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

February 10, 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.

Paperwhite - Mercury Lounge
February 10, 2018 - New York

Paperwhite Paperwhite, brother sister Katie and Ben Marshall are a Dream-Pop duo from Brooklyn, NY. Katie's sophisticated melodies bounce from star to star in a lush galaxy of synthesized textures. Ben, also the drummer for Brooklyn band Savoir Adore, is the producer and co-writer. Their nostalgic synths shimmer above heart felt chord changes and hypnotic pounding drums. They've had nothing but enormous love from the blogosphere after releasing their debut EP Magic in 2014. Receiving the Hypem title "Most Blogged Artist" twice in a row, Paperwhite is a band worth keeping an eye on.

Alien Institute - The Stone
February 10, 2018 - New York

Nate Wooley (trumpet) Peter Evans (piccolo trumpet) Mike Nicolas (cello) Kenny Wollesen (drums) Drew Gress (bass) Kris Davis (piano) Sylvie Courvoisier (conduction, composition)

GAYme Show! - UCB East
February 10, 2018 - New York

Ever talk to a straight guy and think, "Jesus Christ you're boring!" Join gay-ass hosts Dave Mizzoni and Matt Rogers as they gay up the straights through games and trivia. Life lines include one woke woman and a wise queer. Come witness the ultimate test of who Is honorarily GAY AS FUCK! (and guys, that's a GOOD THING!)

Openice Spring 2018 - Abrons Art Center
February 10, 2018 - New York

This spring, ICE continues its OpenICE program, an initiative focused on sharing the most essential elements of ICE's working process – creation, collaboration, and performance – with a wider audience, through free concert and activity programming. The residencies in February and again on April 14, 2018 include children's programming, performances, workshops, multimedia installations, and continued connections with underrepresented composers. Launched in 2015, OpenICE continues to develop, engage, and sustain diverse 21st-century listeners through an outpouring of free artist-driven programming that is open to the public.

F for Fake - Anthology Film Archives
February 10, 2018 - New York

In this most meta of Orson Welles's films, legerdemain and forgery serve as metaphors for art-making. Art forger Elmyr de Hory and his biographer Clifford Irving provide momentum to the film's investigative drive, while thespian-magician Welles soliloquizes at interludes on the deceit that lies at the heart of creation. There is no question that we are watching a film "about trickery, fraud, and lies," as Welles tells us by way of introduction. The freewheeling stylistic tendencies evident throughout Welles's career find their apogee here in F FOR FAKE, a film equal parts gamboling and lucid. Welles, who had by this point given so much of himself to film, returns in front of the camera to perform his final balancing act. F FOR FAKE is a visual feast as well as an illuminating meditation on cinema's inherent deceit.

It Looks Pretty from a Distance - Anthology Film Archives
February 10, 2018 - New York

(Z DALEKA WIDOK JEST PI?KNY) With Marcin Czarnik, Piotr Nowak, El?bieta Okupska, and Jerzy Lapi?ski. This film was shot by Wilhelm Sasnal in Super-16mm then blown up to 35mm. It is a story of a young man who leaves his village, whereupon his neighbors kill his dog, plunder his house, and eventually burn it to the ground. The simple-minded primitive greed and barbarity of the villagers awakens the memory of violence by the Poles towards the Jews during the German occupation of Poland. The stunning beauty of the film's images, juxtaposed with the ruthless, primitive force and foulness of the villagers' existence, exposes the savagery of human nature.

Short Nonfiction Films by Krzysztof Kie?Lowski - Anthology Film Archives
February 10, 2018 - New York

This program showcases two of the numerous short documentaries that Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kie?lowski directed between 1966-80 – the first focuses on both workers and management at a tractor factory, the second on orthopaedic surgeons in Warsaw who struggle with dire working conditions – as well as the documentary/fiction hybrid film, CURRICULUM VITAE (1975). Purporting to document the Party Control Committee, an authoritative Party commission that monitored Party members and accepted or revoked their standing through informal trials, the film features the real committee, but the individual under investigation is in truth an actor with a fictional backstory (albeit one that closely parallels his character's). FACTORY / FABRYKA (1970, 18 min, 35mm, b&w. In Polish with English subtitles.) HOSPITAL / SZPITAL (1977, 21 min, 35mm, b&w. In Polish with English subtitles.) & CURRICULUM VITAE / ZYCIORYS (1975, 45 min, 35mm, b&w. In Polish with English subtitles.) Total running time: ca. 90 min.

Walser - Anthology Film Archives
February 10, 2018 - New York

U.S. PREMIERE! With Gustaw Klyszcz, Krzysztof Stroi?ski, and Joanna Wiktorczyk. Work on the film began in 2011 when Libera won the film prize sponsored by the Polish Film Institute, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, and Wajda School, for a feature-length film project entitled AN AFTERNOON AT THE OZONE BAR. While in production the working title was changed to WALSER. It tells the story of Andrzej Walser, a railroad clerk who finds himself lost in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by a primitive tribe of eternally-young proto-hippies. As a first-time film director and writer, Libera was advised during pre-production by film legend Andrzej Wajda, who worked closely with the artist to help realize his ideas. Gorgeously photographed by Adam Sikora, the film incorporates an invented language and musical instruments.

Diary of Yunbogi + Kyoto, My Mother's Place - Anthology Film Archives
February 10, 2018 - New York

OF YUNBOGI / YUNBOGI NO NIKKI (1965, 30 min, 16mm, b&w. In Japanese with English subtitles. Print courtesy of the Japan Foundation.) As many of his features from the 1960s would demonstrate, Oshima was concerned with the reverberating ills of Japanese imperialism in Korea. DIARY OF YUNBOGI is a focused yet lyrical nonfiction film that combines actual diary entries narrated by a 6-year-old boy with a montage of photographs taken by Oshima himself during a 1965 trip to South Korea. While the two countries had reached post-war diplomacy, the Korean peninsula was still crippled by poverty. Oshima's camera takes to the slums and captures the faces of street urchins, rendering visible Taegu's "50,000 orphans after the war," a condition echoed by Korea's other inner cities. Oshima's concerns with systematic modes of oppression, specifically in the Japan-Korea context would find resonance in later films such as SING A SONG OF SEX (1967) and DEATH BY HANGING (1968). Similarly, his remarkable sensitivity to the innocence of children as observed in YUNBOGI finds a fictional complement in BOY (1969). & KYOTO, MY MOTHER'S PLACE (1991, 50 min, digital) Commissioned for British television, ... (read more)

Hanna and the Moonlit Dress - 14 Street Y
February 10, 2018 - New york

A fantastical, interactive musical for children about the magic of a good deed. Based on the beloved Israeli book "Hanna's Sabbath Dress" by Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi'el, adapted for the stage by Yoav Gal and Ronit Muszkatblit Overjoyed with her new dress, Hanna runs to show it to her friends: Zuzi the dog and Edna the cow. Little does she know what a meaningful adventure awaits her... Hanna and the Moonlit Dress is an interactive new musical revealing the magic of a good deed, based on the classic Israeli tale "Hanna's Sabbath Dress." This immersive experience transports children into Hanna's enchanted world.

'Everything You Have Is Yours?' - 14 Street Y
February 10, 2018 - New york

Everything you have is yours?" This was the question an Israeli security official asked Ahuvia when she went to renew her passport. The question resonated with her as she considers her relationship to her Israeli heritage. "Everything you have is yours?" explores the construction of Israeli identity through the performance of Israeli folk dance — with attention to gestures appropriated from Palestinian and Arab Jewish traditions. Ahuvia's investigation also explores the double-appropriation of Israeli dance by American Christian Zionists in their own pursuit of "authenticity."

'Everything You Have Is Yours?' - 14 Street Y
February 10, 2018 - New york

Everything you have is yours?" This was the question an Israeli security official asked Ahuvia when she went to renew her passport. The question resonated with her as she considers her relationship to her Israeli heritage. "Everything you have is yours?" explores the construction of Israeli identity through the performance of Israeli folk dance — with attention to gestures appropriated from Palestinian and Arab Jewish traditions. Ahuvia's investigation also explores the double-appropriation of Israeli dance by American Christian Zionists in their own pursuit of "authenticity."

Laundry Day - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
February 10, 2018 - New York

Jason Darling - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 10, 2018 - New York

JASON DARLING grew up near Woodstock, NY, and began playing guitar at a young age. After bouncing through a next-generation Deadhead phase, Darling ended up in Greenwich Village, retracing Bob Dylan's footsteps, digging on slide guitar and folk-blues, and scraping by with handyman work at local recording studios. Casual collaborations with pal Leona Naess started paying the bills when she signed with MCA. Darling contributed guitar to 2000's Comatised and participated in the resulting world tour. In between dates he signed with L.A. indie Surprise Truck, wrote and recorded his debut album, and issued it in early 2001. Underground was a literate yet rootsy affair that showcased Darling's expressive slide guitar work. In October 2003, he returned with Night Like My Head (Yep Roc). The effort featured broader arrangements that were filled out with keys and drum programming, and drew comparisons to the work of Shawn Mullins and Jeb Loy Nichols. Darling supported the album with numerous dates, mostly on the East Coast. ~ Johnny Loftus, Rovi Jason Darling is currently performing with James Maddock and has played with Leona Naess, Natalie Merchant, Ryan Adams, Anthony D'amato, Wee Andi... (read more)

Bohdan Boychuk (1927-2017) in Life and Poetry - Ukrainian Museum
February 10, 2018 - New York

Remembering the poet, writer, literary critic and the founding member of the New York Group on the first anniversary of his passing. STASH LUCZKIW ASKOLD MELNYCZUK DZVINIA ORLOWSKY MARIA REWAKOWICZ will share their personal recollections of the poet and commemorate his life through readings of his poetry, as well as excerpts from their own works.

Latvian Radio, Wild Planes, False Lights, The Textiles - Pianos (Showroom)
February 10, 2018 - New York

Josh Levinson Septet - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 10, 2018 - New York

JASON DARLING grew up near Woodstock, NY, and began playing guitar at a young age. After bouncing through a next-generation Deadhead phase, Darling ended up in Greenwich Village, retracing Bob Dylan's footsteps, digging on slide guitar and folk-blues, and scraping by with handyman work at local recording studios. Casual collaborations with pal Leona Naess started paying the bills when she signed with MCA. Darling contributed guitar to 2000's Comatised and participated in the resulting world tour. In between dates he signed with L.A. indie Surprise Truck, wrote and recorded his debut album, and issued it in early 2001. Underground was a literate yet rootsy affair that showcased Darling's expressive slide guitar work. In October 2003, he returned with Night Like My Head (Yep Roc). The effort featured broader arrangements that were filled out with keys and drum programming, and drew comparisons to the work of Shawn Mullins and Jeb Loy Nichols. Darling supported the album with numerous dates, mostly on the East Coast. ~ Johnny Loftus, Rovi

Happy Hour Comedy with Herron Entertainment - Eastville Comedy Club
February 10, 2018 - New York

Communion Presents Busty and the Bass - Irving Plaza
February 10, 2018 - New york

Show Info: Communion Presents Busty and the Bass Special Offers: VIP Balcony Ticket VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster GA standing room available. 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 Sna... (read more)

The 10th Annual - 'The Love Will Tear Us Apart Saint Valentine's Ball' - Mercury Lounge
February 10, 2018 - New York

The Red Party presents The 10th Annual The Love WIll Tear Us Apart Saint Valentine's Ball 'A Night Of Tragic Love Songs' with DJs Sean Templar Jarek Zelazny Very special guest Dj Annabel Evil (g)Hostess Mandana Banshie Templar

Women and Men: Party Jumpin' - UCB East
February 10, 2018 - New York

It's Saturday night and WOMEN AND MEN are ready to get the party started! Tell us a story about the weirdest and wildest weddings, birthdays, bachelorettes, or bar mitzvahs you've ever been to and we'll use it to throw a totally improvised shindig live on stage. WOMEN AND MEN is made up of some of New York's top improvisers whose credits include The Onion, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS's hit legal drama Bull.

Shaina Taub - Joe's Pub at The Public
February 10, 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.

AIRWOLF: Let's Go Back To Your Place - UCB East
February 10, 2018 - New York

Was it that haunted apartment you found through Craigslist? What about the time in college when your roommate always watched you sleep? Or maybe it was that year you lived on a hippie commune in the middle of the desert? Airwolf interviews an audience volunteer about their hellish tales of crazy roommates, weird neighbors, and other outrageous living situations and spins it into a fast, funny and fully improvised show. Please label your food if you don't want us to eat it. Members of Airwolf have appeared on Comedy Central, The Onion News Network, ESPN, Nickelodeon, and Adult Swim, among many others.

Ava Luna plays Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire De Melody Nelson - Joe's Pub at The Public
February 10, 2018 - New York

New York art rock outfit Ava Luna has established itself as a commanding presence in the musical underground since their inception in 2010. Between three critically lauded albums and national/international tours, the quintet's "hyperactive curiosity" (Pitchfork) has propelled them to reimagine a classic work in a contemporary context. Originally performed for Brooklyn's 2016 Northside Festival, and now being released as a full vinyl album, the band's take on Serge Gainsbourg's legendary Histoire De Melody Nelson functions as both tribute and critique. With their own Becca Kauffman --who apart from the group is known for her uncanny performance art persona, Jennifer Vanilla-- taking on the role of Serge, and eccentric NYC comedian Lorelei Ramirez as Melody, Ava Luna offers a dark, humorous, and thoughtful retelling of this classic and controversial album, whose themes of objectification and power are rendered newly relevant by our current moment.

What I Did For Love - UCB East
February 10, 2018 - New York

Watch as some of the UCBT's top improvisers interview an audience member about their love life, and then spin their stories of romantic love and loss into comedy gold!

Toe Pick - Dixon Place
Through February 10, 2018 - New York

In 1994, one whack propelled figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding into a tabloid frenzy that still captivates over twenty years later. Who attacked Nancy? What did Tonya know? And most importantly, why??!! Transcribed entirely from actual events surrounding the infamous scandal Connie Chung called Shakespearean, and featuring over 30 different characters from Scott Hamilton to Jane Pauley, Toe Pick is not to be missed. Relive every moment as we put on our scrunchies, lace up our skates, and land our best triple axels for the Complete Icecapades of Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. Vulture recently identified creator Zackary Grady as the Artist of the Cult of Tonya Harding. "Captivating" – The Advocate

Janeane Garofalo featuring Harris Stanton - Eastville Comedy Club
Through February 10, 2018 - New York

Jericho by Michael Weller - Wild Project
Through February 10, 2018 - New York

Director: Laura Braza Production: Ted Caine and Noelle Franco Set Design: Julia Noulin-Merat Lighting Design: Daniel Chapman Sound Design: Matthew Fischer Casting: Jessi Blue Casting Starring: Ginna Doyle*, Vasile Fluter, Noelle Franco*, Jerzy Gwiazdowski*, Erinn Holmes*, Jamal James*,Stephanie Pope*, Hannah Sloat* and Jack Sochet*. *Actors appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Jericho - The Wild Project
Through February 10, 2018 - New York

Based on the play LILIOM by Hungarian master Ferenc Molnár (which inspired Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel), JERICHO by award-winning screenwriter and playwright Michael Weller, revolves around the love affair between a scoundrel carousel barker and a maid at a Catholic Young Women’s Inn. His confused violent passion and her simple unshakable devotion, form the combustible heart of this dark fairytale for grown-ups. Staying true to Molnár’s marginal Budapest, Weller sets JERICHO at Coney Island during the Great Depression of the 1930s; a place and time when work was scarce, and life was a matter of desperate survival.

Sunday Stew Music Showcase: Cool Company, Troop Brand, The Institute of Flyer Learning, argonaut&wasp - Mercury Lounge
February 11, 2018 - New York

American Nomads Drew Angus - Mercury Lounge
February 11, 2018 - New York

Musicians Walter Kenul and Dante DeLemos, along with lyricist Richard Humann founded the band American Nomads. The songs that they write and perform are in the American Roots style of music. They have worked together on numerous musical projects, including their most recent band before the founding of American Nomads, DRW, that from 2010 to 2015 released two full-length albums and two singles. American Nomads is comprised of musicians Walter Kenul on lead vocals and keyboards, Dante DeLemos on lead vocals and guitar, Susan Darmiento on lead and background vocals, Joseph Humann on harmonica and percussion, George LaGrange on guitar and background vocals, Joe Conoscenti on drums, Jay Rivera on bass and background vocals, and Gerald Menke on pedal steel Guitar. A promising young voice in songwriting, Drew Angus is just the kind of new blood that makes pop music so enduring. With indelible hooks, and savvy craftsmanship, and city informed lyrics, he brings a certain verve to his work that has resonated with audiences and fellow performers alike. His work ethic and effortless appeal have led him down some pretty amazing paths. He has appeared on Saturday Night Live with Jimmy Fallon, ... (read more)

Sylvie Courvoisier Trio with Kenny Wollesen and Drew Gress - The Stone
February 11, 2018 - New York

Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) Kenny Wollesen (drums) Drew Gress (bass) Album Release Concert

Indie Cage Match - UCB East
February 11, 2018 - New York

Who's the best team on the indie scene? You tell us. Every week, three of New York City's top indie improv teams converge onstage to see who can deliver the best fully improvised show. The champ is chosen solely by the audience vote so the future's in your hands! The winning team will come back the following week to defend their title and after three wins, they head off to the big show: Cage Match at UCB Chelsea, the OG of improv competitions. Hosted by The Mannequin Room (Lou Gonzalez, Chrissie Gruebel and Brian Urreta).

If You Build It: A Stand-Up Comedy Show - UCB East
February 11, 2018 - New York

Join special guest hosts and some of the best up and coming stand up comics in the country and major headliners! Comics have been featured on Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, and many other channels, websites, radio shows, colleges, and clubs.

B.Y.O.T. - Improv/Sketch Team Jam - UCB East
February 11, 2018 - New York

Are you on an improv team and want to do a short set on stage at UCBT? BYO improv team. Does your sketch team want to try out that new sketch in front of an audience? BYO sketch team. In a practice group that wants more practice? BYO practice group. In an improv/sketch class and want some more reps?BYO class. Do you have a friend group that wants to give this improv stuff a shot? BYO friend group. Are you just a person that wants to try out a character? BYO self. BRING YOUR OWN TEAM. UCBT's only team jam. Hosted by Austin Rodrigues and the Hot Chicks Room bartenders.

Higgins: The Instagram Show - UCB East
February 11, 2018 - New York

Do you take more pictures of food than people? Are most of your photos duck-lipped selfies? Or maybe your pics show that you just love your cat WAY too much? We hope so! The improv team Higgins would love to look at your Instagram feed and make up an entire show based on what we find. Just bring your phone and a sense of humor. Members of Higgins have appeared on Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, Late Night with Seth Meyers, MTV, IFC, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Funny or Die, and Above Average.

Hanna and the Moonlit Dress - 14 Street Y
February 11, 2018 - New york

A fantastical, interactive musical for children about the magic of a good deed. Based on the beloved Israeli book "Hanna's Sabbath Dress" by Itzhak Schweiger-Dmi'el, adapted for the stage by Yoav Gal and Ronit Muszkatblit Overjoyed with her new dress, Hanna runs to show it to her friends: Zuzi the dog and Edna the cow. Little does she know what a meaningful adventure awaits her... Hanna and the Moonlit Dress is an interactive new musical revealing the magic of a good deed, based on the classic Israeli tale "Hanna's Sabbath Dress." This immersive experience transports children into Hanna's enchanted world.

Black Panthers + Murs Murs - Anthology Film Archives
February 11, 2018 - New York

Agnès Varda BLACK PANTHERS (1968, 28 min, 16mm-to-DCP. With H. Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey P. Newton, and Bobby Seale.) & MURS MURS (1980, 82 min, 35mm-to-DCP. In English and French with English subtitles.) Guided by the dynamism of two very different subcultures, Agnès Varda shares her fondness for the Golden State in this double feature. MURS MURS is an amusingly inquisitive look at the murals that adorn a cityscape, an outsider's homage to the eccentricities of Los Angeles. Years earlier, Varda had stationed herself at the front lines of the Black Power movement in Oakland; BLACK PANTHERS documents members of the titular Party as they protest against the imprisonment of activist Huey P. Newton. Both films are a testament to Varda's New Wave sensibility as well as her embrace of spontaneity and chance, finding expression here through the documentary form.

A Man Vanishes - Anthology Film Archives
February 11, 2018 - New York

Print courtesy of the Japan Foundation. One of his greatest and most challenging films, and perhaps his most definitive statement on the nature of 'documentary,' A MAN VANISHES began as an investigation into one of the thousands of missing persons cases that occur in Japan each year. Imamura focuses on one particular case, following the man's fiancée as she desperately searches for him. But as the film progresses, its status as nonfiction becomes complicated. Imamura hires an actor to pose as an investigator, while the woman ultimately grows more interested in Imamura himself than in her missing fiancé. The film culminates in a scene that explodes any stable sense of fiction and reality, making A MAN VANISHES an early example of what film historian Donald Ritchie called, "One of Imamura's major themes…[the] confrontation of illusion with reality (and the resultant problem of telling which is which)."

Performer - Anthology Film Archives
February 11, 2018 - New York

With Oskar Dawicki, Andrzej Chyra, Agata Buzek, Jakub Giersza?, and Zbigniew Warpachowski. Made in collaboration with Maciej Sobieszcza?ski, PERFORMER was Ronduda's directorial debut. A curator of Polish experimental film at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Ronduda has created collaborative projects with many Polish artists. PERFORMER is a story about the life and work of one of the most important contemporary Polish artists, Oskar Dawicki, who plays himself. It features documentation of Dawicki's work, embedded in a story that depicts his life and art, and culminates in his (fictional) death.

The Sun, the Sun Blinded Me - Anthology Film Archives
February 11, 2018 - New York

(S?O?CE, TO S?O?CE MNIE O?LEPI?O) U.S. PREMIERE! With Rafa? Mackowiak, Piotr Grabowski, and Joanna Drozda. This film was inspired by THE STRANGER by Albert Camus, which focuses on an alienated man who meets a dark skinned stranger on the beach and kills him. Though written in 1942, Camus's story is relevant today, given the waves of refugees and migrants from Africa and the Middle East that are arriving at the borders of Europe. The hostility with which the Polish government and the majority of Polish society has greeted these migrants is almost incomprehensible given the experiences of WWII and its aftermath, when millions of Poles were themselves displaced. The film is stunningly shot in tones reminiscent of Wilhelm Sasnal's paintings, and its minimalistic images underscore the tragic banality of hate.

American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreted Tour - New Museum
February 11, 2018 - New York

Join a New Museum docent and an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter for a tour of our current exhibitions. The tour is free with preregistration and includes museum admission. Due to limited capacity, please preregister here. A limited number of spaces are available for ASL students; please email to reserve your space. If you are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and the tour is sold out, please email tours@newmuseum.org and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Short Nonfiction Films by Alain Resnais - Anthology Film Archives
February 11, 2018 - New York

Before making HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR, the film that launched his legendary career as the author of some of the most innovative and uncategorizable films in international art cinema, Alain Resnais created a series of short nonfiction films on a dizzying range of topics. The most famous of these early works is surely his shattering but highly controlled meditation on the Nazi concentration camps, NIGHT AND FOG (1955). That seminal documentary anchors this short selection of Resnais's films of the 1940s and 50s, alongside some of his lesser-known nonfiction work of the period: VAN GOGH (1948), the first of several biographical portraits; GUERNICA, a study of the Basque town that suffered catastrophic bombing during WWII, narrated by María Casares and featuring the writing of Paul Eluard and the art of Pablo Picasso; and the altogether extraordinary LE CHANT DU STYRÈNE (1958), an industrial film commissioned to celebrate the glory of plastics, that Resnais and his collaborator, avant-garde writer Raymond Queneau, transform into a Pop Art, Cinemascope masterpiece of vivid color and mechanical rhythms. VAN GOGH (1948, 20 min, 35mm, b&w. In French with English subtitles.) GUERNICA (1951,... (read more)

American Nomads - Mercury Lounge
February 11, 2018 - New York

Musicians Walter Kenul and Dante DeLemos, along with lyricist Richard Humann founded the band American Nomads. The songs that they write and perform are in the American Roots style of music. They have worked together on numerous musical projects, including their most recent band before the founding of American Nomads, DRW, that from 2010 to 2015 released two full-length albums and two singles. American Nomads is comprised of musicians Walter Kenul on lead vocals and keyboards, Dante DeLemos on lead vocals and guitar, Susan Darmiento on lead and background vocals, Joseph Humann on harmonica and percussion, George LaGrange on guitar and background vocals, Joe Conoscenti on drums, Jay Rivera on bass and background vocals, and Gerald Menke on pedal steel Guitar. Their song, "A Revelation's Gonna Come" climbed to #6 on the Billboard AC chart, with over 40,000 national and international radio plays, and passed the first round of Grammy nominations for Best American Roots Single 2016.

Bruce T. Carroll - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 11, 2018 - New York

Early Show American Nomads, Drew Angus - Mercury Lounge
February 11, 2018 - New York

American Nomads Musicians Walter Kenul and Dante DeLemos, along with lyricist Richard Humann founded the band American Nomads. The songs that they write and perform are in the American Roots style of music. They have worked together on numerous musical projects, including their most recent band before the founding of American Nomads, DRW, that from 2010 to 2015 released two full-length albums and two singles. American Nomads is comprised of musicians Walter Kenul on lead vocals and keyboards, Dante DeLemos on lead vocals and guitar, Susan Darmiento on lead and background vocals, Joseph Humann on harmonica and percussion, George LaGrange on guitar and background vocals, Joe Conoscenti on drums, Jay Rivera on bass and background vocals, and Gerald Menke on pedal steel Guitar. Their song, "A Revelation's Gonna Come" climbed to #6 on the Billboard AC chart, with over 40,000 national and international radio plays, and passed the first round of Grammy nominations for Best American Roots Single 2016. Drew Angus A promising young voice in songwriting, Drew Angus is just the kind of new blood that makes pop music so enduring. With indelible hooks, and savvy craftsmanship, and ci... (read more)

The Coronas - Bowery Ballroom
February 11, 2018 - New York

With four double platinum albums, a slew of top ten singles, sold out arenas and a legion of devoted fans behind them The Coronas have earned their title as one of Ireland's best loved and hardest working bands. This year, 2017, The Coronas will release their 5th studio album Trust The Wire revealing their most refined and confi- dent record to date and with this milestone Danny O'Reilly (vocals, guitar), Graham Knox (bass), Conor Egan (drums) and Dave McPhillips (guitar) have much to reflect upon. The Coronas burst into the Irish consciousness with their debut single Decision Time in 2007. It had been a decade since the guitar bands of the 90's ruled supreme and The Coronas injected the Irish airwaves with a refreshing dose of catchy ruckus once again. A new wave of millennial rockers were arriving (Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks) and The Coro- nas were leading the pack in Ireland. By the end of 2007 The Coronas had released their debut album Heroes or Ghosts to huge acclaim and had 3 hit singles in the charts; the last of which San Diego Song set Irish radio aflame and propelled The Coronas into the spotlight. But despite the height of 2007's trajectory The Coronas success w... (read more)

All We Need is Love Cabaret for a Cause Benefiting Broadway Cares - Joe's Pub at The Public
February 11, 2018 - New York

Ebner-Page Productions will present "All We Need is Love" on February 11 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub with all proceeds benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. With music direction by David Nehls (Great American Trailer Park Musical), featured performers include Tony Award winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Andy Kelso (Kinky Boots), Tony nominee Beth Malone (Fun Home), Elizabeth Welch (Phantom of the Opera), Rachel deBenedet (Addams Family), vocalist Mayteana Morales, Emmy Award winning composer Denise Gentilini, Hillary Capps, Danielle Erin Rhodes (Side by Side by Sondheim) and Eugene Ebner, among others.

Stomp - Orpheum Theatre
Through February 11, 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.

TNC Presents the 43rd Annual Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' Dance Concert and Pow Wow - Theater For The New City
Through February 11, 2018 - New York City

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, will present its 43rd annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow from February 2 to 11, 2018, featuring dances, stories and traditional music from Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. Th e event has become a treasured New York tradition forcelebrating diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans. The dozen-or-so dancers range from nine-year-old Isabel Cespedes (Mayan) to retiree-age. Troupe Director and Emcee Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago), also an educator, will introduce and explain all elements of the performance. Mofsie plays an important part in the show by his ability to present a comprehensive view of native culture. Native American crafts, jewelry will be sold in the TNC lobby. February 2-11, 2018 Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (at Tenth Street). Presented by Theater for the New City. $12. Kids' tix $1 on matinees.

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 12, 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.

Queer Art Organics - Dixon Place
February 12, 2018 - New York

Queer Art Organics celebrates LGBTQ writers and performers of all disciplines The February iteration will feature TBA

We Hope YOU Have Fun - UCB East
February 12, 2018 - New York

Once a month, we gather our favorite comics, improvisers, actors and raconteurs on the Beast stage for an hour of fun. We mean it. We really mean it. We hope you have fun. Hosted by Ruby Karp, the mayor of fun times.

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word - Parkside Lounge
February 12, 2018 - New York

Founded and produced by longtime New York City journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner, The Inspired Word is one of the hottest open mic/performance events in the country, happening every week in NYC and having featured some of the finest original performers in the country. Past features include Golden Globe award-winning actress Jill Eikenberry, Emmy/Golden Globe nominated Amber Tamblyn, film/TV actor/comedian Taylor Negron, actor/comedian/TV personality John Fugelsang, Grammy nominated singer Carolyn Malachi, American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson, and HBO Def Poetry stars Shihan, Suheir Hammad, Lemon Andersen, Regie Cabico, Gemineye, and Beau Sia. For more info, please visit: http://inspiredwordnyc.com/ http://inspiredwordnyc.blogspot.com/

Astronomy Club: Let's Talk About Race, Baby! - UCB East
February 12, 2018 - New York

Astronomy Club believes that the best way to overcome racial oppression is to identify it and satirize it. With the help of a special guest Monologist, along with short interviews from audience members, we're taking stories- from a person of any race- where race played a factor. It could be the first moment you realized someone was being racist to you. Or that moment in the office when you mistook someone for someone else because they're the same race. Or even that time when you yourself used your white privilege or played the "black card"- you get the idea! Come share your stories on race, and watch as we create a hilarious improvised set *and* solve racism once and for all!

Queerball: A LGBTQ Comedy Variety Show Mon Feb 12 - UCB East
February 12, 2018 - New York

QUEERBALL is a comedy variety show hosted by faggy/sexy/cool comedian, Timothy Dunn, for the L's, G's, B's, T's, Q's, I's... and everyone in between AND everyone outside the lines. We celebrate the gays and the queers, but also the ladies, the freaks, the weirdos, the neo-maxi-zoom-dweebies, the spazzes, the wonks, and all their kinds of comedy! What can you expect? Sketch, improv, characters, stand-up, drag (and drag first timers!), musical comedy, whatever your queer little brains can dream up! Plus special guests from the Gay Illuminati, Broadway, television, and the Drag-O-Sphere! This is a safe, inclusive, supportive space for all of us misfit toys to put our gay shit up on it's feet, and to join together and GIVE EACH OTHER LIFE! All are welcome! Except for assholes.

A Heart of Love - Anthology Film Archives
February 12, 2018 - New York

(SERCE MI?O?CI) U.S. PREMIERE! With Magdalena Cielecka, Jacek Poniedzia?ek, and Justyna Wasilewska. Ronduda's second feature, and his first as a solo filmmaker, is a complex love story between two real life artists, Zuzanna Bartoszek, a poet, and Wojciech B?kowski, a musician in contemporary Warsaw, who continuously reinvent their relationship, work, and everyday life as one endless performance – a work of art. As in his first film, Ronduda attempts to merge the art world and the film world, resulting in a new form of noncommercial, creative cinema.

