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Things to Do on Chelsea This Month - July 2018

July 7, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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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.

Centralia - The PIT Loft
July 07, 2018 - New York

Centralia are a bold improv group who blow the doors off of what's "legal" in spontaneous performance. From their roots with Chicago's Second City Improv and the legendary Burn Manhattan, Centralia has delighted and stunned audiences around the country. Welcome them back in this special NYC Improv Festival performance. Centralia are: Patrick McCartney, Matt Higgins, Jay Rhoderick, and Kevin Scott.

Glass Half Full Comedy: Up Beat Comedy for Down Beat Times - Gotham Comedy Club
July 07, 2018 - New York

In these tough times, it's easy to get down. To give up. To lose faith. That's why we need some fun, good times and laughter. To combat the negative and remember the good parts of life. That's what Glass Half Full Comedy is all about. We remind you that even when things seem like they're at their worst, there are still plenty of things to provide laughter and joy. Glass Half Full Comedy is brought to you by: Alex Barnett As the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 3-year old, Biracial son, Alex focuses on the challenges of being a parent in a bad economy and the issues that confront interracial families. Alex has been featured on Sirius/XM Radio's "Raw Dog Comedy," NBC's EVB Live, ComedyTime TV, RT TV America and NYC-TV and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com. In 2011, he won the 12th Annual Gilda's Club (Northern NJ) Laugh-Off. Dan Enfield Combining outrageously raunchy observations, biting insights into the absurdities of modern living, and the occasional poorly placed pun with an in-your-face stage presence, Daniel Enfield has quickly become one of the most recognizable faces in c... (read more)

Cirque Saturdays - Highline Ballroom
July 07, 2018 - New York

K2 Lounge Residency DJ David Ellenbogen - Rubin Museum of Art
July 07, 2018 - New York

Museum admission is free every Friday night.

Rich Vos - Gotham Comedy Club
Through July 07, 2018 - New York

Rich Vos is an incredibly gifted comic who not only has sharp, insightful material, but he is also a master at working the crowd. Hisability to perform in front of any audience has landed him television shows as varied as being the first white comic on Def Jam to performing on the View. Rich was the breakout star of NBC's Last Comic Standing seasons 1 and 3, was a regular guest on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn and wrote for Chris Rock when he hosted The Academy Awards in 2005. He also played Lenny Bruce on NBC's American Dreams and is a regular on the Opie and Anthony radioshow. He has one of the highest rated half hour specials on comedy central and his DVD just sold over 40 copies.

Barak Ballet - The Joyce Theater
Through July 07, 2018 - New York

Led by former New York City Ballet dancer Melissa Barak, Barak Ballet captivates audiences with thought-provoking contemporary works, informed by classical training. The company thrives on dynamic partnerships with dancers, choreographers, composers, musicians, designers, and media artists. From athletic pas de deuxs to syncopated group works, Barak Ballet's repertoire explores complex themes, while intriguing audiences. The company—one of the most exciting to emerge in Los Angeles in recent years—makes its Joyce debut with E/SPACE, a "mind-blowing 30-minute ride" (Los Angeles Times) and other innovative ballet works.

Live Piano Karaoke with Leslie Goshko - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 07, 2018 - New York

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

T.Collective: Weekend Workout - Ace Hotel
July 08, 2018 - New York

Get a dose of fitness Sunday mornings with T.Collective, whose 60-minute, total body workout combines dance-infused cardio with resistance and circuit training. A constantly evolving choreography set to R&B, hip hop and dancehall will leave you feeling empowered and strong, with post-workout drinks and hang in the lobby to follow. T.Collective —a method created by group trainer Thea Hughes— combines the feeling of a night out with a mindful workout experience. Collect yourself, Sunday at 11am. Please note tickets for this event are sold directly by T.Collective.

