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No Cover Live Music in NYC This Week - October 8-October 15

October 8, 2017 - 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.

Everybody Loves The 90's: Columbus Day Weekend Edition Brunch & Day Party - MIST Harlem
October 08, 2017 - New York

The 70's were groovy, the 80's were totally awesome, but everybody knows that the 90's were downright dope! 90's fashion, flava, and especially the MUSIC were everything! Well, we at The Alumni Group are yearning for those times, and we especially miss the soundtrack that filled our days -- from gritty hip hop to sultry soul music to boy bands! So on Sunday, January 29th, we're throwing back to the 90's at Everybody Loves The 90's Brunch & Day Party at Mist Harlem! For $35 get an appetizer, brunch entrée and 1.5 hours of bottomless brunch cocktails (Mimosa, Bellini,Sangria)! DJ E Class will be spinning classic 90's hip hop and R&B to keep you and your crew moving while you eat and drink. And to elevate the experience, we're bringing back boy bands! That's right, you will also enjoy LIVE music by the RNB Boys (Jerome Bell, Devin Snow, and Timorris Lane), who'll be belting out 90's ballads during brunch. "Ooooh yeah!" If you miss this, you're buggin 'cause this brunch will be phat, yo! Word up

The New York Theatre Organ Society Presents Mark Herman in Concert - The Brooklyn Paramount Theatre (currently the Schwartz Athletic Center at Long Island University)
October 08, 2017 - Brooklyn

The New York Theatre Organ Society presents organist Mark Herman in concert, performing on the Brooklyn Paramount's original 1928 Wurlitzer theatre organ. This will be the last concert held in this space before the Brooklyn Paramount undergoes a two year restoration. Originally built in 1928, the Wurlitzer at the Brooklyn Paramount (currently the Schwartz Athletic Center at Long Island University) is one of only two of this model still in operation (the other lives at Radio City Music Hall), and the only one that is 100 percent original. The Wurlitzer's mighty sound and large network of nearly 90-year-old pipes, wires, cables, bells, drums, symbols, and other mechanisms required to replicate the sound of a full symphony orchestra through a single, very intricate instrument, are maintained by the New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS).

Sunday Meeting - Danny Goldberg: 1967 and the Hippie Idea - New York Society for Ethical Culture
October 08, 2017 - Manhattan

Location: Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor Based on my book, a reflection on diverse elements of 50 years ago: spiritual, protest, black power, psychedelics, hippies, rock and roll, and how it relates to the Trump era. Danny Goldberg is President of Gold Village Entertainment, an artist management company whose clients include Steve Earle. Danny formerly managed Bonnie Raitt and Nirvana, and ran several major record companies. He is the author of the book "Bumping Into Geniuses" and graduated form Fieldston in 1967. Shared charity: ACLU

Vinyl Hour at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
October 08, 2017 - New York

Whether you’re a music guru or you can’t tell the difference between Madonna and Prince, come join us in sifting through our massive collection of vinyl records every Sunday in The Library. Sit back and listen or take a turn as DJ by switching up the records on our turntable. Enjoy complimentary rosé while we take you back in time, reminding you of that time you made out with your high school crush in your mom’s minivan…or maybe you don’t want to remember that. Regardless, our collection appeals to everyone.

Classical Interludes: Steven Masi - Central Library, Dweck Center
October 08, 2017 - Brooklyn,

This is the sixth concert in an eight-part series of Beethoven's sonata cycle. Children under the age of six will not be admitted to this program. Classical Interludes is made possible in part by an anonymous gift and with support from James J. O'Toole and many generous individuals, as well as public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

St. Vincent Presents - The House of Peroni Pop-Up
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

After last year's successful debut with renowned photographer and director Francesco Carrozzini, Peroni Nastro Azzurro is debuting the second installment of The House of Peroni. The second annual pop-up celebrating art and creativity in all its forms will be curated and designed by Grammy award winning musician and artist St. Vincent, and will kick off in NYC this October 5th-8th. St. Vincent will unveil a meeting place for inspiration and collaboration at SoHo's 201 Mulberry St., designed after the vibrant and systematic 'Memphis' motif born in Milan. She will be collaborating with a range of today's most influential tastemakers to bring encapsulating programming for all who enter, such as live performances, panel discussions, immersive experiences and more. After its NYC debut, The House of Peroni will travel to LA and Miami, serving as a hub of modern culture. St. Vincent's artistic expertise spans across numerous disciplines alongside her music, making her the ideal candidate to curate this expansive series. From garnering critical acclaim by Sundance Festival for her 2016 directorial debut of The Birthday Party, to partnering with leading luxury brands such as Marc Jacob... (read more)

Polkadots: the Cool Kids Musical - Atlantic Theatre for Kids
Through October 08, 2017 - New York

Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical follows 8-year-old Lily Polkadot who just moved to the "Squares Only" small town of Rockaway. As the first Polkadot in an all Square school, Lily faces an almost impossible task of gaining acceptance from her peers. From daily bullying to segregated drinking fountains, Lily's quest seems hopeless until she meets Sky, a shy Square boy whose curiosity for her unique polkadot skin blooms into an unexpected pal-ship. Inspired by the events of The Little Rock 9, Polkadots serves as a colorful history lesson for children, reminding them that our individual differences make us awesome, not outcasts. Polkadots is recommended for ages 5 and up!

