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Things to Do in the Theater District This Week - September 17-September 24

September 17, 2017 - by CG Directory Editor
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Things to Do in the Theater District This Week Photo: Diego Torres Silvestre/Flickr 


Planning on catching a Broadway show in New York City's Theater District during your visit to the Big Apple? If so, make sure you check out City Guide's list of things to do in the Theater District this week for all the best of this famed midtown area. Museums, galleries, restaurants, and bars can all be found in the heart of the city.

Harlem Gospel Choir - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 17, 2017 - New York

Southern Buffet & Live Music Every Sunday from 12:30 - 2:30 pm Featuring The World-Famous Harlem Gospel Choir On any Sunday you can visit a soul-food brunch at BB King Blues Club, New York City. The home-style "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the gospel performances will have you dancing on the stage. Please choose the Gospel Brunch event you wish to attend from the calendar below.

10th Annual Circle Wind Concert Japan-US Glee Club Festival - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
September 17, 2017 - New York City

Performers Artists to be announced

10th Annual Circle Wind Concert Japan-US Glee Club Festival - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
September 17, 2017 - New York City

Performers Artists to be announced

Adam Gyorgy Foundation Winners Recital - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
September 17, 2017 - New York

Performers Pianist to be announced

2017 New York International Artists Competition Winners Showcase - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
September 17, 2017 - New York

Performers Winners Concert

TCS New York City Marathon Tune-Up (18m) - New York Road Runners
September 17, 2017 - New York

This popular event is held just seven weeks before 50,000-plus runners are scheduled to line up at the TCS New York City Marathon start in Fort Wadsworth! The Tune-Up in Central Park provides 18 miles of motivation and camaraderie to carry you through the challenging preparation phase. Please note that you must complete the full 18-mile distance and cross the finish line wearing your race number in order to receive credit for your run and appear in the results.

Tcs New York City Marathon Tune-Up (18m) - New York Road Runners
September 17, 2017 - New York

This popular event is held just seven weeks before 50,000-plus runners are scheduled to line up at the TCS New York City Marathon start in Fort Wadsworth! The Tune-Up in Central Park provides 18 miles of motivation and camaraderie to carry you through the challenging preparation phase. Please note that you must complete the full 18-mile distance and cross the finish line wearing your race number in order to receive credit for your run and appear in the results.

NYRR Kurt Steiner Cross Country (5k) - New York Road Runners
September 17, 2017 - New York

"If you can hear my voice, you can break…" Those words, spoken by beloved race announcer Kurt Steiner (1921-1993), encouraged countless race finishers to run their hearts out. Steiner was a founding member of NYRR and a competitive runner and race walker. Born in Austria, Steiner was a member of the French Foreign Legion who escaped from enemy captors. Yankees Hall of Fame pitcher Whitey Ford was one of his soldiers in the U.S. Army. Steiner worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help stage the first five-borough New York City Marathon and assisted NYRR with race scoring, race applications, and media activities. Please note: NYRR cross country races do not count toward the 9+1 program.

Sistas: the Musical - New York City Theatre
September 17, 2017 - New York

Popular off-Broadway musical Sistas returns to thw St Luke's Theatre! is a nonstop celebration! Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Smash's Kenneth Ferrone, the production follows five women as they prepare to bury the matriarch of their family. Truths, memories and relationships come to the fore, sometimes welcome, sometimes not. Bring your best gal pal, your sister, your mother, even your aunt for this celebration of female family. After a much-loved matriarch's death, the women in the family clean out her attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive," "Tyrone," "I am Not My Hair" and "A Woman's Worth."

David Dejesus - Birdland
September 17, 2017 - New York

Brunch of Shame - West Bank Cafe
September 17, 2017 - New York

Not so fresh from the night before, Tony Award Winner Daisy Eagan and Tony Award Winner-Adjacent, Jordan Kai Burnett return to the Beechman as NYC's newest (returning residents) Living in NYC is easy A.F. right?

I Only Have LIES For You - West Bank Cafe
September 17, 2017 - New York

Nikki M. James and Amy Wolk present a hilarious, fast-paced game show featuring Broadway panelists as they lie their way to the top. Hosted by MAC Award winner Amy Wolk with Nate Buccieri at the piano, and a panel of Broadway favorites

Run 10 Feed 10 NYC 10K - Pier 84 at Hudson River Park
September 17, 2017 - New York

Want to help fight domestic hunger? All you have to do is RUN! Join our friends at Women's Health magazine for RUN 10 FEED 10 on Sunday, September 17 in New York City to run a 10K and you’ll instantly feed 10 people in your own hometown. Runners cross the start line at Pier 84 and race down the West Side Highway for a morning of fitness, fun, and giving back. Registration includes a limited-edition FEED bag and donation of 10 meals. Visit http://run10feed10.com/race_post/new-york-city-race/ to register and learn more! #RUN10FEED10

IAC at Brooklyn Book Festival - Irish Arts Center
September 17, 2017 - New York

Irish Arts Center is sharing a table with our friends Glucksman Ireland House at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Come find us!

MAD…OR DAD? - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 17, 2017 - New York

2017 United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 8th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $35 (plus a $2.25 Theatre Restoration Charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.

Blood and Water - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 17, 2017 - New York

2017 United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 8th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $35 (plus a $2.25 Theatre Restoration Charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.

IN THE GRAY - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 17, 2017 - New York

It's hard to put Antu into words. It's even harder to put her in a box. Quirky, awkward, sometimes hot, sometimes lukewarm, this Ethiopian American woman, actor, daughter and mother explores her experience of being an outsider from deep within. Director: Celestine Rae. Lighting & Set Design: Matthew Fick. Executive Producer: TADIAS Magazine. Show image by Anthony Artis. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, African American community, immigrants. Links: artist, related.

Ray Bradbury's Pillar Of Fire - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 17, 2017 - New York

Emmy Award-winner Oberst ("Criminal Minds") breathes Bradbury's 1948 text like grave dust. William Lantry is a literal dead man walking; the last corpse on a future Earth where superstition and burial are banned. This world knows no fear. Lantry will teach them! Winner: Hollywood Fringe Platinum Medal; Best Los Angeles Solo Show 2015. "Oberst is part zombie, part magician..." Playwright: Ray Bradbury. Director: Ezra Buzzington. Recommended for: sci-fi & horror fans. Links: show, artist, video.

Certain Women. 2016. Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 17, 2017 - New York

Certain Women. 2016. USA. Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt. With Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Lily Gladstone. DCP. 107 min. The lives of four very different women intersect in a small Montana town—but none of them pause to realize how they intersect with one another. If they did, they would resolve some personal issues and maybe bring some consolation into their lives. A frazzled attorney carries on a passionless affair; a married couple decides to build a weekend cabin but realize their marriage is crumbling; and Beth, a young lawyer, drives four hours in each direction to teach an adult-ed class about some mundane aspect of the law. Actress Lily Gladstone, as the lonely rancher who becomes enamored of Beth, is the true standout in this film. Her face, with its benevolent smile, is as open as the Montana landscape. When her heart breaks, so will yours.

Herlin Riley Quintet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 17, 2017 - New York

Veteran drummer and founding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley has been the drummer of choice for bandleaders such as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis. Riley's sound is rooted in his home of New Orleans, but his rhythmic vocabulary expands miles beyond any one style or location. At Dizzy's, he will demonstrate his skills as bandleader, with a quintet featuring some of the best young talent in New York, including trumpeter Bruce Harris, pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist Russell Hall, and saxophonist Godwin Louis. Groove comes first when Riley is on drums, and his performances at Dizzy's are always a good time!

Herlin Riley Quintet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 17, 2017 - New York

Veteran drummer and founding Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra member Herlin Riley has been the drummer of choice for bandleaders such as Ahmad Jamal and Wynton Marsalis. Riley's sound is rooted in his home of New Orleans, but his rhythmic vocabulary expands miles beyond any one style or location. At Dizzy's, he will demonstrate his skills as bandleader, with a quintet featuring some of the best young talent in New York, including trumpeter Bruce Harris, pianist Emmet Cohen, bassist Russell Hall, and saxophonist Godwin Louis. Groove comes first when Riley is on drums, and his performances at Dizzy's are always a good time!

Iac at Brooklyn Book Festival - Irish Arts Center
September 17, 2017 - New York

Irish Arts Center is sharing a table with our friends Glucksman Ireland House at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Come find us!

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 17, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 17, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

The Death of the Moon (NY) - The Theater Center
September 17, 2017 - New York

In The Death of the Moon, a dark and dramatic new solo musical, Danielle (Chloe Tucker) -- cheated and disenfranchised from the world -- rhapsodies about her loneliness and downward spiral into the seedy underbelly of New York City.

Rod Man - Carolines on Broadway
Through September 17, 2017 - Times Square Theater District

Best known as the winner of Last Comic Standing Season 8, Comedian is truly a gem in the World of Standup Comedy today. His unique delivery and voice capture the attention of audiences. Throw in his laid back style, southern charm, wit, and ability to find the funny in everyday life, and you have the ingredients for a future Comedy Star in the making. Rod Man got hooked on comedy at a young age. He signed up for "open mic" nights at Atlanta's Uptown Comedy Club, hosted by the hilarious Earthquake. "Uptown was the place to be on Tuesday nights. The place was packed. You never knew who would stop in and do a guest spot. And you never really knew when you were going to hit the stage, because the list meant absolutely nothing to Earthquake." Since those open mic nights, Rod has become an award-winning, quintessential entertainer. He has graced the stage at Caesar's Palace, The Gibson Amphitheater, and The Apollo Theater. He is currently the host of his own YouTube shows – Time Out with Rod Man and That Good Funny. Rod Man is competing on the upcoming season of "Last Comic Standing" and has made many other television appearances, including "The Bad Boys of Comedy" for HB... (read more)

Quiet Clubbing Weekly Vip Rooftop Party - Stage 48
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

We've got another big night going down at the Cantina Rooftop at Stage 48! Rain or shine, this amazing venue, will give you an incredible scenic view of the city. Our Stage 48 party series is known to get wild, with people dancing harder than anything we've ever seen, so we're really excited to see what this wonderful night on the rooftop will bring.

Lifestyle Saturdays - Stage 48
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

Actress / Comic Nicky Sunshine's Solo Show 'Confessions of A Massage Parlor Madam" - Broadway Comedy Club
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

Actress / comedian Nicky Sunshine brings her solo comedic performance "Confessions of A Massage Parlor Madam" to the Broadway Comedy Club (318 W. 53rd Street) for shows on Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th @ 4:00pm. Produced by Top Knotch Entertainment, admission to the show is $10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door with a one-drink minimum per person. For reservations, go to: nickysunshinecomedy.word… The 60-minute "Confessions" is described by Nicky as "a funny, poignant look at the period she spent as a sex worker upon arriving in New York in 2002." The show- which contains adult themes, language and content - received great reviews at its 2016 premiere in Harlem and had two sold out Off-Off Broadway performances earlier this year. Broadway Comedy Club is located in the Hell’s Kitchen / Theatre District of Manhattan on 53rd Street between 8th & 9th Aves. Take the "C," "E" or #1 subway to 50th Street. For more information, call: 212-757-2323 . For more Nicky Sunshine info connect with her at: nickycomedy@yahoo.com

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre present TimePiece - John Jay College Rooftop Plaza
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre present TimePiece September 16 & 17, 2017 at 5:30pm CUNY Dance Initiative and John Jay College, in collaboration with Kinesis Project dance theatre, present TimePiece, a performance on the gorgeous rooftop plaza at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, NYC on September 16 & 17, 2017 at 5:30pm. Tickets are $25 ($20 Early Bird before 8/21, $30 at the door) at https://timepiece-on-the-roof.eventbrite.com. Kinesis Project dance theatre, led by choreographer Melissa Riker, creates another beautiful and engaging world for the gorgeous rooftop terrace of John Jay College through the CUNY Dance Initiative. TimePiece, or: Another imperfect measurement of us, Riker's newest collaboration with NYC costume designer Asa Thornton and Seattle visual artist Celeste Cooning, is a site-specific dance about time, perspective and connection over distances created for the breathtaking roof. With live music and dances on escalators, steps, on the grass and viewed from above, the piece spans the entire space, and invites audiences into the colorful world of the piece. As the dancers move, spin an... (read more)

REGGAE FEST VS SOCA SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE AT BB KINGS TIMES SQUARE - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

ATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16TH EPIC LEAGUE ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS REGGAE FEST VS. SOCA DJ'S DJ YUNG RAGE DJ MAYA DJ LEGEND DRESSCODE: NO BAGGY CLOTHES, SWEATPANTS, WHITE TEE'S, TANK TOPS OR BASKEBALL SHORTS. NO REFUNDS. IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO ATTEND THE EVENT AFTER YOU PURCHASED YOUR TICKET. 18 TO PARTY 21 TO DRINK.

Bandstand - New York City Theatre
Through September 17, 2017 - New York

"Director-choreographer Andy (Hamilton) Blankenbuehler deploys a cast headed by the sparkling and tough Laura Osnes and Corey Cott and boasting some of the most spectacular dancers on Broadway this minute." A musical in the classic mode, Bandstand transports you back to the sizzling big band era of the 1940s. Marrying a central love story with a grounded post-WW2 setting, Bandstand is a Broadway spectacular with real emotional bite. Its story follows a group of veterans who form a swing band on their return home, with the hope of hitting the big time in a national radio competition. The production won the 2017 Tony for Best Choreography, and also picked up two Drama Desk Awards. The latest show from the Paper Mill Playhouse stable (which in recent years has also given us A Bronx Tale), Bandstand boasts electric dancing and direction from Andy Blankenbuehler, who won two Tonys for choreographing Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights and Hamilton and has been nominated for two 2017 Tony Awards for his work on this production! The jazzy score is written by Richard Oberacker & Robert Taylor, much of which is played live on stage, and reprising their roles from the Paper Mill stagin... (read more)

PARTNERS - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 18, 2017 - New York

om was a happy loner and confirmed bachelor—until he found his true love in Johan, a world-renowned ballet dancer. But when their 14-year relationship suddenly ends with Johan's untimely death, the loss seems insurmountable. This musical tells the story of Tom's search for an answer to whether it's possible to truly survive the loss of one's soulmate

Becoming OCD - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 18, 2017 - New York

2017 United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 8th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $35 (plus a $2.25 Theatre Restoration Charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.

The Dave Liebman Big Band, conducted by Gunnar Mossblad, celebrates John Coltrane - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 18, 2017 - New York

NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Dave Liebman is a living legend who has recorded on over 500 albums, including more than 70 as a leader. He celebrated his 70th birthday with us during the 2016 Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival, and we're thrilled to have him back again this year. This one-night-only performance will feature Liebman's acclaimed Big Band and the music of John Coltrane. The group's recent tribute to Wayne Shorter showed its ability to transform the demanding, idiosyncratic music of a master saxophonist into effective big band charts. With smart song choices, an extraordinary band of ensemble players and soloists, and the direction of Gunnar Mossblad, we expect this to be yet another project that meets unusually high expectations.

The Dave Liebman Big Band, conducted by Gunnar Mossblad, celebrates John Coltrane - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 18, 2017 - New York

NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Dave Liebman is a living legend who has recorded on over 500 albums, including more than 70 as a leader. He celebrated his 70th birthday with us during the 2016 Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival, and we're thrilled to have him back again this year. This one-night-only performance will feature Liebman's acclaimed Big Band and the music of John Coltrane. The group's recent tribute to Wayne Shorter showed its ability to transform the demanding, idiosyncratic music of a master saxophonist into effective big band charts. With smart song choices, an extraordinary band of ensemble players and soloists, and the direction of Gunnar Mossblad, we expect this to be yet another project that meets unusually high expectations.

The Moth: Global Stories of Women and Girls - The Appel Room
September 18, 2017 - New York

Please join The Moth and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a special evening of trailblazing stories told by inspiring women from Africa, who are working to improve the lives of women and girls. Storytellers are graduates of the Moth's Global Community Program, which develops stories from extraordinary people around the globe through its workshop programs and performance opportunities.

The Funniest Show on Broadway - Carolines on Broadway
September 18, 2017 - NEW YORK

THE FUNNIEST SHOW ON BROADWAY Host: Kerry Coddett. Featuring: Tom Thakkar, Guilia Rozzi, Josh Rabinowitz, Alex English, Greg Stone, Matt Ruby, Joseph Vecsey A showcase of New York City's best comics handpicked by Carolines on Broadway staff. The Funniest Show On Broadway comedians have been featured on ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, E!, Funny or Die, HBO, Hulu, MTV, NBC, Netflix, TBS, truTV, Vice & More!

