Celebrate the season inside the New York Botanical Garden's annual Holiday Train Show, where G-scale model trains zip around you on a nearly half-mile journey around a miniature version of New York City, all under the twinkling glow of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Visionary artist Paul Busse and his team have created a world filled with tiny versions of such tourist attractions as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and Rockefeller Center -- 150 replicas in all -- intricately crafted with bark, leaves and other natural materials. This year's exhibition showcases Midtown Manhattan, with iconic skyscrapers and other architectural wonders sharing the spotlight among old and new collection favorites that define this celebrated district. Don't miss this unique melding of art, nature, science and imagination that The New York Times calls "one of New York City's best holiday gifts to itself."
The holidays are better when celebrated together, and you will always remember the memories made at the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes presented by Chase. Head to Radio City Music Hall for a one-of-a-kind tradition, where the iconic Rockettes dance, ice-skaters glide, snowflakes swirl, and the unmistakable spirit of Christmas in New York City comes alive in a show that's a treat for all ages.
From rock legends, folk acts and jazz quartets to incomparable hip-hop artists and buzz-worthy indie rock bands, this innovative venue is serving up some of the best music the city has to offer -- along with some of its finest vintages. New York's City Winery is a truly unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes and fine dining. The brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the hugely successful Knitting Factory, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space where folks can not only listen to great music, but also make their own wine, indulging their passion for quality cuisine, art and friendship.
One of New York's most exciting seasonal outings, Bar Car Nights is on track for another exciting and festive year. Enjoy an adult evening after hours at the wondrous Holiday Train Show, where you can drink and be merry at one of the many seasonal bars and relax at the all-new Visitor Center fire pit. Venture through the wintry landscape as the illuminated Snow Globe Dancers guide you through the Garden, and then bundle up with your favorite tunes as dueling pianos set in the warmth of the Pine Tree Café. The traditional Holiday Train Show gets rolling inside the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory within the New York Botanical Garden, featuring model trains zipping over bridges and past replicas of New York landmarks made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, leaves and pine cones. This year's exhibition pays homage to one of NYC's most celebrated districts: Midtown Manhattan. Watch as locomotives zip through a half-mile track around iconic skyscrapers and other architectural wonders. These special 21-and-older evenings allow you to get into the holiday spirit in a grown-up atmosphere under the magical glow of thousands of twinkling lights, perfect for date night or a festive group outing.
A Bronx Tale is Broadway's new hit musical. And now it's a New York Times Critics' Pick. Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Sister Act) direct this new musical adaptation of the classic story from Chazz Palminteri. Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. A Bronx Tale features music by eight-time Tony Award winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors), book and lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, On Your Feet). Don't miss your chance to see the show that AM New York hails as, "a combination of Jersey Boys and West Side Story," at the Longacre Theatre.
Celebrate the holidays with friends, family and loved ones while gazing out at the sparkling New York City skyline from the yacht Manhattan, decorated in festive seasonal decor. This cruise offers hot cocoa and house-made cookies, plus a complimentary alcoholic beverage of your choice. Listen or sing along to classic holiday songs with live carolers and enjoy the Statue of Liberty and New York City's greatest sights from the yacht's toasty solarium.
Here's how to be extra cute this holiday season -- Take 'em to a winter alpine village, where warm fuzzy feelings thrive. Taking over 85,000 square feet of the Richmond County Bank Ballpark, Winter Wonderland Staten Island is the perfect spot to bring the family out for a Sunday Funday or even to impress an adorable date (because let's be honest, the holidays are prime cuddle time). The village has every essential seasonal attraction, including ice skating, a holiday vendor market, live entertainment, rides and games. Special highlights include a life size gingerbread house bakery and an igloo bar, so we really mean it when we say Staten Island's Winter Wonderland seriously has a little bit of something for everyone.
If the thought of a Nutcracker prince in a sparkling thong puts you in a festive mood, then this dark and decadent vaudeville version of the famed Christmas ballet is sure to knock your stockings off. Dubbed "raucous and risque" by The New York Times and an "elegantly erotic holiday dance spectacle" by Broadway World, the acclaimed Nutcracker Rouge provides the perfect opportunity for award-winning creator Austin McCormick and his gender-bending troupe Company XIV to introduce their new theater-slash-lounge space in Bushwick. Their burlesque-inspired blend of theater, cirque and dance was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2014 and will no doubt satisfy adults searching for edgier, artsier holiday entertainment.
It's 1890 in a lawless territory out west -- and Johnny Blood, a hot-tempered young cowboy, finds himself sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. Johnny's sister, a novice nun in a nearby mission, is persuaded to plead with a corrupt governor to spare her brother's life, and the governor promises to pardon Johnny if she'll "do his bidding" for the night. Adding to the hilarious complications are a hard-bitten sheriff, a voluptuous saloon girl and a priest who reads Nietzsche. Be there when The York Theatre Company, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, opens its 2017-18 Season with this knee-slappin' new musical loosely based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. It's naughty, it's country and it's a New York premiere. Yee-haw, verily!
This epic, award-winning musical from the creators of Les Misérables tells the tale of the tragic romance between a strong-willed Vietnamese girl and an American G.I. during the last days of the Vietnam War. Their struggles to find each other over the ensuing years end in tragedy for her and a fighting chance for the child he never knew he had. The powerful love story is a modern retelling of Puccini's Madame Butterfly and boasts such songs as "I Still Believe," "Sun and Moon," "The American Dream," "Why, God, Why?" and "I'd Give My Life for You." See Cameron Mackintosh's stunning production of Boublil and Schonberg's Miss Saigon at the Broadway Theatre for a limited engagement, starring Eva Noblezada and Jon Jon Briones.
Named after its first regular headliner, Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, Birdland first feathered its nest on Broadway in 1949, and has since become synonymous with New York jazz. Count Basie and his band made the club their home, as did Coltrane, Monk, Dizzy, Miles and more. Now on West 44th in Midtown Manhattan, Birdland's still going strong, and is called "close to perfection for serious fans and musicians" by The New York Times, with its awesome sight lines, pristine acoustics and an award-winning Cajun-American menu. You'll find the most famous names in jazz on its stage, as well as exciting up-and-comers every night of the week.
Visit the Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Resort Casino to see four great R&B acts share the same bill during Ladies Night Out. Joe's smooth and sultry R&B vocals helped the the single "Don't Wanna Be a Player" hit the Top 40, while "All That I Am" went platinum. Eric Benét is a contemporary R&B singer whose popularity is on the rise. His song "Spend My Life with You" featuring Tamia went to No. 1, was certified gold and earned a nomination for the Grammy for Best R&B Performance. Tony Toni Tone are durable guardians of the soul and funk tradition who scored a No. 1 R&B hit right out of the box with "Little Walter," followed by other major successes. Jon B brings a distinctive focus on smooth melodies to contemporary R&B. His duet with Babyface, "Someone to Love," went gold, while his single "Are U Still Down" featured a rap by 2Pac.
When you love someone, you're supposed to share everything, right? Angst-ridden Max and mildly unstable Elanor have revealed every crazy and embarassing quirk to each other, only deepening their relationship. Eleanor has discussed her ex-boyfriends with Max, however Max hasn't quite divulged his. What dark secrets is he keeping from her? Hot Mess at New York's Theater Center shows that in order to find yourself, sometimes you have to get lost.
John Leguizamo is back on Broadway! After a sold-out run at The Public Theater, a record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and unanimous praise from New York and national critics and audiences alike, Emmy Award-winner John Leguizamo stands at the head of the class in his new one-man tour de force, Latin History for Morons. When his son gets a school assignment on heroes, John seizes the chance to teach him all about the great figures of the Latino world. But once he sets out on his irreverent, 90-minute journey across three continents and 3,000 years of history -- playing all of the characters himself -- he uncovers provocative truths that shock even him. Leguizamo's cultural crash course is equal parts eye-opening and hilarious, and it's coming to the stage of Broadway's Studio 54 in New York City.
A true NYC institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch. Set amidst the showy decadence of the 1920s, Chicago tells the tale of convicted murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who'll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. Their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today's tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of Kander and Ebb, including "All That Jazz," "Cell Block Tango" and many more hits. Enjoy this musical trip back to a time when a little razzle-dazzle made everything just fine in this dazzling production at the Ambassador Theatre in the heart of Broadway.
Academy Award nominee Uma Thurman makes her Broadway debut in The Parisian Woman. Written by Beau Willimon, the creator of Netflix's hit series House of Cards, and directed by Tony Award winner Pam McKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), this darkly humorous Capitol Hill drama centers around Chloe (played by Thurman), a socialite armed with charm and wit who must come to terms with politics, her past, her marriage and an uncertain future following the 2016 election. Dark humor and drama collide at this pivotal moment in Chloe's life, and in our nation's, when the truth isn't obvious and the stakes couldn't be higher. This production at the Hudson Theatre also stars Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind), Martin Csokas (The Lord of the Rings), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton, Broadway's Amelie) and Blair Brown (Orange is the New Black).
The top comedians in New York City are among the best comedians in the world -- and you can catch their acts live at The Stand Restaurant & Comedy Club. Featuring performers seen on The Tonight Show, Late Night, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime and more, the Gramercy venue is committed to showcasing the best in modern comedy, from well-known stars to the hottest new names on the scene. The bar serves unique and delicious cocktails, and there's no drink minimum. If you want to make a night of it, make dinner reservations for before or after the show at the adjacent restaurant, which is run by executive chef Seth Levine.
A classic of the page and screen, A Clockwork Orange has remained a shocking and disturbing work for over 50 years. Direct from a sold-out run in London, this is your last chance to see the acclaimed production on an off-Broadway stage. Brace yourself for "a bit of the old ultra-violence" as young Alex and his gang of Droogs leave a trail of mayhem through a dystopian future. A searing indictment of human nature that is more relevant than ever, A Clockwork Orange bursts onto the stage with an indie-pop soundtrack and a modern physical performance style. Don't miss the show Broadway World called "Unquestionably a must-see" when A Clockwork Orange comes to New World Stages.
EastVille Comedy Club, located in the heart of Manhattan's East Village, prides itself on featuring the funniest and most experienced comics in the biz for a sure-fire night of laughs. The 125-seat retro club regularly hosts comedians seen in film and on television's Comedy Central, HBO, The Tonight Show and Late Show. Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, Jim Gaffigan and Todd Barry are among the top comics who've recently played the EastVille, and up-and-comers often share the bill, so you can see the comedy stars of tomorrow, too.
This long-running New York City hit combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry. The Yang family's amazing transformation of ordinary soap bubbles has earned them international fame and 16 Guinness World Records. The Gazillion Bubble Show has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fox & Friends, The View, the Today show and more. Young or old, this is an event the whole family will enjoy.
When they're not selling out crowds on Broadway, see your favorite stars in the heart of the Theater District on a more intimate stage at The Green Room 42. Broadway's newest, most spacious and funkiest hangout has a delicious menu of food and drink for purchase, but no purchase minimums, so you can relax and enjoy everything from solo shows and cabaret to jazz and comedy. Your wonderful evening out has already been planned for you at The Green Room 42 in New York.
