Events

  • We look forward to having you as our guests at the Red Room...please note all Red Room events are 21 and over and there is a 2 drink minimum.

  • Art at the Red Room

    Graham Birge
    May 2 - June 5
  • Art at the Red Room

    Dolly Faibyshev
    Weds, June 6, 7:00pm opening reception
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, May 18, 6:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Torge Goderstad and the Torgtets

    Fri, May 18, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Ryan Slatko and Katherine Wood

    Sat, May 19, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Book Talk and Party to celebrate The War Nerd Iliad

    Weds, May 23, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    John Dolan, aka Gary Brecher, The War Nerd, has written the first cool translation of The Iliad since they said it out loud round the campfire. What makes it different? Because it's in prose, gripping prose, telling a story that is hilarious and violent, about civilizations totally different than ours. It's more like a fantasy novel about superpowered beings than a prissy poem. But that's what poetry was like back then, more like our movies than our poems.
    There will be books to buy and get signed, and lots of drinking, in one of the most beautiful Art Deco spaces in New York, made up to recreate the 1920s speakeasy it once was.
    John will be interviewed by Mark Ames. He'll do some readings and there will of course be Q&A, about both the Iliad and any war you ever wanted to know about.
    For those who don't know them, John and Mark produce one of the best podcasts on Patreon, Radio War Nerd, now up to 130th weekly episode.
    John has published several books of poetry and literary criticism, dozens of articles on literature and culture, and hundreds of articles on war under his nom de plume de guerre.
    Mark cofounded the eXile with Matt Taibbi, and is one of the only English-speaking people who know exactly what happened in Russia during the 1990s transition and since. He wrote _Going Postal: Rage, Murder, and Rebellion: From Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond_ in 2005, which is just as relevant as ever. He has also published hundreds of long-read articles on an amazing range of subjects. He is one of the world's foremost investigative journalists. He's currently contemplating writing a book on the current Russia scare, and we should all use this opportunity to drunkenly encourage him.
  • Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

    Weds, May 23, 9:30pm - 12:30am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • TALE

    Thurs, May 24, 8:00pm
    $8. 2 drink minimum.
    No hokey gimmicks. No dumb themes – TALE brings you the best in NYC’s storytelling!
    Featuring performers with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, VICE, HBO and beyond..
    Here’s one hell of a fine lineup:
    DC Benny (Comedy Central, NBC)
    Susan Kent (The Moth)
    Harmon Leon (Vice, Meet the Deplorables)
    Paul Dickinson (Riot Act Reading Series)
    Michele Carlo (Fish Out of Agua)
    Music by: Sarah Murdoch
    TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-tickets-45858354573
  • Red Door Sessions

    Fri, May 25, Doors 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink mininmum.
    CHRIS SUCH & HIS SAVAGES Chris Such and His Savages are the Headless Horsemen formed in September 1985, by guitarist Elan Portnoy from the Fuzztones, and bassist Peter Stuart of the Tryfles, both stalwarts of the NYC Dive scene in the early 80’s. Guitarist Chris Cush and drummer Dave Ari joined the next year, and the band soon signed to Resonance Records, releasing their all-original debut LP CAN’T HELP BUT SHAKE in 1987. The Horsemen toured Europe extensively over the next couple of years with an all-out scorcher of a rock show show influenced by The Flamin’ Groovies, The Who, and the Pretty Things, among many others. Disbanding as the 90’s dawned, Chris Cush went on to found the legendary Mojo Guitars in the East Village, but the Horsemen reform on special occasions and are known to host surprise cameo appearances from first-wave garage rock icons such as the Moving Sidewalks’ Billy Gibbons, Roy Loney of Flamin’ Groovies, and others.
    THE SHARPS The Sharps are a new group out of NYC, comprised of former members of The Optic Nerve, Beat Rats, and The Fabulous Blue Jays. Reminiscent of the punk bands of the mid-seventies The Sharps are touring in between writing and recording their debut album.
    KID BOWERY A pioneer in the practice of ayahuasca-based divination and LSD micro-dosing, DJ/musican Kid Bowery partook, last spring, in a “somatic experiencing” study sponsored by Denmark’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs. The experience is one he credits as having spurred on his breakthrough theory of Contra Ishcemic omni-Consciousness (CIoC). “No one got bored on the fjord!” says Bowery, in fond remembrance of the Christiania-based study’s participants who later enlisted his turntabling chops to help celebrate the study’s conclusion through a series of “Midnattsol Dans-in” (or midnight sun dance-in’s). Kid Bowery psych-heavy sets were the centerpiece to an event the Scandinavian press described as “an historic fortnight of sweaty transcendence.”
    *Every Red Door Sessions show is a benefit. Every benefit supports the resistance though direct donation to organizations that fight for reproductive rights and freedoms, arts/legal support for undocumented youth, and an end to climate change denial.
  • James Delano and Friends

