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

December 8, 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.

Vern Matz, Sinnet, Another Distraction, Party of Two - Pianos
December 08, 2018 - New York

This event is 21 and over VERN MATZ SINNET ANOTHER DISTRACTION PARTY OF TWO

James Mattern, Vannessa Hollingshead, Matt Richards, Gary Vider - New York Comedy Club
December 08, 2018 - New York

Whether you’re a local or just visiting the greatest city in the world, New York City stand up comedy is a must-do activity. New York Comedy Club offers the most authentic NYC comedy experience in the city. Every show is packed with comics you know… or should! Featuring: James Mattern Vannessa Hollingshead Gary Vider Matt Richards

Gary Vider, James Mattern, Vanessa Holingshead - New York Comedy Club
December 08, 2018 - New York

Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy. Featuring: James Mattern Gary Vider Vanessa Hollingshead

Saturnalia: A pagan celebration with Jill Sobule - Caveat
December 08, 2018 - New York

When it comes to Christmas, most of us think "Jesus is the reason for the season." But before there was Christmas, Saturnalia was the holiday of choice for Roman pagans. Filled with riotous parties and scurrilous winter solstice rituals, we’ll recount how early Christians culturally appropriated the holiday season for the ages. Hosted by singer-songwriter Jill Sobule, join us for an evening of yuletide melodies, pagan history, and Christmas magic to explore the ghosts of Christmas Past and Future. Featuring: Jill Sobule Summer Minerva Claudia Valentina (and band) Doors 3:30pm / Show 4:00pm Tickets $20 adv / $25 door 21+ This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.

Laughing Buddha - New York Comedy Club
December 08, 2018 - New York

Laughing Buddha Comedy presents an evening of NYC’s emerging comics as they join Jeff Lawrence for a hilarious night of laughter. Featuring: Janeane Garofalo

The Slipper Room Show: Mr. Choade's Upstairs Downstairs - The Slipper Room
December 08, 2018 - New York

The show that started a worldwide movement. NYC's longest-running variety show and still the best. Ticket price includes Midnight Show Show times around 9:30pm, 10:30pm, 12am & 1am *Seating is not guaranteed for weekend shows*

Ceg Presents The Soft Parade: A Tribute To The Doors- A Jim Morrison Birthday Celebration - DROM
December 08, 2018 - New York

The Soft Parade is revered worldwide as THE premiere Doors tribute show. They recreate, with stunning accuracy, the primal, poetic atmosphere of a vintage Doors concert. The Soft Parade has toured 20 countries, been joined onstage by original Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and has performed hundreds of concerts worldwide. Their impeccable reputation and loyal international following has enabled them this year to celebrate their 29th Anniversary.

Brandon 'Taz' Niederauer - Mercury Lounge
December 08, 2018 - New York

Fifteen-year-old Brandon Niederauer, nicknamed "Taz" for his ferocious guitar playing, is living proof that dreams really do come true. Having performed in some of the most legendary venues in America with many of the most prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist, singer, and songwriter has already earned himself quite the reputation. It all started at eight years old, when Brandon watched the movie School of Rock. Already inspired by his father's record collection, Brandon instantly realized he was destined to play guitar. From that moment on, his guitar rarely left his hands. Just four years later, Brandon was cast in the principal role of guitarist "Zack Mooneyham" in the Tony Award-nominated Andrew Lloyd Webber Broadway production, School of Rock the Musical. Based in New York City, Brandon has had the opportunity to play with many of his musical idols. In recent years, he's shared the stage with multiple members of the Allman Brothers Band, including Gregg Allman, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Butch Trucks, and Oteil Burbridge, as well as a variety of other notable musicians, including Buddy Guy, Stevie Nicks, Lady Gaga, Slash, Jon Batiste, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Gales... (read more)

The Red Party Feat. Twin Tribes Live at Midnight - Mercury Lounge
December 08, 2018 - New York

