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Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Saturday, March 3 I ShakesBEER – NYC’s Original Shakespearean Pub Crawl  ShakesBEER, NYC’s original Shakespearean pub crawl, is back for another round in 2012. Join them at Stone Street in Lower Manhattan for a crowd pleasing day of drinking and theatre. Attendees will crawl from Beckett’s to The Dubliner and more. Each ticket includes 4 drinks (beer, wine, or soda) and 4 scenes of engaging Shakespeare. Come to ShakesBEER, where it’s 4 BEERS, 4 BARS, 1 BARD.

Sunday, March 4 I 2nd Annual Duck Off!  Duck Off! will benefit Food Systems New York, a not-for-profit, membership organization dedicated to ensuring the health and well-being of New Yorkers through access to good, wholesome, nutritious, and safe food and to supporting a strong, sustainable, regional farm and food economy. FSNYC brings together regional and local stakeholders – from producers to distributors, advocates, officials, and eaters – to generate synergies that will help defeat hunger, improve health, and create a vital, regional food sector. Guests will enjoy a walk-around, ten course tasting buffet, when ten amateur and professional cooks prepare their most creative duck dishes, using regionally produced quackers and seasonal ingredients in charcuterie and duck-dominated first and second courses. Competing cooks will be judged on regional sourcing and seasonality of ingredients as well as: creativity, execution, appearance and taste. Prizes will be awarded to winning cooks! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in Hot Tickets, New York

 

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Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Friday, February 24 I Jack Dishel: Party of One  Jack Dishel is best known as a songwriter and musician, touring all over the world performing as Only Son and also playing lead guitar in The Moldy Peaches. This year he has literally exploded onto the comedy scene, doing a two month run of hour-long shows at the Sidewalk Cafe – without ever repeating material. It’s sometimes hilarious, sometimes dark, but always interesting. Dishel has the unique ability to keep an audience engaged the entire time they’re in a room. Whether speaking as one of his many characters or in his own voice, his ideas come through loud and clear. It’s a fast hour. This show at the PIT marks a big step for Dishel – bringing the drunken night club insanity into a theater.  Let’s see what happens Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Hot Tickets, New York

 

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Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Friday, February 17 I CJ CHENIER & THE RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND  CJ Chenier, son of the late Clifton Chenier ~ “King of Zydeco” ~ is a living legacy, having joined his father’s Red Hot Louisiana Band in 1978, then leading it before Clifton’s passing in 1987. Long since dubbed “the crown prince of Zydeco,” this is one prince that has more than earned his title. His commanding personality & strong voice combine with his great accordion playing to kindle the dancing spirit of zydeco wherever he performs. Zydeco does not only survive, it spawns new life in those who venture to experience Chenier’s shows. This is the Town Crier Cafe’s annual Mardi Gras celebration. Creole dishes will be available.

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Posted by on February 17, 2012 in Hot Tickets, New York

 

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Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Friday, February 10 I Goldie and The Hawns Presents: Boneless! A monthly dose of lady comedy. Come join The People’s Improv Theater as they celebrate some of NYC’s funniest women of Improv, stand-up and sketch! 100% funny, 100% HOT. Stand up by Michelle Wolf, Firth, Funkle Todd and Goldie and the Hawns featuring Ashley Ward!

TONIGHT! Friday, February 10 I “They Eat Scum” + “Goodbye 42nd Street”  Nick Zedd’s infamous Super 8 movie that inspired the Cinema of Transgression movement, “They Eat Scum” showcases the film movement’s intent to shock the viewer into reconsidering society’s structures. As Zedd himself put it: “If it’s not transgressive, it’s not underground. It has to be threatening the status quo by doing something surprising, not just imitating what’s been done before.”  Filled with surrealist imagery, B-movie aesthetics, and comedic absurdity, “They Eat Scum” illustrates the re-evaluation of amateur aesthetics that was the hallmark of No Wave Cinema. Screens with “Goodbye 42nd Street,” a profile of the diverse nature of 42nd street in 1986, this film contrasts this iconic street with surrealist scenes.  Capturing this iconic neighborhood just before its transformation during the Giuliani era, “Goodbye 42nd Street” is an artistic remnant of a bygone Manhattan. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in Hot Tickets, New York