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 18, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Swingadelic - SWING 46
September 18, 2017 - New York

For years, the band has been playing tunes from the Count Basie and Duke Ellington era of the 30?s to music from the swingin' 60?s like Ray Charles and the Beatles as well as originals.

Ali Stroker - The Green Room 42
Through September 18, 2017 - New York

Ali Stroker made history as the first actress in wheelchair to appear on Broadway. She has starred on both THE GLEE PROJECT and GLEE, and this fall you will see her alongside Kyra Sedgwick on ABC's new drama 10 DAYS IN THE VALLEY. Come and watch as Ali cleans out her emotional closet and burns her actual dresses; going full out on intimacy, activism, and figuring out who the f*&# she is!!

B.B. King Blues Club All*Stars - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 19, 2017 - New York

The Harlem Blues Project specializes in soulful New York blues with a twist! The band features blues masters Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack, and Barry Harrison plus a revolving cast of NYC's finest blues musicians including Bill Sims Jr., Michael Hill, Irving Louis Lattin and Solomon Hicks. Jerry was raised in Harlem and caught the music bug early in life. A fateful walk through Washington Square Park found him being introduced to the New York City Blues scene by way of the now infamous Dan Lynch Blues Bar. Jerry spent the next thirteen years learning to play Bass and sing, while also hosting the Saturday and Sunday Blues Jams. There Jerry Shared his stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and many more Blues Artists. His Bass baritone voice and thunderous bass playing have earned him a place in New York's Blues Hall of Fame. Jerry's band "The Dugger Brothers" are a staple on the New York City Blues scene. Influenced by Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Jan Akkerman, and Wes Montgomery, Junior Mack deftly displays these influences, although the foundation of his playing lies in the soulfulness of Gospel and Blues. An opportunity to play for the late Pops Staples an... (read more)

Rorianne Schrade, Piano - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
September 19, 2017 - New York

Performers Rorianne Schrade, Piano

Shattered - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 19, 2017 - New York

After sexual assault shatters a young woman's world, she must pick up the broken pieces of herself and put them back together again. Through narration and character development, this show whimsically takes us on the journey of one individual examining how her past has shaped her views on sex, sexuality, and relationships. A serio-comedy about self-awareness, frigidity and trauma recovery

Please Stand Clear the Doors are Closing - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 19, 2017 - New York

2017 United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 8th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $35 (plus a $2.25 Theatre Restoration Charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.

Night Moves. 2013. Directed by Kelly Reichardt - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 19, 2017 - New York

Night Moves. 2013. USA. Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Screenplay by Jonathan Raymond, Reichardt. With Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard. DCP. 112 min. The environmental thriller Night Moves, about a trio of eco-terrorists deep into a plot to blow up an Oregon hydroelectric dam, represents a monumental shift in Kelly Reichardt's filmography. Each protagonist has a private backstory—dropout, trust-fund baby, ex-military—that tumbles out in the quiet moments of the film. As in many of Reichardt's films, the primordial, verdant Oregon landscape often acts as a hushed character in the narrative.

Artist Talk with James Little - The Art Students League
September 19, 2017 - New York

James Little is a meticulous craftsman who creates his own colors with pure pigment and heated beeswax, and layers each hue multiple times in parallel bands on the canvas. This technique gives his paintings a formal intelligence, a depth of color and an exciting energy that is all their own. In his new paintings, color and structure are critical fixations that in Little's work complement his geometric pictorial style. The edges of his vertical bands are saturated with lucid color as they give way to other patterns – chevrons, rectangles and zigzag designs of varying widths. Little lives and works in New York City. He holds a BFA from the Memphis Academy of Art and an MFA from Syracuse University. Little has participated in numerous one-person and group exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Free and open to the public

The War on Drugs - Terminal 5
September 19, 2017 - New York

A poetic storyteller and portraitist of people adrift and clawing their way forward in a depressed American landscape." - NY Times "Craig Finn has created a universe as big as America, a stage that stretches from Minneapolis to Ybor City, from the bars of Chicago to behind bars in Memphis" - Pitchfork Perhaps best known as the singer of The Hold Steady, Craig Finn is a Minnesota-bred singer/songwriter and guitarist based in New York City. Finn's highly descriptive lyrical style has a focus on narrative, crafting whole worlds for the people in his songs to exist within. In 1994, he helped form Lifter Puller, refining his craft over the course of their three albums before the band called it quits in 2000. At this point, Finn relocated to New York and reunited with Lifter Puller bassist Tad Kubler to form The Hold Steady in 2003. While the band's whiskey-fueled bar rock sound was a departure from the angular, synth-filled sounds of Lifter Puller, Finn's lyrically dense storytelling style remained intact, making The Hold Steady the thinking man's bar band. After five critically acclaimed albums with the band, 2012 saw Finn release his first solo album Clear Heart Full Eyes. In ... (read more)

Yasushi Nakamura Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 19, 2017 - New York

Yasushi Nakamura is here for one set only, and that's all it takes to understand why he's one of New York's most in-demand bassists. An elite rhythm section member and soloist, Nakamura has an unstoppable swing feel and hard-earned versatility. He'll be joined by a similarly excellent pair of rhythm section members and bandleaders: pianist Lawrence Fields and drummer Clarence Penn. Come check out this exciting and always tasteful group in a classic trio configuration.

Corcoran Holt - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 19, 2017 - New York

Corcoron Holt is a rising star bassist who has performed with a long list of greats. At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, he recently appeared in the bands of Tia Fuller, Josh Evans, Wycliffe Gordon, Bria Skonberg, and Russell Gunn alongside NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb. Such elite company suggests the caliber of Holt's musicianship, and we're excited for his Dizzy's debut as a headliner. He's here for one set only, so don't miss it.

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Miki Yamanaka Quartet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 19, 2017 - New York

With pianist Miki Yamanaka, alto saxophonist Anthony Orji, bassist Desmond White, and drummer Jimmy McBride Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Count Basie: From Kansas City to Harlem with John Wriggle - Jazz at Lincoln Center
September 19, 2017 - New York

In week one, we look at the music that inspired the young Count Basie, and explore some of his earlier recordings and bands. Throughout the class, we'll listen to the music of Fats Waller, Walter Page's Blue Devils, Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra, and trace the emergence of Count Basie orchestra and All-American rhythm section.

Listening Party - The Venerable Jazz Banjo - Varis Leichtman Studio
September 19, 2017 - New York

When people hear the word "banjo," they typically associate it with bluegrass, folk and country music. However, it was the 4-string jazz banjo that defined the hot rhythm section sound of American pop music of the Roaring 20's and early 30's. Some of the major music stars of the early 20th century played the 4-string jazz banjo, the aristocratic cousin of the 5-string bluegrass/folk instrument. Jazz banjo was found in speakeasies, concert halls, vaudeville houses, and musical theater pits of the day. It remains an integral ingredient of America's traditional jazz sound, embraced by players and listeners alike in today's resurgent hot jazz scenes. In this evening's Listening Party, award-winning 4-string jazz banjoist/bandleader and American Banjo Hall Of Fame inductee Cynthia Sayer will discuss the banjo's eventful history, from its African slave origins to its venerable place in jazz. Along the way, she will demonstrate the instrument's broad range and influence in various musical genres, as well as pay tribute to some of America's historic 4-string banjo stars. Ms. Sayer's performance will be supported by Dennis Lichtman on clarinet, Mike Weatherly on string bass, and Lar... (read more)

truTV Impractical Jokers 'Where's Larry?' UK Send Off Shows Starring The Tenderloins - Carolines on Broadway
September 19, 2017 - NEW YORK

The Tenderloins will be performing special "Where's Larry?" shows in anticipation of their return to the UK & Ireland! Don't miss these intimate performances… Seating is limited.

Rescue Me Firefighter EMS Singles Party / NYC Singles Events - Stitch Lounge
September 19, 2017 - New York

Snag your very own hero at this soiree which gathers together the areas hottest FIREFIGHTERS and EMS. If heroes leave you breathless, we have a feeling you'll have no trouble getting some mouth-to-mouth." What to expect: Mix and mingle with NYC's "Bravest" from 7pm to 11pm (arrive at your leisure) FDNY* drink free from 7 to 8pm Complimentary appetizers from 8 to 9pm Hottest firefighter contest Professional photography Fireman/EMS Trivia Icebreaker with the chance to win prizes

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 19, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Rescue Me Firefighter EMS Singles Party I NYC Singles Events - Stitch Lounge
September 19, 2017 - New York

Snag your very own hero at this soiree which gathers together the areas hottest FIREFIGHTERS and EMS. If heroes leave you breathless, we have a feeling you'll have no trouble getting some mouth-to-mouth." What to expect: Mix and mingle with NYC's "Bravest" from 7pm to 11pm (arrive at your leisure) FDNY* drink free from 7 to 8pm Complimentary appetizers from 8 to 9pm Hottest firefighter contest Professional photography Fireman/EMS Trivia Icebreaker with the chance to win prizes Time: 19:00 to 23:00

The Death of the Moon (NY) - The Theater Center
September 19, 2017 - New York

In The Death of the Moon, a dark and dramatic new solo musical, Danielle (Chloe Tucker) -- cheated and disenfranchised from the world -- rhapsodies about her loneliness and downward spiral into the seedy underbelly of New York City.

George Gee Swing Orchestra - SWING 46
September 19, 2017 - New York

George Gee is a Chinese American swing big band leader. Born in New York City, he grew up with a fascination in the big band music of the 1930s and 1940s

Black Angels over Tuskegee - New York City Theatre
September 20, 2017 - New York

The Tuskegee Airmen were leading lights in the fight for integration and social equality. They were African American men brought together under the Army Air Corps program in the build up to WWII, a time when Jim Crow laws were still operating in many states. Their outstanding contribution to the war effort played a major role in the full integration of the American Armed Forces, and struck a blow for prejudice and discrimination everywhere. One of Off-Broadway's longest running shows, Black Angels Over Tuskegee tells their story with wit and heart, painting a realistic portrait of six men from the 99th Pursuit Squadron. It's a play that inspires and entertains in equal measure, and stands as a worthy tribute to its subjects. Black Angels is written and directed by Layron Gray, who also performs in the show.

MAN - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 20, 2017 - New York

How does a man know if he's achieved manhood? This hilarious and honest journey poses the questions and tries to answer them through storytelling and reliving personal experiences. Does a man really need to know how to build a fire without matches… or train a dog? This show shines a comic light on navigating the quest for manhood.

Return to Earth - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 20, 2017 - New York

A choreopoem with a hip hop soundtrack driving its raw energy. Through storytelling, drama, music, and spoken word we take an honest look at a few women's perspectives on self identity, social justice, the music industry, therapy and ultimately the road to self discovery - realizing that each one is interconnected, through the ability to survive, flourish and be human. Musical Director and DJ: Dion Liverpool. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community, African American community, women. 2017 United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 8th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $35 (plus a $2.25 Theatre Restoration Charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.

Warm Soda - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 20, 2017 - New York

Were you the friend with the good snacks at your house, or the friend who stood awestruck before a pantry full of store-brand soda and chips? This journey through memory and friendship reminds us that the end of an era isn't always how we imagine it.

Certain Women. 2016. Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 20, 2017 - New York

Certain Women. 2016. USA. Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt. With Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Lily Gladstone. DCP. 107 min. The lives of four very different women intersect in a small Montana town—but none of them pause to realize how they intersect with one another. If they did, they would resolve some personal issues and maybe bring some consolation into their lives. A frazzled attorney carries on a passionless affair; a married couple decides to build a weekend cabin but realize their marriage is crumbling; and Beth, a young lawyer, drives four hours in each direction to teach an adult-ed class about some mundane aspect of the law. Actress Lily Gladstone, as the lonely rancher who becomes enamored of Beth, is the true standout in this film. Her face, with its benevolent smile, is as open as the Montana landscape. When her heart breaks, so will yours.

Gloria. 1980. Written and directed by John Cassavetes - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 20, 2017 - New York

Gloria. 1980. USA. Written and directed by John Cassavetes. With Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry, John Adames 35mm. 123 min. Tough-talking Gloria Swenson likes her solo life, but when her neighbor's family is about to be rubbed out by some bad guys she winds up—not without protesting—having a small boy to protect. Gloria is streetwise enough to know she'd better get out of town with the kid. Cassavetes's take on the fugitive-chase picture is shrewd and quirky, and you can't help falling for Gloria and the kid.

Urban Sketching Meetups - The Art Students League
September 20, 2017 - New York

Find inspiration in the urban outdoors with the Art Students League of New York. Limited materials provided.

Lunchtime Lecture Series 'ABC (Always be Composing)' With Ephraim Rubenstein - The Art Students League
September 20, 2017 - New York

"The four edges of your canvas are the first four lines of your composition"- Hans Hofmann Composition – the organization of shapes and rhythms on a flat surface – is one of the great tools we have in painting. Much touted 'rules' of composition seem so problematic, as they are always riddled with innumerable exceptions. More profitable, perhaps, are 'strategies' for thinking about composition. Ephraim Rubenstein has had eleven one-person exhibitions in New York, at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Tatistcheff & Co. and most recently at George Billis Gallery in Chelsea. His work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mr. Rubenstein was Associate Professor of Art at the University of Richmond from 1987-1998, where he received the Distinguished Educator Award and the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art and is currently on the faculty at Columbia University and the Art Students League of New York.

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Miki Yamanaka Quartet - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 20, 2017 - New York

With pianist Miki Yamanaka, alto saxophonist Anthony Orji, bassist Desmond White, and drummer Jimmy McBride Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Little Johnny Rivero & His Giants - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 20, 2017 - New York

New York's own conguero legend, Little Johnny Rivero, returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center—this time as a headliner in our most intimate venue. Rivero has played with all-time Latin jazz greats in New York and Puerto Rico since his teens, and he continues to do so as a bandleader, ensemble member, and featured soloist. Anyone who has seen Rivero perform in Eddie Palmieri's band—to name just one of his high-profile and long-running gigs—knows that his groove, energy, and dazzling rhythmic feats light up stages of any size. Don't miss your chance to see him lead his group of Latin jazz giants in this one-night-only showcase.

Little Johnny Rivero & His Giants - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 20, 2017 - New York

New York's own conguero legend, Little Johnny Rivero, returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center—this time as a headliner in our most intimate venue. Rivero has played with all-time Latin jazz greats in New York and Puerto Rico since his teens, and he continues to do so as a bandleader, ensemble member, and featured soloist. Anyone who has seen Rivero perform in Eddie Palmieri's band—to name just one of his high-profile and long-running gigs—knows that his groove, energy, and dazzling rhythmic feats light up stages of any size. Don't miss your chance to see him lead his group of Latin jazz giants in this one-night-only showcase.

truTV Impractical Jokers 'Where's Larry?' UK Send Off Shows Starring The Tenderloins - Carolines on Broadway
September 20, 2017 - NEW YORK

Utilizing a smart, honest, and silly observational style, Michael Harrison has been one of the busiest standup comedians in North America. Whether it's a college, corporate, church, comedy club, cruise ship or bar, Michael's diverse act delivers a show that leaves his audiences craving more. Besides touring extensively, Michael has also found time to develop a solid acting resume with appearances on Much's Video on Trial, NBC's The Bridge, Queer as Folk, the TBS movie The Jazzman and as a co-host on E-West. Michael's comedic talent has also earned him his own nationally televised half-hour comedy special. Avid radio listeners may have also heard him on the popular Bob and Tom radio program or on Sirius XM, where he is in constant rotation. Michael has also been featured in several prestigious comedy festivals including Just for Laughs, Laugh Fest, and the LOL Sudbury Comedy festival. Charming, likeable and laugh out loud funny, Michael Harrison is one act you don't want to miss!

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 20, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

The Death of the Moon (NY) - The Theater Center
September 20, 2017 - New York

In The Death of the Moon, a dark and dramatic new solo musical, Danielle (Chloe Tucker) -- cheated and disenfranchised from the world -- rhapsodies about her loneliness and downward spiral into the seedy underbelly of New York City.

