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.

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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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.

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Saturday January 24 2015

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.

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Saturday January 24 2015

Broadway Sings Pink

Critics' pick

Pink is perhaps the modern pop diva whose songwriting and sensibility lend themselves most naturally to theatrical reinterpretation in a cabaret setting. Among the musical-theater lights spreading the sugar at this tribute show are Colin DOnnell, Christine Dwyer, Patti Murin, Ciara Renée and Zak Resnick.

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Le Poisson Rouge, Greenwich Village Sunday January 25 2015

Movement Research at the Judson Church

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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.

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Judson Memorial Church, Greenwich Village Monday January 26 2015 - Monday February 9 2015 Free

Years & Years

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This London electro-pop trio got quite the bump a month ago when the BBC announced them as the winner of its Sound of 2015 award (a distinction earned the previous two years by Sam Smith and Haim). If you like your pop music shimmery and cleanly produced with a thudding electronic pulse, we’d advise you have a listen sooner than later.

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Le Poisson Rouge, Greenwich Village Monday January 26 2015 - Tuesday January 27 2015

Bridget Everett: Rock Bottom

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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 works

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Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Greenwich Village Tuesday January 27 2015 - Friday February 20 2015

Wallace Roney Quintet

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Seasoned trumpeter Wallace Roney, a specialist in everything from supple electrojazz to heavyweight hardbop, gigs downtown with a band featuring the veteran rhythm team of drummer Lenny White and bassist Ron Carter.

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Blue Note, Greenwich Village Wednesday January 28 2015

Jorie Graham

Critics' pick

Get a sneak preview of the Pulitzer Prize–winning poet’s new book, From the New World, when she reads and talks the state of contemporary verse with NYU’s Deborah Landau.

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New York University, Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, Greenwich Village Thursday January 29 2015 Free

Sarah Cahill

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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.

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Le Poisson Rouge, Greenwich Village Thursday January 29 2015

Le Bingo

Critics' pick

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.

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Saturday January 31 2015

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