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Things to Do on Chelsea This Month - December 2018

December 1, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Things to Do on Chelsea This Month Photo: David Berkowitz/Flickr 


You can easily spend your entire visit to New York City hanging out in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. The High Line, Chelsea Market, and the Whitney Museum all call Chelsea home. Want to know about all of the most memorable things to do in Chelsea this month? City Guide has compiled the best neighborhood happenings for you here.

Highlife Saturdays - Highline Ballroom
December 01, 2018 - New York

Meatpacking District's Biggest Nightclub

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
December 01, 2018 - New York

18 & over 2 Beverage Minimum Per Person Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable A show featuring the best up and coming new comedians.

Ne-Yo w/ Special Guest Keyshia Cole - Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
December 01, 2018 - New York

Ne-Yo will be performing at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden with special guest Keyshia Cole. Join the conversation about this event on social with the hashtags #NeYoHTMSG & #KeyshiaColeHTMSG

2nd Annual New York Cat Film Festival - SVA Theatre
December 01, 2018 - New York

2:45PM PROGRAM #1 – CATS RULE (68 min) 4:30PM PROGRAM #2 – FERAL LOVE (76 min) The two programs are completely different – each a medley of films celebrating the fascinating mystique of felines. To have the full Cat Film Festival experience you'll want to see both programs, which are appropriate for everyone in the family. Tickets are non-refundable. Everyone in the audience will receive a gift at the door. A portion of every ticket benefits the NYC Feral Cat Initiative. There is no nudity, sexual reference, vulgar language or physical or verbal abuse between people – and no animals were harmed – in these films. Any tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The films can be watched by all members of the family, but are intended for adult audiences – with sophisticated ideas and subtle themes. The programs are best for more mature children who may be accustomed to "foreign-type" films.

Lobby Nights: Dj Prestige - Ace Hotel
December 01, 2018 - New York

DJ Prestige is a fine purveyor of funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae and other assorted funky treats. When not preserving and promoting quality vinyl records, he is working like a mad scientist to make the perfect cup of coffee at home. He brings his version of the live mix tape to the lobby of Ace Hotel, where funky jazz, deep funk, raw soul, classic hip hop, real reggae, disco tracks, and drum breaks of all kinds make you move and groove like the park jams back in the day. It's all about the vibe. As DJs spin, the photobooth flashes and mixers mix, enjoy delicious selections from the Lobby Bar and high fives from our friendly staff. General RSVP is not required, but does get you on our A-List mailer for the latest in bookings and event info.

Brendan Schaub - Gotham Comedy Club
Through December 01, 2018 - New York

18 & over 2 Beverage Minimum Per Person Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable Special Event Brendan Schaub: Brendan Schaub is an American stand up comic, podcast host, tv personality, and retired mixed martial artist based out of Los Angeles, California. He cohosts his hit podcast, The Fighter and the Kid, with fellow stand up comic Bryan Callen. Together they created a hit show garnering over 10 million downloads a month. The podcast quickly acquired a cult following by consistently being a staple in the top 5 rankings on iTunes under the sports/comedy category for the last five years. Schaub added another show to his podcast empire when he created Below the Belt, which is the number 1 combat podcast in the world. Below the Belt is consistently in the top 5 iTunes rankings for the sports/comedy category and debuted as the 2nd largest podcast in the world. The Fighter and the Kid podcast eventually led Schaub to fulfill his childhood dream of being a stand up comic. He is now a regular at Los Angeles's most prominent comedy clubs such as the Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, and Improv. In 2018 Schaub travelled around the world for his "Stay in Your Lane" tour with sold out shows in Aus... (read more)

Barnard/Columbia Dances: Fall 2018 - New York Live Arts
Through December 01, 2018 - New York

Barnard/Columbia Dances at New York Live Arts features choreography by modern dance legend Merce Cunningham in a MinEvent arranged and staged by Jamie Scott and Dylan Crossman expressly for Barnard and Columbia dancers. New works to premier are by David Dorfman, Amy Hall Garner, and Adrienne Truscott. Produced by the Barnard College Department of Dance and performed by Barnard and Columbia University students, this concert celebrates its fourteenth season of dance at New York Live Arts. The Cunningham MinEvent is as part of the official Merce Cunningham Centennial.