Vibroacoustic Sound Bath with Masma Dream World - Ace Hotel
July 08, 2018 - New York

Masma Dream World's unique sound bath combines vibroacoustic technologies with sound healing techniques to promote meditation as a means to become acquainted with our deeper selves, improving interpersonal communication, awareness and intention. Participants lay comfortably on yoga mats with blankets and sound pillows —vibroacoustic pillows that resonates low frequencies throughout your body— and experience a guided meditation aided by singing crystal bowls, drums, rattles and overtone singing. The journey will be lead by Sound Therapist Devi Mambouka —certified by the Globe Institute of Sound Healing in San Francisco, California and a Experimental vocal artist. Her musical project Masma Dream World is a sonic healing journey from stage performances to one-on-one Sound Therapy. Her inspiration comes from her Indian, Chinese, and African background in combination with leading edge vibroacoustic technologies. Ace Hotel New York is proud to host Masma Dream World every Sunday this summer at 3:00 PM in Liberty Hall. All ticket sales and admission for the series is being handled directly by Masma Dream World. Tickets available via their Eventbrite page, and more info available ... (read more)

Psychic Sundays - Ace Hotel
July 08, 2018 - New York

Psychic Sundays, curated by Bruno Coviello, are inclusive, relaxed afternoons of interdisciplinary readings and cosmic insights by mediums, readers and psychics from NYC's new generation of personal guides. The future is out there. Peel the orange and see what's inside. Each Sunday in July from 5-8pm, guests are welcome to meet our guest readers in the Lobby on a first come, first serve basis. Look for the sign by the couches right when you walk in. If our mediums are all with guests, you'll be able to add your name to a waiting list and, we predict they'll be with you shortly. Grab a coffee and enjoy the vibes, as Bruno curates music for the afternoon, too. Please note the following, as Psychic Sundays are a popular affair: The event is truly first come, first served. No advanced RSVP, secret list or palm to grease. Our host begins accepting sign-ups for a given Sunday at about 4:45 and slots are limited and fill quickly. Readings are approximately 20 minutes long, are scheduled on a half-hour cycle and the evening has a hard-stop time of 8:00. If you are not present when your name's called, we move on. We'll also be giving wait-list priority to hotel guests with a room... (read more)

Ace Air: Lydia Ricci - Ace Hotel
July 08, 2018 - New York

At Ace, we agree with Richard Avedon when he says, "Anything is an art if you do it at the level of an art." Sculpture, mineral, sound and thought — some people wink and call it art. Each Sunday night our Artists in Residence program invites members of the community to spend one night with us, enjoying a modest tab and access to a cart of supplies. On Monday mornings, we find out what they've made. Lydia Ricci is an artist and graphic designer based in Philadelphia. Her tiny sculptures of everyday objects made from the ephemera of everyday life – "from scraps" – simultaneously evoke a sense of wonder and a hazy nostalgia. Lydia will be an artist in residence with us this July. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. An artist yourself, you say? Make your marks at Ace Hotel New York using promo code ARTSCHOOL and recieve 10% off your stay.

Masma Dream World - Ace Hotel
July 08, 2018 - New York

Masma Dream World's unique sound bath combines vibroacoustic technologies with sound healing techniques to promote meditation as a means to become acquainted with our deeper selves, improving interpersonal communication, awareness and intention. Participants lay comfortably on yoga mats with blankets and sound pillows —vibroacoustic pillows that resonates low frequencies throughout your body— and experience a guided meditation aided by singing crystal bowls, drums, rattles and overtone singing. The journey will be lead by Sound Therapist Devi Mambouka —certified by the Globe Institute of Sound Healing in San Francisco, California and a Experimental vocal artist. Her musical project Masma Dream World is a sonic healing journey from stage performances to one-on-one Sound Therapy. Her inspiration comes from her Indian, Chinese, and African background in combination with leading edge vibroacoustic technologies. Ace Hotel New York is proud to host Masma Dream World every Sunday this summer at 3:00 PM in Liberty Hall. All ticket sales and admission for the series is being handled directly by Masma Dream World. Tickets available via their Eventbrite page, and more info available ... (read more)

