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Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Month - November 2019


Things to Do on the Lower East Side This MonthPhoto: Mr Seb/Flickr 


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.

Cavetown - Webster Hall
November 09, 2019 - New York

Cavetown

Doctor P Cookie Monsta - Webster Hall
November 09, 2019 - New York

Doctor P + Cookie Monsta

What If We Never Fell Apart - Dixon Place
November 09, 2019 - New York

What If We Never Fell Apart is a series of short, two person plays, that explores what it's like to suddenly be in contact with someone you loved and lost long ago.

Movember Undie Run - Paragon Sports
November 09, 2019 - New York

Movember and SAXX Underwear host the 2nd annual Movember Undie Run, inviting men (and women) to run in their underwear to raise funds and awareness for mens health. The Undie Run aims to shed a light on mens mental and physical health with proceeds going directly to Movember and its causes including prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.

CEG Presents: U2 Tribute: Unforgettable Fire - DROM
November 09, 2019 - New York

to ever perform in America. After twenty-four years of playing in some of the most prestigious venues on the East Coast, UF has formed a reputation among many to be one of the closest experiences to being at an actual live U2 show. The members of UF are also very dedicated fans of U2, and will not settle for anything less than complete authenticity. In addition to performing a very impressive array of U2 material from pre-Boy to the most recent Songs of Experience and beyond, the band does everything in their power (from wardrobe to lighting) to recreate the live U2 concert setting for their audiences.

Michele Carlo Presents Fish Out Of Agua @ Gotham Storytelling Fest - Kraine Theater
November 09, 2019 - New York

What do you get when you mezclar (mix) traditional Puerto Rican folktales with personal first-gen Latinx stories? "Fish Out Of Agua," of course! Frigid NYC and the eighth annual Gotham Storytelling Festival will present author/performer Michele Carlo's 55-minute show on Saturday, November 9, at 7pm at the Kraine Theater in Manhattan. For tickets go to: www.frigid.nyc. (Use discount code ArtStar to get $5 off.) Located at 85 East 4th Street (between Second & Third Aves), the Kraine can be reached by subway: "F" to Second Ave, "N" or "R" to 8th Street, #6 to Astor Place. For additional information, contact: office@frigidnewyork.info / (212) 777-6088

Michele Carlo Presents Fish Out Of Agua @ Gotham Storytelling Fest - Kraine Theater
November 09, 2019 - New York

What do you get when you mezclar (mix) traditional Puerto Rican folktales with personal first-gen Latinx stories? "Fish Out Of Agua," of course! Frigid NYC and the eighth annual Gotham Storytelling Festival will present author/performer Michele Carlo's 55-minute show on Saturday, November 9, at 7pm at the Kraine Theater in Manhattan. For tickets go to: www.frigid.nyc. (Use discount code ArtStar to get $5 off.) Located at 85 East 4th Street (between Second & Third Aves), the Kraine can be reached by subway: "F" to Second Ave, "N" or "R" to 8th Street, #6 to Astor Place. For additional information, contact: office@frigidnewyork.info / (212) 777-6088

Michele Carlo Presents Fish Out Of Agua @ Gotham Storytelling Fest - Kraine Theater
November 09, 2019 - New York

What do you get when you mezclar (mix) traditional Puerto Rican folktales with personal first-gen Latinx stories? "Fish Out Of Agua," of course! Frigid NYC and the eighth annual Gotham Storytelling Festival will present author/performer Michele Carlo's 55-minute show on Saturday, November 9, at 7pm at the Kraine Theater in Manhattan. For tickets go to: www.frigid.nyc. (Use discount code ArtStar to get $5 off.) Located at 85 East 4th Street (between Second & Third Aves), the Kraine can be reached by subway: "F" to Second Ave, "N" or "R" to 8th Street, #6 to Astor Place. For additional information, contact: office@frigidnewyork.info / (212) 777-6088

