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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While a number of places have a mythical hold on the nation’s imagination, few are as resonant or important to our cultural heritage as the Mississippi Delta, home to the blues, and repository of both the suffering and resilience of African-American life. The art of James ‘Son Ford’ Thomas, a musician and self-taught sculptor, was both literally and metaphorically wrested from this landscape. A gravedigger by trade, Thomas was know for modeling skulls out of the clay of the Yazoo River, which were sometimes augmented with real human teeth: Momento mori that not only recall life’s vanities, but also America’s self-dealing attempts to bury the past.Read more
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival, held every year in June, has turned the capital of South Australia into a somewhat unlikely mecca for world-class cabaret performers. In this Joe's Pub show, the festival's new artistic directors, Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect, give New Yorkers a taste of the fun.Read more
William Blake—not the visionary 18th-century English poet and artist, silly, but the high-flying local tenor—returns to Joe's Pub to capture a live recording of his high-energy salute to the late Etta James. If any white man can pull this off, the gifted Blake might just be the one. He's got an uncanny sound that won't quit.Read more
Singer Herndon has had a near-cinematic life of ups and downs: major success on the country charts in the ’90s, followed by nearly a decade of drama, including drug addiction, divorce and bankruptcy. These days, he's on the upswing, having quietly released some charming pop country albums since 2010 and coming out as gay in 2014. He'll no doubt have some memorable stories to tell at this intimate late-night gig.Read more
The innovative duo of Lauren Molina (Sweeney Todd) and Nick Cearley (Altar Boyz) is not only talented at playing the cello, ukulele and glockenspiel but also performing in front of huge audiences in their underwear. Their first single, “Hardbody Hoedown,” is a parody mega medley of explicit songs like “My Neck, My Back” and “I Like Big Butts.” Expect a set list of many appendage-related song covers that are not only well executed, but pretty damn funny as well.Read more
The hilariously fresh actor-comedian John Early (of Ars Nova's Showgasm) makes light of his time in the NYC showbiz trenches in this solo show of comedy, music and short films. He gets support fromYazan and the Gates Family Band, Hamm Samwich, Jacqueline Novak and Hadiyah Robinson.Read more