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Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Month - April 2018

April 14, 2018 - by CG Directory Editor
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Manhattan's Lower East Side is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the entire city thanks to its rambunctious nightlife and ever-growing sea of restaurants, bars, galleries, and shops. You'll never run out of things to do on the Lower East Side this month thanks to City Guide's detailed monthly guide to the neighborhood.

Six pieces for solo cello and string quartet - Dixon Place
April 14, 2018 - New York

Six pieces that explore the differences between atmospheres, bodies, and instruments. Ethan Philbrick is a composer and writer currently completing his PhD in Performance Studies at New York University. He has recently performed original work in New York at BRIC, NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, SculptureCenter, Abrons Arts Center, and the Grey Art Gallery. His writing has been published in TDR, PAJ, Women and Performance, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, and Movement Research Performance Journal.

Lá na Gaeilge: Irish Language Day - Glucksman Ireland House NYU
April 14, 2018 - New York

Discover the Irish language in a program designed for learners of all levels, led by Paul Ferris, Hilary Mhic Suibhne, Pádraig Ó Cearúill, and Lorcán Burns About the Instructors: Paul Ferris is an alumnus of Glucksman Ireland House's MA Program. He has been an Irish language instructor for NYU's Speaking Freely program and at Drew University in Madison, NJ. Paul studied Irish at An Acadamh in County Galway and Oideas Gael in County Donegal, and is a former member of the executive board of the North American Association of Celtic Language Teachers.

Skeletal Family, DJ Sean Templar, DJ Jarek Zelazny, DJ Patrick - Mercury Lounge
April 14, 2018 - New York

Skeletal Family Formed in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England during the Post Punk of early 1980's out of the band 'The Elements", took their name from the title of the song "Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family" from the 1974 David Bowie album, Diamond Dogs. Something unique was brewing up a dark and broody storm in West Yorkshire at the time with bands like The Sisters Of Mercy, The March Violets, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Southern Death Cult (later became The Cult) forming the basis of what became the soundtracks to the Goth Subculture. Skeletal Family soon gained popularity in the UK Independent Charts and furiously gigged the length and breadth of the UK and Europe, recorded tracks for the John Peels Sessions, supported The Sisters of Mercy during their 1984 Black October tour, released 2 studio albums 'Burning Oil' (1984) and 'Futile Combat' (1985) of which saw the release of Skeletal Family's most successful single 'Promised Land' on Red Rhino record label. Anne-Marie left Skeletal Family in 1985 to form Ghost Dance with Gary Marx, former guitarist of The Sisters Of Mercy. The remaining members of Skeletal Family briefly continued before disbanding in 1986. ... (read more)

Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute - The Bowery Ballroom
April 14, 2018 - New York

Start Making Sense are selling out rooms throughout Eastern PA and into NY and beyond. This band will be a huge hit, as the Talking Heads are never on tour and the band's amazing dedication to the music and fun loving attitude has proven to be a favorite at clubs and festivals. They blew the audience away at the Bella Terra Music festival where their late night boogie slot was the highlight of the whole event. If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully recreating the music of Talking Heads entire career. Together they bring much of the Heads unique live show to the stage, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, giving you a "once in a lifetime" experience. Prepare yourself for a rockin', funkin', danceable celebration of the new-wave art punk you loved from the 80's!!!

CAMECO The Concert for Earth Day - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
April 14, 2018 - New York

Join New York City singer/recording artist CAMECO for an intimate night of live soul, pop, and R+B at one of New York's most iconic and historic performing spaces - The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, in the heart of "Alphabet City" in the East Village. Cameco performs and records throughout NYC both as a soloist and in collaboration with other musical artists, most recently appearing with Stevie Wonder during the "Songs in the Key of Life" tour. Her debut single "Only Love" is available on iTunes and other platforms. The evening's performance is in honor of Earth Day. Proceeds will go to The Sane Energy Project, an NYC-based non-profit organization on the front lines of grassroots advocacy, organizing and action campaigns on behalf of a fossil-fuel free energy future for New York.

KGB: Trumpet Fiction - KGB Bar
April 14, 2018 - New York

Triple Double - The Stone
April 14, 2018 - New York

Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) Mary Halvorson (guitar) Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Tom Rainey (drums) Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

Persona Non Granted by Will Rawls - New Museum
April 14, 2018 - New York

As part of Anna Craycroft's exhibition and residency "Motion into Being," presented during the Department of Education and Public Engagement's Spring 2018 R&D Season: ANIMATION, artist Will Rawls will respond to Craycroft's anthropomorphic animation project with three episodes exploring her objects as props and bodies, while investigating his own limited potential to fake animation. Interacting with the objects and media in Craycroft's exhibition, Rawls will scrutinize surface, storytelling, space, and texture to choreograph this series of unfortunate "persons." Will Rawls is a choreographer, writer, and performer. His practice engages relationships between language, image, architecture, sound, and dance to formulate non-disciplinary questions regarding humanity and social inscription. He frames the dancer within the racialized codes of art space, where systems of technique and power collide and can be critically unraveled by the personal. Rawls has shown work at Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (2017), ImPulsTanz (2016), MoMA P.S.1 (2016), Danspace Project (2016, 2015, 2012), Performa 15 (2015), and the Chocolate Factory (2013). His writing has been published by Artforum,... (read more)

The Festival of Japan: Drums + Dance - Abrons Arts Center
April 14, 2018 - New York

The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York presents The Festival of Japan: Drums + Dance, a collaborative dance performance between JFDINY's own dance ensemble Minbuza, accompanied by world renowned traditional musicians from Japan including Sukeroku Taiko and Katsuhiro Chiba. Powerful taiko performances and vibrant Tsugaru Shamisen playing will be weaved throughout a full repertoire of a thousand years of folk dance, including the premieres of Onikenbai (demon masked sword dance from Iwate prefecture), Tsugaru Ohara Bushi and Tsugaru San Sagari (umbrella dances from Aomori prefecture). The Festival of Japan: Drums + Dance celebrates the 25th anniversary of The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York. The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of NY Inc. was formed by Momo Suzuki in 1992. The purpose of the organization is to research, promote, and keep alive interest in traditional Japanese folk dances. Its primary function is the performing, teaching, and preserving of those authentic dances performed by the working people of Japan. Through dance, JFDINY introduces audiences to the culture/history of Japan, and the spirit of the Japanese people! Some of the company's proudest achiev... (read more)

Beauty Slap - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
April 14, 2018 - New York

Pat McKillen - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
April 14, 2018 - New York

Happy Hour Comedy with Herron Entertainment - Eastville Comedy Club
April 14, 2018 - New York

Electric Feel Dance Party! - The Bowery Electric
Through April 14, 2018 - New York

Weekend dance party featuring all top 40 hits - today and yesteryear. 5 bars, 2 floors. One of NY's long running weekend dance parties. The party begins at 10pm and rocks til 4am. The music encompasses your favorite party and sing along rock and pop tunes, both classic and contemporary hits. Get ready to go all night long! DJ Gina Bon Jersey is at the head of The Electric Feel Party each weekend at The Bowery Electric. Her notoriety is chronicled in Black Book and Spin Magazines. DJ Jordan Stern & DJ Bobby B. will also be spinning to make sure your night is fantastic!

