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Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Month - July 2019


Things to Do on the Lower East Side This Month Photo: Mr Seb/Flickr 


Manhattan's Lower East Side is one of the most popular neighborhoods in the entire city thanks to its rambunctious nightlife and ever-growing sea of restaurants, bars, galleries, and shops. You'll never run out of things to do on the Lower East Side this month thanks to City Guide's detailed monthly guide to the neighborhood.

No Name Comedy Variety Shows @ Otto's In Manhattan - Otto’s Shrunken Head
Through June 21, 2019 - East Village

"No Name... & A Bag O' Chips" comedy / variety show producer, Eric Vetter recently announced two June shows at Otto's in Manhattan with the first - (the No Name Summer Party Edition!) on Friday, June 14th to include comics Carole Montgomery(" Funny Women Of A Certain Age" comedy showcase), Liz Miele (CD "Mind Over Melee"), Charles McBee (New York Comedy Festival) and Susan Jeremy (Just for Laughs Festival). The comedy, music and fun continues on Friday, June 21st with performers Leighann Lord ("Real Women Do It Standing Up"), illusionist Lee Alan Barrett (Coney Island Circus Sideshow) , Robby Slowik (Laughing Skull Comedy Festival) Abbi Crutchfield (Pink Collar Comedy Tour), and Ray Marshall (Orange Is The New Black). Both shows - which start at 7:00PM - will feature the sounds of The Summer Replacements" including Carl (BabyFreak) Fortunato and Fernando (Dr. Sandman) Morales Gonzalez. No Cover, No minimum and Otto's is located at 538 E 14th St (Cross Street: Between Avenue A and Avenue B) "L" subway train to First Avenue. For more info, call (212) 228-2240 or go to: ottosshrunkenhead.com; Performers subject to change, for more "No Name," info, contact (347) 885-3466 /... (read more)

Ceg Presents: Tigerman, Zr. King, Cat Dail - The Bowery Electric
July 20, 2019 - New York

This Event Is 21 And Over

Colombian Independence Day with Grupo Rebolu & Astoria Salsa Company - DROM
July 20, 2019 - New York

With some of the finest Colombian musicians in the United States, Grupo Rebolu with founders Ronald, Morris, and Johanna join their talents to lead and ensemble rich of musical traditions of their ancestors; the afro-descendants of Colombia's Caribbean coast. With the strong mesmerizing beats, of urban modern Caribbean sounds, this music goes into your system like a dose of pure contagious energy!

Gayme Show - Caveat
July 20, 2019 - New York

Join gay-ass hosts Dave Mizzoni and Matt Rogers as they gay up the straights through games and trivia. Ever talk to a straight guy and think, "Jesus Christ you're boring!" ? Two straight men enter the arena, but only one leaves with the title of Queen of the Straights. Lifelines include a Woman Who Gets It and a Wise Queer. Come witness the ultimate test of who Is honorarily GAY AS FUCK! (and guys, that's a good thing!

Japanese Vegan Festival - RESOBOX East Village
July 20, 2019 - New York

Japanese Vegan Festival Date: Saturday, July 20, 2019 Time: 11:30am - 4:00pm Location: RESOBOX East Village (91 E 3rd St, New York, NY 10003) Ticket Price: $20 (online) $30 (walk-in) Event Website: https://resobox.com/event/japanese-vegan-festival/ Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2350884458266758 Event Overview We are very excited and proud to announce the first Japanese Vegan Festival in New York! The vegan population is skyrocketing here in the United States and we decided to hold the very first New York Japanese Vegan Festival at our East Village location. As you may know, Japanese food is famous for its health benefits and many ingredients can also be used for vegan food! We will be featuring a variety of Japanese products which are Plant-based, Vegan-friendly, Gluten-free and Non-GMO! This festival will be a showcase of 100% vegan innovation, with interesting ancient Japanese ingredients for those who want to explore new possibilities with Vegan cooking! Attendees will be able to enjoy three sample meals with a $20 ticket. Materials and ingredients will also be up for sale. We will also be holding a cooking session with Keiko Tanaka, a Japane... (read more)

Neel / Picasso - Sara Kay Gallery
Through July 20, 2019 - New York

Sara Kay Gallery is pleased to present Neel / Picasso, on view from April 29 through July 20. The exhibition will feature significant portraits from private collections by the artists Alice Neel (1900-1984) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Neel and Picasso were contemporaries who transformed and revitalized portraiture. Through select paintings by both artists, this exhibition offers a revealing parallel view of two key 20th century painters.

Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989 - Grey Art Gallery, New York University
Through July 20, 2019 - New York

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprisings, Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989 is a long-awaited and groundbreaking survey that features over 200 works of art and related visual materials exploring the impact of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) liberation movement on visual culture. Presented in two parts—at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery and the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art—the exhibition features artworks by openly LGBTQ artists such as Vaginal Davis, Louise Fishman, Nan Goldin, Lyle Ashton Harris, Barbara Hammer, Holly Hughes, Greer Lankton, Robert Mapplethorpe, Catherine Opie, Joan Snyder, and Andy Warhol. On view at the Grey Art Gallery from April 24 through July 20, 2019 and at the Leslie-Lohman Museum from April 24 through July 21, 2019, the exhibition is organized by the Columbus Museum of Art.

Who's Got Next? Nyc Summer Jam 2019 - The Bowery Electric
July 21, 2019 - New York

WHO'S GOT NEXT? NYC SUMMER JAM 2019

Sleepwalkers - The Bowery Ballroom
July 21, 2019 - New York

Sleepwalkers

Sons of an Illustrious Father - The Bowery Ballroom
July 23, 2019 - New York

Sons of an Illustrious Father

Citi Summer in the Square 2019 - Union Square Park
July 25, 2019 - New York

Citi Summer in the Square, presented by the Union Square Partnership (USP), will host a vibrant mix of more than 135 free community programs. The weekly entertainment series – on Thursdays in Union Square Park from June 13th through August 8th – will offer outdoor fitness classes, live performances, family friendly activities and shows, movie nights and more.

Brasil Summerfest presents Benji & Rita - DROM
July 26, 2019 - New York

Brazilian music has a keen ability to tie the magical and surreal with the grounded and historical. New York-based composer Benji Kaplan and Brazilian singer and songwriter Rita Figueiredo pick up that vibrating, multicolored thread and weave it into fantastical new portraits of Brazil and New York on Benji & Rita, their newly released (May 10) album-length debut as a duo.

Emo Nite LA presents Emo Nite at Webster Hall - Webster Hall
July 26, 2019 - New York

Age: 16 and up Emo Nite LA presents Emo Nite at Webster Hall DATE Fri, Jul 26, 2019 DOORS | SHOW 9:00pm | 10:00pm

Tba, Cleaver/ Walker/Messerly (Of Wussy) - Pianos
July 26, 2019 - New York

This event is 21 and over Wussy is a five-piece rock and roll band comprised of ex-Ass Ponys frontman Chuck Cleaver (guitar, vocals), Lisa Walker (guitar, vocals), Mark Messerly (bass, keyboards) Joe Klug (drums) and John Erhardt (pedal steel). They formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in the early 2000's with original drummer Dawn Burman Cleaver and Walker began playing together in 2001 as a result of Cleaver's stage fright when asked to perform a brief run of solo shows. The duo's first performance was largely unplanned and yet went without incident… so they agreed to continue and expand. Mark Messerly joined in 2002 as bassist and utility man, and Dawn Burman joined on drums shortly thereafter. The four-piece has released three full-length albums and one EP on their native Cincinnati's Shake It label.

Romeo and Juliet - The Clemente Parking Lot
Through July 27, 2019 - New York

The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot returns to the Lower East Side for the 25th year with "Romeo and Juliet," directed by Lukas Raphael. The company's concept--presenting Shakespeare plays with a "poor theater" aesthetic in a working parking lot--is now widely imitated around the US and around the world, with productions as far away as New Zealand. Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:00 pm. Seats are first come, first serve.

