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No Cover Live Music in NYC This Week - December 2-December 9

December 2, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Say no to cover charges the next time you're in New York City and looking for live music. From bars to clubs to museum shows, you can catch all kinds of great music without having to pay for a ticket. City Guide's calendar has all the no cover live music in NYC this week rounded up below.

Best Western - Skinny Dennis Bar
December 02, 2018 - Brooklyn

Best Western

'Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert' A benefit for The Actors Fund - Apollo Theater
December 02, 2018 - New York,

The annual star-studded musical holiday event SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert returns to New York City on Sunday, December 2nd for its 7th consecutive year, once again benefiting the programs and services of The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org). Some of thew stars from TV, Broadway and the recording industry that will she singing in the season with your favorite holiday tunes includes: TONY Award® Nominee MAX VON ESSEN (An American in Paris, Anastasia) TONY Award® Winner DAISY EAGAN (The Secret Garden, HBO's Girls, first national tour The Humans) one of the stars of CBS' hit show Madam Secretary and the Jersey Boys film ERICH BERGEN (Waitress) from season 13 of NBC'S The Voice CHRIS WEAVER Critically acclaimed musical comedy duo THE SKIVVIES TONY Award® Nominee SHARON MCKNIGHT (Starmites) celebrity vocal impressionist and YouTube sensation CHRISTINA BIANCO (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Forbidden Broadway) NICK ADAMS (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Wicked, A Chorus Line) MATT DOYLE (The Book of Mormon, Sweeney Todd) KEVIN SMITH KIRKWOOD (Kinky Boots, Classic Whitney: Alive!) MARTY THOMAS (Wicked, Xanadu) ERIN QULL (Ave... (read more)

Leftover Crack, Negative Approach, Crazy & The Brains - Brooklyn Bazaar
December 02, 2018 - Greenpoint

Scenic Presents: Leftover Crack Negative Approach Crazy and The Brains

Free Concert: The Orchestra Now presents “Dvo?ák’s Sixth Symphony” - Symphony Space
December 02, 2018 - New York

Free Concert: The Orchestra Now presents “Dvo?ák’s Sixth Symphony” Sunday December 2, 2018 at 4 pm at Peter Norton Symphony Space RSVP online starting August 15 The Orchestra Now (T?N) is a group of vibrant young musicians from across the globe who are making orchestral music relevant to 21st-century audiences. They are lifting the curtain on the musicians’ experience and sharing their unique personal insights in a welcoming environment. The members of T?N are not only thrilling audiences with their critically acclaimed performances, but also enlightening curious minds by giving on-stage introductions and demonstrations, writing concert notes from the musicians’ perspective, and having one-on-one discussions with patrons during intermissions. The Orchestra Now presents “Dvo?ák’s Sixth Symphony” conducted by James Bagwell, associate conductor of The Orchestra Now. This Sunday matinee performance includes: Emmanuel Chabrier: España Britten: Les illuminations Dvo?ák: Symphony No. 6 With Eric Carey, tenor, a winner of the 2017 Bard College Conservatory Concerto Competition

Carols by Candlelight - St John's in the Village
December 02, 2018 - New York

A service of lessons and carols for Advent with St John's (professional) Choir followed by a mulled wine reception

Aggretsuko’s Den of Rage Pop-up Shop to Celebrate the Launch of ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ - Barnes & Noble
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

Fans are buzzing over Sanrio’s newest sensation Aggretsuko, a progressive new character with a self-titled animated series on Netflix that follows her struggle to cope with everyday workplace harassment. Following successful pop-ups in L.A. and San Francisco, Aggretsuko is taking her rage to New York City to celebrate the launch of her new book, ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ with a pop-up shop inside Barnes & Noble’s Upper Eastside store (86th & Lexington Ave.). From Friday November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd, fans will get the chance to shop the Den of Rage pop-up that includes Aggretsuko’s new book along with an exclusive t-shirt design and other limited edition merchandise. Aggretsuko will make appearances throughout the weekend for photo ops and guests will receive free bookmark as well as a gift with any Aggretsuko purchase, while supplies last. ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ offers helpful tips and tricks on how to navigate a tough work environment with frustrating bosses and coworker conflicts. From mastering the commute and winning the office A/C battle, to avoiding annoying elevator situations and manipulative co-workers, Aggretusko offers her t... (read more)

Terez: Explore. Shop. Create. - Terez
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

Telex — a NYC-based athleisure brand known for their distinctive, expressive designs — has opened their first-ever immersive and interactive pop-up shop! View and shop the newest Terez products, and partake in memorable experiences, with creative inspiration and activations to be discovered around every corner. This in-store experience will be enhanced by an ever-changing programming calendar, empowering guests to let their inner light shine through immersive, personalized activations.

