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

June 9, 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.

DIXON CONNECT – Networking Event for Creative People of all background! - Dixon Place
June 09, 2018 - New York

Calling all Creative People of all background – artists, dancers, choreographers, designers, musicians, actors, writers, comedians, photographers, and everyone in-between and beyond….to come and network, explore ideas, connect, share your events/projects, learn about other projects and learn how to be involved, and have fun! This is a great opportunity for the creative people to come together to find ways to collaborate. And may be you will go back home with renewed enthusiasm about a project or come up with new ideas for a new work/production or may be you will find that collaborator to work with that you did not know how to meet.You just never know! If you are in the city. Don't miss this event.

The Could've-Beens (or Sperm Play) - Dixon Place
June 09, 2018 - New York

The Could've-Beens is the story of five sperm cells in search of an egg… which they have difficulty finding once they realize they are inside a man. Andy the Anus and Pete the Prostate help the sperm cells on their journey to find a purpose and self-acceptance in this allegorical queer comedy.

Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite - The Bowery Ballroom
June 09, 2018 - New York

Beginning with his 1994 debut, "Welcome To The Cruel World," Ben Harper began his career by releasing a string of eight studio albums over a decade and a half. This extraordinary run, featuring the Innocent Criminals, established him as a singularly powerful songwriter and performer with range across multiple genres and an unmatched ability to blend the personal and political. The accolades poured in – Rolling Stone hailed his "jewels of unique and exquisitely tender r more…

Moby Alpha - Caveat
June 09, 2018 - New York

An homage to classic sci-fi and classical literature, Moby Alpha tells the story of a mad captain's quest for revenge on the amorphous energy cloud that temporarily took his leg. More simply put, Moby Alpha is Moby-Dick in space, but funny. The show is performed in an entirely dark theater, with the only light emanating from the duo's custom-built million-color LED space helmets, creating a unique, otherworldly aesthetic. Moby Alpha is written and performed by Charles, the award-winning comedy duo composed of Chuck Armstrong & Charlie Stockman. Heralded by Centerstage Chicago as "absolutely brilliant," Charles has performed throughout North America and the UK. Their sketch "This is Why Eating Healthy is Hard (Time Travel Dietician)" has amassed more than 85 million views online, was featured on Dr. Oz, and currently stands as the second-most viewed video of all time on FunnyOrDie.

Creole (Kreyol/Kriol/Crioulo) Food Festival - The DL
June 09, 2018 - New York

What is CREOLE CUISINE? CREOLE CUISINE is a style of cooking which blends French, Spanish, West & North African, Amerindian, Haitian and Portuguese. The CREOLE FOOD FESTIVAL will represent a food festival like no other, aimed at not only catering to French, Spanish, Africans, Caribbeans in the diaspora, but it will also introduce Creole cuisines and beverages, bringing the best of these regions from the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Asia and South America to one of the food capitals of the world, New York! Look to see and discover participating tourism boards, rising star chefs, beverage connoisseurs, bartenders providing signature NYCCFF drinks, sample dishes, cooking demos, and much more!

Astor Blaster Silent Disco - Astor Place
June 09, 2018 - New York

Dance the night away at Astor Blaster Silent Disco at the iconic Astor Place "Cube". Featuring the very best beats of today, with a nod to the musical heritage of the East Village, 550 revelers will be able to switch their headphones between three different genres, played by three live DJs. The iconic Astor Place "Cube" will provide the ultimate backdrop for revelers dancing through the sunset into the night. Astor Blaster celebrates Astor Place and the East Village as a nexus of New York City's shifting cultural attitudes, often expressed through music. Folkies, Beatniks and Punks have all gravitated towards Astor Place and its legendary neighboring venues including CBGB where Patti Smith & the Velvet Underground performed, Webster Hall, as well as iconic dance clubs such as The Electric Circus and The Saint. Admission to Astor Blaster is FREE and wireless headphones will be available on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, by clicking here. The Astor Blaster turntables start spinning at 6:00pm and will continue until 10:00pm. For revelers wanting to continue their evening in the East Village there will be exclusive Astor Blaste... (read more)

KGB: Writers Hotel - KGB Bar
June 09, 2018 - New York

RR: Writers Hotel - KGB Bar
June 09, 2018 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

Hester Street Fair's Saturdays - Hester Street Fair
June 09, 2018 - New York

Come hang with your friends, grab a bite, find some treasure, enjoy the music, and support your favorite creators at Hester Street Fair! The Hester Street Fair strives to curated selection of NYC's artisanal fashion, art, jewelry, crafts, music, and food vendors. By bringing together a high quality, wide range of cutting edge entrepreneurs and under-the-radar brands, Hester creates experiences that are unique to the city we all love. Come spend a day with us in the Park!

