What's Hot This Week: Social Distancing

What’s Hot This Week: Social Distancing Edition

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Looking for something to watch at home during coronavirus quarantine? Check out our selection of what’s hot online when we can’t be out and about in the New York City area.

While we all take part in our social distancing duty, Attendee wants to focus on bringing everyone together, even when we have to be apart. So, while the usual Three Hot Tickets is on hiatus, we hope that our roundup of this week’s best live-streamed content will help you continue to enjoy music, theater, culture and a sense of community during these unprecedented times.


“Together at Home”

Supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Global Citizen, Coldplay’s Chris Martin put out the campaign’s first live-streamed concert, singing hits like “Yellow” and a cover of David Bowie’s “Life on Mars.” The next performance came from a suited and serenading John Legend, with a towel-clad Chrissy Teigen bringing her usual levity to the video. John summons Miguel and Charlie Puth to perform next—stay tuned.


Power Couple Live Streams

More famous couples joined the live-streaming action, like Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman with this live performance out of Urban’s Nashville warehouse. Katherine McPhee and husband David Foster have also promised daily concerts every day at 8:30 p.m. ET, sweetly dubbed the “Kat & Dave Show.”


Dance Like Nobody’s Watching (Literally)

Tune into SiriusXM’s Ultra Virtual Audio Festival, a limited-run channel set up to replace the cancelled Ultra Music Festival. Work off some pent-up energy dancing to exclusive DJ sets by Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix, Afrojack and Major Lazer.


Bright Minded: Live with Miley

Take a break from WFH by watching Miley Cyrus’ live-streamed talk show every weekday on Instagram at 2:30 p.m. ET. Watch her discuss well-being, lead mini workouts, sing and chat with celebs like Demi Lovato—all to the end of “keeping it LIT in dark times.”


Broadway All Day

Broadway shows are a mainstay of New York City culture. Go behind the scenes and the music with Broadway.com’s “Live at Five” segment, which lets viewers delve into the world of shows like Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Jagged Little Pill and more.


Stream for a Cause

Amy Adams joined Instagram solely for Save with Stories, a live-stream campaign that she and Jennifer Garner launched in partnership with Save the Children and No Kid Hungry. Tune in when your reading voice isn’t cutting it for the kids anymore, or if you just want to see Reese Witherspoon read “Uni the Unicorn” or Jimmy Fallon read his own story, “This is Baby.”


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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: March 13-15*

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*With mounting event cancellations and postponements due to the coronavirus outbreak, be sure to check the event website to find out the status of the event.
Check out our selection of tickets currently available for this weekend in music, sports and theater.


Styx

March 15, 8:00 p.m.
Beacon Theatre

This weekend calls for a throwback to the late 1970s. As one of the age’s true arena bands, Styx hit it big when their progressive rock grew into real-deal stadium rock, producing well-known hits like “Renegade,” “Come Sail Away,” and “Mr. Roboto.”

Get Tickets To Styx This Weekend Here!

Top Rank Boxing: Stevenson vs. Marriaga

Saturday, March 14
Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden 

The pride of Newark, southpaw Shakur Stevenson, defends his WBO World Featherweight Title against three-time world challenger Miguel Mirriaga when Top Rank Boxing returns to the World’s Most Famous Arena. The line-up also features Junior Featherweight World Champion, Jessie Magdaleno, against undefeated Sakaria Lukas in a 10-round showdown.

Get Tickets To The Fight Here!

Riverdance 25 – Composed by Bill Whelan

Mar 13, 2:00 p.m.
Radio City Music Hall

There’s truly no better way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day than kicking things off with  Riverdance live. Best known for its thunderous and coordinated choreography set to lilting Irish tunes, the artistry and skill involved in Riverdance make it a can’t-miss show.

Get Tickets To See The Show This Weekend Here!

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NYC Sports Guide: New York Guardians

NYC Sports Guide: New York Guardians

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The New York Guardians may have saved their season on Feb. 29, edging out the Los Angeles Wildcats 17-14 at MetLife Stadium.

New York (2-2) opened its 2020 XFL campaign by beating the Tampa Bay Vipers at home, but were outscored a combined 56-9 in consecutive losses to the D.C. Defenders and St. Louis BattleHawks in Weeks 2 and 3, respectively.

The Guardians’ two-game losing streak was particularly marred by instability at the quarterback position, something that was on full display en route to their 27-0 loss against D.C. on Feb. 15.

That afternoon in the nation’s capital, veteran QB Matt McGloin – who spent four seasons with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders – offered harsh criticism toward the play-calling of New York’s coaching staff during a halftime interview.

