Things to Do in NYC

ART TO DO

Friday March 4th – 7pm – Triad Theater

Singer/songwriter Katie Thompson celebrates the release of her third album “Private Page”. Beginning last year this album was originally set to release two songs per month but was stopped by Katie’s back surgery. Well, it’s a new year and the album is completed. Six new songs join the previously released six to make up the 12 song (plus bonus tracks) CD!
When buying tickets, use code:PrivatePage
Tickets are available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/157204

 

Thursday Feb 3rd – 9pm – Desmond’s Tavern

Alex MacLeod and Danny Taylor rock it out from 9-10. Grab a drink while you’re there!

Wednesday Feb 9th – 8pm

Sign up here to find some Artsy Fartsy Singles at this “Culture Club” Speed Dating night!

Ongoing – New York Public Library

Become a member of the New York Public Library Young Lions and gain entry to some swank parties filled with singles. And it’s tax deductible!

Monday Nights at 8pm through Feb 28th – JeBon Restaurant

BATSU!, which is the Japanese word meaning “penalty game”, will showcase the Face Off improv players as they compete in stunts and improvised games.

Saturday Jan 29th – 8pm – Gramercy Theater

Cheer on Clinton Curtis as he competes in the BoB Quarterly! Click here for tickets!

Monday Jan 31st – 9pm – Pianos

See Brett Spigelman and his band I Love Monsters play at Pianos. They are an awesome band of great guys.

Wednesday Jan 12th – 10pm – Fat Baby

Chris Different and his bandmates do their Alt Rock thing at 10pm!

Saturday Jan 15th – 8pm – Town Hall

3 time Tony Award Nominee Marc Kudisch performs his concert entitled “THE LOWER DEPTHS: A CONCERT IN DEFENSE OF THE BARITONE VOICE”

Thursday Jan 13th – Museum of Sex

Comic Stripped will examine the history and cultural significance of the images, icons and illustrators that have entertained, educated (as well as equally misinformed) on the basics of sex.

Now – Feb 22nd – On Stage in Fashion – NY Public Library

See how Fashion and Performance have mutually benefited each other over the past 100 years. NY Public Library

Now – Feb 27th – Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam – NY Public Library

Jews, Christians, and Muslims have each created a rich body of founding texts and interpretations for their respective faiths, each of which derives from the teachings of Abraham. This exhibition displays the connections and differences among them, explaining their development in beautiful historic detail now through February 27th at the NY Public Library

4 Shows close JANUARY 9th!!

La Bete, A Free Man of Color, In the Heights and A Little Night Music close their doors January 9th. Get tickets at TKTS

12/21:  7pm- Ethel Concert- Manhattan
Badass string quartet ETHEL teams up with broadway’s Ron Kunene (The Lion King) and his South African choral group, Themba, for a world music performance.  Free Event at the Winter Garden World Financial Center. (3×2 Art To Do Recommendation)

Now- Dec. 31, 2010: Eric Whitacre’s Vitural Choir- Worldwide
The Virtual Choir is a global project to create a user-generated online choir. You have until 23:59  New Years Eve to record yourself singing your part of the track “Sleep” and upload it to YouTube. Composer Whitacre will then create a final video which will include contributions from all singers. Visit http://ericwhitacre.com/the-virtual-choir to download the music, directions how to upload your video and join the choir. (3×2 Art To Do Recommendation)

Now- 1/9- Le Parker Meridien/City Harvest Gingerbread House Display- Manhattan
This year’s theme, “Movies Made in New York.” Gingerbread house display,  Located in the 56th street atrium of the Le Parker Meridien lobby. You can purchase a ticket through the concierge desk to vote for your favorite. All money benefits City Harvest, the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women and children. Le Parker Meridien Hotel, 119 W 56th St (between Sixth and Seventh Aves), (212) 245-5000 www.parkermeridien.com (3×2 Art To Do Recommendation)

12/22: 7pm- Gingerbread House Making Party- Manhattan
Join the Village Pourhouse for an evening of gingerbread house making and holiday cocktails! Supplies for making your own gingerbread house will be provided, and each attendee receives a complimentary holiday cocktail. $30/person $50/couple. Includes gingerbread house making supplies & complimentary holiday cocktail. villagepourhouse.com

12/28 – 1/9: 10am – “Botanicals: Environmental Expressions in Art – Bronx
Isaac Sutton has a passion for botanical art—so much so that he has amassed the country’s largest collection of it. At New York Botanical Garden, see selections from this impressive body, including medicinal plant studies from the Renaissance and works by contemporary artists like Karen Kluglein and Carol Woodin.New York Botanical Gardens, Bronx River Pkwy (at Fordham Rd), (718) 817-8136 nybg.org (3×2 Art To Do Recommendation)

12/28: All Day- Times  Square- Manhattan
Artist start your new year with a new mind space after listening to our show on (12/27 The Way of the Artist). Head to times square to shed and shred bad memories with the help of an industrial-strength shredder for good riddance day, free.