Positively 8th Street Festival - Village Alliance Inc.
June 09, 2018 - New York

Positively 8th Street Festival is a FREE family friendly celebration of the rich cultural history, businesses and institutions of 8th Street and features live music, food, pop-up parks, arts, and family fun. Kick back and relax on two massive real grass pop-up parks, while listening to live music from Village favorites including Richard Barone & Friends, Coyote & Crow, The Angry Kickin' Feet, The Bailsmen and many more! Watch the colorful sights and sounds of the Village pass by while dining outside as Eighth Street restaurants throw open their doors. Enjoy over a dozen Eighth Street takeout options at the seating areas dotted along the block. Then, visit the many Eighth Street lifestyle retailers and check out special Positively 8th Street in-store activities and offers. For the creative minds of all ages there will be arts and crafts workshops, create collages, learn life drawing with the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, build model cities, and even create your very own Washington Square Arch mobile with Scribble Art Workshop! If you would rather be on the receiving end of creativity, there will be face painting and caricature drawing. Once fini... (read more)

MICROCABARET - DROM
June 09, 2018 - New York

Two people with lots of musical instruments, Sveta Ben and Artem Zalessky, the creators of cabaret band ?????????? ??????? (Silver Wedding) which performed in NYC in 2016, are back, now as Microcabaret! Their performance, very minimalistic but highly emotionally charged, consists of songs-stories, songs-minishows, songs-happenings. Tragic love stories of shop sellers and germs, superheroes and city fools, biographies of sparrows, snowmen, sea captains are fused into a special narrative, both sad and overwhelmingly joyful.

Versus: Oceans vs. Space - Caveat
June 09, 2018 - New York

An interactive debate show unlike any other. Your hosts Meg Pierson, Zak Martellucci, and Dustin Growick lead a rotating cast of special guest experts in a battle royale of serious—and not so serious—topics. Who will come out on top? Dinosaurs or mammals? Biology or physics? Space or oceans? Chock-full of trivia, games, and prizes, the show will conclude with the answer to an age-old question. The winner is up to you, as audience endorsements and YOUR vote will ultimately determine which team is crowned champion of Versus.

Love is Weird: Romantic Short Films - New Design High school
June 09, 2018 - Brooklyn

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? How about a cucumber? Join Rooftop Films for a night of leather-clad, cucumber-skinned, effluence-soaked intrigue. These ardorous short films offer sticky surprises, unexpected temptations and wild self-discoveries. Bring that special him/her/them/any/all, because an evening of uncomfortable eye-contact awaits.

AdHoc Presents: CAPCOM OFFICIAL LIVE CONCERT TOUR - Irving Plaza
June 09, 2018 - New York

"CAPCOM LIVE!" is the official Capcom concert tour, which, unlike the other orchestral format video game concerts, features a high energy rock band, vocalists and orchestra performing the mega-incredible symphonic rock arrangements of the most memorable Capcom game music. The show team, from producers to musicians to visuals, tirelessly worked together to create a concert that doesn't only satisfy fans of the games; the live show experience will be exciting and enjoyable to any concert-goers. Capcom Live aims to, while satisfying the Capcom game fans, entertain non-gamers and music fans to let them know how great video game music is. Since its launch, CAPCOM LIVE! has toured around the world rocking out the places like Boston, Mexico, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. The project is currently preparing for the 2018 show dates and a live album.

