WEEKEND PICKS
Event Preview: Snarky Puppy at The ARC
HAPPENINGS
NYC Spring Music Festival To Launch This March

The start of Spring in New York City is set to be an event-filled one, as the NYC Spring Music Festival hits the city. The festival, running throughout March, will hold shows spanning genres, with everything from EDM to classical playing for music lovers in the city. The event is also being held for a great cause, with the funds raised by tickets supporting Education Through Music, a music education nonprofit that partners with, and provides music education as a core subject for inner-city schools. Lineups have not been released at this time, but stay tuned for more information about the festival.

THE HOT SPOT
Jazz Night at The Roosevelt


The Golden Age of Hollywood is back and it’s staying at The Roosevelt. Ops manager Jarrett Stuhl and his team have put together Jazz Nights at The Roosevelt, a four-week limited engagement featuring live jazz, delicious cocktail specials, and the ol’ one-two punch of oysters & ambience. With eight separate outlets for food and drink at the Roosevelt it’s hard to stay in one spot, but step into this lobby any Tuesday night this month and prepare yourself for your first truely beautiful experience of 2014.

THE HOT SPOT
A Jazzy Night to Sooth the Soul!


Amidst the city that never sleeps sits a cozy lounge in South Beach called The Flat. The dual artists that graced our ears during the Miami Heat's national championship, Winter Music Coference, and at Harlem's own Apollo theatre will now be taking the stage at The Flat Miami. Every Wednesday night Big Brooklyn Red and Max Farber will give us a taste of beautiful soulful sounds.

Farber is a pianist with 20 years of experience playing a variety of music-anywhere from salsa, rock,and jazz, this musician will sure to please you! This famed artist has headlined across South Florida and even at the Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.

WEEKEND PICKS
Chicago Weekend Roundup: November 8-10 2013

Friday, November 8th

Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

Grammy nominated guitarist Johnny Lang takes the stage at the House of Blues. A skilled musician, Lang has toured with The Rolling Stones, B.B. King and Jeff Beck and is known for his blues and gospel music. Indigenous supports. Doors 7:30PM, Show 9PM. $42.50 advance, $45 door. 17+.

House of Blues Chicago, 329 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60654

Saturday, November 9th

Stop by Chicago's premium nightspot Castle for a night out with Hook N Slight. $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door. Dress: upscale. 21+. 10PM.

THE HOT SPOT
A Seductive, Glamour-Filled Way to Spend Hump Day

Last night revelers and burlesque connoisseurs from all over the city headed down to the Meatpacking District for the one year anniversary of the French eatery, Brasserie Beaumarchais’ weekly night of burlesque, Nuit Blanche. The glamorous atmosphere of Beaumarchais on a Wednesday evening is an exciting, eye candy-filled way to finish out Hump Day. With flowing bottles of champagne, French fare, and alluring burlesque performances by New York nightlife sensation, Dances of Vice this is one dinner party that is not to be missed. The dancers, described as being a “decadent menagerie of illustriously costumed dancers” change weekly, in accordance to a weekly theme with a sultry tone, to entertain and titillate diners and bar patrons. Past themes of Nuit Blanche includes Film Noir, Pretty in Plumes, and Moonglow.

CULTURE CLUB
Up and Coming Shows in the City

Spotlight on Town Hall: To commemorate the Department of the Interior's recent designation of The Town Hall as a National Historic Landmark Site, The Trustees of The Town Hall Foundation will honor the site with a free concert event showcasing the vibrant NYC performing arts scene. The show will feature performances from the Broadway productions of Chicago, and The Phantom of the Opera, as well as Off-Broadway's Avenue Q, The New York City Gay Men's Chorus, The Town Hall Broadway's Rising Stars Chorus and more. The event will be hosted by NY1 anchor Roma Torre and will also feature a special performance by Smash star and Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan. Tickets, which are free to the public, become available at Noon on March 25th at The Town Hall box office. The show will take place on March 28th at 6pm at The Town Hall.

THE BAND AID
The New Sound of Rock 'n Roll

Have you ever felt what it's like to be on the cusp of something huge? Something that, if nurtured, encouraged, and let run wild, will be bigger than anything you could imagine? Well, take a listen to Capital Moustache and their wall of imagined sound and you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. With the self-release of their debut album Double Ghost, Capital Moustache tears through established genres of sound and have built a fiery, powerful space all their own. The best part is all of us are welcome to live there. It's time you met the new sound of Rock 'n Roll with it's pioneers Steve Discenza (lead guitar), Tom Matarazzo (rhythm guitar), John LaPolla (bass), Jim Roden (drums), and Leann Kalpakis (vocals).

CULTURE CLUB
New Art Exhibit Honors Jazz Icon Louis Armstrong

Jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong would have celebrated his 111th birthday last week were he still alive. Luckily, his music lives on and Resorts World Casino decided to throw a bash in his honor. The casino recently unveiled an art exhibit in their Fifth Avenue Atrium comprised of iconic photos of the musician from all around the world.

The small opening event hosted the media along with the Louis Armstrong House Quartet, who serenaded event attendees with classic Armstrong tunes. The exhibit will be featured in the atrium permanently, with classic Louis tunes playing for a week. “Though Armstrong was born in New Orleans, it was Queens, he chose to call home,” said Michael Speller, Resorts World Casino president.

CULTURE CLUB
Get Jazzed Up at Kitano

The Kitano Hotel has introduced its newest venture, Jazz at Kitano, an enjoyable supper club located in a historic townhouse next to the hotel. The venue, which has received top reviews by The Wall Street Journal, features nightly jazz performances along with Pan-Asian cuisine.

Delectable dishes such as the famous Pupu Platter and assorted sashimi, pastas, and meats are all available for hungry patrons, along with a selection of specialty cocktails.

Seductively named 'tails include Between the Sheets (Bacardi dark, brandy, Cointreau, lemon juice) and the Millionaire (Meyer's Jamaican rum, apricot brandy, sloe gin, lime juice), but you can also order up your standard Negroni and a draught beer. Whether you are interested in a jazzy dinner during the week or a Sunday brunch, Jazz at Kitano caters to every schedule...just look at all their options above!

Check out the full schedule and more information here.