The Red Party is excited to present Twin Tribes Live at Midnight! Your DJs Sean Templar Jarek Zelazny Mike Decay spin GOTH / DEATHROCK / POSTPUNK / COLDWAVE Your (g)Hostess Mandana Banshie Templar is there to greet you & capture your image for all eternity! A Monthly party that pushes the darker aesthetics of the Underground. Spinning only Deathrock, Goth and Postpunk. The Red Party started on a drunken bet and over 10 years later has been going very strong. We cater to Goths and Deathrockers but all are welcome in. Our motto is simple Quality Over Cruelty

The Drop 2018 - Dixon Place
December 08, 2018 - New York

EPIC Motion Dance Company presents THE DROP 2018: a dance showcase featuring local and regional talent from the New York/New Jersey/Boston area, with the goal of fostering strong relationships within the dance community. With THE DROP 2018 in its fourth iteration,EPIC Motion strives to live out the mission of bringing energy and passion to inspire collaborative motion onstage. Join us for a unique evening of urban dance and see what this community has to offer.

Light Up the Night - DROM
December 08, 2018 - New York

Light Up The Night is back at DROM! Here to give ya'll a 90's and early 2000's extravaganza! We will also have a great line-up of performers! We will be collecting lightly used coats and winter clothing to donate to homeless LGBT youth centers in NYC! An LGBT dance party and performance event right in the Lower East Side in Manhattan. Providing a safe space for our LGBT community and our straight allies to come together to party and express artistic freedom! Bringing different artists together to provide a quality show, we aim to have our guests leave with a memorable night with love and fun! Our artist line up of NYC artists on the rise with our amazing drag queens will be an unforgettable one. Come enjoy a great party, a great show and come create memories with us!

Zapatografia/Shoegraphy - Abron Arts Center
Through December 08, 2018 - Lower East Side

Zapatografía/Shoegraphy is a conceptual solo dance by Larissa Velez-Jackson, created in collaboration with members of the Henry Street Settlement Senior Center. Using Velez-Jackson's signature humor in its minimalist form, Zapatografía/Shoegraphy addresses the relationship between the longtime working class residents of New York City and its experimental arts community. The work captures the tenuous nature of language and meaning when objects, words, gestures, costumes, pregnant pauses, song, dance, and diverse cultures are placed side by side.

KGB: Sunday Night Fiction - KGB Bar
December 09, 2018 - New York

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Tour - New Museum
December 09, 2018 - New York

oin a New Museum docent and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a tour of our current exhibitions. Following the tour, participants are invited to join us for light refreshments in the Sky Room, which features panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. The tour is free with preregistration and includes museum admission. Due to limited capacity, please preregister here. Priority will be given to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. A limited number of spaces are available for ASL students.

Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & Carols - St. George's Church
December 09, 2018 - New York

A New York City Tradition: “Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & Carols” As one of New York’s oldest Episcopal churches, The Parish of Calvary-St. George’s is delighted to present the annual “Candlelight: A Service of Lessons & Carols” on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 4:00 P.M., with a prelude at 3:40 P.M. A quintessential Christmas tradition for over one hundred years, this celebration holds a special place in the hearts of thousands of New Yorkers. • Snap into the holiday spirit with hundreds of fellow New Yorkers lighting candles and basking in their breathtaking glow within the sanctuary of the historic St. George’s Church on Stuyvesant Square (7 Rutherford Pl., New York, NY 10003). • Belt out your favorite carols, hear incredible sounds of brass and our new carillon chimes, and enjoy glorious serenades led by our longstanding parish choir and orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Kamel Boutros, music director of Calvary-St. George’s. • Experience world-premiere music commissioned just for Candlelight, featuring CALSTG Academy Singers performing a new arrangement of “One Small Child.” • Hear powerful readings that reveal the true meaning of Christmas. “Candlelight is o... (read more)

Fortochka: Russian Fashion Popup - El Triunfo
Through December 09, 2018 - New York City

Fortochka is a pop-up store bringing new Russian fashion to America. On December 8th & 9th we will be at 332 E 4th St, in New York City, selling clothes made by over 20 young Russian designers. Everything from avant-garde to streetwear. Reasonably priced, a good time. Come around.