Sam Lewis - Mercury Lounge
June 09, 2018 - New York

Like many before him, Sam Lewis came to Nashville to make music. But unlike the majority, Lewis managed to hop on one of the most successful tours that country music has seen as of late. He's collaborated with everyone from John Prine and Kacey Musgraves to The Wood Brothers. Chris Stapleton dubbed him "a modern Townes Van Zandt". And while he's often labeled with some form of the word 'soulful' (some have even compared his voice to molasses), Lewis' style meets at a juncture of many different genres. There's something about Sam Lewis that is indescribably different -- and with his newest project, he's discovered what most musicians spend lifetimes working for -- the place where feel-good music meets vital social commentary. When Lewis decided to make the move from Knoxville to Nashville in summer 2009, he was still working full-time at Walmart (a gig that lasted nearly a decade). In his off-time, he began playing smaller local venues including the 5 Spot, where he met fel- low singer-songwriter Matt Urmy. After forming a friendship, Urmy offered to help Lewis "We went to his basement, I laid down some songs, we pieced a band together and made a record in a couple days at Eastwo... (read more)

BRUJAS: Training Facility - Performance Space New York
Through June 09, 2018 - New York

By the 1990s, the area around the Astor Place Cube was an epicenter of skateboarding culture. Arianna Gil of the feminist art collective BRUJAS, whose founding members were born and raised on the Lower East Side, remembers her first skateboarding adventures in the neighborhood's many empty lots, most of which have now been developed. To compensate for Manhattan's limited skateboarding opportunities in 2018, BRUJAS (Robin Giordani, Tabby Wakes, Sarah Snider, Ripley Soprano, Myles Sales, Taj Williams, Orlando Gil, Miles Giordani) invites industrial designer Jonathan Olivares to build a skate park in Performance Space New York's new theater. People with a passion for skateboarding and radical politics are invited to join open skate sessions and sign up for collaborative peer-based workshops.

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite - The Bowery Ballroom
June 10, 2018 - New York

Beginning with his 1994 debut, "Welcome To The Cruel World," Ben Harper began his career by releasing a string of eight studio albums over a decade and a half. This extraordinary run, featuring the Innocent Criminals, established him as a singularly powerful songwriter and performer with range across multiple genres and an unmatched ability to blend the personal and political. The accolades poured in – Rolling Stone hailed his "jewels of unique and exquisitely tender rock & roll," while Entertainment Weekly praised his "casual profundity," and Billboard said his music "reminds us of the power and beauty of simplicity." Massive, international sold-out tours, Top 10 debuts in the US, Gold and Platinum certifications worldwide, and a slew of TV appearances cemented Harper and the band's status as genuine global stars.

Good For Them!: A Tony Awards Party - Caveat
June 10, 2018 - New York

We're celebrating the Tony Awards! Because without them, our most accomplished artists would be known for winning an EGO. Join your host, Larry Owens (Larry's Musical Breakdown) for a Tony Awards screening that will have it all: a drinking game, trivia, karaoke, and commercial break musical performances that the rest of the world will WISH were televised.

Basic kombucha & Jun in June - La Plaza Cultural
June 10, 2018 - New York

Learn to brew Kombucha (black tea & sugar) As well as Jun (green tea and honey) Claudia M. Costa will be teaching us the basics and sharing recipes for Kombucha as well as CBD Jun. Join us for this rare treat guided by a professional Fer Mentor with 23 years experience. We will be going over general fermentation basic steps, sterilization and how to make your own scobies. Bring pen & paper. Video and audio recording ok if it's done in a non disruptive manner.

Sierra Party - La Plaza Cultural
June 10, 2018 - New York

School of Rock - DROM
Through June 10, 2018 - New York

32nd Annual Performance Mix Festival - University Settlement
Through June 10, 2018 - New York

New Dance Alliance presents 32nd Annual Performance Mix Festival. "The most elaborate festival of the unpredictable" (The New York Times), the 2018 edition brings together more than 30 artists with diverse approaches to performance, inviting audiences to engage with the unexpected and to experience some of the newest voices in experimental dance.

