Entertainment

Lincoln Center

The New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera all make their home at this grand cultural complex, where you can hear some of the greatest opera singers, see world-class theater, and become enthralled by some of the finest ballet dancers in the word. 

Lincoln Center Out of Doors

(July 24-Aug. 11, 2019)

Free alfresco music and dance events are on offer at the annual festival in the Lincoln Center campus. Highlights:

July 24: Lalah Hathaway Sings Donny Hathaway

July 25: Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” in Spanish with English subtitles

July 26: Jeff Tweedy and Helen Gillet

July 27: “Look at My Soul: The Latin Shade of Texas Soul”

July 28: Las Caras Lindas de Mi Gente Negra

Aug. 1: Blood Orange and Kelsey Lu

Littlefield

The 6,200-square-foot converted warehouse is part performance venue, part art gallery and part bar. The space hosts comedy shows, concerts, readings, experimental theater productions and art exhibits among other events. Mixologist Tona Palomino is responsible for the selection of microbrews, sake, wine and cocktails available at the bar. Tickets for events are available online or at the door. 

Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge

Twenty-six lanes, 11 billiards and Ping-Pong tables, sleek furnishings, flat-screen TVs and a menu that includes sliders, tacos, wings and nachos, as well as cocktails, beer and wine, create a festive party atmosphere.

Hours: Su-W noon-midnight, Th noon-1 am, F & Sa noon-2 am

Madison Square Garden

The entertainment and sporting venue hosts a monthly residency by Billy Joel, as well as other concerts and live events in The Hulu Theater at MSG and in its arena, which is home to the New York Rangers and New York Knicks. Visit team websites for schedules and tickets.

Highlights in the Arena: 

July 11: Billy Joel

July 12-13: Jennifer Lopez: “It’s My Party”: The Live Celebration Tour

July 24: Michael Buble

July 25-26: John Mayer

Magnet Theater

Improv comedy shows nightly. Cover charges vary. Free introductory classes in improvisation are also offered several times a week; open to all, no experience necessary.

Manilow Broadway

(July 26-Aug. 17)

Barry Manilow, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter, returns to the Great White Way for 17 performances.

July 26-27 8 pm

July 28, 30-31 7 pm

Aug. 2-3 8 pm

Aug, 4, 6-7 7 pm

Aug. 9-10 8 pm

Aug. 11, 13-14 7 pm

Aug. 16-17 8 pm

Mean Girls

(Previews began March 12, 2018, opened April 8, 2018, tickets on sale thru July 7, 2019)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Tina Fey has written the book for the musical, adapted from her screenplay for the 2004 movie of the same name about popularity among teenagers in an Illinois high school. Newbie Cady Heron is taken up by the school’s most elite clique, The Plastics, but is this the pink pack she really wants to hang with? Fey’s husband, Jeff Richmond, has written the music.

Schedule thru Sept. 23, 2018: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Mercury Lounge

This bar/concert hub hybrid is known as a launching pad for New York rockers who've hit it big in the past decade or so—from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Interpol to The Strokes—so those here for a show always have a chance of seeing the next big act. The 250-capacity dance floor gets loud and crowded, filled with all types of music lovers (postpunk rockers to an alternative crowd to old school rockers), but if you can't take the bass, step away from the speakers. See website for schedule of events.

Mezzrow

Named for Milton “Mezz” Mezzrow (1899-1972), the American jazz clarinetist and proponent of New Orleans jazz, the intimate club in Greenwich Village is actually a jazz piano room and lounge.

Sets: Nightly 9 pm-midnight

Cover charge: $20

Happy hour music set: Nightly 7:30-8:45 pm, no music charge.

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