Horse Trade Theater Group always brings it for theater junkies and this month is no different. Celebrate Spring by broadening your mind with a variety of shows all month long. From comedy, to variety, to burlesque, there's a little something for everyone. Check out the schedule below and don't forget to purchase your tickets here!
Wednesday, May 9 @ 8pm $10
The Red Room (85 East 4th Street)
The Skinny is a political comedy talk show with a twist: The host, Peter DeGiglio, is just an average schnook struggling to wrap his head around the events that shape our world. Joining him is a discussion panel of real life experts and a plethora of wacky variety acts.
DIE: Roll to Proceed is the show to see in NYC. Presented by Ashley C. Williams (aka the Human Centipede) and Mind the Art Entertainment, this comedy adventure allows the audience to choose the direction of the story. The audience will roll a die at pivotal moments in the show to determine the outcome. There are 72 different versions, guaranteeing that no two performances are the same!
Hey New Yorkers, looking for a groovy experience outside the norm? Trip out this weekend at Nitehawk Cinema for Jodorowsky's psychedelic epic, The Holy Mountain. The show is sure to awaken your senses and will feature a live soundscape performance by Long Distance Poision on Friday and Saturday nights at 12am. And don't freak about the late-night showing because by the time the movie starts, the booze will already have been flowing for hours and you can chow down and drink up as you watch the film.
Alejandro Jodorowsky's films are noted for their psychedelics, and The Holy Mountain is no exception. You can expect bloodshed, nudity, and plenty of imagination in this film. Jodorowsky plays a Christ figure who journeys through giant sets, beautiful locations, and kaleidoscope colors. Long Distance Poison, who will be accompanying the movie, is made up of Nathan Cearley, Erica Bradbury, and Casey Block. They bring together convergent psychedelic and electronic energies to perfectly complement the film.
This week Manhattan Lincoln and Chef Wolfgang Ban of Seasonal and Edi & The Wolf hosted a special Dine and Drive event, showcasing the all new Lincoln 2012 MKZ Hybrid. Guests enjoyed delicious hand-picked wine paired with small appetizers by Chef Ban upon arrival and were able to walk around and car-gaze at Manhattan Automobile Company.
Appetizers included porkbelly, beef tartar, king crab, oysters, tomato bread with basil, and beet gazpacho. Some of the wines accompanying the dishes include Steininger Riesling Sekt, Forstreiter Gruner Veltliner Grand Reserve 2010, and Wieninger Pinot Noir Select 2008, just to name a few.
June 4th brings the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards to NYU at the Skirball Center for Performing Arts at 7:30pm. Liza Minnelli will be honored with its Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award! We all know Liza (who didn't love her in recent endeavour Arrested Development?), winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a special "Legends" Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards, and an Emmy. Now that's impressive. In film, television, and on stage, Liza has won critical acclaim, as well as a following of fans.
Granduca di Sicilia, Sicilian-style Italian eatery, opened up to the masses last week and aims to bring authentic Sicilian eats to New Yorkers. Restauranteur Ettore Manuli operates a similar restaurant in Taormina, Italy. You can expect to find imported goods from the region in his new resto - from ingredients to art to fountains. Objects of Sicilian folklore are strewn throughout the eatery, including a horse-drawn cart, hand carved puppets, and a life-size boat, all on display.
Spring is here, and the best way to celebrate is to glug down tons of beer, learn (and taste) different wines, and of course, watch sexy burlesque dancers do their thing! Okay, maybe the beer drinking is the only thing you normally do, but everything else is sure to be a good addition to your springtime traditions!
The Naked Truth: A game/burlesque show unlike any other. The show features burlesque star Julie Atlas Muz, and is hosted by Jonny Porkpie at The Triad. It will also feature Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey, Peekaboo Pointe, Bunny Buxom and Satira Sin. Audience members will be hypnotized by the moves of these performers as they take the stage. Lucky attendees can also partake of the action when they come on stage to take part in an interactive game show that has them attempting to expose (and guess) the performers' most intimate secrets (let's hope you don't have too many of your own!). All your hard detective work won't go unrewarded--awesome prizes will be given away! The show starts April 21st, with performances happening the third Saturday of each month until June. Tickets are $35 (general admission) and $45 (premium seating), and can be purchased here. It's time to uncover...The Naked Truth!
Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club is officially re-opening its proverbial doors tomorrow, April 14th. The beach club, right next to South Street Seaport, will be open Fri-Sun for the rest of the month, and beginning May 4th, it will thankfully be open seven days a week from 12pm-3am. This outdoor summer hub will be launching a new menu with additional beers on tap, as well as a slew of fun events.
Beekman has two 25 and 60 foot bars, fire pits, flat screen TVs, foosball, and ping pong tables to ensure your never-ending amusement. Beekman Beach will now have its own private entrance and bar for exclusive events and on May 27th (Memorial Day weekend), the venue will launch its first Bikini Brunch Beach Party, which will take place every Sunday for the summer. Get decked out in your best swimwear and enjoy music from NYC's top DJs.
On April 4th, Blu Cafe by Tavalon, the popular e-commerce premium tea purveyor officially opened their first US tea bar (in addition to 2 cafes in South Korea). But this ain't your average tea party. Some of the unique bevvies on the menu include tea sodas, which are house made tea syrups infused into soda water, with flavors such as peachy oolong, summer fruits, crimson punch, and jasmine dream. They even offer up tea floats, comprised of tea soda and tea-flavored froyo. Other unique creations include the Upper West Side Detox (NYC breakfast tea with Korean ginger slices), Breakfast Cereal Tea (ground Job's tears grains infused into hot frothy milk), and a Roiboos or coconut mate latte for the caffeine-crazy. Iced tea options are also available, with flavors including the MoTeajo (iced green tea with lemongrass, peppermint, or lime) and can be transformed into bubble tea for an additional charge.
Relive your childhood fantasies with a performance of classic The Secret Garden. For a limited time only, from May 5th- 19th, the Astoria Performing Arts Center will fascinate audiences with the tale of Mary and her secret, magical garden.
Taking place in 1906 at a lonely manor, Archibald Craven is saddened by the loss of his wife and his crippled son. All this changes when he must take in young Mary, whose parents passed away. The union will change their lives forever.