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 7:00pm (Broadway Dreams Together)Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / 7:00pm (Blue Jupiter With Tonewall)Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / 8:00pm (Comedy Bash With Judy Gold)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 7:00pm (Tony Yazbeck)Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 7:00pm (Tony Yazbeck)Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 9:30pm (Andy Christopher & Esther Stilwell The Baby Show(er))Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 / 9:30pm (Water in Concert with Arielle Jacobs, Gerard Canonico, Nick Rehberger, Kayla Foster and Ben Moss) Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 / 8:00pm (The Ugly Christmas Sweater Soiree)
The Original NYC Dueling Pianos is ready to rock your weekend at Bar Nine in Hell's Kitchen. This show brings a party atmosphere to a concert-style performance with tons of audience interaction, and stars The Flying Ivories -- two highly-skilled musicians that always have a blast on stage together. The audience determines the set list for the night, requesting their favorite songs. Whatever your personal picks, you can expect to hear classics from piano giants like Billy Joel and Elton John as well as popular sing-along tunes (like "Sweet Caroline") and rock standards. But even if you have more obscure tastes, the guys will do their best to throw in something for everyone and play whatever audiences want to hear from oldies to the top of the charts and everything in between.
Strap on your ruby slippers and join the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, too, for this adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. Everyone loves the classic story of the girl who wakes up in a strange land filled with witches and wizards, munchkins and monkeys -- and befriends a cowardly lion, a tin man without a heart and a scarecrow with no brain in her quest to find her way back home. Journey down the yellow brick road through the land of Oz to meet the Wizard while humming along to memorable songs from the Oscar-winning film, including "Over the Rainbow," "We're Off to See the Wizard" and "If I Only Had a Brain." The whole family will enjoy this zippy, one-hour version now playing at the Harlem Repertory Theatre in New York.
Kris Kringle The Musical wraps the stage in Christmas-themed wonder in a show filled with memorable characters and songs you'll be humming throughout the holiday season. This captivating tale is the untold story of a young Kris Kringle. Discover what happens when an evil toy company CEO crosses paths with a starry-eyed, jobless toymaker whose family name carries a curse with the power to destroy Christmas. From the North Pole, Kris Kringle teams up with Santa and Mrs. Claus, the beautiful Evelyn Noel, a band of hilarious Apprentices and Elves, and magical Toys to remind the world what Christmas is really all about. Kris Kringle The Musical stars Tony nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan) and Pamela Myers (Company) with Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) and Kim Crosby (Into the Woods). See this delightful show when it comes to The Town Hall in New York City just in time for the holiday season.
Shakespeare and extreme food challenges -- you probably never thought you'd see those two topics in the same sentence. It's hard to imagine Laurence Olivier performing Hamlet's immortal "to be, or not to be" monologue while chowing down on a scorching habanero pepper, but rumor has it that old Will had a sweet tooth, so the cast of Junk Shakespeare has dreamed up a whole new school of Shakespearean interpretation: eating extreme junk food while attempting to perform some of Shakespeare's greatest masterpieces. Set in a hidden library bursting at the seams with thousands of books, this show brings chaotic hilarity in the form of famous character impressions, pop culture references and Pop Rocks. Plus, each show is different, depending on what offensive combination of foods the cast is forced to eat. Experience Shakespeare like you've never seen him at The Lounge in the Theater District of Times Square.
This is New York's top-rated and longest-running off-Broadway magic show. Now in its 21st year, each week the show features some of the finest stage magicians performing mind-boggling illusions and head-scratching sleight-of-hand in an intimate theatrical setting. Every show is different and showcases at least five renowned illusionists, many of them featured on TV shows like America's Got Talent, Good Morning America, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and NBC's Today Show. The fun even spills off of the stage and into intermission, as magicians mingle with guests in the Close-Up Gallery and the theater. Catch this must-see NYC experience any Monday evening at the Players Theatre. Please see the full event listing for the schedule of upcoming performers.
When it comes to Bond -- James Bond, you can count on plenty of fast action, slow-burning romance, cool gadgets and kick-ass theme music. It's the latter element that'll be celebrated when The Django Room hosts Shaken Not Stirred, a tribute concert to the world's greatest spy. You'll enjoy hits from the film series' deep catalog, including "Goldfinger," "Diamonds Are Forever," "Skyfall" and more, plus a lineup of top-secret variety acts, for an immersive evening of cabaret KAOS. Arrive early for an "Hour of Intrigue," featuring a special food-and-drink menu, including signature martinis, of course.
LOL Times Square comedy club is home to more than just punchlines and potshots. Times Square Magic takes over the club's stage with astonishing feats of mind-reading, juggling and illusions. You'll see magicians from New York and beyond who've pulled off the seemingly impossible on America's Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and more. It's mind-blowing fun for the whole family.
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:45pm)Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:45pm)Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:45pm)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:45pm)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:45pm)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:45pm)Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:45pm)Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:45pm)
What damage can a ping-pong ball do as it hurtles at 700 miles per hour through a vacuum tube? Can you see the shape of sound in a dancing flame? Find out the answers to these mind-bending questions and more when lifelong professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific "magic" to the Elektra Theatre in That Physics Show. Maiullo's been a physics demonstrator at Rutgers University for over 20 years and has become a regular on The Weather Channel. His eye-opening performance features segments on everything from motion and momentum to sound waves and vibrations. See these feats of physics -- described as a cross between Stomp, Blue Man Group and The Gazillion Bubble Show -- off-Broadway.
From the science of flight to the fight for civil rights, you can give your kids a round-trip ticket through our nation's past with The History Mystery. In this TADA! Youth Theater musical production, three time-traveling students wander through American history and meet historical giants like Ben Franklin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr. and more. What'll excite young minds the most is they'll be meeting these historical heroes when they were still children. Getting acquainted with the wee Wright Brothers and little Laura Ingalls Wilder will prove to theater-going kids that every big name starts off small. Watch this young cast of New Yorkers march their way through the country's milestones, connecting the dots to the present and paving a way for the future.
Long before Carole King became a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn. Beloved for penning such iconic pop classics as "You've Got a Friend" and "I Feel the Earth Move," she fought her way into the record business as a teenager and ultimately flourished, writing hits for some of the biggest acts in rock 'n' roll. But it wasn't until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice. Beautiful is the inspiring true story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, from part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. It's no surprise that Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album of 2015. See this unforgettable show at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.
Start a new holiday tradition on Broadway with Home for the Holidays, featuring some of the greatest voices of our generation performing contemporary takes on more than 25 beloved favorites. Hosted by The Bachelorette's Kaitlyn Bristowe, the show brings American Idol's Candice Glover, The Voice's Josh Kaufman, America's Got Talent's Bianca Ryan and more stars from TV and film together on one stage for the first time ever at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. Backed by an energetic eight-piece rhythm and brass band, they'll put their spin on traditional favorites like "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "O Holy Night" along with popular radio tunes like "All I Want for Christmas is You" and "Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)." Don't miss this star-studded, limited Broadway engagement this holiday season.
In celebration of the legendary musical's incredible 60th anniversary, Harlem Repertory Theatre presents Jamaica. A true Broadway treasure that opened in 1957 and made a theatrical star of Lena Horne, the show features a book by Fred Saidy and Yip Harburg and a score by the creative duo behind the unforgettable songs of The Wizard of Oz -- Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen. Set just off the coast of Jamaica, the story centers on a simple island community in a fight to stave off the overreach of American commercialism. Surprising sets, colorful costumes and Calypso-inspired songs combine in Jamaica, coming to the stage of the Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Repertory in New York City.
Direct from an award-winning run at Washington D.C.'s Capital Fringe Festival, The Wandering Theatre Company presents a bold new staging of a contemporary classic, The Laramie Project. In October 1998 Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews, they wrote the play The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder. See it at Access Theater Gallery Space in New York City.
This One's for the Girls -- but it's also for everyone who's ever loved a female! This fascinating and original new musical comes to St. Luke's Theatre in New York to celebrate women's lives over the past hundred years through beloved popular songs. From the sad laments of female victims ("A Bird in a Gilded Cage") to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and vow not to take it anymore ("I Am Woman" and "You Don't Own Me"), This One's for the Girls is a high-energy celebration of American women that's certain to thrill and entertain men, women and everyone in between. Show some "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and get your tickets now!
With their amazing athletic, acrobatic and clowning skills, the team of insanely talented men and women known as the Harlem Globetrotters is sorta like the greatest circus troupe you've ever seen -- but with way more slam dunks. And Hi-Lite, Too Tall, El Gato and the others know how to do more than just shoot hoops -- they'll wow you with ball-handling wizardry, rim-rattling jams and four-pointers shot from 30 feet away, not to mention their really clever comedy bits. The 'Trotters have been one of the best live shows around for more than 90 years and count Henry Kissinger, Whoopi Goldberg and Pope Francis as honorary members -- though you probably won't see that trio making any under-the-knee passes on this 2018 World Tour. But the hometown Harlem team is making a stop at New York's legendary Madison Square Garden to play the long-suffering Washington Generals ... and you're humming "Sweet Georgia Brown" right now, aren't you?
Featuring former cast members of Broadway's hit Beatlemania, Strawberry Fields is a Beatles tribute band dedicated to bringing you as close to a real Beatles concert as you can get, complete with authentic costumes and instruments, plus note-perfect performances of the Fab Four's countless hits. NYC's B.B. King Blues Club transforms into Liverpool's legendary Cavern Club as the show takes you along on a Magical Mystery Tour starting in 1964, when Beatlemania first swept the globe, then to 1967's Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and all the way up to Abbey Road and Let It Be.
Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
You might've known that Scrooge became a better person after his "bad dream" but did you know he also became a fantastic party host? Scrooge is ready to throw a holiday cocktail party to rival old Fezziwig's but he's at a loss when it comes to libations. Marley arrives and the duo set off again -- accompanied by a cappella carolers -- to visit a trio of experts on different kinds of "Christmas Spirits," learning how to mix the treasured drinks of the past and the molecular-based cocktails of the future, not to mention current-day favorites. You'll share in the celebration at the 777 Theatre in New York with tastes of all three concoctions.
From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you'll hear the best tunes from soul's most popular artists in A Decade of Soul, a high-energy salute performed live on stage in one of the best blues clubs in New York. Vocalists Prentiss McNeil (The Drifters) and Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne (Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers) head up this show featuring the best R&B music of the classic soul era. Get ready to groove at B.B. King Blues Club to hits from James Brown and Aretha Franklin, not to mention Motown and Stax artists galore. McNeil performed for close to 30 years with doo-wop group The Drifters, who were known for classics like "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Under the Boardwalk" and "Up on the Roof."
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30PM)Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:30pm)Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
A self-proclaimed "drinking club with a Shakespeare problem," the merry members of New York's Drunk Shakespeare Society invite you to The Lounge at Roy Arias Studios for a night of suds and sonnets, cocktails and couplets, booze and ... well, you get the idea. As one member of this talented cast of lead-livered actors imbibes more than their fair share of liquid courage, an outrageous evening of theater ensues as they attempt to lead the rest of the cast through a Shakespeare story in just over one hour. Rest assured, the results will be sloppy, silly and occasionally iambic as the night devolves into inevitable debauchery.
A new musical, My Perfect Pet is the story of Cailin, who falls in love with a puppy at first sight at the local shelter. Will she be able to get her new best friend for her 10th birthday? Cailin has to prove to her parents that she's been a good girl this year, and that she's ready to take on the responsibility of being the best owner ever. With music and lyrics from ASCAP Award-winning songwriter Jeff Eisenberg, this musical welcomes pet lovers of all ages to The Playroom Theater in New York for a howling good time.
