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Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Month - November 2017

November 18, 2017 - 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.

In the Lounge International Women Artists' Salon - Dixon Place
November 18, 2017 - New York

International Women Artists' Salon presents a showcase of performance, literature, and video

16th Annual Marc S. Zeplin Foundation Benefit Concert - Irving Plaza
November 18, 2017 - New York

Featuring: The Gilfords, Stifler's Mom, 16th Annual Marc S. Zeplin Foundation Benefit Concert Show Info: 16th Annual Marc S. Zeplin Foundation Benefit Concert Featuring: 80's VS 90's with The Gilfords and Stifler's Mom Special Offers: VIP Ticket THE MARC S. ZEPLIN FOUNDATION honors the memory of Marc Scott Zeplin, who lost his life on September 11, 2001, while working at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center's North Tower. Among those left behind were his two young children. The foundation pays tribute to Marc and his love for children, by supporting children's charities and providing scholarship programs. All proceeds from this benefit concert will go toward the foundation in Marc's honor, as we celebrate his life, the love for his family and his passion for music. This year's event will specifically benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering's Pediatric Care Unit and The Marc Zeplin Scholarship Fund. www.marczeplin.com GA standing room & VIP options available. VIP Ticket Includes: VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard 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 ... (read more)

Mouths of Babes - Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
November 18, 2017 - New York

With more than a dozen albums and over a thousand shows between them, Ty Greenstein and Ingrid Elizabeth of Mouths of Babes are no strangers to the alternative folk music scene. For years, their respective bands Girlyman and Coyote Grace captivated thousands of loyal fans as they criss-crossed the country, rocked festival main stages, and toured with the likes of the Indigo Girls and Dar Williams. Now, as Mouths of Babes, Ty and Ingrid have distilled the very best of the songwriting, humor, and musicianship of their previous groups into a new power duo that brings more style and depth than ever before. "Mouths of Babes could never have predicted how necessary Brighter In The Dark [would be] in a post-Trump world. The album title is fitting. We need music that shows people struggling against social expectations, that reminds us that we all have the resilience we need to make it through." - No Depression

Words: Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic with Wiseguy and Gaston - Nuyorican Poet's Café
November 18, 2017 - 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.

Versus: Dinosaurs vs Paintings - Caveat
November 18, 2017 - 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. This month: Dinosaurs vs Paintings! Guest experts Nora Boyd and Emily Hoff!

LÁ NA GAEILGE - Glucksman Ireland House NYU
November 18, 2017 - New York

Discover the Irish language in a program designed for learners of all levels, led by Paul Ferris, Hilary Mhic Suibhne, Pádraig Ó Cearúill, and Lorcán Burns ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: Paul Ferris is an alumnus of Glucksman Ireland House's MA Program. He has been an Irish language instructor for NYU's Speaking Freely program and at Drew University in Madison, NJ. Paul studied Irish at An Acadamh in County Galway and Oideas Gael in County Donegal, and is a former member of the executive board of the North American Association of Celtic Language Teachers. Born in Limerick, Hilary Mhic Shuibhne has been active in the regional Irish language community since moving to the U.S. in the mid-90's. She currently teaches Irish language to undergraduates in NYU Irish Studies Program. Having earned her Bachelor's in Commerce from University College Dublin and trained as a Graphic Designer, Hilary completed her Masters in Irish and Irish-American Studies at NYU. A native of Gaoth Dobhair, County Donegal, Pádraig Ó Cearúill grew up with Irish as his first language. After earning his Bachelor's degree in Irish Language and History and completing graduate studies in Education at Trinity Colle... (read more)

Ekali - Mercury Lounge
November 18, 2017 - New York

Ekali is a Canadian instrumentalist and producer from Vancouver, BC. He started making electronic music in 2014, and since has been making big waves in the electronic community; from his visceral, captivating original work and collaborations to his thundering club remixes. Ekali was accepted as Canada's sole participant in the Red Bull Music Academy in 2014. Since then, he's gone on to receive over twenty million streams, toured every corner of the world & received a writing credit on Drake's "If You're Reading This It's Too Late." His unique sound has earned him a loyal following worldwide, and cemented him as one of electronic music's most promising artists.

Open Source Music: Extended Play with Joel Fan, Lafawndah, Teengirl Fantasy, ADR and more - Abron Arts Center
November 18, 2017 - New York

Open Source Music Festival explores the groundbreaking phenomenon of open source through performances, new compositions, and collaboration. Founded by pianist and artistic director, Joel Fan, the event crosses boundaries of contemporary and electronic music while challenging ideas of festival organization. Performers at this daylong concert event include John Pickford Richards, Jay Campbell, Tigue; electronic luminaries Lafawndah, Teengirl Fantasy; and composers include Augusta Read Thomas, Bernard Rands, Evan Ziporyn, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon. Remixed by Chris Botta.

Morgan Bassichis: The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions The Musical - New Events Hello Museum
November 18, 2017 - New York

Morgan Bassichis adapts the underground classic The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions (1977)—an out-of-print book by Larry Mitchell, with lush illustrations by Ned Asta, that recounts a fable of radical queerness and the challenges and possibilities of communal life—in a series of three "new moon potluck theater" evenings. Bassichis's style incorporates stand-up comedy and call-and-response as well as, more recently, songs, lullabies, and chants. The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions The Musical will unfold over the course of "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon" as an incantation grappling with histories of queer and feminist world-making. The luminary cast includes TM Davy, DonChristian Jones, Michi Osato, Una Osato, and special guests, with set design by Anna Betbeze. In Bassichis's own words, "It's like dinner theater but spiritual and can you bring some of the food? Seriously." If you would like to contribute food to the potluck, please arrive by 6:45 p.m. Morgan Bassichis (b. 1983) is a comedic performer whose shows have been described as "out there" (by Morgan's mother) and "super intense" (by Morgan). Bassichis's work has been featured at Artis... (read more)

Comedians on the Loose - Sidewalk
November 18, 2017 - New York

weekly comedy open mic!

AHPresents! - Sidewalk
November 18, 2017 - New York

details TBA!

DraftWork: Meredith Glisson / Kristopher K.Q. Pourzal - Danspace Project
November 18, 2017 - New York

Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal, free Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development. Performances are followed by discussion and a reception with the artists and curator.

Jenny O - Mercury Lounge
November 18, 2017 - New York

"These aren't necessarily the songs I wanted to write, but they were the ones I had to write," Jenny O. says of the material that became Peace & Information, her sophomore record and the second she's collaborated on with producer Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Conor Oberst, Dawes). "I had a difficult year or two, so I wrote my way out of it." This difficult chapter included challenging romantic relationships, a move from L.A. to Nashville, depression, trauma, a resulting case of PTSD, and a lot of inward work, not necessarily in that order. These experiences resulted in a group of songs that take the listener on a journey that culminates in insights about increased intuition, the pursuit of self-actualization, and taking back one's personal power. Jenny began making simple recordings on her father's reel-to-reel tape machine as a teenager and kick started her career with the self-produced and heartily licensed Home EP. In 2015, Jenny O. was awarded The Holly Prize by the Songwriters Hall of Fame, as "an exceptionally talented and inspired young musician whose work exhibits the qualities of Holly's music: true, great, and original." After O.'s first full length Autome... (read more)

Denizen Blonde Otter - Mercury Lounge
November 18, 2017 - New York

Cousins Dave Schafer and Pete Vale bore the idea of forming a rock band late in 2011 as a therapeutic release from the pressurized day to day of New York City living. Adding on bass guitarist Andrew Wilkes, drummer Ben Selznick, and keyboard player James Gettinger, the band was complete in early 2012. For about a year, they would get together informally, sing, talk, and enjoy the company of each others' talents, focused initially only on their favorite rock covers and whatever other melodies happened to pass before their minds. But the energy in the room soon developed into something more, and they began to write songs together: ones they liked so much that they felt compelled to share. In January of 2013 they played their first live show in the basement of a small club in Manhattan. From there, things took off quickly as crowds progressively got bigger and bigger. Denizen soon became a staple on the Lower East Side music scene, quickly moving from mid-sized venues like Arlene's Grocery and Pianos to professional concert halls like Webster Hall. But the rise was not without setbacks. The lineup had to be changed with the departure of Ben and James, and for a good while, it wasn'... (read more)

Literati: A Comedy Show About Books and the Idiots Who Write Them - Caveat
November 18, 2017 - New York

Literati is a night of comedians in character performing hilarious readings. Sophisticated, satirical, and sometimes wigs. Do you ever leave a comedy show saying "Hmm that was pretty funny but not enough reading.." Well then this is the show for you! Your hosts Colin O'Brien (JFL New Faces) and Michael Wolf (Comedy Central) love to read. They've read upwards of one books between the two of them and now they want to share that love of literature with you! "A highly literate offering" - The New York Times "...pokes fun at literary pastime by taking it out of bookstores and into comedy clubs" - LA Weekly

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARTISTS' SALON - Dixon Place
November 18, 2017 - New York City

International Women Artists' Salon presents a showcase of performance, literature, and video.

Brunch Theatre Presents Deviled Eggs: 7 Plays for When the Country Is up in Flames - Nuyorican Poet's Café
November 18, 2017 - New York

Mlcg (My Little China Girl) Soomi Kim - Dixon Place
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

When David Bowie died, performing artist Soomi Kim was suddenly reminded of her own coming of age in the MTV generation and her adolescent desire to be the exotic Asian woman in Bowie's China Girl video. MLCG (My Little China Girl) is a high octane solo performance that traverses Kim's experiences as a first generation Korean American navigating the single most tragic event in her life, the confiscation of memory and the attempts that were made to replace them. MLCG (My Little China Girl) will pair award winning artists Kim and director Leta Tremblay with video artists Justin West and Kevan Loney. This Dixon Place Commission is made possible, in part, with funds from the Heathcote Art Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Jerome Robbins Foundation and other generous supporters.

Jasna L. Vinovrški: Staying Alive [US PREMIERE] - Abron Arts Center
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

In Staying Alive, Croatian artist Jasna L. Vinovrški and her collaborators—a book and an electronic tablet—tackle the migration debate. In a humble demonstration of community, the book is passed around for the audience to touch and read while Vinovrški experiments with the iPad's potential for eye contact. Teetering between the heartfelt and the absurd, Staying Alive is a precarious situation—one that gradually becomes a state of emergency.

Gillian Walsh: Moon Fate Sin - Danspace Project
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

Gillian Walsh is an artist and performer based in New York. Her works are conceptually-driven, stark, formalist choreographies that question assumed relationships between dance, choreography, performance, discourse, and the site of performance. Her new work, Moon Fate Sin, was conceived as "A cosmological dance demonology, A Liturgical Dance for St. Mark's Church," and is built in collaboration with performers Maggie Cloud, Justin Hyacinth, Emily Hoffman, and Mickey Mahar. Collectively they explore the terrain of the unconscious and the death drive. Costumes by earth_trauma Lighting by Carol Mullins Sound by Wally Blanchard

The 8th Annual Holiday Spirits Bazaar - Astor Center
November 18, 2017 - New York

Kick off the season of entertaining with an annual celebration of wintry cocktailing on Saturday, November 18 at the 8th Annual Holiday Spirits Bazaar! Guests will sip their way through an unlimited array of holiday cocktails and punches made by some of NYC's best bartenders, each competing for the top title in a friendly Punch-Off. Using text-to-vote technology, the crowd will pick a People's Choice winner for the ultimate bragging rights. Hosted by The Dizzy Fizz, this year the spectacular bash will be held at Astor Center (339 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003), transforming the modern industrial venue into a cozy, woodland scene. This year, the merry-making is spread over two rooms—a Fireplace Tavern and a Sparkling Spirited Parlor. VIP hour is from 6 to 7 p.m., giving guests an extra hour of imbibing before the crowds arrive, plus access to an oyster bar featuring Bluepoint Oysters. General admission is from 7 to 10 p.m. All ticket-holders can enjoy unlimited libations as well as small bites from local purveyors, including cheese and charcuterie. Tickets are $55-$85 while supplies last. For more information, please visit holidayspiritsbazaar.com. A portion of ticket proc... (read more)

MLCG (My Little China Girl) - Dixon Place
Through November 18, 2017 - New York

Dixon Place presents the world premiere of "MLCG (MY LITTLE CHINA GIRL)", a new production by acclaimed downtown theater artist Soomi Kim, with direction by Leta Tremblay. "MLCG (MY LITTLE CHINA GIRL)" is playing a limited engagement of six performances only, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, November 3 through November 18 at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). When David Bowie died, performing artist and choreographer Soomi Kim was suddenly reminded of her own coming of age as a Korean-American in the MTV generation, and her adolescent desire to be the exotic Asian woman in Bowie’s “China Girl” video. "MLCG (MY LITTLE CHINA GIRL)" is a high-octane solo performance that deals with Ms. Kim’s experiences as a first generation Korean-American, tackling themes of Western standards of beauty, the deep and physical pain of loss, and yearning for approval - from her father, from society, and from the white male icon on her TV screen. Tickets are $21 in advance and $24 at the door. For tickets and further information, please visit http://dixonplace.org/performances/mlcg-my-little-china-girl/ or call (866)-811-4111.

Morgan Bassichis: The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions The Musical, Pt. II - New Museum
Through November 18, 2017 - Lower East Side

Morgan Bassichis adapts the underground classic The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions (1977)—an out-of-print book by Larry Mitchell, with lush illustrations by Ned Asta, that recounts a fable of radical queerness and the challenges and possibilities of communal life—in a series of three "new moon potluck theater" evenings. Bassichis's style incorporates stand-up comedy and call-and-response as well as, more recently, songs, lullabies, and chants. The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions The Musical will unfold over the course of "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon" as an incantation grappling with histories of queer and feminist world-making. The luminary cast includes TM Davy, DonChristian Jones, Michi Osato, Una Osato, and special guests, with set design by Anna Betbeze. In Bassichis's own words, "It's like dinner theater but spiritual and can you bring some of the food? Seriously." If you would like to contribute food to the potluck, please arrive by 6:45 p.m. This event is currently at capacity, but a standby list will begin at 6 p.m. the day of the event. Sign-up for the standby list will be in person only, and we will admit as many people as capacity... (read more)

Highsmith - The Stone
November 19, 2017 - New York

Matt Wertz w/ opener Dustin Ransom - Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
November 19, 2017 - New York

A self-made singer/songwriter, Matt Wertz spent years creating soulful, feel-good pop music on his own terms. Nashville — a city that doubled as his muse and adopted hometown — always played a big role in that creation process. It was the place where Wertz wrote his songs, the place he recorded his albums, the place he'd return after touring the country with songwriters like Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, Parachute and Gavin DeGraw. Filled with left-field love songs about guarding yourself, opening your heart to new possibilities, and wrestling with the sacrifice and vulnerability that love requires of everyone, Gun Shy finds Wertz urging his listeners — and, perhaps, himself — to continue taking leaps. It's an album about stepping into unfamiliar situations, armed with the courage to fail and the drive to succeed. On "Committed," the album's kickoff track, Wertz rededicates himself to the artistic struggle, and with "Slow Motion," he focuses his attention on a loved one by clearing away the clutter and distractions of everyday life. Later, during "Hold On To Me," he channels his inner Michael Jackson on a song that poses some of the biggest questions of his career: why we're here, who p... (read more)

Gustafer Yellowgold - Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
November 19, 2017 - New York

Described by The New York Times as "Dr.Seuss Meets 'Yellow Submarine'," Grammy® nominated artist, Morgan Taylor will perform his one-of-a-kind, music and animation show to a hometown New York audience. Fresh from his appearance at WILCO's revered Solid Sound festival, Taylor will be featuring material from his new album "Brighter Side" alongside classic fan favorites. Taylor's funny and touching multimedia presentation about a little guy from the Sun who landed in the Minnesota woods has loads of adult crossover appeal, making Gustafer Yellowgold's show a truly all-ages experience.

World Toilet Day: Flush Screening - Caveat
November 19, 2017 - New York

In 2013, the United Nations officially declared Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day – an opportunity to honor the importance of effective sanitation, and raise awareness for the 40% of the world living without a safe, dignified place to "go." This year, we're inviting citizens all over the world to lift the lid and #FollowTheFlush. In honor of World Toilet Day, Caveat screens Flush. Director Karina Mangu-Ward had a hunch that the unprecedented damage from Superstorm Sandy, the drought out West, and the future of our food supply have a lot to do with how we flush. So she gives herself a challenge: follow one flush from beginning to end. Flush is the story of everything that happens next, and the cultural, political, and corporate forces shaping the way we deal with bodily waste in America today. Schedule 2-3pm: Micro Toilet Conference, featuring a welcome from Jack Sim, World Toilet Day founder and keynote speaker at this year's World Toilet Summit. Learn more about local issues and shmooze with representatives from NYC H20, Faiths for Safe Water, Hudson Riverkeeper, Peggy Lillis Foundation and more, plus product giveaways from Squatty Potty. 3-4pm: New York City premiere screening ... (read more)

The Symposium: World Toilet Day Special - Caveat
November 19, 2017 - New York

A World Toilet Day Special edition of The Symposium! Kick those boring old lectures goodbye! Discover a new side to Academia in this evening of research-inspired stand-up comedy. Academics, researchers, teachers, & comics take the mic to give life to those dusty textbooks and show you what research & teaching is really like. From statistics to evolution, philosophy, history, and more, come for the laughs and the cutting-edge ideas, stay for the laughs and the cutting-edge ideas. The Symposium is produced and hosted by Kyle Marian, a science communicator & former physical anthropologist. She got the comedy bug in the UK doing science stand-up with the Bright Club Comedy community and is now on a mission to train up academics and spread the smart funnies across the US.

Architecture Tour - New Events Hello Museum
November 19, 2017 - New York

Architecture tours are led by New Museum docents and focus on the Museum's building, which was designed by the architectural firm SANAA. Architecture tours are free with Museum admission. No preregistration is necessary. Tours are limited to fifteen visitors on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bearded Lady Productions presents 'Church With A 2 Drink Minimum' - Sidewalk
November 19, 2017 - New York

hosted by Rev. Yolanda NSAI Singer-Songwriter Showcase - (for NSAI members) Every 3rd Sunday, 3-5pm no reservations, no cover-2 food or drink minimum,love offering taken. 94 Ave. A , East Village NYC at the Sidewalk Cafe. Join Rev. Yolanda , Rev. Glen Ganaway , The Bearded Lady Band with special musical guests, as we sing together, laugh, have brunch and celebrate life with inspirational music and message. We are an Interfaith spiritual gathering- welcoming all paths and traditions. We will feature music from many walks of life and encourage you to sing a long- as well as feature original inspirational music by Rev. Yolanda and guests and be inspired with a wisdom message by Rev. Glen.

