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November 13, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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New York City is the ideal metropolis for night owls wanting to stay out late long past the setting of the sun. From evening shows and late night performances to bustling bars and packed nightclubs, find exactly what you're looking for on City Guide's weekend nightlife guide to New York City.

Marcellus Pittman, Beautiful Swimmers - Elsewhere
November 17, 2017 - Brooklyn

#electronic #live-electronic #house Located in The Hall and Zone One

DOWN THE URINAL HOLE AND AROUND THE CORNER - Dixon Place
November 17, 2017 - New York City

A Dixon Place premiere you won't tell your parents about when you dress up and sneak out to see it late at night. Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's Masque of the Red Death, this ensemble-created piece explores power, privilege, and unrequited love. We follow the adventures of MAN as he stumbles upon an invitation he shouldn't open, goes to a party where he doesn't belong, and experiences a night he never should have experienced. Using subculture interactions to reflect societal norms, this show reveals and destabilizes the status quo like a funhouse mirror. Drawing from the worlds of vaudeville, clowning, drag, and cult horror, we aim to entertain, unsettle, disgust, and delight.

Free Music Fridays - American Folk Art Museum
Through November 17, 2017 - Lincoln Center

Music Featured at the Free Music Fridays Series Thematically Reflects the Spirit of the Self-Taught Art on View at the Museum. Support the Proceedings with a Donation-Based Cash Wine Bar. Admission Is Always Free. Hosted by Lara Ewen. Click Here for Bookings, Backline, and More Info.

Discount Disco - The Creek and The Cave
November 18, 2017 - Long Island

Hosted by: Elise Edwards "Dancefloor War Stories? Real Life Dirk Diggler? Got Beef with HBO's Vinyl? This is the mic to let it out. Characters. Queens. Caitlyn. All welcome…Quaaludes, not included." "Everyone's a winner baby, that's the Truth." – Hot Chocolate

Soul Clap Crew Love - Elsewhere
November 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

#electronic #live-electronic #dance Located in The Hall and Zone One

Bettye Lavette - Iridium
Through November 18, 2017 - NY

Bettye Lavette Is No Mere Singer. She Is an Interpreter of the Highest Order. Whether the Song Originated as Country, Rock, Pop, or Blues, When She Gets Through with It, It Is Pure R&B. She Gets Inside a Song and Shapes and Twists It to Convey All of the Emotion That Can Be Wrought from the Lyric. Her Career Began in1962, at the Age of 16, in Detroit, Michigan. Her First Single, My Man – He's a Lovin' Man, Was Released on Atlantic Records. She Recorded for Numerous Labels, Including Atco, Epic, and Motown, over the Course of the 1960s Through the 1980s. She Also Worked Alongsidecharles "Honi" Coles, and Cab Calloway in the Toni Award Winning Broadway Musical, Bubbling Brown Sugar in the Role of Sweet Georgia Brown. the 2000's Started What She Calls Her "Fifth Career". Her Cd, a Woman like Me Won the W.C. Handy Award in 2004 for Comeback Blues Album of the Year. She Was Also Given a Prestigous Pioneer Award by the Rhythm & Blues Foundation. She Recorded 4 Cds for Hipster Indie Label Anti- Records over the Course of 8 Years, 2 of Which Received Grammy Nominations. She Has Received the Blues Music Award for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer, and Performed a Critically Acclaimed... (read more)

LUST: Alternative Thanksgiving - Lot45 Bushwick
Through November 18, 2017 - Brooklyn

~This edition of LUST is all about abundance. Our cornucopia is spilling out with the luscious harvest of autumn and our cups floweth over, creating rivers of warmed wine that drip into our wide-open, berry-stained mouths. Come feast your eyes, mouth, skin, and heart at our luscious altars~ Abby Hertz by Adrian Buckmaster ~Wrap yourselves in velvet, leather, and lace, adorn your heads with antlers, and greet the goddesses of mirth and magick underneath the waning moon. Give thanks for love and lust alike~ LUST lust l?st/Submit noun: lust 1. very strong sexual desire. "she knew that his lust for her had returned" a passionate desire for something. 2. A sensual appetite regarded as sinful. "lusts of the flesh" synonyms: desire, be consumed with desire for, find sexually attractive, crave, covet, ache for, burn for, feel a strong desire for something. LUST: 1. An immersive, erotically charged dinner party where food is served on naked bodies and eaten with raw abandon. Use your hands, feed a stranger...use your mouth...straight off some hot flesh. 2. An erotic, sensual party filled to brim with sexually-charged performances. In a world full of fu... (read more)