Downstairs Film Club: But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) - Ace Hotel
July 08, 2018 - New York

Downstairs Film Club features a dozen free screenings Sunday nights this summer in Liberty Hall. Presented by Ace Hotel New York in partnership with The Breslin and a quartet of big-picture curators —Nordic International Film Festival, NewFest, POV by PBS and CLOG —the series showcases campy cult classics, science fiction, powerful docs and works by emerging indie talents. And, if you're 21 or older, you can get two beers and a small popcorn for ten bucks. Seating is first come first served. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) tells the tale of a teenager who's been sent off to "rehab" camp by some straitlaced parents and friends who suspect she's queer. Directed by Jamie Babbit; 85 min. 7:00 - Doors Open 7:30 - Movie Starts RSVP encouraged but not required. Tonight's film, part of the Summer Camp series, has been curated by NewFest — New York's LGBT Film & Media Arts Organization — who give voice and visibility to the full spectrum of the LGBTQ experience by championing films, supporting storytellers, and engaging audiences in order to inspire dialogue, shift cultural bias and empower our diverse community. NewFest will be celebrating their 30th Annual New York LGBT Film Fes... (read more)

Ace Air: Jessica Lynne - Ace Hotel
July 08, 2018 - New York

At Ace, we agree with Richard Avedon when he says, "Anything is an art if you do it at the level of an art." Sculpture, mineral, sound, and thought — some people wink and call it art. Each Sunday night our Artists in Residence program invites members of the community to spend one night with us, enjoying a modest tab and access to a cart of supplies. On Monday mornings, we find out what they've made. Jessica Lynne is a Brooklyn-based writer and arts administrator. She is also co-editor of ARTS.BLACK, a platform for art criticism from black perspectives, a Winter 2018 Columnist-in-Residence at Open Space and currently serves as the Manager of Development and Communication at Recess. This July, our Artists in Residence are curated by Taeyoon Workshop, whose Distributed Web of Care (DWC) research initiative explores the Distributed Web as a peer-to-peer, alternative web which prioritizes collective agency and individual ownership of data and code. Through collaborations with artists, engineers, social scientists and community organizers, DWC imagines distributed networks as a form of interdependence and stewardship, in critical opposition to the networks that dominate the world t... (read more)

Voss Event's Drag Brunch - Highline Ballroom
July 08, 2018 - New York

nleash 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.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
July 08, 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!

Dharma, Dreams, & Drumming with Johnny Scifo: Spiral Sessions - Rubin Museum of Art
July 08, 2018 - New York

Connect your dharma with your dreams and align your body’s vibrations through simple movement and ancient drumming techniques in a multisensory meditation experience with musician and meditation teacher Johnny Scifo. Johnny will lead a gentle movement class incorporating yoga, pranayama, and chi-gong exercises followed by a sound healing/meditation with shamanic drumming session and drum circle. Presented with New York Yoga + Life

Amber Martin Presents The Amber Zone! - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 09, 2018 - New York

Celebrated comedian, singer and cabaret star, Amber Martin, curates and hosts a weekly showcase of some of the most brilliant performers in NYC, thus the world. A TimeOutNY Pick! The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly.

Virtual Worlds Teens Code! - Rubin Museum of Art
July 09, 2018 - New York

This summer create art with the visual programming language Pure Data while exploring Himalayan art and culture at the Rubin Museum, located in the heart of Chelsea. Study the math behind the "sacred geometry" of mandalas Meet like-minded teens who are passionate about art and its power to shape society Learn to code with professional graphics programs

Shelly Watson Presents 'Second Tuesdays at Sid's' - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 10, 2018 - New York

Clutch those pearls and call your girls! I'm announcing my new monthly show "Second Tuesdays at Sid's". NYC's ONLY Variety revue with an ALL singing cast! Each month guest artists serve up their main talent (sideshow, contortion, pyrotechnics, puppetry, burlesque etc..) and then drop down a side dish of the best vocal treasures in town! I em-sing the entire evening with Chris Johnson on the keys going for broke and cracking jokes. Door vixen Kismet Katie Kimball greets you with the salty and sweet as you wiggle and shimmy to your seats.We'll play "Name that Tune", musical trivia and one lucky audience member will win a spot to sing a number DURING the show! As if that isn't enough, there is LIVE piano karaoke afterwards with the unstoppable Joe McGinty. Get inspired and let yourself sing out! See you at Sid's!