Jess Chloe - Sidewalk
November 19, 2017 - New York

singer-songwriter

S. R. Frost - Sidewalk
November 19, 2017 - New York

rock / power pop singer-songwriter

Elliot Lee - Sidewalk
November 19, 2017 - New York

singer-songwriter

The Band CAMINO - Mercury Lounge
November 19, 2017 - New York

Afternoon Men is a five-piece, New York-based rock/roll band. Their songs cycle through a range of styles you might find on a jukebox—Sinatra to Springsteen, bar rock to electro-pop—but these influences are as much a narrative force as a part of their sound. An overarching story links one song to the next, and it features a reappearing cast of characters whose taste in music plays the starring role in how they kill their time.

Jordan Klassen - Mercury Lounge
November 19, 2017 - New York

Big Intruder is an album about growing up and making adult decisions. The eleven tracks, which Jordan Klassen wrote and recorded in his own studio in Vancouver, venture away from the whimsical soundscapes of his past work and exude themes of growth and maturity, both in lyrics and sound. The record was written as a deliberate reaction to Klassen's own inclinations in songwriting. The singer-songwriter moniker has long caused him discomfort, as he felt that it connoted a very specific sound, namely "acoustic guitars and shitty coffee shops." In past records such as Javelin (2016) and Repentance (2013), Klassen strived for a cinematic sound, avoiding drum kits and anything that sounded like a band. In Big Intruder, Klassen confronts those prejudices. He spent a lot of time listening to the greats—Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell—and broadened his own understanding of the singer-songwriter concept. Now, he sees it less as a specific sound, and more as the act of one person telling a story. The resulting songs are intimate and personal, guided by a sense of honesty and vulnerability. The story Klassen tells is of his journey toward growi... (read more)

The Frights - Bowery Ballroom
November 19, 2017 - New York

Guitarist/vocalist Mikey Carnevale Drummer Marc Finn Bassist Richard Dotson

Highlights of IRIDESCENCE - Central Booking
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

An exhibition of art holograms Presented by the Hologram Foundation (Paris) with the Center for the Holographic Arts (New York) Six artists selected through an international competition to produce new holograms. Michael Bleyenberg, Patrick Boyd, Lana Briscella, Pascal Gauchet, Setsuko Ishii, Fred Unterseher

Brian Batt: Greenhouse - Foley Gallery
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

Artist Brian Batt debuts his latest works – all part of his new "GREENHOUSE" series—at a pop-up at Foley Gallery (59 Orchard St) on New York’s Lower East Side. Open from November 8 through November 19, the exhibition features 21 original works —paintings and drawings— created by Batt over the last two years. Also on view: "Women & Flowers" is a series by New York-based photographer, Christina Arza. Batt’s style, comparable to that of Chuck Close, invites the viewer to ingest life through a kaleidoscope of color, depth, and shocking precision. Until recent months, Batt has mainly focused his molecular creativity on world famous icons, such as Questlove and Pete Townshend, or city landmarks, such as Katz’s Deli. Now, with "GREENHOUSE," Batt offers an escape from bright lights and urban sprawl to the lush beauty, inspired by quiet moments in his Brooklyn rooftop garden. A perfect foil for "GREENHOUSE," Christina Arza’s "Women & Flowers" draws inspiration from classical painting and photography portraiture. The images were shot on medium format and each capture women with a flower of their choice in an intimate environment.

Jack Goes Boating - Paradise Factory
Through November 19, 2017 - New York

"In love you either sink or swim..." To continue our season's “The Empathy Initiative”, The Seeing Place presents Bob Glaudini’s touching and warmhearted play JACK GOES BOATING. Laced with cooking classes, swimming lessons, and a smorgasbord of illegal drugs, Jack Goes Boating is a story of date panic, marital meltdown, betrayal, and the prevailing grace of the human spirit.  Written by Bob Glaudini, this revival marks the 10th Anniversary of the play’s premiere, originally produced/directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman at LAByrinth Theater. In Jack Goes Boating, Jack is a shy and awkward man who drives a limo and lives an unassuming life. His friend and co-worker, Clyde, and his wife Lucy, feel sorry for Jack and set him up on a blind date with Connie. Connie shares Jack's shyness and awkwardness, but through each other they seem to be able to find solace within themselves. Trouble might be brewing in paradise though, as Clyde and Lucy’s marriage stumbles just as Jack and Connie’s relationship grows. When the play premiered it received lavish praise, including Variety (“Witty and knowing and all heart”) and the NY Times (“An immensely likable play [that] exudes a wry compassion... (read more)

Jhené Aiko: Trip (The Tour) - Irving Plaza
November 20, 2017 - New york

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. I am not this image. I am not my name (Jhene Aiko Efuru Chilombo) I am not my age (March 16 1988) I am not my ethnicity (Japanese, African American, Native American, etc…)I am not where I was born and raised (Los Angeles, California). I am A mother to a beautiful girl named Namiko. A baby sister to 3 brothers, 3 sisters and a big sister to 1.The daughter of Christina Yamamoto and Karamo Chilombo but more relevantly, the Daughter of Water, Earth and the Sun.

In the Lounge the Mosquito - Dixon Place
November 20, 2017 - New York

Hang out at the lounge at Dixon Place, the iconic & funky east-village theatre. Have a drink while checking out an early evening collection of musicians, writers, comics & creative types doing all kinds of things. Regulars include Pat Candaras, Cynthia Kaplan, Peri Gaffney, Kathryn Rossetter, Sheila Head, Susan Burns, Sue Giles, Nancy Shayne, and MORE!

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poet's Café
November 20, 2017 - 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.

Exiled in Africa - Lucky Jack's
November 20, 2017 - New York

The International Human Rights Art Festival presents "Exiled in Africa," featuring the poetry and work of exiled Zimbabwean poet, activist and magazine editor Mbizo Chirasha, as well as an introduction to ASODECOM, a grassroots community support organization in Burundi, particularly in the provinces of Ngozi, Bujumbura, Karusi and Kayanza. We will be speaking with both Mr. Chirasha and representatives of ASODECOM over the Internet during the evening. As Mr. Chirasha said in his note to the International Human Rights Art Festival: "I ran out of my country, my country of my birth on the 4th of February 2017 into Zambia and then South African, then Swaziland, then Lesotho and then to where I AM NOW. I became one other victim among other victims targeted by the overzealous, shameless, dictatorial Mugabe Regime." The evening will begin with a short video that Mr. Mbizo sent concerning his current situation, and then a reading about Mr. Mbizo's history and his poetry, by actor Jeorge Watson. After this introduction to his work, we are planning to speak with Mr. Chirasha via Internet hook-up, from his current location of exile. Apart from many other activities as a committed Zimbabwea... (read more)

Vintage Basement w/ Max & Nicky, ft. JUDAH FRIEDLANDER, MELISSA VILLASEÑOR, SEAN PATTON, and BEN KRONBERG! - Under St. Marks Theater
November 20, 2017 - New York

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 humorous banter and charming musical stylings through the dynamic melange of their dovelike old-fashiondness and quirky, absurd idiosyncrasies. With a greater focus on stand-up comedy, this vintage style variety show will feature the additional talents of four hilarious stand-up comics. The upcoming lineup includes headliners JUDAH FRIEDLANDER (30 Rock, Wet Hot American Summer), MELISSA VILLASEÑOR (SNL, America's Got Talent), SEAN PATTON (Comedy Central, Conan), and BEN KRONBERG (Comedy Central, Late Night w/ Seth Meyers)! Vintage Basement with Max & Nicky plays next on Monday, November 20th 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.... (read more)

American Fever EP Release - Mercury Lounge
November 20, 2017 - New York

American Fever is a Brooklyn-based indie-rock group.. Their sounds emerge from classical training, but also a love of Rock 'n' Roll, punk and folk genres. They focus on intricate harmonies, classically-inspired forms, and a unique blending of instrumentation. They're largely influenced by Sufjan Stevens, Bruce Springsteen, Blonde Redhead, Arcade Fire, Neutral Milk Hotel, along with classical and jazz composers. They recently finished the production of their 2nd EP, "Take Me Home", which will be released on 11/4. This will be the second EP released through their label, Aion Records.

Rae Isla - Mercury Lounge
November 20, 2017 - New York

"Love is both tangible and ethereal, something captured and experienced." Rae Isla creates "ether pop" music - songs with catchy hooks and spiritual depth. She was raised on a small island near Seattle and now resides in Brooklyn. Her debut single Mexico, produced by Gianluca Buccellati, was released in September, 2017. The track features Mexican guitarist Lito de la Isla of Los Rumberos de Massachusetts, and was written in the famous Mexico City neighborhood of Coyoacán, home to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Her second single Just Because is slated for release in November, 2017.

Metropolis Ensemble: Memory Palace - Caveat
November 20, 2017 - New York

Ian Rosenbaum, Solo Percussion Metropolis Ensemble percussionist Ian Rosenbaum “unfailing virtuosity, whatever the music” (Chicago Tribune) creates an hour-long immersive musical narrative culminating in Christopher Cerrone’s evocative work Memory Palace. Through electro-acoustic soundscapes, visual projections, and a fluid juxtaposing of unexpected techniques and instruments, works by five composers are interwoven to explore new, expressive possibilities for solo percussion Praised for his “excellent” and “precisely attuned” performances by The New York Times, percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum has developed a musical breadth far beyond his years. In early 2017, Mr. Rosenbaum released his first full-length solo album, Memory Palace, on VIA Records. It features five commissions from the last several years and includes collaborations with Brooklyn Rider and Gina Izzo.

BUILDING A REAL BOY - Dixon Place
November 20, 2017 - New York City

Building a Real Boy is a multimedia theatrical telling of the life and work of computer activist Aaron Swartz who died tragically at the age of 26 while facing forty years in prison for downloading academic journals to share with the public. This show is devised from Aaron Swartz's writing, blog and journal entries, interviews with colleagues and friends. Building a Real Boy has been created collaboratively by a team of performers, directors, writers and designers and sheds light on critical issues surrounding freedom of information, and internet privacy, in addition to the power of youth in fighting oppressive political systems.

THE MOSQUITO - Dixon Place
November 20, 2017 - New York City

Hang out at the lounge at Dixon Place, the iconic & funky east-village theatre. Have a drink while checking out an early evening collection of musicians, writers, comics & creative types doing all kinds of things. Regulars include Pat Candaras, Cynthia Kaplan, Peri Gaffney, Kathryn Rossetter, Sheila Head, Susan Burns, Sue Giles, Nancy Shayne, and MORE!

Volar Portex - The Stone
November 21, 2017 - New York

Chasing Consciousness: Rethinking the Mind - Caveat
November 21, 2017 - New York

Great scientific revolutions come from challenging what we all assume to be true and expanding what science is 'allowed' to ask. Recent technological breakthroughs are pushing against our cherished assumptions about the nature and primacy of our minds, and forcing us to ask new questions about our reality. Just before Thanksgiving, enjoy a mental feast as the YHouse Institute's brightest and best chew through some tough questions: how do we evaluate the reality of our awareness from within that same awareness? Where does consciousness really come from, and how does it fit into our ideas about the nature of life and the human future? We can't promise to answer them all, but we can guarantee a stimulating evening of stories and provocative thinking from researchers working on the extreme edge of scientific innovation. YHouse, Inc. is a nonprofit institute in New York City devoted to innovative and transdisciplinary research, intellectual partnership, and public discourse tackling humanity’s greatest questions on awareness, consciousness, and the future of intelligence.

Gus Dapperton - Mercury Lounge
November 21, 2017 - New York

Dizzyride - Mercury Lounge
November 21, 2017 - New York

Sheppard - Bowery Ballroom
November 21, 2017 - New York

Sheppard – 'Keep Me Crazy' "Give a little heat to the heart that was born to run." There's a story George Sheppard likes to tell about the night his life changed. It was April, 2014. Sheppard the band had travelled to the United States for MUSEXPO, the music, media and technology conference. But George and Sheppard guitarist Jay Bovino were more concerned with sitting in their shared Los Angeles hotel room, checking the single charts back home in Australia. The band's giddy new release 'Geronimo' had already been out a month, but was choosing this particular night to begin its assault on the ARIA charts in earnest. Sitting in the hotel room, the bandmates kept refreshing iTunes every couple of minutes. And each time, the song climbed higher and higher. And higher. It reached number 12. "We were thinking, 'Wow! This is crazy!'" Then George went to bed. "I woke up at maybe two in the morning," George continues. "There was this tap-tap-tap on my shoulder and Jay's voice in my ear: 'George! It's at number one!' And I fell right back to sleep." It wasn't a dream. Rising in the morning, George opened his laptop and there it was. 'Geronimo' sat at number one. "It was ... (read more)

The Story Collider: Consciousness - Caveat
November 21, 2017 - New York

Featuring Heather Berlin, Baba Brinkman, Erik Hoel, and Issa Ibrahim This month join The Story Collider for five true, personal stories on the theme of consciousness, from both scientists who study it and folks who have experienced altered states of it. Whether we wear a lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since grade school, science is shaping all of our lives. And that means we all have science stories to tell. Every year, we host dozens of live shows all over the country, featuring all kinds of storytellers - researchers, doctors, and engineers of course, but also patients, poets, comedians, cops, and more. Some of our stories are heartbreaking, others are hilarious, but they're all true and all very personal. Welcome to The Story Collider! "The tones balanced stand-up funny and powerfully confessional … The crowd's reactions veered from belly laughs to pin-drop silence." — Andy Beta, The Wall Street Journal "The experience was incredibly cathartic, and having people come up to me afterwards and tell me how interesting and moving they found my story was as gratifying as any compliment I have ever received about my research." — David Carmel, Nature

EXPERIMENTS & DISORDERS - Dixon Place
November 21, 2017 - New York City

Fiction, nonfiction, poetry & performance texts by the most adventurous, cross-genre established & emerging writers. Curated by Tom Cole & Christen Clifford. Featuring Neil Goldberg & Jennifer Firestone

FAST FORWARD - Dixon Place
November 21, 2017 - New York City

Choreographers working in all dance forms workshop 25 – 35 min pieces on a shared bill curated around the theme 'Challenges' with VISIONS Contemporary Ballet & Anthony Alterio

Jews and Muslims: the Early Years – Class with Dr. Regina Stein - Museum at Eldridge Street
November 21, 2017 - New York

Investigate the early encounters between Jews and Muslims as we explore the origins of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula beginning in the 7th century. In the fall semester, we will read sections of the Quran as a primary key to understanding the values and beliefs of Islam. We will compare the Quran's references to biblical characters such as Abraham, Ishmael, Moses and Ezra. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El's Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.

The Freedom Party® Nyc 80s vs 90s Night - Irving Plaza
November 22, 2017 - New york

This event is all ages. GA standing room only. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. The Freedom Party® is NYC's most legendary old-school dance party! Created in 2003 by Herbert Holler, DJ Cosi and Marc Smooth, Freedom's purpose is to bring different people together through a classic NYC dance party. Playing predominantly hits from the 80s, 90s and 2000s, be it hip-hop, R&B, pop, rock, reggae or house, Freedom fills its dance floor with people from all walks of life, all ethnicities, races, creeds and colors, from all over the world, looking to have fun, celebrate life, make new friends and be free.

Chris Cochrane with Mamal Dap, playing the music of J Dilla and Madlib - The Stone
November 22, 2017 - New York

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Omar Holmon - Nuyorican Poet's Café
November 22, 2017 - New York

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

Your Love, Our Musical - Caveat
November 22, 2017 - New York

Rebecca Vigil and Evan Kaufman bring their award-winning musical improv show Your Love, Our Musical back to Caveat this fall! Here's how it works: Rebecca and Evan interview a real couple from the audience and then turn their love story into a fully improvised musical. The New York Times says, "The premise sounds nearly impossible, but the execution is reliably brilliant," and Time Out New York adds, "4 Stars. From the moment Vigil and Kaufman burst onto the stage ... you know you're in good hands."

The Please Please Me - Sidewalk
November 22, 2017 - New York

Kalin - Sidewalk
November 22, 2017 - New York

Samonik - Mercury Lounge
November 22, 2017 - New York

SAMONIK is a no wave/dark wave live band fueled by a unique past as is the result of forward thinking. Combining the sweat inspired dance floor sound with organic influences, "ala" Depeche Mode,David Bowie,New Order... SAMONIK is the new offering from Jason Samonik, one of the artists responsible for the infamous early mid west rave scene. His dynamic live electronic sets are epic and legendary. Supporting everyone from LA Riots, Skrillex, Hot Chip, Atari Teenage Riot, Green Velvet, Le Castle Vania, to Shiny Toy Guns & Ludacris. Mixing/producing for rap mogul Coo Coo Cal, Beyonce's sister Solange, Australia's indie sensation Mink and many many more. As Jason says, "SAMONIK is years in the making, it's all that I am rolled into one band"

Mun - Mercury Lounge
November 22, 2017 - New York

MUN is a group of versatile musicians based out of Brooklyn, NYC. Starting out as an all-improv outfit playing the New York underground warehouse circuit and summer festivals across the northeast, MUN has evolved their dancey electronic sound into a psychedelic pallet of jazz, rock, funk, and drum n bass. With their willingness to consistently develop their craft, MUN brings a quality experience to listeners at every show.

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Jive Poetic - Nuyorican Poet's Café
November 22, 2017 - New York

Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – Class with Dr. Regina Stein - Museum at Eldridge Street
November 23, 2017 - New York

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues—often related to the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets, but sometimes a Biblical or Rabbinic text that raises questions of contemporary interest. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are not required. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El's Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.

Jay Critch and Friends - Irving Plaza
November 24, 2017 - New york

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. Jay Critch is a young hip hop artist from Brooklyn, New York and was recently signed to Rich Forever Music, a record label headed by Rich the Kid, a rapper from Georgia by way of Queens, NY. Rich the Kid is a label mate with Migos Fetty Wap, and Young Thug. The parent label is 300 Entertainment,which is a subsidiary of Atlantic Records Group. Rich the Kid has collaborated with Fetty Wap, Ty Dolla $ign, Rich Homie Quan, Young Dolph, Wiz Khalifa, Curren$y, Kodak Black, Migos, PartyNextDoor, 21 Savage , and many other popular hip hop artists.

The Chutneys - The Stone
November 24, 2017 - New York

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne - Nuyorican Poet's Café
November 24, 2017 - 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!

