“The jazz corner of the world” is how Charlie Parker described this club. Highlights:
Nov. 13-17: Joe Lovano Nonet
Nov. 20-24: Veronica Swift and Emmet Cohen Trio
Nov. 27-Dec. 1: Curtis Stigers
Dec. 4-8: Pharoah Sanders
Dec. 11-15: Stacey Kent
Dec. 18-25: Freddy Cole Quartet
Dec. 26-31: The Birdland Big Band with vocalist Veronica Swift
Jan. 2-5: Kurt Elling
The new, 100-seat performance space below Birdland Jazz Club offers a varied entertainment program, including cabaret, jazz, dance, burlesque, comedy and performances by Broadway stars and limited-run Off-Broadway productions.
Nov. 27: Rex Reed
Nov. 28-29: Sharon McNight
Dec. 4: Steven Brinberg as Simply Barbra in “Simply Barbra Merry Hannukah/Happy Christmas Show”
Dec. 5-8: The Jive Aces
(1 hr 45 mins, no intermission)
Now in its 25th year (opening night was Nov. 17, 1991), the show features a trio of bald blue life-forms utilizing high-energy music, props, splatters of paint, comedy and pantomime as it stretches the limits of performance art.
Schedule: M-Tu 7 pm, W-F 8 pm, Sa-Su 2, 5 & 8 pm (schedule can vary)
Tickets: $59.55-$109.55 (prices subject to change)
The best and brightest jazz luminaries perform here. Highlights:
Nov. 13-18: Bob James Trio
Nov. 19-25: Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars
Nov. 27-Dec. 2: John Scofield Quartet
Dec. 4-9: Arturo Sandoval
Dec. 10-Jan. 6: Chris Botti: 14th Annual Holiday Residency
Jan. 10-13: Jimmy Heath Big Band
Jan. 31-Feb. 3: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
(Jan. 11-13, 2019)
The three-day jamboree/convention/expo for fans of Broadway plays and musicals includes performances, panels, workshops, interviews, meet-and-greets and more.
Confirmed guests include Alex Brightman, Danny Burstein, Joe Iconis, Caitlin Kinnunen and hundreds more actors, producers, authors, songwriters and up-and-coming talents.
Tickets: $80 day pass, $195 three-day pass
The online, on-demand streaming service brings live theater—more than 200 recent as well as classic musicals, plays and comedies—and exclusive live-stream content to at-home or on-the-go audiences located in the United States (at this time). BroadwayHD is currently available on Amazon Channels, all compatible Amazon Video devices, and Android and iOS mobile devices. Access is via a monthly package, yearly subscription or on a per-show basis.
A list of year-round brews, a seasonal pale ale, "B-tracks," barrel-aged and limited beers rotates on tap in the tasting room, and a backyard with live music and pop-up food vendors is open on weekends, weather permitting. The popular brewing company's spacious, versatile space has been used for yoga sessions, salsa dancing and painting classes, and offers tours exhibiting its brew tanks. M-F 3 pm-8 pm, Sa & Su 12 pm-7 pm.
See how high you can climb at Brooklyn Boulders, a rock climbing facility in Gowanus. Beginners and advanced climbers can use the 22,000 square feet of climbing surface and take fitness classes like yoga, acroyoga and capoeira. New climbers have the option of enrolling in introductory courses. Day passes are $28 and do not include equipment rental.