Vintage Basement w/ Max & Nicky, ft. MARK NORMAND, ANNA DREZEN, HARRIS MAYERSOHN, and THOSE WEIRD GUYS! - UNDER St. Marks Theater
February 12, 2018 - New York City

From New York-based twin brothers Max and Nicky Weinbach comes a monthly neo-retro night of stand-up comedy and music. Max & Nicky will have you falling in love with their quirky, absurd antics and dovelike musical stylings as they welcome the additional talents of five hilarious stand-up comics. The upcoming lineup includes headliners MARK NORMAND (Inside Amy Schumer, Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon), ANNA DREZEN (SNL, Comedy Central), HARRIS MAYERSOHN (Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert, Conan), and THOSE WEIRD GUYS w/ Jay Weingarten and Matthew Goldin (2 Wet Crew, Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner)! Vintage Basement with Max & Nicky plays next on Monday, February 12th at 9 PM and runs every 3rd Monday of every month, at UNDER St. Marks, 94 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10009. Tickets are $7 online at maxandnicky.com/vintage-basement and $10 at the door. After staging two very triumphant original musicals in 2013 (Nicky’s Made in China and Max’s A Match Made in Hell) and six variety shows for the ages from 2014 to 2016, the twins are at it again with their monthly comedy and music blowout. Featuring absurd and alternative comedy, original songs, and heartfelt covers, Vintage Baseme... (read more)

Lindsay Dunphy - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 12, 2018 - New York

Lindsay is a singer-songwriter based out of NYC, born and raised in the Akron, Ohio area. She enjoys collaborating, performing live, making new friends, and her calico cat, Bella. Her first EP, Rainbows was released August, 2013. Her second album, Right Kind of Fool was released in August of 2015.

The Planets - Arlene's Grocery
February 12, 2018 - New York

Rockin' the NYC area since the '70s, The Planets pound out a mix classic, roots, and punk rock at each show.

Celebrating David Bowie - Irving Plaza
February 12, 2018 - New york

Show Info: Celebrating David Bowie with Mike Garson, Earl Slick, Gerry Leonard, Carmine Rojas, Bernard Fowler, Gaby Moreno, Angelo Moore, plus additional special guests Special Offers: VIP Balcony Ticket includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP, Balcony Behind the soundboard, poster GA standing room & VIP options available. 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 to sign up! Follow us on our socials! Fac... (read more)

S.I.L.E.N.C.E., Eli Groves - Mercury Lounge
February 12, 2018 - New York

S.I.L.E.N.C.E. is a versatile artist based out of Queens,NY. He is currently working diligently on an upcoming project with his background band "EVRYTHING is EVRYTHING". Collectively they create Pop-funk fusion R&B style of music. He believes that everyone in this world has a purpose, and with that purpose we are called to change the world in incrementations starting with ourselves.

Demi, Chloe Lilac - Mercury Lounge
February 12, 2018 - New York

Demi Ramos is a rock band based in NYC.

Scott Rogowsky and Acquaintances - The Slipper Room
February 12, 2018 - New York

Scott Rogowsky (host of HQ) is hosting an evening of stand-up comedy - for stand-up people, by stand-up people - featuring his casual comedy acquaintances: Guests: Mark Normand (The Tonight Show, The Late Show).

Ryan Raftery: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart - Joe's Pub at The Public
Through February 12, 2018 - New York

"A one-man musical juggernaut." – New York Daily News Ryan Raftery, creator and star of the smash hit Anna Wintour and Andy Cohen musicals, returns to Joe's Pub to premiere the final show in his "Titans of Media" trilogy based on the tale of America's first self-made female billionaire. "The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart" tells the fascinating story of the woman who changed the way we live our lives by daring us to try harder. From her humble beginnings in Nutley, New Jersey to her empire-building years in Westport, Connecticut, to her highly-publicized stint in federal prison, this is a chronicle of epically blind ambition set to the music of artists as varied as Beyonce, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Adele and Metallica. A native New Yorker and graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Ryan Raftery has been seen on television in Ugly Betty, What I Like About You, Malcolm in the Middle, and, most memorably, on Law & Order: SVU where he warmed hearts all across America as Dennis Faber, the Amish teenager with measles. He has written eight shows, including the aforementioned Wintour and Cohen musicals as well as Ryan Raftery & Friends: A Solo Act, Ryan Raftery's It Ge... (read more)

Latin Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: the Bronx ConexióN - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 13, 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

LES Elegy 1: ¡Loisaida Siempre! - Orquesta Shekhina - The Stone
February 13, 2018 - New York

Justin Mullens, Pamela Fleming, Steve Gluzband, Rob Henke (trumpets) Brian Drye, Matt Haviland, Curtis Hasselbring, Reut Regev (trombones) Greg Wall, James Brandon Lewis, Zach Mayer, Matt Darriau, Lynn Ligammari (saxes) Brad Jones (bass) Richie Barshay (drums) Daniel Sadownick (congas) special guests: Arturo O?Farrill (piano) Carlos Maldonado (percussion)

Experiments & Disorders - Dixon Place
February 13, 2018 - New York

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry & performance texts by the most adventurous, cross-genre established & emerging writers. Curated by Tom Cole & Christen Clifford. Featuring Margaret Rhee & April Matthis Margaret Rhee is a poet, artist, and scholar. She is the author of chapbooks Yellow (Tinfish Press, 2011) and Radio Heart; or, How Robots Fall Out of Love (Finishing Line Press, 2015), nominated for a 2017 Elgin Award, Science Fiction Poetry Association, and Love, Robot (The Operating System, 2017) named a 2017 Best Book of Poetry by Entropy Magazine. Her project The Kimchi Poetry Machine was selected for the Electronic Literature Collection Volume 3. Literary fellowships include Kundiman, Hedgebrook, and the Kathy Acker Fellowship. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in ethnic and new media studies, and is completing her monograph, How We Became Human: Race, Robots, and the Asian American Body. Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar at the NYU A/P/A Institute, and a Visiting Assistant Professor at SUNY Buffalo in the Department of Media Study. April Matthis is a performer who has worked extensively in New York's downtown theater/performance community. She has premiered work ... (read more)

Channel 101 - UCB East
February 13, 2018 - New York

At Channel 101, the destiny of TV entertainment is in your hands! During this monthly screening, new five-minute mini-TV shows from the best comedians and filmmakers in NYC battle it out for the right to be turned into a series. The top five shows become the new "prime time" lineup for the following month; losing shows are canceled! Wouldn't it be great if all television worked this way? Come vote for your favorite!

Homeschooled: A Comedic Lecture Series - UCB East
February 13, 2018 - New York

Produced by Kara Klenk and hosted by Jim Tews, Homeschooled: A Comedic Lecture Series invites comedians to present short lectures on various topics they've researched. 100% Factual. 100% Hilarious.

Take It Personal: The Hip Hop Improv Show - UCB East
February 13, 2018 - New York

Hip Hop and Comedy has always co-existed but never like this. The forces have been combined like never before by CIPHA SOUNDS (Chappelle show, ROCnation, Hot 97). Every Tuesday Cipha Sounds and his team, A Tribe Called YES, the best improvisers and comedians ever, create a comedy show all completely made up on the spot. No script, no rehearsal, all freestyle, based on the real life stories of Hip Hop celebrities and personalities. Some past guest have been 2 Chainz, Swizz Beats, Wu-Tang clan, Quest Love, Victor Cruz, Jadakiss, Action Bronson, and even Childish Gambino.

Flaherty Nyc: Program 3: What You See Is What You Get - Anthology Film Archives
February 13, 2018 - New York

Co-presented with Institut Ramon Llull. Vicente Rubio Pueyo (Department of Modern Languages, Fordham University) in person. DANTE NO ES ÚNICAMENTE SEVERO is one of the most important films from the radical 1960s Catalan filmmaking movement known as the Barcelona School. An impossible sentimental relationship becomes a base from which to discuss the possibilities of narrative construction. This collaborative film shows how history can be recontextualized by collective demand through a drastic reinvention of aesthetics. PLAY BACK looks at how reality is performed and constructed, breaking the imperceptible relationship between sound and words during a recording session of an experimental choral work. ABOUT BRIDGES explores how viewing is dependent on temporal perception and subject position: a bridge looks different to a builder, an architect, or someone walking over it. Elsa Stansfield & Madelon Hooykaas ABOUT BRIDGES (Netherlands, 1975, 25 min, 16mm) Pere Portabella PLAY BACK (Spain, 1970, 8 min, 16mm-to-digital) & Joaquim Jordà & Jacinto Esteva Grewe DANTE NO ES ÚNICAMENTE SEVERO (Spain, 1967, 75 min, 35mm-to-DCP. DCP courtesy of the Filmoteca de Catalunya, Departame... (read more)

Ec: Greed - Anthology Film Archives
February 13, 2018 - New York

With Gibson Gowland, ZaSu Pitts, and Jean Hersholt. "Reduced from an eight-and-a-half-hour running time to slightly over two hours, [GREED] is perhaps more famous for the butcher job performed on it than for Stroheim's great and genuine accomplishment. Though usually discussed as a masterpiece of realism (it was based on a novel by the naturalist writer Frank Norris), it is equally sublime in its high stylization, which ranges from the highly Brechtian spectacle of ZaSu Pitts making love to her gold coins to deep-focus compositions every bit as advanced as those in CITIZEN KANE. It is probably the most modern in feel of all silent films, establishing ideas that would not be developed until decades later." –Dave Kehr, CHICAGO READER

Seth Herzog's Sweet: Stand Up Comedy Show - The Slipper Room
February 13, 2018 - New York

The long running, weekly stand up comedy extravaganza.

Ameet Kamath - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 13, 2018 - New York

Gracie Nash, Mae Capozzi, Tiides, Kailey Prior, Eli Denby Wood - Pianos (Showroom)
February 13, 2018 - New York

Prodigy Comedy - Eastville Comedy Club
February 13, 2018 - New York

Tokio Hotel - Irving Plaza
February 13, 2018 - New york

Show Info: TOKIO HOTEL Special Offers: VIP Balcony Ticket, VIP Poster Ticket GA standing room & VIP options available. VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster VIP Poster Ticket Includes: Front of the Line and a Show 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! Fa... (read more)

The Lost City: Talk by Obra Architects - The Cooper Union - Foundation Building
February 13, 2018 - New York

Obra Architects (Pablo Castro & Jennifer Lee) talk on The Lost City, a book published for Misunderstandings by Campo Space.

Isaac Oliver - Joe's Pub at The Public
February 13, 2018 - New York

Writer/performer Isaac Oliver's debut collection of essays, Intimacy Idiot, was hailed as "hilarious and unsparing" by New York Magazine, "transcendent" by Entertainment Weekly, "surprisingly moving" by Kirkus, and named one of NPR's Best Books of 2015. After two sold-out engagements last year, Oliver returns to Joe's Pub for a spring residency and a glass of pink wine, debuting brand-new stories as well as sharing old favorites.

Flaherty NYC: What You See Is What You Get - Anthology Film Archives
February 13, 2018 - NY

DANTE NO ES ÚNICAMENTE SEVERO is one of the most important films from the radical 1960s Catalan filmmaking movement known as the Barcelona School. An impossible sentimental relationship becomes a base from which to discuss the possibilities of narrative construction. This collaborative film shows how history can be recontextualized by collective demand through a drastic reinvention of aesthetics. PLAY BACK looks at how reality is performed and constructed, breaking the imperceptible relationship between sound and words during a recording session of an experimental choral work. ABOUT BRIDGES explores how viewing is dependent on temporal perception and subject position: a bridge looks different to a builder, an architect, or someone walking over it. FILMS: ABOUT BRIDGES Elsa Stansfield & Madelon Hooykaas (1975, 22 min, Netherlands, 16mm) PLAY BACK Pere Portabella (1970, 8 min, Spain, digital) DANTE NO ES ÚNICAMENTE SEVERO Joaquim Jordà and Jacinto Esteva (1967, 75 min, Spain, DCP) Film synopses and filmmaker bios: http://flahertyseminar.org/what-see-get/ For full series details visit: http://flahertyseminar.org/2018-winterspring-flaherty-nyc2/ Tickets can b... (read more)

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 14, 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.

Teacher Feature - UCB East
February 14, 2018 - New York

UCBT's top improv teachers join forces in Teacher Feature, the improv show that features teachers for this weekly all-star improv explosion. Hosted by Lou Gonzalez, Doug Moe, Ben Rameaka and Molly Thomas.

LES Elegy 2: Meditations on Love (Tribute to Joe Maneri) - The Stone
February 14, 2018 - New York

Charlie Burnham, Hajnal Pivnick (violins) Brian Marsella (piano) Judith Berkson (voice)

Ignorance Is No Excuse, Reno - Dixon Place
February 14, 2018 - New York

Reno is an opinionated, radical feminist alternative voice who creates heavily improvised stream-of-consciousness topical monologues with incredible wit, political consciousness and common sense. Starting with her first HBO comedy hour, Reno In Rage And Rehab through her HBO feature film, Reno Finds Her Mom, her Bravo series, Citizen Reno, to her live show commissioned by Hartford Stage, The God Show, Reno wrestles with the "way it is" and points to the "way it's supposed to be." Reno is an opinionated, radical feminist alternative voice who creates heavily improvised stream-of-consciousness topical monologues with incredible wit, political consciousness and common sense. Starting with her first HBO comedy hour, Reno In Rage And Rehab through her HBO feature film, Reno Finds Her Mom, her Bravo series, Citizen Reno, to her live show commissioned by Hartford Stage, The God Show, Reno wrestles with the "way it is" and points to the "way it's supposed to be."

The Fix - UCB East
February 14, 2018 - New York

FIX: 1) To temporarily satisfy an addiction. ex. Man, I really need to get a fix of coke/pornography/improv etc These improvisers have a lot of shit going on. Showbiz is keeping them from their one true love. UCBT is here to deal them some stage time drugs/pornography/improv etc.

Janeane Garofalo Tanael Joachim - Eastville Comedy Club
February 14, 2018 - New York

Rotisserie Jam - UCB East
February 14, 2018 - New York

Every Month a different UCBTNY House Improv Team will host this jam. Everyone who attends this show will have a chance to perform improv on the UCB stage! Put your name in the Bucket of Truth, then jam. The show isn't over until everyone has had a chance to perform, all in a fun, supportive environment! All experience levels welcome!

Ariel Elias Tanael Joachim - Eastville Comedy Club
February 14, 2018 - New York

Aw, Shucks: A Hands-On Oyster Primer - Astor Center
February 14, 2018 - New York

What's more seductive than oysters and wine? This illuminating pairing workshop comes just in time for Valentine's Day. From flavor profiles to harvesting methods, this class covers all you need to know about East and West Coast oysters. You'll taste bright and sumptuous wines that compliment these briny beauties before getting down to business and shucking your own oysters.

Nathaniel Mellors in Conversation with Curator Margot Norton - New Museum
February 14, 2018 - New York

Join us for a conversation between artist Nathaniel Mellors and curator Margot Norton on the occasion of the exhibition "Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks." In his fantastical and wryly comical videos, sculptures, and installations, Mellors employs absurdist satire to incisively critique morality, national identity, religion, and power structures in contemporary society. Nathaniel Mellors was born in 1974 in Doncaster, UK, and lives and works in Los Angeles and Amsterdam. Solo exhibitions include the Box, Los Angeles (2016); Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2014); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2014); Galway Arts Centre, Ireland (2013); Baltimore Museum of Art (2013); Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2012); Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, Netherlands (2011); and Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2011). Mellors has also been featured in group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark (2016); the Taipei Biennial, Taiwan (2014); Manifesta Foundation, Amsterdam (2014); National Gallery of the Arts, Tirana (2014); National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow (2013); Kunsthalle Krems, Austria (2013); the Slaughterhouse, Plymouth, UK (2011); Center... (read more)

Newfilmmakers - Anthology Film Archives
February 14, 2018 - New York

For full program listings, visit www.newfilmmakers.com.

We Won't Grow Old Together - Anthology Film Archives
February 14, 2018 - New York

(NOUS NE VIEILLIRONS PAS ENSEMBLE) With Jean Yanne & Marlene Joubert. "Far from viewer-friendly, [this film] tells the story of the endless breakups and makeups of a highly unstable yet apparently indissoluble couple. It's a sort of love story told in inverted terms, depicting the protracted end of a five-year affair, with its arbitrary disagreements, sudden mood shifts, moments of irrational anger, and displays of stinging contempt, presented with a genuine, unmeasured violence. 'You've never succeeded at anything and you never will', says Jean, a 40-year-old married filmmaker, to his younger, working-class lover Catherine. 'And do you know why? Because you are vulgar, irremediably vulgar, and not only are you vulgar, you are ordinary.' These are the film's most celebrated lines…a sort of brutalist alternative to the famous line from LOVE STORY: 'Love means never having to say you're sorry.'" –Dave Kehr, FILM COMMENT

Modern Romance - Anthology Film Archives
February 14, 2018 - New York

With Albert Brooks, Kathryn Harrold, Bruno Kirby, George Kennedy, and James L. Brooks. Mint condition print courtesy of Sony Pictures. MODERN ROMANCE may be Albert Brooks's least-known film, but arguably it's his greatest – the most uncompromising and consistent, and, as restrained as it is on the surface, ultimately the most personal and unforgiving in its self-criticism. Brooks is Robert Cole, a film editor who breaks up with his girlfriend only to spend the rest of the movie desperately trying to erase his mistake, and even more desperately trying to contain his jealousy, neediness, and paranoia. Still the great comic portrait of male neurosis, and of emotional and psychological dysfunction, MODERN ROMANCE lays bare its protagonist's insecurities with an honesty few dramatic films have achieved. Only Brooks could make a deadpan comedy about a man who's very nearly psychotic. Painfully funny, with the emphasis on 'funny.'

Guest event: We Want It Darker – A Valentine's Day Spectacular - The Slipper Room
February 14, 2018 - New York

Guest event: We Want It Darker – A Valent Created, produced and performed by Cassandra Rosebeetle and Elizabeth Munn, WE WANT IT DARKER is a dreamy portrait of the surreal, also starring Jason Mejias. Through solo and collaborative work, we explore what is in the midst of the darkness.

Kerin Macguire, Gabriella Marlena, Elliot Lee, Chloe Lilac, Julez, Ariah&, Carol Borges - Main Floor - The Delancey
February 14, 2018 - New York

Amy Vachal - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 14, 2018 - New York

Amy Vachal is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and artist. Amy was introduced to the global music stage with great fanfare through her successful run on NBC's The Voice, where she was mentored to the semifinals by Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams, landing on the overall U.S. iTunes top 10 four times, and twice on Billboard's Artist 100. After the show, Amy began touring her own repertoire across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, sharing the stage with the likes of Joe Purdy, Jamie Lawson, and M. Ward. After a tour-packed 2016, Amy has honed in on composing and producing her own recordings collectively towards her first ever full-length record.

Lloyd Night - UCB East
February 14, 2018 - New York

Come see longform improv from NYC's top up-and-coming improv stars. At the show, three Lloyd Teams will perform Harolds, a 30 minute improv structure pioneered by Del Close.

Janeane Garofalo featuring Tanael Joachim - Eastville Comedy Club
February 14, 2018 - New York

Ariel Elias featuring Tanael Joachim - Eastville Comedy Club
February 14, 2018 - New York

Brown Girls Burlesque & Nucomme: Dirty Honey Shake – A Love Supreme - Joe's Pub at The Public
February 14, 2018 - New York

A Valentine's date with Coltrane's masterwork as a jump off point for the magical dances of LOVE. Texas-Born Vocalist, Singer-Songwriter,Guitarist, arranger, producer, poet and actress; Nucomme has been building a buzz since 2004 performing internationally and sharing the stage alongside artist such as Tamar Kali , Joi, Kymberli Nicole, Greg Tate, The Black Rock Coalition and many other Soul, Jazz and contemporary artists. Nucomme's desire to study the musical soundscapes and history is what led her to New York City. Like many artists her Classical studies at Hunter College was just the taste she needed to continue to explore NYC. She met Greg Tate of Burnt Sugar Arkestra when she lived in Harlem he introduced her to the heartbeat of the NYC music scene. From there she pieced together a revolving door of musicians she calls The Curators, she wrote and produced her first album "Hologram". Since 2010 Nucomme has been introducing new audiences to Betty's Story: a living legend many had forgotten existed or thought was dead. Betty's Story has gained attention and support from fans worldwide and sold out the world famous Apollo and Brooklyn Museum. Brown Girls Burlesque's m... (read more)

Love in the Parlors — a Valentine in Concert - Merchant's House Museum
February 14, 2018 - New York

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents lush, romantic vocal music of the world's greatest 19th-century composers performed in the Museum's elegant Greek Revival double parlor. Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande perform rarely heard gems by Schubert, Brahms, Duparc, Dvorak, Amy Beach, Johann Strauss II, and others.

What she found - Under St. Marks Theater
February 15, 2018 - New York City

The World Premiere of "what she found" At the 2018 FRIGID Festival February 15th thru March 4th what she found tells the story of Fiona, a twenty- something recovering from a depressive episode. In the midst of blurring the worlds between fictional and factual, she dares to explore a frightening world that tests her ability to work through dissociation unharmed. what she found pays homage to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass while seeking to delve into the scathing reality and implications of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, dissociation, and living with the stigma of seeking psychiatric treatment. what she found will feature the talents of the local NYC indie theatre scene featuring Helena Farhi, Jacobella Luongo, and Brenden Gregory. The Creative Team includes Nj Aguwna, Ashleigh Herndon, Megan Bandelt, Akia, Conor Daniel Bartram and Gregory F. Jackson. Using devised and immersive story-telling origins, what she found promises to lead the audience on a journey that is sometimes uncomfortable, but ultimately illuminating, leading us into a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. Tickets are $15-$20 and available online at www.FRIGIDNEWYORK.... (read more)

Viniloversus Them Fangs - Mercury Lounge
February 15, 2018 - New York

Viniloversus is a Latin Grammy winning rock band based out of Miami, FL. The band, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, recently released their first English album titled "Days of Exile" which is a follow-up to their first 3 critically acclaimed albums. The outfit is currently touring in the US where they have recently participated in important music festivals and conferences such as III Points Music Festival (Miami) and LAMC (NYC). The album is available on vinyl as well as all digital platforms. Viniloversus is: Rodrigo Gonsalves, Juan Victor Belisario, Orlando Martinez, Adrian Salas and Alberto Duhau.

LES Elegy 3: Oriental Shtetl - Shekhina Big Band - The Stone
February 15, 2018 - New York

Anthony Coleman (piano) Michael Winograd (clarinet) Justin Mullens, Pamela Fleming, Steve Gluzband, Rob Henke (trumpets) Brian Drye, Matt Haviland, Curtis Hasselbring, Reut Regev (trombones) Matt Darriau, Lynn Ligammari, Greg Wall, James Brandon Lewis, Zachary Mayer (saxes) Richie Barshay (drums) Daniel Sadownick (congas)

Cold Fujon Funk/Jazz Live Performance - Pinks
February 15, 2018 - New York

Cold Fujon, funk/fusion jazz ensemble with a driving beat at Pinks in the East Village. No cover. Bar menu. Jammy award-winning Cold Fujon features touring artists coming together to perform up-tempo and hard-hitting fusion jazz with a driving beat. ColdFujon.com.

Don't Be Yourself - Character Open Mic - UCB East
February 15, 2018 - New York

A character open mic hosted by Mike Sapp and friends. Show up and do your wacky characters. Just don't be yourself. HOW IT WORKS: - Participants enter their names in a bucket. - Names are drawn from the bucket at random. - Participants have 5 minutes to do as many characters as the like. - ONLY RULE: You must be in character! No stand-up, unless it's IN CHARACTER.

Gandhi Is That You?: Stand-Up Comedy - UCB East
February 15, 2018 - New York

Each month, Brendan Fitzgibbons and Lance Weiss welcome NYC and LA's hottest comedians from VH1, MTV, Comedy Central, The Late Show with David Letterman & more and give audiences and comedy fans a chance to see nationally known comedians! A weekly New York City comedy staple for over 5 years and consistently named one of the hottest shows in NYC, Time Out New York calls it "Wildly Popular" and "One of the Best Shows in the City."

Moody McCarthy Marc Theobald - Eastville Comedy Club
February 15, 2018 - New York

New Orleans Cocktails - Astor Center
February 15, 2018 - New York

New Orleans: birthplace of jazz and American cocktail culture. Get in the Mardi Gras spirit with this night of revelry devoted to the drinking culture of the Crescent City, and rediscover the cocktails and traditions that make it a cornerstone of cocktail history.

2018 Triennial: 'Songs for Sabotage' Artist Panel Discussion - New Museum
February 15, 2018 - New York

Join us during the opening week of the New Museum's 2018 Triennial: "Songs for Sabotage" for a special artist panel with Triennial artists Cian Dayrit, Haroon Gunn-Salie, and Shen Xin, moderated by the exhibition's curators. "Songs for Sabotage" adopts the notion of sabotage as a model for artistic production, positing that what unites these artists is an understanding of the inescapability of global political and economic networks and a desire to respond with individual, localized gestures.

A New Leaf - Anthology Film Archives
February 15, 2018 - New York

With Walter Matthau and Elaine May. The first of four features directed by Elaine May – masterpieces every one – A NEW LEAF prefigured the difficulties she would face in later years (culminating in the inexplicably maligned ISHTAR, whose fatal impact on her directing career would leave American cinema immeasurably poorer). In its initial form, A NEW LEAF was three hours long, and May considered suing to block the release of Paramount's drastically edited version. Nevertheless, even in its abridged cut it's one of the great comic achievements of the 1970s, a jet black comedy about a once-wealthy playboy (Matthau at his best) who, finding himself penniless after having squandered his fortune, embarks on a search for a rich bachelorette to wed…and murder. Soon he finds what seems to be the perfect candidate, loopy botanist Henrietta (played brilliantly by May herself). But, needless to say, things don't go exactly as planned.

Swiss Institute Presents: Program 1: Andrew Norman Wilson: the Order of Ought - Anthology Film Archives
February 15, 2018 - New York

This screening, featuring videos and selections by Andrew Norman Wilson, presents works in which artificial and animal intelligence play a role in the production of images to emphasize alien perspectives for human viewers. Wilson writes, "The works amount to an ethical disturbance in which the involvement of intelligent, amoral actors complicates a humanist legacy that understands the world as having been given for our needs and created in our image. From these revisionary vantage points, this stagnant legacy begins to contradict itself, amounting to an ecologically murderous, even suicidal tendency. I also sense an order of ought, a program for escape." Stan Brakhage MOTHLIGHT (1963, 4 min, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.) Andrew Norman Wilson ODE TO SEEKERS (2012 2016, 8-min loop, digital) Yuri Ancarani DA VINCI (2014, 25 min, 35mm) Andrew Norman Wilson THE UNTHINKABLE BYGONE (2016, 2 min, digital) Anonymous CHIMPANZEE ENJOYS A CIGARETTE (2010, 34 sec, digital) Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys DIE AAP VAN BLOEMFONTEIN (2014, 23 min, digital) My Finger Family Rhymes FUNNY ANIMALS SWIMMING RACE ANIMALS INDOOR PLAYGROUND FOR KIDS 3D COLORS ANIMALS FINGER FAMILY SONG... (read more)

Heartbreak Kid - Anthology Film Archives
February 15, 2018 - New York

With Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Jeannie Berlin, and Eddie Albert. "Were there film-historical justice in the world, THE HEARTBREAK KID would be remembered as something more than a finger-jabbed-a-little-too-sharply-in-the-ribs footnote to THE GRADUATE. An excruciatingly hilarious masterpiece of modern misanthropy, May's second directorial outing stars Charles Grodin as a newlywed who, not five days into his honeymoon, mercilessly dumps his bride (played, with an Oscar-nominated mixture of hapless pathos and a double order of egg salad, by May's daughter, Jeannie Berlin) in order to pursue Cybill Shepherd's teenage Minnesota WASP princess. An anatomy of internalized rage, curdled misogyny, and bottomless self-deception, May's second film – as indeed do each of the four films she directed – deserves better." –Chuck Stephens, FILM COMMENT

Lauren O´Brien - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 15, 2018 - New York

The darling of all badasses, Lauren O'Brien is alternative punk cabaret – with dashes of poetry and spices of comedy - for the new millennium! She is "fierce, fearless, and a force to be reckoned with," according to MPress international recording artist Rachael Sage. Lauren is constantly evolving… she started out as an actress, became a lyricist for the rock band PAO (featuring Janice Robinson and Emmy winner Fred Shehadi), fronted a band in the vein of Patti Smith, and evolved into a punk cabaret powerhouse! Lauren has toured extensively and played festivals such as New York City's CMJ, Howl! Fest, MEANY Fest, The Seaside Music Festival, The NY Funny Songs Festival, and The Joys of Hemp Festival. Her first two studio albums, Inconsequential Dream & Panic, earned her two New Century Music Awards. Some say Lauren's newest album, The Devil's Girlfriend, sounds like a love affair between Amanda Palmer and The Pixies. Lauren is currently working on a series of holiday songs (Constant Holiday) with Paul Anthony and touring with rocker Lisa Bianco. Lauren is an ethical vegetarian and a hardcore Buddhist... that sometimes finds its way into her songs. "Lauren O'Brien takes her fans from t... (read more)

Magic Giant - The Bowery Ballroom
February 15, 2018 - New York

Inside a Redwood tree off the coast of California; within a tunnel by Snoqualmie Pass; on an airstrip in Marble, Colorado; in a wild daisy field near Crested Butte—these are just a few of the places Los Angeles trio, Magic Giant, recorded its debut album, aptly titled, In the Wind (Washington Square/Razor & Tie). Austin Bisnow (lead vocals), Zambricki Li (banjo, violin, harmonica), and Zang (acoustic guitar, cello) welcomed nature into the fold as their unofficial fourth member. "It was fate," recalls Zambricki. "We were scheduled to play all these festivals—Electric Forest, Wanderlust, Lightning in a Bottle—that just so happened to be in really beautiful parts of the country." During Spring 2016, the boys bought a shuttle bus, converted it into a solar-powered mobile recording studio, added a California King on hydraulics, and fondly named her Queen Elizabeth. "There were spaces of time between shows where we could get creative," explains Zang. "Using the bus to power microphones, we recorded outside—literally In The Wind—across North America." "Living in the city, it's easy to forget how enchanting the road can be," Zang adds. "We recorded anywhere and everywhere. There wer... (read more)

Kate Merrill - Arlene's Grocery
February 15, 2018 - New York

Originally from Portland, Maine, Kate Merrill has been developing and honing her sound in the New York City Music scene for the past several years. Her voice has been described as Sia meets Duffy. She is releasing her debut EP 'Moving On' in July, which features the single 'Higher Place.' 'Moving On' was written to signify the growth and changes of Kate as an artist throughout her time in New York City. Kate also works for a Denver based band called Style throughout the state of Colorado. Her performances around NYC include appearances at The Bowery Electric, The Bitter End, The Cutting Room, The Way Station, Union Hall, among others. Her EP release show will be held at Arlene's Grocery in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in September. Kate's music education began at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY where she earned credits as a Musical Theatre Major, with a concentration in Vocal Performance. She went on to graduate from Wagner College in 2009 with a B.S. in Arts Administration with a concentration in Music and Theater. She also studied under the classical voice instruction of Lynne Vardaman and Elizabeth McCullough.