URBANJATRA - Dixon Place
Through April 14, 2018 - New York

Under the direction of choreographer Brinda Guha, urbanJATRA fuses the dynamic movement of Classical Indian dance and Contemporary world music and dance forms. With urbanJATRA, Kalamandir Dance Company explores a circular and immersive sensibility with an original storyline, creating a new paradigm that delves into free choice, true fate and personal devotion: all common themes understood in the world of Classical Indian performing arts "Needing what feels like space we can't see, energy we can't feel, and time we don't have, we use our third eye to create outcomes worthy of our own desires, manifesting a path directed towards possibilities of our unrealized dreams. It is also a reflection back to the birth and to-date progress of the Contemporary Indian vocabulary of movement through the lens of my personal experience as a second-generation Indian American. The goal is to plant seeds of the past: acknowledging what came before in order to see clearly about the potential of the future," says Brinda Guha. Featuring 18 diverse NYC dance artists and interdisciplinary visual/audio arts (photography by Francisco Guijarro, live painting by Zac Crawford, audio by TEDxCreativeCoa... (read more)

Aloha, Aloha or When I Was Queen - Abrons Arts Center
Through April 14, 2018 - Manhattan

In 1993, at the age of eleven, a young Eliza Bent, along with a friend, co-created, co-directed, and co-starred in an amateur historical film for a school project. In it, Bent portrayed Hawaii's last reigning monarch, Queen Liliuokalani. Twenty-five years later, Bent uses her home movie as a forensic document and as a jumping off point to lead audiences on a journey that grapples with personal history, legacy, and cultural appropriation.

Guest event: Tainted Cabaret - The Slipper Room
April 15, 2018 - New York

Tainted Cabaret brings together four phenomenal acts from New York City's booming variety scene for an 'adults only' variety extravaganza you'll never forget! The worlds of burlesque, sideshow, circus and comedy come together to create an unforgettable, feel-good, live entertainment experience. Weird, wonderful and totally inspirational, a great night out simply doesn't get better – or sexier! – than this. Join Ula Uberbusen, Wilfredo, Miss Ekaterina and James and the Giant Pasty as they end a 30-date US tour at the Slipper Room for a very special final show.

Joyland Magazine: LA vs NYC Edition - KGB Bar
April 15, 2018 - New York

Joyland Magazine presents: LA vs NYC Readings by Lisa Locascio, David Burr Gerrard, Kirsten Kearse, Michelle Lyn King. Hosted by Emily Schultz There is probably no more entrenched cultural rivalry between cities than the one between Los Angeles and New York City. But beyond the shallow cliches—that New York invents to feel better about living in squalor—there is one thing that Joyland has known for years: no one from LA knows how to answer an email. The fact is both cities produce some of the best writing in North America so let's celebrate what unites us: that we can't afford either place. Longtime Los Angeles resident LISA LOCASCIO is the author of the forthcoming novel, Open Me (Grove Press). She is Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University and the co-publisher of Joyland. http://www.lisalocascio.com/ New York native KIRSTEN KEARSE lives in Los Angeles and is a filmmaker, playwright, and TV writer, most recently at Blunt Talk starring Patrick Stewart. Her play, A Void, starring Veep's Mary Holland, debuted last summer. http://www.kirstenkearse.com/ DAVID BURR GERRARD is the author of the novels The Epiphany Machine (G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2017) and Short Cen... (read more)

We Are a Masterpiece - 14 Street Y
April 15, 2018 - New york

During the AIDS crisis, patchwork families were formed; friends and co-workers becoming brothers and mothers, stepping into the holes that their family members left. When Joan meets John, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them. Seeing he's alone, she invites him into her home. John has been abandoned by his partner and family--in addition to finding solace in Joan--he forms friendships with her daughter and Tom, the janitor at the hospital, as he races to finish a masterpiece and to heal the broken pieces of his heart before he dies.Retro Productions is a New York City based, critically acclaimed and award-winning non-profit indie theatre company now in it's 13th Season. It is the mission of Retro Productions to present works of retro theatre. Retro is defined as "involving, relating to, or reminiscent of things past (American Heritage Dictionary)." At Retro Productions we will tell good theatrical stories which have an historical perspective--with an emphasis on the 20th Century--in order to broaden our own understanding of the world we live in. We believe through stories of human lives and struggles, both dramatic and comedic, we can understand social history and cul... (read more)

Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots, Ransom Pier, Lovechild, Seldomo, Snailmate - Pianos (Showroom)
April 15, 2018 - New York

Stomp - Orpheum Theatre
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

Stomp is a joyful, witty and wordless show that has been seen all over the world. An eight-member cast with energy to burn creates beautiful music and sly humor with found objects: Zippo lighters, push brooms, wooden poles, hammer handles, garbage cans, inner tubes, matchboxes—and yes, even the kitchen sink. There's no traditional narrative; both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in this unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.

Duende Adentro - Teatro Círculo
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

Callback Series 2018 - Teatro Círculo
Through April 15, 2018 - New York

"Seis" by Federico Roca ::: A moving play about six unresolved cases of transgender women killed in Uruguay ::: with Carmen Borla, María Fontanals, Javier Figueroa & Jerry Soto

Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks - New Museum
Through April 15, 2018 - Lower East Side

Conflating narrative tropes and methods from television sitcoms, theater, science fiction, mythology, and anthropology, Mellors writes the scripts for each of his projects, which he also directs, edits, and produces. His raucous films feature a book-eating creature named "The Object" who literally digests a family's library in Ourhouse (2010–ongoing); a Neanderthal in perpetual free-fall over the San Joaquin Valley in Neanderthal Container, (2014); and two messianic beings, in the form of a cardboard box and a giant egg, who attempt to make sense of a culture that they created millions of years prior in The Aalto Natives (2017, in collaboration with Erkka Nissinen, originally conceived for the Finnish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale). For his exhibition at the New Museum, Mellors will create a new environment including video projection and animatronic sculpture. "Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks" is curated by Margot Norton, Curator, and will be on view in the New Museum's recently inaugurated South Galleries, a space designated for premiering new productions at the Museum. The South Galleries preserve the character of the building's loft spaces, where many artists historicall... (read more)

Alexandra Pirici - New Museum
Through April 15, 2018 - Lower East Side

Her new project for the New Museum takes the form of an ongoing action with live performers and one holographic performer. The project approaches the concept of presence in an expanded sense, focusing in particular on its increasing dispersion. In Pirici's ongoing action—conceived especially for the New Museum's South Galleries—presence is revealed in a variety of ways: as physical body as well as artificial stand-in, avatar, and ghost, taking on the character of a memorial or monument; as image and abstraction of the living subject into quantifiable, monetizable data; and as the expanded life of "dead" objects in museum collections—using the presence of live performers to challenge their stable state and static interpretation. This new work continues Pirici's recent interrogations into the collective body through choreographies that link different temporal and spatial events in real time. In the work, performers embody amalgamated parts, intersecting with each other yet separately manipulable. Pirici's project attempts to enact the dispersion of presence and to comment on contemporary processes of abstraction that separate sign from substance and image from material support. Prop... (read more)