10th Annual St. Nicholas Cookie Walk - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church
Through December 09, 2018 - New York

Over 75 varieties and 50,000 fresh baked Christmas cookies await you at a Cookie Wonderland in the NY Landmark St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 10th St & Ave. A, in the East Village. Purchase an empty bakery box ($15 & $35) and then “take a walk” through the delectable array of holiday confections. You fill your box with as many of your favorites as it can hold and take home your treats, all wrapped up in a bow. And don’t miss the Little Elves Bakery and Workshop where kids 12 and under can create their own sweet masterpiece to take home (no charge except to have fun!). Santa and a cast of other characters will be available for pictures in our photo booth. A cup of “the best…hot chocolate…ever” rounds out the fun adventure. Great for all ages. Come early Saturday for best selection! www.stnicholascookiewalk.com

Stomp - Orpheum Theatre
Through December 09, 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.

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word - Parkside Lounge
December 10, 2018 - New York

NYC's hottest showcase + open mic in one of NYC's hottest performance venues - The Inspired Word @ the newly renovated Parkside Lounge! Age limit: 21+ (Must bring valid ID) When: EVERY Monday Night Where: The Parkside Lounge http://www.parksidelounge.net/ 317 E. Houston Street Manhattan, New York 10002 Doors open @ 7pm. This is a VERY popular open mic. We STRONGLY suggest you purchase a ticket in advance to guarantee a performance slot. Make sure to purchase ticket with your desired time slot window. You must arrive at least a half-hour before your slot window. Full backline. Honky-tonk piano and Casio Semi-Weighted Keyboard. Cool stage. Comfy cabaret-style seating. Cheap drinks, including the Bailout Package (shot of whisky + 22-ounce beer) for only $8, and $2 non-alcoholic options available. Cover charge: $10 for solo performer or audience member @ the door. Discount options online. You can pay online (to guarantee a slot) or at the door. Make sure to bring a printed out version of your ticket/tickets or be prepared to show your ticket/tickets (with confirmation number) on your phone. Please Note... (read more)

KGB: MWA Reading - KGB Bar
December 11, 2018 - New York

Seth Herzog's SWEET: Stand Up Comedy Show - The Slipper Room
December 11, 2018 - New York

Alternative stand-up featuring both local up-and-comers and bona fide A-listers. Hosted by Seth Herzog.

Latin Jazz Big Band Night featuring: The Bronx Conexión - Nuyorican Poets Café
December 11, 2018 - Manhattan

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

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word - Parkside Lounge
December 11, 2018 - New York

NYC's hottest showcase + open mic in one of NYC's hottest performance venues - The Inspired Word @ the newly renovated Parkside Lounge! Age limit: 21+ (Must bring valid ID) When: EVERY Monday Night Where: The Parkside Lounge http://www.parksidelounge.net/ 317 E. Houston Street Manhattan, New York 10002 Doors open @ 7pm. This is a VERY popular open mic. We STRONGLY suggest you purchase a ticket in advance to guarantee a performance slot. Make sure to purchase ticket with your desired time slot window. You must arrive at least a half-hour before your slot window. Full backline. Honky-tonk piano and Casio Semi-Weighted Keyboard. Cool stage. Comfy cabaret-style seating. Cheap drinks, including the Bailout Package (shot of whisky + 22-ounce beer) for only $8, and $2 non-alcoholic options available. Cover charge: $10 for solo performer or audience member @ the door. Discount options online. You can pay online (to guarantee a slot) or at the door. Make sure to bring a printed out version of your ticket/tickets or be prepared to show your ticket/tickets (with confirmation number) on your phone. Please Note... (read more)

Jews and Muslims: Beyond the Early Years - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through December 11, 2018 - New York

The vast majority of the world Jewry lived under Muslim rule from the 8th to 12th centuries. In this ten session class, you will explore the religious and cultural connections between Jews and Muslims of that period. The relationship changed Judaism forever – giving rise to new forms of Jewish practice, new elements of Jewish literature, and revolutionary ways of considering age-old philosophical and theological questions. Attend the full course or drop in on individual dates. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El's Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein was formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.