Slaughter Beach, Dog - Mercury Lounge
November 24, 2017 - New York

Few bands can say they were born out of necessity, but Slaughter Beach, Dog can. In 2015, Jake Ewald, in the midst of trying to write songs for his other band Modern Baseball (which has since gone on hiatus), hit a patch of writer's block. To get himself back in action, Ewald decided to move the focus off of himself, stitching together a loose narrative surrounding a motley cast of characters. Before he knew it, he'd written an entire album, and Slaughter Beach, Dog was no longer an exercise, it was a full-fledged band. "When I gave myself the specific goal to write these kinds of songs and figure out how to do it, it just broke me open in a way I really needed." What came pouring out of Ewald was Welcome,a 10-track debut that showed his ability to create a world of his own making, all the while blurring the line between fiction and reality. At times, he'd be singing about people and situations he invented, but the songs were still personal, often informed by experiences deep in his past, excavated for the purpose of expanding his songwriting vocabulary. This approach is even more evident on the new, four-song Slaughter Beach, Dog EP, Motorcycle. jpg. Recalling the likes of John... (read more)

Dana Varon - Sidewalk
November 24, 2017 - New York

Magic Forest - Sidewalk
November 24, 2017 - New York

Jeremy Aaron - Sidewalk
November 24, 2017 - New York

Michael McHugh & Sonic Art - Sidewalk
November 24, 2017 - New York

Val Kinzler Band - Sidewalk
November 24, 2017 - New York

TAUKsgiving - Bowery Ballroom
November 24, 2017 - New York

On their third studio album Sir Nebula, TAUK tap into their singular chemistry to elevate and expand their all-instrumental blend of funk, hip-hop, progressive rock, and jazz. Revealing both their refined musicality and unbridled creativity, the Oyster Bay, New York-bred rock-fusion four-piece (guitarist Matt Jalbert, bassist Charlie Dolan, keyboardist/organist Alric "A.C." Carter, and drummer Isaac Teel) push into new sonic terrain and build entire worlds within each richly textured soundscape. From the hazy atmospherics of "Time's Up" and soaring riffs of "Program Select" to the urgent rhythms of "Shenanigans" and sprawling melodies of "Where You Are," Sir Nebula finds TAUK introducing a cosmically inspired element to their music. "The album ended up taking on a more ambient kind of vibe than anything we've done before—there's a spaciness in the songs that lets you get lost in the sound," says Dolan. And while the album is endlessly hypnotic, TAUK also deliver the dynamic tension-and-release jams that have helped earn them a devoted following while drawing critical acclaim (the Washington Post, for one, praised TAUK for "creating a hard-charging, often melodic fusion that—than... (read more)

Classic Storm Radio 10 Year Anniversary Show Feat. the Beatnuts - Mercury Lounge
November 25, 2017 - New York

This event is 21 and over DJ TOSHI CLASSIC STORM RADIO 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW PERFORMANCES BY: THE BEATNUTS PLANET ASIA RUSTE JUXX ILLA GHEE MR COMPLEX C-RAYZ WALZ EL GANT + SPECIAL SURPRISE GUESTS SPECIAL DJ SET BY: LORD FINESSE (D.I.T.C.) MUSIC BY: DJ TOSHI DJ READY CEE & DJ MIXX HOSTED BY: MIC HANDZ, DOC AHK, SUNEZ POWERED BY: RADIOHIPHOP.COM SPONSORED BY: STREET VISION RADIO & NY STATE OF MIND

Ookay 'Wow! Cool!' Tour - Irving Plaza
November 25, 2017 - New york

GA standing room & VIP options 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. One of the most impressive young leaders of the American dance music scene, California-based Ookay (pronounced "okay") exploded onto the scene when both his freshman and sophomore releases on Ultra Records charted in the top 10 on Beatport. Since then, he's shown no sign of slowing down, working with some of the greatest producers in electronic music while developing a signature style that weaves across genres, reflecting influences as varied as Borgore, Diplo, DJ Snake, Showtek, Deorro, TJR, Boaz Van de Beatz, Valentino Kahn, Waveracer, Cashmere Cat, Lindsay Lowend, Skrillex, Lido, and Wiwek while always returning to a hard-hitting trap beat.

Collapsible Shoulder with Special Guest Stuart Popejoy - The Stone
November 25, 2017 - New York

Eli Sundae EP Release - Mercury Lounge
November 25, 2017 - New York

Hellrazor, Oceanator This event is 21 and over Eli Sundae is the solo effort of Brooklyn-based musician Eli Dreyfus, of the bands UV Rays and Camper. Eli makes music like his mother makes dance, and like her father made paintings: small, silly, and sad. This project is Eli reaching back into their art to find a history for his. Eli Sundae's sophomore project, Eli Bloody Eli, comes out November 18th.

Kraal Charles Media presents Verses - Nuyorican Poet's Café
November 25, 2017 - New York

Schtick A Pole In It: Broadway Edition - Drom
November 25, 2017 - New York

Schtick A Pole In It is a night of comedy and pole dancing from producers/comics Dan Goodman & JoAnna Ross. Schtick works like this- Comics and pole dancers share the same stage but not at the same time to create a show that makes everyone happy. Who doesn't like to laugh. Who doesn't like to watch dancers do insane things on a pole? This month's theme is Broadway. Dancers reinterpret smash broadway hits on the pole. If you don't see shows like this why are you even paying the crazy NYC rents? *Limited Seating* *Reservation Highly Recommended* Theme: Broadway Venue Drom- 85 Avenue A (between 5th and 6th streets) New York, NY 10009 (212) 777-1157 Time/Date/Tickets Saturday, November 25th 8pm (doors open at 7:30) $20 online http://tinyurl.com/y8k7f5ss $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 Goodman(Fusion Network) JoAnna Ross(Schtick Creator) Special Guests TBA Dancers Danielle Amico(Aerial EDGJ) Emily Sanderson(Aera) Rommel Pierre Ochoa(King and I) Carmine Black(Pole Dancer of the Year 2016) Sammy Wong(Body and Pole)

ElbaumTanner RocknrollScene Presents - Sidewalk
November 25, 2017 - New York

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Stephen Kellogg - Bowery Ballroom
November 25, 2017 - New York

Lower East Side gallery tour - New York Gallery Tours
November 25, 2017 - New York

Our Lower East Side tour will feature galleries in New York's hottest, edgiest art neighborhood, growing from under 10 galleries 10 years ago to over 150 galleries today – with the newest artists and gallery owners in the city! Be sure to arrive early or on time, so that the tour doesn't leave without you. All sales are final, and tickets are valid only for the date for which it was purchased. Tours take place no matter the temperature or weather, as the art is all indoors.

Chris Cochrane, Kevin Shea, Zeena Parkins and Gordon Beeferman - The Stone
November 26, 2017 - New York

Annual Thanksgiving Comix and Graphic Novel Night - KGB Bar
November 26, 2017 - New York

About the Series: KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction The KGB Bar Sunday Night Fiction showcases the finest in contemporary fiction from new and emerging writers. Suzanne Dottino/fiction curator, suzanne@kgbbar.com

Guest event: Fireside Mystery Theatre - The Slipper Room
November 26, 2017 - 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.

Pierce Fulton & NVDES Present: Better Places Tour - Mercury Lounge
November 26, 2017 - New York

There's not much to do in Vermont...Though the combination of cold weather and small isolated towns do force an extremely bored kid to get creative. Now it's 1998, picture Pierce at 6 years old, sitting on a tiny guitar amp with similarly tiny guitar in hand, begging his parents and family friends for song requests. Long before his time as a DJ, he was pleasing crowds (though much older) with covers of all 60s-70s era classic rock, having no idea what kind of impact this would have later. Fast forward a few years and those song requests turned suggestions of various genres and eventually different instruments. A quick ear helped him in first picking up the guitar as a child and later moving onto drums, piano, trombone and more. Pierce has always had this fascination for taking a concept from one instrument or genre and applying it to something new, an activity that would later define the core of his music. Now with 15 years of classic rock, reggae, blues and even a bit of metal and classical music under his belt, you can imagine how strange Pierce's first interaction with electronic music was. Somehow this small high school in Vermont was blessed with an incredible music... (read more)

LAX / JFK - SPOKE NYC
Through November 26, 2017 - New York

a 40+ artist group show curated by Thinkspace Opening Reception: November 11th, 6 - 9pm On view: November 11th - 26th, 2017 SPOKE NYC is pleased to present LAX/JFK, a group exhibition curated by Los Angeles-based gallery, Thinkspace. This comprehensive exhibition is Thinkspace’s eleventh iteration of its widely respected traveling series, which will bring Thinkspace’s unique focus on the New Contemporary Art Movement to New York City. Featuring over forty artists, LAX/JFK will include a mini solo exhibition by Matthew Grabelsky, comprised of 8 new oil paintings from his subway series as well as a new limited edition print. The exhibition will showcase over 50 new works from some of the top artists working in the New Contemporary Movement. “With roots firmly planted in illustration, pop culture, comics, street art and graffiti, put quite simply the New Contemporary Art Movement is art for the people,” Thinkspace co-founder Andrew Hosner has stated. Please join us Saturday, November 11th from 6 - 9 pm for the opening reception of LAX/JFK. Complimentary beverages will be served and some of the artists will be in attendance. For more information, or additional imag... (read more)

Prague, 1912 (the Savoy Café Yiddish Theatre) - Theater for the New City
Through November 26, 2017 - New York

Presented by Theater for the New City November 9 to 26, 2017 Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street), East Village Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 3:00 PM. special 3:00 PM matinee Sat, Nov 25. No performance Nov 23 (Thanksgiving); $12 general admission, $10 seniors. Running time :80minutes Box office (212) 254-1109, www.theaterforthenewcity.net Critics are invited on or after November 10. New York -- Prague, 1912 (the Savoy Café Yiddish Theatre) by Lu Hauser is a comedy based on historic personalities of the Yiddish Theater. A vagabond acting company comes to Prague: it's Jak Lowy and his leading lady, Mme. Trassik. Lowy is a veteran actor who has put stars in her eyes and they are lovers. When they act together, it's magic, but their repertoire is a shambles and they subsist more by selling baked sweet potatoes than by selling tickets to their unconventional versions of classic plays. What emerges is a backstage comedy of their love-hate relationship and their entrapment of a sympathetic local writer named Gregor Samsa. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave, will premiere the work November 9 to 26, directed by Georg... (read more)

Barbara Hammer - Company Gallery
Through November 26, 2017 - New York

Truant: Photographs, 1970 - 1979 Throughout the 1970s, filmmaker Barbara Hammer toured the United States, Africa, and Europe, making film after film about women and the lesbian experience, niether of which had seldom been seen by a woman, for women on screen before. She made a slew of now-legendary experimental films, including Sisters! (1973), Dyketactics (1974), Multiple Orgasm (1976), Sappho (1978), and Double Strength (1978), more or less inventing lesbian cinema at a time when such material had largely been relegated to the pornographic imagination of male artists and filmmakers. During this prolific period, Hammer photographed her travels, her lovers, moments of community and kinship between her collaborators on set, private and public performances, friends, strangers. In these photographs, most of which have never been exhibited before, Hammer's work explodes traditional notions of female sexuality by showing it for what it is: complex, messy, abstract, human. As a filmmaker, Hammer fused the non-linearity of Gertrude Stein and the poetic realism of Djuna Barnes to the early to mid-century American filmmaking experiments of Deren, Stan Brakhage, and Jonas Mekas. Her kal... (read more)

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poet's Café
November 27, 2017 - 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.

Public Shakespeare Talks: Eyeless Rage—Anger in King Lear - The Public Theater
November 27, 2017 - New York,

A conversation about anger – noble, destructive, cleansing, and clarifying – in Shakespeare's tragedy of ungoverned rage and its consequences, King Lear. The evening will feature a group of veterans of the role at The Public Theater in conversation with Public Shakespeare Initiative Director Michael Sexton and other special guests.

Jessica Andrea - Mercury Lounge
November 27, 2017 - New York

Growing up in sunny Southern California, Jessica Andrea's first memories of performing were as a dancer. Never really considering herself to be a singer, her only experience was singing along to the High School Musical soundtrack in the shower. It wasn't until she was 18 that Jessica first entertained the notion of taking it seriously as a craft. Jessica met her future husband Bobby, who many know as Logic, in 2014. They were married one short year later. She has since gone on to lend her voice several times, singing background vocals on records such as "I'm Gone," "Flexicution," "Hallelujah," and "Confess." Jessica is the quintessential "girly girl," preferring a day at Disneyland to a night out at the club. She is a true lover of pop music and draws inspiration from the likes of Katy Perry, Chris Martin, and One Direction. She released her debut EP entitled "Electric" in August, 2017. You can listen to it on Apple Music and Spotify.

VANDALS - Dixon Place
November 27, 2017 - New York City

Vandals centers on the footnotes of history, finding that sometimes destruction is the only outlet for creative passion. It is a devised piece, consisting of holy fools and tricksters, American atrocity and victims/victors, and classic works and modern masterpieces. The piece presents a motley assortment thrust into immortal posterity by their attempted destruction.

Sophie Tucker – the Last of the Red Hot Mamas - Museum at Eldridge Street
November 27, 2017 - New York

Russian-born Jewish immigrant Sophie Tucker evolved into a larger than life show-business phenomena. Dubbed "The First Lady of Show Business" for her bold and brassy persona, she sang songs of humorous raciness during a career that spanned sixty years. Her years in vaudeville, burlesque, nightclubs and concert halls were accompanied by the great inventions of the day: phonographs, nickelodeons, movies, radio and television. In this two-session course, we will explore the show business landscape of the early 20th century, the influence of Yiddish culture though the 21st century, and Sophie Tucker's indelible mark on the business and entertainers who followed. Maxine Simson is a lecturer with the NYC Department of Aging and the owner of The Natural Resources Public Relations DBA, a PR and multi-media company.

In the Lounge Guts - Dixon Place
November 28, 2017 - New York

Featuring Joseph Keckler & Ariana Reines GUTS is a pan-genre experimental literary performance series curated by Dia Felix! Free Admission

Jews and Muslims: the Early Years – Class with Dr. Regina Stein - Museum at Eldridge Street
November 28, 2017 - New York

Investigate the early encounters between Jews and Muslims as we explore the origins of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula beginning in the 7th century. In the fall semester, we will read sections of the Quran as a primary key to understanding the values and beliefs of Islam. We will compare the Quran's references to biblical characters such as Abraham, Ishmael, Moses and Ezra. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El's Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.

Jon Madof, Ty Citerman, Jessica Lurie, Yoshie Fruchter, Yonadav Halevy - The Stone
November 28, 2017 - New York

School Nite - Sidewalk
November 28, 2017 - New York

comedy showcase hosted by Ryan Brown

2nd Annual Deadspin Awards Presented by Kraken - Irving Plaza
November 28, 2017 - New york

It's like the Razzies but for sports. Food & Drink Served Cocktail Attire 21+ Only Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event.

Only Son - Mercury Lounge
November 28, 2017 - New York

Singer/songwriter, based in New York city

Jessie Reyez - Bowery Ballroom
November 28, 2017 - New York

GUTS - Dixon Place
November 28, 2017 - New York City

GUTS is a pan-genre experimental literary performance series curated by Dia Felix!

CROSSING BOUNDARIES - Dixon Place
November 28, 2017 - New York City

New work by choreographers who cross cultural, geographic & disciplinary boundaries. Curated by Marcia Monroe. Featuring Deirdre Towers, Barbara Mahler, Maho Ogawa, Valerie Green/DanceEntropy, and Rachel Bunting/The Humans

uesday Night Latin Jazz with Willie Martinez & La Familia Sextet - Nuyorican Poet's Café
November 28, 2017 - New York

Visionaries Series: Erling Kagge - New Museum
Through November 28, 2017 - Lower East Side

Explorer, writer, and art collector Erling Kagge will be featured as this year's Visionary speaker. The Stuart Regen Visionaries Series at the New Museum honors forward-thinking individuals in art, architecture, design, film, and related disciplines of contemporary culture. Now in its ninth year, the annual series spotlights innovators who shape intellectual life and the future of culture. One of the world's great explorers, Kagge is recognized for a number of extraordinary accomplishments. He was the first person to surmount the "three poles" (North Pole, South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest); the first person to walk alone to the South Pole; and in 1990, with Børge Ousland, the first person to reach the North Pole unsupported. To complete the first unsupported expedition to the South Pole in 1992–93, Kagge covered 814 miles in fifty days, leading to a feature on the cover of TIME magazine. Kagge's explorations have continued in new forms over the years: in 2010 he and urban historian Steve Duncan hiked through the sewers, subways, and water tunnels of New York, walking for five days from the Bronx, through Manhattan, to the Atlantic Ocean. After reaching the three poles, ... (read more)

Blivet - The Stone
November 29, 2017 - New York

Jacob Banks - Bowery Ballroom
November 29, 2017 - New York

This event is 18 and over Pre-Show (7pm - 8pm) and Post-Show Happy Hour in the Lower Level Lounge Born in Nigeria and based in England, 25-year-old singer/songwriter Jacob Banks creates soul music that's uncompromisingly honest but thrillingly cinematic. A self-taught musician who began singing, playing guitar, and writing songs at the age of 20, Banks got his start at open mic nights around Birmingham in 2011 and quickly won major attention for his commanding vocal presence and daringly intimate songwriting. In early 2013 he released his powerful debut EP The Monologue, earning feverish acclaim that soon saw him supporting such artists as Emeli Sandé and Alicia Keys on tour.

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Omar Holmon - Nuyorican Poet's Café
November 29, 2017 - New York

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

Big Questions, Little Answers - Caveat
November 29, 2017 - New York

Welcome to Big Questions, Little Answers, an entirely new genre of trivia-storytelling. You and your team will compete in an adventure of both trivia and storytelling, revealing clues to a bigger, mind-blowing true story along the way. This is interactive storytelling you can WIN. Join Tanner Dahlin (UCB) and Ryan Creamer (College Humor) for a trivia night like none other. Real facts, real stories, real competition…but knowing the answer is only half the story. Tonight’s big question: What is more delicious than a billion dollars? In 1961 a great mystery stunned the globe. What was this mystery you ask? Answers to smaller questions may give insight. How much money will Beyonce’s kids get? How much money is the Statue of Liberty worth? Who doesn’t know how to spell potato? Did you see/like Moana? These little answers reveal the bigger question.

Adam James - Sidewalk
November 29, 2017 - New York

Sara Ontaneda - Sidewalk
November 29, 2017 - New York

Andrew Kirell & Friends - Sidewalk
November 29, 2017 - New York

Justin Nozuka - Mercury Lounge
November 29, 2017 - New York

ustin Tokimitsu Nozuka (born September 29, 1988) is an American-Canadian singer-songwriter. His debut album Holly has been released in Europe, Canada, Japan and the United States. He has licensed the album to indie label Coalition Entertainment Records, distributed by Warner Music in Canada, Outcaste Records in the UK/EU distributed by EMI and Glassnote Records in the US distributed by RED

WOLF! Feat. Scott Metzger - Mercury Lounge
November 29, 2017 - New York

Taking their cues from a soul, blues, boogaloo, country and rock background, Wolf! seamlessly merge styles to create a party where everyone's welcome...one that you don't want to miss! This Brooklyn-based trio continue to find new and exciting ways to evolve and push what's possible with the classic guitar, bass, and drums formula while maintaining a fundamental groove that's both irresistible and undeniable. Wolf! strives to make great music, and life is too short to listen to bad music.