Basic Pitch - Main Floor - The Delancey
February 15, 2018 - New York

Basic Pitch is a New York City based a cappella group made up of 9 women that believe fiercely in the power of sisterhood and song. Hailing from a range of musical backgrounds that includes both professional a cappella and musical theater, the women of Basic Pitch founded the group in 2015 not just as an outlet for their mutual passion for singing, but to build a collective of strong women who share a love of music. They've taken their fun and boisterous live show to classic New York venues like the Bitter End, Cake Shop, and Arlene's Grocery, and their unique and diverse roster includes covers by everyone from Stevie Nicks, to Kendrick Lamar, to the Spice Girls.

Freedy Johnston w/ Graham Maby and Brian Doherty - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 15, 2018 - New York

The Academic - Mercury Lounge
February 15, 2018 - New York

The Academic are indie rock band from Westmeath, Ireland. The band consists of: Craig Fitzgerald (Lead vocals + Guitar) Matt Murtagh (Guitar) Stephen Murtagh (Bass) Dean Gavin (Drums)

Cris Jacobs Band - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
February 15, 2018 - New York

Zz Ward - Irving Plaza
February 15, 2018 - New york

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.

Magic Giant, the Brevet - The Bowery Ballroom
February 15, 2018 - New York

MAGIC GIANT Inside a Redwood tree off the coast of California; within a tunnel by Snoqualmie Pass; on an airstrip in Marble, Colorado; in a wild daisy field near Crested Butte—these are just a few of the places Los Angeles trio, Magic Giant, recorded its debut album, aptly titled, In the Wind (Washington Square/Razor & Tie). Austin Bisnow (lead vocals), Zambricki Li (banjo, violin, harmonica), and Zang (acoustic guitar, cello) welcomed nature into the fold as their unofficial fourth member. "It was fate," recalls Zambricki. "We were scheduled to play all these festivals—Electric Forest, Wanderlust, Lightning in a Bottle—that just so happened to be in really beautiful parts of the country." During Spring 2016, the boys bought a shuttle bus, converted it into a solar-powered mobile recording studio, added a California King on hydraulics, and fondly named her Queen Elizabeth. "There were spaces of time between shows where we could get creative," explains Zang. "Using the bus to power microphones, we recorded outside—literally In The Wind—across North America." "Living in the city, it's easy to forget how enchanting the road can be," Zang adds. "We recorded anywhere and everyw... (read more)

Late Show Viniloversus, Them Fangs - Mercury Lounge
February 15, 2018 - New York

Viniloversus Viniloversus is a Latin Grammy winning rock band based out of Miami, FL. The band, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, recently released their first English album titled "Days of Exile" which is a follow-up to their first 3 critically acclaimed albums. The outfit is currently touring in the US where they have recently participated in important music festivals and conferences such as III Points Music Festival (Miami) and LAMC (NYC). The album is available on vinyl as well as all digital platforms. Viniloversus is: Rodrigo Gonsalves, Juan Victor Belisario, Orlando Martinez, Adrian Salas and Alberto Duhau. Them Fangs

Laughing Buddha Open Mic Spectacular - Eastville Comedy Club
February 15, 2018 - New York

Lasers in the Jungle: Stand-Up Comedy - UCB East
February 15, 2018 - New York

New York comedy favorites Katina Corrao and Sean Crespo host this weekly standup show bringing you the best up-and-coming and visiting comics in the city, as well as celebrity drop-ins. Plus, Katina, Sean, and Matt Little open each show with a new sketch or game that offers one lucky audience member a chance to win a free beer. You never know what will happen or who might show up, so stop by every week. (Please, stop by every week... Katina and Sean's self worth depends on it.) Past guests have included Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, Mike Birbiglia, Jim Gaffigan, Melissa Villasenor, Todd Barry, Janelle James, Hari Kondabolu and that one comic you saw whose name you forgot but really loved.

David's Friend - Joe's Pub at The Public
February 15, 2018 - New York

David's Friend Written and performed by Nora Burns Featuring Billy Hough Directed by Adrienne Truscott David's Friend is the story of a crazy friendship in 1980s New York City -- a restless city during a reckless time. It's a comic odyssey about cruising, disco, drag queens, strippers, sex, love, loss, and AIDS, told with music, videos, costumes, characters, tall tales and torrid truths. "A feisty and funny one-woman show" - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times "The beauty of "David's Friend" is, you didn't have to be there. Burns was, and she brings it alive for the rest of us." - Marc Miller, NY Theatre Guide "Nora is leading the charge out of our collective PTSD with love, humor and pelvic thrusts." - Ann Magnuson "A potent performance about the passing of a great era, beautifully captured, with wells of compassion and funniness." - Sandra Bernhard

"Art Benefit Raises Funds for Human Trafficking Awareness Play" - Chinatown Soup Gallery
Through February 16, 2018 - New York

In 2017, more than 3,500 sex trafficking cases were reported to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, and there are thousands of cases that go unreported because far too often the victims of trafficking have been silenced through a fear of recriminations and violence by their handlers. That is why Mirage Theatre is working with playwright Melisa Tien, a NY Foundation of the Arts Fellow and member of New Dramatists to create a play that gives voice to victims and survivors of human trafficking. Her script and the resulting production will confront the ordeals faced by the most vulnerable members of our society who live in a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally.

Dark Days of Winter Candlelight Ghost Tour of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House' (The New York Times) - Merchant's House Museum
February 16, 2018 - New York

Doors slam, floorboards creak, voices call into the dead of night. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where seven family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them.

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 16, 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!

LES Elegy 4: Punjabi #1 - Sharabi - The Stone
February 16, 2018 - New York

Deep Singh (tabla & dhol) Chris Stromquist (drums) Yoshie Fruchter (guitar) Fima Ephron (bass) Shai Bachar (keys) Meetu Chilana & Sarah Mina Gordon (voices)

Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry - Eastville Comedy Club
February 16, 2018 - New York

Asian AF - UCB East
February 16, 2018 - New York

Asian AF is a variety show featuring the best Asian American talent in Los Angeles and New York. Improv, sketch, stand-up and even some music. This show isn't just lit AF, it isn't just funny AF, it's Asian

Let Me Break You Up: An Anti-Dating Game Show - UCB East
February 16, 2018 - New York

Let's be honest, love doesn't exist, couples suck, and Valentine's Day is bullshit. Join your host Carly Ann Filbin in taking down THAT annoying couple. She'll test real life couples to see if their partnership even means anything (it doesn't). The couples with the least amount points will have to break-up because we all die alone and what's the point of anything really? It'll be fun!

Bryn Cohn + Artists Presents: the Art of Loss - 14 Street Y
February 16, 2018 - New york

Bryn Cohn + Artists presents their first evening of repertory, The Art of Loss – a collection of notable works from 2012 – 2017 that exposes the rebellion, hope and despair that root in otherness. The performance features four audience favorites including HOME, Skin, 4AM and If You Sink and one brand new world premiere. Artistic director Bryn Cohn examines the delicate processes of isolation, surrender and a return to the self as part of a universal community. Renowned for their ferocious physicality, theatrical worlds and intimate performances, BC + A navigates an unforgettable cultural, emotional and kinetic adventure.

Modern Romance - Anthology Film Archives
February 16, 2018 - New York

With Albert Brooks, Kathryn Harrold, Bruno Kirby, George Kennedy, and James L. Brooks. Mint condition print courtesy of Sony Pictures. MODERN ROMANCE may be Albert Brooks's least-known film, but arguably it's his greatest – the most uncompromising and consistent, and, as restrained as it is on the surface, ultimately the most personal and unforgiving in its self-criticism. Brooks is Robert Cole, a film editor who breaks up with his girlfriend only to spend the rest of the movie desperately trying to erase his mistake, and even more desperately trying to contain his jealousy, neediness, and paranoia. Still the great comic portrait of male neurosis, and of emotional and psychological dysfunction, MODERN ROMANCE lays bare its protagonist's insecurities with an honesty few dramatic films have achieved. Only Brooks could make a deadpan comedy about a man who's very nearly psychotic. Painfully funny, with the emphasis on 'funny.'

On the Air: Artist Television + 'Broadcasting: Eai at Ica' - Anthology Film Archives
February 16, 2018 - New York

ON THE AIR is a new series that presents works made by artists for broadcast television. This ongoing survey will showcase experiments undertaken by artists and visionary producers beginning in the late 1960s at public television stations like WGBH in Boston, KQED in San Francisco, and WNET in New York. Rather than a video art survey, or a series of films that feature television imagery or the manipulation of CRT monitors, this project will showcase work created by artists explicitly for over-the-air broadcast on television to a public audience. We're thrilled to partner with Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) for this very special variety show program, presented in conjunction with the exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, "Broadcasting: EAI at ICA," on view February 2-March 25, 2018. This program will unearth some of the best, most bizarre, and most entertaining works that artists have broadcast on television, from experiments with purchased airtime to unannounced broadcast interventions. Expect surprises, oddities, and the unclassifiable. The program will feature work by: Ernie Kovacs Lynn Hershman Leeson Chris Burden Stan Douglas Dara ... (read more)

Possession - Anthology Film Archives
February 16, 2018 - New York

With Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, and Margit Carstensen. Written by Andrzej Zulawski & Frederic Tuten. If you think the Pialat and Albert Brooks films depict romantic relationships in a less-than-flattering light, behold Zulawski's POSSESSION, in which the psychic violence of the other two films in the series erupts into literal violence of the most outrageous and over-the-top variety. A nihilistic, no-holds-barred portrait of a disintegrating marriage, featuring highly stylized, career-best performances by Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill, POSSESSION starts as psychodrama, develops into queasy supernatural horror, and ends up exploding all known genres. A film of rampant and astonishingly sustained hysteria, its craziness equaled only by its fecund imagination and deep conviction, POSSESSION is the definition of a film that's not for the faint of heart. It may just have the power to annihilate Valentine's Day once and for all.

Skye Claire - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
February 16, 2018 - New York

Szlachetka - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 16, 2018 - New York

Friday Night Poetry Slam Semi Finals Hosted By Mahogany Browne - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
February 16, 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!). $15 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! $28 VIP admission (online only). Arrive at the Main Entrance (and not in the line) by 9:30pm SHARP!

Grumby, Jose Santiago, El Hotel, Jobo - Pianos (Showroom)
February 16, 2018 - New York

Blue Circus, Raised by Tigers, The Ziggernauts, Powdermaker - MAIN FLOOR - The Delancey
February 16, 2018 - New York

Kendra Black EP Release Show - Mercury Lounge
February 16, 2018 - New York

Join us for Kendra Black's EP Release Show at NYC's famous Mercury Lounge on Feb. 16th! Kendra will also officially debut her new KB Sports Apparel. This is the Latest says about Kendra, "Black is sure to be one of the hottest and most talked about in the coming months." Attendees also will have a chance to win one of Kendra's limited edition cropped hoodies! For more info: KendraBlackMusic.com

Xavier and Friends: Ladies of Soul Tribute - Joe's Pub
February 16, 2018 - Manhattan

On February 16, 2018, two days after Valentine's Day, Xavier and his supporting cadre of talented musical guests will help you get turned on a with their salute to soul music's leading ladies. Now in its sixth year, past guests have included Tony Award winner Lena Hall, Stephin Merritt, Joan As Policewoman, Sxip Shirey, Lady Rizo, and Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive, Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters, Mykal Kilgore (Post Modern Jukebox / The Wiz Live!), Cassondra James Kellam, and Bridget Barkan. New York Mag rated the show "Brilliant" on its famed Approval Matrix axis. ! Xavier has received un-coerced praise for his vocal skills from some of the biggest names in the business, including Madonna, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, Devo, Anita Baker, Lena Horne, TV on the Radio, Anohni, Danny Tenaglia, The Rapture, and Ashford & Simpson. He's also a Diesel U Music Award nominee and his UK debut on Virgin Records earned him a top ten hit. The Boys Choir of Harlem alum has collaborated on recordings with Scissor Sisters, JD Samson, Young & Sick, New Power Generation, Basement Jaxx vocalists Vula & Sharlene, Diane Birch, Bright Light Bright Light, Stephin Merritt, Sxip Shirey, and ... (read more)

BUCKY: Thank F#@% It's Friday! - UCB East
February 16, 2018 - New York

Thank F#@% it's Friday! Come blow off steam from your crazy work week with Bucky. Need someone to vent about your desk-mate with jiggly leg syndrome or your roommate's dog who craps in your bed? Come complain to over 100 of your closest friends before you start your weekend! Members of BUCKY have been featured on NBC, Comedy Central, MTV, HBO, VH1, FX, College Humor, Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer and 30 Rock.

The Decibel Magazine Tour 2018: Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room & more - Irving Plaza
February 16, 2018 - New york

Lineup: Enslaved, Wolves in the Throne Room, Myrkur, Khemmis 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)

Words: Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic with Wiseguy and Gaston - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 17, 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.

LES Elegy 5: Fuck Gentrification (Tribute to Lester Bowie) - The Stone
February 17, 2018 - New York

Eyal Maoz (guitar) Newman Baker (drums) Brian Drye (trombone) Marcus Rojas (tuba)

Janeane Garofalo, Todd Barry - Eastville Comedy Club
February 17, 2018 - New York

Community Spiritual Sing - St. George's Episcopal Church
February 17, 2018 - New York

Celebrate Black History Month at the 2nd Annual Community Spiritual Sing on Saturday, February 17th at 2pm at St. George's Church. All are welcome to a communal sing of timeless and powerful songs such as "O, Freedom," "Steal Away," "Deep River" and many more. The tradition of singing spirituals at St. George's began with African-American composer, arranger and baritone Harry Thacker Burleigh (1866-1949), a soloist at St. George's for over fifty years. His appointment was the "first known instance of an African American being admitted to a vested choir of a white parish." Burleigh went on to become the first African-American composer acclaimed for his art songs, and for his arrangements of spirituals. See video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkgHpQ7zMmE&feature=youtu.be

Best Answer - UCB East
February 17, 2018 - New York

A panel of original characters performed by the best comedic minds in the city attempt to answer obscure quiz questions correctly... or at least to the best of their ability.

Bacon & Bourbon 2018: Vip Bourbon & Chocolate Tasting - Astor Center
February 17, 2018 - New York

Valentine's Day calls for something sweet and something potent. Taste the seductive combination of chocolate and bourbon in this special pairing event. We'll delve into how chocolate and bourbon are made, and experience the ways these two decadent favorites complement each other.

Bacon & Bourbon 2018: VIP Bourbon Crash Course - Astor Center
February 17, 2018 - New York

What do you know about the variety of bourbons you're about to taste? What exactly is bourbon, and how does it compare to other foreign and domestic whiskies? Start your bacon and bourbon extravaganza off right with a crash course in America's quintessential spirit. What you can expect: 1 welcome bourbon cocktail. 3 tasting pours of whiskey. Palate-cleansing bread. 1 hour of education-including a Q&A session-with an Astor Center instructor. Early access to the Bacon & Bourbon grand tasting (5:30pm - 8pm). Bacon & Bourbon 2018: Ticketing Options

Bryn Cohn + Artists Presents: the Art of Loss - 14 Street Y
February 17, 2018 - New york

Bryn Cohn + Artists presents their first evening of repertory, The Art of Loss – a collection of notable works from 2012 – 2017 that exposes the rebellion, hope and despair that root in otherness. The performance features four audience favorites including HOME, Skin, 4AM and If You Sink and one brand new world premiere. Artistic director Bryn Cohn examines the delicate processes of isolation, surrender and a return to the self as part of a universal community. Renowned for their ferocious physicality, theatrical worlds and intimate performances, BC + A navigates an unforgettable cultural, emotional and kinetic adventure.

Bacon & Bourbon 2018: General admission - Astor Center
February 17, 2018 - New York

Bacon and bourbon: two great tastes that taste great together. At Astor Center's 10th annual Bacon & Bourbon celebration, these bold and beloved American flavors come together once again in a dizzyingly delicious tasting extravaganza. Join us for a lively walk-around tasting of over 60 bourbons, ryes, and American whiskeys of all stripes alongside a wide array of smoky pork treats and craft cocktails. What you can expect: 2 hours of tasting. 60+ bourbon, rye, and other American whiskies to taste. An array of bacon treats to be enjoyed at your leisure. 3 whiskey-based craft cocktails. Level: Beginner - Beyond Basics Style: Walk-Around Tasting Food Served: Stations and passed hors d'oeuvres Good For: Spirits Enthusiasts, Spirits Curious, Whisky Lover, Fun with Friends

Ec: Greed - Anthology Film Archives
February 17, 2018 - New York

With Gibson Gowland, ZaSu Pitts, and Jean Hersholt. "Reduced from an eight-and-a-half-hour running time to slightly over two hours, [GREED] is perhaps more famous for the butcher job performed on it than for Stroheim's great and genuine accomplishment. Though usually discussed as a masterpiece of realism (it was based on a novel by the naturalist writer Frank Norris), it is equally sublime in its high stylization, which ranges from the highly Brechtian spectacle of ZaSu Pitts making love to her gold coins to deep-focus compositions every bit as advanced as those in CITIZEN KANE. It is probably the most modern in feel of all silent films, establishing ideas that would not be developed until decades later." –Dave Kehr, CHICAGO READER

Swiss Institute Presents: Program 1: Andrew Norman Wilson: the Order of Ought - Anthology Film Archives
February 17, 2018 - New York

This screening, featuring videos and selections by Andrew Norman Wilson, presents works in which artificial and animal intelligence play a role in the production of images to emphasize alien perspectives for human viewers. Wilson writes, "The works amount to an ethical disturbance in which the involvement of intelligent, amoral actors complicates a humanist legacy that understands the world as having been given for our needs and created in our image. From these revisionary vantage points, this stagnant legacy begins to contradict itself, amounting to an ecologically murderous, even suicidal tendency. I also sense an order of ought, a program for escape." Stan Brakhage MOTHLIGHT (1963, 4 min, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.) Andrew Norman Wilson ODE TO SEEKERS (2012 2016, 8-min loop, digital) Yuri Ancarani DA VINCI (2014, 25 min, 35mm) Andrew Norman Wilson THE UNTHINKABLE BYGONE (2016, 2 min, digital) Anonymous CHIMPANZEE ENJOYS A CIGARETTE (2010, 34 sec, digital) Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys DIE AAP VAN BLOEMFONTEIN (2014, 23 min, digital) My Finger Family Rhymes FUNNY ANIMALS SWIMMING RACE ANIMALS INDOOR PLAYGROUND FOR KIDS 3D COLORS ANIMALS FINGER FAMILY SONG... (read more)

Possession - Anthology Film Archives
February 17, 2018 - New York

With Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, and Margit Carstensen. Written by Andrzej Zulawski & Frederic Tuten. If you think the Pialat and Albert Brooks films depict romantic relationships in a less-than-flattering light, behold Zulawski's POSSESSION, in which the psychic violence of the other two films in the series erupts into literal violence of the most outrageous and over-the-top variety. A nihilistic, no-holds-barred portrait of a disintegrating marriage, featuring highly stylized, career-best performances by Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill, POSSESSION starts as psychodrama, develops into queasy supernatural horror, and ends up exploding all known genres. A film of rampant and astonishingly sustained hysteria, its craziness equaled only by its fecund imagination and deep conviction, POSSESSION is the definition of a film that's not for the faint of heart. It may just have the power to annihilate Valentine's Day once and for all.

show & Tell: Stephanie Barber - Anthology Film Archives
February 17, 2018 - New York

IN THE JUNGLE (2017, 63 min, digital. With Cricket Arrison (of Wham City) and M.C. Schmidt (of Matmos).) Stephanie Barber has achieved the rare feat of carving out a cinematic (or more properly speaking, media-spanning) realm entirely her own. Equally attuned to the nuances of the moving image and of language, her short and occasional feature-length film and video works meld together elements of photography, poetry, music, and live performance, and display a sensibility that's at once comical, lyrical, and melancholy. Her latest piece, IN THE JUNGLE playfully and sorrowfully tells the tale of an unreliable narrator in a self-imposed exile. Given a grant to study the equivalent of animal cries and whines in jungle flora, our heroine has lived for 1,612 days deep in an unnamed jungle. This jungle serves as an extended metaphor for excessive and continual growth and death and fear and sustenance, a metaphorical space of chaos in which the scientist finds solace and which stands in contrast to the human jungle of 'civilization.' Is IN THE JUNGLE – which grew out of a live performance – a filmed document of a theater piece, a musical, a poetic lecture, or some combination of a... (read more)

A New Leaf - Anthology Film Archives
February 17, 2018 - New York

With Walter Matthau and Elaine May. The first of four features directed by Elaine May – masterpieces every one – A NEW LEAF prefigured the difficulties she would face in later years (culminating in the inexplicably maligned ISHTAR, whose fatal impact on her directing career would leave American cinema immeasurably poorer). In its initial form, A NEW LEAF was three hours long, and May considered suing to block the release of Paramount's drastically edited version. Nevertheless, even in its abridged cut it's one of the great comic achievements of the 1970s, a jet black comedy about a once-wealthy playboy (Matthau at his best) who, finding himself penniless after having squandered his fortune, embarks on a search for a rich bachelorette to wed…and murder. Soon he finds what seems to be the perfect candidate, loopy botanist Henrietta (played brilliantly by May herself). But, needless to say, things don't go exactly as planned.

Angel & Dren + Friends Dj Set, Black Alley, Blak Emoji, Sam Houston, Hypnotiq - Pianos (Showroom)
February 17, 2018 - New York

John Virag - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
February 17, 2018 - New York

Six Time Users, Yoya, Sean Bama, Stains Of A Sunflower - Pianos (Showroom)
February 17, 2018 - New York

Whiskey Treaty - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
February 17, 2018 - New York

Caroline Rothstein - Public Arts
February 17, 2018 - New York

Caroline Rothstein is a New York City-based award-winning and internationally touring writer, poet, and performer. She has been performing spoken word poetry, public speaking, facilitating workshops, and teaching at colleges, schools, organizations and performance venues worldwide for over a decade. Her writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, BuzzFeed, Narratively, and elsewhere. Called "a very inspiring woman" by Lady Gaga, Caroline and her works have been featured widely including in The New Yorker, MTV News, Chicago Tribune, NYLON, Mic, and Newsweek. She was a member of the 2010 Nuyorican Poets Cafe poetry slam team, which placed second in the nation, and is a Youth Mentor at Urban Word NYC. For more, please visit: www.carolinerothstein.com.

Nick Africano - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 17, 2018 - New York

A son of the moon. A butterfly bull. Nick Africano is a songwriter, multi-intrumentalist, band-leader, solo performer, producer, and experiments with watercolors and poetry. His style defies the confines of genre, and lives in the mysterious space of rock and roll, storytelling, and folk music. In an ether of contradiction. Lyrics often softly spoken, or soulfully crooned. His live performances are captivating and spontaneous, moving between acoustic guitar, resonator guitar, and piano. A relentless performer, Africano has toured the US extensively and most recently has toured in the UK and Switzerland. He currently performs a monthly late-night series at the acclaimed Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. Over the past 7 years he has recorded 4 albums including I've Ever Desired (2008) The Butterfly Bull (2012) and his first EP Broken (2005) and his currently gearing up to release his first all-analog LP, yet to be named. He is credited with helping produce Marmalade (2007) with Pokey Lafarge, though as he playfully describes, he was mostly just there for support and as a second ear to help make decisions.Nick Africano

flor - The Bowery Ballroom
February 17, 2018 - New York

With their nuanced songwriting and inventive sensibilities, flor use their songs to explore feelings of longing and heartache, anxiety and self-doubt. On their debut album come out, you're hiding, singer/guitarist Zach Grace, bassist Dylan Bauld, guitarist McKinley Kitts, and drummer Kyle Hill alternately magnify and brighten those feelings by dreaming up an intensely cinematic take on synth-driven alt-pop. But for all its transportive melodies and triumphant mood, come out, you're hiding was born from a place of painful vulnerability. "Making this album has really been about me coming out my shell and getting over whatever block I have about letting people know what's going on in my head," says Grace, who serves as chief lyricist for the L.A.-based, Oregon-bred band. "A lot of people probably struggle with believing in themselves that way, and the album's a testament to overcoming that." Mostly recorded in Bauld's bedroom studio, with its title nodding to Grace's reclusive tendencies, come out, you're hiding achieves its intimate feel thanks partly to a process that flor adopted soon after moving to L.A. "I'd started experimenting with different production styles, and I ende... (read more)

DJ Jeremy Bastard, Wastrul, Too Good For Tuesday, Karma Darwin - Main Floor - The Delancey
February 17, 2018 - New York

Top 40 DJs - Downstairs Lounge - The Delancey
February 17, 2018 - New York

Alpaca Wolves (Reunion Show), Hartley's Encore - Bowery Electric
February 17, 2018 - New York

Alpaca Wolves Hartley's Encore

Flor, Handsome Ghost - Mercury Lounge
February 17, 2018 - New York

flor With their nuanced songwriting and inventive sensibilities, flor use their songs to explore feelings of longing and heartache, anxiety and self-doubt. On their debut album come out, you're hiding, singer/guitarist Zach Grace, bassist Dylan Bauld, guitarist McKinley Kitts, and drummer Kyle Hill alternately magnify and brighten those feelings by dreaming up an intensely cinematic take on synth-driven alt-pop. But for all its transportive melodies and triumphant mood, come out, you're hiding was born from a place of painful vulnerability. "Making this album has really been about me coming out my shell and getting over whatever block I have about letting people know what's going on in my head," says Grace, who serves as chief lyricist for the L.A.-based, Oregon-bred band. "A lot of people probably struggle with believing in themselves that way, and the album's a testament to overcoming that." Mostly recorded in Bauld's bedroom studio, with its title nodding to Grace's reclusive tendencies, come out, you're hiding achieves its intimate feel thanks partly to a process that flor adopted soon after moving to L.A. "I'd started experimenting with different production styles, an... (read more)

Happy Hour Comedy with Herron Entertainment - Eastville Comedy Club
February 17, 2018 - New York

MHYSA Fantasíí Vinyl Release - Mercury Lounge
February 17, 2018 - New York

MHYSA is a Queer Black Diva and underground popstar for the cyber resistance from Prince George's County, Maryland. Her debut album, fantasii, was released through Halcyon Veil on July 21, 2017 to glowing reception, and a live audio-visual experience touring North America will soon follow. Of fantasii, MHYSA says: "This debut album is an epic poem, like a reverse Dante's Inferno, where I take the listener higher, upward through my hopes, dreams, inspirations, and desires. It represents my love for Black women and femmes, as the stories are all told from our perspectives." Her debut EP, Hivemind, was released in February of 2016. In addition to her own productions, MHYSA's experimental approach to dance music and RnB shines through in her highly sought-after THOT FANTASY mix series. THOT FANTASY mixes have been commissioned for luminary platforms like DIS Magazine and GHE20G0TH1K, highlighting MHYSA's deep connections to the queer art, music and fashion scene of NY. In winter of 2016, she was listed in Artforum's "Best of 2016: Music" and in February of 2017, she shared the stage with Yves Tumor, GAIKA, James Ferraro and Bill Kouligas in New York.

Women and Men: Party Jumpin' - UCB East
February 17, 2018 - New York

It's Saturday night and WOMEN AND MEN are ready to get the party started! Tell us a story about the weirdest and wildest weddings, birthdays, bachelorettes, or bar mitzvahs you've ever been to and we'll use it to throw a totally improvised shindig live on stage. WOMEN AND MEN is made up of some of New York's top improvisers whose credits include The Onion, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS's hit legal drama Bull.

AIRWOLF: Let's Go Back To Your Place - UCB East
February 17, 2018 - New York

Was it that haunted apartment you found through Craigslist? What about the time in college when your roommate always watched you sleep? Or maybe it was that year you lived on a hippie commune in the middle of the desert? Airwolf interviews an audience volunteer about their hellish tales of crazy roommates, weird neighbors, and other outrageous living situations and spins it into a fast, funny and fully improvised show. Please label your food if you don't want us to eat it. Members of Airwolf have appeared on Comedy Central, The Onion News Network, ESPN, Nickelodeon, and Adult Swim, among many others.

August Burns Red - Irving Plaza
February 17, 2018 - New york

Show Info: AUGUST BURNS RED Support: Born of Osiris, Erra, Ocean Grove 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: @IrvingPla... (read more)

What I Did For Love - UCB East
February 17, 2018 - New York

Watch as some of the UCBT's top improvisers interview an audience member about their love life, and then spin their stories of romantic love and loss into comedy gold!

Toe Pick - Dixon Place
Through February 17, 2018 - New York

In 1994, one whack propelled figure skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding into a tabloid frenzy that still captivates over twenty years later. Who attacked Nancy? What did Tonya know? And most importantly, why??!! Transcribed entirely from actual events surrounding the infamous scandal Connie Chung called Shakespearean, and featuring over 30 different characters from Scott Hamilton to Jane Pauley, Toe Pick is not to be missed. Relive every moment as we put on our scrunchies, lace up our skates, and land our best triple axels for the Complete Icecapades of Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. Vulture recently identified creator Zackary Grady as the Artist of the Cult of Tonya Harding. "Captivating" – The Advocate

Janeane Garofalo featuring Todd Barry - Eastville Comedy Club
Through February 17, 2018 - New York

Rosemary and Time - Paradise Factory Theatre
Through February 17, 2018 - New York

Rosemary and Time, based on a true story, is about two women, working side by side in a school infirmary who discover a startling truth about one another. Set in Yorkshire England in the late 1970’s, with flashbacks to 1941, the two women unearth secrets from the past and come to terms with ghosts, old relationships and time. Written by Jennifer Fell Hayes Directed by Kathy Gail MacGowan The production is led by Broadway veteran, Judith Barcroft, whose Broadway credits include, Dinner at Eight, Mating Dance, Betrayal, Elephant Man, All God’s Chillun Got Wings, Shimada and Plaza Suite. The company features Eliana Grace Brenden, Ciela Elliott, Kate Grimes, Mary Kate Harris, Michael Markham, Virginia Roncetti, and Zoe Watkins. Performance Schedule: Friday, February 2 @ 7:30 pm (Opening Night) Saturday, February 3 @ 7:30 pm Sunday, February 4 @ 3:00 pm Tuesday, February 6 @ 7:30 pm Wednesday, February 7 @ 7:30 pm Thursday, February 8 @ 7:30 pm Friday, February 9 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, February 10 @ 7:30 pm Sunday, February 11 @ 3:00 pm Wednesday, February 14 @ 7:30 pm Thursday, February 15 @ 7:30 pm Friday, February 16 @ 7:30 pm Saturday, February 17 @ 7:30 pm

LES Elegy 6: Salomé Woman of Valor - The Stone
February 18, 2018 - New York

Adeena Karasick (poet) Deep Singh (percussion) Shai Bachar (keyboard)

Indie Cage Match - UCB East
February 18, 2018 - New York

Who's the best team on the indie scene? You tell us. Every week, three of New York City's top indie improv teams converge onstage to see who can deliver the best fully improvised show. The champ is chosen solely by the audience vote so the future's in your hands! The winning team will come back the following week to defend their title and after three wins, they head off to the big show: Cage Match at UCB Chelsea, the OG of improv competitions. Hosted by The Mannequin Room (Lou Gonzalez, Chrissie Gruebel and Brian Urreta).

If You Build It: A Stand-Up Comedy Show - UCB East
February 18, 2018 - New York

Join special guest hosts and some of the best up and coming stand up comics in the country and major headliners! Comics have been featured on Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, and many other channels, websites, radio shows, colleges, and clubs.

Higgins: The Instagram Show - UCB East
February 18, 2018 - New York

Do you take more pictures of food than people? Are most of your photos duck-lipped selfies? Or maybe your pics show that you just love your cat WAY too much? We hope so! The improv team Higgins would love to look at your Instagram feed and make up an entire show based on what we find. Just bring your phone and a sense of humor. Members of Higgins have appeared on Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, Late Night with Seth Meyers, MTV, IFC, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Funny or Die, and Above Average.