“We need to change the whole entire game plan at halftime,” McGloin said in the interview. “There’s a lot going on right now. It’s embarrassing for us as an offense. There’s a lot of things to fix and correct.”

Unsurprisingly, McGloin was taken out of that game and ultimately lost his starting job.

Guardians head coach/general manager Kevin Gilbride – the offensive coordinator of the New York Giants during both of their Super Bowl triumphs over the New England Patriots – may have found a solution in QB Luis Perez, who helped lead the Texas A&M-Commerce Lions to an NCAA Division II football title in 2017.

In the Week 4 win over L.A., Perez threw for 150 yards, completing 18 out of 26 passes (69 percent) – including a three-yard touchdown to receiver Mekale McKay in the second quarter. The 25-year-old QB didn’t exactly light up the scoreboard, but his efficiency (as he threw no interceptions) was desperately needed by the Guardians before their Week 5 road game versus the Dallas Renegades.

Following their trip to Dallas, the Guardians will play three of their next four games at MetLife Stadium.

On March 14, they’ll host the Houston Roughnecks. They then travel to the northwest to face the Seattle Dragons, but remain home the next two weeks for rematches against the BattleHawks (March 28) and Defenders (April 4).

New York’s regular season schedule concludes at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on April 12 vs. the Vipers.

Despite their struggles on offense through Week 4, the Guardians are undefeated at home (as of the publishing of this article) and tied with D.C. (2-2) for second in the XFL’s East Division, trailing the 3-1 BattleHawks.

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The Guardians have to improve their play away from MetLife Stadium to have a serious shot of advancing to the XFL’s postseason – which ends with the championship game at TDECU Stadium in Houston on April 26 – but home-field advantage will be theirs for much of their second-half schedule.

Should Perez, of San Diego, end up working out as a starting quarterback and that translates into victories, it’s not a stretch to imagine a growing number of New York/New Jersey pro football fans – starving for a local winner, courtesy of the perennially bad New York Jets and Giants – jumping on the Guardians’ bandwagon over the next several weeks.

Soon enough, we’ll see whether the Guardians can tempt some Jets and Giants fans into a spring fling.

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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: March 6-8

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Looking for tickets this weekend? Check out our selection of what’s hot in music, sports and theater in and around New York City.


bbno$

March 6, 8:00 p.m.
Bowery Ballroom

Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, bbno$ (“baby no money”) put his name on the map with his 2019 single, “Lalala.” With a style that weaves together self-produced trap-style beats with old-school groove and upbeat lyrics, his music makes for a guaranteed good time.

Get Tickets To bbno$ This Weekend Here!

SheBelieves Cup

March 8
Red Bull Arena, Harrison, NJ

Fresh off their World Cup victory, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team is seeking more thrilling wins in 2020. Warm up by watching Japan vs. England (2:15 p.m.), before the world champs take on Spain’s speedy and strong team (5 p.m.).

Get Tickets To The Game Here!

Mean Girls

Multiple showtimes
August Wilson Theatre

Relive everyone’s favorite early-aughts movie, portraying the catty yet undeniably truthful trysts that define life in American high school. With music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, Tina Fey’s original, hilarious script takes on new depth—and new drama.

Get Tickets To See The Show This Weekend Here!

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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: February 28-March 1

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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.


Fetty Wap, Prostyle, & Friends

February 29, 10:00 p.m.
Stereo Garden, Patchogue, NY

After his single “Trap Queen” charted number two on Billboard’s Hot 100, Fetty Wap became an unstoppable force in the rap scene. This momentum has culminated in his anticipated album, Trap & B, which is just weeks old.

Get Tickets To Fetty Wap, Prostyle, & Friends This Weekend Here!

New York Guardians vs. Los Angeles Wildcats

February 29, 2:00 p.m.
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ

The newest thing in sports is the XFL — a winter and spring professional football league launched by WWE CEO Vince McMahon. With only eight teams nationwide, New Yorkers are lucky enough to get their own home team, the New York Guardians. Shorter games and a shorter season mean it’s essential to catch the action while you can!

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WICKED – Behind the Emerald Curtain

February 29, 10:00 a.m.
Gershwin Theatre, New York, NY

Wicked opened on October 30, 2003, and to this day it runs eight shows a week, making it the fifth longest-running show in history. If you’ve always wondered what makes a show like this tick, Behind the Emerald Curtain allows a close look at the logistics, including award-winning set models and costumes, entirely led by the show’s cast members.

Get Tickets To See The Show This Weekend Here!

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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: February 21-23

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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.