Mykonos Akiko Kawayanagi Solo Exhibition - Parasol Projects Gallery
November 29, 2017 - New York

Parasol Projects is pleased to announce that mykonos, a solo exhibition by Akiko Kawayanagi, is on view from November 28th, 2017 through December 3rd, 2017 at Parasol Projects with an opening reception on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kawayanagi, an award-winning jewelry designer from Japan, established her own brand “mykonos,” which utilizes sophisticated jewelry making technique that embraces Japanese traditional craftsmanship and beauty. By combining her delicate and sensitive skills without influence of traditional jewelry making processes and her sense of contemporary art, she has developed her own style blending traditional Japanese craftsmanship and western jewelry. Using her intuition without drawing any design sketches, Kawayanagi uses many different types of materials, inspiring a creative beauty that allows us to imagine a borderless world without conflict. Kawayanagi is quoted as explaining, “I hope my art will act as a bridge between Japan and the world and inspire people everywhere to come together and live in peace. I offer the Japanese sense of beauty to the world as a prayer for peace.” Parasol Projects 2 Rivington Street, New York, N... (read more)

IGNORANCE IS NO EXCUSE, RENO - Dixon Place
November 29, 2017 - New York City

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."

8 IN SHOW - Dixon Place
November 29, 2017 - New York City

Emerging & established choreographers of all dance forms showcasing short new work.

Street Vendor Stories: Pushcarts, Pretzels and Plantains - Museum at Eldridge Street
November 29, 2017 - New York

From the pushcarts that packed the streets of the Lower East Side a century ago, to the food trucks that draw huge crowds today, this panel discussion will explore the past and present of selling food on the streets of New York City. Panelists will include Wayne Sosin of Worksman Cycles, a family-owned business that has been building carts, food trucks, and bicycles for food vendors since 1898; Veronica Julien, owner of the popular Veronica's Kitchen food cart; and Adam Sobel, chef of the award-winning kosher vegan food truck Cinnamon Snail. The panel will be moderated by Cindy VandenBosch of Turnstile Tours, which works with the city's vendor community to offer tours about the street food industry.

Jon Madof + Eden Pearlstein - The Stone
November 30, 2017 - New York

Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – Class with Dr. Regina Stein - Museum at Eldridge Street
November 30, 2017 - New York

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues—often related to the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets, but sometimes a Biblical or Rabbinic text that raises questions of contemporary interest. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are not required. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El's Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.

Rr: Red Room Poetry - KGB Bar
November 30, 2017 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

Guest event: Metropolis Burlesque - The Slipper Room
November 30, 2017 - New York

Maximo Park - Bowery Ballroom
November 30, 2017 - New York

This event is 18 and over Pre-Show (7-8pm) and Post-Show Happy Hour in the Lower Level Lounge

MA OPEN HOUSE - Glucksman Ireland House NYU
November 30, 2017 - New York

Learn about our M.A. in Irish and Irish-American Studies, part of NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: > Speak to current M.A. students and faculty > Get details about course offerings and curriculum > Learn about the opportunity to complete the degree in one calendar year with summer study in Ireland > Find out about options for part-time study > See how the many activities at Glucksman Ireland House NYU complement your degree experience > Visit Glucksman Ireland House, the landmark building that is home to the program > Hear how departmental assistantships and community internships can add to your professional resume as you complete your MA > Discover a joint degree option for a MA and Masters in Library Science with Long Island University

SonReal - Mercury Lounge
November 30, 2017 - New York

The Illustrious Blacks: HYPERBOLIC! - Joe's Pub and the Public Theater
November 30, 2017 - New York

The Illustrious Blacks have arrived to save the world one beat at a time! Once upon a time in a galaxy not far away, there lived two kings. Each was the ruler of his own deliciously glorious planet. The first king, Manchildblack, was well known throughout the cosmos for his ethereal vocals, celestial sonics and earthy musical messages. The other king, Monstah Black, was a star in the solar system for his gravity defying performances, gender bending fashions and spacey disposition. One magical night, an inexplicable ultra-magnetic pull forced the two planets to collide. A technicolored explosion occurred, turning night into day, with a feast of aural and visual delights. It was then that the universe was changed forever. Manchildblack and Monstah Black united and became The Illustrious Blacks! The acclaimed duo fuse music, dance, theater & fashion as the main ingredients to expand minds, shake bootys and encourage all to be bold, be brave and be you! #LiveTheHypeLife

AH Presents - Sidewalk
November 30, 2017 - New York

Dixon Place Presents: Diamonds On My Windshield - Dixon Place
November 30, 2017 - New York City

A musical tale of hitchhiking coast-to-coast in 1974, life was strange, but the music was good. It's hard to catch the wind, the freedom of the highway, and the psychedelic insanity that was the 1970’s. Ellen Kaye, whose parents owned the iconic NYC restaurant, The Russian Tea Room (1947-1996), ran away from home in 1974 at age 14 and hitchhiked 7,500 miles across America. Upon her return to NYC, though not an addict, she was exiled to Phoenix House, a drug rehabilitation program. Through humor, wit and song she tackles race relations, gender inequality, and class struggle during the 1970’s, directly speaking to our current times. The Dixon Place Lounge is open before and after the show, and you can bring your drink in the theater! Bar proceeds directly support DP’s artists and mission. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and $12 for students & seniors with valid ID, and IDNYC holders. TDF is accepted for select performances. We strongly advise you to encourage people to buy tickets in advance to ensure your show starts on time.

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: Waterparks - Irving Plaza
November 30, 2017 - New york

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. Age Restriction: 16+ unless accompanied by an adult.

Mappe Of - Mercury Lounge
November 30, 2017 - New York

Alternative Folk musician from Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

Mykonos Akiko Kawayanagi Solo Exhibition - Parasol Projects Gallery
November 30, 2017 - New York

Parasol Projects is pleased to announce that mykonos, a solo exhibition by Akiko Kawayanagi, is on view from November 28th, 2017 through December 3rd, 2017 at Parasol Projects with an opening reception on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kawayanagi, an award-winning jewelry designer from Japan, established her own brand “mykonos,” which utilizes sophisticated jewelry making technique that embraces Japanese traditional craftsmanship and beauty. By combining her delicate and sensitive skills without influence of traditional jewelry making processes and her sense of contemporary art, she has developed her own style blending traditional Japanese craftsmanship and western jewelry. Using her intuition without drawing any design sketches, Kawayanagi uses many different types of materials, inspiring a creative beauty that allows us to imagine a borderless world without conflict. Kawayanagi is quoted as explaining, “I hope my art will act as a bridge between Japan and the world and inspire people everywhere to come together and live in peace. I offer the Japanese sense of beauty to the world as a prayer for peace.” Parasol Projects 2 Rivington Street, New York, N... (read more)

Get to Know Your Gifts - Tictail Market
November 30, 2017 - New York

When a product is made by real people—with time, care, and passion—it has more than just style. It has a story. This season, Tictail is inviting shoppers to get to know the thoughts, ideas, and influences behind a curated selection of holiday essentials, made by emerging artists and designers from our global marketplace. So that you’re not just giving a gift—you’re giving a story. Join us for a holiday party full of fun, cocktails, light bites, dancing, and special discounts. Get To Know Your Gifts November 30th, 8 – 10 pm 90 Orchard Street New York, NY 10002 https://tictail.com/tictail-market

Art & Science Panel - Central Booking
November 30, 2017 - New York

Symbiotic Relationships in the Garden, Moderator: Scott McIntire

THE TECHNICIANS - Dixon Place
November 30, 2017 - New York City

The Technicians is set in a nail salon and tracks the friendship of two girls, the daughter of a patron and the daughter of a nail technician. In a world of increasingly divided social stratification, the play aims to address the beauty and complexity of female friendship over time. A play about class, opportunity, pinky promises, keeping them, breaking them, breaking nails, and breaking up.

Let There Be Light! Menorahs from the Lori and David Moore Family - Museum at Eldridge Street
November 30, 2017 - New York

This exhibition opens on Thursday, November 30 from 6 to 8 pm and is on view through January 2, 2018. Enjoy an enchanting Chanukah experience for the whole family! Let There Be Light! Menorahs from the Collection of the Lori and David Moore Family features an arry of menorahs from the collection of the Lori and David Moore family that show just how many ways there are to light up the holiday. Lori and David Moore began buying menorahs as a way to provide their son and daughter with a holiday tradition, mirroring other families' yearly holiday trips to pick out Christmas trees or special ornaments. Over the years, they collected more than 150 menorahs, many of which will be displayed in the Museum leading up to and during Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. The collection ranges from the traditional to the very whimsical. Designs include an American flag menorah, which Mr. Moore bought after September 11, 2001; traditional Chanukah lamps from around the world; and menorahs that take playful forms, including a shoe, a dog and an oversized book of matches. A menorah made of mah jongg tiles is a perfect match for our synagogue site, which is located in what is now the h... (read more)

Oedipus El Rey - The Public Theater
Through November 30, 2017 - New York,

Set in South Central LA, OEDIPUS EL REY is an electrifying new take on the Greek tragedy, written by acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro (Electricidad, Straight as a Line). Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he's spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped—by desperation or fate, history or violence—no one man can change his story alone. Love, family and belief collide in this chilling, incredibly powerful new play that asks: what's fate, and what's just the system?

The Illustrious Blacks: Hyperbolic! - Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
Through November 30, 2017 - New York

Once upon a time in a galaxy not far away, there lived two kings. Each was the ruler of his own deliciously glorious planet. The first king, Manchildblack, was well known throughout the cosmos for his ethereal vocals, celestial sonics and earthy musical messages. The other king, Monstah Black, was a star in the solar system for his gravity defying performances, gender bending fashions and spacey disposition. One magical night, an inexplicable ultra-magnetic pull forced the two planets to collide. A technicolored explosion occurred, turning night into day, with a feast of aural and visual delights. It was then that the universe was changed forever. Manchildblack and Monstah Black united and became The Illustrious Blacks! The acclaimed duo fuse music, dance, theater & fashion as the main ingredients to expand minds, shake bootys and encourage all to be bold, be brave and be you! #LiveTheHypeLife

The Dyke Division of the Two-Headed Calf: Room For Cream - New Events Hello Museum
Through December 01, 2017 - New York

The underground hit Room for Cream is back! Reuniting with new special guests, The Dyke Division of the Two-Headed Calf stages Season 4 of Room for Cream, a live performance serial that ran for three seasons from 2008 to 2010. This subversive soap opera situates itself in the fictional Sappho, MA, a lesbian enclave and life experiment that is paradoxically both separatist and inclusive by nature of its world-building aspirations. Sappho is home to a wild, sweet, and perverse collection of queers of diverse ages, gender expressions, and politics. Thinking through a communal modality—in practice and representation—The Dyke Division stages contemporary queer discourse in the vernacular of "soap," simultaneously embracing and critiquing what constitutes popular culture in our current moment. The project aims to hold and represent the mess that ensues when a group of folks elect to consciously live against the monolith of patriarchy, sometimes in competing forms of vigilance. The first twenty-four episodes of Room for Cream were performed over three seasons at La Mama's Experimental Theater Club in downtown Manhattan; Season 4 moves to the New Museum for "Trigger: Gender as a Tool an... (read more)

Rr: F Bomb Reading Series - KGB Bar
December 01, 2017 - New York

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

Sawyer | Berson - The Architectural League of New York
December 01, 2017 - New York

Join Sawyer | Berson at its office for drinks, conversation, and a behind the scenes look at their ongoing work. The League's First Fridays are monthly opportunities for League members to visit the offices of leading design practices to see work on the boards and learn more about the offices' organization and design processes. These informal social gatherings feature brief office tours and presentations along with happy hour drinks arranged by the host office. New York City-based Sawyer | Berson was founded in 1999 by Brian Sawyer and John Berson with a focus on residential, commercial, and landscape architecture, as well as interior design. The firm "seeks to achieve unique designs in traditional and modern vocabularies." Sawyer | Berson's work includes private houses and gardens, apartments, townhouses, and urban roof terraces as well as commercial and institutional projects throughout the United States.

Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton (of The Be Good Tanyas) - Mercury Lounge
December 01, 2017 - New York

Wildflower Blues, the gorgeous new album by Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton, began with a phone call between two friends. The two hadn't played together in years, but still shared a strong musical and personal connection. "I just called her out of the blue," says Holland, who asked if Parton wanted to make some music together. "We hadn't been in touch, but the timing was right and she said yes." Scheduled for release in September on the duo's own label, Cinquefoil Records, the album wanders from rural blues to folk and ragtime, from smoky jazz to emotive R&B and fearless rock & roll. "I really like going at things from a lot of diverse angles," says Holland. "The idea of genre is really unattractive to me." She and Parton cover Townes Van Zandt's "You Are Not Needed Now" and Michael Hurley's "Jocko's Lament," and Holland rewrites Dylan's "Minstrel Boy," adding verses about two poets—William Blake and Steven Jesse Bernstein—whose work "helped me crystallize my view of the world."

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 01, 2017 - 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!

BLARNEY STAR CONCERT SERIES: JOEY ABARTA, NATHAN GOURLEY & OWEN MARSHALL - Glucksman Ireland House NYU
December 01, 2017 - New York

Uilleann piper Joey, fiddler Nathan and bouzouki player Owen constitute a Boston-based traditional music power trio. Joey, a California transplant who has taken well to New England soil, is a one of America's top home-grown pipers. Nathan hails from Minnesota, where he soaked up traditional tunes and style from County Offaly accordion legend Paddy O'Brien. Their 2016 album Copley Street, which featured generous portions of Greek bouzouki backing from Vermonter Owen Marshall, was one of the year's finest Irish traditional

Mykonos Akiko Kawayanagi Solo Exhibition - Parasol Projects Gallery
December 01, 2017 - New York

Parasol Projects is pleased to announce that mykonos, a solo exhibition by Akiko Kawayanagi, is on view from November 28th, 2017 through December 3rd, 2017 at Parasol Projects with an opening reception on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kawayanagi, an award-winning jewelry designer from Japan, established her own brand “mykonos,” which utilizes sophisticated jewelry making technique that embraces Japanese traditional craftsmanship and beauty. By combining her delicate and sensitive skills without influence of traditional jewelry making processes and her sense of contemporary art, she has developed her own style blending traditional Japanese craftsmanship and western jewelry. Using her intuition without drawing any design sketches, Kawayanagi uses many different types of materials, inspiring a creative beauty that allows us to imagine a borderless world without conflict. Kawayanagi is quoted as explaining, “I hope my art will act as a bridge between Japan and the world and inspire people everywhere to come together and live in peace. I offer the Japanese sense of beauty to the world as a prayer for peace.” Parasol Projects 2 Rivington Street, New York, N... (read more)

Nayland Blake: Crossing Object (inside Gnomen) - New Events Hello Museum
December 01, 2017 - New York

Gnomen, a hybrid bear-bison that can change sex and gender, is the "fursona" of artist Nayland Blake. A fursona is an avatar in the furry community, where personal expression is bound up with nonhuman identities and fantasies. In the performance series Crossing Object (inside Gnomen) (2017–18), presented as a part of "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon," Blake will inhabit a life-size suit of Gnomen and make themselves available for encounters with Museum visitors. With the title, Blake refers to W.D. Winnicott's notion of the transitional object: a stuffed toy or blanket that children use to construct a sense of selfhood independent of their parents. Gnomen serves as an objectification of Blake's hybrid identity, and their presence in the Museum's café and Lobby will allow visitors to make their own performances of intimacy and distance, whether through taking selfies, cuddling, or adding ribbons and bows to Gnomen's costume. In this, the piece echoes Blake's earlier performances, in which the passivity of their costumed presence foregrounds the audience's role in acts of sadism, exhibitionism, or nurturing. In these intimate situations, the close proximity to Gnomen will be t... (read more)

Max Caddy - Sidewalk
December 01, 2017 - New York

indie / blues / acoustic duo

Justin Vivian Bond: My Model | My Self: I'll Stand By You - New Events Hello Museum
December 01, 2017 - New York

Once a month, behind the glass of the Museum's Lobby window, a red carpet will frame a scene: a still life that, if watched closely, betrays slight movements. As a part of "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon," Justin Vivian Bond will perform a public meditation "modeling" under a spotlight, staring blankly into the middle distance, as an homage to Karen Graham, the face of Estée Lauder cosmetics in the 1970s. Inspired by a rare video shot by Nick Knight of the print model in motion, Bond explores the awkwardness and inevitability of movement within seeming stillness. The artist will perform on three occasions, including December 1, World AIDS Day—which began in 1989 as A Day Without Art—to call attention to the countless luminaries being lost to HIV/AIDS, whose creative visions continue to shape our culture. For these performances, the artist has chosen to wear a vibrant pink dress designed by Frank Masandrea, a fashion designer who died of AIDS in 1988. Masandrea created several garments modeled by Graham in iconic photographs taken by Victor Skrebneski in the '70s and early '80s. In addition to this highly public performance, Bond's fascination with Karen Graham is represente... (read more)

A Holiday Evening with Brett Eldredge - Irving Plaza
December 01, 2017 - New york

Golden Circle Ticket is a first come first serve ticket in the front 3 seated rows GA Seated Ticket is a general admission first come first serve seat GA Standing Ticket is a standing room only ticket behind the seated areas. 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.

John Brown's Body - Bowery Ballroom
December 01, 2017 - New York

Together for two decades and hailed as "Future roots, reggae, and dub with an intricately balanced weaving of vocals, percussion, keyboard, bass, guitar, and stunning 3-piece horn section that ties it all together" (WRUV), John Brown's Body (JBB) is building "a legacy that has inspired and carved a path for the now thriving contemporary American reggae scene" (Rudeboy Reggae). Formed in Ithaca, New York, in the mid 1990s, at a time when there wasn't yet a far-reaching U.S. reggae scene, JBB was one of a small handful of U.S. reggae bands that began touring nationally. Since then, JBB has played an important role in helping define distinctly "American reggae." JBB's music is steeped in traditional vibes, but unapologetically incorporates elements from other genres. While most American reggae bands tackled typical reggae themes (such as religion and marijuana), JBB acted more like an indie band, writing songs that used the vocabulary of reggae to express their own experiences. Their unique approach resonated with the masses. The group's 2008 full-length record, Amplify, hit #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart, 2012's JBB In Dub EP reached #1 on iTunes' Reggae Chart, and in 2013 Kings An... (read more)

Zion80 - The Stone
December 02, 2017 - New York

Brunch Theatre presents Deviled Eggs: 7 Plays For When The Country Is Up In Flames - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 02, 2017 - New York

Brunch Theatre serves the millennial what they love best: fresh entertainment and fresh brunch

Carousel for Kids! - Dixon Place
December 02, 2017 - New York

Cartoon slide shows presented by comic artists. Featuring stories, gags, live drawing, and audience participation! For kids of all ages.