Moody McCarthy Marc Theobald - Eastville Comedy Club
February 18, 2018 - New York

B.Y.O.T. - Improv/Sketch Team Jam - UCB East
February 18, 2018 - New York

Are you on an improv team and want to do a short set on stage at UCBT? BYO improv team. Does your sketch team want to try out that new sketch in front of an audience? BYO sketch team. In a practice group that wants more practice? BYO practice group. In an improv/sketch class and want some more reps?BYO class. Do you have a friend group that wants to give this improv stuff a shot? BYO friend group. Are you just a person that wants to try out a character? BYO self. BRING YOUR OWN TEAM. UCBT's only team jam. Hosted by Austin Rodrigues and the Hot Chicks Room bartenders.

Architecture Tour - New Museum
February 18, 2018 - New York

Join us during the opening week of the New Museum's 2018 Triennial: "Songs for Sabotage" for a special artist panel with Triennial artists Cian Dayrit, Haroon Gunn-Salie, and Shen Xin, moderated by the exhibition's curators. "Songs for Sabotage" adopts the notion of sabotage as a model for artistic production, positing that what unites these artists is an understanding of the inescapability of global political and economic networks and a desire to respond with individual, localized gestures.

Bryn Cohn + Artists Presents: the Art of Loss - 14 Street Y
February 18, 2018 - New york

Bryn Cohn + Artists presents their first evening of repertory, The Art of Loss – a collection of notable works from 2012 – 2017 that exposes the rebellion, hope and despair that root in otherness. The performance features four audience favorites including HOME, Skin, 4AM and If You Sink and one brand new world premiere. Artistic director Bryn Cohn examines the delicate processes of isolation, surrender and a return to the self as part of a universal community. Renowned for their ferocious physicality, theatrical worlds and intimate performances, BC + A navigates an unforgettable cultural, emotional and kinetic adventure.

Ec: Greed - Anthology Film Archives
February 18, 2018 - New York

With Gibson Gowland, ZaSu Pitts, and Jean Hersholt. "Reduced from an eight-and-a-half-hour running time to slightly over two hours, [GREED] is perhaps more famous for the butcher job performed on it than for Stroheim's great and genuine accomplishment. Though usually discussed as a masterpiece of realism (it was based on a novel by the naturalist writer Frank Norris), it is equally sublime in its high stylization, which ranges from the highly Brechtian spectacle of ZaSu Pitts making love to her gold coins to deep-focus compositions every bit as advanced as those in CITIZEN KANE. It is probably the most modern in feel of all silent films, establishing ideas that would not be developed until decades later." –Dave Kehr, CHICAGO READER

Swiss Institute Presents: Program 1: Andrew Norman Wilson: the Order of Ought - Anthology Film Archives
February 18, 2018 - New York

This screening, featuring videos and selections by Andrew Norman Wilson, presents works in which artificial and animal intelligence play a role in the production of images to emphasize alien perspectives for human viewers. Wilson writes, "The works amount to an ethical disturbance in which the involvement of intelligent, amoral actors complicates a humanist legacy that understands the world as having been given for our needs and created in our image. From these revisionary vantage points, this stagnant legacy begins to contradict itself, amounting to an ecologically murderous, even suicidal tendency. I also sense an order of ought, a program for escape." Stan Brakhage MOTHLIGHT (1963, 4 min, 16mm. Preserved by Anthology Film Archives.) Andrew Norman Wilson ODE TO SEEKERS (2012 2016, 8-min loop, digital) Yuri Ancarani DA VINCI (2014, 25 min, 35mm) Andrew Norman Wilson THE UNTHINKABLE BYGONE (2016, 2 min, digital) Anonymous CHIMPANZEE ENJOYS A CIGARETTE (2010, 34 sec, digital) Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys DIE AAP VAN BLOEMFONTEIN (2014, 23 min, digital) My Finger Family Rhymes FUNNY ANIMALS SWIMMING RACE ANIMALS INDOOR PLAYGROUND FOR KIDS 3D COLORS ANIMALS FINGER FAMILY SONG... (read more)

We Won't Grow Old Together - Anthology Film Archives
February 18, 2018 - New York

(NOUS NE VIEILLIRONS PAS ENSEMBLE) With Jean Yanne & Marlene Joubert. "Far from viewer-friendly, [this film] tells the story of the endless breakups and makeups of a highly unstable yet apparently indissoluble couple. It's a sort of love story told in inverted terms, depicting the protracted end of a five-year affair, with its arbitrary disagreements, sudden mood shifts, moments of irrational anger, and displays of stinging contempt, presented with a genuine, unmeasured violence. 'You've never succeeded at anything and you never will', says Jean, a 40-year-old married filmmaker, to his younger, working-class lover Catherine. 'And do you know why? Because you are vulgar, irremediably vulgar, and not only are you vulgar, you are ordinary.' These are the film's most celebrated lines…a sort of brutalist alternative to the famous line from LOVE STORY: 'Love means never having to say you're sorry.'" –Dave Kehr, FILM COMMENT

show & Tell: Stephanie Barber - Anthology Film Archives
February 18, 2018 - New York

IN THE JUNGLE (2017, 63 min, digital. With Cricket Arrison (of Wham City) and M.C. Schmidt (of Matmos).) Stephanie Barber has achieved the rare feat of carving out a cinematic (or more properly speaking, media-spanning) realm entirely her own. Equally attuned to the nuances of the moving image and of language, her short and occasional feature-length film and video works meld together elements of photography, poetry, music, and live performance, and display a sensibility that's at once comical, lyrical, and melancholy. Her latest piece, IN THE JUNGLE playfully and sorrowfully tells the tale of an unreliable narrator in a self-imposed exile. Given a grant to study the equivalent of animal cries and whines in jungle flora, our heroine has lived for 1,612 days deep in an unnamed jungle. This jungle serves as an extended metaphor for excessive and continual growth and death and fear and sustenance, a metaphorical space of chaos in which the scientist finds solace and which stands in contrast to the human jungle of 'civilization.' Is IN THE JUNGLE – which grew out of a live performance – a filmed document of a theater piece, a musical, a poetic lecture, or some combination of a... (read more)

Modern Romance - Anthology Film Archives
February 18, 2018 - New York

With Albert Brooks, Kathryn Harrold, Bruno Kirby, George Kennedy, and James L. Brooks. Mint condition print courtesy of Sony Pictures. MODERN ROMANCE may be Albert Brooks's least-known film, but arguably it's his greatest – the most uncompromising and consistent, and, as restrained as it is on the surface, ultimately the most personal and unforgiving in its self-criticism. Brooks is Robert Cole, a film editor who breaks up with his girlfriend only to spend the rest of the movie desperately trying to erase his mistake, and even more desperately trying to contain his jealousy, neediness, and paranoia. Still the great comic portrait of male neurosis, and of emotional and psychological dysfunction, MODERN ROMANCE lays bare its protagonist's insecurities with an honesty few dramatic films have achieved. Only Brooks could make a deadpan comedy about a man who's very nearly psychotic. Painfully funny, with the emphasis on 'funny.'

Calvin Play, The New York Grind, Chris Ransom & The Renditions, Matt Taelor, Alec Martini - Pianos (Showroom)
February 18, 2018 - New York

Emma Frank - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
February 18, 2018 - New York

"A crystalline voice of unique timbre and emotional intelligence..." - Alain Brunet, La Presse Depending on when you walk in on a song, Emma Frank's music might sound like folk or jazz, even R&B. It's music that never stays put, full of shifting tempos and winding melodies framed by her rich, gossamer voice and insightful lyrics. Emma moved to New York nine months ago from Montreal where she released two critically acclaimed albums, For Being Apart (2014) andThe People We're Becoming (2015). She is now working on a third album of songs with Aaron Parks (piano), Jim Black (drums), Rick Rosato (bass) and Franky Rousseau (guitar).

Arnold, Klampanis, Hiroshi - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 18, 2018 - New York

RadhaMUSprime: BLACK HISTORY MOMF! Part Deux! - Joe's Pub
February 18, 2018 - Manhattan

Comedic emcee RadhaMUSprime: The 40-Year-Old Version returns to Joe's Pub for BLACK HISTORY MOMF!, a musical explosion of truth with a side-eye to all the suckery and fuckery! She's bringing new songs, new vids, a new pair of spanx but the same old blackity black unapologetic blacktitude, This one's for the culture (and her rent!) Come join RadhaMUSprime along with her trusty sound god DJ Jahmedicne and special guests as she celebrates the 28 most important days of the year! (Outside of her ovulation cycles). RadhaMUSprime is the GhostFace Killah-meets-Moms Mabley alter ego of Radha Blank, a New York native, award-winning playwright and TV writer (Empire, She's Gotta Have It). Her live mixtape 'The 40-Year-Old Version', is a self-produced Hip Hop/Comedy mash-up of dope beats, catchy hooks and thought-provoking rhymes that beg the question: where is the single, overweight, 40-Year-Old Black Woman's voice in Hip Hop? RIGHT HERE YO!

I/O, Tree River, Faster Than Light - Mercury Lounge
February 18, 2018 - New York

Based out of Brooklyn, NY, I/O has been playing together since the Fall of 2012. Blending ambient textures, angular rhythms, and dynamics that range from delicate to cinematic, I/O has crafted a unique brand of melodic post rock while exploring new sonic possibilities and constantly evolving their sound.

Phillip Phillips: The Magnetic Tour - Irving Plaza
February 18, 2018 - New york

Show Info: Phillip Phillips: The Magnetic Tour 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 Instagram: @IrvingPl... (read more)

Stomp - Orpheum Theatre
Through February 18, 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
February 19, 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.

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word - Parkside Lounge
February 19, 2018 - New York

Founded and produced by longtime New York City journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner, The Inspired Word is one of the hottest open mic/performance events in the country, happening every week in NYC and having featured some of the finest original performers in the country. Past features include Golden Globe award-winning actress Jill Eikenberry, Emmy/Golden Globe nominated Amber Tamblyn, film/TV actor/comedian Taylor Negron, actor/comedian/TV personality John Fugelsang, Grammy nominated singer Carolyn Malachi, American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson, and HBO Def Poetry stars Shihan, Suheir Hammad, Lemon Andersen, Regie Cabico, Gemineye, and Beau Sia. For more info, please visit: http://inspiredwordnyc.com/ http://inspiredwordnyc.blogspot.com/

From One Guy To Another International Film Premiere - UCB East
February 19, 2018 - New York

Witness the international film premiere of From One Guy To Another: a short film by James Dwyer, Jackie Jennings and Mike Breen that follows James and Jackie as they embark on an adventure navigating friendship, success and the international restaurant properties of Guy Fieri. Featuring performances from NYC's best comedians. James and Jackie are hosts of the monthly showcase of insane ideas called A Big Dumb Thing. In April of 2017 they decided to eat at two different Guy Fieri Restaurants in two different countries in under 24 hours as featured on Mashable. Mike Breen is a director and videographer whose work has been featured on VICE.

Characters Welcome - UCB East
February 19, 2018 - New York

Characters Welcome is a monthly showcase hosted by Justin Tyler and Michael Hartney that brings together the best and brightest comedy actors to perform their favorite original characters and impressions.

Out Sick: Character Jam - UCB East
February 19, 2018 - New York

Everyone is out sick tonight from host to performers, so we need your characters to help us fill the time. How It Works: Put your Characters Name in the bucket. If your Character is chosen, they get three minutes to perform!

India: Matri Bhumi + Interview with Salvador Allende - Anthology Film Archives
February 19, 2018 - New York

INDIA: MATRI BHUMI (1959, 95 min, 35mm, b&w. In Italian with English subtitles. Archival print courtesy of Istituto Luce Cinecittà.) "A sublime symbiosis of fable and nonfiction, INDIA: MATRI BHUMI simply and poetically interrelates humans and animals, city and village, and society and nature over four separate stories. This visionary work is especially striking in the way its objective and subjective narrators merge into one another, reflecting not only the idea of reincarnation, but also the greater unity to which all of them belong." –Jonathan Rosenbaum, CHICAGO READER & INTERVIEW WITH SALVADOR ALLENDE / INTERVISTA CON SALVADOR ALLENDE: LA FORZA E LA RAGIONE (1971, 36 min, 35mm, b&w. Directed in collaboration with Emidio Greco. In Italian with English subtitles. Archival print courtesy of Istituto Luce Cinecittà.) Though recorded in 1971, this conversation between Rossellini and Chilean President Salvador Allende first aired on the Italian national network RAI 3 on September 15, 1973, just four days after his death during the right wing coup that ousted him.

Antonio Gaudí - Anthology Film Archives
February 19, 2018 - New York

Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí (1852-1926) designed some of the world's most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks; Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara constructed some of the most aesthetically audacious films ever made. Here their artistry melds in a unique, enthralling cinematic experience. Less a documentary than a visual poem, Teshigahara's ANTONIO GAUDÍ takes viewers on a tour of Gaudí's truly spectacular architecture, including his massive, still-unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona. With camera work as bold and sensual as the curves of his subject's organic structures, Teshigahara immortalizes Gaudí on film.

Nick Cianci, Kyle Duke And The Brown Bag Boys, Daniel Donato, Jr Atkins - Pianos (Showroom)
February 19, 2018 - New York

Lior Milliger - Tenor Saxophone, Nitzan Gavrieli - Piano, Arnon Palty - Bass, Ronen Itzik - Drums - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 19, 2018 - New York

Daniel J. Watts: The Jam - Only Child - Joe's Pub
February 19, 2018 - Manhattan

The Jam: Only Child is a coming of age event where, after having sought out therapeutic counsel, Watts recognizes how being an only child and a latch-key kid in a single parent home influenced his interactions with the world into adulthood. Watts will be joined by DJ Duggz, aka Preston Dugger III (Motown the Musical, Memphis), spinning through the evening. A play-on-words, The Jam pays homage to Watts' great-grandmother who, after making jam from scratch, would share with others what she was unable to consume herself. The Jam is Watts's continuation of that legacy through riveting storytelling and captivating yet poignant spoken word often set to music and/or dance. "This Jam has a coming of age feel. It involves journeying through my past experiences that have shaped my perceptions and influenced my decision-making in order to really take stock of what I need to hold on to and what I can afford to let go." - Daniel J. Watts

Simo, Brandi & the Alexanders - Mercury Lounge
February 20, 2018 - New York

SIMO announce the release of new studio album 'Rise & Shine' on 15 September 2017 on Provogue. On Rise & Shine SIMO widens their sound and is filled with slow-smoked soul ballads, psychedelic desert-rock instrumentals, hard-edged, bluesy barn burners and Stax-worthy funk rockers. Rise & Shine, SIMO's new album, widens their sound, as the band stretched beyond preconceived notions and produced a nuanced record reflecting their views, talents and ultimately their growth. The album began taking shape on the road, where SIMO's three bandmates — singer, guitarist and namesake frontman JD Simo; drummer Adam Abrashoff; and bassist Elad Shapiro — spent most of 2016 on tour. They played 215 shows that year, leaving behind their Nashville headquarters and traveling to nine different countries in support of their Billboard Top 10 blues album, Let Love Show the Way. The trio worked on new music along the way, hashing out chord changes in hotel rooms and tweaking song arrangements during soundcheck. It was a time of growth and self-improvement for everyone, and they became better friends, better musicians, and better people. At the same time, the outside world was changing. Political pundits we... (read more)

Tuesbooty Djs, Claire Vandiver, Carol Borges, Caisy Falzone - Pianos
February 20, 2018 - New York

Take It Personal: The Hip Hop Improv Show - UCB East
February 20, 2018 - New York

Hip Hop and Comedy has always co-existed but never like this. The forces have been combined like never before by CIPHA SOUNDS (Chappelle show, ROCnation, Hot 97). Every Tuesday Cipha Sounds and his team, A Tribe Called YES, the best improvisers and comedians ever, create a comedy show all completely made up on the spot. No script, no rehearsal, all freestyle, based on the real life stories of Hip Hop celebrities and personalities. Some past guest have been 2 Chainz, Swizz Beats, Wu-Tang clan, Quest Love, Victor Cruz, Jadakiss, Action Bronson, and even Childish Gambino.

Comedy Central Corporate Retreat - UCB East
February 20, 2018 - New York

Comedy Central's monthly Corporate Retreat show features new hosts and new formats every month. From stand-up to sketch to musical comedy and more, Corporate Retreat always showcases New York's most exciting young performers.

Theme Party - UCB East
February 20, 2018 - New York

You're invited to a Theme Party! Hosts Becky Chicoine, Sudi Green, and Sam Reece create a character variety show in a totally different world every month. Join us as the city's best comedians showcase original characters through song, dance, and sketch. It's gonna be a fucking party.

Wine & Food Pairing Essentials: A Workshop - Astor Center
February 20, 2018 - New York

This workshop gives you the tools to navigate food and wine pairings with success. We'll highlight what works well together as we feast over a six-course dinner. You'll learn how to design your own perfect pairings at home and when dining out.

Grand Reserve: Barolo and Barbaresco - Astor Center
February 20, 2018 - New York

Dig deeper into the rich wine region that is Piedmont. In this higher-level class, we'll taste through premium wines from some of Northern Italy's most prized vineyards. This class is great for the Piedmont enthusiast, or for anyone who has taken any of our North Italian wine classes before.

God's Country - Anthology Film Archives
February 20, 2018 - New York

Louis Malle's affair with the documentary genre spans two and a half decades, from 1962-87. His subjects were likewise far-reaching, ranging from the Tour de France in Paris, to the depths of the Mediterranean Sea, to the frenetic streets of Calcutta. In 1979, Malle was sent to the heart of Middle America, to Glencoe, Minnesota, on a PBS-sponsored project. There he made the acquaintance of several proud denizens of a then-prosperous farming community, and filmed their daily rituals and serendipitous moments with an equally genial curiosity. Six years later, Malle returned to the town of his own volition, only to find spirits dampened by the effects of the Reagan-era recession. The film that resulted, GOD'S COUNTRY, is a historical yet timeless memento of the American Midwest.

Theater in Trance - Anthology Film Archives
February 20, 2018 - New York

Fassbinder's only documentary film is this record of the Cologne theater festival, Theater of the World 1981. The program encompassed more than 30 groups from 15 countries and more than 100 performances. For two weeks, Fassbinder observed the participants in the festival and filmed their acts, eventually winnowing the selection and marrying the imagery to his own spoken recitation of texts by Antonin Artaud. A fascinating chronicle of the theatrical culture of the era, as well as an illustration of an unfamiliar dimension of Fassbinder's art, it features appearances from Squat Theatre (which originated in Hungary but were ultimately headquartered in a storefront space on Manhattan's West 23rd Street), the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, and the Kipper Kids, among other groups.

Seth Herzog's Sweet: Stand Up Comedy Show - The Slipper Room
February 20, 2018 - New York

The long running, weekly stand up comedy extravaganza.

Simo - Mercury Lounge
February 20, 2018 - New York

SIMO announce the release of new studio album 'Rise & Shine' on 15 September 2017 on Provogue. On Rise & Shine SIMO widens their sound and is filled with slow-smoked soul ballads, psychedelic desert-rock instrumentals, hard-edged, bluesy barn burners and Stax-worthy funk rockers. Rise & Shine, SIMO's new album, widens their sound, as the band stretched beyond preconceived notions and produced a nuanced record reflecting their views, talents and ultimately their growth. The album began taking shape on the road, where SIMO's three bandmates — singer, guitarist and namesake frontman JD Simo; drummer Adam Abrashoff; and bassist Elad Shapiro — spent most of 2016 on tour. They played 215 shows that year, leaving behind their Nashville headquarters and traveling to nine different countries in support of their Billboard Top 10 blues album, Let Love Show the Way. The trio worked on new music along the way, hashing out chord changes in hotel rooms and tweaking song arrangements during soundcheck. It was a time of growth and self-improvement for everyone, and they became better friends, better musicians, and better people. At the same time, the outside world was changing. Political pundit... (read more)

Amy Vachal - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 20, 2018 - New York

Amy Vachal is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and artist. Amy was introduced to the global music stage with great fanfare through her successful run on NBC's The Voice, where she was mentored to the semifinals by Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams, landing on the overall U.S. iTunes top 10 four times, and twice on Billboard's Artist 100. After the show, Amy began touring her own repertoire across the U.S., Canada, and Europe, sharing the stage with the likes of Joe Purdy, Jamie Lawson, and M. Ward. After a tour-packed 2016, Amy has honed in on composing and producing her own recordings collectively towards her first ever full-length record.

Nicky Barbato - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 20, 2018 - New York

The Nicky Barbato Project is a dynamic guitar trio that combines surf guitar and pedal steel twang, 1960s film score soundscapes, jazz harmonies, and retro pop melodicism. The project features Barbato's original instrumental compositions, and will be recording their debut album in January of 2018.

Gotham Rockets - Arlene's Grocery
February 20, 2018 - New York

Love Bites - Joe's Pub
February 20, 2018 - Manhattan

Prodigy Comedy - Eastville Comedy Club
February 20, 2018 - New York

Watch What Crappens - The Bowery Ballroom
February 20, 2018 - New York

Watch What Crappens Obsessed with The Real Housewives? Can't get enough of Vanderpump Rules? We're here to help. Watch What Crappens airs five times a week, which means you never have to wait long to get your fill of Bravo recaps, gossip, and shadiness. Join hosts Ben Mandelker and Ronnie Karam as they dissect nearly ever detail of every show that airs on Bravo.

Late Show Simo - Mercury Lounge
February 20, 2018 - New York

Simo SIMO announce the release of new studio album 'Rise & Shine' on 15 September 2017 on Provogue. On Rise & Shine SIMO widens their sound and is filled with slow-smoked soul ballads, psychedelic desert-rock instrumentals, hard-edged, bluesy barn burners and Stax-worthy funk rockers. Rise & Shine, SIMO's new album, widens their sound, as the band stretched beyond preconceived notions and produced a nuanced record reflecting their views, talents and ultimately their growth. The album began taking shape on the road, where SIMO's three bandmates — singer, guitarist and namesake frontman JD Simo; drummer Adam Abrashoff; and bassist Elad Shapiro — spent most of 2016 on tour. They played 215 shows that year, leaving behind their Nashville headquarters and traveling to nine different countries in support of their Billboard Top 10 blues album, Let Love Show the Way. The trio worked on new music along the way, hashing out chord changes in hotel rooms and tweaking song arrangements during soundcheck. It was a time of growth and self-improvement for everyone, and they became better friends, better musicians, and better people. At the same time, the outside world was changing. Political pu... (read more)

What she found - Under St. Marks Theater
February 21, 2018 - New York City

The World Premiere of "what she found" At the 2018 FRIGID Festival February 15th thru March 4th what she found tells the story of Fiona, a twenty- something recovering from a depressive episode. In the midst of blurring the worlds between fictional and factual, she dares to explore a frightening world that tests her ability to work through dissociation unharmed. what she found pays homage to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass while seeking to delve into the scathing reality and implications of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, dissociation, and living with the stigma of seeking psychiatric treatment. what she found will feature the talents of the local NYC indie theatre scene featuring Helena Farhi, Jacobella Luongo, and Brenden Gregory. The Creative Team includes Nj Aguwna, Ashleigh Herndon, Megan Bandelt, Akia, Conor Daniel Bartram and Gregory F. Jackson. Using devised and immersive story-telling origins, what she found promises to lead the audience on a journey that is sometimes uncomfortable, but ultimately illuminating, leading us into a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. Tickets are $15-$20 and available online at www.FRIGIDNEWYORK.... (read more)

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 21, 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.

Teacher Feature - UCB East
February 21, 2018 - New York

UCBT's top improv teachers join forces in Teacher Feature, the improv show that features teachers for this weekly all-star improv explosion. Hosted by Lou Gonzalez, Doug Moe, Ben Rameaka and Molly Thomas.

Partysharks NYC, Jose Oyola & The Astronauts, Rowan, Rory Jagdeo - Pianos
February 21, 2018 - New York

Christian Finnegan Tanael Joachim - Eastville Comedy Club
February 21, 2018 - New York

Couples Skate - UCB East
February 21, 2018 - New York

Couple's Skate is the show that answers the ancient question, "What do skating and improv have in common?" It also answers the question, "What if you took a bunch of New York City's best improvisers, split them into unusual duos, and then had them perform together?" The answers are just as exciting as your first kiss, your first dry hump, and your first fist fight all rolled into one.

The Improv Jam - UCB East
February 21, 2018 - New York

Just your classic Improv Jam! Everyone who attends this show will have a chance to perform improv on the UCBT East Village stage! Put your name in the Bucket of Truth, then jam with students, performers, and faculty. The show isn't over until everyone has had a chance to perform, all in a fun, supportive environment! All experience levels welcome!

Newfilmmakers - Anthology Film Archives
February 21, 2018 - New York

For full program listings, visit www.newfilmmakers.com.

Nina Luna, Strange Loops, Marcaux - Pianos (Showroom)
February 21, 2018 - New York

Ec: Kino-Eye - Anthology Film Archives
February 21, 2018 - New York

"What do Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Rouch, Peter Kubelka, Stan Brakhage, Allen Funt, and Santiago Alvarez have in common? All of them were anticipated, if not directly influenced, by the genius of Dziga Vertov, one of the half-dozen most important personalities in the history of cinema, and a key figure in 20th century culture as a whole." –J. Hoberman, VILLAGE VOICE "KINOGLAZ is a didactic work, centered on episodes which articulate major preoccupations of the young Soviet regime: it deals with the manufacture and distribution of bread,…the processing and distribution of meat, celebrates the constructions of youth camps and discusses the problem of alcoholism. It introduces Vertov's formal adoption of the articulation of filmmaking technique as his subject. It begins, as well, to suggest what we may understand by 'the negative of time' as a key 'to the Communist decoding of reality.' Looking for 'the negative of time,' we find it in the use of reverse motion as analytic strategy." –Annette Michelson, "From Magician to Epistemologist"

Riley Etheridge Jr. - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 21, 2018 - New York

Riley Etheridge Jr. is a New York City based singer/songwriter with deep roots in Americana music. After growing up in a musical family in Columbia, S.C., he spent 20 years performing and recording in the musical gumbo of South Louisiana, and after a decade long hiatus his move to New York has inspired a collection of new original material entitled "Things I Used to Know". The album, which will be released in January of 2010, represents a reunion of all- star South Louisiana musicians and friends who have recorded together for over 25 years. Recorded in New Orleans in July of 2009, the rhythm section included Baton Rouge bassist David Ellis, Guitarist Shane Theriot (Neville Brothers/Boz Scaggs) drummer Doug Belote (Jerry Douglas/Sonny Landreth) and New Orleans jazz pianist and composer Larry Sieberth. The basic tracks then traveled to Nashville TN where Louisiana native and producer Wendell Tilley added guitars and enlisted Americana/country rock legends such as Dan Dugmore (James Taylor/Linda Ronstadt) and Mickey Rapheal (Willie Nelson) to add their distinctive contributions. The resulting album has been described by one writer as an "elegiac, contemplative collection of sad, fun... (read more)

Murderer's Row: Led Zeppelin Tribute - Arlene's Grocery
February 21, 2018 - New York

Jenna Nicholls - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
February 21, 2018 - New York

Tyler Childers - The Bowery Ballroom
February 21, 2018 - New York

Like many great Southern storytellers, singer-songwriter Tyler Childers has fallen in love with a place. The people, landmarks and legendary moments from his childhood home of Lawrence County, Kentucky, populate the 10 songs in his formidable debut, Purgatory, an album that's simultaneously modern and as ancient as the Appalachian Mountains in which events unfold. The album, co-produced by Grammy Award winners Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson, is a semiautobiographical sketch of Childers' growth from wayward youth to happily married man, told in the tradition of a Southern gothic novel with a classic noir antihero who may just be irredeemable. Purgatory is a chiaroscuro painting with darkness framing light in high relief. There's catharsis and redemption. Sin and temptation. Murder and deceit. Demons and angels. Moonshine and cocaine. So much moonshine and cocaine. All played out on the large, colorful canvas of Eastern Kentucky. Childers had been searching for a certain sound for his debut album for years as he honed his craft, and was finding it elusive when his friend, drummer Miles Miller, introduced him to Simpson, the Grammy Award-winning musician and fellow Kentucki... (read more)

The Slipper Room Show: Glitter Gutter - The Slipper Room
February 21, 2018 - New York

Fast and loose Burlesque, Variety and Sideshow from The Slipper Room! Come enjoy a ridiculously entertaining night. James Habacker is the artistic director of the Slipper Room and the man behind such characters as Mel Frye, Go Goatboy and Mr. Choade.

TALE: NYC's Finest Storytelling - Red Room above KGB Bar
February 21, 2018 - NYC

The legendary TALE returns to the Red Room with NYC’s finest storytelling – featuring performers with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, VICE, and HBO… No hokey gimmicks. No dumb themes – just the best in NYC’s pro-storytelling! And we have one hell of a goddamn (note swearing) fine lineup Joe Charnitski (Moth StorySlam Champ) Dawn Jewél Fraser (TED Talk) Harmon Leon (author of Meet the Deplorables) Bobby Hankinson (Kweendom) Momoh Pujeh (Harlem Comedy Festival) Music: Lorraine Leckie Come out and see the best in NYC storytelling! Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-tickets-42496976601

Lloyd Night - UCB East
February 21, 2018 - New York

Come see longform improv from NYC's top up-and-coming improv stars. At the show, three Lloyd Teams will perform Harolds, a 30 minute improv structure pioneered by Del Close.

Liz Huett - Mercury Lounge
February 21, 2018 - New York

Liz Huett grew up in Riverside, California, with her ear glued to the radio, listening to everything from pop acts like Tom Petty and Pink, to '90s country superstars. Not long after she decided to move to Nashville to pursue her music career, she was hired as a backing vocalist for Taylor Swift, with whom she toured for three and a half years. With Swift's blessing, she decided to come off the road and throw herself into writing her own music. Huett quickly lined up a publishing deal with Warner Chappell, began writing songs, and worked on developing her eclectic pop sound. Now signed to Interscope Records, Huett delivers her songs with a genuine vulnerability that makes her work appealingly relatable. Her sly lyrics go down smooth thanks to her intimate vocals and bright melodies.

Murderers' Row : Led Zeppelin Tribute - Arlene's Grocery
February 21, 2018 - New York

What she found - Under St. Marks Theater
February 22, 2018 - New York City

The World Premiere of "what she found" At the 2018 FRIGID Festival February 15th thru March 4th what she found tells the story of Fiona, a twenty- something recovering from a depressive episode. In the midst of blurring the worlds between fictional and factual, she dares to explore a frightening world that tests her ability to work through dissociation unharmed. what she found pays homage to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass while seeking to delve into the scathing reality and implications of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, dissociation, and living with the stigma of seeking psychiatric treatment. what she found will feature the talents of the local NYC indie theatre scene featuring Helena Farhi, Jacobella Luongo, and Brenden Gregory. The Creative Team includes Nj Aguwna, Ashleigh Herndon, Megan Bandelt, Akia, Conor Daniel Bartram and Gregory F. Jackson. Using devised and immersive story-telling origins, what she found promises to lead the audience on a journey that is sometimes uncomfortable, but ultimately illuminating, leading us into a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. Tickets are $15-$20 and available online at www.FRIGIDNEWYORK.... (read more)

Christian Finnegan Tanael Joachim - Eastville Comedy Club
February 22, 2018 - New York

Mexican Pairing Feast - Astor Center
February 22, 2018 - New York

It's time for a true fiesta! This dinner features five courses of Mexican favorites alongside an array of beverage pairings. From margaritas to red wine, we'll explore exciting ways to enjoy Mexico's traditional and contemporary flavors.