#TheSweatSessions: 25+ Fitness Classes Taught by NYC’s Favorite Instructors at Meatpacking District’s Free Fitness Series - Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park
July 10, 2018 - New York

Grab your fit friends and join the Meatpacking District for free fitness classes at this summer’s Sweat Sessions! The popular wellness series returns to New York City offering free workout classes nearly every Tuesday night, May 22 through September 4. The al fresco series has been a local favorite over the past several years and consists of three 45-minute classes at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. The Meatpacking Business Improvement District is proud to host the annual series again in partnership with The Wellth Collective to offer participants a robust wellness program throughout the summer. Enjoy complimentary post-workout snacks and sips on select days at the Cool Down, hosted by Samsung 837. Take in the views from Samsung's decked out terrace with free bites and hydrating sips from local businesses. Each class is completely free and open to the public. Participant sign up and upcoming schedules can be accessed by visiting thesweatsessions.splashthat.com. Mats will be provided. Tuesday, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 6PM: Bari 7PM: 305 Fitness 8PM: modelFIT This season, The Sweat Sessions will also raise awareness and dollars for Exhale to Inhale, a nonprofit that empowers th... (read more)

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 11, 2018 - New York

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

Happy Hour Karaoke with Matt Hartman - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 12, 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.

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 13, 2018 - 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! Check out Mark's song list!

The Gotham All-Stars - Gotham Comedy Club
July 14, 2018 - New York

A professional Showcase featuring comics from "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon", "Late Night with Seth Meyers", "The Late Show", "The Daily Show", Conan on TBS, Comedy Central, HBO and various TV shows and films. Featuring Jim Mendrinos, Leah Bonnema, Nathan Macintosh, Gregg Rogell (8pm show) and more! Jim Mendrinos: Comedian Jim Mendrinos is the common man with uncommon comedy observations. From world politics to the politics of personal relationships, Jim's everyman insights creates a symphony of comedy covering a wide spectrum of humanity.

Live Piano Karaoke with Leslie Goshko! - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 14, 2018 - New York

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

Shania Twain - Madison Square Garden
July 14, 2018 - New York

Vladimir Caamano Headlines Gotham Comedy Club - Gotham Comedy Club
Through July 14, 2018 - New York

Vladimir Caamano is a standup, writer and actor from the Bronx, NY. After his stand out performance as a New Face at JFL in 2015, Vlad developed his pilot A BRONX LIFE that he co-wrote and starred in for NBC with Bill Lawrence and WBTV. In 2016, Vlad was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch. He has also made appearances on “Adam Devine’s House Party” for Comedy Central, “Howie Mandel’s Just For Laughs Gala” on the CW, “Entre Nos” for HBO and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” He is currently a recurring cast member on NBC’s “Superstore” and can be seen on Marvel’s “Runaways” on Hulu. Vladimir also has his own food travel log digital series on Mitu.com called “What’s Good in Your Hood?” Visit: http://www.laughingvlad.com/. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXm2TEs9V7s. Showtimes: Fri. & Sat. 8:00PM & 10:00PM

Watch the FIFA World Cup™ with McDonald’s! - Big Screen Plaza
July 15, 2018 - New York

Watch the FIFA World Cup™ with McDonald's! Come with your squad and show your team pride while enjoying delicious McDonald's breakfast at our Viewing Party. There will be interactive activities, live entertainment, and fun photo opportunities. 11 a.m.: Final Match Register for FREE here: https://nvite.com/community/mcdonalds