The Dream Syndicate - The Bowery Ballroom
December 02, 2017 - New York

Like a lot of bands and other incendiary devices, the Dream Syndicate began in a basement. In the final days of 1981, Dennis Duck, known in the LA scene as the drummer of post-punk stalwarts Human Hands, met up in Los Angeles for a subterranean rehearsal with Steve Wynn (guitar, vocals), Karl Precoda (guitar) and Kendra Smith (bass), three scruffy and noisy kids of no particular renown. Despite mostly consisting of long jams on CCR's version of "Susie Q" and a few embryonic Wynn compositions, the rehearsal left the quartet feeling they were on to something that, if nothing else, was the sound they had been seeking and most certainly not finding on the local scene.

Keznamdi - Mercury Lounge
December 02, 2017 - New York

Tap into a "feel-good" musical vibration of up and coming Reggae artist Keznamdi who has recently released his six-song EP Bridging The Gap. The first single and video from the EP release is "Weekend," which was recently filmed in Jamaica and premiered online on Friday April 5th 2013. The Bridging The Gap EP also features guest artists Chronixx and Kabaka Pyramid. Keznamdi is hard at work on a full-length album that will be released later next year. "My music is a message and everyone of my song dem have a purpose. You need fi just sit back and relax or stand up and jam…whatever you are moved to do (he chuckles). Just tek a listen and experience it for yourself and more important than anything else, digest my message." explains Keznamdi. This artist is positioned to reach the world's stage with his eclectic blend of melodies and conscious, positive lyrics. Keznamdi's music has also been influenced by musical icons such as Stephen Marley, Damian Marley and Chakula, the internationally known Reggae group who his parents are lead singers of. Keznamdi spent his early years touring the world and recording on their 10 albums in the recording studio located in his home, buried in t... (read more)

Spanking Charlene - Sidewalk
December 02, 2017 - New York

rock / soul punk every first Friday of the month

Cpp and the Band Called Fuse Present - Sidewalk
December 02, 2017 - New York

The Line Up. Hip hop & soul rock showcase. Hosted by Silent Knight.

Comedians on the Loose - Sidewalk
December 02, 2017 - New York

weekly comedy open mic!

Mayhem - Irving Plaza
December 02, 2017 - New york

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.

Stop Light Observations - Mercury Lounge
December 02, 2017 - New York

"In the 1930's, the blues sang the sorrows of a man with nothing," says John Keith "Cubby" Culbreth, principal songwriter of Stop Light Observations. "This 21st century album, ironically, sings the sorrows of a man with everything. 'Toogoodoo' is the 'Middle Class Blues.'" For as long as Americans have sought the illusions of comfort and security in materialism and wealth, there have been those who rejected the predictability of conformity in search of something more authentic. From Thoreau at Walden Pond to Jack Kerouac's manic crosscountry road trips, the quest for fulfillment plays out uniquely in the art of every generation. For Charleston's Stop Light Observations (aka SLO), the search for something more meaningful led them on a journey through ecstatic highs and crippling lows, artistic triumphs and business setbacks, and, ultimately, right back home to the Toogoodoo River in South Carolina. The roots of SLO stretch deep into childhood, when Cubby first began assembling the lineup as a middle schooler, but things didn't truly take off until the band released their acclaimed 2013 debut album, 'Radiation.' Metronome Charleston hailed their "emotive and elegant" songs, whi... (read more)

Reasonably Sound - Caveat
December 02, 2017 - New York

With Mike Rugnetta For a ten year period, just now reaching its end, a single sound dominated movie trailers: The Braaam. Otherwise known as The Inception Sound, after the movie which popularized it, this sound has it all: compelling sonic properties, an effectiveness deeply rooted in a millennia plus of human culture (from Iron Age Celts to Tom Cruise!), and a complex controversy surrounding its authorship. This performance is updated from the Reasonably Sound episode, and includes and a look at the sound now deposing The Braaam as most ubiquitous movie trailer sound effect. This one also has a funny name. Reasonably Sound is an independently produced podcast about the science, theory and culture of all things audio. It's made by Mike Rugnetta, a multimedia artist, writer and host of various other internet things (Idea Channel, Crash Course and more).

PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR AND THE COSMIC HEAVENATION (AKA I.C.U.P.) - Dixon Place
December 02, 2017 - New York City

In Private Investigator and the Cosmic Heavenation (aka I.C.U.P.), Peevius and Poonhead return to dispense some seriously excellent horridités. Insults will run around screaming, the plague will try to court you, and your local cat pastor might just be a scam. But dear, fear not, we will try to save your soul with hot rubbish operettas, saucy line-dances, and definitely-not-bogus history. You will be fed love, comradery, and other terrible nourishment in another evening of play and crisis. Bring your joy (or Roy, but not Ted); leave your best manners at home.

MONSTERS - Dixon Place
December 02, 2017 - New York City

Mimi and Louise like Charlotte's drugs…too much. Charlotte likes her toy boy Perry…too much. Charlotte is Mimi and Louise's mother. A struggle for survival ensues in this twisted family saga.

Rome Neal's Banana Puddin' Jazz Presents Jazzy Thespians Night - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 02, 2017 - New York

Movement Research Festival Fall 2017 - Danspace Project
Through December 02, 2017 - New York

Movement Research, one of the world's leading laboratories for the investigation of dance and movement-based forms, returns to Danspace Project with its annual Fall Festival. Curators for this season are: Jonathan Gonzalez, Zavé Martohardjono, and EmmaGrace Skove-Epes The Movement Research Festival Fall 2017 will feature acclaimed experimentalists, highlighting and juxtaposing their varied investigations into the artistic currents of dance and performance. The Festival will also include additional events during the week of November 27 – December 3, as well as workshops taught by Festival artists.

Cooper Union: Geostories Exhibit - The Arthur A. Houghton Jr. Gallery, The Cooper Union
Through December 02, 2017 - New York

Brunch Theatre presents Deviled Eggs: 7 Plays For When The Country Is Up In Flames - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 03, 2017 - New York

Brunch Theatre serves the millennial what they love best: fresh entertainment and fresh brunch

Geulah - The Stone
December 03, 2017 - New York

Nsai Songwriter Showcase - Sidewalk
December 03, 2017 - New York

Amber Ward - Sidewalk
December 03, 2017 - New York

singer-songwriter / pop / R&B

Emily & Friends - Sidewalk
December 03, 2017 - New York

Gin Blossoms - 25th Anniversary of New Miserable Experience - Irving Plaza
December 03, 2017 - New york

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. In late 80's Gin Blossoms started to grow a huge following as the #1 local music draw in Phoenix and certainly were the hometown hero's of their favorite hang, Tempe, Arizona. Gin Blossoms indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio's diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars like Nirvana. After the Phoenix New Times chose them the cities best rock band, they qualified to play at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas in 1989. That same year, College Music Journal dubbed them the "Best Unsigned Band in America" and added an invitation to perform on MTV's New Music Awards in New York City.

Austin Crute - Mercury Lounge
December 03, 2017 - New York

This event is 18 and over

Oedipus El Rey - The Public Theater
Through December 03, 2017 - New York,

Set in South Central LA, OEDIPUS EL REY is an electrifying new take on the Greek tragedy, written by acclaimed playwright Luis Alfaro (Electricidad, Straight as a Line). Oedipus is reimagined as a troubled Latino whose dreams of controlling his own destiny soar above the barbed wire of the prison where he's spent his life. But in a place where everyone is trapped—by desperation or fate, history or violence—no one man can change his story alone. Love, family and belief collide in this chilling, incredibly powerful new play that asks: what's fate, and what's just the system?

Mykonos Akiko Kawayanagi Solo Exhibition - Parasol Projects Gallery
Through December 03, 2017 - New York

Parasol Projects is pleased to announce that mykonos, a solo exhibition by Akiko Kawayanagi, is on view from November 28th, 2017 through December 3rd, 2017 at Parasol Projects with an opening reception on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kawayanagi, an award-winning jewelry designer from Japan, established her own brand “mykonos,” which utilizes sophisticated jewelry making technique that embraces Japanese traditional craftsmanship and beauty. By combining her delicate and sensitive skills without influence of traditional jewelry making processes and her sense of contemporary art, she has developed her own style blending traditional Japanese craftsmanship and western jewelry. Using her intuition without drawing any design sketches, Kawayanagi uses many different types of materials, inspiring a creative beauty that allows us to imagine a borderless world without conflict. Kawayanagi is quoted as explaining, “I hope my art will act as a bridge between Japan and the world and inspire people everywhere to come together and live in peace. I offer the Japanese sense of beauty to the world as a prayer for peace.” Parasol Projects 2 Rivington Street, New York, N... (read more)

The 13-Petaled Rose – Klezmer and Persian Music - Museum at Eldridge Street
December 03, 2017 - New York

Frank London and Lorin Sklamberg of the Klezmatics join the Montreal based ensemble Constantinople, led by Kiya Tabassian, in a beautiful evening of klezmer music and sacred Yiddish and Judeo-Persian songs.

Office Hour - The Public Theater
Through December 03, 2017 - New York

Playwright Julia Cho (Durango, The Language Archive) returns to the Public with a taut new drama about a teacher and student desperate to change the narrative of who they are and how their story ends. Gina was warned that one of her students would be a problem. Eighteen years old and strikingly odd, Dennis writes violently obscene work clearly intended to unsettle those around him. Determined to know whether he's a real threat, Gina compels Dennis to attend her office hours. But as the clock ticks down, Gina realizes that "good" versus "bad" is nothing more than a convenient illusion, and that the isolated young student in her office has learned one thing above all else: that for the powerless, the ability to terrify others is powerful indeed. Neel Keller (The Nether, Forever) directs this inventive, penetrating new drama about a single day that could end in tragedy or hope -- and the endless possibilities in between.

The Ayler Christmas Show - The Stone
December 04, 2017 - New York

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 04, 2017 - 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.

Sophie Tucker – the Last of the Red Hot Mamas - Museum at Eldridge Street
December 04, 2017 - New York

Russian-born Jewish immigrant Sophie Tucker evolved into a larger than life show-business phenomena. Dubbed "The First Lady of Show Business" for her bold and brassy persona, she sang songs of humorous raciness during a career that spanned sixty years. Her years in vaudeville, burlesque, nightclubs and concert halls were accompanied by the great inventions of the day: phonographs, nickelodeons, movies, radio and television. In this two-session course, we will explore the show business landscape of the early 20th century, the influence of Yiddish culture though the 21st century, and Sophie Tucker's indelible mark on the business and entertainers who followed. Maxine Simson is a lecturer with the NYC Department of Aging and the owner of The Natural Resources Public Relations DBA, a PR and multi-media company.

Generation Women - Caveat
December 04, 2017 - New York

Generation Women is a cross-generational storytelling event that amplifies women's voices and creativity. This unique and intimate female symposium, held monthly at Caveat, features representative speakers in their twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, sixties and seventy-and-over presenting short original essays and experiences centered on a given topic. Host and event co-founder Georgia Clark (author of The Regulars and the YA novels She's with the Band and Parched), was moved to create Generation Women following conversations with her mother, Jayne, about the sense that women disappear from public conversation as they get older. Clark was inspired to create a safe and welcoming space where women of all ages could join together to be celebrated, explore their experiences and learn from one another. "We live in a society that simply doesn't value older women," says Clark. "With Generation Women, we've created an event where women can come together to tell their own stories and glean vital and vibrant cross-generational wisdom. Also, we can drink wine. Wine is very important." Generation Women combines the vivacity of a literary salon with the importance of a community m... (read more)

Rico Nasty - Mercury Lounge
December 04, 2017 - New York

SHOW & TALE: PASSED & PRESENT* (HIV & AIDS EDITION) - Dixon Place
December 04, 2017 - New York City

We haven't all lost a loved one to this disease, but it has touched so many of our lives in one way or another. We invite attendees to bring an object or photo of importance to them as it relates to their past or present experience with HIV and AIDS.Do you have photos of the March on Washington or pieces of the AIDS Quilt? What about ACT-UP fliers, programs, or newspaper clippings? Any meeting notes, poems, stories, or songs? World AIDS Day not only enables us to remember those who have died, but it also helps us to raise awareness and show support for those living HIV+ lives. Show & Tale is Antiques Roadshow meets The Moth. It's your favorite Pinterest board come to life! Everyone is welcome to contribute a 3-minute something. No judges, no prizes, no competition. And no need to practice! Just show your object and share its tale. Just want to show up and listen? Awesome! Observers are always welcome.

BINDLESTIFF OPEN STAGE VARIETY SHOW - Dixon Place
December 04, 2017 - New York City

Ned Rothenberg with Mivos Quartet - The Stone
December 05, 2017 - New York

Restoration Roundtable - Museum at Eldridge Street
December 05, 2017 - New York

On the 10-year anniversary of the Eldridge Street Synagogue restoration, preservationist and Museum at Eldridge Street founder Roberta Brandes Gratz leads a conversation with the artisans who restored our magnificent National Historic Landmark: construction manager Terry Higgins; and preservation specialists Tom Garcia of The Gil Studio (stained glass); Jeff Greene of Evergreene Painting Studios (decorative paint); and Dawn Ladd of Aurora Lampworks (lighting).

Tuesday Night Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 05, 2017 - New York

Tapioca - Sidewalk
December 05, 2017 - New York

monthly showcase curated by Niveous of Lucky Witch & the Righteous Ghos

Morning Teleportation - Mercury Lounge
December 05, 2017 - New York

Jews and Muslims: the Early Years – Class with Dr. Regina Stein - Museum at Eldridge Street
December 05, 2017 - New York

Investigate the early encounters between Jews and Muslims as we explore the origins of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula beginning in the 7th century. In the fall semester, we will read sections of the Quran as a primary key to understanding the values and beliefs of Islam. We will compare the Quran's references to biblical characters such as Abraham, Ishmael, Moses and Ezra. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El's Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.

MOVING MEN - Dixon Place
December 05, 2017 - New York City

A series of new choreography that features all male dancers. Curated by Doug Post.

GERSHWIN LIVE: BLISS TRAP - Dixon Place
December 05, 2017 - New York City

Bliss Trap is a glimpse of new and in-process choreography for the subtle body, performed for both physical and ephemeral audiences. Created anonymously, Bliss Trap exists within an identity-void. Viewers are invited to enter the spaciousness of not knowing. Special guests will include dancer Cori Kresge. Gershwin Live is an evolving 21st century salon. Artists with fearless & distinctive voices present theater, dance, film, cabaret, ghost stories, music & uncategorizable hybrids. Curated by Michael Wiener & Neke Carson.

Ned Rothenberg and Marc Ribot - The Stone
December 06, 2017 - New York

Kgb: Liars' League - KGB Bar
December 06, 2017 - New York

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Omar Holmon - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 06, 2017 - New York

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

All That! Hip Hop, Poetry & Jazz - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 06, 2017 - 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"

Yucky Duster Gobbinjr Poppies - Mercury Lounge
December 06, 2017 - New York

This event is 18 and over Maggie and Madeline started Yucky Duster with the idea to play fun, 60s and punk inspired tunes with only two instruments; Maggie on bass and Madeline on drums. They eventually added Luca Balser (The Gradients / Gummy) and months later Zack O'Brien (Slonk Donkerson) on guitars. Four dusters one band.

AH Presents - Sidewalk
December 06, 2017 - New York

Yucky Duster - Mercury Lounge
December 06, 2017 - New York

Maggie and Madeline started Yucky Duster with the idea to play fun, 60s and punk inspired tunes with only two instruments; Maggie on bass and Madeline on drums. They eventually added Luca Balser (The Gradients / Gummy) and months later Zack O'Brien (Slonk Donkerson) on guitars. Four dusters one band.

What Is Life: Is Life Inevitable? - Caveat
December 06, 2017 - New York

The question “What is life?” takes just three words. But it is one of the hardest questions in science, attracting researchers from a huge range of disciplines, from molecular biology to astronomy to philosophy. This fall, science writer Carl Zimmer delves into this question by talking to eight experts over four nights to understand what the newest research tells us about life. December 6th’s performance will feature physicist Jeremy England and biologist Steven Benner, tackles the question “Is life inevitable?” Jeremy England is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at MIT. Trained both as a biochemist and as a theoretical physicist, he has long been fascinated by the way living things function at the molecular level, and did his early work on the statistical mechanics of protein structure. More recently, he has become interested in understanding the physics of when and how matter starts to behave in life-like ways. Self-replication, energy harvesting, and predictive computation are all hallmarks of life – Dr. England applies principles of thermodynamics to understanding when these and other phenomenon might be expected to emerge spontaneously. Steven Benner... (read more)

MY ANXIETY: A WORK IN PROGRESS ~PLUS~ PSYCHE - Dixon Place
December 06, 2017 - New York City

I'm like a living comic book. I create drawings as receptacles for my anxiety; I get anxious that people won't get it, so I have to perform with the drawings to make sure my anxiety is properly represented. It's an endless cycle. And you get to watch it happen. William Doan has created solo performance projects at a variety of venues across the U.S., and abroad. His current work includes a new play, Drifting, which received a workshop at Dixon Place Theatre in New York, March 2015, and three graphic narratives in the Annals of Internal Medicine/Graphic Medicine. Doan shared the earliest work from his Anxiety Project in the Dixon Place Lounge in November of 2016, titled A Brief Anatomy of My Anxiety.

Ashley Blaker: Strictly Unorthodox - Irving Plaza
December 07, 2017 - New york

Ashley Blaker isn't your average orthodox Jewish man: he is also an internationally-acclaimed comedian. In November 2015 he embarked on his first stand-up tour – Ungefiltered – which played to sell-out audiences the length and breadth of the UK. He started 2017 with his first Israel tour and followed this with his second UK show – Meshuga Frum – which he performed at sold-out theatres across the country. His BBC Radio 4 show 'Ashley Blaker's Goyish Guide To Judaism' will air in 2018. In his spare time, Ashley Blaker is an award-winning comedy writer and producer for radio and TV.