KGB: At the Inkwell - KGB Bar
December 12, 2018 - New York

No Excuses: Maggie Nelson on Sarah Lucas - New Museum
December 13, 2018 - New York,

Join renowned writer and scholar Maggie Nelson as she responds to Sarah Lucas's work and to the exhibition "Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel," the first American survey of the pioneering artist. Known for her genre-defying writing that often weaves together personal narrative and critical theory, Nelson brings a unique voice to art criticism. Her talk will plumb the provocations, humor, and critical shape-shifting in Lucas's practice and will reflect on the stakes of the artist's embrace of pleasure and perversion. Maggie Nelson is the author of nine books of poetry and prose, including the National Book Critics Circle Award winner The Argonauts (2015), The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (2011), Bluets (2009), The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial (2007), and Jane: A Murder (2005). She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, an Innovative Literature Fellowship from Creative Capital, and an Arts Writers Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation. In 2016, she was awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. She lives in Los Angeles.

The Lone Bellow - The Bowery Ballroom
December 13, 2018 - New York

It's been six years since The Lone Bellow was first formed by Zach Williams, multi-instrumentalist Kanene Donehey Pipkin and guitarist Brian Elmquist. But one only needs to get the lead singer and guitarist speaking to their songwriting process to witness firsthand just how passionate he remains about its teeming creativity. "It's a beautiful process," the effusive singer says of the almost epiphany-like manner in which the band typically translates its vivid ideas to melodies and lyrics. "You're trying to figure out exactly what it is you're trying to say. And then, 'Bam! Lightning strikes, everybody's in the room, and it's like the heavens open. Suddenly you're able to write a song." The Lone Bellow, which also now includes Jason Pipkin on keys/bass, has long nurtured a deep and highly personal connection with their music. But with Walk Into A Storm, their third studio album, due on September 15 via Descendant Records/ Sony Music Masterworks, the band turned inward like never before. "We covered such a broad range of emotion on the album," Elmquist says of the raw, intimate and undeniably soulful Dave Cobb-produced LP recorded in Nashville's famed RCA Studio A. The 10-track album... (read more)

Obnoxious Brand Presents the Pop Up Shop - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
December 13, 2018 - New York

Come out to Obnoxious Brand's, THE POP UP SHOP. This event will showcase some of the top performing and visual artists in NYC. Pull up for ObnoxiousBrand.com discounts!

The Slipper Room Show (Includes Midnight Show) - The Slipper Room
December 14, 2018 - New York

This event is 21 and over Non-stop dazzling, daring, burlesque, magic, sideshow, circus, boys, girls… a little something for everyone. Show times around 9:30pm, 10:30pm, 12am & 1am *Seating is not guaranteed for weekend shows*

Hot Rabbit LGBTQ Dance Party - DROM
December 14, 2018 - New York

HOT RABBIT is a queer dance party started in 2011 that features LGBTQ performers and DJs from NYC and around the world. Winner of many NYC Nightlife awards, Hot Rabbit has been named "Best in Gay Nightlife" by the New York Times, Gothamist, HuffPo, NY Magazine, TimeOut, NBC Out, and more! With new DJs and performers at every event, and a variety of high-energy, positive, dance, music and performance styles, you'll never find the same lineup twice! Working to make sure everyone can walk in and feel like they belong, Hot Rabbit represents all parts of the LGBTQ community. Hot Rabbit Fridays will take place two Fridays a month at DROM!

RR: Mistress Velvetina's Variety Show - KGB Bar
December 14, 2018 - New York

2 drink minimum.

