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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Broadway Panhandler sale

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Stock up on kitchen supplies for your upcoming holiday feast with up to 70 percent off select items. Browse Bodum eight-cup French presses (lowered from $35 to $17), Le Creuset cast-iron skillets (clipped from $220 to $100) and Wusthof two-piece carving sets ($100, nicked from $275).

  1. Broadway Panhandler 65 E 8th St, between University Pl and Broadway
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sun Nov 30
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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. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Dec 6
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Pam Ann: Bad Air Hostess

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Gay-beloved international camp sensation Pam Ann touches down for a stopover in NYC, offering an outrageous guide to the airline less traveled. As Pam, Australia’s Caroline Reid has the audience in the palm of her well-manicured hand.

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Fri Nov 28 - Sat Dec 20
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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 Nov 29
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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 Nov 29
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Jay Brannan

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Brannan, a singer-songwriter who appeared in John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus, charted a decidedly postmodern path to success via a string of successful singles and videos on MySpace and YouTube. On Dec 1, he'll play material from his recent album, Always, Then & Now.

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Mon Dec 1
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Migguel Anggelo: Between Dreams / Entre Sueños

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The musician and storyteller comes to Joe's with a new, deeply personal show with Mau Quiros on the piano and direction by Jeff Halpern.

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Tue Dec 2
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Pat Metheny Unity Group

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Guitar adventurer Pat Metheny leads an expanded version of the Unity Band he premiered a few years back. Here, Giulio Carmassi's voice and manifold instruments lend the core group (saxophonist Chris Potter, bassist Ben Williams and drummer Antonio Sanchez) an extended palette, much as Pedro Aznar did in earlier Metheny bands. Expect plenty of sumptuous melody and questing improv here, as the quintet, heard on this year's Kin, winds down a world tour with a hometown club run.

  1. Blue Note 131 W 3rd St, at Sixth Ave
  2. Tue Dec 2 - Sun Dec 7
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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 Dec 6
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Never Sleep Alone

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Talented character actor and cabaret comic Roslyn Hart plays "sexual psychologist" Dr. Alex Schiller in this interactive bash. The doctor’s goal: getting the audience in the mood with a few choice tunes and making sure all the single people in the audience hook up. For more information, go to neversleepalone.com.

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Sat Dec 6
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Never Sleep Alone

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Talented character actor and cabaret comic Roslyn Hart plays "sexual psychologist" Dr. Alex Schiller in this interactive bash. The doctor’s goal: getting the audience in the mood with a few choice tunes and making sure all the single people in the audience hook up.

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Sat Dec 6
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 Dec 6
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The Meeting* with Justin Sayre

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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 December episode is the series's sixth annual "holiday spectacular."

  1. 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. $20 plus $12 minimum
  3. Sun Dec 7
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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 Dec 8 - Mon Feb 9
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Tori Scott: Vodka Is the Reason for the Season

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Singer-actor Tori Scott mixes classic musical-comedy warmth with a killer range. Armed with smart, saucy patter, she comes off as the best wild friend that a frazzled gay city boy could hope to find. Her latest Joe's Pub show is holiday-themed, with tunes that range from Ella Fitzgerald to Florence and the Machine.

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Mon Dec 8
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Women of Letters

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The Australian literary salon returns stateside, inviting notable women writers and performers to air their dirty laundry in the form of personal letters crafted just for the occasion. The evening’s lineup includes singer-songwriter Kristin Hersh, New York author Meg Wolitzer, comedian and writer Sara Benincasa, designer Rachel Antonoff and more; they’ll each pen “a letter to my broken rule."

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Tue Dec 9
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Ben Watt

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Ben Watt’s solo career took a three-decade detour between North Marine Drive, his 1983 debut, and its follow-up, Hendra, which arrived earlier this year. What kept him busy all that time? Everything but the Girl, for one thing. As one half of that duo with Tracey Thorn, whose first album arrived in ’84, Watt covered a lot of ground. EBTG’s bossa nova–inflected pop initially aligned the group with Sade and the Style Council—part of a smooth revolution in English music. But then Watt and Thorn switched gears, exploring jangly rock, R&B, trip-hop and several strains of dance music, establishing the duo as a unit committed to restless reinvention. After the last EBTG album came out in 1999, Watt morphed again, starting the label Buzzin’ Fly and becoming an in-demand DJ. His constant shapeshifting means that Hendra could have plausibly contained almost anything. Watt opted for an album full of sturdy, simple, guitar-driven tracks, inspired by classic singer-songwriters like David Crosby and Neil Young. Watt makes welcome diversions into Brazilian pop and ’70s piano balladry, but Hendra stays lean and focused. Watt turns up this week for a gig split between acoustic and electric formats. With the new album’s honest, affecting tracks plus 30 years of other material to draw on, expect a rich portrait of an artist in constant flux.—Elias Leight

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Tue Dec 9
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Washington Square Park Tree Lighting

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  • Free

Come in full voice to this tree-lighting ceremony, hosted by Washington Square Association. Once the lights are on, attendees will be led in song by the Rob Susman Brass Quartet.

  1. Washington Square Park W 4th St to Waverly Pl, between MacDougal St and University Pl
  2. Fri Dec 12
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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 Dec 13
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 Dec 13
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Bridget Everett and the Tender Moments

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Bridget Everett (Our Hit Parade, At Least It’s Pink), the astonishing and totally fearless mama bear of alt cabaret, returns to Joe’s Pub to belt and overshare as only she can. Not to be missed.

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Sun Dec 14
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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 Dec 20
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 Dec 20
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Sandra Bernhard Is #blessed

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The Divine Sandra is a mouthy actor, comedian and singer whose best work gives pop culture a big, sloppy kiss, while simultaneously biting it on the lip. She returns for her annual year-capping residency at Joe’s Pub, where's she'll wrap up 2014 with her blend of sentimentality, caustic wit, wistfulness and sarcasm and belt out plenty of tongue-in-cheek (or are they?) rock songs.

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Fri Dec 26 - Wed Dec 31
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