Sara Magenheimer - New Museum
Through April 15, 2018 - Lower East Side

Working Across a Range of Media Including Video, Sound, Performance, Sculpture, Collage, and Installation, New York–Based Artist Sara Magenheimer (B. 1981, Philadelphia, Pa) Disrupts, Manipulates, and Defamiliarizes Language with Bold Combinations of Image and Text. Her Videos Incorporate Traditional Filmic Editing Techniques Alongside Those Inspired by Music and Collage. in Syncopated Progressions of Pictures and Words, Magenheimer Pushes Against the Bounds of Narrative, Charting Circuitous Storylines Through Vernacular Associations That Invite Individual Interpretations. Through Surprising Juxtapositions of Language, Graphic Compositions, and Idiosyncratic Imagery, She Reveals How Visual and Verbal Signs Mutate and Guide Manifold Pathways to Understanding. Magenheimer Will Present a New Video Installation in the Window of the New Museum's 231 Bowery Building. This Project Is Part of a New Series of Window Installations, Which Relaunches the Program the New Museum Originally Mounted in the 1980s. in Conjunction with Her Window Installation, a Selection of Magenheimer's Films Will Also Be on View as Part of the Museum's Ongoing Screen Series. This Project Is Curated by Margot Nort... (read more)

Andrew Mancilla, Decora - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
April 16, 2018 - New York

Songwriting for Andrew began at an early age and continues to be his primary reason for playing music. "It's the ability to express yourself and simultaneously inspire people, offer a new perspective on an issue, and remind them of how beautiful and exciting life is." Driven by the idea of constant change and creativity, "It's amazing to me how I can listen to a song and by the end of it feel like I just woke from a life-changing dream." Engaged in music from a young age, Andrew continues to explore and challenge himself musically. As a child he learned to play the baritone and trumpet, dabbled with piano, and in his teenage years picked up the guitar and began recording demo tapes to give to his friends. He became involved in musical theater in his later high school years but turned back to songwriting and performing in college where he majored in philosophy and minored in vocal jazz.

The Commandments: Honor and Love in a New Paradigm - Museum at Eldridge Street
April 16, 2018 - New York

In recent years family structures have taken on entirely new forms. How do we reinterpret the age-old commandment to Honor Thy Father and Mother in a time of blended families, same-sex parents, and new definitions? Author Marjorie Ingall and Tenement Museum Director Kevin Jennings consider what it means to honor Patriarchs and Matriarchs today. This program is part of a series exploring the Ten Commandments at Eldridge Street.

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
April 16, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

Prodigy Comedy - Eastville Comedy Club
April 17, 2018 - New York

Jake Shimabukuro - Joe's Pub at The Public
Through April 17, 2018 - New York

Jake Shimabukuro can still vividly remember the first time he held a ukulele, at age four. It was an encounter that would shape his destiny and give the world one of the most exceptional and innovative uke players in the history of the instrument—an artist who has drawn comparisons to musical titans such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. As a member of the group Pure Heart, Shimabukuro became a local phenomenon. From Hawai'i, his fame next spread to Japan. He was signed to Epic Records (Sony/Japan) in 2001 as a solo artist. It was the start of what would become a deep catalog of solo albums, noted for their dazzling fretwork, ambitious repertoire and wistful melodicism. And in 2005, Shimabukuro became an international phenomenon when a video of him performing the George Harrison song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" went viral on YouTube. By adapting a guitar hero anthem for the ukulele (Eric Clapton had played lead guitar on the Beatles' original recording) Shimabukuro made a significant statement: The ukulele, with its humble four strings and modest two-octave range, is an instrument limited only by the imagination and creativity of the person playing it. Along with his own or... (read more)

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
April 18, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic! Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $10.

Champagne Jerry's Clubhouse™ - Joe's Pub at The Public
April 19, 2018 - New York

Champagne Jerry's Clubhouse™ is a brand new, semi-regular show wherein Champagne Jerry is your host at a party where he and a bunch of featured artists: comedians, musicians, and people who just like champagne hang out doing the best performances you've ever seen in your life. Champagne Jerry has been called "New York's finest underground rapper," named one of the top ten best performers in New York by Time Out, profiled in Rolling Stone, Brooklyn Vegan and Interview magazine, among others, and been the musical guest on The Chris Gethard Show on Fusion TV. Champagne Jerry is a music and performance project of Neal Medlyn alongside collaborators Max Tannone, Adam Ad-Rock Horovitz and his onstage entourage of Tannone, Sophia Cleary, Farris Craddock and the Ghost of Champagne Past. Champagne Jerry continues Medlyn's prior work with pop stars in his Pop Star Series. The aim is to continuously create and provide the most significant moments in everyone's lives. He has routinely sold out shows at Joe's Pub in New York City where he had a year-long residency and has played the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Kitchen, Union Pool, Pianos, and various rock clubs, parties, Walmart parking l... (read more)

PEN World Voices and the Nuyo Present: Havana with Leonardo Padura - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
April 20, 2018 - New York

In his celebrated "Havana Quartet," Leonardo Padura's series of novels featuring Mario Condo, a hard-boiled private detective, the city itself, described as "a geography of human failings" by The New Yorker, is a major character worth exploring and experiencing in its own right. But Padura, one of Cuba's best-known writers, whose books' dynamic host of characters include Leon Trotsky and Ernest Hemingway, also chronicles the country as it lurched from the Fidel Castro era to present-day quasi capitalism. Padura talks about his country and the city he has made his own.

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
April 20, 2018 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

CEG & T-Presents Kamelot, Delain, & Battle Beast - Irving Plaza
April 20, 2018 - New york

Lineup: Kamelot, Delain, & Battle Beast Special Offers: VIP Meet & Greet Ticket, VIP Balcony Ticket, VIP Deck Ticket GA standing room & VIP options available. VIP Meet & Greet Ticket Includes: Early Entry, Meet & Greet, Show Poster VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Access to the VIP Balcony behind the soundboard VIP Deck Ticket Includes: Access to the VIP Deck on the main floor This event is All Ages Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways! Click here t... (read more)

NYC Boozin' Through the 90's Bar Crawl - DROM
April 21, 2018 - New York

We Are a Masterpiece - 14 Street Y
April 21, 2018 - New york

During the AIDS crisis, patchwork families were formed; friends and co-workers becoming brothers and mothers, stepping into the holes that their family members left. When Joan meets John, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them. Seeing he's alone, she invites him into her home. John has been abandoned by his partner and family--in addition to finding solace in Joan--he forms friendships with her daughter and Tom, the janitor at the hospital, as he races to finish a masterpiece and to heal the broken pieces of his heart before he dies.Retro Productions is a New York City based, critically acclaimed and award-winning non-profit indie theatre company now in it's 13th Season. It is the mission of Retro Productions to present works of retro theatre. Retro is defined as "involving, relating to, or reminiscent of things past (American Heritage Dictionary)." At Retro Productions we will tell good theatrical stories which have an historical perspective--with an emphasis on the 20th Century--in order to broaden our own understanding of the world we live in. We believe through stories of human lives and struggles, both dramatic and comedic, we can understand social history and cul... (read more)

Words: Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic with Wiseguy and Gaston - Nuyorican Poets Café
April 21, 2018 - New York

WORDS was created by Rocky LaMontagne & Bobbito the Barber to give young up-and-coming poets & emcees the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience of their peers. This showcase and open mic has featured Company Flow, Canibus, Mos Def, M.C. Search, Willie Perdomo, Saul Williams, and Suheir Hammad, among others. The open mic gives new artists a chance to perform in front of an audience. WORDS! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is held on the third Saturday of every month. $13 at the door, $10 with Student ID.