Jesse Krakow Presents The Krak House - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 15, 2018 - New York

Jesse Krakow is a multi-instrumentalist who currently plays in the cult 1960's avant-garde band THE SHAGGS, with Nona Hendryx & Gary Lucas in THE WORLD OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, and the all-male Madonna tribute MANDONNA. He has worked with Shudder To Think, Julee Cruise, Nina Persson, Robyn Hitchcock, Kate Pierson, Gene Ween, Paul Rudd, Michael Showalter, Bill Laswell, John Zorn, Dr. Know, Gail Ann Dorsey, The Loser's Lounge, Joy Askew, and a zillion others. He has hosted his own show on NJ's legendary radio station WFMU, been a professor at Bootsy Collins' online "Funk University" – alongside bassists such as Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, & Jack Bruce, been commissioned by The Brooklyn Philharmonic, recorded for Sony, Team Love, Alternative Tentacles, & Tzadik, and toured the country more times than he remembers.

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
July 15, 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!

Voss Event's Drag Brunch - Highline Ballroom
July 15, 2018 - New York

nleash 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.

Glenn Goldberg - The New York Studio School
Through July 15, 2018 - New York

The New York Studio School presents Glenn Goldberg: Plums and Breezes, June 7 – July 15, 2018. Plums and Breezes is a selection of small works spanning extensive range in time, the earliest made while Goldberg was a student at the Studio School. Rather than a retrospective or complete oeuvre of Goldberg’s many periods and bodies of work, this exhibition is a lineage of excerpts joined by a common scale, stamina, and quiet magnitude. The works are all presented as equals, not through a chronological passing of time, but as different pieces that comprise Glenn Goldberg’s ideals and explorations as an image maker. Uniting the compositions is a main, often central, anchor around which brushstrokes and subsequent forms orbit. Each piece has a cluster of activity, with a rhythm of marks or a void to hold the constellation in place. Goldberg states, “This show is only one possible way of sharing a history. The hope is that the paintings and drawings reflect the quiet intensity that has been my experience while working for many years. They include nature, people, and places and are made from both what exists and my imagination.” The paintings may be derived from memories, dreams, rea... (read more)

Amber Martin Presents The Amber Zone! - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 16, 2018 - New York

A TimeOutNY Pick! The Amber Zone happens each Monday, with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm, Amber Martin will present a different one-hour program starring a bevy of downtown and beyond artists (Amber's very talented friends!). Each week, a different show by a different performer. You never know who or what you'll get, but you can rest assured it will be fun, truly brilliant and most importantly, intimate. No reservations. Please note… First come first served, and the room is intimate, so it will fill up quickly.

Golden Lady Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 17, 2018 - New York

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

Foo Fighters - Madison Square Garden
Through July 17, 2018 - New York

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 18, 2018 - New York

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

Billy Joel - Madison Square Garden
July 18, 2018 - New York

Slum Village & Dead Prez w/ DJ Wels - Highline Ballroom
July 19, 2018 - New York

Chances are, if you are anywhere near the Detroit music scene, you have heard of the influential hip hop trio that makes up Slum Village. The group was founded in the early 90?s by 3 childhood friends: Baatin, T3, rapper and producer J Dilla, who all grew up together in the Conant Gardens neighborhood of Detroit, MI. After leaving Pershing High School, the trio began to forge a path into the Detroit underground hip hop scene and quickly found themselves steadily gaining popularity, where they originally went by the name Ssenepod. With a growing momentum now cemented in the underground, the group took on a forward trajectory toward bigger and better things, and in 1991 changed their name to Slum Village. J Dilla joined the production team known as The Ummah, which produced the two last A Tribe Called Quest studio albums, as well as hits for a number of R&B and hip hop musicians, and in 1996, they recorded their first album Vol. 1? , recorded in Dillas basement and RJ Rice Studios, it was critically acclaimed in the Detroit underground scene. It later found its way into the hands of A Tribe Called Quest's own Q-Tip, who played it for some of hip hop's elite, such as Busta Rhymes, ... (read more)

Happy Hour Karaoke with Ben Easton! - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 19, 2018 - New York

Benjamin Easton is a pianist and arranger based in New York City. Easton is co-bandleader of The Academy Blues Project, a multi-genre group begun in 2012. ABP's newest record, Upwelling, was released in April of this year. When not tickling ivories — or hosting piano karaoke at YOUR next private soiree — you may find Ben crosswording, cycling through the boroughs, or listening to Odessey & Oracle on repeat.