Open Michelle - Ladies Open Mic - UCB East
February 22, 2018 - New York

A stand-up open mic for women. Secretly, a clothing swap. HOW IT WORKS: - Participants put their name into a bucket. - Names are drawn from the bucket randomly. - All participants get about 3 minutes, depending on how many people show up. - Set times might be shorter, depending on the night. Hosted by Sue Smith and Anna Drezen.

Angel & Dren + Friends Dj Set, Quazz The Kid, R.O.E, Blak Emoji, Nuclear Family Fantasy, Ra - Pianos (Showroom)
February 22, 2018 - New York

Swiss Institute Presents: Program 2: Donna Haraway: Storytelling for Earthly Survival - Anthology Film Archives
February 22, 2018 - New York

NYC PREMIERE! Donna Haraway & Fabrizio Terranova DONNA HARAWAY: STORYTELLING FOR EARTHLY SURVIVAL (2016, 82 min, digital) This film portrays the groundbreaking thinker Donna Haraway's pioneering work in science, technology, gender, and trans-species relationships over the last four decades, all of it marked by her deep commitments to feminism and environmentalism. Refusing to distinguish between humans and animals and machines, she proposes new ways of understanding our world that challenge normative structures and boundaries. Her approach to writing is equally distinct, breaking with prevailing trends in theory by embracing narrative techniques in painting a rebellious and hopeful future. Recognizing her singular talent for storytelling, Terranova spent a few weeks filming Haraway and her dog Cayenne in their California home, exploring their personal universe as well as the development of Haraway's views on kinship and planetary welfare. For the NYC premiere of the film, Donna Haraway will give a video introduction, and Fabrizio Terranova will present a collection of YouTube clips that he and Haraway have selected.

Ec: Forward, Soviet! - Anthology Film Archives
February 22, 2018 - New York

(SHAGHAI, SOVIET!) "FORWARD, SOVIET! was commissioned by the Moscow soviet for the 1926 elections. Structurally, the film compares prerevolutionary famine and disease with the dynamism of revolutionary life. Then after a sequence on newborn babies, Vertov's irrepressible futurism bursts forth. Buses and cars hold a political rally without the benefit of their drivers; an extended montage celebrates industrial forms with such gusto as to make Léger's contemporaneous BALLET MÉCANIQUE seem virtually Luddite." –J. Hoberman, VILLAGE VOICE

Kerri Powers - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 22, 2018 - New York

"Powers is something of an anomaly. She's like the music scene's version of the protagonist in the film, "The Natural," having spent the "prime of her career" out of the spotlight -- in her case, tending to her family -- only to return from absolutely nowhere to wow and amaze. Where Robert Redford made all the fans sit up and cheer with mammoth home runs, Kerri Powers is going to make people listening to this album do the exact same thing with exceptional song writing and equally exceptional delivery." -- Chip McCabe, Lonesome Noise Kerri Powers was destined to be a musician from the start. While most kids her age spent their childhoods following frivolous pursuits, she spent hers reading, painting, writing stories, learning guitar and composing her first songs at the tender age of nine. By her own admission, she was a shy child, but her creative pursuits gave her an appreciation of the larger world around her. Those instincts seemed to have been bred naturally, given that there was undeniable talent embedded in her genes. Bing Crosby was a distant relative on her father's side, while her mother's relatives were said to be descended from author Herman Melville. Notably too, Powe... (read more)

Slipper Room Show: The Wiggle Room - The Slipper Room
February 22, 2018 - New York

The Wiggle Room! Named one of the "Best Burlesque Show in NYC" by Time Out New York! An elegant evening of booze, boobs, laffs, & boobs. Hosted by Bradford Scobie as Sir Richard Castle. Join naughty English gentleman Sir Richard Castle as he regales and revolts with tales of ex-wives, one night stands, and his one true love, scotch. Accompanied by his bountiful bevy of bawdy beauties, The Wigglettes! Bradford Scobie as Sir Richard Castle. Your outrageous host for the evening

The Slipper Room Show: Stache Novak's Midnight Fingers - The Slipper Room
February 22, 2018 - New York City

A new Thursday night Slipper Room event, showcasing the imaginative yet disturbing talents of the wonderful weirdos and picturesque perverts of the LES burlesque and variety scene! Hosted by resident beefcake Stache Novak! Stache Novak. Slipper Room bathroom attendant, man of negotiable affection and your hot bodied all american host for the evening!

Laughing Buddha Open Mic Spectacular - Eastville Comedy Club
February 22, 2018 - New York

Lasers in the Jungle: Stand-Up Comedy - UCB East
February 22, 2018 - New York

New York comedy favorites Katina Corrao and Sean Crespo host this weekly standup show bringing you the best up-and-coming and visiting comics in the city, as well as celebrity drop-ins. Plus, Katina, Sean, and Matt Little open each show with a new sketch or game that offers one lucky audience member a chance to win a free beer. You never know what will happen or who might show up, so stop by every week. (Please, stop by every week... Katina and Sean's self worth depends on it.) Past guests have included Janeane Garofalo, Wyatt Cenac, Mike Birbiglia, Jim Gaffigan, Melissa Villasenor, Todd Barry, Janelle James, Hari Kondabolu and that one comic you saw whose name you forgot but really loved.

Gabrielle Aplin - Bowery Ballroom
February 22, 2018 - New York

It has been a whirlwind few years for Gabrielle Aplin whose career took off when she built a massive fanbase by posting videos of herself singing online back in 2012. Aplin released her debut album English Rain in 2013 which spawned her iconic cover of 'The Power Of Love' which reached #1 in the UK. With a slew of further top 10 hits including 'Please Don't Say You Love Me' 'Home' 'Salva-tion' and 'Panic Cord' English Rain is now certified GOLD. 18 months of international touring followed, where Aplin racked up a further 3 #1s worldwide. Getting the opportunity to play shows and go on tour all over the world had an impact on Gabrielle and bled into her sophomore album 'Light Up The Dark' (2015) which displayed a maturing in Aplin's sound with the anthemic and ambitious singles like 'Sweet Nothing' and title track 'Light Up The Dark'. Aplin's creativity and songwriting ability is unyielding and in 2016 'Miss You' EP was released on her own label 'Never Fade Record's and has reached an astonishing 40 million streams thus far.

Becca Blackwell: They, Themself and Schmerm - Joe's Pub at The Public
February 22, 2018 - New York

Part classic standup comedy special, part teen zine vomit confessional. They, Themself and Schmerm is Becca Blackwell's disturbingly hilarious personal tale of being adopted into a Midwestern religious family, trained to be a girl, molested, and plagued by the question, "How do I become a man and do I even want that?" Becca engages in loving confrontation with the audience, asking what it truly means to be authentic in these meat carcasses. Becca Blackwell is a NYC based trans actor, performer and writer. Existing between genders, and preferring the pronoun "they," Blackwell works collaboratively with playwrights and directors to expand our sense of personhood and the body through performance. Some of their collaborations have been with Young Jean Lee, Half Straddle, Jennifer Miller's Circus Amok, Richard Maxwell, Sharon Hayes, Theater of the Two Headed Calf and Lisa D'Amour. Written and performed by Becca Blackwell Directed by and developed with Ellie Heyman In collaboration with Jill Pangallo and Jess Barbagallo "A charisma machine… Totally hilarious." — Kathleen Hanna, Artforum "A seasoned artist who's smart enough to know that an honest personal performance can... (read more)

Reina del Cid - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 23, 2018 - New York

Part singer-songwriter, part rock band, you can find Reina del Cid at the intersection of lyrical storytelling and scorching solos. After building a devoted online following as a solo artist, Del Cid teamed up with instrumentalists Toni Lindgren, Andrew Foreman, and Nate Babbs to develop a sound with broad appeal, drawing in mixed crowds from jamheads to college students to white haired intelligentsia. In January of last year, Del Cid released a music video for the song "Death Cap," filmed in Iceland and directed by the band's longtime creative collaborator, Jason Ho. Their music has been featured by Paste Magazine, NPR, and Baeble Music, and their new release, Rerun City(December 2017), will be their third studio album.

Yndi Halda, Staghorn - Mercury Lounge
February 23, 2018 - New York

Yndi Halda yndi halda formed in South-East Kent, UK as teenagers, and released their debut record Enjoy Eternal Bliss in 2007 through Big Scary Monsters (UK & Europe), Burnt Toast Vinyl (USA) and XTAL Records (Japan). The record was described as "epic beauty" by Drowned in Sound and "electrifying" by The Line of Best Fit, amongst a great deal of praise from other high-profile publications, picking up generous support and accolades worldwide. The success of Enjoy Eternal Bliss lead the band to tours across the UK, Europe, USA and Asia, including shows at London's famed Barbican Hall, Koko and Union Chapel venues, and entirely selling out a short residency at Hoxton Hall. After a long writing and recording period, 2016 saw the long-awaited release of latest full-length Under Summer. The album - at once subtle and joyous, hitting huge emotional peaks around moments of serene gentleness and heartbreaking sadness - was favourably reviewed by Pitchfork, FACT, DIY and countless more. A musical development from the band's debut LP, the new album was viewed as a progression in songwriting, delivery and expression. It exhibits new scope and wider interests, full of closely-crafted arra... (read more)

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 23, 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!

Janeane Garofalo Christian Finnegan - Eastville Comedy Club
February 23, 2018 - New York

Tap & Tom - 14 Street Y
February 23, 2018 - New york

Felipe Galganni's TAP & TOM is a concert blending tap dance and bossa nova with musical direction by Brazilian maestro award winning Carlos Bauzys. Using Tom Jobim's compositions, we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the creation of bossa nova and Jobim's 91st birthday with an evening of tap dance and live music. The cast includes Wesley Amorim, Christina Carminucci, Pedro Coppeti, Josh Davis, Xavier Del Castillo, Chikako Iwahori, Alex MacDonald, Alice Reys, Jackie Ribas, Tony Romano, Samara Seligsohn, Felipe Viegas, Wallace Stelzer and more!

Rum Cocktails - Astor Center
February 23, 2018 - New York

Get to know rum on a new level with this special tasting and hands-on cocktail class. Sip on the dark, tropical flavors of this New World spirit while learning about its complex history. Then try your hand at three of the most classic rum cocktails.

Starless Dreams - Anthology Film Archives
February 23, 2018 - New York

(ROYAHAYE DAME SOBH) "The world needs to see this spare, revelatory film and hear these girls' pained and sometimes proud confessions. They divulge their crimes, including assaults and murders. They speak of meth addiction and relentless abuse; they ask at group meetings why punishments in Iran are so much harsher for women who commit crimes than for men; they speak of family members in jail or awaiting the death penalty. One girl reports that her father, a robber and mugger, is now facing death after having been caught with meth in jail. 'I'm not as tough as I sound,' one admits, her face slight and girlish beneath her black headscarf. She just had to learn to be tough to survive on her own on the streets. In the detention center, addressing the camera, she at last faces someone interested in who she really is, in who she could be. The film follows none of these girls beyond those walls, leaving us to worry over them. When they're released, who will they have to be?" –Alan Scherstuhl, THE VILLAGE VOICE

The Other Side of Burka - Anthology Film Archives
February 23, 2018 - New York

(AZ PASE BORGHE) Set in a tight-knit, extremely conservative island community off the Southern coast of Iran where all women wear burkas, this film begins as an investigation into the suicide of a woman named Samireh. Her husband callously says that while he cares about the lives of his kids, women's lives are cheap. However, the women Oskouei interviews – many of whom were married off at age 12 or 13 – stand up for themselves and discuss their difficult existences. Oskouei relies mostly on close-up or medium-shot interviews, and as usual, displays his gift for framing people dynamically in tight spaces. Preceded by: MY MOTHER'S HOME, LAGOON / KHYANEYE MADARIYAM MORDAB (2000, 29 min, digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.) A 67-year-old woman takes care of her 100-year-old mother, who is a complete invalid and talks compulsively about how she expects (and wishes) to die at any minute. But in order to make a living, the daughter, Kobra, goes out every day and works as a fisherwoman. Oskouei depicts the lagoon with a certain amount of lyricism, while simultaneously revealing the backbreaking nature of fishing.

Beechwood, Mammabear - Arlene's Grocery
February 23, 2018 - New York

Gordon Lawrence: Vocals, Guitar Isa Tineo: Drums Andy Manzanares: Bass Beechwood is an original rock and roll group from NYC formed in 2012. Carrying the torch of such infamous bands like The Stooges, MC5, and the New York Dolls, Beechwood's music stems from a tradition originated in good ol' fashioned juvenile delinquency. The trio consists of Gordon Lawrence, Isa Tineo, and Andy Manzanares. Lawrence plays and sings with a mix of the sensitivity of artists such as Alex Chilton or Elliott Smith, with the visceral aggressiveness of the Raw Power-era Stooges. Tineo matches Lawrence's style, playing drums with a style that often leaves hands bloodied and drum heads dismembered. And bassist Manzanares the quiet one of the group, leaves people in awe over the authority he demonstrates over his instrument, all the while wondering whether he's a boy or a girl.

Tracy Bonham - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 23, 2018 - New York

"One of alternative rock's most steadfast and powerful singer-songwriters." ––Consequence Of Sound "A gorgeous celebration of adult love." ––Rolling Stone "Bonham's collection brings a sophisticated quirkiness to the femme alt-pop table unseen for quite some time." ––Billboard Tracy Bonham's major label debut, The Burdens of Being Upright (Island Records), achieved Gold Record status in 1996, spawning the chart topping hit single "Mother Mother." This lead to a pair of Grammy™ nominations, and an MTV Video Award nomination. Very soon after her world tour, the music business began to shift and change dramatically. Her sophomore album was delayed several times and by the time it was released in 2000, Island Records and the music business in general was almost unrecognizable. She released the arty and angry Down Here to critical acclaim but did not enjoy commercial success. In 2003, after moving to Los Angeles, Bonham became the featured vocalist / violinist on Blue Man Group's The Complex Tour and How To Be A Megastar 2.0 (2006). In 2005 Bonham released her third album Blink The Brightest (Rounder/ Zoé). This was her most commercial sounding album and several of the songs... (read more)

Robert Stevenson of A Silent Film - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
February 23, 2018 - New York

For twelve years, Robert Stevenson was front-man, producer and primary songwriter of Oxford, UK's A Silent Film. The band's anthemic music broke into alternative rock fans' consciousness with their 2010 debut album The City That Sleeps and its single "You Will Leave a Mark," which was held the record for most weeks at #1 ever on SiriusXM's Alt-18 countdown. The band followed up with 2012's Sand & Snow and its hits "Harbour Lights" and "Danny, Dakota & the Wishing Well." In 2015, the band released its eponymous album A Silent Film, again achieving alternative radio success with its singles "Lightning Strike" and "Something to Believe in." Throughout, the band developed a hard-core following for their spectacular live performances. The Owl Mag described one of their shows: "There was nothing like this night. It wasn't just a concert. It was an experience for fans to hold onto forever…a night filled with intimacy and emotions." After 3 albums, multiple charting singles, festival appearances at Corona Capital and Firefly, supporting tours with OneRepublic, the Temper Trap and Smashing Pumpkins, and over 20 million streams of their songs, Robert and ASF co-founder Spencer Walker deci... (read more)

The Slipper Room Show (Includes Midnight Show) - The Slipper Room
February 23, 2018 - New York City

A special evening of the best NY talent in the world of Burlesque, Variety, Magic, Sideshow & Circus performance. *Ticket price includes Midnight Show* Set times are 9:30pm, 10:30pm, 12am &1am

BUCKY: Thank F#@% It's Friday! - UCB East
February 23, 2018 - New York

Thank F#@% it's Friday! Come blow off steam from your crazy work week with Bucky. Need someone to vent about your desk-mate with jiggly leg syndrome or your roommate's dog who craps in your bed? Come complain to over 100 of your closest friends before you start your weekend! Members of BUCKY have been featured on NBC, Comedy Central, MTV, HBO, VH1, FX, College Humor, Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer and 30 Rock.

Blues Traveler - 30th Anniversary Tour - Irving Plaza
February 23, 2018 - New york

Show Info: Blues Traveler - 30th Anniversary Tour 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 Instagram: @Irvin... (read more)

Behind-The-Ropes: Insider's Tours of the Merchant's House - Merchant's House Museum
February 24, 2018 - New York

Join us for a series of rare off-hours tours of the Merchant's House. We'll gather in the 1850s kitchen for coffee and a focused overview of the landmark Merchant's House and its intact collection of more than 3,000 objects owned by the Tredwell family. We'll then tour the house, including the rarely seen bedrooms on the 3rd floor (now staff offices), even peek up into the attic and open locked doors … and more. From late Federal to Greek Revival; Duncan Phyfe to Rococo Revival; whale oil to gas to kerosene, you'll gain new insight and perspectives on these unique insider's tours, learning about changing period styles and technologies and how they reflect the attitudes and values of the merchant class in mid-19th century New York City.

Behind-The-Ropes: Insider's Tours of the Merchant's House - Merchant's House Museum
February 24, 2018 - New York

Join us for a series of rare off-hours tours of the Merchant's House. We'll gather in the 1850s kitchen for coffee and a focused overview of the landmark Merchant's House and its intact collection of more than 3,000 objects owned by the Tredwell family. We'll then tour the house, including the rarely seen bedrooms on the 3rd floor (now staff offices), even peek up into the attic and open locked doors … and more. From late Federal to Greek Revival; Duncan Phyfe to Rococo Revival; whale oil to gas to kerosene, you'll gain new insight and perspectives on these unique insider's tours, learning about changing period styles and technologies and how they reflect the attitudes and values of the merchant class in mid-19th century New York City.

Behind-The-Ropes: Insider's Tours of the Merchant's HouseThe Architecture of an 1832 Landmark - Merchant's House Museum
February 24, 2018 - New York

We'll explore in detail the architecture of Antebellum New York, how to differentiate between styles, and tips on the fine points of what to look for on your own explorations. Then we'll examine the 1832 Merchant's House in depth, one of only 117 buildings designated both an interior and exterior landmark in New York, including details of the ornamental plaster, considered the finest surviving from the period and several spaces not normally seen by the regular Museum visitor.

Thelem, Rez, Jizzy Fra b2b Yakooza, Detox - Mercury Lounge
February 24, 2018 - New York

helem UK artist Thelem has secured himself as a humbling and experimental producer within the wide spectrum of electronic music. The genre morphing latest release 'Ninety 3 EP' features notable stylistic elements from hip hop, grime, Dubstep and trap. His well crafted dynamics, choice instrumentation and considered beats coupled with distinctive collaborations with T-Man bring an all together weighed and diversified direction for Thelem, focusing on a new characterising flavour and distinguishing progressive sound. The already recognised international touring from Thelem has seen him on appearance throughout Europe, Australia as well as intensive coverage in the USA. 2017 will see Thelem elaborate on an established underground fanbase with an imposing touring schedule and impressive live performance ethic that's complimented by his modest attitude and raw passion for the music he sculpts. His innovative and interesting approach will see Thelem further himself as an underground titan and pioneer of his exclusive sound.

What she found - Under St. Marks Theater
February 24, 2018 - New York City

The World Premiere of "what she found" At the 2018 FRIGID Festival February 15th thru March 4th what she found tells the story of Fiona, a twenty- something recovering from a depressive episode. In the midst of blurring the worlds between fictional and factual, she dares to explore a frightening world that tests her ability to work through dissociation unharmed. what she found pays homage to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass while seeking to delve into the scathing reality and implications of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, dissociation, and living with the stigma of seeking psychiatric treatment. what she found will feature the talents of the local NYC indie theatre scene featuring Helena Farhi, Jacobella Luongo, and Brenden Gregory. The Creative Team includes Nj Aguwna, Ashleigh Herndon, Megan Bandelt, Akia, Conor Daniel Bartram and Gregory F. Jackson. Using devised and immersive story-telling origins, what she found promises to lead the audience on a journey that is sometimes uncomfortable, but ultimately illuminating, leading us into a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. Tickets are $15-$20 and available online at www.FRIGIDNEWYORK.... (read more)

Kraal Charles Media Presents Verses - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 24, 2018 - New York

... the Open Mic Spoken Word Monologue Skit Music Comedy Showcase! Hosted by the Audaciously winning crazy girl Helena D. Lewis. Every last Saturday of the month! #?kraalcharlesmedia? ?#?VERSES? ? Open Mic Sign Up at 10pm. Tickets $10 at the door!

Spaceman - Wild Project
February 24, 2018 - New York

Featuring: Erin Treadway, Shawn Davis, Roger Casey Sound Designer: Leegrid Stevens Set Design: Carolyn Mraz Lighting Design: Simon Cleveland Costume Design: Heather Carey Props Designer: Ryan Courtney Stage Manager: Emely Perez-Rubio Photo by: Ryan Pointer Spaceman follows astronaut Molly Jennis on her attempt to be the first human to reach Mars. Beginning seven months into an eight-month journey to the red planet, she is the lone crew member of the space module Aeneas. With a mission to establish a new colony, the difficulties of interplanetary space travel are brought to life in exacting detail. Radiation exposure, long term weightlessness, low light, extensive communication delays and poor hygiene are just a few of the challenges Molly Jennis must face on her quest to be the first to Mars, but she soon finds nothing compares to the psychological effects of having so much time alone.

Janeane Garofalo Christian Finnegan - Eastville Comedy Club
February 24, 2018 - New York

Tap & Tom - 14 Street Y
February 24, 2018 - New york

Felipe Galganni's TAP & TOM is a concert blending tap dance and bossa nova with musical direction by Brazilian maestro award winning Carlos Bauzys. Using Tom Jobim's compositions, we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the creation of bossa nova and Jobim's 91st birthday with an evening of tap dance and live music. The cast includes Wesley Amorim, Christina Carminucci, Pedro Coppeti, Josh Davis, Xavier Del Castillo, Chikako Iwahori, Alex MacDonald, Alice Reys, Jackie Ribas, Tony Romano, Samara Seligsohn, Felipe Viegas, Wallace Stelzer and more!

Schtick A Pole In It: Janet Jackson Edition - Drom
February 24, 2018 - New York

Schtick a Pole In It, NYC's only pole dancing and comedy show just celebrated their 5th Anniversary, and now we're back to business in 2018 with our all Janet Jackson show. 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. This month's theme is Janet Ms. Jackson if you're nasty. Dancers choose between all her hits and it ain't easy. If you don't see shows like this why are you even paying the crazy NYC rents? *Limited Seating* *Reservation Highly Recommended* Theme: Janet Jackson Venue Drom- 85 Avenue A (between 5th and 6th streets) New York, NY 10009 (212) 777-1157 Time/Date/Tickets Saturday, Feb 24th, 2018 8pm (doors open at 7:30) $20 online - https://tinyurl.com/y7h9r67e $25 cash at the door Subways 2nd ave stop on the F. Walkable from the 6 (Astor Place) and R (8th St - NYU) train stations. Comics Dan Goodma... (read more)

It's a Long Story - UCB East
February 24, 2018 - New York

It's a Long Story features the city's hottest stand-up comedians telling their longer, hilarious and true stories.

Chakana Inca & Zack Whitacre, Cyclone Static, Sink Tapes, Tony Saxon, Shrb, The Components - Pianos (Showroom)
February 24, 2018 - New York

CHAKANA INCA & ZACK WHITACRE: 12AM | FREE DJ PARTY CYCLONE STATIC: 11pm SINK TAPES: 10:15pm TONY SAXON: 9:30pm SHRB: 8:45pm THE COMPONENTS: 8pm Advance tickets available at TICKETWEB.COM

Ec: the Eleventh Year - Anthology Film Archives
February 24, 2018 - New York

(ODINNADTSAYI) "Vertov's ecstatic paean to industrial development was, like Eisenstein's OCTOBER, commissioned to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Bolshevik revolution and was accused of the dread 'formalism.'" –J. Hoberman, VILLAGE VOICE

Nose, Iranian Style - Anthology Film Archives
February 24, 2018 - New York

(DAMAGH BE SABKE IRANI) Starting out by contrasting brutal footage of the Iran-Iraq War with the posh ski resort now standing where many of its battles took place, NOSE, IRANIAN STYLE documents a generation in search of an identity, and often resorting to plastic surgery as a means to express itself. Per capita, Iran is the plastic surgery capital of the world. Oskouei talks to members of the film industry, intellectuals, and ordinary people who are planning to get nose jobs for various reasons. Rather than simply condemning the prevalence of plastic surgery – although it's clear that the director is alarmed by the phenomenon – Oskouei suggests that it reflects a void created by an empty pop culture, rigid religious dictates, and a lack of real options for Iranian youth. He focuses on both men and women who have gone under the knife, or wish to do so. In NOSE, IRANIAN STYLE, Oskouei depicts people who are far more privileged than the subjects of his trilogy about teenagers and prison, but whose lives seem just as troubled beneath the surface. Preceded by: MARYAM OF HENGAM ISLAND / MARYAM JAZIREHYE HENGAM (2005, 26 min, digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.)

Ec: Man with a Movie Camera - Anthology Film Archives
February 24, 2018 - New York

(CHELOVEK S KINO-APPARATOM) "If Vertov had never made anything other than MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA he would still be among the cinema's greatest masters. A kaleidoscopic city symphony – conjoining Moscow, Kiev, and Odessa in one dizzying metropolis – this is Vertov's most complex film, matching the rhythms of a day to the cycle of life (birth, death, marriage, divorce) and the mechanisms of movie-making to the logic of production. Made without titles, the movie is at once a documentary portrait of the Soviet people, a reflexive essay on cinematic representation (as dazzling as it is didactic), and an ode to work itself as a process of transformation." –J. Hoberman, VILLAGE VOICE

It's Always Late for Freedom + the Last Days of Winter - Anthology Film Archives
February 24, 2018 - New York

IT'S ALWAYS LATE FOR FREEDOM / HAMISHE BARAYE AZADI DIR AST (2007, 52 min, digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.) IT'S ALWAYS LATE FOR FREEDOM is the first film in Oskouei's trilogy about teenagers and prison. As always, Oskouei excels at developing a rare level of trust with his subjects, who seem completely natural as they discuss profoundly difficult subjects. The film includes images of 12-year-old boys writhing in agony as they suffer through crack withdrawal. Less concerned with the root social causes of his subjects' social problems than in the subsequent two films in the trilogy, Oskouei here carefully avoids demonizing prison or the people who work there. His ability to frame teenagers in revealing ways is striking, particularly given the limited space with which he had to work. & THE LAST DAYS OF WINTER / AKHARIN ROUZHAYE ZEMESTAN (2011, 52 min, digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.) The second part of Oskouei's trilogy, THE LAST DAYS OF WINTER depicts a group of shockingly young boys, all apparently drug addicts who wound up in trouble for stealing to support their habits. The film includes elements of cinema vérité, but the camerawork is closer to neo-real... (read more)

Hype machine, glamglare, The Loud Soft Loud, Statues of Liberty, FlirtClub - Main Floor - The Delancey
February 24, 2018 - New York

Sam Bisbee - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 24, 2018 - New York

Mark Wilkinson - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 24, 2018 - New York

After a huge year that saw the Sydney singer-songwriter release his self-produced EP "Lost in a Dream" and stage some 100+ shows across the globe, Mark Wilkinson doesn't look to slow down in 2018 as he unveils his much anticipated full length record "Wasted Hours" (out Feb 9) and returns to the road. This collection of songs showcases the full dynamic range of Wilkinson's songwriting, from delicate and emotive tracks like "Time Machine" to the more driven and anthemic "Moving On". What remains ever present though is his captivating vocal and rare ability to engage and connect with an audience. It is this connection that has seen Wilkinson sell out shows in over half a dozen countries and propel his music up the charts on two continents. From busking on the streets of his home town to performing on arena stages alongside enigmatic names like Rodriguez and Brian Wilson, Wilkinson continues to forge his own path and take his music to the world. Don't miss the chance to catch one of his powerful and moving live performances as he showcases songs from his new album alongside many familiar fan favourites.

Big Balls: AC/DC Tribute, Your Fragile Mind - Arlene's Grocery
February 24, 2018 - New York

NYC-based rock trio. Yup, that's us.

Happy Hour Comedy with Herron Entertainment - Eastville Comedy Club
February 24, 2018 - New York

Big Balls: AC/DC Tribute - Arlene's Grocery
February 24, 2018 - New York

The Slipper Room Show: Mr. Choade's Upstairs Downstairs - The Slipper Room
February 24, 2018 - New York City

Premier night of outrageous NY performance. Variety as it should be. **Ticket price includes Midnight Show!** Set times are 9:30pm, 10:30pm, 12am & 1am

Underground Sound Tour w/ Thelem, Rez - Mercury Lounge
February 24, 2018 - New York

UK artist Thelem has secured himself as a humbling and experimental producer within the wide spectrum of electronic music. The genre morphing latest release 'Ninety 3 EP' features notable stylistic elements from hip hop, grime, Dubstep and trap. His well crafted dynamics, choice instrumentation and considered beats coupled with distinctive collaborations with T-Man bring an all together weighed and diversified direction for Thelem, focusing on a new characterising flavour and distinguishing progressive sound. The already recognised international touring from Thelem has seen him on appearance throughout Europe, Australia as well as intensive coverage in the USA. 2017 will see Thelem elaborate on an established underground fanbase with an imposing touring schedule and impressive live performance ethic that's complimented by his modest attitude and raw passion for the music he sculpts. His innovative and interesting approach will see Thelem further himself as an underground titan and pioneer of his exclusive sound.

Women and Men: Party Jumpin' - UCB East
February 24, 2018 - New York

It's Saturday night and WOMEN AND MEN are ready to get the party started! Tell us a story about the weirdest and wildest weddings, birthdays, bachelorettes, or bar mitzvahs you've ever been to and we'll use it to throw a totally improvised shindig live on stage. WOMEN AND MEN is made up of some of New York's top improvisers whose credits include The Onion, Comedy Central, Funny or Die, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and CBS's hit legal drama Bull.

AIRWOLF: Let's Go Back To Your Place - UCB East
February 24, 2018 - New York

Was it that haunted apartment you found through Craigslist? What about the time in college when your roommate always watched you sleep? Or maybe it was that year you lived on a hippie commune in the middle of the desert? Airwolf interviews an audience volunteer about their hellish tales of crazy roommates, weird neighbors, and other outrageous living situations and spins it into a fast, funny and fully improvised show. Please label your food if you don't want us to eat it. Members of Airwolf have appeared on Comedy Central, The Onion News Network, ESPN, Nickelodeon, and Adult Swim, among many others.

What I Did For Love - UCB East
February 24, 2018 - New York

Watch as some of the UCBT's top improvisers interview an audience member about their love life, and then spin their stories of romantic love and loss into comedy gold!

Tap & Tom - 14 Street Y
Through February 24, 2018 - Manhattan

With music direction by award winning Carlos Bauzys Felipe Galganni's (Brazil/NYC) Tap & Tom is a concert blending tap dance and bossa nova with music direction by award winning Carlos Bauzys (Brazil). Using Tom Jobim's compositions, we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the creation of bossa nova and Jobim's 90th birthday with an evening of tap dance, live music and singing.

The Slipper Room Midnight Show (12am & 1am sets) - The Slipper Room
Through February 24, 2018 - New York City

Late night show shenanigans at the Slipper Room (2 sets 12am & 1am) with surprise guests, adult humour and music running into the early hours of the morning. Late night go-go & DJ until 3:30 am

Janeane Garofalo featuring Christian Finnegan - Eastville Comedy Club
Through February 24, 2018 - New York

Tatyana Tenenbaum: Untitled Work for Voice - St. Mark's Church
Through February 24, 2018 - New York

Choreographer and composer Tatyana Tenenbaum explores the phenomenal space of the singing body. Untitled Work for Voice is a backstage musical; a show about a show whose production is never seen in completion. Five performers breathe sound and form into space, causing histories and narratives to appear and rupture. Singing bodies give way to vibration, unraveling the tightly choreographed music of American desire. Tenenbaum asks: "If we are the inheritors of white America–with our interwoven histories of coercion, direct compliance, and passive complicity– then are we capable of embodying a narrative, which acknowledges genocide, enslavement, dominance and appropriation as a basis for everything we know? What would this feel and sound like? How can we implicate our cultural patterns of yearning, catharsis, and individualism in order to forge an illicit future? This multifaceted 'theater of the singing body' searches for a new expressive landscape for body and voice."