Stan Rubin Orchestra Starring Joe Politi - SWING 46
September 20, 2017 - New York

Radames Gnattali Quartet - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
September 21, 2017 - New York

Performers Radames Gnattali Quartet

Tom Goss - Dont Tell Mama
September 21, 2017 - New York

Tom Goss Singer $12.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person $15.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person at door CASH ONLY Seating from 9:00pm Approximate running time: 65 minutes

Rondi Charleston - Birdland
September 21, 2017 - New York

Rondi Charleston knows the importance of a story well told. This talent, which served her well as an Emmy and Peabody award-winning producer at ABC News, has continued to blossom over the years. Charleston is a jazz vocalist who matches superior musicianship with a unique ability to craft resonant narratives. "I feel that the artist's job is not only to capture what's going on in the world around her, but to reflect on what's going on; to try to make sense out of chaos, so to speak. Hopefully, I can also entertain, inspire, and leave audiences with a feeling of hope for the future," she insists. "My challenge is to write music and lyrics that do all three." She has been meeting the challenge since 2009 in a series of impressive releases on the Motema Music label, and reveals new depths as a vocalist, composer and bandleader on Resilience, her newest release. Along the way, she has collaborated with some of the jazz world's most highly respected musicians. With pianist Fred Hersch, she co-wrote the song, "The Cave Knows" for the film No Place On Earth, which had worldwide theatrical release with Magnolia Pictures. With pianist Lynne Arriale, she co-wrote "A Song For The Ages" for... (read more)

X – 40th Anniversary Tour - Stage 48
September 21, 2017 - New York

X were the quintessential L.A. punk rockers before they grew into a world-class rock & roll band and live band; however, enthusiasm for their unique, intelligent and humorous work never quite reached critical mass. Formed in 1977 after songwriter and bassist John Doe (b. Feb. 24, 1956) met (and later married) Exene Cervenka (b. Feb. 1, 1956) at a Venice poetry workshop, with rockabilly veteran Billy Zoom (b. Feb. 20, 194?) on guitar and D.J. Bonebrake (b. Dec. 8, 1955) on drums, the band garnered an immediate following. "Discovered" by ex-Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek, he took the band into the studio for the recording of Los Angeles in 1980. It was curious, at a time when punks were supposed to hate hippies, that X's merging with an ex-Door was not only tolerated, but earned them stature as California's preeminent punk band when the record earned across-the-board raves. 1981 saw the release of the similarly punked-up Wild Gift, while their 1982 album, Under the Big Black Sun, began what would be a long career in merging hard rock, country and folk into their fiery mix. The band successfully began to mix in their populist politics with an eye toward matters of the heart. As ... (read more)

Nancy Drewinsky and The Search for the Missing Letter - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 21, 2017 - New York

Robin is not afraid of the bogeyman; she knows it is Senator Joseph McCarthy who haunts her dreams. To name her fears and claim her truth, she reveals a deeply personal story of what happened when her father was accused of being a traitor and Communist spy.

Everything Is Fine Until It's Not - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 21, 2017 - New York

ust when Doreen feels like she's got this parenting thing down, her hair catches fire, her mother tells her she's doing everything wrong, and her son is diagnosed with autism. Guided by an irrepressible crew of old-school matriarchs, Doreen does everything possible to "fix" her son — and starts to unravel when she realizes she can't. (And there's singing!) Director: Janeece Freeman Clark. Show image by Kali Fields Williams. Recommended for: adults, elderly, theatre community, African American community, autism/special needs community.

Meek's Cutoff. 2010. Directed by Kelly Reichard - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 21, 2017 - New York

Meek's Cutoff. 2010. USA. Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Screenplay by Jonathan Raymond. With Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano 35mm. 104 min. As three families head west on the Oregon Trail in 1845, it soon becomes apparent that their guide, Stephen Meek, is lost and their lives are in danger from possible attack, exposure, and lack of water and food. This is an uncommon Western tale, focusing on the women who, for lack of a permanent home, fuss over and adjust the meager belongings stored inside their wagons. As the journey becomes more arduous, they must shed tangible links to their past, such as heirloom furniture that weighs down the unwieldy wagons. Alone on the vast plains, the tormented travelers have few options for survival.

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 21, 2017 - New York

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. France/Chad. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. DCP. In French and Arabic; English subtitles. 82 min. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the writer-director of such award-winning fiction films as Abouna, Daratt, and A Screaming Man, returns to MoMA with a weeklong run of his first feature-length documentary, Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy (2016). Presented at the Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals, Haroun's film observes the aftermath of war crimes committed by the brutal dictator Hissein Habré during his eight-year reign (1982–90); his three-year trial for the murder of 40,000 Chadians; and attempts at truth and reconciliation between members of Habré's police force and the survivors of torture in prison or the families of those who were murdered. Two weeks after the premiere of Haroun's film at Cannes, Hissein Habré was found guilty by a court in Senegal—the first-ever living African leader to be brought before a court of law, and the first to be convicted for crimes against his own people and against humanity. The power of Haroun's film lies in its unadorned approach to this harrowing period of Chad's history, using the quietly damning vo... (read more)

Masahide Ishikawa Solo Exhibition Gift #12 - Jadite Galleries
September 21, 2017 - New York

Jadite Galleries is pleased to announce “Gift #12”, the solo exhibition of Masahide Ishikawa, an abstract painting artist from Japan. The exhibition will run from September 19 through September 23, 2017 at Jadite Galleries, 413 West 50th Street, New York City, with an opening reception on Thursday, September 21 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition features about 15 works to show appreciation for those which have inspired Ishikawa’s creativity as an artist. He sheds light on the positiveness although there are numerous artists whose works intensely focus on the negative side of human nature. He believes that human nature is fundamentally good. One of the biggest features of Ishikawa’s works is frequent use of distinct lines. “I received an idea of using lines as minimal units in paintings.” Searching for abstract shapes, Ishikawa used to use a lot of vertical and horizontal lines which define fundamental matters. For this exhibition, he consciously avoided the use of straight lines but instead employed curving lines to express warmth. Ishikawa has exhibited widely in Japan including solo exhibitions at Ginza Gallery House and Bar Aoyama in Tokyo as well as group shows at ... (read more)

Alison Wonderland - Terminal 5
September 21, 2017 - New York

2015 saw her US live show debut at Coachella, her debut album Run, debuting at #1 on the US Electronic Billboard charts, a US tour taking in stops in NYC, Miami and Chicago with EDC Las Vegas, Lollapalooza, European tour and a HUGE sold out Australian Warehouse tour, 2016 is looking very bright for Alison Wonderland. The way you hear her tell it, Alison Wonderland has wanted to name her first album Run since before she knew how to play an instrument. It's something that she's carried with her over a diverse career spanning multiple projects, all of which have crystallised in a record that's a twisted looking glass into the soul of one of Australia's most promising musician/producers. Welcome to the contradictory world of Alison Wonderland; an Australian artist who has written an album during her time in Los Angeles, a public personality who privately obsesses over her music with near-­?maniacal intensity; an electronic producer who is equally proud of her pop songs and her festival bangers. She's a chemical performer who has played cello in orchestras, rocked the bass in indie bands and graced turntables in front of thousands. From Stereosonic to Splendour and Coachella, n... (read more)

Sebastian Barry - Irish Arts Center
September 21, 2017 - New York

Named number one in The Guardian's list of top ten writers to see live, Sebastian Barry will join us to read from his latest literary triumph, Days Without End. Set against the wild and violent backdrop of the 1850s American West, Days Without End tells the story of Irish immigrant Thomas McNulty and his companion John Cole as they experience the harrowing realities of the Indian and American Civil Wars. Hauntingly brutal and atmospheric, Barry's narrative evokes the language of Cormac McCarthy and Thornton Wilder.

Mary Stallings and the Mike LeDonne Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 21, 2017 - New York

Mary Stallings is one of jazz's most accomplished vocalists. Over the course of a nearly 60-year career, she has worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Geri Allen, and more. We've been honored to have her for a rare appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center before; Don't Look Back, her album recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, was described as "mature, modern jazz singing for lovers and those looking for love, by a vocal artist great enough to help you find and keep it." (New York Daily News) Tonight, Stallings will perform with the Mike LeDonne Trio, comprised of rising drummer Jason Brown, jazz veteran guitarist Ed Cherry, and prolific organist Mike LeDonne.

Mary Stallings and the Mike LeDonne Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 21, 2017 - New York

Mary Stallings is one of jazz's most accomplished vocalists. Over the course of a nearly 60-year career, she has worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Geri Allen, and more. We've been honored to have her for a rare appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center before; Don't Look Back, her album recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, was described as "mature, modern jazz singing for lovers and those looking for love, by a vocal artist great enough to help you find and keep it." (New York Daily News) Tonight, Stallings will perform with the Mike LeDonne Trio, comprised of rising drummer Jason Brown, jazz veteran guitarist Ed Cherry, and prolific organist Mike LeDonne.

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Miki Yamanaka Organ Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 21, 2017 - New York

With organist Miki Yamanaka, guitarist Andrew Renfroe, and drummer Jimmy McBride Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

The Funniest Show on Broadway - Carolines on Broadway
September 21, 2017 - NEW YORK

Host: KC Arora. Featuring: Talib Babb, Dough Smith, Phil Hunt, Leah Bonnema, Maddy Smith, Chloe Hilliard, Kevin Dombrowski A showcase of New York City's best comics handpicked by Carolines on Broadway staff. The Funniest Show On Broadway comedians have been featured on ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, E!, Funny or Die, HBO, Hulu, MTV, NBC, Netflix, TBS, truTV, Vice & More!

The Death of the Moon (NY) - The Theater Center
September 21, 2017 - New York

In The Death of the Moon, a dark and dramatic new solo musical, Danielle (Chloe Tucker) -- cheated and disenfranchised from the world -- rhapsodies about her loneliness and downward spiral into the seedy underbelly of New York City.

Eyal Vilner Big Band - SWING 46
September 21, 2017 - New York

THE Q - Dont Tell Mama
Through September 21, 2017 - New York

Talk & Variety Show $7.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person CASH ONLY Seating from 6:30pm Approximate running time: 70 minutes The Q debuts at Don't Tell Mama's this May. Joseph Macchia producer and creator is bringing back his talk show The Q to midtown. Joining Joseph on the panel will be Thomas Dieter and Shawn Moninger. There has been The View, The Chew and The Talk but nothing like The Q ...and it's hosted by all gay men who vary in interests, abilities and backgrounds. There's the Long Islander with a leathery past, the free-spirited southern boy with a thing for attention, and the reverend who knows a thing or two about what's GOOD. They sing, they joke, they talk, and they're up for most anything. Special guests to include singers and musicians, comics and writers, florists and sex-toy store owners, among others. Specialty Topics and more to be discussed.

Dr Cesar Lozano - New York City Theatre
September 22, 2017 - New York

Award-winning author, motivational speaker and trainer Dr. Cesar Lozano has been one of Mexico, Central and South America's most in-demand keynote speakers for over 15 years. Mediating on subjects from dealing with difficult people to maintaining positive attitudes in the face of adversity, the personality is heading out on tour, bringing his can-do attitude and inspirational messages to US shores. Having been a surgeon for 20 years, the good doctor believes that illness does not only affect the body but the soul and mind too. For 11 years, Lozano has also hosted successful radio programme For The Pleasure Of Living, a self-help broadcast that reaches over 30 stations in Mexico.

Second Manhattan International Music Competition - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
September 22, 2017 - New York

Performers Artists to be announced

Square Dance - Bryant Park
September 22, 2017 - New York

Do-si-do and promenade at a dance party like no other, with a whole lot of country food, music, and fun. Coming to the park this fall, details announced soon! Swing on by for live music, dancing, food, and fun. No experience or partner necessary. Part of the Square Dance program.

Louie Vega Cruise Party - Circle Line Pier 83
September 22, 2017 - New York

Ready to Party with 'Little' Louie Vega? Jump on board as we break down musical barriers and bring people together through a love of music. CircleLive Summer Series is proud to welcome Grammy winner, Louie Vega for a night of soul-thumping set on board New York's iconic Circle Line cruises. Very much a godfather of global dance music, 'Little' Louie is recognised as one of the best living house music deejays with his ability to distill the current musical landscape and put his own timeless spin on on the decks which marks this event as one of the must-attend night's on the New York party calendar. The magic of playing on the Hudson is part of a jam-packed calendar that takes Louie from Ibiza to Johannesburg. Having remixed and or produced for Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Madonna, Jamiroquai, Tito Puente, India, Janet Jackson, Tania Maria, George Benson, Black Eyed Peas, Jocelyn Brown, Los Amigos Invisibles, Bebe Winans, and Earth Wind & Fire, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better party to say goodbye to the Summer.

A Decade of Soul - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 22, 2017 - New York

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Distorted Diznee - West Bank Cafe
September 22, 2017 - New York

The Laurie Beechman Theater continues its long-running late night spectacle DISTORTED DIZNEE -- now in its 5th year. Performances run select Friday nights at The Laurie Beechman DISTORTED DIZNEE is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens takes you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, where Evil Queens become Mean Girls, Pocahontas is a proud mary, and a little mermaid yearns for the carnal benefits of being an anatomically correct woman. This 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, pop culture, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel, Precious, and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! DISTORTED DIZNEE began in March 2012 and was originally concieved by Daniel Logan. Current performers include Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Monet X. Change, Brenda Dharling, and Fifi DuBois with past Distorted Diznee performers include Dallas DuBois, Bob The Drag Queen, Sutton Lee Seymour, Shenea DeDranke and Tina Burner. Daniel Logan is no longer involved or affiliated in... (read more)

Flying Standby - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 22, 2017 - New York

n invariably hilarious, heartbreaking, incurably addictive journey to destinations both known and undiscovered. Time bends during this nonstop flight through the unconditionally complex mother-and-child relationship. As the daughter becomes the mother, she must navigate away from the home she's never really left, towards one that might not even exist.

Im Just Like You: The Cult Story - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 22, 2017 - New York

hristian, Jewish, Muslim, Lizard-Worshipper: no matter how you were brought up, religion has affected us all. This show tells the true story of being a queer vegan in North Carolina who happened to be raised a little differently than everyone else. A mix of storytelling, song, characters, and dance makes this show a true "cult classic." Director: Tiffani Swalley. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: artist.

#shiaryofamadman - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 22, 2017 - New York

Messed up or Misunderstood? Maybe both. Shia LaBeouf grew up in the spotlight, torn apart by everyone discrediting his distress. Having a father whose only valuable gift was pain. How would you cope? This is a show about finding yourself. Loving yourself and deciding that you are enough. It's about connection and empathy. This is a show about honesty.

A Child Is Waiting. 1963. Directed by John Cassavetes - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 22, 2017 - New York

A Child Is Waiting. 1963. USA. Directed by John Cassavetes. Screenplay Abby Mann. First produced as a television drama for the CBS series Studio One in March 1957 Jean Hansen, a failed pianist searching for purpose in her life, responds to a help-wanted ad for the Crawthorne State Training Institute, a facility for the care and education of mentally challenged children. There she becomes fond of Reuben, a 12-year-old boy considered beyond help by institute administrator Dr. Clark. Undeterred, Jean instinctively believes the child needs the attention and love of the mother who has abandoned him. Other than Reuben, played by actor Bruce Ritchey, the children in the film were real patients at the Pacific State Hospital.

Old Joy. 2006. Directed by Kelly Reichardt - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 22, 2017 - New York

Old Joy. 2006. USA. Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Screenplay by Jonathan Raymond, Reichardt. With Daniel London, Will Oldham, Tanya Smith Kurt and Mark are old friends whose lives have taken various twists and turns since their last meeting. Mark has a house, a job, and a pregnant wife who isn't thrilled with him running off for a weekend at an Oregon hot springs with the idle Kurt. Kurt reminisces about their town and Mark breaks the news that many of those mom and pop stores are now serving smoothies or overpriced coffee. The beauty of the Pacific Northwest is comes to the fore in extended passages of verdant landscape and silence between the men. Based on a short story by Jonathan Raymond, a frequent Reichardt collaborator.

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 22, 2017 - New York

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. France/Chad. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. DCP. In French and Arabic; English subtitles. 82 min. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the writer-director of such award-winning fiction films as Abouna, Daratt, and A Screaming Man, returns to MoMA with a weeklong run of his first feature-length documentary, Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy (2016). Presented at the Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals, Haroun's film observes the aftermath of war crimes committed by the brutal dictator Hissein Habré during his eight-year reign (1982–90); his three-year trial for the murder of 40,000 Chadians; and attempts at truth and reconciliation between members of Habré's police force and the survivors of torture in prison or the families of those who were murdered. Two weeks after the premiere of Haroun's film at Cannes, Hissein Habré was found guilty by a court in Senegal—the first-ever living African leader to be brought before a court of law, and the first to be convicted for crimes against his own people and against humanity. The power of Haroun's film lies in its unadorned approach to this harrowing period of Chad's history, using the quietly damning vo... (read more)

LOUIE VEGA & E.O.L SOULFRITO CRUISE PARTY: SEPTEMBER 22 - Circle Line
September 22, 2017 - New York

CircleLive Summer Series is proud to welcome Grammy winner, Louie Vega for a soul-thumping set on board New York's iconic Circle Line cruises. Very much a godfather of global dance music, 'Little' Louie is recognized as one of the best living house music deejays with his ability to distill the current musical landscape and put his own timeless spin on on the decks which marks this event as one of the must-attend night's on the New York party calendar. The magic of playing on the Hudson is part of a jam-packed calendar that takes Louie from Ibiza to Johannesburg. Having remixed and or produced for Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Madonna, Jamiroquai, Tito Puente, India, Janet Jackson, Tania Maria, George Benson, Black Eyed Peas, Jocelyn Brown, Los Amigos Invisibles, Bebe Winans, and Earth Wind & Fire, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better party to say goodbye to the Summer.