Style And Grace Black Tie Affair At Taj Everyone Free - Taj II
November 19, 2017 - New York

Your Cordially Invited To A Formal Event. Sunday November 19TH. Style And Grace. Taking Place At The Upscale Taj Venue. Taj Lounge(48 w. 21st St btwn 5th & 6th Ave NYC). Advance Tickets $25. Everyone Free Admission Til 12AM. Rsvp: Birthday Celebrations Free Entry All Night Book Your Birthday Event Text 718.593.7674 Or Show Cashier I'D. Let Us Make It A Special Occasion w/A Flyer, Dj Shoutouts & More. Dresscode: Woman Dresses & Heels Jeans Are Not Welcome. Men Suit Jackets & Hard Bottoms Jeans Are Not Welcome. Hookah Available In All Flavors $50 (Mint, Watermalon, Cherry, Orange, & More) Triditional Hookah $30 Pineapple Bowl Head $10 Add On. Music By: Dj First Choice Of Power 105.1. Dj Starks Of The Gwinin Team. Dj Dane ja. Bottle Packages: Bronze Package: 2 Vueve Clicquot w/Hookah $400 Tax & Tip Included. Silver Package: 2 Ciroc 1 Brut Champagne w/Hookah $500 Tax & Tip Included. Gold Package: 2 Moet Nectar Rose w/Hookah $500 Tax & Tip Included. Platinum Package: 4 Bottles Of Your Choice Rose, Hennessy, Patron, Ciroc 1 Brut Champagne w/Hookah $1200 Tax & Tip Included. (Click Here To Make A Table Deposit) Entry will be at ... (read more)

Swingin' for the Maestro: a Barry Levitt Foundation Cabaret - Iridium
Through November 21, 2017 - NY

Join Marlene Verplanck, Ty Stephens, Tony Winner Debbie Gravitte, Jeff Harnar, Kat Gang, Cleve Douglas, Gabrielle Lee, John Demarco, Natalie Douglas and Others at a Gala Cabaret. Music Director Is Russ Kassoff with Boots Maleson on Bass, and Brian Brake on Drums.They're Swingin' to Help the Barry Levitt Foundation Provide Scholarships, Mentoring and Seminars for Talented Youth. $30 Cover Contributes to Expanding the Audience for Live Music. Additional Donations Welcome. Stop By. Keep Ny Hip. Barry Levitt, Well Known as "the Maestro", Was a Music Director, Conductor, Arranger, Composer, Pianist, Producer, Educator and Songwriter Who Worked on Broadway, in Musical Theatre, Television and Cabaret, and Led Jazz and Big Bands. He Served as President of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs and Was Artistic Director of the Lyrics & Lyricists Series at the 92nd Street Y.

Iridium & Fieldhouse-Music BMG presents 'Mondays at the House' - Iridium
Through November 27, 2017 - NY

"Mondays at the House" Is a New Monthly Emerging Artists Concert Series Presented by John Loeffler, Founder & Executive Director of Fieldhouse-Music Bmg, and Grace Blake, Producer and General Manager at the Iridium. "Our Premiere Showcase Was a Hit and the Momentum for Those Performers Continues as They All Have Left for Tours Across the U.S.," Says John Loeffler. "Mondays at the House" Is a Monthly Showcase Presenting Talent Curated by Fieldhouse-Bmg and Iridium as a Means of Discovering, Nurturing, and Promoting the Very Best Unsigned Artists in the Country Today. Industry Mixers and Meet and Greets Follow the Performances, and Aspiring Artists in the Audience Are Encouraged to Bring Samples of Their Own Music to Be Considered for an Upcoming Showcase. Email: Newmusic@Theiridium.Com to Be Considered.