Elevator Repair Service: Everyone's Fine with Virginia Woolf by Kate Scelsa - Abrons Arts Center
Through June 10, 2018 - New York

Opening Night: June 12 All seats are reserved. "Premium Orchestra" seats are center orchestra. "Orchestra" seats are front, side, and rear orchestra. Previews June 1-10: Premium Orchestra $65, Orchestra $55. Performances June 13-24: Premium Orchestra $75, Orchestra $65 $40 tickets throughout the entire orchestra offered Sunday matinees. STUDENT Tickets in Front/Side/Rear Orchestra $25 - enter code STUDENT to unlock discount, may be purchased only by persons with a valid student ID, one per patron, subject to availability. ID must be shown at time of pick up. ARTIST Tickets in Front/Side/Rear Orchestra $40 - - enter code ARTIST to unlock discount, one per patron, subject to availability. Must present some indication of artistic endeavors at Abrons Box Office (this can include a program from a recent production, a postcard/flyer bearing your name or other print collateral) when picking up ticket. CHILD CARE ADD ON $15 per child added to base ticket price - with code CHILD June 9th, 10th, 16th, and 23rd only from 1:30-3:45 PM. As part of a new family friendly initiative, Abrons Arts Center will offer onsite childcare for children ages 4-12 during the above named matinee per... (read more)

Stomp - Orpheum Theatre
Through June 10, 2018 - New York

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

The Beast in the Jungle - Vineyard Theatre
Through June 10, 2018 - New York

From legendary composer John Kander, Tony Award-nominated playwright David Thompson, and five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman, comes a stunningly original new work — fusing dance, drama and music. Adapted from Henry James' classic 1903 novella, THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE is the story of John Marcher, a man haunted by personal demons, whose great yet unfulfilled love affair with an unforgettable woman spans decades and continents. With a waltz-inspired instrumental score, and dazzling choreography that traverses the worlds of ballet and contemporary dance, this powerful and romantic tale of love and loss reunites the remarkable creative team behind The Vineyard's acclaimed THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, and features Teagle F. Bougere (A RAISIN IN THE SUN), former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Irina Dvorovenko ("The Americans"), Tony Award nominee Peter Friedman (RAGTIME), and Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (ON THE TOWN).

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
June 11, 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.

The Sporkful Presents: The Bucatini Dialogues - Caveat
June 12, 2018 - New York

Which is better, spaghetti or fettuccine? Are bowties magical or awful? In this live taping of The Sporkful podcast, host Dan Pashman moderates a debate about pasta shapes between Splendid Table's Francis Lam and Good Food's Evan Kleiman. The discussion will involve food science, history, culture and an inordinate amount of passion.

Latin Jazz Big Band Night Featuring: the Bronx ConexióN - Nuyorican Poets Café
June 12, 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

Limantour and Campobaja Takeover of Tijuana Picnic - Tijuana Picnic
June 13, 2018 - New York

Join us for an exclusive dinner party with Mexican cuisine and cocktails brought to you by the award winning teams and their guest chefs from Limantour and Campobaja straight from Mexico City! You’ll enjoy a world-class four course tasting menu made by the Chefs of Campobaja complete with cocktails created by the expert bar staff from Limantour (recently voted 14th best bar in the world) featuring Bribon Tequila, Chamucos Tequila, and Los Amantes Mezcal. There will be one seating at 7pm. Ticket price includes 2 cocktails, with additional cocktails available for individual purchase. For more information please visit www.tijuana-picnic.com. Hope to see you there!

7th Annual Real Estate Rockers in Relief - Irving Plaza
June 13, 2018 - New York

Join prominent New York real estate giants as we rock out for charity. Bands include Little Darlings, Local Law, Corner Lot, The Adventure, Joey and the High Tones, the Doo Dahs, Normal by Day and many special guest performers. All proceeds will benefit NECHAMA.

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
June 13, 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.

HER presents: Girlie Circuit NYC Party - The DL
June 14, 2018 - New York

Girlie Circuit Festival: the biggest European lesbian festival is coming to NYC for one night ONLY! This is the festival's first appearance in North America!

Michael Brun Presents Bayo - Irving Plaza
June 15, 2018 - New york

MICHAEL BRUN In Haitian Creole, 'Bayo' means 'to give', which refers to both generosity in Haitian culture and the sense of duty that a new wave of Haitian musicians feel toward the country that they hope to represent on a global stage. Today, Michael Brun's Bayo conveys this uniquely Haitian concept. Bayo follows Michael's turn away from EDM to focus on a body of work inspired by his home land, which included Wherever I go and Gaya, which became certified hits in Haiti and amassed millions of play on Spotify. Like those, Bayo is rich with Haitian-cultural influences - Afrobeat, Rara, Konpa, Hip-hop, and Reggaeton beautifully weaved into Michael's own contemporary electronic style, resulting in a track that's distinctly Haitian but fits squarely in the current pop moment. Bayo is the sound of contemporary Haiti, featured on the record is Haitian pop sensation J. Perry, whose infectious voice makes the track shimmer, the king of Haitian Hip-hop Baky and rapper Strong G, who Brun discovered during a recording session on the small island of La Gonave, deliver powerful verses in traditional Haitian Creole.

