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No Cover Live Music in NYC This Week - November 4-November 11

November 4, 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.

Ozan Aksoy Album Release Concert - DROM
November 04, 2018 - New York

The New York City based musician Ozan Aksoy's destiny was set with his birth name - Ozan - an ancient title for mystical bards in West Asia. As a child growing up in Turkey, he first learned to play the saz (lute) from his father, and soon demonstrated remarkable breadth as a multi-instrumentalist, becoming proficient in many of the string, woodwind, and percussive instruments of the region. He developed a passion for the music of ethnic and religious minorities in his country including the Kurds, Armenians, Laz, and Alevi, among others. Later in college, as an early member of the critically-acclaimed ensemble Karde? Türküler (meaning Ballads of Solidarity), Ozan and his colleagues performed the songs of these unrecognized and suppressed peoples, pushing the boundaries of inclusion in Turkey. During his time with the group they released four albums and toured extensively throughout Europe, spreading their message of diversity and acceptance. Ozan then relocated to the United States to complete a doctorate in ethnomusicology and further develop his multicultural repertoire.

Michael Paouris - DROM
November 04, 2018 - New York

He was born in Tavros, a suburb of Athens, Greece. He began learning the bouzouki when he was 8. He began playing professionally when he was 12. His next teacher Manolis Michalakis recommends him in the composer G. Katsaros with whom he collaborated for a limited number of concerts. Simultaneously, he participates in the team of Nikos Danikas in "Stavros tou Notou" and in "Chamam" (2 of the most well known concert halls in Athens). He participates in competitions of technique and interpretation and he wins the first place at Pan-Hellenic Rewards. In his 15 Th. Polykandriotis selects him and he collaborates with him in a lot of concerts for 8 years. He also performed at the "Megaron, The Athens concert hall", in his 18, with a symphony orchestra, M.Theodoraki's pieces. In his 16, he performed live in M. Theodoraki's play " A life, Greece." His teacher Manolis Michalakis, broadened his musical horizons, teaching him moral lessons, the essential love to the music, the way that the natural development comes to the instrument and the essential development of spirit through the music as well. Special moment is considered to be his attendance in the opening ceremony o... (read more)

An Evening with Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Brooklyn Steel
November 04, 2018 - Brooklyn

As well as Robinson, the band features fellow Black Crowes member Adam MacDougall, Ryan Adams collaborator Neal Casal, bassist Mark Dutton, and drummer George Sluppick. Robinson describes the Brotherhood as a "farm-to-table psychedelic band".

KIDZ BOP Live 2018 Presented by Dollar Car Rental Powered by SiriusXM in New York - Beacon Theater
November 04, 2018 - New York

Kidz Bop is a brand of compilation albums featuring children performing contemporary popular songs. The series was developed by Razor & Tie co-founders Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam[1] on October 9, 2001.[2] The albums are composed of popular songs that chart high on the Billboard Hot 100 and/or receive heavy airplay from contemporary hit radio stations several months ahead of each album's release. The songs are performed by the Kidz Bop Kids, often with lyrics deemed too explicit or suggestive for younger audiences altered to be more "kid-friendly".[3]

Kidz Bop Kids in New York - Beacon Theater
November 04, 2018 - New York

Kidz Bop is a brand of compilation albums featuring children performing contemporary popular songs. The series was developed by Razor & Tie co-founders Cliff Chenfeld and Craig Balsam[1] on October 9, 2001.[2] The albums are composed of popular songs that chart high on the Billboard Hot 100 and/or receive heavy airplay from contemporary hit radio stations several months ahead of each album's release. The songs are performed by the Kidz Bop Kids, often with lyrics deemed too explicit or suggestive for younger audiences altered to be more "kid-friendly".[3]

It's A Thing Debuts with Mr. Brainwash - Starrett Lehigh Building
Through November 04, 2018 - New York

It's A Thing, a new 501(c)(3) campaigning organization focused on changing perceptions and raising funds for head and neck cancer, is pleased to announce the opening of its inaugural experience, curated exclusively by world famous graffiti artist Mr. Brainwash. Hosted by RXR Realty, this upcoming, unique visual arts experience will take over 10,000+ sq. feet of the iconic Starrett-Lehigh building (Ground Floor and 13th Floor) with art that pays homage to the vital functions made possible by the head and neck. All art will be on exhibition and for sale from October 23 through November 4, with net proceeds donated to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center based in NYC. For more information visit /@itsathingorg. *Please note that the interactive experience hosted on the 13th floor will only be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Brandless Pop-up with Purpose - The Milk Building
Through November 04, 2018 - New York

BRANDLESS BRINGS POP-UP WITH PURPOSE TO NYC Brandless is opening its first-ever NYC #Brandlesslife Pop-Up with Purpose on October 24th! The pop-up will bring the brand to life, offering unique full-sensory experiences, including a ton of opportunities to taste, test and try the brand’s over 350 better-for-you products. Through immersive installations and interactive moments from floor-to-ceiling, the space will highlight both Brandless' values and those of its community. Activations will include tasting flight menus, a full tasting wall of non-GMO, organic and vegan snacks, a fair-trade coffee experience, a clean beauty lounge and so much more. Guests will also get a glimpse into the future of the brand with first looks at new releases and can purchase a “Best of Brandless” bundle specially curated and packed for NYC visitors. In addition to the meal* that Brandless donates in partnership with Feeding America every time someone makes a purchase on, the company will also donate one meal for every social post using #BrandlessLife throughout the duration of the pop-up. Brandless has already donated over 2.5 million meals to people facing hunger since its launch ... (read more)

Legendary: The Last Poets - Apollo Theater
November 05, 2018 - New York

As part of its Legendary series honoring iconic artists who have impacted the arts and culture, Apollo Live Wire pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Last Poets. Formed in 1968 in Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park, The Last Poets quickly rose to become a force on the music and poetry scene, giving voice the Black experience and inspiring generations of artists and activists for years to come. Founding group member Abiodun Oyewole and core group member Felipe Luciano will discuss the group's origins, impact, recordings and enduring legacy.