Amber Martin Presents The Amber Zone! - Sid Gold's Request Room
October 09, 2017 - New York

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. A TimeOutNY Pick! The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly. Amber Martin is a NYC – based performing artist, vocalist and funny lady with a pretty great resume in downtown performance chic. Each Monday, Amber plays producer of the show as well as her own version of Joe the Bartender! She'll be serving them up cold and classy in the front bar while you sip away and enjoy a true NYC – style show experience in the back! Please stick around after the show to mingle with the artists and their cool friends while everyone is invited to join the post-show, honest to god rock a... (read more)

Live Piano Karaoke with Paul Leschen - Sid Gold's Request Room
October 09, 2017 - New York

Jim Ridl Group - 55 Bar
October 09, 2017 - New York

Jim Ridl Group - 55 Bar
October 09, 2017 - New York

Solid Gold Lounge with Broadway Brassy and Strawberry Fields! - Sid Gold's Request Room
October 10, 2017 - New York

Music and Burlesque with Broadway Brassy and Strawberry Fields!

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe McGinty - Sid Gold's Request Room
October 10, 2017 - New York

oe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe Mcginty - Sid Gold's Request Room
October 10, 2017 - New York

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Springsteen on Broadway - New York City Theatre
October 10, 2017 - New York

Start distressing your denims and prepare to rock that bandana because this isn't a drill, The Boss is coming to conquer Broadway. That's right, the one and only Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen brings his iconic slice of Americana to the Great White Way for a series of shows in which he'll take the audience through his life and career in only the way he can. Citing that he wanted to keep the event as 'personal and intimate as possible', he'll be blessing the 960 seat Walter Kerr Theatre for five nights a week for eight weeks this fall, promising a mixture of song and conversation for lucky ticket holders.

New York City Ballet - 20th Century Violin Concertos - New York City Theatre
October 10, 2017 - New York

While it may be incendiary to suggest that other instruments of the orchestra are mere accompaniments, the violin is certainly one of the most important. Throughout the history of music and dance, it has been the muse of many a choreographer. Now the NYCB offers its renowned choreographers interpretations of three of the most famous violin concertos. The company will explore the delicate angularities and flights of technical prowess of Corigliano's film score The Red Violin (paired with Martins) , as well as Berg's deeply personal Violin Concerto (paired with Jerome Robbins) and Stravinsky's neoclassical Violin Concerto (paired with Balanchine).

Stan Killian - 55 Bar
October 10, 2017 - New York

The Review Panel, with moderator David Cohen - Central Library, Dweck Center
October 10, 2017 - Brooklyn,

Leading art critics join in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. Presented in association with Artcritical. This month, guest panelists Dennis Kardon, Lee Ann Norman, and Roberta Smith will discuss: JoAnne Carson: Dreamcatchers Black & White Gallery, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn Chris Ofili: Paradise Lost David Zwirner, 533 West 19th Street, New York Peter Saul: Fake News Mary Boone Gallery, 541 West 24th Street, New York Kara Walker: Sikkema Jenkins and Co. is Compelled to present The most Astounding and Important Painting show of the fall Art Show viewing season! Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 530 West 22nd Street, New York David Cohen picture ©Gregg Richards The Review Panel is made possible in part through Brooklyn Public Library's Fund for the Humanities, established through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Starr Foundation, Leon and Muriel Gilbert Charitable Trust, Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc., and a gift in memory of Samuel and Pauline Wine. Additional funding was provided through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Tomchess Spiral Music - Rubin Museum
October 11, 2017 - New York

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum's spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. About the Musician Tomchess (oud, ney) is a New York City–based multi-instrumentalist, improviser, and composer who has performed and recorded with some of the most esteemed players in the improvisational scene (Dewey Redman, Butch Morris, Pharoah Sanders, Drew Gress, Ronald Shannon Jackson) as well as Moroccan sintirist Hassan Hakmoun. He has performed at notable venues around the world and in New York City including Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the United Nations, and the Turkish and Pakistani embassies. He has played on Grammy-nominated recordings and was awarded grants from the Turkish American Society and the Maryland Council for the Arts. In 2012 he was nominated for an Independent Music Award.

Tomchess - The Rubin Museum of Art
October 11, 2017 - Chelsea

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum's spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries Tomchess (oud, ney) is a New York City–based multi-instrumentalist, improviser, and composer who has performed and recorded with some of the most esteemed players in the improvisational scene (Dewey Redman, Butch Morris, Pharoah Sanders, Drew Gress, Ronald Shannon Jackson) as well as Moroccan sintirist Hassan Hakmoun. He has performed at notable venues around the world and in New York City including Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the United Nations, and the Turkish and Pakistani embassies. He has played on Grammy-nominated recordings and was awarded grants from the Turkish American Society and the Maryland Council for the Arts. In 2012 he was nominated for an Independent Music Award.

