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12 Things to Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhood This Weekend

By DNAinfo Staff | January 28, 2016 5:26pm | Updated on January 29, 2016 7:53pm

 Upper West Sider Michael Gallant and his jazz trio will perform at Goddard Riverside on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Upper West Sider Michael Gallant and his jazz trio will perform at Goddard Riverside on Saturday, Jan. 30.
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All Weekend

The Typewriter Project

Where: Pen + Brush Gallery, 29 E. 22nd St., Flatiron
When: Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 6 p.m.

Pen + Brush is hosting a typewriter booth, allowing visitors to contribute to the Typewriter Project, a citywide literary collaboration to which anyone can add their words, prose, poetry or thoughts.

JB Smoove at Caroline's Comedy Club

Where: Caroline's Comedy Club, 1626 Broadway, Hell's Kitchen
When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

JB Smoove of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” fame is bringing his stand up comedy to Caroline's Comedy Club in the Theater District. The actor and comedian has also appeared on “The Chris Rock Show” and as a host on “Last Comic Standing.” Tickets are $53.

Friday, Jan. 29

Try One-Night-Only Caviar Pizza

Where: Ribalta, 48 East 12th St., Greenwich Village
When: Noon to midnight

Neapolitan pizzeria Ribalta is serving a special pizza topped with fresh tuna, baked shallot and imported Italian caviar for one night only on Friday. The pizza is $23, or $30 paired with a two-beer special, and there will be live music courtesy of an Italian singer and DJ. Ribalta’s new cocktail menu, just launched this week, will also be available.

Dominican Writers Association Magazine Launch Event

Where: Word Up Books, 2113 Amsterdam Ave. at 165th Street, Washington Heights
When: 7 p.m.

Join the Dominican Writers Association as they celebrate the launch of the organization’s online magazine, along with a greet-and-meet with author, Dan-el Padilla Peralta, of “Undocumented: A Dominican Boys’ Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to Ivy League." The event is free and organizers said they welcomes artists, writers and educators from all parts of the world.

Saturday, Jan. 30

“Grease” Sing-a-long-a

Where: Schimmel Center, Pace University, 3 Spruce St., TriBeCa
When: 7:30 p.m.

Dress up as your favorite character from the movie “Grease” — then sing and dance along with other fans to the classic musical. Tickets are $25.

The City is Your Canvas

Where: City Museum of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave., East Harlem
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A fun graffiti art lesson for kids. Participants will explore the work of Chris "Daze" Ellis, who was famous for spray painting walls and trains as a teenager, in the museum's new exhibit. Then they will make paintings of their own inspired by his work. The event is for families with children ages 6 to 12.

Michael Gallant Trio

Where: Goddard Riverside Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Ave. at 91st Street, Upper West Side
When: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Upper West Sider Michael Gallant and his jazz trio will perform at Goddard Riverside. Gallant is described as “an artist unafraid and bending the tradition,” by the site “All About Jazz.” Tickets are $18 and include Spanish fusion appetizers catered by Raize the Bar Catering.

Sunday, Jan. 31

Chinese New Year Family Celebration

Where: Spence-Chapin, 410 E. 92nd St., Upper East Side
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Get immersed in Chinese culture at Spence-Chapin’s Lunar New Year celebration that will include hands-on activities led by the China Institute, like designing a porcelain bowl, singing songs, playing a game using chopsticks and writing Chinese characters. Party-goers will be able to have a Chinese meal that will include Lunar New Year treats. Parents and Chinese-adopted children, ages 6 to 11, and their siblings are invited to attend. $75 per family.

Cabaret Night

Where: The Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave., Upper East Side
When: 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy a night of cabaret Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church style. Listen to Minda Larsen sing a Johnny Mercer tribute, including “Moon River” and “The Days of Wine and Roses.” Tickets are $40, which includes appetizers at 6:30 p.m. and deep south home cooking from Chef Jim at 7:30 p.m.

Mister G Concert

Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave., Upper East Side
When: 11:30 a.m.

Mister G, winner of the 2015 Latin Grammy Award for best children’s album, will perform his hits spanning from bluegrass to bossa nova, funk and folk during a concert at the Jewish Museum. His songs are in English, Hebrew, Spanish and Yiddish.

Monthly Gong Meditation

Where: Urban Yoga Foundation, 549 West 152nd St., Sugar Hill
When: 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A certified reiki will use gongs, singing bowls, chimes and tingshaws to create vibrant soundscapes. The experiences helps create a "profound sense of ecstasy and wellbeing" as the vibrations help release tensions, reduce stress, and stimulate circulatory flow. Requested contribution is $25.

Grease Live Viewing Party

Where: Therapy Lounge, 348 W. 52nd St., Hell's Kitchen
When: 7 p.m.

Musical lovers hopelessly devoted to “Grease” are invited to watch Sandy and Danny dance their way onto the small screen at a live viewing party for Fox’s "Grease Live!" television event at Therapy Lounge gay bar.

These listings were compiled by DNAinfo's Manhattan reporters: Emily Frost, Gustavo Solis, Maya Rajamani, Noah Hurowitz, Danielle Tcholakian, Irene Plagianos, Carolina Pichardo and Shaye Weaver.