Boy Genius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus) - Brooklyn Steel
November 06, 2018 - Brooklyn

Phoebe Bridgers (born August 17, 1994) is an American musician from Los Angeles, California.

Real Stormin Norman - Jazz / Rock - Silvana
November 06, 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

Tattoo 'Paw'lor - First Class Tattoos
November 10, 2018 - Manhattan

WHO: All-natural pet food company Freshpet is giving pet parents the chance to celebrate or pay tribute to their dogs and cats, with a personalized pet portrait. According to a recent Freshpet study of 1,024 pet owners, the majority of pet parents consider their dog a member of the family (81%) and more than half (54%) admit their pet is truly their best friend. To spotlight the unique ways in which owners love their pets, the brand will be selecting ten lucky winners to participate in Freshpet's #TattooPawlor at First Class Tattoos. WHAT: From now until October 31st, 2018 you can visit and enter to win by uploading a video or photo highlighting how you show love to your pet using the hashtag #TattooPawlor on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter. Share your best snuggle, walk or game of fetch and you might just get to preserve this love forever with a tattoo. Winners will be chosen by Freshpet, and notified by November 5th via email. Want to be involved, but interested in a different type of tattoo? Come down to the Freshpet Tattoo Pawlor on November 10th, 2018 and sign up for a FREE permanent flash tattoo, grab some Freshpet swag and take ho... (read more)

New York Audio Show 2017 - Park Lane Hotel
Through November 12, 2018 - New York

We're delighted to announce that the New York Audio Show will return to Manhattan on November 10th - 12th 2017! The New York Audio Show will once again take place at the luxurious Park Lane Hotel on Central Park South, one of New York’s most prestigious locations. Check out the latest in high end audio technology from loudspeakers created to perfection, headphones with the perfect fit and sound for you, to high resolution digital audio for your home or on the go and state of the art turntables for your beloved record collection – Compare hundreds of top audio products in one location – with the best advice from the engineers, designers and product specialists.

The Selects Pop-Up Store Opening Party - The Selects
Through November 14, 2018 - New York

WHO: The Selects, a collaborative project to promote Korean fashion designers and assist them to break into the American fashion market. This will be the first time most of the designers will have direct retail exposure to American consumers. WHAT: The Selects is opening a pop-up store in Soho, New York, featuring ten emerging Korean fashion designers along with ten curated K-beauty brands. FASHION: The Selects represents ten of the most promising designers evolving in the Korean fashion industry; Bmuet(te), Beyond Closet, The Centaur, Heohwan Simulation, Hidden Forest Market, KYE, LIE, Nohant, SWBD, and Wnderkammer. K-BEAUTY: The Selects have partnered with ten K-beauty brands for the pop-up. K-beauty is highly focused on health and hydration, and the ingredients are innovative and inspired by nature. The beauty brands that will be highlighted and sold in the store; Agerin, IPKN, Jinsoon, Knours, Meg, Moart, SKINRx Lab, Too Cool for School, Vika and Whal Myung, represent some of the best Korean skincare and makeup on the market. WHEN: Opening Party: October 26th from 5pm - 8pm. The store will be open Sunday-Thursday 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM... (read more)

PORTALS, A Photo Experience from Canon - Soho Pop-Up
Through November 18, 2018 - Manhattan

Canon will be hosting PORTALS, A Photo Experience from Canon. The 11-day pop-up will be built around photo moments that will transport visitors to an entirely new world by embedding camera tips and tricks into the consumer journey. Made up of five unique photography setups, PORTALS will allow photographers (amateur and experienced) to open up their imaginations while producing exciting – and Instagrammable – photos.

Piano Karaoke with Drew Rakoswki - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through November 25, 2018 - New York

ive Piano Karaoke with Drew Rakowski, hosted by Shannon Conley!

Wellness Calligraphy & Yoga with UN Calligraphy Artist - Asia Society
Through December 01, 2018 - New York

Explore the connection between mind, body, and spirit through Licao Shu Wellness Calligraphy and Yoga. Exclusively at Asia Society for seven classes, world-renowned Master Zhou Bin will take you on a journey that integrates yoga and meditation with the power of the written script "Licao Shu calligraphy." Artfully designed by Master Zhou, you will participate in this interactive, mindfulness workshop that lowers stress, promotes healing, and enhances your spiritual connection. Purchase a ticket for one workshop or the whole series at: You don't need previous experience in yoga or Chinese to attend. Just bring comfortable clothing and a yoga mat. Other dates for this workshop series are: Friday, Nov 9th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Friday, Nov 30th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec 1st, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec 1st, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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