Groundhog Day? We’ve Got The Cure!

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Groundhog Day? We’ve Got The Cure!

Another New York winter is in full swing, and the buzz of New Year’s resolutions has already started to wear off. It’s the time of year when we can get sucked into a monotonous daily cycle that makes us feel stuck repeating the same frigid day over and over again, longing for some variety.

Luckily, New York City is as vibrant a scene for arts, entertainment and food right now as it has been all year; you’ve just got to find that motivation to make moves instead of spending yet another night on the couch watching Netflix.

Groundhog Day? We’ve Got The Cure - Bill Murray 2

As Groundhog Day approaches, it’s appropriate to remember that when it comes to making the best of a grim winter, there’s no better example than Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, played by Bill Murray. The narcissistic weatherman can’t stop reliving Groundhog Day in the less-than-thrilling Punxsutawney, PA, home of the famous rodent weatherman Punxsutawney Phil, who crawls out of his cage and lets Americans know if they can expect an early spring. Unfortunately for Connors, he can’t escape Punxsutawney. Or Groundhog Day, for that matter. But as he’s forced to confront himself in the midst of an implausible existential dilemma, he finds that every day is full of opportunity, no matter how dreary it may seem.  

If Phil can max out his life in tiny Punxsutawney, you can make it happen in NYC. New York actually has its very own Groundhog Day celebration; every Feb. 2, Staten Island Chuck, a resident groundhog (also known as Charles G. Hogg) at the Staten Island Zoo, predicts whether six more weeks of winter are in store. The tradition dates back nearly 40 years on Staten Island, but it’s also just one of the many events that will keep New Yorkers entertained, whether spring comes early or not.

Dig into our list of the most fun winter activities New York has to offer. And don’t forget your booties, ‘cause it’s cold out there today.

Winter Jam

“There’s talk of a blizzard.”

New York winters can seem at their most dismal this time of year. Regardless of whether the rest of the city experiences a winter on Feb. 1, a mountain of snow in Central Park will lie at the center of this free winter sports festival open to the public. Attendees can watch live ice sculpting or participate in a variety of activities, including ice bowling, sledding, flag football and even skiing.

Fourth Annual Best of Brooklyn Festival

“Sweet vermouth, rocks, with a twist, please.”

No matter what your drink of choice is (or whether you make a toast to the groundhog or world peace), the mouthwatering tastes and craft brews featured at the Best of Brooklyn Festival this year will keep New Yorkers plenty busy the day before Groundhog Day. Industry City (located at 274 36th Street in Brooklyn), will showcase some of the hottest breweries, restaurants and businesses in Brooklyn. You’ve got one day to take it all in.

Screening of Groundhog Day at Transmitter Brewing’s Pizza, Wine and Movie Night

“Rise and shine campers, and don’t forget your booty’s, ‘cause it’s cold out there today.”

If you’re looking to get active on Groundhog Day this year, celebrate the leap year on Feb. 29 at Transmitter Brewing, where the comedy classic will be screening at 7:30 pm. While Phil Connors can’t seem to get rid of Groundhog Day, Leap Year only comes once every four years, so take advantage of this deal for a fun-filled Saturday night!

Big Apple Circus

“Don’t drive angry!”

You might not catch a groundhog driving a pick-up, but the Big Apple Circus will probably showcase just about everything else during its run at the Lincoln Center this year. Take a break from the cold and escape into the odd world of trapeze artists, strong men and miraculous human feats.

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Date Night

“Intelligent, supportive, funny. Me, me, me.”

Once again, if Phil Connors can get creative with date night in Punxsutawney, PA, you’ve got no excuses when it comes to whipping up a date night to remember with New York’s endless stream of shows, museums and activities. If you’ve already explored The MET recently, check out The Brooklyn Museum, The Guggenheim or maybe The Whitney. Take your partner on a dream-like ice skating trip in Central Park,  and cap things off at the classic Greenwich Village Comedy Club (99 MacDougal Street) for All-Star Standup Comedy, the club’s signature show featuring NewYork’s standup headliners and a dazzling line-up of special guests. And, unlike Phil, you’ll know your partner will have some good memories the next day.

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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: January 24-26

Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: January 24-26

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No weekend plans? Check out our selection of what’s hot this weekend in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.