Hilary Kole - Iridium
Through November 28, 2017 - NY

Join Hilary Kole and Her Quartet for a Night of Holiday and Fan Favorites, Along with Her Debut of an All New Program That Will Be Released in Early 2018. Hilary Is Joined by Her Long Time Band Mates John Hart (Guitar) Adam Birnbaum (Piano) Dean Johnson (Bass) and Aaron Kimmel (Drums). Ms. Kole Is Currently Starring in Two Symphonic Shows, "over the Rainbow, a Tribute to the Artistry of Judy Garland" and "the Music and Magic of James Bond" Which Are on Tour Nationwide. Before Becoming a Solo Orchestral Artist, She Co-Wrote and Starred in the Critically Acclaimed, Off-Broadway Reviews, "Our Sinatra," and "Singing Astaire" Both of Which Had Long New York Runs and Toured Extensively Nationwide. She Made Her Professional Career Debut at the Legendary Rainbow Room as the Youngest Singer Ever to Grace the Stage. from There, She Made Her Concert Hall Debut at Lincoln Center and Has Appeared at Carnegie Hall in a Tribute to Oscar Peterson as Well as at the Canadian Memorial to Dr. Peterson at Roy Thompson Hall Alongside Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock. Additional Major Concert Appearances Include Headlining in New York City at Town Hall, the Blue Note, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Car... (read more)

Mark Hudson - Iridium
Through November 30, 2017 - NY

Join Us on Thursday, November 30th for This Month's Rocking Edition of "Thursdays on the Hudson." Mark Hudson (Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter and Producer for Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne and More) Brings Both His Music and His Unique and Funny Storytelling Talent to the Iridium. Each Month Mark Has Special Guests Join Him Onstage for His Musical Madness. This Month Is No Different! Who Will It Be?? past Guests Have Included… Simon Kirke (Bad Company), Timothy B. Schmit (The Eagles/Poco), Earl Slick (Lennon/Bowie), Gene Cornish (The Rascals), Joey Molland (Badfinger), Pat Dinizio (The Smithereens), Kip Winger (Winger), Ricky Byrd (Joan Jett & the Blackhearts), Steve Holley (Wings), Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister), David Johansen (New York Dolls), and Many, Many More! There's Even Been a Special "Phone Call Appearance" by the One and Only Steven Tyler of Aerosmith! a Splendid Time Is Guaranteed for All. Tickets on Sale Now!

Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown's 70th Birthday - Iridium
Through December 01, 2017 - NY

Legendary…a Blues/Rock Institution…True Innovators. These Are Just a Few of the Ways Savoy Brown Has Been Described over the past Forty Years by Music Critics and Fans. One of the Earliest of British Blues Bands, Savoy Brown, with Founder Guitarist Kim Simmonds at the Helm, Helped Launch the 1967 Uk Blues Boom Movement That Brought Blues Music Back to the Usa Invigorating the Style Forever. in the Process, the Band Became Part of the Framework That Launched the Rock and Roll Music of the 1970's. Their Influence Now Stretches into Modern Rock as We Know It Today. the Band Recorded Their First Singles for Mike Vernon's Purdah Label in 1966 and Quickly Followed up with the Landmark Album "Shakedown". Singer Chris Youlden Joined the Band in 1968 and Many Classic Records Appeared with Songs Such as "I'm Tired" and "Louisiana Blues" Becoming Radio Staples. Blues-Rock and Boogie Music Always Was the Band's Calling Card and They Captured, Forever, the Spirit of the Music on the Live Side of "a Step Further" (1969) with a Twenty-Minute Boogie "the Savoy Brown Boogie" Dedicated to Fans in Detroit.? by 1971, Youlden Had Departed on a Solo Career and Band Members Dave Peverett, Roger Earle,... (read more)

This Is What an American Looks like a Concert for Hope & Puerto Rico - Iridium
Through December 03, 2017 - NY

Scobar Entertainment, Joseph Macchia & Doreen Montalvo Are Proud to Present This Is What an American Looks like a Concert for Hope & Puerto Rico#Familiaporfamilia. Drama Desk Award-Winner Doreen Montalvo (In the Heights, on Your Feet) Hosts the Evening on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 8:30 at Iridium. Joined by Members of the Broadway & Touring Companies of on Your Feet, in the Heights & Hamilton, This Evening of Uplifting Songs & Dances, This Is What an American Looks Like, Will Personally & Directly Aid Victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. 100% of the Proceeds Will Benefit #Familiaporfamilia, Our Family Helping Your Family. "Some of Our Show Family Have Been Directly Affected by the Hurricane & We Want to Help," Said Montalvo. "Some Have Lost Everything, Some Musician Friends Have Lost Their Livelihood in the Storm, so with This Concert We Can Make a Difference & Help Rebuild a House or Perhaps Replace Someone's Musical Instrument. Every Little Bit Helps."