Ned Rothenberg Quartet - The Stone
December 07, 2017 - New York

Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – Class with Dr. Regina Stein - Museum at Eldridge Street
December 07, 2017 - New York

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues—often related to the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets, but sometimes a Biblical or Rabbinic text that raises questions of contemporary interest. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are not required. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El's Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.

AIRNEÁL NA NOLLAG - Glucksman Ireland House NYU
December 07, 2017 - New York

Irish Language Lecturer Pádraig Ó Cearúill hosts an evening of traditional music and song with NYU students and local musicians.

You’re the Expert - Caveat
December 07, 2017 - New York

You're the Expert is a live show and podcast. Through game show segments and hilariously misguided guesses, a panel of comedians will try to get to the bottom of what a distinguished scientist studies all day. You won't want to miss being part of the audience for this live show and podcast taping. You're the Expert is hosted by Chris Duffy and produced by Pretty Good Friends.

Prose Pros Reading - Sidewalk
December 07, 2017 - New York

readers TBA!

Knox Fortune - Mercury Lounge
December 07, 2017 - New York

Zack Villere This event is 16 and over Chicago, United States

The Score - Mercury Lounge
December 07, 2017 - New York

TO OUR FANS: We started writing together six years ago, and had no idea where it would take us. Just two dudes in New York, learning how to write and produce. We wrote a lot of bad songs, and tried a lot of different things. We moved to LA and wrote more songs, and tried more different things...like recording in Edan's bedroom closet. And one pop song we wrote happened to land in a commercial, and that commercial happened to be really big. 'Spotify Viral #1' big. 'Major label record-deal' big. 'Worldwide booking agency' big. And all that was really cool, but we had a problem -- we weren't actually a pop band. We like guitars. We like rock and roll. And we like it loud. So we started doing what we like, and it's been pretty damn cool so far. Our new EP Myths & Legends is four of the most honest songs we've ever written, and we think our fans reactions say it all: "Who ever Disliked song, I will find you and force you to listin to this song Intel you regret your life choices." - Chase Cornett "The best song I have ever heard" - Mr. Nightmare and... "The Score=GOAT 'Like' if they never disappoint you!!!" - DawnCS We hope you like the new music, but if you don't...Chase ... (read more)

VISIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE: HEALING WORKS - Dixon Place
December 07, 2017 - New York City

Ranardo-Domeico Grays, artistic director and choreographer of VISIONS Contemporary Ballet and a three-year brain cancer survivor, is now creatively flourishing with a new ballet, "Through the Valley," inspired by his journey. In "Healing Works," the company's 10-year anniversary performance, Ranardo presents "Through the Valley" and two other inspirational contemporary ballet works." "Through the Valley" explores facing obstacles in one's fight for health and life. "Beautiful Madness," based on three poems written and read by Ranardo, reveals three sides of one person and will be performed by Rebekah Kennedy, returning original founding member. "Roots," rooted in prayer, is about self-growth.

7 Crown Presents Scarlet Sails with Blak Emoji & Quantum Split - Irving Plaza
December 08, 2017 - New york

Age Restriction: All Ages GA Standing and Seating available. Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event.

Ned Rothenberg and John Zorn—Solos and Duos - The Stone
December 08, 2017 - New York

Kgb: Nyu Emerging Writers - KGB Bar
December 08, 2017 - New York

Muscadine Bloodline - Mercury Lounge
December 08, 2017 - New York

Muscadine Bloodline's Gary Stanton and Charlie Muncaster both grew up playing music in Mobile, Alabama, withmutual friends saying they should connect. But their first official meeting didn't happen until about six years ago, when Muncaster's college band was playing a show in Mobile and needed an opening act. Stanton got the call. During his junior year at the University of Southern Mississippi, Stanton started his own band and the two began swapping opening slots and writing together. After graduation in 2015, Stanton headed to Nashville while Muncaster commuted from Alabama to play and write with him. In October of that year, Muncaster made his move and, the very next week, the guys were in the studio cutting three songs. Muscadine Bloodline became a reality upon their release in December 2015, and we haven't looked back since, Stanton says. They have, however, spent most of their weekends on the road, gigging across the Southland because they believe in making their fans the old-fashioned way: by earning them, one at a time. We really want to 'grassroots' Muscadine Bloodline," Muncaster says. " It's cool to watch it grow town by town — coming back to a town and more peop... (read more)

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 08, 2017 - 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!

George Emilio Sanchez: BANG, BANG, GUN AMOK, 24 Hour Performance Filibuster - Abron Arts Center
December 08, 2017 - New York

Amid the contemporary political noise, the sounds of gun violence continue to ricochet throughout the U.S. Performance artist George Emilio Sanchez's BANG, BANG, GUN AMOK is a 24-hour "performance filibuster" attempting to incorporate all necessary means to expose the reality of gun violence embedded in American culture.

The War & Treaty - Mercury Lounge
December 08, 2017 - New York

The War and Treaty: the name itself represents the pull between trauma and tranquility; music inspired by darkness and despair that ultimately finds a higher spiritual purpose. It's a sound manifested on the group's upcoming EP, Down to the River. For Michael Trotter Jr., the journey began in 2004, when he arrived in Iraq, an untested soldier stricken by fear and self-doubt. His captain made it his personal mission to see to Trotter's survival. The unit was encamped in one of Saddam Hussein's private palaces, and in a forgotten corner in its basement, they found a black upright piano that once belonged to the dictator himself. When Trotter shared the fact he could sing, he was encouraged to teach himself to play piano on that confiscated keyboard. "I wrote my first song after that captain was killed," Trotter recalls. "I sang it for his memorial in Iraq." Soon after it became his mission to sing at the memorial services for those that had fallen. For the next three years, he sang songs that brought solace and comfort to the members of his unit. His efforts eventually garnered wider recognition as well. He came in first place in "Military Idol," the army's version of "American I... (read more)

Wiki - Irving Plaza
December 08, 2017 - New york

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. In 2009 Patrick "Wiki" Morales, a Puerto Rican-Irish mutt teenager, was looking to explore beyond his born neighborhood of the intellectually rich, culturally diverse area of the Upper West Side of Manhattan. And like every kid his age, Wiki was itching to explore the underbelly of the island - downtown Manhattan. It's a migration that's cultivated the 23-year-old young rapper we know today: an authentic New York City analyst who has become the voice of a generation, making Wiki one in a million.

THE ORIGIN OF IRREVERY - Dixon Place
December 08, 2017 - New York City

Drawing from Jungian psychology, the vernacular of country music, Wagner's concept of Gesamtkuntswerk, and the imagery of Butoh, German Expressionism, and Bauhaus, The Origin of Irrevery is a staged explanation of a psychological odyssey. It centers around SHE, a frowning misfit in a world run by THEM. SHE is surrounded by THEM: smiling, normal, and growing increasingly more uncomfortable by HER inability to smile along as well. We meet HER at the end of a silent, personal war with THEM and witness HER subconscious on the brink of confrontation. This confrontation and the eventual construction and deconstruction of The Mask, a visage developed to impress THEM and conceal HER true nature, is guided by IRREVERY.

TEXT & CON/TEXT - Dixon Place
December 08, 2017 - New York City

PANK magazine is teaming up to present a monthly poetry reading series in the lounge at Dixon Place. Each month, two poets will read. Join us for 40 minutes of new lit and a drink after work!

Hiss Golden Messenger - The Bowery Ballroom
Through December 08, 2017 - New York

Hallelujah Anyhow is the latest studio album from Hiss Golden Messenger, out September 22 worldwide on Merge Records. Its ten new songs, penned by HGM principal M.C. Taylor, were recorded with Brad Cook, Phil Cook, Chris Boerner, Josh Kaufman, Darren Jessee, Michael Lewis, and Scott Hirsch. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig, Tift Merritt, Skylar Gudasz, Tamisha Waden, Mac McCaughan, and John Paul White provided vocal harmonies. +++ I'm from nowhere. That's the way I feel about it now, right at this moment. Music took me and made me and gave me a purpose and I built my world with it, and now my geography is a musical one, forever. And when I break, when I think about running as far as I can, I remember that there is nothing that does me like music, and I might as well be a poor man in a world of my own devising. Hallelujah anyhow.

First Draft Film Premiere W/ Lolita, Someone in a Tree and P.B. Lob - Irving Plaza
December 09, 2017 - New york

Screening of the film First Draft by Edward Charrette, with Live performances from artists on the sound track (Lolita, Someone In A Tree), as well as a photo art gallery celebrating subtext in pictures. Also featuring "Book Swap" where you are invited to bring your favorite book to swap with a stranger.

Artists for Puerto Rico - The Clemente
December 09, 2017 - New York

ARTISTS FOR PUERTO RICO Hurricane Relief Benefit December 9th, 7-10pm At The Clemente 107 Suffolk St between Delancey and Rivington. FMJZ to Delancey/Essex Art works stating at $50 100% of the money raised will be donated to Water Mission to bring sustainable solar, diesel and desalination water systems to the residents of Puerto Rico. Preview - New Art Added Daily Purchase works by phone: (212) 260-4080 SRI Fine Art Services is proud to sponsor the artists and their efforts to support disaster relief through watermission.org

Brunch Theatre presents Deviled Eggs: 7 Plays For When The Country Is Up In Flames - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 09, 2017 - New York

Brunch Theatre serves the millennial what they love best: fresh entertainment and fresh brunch

Ned Rothenberg Sextet - The Stone
December 09, 2017 - New York

AMY ALLISON - Dixon Place
December 09, 2017 - New York City

Singer-songwriter Amy Allison sings mostly original songs & some standards.

BACK HOME - Dixon Place
December 09, 2017 - New York City

A trip that lasted longer than planned. A family that's starting to pull back. An endless love that proved to be finite. Back Home is a song cycle about love lost, identity, emigration and adulthood.

SCUM - Dixon Place
December 09, 2017 - New York City

This mash-up of performance styles (from worlds as disparate as cabaret, vaudeville, burlesque and haunted houses) centers around two female figures: Valerie Solanas and Carolyn Sapp. Valerie shot Andy Warhol and wrote the SCUM Manifesto, which calls for the extermination of all men. Carolyn was Miss America in 1992 and is now a mom/stuntwoman in Hawaii. They've both written rambling pieces of text that give their particular ideas on how to be a woman, and neither of them can quite get it right.

Comedians on the Loose - Sidewalk
December 09, 2017 - New York

weekly comedy open mic!

Tenement Funk Project - Sidewalk
December 09, 2017 - New York

DraftWork: Jasmine Hearn / Angie Pittman - Danspace Project
December 09, 2017 - New York

Curated by Ishmael Houston-Jones, the DraftWork series hosts informal, free Saturday afternoon performances that offer choreographers an opportunity to show their work in various stages of development. Performances are followed by discussion and a reception with the artists and curator.

Luna Shadows - Mercury Lounge
December 09, 2017 - New York

Luna Shadows is a multi?instrumentalist and singer/writer/producer running her own show in the City of Angels. As the star of said show, she's typically responsible for the writing, performing, recording, producing, engineering and editing of her music, although she's recently brought in a couple of mainstream indie pop co?producers, Brad and Thom of the respective bands Now Now and The Naked and Famous, to help shoulder the load. Even the brightest, most upbeat Luna Shadows song carries a hint of romantic melancholy. She describes her artistic ambitions as a lifelong dare that, "sounded pretty fun" and brought order to the emotional chaos of everyday life. The end product, made in garages and bedrooms under the palm trees of Echo Park, sounds a bit like Lana Del Rey took Lorde to the beach. Creating what Billboard called "some of the most refreshingly soulful and haunting indie pop to come out this year", her tracks have received over 7 million streams on Spotify, reaching #7 on the US and #18 on the Global Viral Chart and have been placed on tastemaker playlists including New Music Friday, Indie Pop, Weekend Beats and Weekly Buzz. Already a favorite on radio stations world... (read more)

Vagabon - Bowery Ballroom
December 09, 2017 - New York

Vagabon, the moniker for multi-instrumentalist, Lætitia Tamko, was born in late 2014 during her final years of engineering school. Currently living in New York City via Cameroon, Tamko's cultural duality and engineering background informs her inspirations as a musician and a producer. Blending elements of west and east African music from her childhood with punk as well as electronic leaning instrumentation, Vagabon songs vary in themes and genre. In November 2014, Tamko self-released an EP, "Persian Garden", a collection of the first songs she had ever written. "Persian Garden" caught the attention of a larger than imagined audience which led Vagabon to a couple of U.S tours and several Northeast tours. Tamko recently finished recording her first album, where she is the writer, co-producer and main performer of all instruments.

Rocks off Pres. Swmrs & the Interrupters W/ the Regrettes & Mt. Eddy - Irving Plaza
December 09, 2017 - New york

GA standing room available. Age Restriction: 16+ Unless Accompanied by a Guardian Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event

Bodystories: Teresa Fellion Dance Presents The World Premiere Of Rose Walk Green Ice - Danspace Project
Through December 09, 2017 - New York

BodyStories: Teresa Fellion Dance is premiering rose walk green ice at Danspace Project, located at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery. rose walk green ice culminates a trilogy that began with HOME and Agawam. HOME draws upon ritualistic process to elucidate the search for home via encounters, communication, and understanding of oneself and others. With Agawam, BodyStories considers the roles that family and memory play in the formation of identity. HOME and Agawam explore the emotionally charged journey that is the search for self-actualization and identity. rose walk green ice ingests and processes the ideas, themes, inspirations, and images in the previous works in an intimate, immersive way with its audiences. This evening also includes special guest artists, the Chicago-based Winifred Haun & Dancers, performing Trashed, a collaboration between Winifred Haun and Australian Circus Artist Emma Serjeant. Choreographed by Teresa Fellion in collaboration with the performers: Maria Gardner, Amanda Krische, Kimberly Murry, Kelsey Rondeau, Elizabeth Shew, Jessica Stroh, and Ashley Zimmerman; Rehearsal Director: Charly Wenzel; Original Music composed and performed live by John Yan... (read more)

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko: Séancers [World Premiere] - Abron Arts Center
Through December 09, 2017 - New York

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko's Séancers collapses lyrical poetry, psychic movement forms and strategies of discursive performance to investigate concepts of black magic, resurrection and paranormal activity. Interrogating issues related to American history and terrorism, Séancers journeys into the surreal and fantastical states of the Black imagination to traverse the "fatal" axis of abstraction, illegibility and gender multiplicity.

Grey Art Gallery Exhibit: Partners in Design Barr and Johnson - NYU
Through December 09, 2017 - New York

Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson explores how Alfred Barr, the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) first director, and Philip Johnson, the curator of architecture, introduced modern design to North America.

Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson - Grey Art Gallery, NYU
Through December 09, 2017 - New York

Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson explores how Alfred Barr, the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) first director, and Philip Johnson, the curator of architecture, introduced modern design to North America. The exhibition’s story begins when Barr and Johnson traveled to Europe in the late 1920s and early 1930s and discovered that leading European architects—such as Le Corbusier, J. J. P. Oud, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe–were rejecting ornament in favor of a purity of form. Barr and Johnson dubbed this new architectural language “International Style.” Featuring more than 100 objects—including furniture, photographs, and industrial and graphic design—the exhibition traces the development of modern design from its origins at Bauhaus to Barr and Johnson’s radical experiments in their homes in New York City to MoMA’s nationally influential exhibition in the 1930s and beyond.

Ned Rothenberg with Mark Feldman and Sylvie Courvoisier - The Stone
December 10, 2017 - New York

SHAKTI – THE FEMALE PRINCIPLE OF DIVINE ENERGY - Dixon Place
December 10, 2017 - New York City

Across the globe, crime against women is on the rise, but the awareness of which is very low. In some parts of the world, women are neither sufficiently educated in defending themselves against such atrocities nor do they have opportunities to take up employment to support themselves. To observe World Human Rights Day, Shibaranjani presents an awareness program – SHAKTI. The program includes a documentary film about Shibaranjani's Project SHAKTI, and other social efforts in India, with women who have been victims of sex trafficking, abuse and violence, and how Shibaranjani has been instrumental in developing their talents. Eminent artists from India and across the USA will perform on the theme. Featuring – Guru Dipanwita Roy, Aparupa Chatterjee, Irina Akulenko, Mouli Pal, Kaustavi Sarkar, Rachel Barker, and disciples

Nat & Alex Wolff Concert - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 10, 2017 - New York

Public Forum: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER - Joe's Pub at the Public Theater
December 10, 2017 - New York

Public Forum's holiday tradition returns with a brand new cast! Thornton Wilder's beautiful play takes place over one hundred years of Christmas dinners with the Bayard family, where they see triumph and heartbreak, birth and death, and a changing world – while some things, like family and tradition, remain constant. The cast will feature Thornton's nephew and literary executor, Tappan Wilder, and more.

The Jesus Lizard - Irving Plaza
December 10, 2017 - New york

Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. The Jesus Lizard formed in late 80's Austin, TX after David Yow (vox) and David Wm. Sims' (bass) previous band Scratch Acid broke up. They started the Jesus Lizard with Duane Denison (guitar) and a drum machine and recorded their debut EP Pure with Steve Albini in 1989. A move to Chicago prompted the firing of the drum machine in favor of Mac McNeilly (drums) and in 1990 the band recorded their first full-length, Head, for Touch and Go. While the labels "seminal" and "legendary" are often applied too easily, they both accurately describe the Jesus Lizard. They released five more remarkable LPs before disbanding in 1999, the last being 1998's Blue.

Lady Moon & the Eclipse Hardwork Movement Tacuma Bradley's Unity Band Leo Manzari - Mercury Lounge
December 10, 2017 - New York

This event is 21 and over Lady Moon & The Eclipse Lady Moon & The Eclipse is a multicultural collective of musicians based in Brooklyn, NY. Through soaring vocal textures and R&B/afrobeat-influenced rhythms, they create inspirational music that explore the cosmic soul; a journey to become one's best self. Lady Moon carries the essence of the Moon, delivering a message of love, peace, and light, while the musicians serve as the Sun shining light upon her. The audience represents the Earth, also known as the Star People of Earth, completing the metaphorical eclipse. With a marked emphasis on inclusivity and spiritual unity, Lady Moon & The Eclipse explore positive music through the live experience to grow and make a difference in themselves and in the world. Hardwork Movement Hip-hop group based out of West Philadelphia. Drawing comparisons to The Roots, the group is comprised of four MCs and a five piece live band. Their sound embodies a modern spin on old-school hip-hop with a flare of neo-soul and R&B. the group has played at Firefly Music Festival, opened for Talib Kweli and Method Man and Redman and sold-out all of their headlined shows in Philadelphia. Tacuma Bradl... (read more)

ONEOFUS: Jack & the Beanstalk [World Premiere] - Abron Arts Center
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

This holiday season is the time to experience a radical, joyful, uproarious family spectacle promoting equality in all forms. Written by disabled actor and writer Mat Fraser and directed by feminist art star Julie Atlas Muz, Jack & the Beanstalk brings tap-dancing animals, pie fights, cross-dressing characters and the most glittery of sets to the Lower East Side. This riotous all-ages morality tale brings together the whole family, taking part in the 300-year-old theatrical tradition of the panto. Now more than ever, New York City needs family theater that is inherently irreverent and lightly political—with good eventually triumphing over evil. Get ready to cheer the heroes, boo the villains and look out behind you!

