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No Cover Live Music in NYC This Week - December 23-December 30

December 23, 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.

The Last Roundup Boys - Skinny Dennis Bar
December 23, 2018 - Brooklyn

The Last Roundup Boys

Spanish Christmas at the Met Cloisters - The Met Cloisters
December 23, 2018 - New York

Celebrate Christmas with a program of intimate Canciones (popular tunes with poetic texts), joyful Villancicos (songs with rustic themes), and virtuosic instrumental pieces, all drawn from the Cancionero Musical de Palacio, a manuscript found at the Royal Palace of Madrid which exemplifies the Spanish Golden Age of music.

Ehud Asherie Trio - Fat Cat
December 23, 2018 - New York

Ehud Asherie Trio

Asaf Yuria Group - Fat Cat
December 23, 2018 - New York

Asaf Yuria Group

Funkbox Nyc | Ritmo Tumbao Showcase F. Josh Milan, Rob James & Tony Touch - Cielo
December 23, 2018 - New York

The Legacy Continues. Tony Touch A.K.A Tony Toca continues to be a force to be reckoned with. Tony Touch, an icon in Hip Hop and in the Urban Hispanic genre plus seasoned player in the game, is a true innovator and has revolutionized the DJ game over and over. From his legendary mix tapes, to his skills on the 1's and 2's, he has become one of Hip Hop's most recognized DJ's. This C.E.O/Artist/Producer is now currently working on his 7th commercial release titled "The Piece Maker 3…Return of the 50 MC's" and is expected to make history once again. Tony Touch began as a B-Boy during the rap music renaissance era of the early 80's. Heavily influenced by pioneers like the Rock Steady Crew, Grandmaster Flash, Red Alert, "Little" Louie Vega, and Jam Master Jay, he quickly shifted his interests towards the turntables. Toca is known for his legendary mix tapes like the original 50 MC's parts 1, 2 and 3. Included in this series are some of the hottest artists in the game such as KRS ONE, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Wyclef, M.O.P., Big L, Mos Def and many more all coming together for one collective piece. This along with the countless other mix tapes, Tony became recognized in the streets a... (read more)

Caroles by Candel-L?Oht - St John's in the Village
December 23, 2018 - New York

Lessons & Carols by candlelight with early music for voices and period instruments, along with 'new' mediëval music. Readings in Middle English from John Wycliffe's 14th century translation of the Bible. A reception of hypocras and sweetmeats follows. Free but booking is advised for catering purposes

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

Domino + Amazon Holiday Pop-up Shop - Domino x Amazon
Through December 23, 2018 - New York

Amazon’s holiday gift guide is brought to life through an editorially-curated selection of products, bringing the best of #SOdomino into one space and available all on Amazon. In addition to a Domino curated selection, you will find influencer-curated product displays by Alison Roman, Justina Blakeney, Jonathan Adler and more in the vein of the magazine’s “10 Things That Make Me Happy” series. Selection is also available to view online within Amazon Home’s Holiday Gift Guide at www.amazon.com/domino.

Domino + Amazon Holiday Pop-up Shop - Domino x Amazon
Through December 23, 2018 - New York

Amazon’s holiday gift guide is brought to life through an editorially-curated selection of products, bringing the best of #SOdomino into one space and available all on Amazon. In addition to a Domino curated selection, you will find influencer-curated product displays by Alison Roman, Justina Blakeney, Jonathan Adler and more in the vein of the magazine’s “10 Things That Make Me Happy” series. Selection is also available to view online within Amazon Home’s Holiday Gift Guide at www.amazon.com/domino.

Christmas Eve Carols & Midnight Mass - St John's in the Village
December 24, 2018 - New York

Carol-singing in the candle-lit church proceeds traditional Midnight Mass of Christmas, with professional choir of children and adults.

Grace Gotham's 'Peel Me A Glove' - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 25, 2018 - New York

When was the last time you heard a stripper speak?! Don't answer that! Starring (and produced by) your host for the evening, burlesque artist and chanteuse Grace Gotham, this new monthly show brings back the banter to burlesque a la Gypsy Rose Lee, Sophie Tucker, and Fannie Brice — with a little Lucille Ball and Grace Kelly mixed in. Expect the unexpected cabaret set at this show where whimsy and sophistication collide and elegance mingles with naughty. After all, when the "deceptively demure" Grace Gotham is presenting, you may be hard pressed to tell which is which! And – golly gee – it's only 10 Clams ($10) for a pearl of a show! You don't say!!! Each show will feature live accompaniment by zany genius pianist Chris Johnson, as well as a duo of featured burlesque guest stars that changes every month. After the show, hang out with the cast, sip expertly-made cocktails, and indulge in the fabulous live piano karaoke where any and all are welcome to take a turn or two at the mic. Grace Gotham is an Upper East Sider and NYC-based burlesque performer, producer, and chanteuse who has performed internationally and stars in her own monthly cabaret and burlesque show, "Peel... (read more)

Christmas Day Mass by Candlelight - St John's in the Village
December 25, 2018 - New York

The 'Christ-mass' is sung to the timeless music of plainsong in the candle-lit church

Christmas Jazz Brunch: Open - Fine & Rare
December 25, 2018 - New York

On Christmas Day, we will be opening for Sunday Jazz Brunch. Join us for fine food, crafted cocktails and Live Jazz.

Open mic - Mr Beery's
December 27, 2018 - Bethpage

Mr Beerys Weekly Open Mic Night! Sign ups at 830, music starts at 930!

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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