Experience the twinkling Manhattan skyline during those magical moments just after nightfall, and enjoy an included beer, wine, champagne or soda, aboard a comfortable New York City harbor cruise. Sit back and soak up the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the climate-controlled enclosed observatory or the outer deck of this 1920s-style yacht that just happens to be named after the island it showcases. Perfect for a romantic night out, this one hour, 30-minute trip sails by such sights as Battery Park, the Financial District, the Statue of Liberty and more.
Climb aboard the Manhattan, a 1920s-style motor yacht, for a leisurely weekend brunch while you cruise around the entire island of Manhattan. The yacht will be decked out in full holiday decor, and special seasonal treats will augment the abundant open brunch buffet. While you ride and dine, you'll be able to enjoy the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the climate-controlled and enclosed back-deck observatory.
What You Can and Cannot Say During Interracial Sex! delves into the real life story of husband and wife comedy duo Epstein and Hassan. The outspoken duo is known throughout the comedy and theater scenes for their hilarious, razor-sharp insights on topics others would consider taboo. This provocative show explores the couple's 31-year marriage, during which they've grappled with issues of race, sex, money and spiritually in their own unique way. Watch the pair put politeness on the shelf and get down to brass tacks at New York's Alchemical Theatre Laboratory.
You think haunted houses are lame? Try this eerily realistic theatrical experience instead at Studio 153 in Brooklyn. In This is Real, you've been kidnapped. You're in an abandoned warehouse watching others victims suffer. Entrenched in your own horror story, it's up to you to escape before you reach your potential doom. Complete with a story line, a mind-bending survivalist game and a twisted version of hide 'n seek, you'll discover sides of yourself you didn't know existed. A sold-out production in its first run, This is Real comes from the devious mind of Nightmare Haunted House creator Timothy Haskell.
You've seen it in movies and television, and if you haven't experienced it in real life, just wait until Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world. Mechanical window displays, synchronized light and sound shows, not to mention Santa Claus and toy soldiers await you in this winter wonderland. You'll beat traffic on the subway and catch some underground holiday music. You can celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah and the New Year with the NYC Holiday Lights Walking Tour, which even teaches you about the artists and history of these wonderful displays. You'll start from Central Park Sightseeing in New York City, seeing displays at Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy's Herald Square and many more.
The Harlem Repertory Theatre brings back its "bold new expressionistic interpretation" of the modern musical classic by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, with a cast of 20 filling four performance areas and getting up-close-and-personal with the audience. Winner of four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, In the Heights captures the hopes and hustle of a tight-knit Dominican-American community with authenticity and joy thanks to the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, not to mention Miranda's infectious score of vibrant hip-hop, pop and Latin music.
Some of the best blues in America today isn't coming out of Chicago or the Deep South -- it's coming from New York City's Times Square, where the B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars featuring the Harlem Blues Project jam weekly at Lucille's, joined by special guests. Several soulful and dynamic musicians make up the Harlem Blues Project: Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Barry Harrison. Singer and bassist Dugger is a member of the New York Blues Hall of Fame, and he's shared the stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and more. Guitarist Mack has played with greats like the Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts and Honeyboy Edwards. Drummer Harrison, a longtime band member for Johnny Copeland and Shemekia Copeland, rounds out one of the hottest blues outfits ever assembled. They're joined by a rotating cast of the finest musicians from New York City and beyond.
Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)
Celebrate the holidays while gazing out at the sparkling New York City skyline from the decks of the 1920s-style yacht Manhattan II, decorated in festive seasonal decor. This cruise offers an included glass of beer, wine or champagne from the bar, plus live entertainment from a sparking jazz trio. You'll see Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Governor's Island, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and so much more from the yacht's heated and cozy back-deck salon.
PAW Patrol is on a roll with its hit live tour! It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay's Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom's Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and run the race in her place. Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that "no job is too big, no pup is too small," and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line. Bring the whole family and join the adventure at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre.
Relax aboard the swanky 1920s-style yacht Manhattan as you cruise the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers, guided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The esteemed organization designed this tour to spotlight some of Manhattan's most noted structures, areas and exterior styles. You'll get the design lowdown on iconic buildings like the Trinity Church, the Woolworth Building, the new World Trade Center and many others, along with historical, social, engineering and environmental info and more. The almost-three-hour cruise around the island -- passing under all 18 bridges -- includes a serving of beer, wine or champagne from the bar and light snacks as well as soda, water, tea or coffee.
Broadway Comedy Club presents Sunday Night Live, a stand-up show hosted by comedian Jamie Roberts. The lineup features a mix of nationally known headliners and up-and-coming stars from New York's thriving comedy scene. Many of the performers have been seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, the biggest network late-night shows and more.
Even if you've read all of David Sedaris' best-selling books, heard every segment he's performed on This American Life, and caught all of his appearances on The Late Show and The Tonight Show, prepare to be delightfully surprised when he arrives at Brooklyn's BAM Howard Gilman Opera House. It's an evening of all new readings, a Q&A session and book signing of his latest: a collection of his diaries, entitled Theft By Finding Diaries (1977-2002). Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. He has sold more than seven million books, which include such comedic classics as Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. Now "the prime candidate for funniest writer alive" (Salon) comes to Brooklyn for a night full of incisive social critiques and his trademark sardonic wit.
Now a hit musical in its own right, Spamilton celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the history-loving Broadway blockbuster. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda claims he laughed his brains out upon seeing this theatrical parody. Written and directed by Gerard Alessandrini (Forbidden Broadway), it's not just a send-up of its Tony-winning source material; it also pokes fun at such Broadway icons as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Stephen Sondheim and more. This Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominee heads to New York's 47th Street Theatre, starring a young virtuoso cast, with special guest diva Christine Pedi.
You simply must see the new Bruce Willis-produced Must at Theatre at St. Clement's in New York. Yes, we went there, but that's only because we really mean it. All joking aside, you really do need to see this taut off-Broadway drama (written by Willis' old pal Charles Cissel) about notorious Old West rapscallion Billy the Kid. Set in the New Mexico desert on the night before his murder at the hands of Sheriff Pat Garrett, Must is a journey through Billy's psyche as he restlessly awaits his imminent demise, conjuring feverish dreams, memories and visions about his mother, his lover and the man who just might be his father. Along the way, his crazy life journey from being a child in New York City to the Old West's most notorious gunfighter starts to make a little bit of sense.
An incredible exploration led by "mad scientist" Borislaw Bilash, That Chemistry Show is a family showcase of science that mixes in laughs with the madness. You'll see a candle that moves water, a paper cup that won't burn and a fire fly that won't burn during this "magical" show that features some of the most shocking science tricks in the doctor's arsenal. Your world will never be boring again after this show!
Sometimes in life you've just got to laugh. LOL Times Square's standup comedy shows are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Their comedy showcases feature top national headliners, local favorites and exciting new talent, giving you the opportunity to laugh out loud with some of the best and brightest comedians. Each show features several top comics, and the club's regulars include performers seen on The Tonight Show, Letterman, Conan, The Late Late Show, Comedy Central, HBO, BET and more.
Ingredients for a perfect New York autumn: Crisp cool air -- check. Fall foliage -- check. Savory bites and smooth wines? Double check if you're planning on making it out to this year's NYC Autumn Wine Festival at NYY Steak. There'll be over 150 wines to sample, so you'll definitely be able to get a little buzz going, plus tasty artisanal hors d'oeuvres in between sips. NYY Steak is also right next to the Rockefeller Center, so you'll have killer views from their four floors, plus a custom etched tasting glass to take home for the after party.
Ailyn Pérez steps into one of opera's most difficult roles in Jules Massenet's Thaïs. The Metropolitan Opera brings to life this tale of an Egyptian courtesan and priestess of Venus who becomes locked in a struggle between piety and lust with the Christian monk (Gerald Finley) who is attempting to convert her. Thaïs contains the gorgeously delicate and instantly recognizable "Méditation," which has been recorded countless times, including by Joshua Bell and Yo-Yo Ma. With seductive heat to match the desert setting, this production at New York's Metropolitan Opera House is one you won't want to miss.
When Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to spend the night together, nothing is ever the same in the new drama Afterglow. Premiering just in time for the Pride Parade, this incisive play by writer-director S. Asher Gelman delves into the complications that arise from what is supposed to be just a physical encounter. Rocked by new feelings of intimacy, all three men must confront their own definitions of love and trust. Don't miss Afterglow off-Broadway at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre.
When a trio of African-American sisters, their mom and their white sister-in-law arrive for the funeral of the family matriarch, they begin to unearth mementos that lead them to look back at their own relationships as well as the history of black women, as told through the hit songs of each era. Dorothy Marcic's musical takes you through the struggles of the '30s and the girl group sounds of the '60s, right up to the power decade of the '90s with songs form artists ranging from Billie Holiday to Beyoncé, including "Oh Happy Day," "Mama Said," "I Will Survive" and "A Woman's Worth."
The Long Island Ballet Theatre's 30th annual holiday spectacular at Port Washington's Landmark on Main Street sparkles with beautiful costumes, dazzling sets and a talented cast that features adult professionals as well as aspiring young student dancers. Designed to appeal to younger kids as well as older children and adults, this Nutcracker is both narrated and abridged, so you can enjoy the story of Clara, her magical nutcracker and her enchanting winter adventure as a family. Throughout its history, the LIBT has welcomed acclaimed dancers from both the New York Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre for their special seasonal extravaganza. This year, more than half-a-dozen pros will take the stage with the youngsters.
Noche Latina is an amazing celebration of the music of Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Thalia, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony and Luis Fonsi. Now you can dance all night when singer Joyse Schumacher and the Latin Machine Band pay tribute to these legendary artists at the iconic Cafe Wha? in New York's Greenwich Village.
Not only does your ticket to The Imbible come with three craft cocktails (yes, you read that right -- three!), but you also get to spend the evening in the company of world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a booze-fueled journey through the history of spirits and cocktails. Joined by The Backwaiters, who lend their vocal stylings to the show, The Imbible is filled with music, drinks, science, live demonstrations, drinks, history, comedy and ... did we mention drinks? (You might want to plan on taking the subway home.) Don't miss this hit show, named "one of the five best things to do in New York City" by NewYork.com, when it comes to off-Broadway at New World Stages.
If you watch reality TV, you're probably familiar with the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, New York, Atlanta and other cities. But the wildest, most hilarious and outrageous housewives of all can only be found in Secaucus, New Jersey. Housewives of Secaucus -- A Suburban Travesty is a side-splitting live production and fashion show that parodies the antics of reality TV prima donnas. When their friend Nookie is arrested for partying too hard in a bar with her infant child by her side, five squabbling, self-obsessed, hard-drinking housewives set out to raise money for bail by hosting a fashion show fundraiser. Relax, have a cocktail, watch the faux fur fly and get involved in this interactive production at Broadway Comedy Club in New York City.
It's not often that you hear the phrases "family friendly" and "improv comedy" in the same sentence, but that's exactly what you get with this fun and funny show. Improv 4 Kids comes to the Broadway Comedy Club with an entertaining production that has impressed audiences of all ages in New York City and nationwide. No two versions are ever the same as the high-energy troupe Eight Is Never Enough creates songs and skits on the spot based on audience suggestions. Lots of audience volunteers get to join the action on stage, too. The troupe has played off-Broadway at the Lambs Theatre in New York City and presented more than 1,000 performances at the Laugh Factory in Times Square and the New York Improv.