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
October 11, 2017 - New York

With a style The Sunday Times calls "catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination," Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under his belt, he's toured internationally alongside the likes of Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Amy Macdonald. His quirky, native new york, piano-man sound has found its largest audience in Holland, where he headlined Amsterdam's legendary venue, Paradiso. His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR's Ask Me Another.

Tomchess Spiral Music - Rubin Museum
October 11, 2017 - New York

Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the Museum's spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. Tomchess (oud, ney) is a New York City–based multi-instrumentalist, improviser, and composer who has performed and recorded with some of the most esteemed players in the improvisational scene (Dewey Redman, Butch Morris, Pharoah Sanders, Drew Gress, Ronald Shannon Jackson) as well as Moroccan sintirist Hassan Hakmoun. He has performed at notable venues around the world and in New York City including Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the United Nations, and the Turkish and Pakistani embassies. He has played on Grammy-nominated recordings and was awarded grants from the Turkish American Society and the Maryland Council for the Arts. In 2012 he was nominated for an Independent Music Award.

KOLARS Return To NYC On October 11th - The Knitting Factory
October 11, 2017 - New York

KOLARS will return to New York City for a show at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory on October 11th, with support from Fiona Silver and Coyote & Crow. KOLARS craft a full sound through minimal instrumentation: guitar and a tap-dancing drummer. As Rob Kolar sings and strums his rollicking guitar, Lauren Brown uses her whole body as a percussive instrument, tap dancing out the hi-hat rhythm with her feet atop a bass drum while simultaneously playing a stand-up kit, using dance to transform rhythms into natural extensions of her movement. It’s quite the workout and undeniably mesmerizing to watch. KOLARS incorporate modern sonic production into their set almost as if they are part live band and part machine, featuring studio experimentation with high energy performance.

Springsteen on Broadway - New York City Theatre
October 11, 2017 - New York

Start distressing your denims and prepare to rock that bandana because this isn't a drill, The Boss is coming to conquer Broadway. That's right, the one and only Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen brings his iconic slice of Americana to the Great White Way for a series of shows in which he'll take the audience through his life and career in only the way he can. Citing that he wanted to keep the event as 'personal and intimate as possible', he'll be blessing the 960 seat Walter Kerr Theatre for five nights a week for eight weeks this fall, promising a mixture of song and conversation for lucky ticket holders.

New York City Ballet - 20th Century Violin Concertos - New York City Theatre
October 11, 2017 - New York

While it may be incendiary to suggest that other instruments of the orchestra are mere accompaniments, the violin is certainly one of the most important. Throughout the history of music and dance, it has been the muse of many a choreographer. Now the NYCB offers its renowned choreographers interpretations of three of the most famous violin concertos. The company will explore the delicate angularities and flights of technical prowess of Corigliano's film score The Red Violin (paired with Martins) , as well as Berg's deeply personal Violin Concerto (paired with Jerome Robbins) and Stravinsky's neoclassical Violin Concerto (paired with Balanchine).

Jazz+Wednesdays - Anita Rogers Gallery
October 11, 2017 - New York,

Chaney Sims - Joe’s Pub at The Public
October 11, 2017 - New York

Chaney Sims: Birthday Show at Joe's Pub A NYC home-grown musician who has delighted audiences around the world, is kicking off her birthday celebrations with an eclectic program of songs at Joe’s Pub. Drawing on the traditions of old school soul, blues, folk, and work songs, and incorporating a sprinkling of her own compositions, Chaney interprets them all through her lens as a queer woman of color and unequivocally proves that her artistry and experiences are deeply entwined. Communing with the incomparable talents of special guests Juliette Jones, Rootstock Republic, and Yako 440, together they will weave a tapestry of sultry voice, inspiring verses and deeply moving compositions sure to pull on your heart strings. Lovers of her craft and style will not want to miss this deeply personal and spiritual performance. Fans who caught her Joes' Pub performance in February will want to come back to experience some new material from Chaney! Produced by GrumpyPRODUCTIONS

Live Music with Peter & The Master Keys at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
October 11, 2017 - New York

Peter & the Master Keys is a unique jazz and blues band that is stacked with some of the finest young musicians in New York City today. We specialize in the kind of soulful, jazz-inflected rhythm and blues that was popularized by greats like Ray Charles in the 50’s and 60’s, but we also play jazz from the 30’s through the 50’s – with a whole lot of swing and verve. With three horns: trumpet, tenor sax, baritone sax and an ace rhythm section: keys, upright bass, drums. From selling out historic concert halls like the Coe House to playing weddings and private events at exclusive venues like Sotheby’s and the Upper East Side abodes of foreign ambassadors to the UN, Peter and the Master Keys is establishing itself as the one of the premier jazz and blues bands of New York City.

Our Garden Club - Central Library
October 11, 2017 - Brooklyn,

SHERLOCK JR. (1924) 45 Minutes We celebrate Buster Keaton's recent birthday, on October 4th, with a classic feature where Buster plays a movie-theatre projectionist (and an amateur detective) who is framed for theft and loses the woman he loves. When he projects a film that reflects his own situation, he finds a way to enter the screen, to become a part of the film-within-the-film, to try to solve both its mystery and his own dilemma, in a slapstick comedy that is also a meditation on the nature of cinema and dreams. Directed by Buster Keaton. Plus 2 short comedies: CONEY ISLAND (1917) 25 Minutes Shot on location in and around Luna Park in Brooklyn. Directed by, and starring, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle and co-starring Buster. THE PLAY HOUSE (1921) 23 Minutes Directed by Buster and Eddie Cline, and starring Buster.