Jeff Dye - Gotham Comedy Club
Through July 21, 2018 - New York

Jeff Dye: Jeff Dye is a nationally touring comedian, actor, host, prankster and Bigfoot enthusiast. He stars in NBC's new comedy adventure series Better Late Than Never. This exciting project follows the travels of Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman as Jeff creates for them the adventure of a lifetime. NBC has fast tracked season two after the show became a summer smash hit!

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
July 22, 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!

Voss Event's Drag Brunch - Highline Ballroom
July 22, 2018 - New York

nleash 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.

American Comedy Institute Show (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
Through July 22, 2018 - New York

Batsheva - The Young Ensemble - The Joyce Theater
Through July 22, 2018 - New York

Batsheva – The Young Ensemble performs Ohad Naharin's Bessie Award-winning dance, Naharin's Virus, inspired by the great Austrian writer Peter Handke's play, Offending the Audience. Originally created in collaboration with Batsheva dancers, the work employs Naharin's coolly seductive aesthetic to explore the boundaries of language. Naharin's Virus features a varied soundtrack which includes classical music, original music by Karni Postel, and adaptations of traditional Arabic music by Habib Alla Jamal and Shama Khader.

Grace Gotham's 'Peel Me A Glove' - Sid Gold's Request Room
July 24, 2018 - New York

Expect the unexpected cabaret set – ranging from Cole Porter and The Sex Pistols to Grace originals – at this show where whimsy and sophistication collide and elegance mingles with naughty. Starring (and produced by) your host for the evening, burlesque artist and chanteuse Grace Gotham, this monthly show at Sid Gold's Request Room 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. Always the gracious host, Grace emcees the evening accompanied by pianist Chris Johnson and treats you to two top-drawer burlesque guest stars each month. And – golly gee – it's only 10 Clams ($10) at the door for a pearl of a show! After the show, hang out with the performers, 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 is currently featued in the new Dove beauty campaign, "My Beauty My Say." She has performed internationally and stars in her own monthly cabaret and burlesque show, "Peel Me a Glove," at Sid Gold's Re... (read more)

Punderdome - Highline Ballroom
July 24, 2018 - New York

The PUNDERDOME®, NYC's Most PUNtastic Competition, celebrates the Fourth Annual NEW YORK POST Special Edition at the Highline Ballroom on July 24th!! Witness punning at its best as the POST Headline Writers, who deliver the best headlines in the business ("Headless Body in Topless Bar," "Cloak And Shag Her - CIA Boss Petraeus quits over affair," "Ignorance is Chris, Christie denies role in GWB jam scam," "Weiner Exposed"), pun it up with the best punners in the U.S. of A., the PUNDERDOME® Champs!!! (If you saw last year's Puntastic "Posties and 'Domer Champs" Smack Down, expect more of the same!)

Yu He - Agora Gallery
Through July 27, 2018 - New York

The Figure and Unknown Places Self taught painter Yu He's acrylic still lifes and landscapes capture everyday scenes with an expressive palette and painterly brushwork. Born in China and living in the United States, the artist's abstracted compositions offer a playful take on traditional subject matter. She tilts the perspective, eliminates detail, and blurs background and foreground in her works, creating a whimsical effect that challenges the connotations of still life painting. The artist's Still Life No. 579 and Still Life No. 577 depict a typical tablescape with loose, quick brushstrokes, the cool, blue palette lending a sense of calm to the images. Meanwhile, Still Life No. 498, Still Life No. 502, and Still Life No. 575 each image a combination of fruits, flowers, and tableware portrayed with thickly painted turquoise, auburn, and yellow strokes. Horizon lines and fine details are excluded from these works, allowing teacups, blooms, and vases to float in imaginative, richly pigmented environments. Finally, Seaside. Evening No. 372 captures a peachy pink and aqua sunset, the brilliant twilight sky mirrored in the calm waters.

