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.
RECOMMENDED: Greenwich Village guide
This brilliant and charismatic advocate for contemporary composers presents a program in honor of first-generation minimalist Terry Riley. She'll play a clutch of Riley tributes written by a diverse group of composers that includes Samuel Carl Adams, Evan Ziporyn and Pauline Oliveros (who worked next to Riley in the early days of the legendary San Francisco Tape Music Center). And because Cahill is an important commissioner of Riley's late piano works, you should expect to hear some of those, too.Read more
Bridget Everett: Rock Bottom. Joe’s Pub (see Off Broadway). By Bridget Everett. Music and lyrics by Everett, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Directed by Wittman. With Everett. Running time: 1hr 40mins. No intermission. Rock Bottom: In brief The astonishing, totally fearless Amazon of alt cabaret and raunchy comedy (Inside Amy Schumer) returns to Joe's with a new show commissioned for the venue. Cocreated with Broadway's Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray) and Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, this is full-contact New York magic, and not to be missed. Rock Bottom: Theater review by David Cote I was a Bridget Everett virgin before Rock Bottom, so yes, there was some blood. There was also lots of spilled chardonnay, sweat and a few other fluids I’d rather not name. In other words, it was all flavors of crazy, and I loved every second. How is it possible that for years I’ve missed Everett’s vaginacentric shock comedy and rafter-splitting rock belt? Fear, if we’re being truthful. I’d seen the pictures, heard the titles and assumed she was too much woman to handle. Still, her latest cabaret act—with songs cowritten by Broadway vets Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), as well as with Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz and Matt Ray—is a nice way to ease, semi-lubed, into the Everett aesthetic. Between a ditty about sampling international dong, “Tell Me (Does This Dick Make My Ass Look Big?),” and a nearly scatological dalliance with a British film star, “A Man So Fine,” Everett worksRead more
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.Read more
The Pink Room's Francine "The Lucid Dream" is back to pay tribute to the oeuvre of David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Twin Peaks, Mulholland Drive and Wild at Heart will figure heavily) through a burlesque battle to the death—metaphorically speaking, of course, even if one of the participants ends up playing the role of Laura Palmer. Schäffer the Darklord hosts, and Amelia Bareparts, Boo Boo Darlin’, Gemini Rising, Foxy Vermouth, Minx Arcana, Montana, Satanica, Matt Knife and Francine herself are among the performers.Read more