John Eckert's New York Jazz Nine - Saint Peter's Church
October 11, 2017 - New York

Tedeschi Trucks Band - New York City Theatre
Through October 11, 2017 - New York

The Grammy-winning husband and wife duo Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are hitting the road on the Wheels of Soul Tour this Summer, with a handful of solo dates towards the end of the year. Comprised of slide guitar virtuoso Trucks, the feisty vocals of Tedeschi and a backing band of killer brass and rhythm section musicians, the Tedeschi Truck Band do southern-fried soul like no one else's business. These talented musicians are the perfect match, not only in their marriage, but each brings an electrifying energy to stage. Tedeschi, who knows a thing or two about guitar herself, could blow the roof off of any venue with her powerhouse pipes while Truck's slide solos have earned him the reputation as one of the best guitarists in the world. Expect upbeat, stomping blues numbers and rapturous applause.

Happy Hour Karaoke with Matt Hartman - Sid Gold's Request Room
October 12, 2017 - New York

Matt grew up listening to Ben Folds, Elton John, and Billy Joel. When he's not playing at Sid Gold's, you can find him playing on the Internet.

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe Mcginty - Sid Gold's Request Room
October 12, 2017 - New York

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Live Music with Bowtie Dave at Arlo NoMad - Arlo NoMad
October 12, 2017 - New York

Check out Bowtie Dave, the Ecuadorian native, coming to you live every Thursday at BARlo. The multi-talented singer-songwriter plays bass and guitar and acts as a loopmaster & sound engineer.

Listening Party: Unheard Monk – Never-Before-Heard Thelonious Monk Tapes - Varis Leichtman Studio
October 12, 2017 - New York

Join Greg Thomas, TS Monk, Zev Feldman, and Robin D.G. Kelley as they play never-before-heard live recordings of Thelonious Monk, discuss their placement in his career, and share insights into this rare and fantastic music!

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe Mcginty - Sid Gold's Request Room
October 13, 2017 - New York

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
October 13, 2017 - New York

Sid Gold's Request Room now features Happy Hour Piano Karaoke on Fridays! Start your weekend off with a song! With Mark Piro at the keys!

Dj Earl, Slick Shoota, Suzi Analogue, Mel G - Sunnyvale
October 13, 2017 - New York

DJ Earl entered the musical world in 2005 by means of dance battles. He participates local parties in rollerskating rinks, building up his unfailing knowledge of this culture. In 2008 he meet DJ Spinn and DJ Rashad — a sudden trigger that led him to produce his own footwork tracks and join the Ghetto Teknitianz beside Spinn, Rashad, Traxman and many others soon thereafter. DJ Earl represents the new generation of Chicago's sound, between jazz and funk tunes, devilish synthesizers, unstructured hip hop samples, heavy sub basses and mesmerizing snares. With releases on prestigious record labels such as Hyperdub & Planet Mu and appearances at Boiler Room & Fabric London there's no telling what's in store for the future.

Springsteen on Broadway - New York City Theatre
October 13, 2017 - New York

Start distressing your denims and prepare to rock that bandana because this isn't a drill, The Boss is coming to conquer Broadway. That's right, the one and only Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen brings his iconic slice of Americana to the Great White Way for a series of shows in which he'll take the audience through his life and career in only the way he can. Citing that he wanted to keep the event as 'personal and intimate as possible', he'll be blessing the 960 seat Walter Kerr Theatre for five nights a week for eight weeks this fall, promising a mixture of song and conversation for lucky ticket holders.

Bach-Beethoven-Barber & Fugues - Bloomingdale School of Music
October 13, 2017 - New York

Bloomingdale School of Music - Free Concert Series Bach, Beethoven, Barber, & Fugues One of the most exciting features of music for the piano is the combination of fugues with other compositional forms, the most notable being J.S. Bach’s preludes and fugues in The Well Tempered Clavier. By the early 19th century Beethoven began including fugues as final movements in his piano sonatas, a practice he continued and perfected throughout his life. The 20th century American composer Samuel Barber also included a fugue as the final statement in his celebrated “Piano Sonata” from 1949. This program illustrates the influence and treatment of fugue within a broader compositional spectrum by three masterful composers spanning 200 years. Monica Verona, piano*

Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt: A Site-Specific Opera for Families - American Museum of Natural History
October 13, 2017 - New York

Join Rhoda as she hunts for missing fossils throughout the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs! This opera by composer John Musto is based on the real-life experiences of Rhoda Knight Kalt and her grandfather Charles R. Knight, the famous naturalist illustrator whose paintings and sculptures are still on display at the Museum today. About the Opera Co-commissioned and co-produced with Lyric Opera of Chicago's Lyric Unlimited and Pittsburgh Opera, Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt is based on the real-life experiences of 8-year-old Rhoda Knight Kalt and her trips to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) with her grandfather Charles R. Knight, the famous naturalist artist who was commissioned to create paintings and sculptures of prehistoric creatures – many still on display at the AMNH today. The opera premieres in the AMNH's Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs in the fall 2017 before traveling to Chicago (Lyric Unlimited) and Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Opera).