China Crisis - Iridium
Through December 07, 2017 - NY

China Crisis are an English pop/rock band. They formed in 1979 in Kirkby, near Liverpool, Merseyside with a core of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. Their output was pop music similar in style to that of New Wave but with strong similarities to the post-punk movement of the early 1980s, namely inclusion of a broader range of musical influences and occasional flirtation with political commentary. Throughout their career, China Crisis has seen moderate success in the United Kingdom with ten hit singles between August 1982 and January 1987 and six albums, as well as commercial success in Western Europe, Australia and the Americas. Sharing an affection for Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, David Bowie, and Brian Eno, Daly and Lundon played with various Knowsley post-punk groups. Daly then spent time tinkering with synthesizers and a drum machine. Along with Lundon, Daly began writing songs. The pair eventually asked drummer and percussionist Dave Reilly to join them, and in 1982 they released their debut single "African and White" as China Crisis on the independent record label, Inevitable. In June 1982, they supported the former Television guitarist, Tom Verlaine... (read more)

Jaimoe's Jasssz Band - Iridium
Through December 13, 2017 - NY

Legendary drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Jaimoe and his Jasssz Band play American music. They combine elements of Jazz, Blues, Rock-n-Roll, and R&B into a unique blend that captures the spirit and stirs the soul. Their repertoire ranges from new interpretations of classic tunes, as well as original songs that are classics in the making. Jaimoe's Jasssz Band features Jaimoe – drums, Junior Mack – guitar and vocals, Dave Stoltz – bass, Bruce Katz – keyboards, and some of the finest horn players of our time, including Paul Lieberman – sax, flute, and piccalo, Kris Jensen – sax and Reggie Pittman – trumpet. Jaimoe, man of many names, and one of the original six band members, has combined forces with fellow drummer and percussionist Butch Trucks in a million subtle, driving, playful, and energizing ways to keep the music on track and flowing. Jaimoe himself contributes the following biographical insights: This is Jaimoe. No, I did not play at Monterey. I played with Otis Redding 4/18/66 through 9/5/66 in the band that did "Otis – Live at the Whiskey A-Go-Go". I joined that band a week after that record was recorded. A very good friend of mine, a very good... (read more)

Black Gotham Experience Nerdy Thursdays - Black Gotham Experience
Through December 16, 2017 - New York

BGX Nerdy Thursdays are Black Gotham Experience’s signature weekly mixer, gathering nerds from Wall Street, Red Hook, Paris and beyond to think, talk, mix and mingle. Guests can enjoy complimentary signature cocktails at an open bar, books, art and a thematic soundscape by a featured DJ from 6-10 pm. Black Gotham Experience is an immersive visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City since 1625 through walking tours, graphic novels and more. Nerdy Thursdays take place in the BGX Work / Space studio and gallery, which is located in the Seaport District and made possible by support from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Howard Hughes Corporation.

Stanley Jordan - Iridium
Through December 17, 2017 - NY

In a career that took flight in 1985 with commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility and maverick daring. Be it bold reinventions of classical masterpieces or soulful explorations through pop-rock hits, to blazing straight ahead jazz forays and ultramodern improvisational works—solo or with a group—Jordan can always be counted on to take listeners on breathless journeys into the unexpected. Key to Jordan's fast-track acclaim was his mastery of a special technique on the guitar's fretboard. Instead of conventional strumming and picking, Jordan's innovative "touch technique" is an advanced form of two-handed tapping. While a handful of other players were using similar techniques, Stanley's fluid, multi-layered textures and sheer virtuosity raised the bar for excellence. But his technique, though impressive, is always a means to a musical end. His music is imbued with a warmth and sensitivity that has captured the imagination of listeners worldwide. A classically trained pianist before playing guitar, Jordan wanted greater freedom in voicing chords on his guitar, so h... (read more)

Macy Gray - Iridium
Through December 30, 2017 - NY

Macy Gray Iridium NYC "I wanted to create a record that reflects who I've become as a woman, mother and artist," says Macy Gray. "This album is very personal to me. I want my fans to understand the place where I'm at in life and feel inspired by my music because it's relatable." Macy Gray — a multi-award winning, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, actress and mother of three teenagers — has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since the beginning of her musical career in 2000 with her critically acclaimed debut album 'On How Life Is'. A truly gifted songwriter and brilliantly unique vocalist, Macy first entered the international musical arena with her hit single 'I Try' and soon became an instant global superstar. With a colorful career that includes multiple Grammy, Billboard, MTV and BRIT Awards, and record sales of over 25 million worldwide, the integrity and innovation of Macy Gray's artistry has allowed her to forge her own path to success and win fans and critics from all around the world. Her music transcends genres, from experimental soul and alternative rock, to retro-disco and hip-hop. However, what the accolades, awards and impressive... (read more)