Bahia Connection - DROM
November 09, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+Te Encontro No Samba presents:Bahia ConnectionA Samba night honoring Brazil's African roots in celebration of Brazil's Black Consciousness Month.Featuring Batal New York - the premier all female Samba-Reggae group in the city, bringing the traditional sounds of Carnaval da Bahia.Dj Moniki on the 1s & 2s serving the best of Baile Funk, Latin, Afro Beats, Hip Hop & Good Vibes.Finally the roda will heat up with Te Encontro No Samba's traditional Samba de Roda. This time emphasiz

Undie Run Presented by SAXX - Paragon Sports
November 09, 2019 - New York

IT'S TIME TO BARE IT ALL (Almost) FOR MEN'S HEALTHAre you brave enough to run in your undies to support men's health? Movember and SAXX are hosting an epic 2km run through the streets of NYC in chilly November. Grab some friends and purchase your tickets to be part of the Movember Undie Run presented by SAXX.What's in it for you?All runners will receive:A swag bag filled with a pair of SAXX underwear (valued at $32) along with other goodies (if you've never worn SAXX underwear before, your balls will thank you).Access to the after party to warm yourself up after the run1 complimentary drink ticketComplimentary bites to eatAn epic story to tell your friends and family for years to come about how you ran in your undies for mens healthRegister for the run by purchasing your ticket now - limited spots are available. The first 200 people to purchase a ticket will receive a limited edition Movember beanie (valued at $25) in their swag bag. Your ticket cost supports Movembers work to tackle prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues.Skip the line for check-in on race day and pick up your SAXX undies and swag bag prior to November 9th ... (read more)

Yokan Collection North American Debut - Project Farmhouse in Union Square
November 09, 2019 - New York

Dylans Candy Bar to Showcase Its Modern Take on Yokan alongside Fourteen Traditional Japanese Yokan Manufacturers at Two-Day, Free Showcase Event on November 8-9 in NYC.

Beauty & Essex Parlor Sundays - Beauty & Essex
November 10, 2019 - New York

Every Sunday, head down to the Lower East Side at 2pm 6pm for Beauty Parlor Sundays The party thats so much more than Brunch! Celebrate with delicious food, divine dcor and of course, flowing Champagne throughout the day! Included with every ticket is a four-course pix fixe menu, with incredible dishes that range from the famous Red Velvet Waffles to the all-new Beautys Brunch Wonder Wheel!

Tamara Jokic & Menshei - DROM
November 10, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+We are excited to announce that Tamara Jokic, a singer and songwriter from Serbia, brings her mesmerizing voice and wonderful music to DROM NYC on the night of 10th of November. With her original and traditional music originating from the Balkans and the Mediterranean, accompanied by a world-class band, she will take us to a different and exciting place where East meets the West.

Historic Walking Tour of 19th Century NoHo - Merchant's House Museum
November 10, 2019 - New York

Join us for a journey back in time to the elite 'Bond Street area,' home to Astors, Vanderbilts, Delanoes - and the Tredwells, who lived in the Merchant's House. You'll see how the neighborhood surrounding the Tredwells' home evolved from a refined and tranquil residential enclave into a busy commercial center. Visit important 19th century landmark buildings on this tour through 21st century NoHo. $15, FREE for Members. Reservations strongly recommended.

Major Stage presents - DROM
November 12, 2019 - New York

Ages 21+Major Stage presents

Die Goldenen Zitronen - The Mercury Lounge
November 12, 2019 - New Yor

Age Limit: 21 and OverPunk rock band from Hamburg, Germany, founded in 1984

Kun * Canada's Global Orchestra - NY Debut - DROM
November 13, 2019 - New York

KUN Canada's Global Orchestra was developed from a major initiative by The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto to explore and celebrate Canada's cultural diversity and pluralism. The ensemble seeks to communicate in ways that words, politicians, and spiritual leaders cannot, and help to find that common language through music. KUN means "together" in Esperanto. They will release their debut album on Universal Music Canada in April 2018.The musicians hail from all corners of the globefrom Peru, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Ukraine, and beyondand are now living in the Toronto area. The eleven musicians of KUN play instruments as diverse as they are, from the tar of Iran to the bouzouki of Greece to the sitar of Pakistan. Over the course of 2017 the ensemble shared each other's cultures and musical traditions as they rehearsed, composed, and gave workshops and community concerts.