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Comedy Show - Millennium Broadway Hotel
September 22, 2017 - New York

America's largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show! Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect! The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show performs weekly. We also offer private events & shows that are customized to your group with roles for your group members to play. Join us for a one-of-a-kind public or private event that your guests will talk about for months! Our show is very different from traditional murder mystery dinner shows. We hide non-costumed actors in the audience that are pretending to be regular guests. This results in a much more social and interactive evening than with other shows; you will find yourself engaged and involved to a level you never thought possible! Our shows are set during the present day and take place in real time. Over the course of the night, our costumed Detectives will uncover clues, interrogate audience members that may or may not be part of the show, and help everyone get closer to solving the mystery! The audience member that gives the best correct answer of "whodunit?" before the kill... (read more)

Mary Stallings and the Mike LeDonne Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 22, 2017 - New York

Mary Stallings is one of jazz's most accomplished vocalists. Over the course of a nearly 60-year career, she has worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Geri Allen, and more. We've been honored to have her for a rare appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center before; Don't Look Back, her album recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, was described as "mature, modern jazz singing for lovers and those looking for love, by a vocal artist great enough to help you find and keep it." (New York Daily News) Tonight, Stallings will perform with the Mike LeDonne Trio, comprised of rising drummer Jason Brown, jazz veteran guitarist Ed Cherry, and prolific organist Mike LeDonne.

Mary Stallings and the Mike LeDonne Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 22, 2017 - New York

Mary Stallings is one of jazz's most accomplished vocalists. Over the course of a nearly 60-year career, she has worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Geri Allen, and more. We've been honored to have her for a rare appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center before; Don't Look Back, her album recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, was described as "mature, modern jazz singing for lovers and those looking for love, by a vocal artist great enough to help you find and keep it." (New York Daily News) Tonight, Stallings will perform with the Mike LeDonne Trio, comprised of rising drummer Jason Brown, jazz veteran guitarist Ed Cherry, and prolific organist Mike LeDonne.

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Miki Yamanaka Organ Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 22, 2017 - New York

With organist Miki Yamanaka, guitarist Andrew Renfroe, and drummer Jimmy McBride Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Bryant Park to Offer Free Figurative Drawing Classes - Bryant Park
September 22, 2017 - New York

Bryant Park, in conjunction with Grand Central Atelier, will offer the public an opportunity to try its hand at figurative drawing—complete with live model. The workshops will be held on Sept. 15, 22 and 29 from 1 to 4 PM at Bryant Park’s Art Cart, on the Fifth Avenue Terrace outside the New York Public Library. Each session will offer professional instruction and sketching, followed by critques. Pre-registration is not required. Particpants are encouraged to stay for the entire three-hour class, but are welcome to sketch the model without guidance. The featured model, Santiago, is well-known to many art students in New York City. He poses for 200 art classes at colleges and universities and private studios annually. While he often poses nude, he will be partially dressed for the outdoor Bryant Park workshops. Art materials are courtesy of Jerry’s Palette Shop. About Grand Central Atelier: Long Island City-based Grand Central Atelier is a collaborative workspace for the study and practice of figurative drawing, painting and sculpture. The studio provides rigorous training, resident artist studios, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, artistic competitions and fellowships th... (read more)

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 22, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

The Death of the Moon (NY) - The Theater Center
September 22, 2017 - New York

In The Death of the Moon, a dark and dramatic new solo musical, Danielle (Chloe Tucker) -- cheated and disenfranchised from the world -- rhapsodies about her loneliness and downward spiral into the seedy underbelly of New York City.

George Gee Swing Orchestra - SWING 46
September 22, 2017 - New York

George Gee is a Chinese American swing big band leader. Born in New York City, he grew up with a fascination in the big band music of the 1930s and 1940s

DorothéE Munyaneza / Compagnie, Kadidi Unwanted - Baryshnikov Arts Center
Through September 22, 2017 - New York

Rwanda-born Dorothée Munyaneza, currently based in France, is an artist whose work examines the scars of history. Following her powerful Samedi Détente (Under the Radar 2016), which evoked Munyaneza's personal memories and the generational wound of the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda, Unwanted examines the physical and mental repercussions of rape used as an instrument of war. Performed alongside the ethereal melodies of experimental musician Holland Andrews (Portland, OR), and created in collaboration with French composer Alain Mahé and South African visual artist Bruce Clarke, Unwanted draws from stories of women survivors to investigate how the female body holds, moves, and operates within the confines of a lived trauma.Dorothée Munyaneza

Distorted Diznee - The Laurie Beechman Theatre
Through September 22, 2017 - New York

The Laurie Beechman Theater continues its long-running late night spectacle DISTORTED DIZNEE -- now in its 5th year. Performances run select Friday nights at The Laurie Beechman DISTORTED DIZNEE is an outrageous Las Vegas-style parody revue of some of America's most beloved animated classics. Come be Part of Our World as a troupe of fabulous drag queens takes you on a twisted -- and very adult -- journey, where Evil Queens become Mean Girls, Pocahontas is a proud mary, and a little mermaid yearns for the carnal benefits of being an anatomically correct woman. This 75-minute non-stop extravaganza features high-energy dance numbers, pop culture, comedy, dazzling costumes and lip-syncing "ladies"-- with a bit of Cher, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel, Precious, and Rihanna thrown in for good measure! DISTORTED DIZNEE began in March 2012 and was originally concieved by Daniel Logan. Current performers include Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura, Monet X. Change, Brenda Dharling, and Fifi DuBois with past Distorted Diznee performers include Dallas DuBois, Bob The Drag Queen, Sutton Lee Seymour, Shenea DeDranke and Tina Burner. Daniel Logan is no longer involved or affiliated in... (read more)

The International Championship of A Cappella Open - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
September 23, 2017 - New York City

Performers Artists to be announced

Adam Gyorgy Foundation Winners Recital - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
September 23, 2017 - New York

Performers Pianist to be announced

Zhiguang Hong, Baritone - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
September 23, 2017 - New York

Performers Zhiguang Hong, Baritone

Beatles Brunch - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 23, 2017 - New York

Strawberry Fields is a look-a-like, sound-a-like Beatles tribute, dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get. The tribute takes you on a Magical Mystery Tour beginning in 1964, complete with mop top hair, black suits with thin ties, and the first four albums of music. The next stop, 1967, features the psychedelic era of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album with all the costumes and jackets on the album cover. The last stop includes the White Album, Abbey Road, and of course Let It Be. BRUNCH BUFFET MENU Scrambled Eggs Smoked Bacon & Sausage Cinnamon Brown Sugar French Toast Aged Cheddar Baked Macaroni & Cheese Baked Beans & Smoked Bacon Sliced Baked Yams w/ Pecans & Maple Syrup South Carolina Grits Classic Caesar Salad w/ Garlic Croutons & Shaved Parmesan Vegetarian Pasta Salad w/ Basil & Olive Oil Cornmeal-Crusted Catfish w/ Tartar Sauce Shrimp & Andouille Sausage Jambalaya Mild Chicken Wings w/ Blue Cheese Dressing BBQ Chicken w/ Memphis-Style Sauce Fresh Fruit Salad Mini Bagels w/ Cream Cheese Buttermilk Biscuits Fruit Cobbler w/ Pastry Crust Brownies & Chocolate Chip Cookies Orange, Cranberr... (read more)

A Decade of Soul - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 23, 2017 - New York

featuring Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne & Special Guest Prentiss McNeil of The Drifters A musical journey taking you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy's Motown label and his studio band the Funk Brothers and Stax record's Booker T and the MG's were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. "Soul Music" A trip back to when King and Smash records gave us "The Godfather of Soul" while the Columbia and Atlantic label brought us "The Queen of Soul". Now after a 28 year tenure with "The Drifters", vocalist Prentiss McNeil along with Bruce Wayne are leading this classic soul review with their unmatched energy and breath taking showmanship. A Decade of Soul is a passion driven classic soul tribute where it's difficult to stay in your seat!

Le Scandal - West Bank Cafe
September 23, 2017 - New York

Le Scandal Cabaret is NYC's longest running burlesque variety show. For over 15 years producer Miss Bonnie Dunn's, Le Scandal has featured variety acts, circus performers, live music and a bevy of burlesque beauties. NY Magazine called Le Scandal, "the rock star of the NY burlesque scene!" And the show is a NY Times "critics pick." New performers every week! Expect belly dancers, magicians, contortionists, torch singing fan dancers and comedic aerobats, all set to the live music of the Le Scandal Orchestra.

Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos - The Green Room 42
September 23, 2017 - New York

Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos is the longest running all request, rock n roll party in NYC. Sold out since September 2010, this weekly show is never the same twice. It's the only party in town where YOU pick the playlist! Part concert, part comedy, part cabaret, it's ALL fun, ALL NIGHT LONG! Come singalong, dance-along, laugh-along and drink-along, with two of the top piano entertainers on the East Coast, as they play your favorites from Billy Joel to Bon Jovi, Britney Spears to Bruno Mars! Great for bachelorettes, birthdays, and groups of 2, 20 or 200! Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos has performed for Presidents, heads of state, Fortune 500 companies, A-list celebrities, and celebrations big and small! As a regular weekly "THING TO DO" of Time Out NY, who said "Keyboard master Mark Weiser takes audience requests, mines his knowledge of catchy tunes and busts out singable tracks!" NEWSDAY featured the show on the cover of its Arts section and said "it's song vs. song at these raucous singalongs…a musical free for all!"

Toasted Life NYC Rooftop Day Party - The Attic Rooftop & Lounge
September 23, 2017 - New York

Toasted Life is back and headed to NYC this Summer for another Summer Rooftop Party. Toasted Life. Join us as we toast to old firends and build relationship with new ones, including you! We look forward to connecting!

The Man Behind the Curtain - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 23, 2017 - New York

On New Year's Eve, 1908, The Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum announces to his audience that his theatrical production has been cancelled. Since the writer can't give the audience a show, he gives them the story of how he transformed his fears and failures into the great American fairy tale.

No, I Won't Take You To The Airport! - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 23, 2017 - New York

The story of a girl who did everything she was supposed to do and ended up exactly where she never wanted to be, freezing, behind a desk, at a job she hates. As Courtney desperately tries to not hate her current place in the world she brings to light everything that got her there. This a story of completely true stories. Director: Ryan Weiss. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Link: show.

The Sal Mineo Strory Rebel With A Cause - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 23, 2017 - New York

Dean Ghaffari plays Sal Mineo, one of Hollywood's forgotten rebels. Dean takes the audience on Sal's journey through the Golden Age of Hollywood from working with the late Yul Brynner on Broadway in "The King And I" to eventually landing a role opposite James Dean in "Rebel Without A Cause," which earned him an Oscar nomination. Mineo became an overnight sensation, at one point getting more fan mail than Elvis Presley. Subsequently, however, he saw his life unravel. The Hollywood that once welcomed him with open arms was no longer. So it goes; the bigger they are, the harder they fall. But through all his trials and tribulations, he followed his heart by doing what he loved. In essence, Sal Mineo was one of the most mysterious and misunderstood actors of his generation. Playwright: Dean Ghaffari. Recommended for: adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community. Links: artist, review, related.

River of Grass. 1994. Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 23, 2017 - New York

River of Grass. 1994. USA. Written and directed by Kelly Reichardt. With Lisa Bowman, Larry Fessenden, Dick Russell. Reichardt's debut feature, first screened at the Sundance Film Festival, tells the tale of Cozy, a small-town girl who thought marrying her high school sweetheart would fix her broken-down life. Named after her father's favorite drummer, Cozy Cole, she is so starved for attention that she does cartwheels and back flips in her small Florida home and pretends to wave at a nonexistent audience. In some way, her life begins when she meets a stoner named Lee and they go on the lam. But…from what?

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 23, 2017 - New York

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. France/Chad. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. DCP. In French and Arabic; English subtitles. 82 min. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the writer-director of such award-winning fiction films as Abouna, Daratt, and A Screaming Man, returns to MoMA with a weeklong run of his first feature-length documentary, Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy (2016). Presented at the Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals, Haroun's film observes the aftermath of war crimes committed by the brutal dictator Hissein Habré during his eight-year reign (1982–90); his three-year trial for the murder of 40,000 Chadians; and attempts at truth and reconciliation between members of Habré's police force and the survivors of torture in prison or the families of those who were murdered. Two weeks after the premiere of Haroun's film at Cannes, Hissein Habré was found guilty by a court in Senegal—the first-ever living African leader to be brought before a court of law, and the first to be convicted for crimes against his own people and against humanity. The power of Haroun's film lies in its unadorned approach to this harrowing period of Chad's history, using the quietly damning vo... (read more)

BEAR MOUNTAIN OKTOBERFEST CRUISE: 23RD SEPTEMBER - Circle Line
September 23, 2017 - New York

Escape NYC and take a leisurely full-day cruise up the Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain. You'll enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise (each way) and an Onboard Oktoberfest featuring traditional German beer, food and live music. Once docked, you'll have approximately three hours to enjoy Bear Mountain's natural beauty, abundant hiking trails, zoo and more before returning to NYC.

Museum Day Live! - Circle Line
September 23, 2017 - New York

We are proud to announce that we will be once again, participating in the Smithsonian magazine Museum Day Live! to provide free admission to Fraunces Tavern Museum on September 23. To receive free admission for two to Fraunces Tavern Museum or participating museums, you must register online. Registration opens on August 25. Posted in Special Event

Bear Mountain Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
September 23, 2017 - New York

Cruisin', leaf peepin', wurst eatin', polka dancin', mountain hikin' fun with your friends and family…cruise Bear Mountain and see the mighty Hudson in all its autumn glory! Back in the 1960's Circle Line Sightseeing acquired The Hudson Dayliner ship that made daily trips up to Bear Mountain State Park. We still take the Dayliner route to Bear Mountain in the fall - just the right time when those beautiful bursts of fall leaves start to appear along the Hudson. But this is much more than a fall foliage cruise. We still stop at Bear Mountain for you to indulge in some glorious nature, but now we also include an onboard Oktoberfest presented by Warsteiner right on the boat! Take a 2.5-hour cruise up the Hudson enjoying the autumnal sights and our Onboard Oktoberfest, presented by Warsteiner, with German food and beer specials plus some good ol' oom-pah music up to Bear Mountain State Park. You'll hop off the boat there, where for 3 hours, you can enjoy the park's 50+ hiking and biking trails, paddle around the lake, visit the Bear Mountain Zoo, brunch at The Bear Mountain Inn (reservations recommended!) and take in the general splendor of nature and fall weather. You can... (read more)

Bear Mountain Cruise Premier - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
September 23, 2017 - New York

Cruise up to Bear Mountain like a VIP in Premier while you enjoy an onboard Oktoberfest with German beer, music and traditional German Oktoberfest food such as soft pretzels, potatoes and bratwurst. Cruisin', leaf peepin', wurst eatin', polka dancin', mountain hikin' fun with your friends and family…cruise Bear Mountain and see the mighty Hudson in all its autumn glory! Back in the 1960's Circle Line Sightseeing acquired The Hudson Dayliner ship that made daily trips up to Bear Mountain State Park. We still take the Dayliner route to Bear Mountain in the fall - just the right time when those beautiful bursts of fall leaves start to appear along the Hudson. But this is much more than a fall foliage cruise. We still stop at Bear Mountain for you to indulge in some glorious nature, but now we also include an onboard Oktoberfest presented by Warsteiner right on the boat! Take a 2.5-hour cruise up the Hudson enjoying the autumnal sights and our Onboard Oktoberfest, presented by Warsteiner, with German food and beer specials plus some good ol' oom-pah music up to Bear Mountain State Park. You'll hop off the boat there, where for 3 hours, you can enjoy the park's 50+ hiking... (read more)

Crescent City Maulers - SWING 46
September 23, 2017 - New York

The Crescent City Maulers, a hard driving band out of New Jersey have been exciting audiences for over 10 years combining rhythm+blues, jump, swing, and Vegas lounge. The band is credited for brining back the dance traditions of the 40's and 50's in the early 90's, and are featured on CD compilations with "The Brian Setzer Orchestra", "The Royal Crown Revue", and "Big Bad Voodoo Daddy". The Maulers gained national attention in 1996 with the release of their CD, "Screamin" and have appeared on USA NETWORKS "Up All Nite" with Gilbert Godfried. They also appeared on USA's tribute to Jim Carrey.