Monica Rizzio - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
April 21, 2018 - New York

No stranger to the east coast music scene, Texas-bred and Cape Cod washashore, Monica Rizzio is emerging as one of the finest singer songwriters that call New England home. For over 10 years she played fiddle and sang with Tripping Lily, a folk acoustic pop band, who toured up and down the east coast. Drawing on her East Texas roots, Monica and her Martin, brought back the the little girl who loved to barrel race on her horse Bo, and she found her outlaw country sound deep within the folk world. Her debut album, aptly named, "Washashore Cowgirl" is completely autobiographical, often times delivered in a fictional approach, sometimes with humor, and sometimes so strikingly honest you can feel the pain in her voice. The album is a testament to the relationships she has forged with many artists over the years and features Mark Erelli, Sierra Hull, Abbie Gardner & Molly Venter of Red Molly, G. Love, Tim Chaisson, Brittany Haas, and Laney Jones. Washashore Cowgirl was released to much critical acclaim in 2016.

Happy Hour Comedy with Herron Entertainment - Eastville Comedy Club
April 21, 2018 - New York

The Hot Sardines - Joe's Pub at The Public
Through April 21, 2018 - New York

Quality is timeless. Just ask The Hot Sardines. In the talented hands of the New York-based ensemble, music first made famous decades ago comes alive through their brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era with the mere lilt of her voice. On French Fries & Champagne, The Hot Sardines' new album for Universal Music Classics, the jazz collective broadens its already impressive palette, combining covers and originals as they effortlessly channel New York speakeasies, Parisian cabarets and New Orleans jazz halls. Bandleader Evan "Bibs" Palazzo and lead singer "Miz Elizabeth" Bougerol met in 2007 after they both answered a Craigslist ad about a jazz jam session above a Manhattan noodle shop. The unlikely pair— she was a London School of Economics-educated travel writer who grew up in France, Canada and the Ivory Coast, he was a New York City born and raised actor who studied theater at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia—bonded over their love for Fats Waller. Influenced also by such greats as Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday, they began playing open mic nights ... (read more)

Mehmet Erdem - DROM
Through April 21, 2018 - New York

The Slim Kings Luke Elliot - Mercury Lounge
April 22, 2018 - New York

The Slim Kings feature two young guns - singer and guitarist Michael Sackler-Berner, best known for songs on Sons of Anarchy, and R&B bassist Andy Attanasio alongside iconic drummer Liberty Devitto. DeVitto spent over three decades playing on seminal records for and performing with Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks and Paul McCartney. The Slim Kings have over a dozen primetime TV placements and thousands of followers online. They have shared the stage with Los Lonely Boys, ZZ Top, Southside Johnny, and The Spin Doctors - amongst others. In the studio they work with producers like Joel Hamilton (Tom Waites, Black Keys) and Steve Jordan (Keith Richards, Solomon Burke). The band is based in Kings County, USA.

Dave Tamkin + Megan Burtt - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
April 22, 2018 - New York

Kevin Morby - The Bowery Ballroom
Through April 22, 2018 - New York

City Music is an airplane descending over frozen lakes into Chicago. City Music is riding the Q Train out to Coney Island to smell the ocean and a morning in Philadelphia where greats cranes reconfigure the buildings like an endless puzzle. City Music is a quiet afternoon moment on a bench in Baltimore, a highway in Seattle at night where the distant houses look like tiny flames and a bottle of red wine being drained on a bridge in Paris. City Music is a bus pulling into St. Louis at dawn where the arch looks like a metal rainbow reflecting the days early sunlight.... City Music is also the new album by Kevin Morby. Full of listless wanderlust, it's a collection inspired by and devoted to the metropolitan experience across America and beyond by a songwriter cast from his own mould. As he puts it: "It is a mix-tape, a fever dream, a love letter dedicated to those cities that I cannot get rid of, to those cities that are all inside of me." His fourth album, City Music works as a counterpart to Morby's acclaimed 2016 release Singing Saw, an autobiographical set that reflected the solitude and landscape in which it was recorded. It was imagined as "an old bookshelf with a young ... (read more)

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
April 23, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

Shaina Taub - Joe's Pub at The Public
April 23, 2018 - New York

"The singer and songwriter Shaina Taub belongs to a breed of performers who, apart from being artists, are gravitation forces around whom others cluster like filings to a magnet." - The New York Times Songwriter/performer Shaina Taub sets up camp this year at Joe's Pub with a monthly concert residency. Each show will be a creative laboratory as she and her band debut new songs. You can also expect lots of selections from Old Hats and Visitors as well as special guests joining along the way.

El Gavilán (The Hawk) Tribute to Violeta Parra - The Stone
April 24, 2018 - New York

Sofía Rei (vocals, loops, charango, caja vidalera) Leo Genovese (piano and keys) Jorge Glem (cuatro) Juanita Añez (vocals) Valentina Añez (vocals)

Prodigy Comedy - Eastville Comedy Club
April 24, 2018 - New York

2018 Gala - Tenement Museum
April 24, 2018 - New York

On April 24, 2018, the Tenement Museum will celebrate thirty years of storytelling - sharing the stories of ordinary individuals, whose stories woven together illustrate the rich tapestry of our national identity.

Umbral (Threshold) - The Stone
April 25, 2018 - New York

Sofía Rei (vocals, loops, charango, caja vidalera) JC Maillard (electric guitar & laptop) Jorge Glem (cuatro) Jorge Roeder (electric and acoustic bass) Franco Pinna (drums, percussion)

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
April 25, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic! Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $10.

