Entertainment

Jazz at Kitano

Well-known groups and soloists perform in the intimate hotel jazz club.

Sets: W-Sa 8 & 10 pm

Cover charge: $17 W-Th, $20 food and beverage minimum; $32 F-Sa, plus $20 food and beverage minimum.

M open jam 8-11:30 pm ($15 food and beverage minimum)

Tu piano solo series ($15 food and beverage minimum)

Su jazz brunch buffet noon-2:30 pm

Jazz Standard

An eclectic lineup of world-class artists performing classic jazz to funk, R&B, blues and more, plus Blue Smoke restaurant’s award-winning barbecue. Every M: “Mingus Mondays” concert series.

Sets: 7:30 & 9:30 pm nightly

 

Joe’s Pub

This performance space in the Public Theater boasts eclectic entertainment.

May 8-11: Justin Vivian Bond: “A Star Is Borned”

May 24-25: Joey Arias: No Smoking

May 19-21: Bridget Everett and The Tender Moments

May 24-25: Joey Arias: “No Smoking”

May 28-29, 31: Shaina Taub

Joyce Theater

The respected venue, devoted exclusively to modern and contemporary dance, welcomes renowned companies from the United States and abroad. Highlights in the 2018-2019 season:

Sept. 24-Oct. 13, 2018: NY Quadrille, featuring John Jasperse Projects (Sept. 24-28), A.I.M. (Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener (Oct. 2-6), Beth Gill (Oct. 4-7) and Donna Uchizono Company (Oct. 10-13)

Oct. 17-21: Sankofa Danzafro

Oct. 23-25: Pontus Lidberg Dance

King Kong

(Previews began Oct. 5, 2018, opened Nov. 8, 2018, closes Aug. 18, 2019)

(2 hrs 15 mins)

Beauty tames the beast when a maverick filmmaker, a young actress and the legendary 20-foot-tall, 2,000-pound gorilla come home to New York in the new musical, based on the 1932 novel by Merian C. Cooper.

Schedule: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $69-$175

Knickerbocker Bar & Grill

Top jazz musicians perform at this comfy steak house and bar, a Greenwich Village staple since 1977.

Knitting Factory

The multilevel music club features a wide-ranging mix of performances. Times/prices vary.

Landmark's Sunshine Cinema

A former Yiddish vaudeville theater, movie palace and latterly a hardware warehouse, the 1898 Lower East Side building has been converted into a destination state-of-the-art five-screen art house specializing in first-run independent and foreign films. Filmgoers are also treated to an on-site Japanese rock garden and city views from a third-floor glass annex. Times/prices vary.

Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club New York

The 10,000-square-foot gentlemen’s club, with a casual vibe, features more than 100 exotic entertainers, a brass pole on the main stage, VIP seating, private fantasy suites and a rooftop cigar lounge.

Hours: M-F 6 pm-4 am, Sa 8 pm-4 am, Su 8 pm-2 am

Cover charges vary

Late Night With Seth Meyers

Saturday Night Live vet Seth Meyers hosts the talk show, featuring an opening monologue, guest interviews, musical acts and general hilarity. Advance tickets to a live taping (typically Mon-Thurs) can be reserved online. A limited number of tickets for the monologue rehearsal are distributed on taping days at 12:30 p.m. at the NBC Experience Store (30 Rockefeller Plz.). Standby tickets to a live taping, which do not guarantee admission, are distributed at the 49th Street entrance of the NBC Experience Store on taping days at 9 a.m.

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