WizKid - Terminal 5
September 23, 2017 - New York

Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer.

Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Comedy Show - Millennium Broadway Hotel
September 23, 2017 - New York

America's largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show! Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The killer is hiding somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect! The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show performs weekly. We also offer private events & shows that are customized to your group with roles for your group members to play. Join us for a one-of-a-kind public or private event that your guests will talk about for months! Our show is very different from traditional murder mystery dinner shows. We hide non-costumed actors in the audience that are pretending to be regular guests. This results in a much more social and interactive evening than with other shows; you will find yourself engaged and involved to a level you never thought possible! Our shows are set during the present day and take place in real time. Over the course of the night, our costumed Detectives will uncover clues, interrogate audience members that may or may not be part of the show, and help everyone get closer to solving the mystery! The audience member that gives the best correct answer of "whodunit?" before the kill... (read more)

Sistas: the Musical - New York City Theatre
September 23, 2017 - New York

Popular off-Broadway musical Sistas returns to thw St Luke's Theatre! is a nonstop celebration! Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Smash's Kenneth Ferrone, the production follows five women as they prepare to bury the matriarch of their family. Truths, memories and relationships come to the fore, sometimes welcome, sometimes not. Bring your best gal pal, your sister, your mother, even your aunt for this celebration of female family. After a much-loved matriarch's death, the women in the family clean out her attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive," "Tyrone," "I am Not My Hair" and "A Woman's Worth."

Family Music Day: From Celtic to Classical - Irish Arts Center
September 23, 2017 - New York

Join us at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music for a hands-on morning of music! At the instrument petting zoo, kids and adults alike can try orchestral and traditional Irish instruments, create art at the coloring station, make instruments to take home, and enjoy performances from members of the Orchestra of Saint Luke's, students of Youth Orchestra of St. Luke's, Darrah Carr Dance, and Irish Arts Center musicians.

David Bromberg - New York City Theatre
September 23, 2017 - New York

Singer-songwriter David Bromberg is known for his eclectic style, playing bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, country and western, and rock & roll equally well. He is known for his quirky, humorous lyrics, and the ability to play rhythm and lead guitar at the same time. Philadelphia-born Bromberg is lucky to have more than one claim-to-fame - being a celebrated guitarist aside, he was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2008 for his solo album 'Try Me One More Time', has played alongside Bob Dylan, and even co-wrote a song with George Harrison of The Beatles. His 2013 album, 'Only Slightly Mad', was recorded with his live band in 2013 in just twelve days. It offers a well-rounded glimpse at Bromberg's musical repertoire, with blues, folk, pop and even English drinking songs finding a place on the album. This was followed up by 2016's The Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues, a collection of covers in Bromberg's signature Americana blues style.

International Championship of Collegiate a Cappella Finals - New York City Theatre
September 23, 2017 - New York

It's that time of year again as the nation's finest in Collegiate A Cappella groups roll into town to find out who will reign supreme and steal the crown from 2016's winners from The Techtonics. With highly trained judges on hand to pick the best of the best from the 8 finalist groups who've been preparing all year, you know it's going to be totally aca-awesome! A Cappella has been practised on collegiate level for over one hundred years but has exploded in the last 10 years. Spanning many genres and incorporating impeccable choreography, the ICCA finals are the chance for competitors to showcase their incredible talents to the nation and the world. Since the release of the movie, Pitch Perfect and TV show Glee, A Capella has gotten cool again, and this year's finals are on course to be the biggest and most entertaining yet!

Mary Stallings and the Mike LeDonne Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 23, 2017 - New York

Mary Stallings is one of jazz's most accomplished vocalists. Over the course of a nearly 60-year career, she has worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Geri Allen, and more. We've been honored to have her for a rare appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center before; Don't Look Back, her album recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, was described as "mature, modern jazz singing for lovers and those looking for love, by a vocal artist great enough to help you find and keep it." (New York Daily News) Tonight, Stallings will perform with the Mike LeDonne Trio, comprised of rising drummer Jason Brown, jazz veteran guitarist Ed Cherry, and prolific organist Mike LeDonne.

Mary Stallings and the Mike LeDonne Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 23, 2017 - New York

Mary Stallings is one of jazz's most accomplished vocalists. Over the course of a nearly 60-year career, she has worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Geri Allen, and more. We've been honored to have her for a rare appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center before; Don't Look Back, her album recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, was described as "mature, modern jazz singing for lovers and those looking for love, by a vocal artist great enough to help you find and keep it." (New York Daily News) Tonight, Stallings will perform with the Mike LeDonne Trio, comprised of rising drummer Jason Brown, jazz veteran guitarist Ed Cherry, and prolific organist Mike LeDonne.

LATE NIGHT SESSION: Miki Yamanaka Organ Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 23, 2017 - New York

With organist Miki Yamanaka, guitarist Andrew Renfroe, and drummer Jimmy McBride Tuesday-Saturday evenings, doors open at 11:15pm for Late Night Sessions featuring some of the most talented emerging artists in jazz. There are no reservations for Late Night Sessions - just swing by! This month, Thursday and Saturday evenings will be hosted by Julian Lee.

Carolines New Talent - Carolines on Broadway
September 23, 2017 - NEW YORK

Featuring New York's best up and coming comics and Carolines regulars. Monday nights are when the country's top up-and-coming comedians shine on Carolines New Talent. For more than 25 years, Carolines has been the country's premier venue for discovering and developing the best new and emerging comedy talent. Carolines New Talent– putting the spotlight on the stars of tomorrow… today!

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 23, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 23, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

The Death of the Moon (NY) - The Theater Center
September 23, 2017 - New York

In The Death of the Moon, a dark and dramatic new solo musical, Danielle (Chloe Tucker) -- cheated and disenfranchised from the world -- rhapsodies about her loneliness and downward spiral into the seedy underbelly of New York City.

The Death of the Moon (NY) - The Theater Center
September 23, 2017 - New York

In The Death of the Moon, a dark and dramatic new solo musical, Danielle (Chloe Tucker) -- cheated and disenfranchised from the world -- rhapsodies about her loneliness and downward spiral into the seedy underbelly of New York City.

Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos - The Green Room 42
Through September 23, 2017 - New York

Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos is the longest running all request, rock n roll party in NYC. Sold out since September 2010, this weekly show is never the same twice. It's the only party in town where YOU pick the playlist! Part concert, part comedy, part cabaret, it's ALL fun, ALL NIGHT LONG! Come singalong, dance-along, laugh-along and drink-along, with two of the top piano entertainers on the East Coast, as they play your favorites from Billy Joel to Bon Jovi, Britney Spears to Bruno Mars! Great for bachelorettes, birthdays, and groups of 2, 20 or 200! Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos has performed for Presidents, heads of state, Fortune 500 companies, A-list celebrities, and celebrations big and small! As a regular weekly "THING TO DO" of Time Out NY, who said "Keyboard master Mark Weiser takes audience requests, mines his knowledge of catchy tunes and busts out singable tracks!" NEWSDAY featured the show on the cover of its Arts section and said "it's song vs. song at these raucous singalongs…a musical free for all!"

Coltrane Revisited Featuring Eric Alexander, Jaleel Shaw, Steve Kuhn, Lonnie Plaxico, and Steve Smith - Birdland
Through September 23, 2017 - New York

Born in North Carolina in 1926, John Coltrane emerged on the jazz scene in the 1950s, playing tenor and soprano sax with Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk. A pioneer of "hard bop" in the 1960s, he led his own groups and reinvented jazz with experimentation and improvisation. His later recordings reflected his belief that music was a form of spiritual expression. Pianist Steve Kuhn, who first made his mark during a brief stint with John Coltrane's quartet, leads an annual all-star gathering in celebration of the legendary saxophonist and jazz innovator's birthday, September 23rd.

Masahide Ishikawa Solo Exhibition Gift #12 - Jadite Galleries
Through September 23, 2017 - New York

Jadite Galleries is pleased to announce “Gift #12”, the solo exhibition of Masahide Ishikawa, an abstract painting artist from Japan. The exhibition will run from September 19 through September 23, 2017 at Jadite Galleries, 413 West 50th Street, New York City, with an opening reception on Thursday, September 21 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition features about 15 works to show appreciation for those which have inspired Ishikawa’s creativity as an artist. He sheds light on the positiveness although there are numerous artists whose works intensely focus on the negative side of human nature. He believes that human nature is fundamentally good. One of the biggest features of Ishikawa’s works is frequent use of distinct lines. “I received an idea of using lines as minimal units in paintings.” Searching for abstract shapes, Ishikawa used to use a lot of vertical and horizontal lines which define fundamental matters. For this exhibition, he consciously avoided the use of straight lines but instead employed curving lines to express warmth. Ishikawa has exhibited widely in Japan including solo exhibitions at Ginza Gallery House and Bar Aoyama in Tokyo as well as group shows at ... (read more)

Joe Bonamassa - New York City Theatre
Through September 23, 2017 - New York

Joe Bonamassa is the guitarist's guitarist. A master of the blues, Bonamassa easily ranks alongside the more well known Clapton or Jeff Beck. Such was his prodigious talent that he supported B.B. King at the tender of age of twelve in 1989, and was christened by King as "one of a kind." Since then, he's played with anyone who is anyone and released a formidable catalogue of studio albums. Bonamassa is one of those performers who seems to live on the road this year is no different. An opportunity to witness a master at the very top of his game is one not to be missed! Catch the virtuoso when he plays the Beacon Theater in New York, NY, showing from 20 Sep 2017 to 23 Sep 2017..

Bruno Mars - New York City Theatre
Through September 23, 2017 - New York

Bruno Mars is on top of the world right now! Still basking in the success of his Mark Ronson collaboration 'Uptown Funk', he followed it up with another fierce of glittering pop funk, '24K Magic', the lead single from the album of the same name. A showcase for his incredible skills as a songwriter, musician and all round entertainer, 24K Magic is another entry in a hits filled catalogue which has seen Bruno become one of the biggest names in music. Beginning his career as a songwriter (Cee-Lo's 'Forget You' is maybe his most famous writing credit), Mars has since made the transition to blockbuster singer. Whether it's ballads ('Grenade', 'Just the Way You Are'), insanely catchy pop numbers ('The Lazy Song') or driving anthems ('Locked Out of Heaven') Bruno can do it all. Catch him touring new material when he hits Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, showing from 22 Sep 2017 to 23 Sep 2017..

Gary Owen - Carolines on Broadway
Through September 23, 2017 - NEW YORK

Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America's most beloved comedians, having been proclaimed by Ebony magazine as Black America's "Favorite White Comedian". Owen is currently starring in the BET docuseries "The Gary Owen Show", which chronicles his dynamic and interracial family life with his wife and children in small-town Ohio. His next comedy special, "I Got My Associates," is also currently slated to air on Showtime Network in September 8,2017. Owen has had massive success as a comic actor on the big screen. Last year, he starred opposite Mike Epps and Mike Tyson in the comedy MEET THE BLACKS.On the small screen, Owen co-hosted TruTV's sketch series "Upload with Shaquille O'Neal" (2013). After meeting Tyler Perry on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Owen was cast as the recurring role of Zach the barber in the 5th season of the TBS comedy series "Tyler Perry's House of Payne". Owen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has always had a passion for comedy. He enrolled in the US navy following high... (read more)

Harlem Gospel Choir - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
September 24, 2017 - New York

Southern Buffet & Live Music Every Sunday from 12:30 - 2:30 pm Featuring The World-Famous Harlem Gospel Choir On any Sunday you can visit a soul-food brunch at BB King Blues Club, New York City. The home-style "all you can eat" southern buffet is guaranteed to fill the hole in your soul, and the gospel performances will have you dancing on the stage. Please choose the Gospel Brunch event you wish to attend from the calendar below.

Fall Family Day - Carnegie Hall, Resnick Education Wing
September 24, 2017 - Midtown

Performers Artists to be announced

AFAF Winners Concert - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
September 24, 2017 - New York

Performers Winners Concert

2017 New York International Artists Competition Winners Showcase - Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
September 24, 2017 - New York

Performers Winners Concert

Comichood - The Broadway Comedy Club
September 24, 2017 - New Your

Location : Broadway Comedy Club New York, NY - Red Room Curtis B Sterling brings you the best comedians in the NYC plus special guests from across the country and around the world. Come see our top headliners this Saturday night! You've seen them on Late Night TV, Laughs, Last Comic Standing and Comedy Central and more.

Comic Hood - The Broadway Comedy Club
September 24, 2017 - New Your

Location : Broadway Comedy Club New York, NY - Red Room Curtis B Sterling and Broadway Comedy Club presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You've seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more!

New Balance Bronx 10 Mile - New York Road Runners
September 24, 2017 - New York

Boogie down in the Bronx with a 10-mile race through this vibrant New York City borough. With title sponsor New Balance back again this year, the New Balance Bronx 10 Mile promises to be an even bigger and better event for all runners, their friends, and their family. The 2017 New Balance Bronx 10 Mile is part of NYRR's Five-Borough Series: Run New York. Five Boroughs. One City. The NYRR Five-Borough Series showcases our renewed commitment to the individuals and communities in each borough. More than just five races, the Five-Borough Series—the United Airlines NYC Half, the Airbnb Brooklyn Half, the NYRR Queens 10K, the New Balance Bronx 10 Mile, and the NYRR Staten Island Half—is a celebration of what makes each borough unique, inspiring, and an amazing place to get out and get moving!

Gabrielle Stravelli - Birdland
September 24, 2017 - New York

ward-winning vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli has garnered critical acclaim and a loyal following through her original songs and her unique take on material from the New American songbook as well as classic standards by artists as varied as Pink Floyd and Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton and Johnny Mercer. A trained actor, Gabrielle has a soulful sensitivity for the story in the lyric and was called "a powerhouse of individual expression" by David Finkle of The Village Voice. In January 2017, Gabrielle released her third album, "Dream Ago" comprised primarily of original material co-written with bassist Pat O'Leary. The album received a five-star review from DownBeat Magazine and garnered raves from the Huffington Post, Scott Yanow of LA Jazz Scene and Tony Frankel of LA's Stage and Cinema among others. In March Gabrielle and her trio toured the album for ten days traveling from Philadelphia across the Midwest. She immediately followed the tour with a week in Los Angeles as a master teacher for YoungArts, a national organization that organizes week-long intensives for artists 14-18 years old and connects them with professionals currently working in their chosen field. In April Gabrie... (read more)

David Phelps - The Green Room 42
September 24, 2017 - New York

David Phelps, the internationally acclaimed vocalist, comes to The Green Room 42, with his powerhouse vocals meant to be this close the Broadway. Looking back on David Phelp's own legacy, so far, he has come a long way from Tomball, Texas. Over the greater part of the last two decades, David's artistry has grown to echo off the walls of Carnegie Hall, and vibrate the chandeliers in the White House and in countless halls and churches around the world. His masterful melodies have been burned into critically-acclaimed solo offerings, award-winning Gaither Vocal Band CDs and Gold and Platinum Gaither "Homecoming" collections. It has been a showcase far above the expectations of any ordinary artist. But for David, a perpetual work in progress, these happy years have been just an extended glimpse of the Creator's bigger picture. Pushing the boundaries is every artist's goal, and David's focus is beyond the ordinary, trusting in that Divine design.

BOXED - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 24, 2017 - New York

Comedy, social satire, a little surrealism and an inconvenient box. This story will resonate with anyone who feels they're an oddball, always out of step. What it was like to grow up a daydreamer, performer and artist on a ranch in Montana. No bales of hay required. Production Manager: Edward Mannix. Show image by Ryan Pfeiffer. Recommended for: all audiences. Link: video.

Blood and Water - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 24, 2017 - New York

An emotional journey through the passionate romance between a Jewish woman and a Palestinian man. The story navigates the delicate terrain of a couple in love, yet on opposite sides of a conflict larger than themselves. Forced to confront their lifelong beliefs, families, and religion, they question whether love is strong enough to conquer all. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, Jewish community, Arab community.