This Is Hip Hop Volume 2

January 24, 8:00 pm
Apollo Theater, New York, NY

Back after a critically acclaimed debut last year, This Is Hip Hop raises the roof once again on the legendary Apollo Theater. Headliner Rick Ross takes the world famous stage to present a line-up of iconic MCs known for their mastery. Don’t miss what the Apollo calls a “one-of-a-kind concert series for true hip-hop enthusiasts.”

Get Tickets To This Is Hip Hop Volume 2 This Weekend Here!

Premier Boxing Champions: Danny Garcia vs. Ivan Redkach

January 25, 5:05 pm
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

Stakes are high when former champion Danny Garcia takes on Ukrainian southpaw Ivan Redkach to reclaim the world champion welterweight boxing title. Co-features with super welterweights Jarrett Hurd and Francisco Santana, and super bantamweights Stephen Fulton and undefeated Arnold Khegai make this a showdown in Brooklyn to remember. 

Check out our interview with Danny Garcia as takes you behind the ring of the Premier Boxing Champions.

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Year of the Golden Rat: Nai-Ni Chen Dance

January 25 & January 26, 2:00 pm
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ

It’s officially the Year of the Rat when Chinese New Year gets underway January 25 – and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center is playing host to a weekend of cultural events not to be missed. The groundbreaking Asian American Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company takes the stage with contemporary artistry and athleticism for two matinee performances Saturday and Sunday.

Eastern-meets-Western musical traditions come alive with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and music director Xian Zhang Saturday evening, with pre-show entertainment to usher in the Lunar New Year.

Chinese New Year celebrations continue in and around town, culminating with the 20th Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival in Lower Manhattan

Visiting Chinatown? On The Go With Chris Manzo gives you all the tips you need for an  unforgettable adventure.

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Cashmere Cat - Hot Music Ticket This Weekend

Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: January 17-20

No weekend plans? Check out our selection of what’s hot this weekend in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.

Cashmere Cat

January 17, 7:00 pm
Webster Hall, New York, NY

Norwegian DJ and producer Cashmere Cat’s early tunes, a bevy of chillwave tracks, have given way to collaborations with huge names like Ariana Grande, Tory Lanez and Major Lazer. Catch him spinning the songs that have made him a main player on the music scene this weekend.

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Brooklyn Nets v. Philadelphia 76ers

January 20, 3:00 PM
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

Take advantage of the MLK holiday weekend and witness some East Coast rivalry in action. The 76ers are coming to Brooklyn to face off against the Nets, who desperately need to protect their playoff spot. This could be helped by star player, Kyrie Irving, finally returning from injury within the week.

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All Star Stand Up Comedy at Greenwich Village Comedy Club

January 17, 8:00 pm
Greenwich Village Comedy Club, New York, NY

A ticket to All Star Stand Up Comedy transports the best in comedy to the very stage in front of you. Catch the lineup of top comedy headliners, from the likes of MTV, HBO and Comedy Central in this cozy underground bar.

Get Tickets To See The Show This Weekend Here!

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Off-Broadway Review: The Office! A Musical Parody

Off-Broadway Review: The Office! A Musical Parody

The Office! A Musical Parody Weaves Together TV Show’s Best Moments for a Night of Nostalgia

To perform a musical parody of one of the most iconic TV comedies of the last two decades in a theater full of the show’s diehard fans is a gutsy move. In a 2016 interview, three years after “The Office” had ended, John Krasinski recalled the nervousness he had going into auditions for the role of Jim Halpert.

The one thing that made him more nervous than the audition itself, he said, was the prospect of being part of an American remake of a British TV series that he loved so much.  

Krasinski recalled his feelings that “Americans have a tendency to really screw these opportunities up.”

“I don’t know how I’ll live with myself if they screw this show up and ruin it for me,” Krasinski said.

The cast of The Office! A Musical Parody might have gotten a taste of that nervousness with their off-Broadway production that is running at The Theater Center at 50th and Broadway.

While parodying the hilarious, deadpan sitcom might be risky from a critical standpoint, the show undoubtedly provides fans with a fun-loving, up-close and personal look into the Scranton, PA offices of Dunder Mifflin, one that exchanges much of the show’s comical drudgery for a show packed with boisterous, goofy interactions and references to the show’s iconic moments.

With appearances from “Prison Mike” and a number dedicated to “Threat Level Midnight” (rebranded as Threat Level Mid-Afternoon), the actors keep audience members hooked on their own fondest memories of the Dunder Mifflin universe.