Aggretsuko’s Den of Rage Pop-up Shop to Celebrate the Launch of ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ - Barnes & Noble
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

Fans are buzzing over Sanrio’s newest sensation Aggretsuko, a progressive new character with a self-titled animated series on Netflix that follows her struggle to cope with everyday workplace harassment. Following successful pop-ups in L.A. and San Francisco, Aggretsuko is taking her rage to New York City to celebrate the launch of her new book, ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ with a pop-up shop inside Barnes & Noble’s Upper Eastside store (86th & Lexington Ave.). From Friday November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd, fans will get the chance to shop the Den of Rage pop-up that includes Aggretsuko’s new book along with an exclusive t-shirt design and other limited edition merchandise. Aggretsuko will make appearances throughout the weekend for photo ops and guests will receive free bookmark as well as a gift with any Aggretsuko purchase, while supplies last. ‘The Aggretsuko Guide to Office Life’ offers helpful tips and tricks on how to navigate a tough work environment with frustrating bosses and coworker conflicts. From mastering the commute and winning the office A/C battle, to avoiding annoying elevator situations and manipulative co-workers, Aggretusko offers her t... (read more)

Steve Earle & the Dukes: 4th Annual John Henry's Friends - The Town Hall,
December 03, 2018 - New York

Benefitting the Keswell School: An Educational for children and young adults with Autism. On December 3rd, 2018, City Winery and Steve Earle are hosting the 4th annual John Henry's Friends benefit concert to raise funds for children diagnosed with autism. Steve Earle & The Dukes will bring their usual bring-down-the-house energy. Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks Duo and Warren Haynes will each join with sets of their own, making an unforgettable night of amazing music. All net ticket proceeds will be donated to The Keswell School, an educational program for children and young adults with autism. Founded on the belief that children diagnosed with ASD can live full and productive lives as integrated members of their communities, The Keswell School provides educational, therapeutic and supportive services for children diagnosed with ASD and their families. This is a topic dear to Steve, as his son, John Henry, attends the school.

Holiday Cheer for WFUV Benefit Concert in New York - Beacon Theater
December 03, 2018 - New York

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Real Stormin Norman - Jazz / Rock - Silvana
December 04, 2018 - New York

Stormin' Norman Zamcheck is a pianist, singer/songwriter and raconteur. He has been writing songs since he was old enough to pick out a tune on the keyboard and write down the lyrics on his mother's linen napkins.During the course of his four-decade career, Norm has penned over five hundred musical compositions.

Brian Wilson Presents the Christmas Album Live - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
December 05, 2018 - Westbury

He is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to call Brian Wilson one of the most influential composers of the last century. Wilson's remarkable journey began in a modest Hawthorne, California home that was filled with music. His mom and dad both played piano, and as a young "boy soprano," Brian's vocal gift was immediately evident. He had also started singing harmonies…literally "in their room"…with his two younger brothers (Dennis and Carl). As a teen in the 1950s, he became obsessed with the harmonic blend of groups like the Four Freshmen, and then, in the early 1960s, inspired to combine multi-part vocal harmony with the rock rhythms of Chuck Berry, Brian found his place in the musical sun. He was barely out of his teens when he began to create some of the most beloved records ever... nine consecutive "gold" albums that featured such classics as "Surfer Girl," "In My Room," "I Get Around," "Don't Worry Baby," "Fun, Fun, Fun," "Help Me Rhonda" and "California Girls"...just to name a handful of the more than two dozen Top 40 hits Brian co-wrote, arrange... (read more)

World's Strongest Man vs. Krazy Glue - Who Is Stronger? - Center 415
December 05, 2018 - New York

Krazy Glue is challenging Hafthor Bjornsson, The World’s Strongest Man, to the ultimate #ManVsGlue showdown that you do not want to miss. Capable of holding up to 1,000 pounds with a single drop, Krazy Glue is krazy strong and krazy fast. Can the world’s strongest man hold up to one of the world’s strongest glues? Come to this FREE event to find out! December 5th at 6:15PM Center415 (415 5th Ave, between 37th and 38th) Contact: Stephanie Miller; Stephanie.Miller@bcw-global.com Space is limited! Please come early, this event is first come, first in. Fans interested in seeing the action live can RSVP to attend the NYC event by visiting Krazy Glue’s Facebook page @KrazyGlue.