KGB: Sunday Night Fiction - KGB Bar
December 16, 2018 - New York

Doug Varone and Dancers presents the World Premiere of everything is fine - The New Ohio Theatre
Through December 16, 2018 - New York

Doug Varone and Dancers presents the World Premiere of everything is fine December 12-16, 2018  at The New Ohio Theatre New York City's famed Doug Varone and Dancers presents the World Premiere of everything is fine from December 12-16, 2018 at The New Ohio Theatre, 154 Christopher Street, NYC. Performances: Wed at 7:45pm (Reunion Benefit), Thu-Sat at 7pm & 9:30pm, Sat & Sun at 2pm. Tickets are $49 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1001509.   Inspired by the complex, haunting imagery of Billy Collins's poetry, everything is fine unfolds in seven interwoven narratives mapping an array of themes: love, solitude, separation, forgiveness, aging. Performed by a multi-generational cast of 16 artists, it delves deep into memories, creating intimate portraits of ordinary lives.    "This new theater piece explores a darker and more disturbing range of emotions than has generally characterized my work," said Doug Varone. "It is about the relationships we've all survived and their impact on our lives."   Envisioned as a series of cinematic episodes, everything is fine is performed to a newly commissioned score by renowned composer David Van Tieghem for eight ... (read more)

Stomp - Orpheum Theatre
Through December 16, 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.

The Baby Monitor - The Theater at the 14th Street Y
Through December 16, 2018 - New York

Written by David Stallings and directed by Antonio Miniño. When Claire’s concerns over the welfare of her two-year-old nephew are dangerously validated, she begins to question the family's principals and ability to parent. A crucial new play exploring same-sex parenting and cis family values in today’s America. With Leo Goodman, Mel House*, Amanda Jones*, Héctor Matías, Greta Quispe* and David Stallings. Lighting Design by Dan Gallagher. Sound Design by Jacob Subotnick. Stage Managed by Rachel Denise April. Tickets $25 (Students & Seniors $22) available by calling 646-395-4310 or www.differenttranslation.com Neighborhood Rush: $5.00 tickets will be available 15 minutes before showtime at the box office to residents of zip codes 10003 and 10009 with valid local ID (Neighbor Rush tickets are cash-only and subject to availability).

KGB: Tiferet - KGB Bar
December 18, 2018 - New York

KGB: Fantastic Fiction - KGB Bar
December 19, 2018 - New York

Pericles Kanaris: A/Live - Drom
December 19, 2018 - New York

New York's premier Greek singer/composer, Pericles Kanaris, returns to DROM by popular demand. In two special concerts at the renowned world music venue, Kanaris celebrates the ever changing spirit of New York, presenting a dynamic mix of his original songs with a wide variety of songs which have inspired him through the years.

Schtick A Pole In It - Drom
December 21, 2018 - New York

From comedians Dan Goodman and JoAnna Ross comes Schtick A Pole In It, a night of comedy and pole dancing. Comics and pole dancers alternate the stage to create a unique show that leaves everyone happy. Who doesn't like to laugh? Who doesn't like to see dancers do insane things on the pole? If you've never seen a pole show this is the one to come to. They're not strippers, it's not burlesque, it's aerial dance with a side of crazy gymnastics and death defying tricks that make your jaw drop. Every month has a musical theme.

KGB: Sunday Night Fiction - KGB Bar
December 23, 2018 - New York

KGB: Sideshow Goshko - KGB Bar
December 27, 2018 - New York

Guest event: Sex, Aerial & Rock 'n' Roll - The Slipper Room
December 27, 2018 - New York

This event is 21 and over Sex, Aerial & Rock'n'Roll: A wild and scandalous rock'n'roll experience featuring the hottest aerialists, circus, and burlesque performers in NYC. Feel the heat and sweat as this sensual cast performs risqué and dangerous acts right before your eyes! Presented on the last Thursday of each month with special guest stars and a rotating troupe of deviants.