Classical Music: New York Chamber Players Orchestra in Concert - Liederkranz Club Concert Hall
October 13, 2017 - New York

New York Chamber Players Orchestra presents the four winners of the 7th Annual Competition for prodigies: Joseph Hsia, violin Zehavi Rodriguez, cello Sara Yamada, violin Chelsea Xia, violin The youngest prodigy is Zehavi Rodriguez. He is 11 years old. NYCP is honored to have Joseph Hsia as a first prize winner; he will solo with the Philadelphia Orchestra (the big one)! Music by: Mozart - Symphony No. 40, Concerto No.5 (3rd mov) for violin and orchestra Sarasate - Gypsy Airs for violin and orchestra Saint Saens - Cello Concerto (1st mov) Vieuxtemps - Concerto No.5 for violin and orchestra Giacomo Franci - Conductor

Arts Brookfield presents New Sounds Live - Brookfield Place
Through October 13, 2017 - New York

The popular New Sounds Live series returns to the Winter Garden this October! Curated by WNYC‘s John Schaefer, New Sounds offers dynamic music from artists, composers, and traditional musicians. PERFORMANCES (All start at 7:30pm): Wednesday, October 11 Ben Neill and Carol Szymanski Thursday, October 12 A Tribute to Pauline Oliveros Darmstadt Ensemble led by Ben Neill and Zach Layton Friday, October 13 Sorrow: A re-imagining of Górecki’s Third Symphony Colin Stetson INSTALLATION: The Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band by Carol Szymanski October 6 – October 13

New Sounds Live - Brookfield Place New York
Through October 13, 2017 - New York

October 6 – October 11 Hours vary, check back for updates. The Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band by Carol Szymanski PERFORMANCES (All start at 7:30pm): Wednesday, October 11 MANITOGA (New York Premiere) STEAK abc (World Premiere) Ben Neill and Carol Szymanski Thursday, October 12 A Tribute to Pauline Oliveros Darmstadt Ensemble led by Ben Neill and Zach Layton Friday, October 13 Sorrow: A re-imagining of Górecki's Third Symphony Colin Stetson _____________________________________________________ ABOUT CAROL SZYMANSKI Carol Szymanski was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, studied at San Francisco Art Institute and the Whitney Museum Studio Program, and lives and works in New York. Her work has been exhibited internationally. Recent solo and collaborative exhibitions include "Emergency Eyewash" (with Barry Schwabsky), Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, 2017; "A Distance as Close as It Can Be," Elga Wimmer PCC, New York 2016; "My Life is an Index," Tanja Grunert Gallery, New York, 2015; and "Pissing Against the Wind, or Sketches on the Mental Drain on the Dead Banker," Guided by Invoices, New York, 2012, which have received press attention in Art... (read more)

New Sounds Live - Brookfield Place
Through October 13, 2017 - Battery Park City

This New Sounds Live series, curated by WNYC's John Schaefer, offers a captivating installation, the world premiere of The Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band by sculptor and multimedia artist, Carol Szymanski, in addition to an eclectic range of musical performances from artists, composers, and traditional musicians. Presented in totality for the first time, The Phonemophonic Alphabet Brass Band consists of 26 brass sculptures forming a three-dimensional font, which have also been crafted to function as musical instruments. Each horn sculpture (or "phonemophone," as Szymanski calls them) produces a unique range of tones generated by its particular letter shape. Since each horn represents a letter, they can "spell out" written texts by the order in which they are sounded—translating linguistic messages into musical terms. By the same token, they allow for something conceived of as a purely musical sequence to be thought of instead as a sequence of letters, perhaps a code. The result is an abstraction of language that opens a new genre, exploring sound, language, and visual elements in a striking new synthesis.

Springsteen on Broadway - New York City Theatre
October 14, 2017 - New York

Start distressing your denims and prepare to rock that bandana because this isn't a drill, The Boss is coming to conquer Broadway. That's right, the one and only Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen brings his iconic slice of Americana to the Great White Way for a series of shows in which he'll take the audience through his life and career in only the way he can. Citing that he wanted to keep the event as 'personal and intimate as possible', he'll be blessing the 960 seat Walter Kerr Theatre for five nights a week for eight weeks this fall, promising a mixture of song and conversation for lucky ticket holders.

Jameson Love Thy Neighborhood Brewery Fest in Support of New York Restoration Project - The Duggal Greenhouse
October 14, 2017 - Brooklyn

On Saturday, October 14th, Jameson and New York Restoration Project welcomes you (and a drinking buddy) to join the craft brewers who are part of Jameson’s established Drinking Buddies program, as well as Jameson Music emerging artists for an afternoon full of live music, great food, Jameson Caskmates and limited-edition beers. While at the festival, you’ll have the opportunity speak with the local brewers and hear from Dave Quinn, “Head of Whiskey Science” at Jameson.