Los Angeles Times Coast to Coast in NYC: Presented by City National Bank - 5 E 17th St
November 13, 2019 - New York

Two culinary capitals come together for a food-filled celebration. For one night only, enjoy delicious bites created by our handpicked selection of eminent chefs from Los Angeles and New York City, plus music from NYC's DJ Center.This is an all-inclusive event. Your ticket includes unlimited tastings and pours.PLEASE NOTE : 21 YEARS AND OLDER ONLY AND ALL SALES FINAL.Due to the nature of this event, we are not able to offer refunds.

The Coronas - The Mercury Lounge
November 13, 2019 - New Yor

Age Limit: 21 and OverThe Coronas

The 21st Annual Ernie O' Malley Lecture: Ambassador Daniel Mulhall - Glucksman Ireland House
November 14, 2019 - New York

Declaring Independence: USA 1776, Ireland 1919Ambassador Daniel Mulhall will address the relationship between Ireland and the United States with emphasis on the countries Declarations of Independence for which Ireland celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2019. Ambassador Mulhall took up duty as Ireland's 18th Ambassador to the United States in August 2017. He joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1978 and had his early diplomatic assignments in New Delhi, Vienna (OSCE), Brussels (European Union) and Edinburgh where he was Ireland's first Consul General, 1998-2001. He served as Ireland's Ambassador to Malaysia (2001-05), where he was also accredited to Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. In 2005, he was conferred with an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland for his work in connection with the Asian tsunami. From 2009 to 2013, he was Ireland's Ambassador to Germany. Before coming to Washington, he served as Ireland's Ambassador in London (2013-17).Ambassador Mulhall maintains a keen interest in Irish history and literature. He is the author of A New Day Dawning: A Portrait of Ireland in 1900 (Cork, 1999) and co-editor of The Shaping of Modern Ire... (read more)

Blarney Star: Siobhn and Willie Kelly - Glucksman Ireland House
November 15, 2019 - New York

Siobhn grew up in a musical family in County Clare. Her husband Willie, though born in New Jersey, is very much on the same musical wavelength, sharing Siobhns devotion to the old-time style of east Clare and east Galway. Join us for a night of traditional Irish music!

Blue October - Webster Hall
November 15, 2019 - New York

Age: 16 and upDATEFri, Nov 15, 2019DOORS | SHOW8:00pm | 7:00pm

Push/Pull - Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space
Through November 17, 2019 - New York

Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space is pleased to present Push/Pull, an exhibition of new work by LES Studio Program Resident Boohri Park, on view from October 25, 2019 through November 17, 2019. An opening reception will be held in the gallery on October 25 from 6 to 8 pm. Doors and windows are the elements that often appear in Parks work. They accentuate the separation between the exterior and the realm of the interior, while also enabling us to overcome that boundary and put two distinct worlds into dialogue with one another. Opening, closing, and moving through passageways is one of the most banal acts of our daily life, however, this simple gesture has a strong significance in our social life, culture, and psyche. Push/Pull focuses on this act of opening and closing, using the door as a space where sculptures and drawings can play with depth, plane, and light.Image: Boohri Park opening, 2019, 30 x 24cm, ink on paper.

Ali Barter - The Mercury Lounge
November 19, 2019 - New Yor

Two years on from her blistering debut A Suitable Girl, Ali Barter has announced her triumphant return with Hello, I'm Doing My Best - a revealing collection of songs that track her most formative relationships: to her body, her instincts, sobriety and the old vices it counteracts, and the people she loves most. Hello, I'm Doing My Best is set for release on October 18, via [PIAS].

Mr. Throwback Pop-Up at Moxy East Village - Alphabet Bar
November 20, 2019 - New York

Is vintage 80s and 90s sportswear your thing? Check out our pop-up with Mr.Throwback, featuring sportswear apparel including original 90s Starter jackets, NBA Champion jerseys, snapbacks, one-of-a-kind vintage tees, and more!