Midtown Concerts | Gotham early Music Scene (Chapel) - St Bartholomew's Church
December 06, 2018 - New York

Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) in conjunction with The Mid-Manhattan Performing Arts Foundation (MMPAF) presents Midtown Concerts, a weekly series of 40-minute early music concerts in midtown Manhattan featuring soloists and ensembles from the U.S. and abroad.

Z100's Jingle Ball - Madison Square Garden
December 07, 2018 - New York

Z100's Jingle Ball comes to The Garden on Friday, December 7 with Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Calvin Harris, G-Eazy, Dua Lipa, Khalid w/ special guest Normani, Alessia Cara, Meghan Trainor, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi & Sabrina Carpenter!

Tony Orlando and Dawn: A Christmas Reunion - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
December 07, 2018 - Westbury

Performed in the Full Round. Everyone needs a ticket regardless of Age. Interested in VIP Membership and Premium Seating for our events? For information please call 516-247-5211. Members get the best seats!

Citi Hoops Classic - Madison Square Garden
December 08, 2018 - New York

The Citi Hoops Classic returns to The Garden this December! The event will feature two of the top programs in college basketball as Kentucky, coached by John Calipari, face off against local favorite Seton Hall, coached by Kevin Willard, in Citi Hoops Classic

45th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas at Rockefeller Center - The Rink at Rockefeller Center
December 09, 2018 - Manhattan

Join hundreds of tenor and bass tuba players for a holiday sing along at Merry Tuba Christmas at The Rink at Rockefeller Center, located between 49th and 50th Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, on Sunday, December 9th, from 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Tubists of all ages will line up under the famous Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and fill the plaza with holiday classics. The musicians, hailing from across the country, will be led by Chris Wilhjelm, conductor of the famous Goldman band. Conceived by tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips to honor his teacher, the late William J. Bell (Born Christmas Day, 1902), the first Tuba Christmas was presented at Rockefeller Center in 1974, and conducted by Paul LaValle of Band of America fame. This unusual Christmas tradition takes place in over 200 cities around the world.

Helen Levi Pop-Up at Kotn - Kotn
Through December 09, 2018 - New York

Helen Levi is a photographer and potter born and bred in NYC. Her colourful and creative handmade ceramics have become cult-favourties in the US, making every piece herself in her NYC studio. Helen Levi will be popping up at Kotn December 1 - 9.

The Dessoff Choirs Performs a Trio of Holiday Concerts 12/7-9 - St Paul's Church
Through December 09, 2018 - Columbus Circle

Holidays with Dessoff: Welcome Yule! Friday, December 7, 2018, at Saint Peter’s Church, Manhattan Holidays with Dessoff: Messiah Sing Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Union Theological Seminary, Manhattan Holidays with Dessoff: Welcome Yule! Sunday, December 9, 2018, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brooklyn Hailed as “one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its “full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times),” The Dessoff Choirs today announced its annual holiday concert series. Now in its 94th year, The Dessoff Choirs continues to wow audiences with its seasonal repertoire performed in some of New York City’s most beautiful churches. This season’s offerings include a sing-in of Handel’s Messiah, contemporary arrangement of carols, and a rare performance of the nine-movement Christmas cantata The Ballad of the Brown King with music by African-American composer Margaret Bonds and text by writer Langston Hughes.

NYXL Shop & LAN - NYXL Shop & LAN
Through December 23, 2018 - Brooklyn

New York Excelsior (or ‘NYXL’) - New York’s first-ever professional esports team To celebrate New York’s massive, local gaming community, New York's first professional esports franchise, the New York Excelsior, is excited to open its retail shop and gaming center in Brooklyn, NY. Following NYXL’s historic, inaugural season in the Overwatch League, fans and gaming enthusiasts are invited to attend the “NYXL Shop and LAN” each weekend from November 16th through December 23rd to play Overwatch and other popular games. Fans will also gain access to exclusive product drops from local artists and brands, engage in weekly competitions against other local gamers in New York and enjoy food and beverages from NYC-based vendors. Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday November 16 - December 23 Shop hours: Friday: 2PM-12AM Saturday: 12PM-12AM Sunday: 12PM-8PM

Believe In The Wonder Of Giving - Macy's Herald Square
Through January 01, 2019 - New York

Macy's Herald Square will unveil its legendary Christmas windows on Thursday, November 15th at 6:00 pm, signaling the start of the holiday season with a ceremony filled with music, fun, sweet treats and Santaland's elves. This year's theme is "Believe In The Wonder Of Giving." The six enchanted windows will share a tale of friendship, family, adventure, and teamwork as Sunny the Snowpal works to save Christmas with the help of her friends. The windows are sure to delight generations of spectators who have grown up with the annual tradition of visiting the windows, as well as those experiencing the enchantment of a New York City Christmas for the first time.

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