HONK Pop-Up - Chashama
October 14, 2017 - New York

HONK NYC presents HONK POP-UP! Part of the HONK NYC Festival, the event begins in Brooklyn at the NY Transit Museum and makes its Manhattan stop at Anita's Way. HONK Pop-Up offers audiences in various locations across NYC the chance to encounter unexpected marching band performances, instantaneous spectacle activations and spontaneous dance parties. Damas de Ferro, from Rio de Janiero, Brazil, performs at Anita's Way, presented by HONK NYC. Damas de Ferro ("Iron Ladies" in Portuguese) was formed in 2013 out of the desire to create a project that showcased street art and music made by women playing brass and percussion instruments. The band consists of 14 female musicians who play a repertoire of contemporary music in a variety of performance styles, from stage shows to the streets. The group believes strongly in empowering, and all the musicians share a common goal of highlighting and supporting all forms of feminist protest. About the Artists HONK NYC is an annual celebration that brings the tradition of global street band music and spectacle to people everywhere. The organization's flagship festival happens the second week of October, in parks, at clubs, in schools, an... (read more)

Live Music with Soulful Sounds at Arlo NoMad - Arlo NoMad
October 14, 2017 - New York

Join us every Saturday for live music in the studios from the New Jersey natives, Soulful Sounds. Soulful Sounds consist of college-educated young males having a passion for playing music. The group started out as a duo of the saxophonist and the keyboardist. However, over the years the band has expanded into a five-piece smooth ensemble. Soulful Sounds focuses on providing smooth live entertainment.

The Band's Visit - New York City Theatre
Through October 14, 2017 - New York

After its rapturous reception Off-Broadway in 2016, the award-winning The Band's Visit transfers to the main stem. A beautifully etched musical, that explores Israeli and Arab relations through a very human story, it follows the fortunes of an Egyptian police band who are left stranded in the remote town of Petah Tikva, and are taken in by the locals. Based on a 2007 movie, the music and lyrics come from David Yazbek, whose previous Broadway credits include The Full Monty and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. During its Off-Broadway run, the Band's Visit was named by many critics as their favorite musical of the season, and was named 'Best Musical' at the Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, and NY Drama Critics' Circle awards. Most of the Off-Broadway cast returns for this transfer, including three-time Tony nominee Tony Shalhoub (The Price, Monk).

Tedeschi Trucks Band - New York City Theatre
Through October 14, 2017 - New York

The Grammy-winning husband and wife duo Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are hitting the road on the Wheels of Soul Tour this Summer, with a handful of solo dates towards the end of the year. Comprised of slide guitar virtuoso Trucks, the feisty vocals of Tedeschi and a backing band of killer brass and rhythm section musicians, the Tedeschi Truck Band do southern-fried soul like no one else's business. These talented musicians are the perfect match, not only in their marriage, but each brings an electrifying energy to stage. Tedeschi, who knows a thing or two about guitar herself, could blow the roof off of any venue with her powerhouse pipes while Truck's slide solos have earned him the reputation as one of the best guitarists in the world. Expect upbeat, stomping blues numbers and rapturous applause.

The Bottom Line: If These Walls Could Talk - Schimmel Center
Through October 14, 2017 - New York

Join us for a multimedia celebration of The Bottom Line, featuring music and memories, songs and stories by a selection of artists who were regular performers at the iconic club. Host Paul Shaffer with special guests will swap stories about their favorite times on stage, off stage and backstage and perform songs that made the club a destination for fans of all music genres.

Martin Halpern Chamber Opera "Last Wishes" - Shetler Studios
Through October 14, 2017 - NY

Composer/librettist Martin Halpern presents his comic chamber opera "Last Wishes," in which aging Irving Rifkin must decide upon his final resting place - is it to be next to his first wife or his current wife?? Cast is sopranos Emily Stokes and Judith Barnes, tenor Aram Tchobanian, and baritone Jim Trainor, accompanied by pianist Earl Buys.

Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt: A Site-Specific Opera for Families - American Museum of Natural History
October 15, 2017 - New York

Join Rhoda as she hunts for missing fossils throughout the Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs! This opera by composer John Musto is based on the real-life experiences of Rhoda Knight Kalt and her grandfather Charles R. Knight, the famous naturalist illustrator whose paintings and sculptures are still on display at the Museum today. About the Opera Co-commissioned and co-produced with Lyric Opera of Chicago's Lyric Unlimited and Pittsburgh Opera, Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt is based on the real-life experiences of 8-year-old Rhoda Knight Kalt and her trips to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) with her grandfather Charles R. Knight, the famous naturalist artist who was commissioned to create paintings and sculptures of prehistoric creatures – many still on display at the AMNH today. The opera premieres in the AMNH's Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs in the fall 2017 before traveling to Chicago (Lyric Unlimited) and Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh Opera).

Neil Grover - Pianos
October 15, 2017 - New York

Neil will be performing at Pianos in NYC on Sunday October 15th, doing mostly originals as he nears the release of his upcoming EP,"Whoa"!!