With the holidays approaching, give your kids a chance to get up close and personal with ol' Saint Nick himself at Breakfast with Santa. This morning meet-and-greet includes a yummy continental breakfast, and the opportunity to pose for photos and present a holiday wish list to the big guy in red. In addition, Elfprov (from the minds behind Improv 4 Kids) will perform an interactive musical comedy starring Santa's favorite helpers. For an extra-special holiday treat, go VIP for reserved stage-side seats, priority access to Santa and tasty treats at your table.
At the latest in a series of cultural events hosted by baritone David Serero, you'll first be treated to a special Thanksgiving brunch at the prestigious Onegin Restaurant in New York and then enjoy a performance featuring international soloists from the Metropolitan Opera and major European houses. Whether you're an opera newbie or a seasoned aficionado, you're sure to be enchanted and entertained by the experience -- which includes a complimentary bottle of Prosecco for parties of six or more.
Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic follows the (non)-adventures of a wizard named Wayne, his two somewhat familiar friends and the lovably underachieving members of a particular house, who are left to sit on the sidelines as a certain star student and his pals experience all the evil-battling excitement. This "alternative narrative for the underdog" (The Wall Street Journal) gives the magically-challenged Wayne his own hilariously heroic seven-year journey, in a show The New York Times says "exudes a joyful, winking fondness for all things Harry." Mug-born and others are invited to check out the show at its new home at New York's New World Stages.
"What if goodness ruled the world?" That's the poignant question at the core of new musical Addy & Uno. As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school's math competition, his friends with varying disabilities -- ADHD, visual, hearing and physical impairment -- rally to give him all the support he needs. Using puppets and soaring music, this one-of-a-kind production takes you and your family on a heartfelt and hilarious journey celebrating hope, big dreams and the beauty of differences. Watch friendship and kindness rule the day as Addy & Uno debuts at The Kirk @ Theatre Row in New York.
Quentin Tarantino's movies are driven by tension-building dialogue and the bloodiest of action scenes, but they're also fueled by fantastic scores. Take yourself back to the epic moments from Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown when the Adam Levowitz Rock Orchestra performs the scores live at the B.B. King Blues Club in NYC. Featuring Broadway veteran Darius de Haas, you'll hear hits like Dusty Springfield's "Son of Preacher Man," "Across 110th Street" by Bobby Womack, "You Never Can Tell" from Chuck Berry and plenty more, taking you back to each nail-biting, heartfelt moment of these iconic films.
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 7:00pm)
You don't have to be put into a trance of laughter to enjoy this comedy hypnosis show at LOL Times Square from New York-based magician Warren Thackeray. A fit of fun for the whole crew, you won't know who will be the next star of the show once Thackeray transforms audience members into hilarious performers, perhaps even you! With a fast-paced style that blends mental acuity with hypnosis and comedy, Thackeray has been bending minds for both therapy and entertainment around the world for the last five years, with performances in the UK, South Africa and across the nation. When he's not enchanting audiences, he's most likely giving palm and aura readings at NYC's Namaste Bookshop.
Like to sleep in but still want to see the sights? Then this VIP tour is for you! Breeze past the lines and enjoy special VIP entry to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal and Pedestal Museum. A professional guide will show you areas of the memorial that are often missed. Then, you'll head to Ellis Island for a guided tour. Explore the immigration museum and hear stories of the millions of people who arrived in New York in search of a better life.
The holidays are chaotic enough for most people, but if you've seen any of Steve Solomon's My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish ... one-man shows, you know that his family celebrations probably take the cake. And this holiday season, you're invited to the party! With a wondrously funny performance from Solomon himself, this seasonal entry in the series finds him at Grandma's holiday dinner, where anyone who's under 55 ends up at the kids' table and all 35 guests have to share one toilet. Spend some quality time with the Solomon family as My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm Home for the Holidays! comes to the Strand Center for the Arts in Lakewood, New Jersey.
A painter needs three things: paint, a canvas and a muse. Henny & Paint arms you with all three, including a bar stocked with cognac and Hennessey. Whether you follow the friendly instructor's guidance or take the strokes less traveled for a unique piece of your own, you're sure to meet like-minded creative people in a relaxed environment. Enjoy some drinks, great music and create your own take-home masterpiece at Empire & Showcase Studio in Brooklyn.
Following a devastating tropical storm, love blooms in unexpected places in Once On This Island. This romantic musical from the creators of Ragtime and Anastasia combines elements of both Romeo and Juliet and The Little Mermaid. With infectious rhythms, rousing dance and a stirring message of unity, this Tony-nominated hit tells the fairy-tale story of forbidden love between young peasant girl Ti Moune and a handsome aristocrat from across the island. When their cultures keep them apart, powerful island gods guide Ti Moune on a remarkable quest to reunite with her true love. From Tony-nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) and choreographer Camille A. Brown, this soaring celebration of hope and the human spirit makes its way to Broadway's Circle In The Square Theatre.
While nearly every child (and a great many adults) in Britain admired the brain of C.S. Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, very few dared to touch his heart. Shadowlands, the Tony-nominated play by William Nicholson (First Knight, Gladiator), celebrates the late-life romance between Lewis and the Jewish-American poet Joy Davidman. She and her young son interrupt Lewis' sedate life, changing this Oxford professor's notions about love and God through a journey of love and loss, doubt and faith. Adapted into a hit film starring Anthony Hopkins and Debra Winger, Shadowlands comes to the Acorn Theatre in its first New York revival.
Winter is coming... and so are the belly laughs. An uproarious musical comedy parody of HBO's tentpole drama series, Shame of Thrones features tap-dancing direwolves, a Dothraki love song, an evil inbred prince and other characters too hot and raunchy for network television. The New York Times calls it "a tribute a dragon or anyone else could love." Your favorite characters sing and dance toward epic plot twists and the coveted Iron Throne. See a sunnier side of Westeros at The Theater Center in New York.
A Little Italy resident and former NYPD detective will be your guide for this exclusive New York City mafia tour. Visit notorius gangland locations after dark and experience what it was like to be an associate of New York's famous families. No other tour can tout a guide that grew up around the infamous mafia. Get the real stories straight from the horse's mouth as you hear your guide's firsthand account of growing up in Little Italy and the blurred line of being an NYPD detective while staying true to your gangster friends. See where John Gotti and the Gambino Crime Family members hung out, ate, partied and ran their elusive "family businesses" for three generations and even visit the home of Lucky Luciano. Along with a behind-the-scenes look that no other tour can offer, your tour includes a quick sample of fresh mozzarella and cured meat from one of the Lower Eastside's oldest Italian salumerie, a second stop to enjoy a meatball meatball made with beef, breadcrumbs spices,basil, onion and garlic, plus a full-sized cannoli from Little Italy's best dessert shop.
St. Luke's Theatre brings this inventive adaptation of C.S. Lewis' The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe to the New York stage -- the first book in his beloved The Chronicles of Narnia series. As two actors play eight characters, both human and animal, you'll travel to Narnia through the old wardrobe with the four Pevensie children, and get swept up in their journey to stand with the great lion Aslan against the evil White Witch. She's placed the land of Narnia under enchantment, and now it's always winter, but never Christmas.
The title says it all -- this is a unique evening of entertainment, even for New York City. Eight hunks display all of their charms as they celebrate the splendors of male nudity in comedy, song and dance. This sensational revue features 16 original songs, from the sassy opening number, "Gratuitous Nudity" to the hilarious "Bliss of a Bris." Naked Boys Singing, which made its triumphant return to off-Broadway last year, has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as a sure-fire crowd pleaser for bachelorette parties, girls and boys nights out or just a roaring good time for anyone who appreciates the male form, a good laugh and great music.
The workweek is over and it's time to cut loose, so head out to Hudson Terrace Fridays for a night of drinks, dancing to DJs and kicking back with friends. Overlooking the Hudson River in Midtown Manhattan, this stylishly revamped turn-of-the-century stable has atmosphere to spare. With two levels featuring plush interiors, a garden and, of course, the famous year-round roof deck, Hudson Terrace combines the upscale lounge with the modern nightclub for a great vibe.
Toast the season as you learn about wine regions, grapes and varietals from engaging expert Wendy Crispell on this acclaimed annual cruise of the Hudson aboard the Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II. You'll enjoy samples of five wines perfectly paired with artisanal cheese, chocolate or chutney, while having fun and relaxing in a climate-controlled glass solarium offering gorgeous views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and other sights. The professionally-trained Crispell also shares secrets on making a perfect party platter and selecting the right wine to accompany your holiday meal.
The craft-beer scene is still hopping in Jersey, and this Oktoberfest-inspired festival at the Harborside 3 Atrium serves up more than 150 varieties, including cider, along with spectacular views, live music, games and more. New Jersey companies will be well-repped at this event, with Hoboken Brewing, Jersey Girl, NJ Beer Co. and Jersey Cider Works set to offer samples, and food vendors like Mac Truck, Pizza Vita, Urban Lobster Shack and others will also have their specialties for sale. Tickets include a souvenir cup and more than three hours of prime tasting time.
Get away from it all and immerse yourself in some of the least-visited, most scenic and historical locations in the best Central Park walking tour in New York City. "Translate Democratic ideas into trees and dirt" is how Calvert Vaux, the partner of Frederick Olmsted, described his vision in the 1850's. Today, with about 45 million visitors annually, Central Park continues to fulfill that vision. As a New Yorker or visitor, you've probably seen the well-known places of Central Park such as the Lake and Bethesda Fountain, but this tour, the Secrets of Central Park, will take you to stunning and historical places in the northern part that will surprise and delight you. The tour is led by licensed New York City tour guide, Bruce Racond, who has over 20 years experience in entertaining and educating visitors.
No one in the news is safe in NEWSical the Musical. Now in its sixth smash year and the winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, composer-lyricist Rick Crom's topical musical comedy tackles all the news that's fit to spoof. From politicians to celebrities, scandals to trends, headlines to gossip, songs and material is constantly updated to stay up-to-the-minute. See why The Associated Press described NEWSical the Musical as "The Daily Show set to music."
Set sail from South Street Seaport and get ready to take snap some amazing photos as you head towards the world-famous Statue of Liberty. This one-hour sightseeing cruise sails past such breathtaking New York City landmarks as the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and the Freedom Towers. As you take it all in, you'll be riding in comfort on a three-level paddle boat, which has both indoor and outdoor seating, plus food and drinks for purchase.
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)
There's not a single negative thing you can say about drag brunches, especially when you put a holiday twist on them. It's brunch, booze, in-your-face singing and fabulous costumes. Is there no better way to start off a winter afternoon than that? If you agree, make your way over to the Highline Ballroom for the Divas Holiday Drag Brunch, which features wild performances by New York City's hottest queens, shimmy and shaking to prove to you whether they've been naughty or nice this year. This show's ultimate gift to you are guest appearances by RuPaul's Drag Race -- the fiercest divas in the game. You'll ho ho ho, you'll drink some mimosas, but most importantly, you'll have a blast singing "Jingle Bells" with a raging cast of holiday honeys who know how to WERK IT.