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
June 15, 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!

KGB: Trumpet Fiction - KGB Bar
June 16, 2018 - New York

Show Up, Kids! - The Kraine Theater
June 16, 2018 - New York

Kids Are in Charge at "Show Up, Kids!" - An Improvised Family Comedy Show Debuting at NYC's Kraine Theater this May. The main attraction didn't show up, but the kids still want to see a comedy show! So, improvisor Peter Michael Marino is going to make one up on the spot and have the kids (and adults) help write, direct, and design it. What could possibly go wrong? From the creator of the critically acclaimed improvised comedy "Show Up" comes a fresh, fun, interactive twist on the traditional kids show. For kids ages 4-10 and their guardians. SHOWS: 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 19 12:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 16 12:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30 12:00 p.m. Sunday, July 1

Tragedy (All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond) - Mercury Lounge
June 16, 2018 - New York

NYC's Tragedy: A Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond, is an over-the-top bombast of Disco, Metal, Glitter and Magic - the #1 Party Band. METAL RULES: "The greatest heavy-metal-meets-disco party you could possibly wish for." LOUDWIRE: "One of the hottest videos on the internet...this isn't just fun and catchy — it rules!" VH1: "Crazy outfits, wild hair, guitars, and locker room parties, the only question left to ask is, why hasn't this idea been adapted into a full length movie yet? We want more!" Born out of the impenetrable divide of Disco and Metal, these six fearsome brothers fearlessly obliterated the truce line that had been set in the great Disco/Metal Peace accord of 1977 when they seamlessly blended the two genres with the debut album, We Rock Sweet Balls and Can Do No Wrong, which was a collection of Bee Gees songs redone in a heavy metal treatment reminiscent of Iron Maiden, Guns N Roses and Aerosmith. Since then, they have crisscrossed the globe with their spectacular live shows and having stormed across the USA, UK, France, Holland, Germany and Switzerland. Subsequent albums, Humbled By Our Greatness, Death To False Disco-Metal, The Solo Albums and The Jo... (read more)

Words: Hip hop & poetry Showcase & Open Mic with WiseGuy and Gaston - Nuyorican Poets Café
June 16, 2018 - Manhattan

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.

This Was The End - Mabou Mines
Through June 16, 2018 - New York

Using a quartet of older actors to imply a performance that has been going on, somewhere, for decades . . . (TONY)” THIS WAS THE END is a live remix of voice and image, Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya played back by a cassette tape DJ and mapped onto a wall from the Mabou Mines now demolished studio. Architecture and theatrical legacy conspire to ask: What do we do with our past? What can we make of it? Past and present converge as the wall comes home to Mabou Mines’ new theater. CREATOR/DIRECTOR: Mallory Catlett/Restless NYC CAST: Black-Eyed Susan, G. Lucas Crane, Jim Himelsbach, Rae C Wright & Paul Zimet PRODUCTION TEAM: Sound & Video Manipulation: G. Lucas Crane, Video: Keith Skretch, Set: Peter Ksander, Lights: Chris Kuhl, Choreography: Johanna Meyer, Costumes: Olivera Gajic, Interaction Design: Ryan Holsopple, Technical Director: Bill Kennedy PRODUCERS: RESTLESS NYC, co-produced by Mabou Mines in association with piece by piece productions. Additional funds from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. “Memory and image, literary ghosts and an actual possession all phase together in Mallory Catlett's sublime This Was The End, a postmodern séance for, among other things, down... (read more)

Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Festival - Museum at Eldridge Street
June 17, 2018 - New York

Celebrate the diverse ethnic communities of the Museum at Eldridge Street's Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood! With the Museum's home, the landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue, as its centerpiece, this neighborhood festival spills out onto the street with a mash-up of Jewish, Chinese and Puerto Rican tastes, traditions, sights, and sounds.