Spaceman - Wild Project
Through February 24, 2018 - New York

Featuring: Erin Treadway, Shawn Davis, Roger Casey Sound Designer: Leegrid Stevens Set Design: Carolyn Mraz Lighting Design: Simon Cleveland Costume Design: Heather Carey Props Designer: Ryan Courtney Stage Manager: Emely Perez-Rubio Photo by: Ryan Pointer Spaceman follows astronaut Molly Jennis on her attempt to be the first human to reach Mars. Beginning seven months into an eight-month journey to the red planet, she is the lone crew member of the space module Aeneas. With a mission to establish a new colony, the difficulties of interplanetary space travel are brought to life in exacting detail. Radiation exposure, long term weightlessness, low light, extensive communication delays and poor hygiene are just a few of the challenges Molly Jennis must face on her quest to be the first to Mars, but she soon finds nothing compares to the psychological effects of having so much time alone.

Spaceman - Wild Project
February 25, 2018 - New York

Featuring: Erin Treadway, Shawn Davis, Roger Casey Sound Designer: Leegrid Stevens Set Design: Carolyn Mraz Lighting Design: Simon Cleveland Costume Design: Heather Carey Props Designer: Ryan Courtney Stage Manager: Emely Perez-Rubio Photo by: Ryan Pointer Spaceman follows astronaut Molly Jennis on her attempt to be the first human to reach Mars. Beginning seven months into an eight-month journey to the red planet, she is the lone crew member of the space module Aeneas. With a mission to establish a new colony, the difficulties of interplanetary space travel are brought to life in exacting detail. Radiation exposure, long term weightlessness, low light, extensive communication delays and poor hygiene are just a few of the challenges Molly Jennis must face on her quest to be the first to Mars, but she soon finds nothing compares to the psychological effects of having so much time alone.

Indie Cage Match - UCB East
February 25, 2018 - New York

Who's the best team on the indie scene? You tell us. Every week, three of New York City's top indie improv teams converge onstage to see who can deliver the best fully improvised show. The champ is chosen solely by the audience vote so the future's in your hands! The winning team will come back the following week to defend their title and after three wins, they head off to the big show: Cage Match at UCB Chelsea, the OG of improv competitions. Hosted by The Mannequin Room (Lou Gonzalez, Chrissie Gruebel and Brian Urreta).

If You Build It: A Stand-Up Comedy Show - UCB East
February 25, 2018 - New York

Join special guest hosts and some of the best up and coming stand up comics in the country and major headliners! Comics have been featured on Letterman, Leno, Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central, VH1, MTV, and many other channels, websites, radio shows, colleges, and clubs.

Higgins: The Instagram Show - UCB East
February 25, 2018 - New York

Do you take more pictures of food than people? Are most of your photos duck-lipped selfies? Or maybe your pics show that you just love your cat WAY too much? We hope so! The improv team Higgins would love to look at your Instagram feed and make up an entire show based on what we find. Just bring your phone and a sense of humor. Members of Higgins have appeared on Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, Late Night with Seth Meyers, MTV, IFC, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Funny or Die, and Above Average.

Christian Finnegan Tanael Joachim - Eastville Comedy Club
February 25, 2018 - New York

Fireside Mystery Theatre - The Slipper Room
February 25, 2018 - New York

Join host Ali Silva and company for an evening of dark entertainment: strange and thrilling original dramas, along with live music and comic sketches performed in the style of old-time radio broadcasts.

Dog Shepherd, Ghost Pressure, Coma Coma, Vadim - Pianos (Showroom)
February 25, 2018 - New York

DOG SHEPHERD: 10pm GHOST PRESSURE: 9pm COMA COMA: 8pm VADIM: 7pm Advance tickets available at TICKETFLY.COM

Ec: Enthusiasm, or Symphony of the Don Basin - Anthology Film Archives
February 25, 2018 - New York

(ENTUZIASM: SIMFONIYA DONBASSA) ENTHUSIASM is Vertov's vision of the transformation of social energies in a progressive society. The film is remarkable for its experimental use of sound and montage. Vertov himself invented special lightweight recording equipment to register the sounds of workers in the mines and factories of the Don Basin in this film. It is the best example of his theory of cinema which brings together "the film-eye and the radio-ear." At one point he described the film as a "symphony of noises." "I would never have believed it possible to assemble mechanical noises to create such beauty. One of the most superb symphonies I have known. Dziga Vertov is a musician." –Charles Chaplin

Mehrdad Oskouei: Short Film Program - Anthology Film Archives
February 25, 2018 - New York

THE ECLIPSE / ROZHGIRAN (2001, 14 min, video. Co-directed by Ebrahim Saeedi.) THE WIDOWER / BIVEH MARD (2002, 19 min, digital) I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT AFGHANISTAN! / ROO BE JAEI DOOR (2002, 18 min, digital) Total running time: ca. 55 min.

Emanu, Dr. Medicine, Conor James - Main Floor - The Delancey
February 25, 2018 - New York

Ec: Three Songs About Lenin - Anthology Film Archives
February 25, 2018 - New York

(TRI PESNI O LENINYE) "Vertov's 'official' Soviet masterpiece – a hagiographic compilation of lyrically edited stock footage and cinema's first direct interviews – was the most successful (and compromised) movie he ever made." –J. Hoberman, VILLAGE VOICE

Nose, Iranian Style - Anthology Film Archives
February 25, 2018 - New York

(DAMAGH BE SABKE IRANI) Starting out by contrasting brutal footage of the Iran-Iraq War with the posh ski resort now standing where many of its battles took place, NOSE, IRANIAN STYLE documents a generation in search of an identity, and often resorting to plastic surgery as a means to express itself. Per capita, Iran is the plastic surgery capital of the world. Oskouei talks to members of the film industry, intellectuals, and ordinary people who are planning to get nose jobs for various reasons. Rather than simply condemning the prevalence of plastic surgery – although it's clear that the director is alarmed by the phenomenon – Oskouei suggests that it reflects a void created by an empty pop culture, rigid religious dictates, and a lack of real options for Iranian youth. He focuses on both men and women who have gone under the knife, or wish to do so. In NOSE, IRANIAN STYLE, Oskouei depicts people who are far more privileged than the subjects of his trilogy about teenagers and prison, but whose lives seem just as troubled beneath the surface. Preceded by: MARYAM OF HENGAM ISLAND / MARYAM JAZIREHYE HENGAM (2005, 26 min, digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.)

Justin Sayre's gAy-B-C's: A Brief History of Gay Culture in 5 Parts - Joe's Pub
February 25, 2018 - Manhattan

Brother Moses - Mercury Lounge
February 25, 2018 - New York

Brother Moses was founded in 2014 at the University of Arkansas by high­ school classmates and college dorm mates James Lockhart and Moses Gomez. Soon after meeting percussion student Michael Seck, the trio began hauling all of their gear, on foot, under cover of darkness, to meet once weekly in a basement rehearsal space that they weren't technically allowed to use, all so that they could practice for the University Battle of the Bands ­ which they lost. Undeterred, as soon as the school's dorm­only living policy expired at the end of their freshman year, the band moved into what they dubbed "e Farm", iny house at the edge of campus with a converted­garage studio space, named for its comically large backyard. Lockhart and Gomez spent the summer sweltering in the garage space, recording sweat­soaked demos (the decades­old air conditioning at The Farm was no match for the relentless Arkansas summer) that would end up evolving into an EP, anks for All Your Patience, released independently in March 2015. Thanks for All Your Patienc was hailed by Independent Clauses as "Clean, tight, clever, and earnest...a remarkable debut EP that leaves a big impression."e project cast ckhart's young... (read more)

Governors Ball Presents Quinn XCII - Irving Plaza
February 25, 2018 - New york

Support: Chelsea Cutler 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 Instagram: @IrvingPlaza Snapchat: IrvingPla... (read more)

Stomp - Orpheum Theatre
Through February 25, 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.

John Zorn Improv Night?A Stone Benefit - The Stone
Through February 25, 2018 - New York

John Zorn (sax) Dave Douglas (trumpet) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Brian Marsella (keyboards) Vadim Neselovskyi (piano) Jad Atoui (electronics) Ingrid Laubrock (sax) Kevin Norton (vibes) Lukas Ligeti (drums) and many special guests THE LAST EVER IMPROV NIGHTS AT OUR ORIGINAL LOCATION?COME AND RELAX IN THE ELEGANT LUXURY OF OUR EAST VILLAGE RENT PARTY STONE-STYLE!

Pollock [Us Premiere] - Abrons Art Center
Through February 25, 2018 - New York

In this play, acclaimed French playwright Fabrice Melquiot highlights how it is impossible to fully understand the brilliance and madness of Jackson Pollock without studying his marriage to artist Lee Krasner. POLLOCK explores the charged empty space between Pollock (performed by Jim Fletcher) and Krasner (performed by Birgit Huppuch); between his genius and her spirit; between the inhibitions of the former and the frustrations of the latter. Post performances discussion will take place on February 16 with Fabrice Melquiot and the creative team, and on February 22 with the creative team. [Equity Approved Showcase] Written by Fabrice Melquiot A production of Compagnie de la Vallée / l'héliotrope With Jim Fletcher and Birgit Huppuch Directed by Paul Desveaux,Compagnie de la Vallée / l'héliotrope Translated in English by Kenneth Casler & Myriam Heard

"Josh: The Black Babe Ruth" - Theater For The New City
Through February 25, 2018 - New York City

The play dramatizes the life, loves and ultimately the tragic decline of Josh Gibson, who was perhaps the greatest slugger of the Negro leagues and who, some say, died of a broken heart in 1947, a short step from his prime as a player. The play, based on real events, shows Gibson struggling heroically to make it into the Big Leagues with emotional support from his good friend, the legendary pitcher Satchel Paige, and from the two women who are rivals for his heart--his common law wife and his mistress. Despite his majestic on-field performance, there are immovable obstacles, including resistance to Black players by Major League club owners and Gibson's own personal demons, which suffocate his chances.

Blue Man Group - Astor Place Theatre
Through February 25, 2018 - New York

Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind, and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises. 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures know what Blue Man Group is really about. Now it's your turn. DARE TO LIVE IN FULL COLOR.

Or Current Resident - Theater for the New City
Through February 25, 2018 - East Village

Presented by Theater for the New City and Squeaky Bicycle Productions Part of our shared experience as Americans today is how we strain under the weight of the tech sector. Millionaires are made overnight and we endure the distortions of social media while gentrification pushes us out of our homes. When that happens, it rips us away from our history as if we never mattered. That's the idea behind "Or Current Resident," a new play by Joan Bigwood, which will be performed by Squeaky Bicycle Productions from February 3 to 25 at Theater for the New City, where it is a resident company. Brandi Varnell, Artistic Director of Squeaky Bicycle, directs. The play is set in a Silicon Valley bungalow, from which three generations of the Finch family are in constant fear of being uprooted. The family patriarch, an engineer, has passed on, and the resilient matriarch, Mimi, holds the household together in cramped and rambunctious harmony. Everyone pools their earnings to rent month-to-month from a landlord who is yielding to the tech-driven real estate market. Ironically, the tech sector both suppresses and sustains the Finches, since their primary breadwinners--Mimi's two daughters--make t... (read more)

Improv Nerds - UCB East
February 26, 2018 - New York

merica's favorite Improv Nerds Chelsea, Anthony and Steve host and perform in this weekly celebration of making stuff up. Every show features guests ranging from your favorite UCB performers to some of the NYC improv scene's newest rising stars. Whether you're a long-form virgin or a grizzled old vet, be prepared to hide your improv boner under a mimed object.

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 26, 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.

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word - Parkside Lounge
February 26, 2018 - New York

Founded and produced by longtime New York City journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner, The Inspired Word is one of the hottest open mic/performance events in the country, happening every week in NYC and having featured some of the finest original performers in the country. Past features include Golden Globe award-winning actress Jill Eikenberry, Emmy/Golden Globe nominated Amber Tamblyn, film/TV actor/comedian Taylor Negron, actor/comedian/TV personality John Fugelsang, Grammy nominated singer Carolyn Malachi, American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson, and HBO Def Poetry stars Shihan, Suheir Hammad, Lemon Andersen, Regie Cabico, Gemineye, and Beau Sia. For more info, please visit: http://inspiredwordnyc.com/ http://inspiredwordnyc.blogspot.com/

Two Beers In: A Tipsy Political Round Table - UCB East
February 26, 2018 - New York

It might be rude to talk about politics at the dinner table, but if you're buzzed and in front of an audience, it's all good. Join UCBT veterans Cody Lindquist & Charlie Todd as they welcome a panel of NYC's most hilarious comedians, journalists, and politicians to chug two beers on stage and get political. Show up with your Trump-voter uncle and your first drink is free.

The Improv Nerds Jam! - UCB East
February 26, 2018 - New York

Come get up on stage and do some improv, nerd! Hosted by Improv Nerds.

Freestyle Mondays With Illspokinn, Autopilot - Pianos (Showroom)
February 26, 2018 - New York

The Other Side of Burka - Anthology Film Archives
February 26, 2018 - New York

(AZ PASE BORGHE) Set in a tight-knit, extremely conservative island community off the Southern coast of Iran where all women wear burkas, this film begins as an investigation into the suicide of a woman named Samireh. Her husband callously says that while he cares about the lives of his kids, women’s lives are cheap. However, the women Oskouei interviews – many of whom were married off at age 12 or 13 – stand up for themselves and discuss their difficult existences. Oskouei relies mostly on close-up or medium-shot interviews, and as usual, displays his gift for framing people dynamically in tight spaces. Preceded by: MY MOTHER’S HOME, LAGOON / KHYANEYE MADARIYAM MORDAB (2000, 29 min, digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.) A 67-year-old woman takes care of her 100-year-old mother, who is a complete invalid and talks compulsively about how she expects (and wishes) to die at any minute. But in order to make a living, the daughter, Kobra, goes out every day and works as a fisherwoman. Oskouei depicts the lagoon with a certain amount of lyricism, while simultaneously revealing the backbreaking nature of fishing.

Paul Luc - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 26, 2018 - New York

The Romantic Barber - Anthology Film Archives
February 26, 2018 - New York

(EL PELUQUERO ROMÁNTICO) NYC PREMIERE! Neighborhood barber Victor's life is rather uneventful. He sticks to a strict daily routine at both work and home, where he spends his nights alongside his mother listening to boleros or watching movies from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema on TV. His routine is disrupted when his mother suddenly dies. His flirtation with a young waitress and his reunion with an old girlfriend can't fill the void left behind by his mother. That changes, however, when a man claiming to be his father suddenly walks into the shop one day. The encounter will lead him to an unexpected and life-changing trip to Rio de Janeiro. The fifth feature by Mexican director Iván Ávila Dueñas, THE ROMANTIC BARBER is a quirky and charming film about an anachronistic character in a vanishing environment.

Starless Dreams - Anthology Film Archives
February 26, 2018 - New York

(ROYAHAYE DAME SOBH) "The world needs to see this spare, revelatory film and hear these girls' pained and sometimes proud confessions. They divulge their crimes, including assaults and murders. They speak of meth addiction and relentless abuse; they ask at group meetings why punishments in Iran are so much harsher for women who commit crimes than for men; they speak of family members in jail or awaiting the death penalty. One girl reports that her father, a robber and mugger, is now facing death after having been caught with meth in jail. 'I'm not as tough as I sound,' one admits, her face slight and girlish beneath her black headscarf. She just had to learn to be tough to survive on her own on the streets. In the detention center, addressing the camera, she at last faces someone interested in who she really is, in who she could be. The film follows none of these girls beyond those walls, leaving us to worry over them. When they're released, who will they have to be?" –Alan Scherstuhl, THE VILLAGE VOICE

Lights - We Were Here Tour - Irving Plaza
February 26, 2018 - New york

Show Info: Lights - We Were Here Tour Support: Chase Atlantic, DCF Special Offers: VIP Package, VIP Balcony Ticket VIP Package includes: 1 GA Ticket 1 Pre-show acoustic song performance 1 Intimate pre-show group Q&A with Lights 1 Individual photo with Lights 1 Red Sector ID (commemorative VIP laminate) Exclusive Merchandise Early entry into venue with crowd free merch shopping 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 info... (read more)

Jonathan Finlayson Sextet - The Stone
February 27, 2018 - New York

Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Steve Lehman (alto saxophone) Brian Settles (tenor saxophone, flute) Matt Mitchell (piano) John Hebert (bass) Craig Weinrib (drums).

Take It Personal: The Hip Hop Improv Show - UCB East
February 27, 2018 - New York

Hip Hop and Comedy has always co-existed but never like this. The forces have been combined like never before by CIPHA SOUNDS (Chappelle show, ROCnation, Hot 97). Every Tuesday Cipha Sounds and his team, A Tribe Called YES, the best improvisers and comedians ever, create a comedy show all completely made up on the spot. No script, no rehearsal, all freestyle, based on the real life stories of Hip Hop celebrities and personalities. Some past guest have been 2 Chainz, Swizz Beats, Wu-Tang clan, Quest Love, Victor Cruz, Jadakiss, Action Bronson, and even Childish Gambino.

Womaning - UCB East
February 27, 2018 - New York

Womaning is a talk show hosted by Lauren Adams and Caitlin Bitzegaio. It's a talk show for women who Yelp "quiet wine bar where I won't get hit on." It's a talk show for women who are constantly asking themselves "What's under Sia's wig and should I be wearing one?" It's a talk show for women who spend $300 on baby gifts for friends and then haggle the price of a can of beer. It's a talk show for women who are Womaning or at least trying.

CollegeHumor Live! - UCB East
February 27, 2018 - New York

CollegeHumor shuts down their computers one night per month, presenting some of the sites favorite comics, stand-ups and sketch performers so that they can make you LOL IRL.

Alexa Dark, Johnny, Luke Domozick - Pianos (Showroom)
February 27, 2018 - New York

Justin Trawick & Louisa Hall - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 27, 2018 - New York

Justin Trawick and The Common Good's debut record, "The Riverwash EP", exemplifies the raw emotional live sound Trawick and the band have cultivated over the years playing in clubs and festivals up and down the East Coast. With instrumentation consisting of acoustic guitar, upright bass, fiddle, mandolin, and pedal steel, the band's live performance plays fast and loose with the "Americana" genre, performing heartfelt ballads followed by raucous bluegrass melodies and even moments of hip hop verses. Written by DC based songwriter Justin Trawick, "The Riverwash EP" introduces the listener to Trawick's unique brand storytelling with five original songs about love, loss, longing, resilience, and time pulling heartstrings of listeners young and old. Adam Levy (Norah Jones, Tracy Chapman) guest performs on guitar during "All the Places That I've Been", a song inspired by Trawick's ninety-seven year old grandmother and her stories of the World War II generation. Finally, the album closes with the band's unique take on "Wonderwall" by Oasis, a track sure to trick the audience into thinking they're listening to another Trawick original.

Flaherty Nyc: Program 4: Free Jazz with Bodies - Anthology Film Archives
February 27, 2018 - New York

Nadia Granados and Amber Bemak in person. Rather than focusing on collaboration behind the camera, this screening looks at the ways that literal bodies become incorporated within the field of vision, often in conjunction with movement, sound, landscape, and politics. Alice Anne Parker facilitates a continuous dissolve between 87 nude bodies, whereas Luca Maria Patella's TERRA ANIMATA animates figures within an abstracted landscape. BORDERHOLE expresses the political and spatial implications of an imaginary border between Colombia and the United States through movement and news footage. KwieKulik's experiment on Morel's Hill shows two groups working out a philosophical argument strictly by means of visual communication. Alice Anne Parker RIVERBODY (U.S., 1970, 6 min, 16mm) KwieKulik ACTIVITIES (Poland, 1972, 12 min, 16mm-to-digital) Luca Maria Patella TERRA ANIMATA (Italy, 1967, 7 min, 16mm-to-35mm) Nadia Granados & Amber Bemak BORDERHOLE (Mexico, 2017, 14 min, digital) Luca Maria Patella SKMP2 (Italy, 1968, 30 min, 16mm-to-35mm) KwieKulik GAME ON MOREL'S HILL (GROUP ACTION) (Poland, 1971/2006, 15 min, digital) Total running time: ca. 90 min.

Nywift: Program 2: That Way Madness Lies - Anthology Film Archives
February 27, 2018 - New York

Sandra Luckow (Director, Producer) THAT WAY MADNESS LIES (2017, 101 min, digital) One woman navigates the broken mental health system with her family in an effort to save her brother as he descends into madness. Beginning as a testimony of his sanity, his iPhone video diary ultimately becomes an unfiltered look at the mind of an untreated schizophrenic.

Bridget Everett & The Tender Moments - Joe's Pub
February 27, 2018 - Manhattan

Hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed and completely sold out production of Rock Bottom, New York's downtown darling Bridget Everett returns the stage with her band, The Tender Moments, and a bottle of chardonnay to sing all her favorite love songs and share the stories of the men that made her...feel? From tender moments to prison sex, come get inside her.

Penny Arcade - Joe's Pub
February 27, 2018 - Manhattan

Prodigy Comedy - Eastville Comedy Club
February 27, 2018 - New York

Seth Herzog's Sweet: Stand Up Comedy Show - The Slipper Room
February 27, 2018 - New York City

The long running, weekly stand up comedy extravaganza.

El Mar - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
February 27, 2018 - New York

EL MAR is Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Joey Primero alongside a collective of New York City musicians. The Berklee College of Music graduate was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and comes from Colombian and Cuban-American decent. The name EL MAR is a nod to her Latin roots, and an ode to her hometown. EL MAR's debut EP, The Road, is out now. Listen: https://soundcloud.com/iamelmar/sets/the-road-ep-1 Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nORLf1C65Vc "one of New York's most captivating musical phenoms...bluesy, folky, and mystically catchy music...One of the most striking aspects of the sound is its dreaminess...There's nothing quite like these songs out there, and that's why you'll be listening again and again for a long time to come." - Artist Direct "In 'Grow'...upbeat circus drums and distinct country bluegrass chorus, swell and explode into chills down your spine as the love song exposes every heartbreak you have ever experienced." - Ladygunn "It's a quite eclectic blend that makes for a truly potent mix of romantic pop and brooding rock." - Earbuddy

Tabi - Arlene's Grocery
February 27, 2018 - New York

Tabi is a prolific singer and songwriter who performs frequently throughout New York City with her bandmates Fabian Caballero and Michael Bunin. She writes music inspired by her own life and experiences. She has written over 40 songs and performed in the New York Metropolitan Area - from the Annual NYC Disability Pride Parade in Madison Square Park to Rockwood Music Hall and The Bitter End. Tabi's catchy music is a hybrid jazz grooves and soulful R&B to jammin' rock and electric samba.

Platform 2018 Opening Event - St. Mark's Church
February 28, 2018 - New York

Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance. All are invited to the public opening of Dancing Platform Praying Grounds: Blackness, Churches, and Downtown Dance (Platform 2018)! This opening event will take place in the historic Great Hall at The Cooper Union—the same auditorium where Abraham Lincoln made his famous speech against the expansion of slavery. On this occasion Danspace celebrates the release of its 12th Platform catalogue with words, movement, and song featuring Platform 2018 curator, choreographer Reggie Wilson, and other participants to be announced. In the accompanying catalogue for Platform 2018, historical research, personal testimony, original artwork, interviews, and historic photographs uncover the intersecting ways places of worship have shaped religious, African Diasporic, and postmodern dance practices over past centuries. Contributors include Lauren Bakst, Lydia Bell, Thomas F. DeFrantz, Keely Garfield, Judy Hussie-Taylor, Darrell Jones, Prathibha Kanakamedala, Kelly Kivland, Cynthia Oliver, Carl Paris, Same As Sister (Hilary Brown and Briana Brown-Tipley), Radhika Subramanium, Kamau Ware, Ni'Ja Whitson, Tara Aisha Willis... (read more)

Walking Tour #1: East Village with Cynthia Copeland (Platform 2018) - St. Mark's Church
February 28, 2018 - New York

Platform 2018 considers the cultural, dance, and architectural histories of the many peoples who've inhabited downtown NYC and beyond. Each week the Platform will feature a commissioned walking tour led by an artist or scholar. Space is extremely limited! RSVP is required. Cynthia Copeland is a public historian and interpretive specialist focused on Afro-American, American, urban, and museum studies. She is president of the Institute for the Exploration of Seneca Village History. This tour will focus on Copeland's perspective as an historian, East Village resident, and a parishioner of St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery. Danspace Project will confirm exact meeting location for the tour approximately one week in advance.

Elliot Root - Mercury Lounge
February 28, 2018 - New York

Elliot Root is an American alternative music group based in the heart of Music City Nashville.

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
February 28, 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.

Teacher Feature - UCB East
February 28, 2018 - New York

UCBT's top improv teachers join forces in Teacher Feature, the improv show that features teachers for this weekly all-star improv explosion. Hosted by Lou Gonzalez, Doug Moe, Ben Rameaka and Molly Thomas.

Whisky Smackdown: Scotch vs. Bourbon - Astor Center
February 28, 2018 - New York

In this installment of the Whisky Smackdown series, you'll explore the worlds of American bourbon and Scotch whisky. Get into the delicious details of place, ingredient, and technique as you taste whiskies that range from smokey and full to sweet and soft. See which country reigns supreme on your palate. What you can expect: 2 welcome cocktails. 3 tasting pours of American bourbon. 3 tasting pours of Scotch whisky. Palate-cleansing bread and cheese. 2 hours of instruction with an Astor Center instructor, including Q&A time. A complimentary cigar from Soho Cigar Bar. What you will learn: The distinct flavor profiles of American bourbon and Scotch whisky. Distillation methods and aging techniques of American bourbon and Scotch whisky. How to taste and describe whisky. How to navigate whisky selections with confidence. Level: Beginner - Beyond Basics Style: Guided Whisky Tasting Food Served: Bread & Cheese Good for: Spirits Enthusiasts, Spirits Curious, Fun with Friends

UCB TourCo - UCB East
February 28, 2018 - New York

UCBT's Touring Company performs a monthly show on their home turf.

Newfilmmakers - Anthology Film Archives
February 28, 2018 - New York

For full program listings, visit www.newfilmmakers.com.

It's Always Late for Freedom + the Last Days of Winter - Anthology Film Archives
February 28, 2018 - New York

IT'S ALWAYS LATE FOR FREEDOM / HAMISHE BARAYE AZADI DIR AST (2007, 52 min, digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.) IT'S ALWAYS LATE FOR FREEDOM is the first film in Oskouei's trilogy about teenagers and prison. As always, Oskouei excels at developing a rare level of trust with his subjects, who seem completely natural as they discuss profoundly difficult subjects. The film includes images of 12-year-old boys writhing in agony as they suffer through crack withdrawal. Less concerned with the root social causes of his subjects' social problems than in the subsequent two films in the trilogy, Oskouei here carefully avoids demonizing prison or the people who work there. His ability to frame teenagers in revealing ways is striking, particularly given the limited space with which he had to work. & THE LAST DAYS OF WINTER / AKHARIN ROUZHAYE ZEMESTAN (2011, 52 min, digital. In Farsi with English subtitles.) The second part of Oskouei's trilogy, THE LAST DAYS OF WINTER depicts a group of shockingly young boys, all apparently drug addicts who wound up in trouble for stealing to support their habits. The film includes elements of cinema vérité, but the camerawork is closer to neo-real... (read more)

Mehrdad Oskouei: Short Film Program - Anthology Film Archives
February 28, 2018 - New York

THE ECLIPSE / ROZHGIRAN (2001, 14 min, video. Co-directed by Ebrahim Saeedi.) THE WIDOWER / BIVEH MARD (2002, 19 min, digital) I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT AFGHANISTAN! / ROO BE JAEI DOOR (2002, 18 min, digital) Total running time: ca. 55 min.

Emily Mure, Letitia VanSant - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
February 28, 2018 - New York

"Five songs in, I pulled off the road… The songs had stirred something in me and I felt the need to understand. I was soon on the road again, enclosed in a world Mure had made. While my eyes were awake and alert, my soul was wrapped in a warm cocoon." -No Depression New York City native Emily Mure has journeyed from playing concert halls as a classically trained oboist to busking as a singer-songwriter on the streets of Ireland. Her third album, Worth (September 22, 2017), brings together all of her rich experiences as a musical traveler, spotlighting both her technical ability and gift for vulnerable, heartfelt songwriting. Mure co-produced the album with Dan Cardinal (Darlingside, Josh Ritter, Ballroom Thieves), with Zachariah Hickman (Josh Ritter, Ray LaMontagne) performing the majority of instruments on this record. Jeff Lipton (Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver) mastered the album in Boston. Mure's songwriting, which she began cultivating during her years at Ithaca College, has been recognized in prestigious national competitions (Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival) and has been featured on networks including NBC, ABC and PBS. As a live perform... (read more)

Jon Batiste - The Bowery Ballroom
February 28, 2018 - New York

Jon Batiste is an internationally acclaimed musician, bandleader and composer. As an educator and television personality, he spreads his unbridled optimism coupled with a profound understanding of the arts. Born into a long lineage of New Orleans musicians, Batiste is a graduate of The Juilliard School with a Master's degree. After graduating, he toured globally with his band Stay Human and currently appears nightly on national television as the bandleader and musical director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Jon is a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree, Musical Director for The Atlantic and Creative Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. He balances a demanding performance schedule with speaking engagements, curating events, occasional acting and producing opportunities, all while relentlessly composing new music. His latest album "Social Music," spent over a month atop the Billboard and iTunes jazz charts as the #1 jazz album in the world. Jon is also a coveted brand ambassador – featured in campaigns for Chase, Apple, Lincoln and numerous fashion brands including Ralph Lauren, Barney's, Nordstrom and H&M. He has worked with Bruce Weber and Annie Leibowitz and his personal ... (read more)

Lloyd Night - UCB East
February 28, 2018 - New York

Come see longform improv from NYC's top up-and-coming improv stars. At the show, three Lloyd Teams will perform Harolds, a 30 minute improv structure pioneered by Del Close.

The Slipper Room Show: Glitter Gutter - The Slipper Room
February 28, 2018 - New York City

Fast and loose Burlesque, Variety and Sideshow from The Slipper Room! Come enjoy a ridiculously entertaining night. James Habacker is the artistic director of the Slipper Room and the man behind such characters as Mel Frye, Go Goatboy and Mr. Choade.

Silverstein & Tonight Alive - Irving Plaza
February 28, 2018 - New york

Show Info: Silverstein & Tonight Alive Support: Broadside, Picturesque 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: @IrvingPla... (read more)

Bria Skonberg - Joe's Pub at The Public
February 28, 2018 - New York

Canadian singer, trumpeter, and songwriter Bria Skonberg is described by The Wall Street Journal as one of the "most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation." Recognized as one of "25 for the Future" by DownBeat magazine (Summer 2016), Skonberg is signed to Sony Music Masterworks' OKeh Records, and released her debut LP, simply titled BRIA, in 2016. The stunning album won the 2017 Canadian Juno Award from "Vocal Jazz Album" of the year. She will release her new album "With A Twist" on May 19th, 2017. Wielding a unique blend of modern-day pop sensibility and sizzling musicianship, Skonberg aims for a sense of allure on the new collection. She credits producer Matt Pierson with helping her create music that is both curious and exotic, playing with tension and storytelling. Elite jazz chops, artfully mixed with worldly rhythms and contemporary songwriting, result in a sophisticated pop sound closely resembling that of Michael Bublé, Diana Krall, and Harry Connick Jr.