    Sat, May 26, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • We Don't Even Know

    Tues, May 29, 7:30pm doors, 8:00pm show
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    We Don't Even Know Live with special guests comic performer-writer Mitra Jouhari ; cartoonist-writer-performer-teacher-illustrator Emily Flake and songwriter musician Rob Townsend.
    What is We Don't Even Know?: It's a live monthly variety podcast show dedicated to celebrating a diverse array of friends and strangers hosted by Christian Felix and Shonali Bhowmik with intern Justin Hall.
    Past guests include: Amber Tamblyn, Selena Coppock, Sasheer Zamata, Jeffrey Joseph, Cole Escola, Sanjit De Silva, Janeane Garofolo, Emily Wells, Mark Nadler, Starlee Kine, Ted Leo, Patricia Clarkson, Alison Leiby, David Cross, Dolly Wells, Tessa Hersh, Melena Ryzik, John Early, Amy Ryan, Holly Miranda, Felice Rosser, Kim Barker, Amanda Duarte, Tyson Meade, Yazan, Matt Higgins, Will Sheff of Okkervil River, Patrick Waldo, Eugene Mirman, Kendra Cunningham, Mima McMillan, Elna Baker, Bobby Tisdale, Marina Franklin, Schaffer the Darklord, Howard Altmann, Ben Lerman, Naomi Ekperigin, Andy Beckerman, Danielle Gray, Mike Denny, Dave Hill, Graham Norwood, Ambrosia Parsley, Brooke Van Poppelen, Adam Schatz, Lisa DeLarios, Todd Perlmutter, Saundra Williams, Adam Lowitt, Seaton Smith, Greg Barris, Dawn Landes, Tevis Trower, Todd Barry, Kenny Leinhardt, Katina Corrao, Roger Clark, Hadiyah Robinson, Joe Celej, Danny Cohen, Sharon Spell, Jena Friedman, Rashida White, Duane Harriot, Phoebe Robinson, Marcellus Hall, Jo Firestone, Matt Whyte, Shalewa Sharpe, Early Riser, Jason Lam, Darell J. Hunt, Sarah Dooley, Charles Scott, Jason Butler Harner, Aparna Nancherla, Chris Maxwell, Adam Wade, Pete Miser, Bridey Elliot, Jeffrey Gamblero, Greg Johnson, Dakota Hall, Nimesh Patel, Renaud Villacis, Jason Trachtenberg, JJ Sosnowski, Terri Girvin, Mickey Rapkin, Sefa Castanet, Matt Carlin, Tory Harris, and our moms
    Go to wdekpodcast@gmail.com for more info!
  • East Coast Salon

    Weds, May 30, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Angel's Flight * literary west presents an East Coast Salon, curated by Lillian Ann Slugocki and Michele Raphael. Featuring: Michael J Seidlinger, Alison Kinney, Jennifer Baker, Tobias Carroll, Ysabel Y. Gonzalez, and Marnie Goodfriend. http://aflwmag.com/
    For more info: laslugocki@gmail.com
  • Fiddler and the Crossroads

    Weds, May 30, 9:00pm - 12:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • EF Group featuring Vanisha Gould

    Thurs, May 31, 9:00pm - 12:30am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, June 1, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Hosted by Paul Beckman

    Readers:
    Niles Reddick
    Jennifer Juneau Lemon Pledge
    Joshua Beckman Dental Floss
    Francine Witte Honey & Darling
    Anne Weisgerber
    Brian Zimbler With a Wink
    Devin Kelly
    Craig Fishbane TSA
    Paul Beckman Semantics
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • James Delano and Friends

    Fri, June 1, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Hattie Simon Quartet

    Sat, June 2, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Shavit Prince Project

    Weds, June 6, 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  • New York Writers Workshop

    Thurs, June 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Maureen Brady is the author of eight books, including the novels, Getaway, Folly and Ginger’s Fire, and the short story collection, The Question She Put to Herself. Getaway, the story of a woman who stabs her abusive husband and flees to the far reaches of Nova Scotia, has just been released by Bacon Press Books. Her stories and essays have appeared in Sinister Wisdom; Bellevue Literary Review; Just Like A Girl; Southern Exposure; Cabbage and Bones: An Anthology of Irish American Women’s Fiction; and Banff Writers, among others. Her short story, “Basketball Fever,” won the 2015 Saints and Sinners short fiction contest. She teaches creative writing at NYU, New York Writers Workshop, and the Peripatetic Writing Workshop, and has received grants from Ludwig Vogelstein, Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, Money for Women, NYSCA Writer-in-residence, and NYFA. She co-founded the press, Spinsters Ink, in 1979 and was a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop in 2001.
    Tara Isabella Burton is the author of the novel Social Creature (Doubleday, 2018). Her fiction has appeared in Granta, Tor.com, PANK, The New Yorker's Daily Shouts, and more, and her nonfiction can be found at National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist's 1843 Magazine. She is currently the staff religion writer for Vox.com.
    Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator. He has published nine poetry collections including, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, (Nirala, 2016), Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012), Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (2009, Indian reprint 2014) and Annapurna Poems, 2008, Reprint, 2012). He has received fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature.
    Jessica L. Wilkinson is the author of two poetic biographies—marionette: a biography of miss marion davies (Vagabond, 2012) and Suite for Percy Grainger (Vagabond, 2014)—with a third, on George Balanchine, forthcoming in 2019. Jessica is the founding editor of Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry and she teaches Creative Writing at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, June 7, 9:00pm
    No cover. 1 drink minimum.
  • Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

