Greenwich Village events: Concerts, parties, readings and more

Find karaoke parties, dance performances, theater, indie films, comedy shows, gallery exhibits and more with our guide to the best events in Greenwich Village.

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Greenwich Village may not be as large as its West Village and East Village neighbors, but it packs in a lot of live-music venues, art galleries and performance spaces. Use our guide to the best upcoming events in Greenwich Village to plan a night out in downtown Manhattan.

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Amber Martin: The Days of My Lives

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The multitalented Amber Martin traces the long and twisty road that has taken her from southeast-Texas teenage beauty-pageant queen to New York downtown singer and performance artist.

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Tue Oct 21
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Ernest Cole: Photographer

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Ernest Cole was a South African gentleman whose photography changed the world. His stark view of life during apartheid allowed the Western world to see what the media wasn't presenting. The pictures are incredible and truly moving. Don't miss this.

  1. Grey Art Gallery/NYU 100 Washington Sq East, between Washington and Waverly Pls
  2. Wed Oct 22 - Sat Dec 6
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The Joshua Light Show

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“Liquid light” artist Joshua White provided consummately trippy backdrops for Fillmore East performances during the hippie-rock era (not to mention the memorable illuminations during that acid-party scene in Midnight Cowboy). This week White aligns with some of today’s vanguard outfits for a downtown residency. Musical guests include jazz trio the Bad Plus and synth-popster Glasser (Oct 23); indie-rock mainstays Wye Oak and Woods (Oct 24); and art-punk legends Television and the heady duo of Spiritualized head J. Spaceman and Oneida drummer Kid Millions (Oct 25).

  1. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 566 La Guardia Pl, at Washington Sq South, 10012
  2. Thu Oct 23 - Sat Oct 25
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Storm Large

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Husky-voiced rock belter Large made her name on the TV show Rock Star: Supernova, and previously fronted the dubiously named Storm and the Balls. She is also known for her vagina-power novelty hit “8 Miles Wide” and her work with the cabaret supergroup Pink Martini; following a recent album, Crazy Enough, she's published a memoir of the same name. In her latest Joe's Pub set, she brings a full-bodied lounge sound to tunes ranging from Cole Porter to Black Sabbath.

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Thu Oct 23 - Sat Oct 25
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Le Bingo

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Join wisecracking host Linda Simpson and her rotating cast of lovely spokesmodels at this weekly bingo throwdown featuring wacky prizes and a cash jackpot. Full bar and food menus are available throughout.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Sat Oct 25
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Red Baraat

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Local drummer and bandleader Sunny Jain heads Red Baraat, said to be the first Indian marching band in the United States. The live-wire group fuses the exuberant Punjabi wedding-band tradition with Bollywood classics and New Orleans brass.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Sat Oct 25
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Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl

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Leg warmers live on with Reagan-era fixated combo Jessie’s Girl playing vintage hits like “We Built This City” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” bookended by period-apropos DJ sets. Kelly Ripa apparently endorses this party—and since she’s a graduate of the seminal ’80s teen dance show Dance Party USA, it’s safe to consider her something of an expert.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Sat Oct 25
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Zammuto + Barnaby Bright + Barbez

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Nick Zammuto, best known for his work in the recently disbanded Books, steps up anew with his eponymous solo project, which explores the intersection of literate indie pop and evocative, sample-dotted electronic textures.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Sun Oct 26
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Movement Research at the Judson Church

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  • Free

Judson Mondays are here again. Pop by for a free evening of movement experimentation, curated by Neal Beasley, Bradley Ellis, devynn emory, Malcolm Low and Molly Poerstel.

  1. Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Sq South, at Thompson St, 10012
  2. Mon Oct 27 - Mon Feb 9
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BalletCollective

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The company performs two new works by Troy Schumacher, a member of New York City Ballet. Along with the quintet All That We See is a collaboration with artist David Salle, Dear and Blackbirds, a pas de deux for Ashley Laracey and Harrison Coll based on a poem by Cynthia Zarin. The music—composed by Ellis Ludwig-Leone—will be performed live by Hotel Elefant.

  1. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 566 La Guardia Pl, at Washington Sq South, 10012
  2. Wed Oct 29 - Thu Oct 30
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God Hates This Show: Shirley Phelps-Roper in Concert, Live from Hell

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In a match of performer and role that burns with sulfuric genius, the ferocious Erin Markey plays Westboro Baptist Church brimstone monger Shirley Phelps-Roper in John J. Caswell's musical fantasia, which imagines the antigay firebrand performing a hateful cabaret act in the very hell to which she imagines "fags" will be consigned.

  1. 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. $18 plus two-drink minimum
  3. Fri Oct 31
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Le Bingo

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Join wisecracking host Linda Simpson and her rotating cast of lovely spokesmodels at this weekly bingo throwdown featuring wacky prizes and a cash jackpot. Full bar and food menus are available throughout.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Sat Nov 1
More info

Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Leg warmers live on with Reagan-era fixated combo Jessie’s Girl playing vintage hits like “We Built This City” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” bookended by period-apropos DJ sets. Kelly Ripa apparently endorses this party—and since she’s a graduate of the seminal ’80s teen dance show Dance Party USA, it’s safe to consider her something of an expert.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Sat Nov 1
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Penny Arcade: Longing Lasts Longer

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Downtown survivor Penny Arcade performs this continuously evolving multimedia piece, created with her longtime collaborator, Steve Zehentner, about love, loss and Manhattan's diminishing status as a cultural hub.

  1. 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. $20 plus $15 minimum
  3. Sun Nov 2 - Mon Nov 10
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Le Bingo

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Join wisecracking host Linda Simpson and her rotating cast of lovely spokesmodels at this weekly bingo throwdown featuring wacky prizes and a cash jackpot. Full bar and food menus are available throughout.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Sat Nov 8
More info

Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Leg warmers live on with Reagan-era fixated combo Jessie’s Girl playing vintage hits like “We Built This City” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” bookended by period-apropos DJ sets. Kelly Ripa apparently endorses this party—and since she’s a graduate of the seminal ’80s teen dance show Dance Party USA, it’s safe to consider her something of an expert.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Sat Nov 8
More info

Le Bingo

  • Price band: 1/4
  • Critics choice

Join wisecracking host Linda Simpson and her rotating cast of lovely spokesmodels at this weekly bingo throwdown featuring wacky prizes and a cash jackpot. Full bar and food menus are available throughout.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Sat Nov 15
More info

Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Leg warmers live on with Reagan-era fixated combo Jessie’s Girl playing vintage hits like “We Built This City” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” bookended by period-apropos DJ sets. Kelly Ripa apparently endorses this party—and since she’s a graduate of the seminal ’80s teen dance show Dance Party USA, it’s safe to consider her something of an expert.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Sat Nov 15
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