Family Rewritten at the Winter Film Awards - Cinema Village
Through February 28, 2018 - NY

Film: Family Rewritten Synopsis: Despite battling Cystic Fibrosis, Camilla, age 16, identified as a typical middle-class American teenager until the thread that held her family together suddenly snapped. Just months before her 18th birthday Camilla found herself in foster care, but instead of feeling ashamed, she made a conscious decision to not let the situation define her. Director: Yasmin Mistry RT: 15 minutes Venue: Cinema Village in the heart of Greenwich Village (22 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003) Date/Time: Sunday Feb 25, Block 9: 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Wednesday Feb 28, Matinee: 2:00 PM-5:00 PM Price: $5-10 Film Press Kit: http://www.fostercarefilm.com/media/FamilyRewritten_PressKit_Nov2016.pdf Event Website: https://winterfilmawards.com/wfa2018/tickets/

50th & 4th - FRIGID 2018 Play - UNDER St. Mark's Theater
Through February 28, 2018 - New York

50th & 4th, a new play written by Mike Lemme and directed by Tara Cioletti, will debut at the 2018 Frigid Festival as a limited engagement for five performances in the UNDER St. Marks Theater. Tickets are $20 and available now at MikeLemme.com 50th & 4th follows Rick and Sue, a married couple in Brooklyn, as they rent their spare bedroom online. Inspired by Lemme’s first roommates in New York, 50th & 4th is a tribute to everyone who brought you to the city and the new kind of family you create when you’re here. The play features Gloria Lamoureux (Perry Award Winner), Emil Ferzola and Kirsten Dwyer. Tara Cioletti (Perry Award Winner) directs. 50th plays the following schedule during the 2018 FRIGID Festival: Wednesday, February 14th 8:50PM | Satuday, February 17th 10:30PM | Tuesday, February 20th 7:10PM | Friday, February 23rd 7:10PM | Wednesday, February 28th 10:30PM Run Time: 60 Minutes Categories/Themes: Comedy, Drama No Late Seating

Communion NYC: Spring Bundle Package - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1, 2 & 3
Through February 28, 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

Jonathan Finlayson and Steve Lehman DUO - The Stone
March 01, 2018 - New York

Eliot Bronson - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
March 01, 2018 - New York

Picture a street in working-class Baltimore some 30 years ago. Kids play in the shadows of the row houses that line the sidewalks. Their parents sit on the stoops leading up to front doors. It all seems normal at first glance. But zoom in on one of these homes — that old duplex built back when this part of town was still mainly open fields. Inside is a completely different community, where fundamentalism, hippie values and volatile, unpredictable emotions coexist and collide. Escape is difficult: the only way out is to pass through the bedrooms of people you might be trying to get away from. This is where Eliot Bronson grew up. Yeah, he often wanted to slip away from there, but the first thing he saw once he exited was the Pentecostal Church across the street where his father and grandfather had preached and where congregants spoke in tongues.

Laughing Buddha Open Mic Spectacular - Eastville Comedy Club
March 01, 2018 - New York

Dermot Kennedy - Irving Plaza
March 01, 2018 - New york

Show Info: DERMOT KENNEDY 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 Instagram: @IrvingPlaza Snapchat: IrvingP... (read more)

Wallows - The Bowery Ballroom
March 01, 2018 - New York

Despite forming less than a year ago, Wallows members Braeden Lemasters, Dylan Minnette and Cole Preston have been playing music together for nearly a decade. The connection is evident in their solid, high-energy live performances. Wallows have just wrapped up a series of sold-out shows at LA's The Roxy and Troubadour, Slim's in San Francisco, Constellation Room in Santa Ana and Mercury Lounge in New York City. Wallows are currently writing and prepping new tracks with plans to release more new music soon. Wallows sound, an amalgam 90s era alt-rock with a younger modern twist, has received critical attention from Entertainment Weekly, Refinery29 and Teen Vogue. NYLON declared the band's track "Pleaser" an "upbeat, lo-fi indie rock anthem that will have you head-banging into the weekend" and in late May Zane Lowe gave "Sun Tan" its radio debut on Beats1. "Pleaser" has amassed over 5 million collective streams and soared to #2 on Spotify's Global Viral 50 Chart. "Pleaser" has remained a permanent fixture on KROQ's Locals Only playlist, a collection of the best local music coming out of LA and OC, holding the #1 spot for 2 week straight.

Vista Kicks - Mercury Lounge
March 01, 2018 - New York

Vista Kicks. It reads like the kind of story you'd see in an old rock rag or zine...Four lifelong friends from Northern California grow up obsessed with the sounds of AC/DC, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, The Bee Gees and Michael Jackson. Living within a block of each other since kindergarten, they began playing anywhere and everywhere with a stage by the age of 16, taking over supper clubs, parties, and backyard barbecues. After their single ?Make It Real? cracked 2 million Spotify streams, they made a collective decision to forego college and trade their small Sacramento suburb for Hollywood, forming Vista Kicks in late 2015. Living together in a cramped one-bedroom apartment, the quartet—Derek Thomas, Sam Plecker, Trevor Sutton, and Nolan Le Vine—quietly ignited a buzz throughout L.A. and beyond with two full U.S. national tours under their belts and recording with Tommy Lee behind the board.Back in L.A., they'd sell out local shows and host intimate (and raging) booze-soaked ?Vista Kick Backs? in the studio where they resided for four months. Within a year, the band's independent 2016 Chasing Waves EP and additional singles generated over 5 million cumulative Spotify streams and 3... (read more)

Boy's Night: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue! - The Slipper Room
March 01, 2018 - New York City

"Boys' Night" is overjoyed to announce that we will be presenting our show at The Slipper Room every month! YES, that's right – every first Thursday of the month you get to see our handsome faces! The "boys" are BACK for another night of theatrical/burlesque/circus revelry! From dynamic aerial performers to the best of boylesque, "Boys' Night" is bringing the sexy for all types. The boys AND the girls will love this sensual, hilarious, fun-filled night out.

Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: the Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through March 01, 2018 - New York

The exhibition opening for Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will take place on Thursday, September 14 from 6 to 8 pm. The exhibition will be on view through March 1, 2018. Ten years ago, the Museum completed the restoration of the Eldridge Street Synagogue. In celebration of this milestone, this photography exhibition provides a visual record of that painstaking process. These haunting photographs capture the rediscovery of the synagogue during its most precarious years. In color and stark black and white, they recall the building's undeniable poignancy and power even as it was a "rainstorm away from collapse." Images of the restoration document the synagogue's dramatic transformation and the artisans who brought the building back to life. Drawings and photographs also capture the building's 21st-century renewal and the installation of a new stained glass window designed by artist Kiki Smith and architect Deborah Gans. Rediscovery, Restoration and Renewal: The Eldridge Street Synagogue in Photographs will be on view through March 1, 2018.

Hottest Ticket for Armory Show Week 2018! Marko Stout SoHo Exhibition VIP Party!! - Artifact Gallery
March 02, 2018 - New York

Kick off "Armory Show Week 2018" with the Hottest Ticket of the Week!! Marko Stout Solo Exhibition @ Artifact Gallery, SoHo!!? Opening Night VIP Party Friday March 2, 2018! Meet NYC's hottest artist, his models, celebrities, collectors, dealers and other cool art fans! DJ and wine! Free tickets are still available!! "Marko Stout is the Coolest" - Today Show, NBC "A New York City Icon" - Socialites Magazine "Rebellious Darker Pop Style" - Slam Magazine "Sexy, Stylish and Chic!" - South Florida Magazine "The Art of Cool" - Paper Magazine "Reinventing Pop Art" - Social Magazine "Detached Sexy Attitude" - LA Journal "The Next Andy Warhol" - Huffington Post LIMITED TICKETS! REGISTER TODAY!!

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
March 02, 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!

Sicilian Defense - The Stone
March 02, 2018 - New York

Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Miles Okazaki (guitar) Matt Mitchell (piano) John Hebert (bass) Craig Weinrib (drums)

Grumby, The Visions, Danny Fingers & The Thumbs, All Night Sounds, Mostacho Xprmnt - Pianos (Showroom)
March 02, 2018 - New York

Dylan LeBlanc (Solo), Aaron Lee Tasjan - Mercury Lounge
March 02, 2018 - New York

Dylan LeBlanc knows second chances don't come around often. But, neither do voices like his. Overwhelmed by the speed his gift would take him, from Applebee's server to "the new Neil Young" in a matter of months, he walked away from an unlikely major label deal after releasing two critically acclaimed albums. He slipped into a blur of booze and self-doubt. Exhausted and damaged at just 23-years-old, Dylan came home to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to write a new life for himself. In between the moments of clarity and a few familiar falls, he also wrote a new album, Cautionary Tale: a collection of shimmering, arresting songs with the same haunting vocals that caught the attention of Lucinda Williams and Bruce Springsteen, now with a sharpened edge honed by hastened maturity. "This record is about me getting honest with myself," says Dylan. "I had to let the guilt about the past go and find a new truth within myself. This time, I felt like I really had something to say." To help him say it, he sought out long-time friend Ben Tanner, the same guy who had secretly helped Dylan record his first songs after hours while working at fabled FAME Studios. (He also introduced a 16-year-old Dylan to ... (read more)

Peter Perrett (of The Only Ones) - Bowery Ballroom
March 02, 2018 - New York

HOW THE WEST WAS WON In the hands of certain songwriters, a story of resurrection and redemption might ring a little hollow. Worse, it might sound like pseudo-messianic psychobabble. But when the songwriter is Peter Perrett, the usual rules have never applied. Perrett, whose incisive songcraft and sardonic drawl made him one of the most distinctive voices of the Seventies (and briefly, the Nineties), has indeed got a tale of resurrection and redemption to tell. And even if he's telling it with copious doses of his trademark deadpan wit, the miracle is that he's telling it at all. Perrett made his reputation in The Only Ones (1976–1981) by writing about – and living – a life of the utmost decadence without worrying too much about the consequences. "I always flirt with death," began his most famous song ('Another Girl, Another Planet'), "I look ill but I don't care about it." It was an exotic universe full of strange creatures, but an incredibly dangerous one to inhabit. Not once but twice, Perrett retreated into a hermetic haze and transmitted nothing but radio silence for ten years. The two decades of his life that were surrendered to drug addiction were his own business, of... (read more)

The Wind & the Wave - Mercury Lounge
March 02, 2018 - New York

In 2014, The Wind and The Wave, a duo from Austin, TX, quietly released one of the best albums of the year. From The Wreckage glowed with a rootsy golden tone that encompassed everything from indie-folk, to alt-country to blues-rock to Southern psychedelia. Its creators, touring musician turned songwriter and producer Dwight Baker and singer-songwriter Patty Lynn, began making music together on a lark, never dreaming anything would come of it. Baker describes it as "kind of like what happens when two friends hold hands and jump in a freezing lake just to see what it feels like." Thanks to the undeniable chemistry between the pair, the music took on a life of its own and The Wind and The Wave soon found themselves with a major-label record deal, embarking on U.S. headlining tours supporting From The Wreckage, having their songs appear in such TV shows as Grey's Anatomy, and racking up millions of plays on Spotify and Apple Music. The band also earned itself a rabid following, with fans especially enamored of Lynn's feisty vocals and brutally personal lyrics about challenging relationships with lovers and family members as well as her relationship with herself. "People really treasur... (read more)

Abbie Gardner (of Red Molly) - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
March 02, 2018 - New York

American singer / songwriter, guitarist, born 3 March 1975.

The Slipper Room Show (Includes Midnight Show) - The Slipper Room
March 02, 2018 - New York City

A special evening of the best NY talent in the world of Burlesque, Variety, Magic, Sideshow & Circus performance. *Ticket price includes Midnight Show* Set times are 9:30pm, 10:30pm, 12am &1am

CRAIC Fest w/ Colin Devlin, Natalie Clark - Mercury Lounge
March 03, 2018 - New York

Every life has a soundtrack... Colin Devlin's "Democracy of One" is not a debut, it's our reintroduction to an Irish songwriter who has crafted unforgettable soundscapes for over a decade. Led by Colin Devlin and his brother Peter, The Devlins refined their cinematic rock sound via a series of internationally-acclaimed albums that generated tracks used in dozens of film and television productions ranging from HBO's 'Six Feet Under' to 'Batman Forever' and 'Closer'. Their 1993 debut "Drift" received a four-star review in Rolling Stone, and subsequent efforts won praise worldwide. Now, singer Colin Devlin strikes out on his own with a warm, intimate album of personal reflections helmed by Pierre Marchand (Sarah McLachlan, Rufus Wainwright) and featuring drummer Matt Chamberlain (Tori Amos, Morrisey, Kanye West), with assists from Tom Sokolof, Fred Bouchard, Emm Gryner and Lloyd Cole. While The Devlins' athmospheric grooves consistently transcended both genre and era, "Democracy of One" takes Colin Devlin's reputation for erudite simplicity to another level. Devlin's new songs expore the language of a seasoned songwriter both lyrically and sonically: lush arrangements play... (read more)

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Presents Jazzy Thespians Night - Nuyorican Poets Café
March 03, 2018 - New York

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz presents JAZZY THESPIANS NIGHT (Actors & Directors from B'way, Off-Broadway and Film singing Jazzy tunes) Followed by Open Mic Jazz Jam & Complimentary Banana Pudding! Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 @ 9:30 pm $15

Spaceman - Wild Project
March 03, 2018 - New York

Featuring: Erin Treadway, Shawn Davis, Roger Casey Sound Designer: Leegrid Stevens Set Design: Carolyn Mraz Lighting Design: Simon Cleveland Costume Design: Heather Carey Props Designer: Ryan Courtney Stage Manager: Emely Perez-Rubio Photo by: Ryan Pointer Spaceman follows astronaut Molly Jennis on her attempt to be the first human to reach Mars. Beginning seven months into an eight-month journey to the red planet, she is the lone crew member of the space module Aeneas. With a mission to establish a new colony, the difficulties of interplanetary space travel are brought to life in exacting detail. Radiation exposure, long term weightlessness, low light, extensive communication delays and poor hygiene are just a few of the challenges Molly Jennis must face on her quest to be the first to Mars, but she soon finds nothing compares to the psychological effects of having so much time alone.

Jonathan Finlayson Sextet - The Stone
March 03, 2018 - New York

Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet) Steve Lehman (alto saxophone) Brian Settles (tenor saxophone, flute) Matt Mitchell (piano) John Hebert (bass) Craig Weinrib (drums)

Afterwork Theater Presents Sing Out: Dance Breaks - 14 Street Y
March 03, 2018 - New york

AfterWork Theater is heading to Broadway to visit some of the most show-stopping song and dance numbers! We'll celebrate shows such as A Chorus Line, Chicago, Newsies and Dream Girls! Get ready to enjoy all the many genres that musical theater has to offer, as we belt some tunes and form some kick lines!

Afterwork Theater Presents: Ragtime - 14 Street Y
March 03, 2018 - New york

At the Dawn of the new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America.

AMA feat. Fruit & Flowers, Lost Boy ?, and Maddy Ruff - Pianos (Showroom)
March 03, 2018 - New York

Happy Hour Comedy with Herron Entertainment - Eastville Comedy Club
March 03, 2018 - New York

MAKO - Breathe Tour - Irving Plaza
March 03, 2018 - New york

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 Instagram: @IrvingPlaza Snapchat: IrvingPlazaNYC

Christina Custode - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
March 03, 2018 - New York

Christina Custode is a Grammy Recording Academy Artist and multi-award winning singer songwriter and pianist currently based out of the greater Buffalo, NY area. She recently released her first full length original project "From Here". The album consists of 13 original songs written and performed by Custode and produced by the legendary Stuart Epps (Elton John, George Harrison, Led Zeppelin). The second single from this project titled "High Water" was just released. She released her first single from the project ,"All For Her" , in August of 2016. Her first EP "I" (2011), sold out all physical CDs within the first 10 months of release. The project, which consisted of eight songs (all music and lyrics written and arranged by Christina Custode) put Custode on the singer/songwriter map and heralded as an excellent start to a long and promising career. Custode is a graduate from the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York (BM '10, MA '14). She is heavily influenced by songwriting greats such as Billy Joel, Jewel and John Lennon and has been referred to as "the Carole King of her Generation". She is a force to be reckoned with on the stage. Bringing her songs, stor... (read more)

Missio - The Bowery Ballroom
March 03, 2018 - New York

Two bearded Austin, TX musical misfits with an affinity for D.I.Y. electro-trap production, clever lyrical quips, and sticky alternative hooks, Missio regularly subvert expectations. Case in point, an upbeat lullaby-esque melody about, "Throwing middle fingers in the air" introduced the duo—Matthew Brue & David Butler—to audiences everywhere with the aptly titled breakout single, "Middle Fingers." At the beginning of 2017, the track exploded on SiriusXM's Alt Nation, and the band landed a deal with RCA Records. This signature style stands out as the product of their unique and undeniable union as well as years of dedication. Founded in 2014 as a side project for Matthew, longtime friend David joined him after one studio session. "At the time, we were both coming out of other bands," recalls Matthew. "I called him to play these demos I had. We were in the same spot musically, and we just related to each other." "There's no bullshit in Missio," David declares. "It's all from the heart and genuine. The balance between us is perfect. Matthew is more of a classic songwriter who will sit down and write melodies for hours. I bring my producer background. I love arranging, I love bea... (read more)

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Presents Two Dynamic Male Vocalists - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
March 03, 2018 - New York

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Presents Two Dynamic Male Vocalists Tai Allen & Ras Chemash Lamed With: Marcus Persiani (piano), Bryce Sebastien, (bass), Napoleo Revels-Bey (drums) Followed by Jazz Jam and Open Mic Complimentary Banana Puddin' For All Saturday, December 2, 2017 9:30pm - $15

The Slipper Room Show: Mr. Choade's Upstairs Downstairs - The Slipper Room
March 03, 2018 - New York City

Premier night of outrageous NY performance. Variety as it should be. **Ticket price includes Midnight Show!** Set times are 9:30pm, 10:30pm, 12am & 1am

The Slipper Room Midnight Show (12am & 1am sets) - The Slipper Room
Through March 03, 2018 - New York City

Late night show shenanigans at the Slipper Room (2 sets 12am & 1am) with surprise guests, adult humour and music running into the early hours of the morning. Late night go-go & DJ until 3:30 am TICKETS ONLY SOLD AT THE DOOR $10.00 11:30PM

Spaceman - Wild Project
Through March 03, 2018 - New York

Featuring: Erin Treadway, Shawn Davis, Roger Casey Sound Designer: Leegrid Stevens Set Design: Carolyn Mraz Lighting Design: Simon Cleveland Costume Design: Heather Carey Props Designer: Ryan Courtney Stage Manager: Emely Perez-Rubio Photo by: Ryan Pointer Spaceman follows astronaut Molly Jennis on her attempt to be the first human to reach Mars. Beginning seven months into an eight-month journey to the red planet, she is the lone crew member of the space module Aeneas. With a mission to establish a new colony, the difficulties of interplanetary space travel are brought to life in exacting detail. Radiation exposure, long term weightlessness, low light, extensive communication delays and poor hygiene are just a few of the challenges Molly Jennis must face on her quest to be the first to Mars, but she soon finds nothing compares to the psychological effects of having so much time alone.

What she found - Under St. Marks Theater
March 04, 2018 - New York City

The World Premiere of "what she found" At the 2018 FRIGID Festival February 15th thru March 4th what she found tells the story of Fiona, a twenty- something recovering from a depressive episode. In the midst of blurring the worlds between fictional and factual, she dares to explore a frightening world that tests her ability to work through dissociation unharmed. what she found pays homage to Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass while seeking to delve into the scathing reality and implications of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, dissociation, and living with the stigma of seeking psychiatric treatment. what she found will feature the talents of the local NYC indie theatre scene featuring Helena Farhi, Jacobella Luongo, and Brenden Gregory. The Creative Team includes Nj Aguwna, Ashleigh Herndon, Megan Bandelt, Akia, Conor Daniel Bartram and Gregory F. Jackson. Using devised and immersive story-telling origins, what she found promises to lead the audience on a journey that is sometimes uncomfortable, but ultimately illuminating, leading us into a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. Tickets are $15-$20 and available online at www.FRIGIDNEWYORK.... (read more)

6th Annual The Big Oscars Quiz Thing - Caveat
March 04, 2018 - New York

Hosted by Quizmaster Andy Peeke The nation's greatest live trivia experience, The Big Quiz Thing, comes to Caveat for its sixth-annual edition of New York's premier Academy Awards game show! At The Big Oscars Quiz Thing, form a team and get ready for a pre-screening multimedia movie-trivia game show - everyone gets to play, as Quizmaster Andy Peeke presents tremendous fun and glamorous prizes. Then, catch all of the red-carpet and gold-statue excitement on the venue's big screen.

Spaceman - Wild Project
March 04, 2018 - New York

Featuring: Erin Treadway, Shawn Davis, Roger Casey Sound Designer: Leegrid Stevens Set Design: Carolyn Mraz Lighting Design: Simon Cleveland Costume Design: Heather Carey Props Designer: Ryan Courtney Stage Manager: Emely Perez-Rubio Photo by: Ryan Pointer Spaceman follows astronaut Molly Jennis on her attempt to be the first human to reach Mars. Beginning seven months into an eight-month journey to the red planet, she is the lone crew member of the space module Aeneas. With a mission to establish a new colony, the difficulties of interplanetary space travel are brought to life in exacting detail. Radiation exposure, long term weightlessness, low light, extensive communication delays and poor hygiene are just a few of the challenges Molly Jennis must face on her quest to be the first to Mars, but she soon finds nothing compares to the psychological effects of having so much time alone.

Afterwork Theater Presents: Ragtime - 14 Street Y
March 04, 2018 - New york

At the Dawn of the new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America.

Six Missing - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
March 04, 2018 - New York

Six Missing is TJ Dumser and Eric Tait. Longtime musical collaborators and friends, Dumser and Tait decided to embark on more fulfilling and experimental musical endeavors. Relying heavily on effects and improvisation, meditative pieces began to take shape. Shedding the more traditional format of songwriting and opting for a more pure form of expression, the two often times approach sessions with no plan. The result is an evolving sonic landscape that provides room for the listener to think and be present in the moment.

Josh Sharp Sings! Live! - Joe's Pub at The Public
March 04, 2018 - New York

Josh Sharp does a set of jokes and stories all inside of one long D'Angelo song. It'll be equal parts gross/heart-warming/gay, so I guess come or you're a bigot? Featuring a few special guests and a live band of straight white men! Josh Sharp is a NYC-based comedian who you can see on Comedy Central's "The Opposition with Jordan Klepper." He was named a Comedy Central "Comic to Watch" in 2016 and included on Vulture's 2015 "Comics You Should Know" list. With Aaron Jackson, he did a year-long NYC run of his lewdy crudey queer musical, "Fucking Identical Twins," which is now in development as a feature at 20th Century Fox, bless their sweet hearts.

The Slipper Room Show: Slippery Sundays Burlesque - The Slipper Room
March 04, 2018 - New York City

Glide on in for our glistening new Sunday night event. Your well-lubricated host presents a show drenched in sexy, dripping with burlesque talent, slick moves, and smooth operators. End your weekend with a splash. You'll be gushing over Slippery Sundays at The Slipper Room.

Stomp - Orpheum Theatre
Through March 04, 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.

Frigid Festival: 50th & 4th - UNDER St Marks
Through March 04, 2018 - NYC

Rick and Sue, an older married couple in Brooklyn, rent their spare bedroom on Craigslist. Brooklyn, NY USA www.MikeLemme.com UNDER St Marks 60 min $20 Wed 14-Feb @ 08:50, Sat 17-Feb @ 10:30, Tue 20-Feb @ 07:10, Fri 23-Feb @ 07:10, Wed 28-Feb @ 10:30

Frigid Festival: ...like nobody's watching - UNDER St Marks
Through March 04, 2018 - NYC

Tom Hanks had a volleyball named Wilson. Jake Simonds has a basketball named Spalding--who may or may not embody the spirit of Spalding Gray, neurotic pioneer of the autobiographical monologue. Inspired by Cast Away (2000) and other survival-in-isolation films, ...like nobody's watching explores loneliness in an ever-more-connected world. Portland, OR USA www.jakesimonds.com UNDER St Marks 55 min $12 Thu 15-Feb @ 05:30, Sat 17-Feb @ 08:50, Mon 19-Feb @ 07:10, Sat 24-Feb @ 12:30, Mon 26-Feb @ 10:30, Sat 03-Mar @ 03:50

Frigid Festival: Dooley - Kraine Theater
Through March 04, 2018 - NYC

Set in the late 60's, four friends explore their deep desires and fear through a psychological board game, Dooley. New York, NY USA www.Manningjordan.com The Kraine Theater 50 min $20 Fri 16-Feb @ 05:10, Mon 19-Feb @ 08:50, Thu 22-Feb @ 07:10, Mon 26-Feb @ 10:30, Sat 03-Mar @ 01:40

Frigid Festival: Can't You Tell - Kraine Theater
Through March 04, 2018 - NYC

It's 1924, New York City, and Carl Van Vechten is throwing a grand soiree in honor of the visiting Marchesa Louisa Casati. This is not that party. Join William Knightly, a heartbroken painter in his Harlem studio, and the friends who gather to lighten his spirits. New York, NY USA The Kraine Theater 60 min $15 Sat 17-Feb @ 08:20, Thu 22-Feb @ 08:50, Sun 25-Feb @ 03:30, Tue 27-Feb @ 05:30, Sat 03-Mar @ 03:20

Frigid Festival: BRAVO 25: Your A.I. Therapist Will See You Now - UNDER St Marks
Through March 04, 2018 - NYC

Winner ENCORE! Producers Award - Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017. Amber the A.I. therapist is here. Broken hearts, addicts in recovery, a polyamorous lesbian awaits the arrival of Superintelligence, a grieving savant who likes donuts... Wait. Someone needs a piece of somebody's liver? Maybe it's time to return to our breath. San Francisco, CA USA www.elizagibsonperforms.com UNDER St Marks 60 min $15 Fri 16-Feb @ 07:10, Sun 18-Feb @ 01:50, Mon 19-Feb @ 10:30, Sat 24-Feb @ 05:30, Wed 28-Feb @ 05:30, Sun 04-Mar @ 01:50

Frigid Festival: Beer About Songs - Kraine Theater
Through March 04, 2018 - NYC

Original songs outline a tale of love, danger and drunkenness. Join singer-songwriter Ryan Adam Wells for some sad, funny and poignant true stories about alcohol and relationships. Offer up a prayer to the Beer Gods and enjoy the tunes. (non-drinkers welcome!) Perth, Western Australia Australia www.glamartsmanagement.com The Kraine Theater 60 min $15 Wed 14-Feb @ 05:30, Sun 18-Feb @ 05:10, Wed 21-Feb @ 08:50, Fri 23-Feb @ 08:30, Sat 24-Feb @ 01:40, Sun 25-Feb @ 05:10

Frigid Festival: As He Likes It: A Shakesqueer Comedy - Kraine Theater
Through March 04, 2018 - NYC

This LGBTQ adaptation of William Shakespeare's "As You Like It" follows the star-crossed lovers Ross and Orlando as they're separated just as quickly as they fall in love. To avoid certain death, Ross must stay in disguise, but must simultaneously find a way to woo his love without drawing suspicion. Brooklyn, NY USA www.sourgrapesproductions.com The Kraine Theater 60 min $15 Sat 17-Feb @ 03:20, Tue 20-Feb @ 07:10, Fri 23-Feb @ 06:50, Thu 01-Mar @ 08:50, Sat 03-Mar @ 08:20

Frigid Festival: Artemisia's Intent - UNDER St Marks
Through March 04, 2018 - NYC

A daughter. A student. A painter. Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi was destined to create art both immediate and enduring, yet her talent was overshadowed by a violent rape. Drawing from trial testimony and a rich body of work, The Anthropologists create a vivid portrait of an artist. New York City, NY USA www.theanthropologists.org UNDER St Marks 55 min $18 Wed 14-Feb @ 05:30, Sat 24-Feb @ 07:10, Mon 26-Feb @ 07:10, Thu 01-Mar @ 10:30, Sun 04-Mar @ 03:30

Frigid Festival: An Internment Camp Magic Show - Kraine Theater
Through March 04, 2018 - NYC

The audience perceives the injustices of World War Two through the eyes of a magician entertaining his fellow prisoners. New York, NY USA The Kraine Theater 35 min $12 Wed 14-Feb @ 07:10, Tue 20-Feb @ 08:50, Sat 24-Feb @ noon, Mon 26-Feb @ 07:10, Thu 01-Mar @ 07:10

Frigid Festival: A Case of Magic - Kraine Theater
Through March 04, 2018 - NYC

Award-winning magician Robert Malissa puts the art of the trick on trial. He will lie, cheat, and smile as he presents sleight of hand, mentalism, and deceptive swindles, while making a case for the craft of deception. A fair and balanced examination of the art, for lovers of magic and their ambivalent friends. Yardley, PA USA The Kraine Theater 57 min $12 Wed 14-Feb @ 08:50, Thu 15-Feb @ 07:10, Mon 19-Feb @ 05:30, Tue 20-Feb @ 10:30, Wed 28-Feb @ 08:50, Fri 02-Mar @ 06:50

Frigid Festival: 50th & 4th - UNDER St Marks
Through March 04, 2018 - NYC

Rick and Sue, an older married couple in Brooklyn, rent their spare bedroom on Craigslist. Brooklyn, NY USA www.MikeLemme.com UNDER St Marks 60 min $20 Wed 14-Feb @ 08:50, Sat 17-Feb @ 10:30, Tue 20-Feb @ 07:10, Fri 23-Feb @ 07:10, Wed 28-Feb @ 10:30

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
March 05, 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.

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word - Parkside Lounge
March 05, 2018 - New York

Founded and produced by longtime New York City journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner, The Inspired Word is one of the hottest open mic/performance events in the country, happening every week in NYC and having featured some of the finest original performers in the country. Past features include Golden Globe award-winning actress Jill Eikenberry, Emmy/Golden Globe nominated Amber Tamblyn, film/TV actor/comedian Taylor Negron, actor/comedian/TV personality John Fugelsang, Grammy nominated singer Carolyn Malachi, American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson, and HBO Def Poetry stars Shihan, Suheir Hammad, Lemon Andersen, Regie Cabico, Gemineye, and Beau Sia. For more info, please visit: http://inspiredwordnyc.com/ http://inspiredwordnyc.blogspot.com/

Attack of the Slipper Room Movie Mondays! - The Slipper Room
March 05, 2018 - New York

ATTACK OF THE SLIPPER ROOM'S MOVIE MONDAYS! Our new monthly movie night, featuring film and video works by artists we love. Free admission, free popcorn. Films by Weirdos TV (Jeremy Halpern), the Happy Hour Trio (Ambrose Martos, Matt Morgan, Mark Gindick), Jane Stiles, Adrian Buckmaster, and Isaac Gerard; fan-favorite holiday music video from the Stilette-Hoes; 3-D Monster Girl photo slide show from Caleb Oglesby. Free admission, free popcorn, free 3-D glasses!