ONEOFUS: Jack & the Beanstalk [World Premiere] - Abron Arts Center
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

This holiday season is the time to experience a radical, joyful, uproarious family spectacle promoting equality in all forms. Written by disabled actor and writer Mat Fraser and directed by feminist art star Julie Atlas Muz, Jack & the Beanstalk brings tap-dancing animals, pie fights, cross-dressing characters and the most glittery of sets to the Lower East Side. This riotous all-ages morality tale brings together the whole family, taking part in the 300-year-old theatrical tradition of the panto. Now more than ever, New York City needs family theater that is inherently irreverent and lightly political—with good eventually triumphing over evil. Get ready to cheer the heroes, boo the villains and look out behind you!

Menorah Mania – Family Chanukah Celebration - Museum at Eldridge Street
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

Chanukah is known as the Festival of Lights and this year the Eldridge Street Synagogue will be shining brighter than ever with a special exhibit featuring dozens of menorahs! Enjoy a scavenger hunt highlighting menorahs of all shapes and sizes and learn the illuminating history behind the synagogue's original candelabra and lighting. Enjoy a Chanukah sing-along, snack on edible dreidels and take home your own menorah creation.

Illyria - The Public Theater
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

The New York Times has called Tony Award-winning playwright and director Richard Nelson's plays "a triumph of civic theater." This season, the writer-director of the acclaimed Apple Family Plays and last season's The Gabriels returns to 425 Lafayette to reveal a forgotten chapter of The Public Theater's own history. It is 1958, and New York City is in the midst of a major building boom; a four-lane highway is planned for the heart of Washington Square; Carnegie Hall is designated for demolition; entire neighborhoods on the West Side are leveled to make room for a new "palace of art." And a young Joe Papp and his colleagues face betrayals, self-inflicted wounds, and anger from the city's powerful elite as they continue their free Shakespeare productions in Central Park. From the creator of the most celebrated family plays of the last decade comes a drama about a different kind of family – one held together by the simple and incredibly complicated belief that the theater, and the city, belong to all of us.

La MaMa Exhibit: A Poster History of La MaMa's Downtown Community - Astor Place
Through December 10, 2017 - New York

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club is excited to announce 'A Poster History of La MaMa's Downtown Community' -- an upcoming exhibit that explores the history of the off-off-Broadway theatre movement through a selection of original posters from La MaMa's Archives. This exhibit documents the history of downtown theater, the changing aesthetic vernaculars of theatrical posters, and the transformation of print technologies over the past 55 years. It includes posters from every decade since La MaMa's founding in 1961, including the hand­-painted boards that announced La MaMa's inaugural season (1961­-1962) and the digital print created for the theater's 50th anniversary in 2011. Many of these materials are featured in Cindy Rosenthal's forthcoming book, Ellen Stewart Presents: Fifty Years of La Mama Experimental Theatre (University of Michigan Press, 2017). In conjunction with the exhibit, La MaMa will host a series of public programs, all of which are free and open to the public.

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 11, 2017 - 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.

Palberta No One And The Somebodies - Mercury Lounge
December 11, 2017 - New York

ani, nina, and lily music No One and the Somebodies is composed of the four Yankou brothers: Brian, Steve, Kevin and Bobby. NOATS formed in Hawthorne, NY in 2001 and has toured nationally. The third full-length album, Numbers, was released on NOATS' 10th anniversary. The band's sound is decidedly diverse and can turn from dee dee dwee deedle fwee t'taaah to BWUUUAAAAAGGGHHHH BAKKA BAKKA KABBUDDA SKIPOOOOW pretty quickly.

AFTER HOURS: A SOUND OFF FROM YOUR LOCAL DOORMEN - Dixon Place
December 11, 2017 - New York City

When Ms. Phillip first moved to NYC over thirteen years ago, she got acquainted with many-a doormen through her survival jobs. Through the years, working for oh-so-many clients, getting acquainted with oh-so-many apartment buildings, she got to know and adore oh-so-many-a doormen, and found their personas and stories, not just entertaining, but rather compelling. This play is a compilation of all the interviews she conducted over the years.

Perfume Genius - The Bowery Ballroom
Through December 11, 2017 - New York

Perfume Genius is the stage name for Seattle-based singer-songwriter and artist Mike Hadreas (born 1981 in New York).

Tiny Beautiful Things - The Public Theater
Through December 11, 2017 - New York,

Following its critically-acclaimed and sold-out run last season, the uplifting and richly funny TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS returns to The Public's larger Newman Theater with Academy Award-nominee Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) reprising the role of Sugar. Based on the best-selling book by author Cheryl Strayed (Wild), the play TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS was praised by The New York Times as "an ideal catharsis" and "handkerchief-soaking meditation on pain, loss, hope & forgiveness." Thousands of people wrote letters asking for advice from an anonymous online columnist named Sugar, who drew from her own life experiences to answer in a candid, often brutally honest exchange. It was later revealed that Sugar was Cheryl Strayed. Vardalos adapts the book, weaving together the real letters to explore the monstrous beauty, unfathomable dark and glimmering light which are at the heart of being human.

The Golden Age of Radio - Museum at Eldridge Street
December 11, 2017 - New York

During its Golden Age (1920s-50s), radio was the primary form of home entertainment. In our first session, we will talk about the development of radio as a form of mass communication for entertainment, news, farm reports, classical and country music, and the vaudeville stars who were featured entertainers. Session two will further explore the influence of this form of mass communication, the technical aspects of program delivery with a focus on the nationwide panic caused by a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth called "War of the Worlds." Maxine Simson is a lecturer with the NYC Department of Aging and the owner of The Natural Resources Public Relations DBA, a PR and multi-media company.

Julian Fleisher: Pop Music with special guest Martha Plimpton - Joe's Pub and the Public Theater
December 12, 2017 - New York

A long time ago in in a nightclub far, far away… Julian Fleisher and Martha Plimpton had an act. And that act was good. "Intoxicating...Fleisher and Plimpton make an irresistible team,with unerring chemistry,obvious regard and fabulous voices,her delicate belt a perfect fit with his soaring instrument...a triumph of intimate spontaneity." — The LA Times "For once,the publicity is accurate...they play off each other with reckless, almost magical precision" — LA Weekly "Delightfully bizarre...two spectacularly large and soulful voices" — Backstage West "The most unique and polished duo in town...fun in this upbeat, slyly wacky way" — Curtain Up.com "This seemingly unlikely pairing of the nightclub entertainer and the award-winning actress...could end up with the dynamic duo becoming the next Steve and Eydie" This month Julian invites Martha to be his special guest in an attempt to recapture some of that long ago white light. To sweeten the pot, they'll be joined on stage by their erstwhile collaborator, vibraphone wizard Nick Mancini who was a charter member of Julian's rhythm section (which includes Tedd Firth, Dave Berger and Matt Clohesy) until he made the move ... (read more)

Latin Jazz Big Band Night featuring: The Bronx Conexión - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 12, 2017 - 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

Ryan Kinder - Mercury Lounge
December 12, 2017 - New York

When Ryan Kinder played the world-famous Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for the first time, he turned that Grand Ole Opry performance into a special moment. Kinder set aside his guitar, walked away from the microphone and moved to the edge of the stage – a stage that's hosted such signpost acts as Johnny Cash, Don Henley and Dolly Parton – to deliver an impassioned version of his gospel-tinged ballad "Still Believe In Crazy Love." With the instruments out of the picture, Kinder put the focus solely on his voice, wringing a complex set of musical influences and a ton of emotion out of a one-of-a-kind set of pipes. Not every artist could – or should – take that kind of a risk at such a sacred venue, but for Kinder, it was an ideal showcase. There's a singular sound to his voice, one that's enriched with country, soul, pop, rock and gospel. And Kinder expresses those myriad influences with a unique texture, a way of relating his words with a ferocity and conviction that sounds like no one else. It's the kind of individuality that's found in many of popular music's most identifiable singers – Elton John, Garth Brooks or Reba McEntire – and he backs it with a from-the-gut power.... (read more)

Simo - Mercury Lounge
December 12, 2017 - New York

As if creeping from the Southern swamps and mist-soaked cotton fields, SIMO's "Stranger Blues" is the perfect table-setter for the Nashville power trio's vibrant new LP, Let Love Show the Way. The song is a blueprint for reinvigorating the fusion of jazz improvisation, downhome blues and classic R&B, as well as these genres' psychedelic Brit Invasion and countrified Southern-rock manifestations. The rest of the record follows suit, a souped-up vehicle transporting the band on a deeply satisfying, off-the-cuff musical journey. Let Love Show the Way finds SIMO not just reveling in the hallowed space's unique mojo and history, but taking it to a fresh and inspired place. The first album ever recorded at Macon, Ga.'s Big House and was cut entirely live in full, unbroken takes—vocals and solos included—the result is primal, sweltering and immediate. "We live and die by the take," says singer-guitarist JD Simo. "We don't edit, and if there are overdubs, they're minimal. I want it to be unaffected and pure." As a musical unit, Simo, his longtime drummer Adam Abrashoff and bassist Elad Shapiro have an undeniable chemistry, taken to even greater heights with JD playing Duane Allman's ... (read more)

Jews and Muslims: the Early Years – Class with Dr. Regina Stein - Museum at Eldridge Street
December 12, 2017 - New York

Investigate the early encounters between Jews and Muslims as we explore the origins of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula beginning in the 7th century. In the fall semester, we will read sections of the Quran as a primary key to understanding the values and beliefs of Islam. We will compare the Quran's references to biblical characters such as Abraham, Ishmael, Moses and Ezra. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El's Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.

QUEER ART ORGANICS - Dixon Place
December 12, 2017 - New York City

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

Julian Fleisher - Joe's Pub at the Public at Theater
Through December 12, 2017 - New York

Before the art of song was divided into narrow stylistic slices, before there was Jazz or Pop or Rock, there was Nightclub Singing. Like Sammy Davis, Jr, Ethel Water and Mel Tormé before him, Julian Fleisher mixes masterful interpretations of a wide range of popular songs with kick-ass showmanship and a generously endowed band that -- as the Washington Post put it -- "blew the roof off of Joe's Pub. "I have seen the future of vocal Jazz! He's got a marvelous, resonate baritone, with impeccable intonation, and a wonderful choice of material...talented, funny and hip."- LA Jazz Scene, East/ West Connections

New Work Premiere For Four Violins By Mark Feldman - The Stone
December 13, 2017 - New York

Wednesday Night Poetry Slam Open Hosted by Omar Holmon - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 13, 2017 - New York

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

Sports - Mercury Lounge
December 13, 2017 - New York

Sports is a band of Wizards from Oklahoma, conjuring pop music spells for ears just like yours

IGNORANCE IS NO EXCUSE, RENO - Dixon Place
December 13, 2017 - New York City

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."

7 Crown Presents Tennger Calvary W/ Metalfier and Wildstreet - Irving Plaza
December 14, 2017 - New york

Accessible accommodations should purchase a General Admission ticket and will be taken care of at the venue day of event. METALFIER is a NYC Heavy Metal band formed by Andrew Janda (guitars/vocals/composer). Our mission is to transform everyone into a Metalhead. When you listen to Metalfier you get the sense that these guys love Metal. Not just the music but also the lifestyle. Their anthemic style takes you back to the 80's style Judas Priest and Metallica played. We play our music loud and We love Sex, Drugs & Heavy Metal Live

Trio - The Stone
December 14, 2017 - New York

Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion – Class with Dr. Regina Stein - Museum at Eldridge Street
December 14, 2017 - New York

Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of Jewish texts and issues—often related to the weekly Torah portion or its accompanying reading from the Prophets, but sometimes a Biblical or Rabbinic text that raises questions of contemporary interest. Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are not required. Dr. Regina Stein is the Morris Kaplan Scholar-in-Residence at the Museum at Eldridge Street. She has taught for Temple Emanu-El's Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning, the Wexner Heritage Foundation, CLAL, the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel, the Academy for Jewish Religion, and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. Dr. Stein is formerly the National Director of the Hadassah Leadership Academy.

Guest event: Hotsy Totsy Burlesque presents - The Slipper Room
December 14, 2017 - New York

International Contemporary Ensemble [ICE]: OpenICE Fall Series - Abron Arts Center
December 14, 2017 - New York

This September, the International Contemporary Ensemble celebrates four years since their first OpenICE concert at Abrons and the launch of their FIFTH OpenICE season. ICE activates Abrons' various spaces with interactive performance and education events, looking to the past with a retrospective and into the future with premieres of new works. December's residency features ICE's pianist's brainchild, the UNcaged Toy Piano Festival, as well as the world premiere performance of Wojtek Blecharz' Music for Invisible Places.

Yule Dogs - Mercury Lounge
December 14, 2017 - New York

A Christmas collective featuring members of all bands on the bill, bringing it home with a rocking set of sing-along yuletide classics.

CAMPFIRE! QUEER STORYTIME COPY - Dixon Place
December 14, 2017 - New York City

Style Icon and Self Proclaimed Downtown Darling Dust Tea Shoulders hosts CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime. He and his guests tell tales of hilarity, heartbreak, and hot times of heavy breathing. Each show presents a chance for YOU to take the stage as well!! Bring a story and put your name in the hat! Dust Tea Shoulders-Director/Dramaturg (The Love Junkie, Dirty Laundry & Dear Stranger I Love You (Bridget Barkan) & Me and Mr. Jones, My Intimate Relationship With David Bowie (Raquel Cion) and Performer (Taylor Mac's 24 Hour Show, The Fringe Festival's That's Miss Fits, To You, and his own Fashion TV Live) curates and performs at CAMPFIRE! Queer Storytime. Follow his exploits on Instagram: @duddylynn

Joe McCarthy's Afro Bop Alliance Big Band - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 14, 2017 - New York

What's Wrong with Rights? - New Museum
Through December 14, 2017 - Lower East Side

As Contentious Debates Surrounding Political Correctness, Freedom of Expression, and Identity Politics Have Come to Dominate National Discourse—Conversations Foregrounded by Extreme Acts of Violence and Hate Speech—Negotiating the Paradoxical Perils of Rights Comes with New Urgency. in Conjunction with "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon," the New Museum Will Host a Panel Discussion with the Exhibition's Advisory Group: Lia Gangitano, Ariel Goldberg, Jack Halberstam, Fred Moten, and Eric A. Stanley. Participants Consider the Current State and Stakes of Expression and Freedom as They Intersect with Power Structures Tied to Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Disability. Conversations Will Range from Trigger Warnings and Safe Spaces on College Campuses to the Pitfalls of Neoliberal Campaigns for Legal Reforms Around Marginalized Communities.

Reverend Horton Heat - Irving Plaza
December 15, 2017 - New york

VIP Balcony Ticket Includes: Front of the Line, Access to the VIP Balcony behind the Soundboard, Poster Formed in 1985, THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT exploded on the scene by playing gigs around their hometown of Dallas, Texas, mixing elements of surf, country, punk, big band and rockabilly to create a genre that took the world by storm. Often imitated, never duplicated, the Rev has continued to garner the support of both the underground rockabilly/ psychobilly scene and mainstream critics. Throughout the band's million plus album selling career, their music has been featured in countless TV shows, movies and commercials, it's impossible to deny the powerful force that is THE REVEREND HORTON HEAT. They continue to electrify audiences time and time again with their incredible stage presence, rock 'n roll charisma and contagious energy.

Kgb: Free Water #22 - KGB Bar
December 15, 2017 - New York

Friday Night Poetry Slam Hosted by Mahogany Browne - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 15, 2017 - 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!

International Contemporary Ensemble [ICE]: OpenICE Fall Series - Abron Arts Center
December 15, 2017 - New York

This September, the International Contemporary Ensemble celebrates four years since their first OpenICE concert at Abrons and the launch of their FIFTH OpenICE season. ICE activates Abrons' various spaces with interactive performance and education events, looking to the past with a retrospective and into the future with premieres of new works. December's residency features ICE's pianist's brainchild, the UNcaged Toy Piano Festival, as well as the world premiere performance of Wojtek Blecharz' Music for Invisible Places.

Fast Romantics Megative Sean Carroll Hayes Peebles - Mercury Lounge
December 15, 2017 - New York

This event is 21 and over Fast Romantics are a Toronto-based band first formed in Calgary by Matthew Angus and Jeffrey Lewis. The son of a piano teacher, Angus drifted in the margins of the Calgary music scene before forming the band with Lewis in 2008. Following some early independent releases the band began work on their first LP, Afterlife Blues (2013), shortly after moving to Toronto, with producer Howard Redekopp (New Pornographers, Teagan & Sara). The album was in some sense a process of discovery for the band, as they grew into their sound, encompassing new influences as Angus began to refine his songwriting. The album's first single, "Funeral Song," was an early culmination of this process, and rapidly garnered an audience via heavy radio play, propelling the band into a year of consistent touring highlighted by prominent slots at Virgin Fest, SXSW and CMJ. Despite this early success the band found themselves at a crossroads as they considered their next step, and Angus began to question the band's direction. "There was a disconnect," says Angus, "we'd go out and make loud party music but that wasn't what I was listening to when I got home, so there was a disparity and ... (read more)

Max Caddy - Sidewalk
December 15, 2017 - New York

This fall Max Caddy will be at the Sidewalk Cafe every other Friday night. This residency will feature lots of special guests and surprises along with plenty of new tunes from Jesse O'Neill and Corina Corina. It's always free to get in the club and there is a bar and restaurant attached. Come party with us!

Flash Forward Live: Expiration Date - Caveat
December 15, 2017 - New York

If you could find out the exact day you’re going to die, would you? Join Rose Eveleth, host of Flash Forward, for an interactive experience where the audience will decide their fate in a world where every person can find their expiration date. Flash Forward is a podcast about the future. Every episode we take on a different possible (or not so possible) future scenario and try to really overthink what it might be like — everything from the existence of artificial wombs, to what would happen if space pirates dragged a second moon to Earth. Story by: Rose Eveleth Art by: Tara Jacoby Music by: Hussalonia

AFTER HOURS: A SOUND OFF FROM YOUR LOCAL DOORMEN - Dixon Place
December 15, 2017 - New York City

When Ms. Phillip first moved to NYC over thirteen years ago, she got acquainted with many-a doormen through her survival jobs. Through the years, working for oh-so-many clients, getting acquainted with oh-so-many apartment buildings, she got to know and adore oh-so-many-a doormen, and found their personas and stories, not just entertaining, but rather compelling. This play is a compilation of all the interviews she conducted over the years.