The show covers a lot of ground in less than two hours, mixing and matching narratives to weave together a story that stays true to the essence of the characters while maximizing its ability to touch on as many moments, relationships and storylines as possible. A pitiful yet lovable chili-bowl Kevin becomes a recurring character toward the end of the show, a goofy storyline exaggeration that entertained the audience throughout. 

If nothing else, a commitment to the inherent exaggeration at the heart of this musical parody is a commitment to the idea that “The Office is more than a great show. Fans of “The Office” consider themselves part of the world of Dunder Mifflin. Even after the show’s series finale in 2013, “The Office” took on new life by becoming a centerpiece of modern meme culture. It’s still a household favorite on Netflix.

Point is, “The Office” never really left. And regardless of critics’ thoughts on whether a musical parody of this classic mockumentary is a blessing or a curse, the audience’s reactions to, say, an entire song dedicated to innuendos tempting Michael Scott to erupt with a “That’s what she said!” make one thing clear: none of us ever really left Dunder Mifflin, either. The Office! A Musical Parody is an amusing, charming portal through which New Yorkers can re-enter that world, see their favorite characters become larger than life right in front of them and laugh to their heart’s content with fellow fans.

Get your tickets to The Office! A Musical Parody

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Jerry Seinfeld at the Beacon Theatre

The Comedy Underground

New York’s Funniest Annual Comedy “Show” You’ve Never Heard Of, Plus Five Spots to Catch Some of the City’s Best Comics

On January 12, the funniest comedy show in New York City won’t be happening at any of the usual clubs—and there will be plenty of great shows that night in the country’s number one comedy town. But there’s one unusual show that will be happening underground, in your favorite public transit system: the subway.

All day long, subway passengers will share cars with city-dwellers who, in their morning rush out the door, will seem to have forgotten a crucial element of clothing, particularly when it comes to living in New York in mid-January: their pants.

Pants are good. Pants make sense. Pants are important. As a society, we agree on a daily basis that life will be better for everyone if we all wear them. But for one day, a yet-to-be-determined number of New Yorkers will forgo the longstanding tradition of wearing pants in public, a sight that will be all the more confusing for commuters who spot a pants-less traveler on a day when the wind chill could be pretty brutal. One can understand the decision to shed excess clothing in the midst of a hellish experience like a crowded train in August. Riding the subway without pants in January doesn’t appear to have as much upside.

The upside, of course, will be the reactions. No Pants Subway Ride, an event that has grown year after year ever since its inception in 2002, began gaining notoriety on the internet thanks to video footage in which various New Yorkers become increasingly bewildered at the number of people casually boarding the train sans pants and going about their talking/reading/scrolling as if their underwear wasn’t on display.

Now, 18 years later, NPSR enthusiasts will gather at six different locations around the city (you can find all the information you need here) and begin their bizarre but strategic takeover of the city. 

The original No Pants Subway Ride started with only seven people, according to Improv Everywhere’s website. In the following years, the event was covered by ABC News, This American Life, MSNBC and The Late Show with David Letterman. By 2007, 300 people were participating in the event. By 2012, that number had reached 4,000. The No Pants Subway Ride has now spread to 25 other cities around the world, including Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Munich and more.

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The No Pants Subway Ride, in addition to being one of the funniest gags that has garnered global participation, is also a perfectly fitting way to begin a year that will almost certainly be huge for comedy. We’re in the midst of the biggest stand-up comedy boom since the 1980s, and there isn’t a better place to be than New York City, whether you’re looking to catch your favorite star on a big stage or local comics in an intimate venue.

“Caroline’s is a fun place to perform at because it’s a traditional club setting, audiences are international,” said Melissa Diaz, a comedian who was featured as a breakout artist at Caroline’s last year. “You get more Middle America audiences to perform for, so you can see if your stuff works on them.”

Diaz also says Greenwich Village Comedy Club is one of her favorite spots to hone material and just be herself on stage. 

“There was a trend for a number of years of building out these larger comedy rooms that can seat 300-plus—Gotham, Caroline’s,” said Al Martin, owner of Greenwich Village Comedy Club. “Greenwich Village has held to what stand-up comedy is, which is a small, intimate venue. It’s really a great throwback to the village days of Lenny Bruce and Joan Rivers…they were always working out in small venues, and this is that.”

When Greenwich Village Comedy Club first opened, it was considered a “real underdog,” Martin said. Opening just down the street from one of the most legendary clubs in the world—the Comedy Cellar—was a risky move. But eight years later, the club is still chugging along, largely due to the opportunities it gives to young, up-and-coming comics.