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot - The Clemente Parking Lot
Through July 27, 2019 - New York

The Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot returns to the Lower East Side for the 25th year with "Romeo and Juliet," directed by Lukas Raphael. The company's concept--presenting Shakespeare plays with a "poor theater" aesthetic in a working parking lot--is now widely imitated around the US and around the world, with productions as far away as New Zealand. Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:00 pm. Seats are first come, first serve

Frank Lloyd Wright "Timeless" - Hashimoto Contemporary Gallery
Through July 28, 2019 - New York

For years, Spoke Art gallery, based in San Francisco and New York City, has invited artists of all mediums, from all over the world, to find inspiration in pop culture and cult classics including everything from Star Wars and Lord of the Rings to Bob’s Burgers. Their latest show focuses on the work of a figure who has stood the test of time, Frank Lloyd Wright. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and Spoke Art have joined forces to host a pop-up art exhibition, “Frank Lloyd Wright: Timeless,” in New York City. The show will feature artistic interpretations of Wright-designed buildings and guests will have an opportunity to purchase limited-edition, hand-numbered prints starting at $50. Dates: Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28 Times: Friday (7:30pm - 9pm), Saturday (6-9pm), Sunday (10am -6pm) The show features work from over a dozen international artists, with pieces designed in the style of a 1930s-era Works Progress Administration (WPA) travel poster. Some participating artists include Steve Thomas from Minnesota, George Townley from the United Kingdom; Max Dalton from Argentina; Martin Ansin from Uruguay; Nico Delort from France; Matt Taylor from the United Kingdom;... (read more)

In the Penal Colony - Fourth Street Theatre
Through July 28, 2019 - New York

The Hodgepodge Group and producer Lucy Powis will present Miranda Haymon’s In the Penal Colony at NYTW’s Fourth Street Theatre (79 East 4th Street between Bowery and 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003), July 11-28. Performances will be on Thursday, July 11 at 7:30pm, Friday, July 12 at 7:30pm, Saturday, July 13 at 2pm, Saturday, July 13 at 7:30pm, Sunday, July 14 at 2pm, Sunday, July 14 at 7:30pm, Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30pm, Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30pm, Thursday, July 18 at 7:30pm, Friday, July 19 at 7:30pm, Saturday, July 20 at 2pm, Saturday, July 20 at 7:30pm, Sunday, July 21 at 2pm, Sunday, July 21 at 7:30pm, Tuesday, July 23 at 7:30pm, Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30pm, Thursday, July 25 at 7:30pm, Friday, July 26 at 7:30pm, Saturday, July 27 at 2pm, Saturday, July 27 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, July 28 at 2pm. Tickets ($35 General; $45 Premium) are available for advance purchase at www.nytw.org or by calling 212-460-5475. The performance will run approximately 70 minutes, with no intermission. Adapted from Franz Kafka's short story of the same name, In the Penal Colony investigates the performance of power, patriarchy and punishment. Three black men convene in an unnamed penal colony, ... (read more)

Masters of Social Gastronomy - Caveat
July 29, 2019 - New York

Culinary historian Sarah Lohman and resident food scientist Jonathan Soma are the Masters of Social Gastronomy. Each month, they fearlessly take on a curious food topic, breaking down the history, science, and stories behind what we eat.

Lights - Skin and Earth Acoustic Tour - The Mercury Lounge
July 31, 2019 - New York

Always pushing boundaries, alt-pop phenomenon Lights has never shied away from a challenge. Through her first three records, Lights built an incredibly passionate fanbase, selling out tours around the world, earning 100M in U.S. streams, 200K in U.S. album sales, and two JUNO Awards, not to mention the 2M + rabid fans who follow her every move online. Yet through this success, she felt like she had more important things to say through her music but just didn't know how to get them out. Then came En, short for Enaia, a fictional character from a fictional world created in Lights' imagination that is not altogether different from herself. Throughout a year long process, she began secretly working on an unprecedented idea writing and drawing her own comic book based around this alter ego of sorts. And on top of that, just to make things more difficult -- an album to coincide with the whole thing. Thus came Skin&Earth, the Canadian singer's fourth record and her most open and vulnerable to date. "In the past, Lights wouldn't write about being angry or Lights wouldn't write a song about fighting or Lights wouldn't write about sex," she says. "So En is me in another dimension, and I was ... (read more)

Citi Summer in the Square 2019 - Union Square Park
August 01, 2019 - New York

Citi Summer in the Square, presented by the Union Square Partnership (USP), will host a vibrant mix of more than 135 free community programs. The weekly entertainment series – on Thursdays in Union Square Park from June 13th through August 8th – will offer outdoor fitness classes, live performances, family friendly activities and shows, movie nights and more.