The Father, The Son & The Holy Sh!t - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
September 24, 2017 - New York

he true story of a weird little boy who wanted to meet his father and finally did so as an adult. At a urinal. This family saga is a wild ride through forgiveness, heartbreak, humor, anger, hope and self-discovery. Oh, and double homicide. As the show reminds us, "Fiction needs nuance. Reality just wants to fuck with you." Director: Brooke Butner. Producer: Sarah Mendelsohn. Show image by Gen Golightly. Recommended for: adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community

Wendy and Lucy. 2008. Directed by Kelly Reichardt - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 24, 2017 - New York

Wendy and Lucy. 2008. USA. Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Screenplay by Reichardt, Jonathan Raymond. With Michelle Williams, Will Oldham Film critic Roger Ebert's 2009 review of Wendy and Lucy begins with a prescient comment: "I know so much about Wendy, although this movie tells me so little." Perhaps Wendy's story is all too familiar? She's out of work, has a cool relationship with her family, thinks moving to Alaska will be a panacea, and loves no one but her dog Lucy. Wendy keeps every disappointment, slight, and anxieties bottled up inside, only reacting when Lucy goes missing. Michelle Williams was nominated for several industry awards for her role as Wendy, winning the Toronto Film Critics Association prize.

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun - MoMA : Museum of Modern Art
September 24, 2017 - New York

Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy. 2016. France/Chad. Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. DCP. In French and Arabic; English subtitles. 82 min. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, the writer-director of such award-winning fiction films as Abouna, Daratt, and A Screaming Man, returns to MoMA with a weeklong run of his first feature-length documentary, Hissein Habré, a Chadian Tragedy (2016). Presented at the Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals, Haroun's film observes the aftermath of war crimes committed by the brutal dictator Hissein Habré during his eight-year reign (1982–90); his three-year trial for the murder of 40,000 Chadians; and attempts at truth and reconciliation between members of Habré's police force and the survivors of torture in prison or the families of those who were murdered. Two weeks after the premiere of Haroun's film at Cannes, Hissein Habré was found guilty by a court in Senegal—the first-ever living African leader to be brought before a court of law, and the first to be convicted for crimes against his own people and against humanity. The power of Haroun's film lies in its unadorned approach to this harrowing period of Chad's history, using the quietly damning vo... (read more)

BEAR MOUNTAIN OKTOBERFEST CRUISE: 24TH SEPTEMBER - Circle Line
September 24, 2017 - New York

Escape NYC and take a leisurely full-day cruise up the Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain. You'll enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise (each way) and an Onboard Oktoberfest featuring traditional German beer, food and live music. Once docked, you'll have approximately three hours to enjoy Bear Mountain's natural beauty, abundant hiking trails, zoo and more before returning to NYC.

Timatha Kastan & Her Tko Party Band - SWING 46
September 24, 2017 - New York

Sistas: the Musical - New York City Theatre
September 24, 2017 - New York

Popular off-Broadway musical Sistas returns to thw St Luke's Theatre! is a nonstop celebration! Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Smash's Kenneth Ferrone, the production follows five women as they prepare to bury the matriarch of their family. Truths, memories and relationships come to the fore, sometimes welcome, sometimes not. Bring your best gal pal, your sister, your mother, even your aunt for this celebration of female family. After a much-loved matriarch's death, the women in the family clean out her attic and find love and old memories packed away, and in the process, hit tunes that trace the history of black women, from the trials of the 1930s through the Girl Groups of the 60s to the empowerment of the 90s. Songs include "Oh, Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive," "Tyrone," "I am Not My Hair" and "A Woman's Worth."

Mary Stallings and the Mike LeDonne Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 24, 2017 - New York

Mary Stallings is one of jazz's most accomplished vocalists. Over the course of a nearly 60-year career, she has worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Geri Allen, and more. We've been honored to have her for a rare appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center before; Don't Look Back, her album recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, was described as "mature, modern jazz singing for lovers and those looking for love, by a vocal artist great enough to help you find and keep it." (New York Daily News) Tonight, Stallings will perform with the Mike LeDonne Trio, comprised of rising drummer Jason Brown, jazz veteran guitarist Ed Cherry, and prolific organist Mike LeDonne.

Mary Stallings and the Mike LeDonne Trio - Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
September 24, 2017 - New York

Mary Stallings is one of jazz's most accomplished vocalists. Over the course of a nearly 60-year career, she has worked with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Geri Allen, and more. We've been honored to have her for a rare appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center before; Don't Look Back, her album recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, was described as "mature, modern jazz singing for lovers and those looking for love, by a vocal artist great enough to help you find and keep it." (New York Daily News) Tonight, Stallings will perform with the Mike LeDonne Trio, comprised of rising drummer Jason Brown, jazz veteran guitarist Ed Cherry, and prolific organist Mike LeDonne.

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 24, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

Perfect Crime - The Theater Center
September 24, 2017 - New York

The perfect show for Law & Order, Sherlock, and CSI fans, Perfect Crime is a funny, romantic thriller about a psychiatrist who seems to have killed her rich husband (until he shows up very much alive); the detective who is trying to solve the supposed murder while falling in love with the primary suspect; and the psychiatrist's charming but crazy patient who seems to have killed a few people himself. There are Gone Girl and Agatha Christie-like twists and turns in the plot and there's an "answer key" for audience members to review after the show if they are still trying to figure out what happened and how.

The Death of the Moon (NY) - The Theater Center
September 24, 2017 - New York

In The Death of the Moon, a dark and dramatic new solo musical, Danielle (Chloe Tucker) -- cheated and disenfranchised from the world -- rhapsodies about her loneliness and downward spiral into the seedy underbelly of New York City.

Brunch with Broadway Stars at The Lambs Club Featuring “Kinky Boots" - The Lambs Club
September 24, 2017 - New York

Geoffrey Zakarian’s The Lambs Club has teamed up with some of Broadway's best musicals to bring you Brunch with Broadway Stars — Sunday brunch like you have never seen, featuring some of the biggest names on Broadway! Stars from hit shows will perform jazz standards and show tunes over bloody marys and classic brunch fare. For $68 for adults and $35 for children under 12, guests can enjoy a prix fixe brunch featuring a bountiful pastry assortment for the table, a choice of an entrée, sides to share, Colombe Coffee, Le Palais Des Thés Tea and fresh squeezed juices. Highlighted dishes include Stuffed French Toast with Whipped Peanut Butter, Strawberry Compote and Butterscotch, Tuscan Kale Salad with Radicchio, Crispy Parmesan and Caesar Dressing, and TLC Hanger Burger with Cabot Sharp Cheddar, Onion Ring, and Special Sauce. To top it off, guests will be offered a special to-go treat. On Sunday, September 24th, Adinah Alexander from "Kinky Boots" will take to the stage. Charlie is a factory owner struggling to save his family business. Lola is a fabulous entertainer with a wildly exciting idea. With a little compassion and a lot of understanding, this unexpected pair learns t... (read more)

Donnell Rawlings - Carolines on Broadway
Through September 24, 2017 - Times Square Theater District

2016 has already started off with a bang for Donnell, he has already been cast in Kevin Smith's pilot Hollyweed. 2015 was a huge year for Donnell Rawlings,he lit the stage at The Dubai Comedy Festival. He also rocked it at Montreal Comedy Festival. He has been touring all over with Dave Chappelle. In 2014 he killed during a record number of shows working with Dave Chappelle at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. You just saw him starring in his own show as Judge Rawlings on MTV2's Guy Court. Donnell was also was a cast member on MTV2's Guy Code. Donnell can be seen hosting Staann' Dup to be seen on StarzBlack. He lends his voice in a recurring role as "Another Cat Named Rally" on the hit animation Black Dynamite as well being featured in Adult Swim's animation. Donnell continues to tour heavily, performing his intelligently bold stand-up throughout the US, Europe, and the Caribbean. Donnell is an overnight success a decade in the making. He made a splash in the DC comedy clubs going from a heckler in the audience to HBO's Def Comedy Jam in a period of six months. You've seen him as 'Ashy Larry' on Comedy Central's award winning and critically celebrated Chappelle's Show, where ... (read more)

The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra - Birdland
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Grammy Award winning pianist, composer and educator Arturo O'Farrill -- leader of the "first family of Afro-Cuban Jazz" (NY Times) -- was born in Mexico and grew up in New York City. Son of the late, great composer Chico O'Farrill, Arturo was Educated at Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. He played piano in Carla Bley's Big Band from 1979 through 1983 and earned a reputation as a soloist in groups led by Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Belafonte. The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra is the resident large format ensemble of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) founded by Arturo O'Farrill in 2007 and dedicated to preserving the music and heritage of big band Latin jazz, supporting its performance for new audiences, and educating young people in the understanding and performance of this important cultural treasure. For more information about the orchestra and other ALJA initiatives, please visit us at www.afrolatinjazz.org

Quiet Clubbing Weekly Vip Rooftop Party - Stage 48
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

We've got another big night going down at the Covered VIP Rooftop at Stage 48! Rain or shine, this amazing venue, will give you an incredible scenic view of the city. Our Stage 48 party series is known to get wild, with people dancing harder than anything we've ever seen, so we're really excited to see what this wonderful night on the rooftop will bring.

Lifestyle Saturdays - Stage 48
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Trixie Mattel - West Bank Cafe
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Everyone's favorite doll (and RuPaul's Drag Race star) TRIXIE MATTEL has returned -- new and improved! In NOW WITH MOVING PARTS! we dial down and dig deep into the psyche of the life-size legend. Step back into her pink cowboy boots and see the world through Trixie's iconic eyes. TRIXIE MATTEL: NOW WITH MOVING PARTS is a decoupage of brand new music and surrealist comedy that only Trixie Mattel could hot glue together- guitar picking, razor-sharp reads, and hair teased to the sky

Bear Mountain Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Take a 2.5 hour cruise up the Hudson enjoying the autumnal sights and our Onboard Oktoberfest with German food and beer specials plus some good ol' oom-pah music up to Bear Mountain State Park. You'll hop off the boat there, where for 3 hours, you can enjoy the park's 50+ hiking and biking trails, lake, zoo and more and take in the general splendor of nature and fall weather.

Bear Mountain Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

Cruise up to Bear Mountain like a VIP in Premier while you enjoy an onboard Oktoberfest with German beer, music and traditional German Oktoberfest food such as soft pretzels, potatoes and bratwurst.

War Paint - New York City Theatre
Through September 24, 2017 - New York

A Broadway pairing for the ages, War Paint pits Patti LuPone against Christine Ebersole in this powerful tale of cosmetics giants Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. This glamorous new musical follows the trajectories of these two driven women, who despite carving out similarly successful careers in a business dominated by men, truly loathed each other. This is the first time that two-time Tony winners LuPone (Evita, Gypsy) and Ebersole (42nd Street, Grey Gardens) have shared the Broadway stage, and we expect the charisma levels to be through the roof!

Into the Woods - New York City Theatre
Through September 24, 2017 - Red Bank

The Fiasco Theater Company takes Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's cautionary musical masterpiece on the road, hitting Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank , NJ , showing from 15 Sep 2017 to 24 Sep 2017. . Stripping the show back to just 10 actors and one piano, the flights of fancy of this dark fairytale world will be rawer and more imaginatively played than ever before. A much-cherished entry in the Broadway canon, Into The Woods first appeared on Broadway in 1986 starring Bernadette Peters and has been revived many times since; it even saw its transfer to the big screen starring Anna Kendrick, Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep.

Gary Owen - Carolines on Broadway
Through September 24, 2017 - NEW YORK

Gary Owen has been entertaining American audiences for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America's most beloved comedians, having been proclaimed by Ebony magazine as Black America's "Favorite White Comedian". Owen is currently starring in the BET docuseries "The Gary Owen Show", which chronicles his dynamic and interracial family life with his wife and children in small-town Ohio. His next comedy special, "I Got My Associates," is also currently slated to air on Showtime Network in September 8,2017. Owen has had massive success as a comic actor on the big screen. Last year, he starred opposite Mike Epps and Mike Tyson in the comedy MEET THE BLACKS.On the small screen, Owen co-hosted TruTV's sketch series "Upload with Shaquille O'Neal" (2013). After meeting Tyler Perry on The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Owen was cast as the recurring role of Zach the barber in the 5th season of the TBS comedy series "Tyler Perry's House of Payne". Owen grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and has always had a passion for comedy. He enrolled in the US navy following high... (read more)

Jon Paris - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
Through September 25, 2017 - New York

Jon Paris has toured nationally and internationally with an impressive list of artists that includes Bo Diddley, Johnny Winter, Chris Spedding, Johnnie Johnson, and former Rolling Stone Mick Taylor. He's also backed Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, Phoebe Snow, Hubert Sumlin, Rudy Ray Moore, the Uptown Horns, and Elvin Bishop, to name just a few. All the while Paris has maintained his own New York City-based rock and blues band. The group performs regularly at B.B. King Blues Club and at clubs, casinos, and concerts across the country. Paris has headlined in Norway, Sweden, Israel, and South Africa. He's opened concerts for Little Richard, Buddy Guy, Etta James, Dick Dale, George Thorogood, Brian Setzer, Joan Jett, Southside Johnny, Jonny Lang, and more. His recording credits include sessions with Bob Dylan, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Ron Wood, and John Hiatt. For years, he was also an often-featured guest with Les Paul, the electric guitar legend, at Les's regular Monday night shows at the Iridium in Manhattan. His latest album, Blue Planet (2004), features many of his blues-drenched original rockers and his unique versions of some great blues classics.... (read more)

Text and Image in the 1950s: Do Artists Practice What They Preach? - The Museum of Modern Art
Through September 25, 2017 - Manhattan

Can artists be taken at their word? Join us as we attempt to answer this question by exploring the work of three modern masters: Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns. None of these artists wrote manifestoes, but they were heavily interviewed and art historians and critics have been theorizing about their work for decades. Through close looking and reading, we'll evaluate the extent to which the words match up with the work. This session is led by Lauren Kaplan. Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

Swingadelic - SWING 46
Through September 25, 2017 - New York

For years, the band has been playing tunes from the Count Basie and Duke Ellington era of the 30?s to music from the swingin' 60?s like Ray Charles and the Beatles as well as originals.

Seth's Talent Show - Dont Tell Mama
Through September 26, 2017 - New York

Singers with Seth Bisen-Hersh at the piano

Lena, Lena, Lena: the Awards Show - Dont Tell Mama
Through September 27, 2017 - New York

Lena, Lena, Lena: The Awards Show Lena Moy-Borgen Musical Comedy Musical Direction: Kathy Pfaffl $15.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person $10.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum per person MAC

Triggers of the Imagination - The Museum of Modern Art
Through September 27, 2017 - Manhattan

Join us as we explore the enigmatic paintings of Giorgio de Chirico and discuss how they inspired such Surrealist artists as Salvador Dalí and René Magritte. This session is led by Elisabeth Bardt-Pellerin. Join us for lively conversations and engaging activities, facilitated by Museum educators, that offer insightful and unusual ways to engage with collections and special exhibitions. Groups meet in the galleries noted on the schedule. Gallery Sessions are free for members and Museum admission ticket holders. No registration is required.

Stan Rubin Orchestra Starring Joe Politi - SWING 46
Through September 27, 2017 - New York

Ricky Ritzel's Broadway - Dont Tell Mama
Through September 28, 2017 - New York

Ricky Ritzel's Broadway 2-Time MAC Award-Winning Tribute To Broadway Musical Comedy with Ricky Ritzel at the piano Ensemble Cast

A Bronx Tale - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Directors Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks bring their triumphant New York musical to Broadway, following an acclaimed run in Millburn. Mirroring the gritty setting and finger-clicking music of fellow Big Apple musical Jersey Boys, A Bronx Tale takes place in the early 1960s, and follows the fortunes of a local Bronx kid who is drawn into the world of organized crime, much to the horror of his bus driver father. The story is based on actor Chazz Palminteri's one man show, which De Niro previously adapted for the big screen in 1993. WHAT IS A BRONX TALE ABOUT? Growing up in the Bronx, Calogero knows that there's one man who rules over the bustling Italian-American neighbourhood - mob boss Sonny. Their two paths meet unexpectedly one day, when Calogero witnesses Sonny carrying out a hit. Italian loyalty and a sense of self-preservation mean Calogero refuses to name names to the cops, and Sonny, impressed with the young kid's spirit, takes him under his wing. As Calogero grows older, and heads ever deeper into Sonny's undeworld, his father must try and wrestle him away from a life of crime.