Enjoy a three-hour cruise aboard Manhattan's all-glass dining vessel and thrill to the unforgettable 180-degree vistas of the magnificent New York City skyline, accompanied by a three-course plated dinner (including vegetarian and gluten-free options), a bountiful wine list and entertainment by a jazz trio and cabaret singer. Enjoy your meal in one of two climate-controlled dining rooms, then dance the night away on the centrally located hardwood dance floor and enjoy drinks from the full-service cash bar. If it's nice out, take a stroll on one of the two outdoor decks offering wide-open views of Manhattan and enjoy an evening out you won't soon forget.
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)
If you love Family Feud, now's your chance to answer questions, make new friends and win raffle tickets for fabulous prizes, no team necessary. Experience an outrageous twist on the classic game show as you play on several teams throughout the night, working with your teammates to come up with the top answer for each survey question. If your team gets the high score for the round, each member wins a raffle ticket. With several questions and multiple rounds of play, make new friends and snag some sweet prizes at Friendly Feud - Survey Says! at New York's Bryant Park Lounge.
New York City's richly historic streets are the setting for Hamilton and Washington in New York: The Revolutionary Tour. This engaging walking tour traces the many accomplishments of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. The subject of Lin-Manuel Miranda's monster Broadway hit Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton began life in New York City as a penniless immigrant and truly personifies the American dream. He and Washington were indispensable in shaping and guiding the destiny of the United States. You'll see the sites of the mob protest that followed the first New York reading of the Declaration of Independence, Washington's astounding nighttime river escape, the final resting places of Hamilton and his wife Eliza, the breathtaking 18th-century chapel attended by Washington, and so much more. Other highlights include Fraunces Tavern and Federal Hall. You'll hear stories, letters, speeches and see paintings from the time. Your tour will be led by a knowledgeable licensed NYC guide and urban historian with 20 years' experience in informing, entertaining and engaging.
Stranded at the zoo when a superstorm hits the city, a social media-savvy kid and a group of endangered animals must learn to communicate with each other in order to survive. They'll take teamwork to new levels in Endangered!, a multi-cultural, international and multi-species musical that's filled with renewable melodies, sustainable harmonies and an uplifting message for audiences of all ages. This groundbreaking eco-musical was originally commissioned by the Friends of the National Zoo-Smithsonian, created in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. It debuted at The Kennedy Center and now makes its way to New York, storming onto the Davenport Theatre stage.
Only in his madness does the lowly anti-hero attain greatness. Diary of a Madman centers on the life of Poprishchin, a low-ranking civil servant who yearns to be noticed by a beautiful woman, the daughter of a senior official, with whom he has fallen in love. His diary records his gradual slide into insanity. Nikolai Gogol's dark piece as re-imagined by Ilia Volok portrays the average man's quest for individuality in a seemingly indifferent, urban city. Dive into this award-winning one-man show at the Beckmann Theatre at American Theatre of Actors in New York City.
Spice up your Sundays and unleash your inner diva at Voss Events' Drag Brunch with boozy brunch and a fabulous drag show starring the city's top female impersonators. Drag-queen royalty like Shequida, Bootsie Lefaris, Ebonee Excell, Jada Valenciaga and Sugga Pie Koko, along with special guests from RuPaul's Drag Race, are set to be among those providing plenty of quality entertainment at this all-inclusive event at New York's Highline Ballroom. Tell all the boys, Sunday mornings are about more than football this year.
A lifelong yo-yo dieter, a bulimic, a confident overweight gal and a permanent Size 0 who can't gain weight walk into a play. What happens next could only be dished up by comedy mastermind Lisa Lampanelli in her first foray into theater. Lampanelli is known for her irreverent voice and wit, and with her new production Stuffed, she serves an extra-large scoop of razor-sharp insight into the complicated world of our relationships with food. Alongside a talented cast, she'll tackle tough questions like: Is eating an ice cream sandwich in the shower as emotionally fulfilling as it sounds? When it comes to jeans, what's better -- muffin top or camel toe? And, if Oprah, the most powerful person in the world, can't conquer her food issues, what can the rest of us do but laugh as we try? Featuring Marsha Stephanie Blake (Orange is the New Black, Eden Malyn (House of Lies), and Lauren Ann Brickman (Upright Citizens Brigade), this all-you-can-laugh comedic play hits the New York stage Downstairs at The Westside Theatre.
It's March, 1915, and New York City health officials have apprehended 45-year-old Mary Mallon, better known as "Typhoid Mary," for the second time after linking her to another typhoid fever outbreak. Presumably, Mallon has infected 51 people and three of them have died. The Trial for Typhoid Mary is an immersive and interactive trial experience where participants from the audience will play members of the defense, the prosecution and jury. This experience will transport participants into what would have been the controlled chaos of such a sensational case. Come give Typhoid Mary the trial she never received at Lucky Jack's in New York City.
At the latest in a series of cultural events hosted by baritone David Serero, you'll first be treated to a three-course brunch of salad, an entree and a dessert at the prestigious Onegin Restaurant in New York, and then enjoy a performance featuring international soloists from the Metropolitan Opera and major European houses. Whether you're an opera newbie or a seasoned aficionado, you're sure to be enchanted and entertained by the experience.
Smash-hit musical comedy series The Imbible is known for taking audiences on a booze-fueled journey through the history of spirits and cocktails. Now, there's a special brunch edition, Day Drinking, which explores the quintessential New York brunch experience. Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread (or waffles, or French toast) with good friends. Your ticket includes three complimentary cocktails: one build-your-own Bloody Mary, one authentic Irish coffee and one seasonal Bellini. Please arrive 30 minutes before curtain at The Green Room at New World Stages to enjoy the create-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
Shake, Rattle & Roll promises a one-of-a-kind, all-request, totally interactive rock 'n' roll party. This no-holds-barred dueling piano performance is a total blast, where you can sing, dance and laugh along to your favorite songs. The comic piano masters seldom get a request they can't handle -- from Bill Haley to Billy Joel, or Bon Jovi to Britney Spears, there's something for everyone in their massive repertoire of hit songs. This is a great place to bring a party, as the duo is glad to give special shout-outs to those celebrating a special occasion.
Rooftop dance parties aren't just for adults anymore. Families and little ones are welcomed to be a part of the seemingly silent festivities once they throw on some glowing headphones at the Hudson Terrace in New York. Just off the Hudson River, this gorgeous rooftop will be decked out with three live DJs spinning Top 40, throwback jams and hip-hop tunes (all clean, of course) for everyone to sing and groove out to -- Simply pick the channel on your headphones and you're good to go. There'll be plenty of food and drinks around for purchase once you've worked up an appetite, and don't forget to check out the killer views of the river and Midtown surrounding you. A unique event, Quiet Clubbing is the perfect way to change up a Sunday Funday with the family.
For more than 27 years, the mystery-thriller Perfect Crime has kept audiences guessing with its comic, romance-filled take on the whodunit, making it the longest-running non-musical play in New York City history. The complex, twisty story unfolds in the secluded Connecticut mansion of Harvard-educated psychiatrist Margaret Brent, who's accused of murdering her wealthy British husband, and soon finds herself tangling with a handsome detective, who may just have fallen for her. Catherine Russell has starred as Brent, missing but a scant four performances, since the show opened in 1987, earning her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
New York City boasts one of the world's best street art scenes, and the most impressive is the outdoor art gallery of Bushwick, Brooklyn. The entire neighborhood is filled with murals and art everywhere you look. On this two-hour walking tour through Bushwick, learn the fascinating history of graffiti culture and street art, and how it's evolved. You will see dozens of unique pieces & murals along the way, as well as learn about how the art has become a part of the debate over gentrification in central Brooklyn. Learn the differences among traditional aerosol graffiti and other techniques involving stencils, paste-ups, stickers and more. See work from such well-known street artists as D*Face, Space Invader, Ron English, Dasic Fernandaz, Sipros, Sexer, Crisp, Sonni, Joe Iurato, Hellbent, Adam Fujita, Rubin415, David Hollier, Fumero, WhisBe and countless others. Your guide is happy to answer all your questions as you stroll, and there will be plenty of opportunities for photos along the way.
From opera and jazz to Broadway and beyond, international baritone David Serero has sung it all -- in several countries, no less. This engaging and witty live entertainer brings his multitude of talents to the West Village's Onegin Restaurant for a dinner show that promises plenty of great Russian and Jewish-themed classics from Fiddler on the Roof and more. Along with the concert, you'll be served a three-course themed dinner of Russian red caviar and blinis, beef stroganoff and napoleon cake.
Follow the Freedom Trail in New York! On this two-and-a-half hour walking tour, your informed guide will describe in colorful detail how a band of brave men and women in New York City formed the hidden networks that became the Underground Railroad. Along the way, you'll visit an archeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans and a former station that was part of the Underground Railroad. As you check out these inspiring sites, you'll learn about the riots, revolts and dramatic escapes of this time and hear tales of courage and triumph about real New Yorkers who risked both life and property in the name of freedom.
Experience an evening of true downtown New York entertainment at the legendary house of burlesque, the Slipper Room. Slippery Sundays is an irreverent variety show featuring a comedian MC and an amazing cast that includes acrobats, jugglers, burlesque dancers, magicians, aerialists and so much more. It's a sexy freewheeling romp that will leave you feeling frisky and fully entertained.
Ben Vereen's last engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below blew the roof off the joint -- audiences are still talking about it. Now join the consummate song-and-dance man for another unforgettable evening of song and story with several brand-new numbers, plus his classic showstoppers, for a special Thanksgiving-week engagement. A Tony and Drama Desk Award winner for his renowned performance in Bob Fosse's Pippin, Vereen's other Broadway credits include Wicked, I'm Not Rappaport, Chicago, Hair, Fosse, Jelly's Last Jam and A Christmas Carol. He's also appeared in the films All That Jazz, Sweet Charity, Funny Lady (for which he earned a Golden Globe nomination), Why Do Fools Fall in Love and Once Upon a Forest as well as the legendary TV miniseries Roots.
Based on audience suggestions, the cast of Laugh My Ankles Off, featuring Walt Frasier, Spero Chumas, Laurice Fattal and guest artists, create on-the-spot, improvised musical comedy sketches. LMAO may take on Charlie Sheen, the Royal baby, inflated gas prices, Obama, Osama, Donald Trump and whatever else is timely or salacious in a short-form style similar to TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway. Audience participation is highly encouraged.
Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 / 3:00pm (Doors Open at 2:30pm)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 3:00pm (Doors Open at 2:30pm)Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 / 3:00pm (Doors Open at 2:30pm)Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 / 3:00pm (Doors Open at 2:30pm)Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017 / 3:00pm (Doors Open at 2:30pm)
Guaranteed to be a true Thriller of an event, a bonafide Bad to the bone tribute to the man behind the moonwalk, this special performance by the Cafe Wha? House Band covers Michael Jackson's entire illustrious career. From the early hits of The Jackson 5, like "ABC" and "Rockin' Robin," through classic solo smashes like "Billie Jean" and even his latest single, "Love Never Felt So Good," completed posthumously with the help of Justin Timberlake, this show promises to be a joyous celebration of the King of Pop's music.
Give the people what they want! That's the concept behind Back By Popular Demand at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City -- a performance series that brings back popular Feinstein's acts for an encore performance. Don't miss this impressive variety of musical styles and other talents on display.
Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 / 7:00pm (54 Celebrates the Muppets)Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 / 9:30pm (54 Celebrates the Muppets)Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 9:30pm (Sarah Naughton: Trapped in the Closet)Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 / 9:30pm (Vivian Reed Sings Lena Horne)Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 / 7:00pm (Don Scardino with John Miller)Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 / 7:00pm (David Yazbek with Special Guest Katrina Lenk)Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 / 9:30pm (A.J. Lambert)
Prepare to be amazed, astounded and entertained during this afternoon magic show at the Broadway Comedy Club in the heart of New York's famed Times Square. Master magicians will impress you with a variety of illusions, which may range from sleight-of-hand skills to mind-reading tricks and more. These seasoned performers are great at getting the audience involved in the abracadabra action as well. There's a full bar at the club, which offers an assortment of food and beverages for purchase.
The Bronx is rich in culture and food experiences. Now you can explore the area known as New York's culinary center with Inside Out Tours' three-hour excursion through Little Italy and Arthur Avenue. This Bronx neighborhood is teeming with Italian bakeries, specialty shops, fish markets, butcher shops and more. You'll learn about the history of Belmont and Fordham Roads and the immigrants from Italy, Ireland and other locations who helped form the neighborhood's local history. Then visit the thriving business district of Little Italy to sample culinary treats. Your group and guide will meet at Grand Central Station, then take an easy train ride to the Bronx to check out -- or rediscover -- this vital section of the borough.
This musical sensation transports you to Springfield High School's 1958 prom and introduces you to the Wonderettes -- four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, with amazing voices to match. Each one wants to make it big, and by the second act's 10-year high school reunion you'll find out which of them did. The leading ladies keep this nostalgic romp rocking with their versions of '50s and '60s jukebox classics like "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "It's My Party" and many more. Discover for yourself why The New York Times called The Marvelous Wonderettes "an utter charm bomb" at this Kirk Theatre production in NYC's famed Theatre Row.
Everyone who lived through it remembers where they were and what they saw when the towers fell on 9/11. This powerful unscripted tour with a retired NYPD detective gives you an unparalleled first-person perspective of what happened on that fateful day. Hear firsthand accounts, and even the positive changes that have occurred since 2001. Your guide uses images taken by his partner, a world-renowned NYPD photographer, to allow you to walk in the footsteps of the first responders. Take an affecting glimpse backward at the FDNY Ten House in New York. Proceeds go to the 911 Victims Fund.
If you've got an idea for the next Wicked or Book of Mormon -- or just love watching improv and musical comedies -- then Blank! The Musical was made for you. Each night at the Broadway Comedy Club, the audience will use their smartphones to suggest and vote on the show's title, lyrics, score and more. Then you can sit back and marvel as the cast (a mix of members from Upright Citizens Brigade, ImprovBoston and other troupes) turns your suggestions into a Broadway-style musical complete with singing, dancing and help from a live band. The results are sure to be hilarious, and who knows, maybe you'll help create the next theater sensation in New York!
Discover the hidden, booze-filled underbelly of New York City in the 1920's with the Prohibition Pub Crawl. On this three-hour history-filled walking tour, you'll slip into several establishments that served as speakeasies during Prohibition, learning how alcohol was distributed clandestinely throughout the city. You'll find out about the major historical figures, such as Al Capone and Meyer Lansky, who helped to fill revelers' glasses and kept the parties rolling right under the authorities' noses. All the while, you can sip on craft cocktails with nary a hint of scandal.
In the Coen brothers film Barton Fink, a Depression-era playwright of social dramas is forced to temporarily (he thinks) go to work for the Great Beast (Hollywood) to pay the bills. The titular character is the spitting image of real-life writer Clifford Odets, whose masterpiece, Golden Boy, is a blistering look at selling out your passion for fame and fortune. Joe Bonaparte dreams of being a violinist, but risks his chances forever when he chases a lucrative boxing career instead. This special production at GK Arts Center in Brooklyn will benefit the fight against Parkinson's disease, and is made all the more poignant by the cast, which includes actors living with Parkinson's. Aaron Latham (screenwriter of Urban Cowboy) co-directs.
Step aboard a decked-out 1920s-inspired motor yacht and experience a sightseeing cruise of New York's most iconic sights. Sit back and relax as you cruise by Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Governors Island, take in the views of New York City, and pass under the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Cozy up in the heated observation cabin and enjoy a complimentary beer, wine, champagne or soda. There's also a cash bar available for additional drink purchases. Kids are welcome, and the cruise offers kid-friendly versions of their signature beverages.
Enjoy a tour of the 9/11 Memorial and the Statue of Liberty, with a retired NYPD Detective guide to show you areas of the memorial often missed. Hear firsthand accounts of that day, and how much has changed since that fateful date in 2001. Then skip the lines and enjoy special VIP entry to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal, and Pedestal Museum plus a guided Ellis Island tour. Your ferry ride over to Ellis Island and Liberty island is included in the ticket price. Explore the immigration museum to hear the stories about the millions people that arrived in New York in search of a new beginning. Ten percent of the proceeds from this tour go to the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, so it's not only an interesting three hours but also one that impacts those who endured one of the worst days in American history.
Guides of New York's Special Access Statue of Liberty Pedestal self-guided tours allow you the freedom to explore the island and statue pedestal at your own pace. This tour is perfect for those seeking a less structured tour experience, and includes an audio tour and and special entry to the Statue of Liberty. A guided tour of Castle Clinton in Battery Park is also included. Hear stories of the last pirate to be hanged for murder on the island. Listen to the history of the War of 1812 and the battery. Explore the immigration museum to hear the stories of the millions people that arrived in New York in search of a better life.
Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debuts is a concert series that brings together the best and brightest of Broadway for a series of intimate, cabaret-style shows. These performances in Feinstein's elegant New York supper club -- affectionately known as "Broadway's living room" -- are sure to delight musical theater fans of all stripes.
New York City's longest-running variety burlesque show, Le Scandal is an authentic, edgy and sexy cabaret featuring comedic, classic and neo-burlesque, circus and variety acts, live music and more. Le Scandal's performers include the wildly talented likes of a sword-swallowing belly dancer, a contortionist, a lasso-trick cowboy, a sexy juggler-comedian, a trapeze striptease artist and countless other exciting, titillating acts. You can even participate in the Le Scandal Sex Quiz to win fun burlesque prizes.
Be there when The New York Philharmonic explores the soaring melodies, expansive harmonies and shattering climaxes of Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 3. Concertmaster Frank Huang will perform as the soloist in Saint-Saëns' Violin Concerto No. 3, with its dazzling flights up the violin's register and gypsy flourishes. Hailed as "a magician of the podium" by The Guardian, Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda returns for the first time in more than a decade, for this program that also features Rimsky-Korsakov's The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh Suite, at New York City's David Geffen Hall.
See the Big Apple's famous sites and avoid the crowds in just one hour on this intimate, family-friendly yacht tour aboard a luxury vintage yacht. With a complimentary beverage to welcome you aboard, this tour has a special emphasis on the most famous attractions in the New York Harbor -- Battery Park, the Financial District, Governor's Island, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge, with narration by the captain. Enjoy the views from the bright open decks of the yacht or watch from the comfort of the climate-controlled cabin. While food won't be available, you're welcome to pack a picnic to truly complete the experience.
The cream of the improv crop come together for an improvisational comedy jam session on Sunday nights, and you're invited to toss out ideas and witness the resulting hilarity. Since the show's debut in 1992, it has attracted the finest performers from around the New York area, mixing and matching cast members from groups like the Chicago City Limits, First Amendment, The Unusual Suspects, The PIT, and UCB Theater. In addition to improvised skits, playlets and games, each hourlong performance also includes a series of songs composed on the spot, with audience-concocted titles and styles ranging from operetta to rap. Performer Tom Soter emcees at Stand-Up N.Y. and you're invited to arrive at 4:30pm to take part in a free improv class.
Five women. Five men. They live in Los Angeles for ten different reasons, but they have one thing in common: They need love and are looking for it in all the wrong places. You Love That I'm NOT Your Wife begins when Marie invites all her friends for dinner to meet Tony Ciccarelli, her new boyfriend-turned-fiancé after knowing him only a month. Secrets and sex threaten to destroy their relationships until Sebastian, a 20-year-old boy toy arrives. He seems to be the voice of reason in a room full of older (and supposedly wiser) strangers, but will they listen to him? As writer/director Joanne Mosconi says, "Love is crazy. Love makes no sense. But, we need it anyway. As Freud said, 'We are never so vulnerable as when we love.'" See You Love That I'm NOT Your Wife at the Steve and Marie Sgouros Theatre in New York.
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:45pm)
Skip the lines and get right to the stellar views on this tour of NYC's rooftop bars. You'll start your night at lively sports pub Iron Bar NYC, sipping drinks and mingling, surrounded by the lights of Midtown. Then you're off to two more of New York's highest and most exciting rooftop bars, with no stopping for the velvet rope. Majestic views and good times -- consider your weekend planned.
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 9:00pm (Starting Location: Iron Bar)Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 9:00pm (Starting Location: Iron Bar)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 9:00pm (Starting Location: Iron Bar)Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 / 9:00pm (Starting Location: Iron Bar)Friday, Dec. 1, 2017 / 9:00pm (Starting Location: Iron Bar)Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 / 9:00pm (Starting Location: Iron Bar)Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 / 9:00pm (Starting Location: Iron Bar)Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 / 9:00pm (Starting Location: Iron Bar)
Take a psych-rock journey to The Dark Side of the Moon with Pink Floyd tribute band Beyond the Wall as they play that landmark 1973 album in its entirety at New York's Highline Ballroom, followed by a selection of the iconic rockers' classic hits. The Dark Side of the Moon is Pink Floyd's most commercially successful album, as well as one of its most critically acclaimed, and boasts such enduring tracks as "Money," "Time" and "Breathe." In addition to the music, Beyond the Wall's five talented members recapture the true Floydian concert experience with mood-enhancing lights, video visuals and sound effects.
Power 105.1 DJs Will & Norie, DJ Kaos and DJ Fragg are all set to spin at this late-night dance party, going off at B.B. King Blues Club in New York's Times Square. There's a dress code, and it's simple: You must wear all black. Tickets include express entry and one drink, to get your evening started off right.
The buttoned-up moderator of a local university's "Meet the Author" event gets much more of an education than she bargained for when the writer of the best-seller Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man decides to provide a hands-on seminar right there on the (g-)spot. And with his personal coaching and help from a hunky stage assistant, she just might learn to let her hair down -- and like it. Based on the actual book of the same name, this titillating off-Broadway comedy offers loads of audience interaction. Seats up front in the "Wet Zone" include a free drink.
David Crosby helped define '60s counterculture and continues to release incredible music while speaking out against injustice -- just check his Twitter feed. Few artists are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, but Crosby's landed there as both a founding member of The Byrds and with Stills & Nash. The Byrds brought us jangly folk rock hits "Eight Miles High," "Mr. Tambourine Man" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" while CSN's vocal harmonies and polished songwriting blew audiences away at Woodstock. You'll hear tunes from his new record Sky Trails alongside some of his greatest hits at the The New York Society for Ethical Culture.
Feel the smooth swing and twang of the blues in the heart of Times Square with global traveler and multitalented blues-rock musician Jon Paris. Catch this roots rocker at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York, famous for hosting legendary musicians like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, The Allman Brothers and Alicia Keys. Practically born with a harmonica attached to his neck, Paris may know blues music better than he knows himself. He's toured and performed with renowned artists like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Etta James, Joan Jett, Dick Dale and more. He was also regularly featured on electric guitar legend Les Paul's Monday night shows at the Iridium in Manhattan. This isn't to say Paris hasn't headlined his own shows, which he has certainly has in places like Norway, Israel and even South Africa.
