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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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. Wed Oct 1 - Sat Dec 6
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yMusic

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  • Free

A chamber-music sextet that traipses across genre boundaries with enviable ease, yMusic celebrates a fine new album—which boasts pieces by Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Mark Dancigers and Timo Andres—with the opening set in support of sometime yMusic composer Blake Mills.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Wed Oct 1
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Chick Corea & the Vigil

  • Price band: 3/4
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If you've seen the cover art for Chick Corea's 2013 set The Vigil, the debut by his combo of the same name, then you already know what to expect here—there's truth in advertising behind that fusion-redolent image of the piano star on horseback, dressed in a Return to Forever–style suit of armor. Corea's keyboards will twinkle, the guitar will blaze, the bass will pop and your head will bob.

  1. Blue Note 131 W 3rd St, at Sixth Ave
  2. Wed Oct 1 - Sun Oct 5
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Bridget Everett: Rock Bottom

  • Rated as: 4/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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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

  1. 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. $33
  3. Wed Oct 1 - Thu Oct 16
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Basement Bhangra

  • Price band: 1/4
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DJs Rekha and Petra blend South Asian bhangra beats with hip-hop, dancehall and bass-heavy electronic rhythms at this long-running monthly soiree. The event begins with a happy hour from 7 to 9pm, and the bhangra dance lesson and party commence at 10:00pm.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Thu Oct 2
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Justin Vivian Bond: The Drift

  • Price band: 2/4
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Performer, writer and gender rebel Justin Vivian Bond has a mama-snake mixture of nurture and menace: part den mother, part cultural assassin, part offhand Cassandra. Bond's new Joe's Pub show is a stream of consciousness channeled from the spring of Tennessee Williams.

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Thu Oct 2 - Fri Oct 3
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Pam Ann: Bad Air Hostess

  • Price band: 2/4
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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 Oct 3
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Le Bingo

  • Price band: 1/4
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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 Oct 4
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Adam Enright: Good Bitch Goes Down

  • Price band: 2/4
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Actor-singer Adam Enright presents this solo cabaret packed with pop covers and original tunes about the trials and tribulations of modern gay love. John J. Caswell Jr. (God Hates This Show) directs.

  1. Joe's Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, between Astor Pl and E 4th St
  2. Sat Oct 4
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Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie's Girl

  • Price band: 2/4
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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 Oct 4
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OM + Watter

  • Price band: 2/4
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Led by bassist-vocalist Al Cisneros, a stoner-rock lifer once of Sleep, OM offers a trancey drift that comes off like skeletal doom metal mixed with an Indian raga. Experimental-rock trio Watter opens.

  1. Le Poisson Rouge 158 Bleecker St, at Thompson St
  2. Sun Oct 5
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Broadway Panhandler sale

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Prep for your next dinner party with up to 70 percent off select kitchen supplies and cookware. Find Cuisinart mini food choppers for just $15 (originally $50) and Le Creuset cast-iron soup pots ($140, from $360).

  1. Broadway Panhandler 65 E 8th St, between University Pl and Broadway
  2. Wed Oct 8 - Mon Oct 13
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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 Oct 11
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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 Oct 11
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Movement Research at the Judson Church

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  • Free

Tonight: Benjamin Kimitch, Kai Kleinbard and Jacob Slominski.

  1. Judson Memorial Church 55 Washington Sq South, at Thompson St, 10012
  2. Mon Oct 13
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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 Oct 18
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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 Oct 18
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The Joshua Light Show

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“Liquid light” artist Joshua White provided consummately trippy backdrops for Fillmore East performances during the hippie-rock era (not to mention the memorable illuminations during that acid-party scene in Midnight Cowboy). This week White aligns with some of today’s vanguard outfits for a downtown residency. Musical guests include jazz trio the Bad Plus and synth-popster Glasser (Oct 23); indie-rock mainstays Wye Oak and Woods (Oct 24); and art-punk legends Television and the heady duo of Spiritualized head J. Spaceman and Oneida drummer Kid Millions (Oct 25).

  1. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 566 La Guardia Pl, at Washington Sq South, 10012
  2. Thu Oct 23 - Sat Oct 25
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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 Oct 25
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 Oct 25
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