Entertainment

Littlefield

The 6,200-square-foot converted warehouse is part performance venue, part art gallery and part bar. The space hosts comedy shows, concerts, readings, experimental theater productions and art exhibits among other events. Mixologist Tona Palomino is responsible for the selection of microbrews, sake, wine and cocktails available at the bar. Tickets for events are available online or at the door. 

Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge

Twenty-six lanes, 11 billiards and Ping-Pong tables, sleek furnishings, flat-screen TVs and a menu that includes sliders, tacos, wings and nachos, as well as cocktails, beer and wine, create a festive party atmosphere.

Hours: Su-W noon-midnight, Th noon-1 am, F & Sa noon-2 am

Madison Square Garden

The entertainment and sporting venue hosts a monthly residency by Billy Joel, as well as other concerts and live events in The Hulu Theater at MSG and in its arena, which is home to the 2017-2018 New York Rangers and New York Knicks. Visit team websites for schedules and tickets.

Highlights in the Arena: 

Nov. 18: Josh Groban with special guest Idina Menzel

Nov. 27-28: Travis Scott

Nov. 29-30: Dave Matthews Band

Dec. 7: Z100’s Jingle Ball

Magnet Theater

Improv comedy shows nightly. Cover charges vary. Free introductory classes in improvisation are also offered several times a week; open to all, no experience necessary.

Mean Girls

(Previews began March 12, 2018, opened April 8, 2018, tickets on sale thru July 7, 2019)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Tina Fey has written the book for the musical, adapted from her screenplay for the 2004 movie of the same name about popularity among teenagers in an Illinois high school. Newbie Cady Heron is taken up by the school’s most elite clique, The Plastics, but is this the pink pack she really wants to hang with? Fey’s husband, Jeff Richmond, has written the music.

Schedule thru Sept. 23, 2018: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Mercury Lounge

This bar/concert hub hybrid is known as a launching pad for New York rockers who've hit it big in the past decade or so—from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Interpol to The Strokes—so those here for a show always have a chance of seeing the next big act. The 250-capacity dance floor gets loud and crowded, filled with all types of music lovers (postpunk rockers to an alternative crowd to old school rockers), but if you can't take the bass, step away from the speakers. See website for schedule of events.

Merrily We Roll Along

(Previews begin Jan. 12, 2019, opens Feb. 19, 2019, tickets on sale thru April 7, 2019)

Fiasco Theater’s reimagining of the 1981 Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical follows three friends as they mature from showbiz wannabes to acclaimed theater artists, whose compromises on the road to success have seriously undermined their once trusting and optimistic relationships. Based on the George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart play about fame, fortune and old friends, the show is told in reverse order, beginning in the present and traveling backward in time.

Metropolitan Opera

The Met’s 2018-2019 season opens on Sept. 24, 2018, with the company’s first new production of Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Samson et Dalila” in 20 years.

Other new productions this season are Nico Muhly’s “Marnie,” with a libretto by Nicholas Wright and direction by Michael Mayer; Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata,” also staged by Michael Mayer; and Francesco Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur,” with soprano Anna Netrebko in the title role.

Three complete cycles of Richard Wagner’s “Ring” return for the first time in six years.

Mezzrow

Named for Milton “Mezz” Mezzrow (1899-1972), the American jazz clarinetist and proponent of New Orleans jazz, the intimate club in Greenwich Village is actually a jazz piano room and lounge.

Sets: Nightly 9 pm-midnight

Cover charge: $20

Happy hour music set: Nightly 7:30-8:45 pm, no music charge.

Mickey: The True Original Exhibition

(Nov. 8, 2018-Feb. 10, 2019)

The 16,000-square-foot interactive pop-up art exhibit pays tribute to the beloved Walt Disney cartoon character, Mickey Mouse, on his 90th anniversary. From Mickey’s beginnings in “Steamboat Willie” to his iconic status today, the multimedia exhibition explores Mickey’s enduring influence on art and his permanent place in pop culture. Historic and archival materials as well as contemporary works by leading artists, including Kenny Scharf, are on display. Gift shop on the premises.

Hours: Tu-Su 10 am-8 pm

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