Quiet Clubbing Weekly Vip Rooftop Party - Stage 48
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

We've got another big night going down at the Cantina Rooftop at Stage 48! Rain or shine, this amazing venue, will give you an incredible scenic view of the city. Our Stage 48 party series is known to get wild, with people dancing harder than anything we've ever seen, so we're really excited to see what this wonderful night on the rooftop will bring.

Lifestyle Saturdays - Stage 48
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Anastasia - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

A starry creative team bring the magical story of Anastasia to Broadway for the first time. Inspired by the 20th Century Fox animation from 1997, this show imagines the life of Grand Duchess Anastasia if she escaped the execution of the rest of her family in 1918, and follows her journey of self-discovery and tentative romance with charming con man Dimitri. It's a blockbuster adventure bursting with heart, set against the historical backdrop of the Russian Revolution. Coming to The Great White Way following a Hartford tryout, this enchanting new show features a mix of songs from the movie, including the Oscar-nominated 'Journey to the Past', as well as original compositions. In the director's chair is Darko Tresnjack, who won a Tony for his work on the smash hit A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, while the cast includes Ramin Karimloo (Les Mis). Anastasia also reunites the team behind the four time Tony winning musical Ragtime, with Terrence McNally providing the book and Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens scoring.

Curvy Widow - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

The modern dating scene with all its painful and hilarious foibles comes to brilliant life in this Off-Broadway comedy musical, transferring from the George Street Playhouse down the street. Slated for an open run, the show welcomes back the Tony-nomated Nancy Opel in the lead role! Recently seen in the hilariously dark musical The Toxic Avenger, Opel once again calls on her considerable comedy skills to play the role of a vivacious 50-something widow, who is thrown into the heady world of social media, sex and swiping right. Keen to explore new concepts of love and sex, Curvy throws herself into the modern dating scene with gusto; from considering internet personals, surviving disastrous first dates and even weighing up the risks and benefits of dating both married and single men! What follows is a rip-roaring romp that tests even Curvy's patience and good humor, but discovering new truths about herself along the way!

Times Square Arts Presents Ben Lebovitz's Borders - Times Square
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

In partnership with Advertising Week, Times Square Arts presents artist Benjamin Lebovitz’s Borders on Times Square’s electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in September. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. Earlier this year, Times Square Arts and Advertising Week put out an open call for Midnight Moment proposals from artists working in the advertising industry. The winning submission was Borders, created by art director Benjamin Lebovitz. Using Google Earth satellite technology — a familiar medium after Lebovitz’s work on projects for the company — Lebovitz depicts the world from above, displaying the international borders between countries like Nepal and China, the US and Mexico, Syria and Turkey, Israel and Jordan, and Kuwait and Iraq, along with the remains of the Berlin Wall and landscapes of Glacier National Park. Borders seeks to understand the world in a more unbiased way, urging viewers to reinterpret these geological and political divides as delicate, shared ecosystems and make a personal connection with the social responsibility to humanity ... (read more)

Waitress - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Broadway's most delectable musical, Waitress is a life-affirming tale of dreaming big. Landing on the Great White Way following a Boston try-out, Waitress is the story of a small town waitress named Jenna, who seizes on the chance to escape her small town life by putting her baking skills to the test. The show has proved a huge hit with audiences, and was nominated for four Tony Awards in 2016. Leading the cast is Betsy Wolfe (Bullet's Over Broadway).

Kinky Boots - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Boasting an irresistible score from pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is a joyful gem of a show, wrapping all its glitz and glamour around a true emotional core. Based on the 2005 British movie starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, it's the story of an unlikely friendship between fledgling business man Charlie Price and sassy drag queen Lola, and how the two of them fight to save Charlie's shoe factory by producing a very different line of footwear. Kinky Boots held a tryout in Chicago in 2012 before making its Broadway debut the following year. An instant smash hit, it swept the board at the Tony Awards, winning six of its thirteen nominations, including Best Musical, and has now played over 1500 performances.

School of Rock - the Musical - Winter Garden Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

A double jolt of adrenaline and sugar to inspire the most helicoptered of tots to play hooky and go shred an ax. For those about to love School of Rock: We salute you." Hoping to educate us once again, Andrew Lloyd-Webber returns to Broadway with a brand-new show! Adapted from the 2003 Jack Black movie of the same name, School of Rock features bumbling lead character Dewey Finn, played by Eric Petersen (Shrek The Musical), the hilarious slacker with rock stardom on his mind. Not since 1971 has Andrew Lloyd-Webber launched a show on Broadway before London's West End! This new production, which mixes songs from the movie with brand new songs by the iconic composer and lyricist Glenn Slater, is a rockin' spectacular! Oh, and the book comes from Julian Fellowes, the writer of a "relatively unknown" TV show called Downtown Abbey. Nope, we've never heard of it either....

Phantom of the Opera - Majestic Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York,

With the distance of more than a decade - and a couple hundred new musicals - since my last visit, I found myself with a new appreciation for this beloved show's gothic theatricality. Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is the stuff of Broadway legend. The Great White Way's longest-running show of all time, this Gothic epic has been enchanting New York audiences for over a quarter a century with its irresistible mix of romance and horror, backed by its iconic rock music score. Undoubtedly one of theatre's greatest spectacles, Phantom boasts exquisite costumes and set design, and of course, the magnificent chandelier that crashes onto the stage to close out the first Act. Originally opening on Broadway in 1988, the show won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has over the years starred some of musical theatres greatest names, such as Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman and Sierra Boggess. Among the many famous numbers in its score is the title track, 'All I Ask of You' and 'The Music of the Night'. For a night out at the theatre, you can't do better than the Phantom."

Cats - Neil Simon Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

It has been some four days since I saw the revival of Mr. Lloyd Webber's nigh-legendary musical "Cats," which opened on Sunday at the Neil Simon Theater. And it's been four days of persistent earworms." One of Broadway's previously longest running and most popular musicals makes a special return to New York at the Neil Simon Theatre. Ideal for the whole family, Cats is based on poet TS Eliot's 1939 book for older children, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. With spectacular costumes, dazzling dance moves, and some of the most memorable show tunes in musical theatre ('Memory', 'MaCavity', 'The Song of the Jellicles', just to name a few!), Cats will leave you in awe. And possibly suspicious of any cats you may pass on the way home after... With direction from Trevor Nunn, choreography from Andy Blankenbuehler after Gillian Lynne and sets and costumes from the iconic John Napier, this Andrew Lloyd Webber-scored show won seven Tony Awards on its first 18-year outing on the Great White Way. Since it closed in 2000, audiences have been wishing for a revival, and now its finally here!

Miss Saigon - Broadway Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Miss Saigon was, and is, a phenomenon, and this production, directed by Laurence Connor, is sensational in every way. It's been a long time coming, but the hit London-born musical Miss Saigon lights up Broadway once again, following a phenomenal run in the West End. Starring the new revival production are leads Alistair Brammer as Chris and North Carolina-born Eva Noblezada as Kim, who experience the heady love story amidst the last days of Saigon, complete with a revamped helicopter scene to take your breath away. Nominated for two 2017 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical!

Avenue Q - Stage 3 New World Stages
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

A thoroughly infectious musical that qualifies as a serious blessing. They never taught you this on Sesame Street... Brash, provocative and dangerously funny, the puppet-populated Avenue Q is the one coming of age story that pulls back the curtain and finally gives us the cold hard truth - we are not, despite what our parents and Saturday morning cartoons might have told us, special snowflakes who can achieve whatever we want. So get used to it! Written by Jeff Whitty, Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Avenue Q's mix of expletive spouting puppets and gloriously witty songs ('The Internet is Good for Porn', 'I'm Not Wearing Underwear Today', 'It Sucks to be Me') has garnered the show huge acclaim the world over and three Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Running Off-Broadway since 2009, it's a true New York institution, and will ensure you never look at Elmo quite the same way ever again.

Perfect Crime - Anne L. Bernstein Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

In London, it's The Mousetrap; in New York, it's Perfect Crime... NYC's little mystery thriller that could A staple of New York theatre, much like The Mousetrap across the pond in London, this show goes far and beyond the traditional mystery play. It is a sexy, compelling comedy-thriller, with well-timed surprises and laughs that relieve a growing dramatic tension. The main character is a Harvard-educated psychiatrist accused of bumping off her wealthy, foppish British husband.

Hamilton - Richard Rodgers Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Yes, it really is that good. A show about young rebels grabbing and shaping the future of an unformed country, "Hamilton" is making its own resonant history by changing the language of musicals Where do you start with Hamilton? The hit hip-hop infused musical drama about the 10 Dollar Founding Father Without A Father from Lin-Manuel Miranda has all but taken over the world since its first sold-out run the at Off-Broadway Public Theatre in 2015. Now housed at the Richard Rodgers Theatre for the foreseeable future, the rollicking historical epic is a true arbiter of our times, with its message of inclusivity, passion, diversity and resistance from oppression as relevant now as it ever was. Tracing the life of Alexander Hamilton, a figure largely overlooked by history (except for his very dramatic death at the hands of Aaron Burr) Lin-Manuel's opus first came to him whilst on vacation when he happened to pick up Ron Chernow's lauded biography. Taken by the largely unknown story of America's first United States Secretary of The Treasury, he immediately began to sketch the outline of the musical. Citing Alexander's non-stop attitude to his life and work, Miranda felt that the scor... (read more)

Hello, Dolly - Shubert Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

"Bright, brassy and all Bette! Ms. Midler works hard for her ovations, while making you feel that the pleasure is all hers. Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe and Grammy Award winner Bette Midler (Fiddler on the Roof, The First Wives Club) returns to the Broadway stage in one of the greatest musicals of all time - Hello, Dolly! Starring alongside David Hyde Pierce, Ms Midler leads the revival of Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's glorious comedy as the redoubtable matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi, in a Tony-winning performance. Bursting with golden age musical charm, Hello, Dolly! is an extravagant slice of entertainment, and includes countless classic Broadway showstoppers, such as 'It Only Takes A Moment' and 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes'. Don't miss your chance to see Ms Midler though - she leaves January 14, 2018! Based on Thornton Wilder's play The Matchmaker, the show debuted on Broadway in 1964, starring Carol Channing in the titular role. A storming success, it won an unprecedented 10 Tonys at that year's ceremony and was adapted for the big screen five years later, with a cast led by Barbra Streisand and a young Michael Crawford. This 2017 revival is directed by four time Tony w... (read more)

Aladdin - New Amsterdam Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Following in the footsteps of Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, Aladdin is the latest Broadway spectacular from Disney. Packed with romance, adventure and the Genie's hilarious slapstick humor, this unforgettable show features all of the movies' Academy Award-winning music, including 'A Whole New World', 'Friend Like Me' and 'Arabian Nights', as well as some brand new numbers. A lushly costumed and vibrantly choreographed affair, Aladdin was nominated for five Tony Awards when it premiered on Broadway in 2014, picking up one win for James Monroe Iglehart's portrayal of the Genie. With direction from Tony winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon), Aladdin is a sure fire hit for all ages, whether you've seen the movie or not!

Dear Evan Hansen - Music Box Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Second Stage Theatre, this darkly comic musical lands on Broadway. The poignant and thought-provoking production has thus far received rave reviews from critics for its unexpectedly touching portrayal of misunderstood youth, young love and the search for acceptance, all wrapped up in a perfectly pitched contemporary pop score by the Tony nominated and Oscar winning composing duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who also wrote the songs for the movie La La Land. Dear Evan Hansen won six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Leading Actor for Ben Platt.

1984 - Hudson Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Even for audiences inclined to feel jaded about revisiting a story from a long-ago school reading list, this '1984' manages to pump new, discomforting life into the mother of all dystopias." George Orwell's scarily prescient masterpiece comes to Broadway, in a new stage adaptation by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan. Creating a nightmarish vision of suppression, surveillance and the all-powerful 'Big Brother', 1984 is one of the landmark texts of the 20th Century. Its story centers on civil servant Winston Smith, who decides to fight back against a totalitarian government which seeks to strip away every one of his liberties. Tony nominee Tom Sturridge (Orphan) stars as Winston, and the cast also includes Tony winner Reed Birney (The Humans) and Hollywood actress Olivia Wilde, who is making her Broadway debut. Transferring from the UK, where it has had four acclaimed runs, this new 1984 is a startlingly staged production, employing projections of live video feeds from cameras on stage and a set that is wholly transformed over the run time. It also incorporates the book's appendix into the show, meaning the action is framed by a book club in 2050, who are discussing the veracit... (read more)

Come from Away - Gerald Schoenfeld Theater
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Come From Away is an uplifting new musical that celebrates human compassion in the face of terrible circumstances. Penned by Canadian husband and wife team Irene Snakoff and David Hein, Come From Away is set in the remote town of Gander in Newfoundland, which found itself playing host to the passengers of 38 planes that were forced to land on 9/11. Thoroughly researched and based on interviews with residents and passengers, the show explores how this tiny community opened its hearts and homes to their unexpected guests. Come From Away debuted at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse in 2015, before moving onto Seattle's Rep Theatre, where it broke box office records and was extended due to popular demand. This Broadway production is up for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical.

Prince of Broadway - Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Hal Prince is as Broadway as it gets. A true legend of musical theater, he's the man behind some of the greatest Broadway shows of all time, and holds the record for the most Tony wins - 21! - of any individual. Over the course of his storied career, he's produced and or directed the original productions of The Pajama Game, Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Follies, Sweeney Todd, and Kiss of the Spider Woman.

The Terms of My Surrender - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

The left-wing polemicist, film maker, writer and agent provocateur is headed to Broadway for his first-ever stage show that he has written and will be starring in. It will be helmed by Spring Awakening's Tony-winning director Michael Mayer. Billed as "taking aim at Trump" by the New York Times, the show will be part stand-up, part play, part angry rant, and is set to raise the hackles of plenty a No. 45 supporter. A limited engagement of just 12 weeks starting in July, Moore will perform his one-man show eight times a week, in what will be a headline-stealing engagement, and one that is guaranteed to spark more than a few angry early morning Tweets from the White House...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Step into a candy wonderland with this spectacular adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic. Follow young Charlie Bucket inside Willy Wonka's world famous Chocolate Factory, and discover that its wonders go far beyond your wildest dreams! This acclaimed musical transfers from London's West End, where it opened in 2013. Proving to be a monster hit with audiences, it set the record for the highest weekly gross in West End history. It also garnered two Olivier Awards for its lush costumes and creative lighting design. Taking on the iconic role of Willy Wonka in this production is two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, last seen on Broadway in Something Rotten!

Chicago - the Musical - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

An intoxicating mix of murder, sex and razzle dazzle, Chicago is Broadway at its most iconic. A winking satire of celebrity culture, it's the tale of two beautiful criminals in the Roaring Twenties who plan to get away with murder by putting on one hell of a show. Known for its slinky Bob Fosse choreography, lacey costumes and finger-clicking score, Chicago will show you a good time. Debuting on Broadway in 1975, Chicago was initially overshadowed by the year's other big musical, A Chorus Line, but is now firmly established as one of the Great White Way's most instantly recognisable shows. It's Broadway's longest-running ever American musical, and was turned into an Oscar winning movie in 2002, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Richard Gere.

The Suitcase Under the Bed - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Teresa Deevy is a name that should be synonymous with the great Irish literary tradition. After she lost her hearing as a young woman, the dramatist turned to the pen, producing plays that were quietly revolutionary in their forward thinking approach to feminism and women's roles in her restrictive Catholic society. Yet after her initial success in the 30s, her plays were inexplicably dropped by her patron theater, and so her rightful legacy faded over the years. Labelled by NY Times theater critic Brent Brantley as a resurrectionist extraordinaire of forgotten plays", the Mint Theater, together with artistic director and driving force Jonathan Bank, is resurrecting Deevy's lost voice in an evening of four of her short plays this Summer.

A Clockwork Orange - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

A blistering adaptation of Anthony Burgess' classic, A Clockwork Orange arrives Off-Broadway after an acclaimed run at London's Park Theatre. Directed by Alexandra Spencer-Jones, this all-male staging injects a homoerotic edge into Burgess' dystopic, ultra-violent world, and wraps the action around bludgeoning fight choreography and an eclectic soundtrack, featuring everything from Placebo to (of course) Beethoven. Jonno Davies (Shakespeare in Love) makes his New York stage debut in the lead role of Alex DeLarge, reprising his performances from the London run.