Three Exciting Exhibitions at Agora Gallery! - Agora Gallery
Through December 01, 2018 - NYC

This November, Agora Gallery welcomes three exhibitions: I Remember You, I Know this Place; Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England, and Illumination: an Exhibition of Fine Art Photography. I Remember You, I Know this Place is primarily an exhibition of paintings, with occasional forays into sculpture and ink on paper works. Throughout the exhibition, viewers will encounter figurative, yet also suggestively abstract works that convey a phrasal meaning. The works included in the show are in such a way that the viewer might experience a sudden insight or act of recognition regarding the human condition. Discovery: Contemporary Art Perspectives from England is an ambitious digital exhibition that showcases a host of artistic styles. Ranging from figuration to abstraction, the exhibition gathers together works influenced by different historical periods, in an effort to demonstrate the sheer multiplicity of artistic values, ideals, and techniques operating in England today. Illumination: An Exhibition of Fine Art Photography features the work of four contemporary artists as they challenge the notions of traditional photography. Using collage, double exposure, ... (read more)

New York Rangers vs. Winnipeg Jets - Madison Square Garden
December 02, 2018 - New York

The New York Rangers will play the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden. The Ultimate teammate. A Legendary Ranger. Join us as we honor Rangers great Vic Hadfield and raise his #11 banner to the Garden rafters.

4th Annual New York Dog Film Festival - SVA Theatre
December 02, 2018 - New York

1:00PM PROGRAM #1 – DOG DAY AFTERNOON (69 minutes) 2:45PM PROGRAM #2 – IT'S A DOG'S LIFE (71 minutes) The two programs are completely different – each a medley of films celebrating the love between dogs and their people. To have the full Dog Film Festival experience you'll want to see both programs, which are appropriate for everyone in the family. Tickets are non-refundable. Everyone in the audience will receive a gift at the door. A portion of every ticket benefits the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals. There is no nudity, sexual reference, vulgar language or physical or verbal abuse between people – and no animals were harmed – in these films. Any tears you might shed would be tears of joy for happy endings. The films can be watched by all members of the family, but are intended for adult audiences – with sophisticated ideas and subtle themes. The programs are best for more mature children who may be accustomed to "foreign-type" films.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
December 02, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

The Womenly Art Experience - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

The Experience is a 2-Day Immersive Introduction to the the School of Womanly Arts, taught by Founder Regena Thomashauer. Thomashauer is a New York Times Best-Selling Author, Educator and Activist who believes that women are the greatest untapped natural resource on the planet.

Progressive International Motorcycle Show - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® is the world's largest consumer motorcycle show tour. With 35 years of experience, the IMS Tour provides attendees with an all-access pass to the world of motorcycling, connecting hundreds of thousands of motorsports enthusiasts with top manufacturers and premier aftermarket brands.

TADA! Youth Theater Presents 'Sleepover' - TADA! Youth Theater
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

The Drama Desk award-winning TADA! Youth Theater will present Sleepover, a hilariously modern musical, from November 16 to December 2, 2018. Sleepover tackles all the hilarious and hairy situations in the glorious stage of tween-hood. While Simone frets about not fitting in because she’s new to NYC and doesn’t know anyone at the party, Mia worries about whom to invite. As for the boys? They’re plotting a way to crash the party. Sleepover’s book is by Philip Freedman, with music and lyrics by Jim Beloff. The production is directed and choreographed by Joanna Greer, TADA!’s Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer, with music direction by Matthew Gregory. Since 1984, TADA!’s mission is to provide young people from different backgrounds with musical theater programs that inspire them to be creative, learn, and think differently. A unique Drama Desk award-winning nonprofit youth theater, TADA! produces original musicals for children, teens, and family audiences. TADA! offers a free, year-round, pre-professional training and a positive youth development program for its Resident Youth Ensemble (ages 8-18); musical theater classes/camps for the public; as well as mus... (read more)

TADA! Youth Theater Presents Sleepover - TADA! Youth Theater
Through December 02, 2018 - New York