The Slipper Room Show (Includes Midnight Show) - The Slipper Room
December 28, 2018 - New York

Non-stop dazzling, daring, burlesque, magic, sideshow, circus, boys, girls… a little something for everyone. Show times around 9:30pm, 10:30pm, 12am & 1am *Seating is not guaranteed for weekend shows

Phony Ppl - Mercury Lounge
December 28, 2018 - New York

Age Limit: 16 and Over The band we know as Phony Ppl is a mix of people, time, and sound that's been nurtured over generations in Brooklyn. They were a group of kids who started making music together during after school sessions in the homes of their creative families, and who grew up to cultivate a sound that's as much punk as is it soul. A quintet of live music blending acoustic instrumentation with electronic inputs and different vocal styles, their outlook on life and music refuses to be boxed in. Over the years, the bandmates have ebbed and flowed, but now they've reached their final form with these five original members: Elbee Thrie on vocal duties, Aja Grant on the keys, drummer Matt Byas, guitarist Elijah Rawk, and bassist Bari Bass. Their sound is a mix of soul, R&B, funk, hip hop, jazz, pop, and everything between and beyond. It's very DIY, too. They do their own songwriting, arrangement, mixing, and production. All of the bandmates come from musical families (Byas's dad is DJ Jazzy Jay of Zulu Nation) and they went to an assortment of music classes, camps, and schools around New York and the country. The benefits of all this shine through in their comfort with their ins... (read more)

Eric Crow Draven presents Ladies Night - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
December 29, 2018 - New York

December 29, 2018. The 2017 Erotic Poet of the Year Eric Crow Draven presents LADIES NIGHT. Where your thoughts are the show and your body is the after party. Join us for a night poetry, singing and the uplifting our most important resource, our women. Featuring Prince Emagine, Eric Crow Draven, and hosted by the crazy one Helena D. Lewis.

KGB: Sunday Night Fiction - KGB Bar
December 30, 2018 - New York

Stomp - Orpheum Theatre
Through December 30, 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.

Oneofus Presents 'Jack & the Beanstalk' at Abrons Arts Center - Abrons Arts Center
Through December 30, 2018 - New York

Back by popular demand! Following its 2017 critically-acclaimed world premiere, which introduced many New York audiences to the widely popular British art form known as the Panto, Jack & the Beanstalk returns this holiday season with even more radical joy. Jack needs the whole town's support to help them chop down the beanstalk. In the process, Jack and their neighbors free themselves from their oppressor, the plundering Giant Rump. Written by disabled actor/writer Mat Fraser, directed by feminist artist Julie Atlas Muz and featuring an intergenerational, mixed-ability cast, Jack & the Beanstalk brings the Lower East Side together with a family-friendly holiday production that is inherently irreverent, lightly political, and has the message that eventually good triumphs over evil.

The Velvet Underground Experience - Velvet Underground Experience
Through December 30, 2018 - New York

Revisit New York City in the early 1960's to explore how this iconic American rock band influenced modern music, fashion, art, and popular culture in frontman Lou Reed's native city. From their go-to Lower East Side hangouts to Andy Warhol's Silver Factory, explore the band's favorite NYC haunts through Matali Crasset's original scenography.

Macy Gray: New Years Eve (Ball Drop Show) - Iridium
December 31, 2018 - New York

The Iridium Has Announced That Legendary And Multi-Award Winning, Multi-Platinum Selling Singer, Songwriter And Actress Macy Gray Will Return For Four New Year's Eve Performances On December 30th (8pm &10pm Shows) And December 31st (7pm & 10:30pm NYE Ball Drop Party). The NYE Ball Drop Party Will Include A Three-Course Pre Fixe Menu With Open Bar And Champagne Toast, As Well As An Escort To Watch Times Square's Famous Midnight Ball Drop. Tickets To Macy Gray's New Year's Eve Shows Go On Sale Friday, October 26. These Dates Are Macy's First New York City Shows With Her Full Band Since The Release Of Her 10th Studio Album RUBY [Artistry Music/Mack Avenue] On September 21st. The Critically Well-Received Album Includes Collaborations With Gary Clark Jr., And Meghan Trainor And Was Lauded By The Los Angeles Times In Their Fall Arts Preview As "[One Of] This Fall's Must-Hear Albums."

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