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Art, Culture & Fun: The Haitian Way

Although New York City is heralded as a global city (and it is), it can be close to impossible to witness different cultural aesthetics on the nightlife scene. In a city that witnesses the execution of a plethora of events every night, you'll usually find in abundance the edge meets glam personality that the city is renowned for. But after one too many VIP happy hours on the rooftop of palatial hotels and launches for products and indie publications whose names you won't be able to recall the morning after, one starts wondering if this is as good as this scene can get. Well, I'm to tell you, no -- not quite.

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Get Your Fill of Theatre in November

You may know Horse Trade Theatre group from their provocative burlesque shows, but they've got a whole lot more tricks up their sleeve. This November is packed to the gills with one-of-a-kind shows, no matter what you are looking for. Check out the schedule below and then reserve your tickets here.


The Skinny
Wednesday, November 2 @ 8pm $10
The Kraine Theater (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.

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November at 116

November is all the rage at 116 MacDougal. There are events up the wazoo 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 till you have no voice or listening to others sing till they drop, there is an event (or two, or three...) for you at 116. Check out their schedule of events below!

For laughs:
Mondays 11/07, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28, 8pm
Gaslight Refueled
Live stand-up with comics from Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, Howard Stern Show, NBC, BBC, WeTV, and more. Vicky Kuperman hosts. Karaoke follows!
No cover, no drink minimum, 2 for 1 drinks until 9pm

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October Overdrive at 116

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!

Mondays, 8pm

Gaslight Refueled

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September is Slammin' at 116

September may mean that it's time to go out with that extra sweater in tow, but there's no need to carry a frown when you're headed to 116 MacDougal. With their September line-up of events, there's something for everyone to look forward to.Even better, there is no cover for their weekly events.

Mondays: Hit up Gaslight Refueled (8pm) for live stand-up comedy with funny peeps from Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, NBC, and more, with host Vicky Kuperman.

Tuesdays: Hit up Open Mic (6pm) where the legendary Gaslight stage plays host to singers, poets, comics, and storytellers with host Manoo Halati.

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Black Ice hosts One Mic, One Night for Youth Poets

After months of writing and preparing, the students of Woodrow Wilson Highschool are ready to present their spoken word pieces for their showcase at the IDEA Performing Arts Center in Camden, NJ. "One Mic, One Night" takes place on Friday, Febraury 11th from 7-9PM with a suggested $8 donation. The EducationWorks poetry group, led by Chase Vincent, is part of an after-school performing arts program. Aptly named "The Village," students meet weekly to develop their dance, acting, and writing skills.

Black Ice, of HBO's Def Poetry Jam, met with the students for their Feb 7th practice performances to share words and his journey to becoming the first poet signed to Def Jam records. The students then took the stage to share poetry about love, family life, mourning, and self-confidence. Black Ice praised the group for speaking on their personal experiences and encouraged them to memorize their work in order to bring new life and energy to their writing. Ice will also serve as the Emcee for "One Night, One Mic" this Friday.