WHEN: November 16 at 7:00PM - OPENING NIGHT November 17, 18 at 2:00PM and 4:00PM November 24, 25 at 2:00PM and 4:00PM – Thanksgiving Weekend November 30 at 7:00 PM December 1 at 2:00PM and 4:00PM December 2 at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM WHERE: TADA! Youth Theater 15 W. 28th Street (between Broadway and 5th Avenue) New York City TICKETS: Please visit http://www.tadatheater.com/shows/buy-tickets-3 for more information. Discounted rates are available for nonprofit groups of 15 or more. The Drama Desk award-winning TADA! Youth Theater will present Sleepover, a hilariously modern musical, from November 16 to December 2, 2018. Sleepover tackles all the hilarious and hairy situations in the glorious stage of tween-hood. While Simone frets about not fitting in because she’s new to NYC and doesn’t know anyone at the party, Mia worries about whom to invite. As for the boys? They’re plotting a way to crash the party. Sleepover’s book is by Philip Freedman, with music and lyrics by Jim Beloff. The production is directed and choreographed by Joanna Greer, TADA!’s Associate Artistic Director and Resident Choreographer, with music ... (read more)

New York Knicks vs. Washington Wizards - Madison Square Garden
December 03, 2018 - New York

The New York Knicks will play the Washington Wizards at Madison Square Garden

Countess Eden and Chris Johnson Present Dirty Blues Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 04, 2018 - New York

A monthly live cabaret show brought to you by the twisted minds of Countess Eden and Chris Johnson at Sid Gold's Request Room, the best piano bar in NYC! With guest performances by stars of burlesque and vaudeville. 1st Tuesdays, $10 cover, and live piano karaoke after!

Jimmy V Classic - Madison Square Garden
December 04, 2018 - New York

The Jimmy V Classic returns to Madison Square Garden for the 16th consecutive year on Tuesday, December 4th! First, national powerhouses Notre Dame and Oklahoma meet for the first time in their storied histories. Then West Virginia takes on Florida is an exciting Big 12 / SEC matchup. All four teams will come together to raise funds for The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Tonight's Special with Shane Shane - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 05, 2018 - New York

A one-man variety show programmed by the audience in realtime! Every audience member receives a menu of jokes, stories, songs, and video pieces. For one hour, the audience orders off the menu for a one-of-a-kind variety show delivered by Shane Shane. At Sid Gold's Request Room 8:00 PM Sharp $5 suggested donation, 1 drink minimum. Followed by live piano karaoke!

Junior Board Information Session - The New York Foundling
December 05, 2018 - New York

Information session for those who are interested in Junior Board membership (optional for current members), held at 590 Avenue of the Americas. Please email Kathleen.Passantino@NYFoundling.org for more information.

Mega Bash 2018 - Madison Square Garden
December 05, 2018 - New York

Mega Bash 2018 feat. Don Omar, Tego Calderón, Farruko, J Alvarez, Reik, Bryant Myers, Becky G, Anitta, Nio Garcia, Brytiago, Darell, Miky Woodz, Secreto, El Alfa, La Materialista, Alex Rose, Jory Boy, and Ala Jaza comes to Madison Square Garden on December 5. Join the conversation about this event on social with the hashtag #MegaBashMSG

The TV of Tomorrow Show New York City 2018 - SVA Theatre
December 06, 2018 - New York

ITVT Presents...TVOT NYC 2018 ITVT is pleased to announce that TVOT NYC 2018, our ninth annual East Coast TV of Tomorrow Show (TVOT) event, will take place Thursday, December 6th at New York's famous SVA Theatre (333 W. 23rd Street). TVOT NYC packs all the excitement of our flagship TV of Tomorrow Show into a highly focused, dialog-driven, one-day "intensive." The show--which is carefully designed to encourage networking and deal-making--enables the pay-TV, vMVPD and VOD operators, device manufacturers, social media companies, entrepreneurs and technologists who are building the TV and video platforms of tomorrow to engage in a productive exchange of ideas with the brands, broadcasters, networks, agencies, data/measurement specialists, marketers, investors, producers, developers, designers, storytellers, social-video influencers, showrunners, and other stakeholders upon whom the success of those platforms depends. As previous attendees can attest (see testimonials below), TVOT and TVOT NYC consistently attract a veritable "who's who" of the interactive/advanced-TV, MVPD, OTT-TV, advertising, broadcasting/programming, data/measurement, streaming-infrastructure, consumer-ele... (read more)

A Bathing Ape Presents Bape Heads Show - Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
December 06, 2018 - New York

A Bathing Ape®, BAPE® the iconic streetwear brand from Tokyo celebrates their 25th anniversary with the first New York City BAPE® HEADS SHOW taking place on December 6th, 2018 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. BAPE® teams up with five iconic artists — Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Pusha T, Lil Yachty and DJ CIPHA SOUNDS — to celebrate BAPE®'s musical influences throughout the brand's existence.

