New York City is full of art and music, and no matter when you visit this spectacular city, there will always be an amazing performance going on. Now the East Village, though just a small part of the island of Manhattan, is overflowing with culture. There are many permanent productions that NYC visitors can count on, but incredible events often pop up and are gone in the blink of an eye. Be sure to see these performances before they’re gone!
Joe’s Pub at The Public supports artists from varying points in their career. There you can see promising musicians who have just begun to entertain small audiences to well-established comedians creating laughs in an intimate space. On Monday, October 22, 2018, and Monday, November 12, 2018, only you can see the accomplished piano songstress and theater composer share her latest material.
For just one night on Sunday, November 25, 2018, you can check out Sidney Myer at Pangea, an intimate supper-club. Typically, there you’ll find some of the best alternative cabarets, and Sydney’s performances fit the bill. The old-fashioned entertainer is considered one of the most loveable men in New York, and you’re sure to agree if you get the chance to see him.
If you’re looking for a unique performance but can’t quite commit to a date, Upright Citizens Brigade is the perfect option. Their East Village location offers a variety of comedy productions, but every Friday they have a one-of-a-kind variety show, GENTRIFY, that brings together standup, improv, and sketch comedy. The best part? Each show is entirely unique.
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