Entertainment

Brooklyn Boulders

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. 

Brooklyn Bowl

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

Prices vary

Brooklyn Steel

This 1,800-capacity concert hall opened in April 2017 with a brand new sound system and hosts live shows from both local and mainstream performing artists. Times/prices vary.

Café Carlyle

Since opening in 1955, the intimate Upper East Side cabaret has set the standard for sophisticated entertainment in an elegant setting. A Who’s Who of entertainers have spun their magic here, including such legends as Bobby Short, Elaine Stritch, Eartha Kitt and Hildegarde.

Today’s lineup continues the tradition and can run the gamut from Broadway baby Sutton Foster to folk superstar Judy Collins. Screenwriter/director Woody Allen takes a holiday from his day job and plays jazz clarinet on most Monday nights in the fall, winter and spring.

Cafe Wha?

Bands grace the stage every night at this onetime hangout of Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix. 

Every Tu at 9:15 pm: Funk Night

Every W-Su at 9 pm: The Cafe Wha? Band

Cover charges vary

Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall’s 2018-2019 season is the venerable concert hall’s 128th. Highlights:

Nov. 13: The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, with Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano

Nov. 15: Marc-André Hamelin, piano

Nov. 16: The New York Pops: “Song and Dance: The Best of Broadway”

Nov. 18: Juan Diego Flórez, tenor, and Vincenzo Scalera, piano

Nov. 19: Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andris Nelsons

Carolines on Broadway

Performances by some of the nation’s hottest headliners and up-and-coming comics. Highlights: 

Nov. 15-18: Iliza Shlesinger

Nov. 21-24: Jim Norton

Nov. 29-Dec. 2: Mo Amer

Dec. 6-8: Des Bishop

Dec. 13-16: Jay Pharoah

Dec. 20-22: Melissa Villasenor

Dec. 27-30: Dave Attell

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Spectacular

Jan. 3-5: Sinbad

Jan. 24-27: Deray Davis

Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring

(1 hr 30 mins)

Steve Cohen, “The Millionaires’ Magician,” dazzles audiences (adults only) with such tricks as mind reading and object levitation in a luxurious private hotel suite.

Schedule: F 7 & 9 pm, Sa 2, 7 & 9 pm

Tickets: $99-$180

Dress code: Jackets and ties for gentlemen, cocktail attire for ladies.

Audiences must be 12 years old and older

Chicago

(Previews began Oct. 23, 1996, opened Nov. 14, 1996)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

In the Tony Award-winning revival of the vaudeville musical—now Broadway’s longest-running American musical—two alluring jailbirds named Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly attain stardom while singing about sex and corruption.

Schedule: M-Tu, Th-F 8 pm, Sa 2:30 & 8 pm, Su 2:30 & 7 pm

Tickets: $49.50-$180

Chicago City Limits

Masters of improvisation take suggestions from the audience for an evening of interactive sketch comedy.

 

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