covers media, entertainment and politics. She's written for New York Times Magazine, Glamour, GQ, VICE, Rolling Stone, and Splinter News, among others.
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Concert | Karaoke Night: the hits of the 90's!


Bring that voice out of the shower and into the all-new Sing Along! For those afraid to tackle the bright lights of the solo Karaoke stage, we host a night where you, your closest friends, and complete strangers can come together to belt out some of the songs we all know and love. Hosted by Anthony Colon. Take a step back in time to sing along to Alanis Morissette, Jewel, Hanson and more as you will celebrate the hits of the 90's!
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Concerts, January 16, 2019, 01/16/2019, Karaoke Night: the hits of the 90's!

Comedy Club | The Blue Blazer Comedy Show


Local favorites Nick Birgis, Jeff Cerulli and Matt Azark invite some of their favorites comedians to perform on this weekly showcase. Lineups include comedians from Comedy Central, Late Night, and MTV. The audience is not required to wear a blue blazer. This week lineup includes Bryan McKenna (opener for Jim Breuer) Katharyn Henson (The Grisly Pear) Amarie Castillo (part time bro podcast)
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Regular Price: $60.50
CFT Member Price: $0.00
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