Entertainment

(Le) Poisson Rouge

Founded by a group of musicians and located in the former Village Gate space, the venue boasts film, jazz, classical music, dance parties, art exhibits and more.

Every F: I Love the ’90s Show, a party with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air.

Every Sa: Back to the Eighties dance party and show with Jessie’s Girl.

Times/prices vary

20 at 20

(Jan. 23-Feb. 11, 2019)

The Off-Broadway Alliance’s semiannual ticket promotion makes $20 tickets available to most Off-Broadway shows 20 minutes prior to curtain for 20 days. All theatergoers have to do is show up at the box office of participating productions 20 minutes before curtain to purchase tickets. Complete info and participating shows are online.

55 Bar

Fast approaching its 100th birthday (it was established in 1919), this dive bar by day and club by night swings to live jazz and blues.

Sets: M-Th 7 & 10 pm, F & Sa 6 & 10 pm, Su 6 & 9:30 pm

A Child’s Christmas in Wales

(Previews begin Nov. 28, 2018, opens Dec. 3, 2018, closes Dec. 30, 3018)

Dylan Thomas’ story of a snowy Christmas Day in Wales has been adapted by the Irish Repertory Theatre into a holiday musical for the family, featuring classic and contemporary Christmas music.

Schedule: W 3 & 8 pm, Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 3 & 8 pm, Su 3 pm (No performance Dec. 5, 2018)

Tickets: $50-$70

A Christmas Carol

(Nov. 27-Dec. 29, 2018)

(1 hr)

In December 1867, Charles Dickens arrived in New York City for a month of performances of his holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol.” For the sixth year in a row, actor John Kevin Jones recreates those performances from Dickens’ own script in the festively decorated Greek Revival parlor of the 1832 Merchant’s House Museum, designated a city landmark for both its exterior and interior.

Nov. 27-Dec. 16, 2018: Tu, Th-Sa 7 pm, W 5 & 7 pm, Su 6 pm

Dec. 19-23, 2018: W 5 & 7 pm, Th-Sa 7 pm, Su 4 & 6:30 pm

Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations

(Previews begin Feb. 28, 2019, opens March 21, 2019)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

From the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the legendary R&B group helped set the soundtrack for the turbulent 1960s and 1970s in America. The new musical captures their unmistakable harmonies, signature dance moves and personal stories, while incorporating a hit parade of their Top 10 songs, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and more. 

Aladdin

(Previews began Feb. 26, 2014, opened March 20, 2014)

(2 hrs 20 mins)

Disney Theatrical Productions’ musical comedy is an exotic magic carpet ride, filled with romance, special effects and the Academy Award-winning songs from the 1992 animated feature.

Schedule: Tu-Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 1 & 6:30 pm

Tickets: $57.50-$167.50

Alamo Drafthouse

This Downtown Brooklyn movie theater has up to eight flicks rolling at a time and offers in-seat dining and drinking services throughout the entirety of any film. Theater snacks include a variety of flavored popcorns (truffle parmesan butter, Sriracha flakes,) as well as thai wings and fried pickles. A hefty drink list includes housemade frozen cocktails, boozy milkshakes, wines by the glass or bottle, large format and canned beers, and a plethora of non-alcoholic beverages. L & D (daily). $$$

All My Sons

(Previews begin April 4, 2019, opens April 22, 2019)

A family is torn apart in post-World War II America in the revival of the play that launched Arthur Miller’s career. Annette Bening and Tracy Letts star as the parents of two sons, one of whom may have died in combat because of defective airplane parts manufactured in the factory owned by his father.

Schedule: Tu-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: TBA

AMC Empire 25

Located in Times Square, this mammoth movie theater shows blockbusters and independent films on 25 screens. Features include stadium seating and digital projection in all auditoriums. Times/prices vary.

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