The Figure and Unknown Places - Agora Gallery
Through July 27, 2018 - NYC

Agora Gallery is pleased to announce The Figure and Unknown Places, an exhibition of twenty-six international artists working at the intersection of portraiture and landscape. The diverse selection of artists includes Angela Blattner, Gunter Langer, Ketan Kelkar, Mireille Pizzo, Marco Henrie, Ilaria Castagnacci, Hugo Ximello-Salido, Ashraf Elsharif, Mileidy Plata, Jutta Ebeling-Dehnhard, J.H. Rebelato, Germán Valles Fernández, Taikyu Lim, Susan Marx, Christine Stettner, Yu He, Pino Lavecchia, Gonzalo Urrea Correa, Monica Adams, Andreas Meer, Marliese Scheller, Fiorenza D'Orazi, Francis Annan Affotey, Boguslawa Czarnecka, Richard Tomlin, and Linda Rosen The works featured in The Figure and Unknown Places offer new insights on traditions of portraiture and landscape painting, each artist depicting the world through a subjective and highly personal lens. The paintings and photographs on view employ abstraction, realism, and illustration to convey perspectives on the human condition and the world we inhabit. The complexity of the relationship between man and nature is also explored in works that image the engrained connections between human and animal. Providing insight on the binar... (read more)

PABLO DONA - Unix Gallery
Through July 28, 2018 - New York

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
July 29, 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!

Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour Official Afterparty at Highline Ballroom - Highline Ballroom
Through July 29, 2018 - New York

Party with Kevin Hart on Saturday, July 28th at Highline Ballroom! Don't miss your chance to party with Kevin Hart for the offical afterparty for his Irresponsible Tour at one of the hottest and largest club venues in NYC, Highline Ballroom Doors open at 11pm Highline Ballroom is located at 431 West 16th Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue. For table reservations and bottle service email anthony@aimgroupny.com Must be 21+ with valid ID. All sales are final. No refunds.

Piano Karaoke with Drew Rakoswki - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through July 29, 2018 - New York

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

The Flo Show - The PIT Loft
Through July 31, 2018 - New York

Fresh off a lifetime of Floridian vaudeville tours, your favorite Aunt Flos are dancing back into your hearts and hosting a variety show! Featuring stand-up, sketch, characters and more!

Tonight's Special with Shane Shane - Sid Gold's Request Room
August 01, 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!

Golly Gee Whiz - TADA! Youth Theater
Through August 02, 2018 - New York

Book by Eric Rockwell & Joanne Bogart; Music by Eric Rockwell; Lyrics by Joanne Bogart Direction & Choreography by Joanna Greer Musical Direction by Matthew Gregory In this loving tribute to the classic Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland film musicals of the 30s and 40s, the residents of Happyville band together with the help of Mickey and Judy to put on a great show and re-establish Happyville as the bustling town that it once was.

Live Piano Karaoke with Leslie Goshko - Sid Gold's Request Room
August 04, 2018 - New York

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

The Telephone Show - The PIT Loft
August 05, 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!

Le Blanc - The PIT Loft
Through August 06, 2018 - New York

Le Blanc is a non-linear full length play with elements of music, art distillation, light design, and dance. Our show follows the rags to riches (back to rags) autobiography of the world infamous, unapologetically Black, openly queer, political, and talented (fictional) character of Wellington "Isyss" Le Blanc. Through a series of interviews and vignettes, we explore Wellington's life from his humble beginnings as a motherless child in the Foster/Adoption system of California, to his sexy exploits as a serial monogamist with a diverse selection of male and female lovers, all the way through his unconventional outlook and relationship with HIV/AIDS, and right into his underground rise to notoriety on the NYC gay ballroom scene as a member of the "House Of Le Blanc". What lies beyond his rise to mainstream success as a commercial dancer will be sure to shock as audiences witness his metamorphosis into an infamous public figure and "criminal". The show explores race, intimacy, sexuality, relationships, as well as our American judicial, health care, and law enforcement systems from a Black, All American, queer perspective.