House of Speakeasy: Seriously Entertaining - Joe's Pub at The Public
April 25, 2018 - New York

Sandra Allen, Essayist Elif Shafak, Novelist Christopher J. Yates, Novelist Michael Wolff, Journalist Sandra Allen is the former BuzzFeed features editor and co-founder of the online literary magazine Wag's Revue. Her essays have been featured in Best American Essays and Best American Science and Nature Writing. Sandra is the author of the memoir A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia about her uncle. Elif Shafak is an award-winning Turkish novelist, memoirist, and essayist. Critics have named her "one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary Turkish and world literature." Her books have been published in more than 40 countries and she was awarded the honorary distinction of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. Her new novel is Three Daughters of Eve. Christopher J. Yates, former puzzle editor in London and author of the debut novel, Black Chalk, a "Best of the Year" selection by NPR. His new novel Grist Mill Road received starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly. Michael Wolff is an award-winning journalist and regular columnist for Vanity Fair, New York, The Hollywood Reporter, British GQ, USA Today, and... (read more)

Peppino D'Agostino - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
Through April 25, 2018 - New York

Award winning compositional finger style guitarist Peppino D'Agostino is known for his dynamic and mesmerizing performances which blend folk, Irish, Italian, Brazilian, flamenco and jazz traditions. Peppino's recent release 'Penumbra' is receiving immense critical recognition and he was a featured performer on the Guitar Masters Tour with Andy Mckee and Eric Johnson. "One of the most capable composers among finger style guitarists … a guitarist's guitarist." - ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE "Peppino writes wonderful guitar pieces... He's one of my favorite composers... I love his sound…" - LEO KOTTKE

Lindi Ortega Hugh Masterson - Mercury Lounge
April 26, 2018 - New York

When Lindi Ortega went in search of some quiet last year, the award-winning artist was pleasantly surprised to find a voice she hadn't heard in some time – her own. Amid sparse, atmospheric production, it's precisely this voice – a combination of Ortega's fatalistic perspective expressed with her evocative soprano – that grips your attention on a brand new EP, Til The Goin' Gets Gone. A dogged resilience permeates this unadorned collection – three originals and a cover of Townes Van Zandt's "Waiting 'Round To Die." The songs are the hard-won spoils of an internal war with words that struck after an extended stretch of touring, addressed in the EP's title track about the detours and ditches that a traveling musician faces.

Slides, Stills & Snapshots - The Stone
April 26, 2018 - New York

Sara Serpa (vocals) Kyoko Kitamura (vocals) JD Walter (vocals) Monika Heidemann (vocals) Aubrey Johnson (vocals) Grecia Albán (vocals) Sofía Rei (vocals)

Mycale sings Gomory - The Stone
April 27, 2018 - New York

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb (vocals) Malika Zarra (vocals) Sofía Rei (vocals) Sara Serpa (vocals)

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
April 27, 2018 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Assembly Of Dust - The Bowery Ballroom
April 27, 2018 - New York

"As a child I can remember locking myself in my room with a big old set of headphones and listening to The Band's Music From Big Pink album over and over again," said Reid Genauer, the lead singer and founder of the New York based quintet Assembly of Dust. "Besides loving the hell out of the music, I was intrigued with the production value in the recordings. As I listened I felt almost like I was there in the room with The Band at a moment of perfection. That intimate listening experience drew me in and is what inspired me to be a musician." Drawing on that influence and countless others, over the last ten years Assembly of Dust has crafted a unique sound that recalls the likes of The Band, Traffic and Neil Young. They have taken that early 70's Americana swagger, put their own funky spin on it, and earned comparisons to the next generation of Americana heroes including Ryan Adams, Mumford and Sons and Wilco. Hooky melodies, poetic lyrics, and a profound depth of musicianship promptedUSA Today to say Assembly of Dust has what it takes to "dazzle the Alt-Country universe." The allure of spacious production value has clung with Genauer his whole life and when he listened to Ray... (read more)

100 Years of Domestic Lighting - Merchant's House Museum
April 28, 2018 - New York

In the final tour of this series , we'll discuss the finer points of the original Tredwell family collection of furniture and what it tells us about both the tastes and values of Antebellum New Yorkers and how growing international connections made lasting impact on design, trade, and international relations.

Richard X. Heyman - Arlene's Grocery
April 28, 2018 - New York

the veteran singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and DIY recording pioneer -- is a world-class artist whose effortless mastery of popular music idioms is matched by his uncanny knack for infusing classic styles with timeless emotional truths. Heyman was one of the first "one man band" recording artists, following in the grand tradition of Paul McCartney, Emitt Rhodes and Todd Rundgren. His abilities have won him a fiercely loyal grass-roots fan base and reams of acclaim over the past two and a half decades. Critical praise began with the release of Heyman's first album Living Room!! which Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed "an undiscovered treasure." All Music Guide called him "perhaps America's greatest unsung hero of power pop, a songwriter of uncommon talent and intelligence and a one-man rock band without peer," while the Hartford Courant proclaimed him to be "a true heir to [Brian]Wilson's mantle, amid an ocean of pretenders." Rollingstone.com praised Heyman's "hooks galore and ebullient melodies, and lyrics revealing the emotional power that pop can pack into its brevity," while the Chicago Tribune observed, "Heyman creates something fresh from his influences rather than... (read more)

John Zorn Masada Book 3: The Book Beriah - The Stone
April 28, 2018 - New York

Sofía Rei (vocals & charango) JC Maillard (saz bass)

Kiernan McMullan - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
April 28, 2018 - New York

Writing songs to several people in particular and many in general, acoustic-soul songwriter Kiernan McMullan places importance on both honesty and melody as the foundation for his career. Ten years of extensive travel, performing, and crafting songs guided him through five music releases and over 2,000 tour dates by the time 2014 came to a close. Not really being from anywhere, the Irish-Australian brings an outsider's perspective to his international fan base by writing songs about atypical subjects - covering life on the road, love, anti-love, and complacency. Kiernan was influenced by everything from The Roots to Jimmy Eat World, Rage Against The Machine to Otis Redding, and created his own intersection between the genres. By the age of fifteen, the songwriter knew that this was where he fit. The last few years of touring have proven he made the right decision. To date, McMullan has performed at sold-out shows, festivals and tour dates in the US with well-established talent including the likes of Sheryl Crow, Ed Sheeran, Dave Mason and Mat Kearney. In Ireland he accumulated a list of shows with big names including The Coronas, Cathy Davy, and The Blizzards.

Happy Hour Comedy with Herron Entertainment - Eastville Comedy Club
April 28, 2018 - New York

Echosmith - Inside a Dream - Irving Plaza
April 28, 2018 - New york

Support: The Score, Jena Rose Special Offers: VIP Balcony Ticket GA standing room & VIP options available. VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways! Click here to sign up! Follow us on our socials! Facebook: /IrvingPlaza Twitter: @IrvingPlaza Instagram: @IrvingPlaza Snapchat: IrvingPlaz... (read more)

Erin McKeown - Joe's Pub at The Public
April 29, 2018 - New York

Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique – clear, cool, and collected. Over the last 20 years and thousands of live performances, Erin has developed and refined a distinct and challenging mix of American musical styles. Her first musical, Miss You Like Hell, opens in The Public's Newman Theater in March 2018.