2018-2019 AIRspace Visual Artist Residency Exhibition Opening Reception - Abrons Arts Center
Through August 04, 2019 - New York

2018-2019 AIRspace Visual Artists in Residence American Artist, Emilio Martinez Poppe, Sasha Wortzel, and Tuesday Smillie share the work they have developed during their residency period in a culminating exhibition. Exhibition is on view June 13 - August 4.

Citi Summer in the Square 2019 - Union Square Park
August 08, 2019 - New York

Citi Summer in the Square, presented by the Union Square Partnership (USP), will host a vibrant mix of more than 135 free community programs. The weekly entertainment series – on Thursdays in Union Square Park from June 13th through August 8th – will offer outdoor fitness classes, live performances, family friendly activities and shows, movie nights and more.

José Santiago Sonic - Bowery Electric
August 09, 2019 - New York

José Santiago Formerly known as R3, Jose Santiago has been gracing stages, setting recording booths on fire, and winning the hearts of many fans across the globe for over 10 years. His eclectic style has won him a plaque in the '09 Top 5 Underground Artist of the Year Awards and landed him a recording deal with Pitbull Mr. 305 Inc.'s own recording artist, Jamie Drastik under the Prospect Music Group record label. In 2010 Jose toured the states with LMFAO and by 2013 his voice was breaking airwaves featuring on DJ Suss One's "Single For Tonight" with Flo-Rida and Jamie Drastik. To add to his impressive resume, José has produced, composed, and/or co-written songs with artists like Rocnation's own UFO Fev, UK songstress Remi Lewis, and Jennifer Denali, just to name a few. Along with the change to his born name, Jose continues to reinvent his sound and has matured into a solid songwriter, one who can compete with the juggernauts of the music business. From mixtapes "New To You" and "Bullshittin In The Basement" to "Pleasure 2 Meet U" there's an apparent sense of originality and growth. Now, with the release of his latest EP "Breathe," Jose's proven he's leading his own marathon with ... (read more)

Mutual Benefit - Mercury Lounge
August 15, 2019 - New York

Early Show - 25 Years of Mercury Lounge 16+ Tickets on sale Fri, 6/7 at 12pm EST Citi® Cardmember Presale: Tues, 6/4 at 10am - Thurs, 6/6 at 10pm EST Code: Use the first six digits of your Citi® card.

Eco Tripping: Beats, Rhymes and Climate Change - Caveat
August 16, 2019 - New York

Short Hook: Ever feel burdened by the crushing weight of your own Eco? Earth has a lot to be tripping about — climate change, plastic pollution, acerbic politicization of its environmental crises — sometimes it all just makes you want to rap, dance, and philosophize your way out of the confusion. Longer description: "Eco-Tripping: Beats, Rhymes and Climate Change" is a musical showcase about the Philosophy of Ecology, produced by hip-hop / performance art duo Killin H8. They combine beats, rhymes, and monologues to make an inquiry into what we mean by "ecology" and "ecological crisis", and to explore the Nature of the Self, and the Self of Nature. Not only are we in the world, we are the world — concern for its well-being is concern for ourselves. Eco-Tripping investigates this concern in a humorous, poetic, bizarre and joyful spirit. Bio: Killin H8 (Sir Kn8 and Hila the Killa) is an NYC-based duo that crosses hip-hop with philosophy, comedy and performance art. Sir Kn8 (pronounced Sir Nate, aka Nathan Oglesby) is a writer, rapper and producer. He recently received his PhD in Classics from the CUNY Graduate Center. Hila the Killa (aka Hila Perry) is a rapper, comedian and filmmaker... (read more)

Rave Theater Festival: Sweet Lorraine - Teatro Latea
Through August 24, 2019 - New York

Sweet Lorraine is a dramatic interpretation of the final conversation had between best friends, Lorraine Hansberry and James Baldwin in Lorraine’s New York City Hospital Room in January 1965. The play is set one week prior to Lorraine’s passing from pancreatic cancer and explores the complex, dynamic and often heated relationship between these two prolific, creative giants and American Artists and Activists. Teatro Latea 107 Suffolk Street, 2nd Floor NYC, NY 10002 8/10 - 2:15pm 8/13 - 9:15pm 8/17 - 7pm 8/19 - 7pm 8/24 - 12:45pm


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