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Things to Do on Chelsea This Month - February 2019

February 9, 2019 - 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.

Tivon Pennicott Quartet - The Jazz Gallery
February 09, 2019 - New York

Tivon Pennicott -saxophone Philip Dizack -trumpet Dean Torrey –bass Joe Saylor -drums

Pearl River Mart: Lunar New Year Extravaganza - Chelsea Market
February 09, 2019 - New York

It's our annual Lunar New Year extravaganza at our Chelsea Market store! Join us for fun and festivities as we celebrate the Year of the Pig February 9, 2019 from 4 - 7 pm. Ribbon Dance (4:00–4:30) — A beautiful and ancient art performed during times of celebration in China. Lion Dance (4:30–5:00) — The piece de resistance of any Lunar New Year celebration. The renowned Wan Chi Ming lion dance troupe will rock the market with their festive drumming and acrobatics. Dumpling Tasting (5:00–7:00) — Pan-fried soup dumplings anyone? Try sheng jian bao, a specialty from Mao's Bao, an NYC-based pop-up. Part baozi, part xiao long bao — all delicious.

New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors - Madison Square Garden
February 09, 2019 - New York

The New York Knicks will play the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden on February 9th, 2019.

Green Screen Presents Half Baked - Chelsea Music Hall
February 10, 2019 - New York

Of Mr. Nice Guy. Doors Open at 4:20. We'll Have a Nostalgic Video Game Arcade, a Real Green Screen Photo Booth (Of Course), and Plenty of Pre-Show Entertainment Including Standup Comedy, Retro Cartoons, Movie Trivia, and Specially Curated Pre-Movie Music. Feeling Snacky? Buy a Munchie Box Beforehand for a Great Deal ($15), or Get One on Site ($20) While Supplies Last! They're Full of Themed Treats to Go with the Film. Hungry for More? the Cmh Kitchen Will Be Serving Dishes like Grilled Cheese, Chicken Parm Bites, and Loaded Waffle Fries. Plus, the Bar Is Open and Yes, Cbd Cocktails Are on the Menu. Abracadabra, B.

Green Screen: Half Baked - Chelsea Music Hall
February 10, 2019 - New York

What: GREEN SCREEN: Half Baked An experiential screening of Half Baked with stand-up comedy, '90s jams, and PlayStation classics from 1998. When: Sunday, February 10. Doors at 4:20pm. Screening begins at 5:20. Where: Chelsea Music Hall 407 W 15th St, New York, NY, under Chelsea Market HALF BAKED SUNDAY, FEBRUARY, 10 Enter the world of Mr. Nice Guy. Doors open at 4:20. We'll have a nostalgic video game arcade, a real green screen photo booth (of course), and plenty of pre-show entertainment including standup comedy, retro cartoons, movie trivia, and specially curated pre-movie music. Feeling snacky? Buy a Munchie Box beforehand for a great deal ($15), or get one on site ($20) while supplies last! They're full of themed treats to go with the film. Hungry for more? The CMH kitchen will be serving dishes like grilled cheese, cubano sandwiches, chicken parm bites, and loaded waffle fries. Plus, the bar is open and yes, CBD cocktails are on the menu. Abracadabra, B.

New York Rangers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs - Madison Square Garden
February 10, 2019 - New York

The New York Rangers will play the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garde

Aries Spears Headlines Gotham Comedy Club - Gotham Comedy Club
Through February 10, 2019 - New York

Ever since Chicago native Aries Spears was 14 years old, he has been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene throughout America. His quick wit, charisma and ferociously aggressive style of comedy have earned him critical acclaim, high accolades and above all, a busy schedule. From being a regular on Fox’s “Mad TV,” starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows and continually touring the country with his stand-up, Aries’s talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry. As a principal cast member on Fox’s hit sketch comedy show “Mad TV,” Aries brought a fresh, hip style to the already-edgy program from the third through the tenth season. The producers made full use of many of Aries’s talents by calling on him frequently to create new hilarious characters and write sketches. Some of the many recurring characters that Aries is famous for on the show include: Belma Buttons, Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson, Mike Tyson, Walter (Crackheads), Reggie (Erascist), Dollar Bill Montgomery, Shaquille O''Neal, The Klumps, Michael Jackson, Sisqo, Evander Holyfield, El Diablo Negro and more. Aries also boasts a number of uproario... (read more)

Camille A. Brown & Dancers - The Joyce Theater
Through February 10, 2019 - New York

Propelled by the live rhythms and sounds of traditional African and handmade instruments, Camille A. Brown's ink celebrates the rituals, gestures, and traditions of the African diaspora. Highlighting themes of brotherhood, community and resilience, the work seeks to reclaim African American narratives, and is the final installment of Brown's dance theater trilogy about identity.

Beat Girl! Featuring Bettina May! - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 12, 2019 - New York

Glittery Gals! Sparkling Drinks! And One Glamorous Songbird!

Solid Gold Lounge with Broadway Brassy and Strawberry Fields! - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 12, 2019 - New York

Music and Burlesque with Broadway Brassy and Strawberry Fields!

Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentines Spectacular - Highline Ballroom
February 14, 2019 - New York

Join Hostess Shelly the Singing Siren Watson and a bevy of burlesque beauties, Thursday February 14th at the Highline Ballroom for the Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentines Spectacular! Featuring live music by soulful songstress,Storm Marrero, and steamy burlesque performances by Darlinda Just Darlinda, Gal Friday, Fem Appeal, Broody Valentino, and more! Plus DJ Momotaro on the decks!

Happy Hour Karaoke with Matt Hartman - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 14, 2019 - 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.

“Unfortunately, Ready To Wear”: The Climate Capsule Collection Presented by Luka Sabbat x Milk in partnership with NRDC - Milk Gallery
Through February 14, 2019 - New York

The “Unfortunately, Ready to Wear” collection is a set of innovative and futuristic fashion essentials designed to adapt to the current climate change threats. The capsule collection will be presented during New York Fashion Week at the Milk Gallery Exhibition. Milk Studios and Creative Entrepreneur, Luka Sabbat, in partnership with NRDC, are collaborating to send the message that if our environmental crisis does not improve these items will go from novelty to necessity. This five piece collection will include prototypes that address five pressing issues related to climate change: extreme storms,heat waves, air pollution, infectious diseases, and environmental refugees . The “Unfortunately, Ready to Wear” exhibit will provide education about climate change for a modern audience, bringing to life the story of the collection through the products and subsequent programming. Each product vignette will feature a merchandised display, a close-up look at the product materials and the process behind its development, and photography from the look book photographed by Noah Dillon. In addition to the product vignettes, the exhibit will feature projection art and a final moment f... (read more)

Titmouse Presents 5 Second Animation Day - SVA Theatre
February 15, 2019 - New York

5 Second Animation Day — a Titmouse tradition, a day when Titmouse animators create whatever animated goodies have been floating around in their minds all year.

Golden Lady Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 19, 2019 - New York

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

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through February 22, 2019 - New York

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

Michael Yo Headlines Gotham Comedy Club - Gotham Comedy Club
Through February 23, 2019 - New York

A 2-time Emmy nominee, Michael Yo is a comedian/actor/host keeping busy in all of Hollywood's platforms. In stand up, Michael came up under the wings of Chelsea Handler and Jo Koy and now headlines all over the country. He released a hilarious and heartfelt debut stand up comedy special, “Blasian,” in late 2018. In acting, Michael recently reoccurred on "Kevin Can Wait," shot a Damon Wayans Jr.'s pilot "Happy Together" for CBS and was a principal in Facebook's upcoming Facebook Watch first sitcom series, "Starter Pack." Michael got his start in radio and it continues to be his passion. This summer, Michael is launching his new daily pop culture radio talk show, "The Michael Yo Show," on the EW channel of SiriusXM and can also be heard daily on "Hits1 in Hollywood" on channel 2. Michael was previously seen covering celebrity news and gossip on "The Insider," "Extra," "E! News," as well as guest co-hosting CBS' "The Talk." Michael continues to appear as a hot topic contributor on "The Wendy Williams Show." The self-proclaimed "Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother" was born and raised in Houston and now lives in Los Angeles with his family. Visit: Show... (read more)

Grace Gotham's 'Peel Me A Glove' - Sid Gold's Request Room
February 26, 2019 - 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)

Countess Eden and Chris Johnson Present Dirty Blues Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room
March 05, 2019 - 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!

Tonight's Special with Shane Shane - Sid Gold's Request Room
March 06, 2019 - 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!

B2K The Millennium Tour - Hulu Theater
March 08, 2019 - Manhattan

B2K is scheduled to perform live in Pittsburgh for The Millennium Tour. The entire gang is back, Omarion, Boog, Fizz and Raz B. They will hit the stage at Petersen Events Center on March 8, 2019. Also performing as special guest will be Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Bobby V, Ying Yang Twins and Chingy. It's going to be a night to remember. Doors open at 7PM and the show starts at 8PM. Tickets are on sale. Get your B2K tickets now.

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through March 27, 2019 - New York

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

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through March 29, 2019 - New York

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

WINTER SEMESTER CLASSES at TADA! Youth Theater: January 13- May 21, 2019 - TADA! Youth Theater
Through May 21, 2019 - New York

Curtain Up! At TADA! Youth Theater’s (Winter Semester) From page to stage – the longest and most in-depth play building semester yet! Create and perform an original mini-musical by blending the essential skills of singing, dancing, acting, and playwriting. Classes will culminate with final presentations for family and friends. Get 15% off Winter Semester registration by using the discount code EARLYBIRD15 For more information on TADA!’s Camps and Classes, please call the Education Department at 212-252-1619 x4 or email To register please visit: For over 30 years, the Drama Desk Award winning TADA! Youth Theater has been providing children with musical theater classes that teach them how to sing, dance, and act while inspiring their individual creativity.

Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 15, 2019 - New York

Experience Tibetan Buddhism like never before at The Rubin Museum. With 60 objects on display, explore 8th to 19th century Tibet in a new way that show little-known aspects of life through power and legitimate rule of political power as a global phenomenon through art. This exhibit, opening in February is curated by Karl Debrczeny.

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