Calexico - The Bowery Ballroom
April 29, 2018 - New York

Calexico is a band from Tucson, Arizona that shares a sun-bleached border with many performers and musical styles. Comprised of two core members, Joey Burns and John Convertino, Calexico became its own entity in 1996 with the release of the Spoke LP. Although that record marked the band's first official output, Joey and John had already been playing together as collaborating members of Arizona mainstays Giant Sand. A wide variety of tours, performances (including the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals) and recording sessions as Calexico and with other artists (Neko Case, Victoria Williams, Richard Buckner), as well as their continuing relationship with Giant Sand, allowed the band the opportunity to develop as artists. Over time, Calexico has featured a revolving cast of musicians and instruments, and the band's sonic growth can be traced through its varied releases.

An Acoustic Evening w/ Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness & Friends - Irving Plaza
April 29, 2018 - New york

Show Info: $.50 of every ticket purchased will be donated to the Dear Jack Foundation http://www.dearjackfoundation.org Support: Allen Stone, Zac Clark, Bob Oxblood (of Jack's Mannequin) Special Offers: VIP Balcony Ticket VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult GA standing room & VIP options available. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways! C... (read more)

Stomp - Orpheum Theatre
Through April 29, 2018 - New York

Stomp is a joyful, witty and wordless show that has been seen all over the world. An eight-member cast with energy to burn creates beautiful music and sly humor with found objects: Zippo lighters, push brooms, wooden poles, hammer handles, garbage cans, inner tubes, matchboxes—and yes, even the kitchen sink. There's no traditional narrative; both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in this unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum.

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
April 30, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

Communion NYC: Spring Bundle Package - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1, 2 & 3
Through April 30, 2018 - New York

Communion is a monthly residency showcasing the best new music from local, national and international acts. Founded by Ben Lovett (Mumford and Sons), Kevin Jones (Bear's Den) and producer Ian Grimble in 2006, Communion provided the first independent platform for the freshest artists in London to break out and is now fast becoming a musical launching pad for new talent across the country. Communion encourages musical communities to grow and flourish between artists and their respective audiences and provides a platform for music fans to discover new artists in a live environment. Past artists that have played Communion Club Nights include Ben Howard, James Bay, Sam Smith, Walk The Moon, Mumford And Sons, Hozier, Trampled By Turtles, Daughter, Chet Faker, Sarah Jarosz, Foxes, George Ezra, Bear's Den, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Gotye & Many More. For more information on Communion, visit www.communionmusic.com

Exhibition: the Tredwell Book Collection and the Changing 19th Century Culture of Books - Merchant's House Museum
Through April 30, 2018 - New York

Over the course of the their almost 100-year residency on East 4th Street, the Tredwells collected 314 books. These volumes, many inscribed, provide a glimpse into the family's interests, tastes, and intellectual pursuits over the century. It is not surprising that the most common subject/genre of literature is education, including foreign languages, since books in the 19th century were meant to be studied. Religion, biography, poetry, and fiction followed.

Michael Formanek and Andrew Cyrille - The Stone
May 01, 2018 - New York

Michael Formanek (bass) Andrew Cyrille (drums)

The Genesis Plays - 14 Street Y
May 01, 2018 - New york

Five Cities. Three Years. One Book. The Genesis Plays, inspired by five unique narratives in the book of Genesis, were devised between 2015-2017 in Minneapolis, Charleston, Austin, Seattle and Kansas City. The In[heir]itance Project is a theater company that uses a community-driven process of devising, education, and conversation to create original performance events inspired by sacred stories in conversation with a community's own history, narratives, and people.THE ABRAHAM PLAY (Minneapolis/St Paul) Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the piles of papers strewn about the office he doesn't find the deed. Instead he finds a scavenger hunt his father has left behind for him - and the audience holds the clues. THE REBECCA PLAY (Charleston) The matriarch Rebecca played favorites among her sons, Esau and Jacob, believing one to be the rightful heir. This play marries that narrative to the story of the city of Charleston. The city becomes a mother playing favorites among her children, White and Black. Through a series of scenes and mono... (read more)

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel - Nuyorican Poets Café
May 01, 2018 - New York

Michael Formanek Quartet - The Stone
May 02, 2018 - New York

Tony Malaby (tenor, soprano saxophones) Kris Davis (piano) Michael Formanek (bass) Dan Weiss (drums, percussion)

All That! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz - Nuyorican Poets Café
May 02, 2018 - New York

"ALL THAT! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz is an open jam session for hip-hop, poetry and jazz. It brings together emcees, poets and musicians from diverse musical and racial backgrounds in a forum that is open creatively but structured so that you can have critically acclaimed jazz musicians such as Antonio Hart and legends like Weldon Irvine, performers like the Roots, Erykah Badu, O.C., and Rahzel as well as unknown emcees and poets performing on the same stage. Showcase: Keith "Wildchild" Middletown performing songs from his new release "Transitions" with special guests Hydra. ALL THAT! is hosted by WiseGuy & Gaston and is brought to you the first Wednesday of every month. All open mic performances are with the live band and/or DJ. Tickets $13/$10 w/Stud. ID"

Thumbscrew and Reeds - The Stone
May 03, 2018 - New York

Mary Halvorson (guitar) Tomas Fujiwara (drums) Michael Formanek (bass) with: Tim Berne (alto saxophone) Jon Irabagon (saxophones) Oscar Noriega (alto saxophone, clarinets) Peter Formanek (tenor saxophone, clarinet)

The Genesis Plays - 14 Street Y
May 03, 2018 - New york

Five Cities. Three Years. One Book. The Genesis Plays, inspired by five unique narratives in the book of Genesis, were devised between 2015-2017 in Minneapolis, Charleston, Austin, Seattle and Kansas City. The In[heir]itance Project is a theater company that uses a community-driven process of devising, education, and conversation to create original performance events inspired by sacred stories in conversation with a community's own history, narratives, and people.THE ABRAHAM PLAY (Minneapolis/St Paul) Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the piles of papers strewn about the office he doesn't find the deed. Instead he finds a scavenger hunt his father has left behind for him - and the audience holds the clues. THE REBECCA PLAY (Charleston) The matriarch Rebecca played favorites among her sons, Esau and Jacob, believing one to be the rightful heir. This play marries that narrative to the story of the city of Charleston. The city becomes a mother playing favorites among her children, White and Black. Through a series of scenes and mono... (read more)

Marty Ehrlich, Taylor Ho Bynum, Angelica Sanchez, Michael Formanek, Pheeroan AkLaff - The Stone
May 04, 2018 - New York

Marty Ehrlich (alto saxophone, clarinets) Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet) Angelica Sanchez (piano) Michael Formanek (bass) Pheeroan AkLaff (drums)

The Genesis Plays - 14 Street Y
May 04, 2018 - New york

Five Cities. Three Years. One Book. The Genesis Plays, inspired by five unique narratives in the book of Genesis, were devised between 2015-2017 in Minneapolis, Charleston, Austin, Seattle and Kansas City. The In[heir]itance Project is a theater company that uses a community-driven process of devising, education, and conversation to create original performance events inspired by sacred stories in conversation with a community's own history, narratives, and people.THE ABRAHAM PLAY (Minneapolis/St Paul) Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the piles of papers strewn about the office he doesn't find the deed. Instead he finds a scavenger hunt his father has left behind for him - and the audience holds the clues. THE REBECCA PLAY (Charleston) The matriarch Rebecca played favorites among her sons, Esau and Jacob, believing one to be the rightful heir. This play marries that narrative to the story of the city of Charleston. The city becomes a mother playing favorites among her children, White and Black. Through a series of scenes and mono... (read more)

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
May 04, 2018 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
May 05, 2018 - New York

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Featuring Jazz vocalist and musicians, first Saturday of the month! Followed by Open Mic/Jazz Jam and Complimentary Banana Puddin' For All!!!! At the world famous Nuyorican Poets Cafe Doors open at 9:30pm; $15 Admission.