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd - Astor Place Theatre
Through March 05, 2018 - New York

Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd is an exhibition focusing on built and unrealized architectural projects by Judd, one of the most recognized artists of the 20th Century. The exhibition reveals how drawing and building cultures impacted his art and suggests how his work has influenced contemporary architecture. Obdurate Space: Architecture of Donald Judd details five selected built projects and proposals, both published and unpublished, for architecture designed between 1984 and 1994 within a threefold thematic framework, providing a window into Judd's body of architectural work. The exhibition will include new representations of projects through both drawing and models, as well as photos of archival material, including drawings and models originally made by the curators, Claude Armstrong and Donna Cohen, while assistants to Judd.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel - Nuyorican Poets Café
March 06, 2018 - New York

John Schott and Matt Wright - The Stone
March 06, 2018 - New York

MVR 3.2 - NEW INC.
March 06, 2018 - NEW YORK

With the decreasing size and cost of computer vision, digital components, and advances in virtual reality, we are faced with a renewed awareness of the impact of current digital practices on the physical body. Returning for its third season, MVR is a lecture event series focused on new forms of exchange between body and technology developed by Eyebeam alumni Nancy Nowacek and David Sheinkopf, Director of Technology at Pioneer Works. The second iteration of a four part series will be presented by Toni Dove, ann tbd, and Jessica Ann Peavy. Toni Dove, considered one of the pioneers of interactive cinema, has produced unique hybrids of film, installation art and experimental theater, utilizing embodied interface design to control media and robotics that experiment with narrative form. ann tbd is an artist creating experimental technology inspired by body horror to explore themes of identity and alienation. Filmmaker and visual artist Jessica Ann Peavy is currently a member of NEW INC, at the New Museum. BEING is an immersive experience that submerges participants in a world that collides the beauty of life, the tragedy of untimely death, and a hope that persists in all ... (read more)

Kasey Anderson - Pianos
March 06, 2018 - New York

Afterwork Theater Presents: Ragtime - 14 Street Y
March 06, 2018 - New york

At the Dawn of the new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America.

Kasey Anderson, Cliff Westfall - Pianos (Showroom)
March 06, 2018 - New York

Prodigy Comedy - Eastville Comedy Club
March 06, 2018 - New York

Gaz Coombes - Mercury Lounge
March 06, 2018 - New York

Seventeen years in the same band, and you can start to forget things. Gaz Coombes is recovering a feeling - the moment you first realise that music can give you goose-bumps, make your hair stand on end. He got it aged fourteen, and he's getting it again now. It was a "new emotion," he recalls. "Like nothing I'd felt before, and it would choke me. I was always in tune with that feeling, but never quite brave enough to explore it myself." For nearly two decades with Supergrass, Coombes came to embody the oddball end of British indie and Britpop. But it is through his solo work that he has found himself. With his 2015 album Matador, he presented a new musical identity: wide-screen, emotional, cinematic and full of artistic surprises. It earned him a Mercury Prize nomination. "With Matador I almost got it right…" he says. With World's Strongest Man, Coombes brings that solo self into dazzling definition. There's more space and light in the music, which takes its motorik drive from krautrock (first single, Deep Pockets, is surreal night-time car journey) and its subtle soundscapes from introspective West Coast hip hop. Lyrically, he points the searchlight inwards to explore what it mean... (read more)

That's All She Wrote: An Evening of Songs and Stories from the Women Who Changed Us - Joe's Pub at The Public
March 06, 2018 - New York

Under the guidance of two-time Tony Award Winner Sutton Foster, Broadway Musical Director Michael Rafter, and Ball State Faculty members Johnna Tavianini and Bill Jenkins, "That's All She Wrote: An Evening of Songs and Stories from the Women Who Changed Us" is the culmination of a cabaret course taught at Ball State University to the graduating BFA musical theatre class of 2018. The show will feature music from many unique female composers and promises to be an unforgettable evening. Don't miss this showcase of the best young cabaret talent in the nation.

Seth Herzog's Sweet: Stand Up Comedy Show - The Slipper Room
March 06, 2018 - New York City

The long running, weekly stand up comedy extravaganza.

All That! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz - Nuyorican Poets Café
March 07, 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"

The Actual Trio - The Stone
March 07, 2018 - New York

John Schott (guitar) Dan Seamans (bass) John Hanes (drums)

Afterwork Theater Presents: Ragtime - 14 Street Y
March 07, 2018 - New york

At the Dawn of the new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America.

F/E/A/T/H/E/R and Ryan Rickenbach - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
March 07, 2018 - New York

Lisa LeBlanc - Mercury Lounge
March 07, 2018 - New York

With the release of her platinum-selling debut record in 2012 (released in Europe in 2013), and a relentless tour throughout Canada, France, Belgium and Switzerland, singer-songwritter Lisa LeBlanc had a brilliant launch to her career. Her irresistible charm lies in her unique self-described "folk-trash" style, and her upcoming mini-album Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted is proof of her amazing creativity. Available on November 4th, 2014 via Bonsound, the opus is composed of five original tracks and a cover (arranged by Lisa) of the traditional folk song Katie Cruel, popularized by singer Karen Dalton. Craving adventure, Lisa LeBlanc hit the road in 2013 and followed the path of the Beat Generation across Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Austin and San Francisco. It was during this trip that she found the inspiration for the music on this record. Recorded on the fly in Charlo, New-Brunswick with her loyal musicians Maxime Gosselin (drums) and Jean-Philippe Hébert (guitar), Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted is infused with the spirit of the Maritimes. Brad Barr, Émilie Bernard, Pierre-Guy Blanchard and François-Régis Pagé also participated in the recordin... (read more)

¡Mayday! - Mercury Lounge
March 07, 2018 - New York

They've performed with Lil Wayne, collaborated with Cee Lo Green and toured extensively with labelmate Tech N9ne. No matter whom they work with or who hears their music, ¡Mayday! quickly impresses whoever hears its diverse music and sees its riveting live show. So when it came time for Wrekonize (rapper), Bernz (rapper) and company to name its second Strange Music album, the group felt Believers best represented its progression for two reasons. "When it comes to our sound, we have a lot of different things in it so a lot of times it's hard to define, but the one common thread is that as soon as people hear it, they become Believers and it's something that resonates with them," Bernz says. "On a more esoteric level, we chose the title because we believe and the people we roll with believe that you ask the universe for things and you get them in return. You have to believe in what you want and believe it to achieve it." To this end, the Miami-based crew jumpstarts Believers with the energetic tag-team raps of Bernz and Wrekonize on the driving title track before delivering a rousing reggae-tinged declaration of their potency on "Shots Fired." "We try to start our albums with a bang,"... (read more)

Ezra Furman - The Bowery Ballroom
March 07, 2018 - New York

Transangelic Exodus, Ezra Furman's second album for Bella Union, is a new landmark for the American singer-songwriter: "not a concept record, but almost a novel, or a cluster of stories on a theme, a combination of fiction and a half-true memoir," according to its author. "A personal companion for a paranoid road trip. A queer outlaw saga." The music is as much of an intense, dramatic event, full of brilliant hooks, with an equally evolved approach to recorded sound to match Furman's narrative vision. In honour of this shift, his backing band has been newly christened: The Boy-Friends are dead, long live The Visions. In other words, the man who embodies the title of his last album Perpetual Motion People is still on the move... Or in the vernacular of the new album, on the run. "The narrative thread," Furman declares, "is I'm in love with an angel, and a government is after us, and we have to leave home because angels are illegal, as is harbouring angels. The term 'transangelic' refers to the fact people become angels because they grow wings. The have an operation, and they're transformed. And it causes panic because some people think it's contagious, or it should just be out... (read more)

The Slipper Room Show: Glitter Gutter - The Slipper Room
March 07, 2018 - New York City

Fast and loose Burlesque, Variety and Sideshow from The Slipper Room! Come enjoy a ridiculously entertaining night. James Habacker is the artistic director of the Slipper Room and the man behind such characters as Mel Frye, Go Goatboy and Mr. Choade.

Slipper Room Show: The Wiggle Room - The Slipper Room
March 08, 2018 - New York City

The Wiggle Room! Named one of the "Best Burlesque Show in NYC" by Time Out New York! An elegant evening of booze, boobs, laffs, & boobs. Hosted by Bradford Scobie as Sir Richard Castle. Join naughty English gentleman Sir Richard Castle as he regales and revolts with tales of ex-wives, one night stands, and his one true love, scotch. Accompanied by his bountiful bevy of bawdy beauties, The Wigglettes! Bradford Scobie as Sir Richard Castle. Your outrageous host for the evening

The Slipper Room Show: Stache Novak's Midnight Fingers - The Slipper Room
March 08, 2018 - New York City

The Slipper Room Show: Stache Novak's... A new Thursday night Slipper Room event, showcasing the imaginative yet disturbing talents of the wonderful weirdos and picturesque perverts of the LES burlesque and variety scene! Hosted by resident beefcake Stache Novak! Stache Novak. Slipper Room bathroom attendant, man of negotiable affection and your hot bodied all american host for the evening!

ESG - Bowery Electric
March 08, 2018 - New York

An art-funk ensemble from the South Bronx, ESG (Emerald Sapphire & Gold) was formed by sisters Renee, Valerie, and Marie Scroggins, all of whom handle vocals and percussion, and friends David Miles (guitar) and Leroy Glover (bass). ESG's music is centered around the sisters' complex polyrhythms with atmosphere supplied by bass and pop-flavored guitar. During their first incarnation, the group signed with 99 Records and issued a debut self-titled EP in 1981 that featured three live and three studio songs, the latter produced by the legendary Martin Hannett (Joy Division, etc.). 1982's ESG Says Dance to the Beat of Moody EP continued in a similar vein, as did their first full-length album, 1983's Come Away With ESG. ESG disbanded shortly thereafter, but unexpectedly re-formed in the early '90s, heralding their comeback with a self-titled 1991 compilation of previously released material. The group's work had become popular among hip-hop artists searching for samples, with such acts as TLC, the Wu-Tang Clan, the Beastie Boys, Big Daddy Kane, and indie rockers Unrest all making use of ESG beats; the group addressed this issue on the 1992 12" EP Sample Credits Don't Pay Our Bills. ESG Li... (read more)

Parsonsfield - Mercury Lounge
March 08, 2018 - New York

May 6, 2015: Day One in the abandoned axe factory hadn't gone as planned, so today is the first time the five members of Parsonsfield will actually get to make music here. They'd been looking forward to converting this cavernous industrial space on the banks of the Farmington River in Collinsville, CT, ever since singer/banjo player Chris Freeman, who grew up nearby, brought it to their attention. The idea of recording in such a reverberant, reactive space held great appeal after the past six months spent in Canada exclusively performing their critically acclaimed original songs for 'The Heart Of Robin Hood,' a musical that required them to wear in-ear monitors for eight shows a week in theaters designed to be sonically dead. They've got their amps and PA plugged in now, and there's a faint layer of sawdust on top of all the gear. It's nothing compared to yesterday, when they opened the doors for the first time and discovered sawdust an inch thick coating every imaginable surface. It was so bad they had to purchase respirators and devote the entire day to sweeping and vacuuming, trying to outwit the neighbor's overzealous guard dog every time they came and went from the building... (read more)

The Actual Septet - The Stone
March 08, 2018 - New York

Andrew D?Angelo, Jessica Jones, Claire Daily (saxophones) John Schott, Will Bernard (guitars) Dan Seamans (bass) John Hanes (drums)

Afterwork Theater Presents: Ragtime - 14 Street Y
March 08, 2018 - New york

At the Dawn of the new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America.

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque - The Slipper Room
March 08, 2018 - New York

Ella Vos - The Bowery Ballroom
March 08, 2018 - New York

Jessica Lea Mayfield, Mal Blum and The Blums - Mercury Lounge
March 09, 2018 - New York

Jessica Lea Mayfield Sorry Is Gone "The whole record is about me taking my life back, without really realizing it," she says. "I realized I'm the only person that is going to look out for me. I have to be my main person. No one else." Jessica Lea Mayfield might make some people uncomfortable with the level of honesty she projects on her forthcoming LP, Sorry Is Gone, but she's not going to apologize – for that, or for anything else on her complex, confessional fourth album. Recorded with producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile, Phosphorescent and Dinosaur Jr.), Sorry Is Gone is a raw document of a woman in progress; one weathering cruel storms but finally able to blame the rain itself for the flood. Written as the truth of her own poisonous marriage unfolded before her eyes, Sorry Is Gone is a record of permission. Permission to create freely, to escape what is no longer safe and to stop bearing responsibility for things done to her, not by her. As Mayfield sings on the title track, "the sorry is gone." Indeed, it is; kicked to the curb with every strum of her guitar. Written in the years since her last solo LP, Make My Head Sing, in 2014, and her 2015 collaborati... (read more)

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
March 09, 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!

What Comes Before - The Stone
March 09, 2018 - New York

Ben Goldberg (clarinet) John Schott (guitar) Michael Sarin (drums)

Jazz in the Cave: The Jo Lawry Quartet - Olmsted Salon
March 09, 2018 - New York

"She has a gift for the music of words, a feel for the stories they tell and an instinct for how to drape a lyric elegantly across a vivid melody… Lawry, effervescent and riveting, imbued her singing with a freedom." – Sydney Morning Morning Herald "Singer of dazzling self-possession." – New York Times

Everything Turned to Color - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
March 09, 2018 - New York

"It's like She and Him have found a seriousness that is often missing in most pop music." - Audio Fuzz Everything Turned To Color is the unlikely but serendipitous musical partnership between veteran songwriters Bryan and Kyle Weber and Neha Jiwrajka. It was in the lobby of their Brooklyn apartment building that Bryan first met Neha, the new neighbor that apparently didn't mind his kids running, screaming, and climbing all over the lobby furniture. The chance encounter quickly turned into regular song workshopping sessions, which inevitably included Bryan's longtime songwriting partner Kyle on lead guitar. In June of 2016, the group entered ECR Music Studios in NYC to track its debut album with esteemed musician/producer and founder of #IRespectMusic, Blake Morgan. The eleven song LP, entitled "Life Imagined", was released on June 23, 2017 in tandem with two sold-out sets at Rockwood Music Hall's stage 3, and followed by extensive touring on both coasts. Says Mr. Morgan: "It's rare that I'm hit this powerfully with new music–truly goose-bump inducing–and as a result, I'm not only a fan but completely sure that great things lie ahead for this band."

The Low Anthem - The Bowery Ballroom
March 09, 2018 - New York

The Universe may or may not have had a Pre-Universe. Stars eventually formed and turned on. Planets and moons followed. Everything in motion, constantly changing, as in a dance of the fireflies. At some point, Ben Knox Miller and Jeff Prystowsky were born to the human family, grew up to love music, and as atomic randomness dictates, found each other turning two on the baseball diamond. They started a band in 2006 called The Low Anthem, and over ten years of making music together, have developed a distinctive sound, and grown a beautiful friendship. Sounds and silences co-exist. Sounds of nature, extrahuman, fill the silences on the ballfield. What sounds can guitars and basses make into this great creative void? Thus began the journey of acoustics, friendship, song, and their meanings. Providence, RI was the meeting place. They found an apartment together on East St., bought a microphone, and got to work. What came out they called What The Crow Brings. It was their first record. "I remember hanging a microphone outside a third floor window, and the cable dangling over a clothesline on the second floor," mused Jeff. "We got the take, though," said Ben. That winter, while ma... (read more)

Jessica Lea Mayfield - Mercury Lounge
March 09, 2018 - New York

"The whole record is about me taking my life back, without really realizing it," she says. "I realized I'm the only person that is going to look out for me. I have to be my main person. No one else." Jessica Lea Mayfield might make some people uncomfortable with the level of honesty she projects on her forthcoming LP, Sorry Is Gone, but she's not going to apologize – for that, or for anything else on her complex, confessional fourth album. Recorded with producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Kurt Vile, Phosphorescent and Dinosaur Jr.), Sorry Is Gone is a raw document of a woman in progress; one weathering cruel storms but finally able to blame the rain itself for the flood. Written as the truth of her own poisonous marriage unfolded before her eyes, Sorry Is Gone is a record of permission. Permission to create freely, to escape what is no longer safe and to stop bearing responsibility for things done to her, not by her. As Mayfield sings on the title track, "the sorry is gone." Indeed, it is; kicked to the curb with every strum of her guitar. Written in the years since her last solo LP, Make My Head Sing, in 2014, and her 2015 collaboration with Seth Avett, Seth Avett and Jessic... (read more)

The Slipper Room Show (Includes Midnight Show) - The Slipper Room
March 09, 2018 - New York City

A special evening of the best NY talent in the world of Burlesque, Variety, Magic, Sideshow & Circus performance. *Ticket price includes Midnight Show* Set times are 9:30pm, 10:30pm, 12am &1am

Antonio Lizana: Oriente - Joe's Pub
March 09, 2018 - Manhattan

With intensity and fervor, Antonio Lizana bridges the worlds of flamenco and jazz. Admired as a saxophonist, vocalist, and composer, he has mastered both traditions and brought international recognition to his recordings and performances. Among his many credits is collaborating on a recent CD with Arturo O'Farrill's Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra that won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Latin Jazz Album. For this special ocassion, he performs selections from his latest recording, Oriente, where he experiments with Eastern rhythms and sounds in his flamenco-jazz mix.

Cornelius - Irving Plaza
March 09, 2018 - New york

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 Instagram: @IrvingPlaza Snapchat: IrvingPlazaNYC

Spaceman - Wild Project
March 10, 2018 - New York

Featuring: Erin Treadway, Shawn Davis, Roger Casey Sound Designer: Leegrid Stevens Set Design: Carolyn Mraz Lighting Design: Simon Cleveland Costume Design: Heather Carey Props Designer: Ryan Courtney Stage Manager: Emely Perez-Rubio Photo by: Ryan Pointer Spaceman follows astronaut Molly Jennis on her attempt to be the first human to reach Mars. Beginning seven months into an eight-month journey to the red planet, she is the lone crew member of the space module Aeneas. With a mission to establish a new colony, the difficulties of interplanetary space travel are brought to life in exacting detail. Radiation exposure, long term weightlessness, low light, extensive communication delays and poor hygiene are just a few of the challenges Molly Jennis must face on her quest to be the first to Mars, but she soon finds nothing compares to the psychological effects of having so much time alone.

Cosmic Diaspora - The Stone
March 10, 2018 - New York

Jake Marmer (poetry) Anthony Coleman (piano) John Schott (guitar) Aaron Alexander (drums)

Afterwork Theater Presents Sing Out: Dance Breaks - 14 Street Y
March 10, 2018 - New york

AfterWork Theater is heading to Broadway to visit some of the most show-stopping song and dance numbers! We'll celebrate shows such as A Chorus Line, Chicago, Newsies and Dream Girls! Get ready to enjoy all the many genres that musical theater has to offer, as we belt some tunes and form some kick lines!

Afterwork Theater Presents: Ragtime - 14 Street Y
March 10, 2018 - New york

At the Dawn of the new century, everything is changing…and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America.

The Slipper Room Show: Mr. Choade's Upstairs Downstairs - The Slipper Room
March 10, 2018 - New York City

The Slipper Room Show: Mr. Choade's Upstairs Downstairs Premier night of outrageous NY performance. Variety as it should be. **Ticket price includes Midnight Show!** Set times are 9:30pm, 10:30pm, 12am & 1am

Rycardo Moreno: A Galeano - Joe's Pub
March 10, 2018 - Manhattan

Rycardo Moreno, a noted flamenco and jazz guitarist born in Lebrija into a Gypsy family, returns to New York with his recent show, A Galeano, a tribute to Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano from his book Libro de los Abrazos (The Book of Hugs). According to Moreno, the book "was impregnated with music and you just had to decipher it." Ten of Galeano's stories are connected through music, evoking flamenco expressions of the people. Moreno's career has included collaborations with Dorantes, Esperanza Fernández, Buika, and El Lebrijano. Accompaniment on vocals (Lela Soto), and guitar and palmas (Dani Bonilla).

Michael Schenker FEST feat Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet & Robin McAuley - Irving Plaza
March 10, 2018 - New york

Show Info: CEG & T Presents Michael Schenker Fest Featuring: Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet & Robin McAuley Special Offers: VIP Balcony Ticker, VIP Deck Ticket, Poster Ticket GA standing room & VIP options available. VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster VIP Deck Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Deck on the main floor, Poster Poster Ticket Includes: Autographed Show Poster and a GA Ticket 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... (read more)

Happy Hour Comedy with Herron Entertainment - Eastville Comedy Club
March 10, 2018 - New York

The Slipper Room Midnight Show (12am & 1am sets) - The Slipper Room
Through March 10, 2018 - New York City

Late night show shenanigans at the Slipper Room (2 sets 12am & 1am) with surprise guests, adult humour and music running into the early hours of the morning. Late night go-go & DJ until 3:30 am

Spaceman - Wild Project
Through March 10, 2018 - New York

Featuring: Erin Treadway, Shawn Davis, Roger Casey Sound Designer: Leegrid Stevens Set Design: Carolyn Mraz Lighting Design: Simon Cleveland Costume Design: Heather Carey Props Designer: Ryan Courtney Stage Manager: Emely Perez-Rubio Photo by: Ryan Pointer Spaceman follows astronaut Molly Jennis on her attempt to be the first human to reach Mars. Beginning seven months into an eight-month journey to the red planet, she is the lone crew member of the space module Aeneas. With a mission to establish a new colony, the difficulties of interplanetary space travel are brought to life in exacting detail. Radiation exposure, long term weightlessness, low light, extensive communication delays and poor hygiene are just a few of the challenges Molly Jennis must face on her quest to be the first to Mars, but she soon finds nothing compares to the psychological effects of having so much time alone.

Spaceman - Wild Project
March 11, 2018 - New York

Featuring: Erin Treadway, Shawn Davis, Roger Casey Sound Designer: Leegrid Stevens Set Design: Carolyn Mraz Lighting Design: Simon Cleveland Costume Design: Heather Carey Props Designer: Ryan Courtney Stage Manager: Emely Perez-Rubio Photo by: Ryan Pointer Spaceman follows astronaut Molly Jennis on her attempt to be the first human to reach Mars. Beginning seven months into an eight-month journey to the red planet, she is the lone crew member of the space module Aeneas. With a mission to establish a new colony, the difficulties of interplanetary space travel are brought to life in exacting detail. Radiation exposure, long term weightlessness, low light, extensive communication delays and poor hygiene are just a few of the challenges Molly Jennis must face on her quest to be the first to Mars, but she soon finds nothing compares to the psychological effects of having so much time alone.

Afterwork Theater Presents Sing Out: Dance Breaks - 14 Street Y
March 11, 2018 - New york

AfterWork Theater is heading to Broadway to visit some of the most show-stopping song and dance numbers! We'll celebrate shows such as A Chorus Line, Chicago, Newsies and Dream Girls! Get ready to enjoy all the many genres that musical theater has to offer, as we belt some tunes and form some kick lines!

Walking Tour of Historic Noho - Merchants House Museum
March 11, 2018 - Noho

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite 'Bond Street area,' home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanos – and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant's House. You'll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells' home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo.

La Banda Morisca: Las Huellas de la Memoria - Joe's Pub
March 11, 2018 - Manhattan

Acclaimed for its intoxicating blend of traditional and modern sounds, La Banda Morisca returns to the Flamenco Festival after its riveting 2016 appearance. Evoking the cultural heritage of ancient Al-Andalus and its reflection in the sounds of the current Andalusia, the Maghreb, and the Near East, the group mixes Eastern and Western influences from the Mediterranean (including Andalusian moaxajas and North African chaabi) with flamenco and Andalusian rock. The band, composed of impassioned musicians from different backgrounds, is based in the province of Cádiz, home to numerous cultures that have colonized and enriched this land.

Stomp - Orpheum Theatre
Through March 11, 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
March 12, 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.

Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word - Parkside Lounge
March 12, 2018 - New York

Founded and produced by longtime New York City journalist and former Village Voice columnist Mike Geffner, The Inspired Word is one of the hottest open mic/performance events in the country, happening every week in NYC and having featured some of the finest original performers in the country. Past features include Golden Globe award-winning actress Jill Eikenberry, Emmy/Golden Globe nominated Amber Tamblyn, film/TV actor/comedian Taylor Negron, actor/comedian/TV personality John Fugelsang, Grammy nominated singer Carolyn Malachi, American Idol finalist Anwar Robinson, and HBO Def Poetry stars Shihan, Suheir Hammad, Lemon Andersen, Regie Cabico, Gemineye, and Beau Sia. For more info, please visit: http://inspiredwordnyc.com/ http://inspiredwordnyc.blogspot.com/

Vicki Kristina Barcelona (Rachelle Garniez, Amanda Homi & Terry Radigan) - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
March 12, 2018 - New York

Women's International Film & Arts Festival - Village East Cinema
Through March 12, 2018 - New York

Kicking off on March 8, International Women’s Day, Women's International Film Festival (WIFF) will include the screening of more than 40 films from women around the world as well as a two-day Women in Film, Media & Entertainment Conference. Twice awarded as the Top Miami Film Festival by the Miami New Times Newspaper (2013 and 2007), WIFF has attracted Academy Award Winner Halle Berry; 2007 Academy Award Nominee Adriana Barraza; Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning actress, the late Ms. Ruby Dee; The Breakfast Club's Alley Sheedy; actress/producer Vivica A. Fox, and many others. After 11 years of hosting the event in Miami, including winning the status of Miami’s Best Film Festival twice, WIFF is coming to New York City, one of the world’s largest independent cinema hubs and center for media overall. Our "Breaking Down Barriers" conference is a highlight of the industry offering panels, workshops and master classes spearheaded by top film professionals. This year’s conference will also feature discussions on how to create and monetize content for digital platforms. Whether you're a filmmaker or film lover, WIFF has a ticket that's just right for you. The film... (read more)

Spaceman - Wild Project
Through March 13, 2018 - New York

Featuring: Erin Treadway, Shawn Davis, Roger Casey Sound Designer: Leegrid Stevens Set Design: Carolyn Mraz Lighting Design: Simon Cleveland Costume Design: Heather Carey Props Designer: Ryan Courtney Stage Manager: Emely Perez-Rubio Photo by: Ryan Pointer Spaceman follows astronaut Molly Jennis on her attempt to be the first human to reach Mars. Beginning seven months into an eight-month journey to the red planet, she is the lone crew member of the space module Aeneas. With a mission to establish a new colony, the difficulties of interplanetary space travel are brought to life in exacting detail. Radiation exposure, long term weightlessness, low light, extensive communication delays and poor hygiene are just a few of the challenges Molly Jennis must face on her quest to be the first to Mars, but she soon finds nothing compares to the psychological effects of having so much time alone.

"Extreme Weather" - La Mama E.T.C.
Through March 18, 2018 - New York

Set during the record hot summers of 2004 and 2012, the play pits a scientist named John Bjornson against his twin sister, Jeanne, in a no-holds barred struggle over land ownership and the future use of their family's wilderness estate. "Extreme Weather" was developed by theater three collaborative, in a series of readings and workshops at the Cherry Lane Theater. The producers feel that, as opposed to 2014, when climate change was more theoretically foreseen, "Extreme Weather" is now a play whose time has come. "The play is no longer bringing the news," says playwright Malpede, "it is only reflecting it."

Dixon Place Presents: Speed Queen - Dixon Place
Through March 24, 2018 - New York

Hollywood glamour meets queer performance art in this tour-de-force portrayal of Gay Pride pioneer ‘Joe’ Carstairs, the 1926 World Speedboat record holder. Legere plays cross-dresser Joe Carstairs and seven of her girlfriends including: Tallulah Bankhead, Marlene Dietrich, Billie Holiday and Mabel Mercer. Speed Queen, a trans-disciplinary play, uses wearable sculpture, dance, theater and nude lesbian films to tell a story of heartbreak, heroism, and love.

Black Light - The Public Theater
Through March 25, 2018 - New York

Daniel Alexander Jones returns to Joe's Pub as Jomama Jones, his critically-acclaimed alter-ego, in BLACK LIGHT. Commissioned as part of Joe's Pub's NEW YORK VOICES program, BLACK LIGHT is a musical revival for a turbulent time. Jomama leads an intimate journey – through the darkness of personal and political upheaval, and the shards of shattered illusions – illuminated by spontaneous humor and what The New Yorker calls her "very particular radiance." Set to pop, soul, rock and disco, this immersive performance piece removes the barrier between artist and audience through inquiry, story and song.

Kings - The Public Theater
Through March 25, 2018 - New York

Playwright Sarah Burgess (Dry Powder) and Tony-winning director Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Tiny Beautiful Things, Dry Powder) team up again for KINGS, a hilariously blistering new play about money, politics and the state of the American republic. Kate is a whip-smart lobbyist who doesn't waste her time on anyone who can't get elected, stay elected and help her clients get what they want. Kate thinks Representative Sydney Millsap is a political neophyte whose staunch ideals are going to cost her a burgeoning political career. But Representative Millsap and her high-minded principles turn out to be more resilient than Washington was expecting, and for the first time Kate is faced with a choice that might change everything for her: back the system, or back what she believes in? KINGS is a scathingly funny new play about the people at the heart of our democracy.

Communion NYC: Spring Bundle Package - Rockwood Music Hall Stage 1, 2 & 3
Through March 31, 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

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal - Grey Art Gallery
Through March 31, 2018 - New York

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the first U.S. museum exhibition to present the extraordinary drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain, 1852–1934), the father of modern neuroscience. Cajal's astonishing depictions of the brain—which combine cutting-edge scientific knowledge with consummate draftsmanship—offer much greater clarity than photographs, so much so that they are still in wide use today.Featuring approximately 80 of Cajal's drawings, the show will situate them within the history of scientific illustration from the 16th to 19th centuries, and juxtapose them with contemporary visualizations of the brain. Organized by the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota in collaboration with the Cajal Institute, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated book published by Abrams.

Baya: Woman of Algiers - Grey Art Gallery
Through March 31, 2018 - New York

Baya: Woman of Algiers is the first North American exhibition of works by the self-taught Algerian artist Baya Mahieddine (1931–1998). Known as Baya, she was born in Bordj el-Kiffan and orphaned at age five. Encouraged by her adoptive French mother to pursue art, she began as an adolescent to paint gouaches and make ceramics. Her work was soon discovered by fabled gallerist Aimé Maeght who, along with André Breton, organized an exhibition in Paris in 1947. Baya's colorful depictions of women, rhythmic patterns, and bright palette drew the attention of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, with whom she later collaborated in the renowned Madoura pottery studio in Vallauris. Celebrated in both Algeria and France, Baya has yet to gain international recognition. Woman of Algiers reexamines Baya's career within Surrealist, "outsider," and North-African post-colonial art contexts.

The Low Road - The Public Theater
Through April 01, 2018 - New York

From Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park, The Pain and the Itch) comes an epic play, featuring sixteen actors in fifty roles, examining the basic beliefs upon which we've built our economy and our country. Set in the 18th century, this wild new work imagines America's first laissez-faire capitalist, a young man inspired by a chance encounter with Adam Smith to put his faith in the free market. But his path to riches becomes inextricably entangled with that of an educated slave, a man who knows from experience that one person's profit is another's loss, in this parable about the true cost of inequality. Four-time Tony nominee and three-time Obie winner Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, Dogeaters) directs this richly imaginative, riotously funny new play about the imaginary lines between exploitation and opportunity.

Blue Man Group - Astor Place Theatre
Through April 05, 2018 - New York

Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind, and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises. 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures know what Blue Man Group is really about. Now it's your turn. DARE TO LIVE IN FULL COLOR.

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)

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.

Earth Celebrations Ecological City Puppet & Costume Workshops - The Loisaida Inc. Center
Through May 09, 2018 - New York

FEBRUARY 24 – MAY 9 Wednesday’s 6-9pm (costume with artist Michele Brody) Saturday’s 12-4pm (puppet with artist Lucrecia Novoa) free – sign up to register! - fb message Earth Celebrations-Ecological and Social Change through the Arts @ Losaida Inc. Center- 710 East 9th St. (btwn. Aves C & D)

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)

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