Ai Summit New York - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
Through December 06, 2018 - New York

Ai Summit New York

Gala Champagne Reception & 'Moulin Rouge' Soiree - Amsterdam Whitney Gallery
Through December 06, 2018 - New York

CORNUCOPIC COUNTERPOINTS: NEIL KERMAN, GUNILLA KLEMENDZ, LORI MOLE; APOTHEOSIS of the ILLUMINATA: AASE BIRKHAUG, PATRICK DENNIS, PAUL KENTZ; FULCRUM of the FANTASTIC: ANAT ARON, CORA CRONEMEYER, MATT GABEL; OPTYX of the AESTHETICA: MADELEINE SCHACHTER, MICHAEL SCHAFFER, DREA VERNAZZA, JEONG-AH ZHANG

Triumph Kombat 5: Night of Champions - Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
December 07, 2018 - New York

Triumph Kombat, New York's premier combat sports promotion, returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday, December 7th for "Triumph KOmbat 5 – A Night of Champions". Ten new Muay Thai Kickboxing Champions will be crowned during this explosive evening of fast paced Muay Thai Kickboxing action. This event brings world-class talent to the big stage, as #1 Ranked U.K. fighter and Thai Fight/Max Muay Thai star Charlie Guest makes his long awaited US debut facing off against American sensation and Max Muay Thai Champion Nathan Ward in a battle for the vacant 154lb Triumph Kombat World Title.

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

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

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

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

Lobby Nights: Dj Prestige - Ace Hotel
December 08, 2018 - New York

DJ Prestige is a fine purveyor of funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae and other assorted funky treats. When not preserving and promoting quality vinyl records, he is working like a mad scientist to make the perfect cup of coffee at home. He brings his version of the live mix tape to the lobby of Ace Hotel, where funky jazz, deep funk, raw soul, classic hip hop, real reggae, disco tracks, and drum breaks of all kinds make you move and groove like the park jams back in the day. It's all about the vibe. As DJs spin, the photobooth flashes and mixers mix, enjoy delicious selections from the Lobby Bar and high fives from our friendly staff. General RSVP is not required, but does get you on our A-List mailer for the latest in bookings and event info.

Tom Papa Headlines Gotham Comedy Club - Gotham Comedy Club
Through December 08, 2018 - New York

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage. Tom is the new Head Writer and regular performer on the nationally syndicated radio show, “Live From Here,” the newest incarnation of the legendary radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion.” Tom is featured on the show in his own regular segment, “Out. In. America. With Tom Papa,” heard by the 2.6 million fans of the weekly radio show. Tom’s first book, Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas, is available for pre-order and will be released on June 5, 2018 from St Martin’s Press. The comedic book takes a hilarious look at the host of characters in our families with bizarre, inescapable behavior: from crazy aunts with mustaches, grandparents who communicate by yelling, and uncles who use marijuana as a condiment. Anyone who has a family, grew up in a family, or has spent time with another human being will love this book. A regular on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Conan,” Tom’s third hour-long stand-up special, “Human Mule,” is now available to rent or buy on iTunes, Googl... (read more)

Tom Papa - Gotham Comedy Club
Through December 08, 2018 - New York

18 & over 2 Beverage Minimum Per Person Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable Tom Papa: With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage. Tom is the new Head Writer and regular performer on the nationally syndicated radio show, Live From Here, the newest incarnation of the legendary radio show, A Prairie Home Companion. Tom is featured on the show in his own regular segment, "Out. In. America. With Tom Papa," heard by the 2.6 million fans of the weekly radio show. Tom's first book, Your Dad Stole My Rake: And Other Family Dilemmas, is available for pre-order and will be released on June 5, 2018 from St Martin's Press. The comedic book takes a hilarious look at the host of characters in our families with bizarre, inescapable behavior: from crazy aunts with mustaches, grandparents who communicate by yelling, and uncles who use marijuana as a condiment. Anyone who has a family, grew up in a family, or has spent time with another human being will love this book. A regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Conan, Tom's third hour-lo... (read more)

MSG Holiday Festival - Madison Square Garden
December 09, 2018 - New York

The annual Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival Presented by Advance Auto Parts is back in action on Sunday, December 9th showcasing local programs. The Holiday Festival is the longest-running holiday season college basketball event in the country and will feature Columbia and Iona in game one followed by a St. John's / Princeton tilt.