A Light on the Path to Inner Wisdom with Scott Tusa - Tibet House US
Through August 06, 2018 - New York

Starting in April, Scott Tusa will be in residence to guide and help launch a twelve week practicum focused on developing a personal relationship to the Buddhist path. Through a combination of experiential learning and meditation, the series will explore the intersections of core Buddhist principles and our everyday lives, where integrative practices meet our own inner potential. Along with weekly teachings and discussions, each four week module will include readings and practice recommendations to support participants in both their understanding and personal paths. We hope you can join us for this exciting new series, and please stay tuned for more information! Scott Tusa is a Buddhist teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. He teaches meditation and Buddhist psychology nationally and supports Tsoknyi Rinpoche's Pundarika Sangha as a practice advisor. He trained in Buddhist philosophy and meditation with some of the greatest living masters since his early twenties, including Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Tulku Sangag Rinpoche. Ordained by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, he spent nine years as a Buddhist monk, with much of that time engaged in solitary meditatio... (read more)

Say What? NYC Comedy Improv - The PIT Loft
Through August 11, 2018 - New York

Say What? NYC is a NYC based short form improv group comprised of the finest misfits comedy has to offer. Hosted by one comedian, the cast must perform an array of improvised games and songs based on suggestions by the host as well as the audience (whom are encouraged to participate or even invited on stage to interact with the cast.) Performers must use the information given and their insane imaginations to portray different characters as well as an array of scenes. These games were made popular by the show "Whose Line It Anyway?".

Piano Karaoke with Drew Rakoswki - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through August 26, 2018 - New York

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

New York’s Hottest New Outdoor Workout Venue Is…34th Street - Broadway Boulevard
Through August 27, 2018 - New York

The 34th Street district is known for shopping and entertainment, but now a full complement of exercise classes has been added to its list of attractions. And it’s all free! Each Wednesday from 6 to 7 PM, the Sweat 34 program offers exercise classes by the city’s top fitness studios on Broadway Boulevard outside Macy’s. Upcoming Sweat 34 events: Wed., June 13, Wed. Aug 8 Sanctified Booty - This workout with Fitness Sanctuary is designed to strengthen the booty and lower extremities with a mix of strength and conditioning to today’s hottest hits. Wed., June 20, Wed. July 25, Wed. Aug. 15 - 305 Fitness - Shed between 500 to 900 calories with this intense 55-minute cardio blast. Wed., June 27, Wed., July 18, Wed. Aug. 22 - IronStrength - Join Dr. Jordan Metzl from the Hospital for Special Surgery for this bootcamp class in the middle of Herald Square for 30 minutes, followed by a rocking Zumba class with Angelina Alfaro. Tues., July 3, Wed. Aug 1 - Ratchet Fitness - A workout with intermittent training that targets everything – abs, glutes, arms, and legs. And if you love working out to hip-hop and love a high-intensity cardio workout, this class is for you! Wed., J... (read more)

Climate Action Mondays - Calligaris Chelsea
Through November 05, 2018 - NEW YORK

Come on out for FREE wine, snacks, and entertainment in support of climate activism! This Monday, and every Monday through the November 6 elections, 350NYC and other climate-forward organizations will be co-hosting a 100% FREE EVENT from 7-10PM at Calligaris Chelsea. The address is 144 W. 18th St., New York, NY, 10011. If you’d like to read more about the event, or our mission in general, please see: https://world.350.org/nyc/climate-action-mondays/ Hope to see you there! Warmly, 350NYC

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