“That’s a home base for me,” Diaz said. “It’s a good place to get a consistent flow of audience members…work on new stuff, hone old stuff.”

Young stars like Mark Normand and Marina Franklin were regulars at Greenwich Village before gaining more widespread notoriety. 

“The ones who aren’t working (at the Comedy Cellar) are working for us,” Martin said. “A lot of the young people we develop end up, a couple years later, on their lineup. We’re developing the next wave of comedians that are coming along.”

Our Top Five

As 2020 kicks into gear, it’s the perfect time to take a look at some of the best spots around town to experience stand-up comedy as it’s meant to be experienced: live. From the legends selling out New York City’s most historic venues to the most intimate comedy clubs in town, we’ve got you covered.

1.     Caroline’s on Broadway

This legendary room in Times Square is widely known as one of the premiere comedy clubs in the world, with 300 seats and a dynamic environment that has been a favorite room and launching pad for world-class comedians ever since it opened in Chelsea in 1981 (it’s been located in the heart of Times Square since 1992). Caroline’s has no shortage of talent on stage this month–Sinbad kicked off the new year and the fun continues with headliners including Donnell Rawlings (Netflix’s The Degenerates), Hari Kondabolu (Netflix special Warn Your Relatives) and more.

Get Your Tickets to Donnell Rawlings

Get Your Tickets to Hari Kondabolu

2.     Jerry Seinfeld at the Beacon Theatre

What better way to kick off 2020 than to see one of the greatest comedians alive in one of New York City’s most historic venues? If you can’t get to the Seinfeld star’s January shows at the Beacon Theatre  this week, not to worry; Seinfeld will be back for more laughs at the iconic theater in February and March.

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3.     EastVille Comedy Club

For every killer comedy show in Manhattan, there’s another in Brooklyn, where the stand-up boom has given birth to a thriving scene, particularly with young people. Among the most popular comedy venues in Brooklyn is EastVille Comedy Club, which relocated from Manhattan in 2008. With plenty of open mic nights to test your comedy chops, EastVille is an entertainment destination. Not feeling your funny bone?.Catch the pros featuring New York favorite Janeane Garofalo throughout January and February.

Get Your Tickets to Janeane GarofaloGet Your Tickets to Hari Kondabolu

4.     Impractical Jokers at Radio City Music Hall

2020 could be a big year for the stars of the hugely popular hidden camera prank show Impractical Jokers. In addition to a ninth season of their hit show on TruTV, the four-man comedy troupe (also known as “The Tenderloins”) has a feature-length film that is expected to premiere in 2020. Why not add a run at Radio City Music Hall to the mix? Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano will bring “The Cranjis McBasketball World Comedy Tour” to the heart of Rockefeller Center this month.

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5.     Greenwich Village Comedy Club

Tucked away in the heart of the comedy scene on MacDougal Street, Greenwich Village Comedy Club has been a training ground for legendary names like Sarah Silverman and Tracy Morgan but is also a fun, intimate spot to catch New York’s young talent. Plus, you’re a short walk away from comedy shows at The Comedy Cellar, The Grisly Pear and The Lantern. Don’t miss Greenwich Village Comedy Club All Star Stand Up Comedy. It’s the club’s signature show featuring top headliners and a star-studded array of special guests.

Get Your Tickets to the Comedy All-Stars Showcase

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Common at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn

Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: January 10-12

No weekend plans? Check out our selection of what’s hot this weekend in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.

Common at the Minetta Lane: A Journey Through Lyrics & Life

Multiple showtimes
Minetta Lane Theatre, New York, NY

Besides having dozens of major awards under his belt, Chicago rapper Common has years of experience in music, TV, film and activism. Watch as the legendary performer harkens back to his various sources of inspiration in this personal and poetic night of storytelling and music.

Get Tickets to See Common This Weekend Here!

New York Knicks vs. Miami Heat / Brooklyn Nets vs. Miami Heat

January 10, 7:30pm
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

January 12, 3:30 pm
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

The Heat are greatly exceeding expectations on the court this year, led by star players Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler. Grab tickets to see if the Knicks and the Nets can defend their home turf against Miami’s team on the rise.