The Gazillion Bubble Show - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Guinness World Record holder Fan Yang is the king of bubbles! Practising his art since his late teens, he's taking bubble magic to a whole new level, performing on Oprah, Ellen and The Late Show, where David Letterman branded him 'The Greatest Bubble Artist in the World'. Alongside his talented family members, Fan took his show Off-Broadway in 2007. Initially a limited run, the huge demand has meant to it's been playing at the World Stages ever since. Featuring fantastic next-level laser lighting displays, and a great musical score, The Gazillion Bubble Show is an hour plus of unbelievable soapy masterpieces, which float above the audiences heads in their hundreds and even fully enclose some lucky volunteers.

Newsical the Musical - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Not to be confused with the Disney musical NEWSIES, this Drama Desk-nominated revue NEWSical is back lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebreties, and politicians - in short, everyone is fair game. With songs and material continually updated to take advantage of the top news stories, composer-lyricist Drama Desk Nominee Rick Crom's topical musical comedy is an ever-evolving mockery of all the news that is fit to spoof - and then some.

Time and the Conways - New York City Theatre
Through September 30, 2017 - New York

Elizabeth McGovern of Downton Abbey fame is set to lead the decades-long awaited revival of J.B Priestly's time-travelling drama set during Britain's interwar years. Last seen on Broadway in 1938, it is considered to be one of Priestly's best plays, alongside his other works such as An Inspector Calls, I Have Been Here Before and Dangerous Corner. Following the turbulent changes faced a moneyed Yorkshire family, this new Roundabout Theatre production examines destiny, fortune and hope for the future.

Beckett in the City: The Women Speak - Irish Arts Center
Through October 01, 2017 - New York

Experience the women who inhabit some of Beckett's best-known short works, women whose connection between body and soul has ruptured. In this site-specific performance, Director Sarah Jane Scaife places Beckett's characters from the page into the urban landscape, using the aesthetic tools of the body, sound, site, movement, architecture, and projection to put flesh on the scars the playwright reveals within our society. Beckett in the City is a body of work that celebrates and reveals Beckett's writings as existing all around us. This beautiful production premiered at the Dublin Fringe Festival 2015.

On The Line: Intrepid & The Vietnam War - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through October 02, 2017 - New York

On October 16, 2015, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will unveil On the Line: Intrepid and the Vietnam War, a major exhibition exploring the events and impact of the Vietnam War through the lens of Intrepid's history. The exhibition, which coincides with the 40th anniversary of the conclusion of the war, will offer a site-specific immersion into an important chapter of American history.The legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid served three tours of duty in Vietnam between 1966 and 1969. Set within the very spaces where men lived and served, the exhibition will focus on the experiences of Intrepid and its crew "on the line"—the periods when the ship was active in the Gulf of Tonkin, launching aircraft for missions over mainland Vietnam. This localized history will serve as the starting point for understanding the larger historical landscape, including the Cold War, Operation Rolling Thunder and protests at home. The exhibition will include artifacts, photographs and film clips from the Museum's collection, many of which will be on display for the first time. The exhibition will also draw from the Museum's Oral History Project, an initiative launched in 2013 to record and prese... (read more)

- Bryant Park
Through October 13, 2017 - New York

Free beginner lessons with masters of this modern sport Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided. Pre-registration is required at manhattanfencing.com. Drop-ins will only be accepted if space allows. Must be 16 or older to participate. Fifth Avenue Terrace, at 41st Street Take a stab at the modern sport of fencing with masters from Manhattan Fencing Center. No prior experience needed and equipment is provided.

Fall Birding Tour - Bryant Park
Through October 19, 2017 - New York

Meet at Heiskell Plaza Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours. Located in the heart of midtown, Bryant Park is a hot spot for avian visitors and birders alike. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will's-widow! Tours begin at Heiskell Plaza. Look for the birding sign! Part of the Birding Tours program.

Bear Mountain Premier Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through October 28, 2017 - New York

Cruise up to Bear Mountain like a VIP in Premier while you enjoy an onboard Oktoberfest with German beer, music and traditional German Oktoberfest food such as soft pretzels, potatoes and bratwurst.

Veronica Swift - Birdland
Through October 28, 2017 - New York

At just 22 years of age Veronica Swift is being recognized as one of the top young singers in jazz. The child of jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and the late bebop pianist Hod O'Brien, Veronica has already appeared at Lincoln Center, Telluride Jazz Festival, Blues Alley, The Jazz Cruise, and Birdland, performing with Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Bob Dorough, Paquito d'Rivera, and other established jazz artists. Veronica's recent CD, "Lonely Woman," features some of the hottest young jazz players on the scene including Emmet Cohen and Benny Benack III.

Bear Mountain Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Take a 2.5 hour cruise up the Hudson enjoying the autumnal sights and our Onboard Oktoberfest with German food and beer specials plus some good ol' oom-pah music up to Bear Mountain State Park. You'll hop off the boat there, where for 3 hours, you can enjoy the park's 50+ hiking and biking trails, lake, zoo and more and take in the general splendor of nature and fall weather.

Best of NYC Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

The only cruise in New York City that takes you around the entire island of Manhattan and shows you all of NYC's five boroughs, three rivers and 21 bridges. Plus an awe inspiring close-up view of the Statue of Liberty.

Best of NYC Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Upgrade your ultimate NYC experience by sitting in cushy Premier seats while you see all five boroughs on the only cruise that circumnaviagtes the island of Manhattan.

Liberty Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get up close with the star of the New York Harbor - Lady Liberty. After a few photos of the lady herself, take in incredible views of Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and downtown Manhattan - all in one hour!

Liberty Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get up close with the star of the New York Harbor - Lady Liberty. After a few photos of the lady herself, take in incredible views of Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and downtown Manhattan - all in one hour!

Liberty Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get up close with the star of the New York Harbor - Lady Liberty. After a few photos of the lady herself, take in incredible views of Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and downtown Manhattan - all in one hour!

Liberty Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get the best seats in the house on Circle Line Premier which means you'll get the best photo ops with Lady Liberty herself!

Liberty Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get the best seats in the house on Circle Line Premier which means you'll get the best photo ops with Lady Liberty herself!

Liberty Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Get the best seats in the house on Circle Line Premier which means you'll get the best photo ops with Lady Liberty herself!

Harbor Lights Premier Cruise - Circle Line Cruises - Pier 83
Through October 29, 2017 - New York

Why not make the moment even more magical in upgraded Premier seats? There is no sight in the world as special as those seen on the romantic Harbor Lights cruise as the sun goes down upon NYC. Your loved ones will thank you!

Jim Caruso's Cast Party - Birdland
Through October 30, 2017 - New York

Think "American Idol" meets "The Tonight Show." Imagine Martin Short and Liza throw a hip house party around the baby grand…and you're invited! Cast Party is a wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003. It is the ultimate spot to mix and mingle with show folk and the people who love them. Cast Party is a hilariously impromptu variety show where showbiz superstars and up-and-comers deliver jaw-dropping musical performances and razzle-dazzle. Legendary showman Jim Caruso guides the entire affair with razor-sharp humor and the unbridled enthusiasm of an uber-fan. Musical Director Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, along with Steve Doyle on bass, and Daniel Glass on drums...but the real fun starts when the audience participates in the onstage festivities. Broadway legends, jazzers, cabaret divas, starry-eyed tourists and kids right off the bus take to the stage and entertain each other. If you have a voice, a dream and some sheet music, your Cast Party moment just might be at hand. Caruso and Stritch have also taken the show on the road, and celebrated talent in London... (read more)

Bear Mountain Oktoberfest Cruise - Circle Line Pier 83
Through November 05, 2017 - New York

Enjoy Fall Foliage along the Hudson River Escape NYC and take a leisurely full-day cruise up the Hudson River to historic Bear Mountain. You'll enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise (each way) and an Onboard Oktoberfest featuring traditional German beer, food and live music. Once docked, you'll have approximately three hours to enjoy Bear Mountain's natural beauty, abundant hiking trails, zoo and more before returning to NYC. German Feast Plate with bratwurst, sauerkraut and German potato salad Prop & Peller Real Bavarian Pretzels Traditional pork schnitzel Draft and bucket specials on all Warsteiner beers Event Details Oktoberfest Cruise runs Saturdays and Sundays from September 23rd to November 5th 2017 Special Columbus Day cruise, Monday, October 9th 2017. 2.5 hour (approximately) cruise up and down the Hudson River, with 3 hours to spend at Bear Mountain. Live German Oom-pah & Polka bands playing on every cruise. Light narration of sights and highlights from a Circle Line guide included in all trips. Things To Know Date: Every Saturday from September 23rd, 2017 Boarding: 8:30 AM Depart: 9AM Return: 3PM

Celtic Harp I: Introduction - Irish Arts Center
Through November 15, 2017 - New York

8 weekly sessions beginning Wednesday, September 27, 2017 This course is designed for the complete beginner and focuses on learning melodies and basic accompanying patterns. It also welcomes students who can already play a few tunes, know basic hand positioning, and as well as a few chord patterns. Starting with the basics, we will gradually work towards exploring variations on melodies and reels. This class requires an instrument.

BEYOND WORDS - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

An award-winning combination of Mime, Music, and Monologue that takes us on the journey from Boyhood to Manhood, set against the back drop of small town America. Bill Bowers continues his ongoing investigation of Silence in our Culture. "Bowers effortlessly brings us to laughter and tears, often at the same time." – New York Post. Developed with & Directed by: Scott Illingworth. Sound Design: David Margolin Lawson. Costume Design: Michael Growler. Production Coordinator: Laura Lindsay. Show image by Benjamin Heller. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, theatre community, LGBTQ community, mime and physical theatre, gender studies.

Star-Crossed: Dances for Lovers - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

TruDee—pink polyester-clad, mullet-sporting, middle-aged, divorced dancing storyteller—has cast herself as Juliet in Shakespeare's famous tale of love and tragedy. But TruDee's dream role is short-lived when Romeo fails to show up for the premiere. Will she find a way to keep the show and her search for true love from being cancelled? Show image by Stephanie Seguino. Recommended for: teenagers, adults, elderly, theatre community, LGBTQ community, dance, physical comedy, and clown communities. Links: artist, video, related.

Token - United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Kaye Winks has been a token black for as long as she can remember. In this show, she shares her hilarious and often cringeworthy adventures in being that lone black person in a world of white. Director: Schoen Smith. Show image by Chris Popio. Recommended for: adults, theatre community. Link: artist.

John Minihan: Beckett and His World - Irish Arts Center
Through December 15, 2017 - New York

Walter Asmus directed Waiting for Godot and worked with Samuel Beckett in Berlin in the 1970s, author Edna O'Brien and publisher John Calder made up his circle in London, and actor Lisa Dwan gave life to Not I as never before. These are some of the luminaries who made up a world of Beckett, both during his life, and after his passing. John Minihan captures their essence in black and white portraiture, including his iconic images of Beckett himself. In his artist talk "Beckett and the Wake," John remembers spending time with a playwright who was often a reluctant subject and rarely posed. John Minihan photographed volumes I and II of IAC's cultural exhibition To Love Two Countries, a celebration of the men and women who immigrated to the United States in the early half of the twentieth century. Culture Night is an annual public event in Ireland that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts. On Culture Night, arts and cultural organizations and venues of all shapes and sizes extend their opening hours to allow for increased access to the public. This year we join by opening our gallery doors for a daytime opportunity to view Beckett and His World.

Eric Comstock and Sean Smith - Birdland
Through December 21, 2017 - New York

"Smart, suave & utterly delightful … an ingenious musical wit … a dispenser of cabaret caviar." – The New York Times "Erudite … an icon in the making." – The New Yorker Hailed as "the truest heir to Bobby Short" in The New York Times, pianist/singer Eric Comstock returns to Birdland with star bassist/composer Sean Smith with songs by everyone from George Gershwin to George Harrison. These two masters met on the Off-Broadway hit OUR SINATRA (which Eric co-wrote), and have since worked separately and together around the world. Join them at Birdland for a cool spring party where the music and stories are equally great. Eric Comstock is as entertaining as he is musically savvy, and an acknowledged champion of the pop, jazz & saloon songbooks. He has performed and recorded with some of the world's finest musicians, including Andy Bey, Frank Wess, Peter Washington, Wycliffe Gordon, Matt Wilson, Ken Peplowski and Harry Allen. His most recent CD is "bitter/sweet", on which he appears with star guitarist Randy Napoleon. As a performer/commentator, he has appeared on PBS, CNN, BBC and Radio France. Sean Smith has been an integral part of the international jazz scene for over 25 y... (read more)

David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band - Birdland
Through December 25, 2017 - New York

nspired by the noble jazz pioneers Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band breathes life and passion into America's own great art form. Legendary record producer George Avakian describes the band in this way: "There has never been a band quite like this one. Most groups, past and present, stick to one style. Some current groups attempt to recreate early recordings in their entirety. These guys do neither. Inspired by divergent bands of the 1920s and 30s, you'll hear them swing a variety of styles in music by a wide range of composers, always true to the joy and heart of the music." Now in its 17th year of residency at Birdland, the weekly post-workday engagement is the city's best musical bargain! Tuba player David Ostwald leads a rotating lineup that features talents such as clarinetist Anat Cohen, trombonist/vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, pianist Ehud Asherie, drummer Marion Felder and more!

The Birdland Big Band - Birdland
Through December 27, 2017 - New York

The Birdland Big Band Every Friday, and for two headlining weeks a year, the "BBB" roars into action playing a thrilling and original mix of jazz, funk, Brazilian, Latin and world music for sold-out audiences. Featured weekly guest artists drop-in from television bands (David Letterman, Saturday Night Live) and pop music touring bands (Rob Thomas, Rod Stewart). Come see for yourself why Time Out New York called the BBB, "a completely unique experience... there isn't another band like this anywhere," and yelp.com proclaims, "if you hear one band in NYC make sure this is it... and prepare to be blown away!"

Harbor Lights Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through December 30, 2017 - New York

Enjoy an early evening cruise down the Hudson River. Capture magical moments as the sun fades into the harbor. Then watch as the twinkling lights of Manhattan make the city skyline come alive.

Drones: Is the Sky Sky the Limit? - Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

On May 10, 2017, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will unveil Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?, the first major museum exhibition on pilotless aircraft to open in the United States. The large-scale exhibition, which will be located in a 6,000-square-foot custom-designed pavilion on the Museum's Pier 86, will reveal the history of drone technology, from its modern-day origins in World War I and its military development to its current applications in solving complex humanitarian challenges. Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? will showcase historical artifacts, model airplanes, actual drones, three-dimensional computer renderings, rare videos and immersive installations that will take visitors on a visually engrossing journey from the earliest attempts to employ unmanned flying machines to the advanced systems of the 21st century and beyond. The exhibition will include a rich blend of small and large-scale drones. Visitors will see a prototype cargo vehicle designed to deliver online shopping orders to their door, as well as Volantis, the world's first flying dress, designed and worn by global superstar Lady Gaga. Human-carrying vehicles will be represented by a full-scale concept... (read more)

art from Santiago Ribeiro at Times Square NY - Times Square
Through December 31, 2017 - New York

New York, United States, 12/08/2017 - ( surrealism now ) - From July 19, 2017 until December 31, 2017 will be shown art from Santiago Ribeiro at Times Square Nasdaq OMX Group, New York city. Nasdaq, MarketSite is located in New York City's Times Square The presentation of the works of art will be alternately. Santiago Ribeiro, Portuguese surrealist painter, who has been dedicated to promoting the Surrealism of the 21st century, through exhibitions held in various parts of the world: Berlin, Moscow, Dallas, Los Angeles, Mississippi, Warsaw, Nantes, Paris, Florence, Madrid, Granada, Barcelona, Lisbon, Belgrade, Monte Negro, Romania, Japan, Taiwan and Brazil. contact: 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, USA +1 212-401-8700 irteam@globenewswire.com http://business.nasdaq.com/discover/nasdaq-at-times-square International Surrealism Now - Full Service

Word on the Street - Times Square
Through February 01, 2018 - New York

Notable artists and writers collaborate to address the urgent and timeless concerns of the individual, the community and the requirements of citizenship through banners and signage in the streets of Times Square. Image courtesy of Amy Khoshbin + Anne Carson.

Landmarks Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through February 02, 2018 - New York

Photos and selfies of all of New York's iconic landmarks await. See midtown and lower Manhattan including the Statue of Liberty from only 100 feet away.

Liberty Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through February 02, 2018 - New York

Get up close with the star of the New York Harbor - Lady Liberty. After a few photos of the lady herself, take in incredible views of Ellis Island, One World Trade Center and downtown Manhattan - all in one hour!

Best of Nyc Cruise - Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
Through February 02, 2018 - New York

The only cruise in New York City that takes you around the entire island of Manhattan and shows you all of NYC's five boroughs, three rivers and 21 bridges. Plus an awe inspiring close-up view of the Statue of Liberty.

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