Experience Central Park at its most beautiful time of day on this three-hour sunset walking tour, a favorite with both native New Yorkers and visitors. Led by a licensed tour guide doling out plenty of charm and information along the way, you'll get an overview of the park's most iconic spots bathed in the warm glow of the day's waning rays of light. You'll learn the history of the park and its significance to the city, discover great places to go on dates or to hang out, and see locations you'll recognize instantly from your favorite movies. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, because you'll cover about two-and-a-half miles. It's a leisurely pace, though, since you'll stop to look and learn at about 27 spots, including Shakespeare Garden, Bethesda Fountain, the carousel, Tavern on the Green Restaurant, Bow Bridge, Heckscher Ballfield, the Strawberry Fields John Lennon memorial and the elm-lined mallway promenade.
Enjoy a walking tour through the West Village while expanding your palette with the best bites the neighborhood has to offer. You'll learn about the history of the area while trying out six tastes from local culinary treasures. Your three-hour tour takes you through the tree-lined streets and hidden pathways of Greenwich Village where famous beat poets like Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg and Cassady lived, as well as musicians like Dylan, Hendrix and Reed. Along the way, you'll sample the best bagels, pizza and cannoli in NYC, without the long lines.
Oscar D'León is back after two years to perform at the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts with his unique swing, vibrant and contagious onstage presence that will keep the crowd on its feet for hours. A skill at improvisation is combined with a highly textured vocal tone by Venezuela-born Oscar D'León. Influenced by Cuban musicians including Beny Moré and La Sonora Mantacera, he taught himself to play bass by listening and playing along to records. Enjoy a special and memorable night of his energetic hits: "Hechicera," "Taboga," "Calculadora" and many more of his greatest hits.
Get ready for a jaw-dropping spectacle of Chinese circus, acrobatics and traditional Shaolin martial arts. This internationally-renowned troupe features over 100 amazing acrobats, magicians and martial artists, who have appeared with such troupes as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Cirque du Soleil and the Big Apple Circus. With unparalleled grace and precision, they execute astonishing feats showcased with music and dazzling costumes at the State Theatre in New Brunswick.
The Seeing Place Theater continues their season's Empathy Initiative with Bob Glaudini's heartwarming play Jack Goes Boating at the Paradise Factory in New York City. Jack is an awkward man who drives a limo and lives an unassuming life. His 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 awkwardness, but they seem to find solace in each other. Trouble might be brewing in paradise though, as Clyde and Lucy's marriage stumbles just as Jack and Connie's relationship grows. This story of first-date panic, marital meltdown, betrayal and the prevailing grace of the human spirit was originally produced and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman at LAByrinth Theater in 2007, and received rave reviews.
New York's urban art scene has never been more vibrant and exciting than it is in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood, where this walking tour promises to provide the inside scoop on the colorful, quirky characters who create these powerful images. Your licensed tour guide will lead you to see some of the city's most visually striking murals, while clueing you in on the different styles certain graffiti artists are known for, and the forms they favor, including wheatpaste posters, tags and stencils.
After over two decades as the lead vocalist for the incomparable hit-making R&B band Mint Condition, singer and two-time Grammy Award nominee Stokley charters a new course with his breathtaking debut solo album, Introducing. Featuring guest appearances by the likes of Grammy-winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper and Estelle as well as production from multi-platinum duo Carvin Haggins & Ivan Barrias. Introducing is a refreshing artistic statement rooted in the soul music tradition from one of R&B's most remarkable voices. See Stokley take the stage of B.B. King Blues Club on his Sonic Healer Tour.
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective now makes its New York City debut at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, where you'll be served up a tasty whodunit along with a Pan Asian buffet dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you. You can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package -- and some serious bragging rights -- at the end of this fun evening in Times Square.
Get the stories behind three of America's most iconic landmarks in this walking tour of Lower Manhattan. Meet your guide at Battery Park and then make your way by boat to Liberty Island to discover the history of the Statue of Liberty. From there, the tour continues to Ellis Island, the former federal immigration station that served as the point of entry for tens of millions of immigrants over the course of 60 years. Then, return to Manhattan and pay a visit to the somber and powerful National September 11 Memorial.
Climb aboard, get your sea legs steady and get ready for adventure with the children's musical Pirate Pete's Parrot from The Secret Theatre in Queens. In the tradition of English pantomime shows (first produced in the 1700s and still wildly popular today), Pirate Pete's Parrot delivers music, mischief and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults. The play revolves around Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his runaway parrot, Polly. He decides it can't hurt to try to find some some buried treasure as well, since he's already on a journey. He still needs to make this month's rent, after all. With Pete's endearing crew of misfits, his adventures are filled with songs, sword fights and plenty of audience interaction.
International pop opera vocalist Michael Peer takes the stage at legendary New York restaurant Russian Samovar, where he'll serenade you during a three-course pre-fixe dinner. Peer -- best known for his role as Raoul in Phantom of the Opera -- has thrilled crowds from Carnegie Hall to the opera houses of his native Israel. While you savor the taste of blini with salmon caviar, beef stroganoff and chocolate cake, his smooth vocals will fuse opera, pop and Broadway show tunes.
When Johnny Gonzales is forced to clean out the apartment of his recently deceased younger brother Cisco, he discovers a treasure chest of personal notes he left behind. The notes consist of pages and pages of events that happened in the past, representing Cisco's innocent interpretation of love, life and everything in between. When Johnny begins to read these notes, well, that's when the magical journey begins. Enjoy the comedic drama of Growing Up Gonzales at New York City's 777 Theater.
This soul-stirring three-hour tour through the storied streets of Harlem builds to a joyful, hand-clapping crescendo with a visit to a real worship service at one of the neighborhood's gospel churches. But first, you'll be walking in the footsteps of greats like Billie Holiday and Michael Jackson as your friendly and knowledgeable guide takes you by historic sites in Upper Manhattan like the Apollo Theater, Abyssinian Baptist Church, Strivers' Row, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Hotel Theresa, whose guests included musical greats like Ray Charles, Dinah Washington and Duke Ellington.
Your family members are bound to interrogate you about your social status over Thanksgiving dinner, so wouldn't it'd be nice to say "I just met someone"? Well, New York singles, now's your chance. This Turkey Eve shindig is set to attract a couple hundred of the city's finest unattached folks to the Slate nightclub, with included appetizers (while they last), DJ dancing and ice-breakers. Single and the City co-hosts this bash for singles ages 21 to 45.
Explore what lies beneath the streets of the Big Apple on this warmer, wintertime edition of The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt. This fast-paced three-hour event is a hybrid scavenger hunt and obstacle course where you'll experience the fun and excitement of being part of a team as you solve clues and face physical and mental challenges in a race to the finish line. Each member of the winning group receives a New York City gift package, and the pictures you'll snap along the way will be priceless. Do it with a group of friends or come alone and make new ones! The fun begins at Dewey's Pub.
Marvel at hundreds of weird, unusual and downright freaky artifacts -- from shrunken heads to a six-legged cow -- as you embark on a self-guided tour of more than 20 themed galleries at Ripley's Believe It or Not!, located in New York's famed Times Square. Then, once you've picked your jaw up off the floor, enjoy a beer and a bite at the Heartland Brewery Chophouse. You'll get to sample 5-ounce sips of classic beers, such as the crisp and smooth Cornhusker lager and the zesty Indiana pale ale. This offer also includes your choice of burger, whether beef, turkey, bison, or veggie.
New York City's 9/11 Memorial is a stunning tribute to one of our nation's most tragic days. On 9/11: Blue Sky, Black Day, a personable tour narrator guides you on a 2.5 hour walking tour that covers approximately 1.5 miles, sharing stories of 9/11's unsung heroes and their courageous acts of selflessness. Through these stories, along with a comprehensive discussion detailing aspects of the original World Trade Center complex, you'll gain important knowledge, insight and perspective. Along with the 9/11 Memorial, this walking tour also includes stops at the FDNY Memorial Wall, the New York Stock Exchange and the newly redesigned World Trade Center complex, with commentary on historically significant buildings encountered along the way. As your tour concludes, you'll even have the chance to explore the 9/11 Memorial site on your own.
In this irreverent comedy, actor and impersonator Carl David finds himself held without bail for his uncanny impression of the President in his Trump-inspired version of Shakespeare's King Lear. Forced to perform for an unseen online audience of one, the stakes are high: if the President watching the live feed likes the show, Carl lives -- if not, Carl dies. But how can he possibly keep from offending the audience with his spot-on impression? Horse Trade Theater Group presents the bold and hilarious Trump Lear at Under St. Marks in New York City.
Mr. and Mrs. Li are proud to give their daughter the life they could only dream of: An Ivy League education, an apartment in Manhattan and the chance to become an actor. So why is she telling the press a bulldozer killed her mother? On a home-buying journey in New York City, Mr. and Mrs. Li face fluctuations in the Chinese yuan against the dollar, East/West ideological conflicts and the realization that their only daughter is turning into a dangerous stranger. Catch the world premiere of this new comedy by Zhu Yi at Urban Stages Theatre.
Henry IV has a ton of problems. There's a rebellion in the north, and his son, Hal, spends his time pretending to be a Jedi Knight and cosplaying with a group of idiots at the local Boar's Head Cantina. Things come to a head when Henry discovers that Darth Hotspur is creating a super weapon of some kind (ye olde deathe starre), and Hal has decided to rescue a princess out of a local nunnery. Now, Hal and his cosplaying friends will face their greatest challenge: the real world. The brainchild of playwright Don Zolidis, Henry, Episode IV: A New Hope is mashup of William Shakespeare's Henry IV and a Star Wars parody beaming to New York City's Roebuck Theater.
See the Statue of Liberty up close on this quick and and convenient cruise around New York Harbor. On this excursion you'll get a look at the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges from underneath, see Battery Park, Wall Street, Governor's Island, Brooklyn, South Street Seaport and the Freedom Tower, plus so much more! Snacks are available for purchase on this 90-minute family-friendly seafaring adventure, departing from Pier 36.
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)
Learn hidden tidbits about New York City's "Park in the Sky" with My NY Tours' Secrets Of the High Line. Built on a historic freight rail line erected above the streets on Manhattan's West Side, the High Line has become a major draw for tourists and locals alike. What kind of secrets can you expect to hear on this tour? Well, for one, this two-hour guided walking excursion includes a visit to Chelsea Market, now a chic gastro haven but once the home of Nabisco, the birthplace of the Oreo cookie. As you meander the entire length of the elevated public park, you'll take in its breathtaking city views and get an earful about all the diverse neighborhoods that it traverses. You'll also get an up-close look at all the murals, sculptures and gardens that lie along the path.