Nacho - La Criatura Tour 2018 - Irving Plaza
June 17, 2018 - New York

Venezuelan pop urban singer announces his first USA tour in10 cities, starting May 25 in Miami. SPOTIFY SENSATION 9.8 Million active monthly listeners. Collaborations with top latin artists Bad Bunny, Daddy Yankee, Yandel, Wisin, Sebastian Yatra, Franco de Vita, Emmanuel and many more. SOCIAL INFLUENCER With 8 Million Instagram Followers, outstanding engagement level with his fans, Nacho has become one of the most influential latin artists of all times. AWARDED COMPOSER Nacho composes all of his songs, and has also composed for Jennifer Lopez, Paulina Rubio and Silvestre Dangond

School of Rock - DROM
Through June 17, 2018 - New York

Stomp - Orpheum Theatre
Through June 17, 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
June 18, 2018 - Manhattan

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.

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
June 20, 2018 - Manhattan

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.

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
June 22, 2018 - Manhattan

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!

Paul Fusco RFK Funeral Train - 1968 - Danziger Gallery
Through June 22, 2018 - New York

On the 50th anniversary of the train ride that took Robert Kennedy's body from New York to Washington where he was to buried alongside his brother, Danziger Gallery is honored to reprise our showing of Paul Fusco's photographs of the people who lined the rails to pay their final respects to RFK. In the years since they were taken these photographs have become a beloved, influential, and seminal series in photography. And while in some ways they represent the end of the hopes and dreams of the sixties, at the same time they celebrate the idealism and diversity of America. In the middle of 1968, two events shook the nation - the assassination of Martin Luther King on April 4th and the assassination of Robert Kennedy on June 5th. Hastily arranged, Robert Kennedy's funeral train took place on June 8th – a swelteringly hot early summer day. Paul Fusco, then a staff for LOOK Magazine, was given a place with other journalists on the train. As the train made its progress down the eastern seaboard, hundreds of thousands of mourners came out to line the railway tracks and pay their final respects to Bobby Kennedy and all he stood for. From inside the train, Fusco began to take pictur... (read more)

Teaze Her - The DL
June 23, 2018 - New York

In collaboration with HER, the leading lesbian, bisexual and queer focused dating app, Teaze HER is NYC Pride's day-into-night party following the annual Dyke March. After a successful year at a new rooftop location with celebrity performances, memorable experiences, and much more, we continue to grow our largest female identified Saturday event to celebrate Pride in a big way! DJ line-up: To be announced in early 2018 All proceeds from Teaze benefit NYC Pride other free events such as the March, PrideFest, Family Movie Night, Youth Pride and more! Additionally, proceeds from Teaze go to benefit other local LGBT community organizations. Must be 21 or older to attend.

THIS IS MODERN ART - Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop
Through June 23, 2018 - New York

Who decides what art is and where it belongs, and what is the role of race, class, and pedigree? THIS IS MODERN ART, the acclaimed and controversial play by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval, based on the 2010 “bombing” of the Art Institute of Chicago by an underground graffiti crew, is making its New York debut. The production by Blessed Unrest is directed by Jessica Burr and performing as part of the inaugural season of Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop. Blessed Unrest brings their award-winning, trademark physicality to a play that has wowed audiences in Chicago, Denver, New Haven, and Houston. The set design features a stage-filling original graffiti piece painted for the production by legendary NYC street artist KEO XMEN. The cast consists of returning Blessed Unrest collaborators J. Stephen Brantley, Nancy McArthur and Ashley N. Hildreth, as well as the actors making their debut with the company: Andrew Gonzalez, Shakur Tolliver, and Landon G. Woodson. THIS IS MODERN ART by Idris Goodwin and Kevin Coval Directed by Jessica Burr Next Door at New York Theatre Workshop 79 East 4th Street New York, NY 10003 $20 for the shows on June 2–4; $25 June 7–11; and $35 June... (read more)

Elevator Repair Service: Everyone's Fine with Virginia Woolf by Kate Scelsa - Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement
Through June 24, 2018 - Lower East Side