Tim Berne, Ralph Alessi, Brandon Seabrook, Michael Formanek, Ches Smith - The Stone
May 05, 2018 - New York

Tim Berne (alto saxophone) Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Brandon Seabrook (guitar) Michael Formanek (bass) Ches Smith (drums, percussion)

Happy Hour Comedy with Herron Entertainment - Eastville Comedy Club
May 05, 2018 - New York

Sarah Michelson - Performance Space New York
Through May 05, 2018 - New York

Sarah Michelson has been a defining presence at Performance Space 122 through the years, first as a dancer in the 1990s, then showing her own early work in peer-curated programs like Hothouse, followed by the evening-length pieces Group Experience (2001), Shadowmann Part II (2003), and Daylight (2005), which established her as one of the most original voices of her generation. After a 13-year hiatus, Michelson returns to Performance Space New York with a new piece that considers her own history with the organization, the building, and the community from which her work emanates.

The Genesis Plays - 14 Street Y
May 06, 2018 - New york

Five Cities. Three Years. One Book. The Genesis Plays, inspired by five unique narratives in the book of Genesis, were devised between 2015-2017 in Minneapolis, Charleston, Austin, Seattle and Kansas City. The In[heir]itance Project is a theater company that uses a community-driven process of devising, education, and conversation to create original performance events inspired by sacred stories in conversation with a community's own history, narratives, and people.THE ABRAHAM PLAY (Minneapolis/St Paul) Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the piles of papers strewn about the office he doesn't find the deed. Instead he finds a scavenger hunt his father has left behind for him - and the audience holds the clues. THE REBECCA PLAY (Charleston) The matriarch Rebecca played favorites among her sons, Esau and Jacob, believing one to be the rightful heir. This play marries that narrative to the story of the city of Charleston. The city becomes a mother playing favorites among her children, White and Black. Through a series of scenes and mono... (read more)

Andy Fitzpatrick - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
May 06, 2018 - New York

Carpenter Brut + Guest - Leather Patrol Tour 2018 - Irving Plaza
May 06, 2018 - New york

Show Info: Carpenter Brut + Guest - Leather Patrol Tour 2018 Special Offers: VIP Balcony Ticket VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult GA standing room & VIP options available. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. For over 150 years, Irving Plaza has been one of New York City's premier entertainment sites. Located just minutes from Union Square, the famed red marquee has displayed the names of thousands of artists, bringing them together with fans all throughout the city. Enjoy a cold beverage from our wide selection of drinks, and kick back in our lounge area before the show. No matter what genre, Irving Plaza shows are like no other. Want to get inside information on tons of awesome shows like this one? Sign up for our newsletter to be notified about all things Irving Plaza, including presales, special offers, and ticket giveaways! Click here to sign up! Follow us on our socials! Facebook: /IrvingPlaza Twitter: @IrvingPlaza Instag... (read more)

Miss You like Hell - The Public Theater
Through May 06, 2018 - New York

ony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and acclaimed, genre-breaking singer/songwriter Erin McKeown bring their highly anticipated new musical to The Public this season. Two-time Tony nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (Anna in the Tropics, Daphne's Dive) is Beatriz, flawed mom to 16 year-old Olivia, and an undocumented immigrant on the verge of deportation. After living estranged from each other for years, a mother and daughter embark on a road trip that crosses state lines. Together they meet Americans of different backgrounds, shared dreams, and complicated truths in this powerful new show with vast heart and fierce humor. OBIE-winning director Lear deBessonet (Resident Director/ Founder of Public Works) and choreographer Danny Mefford (Dear Evan Hansen, Fun Home) stage this transcendent new production with music that will find your soul, and stay with you forever.

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
May 07, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

Latin Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: the Bronx ConexióN - Nuyorican Poets Café
May 08, 2018 - New York

The Bronx Conexión is a driving 20-piece Latin-Jazz Big Band lead by drummer/ percussionist, Victor Rendón. The ensemble, with its home base at Lehman College, brings a group of veteran musicians with a wide variety of experience in the field. The Bronx Conexión keeps the tradition of Tito Puente, Machito, Mario Bauza, among others, with it's own rendition of popular tunes as well as original compositions and arrangements by various members in the band. Admission: $10 general admission/$7 with Student ID at the door/$25 two tickets plus two drinks

Liza Anne - Mercury Lounge
May 09, 2018 - New York

"Growing up, people would always say I was too happy to be depressed, or too social to have anxiety," says Liza Anne Odachowski, the critically acclaimed songwriter better known these days by her stage name Liza Anne. "In their eyes, because I was one thing, I couldn't also be something else. I think we all exist in duality, though. I can be everything and nothing all at once." Duality is at the core of Liza Anne's arresting new album, 'Fine But Dying,' her debut release for indie powerhouse label Arts & Crafts. Synthesizing the elegant sincerity of Angel Olsen with the wry lyricism of Courtney Barnett and the unapologetic candor of Feist, the music is both tough and vulnerable, bold and withdrawn, a helping hand and a middle finger. Firing on all cylinders with distorted alt-rock guitars and explosive drums one minute, hushed and delicate the next, it's an eclectic collection that reflects the messy complications of growing up in the modern age, as the 23-year-old grapples with the fallout of falling in love, reckons with the patriarchy, and stares down the panic disorder she refuses to let define her. 'Fine But Dying' is the sound of an artist taking total control of her life ... (read more)

The Genesis Plays - 14 Street Y
May 09, 2018 - New york

Five Cities. Three Years. One Book. The Genesis Plays, inspired by five unique narratives in the book of Genesis, were devised between 2015-2017 in Minneapolis, Charleston, Austin, Seattle and Kansas City. The In[heir]itance Project is a theater company that uses a community-driven process of devising, education, and conversation to create original performance events inspired by sacred stories in conversation with a community's own history, narratives, and people.THE ABRAHAM PLAY (Minneapolis/St Paul) Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the piles of papers strewn about the office he doesn't find the deed. Instead he finds a scavenger hunt his father has left behind for him - and the audience holds the clues. THE REBECCA PLAY (Charleston) The matriarch Rebecca played favorites among her sons, Esau and Jacob, believing one to be the rightful heir. This play marries that narrative to the story of the city of Charleston. The city becomes a mother playing favorites among her children, White and Black. Through a series of scenes and mono... (read more)

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
May 09, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Wednesday Night Slam Every Wednesday except the first Wednesday of the Month. Hosted by Jive Poetic! Line forms outside a half hour before doors open. Doors open at 9:00pm and admission is $10.