Take a fun walking excursion across the famous Brooklyn Bridge, where you'll learn its history while enjoying amazing views of the city's world-famous skyline. On the other side, you'll explore the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Dumbo, known for its high-end boutiques, delicious desserts, and pizza shops and scenic waterfront views. Throughout the 2.5-hour tour, your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating facts and interesting tidbits. You'll end the tour at Brooklyn Bridge Park, and will walk away just a little more deeply in love with this quintessential American city. Tours led by Spanish-speaking guides are also available on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
Abraham. Moses. King David. What do they have in commom, beyond divine covenants and leadership roles of biblical proportions? Each has been tried in New York's Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center courtroom. Now, in The People vs. Eve, a woman is about to get her day in court, 5,778 years in the making. You, audience members, are subpoenaed to serve on the jury as Eve stands trial for crimes against humanity. After all, she ate explicitly forbidden fruit, coerced Adam to do the same and got them both (and everyone else to come) expelled from the Garden of Eden. Guilty or not guilty? You'll decide.
What's more sexy than Argentine tango and a bottle of red wine to get you in the mood? Grab a date and step into a neighborhood tango saloon, where the warmth of a sexy, subtle light draws you into the romantic atmosphere of rich crimson heat. The enticing sounds of tango music playing on a gramophone draws you into the intimate embrace of figures moving slowly. Take part in this romantic evening of dance, which kicks off with a beginner tango lesson, and get swept away at Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
Come on, let's be real. We're all tired of bar hopping every Friday night, suffering the hangover then repeating the whole thing over again on Saturday. Try switching things up a little and unleashing some hidden creativity at this hookah and paint night at the 727 Loft in Crown Heights. If you're "artistically challenged," an instructor will show you some skills -- And if you really need some help, maybe getting a little buzz from the open bar and hookah flavors will help you find your inner Van Gogh. Paint, easels and canvas are included, and the hookah is tobacco-free in this unique night in Brooklyn.
Quiet Clubbing invades The Well, Brooklyn's newest and most ingeniously curated bar and performance space, home to more than 200 beers, 10 champagnes and plenty of space to party in! This cutting-edge event offers three live DJs, each spinning a different mix, which you can access via your free-to-rent wireless headphones. Choose from Top 40/EDM, hip-hop/reggae or '80s/'90s/2000s throwbacks and switch between channels at any time. The volume's adjustable, too, so you can go as loud or as mellow as you like, and each set features LED lights, so you'll know which channel the cutie next to you just picked.
Get up close to two of the most iconic landmarks in New York City during this three-and-a-half hour tour. You'll begin at Castle Clinton on the southernmost point on Manhattan, then step onto a ferry that will make its way to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. These tour are led by knowledgable New York City students attending top universities like Yale, UPenn and Fordham. On each island, you'll learn unique historical insights, along with present-day conspiracy theories. Annie Moore Tours was named for a young woman, just 17 years old, who was the very first immigrant to enter Ellis Island.
Few cities in the world can lay claim to as many iconic buildings as New York. After all, the Big Apple gave birth to the skyscraper and shaped the course of 20th-century architecture. On Inside Out Tours' Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at some of these famous landmarks while learning the rich history of the communities in the Midtown area. On this three-hour walking tour, you'll even get to explore the interiors of some of these historic buildings. Discover the hidden residential enclave Tudor City, the United Nations Headquarters, Ford Foundation Building, Daily News Building and more. This tour is offered in English and Spanish.
A Jewish family flees the rising tide of Nazism in the new off-Broadway musical Lili Marlene. Winner of numerous local theater awards when it premiered in Los Angeles, this powerful show tells the love story of famed cabaret singer Rosie Penn and Count Hans Wilhelm van Kleister Graff, the head of the passport bureau of the Weimar German Republic who sees her perform one night and falls hard. With the dark clouds of Fascist takeover rapidly descending, the Count works to get local intellectual VIPs out of the country. But soon, the Count will have to leave himself, and find a way to rescue his surviving family members before the sweeping arm of anti-Semitism overtakes them. Full of cabaret-style song-and-dance numbers and stirring drama, Lili Marlene is a must-see at St. Luke's Theatre.
Hilarious, charming, traditional, universally funny -- and yet so very Japanese. Fresh off 10 smash-hit performances in London's West End, Katsura Sunshine now makes his highly anticipated off-Broadway debut at Soho Playhouse with his solo storytelling show Rakugo. Dubbed the "King of Kimono Comedy," Sunshine is a master mime and raconteur, performing different stories in the 400-year-old rakugo tradition according to the day. A minimalistic performance art, rakugo features a lone storyteller dressed in kimono, kneeling on a cushion, who, using only a fan and a hand towel for props, entertains the audience with monologues.
Let's face it, after a big Thanksgiving dinner you're lucky if you can get off the couch let alone hit a club. So if you want to celebrate right, you gotta do it the night before. That's where the Glow Party at Doha Night Club in Queens comes in. Grab your friends and come out for a night of Thanksgiving Eve fun cooked up by Partiesmania. Enjoy an hour of open bar (starting at 9:00pm), then hit the dance floor as DJs Ak Smooth, Steve Nieves, Rush One, Bash, Shade and Jay Five & Carlito supply the beats all night. Lit up with neon, Doha is one of the hottest new clubs in Queens.
You'll think you're dazed and confused when you hear Led Blimpie's note-for-note renditions of Led Zeppelin's hit-filled repertoire. From "Black Dog" to "Stairway to Heaven" and "Rock 'n' Roll," Led Blimpie captures the exhilarating live experience of one of classic rock's greatest bands. They forgo the usual tribute band emphasis on costumes and focus on what really matters -- the music. Singer Jon Conver is as up to the challenge of capturing Robert Plant's haunting blues wail on "Whole Lotta Love" as he is the rapid-fire rock delivery of "Heartbreaker." From Bonham's thundering drum fills to Jimmy Page's signature guitar riffs, Led Blimpie perfectly captures the Zeppelin sound.
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017 / 10:30pm (Doors Open at 10:00pm)
Inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame in 2014, the French Cookin' Blues Band may be based in New York, but their music would be right at home on Bourbon Street. Their sound was influenced by a variety of styles, spanning from the Delta to Chicago, back down to Texas and the "second lines" of Louisiana. But they add their own unique touch to everything, performing a new take on this vital American art form. The band also plays an extensive selection of original titles that take the genre in a more contemporary direction -- one that's always firmly rooted in the blues, of course. See them in Midtown Manhattan at B.B. King Blues Club.
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)
The acclaimed chamber ensemble House of Time makes its home on the Upper West Side at Holy Trinity Church, and has continued to build on its solid New York fan base with an inventive repertoire of 17th- through 21st-century music. This four-person ensemble performs using period-specific instruments and includes harpsichordist Avi Stein -- called "brilliant" by the New York Times -- and cellist Beiliang Zhu, described by The New Yorker as "sensual and stylishly wild."
James Brown, otherwise known as The Godfather of Soul, Mr. Dynamite, Soul Brother No. 1 and Hardest Working Man in Show Business, tore up the live stage like no one else. But Lloyd Diamond comes pretty close with his seriously funky tribute at New York's B.B. King Blues Club, The James Brown Soul Revue. Diamond sparkles with Brown's energy, soul, sound, spirit -- and signature dance moves -- to live recreations of hits like "Sex Machine," "Hot Pants," "Get on the Good Foot," "The Payback," "Make It Funky" and "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag." Adding to the authenticity will be J.B.'s original bassist, Fred Thomas, who worked with Brown for more than 30 years.
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)
Comedian and YouTube sensation Drew Droege delighted millions online with this uncanny and devastatingly spot-on impressions of actress and fashion icon Chloë Sevigny. Now his sharp sense of humor cuts in an entirely new direction, a one-man show. In Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, Droege plays a character closer to home than the too-cool Sevigny: a charming, disaffected gay man at his friends' wedding, utterly perplexed as to why the couple would want to get married in the first place. With his characteristically dark and funny edge, this comedian-writer-director explores stereotypes, relationships and same-sex marriage. Don't sleep on this acclaimed comedy when it returns off-Broadway at New York's Soho Playhouse.
The Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick and Williamsburg are the current hot NYC locations, and this walking tour leads you on an exploration of their vibrant street art. A democratic art form providing unparalleled accessibility both to artists and their audiences, street art offers a unique canvas upon which to document contemporary American culture. As you stroll through Bushwick, your guide will discuss how this authentically American subculture has been uniting people of diverse backgrounds for the past 50 years by fostering creative, non-curated public expression. Then, take to the streets of Williamsburg and view cutting-edge graffiti murals from some of NYC's most innovative emerging artists. Your three-hour tour concludes with the chance to shop and eat at some of Brooklyn's trendiest stores and restaurants.
Take to the streets of New York City's largest, most diverse and fastest-changing borough on the Intro to Queens Walking Tour in Long Island City. Once a thriving industrial zone home to factories and infrastructure, this neighborhood is now at the center of a building boom, home to newly constructed parks, high rise towers and shops. Take it all in on this two-hour, one and a half mile tour while learning the tale of boom and bust industry that has defined the area's past and is now reshaping its future.
ComedySportz is a high-energy, family-friendly improv show that's also a fun competition. Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot, similar to the popular television show Whose Line Is It Anyway?. A referee governs the action, calling fouls, taking audience suggestions and keeping the match moving at a blistering pace. The audience is always a part of this interactive show. You'll even get to vote for the winning team, and brave volunteers sometimes even wind up on stage!
20th Century Blues is made up of a Ted Talk; a photo shoot; a test of friendship; a bond that connects four women who meet once a year to have their pictures taken in a ritual that chronicles their changing (and aging) selves as they navigate through love, careers, children and the complications of history. But when these private photographs have the potential to go public, relationships are strained, forcing the women to confront who they are, what they've become and how they'll deal with whatever lies ahead. From the author of My Left Breast, Susan Miller's 20th Century Blues is the sharply funny and evocative new play that questions our place in the world and with one another. Catch it at New York's Pershing Square Signature Center's Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater.
Once an ethnic enclave of European and Asian immigrants, Manhattan's Lower East Side remains a mecca of incredible foods and businesses, but also more recently a hub for street art and small galleries. Find out about the history of these neighborhoods, along with where the best street art is, on this walking tour. You'll start out at the trendy, quaint Nolita area and work your way through neighborhoods like Chinatown, SoHo and Little Italy, all while checking out scenes of street art in between, which includes artists like Space Invader, Jerkface, Tristan Eaton, Cost and more. Find out what the differences are between street art and graffiti, plus get plenty of photo opps in between.
Head to the heart of Long Island City to experience the best and brightest comics working on the New York City comedy scene. Queens comedy hub The Standing Room boasts a schedule of meticulously curated, nightly stand-up showcases featuring performers seen on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, HBO, the national comedy festival circuit and more. And, of course, the talented bartenders of The Standing Room will be happy to mix you up one of their famed craft cocktails to help keep the laughs flowing.
Determined to reverse the cruel fate of her city, Judith captivates the commander of the enemy forces with her beauty before decapitating him in the night. The Academy of Sacred Drama presents the modern-day world premiere of Domenico Freschi's 1705 oratorio titled Giuditta. The reading includes a musical performance by critically acclaimed early-music performers led by violinist and director Jeremy Rhizor, a lecture exploring the text and context of the work, and a dessert break.
Jordan Raybould is a rising star on the New York comedy scene and now he's hitting the Raven Lounge in Philadelphia to share the love. As if that weren't enough reason to make you want to turn off the TV and head out for some real laughs, Jordan's bringing some of his funny New York friends with him. They're people you've seen on Comedy Central, MTV, Netflix and other places. (Yeah, we know those are all on TV. But wouldn't you rather see these performers in person?) Oh, and he's bringing his brother Bret with him, too.