Drive-By Truckers

February 22, 8 p.m.
Webster Hall, New York, NY

To the Drive-By Truckers, the sound of the south is equal parts Americana, alternative and country rock. Inspired by their Alabama and Virginia roots, and the group’s origin in Athens, Georgia, they keep crowds on their feet with hits like “Goddamn Lonely Love” and “Where the Devil Don’t Stay.”

Get Tickets To Drive-By Truckers This Weekend Here!

New York Knicks vs. Indiana Pacers

February 21, 7:30 pm
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

Ranking 13th in the Eastern Conference, the Knicks have had yet another tough season. This weekend, they meet the Pacers, who’ve just come out of a six-game losing streak. Get your tickets now to see which team will show up to win.  

Get Tickets To The Game Here!

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Multiple showtimes
Al Hirschfeld Theatre, New York, NY

Based off of Baz Luhrmann’s iconic movie, Moulin Rouge! The Musical brings all the spectacle and grandeur of the Montmartre district to stage. Since opening in 2018, this jukebox musical has had guests mouthing the words to the hit soundtrack, while watching Christian and Satine’s beautifully doomed love story.

Get Tickets To See The Show This Weekend Here!

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Visiting Sports Fans Guide To NYC: Chicago Edition

Visiting Sports Fans Guide To NYC: Chicago Edition

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Welcome to the Attendee.com Visiting Sports Fans Guide To NYC: Chicago Edition. 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.

New York vs. Chicago: The Big Apple vs. The Windy City.
Thin Crust vs. Deep Dish. Ewing vs. Jordan.

Yes, the days of Patrick Ewing’s baseline jumpers and Michael Jordan’s dazzling dunks may be over, but Chicago fans can trek to “The World’s Most Famous Arena” and wear their black and red number 23 jerseys with honor as their beloved Bulls face the Knicks on Saturday, February 29.

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If you are heading to Manhattan for the weekend to see the 5:00 p.m. clash of two up-and-coming squads in person or at an establishment, here is a list of places to visit along the way:

Music

Daryl Hall and John Oates
(with special guests Squeeze and KT Tunstall)

February 28, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square Garden

Oh-oh, here they come. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers hit center stage the night before NBA hardwood action at MSG. The number one selling rock and roll duo sound as good as ever as they enter their sixth decade of performing together.

Buy Tickets To Hall & Oates Here

Celine Dion

February 28 & February 29, 7:30 p.m.
Barclays Center

The five-time Grammy Award-winner and pop music icon embarks on her first U.S. tour in over a decade. The Courage World Tour features one of the most identifiable voices in the history of the recording industry. And that’s the way it is.

Buy Tickets To Celine Dion Here

Terra Blues

Multiple Showtimes
149 Bleecker Street
New York, NY

In the mood for some Chicago blues? Head down to the heart of Greenwich Village to check out the sights and sounds of a renowned blues bar. Featuring nightly acoustic and band performances starting at 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and Sundays and 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Terra Blues is a must for the music nightlife fan.


Food

If you’re in the mood for deep-dish pizza or a Chicago-style hot dog, check out Emmett’s, located at 50 MacDougal Street in the South Village. If you’re in the Wall Street area, Big Al’s Pizza is also a haven of deep-dish goodness, however, they are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Want to feel like one of the family? Head over to Hoboken’s jewel, Tenth Street Pasta & Pizza where Chris Manzo’s downhome Italian dishes and popular pies are getting lots of love from New Yorkers, Chicagoans and Barstool’s legendary Dave Portnoy (check out the review here).


Sports Bar

If you’re not in the building to see RJ Barrett and the Knicks battle Zach LaVine and the Bulls in person on the 29th, head to Triona’s East in Gramercy, located at 192 3rd Avenue. The Blackhawks square off with the Florida Panthers at 6:00 p.m.  and DePaul faces Butler at 6:30 p.m. in college hoops. With a Big Ten basketball doubleheader featuring Indiana-Illinois at 2:00 p.m., followed by Northwestern-Nebraska at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, the NYC home of “Da Bears” will be the spot for a Chicago-area Sunday Funday.


Family Fun

Jurassic World Live Tour

February 27 – March 1
Prudential Center

Escape with friends and family members of all ages on a terrifying adventure in a faraway land: Jurassic World Live Tour in New Jersey! Check out the sights and sounds of this incredible production as a new mission begins with many famous characters brought back along the way.

Buy Tickets To Jurassic World Live Tour Here

If you wish to remain in Manhattan for a prehistoric journey, the American Museum of Natural History currently features an exhibition entitled “T. rex: The Ultimate Predator.”

And finally, if weather permits, we suggest Central Park or Bryant Park for ice skating! Visit Central Park’s website and Bryant Park’s website for more information.


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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: February 14-16

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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.