 

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Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Friday, February 3 I Blacks in Experimental Film: Lost & Forgotten Images of Blacks on Film  A screening of lost and forgotten images of blacks on film followed by an audience led discussion. ‘Blacks in Experimental Film’ attempts to bridge the gap/fill in the space of what is left behind and out. This evening seeks to explore how our perceptions of ourselves have evolved or not evolved based on these representations. We will explore whether its “racist” to show this stuff or even worse to sweep it under the rug and deny it never existed. Materials shown are likely to include an excerpt from Ralph Bakshi’s Coonskin, a minstrel show from the 1939 World’s Fair in San Francisco, Little Black Sambo, Bert Williams performance footage, excerpts from African Pygmy Thrills and Our Gang, footage of the Harlem Globetrotters, Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali and Duke Ellington’s “Black and Tan Fantasy” and mid-century Black home movies and travelogues (Europe! Paris!).

TONIGHT! Friday, February 3 to Saturday, February 25 I Botanica  ‘Botanica’ is a creepy futuristic black comedy that examines our complicated relationship to plant life. Sealed in a human terrarium, two unorthodox botanists and a caretaker with a penchant for erotic literature unleash a flood of unusual findings and overturn the constraints of science and social norms.

Saturday, February 4 I LUTHER “GUITAR Jr.” JOHNSON & The Magic Rockers  Grammy and WC Handy award-winning bluesman Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson’s playing-style features a blistering blend of sharp single note leads with powerful chordal self-accompaniment, which has influenced such further influential guitarists as Eric Clapton and Mark Knopfler. After serving an apprenticeship alongside the late Magic Sam, from whom he inherited the west-side guitar-style throne, Luther gained an international reputation as a guitarist & vocalist in Muddy Waters’ band. By the late ’70s, Luther developed his own signature style, characterized by a strong rhythmic component and deeply moving vocal phrasings. You may also remember seeing Luther featured in the legendary ‘Blues Brothers’ movie … here’s your chance to see him in the Towne Crier’s intimate & respected setting!

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Posted by on February 3, 2012 in Hot Tickets, New York

 

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Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Friday, January 27 I Pizza Man  Julie and Alice are at their wits end. Everything has gone wrong. Julie has lost her job. Alice’s lover has gone back to his wife. They are frustrated with no outlet. What would a guy do? They decide to rape the pizza delivery guy. Will they find any satisfaction and power in their lives?  Do any of us?

TONIGHT! Friday, January 27 I Stranger Than Paradise  Jarmusch’s second feature-length film, “Stanger Than Paradise” would launch both Jarmusch and No Wave Cinema into the international spotlight when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and won the Caméra d’Or prize. Following a self-styled New York hipster who is paid a surprise visit by his pretty 16-year-old Hungarian cousin, “Stranger than Paradise” examines the duo’s initial hostility and indifference that transitions into a strange affection between two exiles. Continuing on to win the Golden Leopard at the 1984 Locarno International Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Picture “Stranger than Paradise” captures not only the spirit of New York City in the 1980s but also the talent and vision of a burgeoning American cinematic voice. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Hot Tickets, New York

 

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Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Friday, January 20 I ABBIE  Abbie Hoffman embodies the Sixties like no other activist. As the most outspoken leader of the counter-culture’s revolution, he remains one of the best-known figures from one of America’s most turbulent times. “Abbie” begins as a 1987 lecture delivered by Hoffman, and is based entirely on his speeches and writings. Historical photos and videos accompany Abbie’s telling of candid tales from his youth and education at Brandeis and Berkeley, and from the Chicago 7 and the debilitating experience of living underground–creating a revealing portrait of the man called “the clown prince of the Sixties.” Written with the permission of Hoffman’s wife. Presented straight from the West End Theater in NYC. “You couldn’t ask for a better meeting of subject and performer…Abbie is heartfelt.”  Andy Webster, The New York Times. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 20, 2012 in Hot Tickets, New York

 

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