See delightful dances at the New York Gypsy Festival
For its 11th year, the rollicking celebration of Gypsy culture and heritage gathers at Drom for perfomances by the prodigious French/North African brass band Fanfaraï, Spanish flamenco dancers Memoria Antigua and other acts from Algeria, Poland and more.
Drom, 85 Ave A, 8pm, $15, $20 at the door
Celebrate the return of Dave Chapelle
In the years since the demise of Chappelle's Show, this comic's mystique has grown almost as much as his fans' reverence. He laid low until last year, when his Oddball Festival gigs proved that his incisive mind and delivery had not suffered. Some things are different—he's ripped, and he smokes like a fiend now—but anyone going to this show not just to hear him say "I'm rich, bitch" will be satisfied. Tickets are sold out, but there are plenty to be had on sites like StubHub.
Gramercy Theater, 127 E 23rd St, 9, 11:30pm, $66
Rock out with Tears for Fears
Tears for Fears, perhaps the ultimate ’80s-radio band, has a considerable bundle of radio hits, all of which will surely be rolled out tonight. But to truly appraise the value of Tears for Fears, just look to the up-and-coming scene for signs of the band's influence in fractured popsters like Matador signee Perfume Genius.
The Capitol Theatre, 149 Westchester Ave, 8pm, $65–$125