Theater Resources Unlimited is accepting writer submissions for How to Write a Musical That Works Part 1: The World and the Want Submissions due November 26, 2018 - Tada Rehearsal Studio
December 09, 2018 - New York

Theater Resources Unlimited is accepting writer submissions for How to Write a Musical That Works Part 1: The World and the Want  Submissions due November 26, 2018 Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents How to Write a Musical That Works, part 1: The World and The Want, the first workshop in a 3-part series. One of the programs in TRU Beginnings: Opportunities for Early Development of New Work, it will take place on Sunday, December 9, 2018. For more information, please visit https://truonline.org/events/2018-the-world-and-the-want/. Submission fee is $10 for TRU members, $20 for non-members. Submission deadline is Monday, November 26, 2018.    This workshop is dedicated to fostering a conversation about musical theater structure not only for writers but also for producers, directors and everyone involved in the creation and production of new works. Each workshop will accept up to 10 writing teams and/or producers who will share works in progress and get feedback from a panel of expert evaluators.   The professional panel of commercial producers, directors and writers will include: Cheryl Davis, Kleban and Larsen Award winning librettist and lyricist (Barnstormer),... (read more)

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
December 09, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

Twyla Tharp Dance - The Joyce Theater
Through December 09, 2018 - New York

The Joyce presents one of this century's most acclaimed artists, Twyla Tharp, live on stage in a program focused on her early dances. In Minimalism and Me, Tharp recollects the creation of her seminal early works and their relationship to the minimalist period in visual art. Members of Twyla Tharp Dance recreate excerpts from many of these works—from Tank Dive to The History Of Up And Down, and concluding with Eight Jelly Rolls. The program, featuring works made from 1965 to 1971, offers audiences a unique view of the output of a remarkable artist during an extraordinary period of innovation.

Twyla Tharp Dance - The Joyce Theater
Through December 09, 2018 - New York

The Joyce presents one of this century's most acclaimed artists, Twyla Tharp, in a program focused on her early dances. In Minimalism and Me, Tharp recollects the creation of her seminal early works and their relationship to the minimalist period in visual art. Members of Twyla Tharp Dance recreate excerpts from many of these works—from Tank Dive to The History Of Up And Down, and concluding with Eight Jelly Rolls. The program, featuring works made from 1965 to 1971, offers audiences a unique view of the work of a remarkable artist during an extraordinary period of innovation.

Beat Girl! Featuring Bettina May! - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 11, 2018 - New York

Glittery Gals! Sparkling Drinks! And One Glamorous Songbird!

Mumford & Sons - Madison Square Garden
Through December 11, 2018 - New York

Mumford and Sons embark on their Delta Tour 2018, performing at The Garden with special guest Maggie Rogers

New York Produce Show and Conference - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
December 12, 2018 - New York

The three-day event includes networking opportunities, a trade show of over 400 companies, retail "thought-leader" breakfast panel hosted by Perishable Pundit Jim Prevor, educational micro-sessions and tours of the region's vibrant industry, including the local retailers, wholesalers, foodservice distributors and urban farms and unique eateries.

Happy Hour Karaoke with Matt Hartman - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 13, 2018 - New York

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

Salesforce World Tour - Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
December 13, 2018 - New York

Salesforce World Tour

Andrea Bocelli - Madison Square Garden
Through December 13, 2018 - New York

Andrea Bocelli will return to Madison Square Garden for two back-to-back performances on Wednesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:30PM. Andrea Bocelli will present two unforgettable evenings of soaring arias, famed love songs, and beloved crossover hits. Andrea will be joined by several special guests including soprano Nadine Sierra, who is being hailed as one of the most promising emerging talents in the opera world today, praised for her vocal beauty, seamless technique, and abundant musicality. As one of the most recognizable and romantic voices in the world, Andrea Bocelli has been thrilling audiences for over 20 years, counting over 90 million records sold worldwide. In 2016, he was nominated for three Latin Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and received a 2017 Grammy Award nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for "Cinema." We have increased security measures across all of our Madison Square Garden venues and are working closely with local law enforcement in New York. In order to ensure that everybody can enjoy an unforgettable and safe experience at Madison Square Garden, we kindly ask you to consider the following precautions wh... (read more)

New York Rangers vs. Arizona Coyotes - Madison Square Garden
December 14, 2018 - New York

The New York Rangers will play the Arizona Coyotes at Madison Square Garden on December 14th, 2018. Join us for Garden of Dreams Night! Join us in celebrating the impact Garden of Dreams has on children facing obstacles in our community.