Republication of Dorothy Macardle's Dark Enchantment - Glucksman Ireland House
November 21, 2019 - New York

Dorothy Macardle (1889-1958) was an Irish novelist, playwright, and popular historian. Her 1942 feminist Gothic novel, The Uninvited, was adapted for the screen by Hollywood in 1944. The editor of Tramp Press's republication of Dark Enchantment (1953), Caroline Heafey, will speak on the authors work. Tramp Press was launched in Dublin by Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen in 2014.

Peace Corps Friends and Family Event - NYU Wasserman Center
November 21, 2019 - New York

Peace Corps Volunteers are inspired to help a community in need overseas, but many have concerns about the friends and family they will leave back home. Peace Corps presents a special presentation meant to shine a spotlight on how those closest to our Volunteers can support them on their journey. Bring loved ones and talk through concerns they may have, while gaining valuable insight into others experiences. The event will feature parents and other family members of Volunteers who will discuss topics such as safety, health, staying in contact, and similar challenges/rewards of service. IMPORTANT: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for this event and will close 24 hours in advance.For questions about this event, contact Teckla Persons at tpersons@peacecorps.gov.

Alex Cameron - Webster Hall
November 22, 2019 - New York

Age: 16 and upATEFri, Nov 22, 2019DOORS | SHOW8:00pm | 9:00pm

Seth Freeman Band - The Bowery Electric
November 22, 2019 - New York

21 and overSeth Freeman Band

Happy Pawlidays in Union Square Park - Union Square Park
November 24, 2019 - New York

Join the Union Square Partnership to celebrate the start of the Holiday Season in Union Square with fun for families and furry friends!- Shop the Urbanspace Holiday Market on the South Plaza- Take professional holiday portraits in a Union Square photo experience with your family, friends and pets, presented by JustFoodForDogs- Meet rescue dogs and puppies with Social Tees (pre-apply to adopt here)- Don't stress! Take a moment to relax with New York Therapy Animals (and learn how you + your pet can volunteer)- Kids can enjoy a storytime performance and photo-op with Paddington Bear- Jam out to top holiday hits with DJ Commish- Enjoy special performances by The Jingle Belles (11:30 AM + 12:30 PM)- Warm up with coffee from Pret A Manger- Pick up a Union Square Holiday Guide- Take home special giveaways for you and your petUnion Square is a pet-friendly community, anchored by the Union Square Dog Run, pet-friendly work environments, and multiple stores to shop for your #USQPets.Happy Pawlidays is presented by the Union Square Partnership, with support from NYC Parks, Urbanspace, Friends of the Union Square Dog Run, Social Tees and New York Therapy Animals.... (read more)

"The Whites,' written and directee by William Electric Black - Theater for the New City
Through November 24, 2019 - New York

Being condemned to an underclass because of one's dark skin is all-too familiar to African-Americans. William Electric Black's newest play, "The Whites," aims to illuminate the feelings that accompany this experience for the benefit of all the races. It's done with a unique concept of race reversal. He offers us a family drama in which the situation and characters are culturally Black but the cast is White. We watch the Caucasian family of Harris and Rasheeda White contend with gun violence, school segregation and the aftermath of prison. For this family and their surrounding community, the everyday experiences of economic, political and social injustice are imposed by African-Americans.Stylistically, the play is something like an "Our Town" in which a cast of white characters has been placed into a modern day Black story line. Like "Our Town," it is played with very little scenery or props. The minimalism is deliberate: the people and their social position are to be our focus. Scenes and their transitions are underscored by live acoustic bass played by Marc Schmied, imparting a jazzical feel. The cast of nine is directed by the author.

Masters of Social Gastronomy - Caveat
November 25, 2019 - New York

Age: 21 and upCulinary historian Sarah Lohman and resident food scientist Jonathan Soma are the Masters of Social Gastronomy. Each month, they fearlessly take on a curious food topic, breaking down the history, science, and stories behind what we eat.

Complimentary Dessert Tea - Grand Seoul
Through November 30, 2019 - New York

Celebrate Halloween at Grand Seoul, a lively Korean barbecue restaurant in the heart of Chinatown (85 Chrystie Street). Opt for All You Can Eat specials (available for both lunch and dinner at $35 per person) paired with Somaek Towers (a combination of beer and soju that arrives tableside in a glowing dispenser) and for a larger group, Grand Seoul offers a private dining room (20-40 guests).If youre looking to detox post-Halloween sugar-binge, make sure to try their seasonal (complimentary!) dessert beverage, SuJeongGwa (available beginning October 14 through November.)The traditional Korean tea is fruity and spicy, made from cinnamon, jujube, ginger, and sugar, and aids in digestion - ideal following All You Can Eat KBBQ or Halloween.

