Entertainment

Jazz Standard

An eclectic lineup of world-class artists performing classic jazz to funk, R&B, blues and more, plus Blue Smoke restaurant’s award-winning barbecue. Every M: “Mingus Mondays” concert series. Highlights:

Feb. 21-24: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Feb. 28-March 3: Alfredo Rodriguez/Pedrito Martinez Duo

March 5-10: Ravi Coltrane

March 14-16: René Marie

March 21-24: Jimmy Greene Quintet

March 29-31: Avishai Cohen Quartet

Joe’s Pub

This performance space in the Public Theater boasts eclectic entertainment.

May 8-11: Justin Vivian Bond: “A Star Is Borned”

May 24-25: Joey Arias: No Smoking

May 19-21: Bridget Everett and The Tender Moments

May 24-25: Joey Arias: “No Smoking”

May 28-29, 31: Shaina Taub

Joyce Theater

The respected venue, devoted exclusively to modern and contemporary dance, welcomes renowned companies from the United States and abroad. Highlights in the 2018-2019 season:

Sept. 24-Oct. 13, 2018: NY Quadrille, featuring John Jasperse Projects (Sept. 24-28), A.I.M. (Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener (Oct. 2-6), Beth Gill (Oct. 4-7) and Donna Uchizono Company (Oct. 10-13)

Oct. 17-21: Sankofa Danzafro

Oct. 23-25: Pontus Lidberg Dance

King Kong

(Previews began Oct. 5, 2018, opened Nov. 8, 2018)

(2 hrs 15 mins)

Beauty tames the beast when a maverick filmmaker, a young actress and the legendary 20-foot-tall, 2,000-pound gorilla come home to New York in the new musical, based on the 1932 novel by Merian C. Cooper.

Schedule: Tu-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm (No performances Oct. 16 & 23; additional performances Oct. 31 & Nov. 7 at 2 pm, Nov. 5 at 8 pm)

Beginning Nov. 13, 2018: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $69-$175

King Lear

(Previews began Feb. 28, 2019, opened April 4, 2019, closes July 7, 2019)

(3 hrs 30 mins)

Two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson stars in the title role of a new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Co-starring are Ruth Wilson, Elizabeth Marvel and Jayne Houdyshell. Sam Gold directs.

Schedule: M-F 7 pm, Sa 1 & 7 pm

Beginning April 9, 2019: Tu-Sa 7 pm, W & Sa 1 pm, Su 2 pm

Tickets: $39-$129

Kiss Me, Kate

(Previews began Feb. 14, 2019, opened March 14, 2019, closes June 30, 2019)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Audiences brush up their Shakespeare in the new Roundabout Theatre Company production of the Cole Porter musical comedy starring Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase as an embattled husband-and-wife acting team appearing in “The Taming of the Shrew,” a show that not surprisingly mirrors their offstage antics. The Porter score includes such classic tunes as “Wunderbar,” “So in Love,” “Always True to You (in My Fashion)” and “Why Can’t You Behave,” among others.

Knickerbocker Bar & Grill

Top jazz musicians perform at this comfy steak house and bar, a Greenwich Village staple since 1977.

Knitting Factory

The multilevel music club features a wide-ranging mix of performances. Times/prices vary.

Landmark's Sunshine Cinema

A former Yiddish vaudeville theater, movie palace and latterly a hardware warehouse, the 1898 Lower East Side building has been converted into a destination state-of-the-art five-screen art house specializing in first-run independent and foreign films. Filmgoers are also treated to an on-site Japanese rock garden and city views from a third-floor glass annex. Times/prices vary.

Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club New York

The 10,000-square-foot gentlemen’s club, with a casual vibe, features more than 100 exotic entertainers, a brass pole on the main stage, VIP seating, private fantasy suites and a rooftop cigar lounge.

Hours: M-F 6 pm-4 am, Sa 8 pm-4 am, Su 8 pm-2 am

Cover charges vary

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