    Thurs, June 7, 9:30pm
  • Writers Hotel

    Fri, June 8, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Mistress Velvetina's Variety Show

    Fri, June 8, 9:00pm
    2 drink minimum.
  • EF Group

    Fri, June 8, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Writers Hotel

    Sat, June 9, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Andreas Toftemark and Friends

    Sat, June 9, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Launch of Same Page Reading Series

    Weds, June 13, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Same Page reading series intends to make reading series fun again, welcoming writers and performers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and comedy. Think of it as a writer's variety show, or low-key high art—the kind of reading series that seeks out passionate, dynamic writing but doesn't take itself too seriously. Named for the phrase you say to one another when you both just get it, Same Page aims to be a night where writers across experience levels and genres are celebrated side-by-side. Hosted by Mickie Meinhardt (@mickiemyheart) and Sarah Madges (@smadges), Same Page will take place every 2nd Wednesday of the month at the Red Room in the KGB Bar in the East Village. Submissions: samepageseries@gmail.com
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, June 15, 6:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • EF Group

    Fri, June 15, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Ruby Greenberg Group

    Sat, June 16, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Ukulele Cabaret

    Thurs, June 21, 9:30pm
  • Summer Clearance

    Fri, June 22, 8:00pm
  • Eli Chalmer Trio

    Fri, June 22, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Shavit Prince Project

    Tues, June 26, 9:30pm - 11:30pm
  • Jennifer Silva

    Weds, June 27, 9:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Swing Scholars

    Thurs, June 28, 10:00pm - 1:00 am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Ruby Greenberg Group

    Sat, June 30, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • New York Writers Workshop

    Thurs, July 5, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

    Thurs, July 5, 9:30pm
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, July 6, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Mistress Velvetina's Variety Show

    Fri, July 13, 9:00pm
    2 drink minimum.
  • Generation Women

    Weds, July 25, 7:00pm
    1 drink minimum.
  • New York Writers Workshop

    Thurs, August 2, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

    Thurs, August 2, 9:30pm
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, August 3, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Mistress Velvetina's Variety Show

    Fri, August 10, 9:00pm
    2 drink minimum.
  • New York Writers Workshop

    Thurs, September 6, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

    Thurs, September 6, 9:30pm
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, September 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Mistress Velvetina's Variety Show

    Fri, September 14, 9:00pm
    2 drink minimum.
  • New York Writers Workshop

    Thurs, October 4, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

    Thurs, October 4, 9:30pm
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, October 5, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Mistress Velvetina's Variety Show

    Fri, October 12, 9:00pm
    2 drink minimum.
  • New York Writers Workshop

    Thurs, November 1, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

    Thurs, November 1, 9:30pm
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, November 2, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Mistress Velvetina's Variety Show

    Fri, November 9, 9:00pm
    2 drink minimum.
  • Book Launch for The Crossing by Joseph Fasano

    Weds, December 5, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Come celebrate the launch of Joseph Fasano’s new book of poetry, The Crossing (Cider Press Review, 2018), with readings by Fasano and special guests. Books will be available for signing.
    Joseph Fasano is the author of three previous books of poetry: Vincent (2015), a book-length poem that Rain Taxi Review hailed as “a major literary achievement”; Inheritance (2014), a James Laughlin Award nominee; and Fugue for Other Hands (2013), which won the Cider Press Review Book Award and was nominated for the Poets’ Prize, “awarded annually for the best book of verse published by a living American poet two years prior the award year.” Fasano’s poems have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Yale Review, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, Boston Review, Tin House, FIELD, American Literary Review, and other publications. He has been featured by the PEN Poetry Series, Verse Daily, and the Academy of American Poets’ poem-a-day program, as well as the anthologies Poem-A-Day: 365 Poems for Any Occasion (Abrams, 2015) and The Aeolian Harp (Glass Lyre Press, 2014). He teaches at Manhattanville College and Columbia University, where he is the Faculty Advisor for Quarto, the undergraduate creative writing journal. He is also the curator of The American Poem Series.
  • New York Writers Workshop

    Thurs, December 6, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

    Thurs, December 6, 9:30pm
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, December 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Mistress Velvetina's Variety Show

    Fri, December 14, 9:00pm
    2 drink minimum.