Union Hall

Live music nightly, plus two indoor bocce courts, fireplaces and pub grub served until midnight in the 5,000-square-foot Park Slope, Brooklyn, venue.

Hours: M-F 4 pm-4 am, Sa & Su 1 pm-4 am

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

Newcomers and seasoned comics perform improv and sketch comedy shows in Upright Citizens Brigade’s two Manhattan theaters. (UCB was founded by Matt Besser, Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh.)

Shows nightly

Tickets: $5-$10

Village Vanguard

Since 1935, this intimate Village stalwart has been one of New York’s most prestigious jazz clubs. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Highlights:

Nov. 13-18: Marcus Roberts Octet

Nov. 20-25: Jason Moran & The Bandwagon

Nov. 27-Dec. 2: Mark Turner

Dec. 5-9: Peter Bernstein Quartet

Dec. 11-16: Kenny Barron Quintet

Dec. 18-23: Kenny Barron Trio

Dec. 25-31: Chris Potter Quartet

Waiting for Godot

(Nov. 2-13, 2018)

Existential ennui meets slapstick comedy in Ireland’s Druid theater company’s internationally acclaimed production of Samuel Beckett’s play, a highlight of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival.

Schedule: Nov. 2 at 7;30 pm, Nov. 3-4 at 2 & 7:30 pm, Nov. 5-6, 8-9 at 7:30 pm, Nov. 10 at 2 & 7:30 pm, Nov. 11 at 2 pm, Nov. 12-13 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $35-$125

White Light Festival

(Oct. 16-Nov. 18, 2018)

Lincoln Center presents an international, multidisciplinary series of performances focusing on the power of art to illumine our individual and communal lives. Artist talks, late-night shows and post-performance lounges supplement the festival. Highlights:

Oct. 16-18, 2018, at the Rose Theater: “Sutra,” the Sadler’s Wells production of choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s dance work, an East-West collaboration with warrior monks from China’s Shaolin Temple.

Oct. 18, 2018, at Alice Tully Hall: Takács Quartet


(2 hrs 45 mins)

Based on the book by Gregory Maguire, this hit musical—a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz”—imagines Oz as a land of strife, where a young, green-hued girl named Elphaba is branded the Wicked Witch of the West.

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

Tickets: $82-$157

Winter Jazzfest

(Jan. 4-12, 2019)

Now in its 15th year, the festival presents hundreds of top jazz musicians in multiple venues around town.

Highlights include marathon nights, Jan. 11-12, in venues in and around Greenwich Village and Lower Manhattan.

For details, log on to the website.

Yeti, Set, Snow!

(Nov. 13, 2019-Feb. 24, 2019)

(45 mins)

In this puppet show for the family, Pascetti, a yeti who lives on a mountaintop, dislikes the snow. But when he meets Widget and her friend, Twig, he discovers that snow can be fun and friends are invaluable.

Nov. 13-21, 2019: Tu-F a0:30 & 11:30 am, Sa & Su 1 pm

Nov. 23, 2019: 11 am, 1 & 3 pm

Nov. 24-Dec. 23, 2019: M-F 10:30 & 11:30 pm, Sa & Su 1 pm

Dec. 26-30, 2019: W-F 11 am, 1 & 3 pm, Sa & Su 1 & 3 pm


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