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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Everybody knows Ron Carter is a fantastic bassist—not to mention the fact that we all own at least one recording (Miles Davis! A Tribe Called Quest!) with him on it. Carter’s been leading several sparkling ensembles the past few years; no word yet as to who's on hand here, but you know the talent will be world-class.Read more
Three talented young poets gather to discuss contemporary poetics, their writing processes and their most recent books: Faizullah’s Seam, Francis’s Horse in the Dark and Morin’s translation of Pablo Neruda’s The Heights of Macchu Picchu.Read more
Dee Dee Bridgewater is jazz-vocal royalty, a consummate old-school crooner-belter whose career stretches back more than 40 years. Her latest studio set, 2010's Grammy-winning Eleanora Fagan (1915–1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee Bridgewater, honored Billie Holiday, so there's a good chance you'll hear some of that classic repertoire here.Read more
Performance artist, ironic oversharer and erstwhile Our Hit Parade cohost Neal Medlyn struts into Joe's as his latest alter ego: a supremely self-confident rapper named Champagne Jerry, whose supercool entourage includes folks like Bridget Everett, Kathleen Hanna and Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz.Read more
Justin Sayre, an avatar of retroqueer cultivation, poses as chairman of the International Order of Sodomites in this delightfully droll monthly gay variety show, which includes wittily scripted riffs and rants, plus sketches and musical interludes. The Sun 15 edition is a dedicated to "Bottom Appreciation Day"; scheduled performers include L’Manda, Brian Moylan and Liam Forde.Read more