ELEVATOR REPAIR SERVICE is a New York City-based company that creates original works for live theater with an ongoing ensemble. Since its founding in 1991 by John Collins and a group of actors, ERS has built a body of work that has earned it a loyal following and made it one of New York's most highly-acclaimed experimental theater companies. In New York their work is most often seen off-Broadway at the Public Theater (Gatz, Arguendo and this season's Measure for Measure), and at New York Theatre Workshop (The Sound and the Fury, The Select (The Sun Also Rises) and Fondly, Collette Richland). Their work is also seen across America, Europe, Australia and Asia, and they have been the recipient of many awards including a 2012 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence; The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Theater Grant; the Theatre Communications Group's Peter Zeisler Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement; and (for Gatz) Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Visiting Production and Lucille Lortel Awards for Alternative Theatrical Experience and Best Director. ERS ensemble members have received Obies for Sound Design and for Sustained Excellence in Performance and ... (read more)

"Life Among the Aryans" by Ishmael Reed - Nuyorican Poets Cafe
Through June 24, 2018 - NEW YORK CITY

"Life Among the Aryans" by Ishmael Reed is a political satire that envisions a future when the downtrodden of the Alt Right realize they'd be better off Black. The play imagines an America when the political pendulum has swung way back. Now the president is Jewish and the head of the FBI is a Black woman, presenting such a nightmare to the far right that they now miss the president they called The Muslim King. The government has enacted reparations to Black Americans for the unpaid labor of their ancestors. This inspires envy and desperation among impecunious members of the Alt-Right. But it also inspires them to a new, uproarious strategy of "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em." The play offers us a cunning satire of White class consciousness. With wordplay and irony, the play reminds us how nowadays, red state ideologues have enthusiastically elected their own exploiters, making them share with Black America the butt end of the economy. In Ishmael Reed's traditional style, every character is a clown. The play uses time-honored techniques of signifyin' to make light of how white folks are oblivious to the irony of their political situation. The cast is a multi-racial ensemble of 1... (read more)

All Roads Lead to the Kurski Station - East Village Playhouse
Through June 24, 2018 - New York

All Roads Lead to the Kurski Station, a loose adaptation of the postmodern Russian novel Moscow Circles by Vienya Erofeev, follows a poet-drunkard called Vienya as he traverses Soviet Moscow in an attempt to catch a train to visit his beloved in the distant suburb of Petuskhi. Along the way, he is haunted by fantastic visions, and two mysterious women, seemingly determined to frustrate his plans. In the tradition of anti-theater more popular in New York City in the 70s and 80s, and the works of artists such as The Living Theater, Bread and Puppet, Grotowski, Kantor, etc., All Roads Lead to the Kurski Station rejects naturalistic forms of narrativization and storytelling. Instead, a sequence of maniacal fever dreams explore Soviet life through the lens of Vienya’s troubled mind. Experience and emotion fuse with references from religion, art, history, and more in a psychotic chorus, creating poetic and surreal images and hallucinatory episodes reminiscent of the strange logic of the unconscious. In these times of revived Cold War tensions, widespread alienation, and looming threats of authoritarianism emerging across the globe, All Roads Lead to the Kurski Station is an urgent wa... (read more)

Alice Bolin: Dead Girls - Strand Book Store
June 27, 2018 - Union Square

In this debut essay collection Alice Bolin addresses one of America's cultural obsessions: dead women in media. From the essays of Joan Didion and James Baldwin to Twin Peaks, Britney Spears, and Serial, Alice studies what it is about these stories that people enjoy. She expertly blends the personal and political, highlighting the widespread fixation with women who are abused, killed, and disenfranchised, and whose bodies are often reduced props to bolster men's stories. Smart and thoughtful, Alice's investigation searches for the meaning behind this cultural phenomena, and her own role as a consumer and creator. Alice's Dead Girls starts by exploring the trope of dead women in fiction, and ends by interrogating the more complex dilemma of living women – both the persistent injustices they suffer and the oppression that white women help perpetrate.

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poets Café
June 27, 2018 - Manhattan

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.

Club Katra Friday - Club Katra
June 29, 2018 - New York

Club Katra Friday is hand down one of hottest club lounges in NYC. Katra Lounge is located in of NYC's most exclusive club districts and is one of NYC's hidden gems. This venue is decked out in a beautiful Moroccan style with a modern spin and is a sight to behold. Club Katra has 2 levels (The main room and Lower level) to party in and both have an appeal of its own.