Vinyl Hour at Arlo SoHo - Arlo SoHo
October 15, 2017 - New York

Whether you’re a music guru or you can’t tell the difference between Madonna and Prince, come join us in sifting through our massive collection of vinyl records every Sunday in The Library. Sit back and listen or take a turn as DJ by switching up the records on our turntable. Enjoy complimentary rosé while we take you back in time, reminding you of that time you made out with your high school crush in your mom’s minivan…or maybe you don’t want to remember that. Regardless, our collection appeals to everyone.

Open House New York - International House - International House
Through October 15, 2017 - New York

For two days each October, the annual Open House New York Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York During OHNY Weekend, visitors can relax and enjoy musical performances by current I-House residents from around the world in the Main Lounge, a true living room that features a working fireplace with a hand carved mantle and two marble staircases, all designed in the Classical Revival style the Rockefellers favored. They can also visit the Soros Room (rarely open to the public), which features 1834 hand-blocked wallpaper, “Scenes of North America” by Zuber, a French manufacturer, and designed by Jean-Julien Deltil. (The same wallpaper can be found in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, installed by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961.) Jazz, pop and classical musical performances by I-House Residents from around the world alongside a Cash Bar - Beer and Wine just $5! Guided tours will be given at 12, 1, 2, 3 and 3:30 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through October 18, 2017 - New York

With a style The Sunday Times calls "catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination," Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under his belt, he's toured internationally alongside the likes of Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Amy Macdonald. His quirky, native new york, piano-man sound has found its largest audience in Holland, where he headlined Amsterdam's legendary venue, Paradiso. His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR's Ask Me Another.

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through October 20, 2017 - New York

Sid Gold's Request Room now features Happy Hour Piano Karaoke on Fridays! Start your weekend off with a song! With Mark Piro at the keys!

Live Piano Karaoke with Joe McGinty - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through October 20, 2017 - New York

Joe McGinty was the keyboardist for the Psychedelic Furs from 1987 until 1992. He is also the founder and music director of Loser's Lounge, an NYC tribute series that has played to sold out crowds in NYC for over 20 years. He has worked with The Ramones, Ronnie Spector, Nada Surf and many others. TV and film credits include "One More Time" with Christopher Walken, "Bored To Death" and "Last Chance Harvey" Interests include pinball, roller coasters and vinyl records.

Shirley House Live at The McKittrick Hotel - McKittrick Hotel
Through October 20, 2017 - New York

The McKittrick Hotel (home of ‘Sleep No More’) presents Shirley House, appearing live every Friday at dance speakeasy The Heath. There is a full bar available and NO COVER for general admission! Doors open at 11pm, and Shirley House takes the stage at 11:30pm. A band of electronic-instrumentalists, soul singers, and Afro-house dancers, Shirley House marries pop melodies to the cutting-edge sound of today's electronic house music. Think Beyoncé meets ‘Paris is Burning.’ For more information about Shirley House, visit www.shirleyhousemusic.com. General Admission is free of charge, and reserved seating is available for $25 per guest. To RSVP or reserve a seat, please visit https://mckittrickhotel.com/calendar and select show date. Libations are available for purchase throughout the night. About The McKittrick Hotel The McKittrick Hotel (@TheMcKittrick) is home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, rooftop garden bar Gallow Green, jazz age-inspired speakeasy Manderley Bar and The Heath, a full-service restaurant that moonlights as a live music venue. The McKittrick is also renowned for elaborate costume parties and one-of-a-kind events, including The McKittrick M... (read more)

BRIC JazzFest - BRIC Arts Media
Through October 21, 2017 - Brooklyn

This October 14-21, the third annual BRIC JazzFest features film, dance, a panel discussion, and a three-stage, three-night live music marathon that brings some of the most exciting global legends in jazz and groundbreaking emerging jazz artists to Brooklyn. Each evening is designed to let the audience move freely among performances and catch all of the artists each night, while enjoying great food and drink from the BRIC House café and bar.

Live Piano Karaoke with Leslie Goshko! - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through October 21, 2017 - New York

Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post Comedy) is the host and creator of the monthly storytelling series, Sideshow Goshko, which has been hailed as a Time Out New York and New York Times "Critics' Pick", and also noted as "a well-programmed night" by the New York Times.Sideshow Goshkohas been featured on TruTV'sImpractical Jokers, NPR'sSnap Judgment, and inThe New Yorker. Her cabaret show "An Old-Fashioned Piano Party with Leslie Goshko" is heralded as a Time Out New York "Critic's Pick" and she served as the musical director for NY1 anchors Pat Kiernan and Jamie Stelter's live show at 92Y, "Pat and Jamie's NY." And thanks to the support of many Internet voters, she performed with the cast of Hairspray on Broadway.