Ms. Lauryn Hill

February 15, 8:00 p.m.
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY

From her record-breaking solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), the singer-rapper is widely regarded as one of the best in the game. Inspired by her early days in the Grammy-winning group The Fugees, her work fuses soul, reggae and rap in well-known hits like “Ex-Factor” and “Doo Wop (That Thing).

Get Tickets To Ms. Lauryn Hill This Weekend Here!

New York Open

Multiple days & times
NYCB Live: Home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

If three days of tennis sounds like the ideal weekend, you’re in luck. Catch all the matchups spanning the final three days of the New York Open — quarterfinals, semifinals and finals — at NYCB Live and see who leaves victorious.

Get Tickets To The New York Open Here!

All-Star Stand-Up Comedy

February 14, 7:30 p.m.
Greenwich Village Comedy Club

Hosted by comedian Clayton Fletcher, this stand-up show’s laugh-out-loud antics could be the perfect way to rebel against traditional Valentine’s Day candlelit dinners. Grab a drink and enjoy as comedians from the likes of MTV, HBO and Comedy Central take to the mic.

Get Tickets To See The Show This Weekend Here!

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The Harlem Globetrotters: Pushing The Limits Tour

The Harlem Globetrotters: Pushing The Limits Tour

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The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town.

Local fans of that world-famous team clad in the iconic American flag-inspired uniform – beloved for its seemingly bottomless bag of basketball tricks as “Sweet Georgia Brown” plays in the background – have plenty of February 2020 dates to mark on their calendars.

The Globetrotters have a two-night run (Feb. 12-13) at the Collins Arena in Lincroft, N.J., before a Valentine’s Day show at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn.

On Feb. 16, they have a pair of performances at Barclays Center – with start times of 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. – and a show at Madison Square Garden on Feb. 17 that begins at noon.

The team then returns to Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena for a 7 p.m. show on Feb. 21.

Founded in Chicago in 1926 by businessman Abe Saperstein, the Harlem Globetrotters are billing this tour as “Pushing the Limits.” The tour commenced on Dec. 26, 2019, and wraps up in April.

Though all of the stops of this tour are in North American locations, the Globetrotters have “entertained popes, kings, queens and presidents around the globe,” as well as a total of “more than 148 million fans in 123 countries and territories” throughout their 94-year history, according to the team’s website.

The Globetrotters’ roster is 39 players deep. It includes Detroit product Bull Bullard – who currently holds the world record for both the longest behind-the-back shot (42 feet, 6.5. inches) and under-the-legs shot (62 feet, 10.38 inches) – and New Jersey native Swish Sutton, who helped the University of South Carolina women’s basketball team advance to the Sweet 16 round of the 2012 NCAA tournament.

The first-ever Globetrotters born in Puerto Rico (Orlando “El Gato” Meléndez), China (Lucky Jiang) and Ukraine (Smoove Kryvenko) are also on the team’s current roster, reinforcing the family-friendly entertainment brand’s global appeal.

The short list of players who’ve had their jersey number retired by the team includes NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain (13), Curly Neal (22), Marques Haynes (20) and Meadowlark Lemon (36).

A fun fact about the Harlem Globetrotters:

The team’s musical theme, “Sweet Georgia Brown,” was originally composed by Maceo Pinkard and Ben Bernie in 1925. While the Globetrotters were founded during the following year, the jazz standard wouldn’t become inexorably linked to them until 1952 – three years after the whistled version that we’re all familiar with today was recorded by Alabama-born musician Brother Bones.

Get tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters here

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Three Hot Tickets This Weekend: February 7 - 9

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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.

Rex Orange County

February 7 & 8, 8:00 pm
Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

Indie artist Alex O’Connor, better known by his stage name Rex Orange County, has come a long way from his self-produced debut album, bcos u will never b free. The British singer-songwriter uses hip-hop, jazz and bedroom pop influences to formulate quirky, undeniably catchy tunes for his newest album, Pony.

Get Tickets To Rex Orange County This Weekend Here!

New York Rangers vs. Los Angeles Kings

February 9, 6:00 pm
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

While they aren’t traditional rivals, things got heated on the ice when the Rangers took on the Kings to compete for 2014’s Stanley Cup. With L.A.’s victory still fresh six years later, the competition will be fierce.

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STOMP

Multiple Dates
Orpheum Theatre, New York, NY

An energizing show full of dance, music and theatrical performance, STOMP is captivating and electrifying audiences. Brooms, garbage cans, buckets and more make up the cast’s instruments. Paired with daring dance sequences, STOMP portrays the rhythm of New York in an entirely fresh way.

Get Tickets To See The Show This Weekend Here!

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