New Years Eve with Macy Gray (Ball Drop Show) - Iridium
Through December 31, 2017 - NY

"I wanted to create a record that reflects who I've become as a woman, mother and artist," says Macy Gray. "This album is very personal to me. I want my fans to understand the place where I'm at in life and feel inspired by my music because it's relatable." Macy Gray — a multi-award winning, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter, actress and mother of three teenagers — has been overturning fan expectation and industry formula since the beginning of her musical career in 2000 with her critically acclaimed debut album 'On How Life Is'. A truly gifted songwriter and brilliantly unique vocalist, Macy first entered the international musical arena with her hit single 'I Try' and soon became an instant global superstar. With a colorful career that includes multiple Grammy, Billboard, MTV and BRIT Awards, and record sales of over 25 million worldwide, the integrity and innovation of Macy Gray's artistry has allowed her to forge her own path to success and win fans and critics from all around the world. Her music transcends genres, from experimental soul and alternative rock, to retro-disco and hip-hop. However, what the accolades, awards and impressive sales figures from ov... (read more)

Leigh Davis: An Inquiry into the Ele - BRIC
Through January 07, 2018 - Brooklyn

Closed Mondays Intrigued by the complicated relationship people have with death and grief, Leigh Davis explores the moments directly proceeding, during, or right after someone loses a loved one. Working in a variety of media, Davis creates an archive of End-of-Life Experiences (or ELEs), which can be described as any sort of deathbed coincidence, premonition, change in atmosphere, or peculiar vision. Through interactions with funeral directors, hospice nurses, religious leaders, and people of all spiritual backgrounds, Davis has accumulated an assemblage of images and oral and written accounts that bridge the mystical gap between the earthly realm and that of the spiritual.

Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Iridium
Through January 14, 2018 - NY

Ever since they first formed some 25 years ago, the Cherry Poppin' Daddies made it their mission to veer from genre to genre across the musical map, choosing to follow their own muse regardless of feedback from fans and critics alike. Truth be told, individuality and defiance have always been part of the band's DNA, and have, in turn, reinforced their rebellious reputation. Granted, though that image is well deserved, the ability to bend the boundaries has been simultaneously tempered and informed by an adherence to an older, now vanished tradition, grounded in Tin Pan Alley, Swing music and the great American songbook. According to the band's longtime leader, singer/songwriter Steve Perry, the band's mantra has remained the same – "the obstacle is the path", that is, to pursue unexpected and difficult avenues that challenge both themselves as artists and modern sensibilities while at the same time adhering to standards and erstwhile traditions of American popular song. To that point, the band's new opus titled Please Return the Evening: The Cherry Poppin' Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack – was designed as a challenge to their craftsmanship in the recording studio, at... (read more)

Kasim Sulton's Utopia - Iridium
Through February 03, 2018 - NY

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Kasim Sulton will be honoring his longtime association with the ground breaking progressive rock band Utopia and their legacy by performing a show consisting entirely of Utopia music with a full band. The set list will be comprised of songs hand-picked by Sulton, spanning the 10 albums he appears on, including deep cuts as well as many more familiar songs. "My career began with Utopia, says Sulton. "I can't think of a better way to honor my work with Todd, Roger, and Willie than to do a handful of shows that celebrate the special and unique music we created together." Utopia was initially formed in 1973 with somewhat of a fluid membership, and by mid-1976 settled into a stable quartet of Todd Rundgren (guitar, vocals), Kasim Sulton (bass, vocals), Roger Powell (keyboards, vocals), and Willie Wilcox (drums, vocals). All four band members wrote, sang, produced, and even engineered material for the band. Sulton wrote and sang lead on Utopia's biggest hit, "Set Me Free," from their best-selling album Adventures in Utopia (1980), which peaked at number 27 on the Billboard Top 40 charts in the U.S. BAND LINE-UP: Kasim Sulton – Bass a... (read more)

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