LUSCIOUS LIPS - Dixon Place
December 15, 2017 - New York City

Luscious Lips is a one-act reality drama exploring the motivation and impact of catcalling, male privilege, and the female experience. Jo, an up and coming journalist, is on her way to work when she's cat called. Hungry for a story, she decides catcalling will be her next subject. Jo sets out to interview this man and others to better understand why they do it. However, as boundaries are crossed, the subject gets personal, revealing new and vital perspectives beyond the intention of the initial interaction for both parties involved.

Sylvie Courvoisier—Mark Feldman Duo - The Stone
December 16, 2017 - New York

Kgb: Mwa Reading - KGB Bar
December 16, 2017 - New York

7 Crown Presents the Blackfires, Hello Halo & Tempest City - Irving Plaza
December 16, 2017 - New york

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. The Blackfires are a hard-rock band that thrives on the live stage and will take you on a wild ride. The band originated from New York City, but the guys originally come from Russia, Costa Rica, Uruguay, the UK and New Jersey, which has earned them the nickname "The United Nations of Rock".

Words: Hip Hop & Poetry Showcase & Open Mic with Wiseguy and Gaston - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 16, 2017 - 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.

Nayland Blake: Crossing Object (inside Gnomen) - New Events Hello Museum
December 16, 2017 - New York

Gnomen, a hybrid bear-bison that can change sex and gender, is the "fursona" of artist Nayland Blake. A fursona is an avatar in the furry community, where personal expression is bound up with nonhuman identities and fantasies. In the performance series Crossing Object (inside Gnomen) (2017–18), presented as a part of "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon," Blake will inhabit a life-size suit of Gnomen and make themselves available for encounters with Museum visitors. With the title, Blake refers to W.D. Winnicott's notion of the transitional object: a stuffed toy or blanket that children use to construct a sense of selfhood independent of their parents. Gnomen serves as an objectification of Blake's hybrid identity, and their presence in the Museum's café and Lobby will allow visitors to make their own performances of intimacy and distance, whether through taking selfies, cuddling, or adding ribbons and bows to Gnomen's costume. In this, the piece echoes Blake's earlier performances, in which the passivity of their costumed presence foregrounds the audience's role in acts of sadism, exhibitionism, or nurturing. In these intimate situations, the close proximity to Gnomen will be t... (read more)

Your Love, Our Musical - Caveat
December 16, 2017 - New York

Rebecca Vigil and Evan Kaufman bring their award-winning musical improv show Your Love, Our Musical back to Caveat this fall! Here's how it works: Rebecca and Evan interview a real couple from the audience and then turn their love story into a fully improvised musical. The New York Times says, "The premise sounds nearly impossible, but the exectution is reliably brilliant," and Time Out New York adds, "4 Stars. From the moment Vigil and Kaufman burst onto the stage ... you know you're in good hands."

Be Yourself - Mercury Lounge
December 16, 2017 - New York

Be Yourself is a Brooklyn based karaoke band that performs popular pop punk and emo songs from the late 90s/early 00s, while members of the audience come up to sing.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARTISTS' SALON - Dixon Place
December 16, 2017 - New York City

International Women Artists' Salon presents a showcase of performance, literature, and video.

Indah Walsh Dance Company: homespun (please remove your shoes) - Danspace Project
Through December 16, 2017 - New York

This performance is presented as part of the Community ACCESS series, which provides subsidized off-season rental opportunities for Danspace Project community members. Indah M. Walsh creates non-traditional dance performance experiences in which audience members are active participants. As a woman of mixed ethnicity who grew up in western communities in different countries, her work contains humor with an underlying commentary on everyday sexism. homespun (please remove your shoes) is a participatory dance gathering intended to challenge assumptions and behavior at live performances. homespun creates a space to gather, interact, and enjoy our collective stories while interrogating expectations and of traditional performance. "By finding creative ways for our networks to be involved throughout the development of the work and by reconfiguring traditional performance spaces, we hope to cultivate a sense of intimacy and camaraderie," writes Walsh. "This designed gathering is not something viewers merely attend, but is an opportunity to actively contribute and be part of the work." Upon removing your shoes for homespun, you may be asked to tell a joke, sing, dance, lip sync, or... (read more)

ONEOFUS: Jack & the Beanstalk [World Premiere] - Abron Arts Center
Through December 16, 2017 - New York

This holiday season is the time to experience a radical, joyful, uproarious family spectacle promoting equality in all forms. Written by disabled actor and writer Mat Fraser and directed by feminist art star Julie Atlas Muz, Jack & the Beanstalk brings tap-dancing animals, pie fights, cross-dressing characters and the most glittery of sets to the Lower East Side. This riotous all-ages morality tale brings together the whole family, taking part in the 300-year-old theatrical tradition of the panto. Now more than ever, New York City needs family theater that is inherently irreverent and lightly political—with good eventually triumphing over evil. Get ready to cheer the heroes, boo the villains and look out behind you!

Mark Feldman and Mario Forte Duo - The Stone
December 17, 2017 - New York

The Starting Line - Irving Plaza
December 17, 2017 - New york

GA standing room & VIP options 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. The Starting Line Released the Anyways 7" on February 5th 2016 via Downtown Records. The first single "Anyways" is streaming now via Noisey. "Anyways" is the first new music from The Starting Line since 2007. After taking a long hiatus from The Starting Line to focus on other bands and projects and expand into different musical styles, the band was inspired to return by the exciting new wave of punk rock, in and outside of their hometown of Philadelphia. What resulted were three powerful, honest songs that recapture the spirit of this beloved band and establish The Starting Line as a force to be reckoned with still, in 2017.

ONEOFUS: Jack & the Beanstalk [World Premiere] - Abron Arts Center
December 17, 2017 - New York

This holiday season is the time to experience a radical, joyful, uproarious family spectacle promoting equality in all forms. Written by disabled actor and writer Mat Fraser and directed by feminist art star Julie Atlas Muz, Jack & the Beanstalk brings tap-dancing animals, pie fights, cross-dressing characters and the most glittery of sets to the Lower East Side. This riotous all-ages morality tale brings together the whole family, taking part in the 300-year-old theatrical tradition of the panto. Now more than ever, New York City needs family theater that is inherently irreverent and lightly political—with good eventually triumphing over evil. Get ready to cheer the heroes, boo the villains and look out behind you!

Morgan Bassichis: The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions The Musical - New Events Hello Museum
December 17, 2017 - New York

Morgan Bassichis adapts the underground classic The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions (1977)—an out-of-print book by Larry Mitchell, with lush illustrations by Ned Asta, that recounts a fable of radical queerness and the challenges and possibilities of communal life—in a series of three "new moon potluck theater" evenings. Bassichis's style incorporates stand-up comedy and call-and-response as well as, more recently, songs, lullabies, and chants. The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions The Musical will unfold over the course of "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon" as an incantation grappling with histories of queer and feminist world-making. The luminary cast includes TM Davy, DonChristian Jones, Michi Osato, Una Osato, and special guests, with set design by Anna Betbeze. In Bassichis's own words, "It's like dinner theater but spiritual and can you bring some of the food? Seriously." If you would like to contribute food to the potluck, please arrive by 6:45 p.m. Morgan Bassichis (b. 1983) is a comedic performer whose shows have been described as "out there" (by Morgan's mother) and "super intense" (by Morgan). Bassichis's work has been featured at Artis... (read more)

Upright Man - Mercury Lounge
December 17, 2017 - New York

This event is 21 and over New York City-based rock band Upright Man is Aidan Dolan (guitar/vocals), Nick Katz (bass/vocals) and Max Yassky (drums/percussion/background vocals). Upright Man is currently putting the finishing touches on their dynamic self-titled debut due out August 18th. The forthcoming album's ten tracks were produced by Marc Copely (Roseanne Cash, B.B. King, Billy Squire) and Zev Katz (Jeff Beck, Hall & Oates, Aretha Franklin) and engineered by Bruce Sugar (Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh) at Avatar Studios and Sear Sound in NYC and at Blackbird Studios in Nashville. Upright Man has crafted an exciting, ambitious, formidable album that immediately captivates and holds tight. The magnetic songs boast the hulking riffs and spacey twists of the eponymous "Upright Man" while the bombastic tribal beats of "Animals" and "Checked Out" throw you into a hypnotic frenzy. "Three Easy Pieces" mesmerizes with propulsive piano-driven swagger, "Agorognostic" paints a lush soundscape via sharp lyrics and vibrant instrumentation and "Designer Mind" and "Say What You Mean" offer sultry distortion-drenched stomps. The band met while studying classical music composition at New Yo... (read more)

Bearded Lady Productions presents 'Church With A 2 Drink Minimum' - Sidewalk
December 17, 2017 - New York

hosted by Rev. Yolanda NSAI Singer-Songwriter Showcase - (for NSAI members) Every 3rd Sunday, 3-5pm no reservations, no cover-2 food or drink minimum,love offering taken. 94 Ave. A , East Village NYC at the Sidewalk Cafe. Join Rev. Yolanda , Rev. Glen Ganaway , The Bearded Lady Band with special musical guests, as we sing together, laugh, have brunch and celebrate life with inspirational music and message. We are an Interfaith spiritual gathering- welcoming all paths and traditions. We will feature music from many walks of life and encourage you to sing a long- as well as feature original inspirational music by Rev. Yolanda and guests and be inspired with a wisdom message by Rev. Glen.

Available Light - Central Booking
Through December 17, 2017 - New York

Recent paintings and collages based on observed and imagined spaces in a neighborhood park, featuring work from an ongoing site-specific commission in Sacramento, California. Media Contact: Jessica Robinson at jrobin8583@gmail.com

Open Mic Monday - Nuyorican Poet's Café
December 18, 2017 - 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 Golden Age of Radio - Museum at Eldridge Street
December 18, 2017 - New York

During its Golden Age (1920s-50s), radio was the primary form of home entertainment. In our first session, we will talk about the development of radio as a form of mass communication for entertainment, news, farm reports, classical and country music, and the vaudeville stars who were featured entertainers. Session two will further explore the influence of this form of mass communication, the technical aspects of program delivery with a focus on the nationwide panic caused by a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth called "War of the Worlds." Maxine Simson is a lecturer with the NYC Department of Aging and the owner of The Natural Resources Public Relations DBA, a PR and multi-media company.

THE MOSQUITO - Dixon Place
December 18, 2017 - New York City

Hang out at the lounge at Dixon Place, the iconic & funky east-village theatre. Have a drink while checking out an early evening collection of musicians, writers, comics & creative types doing all kinds of things. Regulars include Pat Candaras, Cynthia Kaplan, Peri Gaffney, Kathryn Rossetter, Sheila Head, Susan Burns, Sue Giles, Nancy Shayne, and MORE!

Yo La Tengo - The Bowery Ballroom
Through December 18, 2017 - New York

So frequently compared to the Velvet Underground that they were featured in the 1996 film 'I Shot Andy Warhol,' Hoboken-based Yo La Tengo has explored the extremes of feedback-driven noise rock and sweetly melodic pop. They've always been the band to bridge the gap between critical acclaim and indie popularity. As Yo La Tengo's career has developed since their 1984 inception, The New York Times remarks that they specialize in "guitar-driven songs about the compromise and joy of daily life." They draw a cult-like following along with new fans who dig their sound. For the unfamiliar, think The Weepies mashed up with The Velvet Underground and hints of The Flaming Lips. Modern and timeless at the same time. Their music at various moments has encompassed folk, punk, electronica, jam, shoegazer rock, and more.

Holiday Extravaganza - Central Booking
Through December 18, 2017 - New York

Launch Party- Thursday, December 7, 5-8pm Art! Tech! Natural Fashion! Plant based Products! Small works galore – 10×10 for under $500 Holiday Treats- Baked Goods, Chocolates, Egg Nog All in a fun filled holiday fair full of unusual gift items and fun activities (that happen to be healthy, too) A Collaboration with Baked Joint, Condemned to be Free and Counterculture

Glass Guignol: The Brother and Sister Play - Mabou Mines Theater
Through December 23, 2017 - New York

Lee Breuer's "Glass Guignol" is scheduled to open the Mabou Mines Theater in the 122

Kahlil Joseph: Shadow Play - New Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - Lower East Side

In his absorbing short films, Los Angeles–based artist and filmmaker Kahlil Joseph (b. 1981, Seattle, WA) conjures the lush and impressionistic quality of dreams with particular reverence for quotidian moments and intimate scenes. Music always figures centrally in Joseph's works, and sounds reverberate as vital and powerful analogues for the play of images through which he chronicles the stories and rhythms of his subjects. As much as they plumb the history of cinema and moving images, Joseph's films also find a parallel in the lyricism, complexity, and affective power of black musical traditions. In "Kahlil Joseph: Shadow Play," his first solo presentation in New York, Joseph debuts Fly Paper (2017), a new film installation that departs from his admiration of the work of Roy DeCarava (1919–2009), a photographer and artist known for his images of celebrated jazz musicians and everyday life in Harlem. With Fly Paper, Joseph extends DeCarava's virtuosity with chiaroscuro effects to the moving image and brings together a range of film and digital footage to contemplate the dimensions of past, present, and future in Harlem and New York City. Joseph's new film also touches on themes of... (read more)

ALEX DA CORTE: HARVEST MOON - New Museum
Through January 07, 2018 - Lower East Side

Drawing from the iconography of his outer-Philadelphia upbringing, Alex Da Corte (b. 1980, Camden, NJ) creates vibrant paintings, sculptures, videos, and installations that infuse everyday artifacts with symbolic power. His theatrical assemblages combine personal narratives and remixed references with the glossy aesthetics of commercial culture. Through subtle manipulation, repurposing, and juxtaposition of objects and icons, he unearths the eerie and absurd qualities that underlie the seemingly familiar. At once dazzling and ominous, his surreal amalgams chart the psychological complexities, desires, and illusions that haunt late-capitalist culture. For the inaugural installation in the window of the New Museum's 231 Bowery building, Da Corte presents "Harvest Moon," a new project that evokes the storefront of a soon-to-open Wawa, an East Coast chain of convenience stores founded outside Philadelphia. The window on the right is covered with a vinyl sign announcing a future development, with the words "coming soon" atop an image of an enlarged hoagie—a sandwich native to the Philadelphia area and a signature of Wawa stores. On the left, an illuminated sign rests on a pallet as if ... (read more)

Yemen Blues - Joe's Pub at The Public Theater
Through January 09, 2018 - Greenwich Village

After Touring the World with over of 300 Live Shows in the Last 4 Years Yemen Blues Presents Their New Show "Insaniya" (Humanity) Based on Legendary Producer, Bill Laswell's Sound from Their Latest Album. the Full Live Show Includes a Collaboration with the Talented Ori Ben-Shabat from the Group of Artists "Maria Kong" Who Created an Original Video Art on 5 Screens for Each of the Songs. the Artist Uses Video Footage Including Live Dance Infused by Original Images Inspired by the New Sound of Yemen Blues. One of the Most Unique Percussion Set Ups of Rony Iwryn and Itamar Doari and Extreme, Highly Polished Rhythm Section with Shanir Blumenkranz Are the Pulsating, Danceable Underpinning of This Unique Musical Collaboration. Yemen Blues Has Created a Sound That Swirls with the Yemenite Tradition of Muslims, Christians and Jews, with Contemporary Overlays of Rock & Roll, Jazz & Blues. the Visionary Collaboration Between Laswell and Yemen Blues Focusing on Hard Groove, Rich Vocals, Clarity and Heavy Sound, Featuring One of the Greatest Voices of the Sahara Mariem Hassan, as Well as the Yemenite Star Tziyon Golan and One of the Greatest Rappers in France History Oxmo Puccino. Named t... (read more)

Nayland Blake: Crossing Object (Inside Gnomen) - New Museum
Through January 13, 2018 - Lower East Side

Gnomen, a Hybrid Bear-Bison That Can Change Sex and Gender, Is the "Fursona" of Artist Nayland Blake. a Fursona Is an Avatar in the Furry Community, Where Personal Expression Is Bound up with Nonhuman Identities and Fantasies. in the Performance Series Crossing Object (Inside Gnomen) (2017–18), Presented as a Part of "Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon," Blake Will Inhabit a Life-Size Suit of Gnomen and Make Themselves Available for Encounters with Museum Visitors. with the Title, Blake Refers to W.D. Winnicott's Notion of the Transitional Object: a Stuffed Toy or Blanket That Children Use to Construct a Sense of Selfhood Independent of Their Parents. Gnomen Serves as an Objectification of Blake's Hybrid Identity, and Their Presence in the Museum's Café and Lobby Will Allow Visitors to Make Their Own Performances of Intimacy and Distance, Whether Through Taking Selfies, Cuddling, or Adding Ribbons and Bows to Gnomen's Costume. in This, the Piece Echoes Blake's Earlier Performances, in Which the Passivity of Their Costumed Presence Foregrounds the Audience's Role in Acts of Sadism, Exhibitionism, or Nurturing. in These Intimate Situations, the Close Proximity to Gnomen Will Be T... (read more)

Garden of Earthly Delights - Central Booking
Through January 17, 2018 - New York

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 9, 6-8pm Nicole Antebi, Bitsy Bentley, Carlos Cuellar Brown, Cynthia Back, Pamela Casper, Yoon Cho, Catherine Clover/Viv Corringham, Gerhild Ebel, Leslie Fry, Anna Geerdes, Shelley Haven, Susan Hoenig, Nina Kuo/Lorin Roser, Scott McIntire, Barbara Rosenthal. Curator: Maddy Rosenberg.

Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon - New Museum
Through January 21, 2018 - Lower East Side

"Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon" Investigates Gender's Place in Contemporary Art and Culture at a Moment of Political Upheaval and Renewed Culture Wars. the Exhibition Features an Intergenerational Group of Artists Who Explore Gender Beyond the Binary to Usher in More Fluid and Inclusive Expressions of Identity.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show - DR2
Through February 04, 2018 - New York

A theatrical recreation of Eric Carle’s beautifully imaginative stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, features a menagerie enchanting puppets during a magical 60-minute show that faithfully adapts four of Eric Carle’s beloved books for the stage. This new edition of The Very Hungry Caterpillar includes the World Premiere of Brown Bear, Brown Bear celebrating its 50th Anniversary, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and, of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Thursday at 10am; Friday at 10am & 12pm; Saturday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm; Sunday 10pm & 12pm Tickets are $49.50* - $69.50* (Premium Seats)/ $89.50* (VIP Experience)

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