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
June 29, 2018 - Manhattan

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!

Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble: Awesome Grotto [World Premiere] - Abrons Arts Center, Henry Street Settlement
Through June 30, 2018 - Lower East Side

Just minutes from Downtown Manhattan, Awesome Grotto endeavors to serve all New Yorkers as a site for reflection on the spiritual potential of digital connectivity. The space will be open to the public as an immersive video and sound installation for the amplification of Like-Energy, the positive current of connectivity flowing through social media, represented by the thumbs up, the heart, and the star. Awesome Grotto will be activated at scheduled intervals through ritual performances, healing sessions, seminars, and screenings by ROKE and curated guests.

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
July 02, 2018 - Manhattan

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.

The Soft Parade: A Tribute to The Doors - Jim Morrison Memorial Show - Brooklyn Bowl
July 03, 2018 - New York

The Soft Parade is revered worldwide as THE premiere Doors tribute show. They recreate, with stunning accuracy, the primal, poetic atmosphere of a vintage Doors concert. The Soft Parade has toured 20 countries, been joined onstage by original Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and has performed hundreds of concerts worldwide. Their impeccable reputation and loyal international following has enabled them this year to celebrate their 27th Anniversary.

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel - Nuyorican Poets Café
July 03, 2018 - Manhattan

If ever there was a musician that has paid his dues and quite possibly cried the blues it would be Conga master and all around percussionist Wilson "Chembo" Corniel. Chembo had the pleasure of working/touring and or recording with many artists such as Larry Harlow, Tito Puente, Machito, Celia Cruz, Grady Tate, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Willie Colon, Ray Vega and many more. Doors $10, $7 with Student I.D.

All That! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz - Nuyorican Poets Café
July 04, 2018 - Manhattan

"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"

RR: New York Writers Workshop - KGB Bar
July 05, 2018 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

Friday Night Poetry Slam - Nuyorican Poets Café
July 06, 2018 - Manhattan

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!

Landscapes after Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime - Grey Art Gallery
Through July 07, 2018 - New York

Landscapes after Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime explores contemporary painting, photography, sculpture, and video through the lens of influential English art critic and social thinker John Ruskin (1819–1900), who argued that the artist's principal responsibility is "truth to nature." For Ruskin, this "truth" was more than just a technical representation of the natural world on canvas but also a depiction of it as experienced by humankind. In Landscapes after Ruskin, guest curator and artist Joel Sternfeld examines how, in a world overwhelmed by industrial development and environmental uncertainty, contemporary artists are discovering new beauties and terrors associated with nature and, in so doing, invoking an updated sense of the sublime. The exhibition features a wide range of works by over fifty artists, including Richard Artschwager, Christiane Baumgartner, Katherine Bradford, Spencer Finch, Neil Jenney, Raymond Pettibon, Michal Rovner, Ai Weiwei, and David Wojnarowicz, among others. Organized by the Hall Art Foundation, the exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue.

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poets Café
July 09, 2018 - Manhattan

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.

SIX IMPOSSIBLE THINGS - Wildrence
Through July 28, 2018 - NEW YORK

World Renowned Magician Joshua Jay, will present the first-ever immersive close-up magical experience, with his newest creation, Six Impossible Things, directed by Luke Jermay. Six Impossible Things will inhabit New York City’s most exciting storytelling space, Wildrence (59 Canal Street), for a limited run beginning June 1, opening June 9 and will only run through July 28, 2018. Tickets are $106—$126 and can be purchased at SixImpossibleThingsShow.com. Performing for only 20 people, Joshua Jay’s Six Impossible Things moves audiences through several rooms where a new mystery unfolds to reveal an impossible “thing”. During the course of 75 minutes Jay will attempt to read thoughts, manipulate decisions and even alter taste buds in the first and only immersive close-up magic show. The six astounding magic effects, are all original creations of master magician Joshua Jay. The artwork throughout the space is created by celebrated artist Serge Block. June 1 – July 28, 2018 Opening Night June 9, 2018 Wildrence is located behind the Blue Door at 59 Canal Street Performance Schedule: Friday & Saturday at 7pm & 9:30 pm Tickets are $106—$126 and can be purchased at SixImpossibleT... (read more)

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