Entertainment

Anthology Film Archives

Skip the latest blockbusters and catch up on avant-garde and experimental cinema at this East Village center for film study and preservation. Throughout the year, Anthology screens its Essential Cinema collection as well as retrospectives, series and special events such as themed movie marathon celebrations of artists’ works. Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show. 

Apollo Theater

The historic Harlem venue has launched a myriad of legendary performers, including James Brown, Ella Fitzgerald and Michael Jackson.

Every W at 7:30 pm: Amateur Night talent competition.

Apologia

(Previews begin Sept. 27, 2018, opens Oct. 16, 2018, closes Dec. 16, 2018)

Stockard Channing stars as a renowned art historian, whose tell-all memoir about her past as a 1960s radical activist and political protester fails to mention her two sons. Neglected in print, as they were when they were when growing up, her sons harbor deep-seated resentments which flare up when they gather to celebrate their mother’s birthday. Alexi Kaye Campbell’s family drama, a hit in London, makes its New York debut.

Schedule: Tu-Sa 7:30 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $79-$89

Arlene’s Grocery

Several bands, running the gamut from hard rock to indie, old-school to alt and country to punk, perform nightly at this Lower East Side music club and dive bar, housed in a former grocery and butcher shop.

Every M at 10 pm: Live-band rock ’n’ roll karaoke

Arthur's Tavern

This nightclub and piano bar hosts live jazz, blues, Dixieland and R&B every night of the week, in the same tavern space since 1937.

Hours: Tu-Sa 7 pm-3 am, Su & M 8 pm-3 am

Admission: No cover, two-drink minimum per set. Cash only.

Avenue Q

(2 hrs 15 mins)

People and puppets live together on a fictitious New York City block in this uproarious Tony Award-winning musical satire for adults.

Schedule: M, W-F 8 pm, Sa 2:30 & 8 pm, Su 3 & 7:30 pm

Tickets: $75.50-$125

A limited number of rush tickets are available at the box office for each performance.

BAM Next Wave Festival

(Oct. 3-Dec. 23, 2018)

The annual cutting-edge fest boasts international opera, theater, dance and music engagements at the Brooklyn-based urban arts center. Most performances are either world, US or New York premieres.

Opera Highlights:

Oct. 31, Nov.. 1, 3-4, at BAM Harvey Theater: “Satyagraha,” an opera in three acts by Philip Glass

Dec. 5, 6, 8 & 9, at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House: “Greek,” Mark-Anthony Turnage’s 1988 two-act opera in Scottish Opera/Opera Ventures’ new production 

Theater Highlights

Bar Next Door at La Lanterna di Vittorio

A romantic spot offering a private bar, a lengthy menu of Italian food specialties and live jazz nightly. 

Barcade

Arcade games and craft beer have been running the gamut since 2004 at this dimly-lit gaming station, where a full gastropub food menu complements more than 25 rotating craft brews and more than 50 classic arcade and pinball games. 

Barcade

Arcade games and craft beer have been running the gamut since 2004 at this dimly-lit gaming station, where a full gastropub food menu complements more than 25 rotating craft brews and more than 50 classic arcade and pinball games. 

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