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Multiple showtimes
St. James Theatre, New York, NY

Like many of Disney’s creations, this show isn’t just for kids. With heartfelt performances, powerful vocals and awe-inspiring special effects from the minds of the award-winning creative team, don’t miss your chance to experience the hit animated film’s magic on stage.

Get Tickets To See Frozen This Weekend Here!

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Jarrett Allen Dunking

NYC Sports Guide: Nets & Knicks vs. Heat

Welcome to the NYC Sports Guide. Not only do we cover the latest news related to New York sports, we fill you in on what’s happening around town during the big game. So whether you’re a die-hard local or a visiting sports fan, we’re here to help you create the ultimate game-day experience in the Big Apple.

This winter, a heat wave from South Beach hits New York City.

The red-hot Miami Heat play the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, Jan. 10 (7:30 p.m.) at Barclays Center and the New York Knicks on Sunday, Jan. 12 (3:30 p.m.) at Madison Square Garden.

Miami has been one of the NBA’s biggest surprises this season with a 23-8 record as of the end of 2019, so you can expect to see basketball fans sporting Heat gear around Downtown Brooklyn and Midtown Manhattan very soon.

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The Heat wasn’t expected to be this good this soon due to how young most of its core players are, but the addition of four-time all-star Jimmy Butler this past summer and reliability of veteran point guard Goran Dragić have helped the franchise’s youth movement develop ahead of schedule.

Six Heat players are averaging 10 or more points per game, including the aforementioned Butler (20.4), Dragić (15.9), 20-year-old rookie shooting guard Tyler Herro (13.9) and 22-year-old center and Newark native Bam Adebayo (15.8).

Heat fans haven’t been this excited since their team was a perennial NBA Finals contender led by LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh a half-decade ago.

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For out-of-town Heat diehards who’ll be touring the city during the team’s Big Apple visit, here’s a list of sports bars/restaurants around Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center to hang out at before, during and after the games against the Nets and Knicks on Jan. 10 and 12, respectively:

Brooklyn, New York

200 Fifth
200 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn

If you’re searching for some classic game-time grub, look no further than 200 Fifth. Chicken wings are served in a variety of flavors, like sweet chili, Jamaican jerk, traditional buffalo, drunken (lager and cayenne) or their signature sweet and sour. The bar has over 100 televisions for your sports-viewing pleasure and closes at 2 a.m. on Fridays.

The Montrose 
47 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn

Hungry for some homemade pub food? The Montrose serves up the half-pound Brooklyn Breakfast Burger (an angus beef burger stuffed with mac and cheese and a fried egg), as well as jalapeño mac and cheese with bacon. It’s open from 4:30 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Kick Axe Throwing
622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn

Kick Axe Throwing offers beer, malt beverages, wine, snacks and Table 87 coal-oven pizza – but it’s not a sports bar. There are no televisions on site. None. But, as a member of a party or simply as a walk-in, you can, as its website states, play darts with axes. To be exact, you’re paying for the thrill of throwing hatchets at a (bullseye) target. Kick Axe Throwing typically opens at noon on Fridays (closes at 1:30 a.m.), and there are also locations in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

40/40 Club by Tanduay Rum

If you’re not actually going to the game but still want to enjoy the atmosphere at Barclays Center and watch Nets vs. Heat on television on Jan. 10, 40/40 Club by Tanduay Rum is the place. After purchasing access to the club – and entering through BC’s Calvin Klein VIP gate – guests enjoy an all-inclusive buffet, and complimentary beer, wine and liquor.

Buy Tickets To 40/40 Club At Barclays Center Here

Manhattan (places near Madison Square Garden)

John Sullivan’s
210 W 35th Street

John Sullivan’s is a tourist-friendly Irish pub that’s known for its French onion soup, fish and chips and chicken Doritos burger. The pub is conveniently located for pre- and post-gamers looking to stay close to The Garden, being a short walk away and open from Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Jimmy’s 38 NYC
156 W 38th Street

Miami tourists who are interested in enjoying Latin American cuisine, drinks and music near “The World’s Most Famous Arena” have an option in Jimmy’s 38 NYC. Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays, the establishment features hookah bars and serves breakfast/brunch, including steak and eggs, tostones montaditos (crispy green plantain cups stuffed with chipotle aioli, chicken, beef or chorizo) and a variety of seafood dishes.

Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine
485 10th Avenue

Knicks color commentator and team legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier was a member of the New York teams that won NBA titles in 1970 and ’73. The former Knicks point guard is also a partner at Clyde Frazier’s Wine and Dine, where you’ll find space for private events, a small basketball court, burgers (including Clyde’s N.Y. cheddar cheeseburger), lobster tail, crab cakes and fried buttermilk waffles that come with crispy breaded chicken. The establishment is open from noon to 10 p.m. on Sundays, but operating hours are subject to change depending on “special events and game schedules.”

Additional Attractions

New York City offers more than just sports events, of course. If you’re in town over the Jan. 10-12 weekend and looking for entertainment in addition to the Heat’s games against the Nets and the Knicks, check out these events/attractions:

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld at the Beacon Theater
January 10 & 11

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“Hamilton” (N.Y.) at the Richard Rodgers Theatre
January 10-12

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“STOMP” (N.Y.) at the Orpheum Theatre
January 10-12

Buy Tickets To STOMP Here

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The Felice Brothers in concert

Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: January 03-05

No weekend plans? Check out our selection of what’s hot this weekend in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.

The Felice Brothers

January 4, 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY

The Felice Brothers’ Americana-folk sensibility makes for a relaxing post-holiday concert. The four-piece band provides head-nodding, soul-warming tunes like “Love Me Tenderly” and “Special Announcement.”

Get Tickets to See The Felice Brothers This Weekend Here!

Brooklyn Nets v. Toronto Raptors

January 4, 6:00 pm
Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY

See the defending champs, the Toronto Raptors, take on the Brooklyn Nets this weekend. Will the Nets be able to compete with their two superstar players, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, out for the season? Grab your tickets to find out.

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Slave Play

Multiple Showtimes
John Golden Theatre, New York, NY

A layered and pertinent piece of theater, Slave Play asks tough questions and interrogates deep-seated racial dynamics in the United States. Jeremy O. Harris’ first major stage production blends past and present to offer the audience a complex view of the realities of racial inequality in modern-day America.

Get Tickets To See Slave Play This Weekend Here!

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Citizen Cope Live

Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: December 27-29

No weekend plans? Check out our selection of what’s hot this weekend in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.

Citizen Cope

The Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ
Saturday, Dec 28, 7:00 pm

Clarence Greenwood, aka Citizen Cope, likes his music to have meaning. Besides being enjoyable to listen to — with an easygoing mix of soul, blues and rock — his lyrics often take a socially conscious angle that lends substance to the melodies. Groove to tunes from Citizen Cope’s new album, Heroin and Helicopters, along with hits like “Let The Drummer Kick.”

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The New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY
Friday, Dec 27, 3:20 pm

While Yankee Stadium is used to a different type of ball game, the New Era 2019 Pinstripe Bowl brings a flock of football fans to the ballpark. A can’t-miss for Michigan State and Wake Forest alumni, grab your tickets now to watch the Big Ten meet the ACC, in what’s set to be a game to remember.

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Perfect Crime

The Theater Center, New York, NY
Various dates & times

A romantic and sardonic thriller, Warren Manzi’s Perfect Crime brings modern obsession with murder mysteries to life. The tale follows Margaret Brent, a wealthy psychiatrist accused of murdering her husband, through the ever-thickening plot. See for yourself if there really is such a thing as the perfect crime.

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ASAP Ferg Live In Concert

Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: December 20-22

No weekend plans? Check out our selection of what’s hot this weekend in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.

A$AP Ferg

Friday, Dec 20, 8:00 pm at Terminal 5, New York, NY
Saturday, Dec 21, 8:00 pm at Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY

Hailing from Harlem and the same collective as well-known rapper A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg’s rap style contains a darker edge and true trap stylings. Grab a ticket to see him wax lyrical genius with support from producer Murda Beatz.

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark, NJ
Friday, Dec 20, 7:00 pm

A departure from traditional Tchaikovsky, this contemporary take on classic choreography is sure to refresh audiences this holiday season. The full-length show features a stunning mix of urban and modern dance MC’d by special guest and rap legend, Kurtis Blow.

Get Tickets to See The Hip Hop Nutcracker This Weekend Here!

Brooklyn Nets vs. Atlanta Hawks

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, Dec 21, 6:00 pm

Last time they met, the Nets were able to swing a 12-point victory over Atlanta. Grab tickets to this Sunday’s game to see if the Hawks will come back with a vengeance. An added plus: get there early to grab a custom DeAndre Jordan Star Wars bobblehead.

Get Tickets To This Weekend's Game Here!

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