Lobby Nights: Dj Prestige - Ace Hotel
December 15, 2018 - New York

DJ Prestige is a fine purveyor of funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae and other assorted funky treats. When not preserving and promoting quality vinyl records, he is working like a mad scientist to make the perfect cup of coffee at home. He brings his version of the live mix tape to the lobby of Ace Hotel, where funky jazz, deep funk, raw soul, classic hip hop, real reggae, disco tracks, and drum breaks of all kinds make you move and groove like the park jams back in the day. It's all about the vibe. As DJs spin, the photobooth flashes and mixers mix, enjoy delicious selections from the Lobby Bar and high fives from our friendly staff. General RSVP is not required, but does get you on our A-List mailer for the latest in bookings and event info.

Roy Wood Jr. Headlines Gotham Comedy Club - Gotham Comedy Club
Through December 15, 2018 - New York

Roy Wood Jr’s comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. Roy joined “The Best F#@ing News Team” in 2015 as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy-nominated hit series, “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” In 2017, he was named the new host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, “This is Not Happening,” which will launch a fifth season next year. His first Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Father Figure,” premiered in 2017 along with an extended uncensored album of the same name released by Comedy Central Records. His second Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You,” will premiere at the beginning of 2019. Entertainment Weekly has described the thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. as “charismatic crankiness.” Prior to “The Daily Show,” Wood co-starred for two seasons season on TBS’ “Sullivan & Son,” playing the loving drinking buddy of star Steve Byrne, who has returned to Pittsburgh to run the family bar. Wood, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, began his comedy career in 1999 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. In October 2006, Wood made his network television debut on “The Late Show ... (read more)

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical - Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Through December 15, 2018 - New York

You'll find your heart growing a few sizes when you watch Dr. Seuss' whimsical holiday classic come to life on stage! Inspired by the original children's book and featuring the hit songs "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Welcome Christmas," the Grinch, his sidekick Max and Cindy Lou Who help remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season. See Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, December 13-30. Two-time Tony Award®-nominated Broadway actor Gavin Lee (Squidward Tentacles in SpongeBob SquarePants and Bert in Mary Poppins) will steal Christmas this season in the title role of the Grinch. "I am thrilled to step in to the furry, stinky green shoes of the world's most beloved Christmas bad boy this holiday season," Lee said. "As a dad myself, I know first-hand the magic of introducing kids to live theater and I look forward to hearts growing three sizes as they experience this beloved story in a whole new way…live on stage!"

Voss Event's Drag Brunch - Highline Ballroom
December 16, 2018 - New York

Unleash your inner diva at our world famous Drag Brunch at Highline Ballroom with wild performances by NYC's top female impersonators and special guests from the hit television series RuPaul's Drag Race. The fun is fueled by bottomless cocktails from the bar.

Comedian Royale Watkins - Gotham Comedy Club
December 16, 2018 - New York

18 & over Comedian Royale Watkins brings you an original mix of the funniest comics, the Livest music and a guaranteed good time! Four comics, one of NY's most incredible DJ's, a live band and a guest music act to close to show. Past performers include Tracy Morgan, Tom Papa, Sherri Shepherd, Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld to name a few. But what really sets The Mixtape Comedy Show apart from other shows is your presence. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
December 16, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

David Archuleta - Highline Ballroom
December 17, 2018 - New York

David Archuleta Bio Platinum-selling pop star David Archuleta doesn't like attention, but he deserves yours. At 6 years old, Archuleta, who grew up on a steady diet of musicals like Les Misérables and Evita, developed a love for singing as a way to find solace in the comfort of his backyard. Before long, family, friends and neighbors started to notice, and at 9 years old, coaxed by the promise of free quesadillas, he was singing for crowds at a local restaurant. And in 2007, when the then-16-year-old (now 26), appeared on American Idol, the world started noticing. Receiving 44 percent of nearly 100 million votes, the shy, fresh-faced vocal prodigy was runner-up on the hit show's seventh season, finishing behind David Cook. "I didn't really want to pursue fame and stardom," Archuleta, a devout Mormon, recalls. "But I felt like it was something I needed to do to fulfill one of the assignments I'd been given in my life." A record deal with Sony/Jive Records, arena tours, a No. 2 single ("Crush") on the Billboard Hot 100, acclaim from the likes Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson and Rihanna, and international fame followed. But even after running the gamut from Top 40 pop to ho... (read more)

Golden Lady Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room
December 18, 2018 - New York

A monthly Burlesque/Variety Show hosted by Essence Revealed. With special guests, piano bar singalongs and more!

