You probably noticed the pool reference in the title of the show Corner Pocket, but this play is about way more than a friendly game of pool. The show follows strangely-named Manayunk through her whirlwind of an afterlife, in which she finds out her husband is cheating on her, her pool shark enemy is better than her, and, oh yeah, she's been murdered.
If it sounds a little strange, that's because it is. But I can't deny that I was completely entertained throughout the whole show. Brought you by Extant Arts, who debuts Andy James Hoover's New York premiere of the show, as well as the company's own fully-staged world premiere, this show touches upon basic human instincts -- jealousy, lust, love, revenge.
Attention winos: Millbrook Winery will be having its 21st Annual wine-centric event on October 15th! And to step it up a notch, Chef Angelo Sosa (Top Chef, Top Chef All Stars) will be whipping up some to-die-for food. Working alongside Bull & Buddha (Poughkeepsie, NY) restaurant, Chef Sosa will be preparing tasty dishes to pair with some classic Millbrook wines.
Head to the Hudson Valley when the leaves begin a-changin' and try out the meal that is crafted around the wonderful Fall season. What can you expect to be eating and sipping on? Check out the fab menu below!
Support a good cause while getting beautified at World Yacht's Beauty Brunch for the Cure. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, World Yacht's Princess will be transformed into a spa retreat, complete with treatments and giveaways. Participants include Bliss 57, Vincent Longo, Jillian Wright Clinical Skincare Salon, John Barrett Salon, Hibba NYC, Minx Nails, Kiss USA, Mario Badescu, Hint Mint, Talking Rain, Save the Tatas, SexyNSeconds.com, and Sleek (that's a whole lotta participants!).
Start off the day with a delicious brunch buffet and pink champagne served on the main deck. World Yacht will be donating $2000 to Susan G. Koman for the Cure, and guests are recommended to donate, as well. All proceeds from the treatments (free, but suggested donation) will go towards the foundation. Tickets are $59 and can be purchased here.
Date: October 16th, 11:30am-2pm
September may have been slammin', but October is even better at 116. There are events galore happening at this historic venue and there is a 2-for-1 happy hour every night until 9pm (even during events). Whether you're into LOLing, poetry readings, singing your socks off, or listening to others sing their socks off, there is an event (or two, or three...) for you at 116. Check out their stellar schedule of events below!
As if there aren't enough bastards in your life, The Horse Trade Theater Group, in association with The Sopisticates, will be putting on a monthly show starring burlesque MC Bastard Keith and striptease master Madame Rosebud. These two sexual connoisseurs have looked high and low for the world's craziest, goriest, dumbest, and nakedest exploitation movies around, and during Bastardpiece Theater, you will get to see the result.
Bastardpiece Theater will take place on the second Thursday of every month at 10:30pm at UNDER St. Marks. The inaugural show is October 13th. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased here. The first show will feature The Gore-Gore Girls with guest commentator Brian Silliman.
Last Tuesday, a gala benefit for National Urban Technology Center, a national non-profit dedicated to helping provide technology for underserved youth with programs in over 700 schools across America, be honored NBA legend John Starks, with a Humanitarian Award. The 2011 Urban Tech Humanitarian Award acknowledges the work of John Starks and the John Starks Foundation as advocates for change. Both the man and the foundation strive to provide under-served youths with positive opportunities, including academic scholarships. Other honorees at this event include Jessica Isaacs, and Ramon Gonzalez. Maurice Dubois served as the emcee, while other celebrities such as Dennis Walcott, Dominic Fumusa, Richard Kind, Callie Thorne, Nadia Dajani, Steven Byrd, and more were all in attendance. The gala took place at Capitale, with a cocktail reception at 6pm, followed by dinner, the awards ceremony, and a live & silent auction at 7:30pm.
This past weekend Alfama introduced a special new Fall brunch menu, which will be served every Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm. Some of the scrumptious dishes include Alfama's signature burger and Francesinha--a traditional Portuguese steak sandwich. Check out the whole menu here.
Along with brunch, Alfama will be bringing back Fado, a soulful Portuguese musical art form. This Fall, the venue relocated and brought with it the debut of Fado Taverna at Alfama, which boasts a cozy nook beneath the restaurant that channels fado tavernas in Lisbon.
Has the title caught your attention? Have you ever wondered what's sexier than seeing hot girls being intellectual? Well, the answer is nothing. October 19th marked the second anniversary of their new home with Horse Trade Theater group. UNDER St. Marks will host a year-long special event, Painted Girls Reading, showing on the third Wesnesday (9pm) of every month.
Naked Girls Reading NYC presents an intimate live event with a monthly nude literary salon featuring readings in-the-buff by local burlesque luminaries, professional librarians, authors, and other Naked Girls. Past themes have included banned books, tween lit, and holiday presentations of A Christmas Carol.
The bimonthly dinner series, Tasting Brooklyn Dining Club, is having its Italian Classics with a Modern Reinterpretation tonight at Fornino Park Slope at 7pm. Diners will be welcomed with a housemade blueberry limoncello (who doesn't like limoncello?), accompanied by appetizers. Following this happy hour will be a five course sit-down dinner featuring duck rollatini paired with Insolia 2010 Cusumano, Sicily, among other delicious items. Dinner will be led by co-owners Chris Walsh and Dave Kearns, along with Executive Chef Kurt Eggers, who will be discussing the seasonal approach to modern Italian cuisine.
Guernsey's is putting on the auction of a lifetime. The auction house, known for many prestigious offerings, including items and paraphernalia of Princess Diana, Mickey Mantle, John F. Kennedy, and many more, is putting on a rock 'n' roll auction, with one-of-a-kind items. The auction will take place September 24th and 25th and there will be a chance to preview the auction on the 23rd.
I was able to snag an exclusive interview with Arlan Ettinger, President of Guernsey's, about the upcoming auction. Head to the auction on Saturday to bid on (or watch others) the famous Manny's Music original inscribed photographs of celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Janis Joplin, and The Rolling Stones. Manny's Music was an iconic store that contained thousands of signed photographs of music's biggest names. Also on Saturday will be original photographs of The Beatles, outfits from the band Kiss, and original letters and artwork by John Lennon.
Sunday will be dedicated to Astrid Kirchherr's original photographs of The Beatles. Astrid, who was engaged to Stuart Sutcliffe before his untimely death, produced some of the most iconic photos of The Beatles ever taken. There are nearly 1000 photos being auctioned, along with the negatives and copyrights to the photos.
How exactly does an auction like this come together? Arlan divulged that he was contacted about a year ago to meet with Astrid in Germany. Ettinger, who has been doing auctions for over 35 years, has spent his career building relationships and has learned to deal sensitively with the sentimental items of others. It took nine months to put together this particular auction.
There has been great interest in this event, from people all over the world. Luckily, with the help of LiveAuctioneers.com, people may now bid in real time from wherever they are, so even if you can't make it to good ol' NYC, you can still acquire a piece of history. People of all ages (including celebs) bid at these fun events. Check out some of the items to be auctioned!