Bassey & The Heathens Live at The McKittrick Hotel - McKittrick Hotel
Through October 21, 2017 - New York

The McKittrick Hotel (home of ‘Sleep No More’) presents Bassey & The Heathens, appearing live every Saturday at The Heath dance speakeasy. There is a full bar available and NO COVER for general admission! Doors open at 11pm, and Bassey & The Heathens take the stage at 11:30pm. The McKittrick Hotel’s house band Bassey & The Heathens rocks The Heath after hours, with electrifying and soulful rock versions of familiar pop hits. Ms. Bassey delivers an irresistible, high-energy experience that slices across musical styles with dexterity and elegance. The band’s sound can be described as a blend of pop, soul, funk, electronic dance music (EDM) and classic R&B. For more information about Bassey, visit www.inyangbassey.com. General Admission is free of charge, and reserved seating is available for $25 per guest. To RSVP or reserve a seat, please visit https://mckittrickhotel.com/calendar and select show date. Libations are available for purchase throughout the night. About The McKittrick Hotel The McKittrick Hotel (@TheMcKittrick) is home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, rooftop garden bar Gallow Green, jazz age-inspired speakeasy Manderley Bar and The Heath, a... (read more)

Ruen Brothers Live at The McKittrick Hotel - McKittrick Hotel
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

The McKittrick Hotel (home of ‘Sleep No More’) presents the Ruen Brothers, appearing live every weekend at Manderley Bar. There is a full bar available and NO COVER for general admission! Doors open at 2am Saturday and 12am Sunday mornings, after ‘Sleep No More’ concludes for the night. From U.K. pub circuits to being on the same bill as The Rolling Stones, the Ruen Brothers (Rupert and Henry Stansall) have received critical acclaim, for a sound influenced by Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Morrissey. Having collaborated with such artists as The Weeknd, Tom Odell, Lana Del Rey and legendary producer Rick Rubin, the Ruen Brothers were named 'Coachella 2015: 10 Artists to catch at the fest before they get huge’ by the Los Angeles Times. For more information about Ruen Brothers, visit http://ruenbrothers.com. This is a free event. Tickets and RSVP are not required. About The McKittrick Hotel The McKittrick Hotel (@TheMcKittrick) is home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, rooftop garden bar Gallow Green, jazz age-inspired speakeasy Manderley Bar and The Heath, a full-service restaurant that moonlights as a live music venue. The McKittrick is also renowned for el... (read more)

Ruen Brothers Live at The McKittrick Hotel - McKittrick Hotel
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

The McKittrick Hotel (home of ‘Sleep No More’) presents the Ruen Brothers, appearing live every weekend at Manderley Bar. There is a full bar available and NO COVER for general admission! Doors open at 2am Saturday and 12am Sunday mornings, after ‘Sleep No More’ concludes for the night. From U.K. pub circuits to being on the same bill as The Rolling Stones, the Ruen Brothers (Rupert and Henry Stansall) have received critical acclaim, for a sound influenced by Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Morrissey. Having collaborated with such artists as The Weeknd, Tom Odell, Lana Del Rey and legendary producer Rick Rubin, the Ruen Brothers were named 'Coachella 2015: 10 Artists to catch at the fest before they get huge’ by the Los Angeles Times. For more information about Ruen Brothers, visit http://ruenbrothers.com. This is a free event. Tickets and RSVP are not required. About The McKittrick Hotel The McKittrick Hotel (@TheMcKittrick) is home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, rooftop garden bar Gallow Green, jazz age-inspired speakeasy Manderley Bar and The Heath, a full-service restaurant that moonlights as a live music venue. The McKittrick is also renowned for el... (read more)

Rogério Boccato Jazz Vespers Residency - Saint Peter's Church
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

Each Sunday at 5:00 P.M. an open community gathers for prayer and reflection on the lines of sacred scripture and jazz. The community is diverse and includes people who live near and far, native and new New Yorkers, and people visiting New York City. Oftentimes churches will bring groups from their home congregations. Others are not Christians or are exploring Christianity for the first time in this supportive environment. Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play. As at every other liturgy of Saint Peter's Church, everyone is welcome.

RogéRio Boccato Jazz Vespers Residency - Saint Peter's Church
Through October 22, 2017 - New York

Each Sunday at 5:00 P.M. an open community gathers for prayer and reflection on the lines of sacred scripture and jazz. The community is diverse and includes people who live near and far, native and new New Yorkers, and people visiting New York City. Oftentimes churches will bring groups from their home congregations. Others are not Christians or are exploring Christianity for the first time in this supportive environment. Musicians from New York and throughout the world come to play. As at every other liturgy of Saint Peter's Church, everyone is welcome. bout this residency Starting on Sunday, October 1, at Jazz Vespers we begin exploring a new format to mark the start of the 2017-18 Arts Season at Saint Peter's. Each month we will feature one (or more) artists-in-residence, who are designing a multi-date program featuring their own guest artists. Our first artist-in-residence is percussionist Rogério Boccato, who leads different groups on October 1, 8, 15 and 22.

Amber Martin Presents The Amber Zone! - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through October 23, 2017 - New York

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. A TimeOutNY Pick! The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly. Amber Martin is a NYC – based performing artist, vocalist and funny lady with a pretty great resume in downtown performance chic. Each Monday, Amber plays producer of the show as well as her own version of Joe the Bartender! She'll be serving them up cold and classy in the front bar while you sip away and enjoy a true NYC – style show experience in the back! Please stick around after the show to mingle with the artists and their cool friends while everyone is invited to join the post-show, honest to god rock a... (read more)

Live Piano Karaoke with Paul Leschen - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through October 23, 2017 - New York

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