12/31: 9pm- Loreley New Year’s Eve Super Party- Manhattan
Free Admission New Year’s Eve Party.  Loreley’s 8th New Year’s Eve super party with DJ Darwin on the decks, New York’s most handsome jockey. Champagne toast at midnight. Visit Loreleynyc.com

12/8 – 1/18: Joan Rivers at the Laurie Beechman Theater- Manhattan
Wednesday night Dec. 8th, Joan Rivers starting a month of standup comedy appearances, at the Laurie Beechman Theater. The shows start at 8pm. Before there was Sara Silverman or Kathy Griffin, there was the Queen of taking it that one step too far. And her name is Joan Rivers. Keeping you constantly on your toes and never quite sure how far she’s willing to go, this is one comedy show you don’t want to miss! Visit the Laurie Beechman site for tickets! (3×2 Art To Do Recommendation)

Ongoing: all day- Art Bridge 2010 “In Plain Site”- Manhattan
ArtBridge—the nonprofit organization that has been turning urban construction sites into temporary art installations since 2008—commissioned 25 emerging NYC artists to gussy up the 1,840 square feet of scaffolding surrounding a residential building on West 23rd Street between Ninth and Tenth Aves. Subway: C, E to 23rd St. For more info:  art-bridge.org (3×2 Art To Do Recommendation).

1/27: 6a-10am- Climb to the Top 2011- Manhattan
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NYC Southern NY Chapter Be one of 1,000 participants who will climb 66 flights of stairs on Sunday, February 27, 2011. Climb to the Top is a unique opportunity where participants get to Climb to the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center, while making a difference in the lives of those affected by MS! Required Fundraising Minimum: $250

Past Events

12/9: 6pm – I Love Monsters @ Arlene’s Grocery
Go see the amazing band who recently came in 2nd place in the national competition to find the next “Freecreditscore.com” band! They are a great band of great guys including, friend of the show, Brett Spigelman on lead vocals and bass guitar. The concert is at 6pm at Arlene’s Grocery on 95 Stanton Street, NY, NY 10002. Visit I Love Monsters’ website here for info and FREE downloads! (3×2 Art To Do Recommendation)

12/9: 4-8pm- Film Biz Recycling Event- Queens
Film biz recycling is moving to Gowanus.  Score items used in holiday commercials and tv specials at a discount during their holiday sneak preview sale. Bonus: free food and drinks. 540 president st. (bet 3rd + 4th aves). (3×2 Art To Do Recommendation)

12/8: 8pm – The Melting Pot- Brooklyn
The Melting Pot Showcase hosted by our own Jon Braman and MC Webbafied. www.myspace.com/webbafied at Pianos upstairs lounge.  It’s a pretty cool and unique event where we bring together quality underground musicians from hip hop to folk and jazz in one venue and get everyone jamming together. (3×2 Art To Do Recommendation)

12/9-12/12- Artivist Film Festival- Manhattan
The ARTIVIST FILM FESTIVAL is the only festival dedicated to raising awareness for International Human Rights, Children’s Advocacy, Environmental Preservation, and Animal Advocacy through Film. Held at the Tribeca Film Center  54 Varick Street New York, NY 10015. Tickets: Free. (3×2 Art To Do Recommendation)

12/12: 9pm-  JAWBREAKER at Canal Room- Manhattan
Sunday night, Dec. 12th at 9PM at Canal Room, a musical version of the 1999 hit movie JAWBREAKER about conniving high school girls who have to cover up for a murder after accidentally killing their perfect best friend by asphyxiating her with a jawbreaker, will be performed in concert featuring my best friend Nick Dalton as well as my good friends Carrie Manolakos and Tracy McDowell. The cast also includes Shoshana Bean from Wicked, Morgan James from Addams Family, and Deborah S. Craig from Spelling Bee. Visit: http://www.canalroom.com to find info and tickets (3×2 Art To Do Recommendation)

12/16   10am-6pm- Frick Museum- Manhattan
the frick museum offers free admission to mark the 75th anniversary of its opening to the public (reg $18)


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2 thoughts on “Things to Do in NYC”

  1. Thank you so much for the listing! Just wanted to send a quick programming note: we’ve expanded to Mondays and Thursdays and we are an open run (been going weekly over 2.5 years).

    Again, sincere appreciation for including us in your listing of Things To Do!

    Joe Tex
    Face Off

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