The Genesis Plays - 14 Street Y
May 11, 2018 - New york

Five Cities. Three Years. One Book. The Genesis Plays, inspired by five unique narratives in the book of Genesis, were devised between 2015-2017 in Minneapolis, Charleston, Austin, Seattle and Kansas City. The In[heir]itance Project is a theater company that uses a community-driven process of devising, education, and conversation to create original performance events inspired by sacred stories in conversation with a community's own history, narratives, and people.THE ABRAHAM PLAY (Minneapolis/St Paul) Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the piles of papers strewn about the office he doesn't find the deed. Instead he finds a scavenger hunt his father has left behind for him - and the audience holds the clues. THE REBECCA PLAY (Charleston) The matriarch Rebecca played favorites among her sons, Esau and Jacob, believing one to be the rightful heir. This play marries that narrative to the story of the city of Charleston. The city becomes a mother playing favorites among her children, White and Black. Through a series of scenes and mono... (read more)

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
May 11, 2018 - New York

Come check out the Nuyorican's most popular weekly event! Watch professional poets perform and our Wednesday night Slam winners spit! Judges of our Friday Night Slams are 5 randomly chosen members of our audience (in other words, it could be you!). $13 General admission at the door (a line forms outside an hour before admittance, general admittance starts at 10pm). Tired of waiting on line? Buy VIP Tickets online and mingle with da poets! $25 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

The Genesis Plays - 14 Street Y
May 12, 2018 - New york

Five Cities. Three Years. One Book. The Genesis Plays, inspired by five unique narratives in the book of Genesis, were devised between 2015-2017 in Minneapolis, Charleston, Austin, Seattle and Kansas City. The In[heir]itance Project is a theater company that uses a community-driven process of devising, education, and conversation to create original performance events inspired by sacred stories in conversation with a community's own history, narratives, and people.THE ABRAHAM PLAY (Minneapolis/St Paul) Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the piles of papers strewn about the office he doesn't find the deed. Instead he finds a scavenger hunt his father has left behind for him - and the audience holds the clues. THE REBECCA PLAY (Charleston) The matriarch Rebecca played favorites among her sons, Esau and Jacob, believing one to be the rightful heir. This play marries that narrative to the story of the city of Charleston. The city becomes a mother playing favorites among her children, White and Black. Through a series of scenes and mono... (read more)

Happy Hour Comedy with Herron Entertainment - Eastville Comedy Club
May 12, 2018 - New York

Fu Manchu - The Bowery Ballroom
May 12, 2018 - New York

Originally formed in 1985 as a Black Flag-influenced hardcore punk band called Virulence, FU MANCHU has since become one of hard rock's most celebrated names. The band released its first single "Kept Between Trees" in 1990 and in the years following, helped give rise to a celebrated style of heavy music tagged "stoner rock" alongside peers such as Kyuss, Monster Magnet and Sleep. Since its inception, the quartet has built itself a fanatical army of loyal enthusiasts all drawn to the group's ridiculously catchy, unpretentious music, guitar-driven sound and carefree lyrics centered on "old muscle cars, choppers, vans, skateboarding and science fiction." Over their career, the band has released 11 albums and has performed to sold out audiences all over the world. "a transcendent distillation of Seventies rock heaviness and Eighties punk aggression…what Black Sabbath would sound like with suntans and a fleet of dune buggies at their disposal…the ultimate desert-rock " - ROLLING STONE "stoner-rock icons… unyielding, heavy-rock" - SPIN "melodic smoke-soaked bluesy-metal" - THE NEW YORK TIMES "Invoking the legendary thunder of Blue Cheer as well as the clanging cowbell boogie ... (read more)

The Genesis Plays - 14 Street Y
May 13, 2018 - New york

Five Cities. Three Years. One Book. The Genesis Plays, inspired by five unique narratives in the book of Genesis, were devised between 2015-2017 in Minneapolis, Charleston, Austin, Seattle and Kansas City. The In[heir]itance Project is a theater company that uses a community-driven process of devising, education, and conversation to create original performance events inspired by sacred stories in conversation with a community's own history, narratives, and people.THE ABRAHAM PLAY (Minneapolis/St Paul) Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe, a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the piles of papers strewn about the office he doesn't find the deed. Instead he finds a scavenger hunt his father has left behind for him - and the audience holds the clues. THE REBECCA PLAY (Charleston) The matriarch Rebecca played favorites among her sons, Esau and Jacob, believing one to be the rightful heir. This play marries that narrative to the story of the city of Charleston. The city becomes a mother playing favorites among her children, White and Black. Through a series of scenes and mono... (read more)

Anna Craycroft - New Museum
Through May 13, 2018 - Lower East Side

Craycroft's Residency Will Include an Exhibition and Public Programming Considering the Rights and Ethics of Personhood. Questions of Who and What Qualifies as a Person Have Become Increasingly Contentious as the Agency of All Beings—from Nonhuman Animals to Corporations, and from Ecosystems to Artificial Intelligence—Has Fractured Legal and Theoretical Discourse. to Chronicle These Controversies, Craycroft Will Transform the Fifth Floor Gallery into a Site for Producing an Animated Film, Which She Will Develop over the Course of the Exhibition; Visitors Will Physically Enter the Stage Where Craycroft Will Shoot New Footage Every Week for the Duration of the Residency. Drawing on Traditions of Folklore and Fables, Which Often Use Anthropomorphism to Narrate Moral Tales, the Animated Film Will Confront the Physical and Philosophical Lenses Used to Construct and Qualify Personhood. the Exhibition Is Organized by Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, and Sara O'Keeffe, Assistant Curator, with Kate Wiener, Education Associate. Anna Craycroft Was Born in Oregon in 1975 and Raised in New York. She Has Had Solo Shows at Ben Maltz Gallery, ... (read more)

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
May 14, 2018 - New York

A Nuyorican Poets Cafe Production Open Mic Mondays: Play us a song, show us your stand-up, read us a poem - perform in any genre you want! You get five minutes to show us one piece: Stun us, impress us, and make it count. But only the first 25 people can sign up! So get down, sign up, and show us what you got! $8 online and at the door.

Mlima's Tale - The Public Theater
Through May 20, 2018 - New York

This season, two time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage returns to the Public with a new drama as moving and incisive as her Broadway debut play Sweat, heralded by The New York Times as a "vital contribution to contemporary drama." Taking us on a journey that starts in a game park in Kenya and goes around the world, MLIMA'S TALE is the story of Mlima, a magnificent elephant trapped in the clandestine international ivory market. Following a trail of greed and desire as old as trade itself, Mlima leads us through memory and fear, history and tradition, and want and need. Obie Award winner Jo Bonney (Father Comes Home from the Wars) directs this poignant new play that reveals the surprising and complicated deals that connect us all.

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