Amigo the Devil - Bowery Ballroom
December 01, 2019 - New York

Amigo the Devil with King Dude, Twin Temple

Hooked on Happiness - Theater for the New City
Through December 01, 2019 - New York

Theater for the New City presents the world premiere of HOOKED ON HAPPINESS, a new musical about global warming, for a limited engagement November 7th December 1st at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors) and can be purchased at the box office (212-254-1109), online HERE or by phone at (888) 549-4106. Book & lyrics are by Tom Attea, with music composed by Arthur Abrams, direction by Mark Marcante, and choreography by Mackenzie Surbey.HOOKED ON HAPPINESS spotlights a high-school drama class that decides to create their own original musical about the global climate crisis, instead of selecting from the musical and play their drama teacher has suggested. Many of their parents are very conservative, and the often frank, passionate content of their lyrics outrages members of the audience. Concerned they may not have a future, they want to join their voices with other young people across the globe to confront the threat our warming climate poses to their future. As one of the students says, If 16-year-old Greta Thunberg could sail across the Atlantic to demonstrate against climate change, we should at least be able to do a s... (read more)

Airnel na Nollag - Glucksman Ireland House
December 05, 2019 - New York

Celebrate the holiday season with NYU Irish Language Lecturer Pdraig Cearill as he hosts an evening of traditional Irish music and song with NYU students and local musicians.Get in the spirit!

Unteachables - Caveat
December 05, 2019 - New York

Matthew Starr and Monique Moses assemble a class of your favorite stand-up comedians to get schooled by an amazing teacher. It's academia's best teachers and NYC's funniest comedians together on stage, trying to out class clown the others. Think there's no such thing as a stupid question? Just you wait.This month's class: Sex Ed w/ Justine Ang Fonte Justine is here to answer all the questions your health teacher wouldn't. Yes, there will be a condom demonstration and yes, things are going to get WEIRD.

Soccer Afternoon Live! (Festive Footy) - Caveat
December 09, 2019 - New York

Welcome to the comedic variety show about the international phenomenon and why it's exquisite, a bit evil, but still worth the day-drinking.Soccer is a beautiful sport that brings people together but, like most good things, has been inevitably corrupted by corporate greed on a global scale. Fun! Hosts Jon Hudson (KickTV, MLS, NBC) and Neil Sharma (DeadassTV) explore just how this happened with the funniest soccer-loving comedians alongside journalists, personalities, and former/current athletes for a rowdy, action-packed variety show. Featuring an official referee and a Hooligans Section, you'll feel like you're at a real soccer game but without all the toxic masculinity and deep-seated tribalism. This is the variety show the game has been waiting for.Come celebrate all the season's tidings this December with a little Festive Footy storytelling, stand-up, and special treats!

When I Wanted Everything: New Work by Alex Sewell - TOTAH Gallery
Through December 18, 2019 - New York

TOTAH Gallery on the Lower East Side presents When I Wanted Everything, an exhibition of new works by Alex Sewell, opening October 24th, from 6-8pm, on view through December 18th. The images populating Alex Sewells paintings archive an ongoing dialectic between the artists personal memory and the collective identity of the American psyche. A restive sense of melancholy threads through each work on exhibit using a disarmingly personable tone. Sewell meticulously destabilizes all-too-familiar vistas of American suburbia, imposing a translucent scrim of violence onto objects ordinarily earmarked for passive consumption. Video games, television, toys of every kind become eerily macabre, giving the lie to the placid everydayness of his themes.

Arcadia Earth - Arcadia Earth
Through January 15, 2020 - New York

Arcadia Earth is an immersive exhibit created by a collective of sustainable artists. Augmented reality messages, virtual reality animations, and interactive environments will teleport you onto a stunning journey through our planet


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