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    Intro to Musical Improv

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    Do you love to sing, act and make things up? Even if you don't, this is the perfect class to put a little music in your life. You'll learn the ins and outs of thinking on your feet and turning those thoughts into a spontaneous musical. The Magnet Theater will teach you the mechanics of a song, the structures used in creating a larger musical piece, and how to start singing confidently within your own voice. Don't you feel the urge to suddenly break out in song?
    Intro to Musical Improv

    22 W 32nd St, New York

    • Participate in exercises that teach you how to think quickly on your feet and in verse
    • Understand the mechanics of a song
    • Learn how to sing confidently within your own voice
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    246 positive reviews
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    Intro to Improv

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    Here's a fact you know too well: You're so unfunny that funny stories become not funny when you tell them. And here's a fact you didn't know: Improv is not about trying to be funny! Say what? The way Magnet Improv does it, learning the art of improv is about presentation and interaction. Take who you are, your knowledge, experience, tastes and point of view, and by employing concrete techniques, play with other smart people doing just the same. That's how you get the magic of improvisation. You'll learn to do original, honest, and ridiculous funny work through games and exercises in this introductory level class. Develop skills that are useful in every aspect of your life, as it brings out the best in you in the classroom and beyond. If you're ready to take risks, you're ready for improv.
    Intro to Improv

    22 W 32nd St, New York

    • Learn the basics of improvisation through games and exercises that'll get you thinking on your feet
    • Meet new people looking to take risks and let loose just like you
    • Act as many different characters in a fun, relaxed environment
    • No experience necessary
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    246 positive reviews
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    Classic and Creative Cocktails

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    In two fun-filled hours you can become a confident bartender, creating delicious and gorgeous cocktails, to the delight of your guests. A master mixologist will walk you through how to stock a basic bar and create classic cocktails as well as some fabulous new recipes that will impress the most discerning sippers. The instructor will demonstrate each cocktail on the extensive menu, giving you the opportunity to taste them all. Each student will be paired with a partner and have the opportunity to make their two favorites from the list. The class includes a segment on stylish garnishes, from standard olives and lemon twists, to a few imaginative extras. You take away an e-booklet on the well stocked bar including recipes for cocktails, and a space for you to note your personal preferences.
    Classic and Creative Cocktails

    340 W 40th, New York

    • Learn the ins and outs of cocktail making
    • Get hands on experience behind the bar
    • Make, shake, and taste your own drinks!
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    1 positive reviews
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    Stand Up Comedy (Thurs and Sun)

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    Founded by native New Yorkers experienced in the comedy business, EastVille Comedy Club features some of the funniest and most experienced comedians in the city. In its All Star Show, a rotating list of the city's best stand-up comics showcase their material. During the show, you're almost guaranteed to be on the hinges of laughter, be laughing, or in full-blown exploding laughter. It's definitely a show you won't want to miss.
    Stand Up Comedy (Thurs and Sun)

    487 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn

    • Watch some of the city's (and country's) hottest stand-up comics perform and enjoy a night filled with laughter
    • SPECIAL OFFER: NO 2 DRINK MINIMUM
    • Ease the tension from the daily grind with a comedy show
    • All ages welcome
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    96 positive reviews
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    Drunk Shakespeare - Mezzanine

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    Performing a full Shakespeare play is hard. Performing a Shakespeare play while wasted is just as hard, however, so much more entertaining! Sit back and watch as 1 person from this talented team of actors take at least 5 shots of whiskey, then try to act out, let alone remember, one of The Bard's master works. The result is exciting, hilarious, passionate, and totally unpredictable. Like Macbeth said, Drink, sir, is a great provoker -- and provoke they will! Prepare to be wildly entertained by professional drinkers with a serious Shakespeare problem.
    Drunk Shakespeare - Mezzanine

    777 8th ave, New York

    • Experience the intoxicating thrill of live theater with Drunk Shakespeare
    • Watch actors take several shots and then try to perform a Shakespeare play
    • Laugh at liquor-inspired interpretations of classic characters
    • Indulge in libations of your own as you watch the performance
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    240 positive reviews
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    Stand Up Comedy (Fri and Sat)

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    Founded by native New Yorkers experienced in the comedy business, EastVille Comedy Club features some of the funniest and most experienced comedians in the city. In its Friday night performances, you'll be TGIFing to a rotating list of the city's best stand-up comics as they showcase their material. During the show, you're almost guaranteed to be right about to laugh, actively laughing, or rolling on the floor with "oh no, I need a new pair of pants" laughter. It's definitely a show you won't want to miss. Is there a better way to spend a Friday night?
    Stand Up Comedy (Fri and Sat)

    487 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn

    • Watch some of the city's (and country's) hottest stand-up comics perform and enjoy a night filled with laughter
    • SPECIAL OFFER: NO 2 DRINK MINIMUM
    • Ease the tension from the daily grind with a comedy show
    • All ages welcome
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    96 positive reviews
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    Introductory Kendo - 1 Hour

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    Not all sword fighting is about anger, aggression, and hurting your opponent. Some, like this beginner kendo class, are different and even enlightening! This kendo class will teach you the importance of respecting your opponent and achieving a valid strike. Training will improve your strength, speed, stamina, reflexes, and concentration. Repetition will be the vehicle for your training and improvement in a discipline that encourages self-awareness (while being very enjoyable at the same time). Soon you will start handling a weapon like a master with a training in kendo.
    Introductory Kendo - 1 Hour

    110 W 14th St, New York

    • Train in the modern Japanese bamboo sword fighting martial art known as kendo
    • Practice with bamboo swords as you are introduced to this art
    • Increase your speed, strength, stamina, concentration and improve your reflexes
    • Learn how kendo is more about respecting your opponent than anger and aggression
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    7 positive reviews
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    Krav Maga (Union Square)

    Looking to advance your introductory Krav Maga skills? This class is designed for beginners who have some experience with the self defense system, or have taken the intro class at International Krav Maga New York already. You will not only go over some of the fundamentals taught in the intro class but learn hand to hand combat and counter techniques against chokes, bear hugs, and take-downs as well. You will also practice realistic scenarios under stressful exercises, teaching you how to react quickly. This class will help you build strength, speed, flexibility and balance through an intense cardio workout. Make sure to come in ready to defend yourself!
    Krav Maga (Union Square)

    99 University Place, 9th Floor, New York

    • Review fundamental techniques
    • Learn hand-to-hand combat and counter techniques against chokes, bear hugs, and take-downs
    • Practice realistic scenarios
    • Designed for beginners with some experience
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