Billy Joel - In Concert - Madison Square Garden
December 19, 2018 - New York

Billy Joel Moves into the Garden In 2014, Billy Joel was established as the 4th franchise at Madison Square Garden—joining the Knicks, Rangers and Liberty as a resident at the World's Most Famous Arena. The internationally acclaimed, six time Grammy-winning New Yorker has a decades-long history with the Garden. Since 1978, he's played a record-breaking 101 shows, including a sold-out run of 12 consecutive nights in 2006, and a moving performance at the 12-12-12 concert benefiting victims of Sandy. Known for his deep connection to his hometown and his inspired and inspiring storytelling, Billy Joel is one of the most popular musicians of all time. With over 150 million global album sales, he's the sixth best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in history. He has been inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he inspired the Tony Award-winning play Movin' Out, and he recently received the Kennedy Center Honor for 'The Piano Man'. That rare artist whose timeless work is increasingly beloved by long-term fans and discovered by new ones every day, seeing him light up his favorite stage is a definitive live mu... (read more)

Mark Grotjahn's New Capri, Capri, Free Capri at Gagosian New York - Gagosian
Through December 22, 2018 - New York

Opening Reception: October 30, 6-8pm Gagosian is pleased to present new paintings by Mark Grotjahn. The Capri series chronicles Grotjahn's return to abstraction in three sub-series; the New Capri paintings, the Capri paintings, and the Free Capri paintings. The forthcoming show at the West 24th Street gallery will be his largest exhibition of new work to date.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
December 23, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

A Very Jewish Christmas - Gotham Comedy Club
December 24, 2018 - New York

18 & over 2 Beverage Minimum Per Person Non-Refundable & Non-Transferable Special Event An evening of comedy with some of the best Jewish Comedians in the country!

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

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

Christmas Day - The New York Foundling
December 25, 2018 - New York

The New York Foundling will be closed December 25, 2018 in observance of Christmas Day.

Harlem Globetrotters - Madison Square Garden
December 27, 2018 - New York

New this year, you can download the Globetrotters' interactive mobile application with exclusive features, including an augmented reality (AR) basketball toss game. You can also use the app to participate in an extended world record by spinning a ball on your finger. The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, with some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, feature a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm – plus women stars TNT Lister, Torch George and Hoops Green*. Back by popular demand are the Flying Globies acrobatic trampoline dunk team. (*player availability subject to change) The Globetrotters' one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Don't miss out –get your tickets today! Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime Harlem Globetrotter experience with "Magic Pass." The unique 30-minute pre-show event will provide unprecedented access to the stars of the team, as you learn tricks, shoot hoops, and take photos on the court. To purchase Magic Pass tickets, click here.

Dj Pauly D - Marquee New York
December 28, 2018 - New York

Guests must bring the credit card with which the ticket was purchased as well as a corresponding valid photo ID. Tickets may be printed or shown on your mobile phone. Marquee is not responsible for lost or stolen tickets. Venue reserves all rights. Marquee has an upscale and trendy dress code. Must be 21 years or older to attend. Cover charge subject to change.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
December 30, 2018 - New York

Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago's Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!

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

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

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color - The Museum at FIT
Through January 05, 2019 - New York

Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color is organized by the museum's director and chief curator, Dr. Valerie Steele. Pink features approximately 80 ensembles from the 18th century to the present, with examples by designers and brands such as Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Alessandro Michele of Gucci, Jeremy Scott of Moschino, and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons. The exhibition will be accompanied by a book published by Thames & Hudson and a free symposium on October 19, 2018, that will be livestreamed.

Candytopia - Penn Plaza
Through January 06, 2019 - New York

For a one of a kind, sweets filled experience Candytopia is not one to be missed. Candytopia is as close as NYC is going to get to having a real life Candyland in our reach. Enjoy chocolates and treats of all kinds while exploring their show room, featuring a marshmallow tsunami! Afterwards take a stroll through the gift shop for decadent sweets that can be take home!

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