“The jazz corner of the world” is how Charlie Parker described this club. Highlights:
Dec. 18-25: Freddy Cole Quartet
Dec. 26-31: The Birdland Big Band with vocalist Veronica Swift
Jan. 2-5: Kurt Elling
Jan. 7-12: Marcus Roberts
Jan. 15-19: Monty Alexander
Jan. 22-26: Ann Hampton Callaway: “The Linda Ronstadt Songbook”
Jan. 29-Feb. 2: John Pizzarelli Big Band
Feb.. 5-9: John Pizzarelli Trio
The new, 100-seat performance space below Birdland Jazz Club offers a varied entertainment program, including cabaret, jazz, dance, burlesque, comedy and performances by Broadway stars and limited-run Off-Broadway productions.
Dec. 11-15: Gunhild Carling, Sweden’s “Queen of Swing”
Dec. 19-20: Slim Gambill
Dec. 21-22: Jonathan Schwartz Presents Tierney Sutton and Kate McGarry
(1 hr 45 mins, no intermission)
Now in its 25th year (opening night was Nov. 17, 1991), the show features a trio of bald blue life-forms utilizing high-energy music, props, splatters of paint, comedy and pantomime as it stretches the limits of performance art.
Schedule: M-Tu 7 pm, W-F 8 pm, Sa-Su 2, 5 & 8 pm (schedule can vary)
Tickets: $59.55-$109.55 (prices subject to change)
The best and brightest jazz luminaries perform here. Highlights:
Dec. 10-Jan. 6: Chris Botti: 14th Annual Holiday Residency
Jan. 10-13: Jimmy Heath Big Band
Jan. 15-20: Eddie Palmieri
Jan. 24-27: Duke Ellington Orchestra
Jan. 31-Feb. 3: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Feb. 5-8: Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah
Feb. 12-17: Thundercat
Feb. 19-24: David Sanborn
Among the services offered are meet-and-greet packages for some of Broadway and Off-Broadway’s hit shows. Custom packages can be designed to include walk-on roles, performing workshops for all ages and behind-the-scenes tours. Log on to broadwayplus.com for further information and to make reservations.
The online, on-demand streaming service brings live theater—more than 200 recent as well as classic musicals, plays and comedies—and exclusive live-stream content to at-home or on-the-go audiences located in the United States (at this time). BroadwayHD is currently available on Amazon Channels, all compatible Amazon Video devices, and Android and iOS mobile devices. Access is via a monthly package, yearly subscription or on a per-show basis.
See how high you can climb at Brooklyn Boulders, a rock climbing facility in Gowanus. Beginners and advanced climbers can use the 22,000 square feet of climbing surface and take fitness classes like yoga, acroyoga and capoeira. New climbers have the option of enrolling in introductory courses. Day passes are $28 and do not include equipment rental.
Bowling fans chill at this 23,000-square-foot space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that features 16 lanes, 10 Brooklyn-brewed drafts, a comfort-food menu courtesy of Blue Ribbon restaurant and live musical acts nightly on a high-tech stage.
M-W 6 pm-midnight, Th-F 6 pm-2 am, Sa 11 am-2 am, Su 11 am-midnight