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.

  • Turnstyle Reading Series

    Weds, April 18, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 1 drink minimum.
    The Turnstyle Reading Series is CUNY's annual literary mixer, pairing graduating MFA students with accomplished authors from City University of New York faculty. In honor of national poetry month, three award-winning poets (Kimiko Hahn, Donna Masini, and Michelle Valladares) headline a lineup of emerging literary all-stars:
    Kimiko Hahn (Narrow Road to the Interior, Unbearable Heart, Brain Fever)
    Donna Masini (4:30 Movie, Turning to Fiction)
    Michelle Valladares (Nortada: the North Wind)

    with:

    Erika Kielsgard (Brooklyn College)
    James Novoa (City College)
    Andrew Badr (Hunter College)
    Ellen Kombiyil (Hunter College)
    Madeleine Walker (Hunter College)
    Alexander Radison (Queens College)

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1967388703589860/
  • Antonio Palumbo

    Weds, April 18, 9:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Born and raised in Milan, Antonio started releasing music with the Italian indie-pop-folk band Nebel. Together they toured extensively throughout Italy and Europe.
    Then the time came and he started to walk alone, keeping in his heart the music of Bon Iver, Iron & Wine, John Mayer and so on.
    In his music, rarefied atmospheres with a strong voice and an innate sense of melody create intimate performances.
    Altaguardia is his first official solo release. It was conceived in a small flat in Altaguardia street, Milano (hence the title) and it’s all about growing up, loving and letting go.
    Performing for the first time ever in NYC, he will be accompanied by former Stomp member and drummer/percussionist Ignazio Iggy Bellini.
  • Francine Witte, Damian Rucci, and Robert Gibbons

    Thurs, April 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Ukulele Cabaret

    Thurs, April 19, 9:30pm
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, April 20, 6:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Torge Goderstad and the Torgtets

    Fri, April 20, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Ruby Greenberg Quartet

    Sat, April 21, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Vocals: Ruby Greenberg
    Saxophone: Will Brown
    Bass: John Koozin
    Piano: Mike Sheelar
    Drums: Adam Briere
  • Carmen-Francesca Banciu

    Tues, April 24, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Carmen-Francesca Banciu will be reading from her Trilogy of Optimists and Berlin Is My Paris. An internationally acclaimed writer, who’s been translated into a dozen languages, Banciu’s works were banned in her native country of Romania during the Communist era. Banciu immigrated to Berlin in the early 1990s and made German her literary language. Banciu’s works recently made Huffington Post’s the Most Badass Female Protagonists list. Her radio play recently won the Words Without Borders prize.
  • Shavit Prince Project

    Tues, April 24, 9:00pm
    No cover. 1 drink minimum.
  • Red Door Sessions

    Weds, April 25, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    https://www.facebook.com/drugcouplemusic DRUG COUPLE is an anti-capitalist, pro-miscegenation musical duo comprised of Bex and Miles B. A. Robinson (MBAR). The pair met in November 2015, when MBAR was producing a record for Bex’s previous band, Rosebug, at “The CRC”: the Brooklyn studio where he has recorded bands like Chairlift, MGMT, and Public Access Television. They fell in love in with making music together. They also fell in love. Since then, they’ve been microdosing LSD, taking selfies, and recording a collection of songs about finding someone special to share the end of the world with—called Choose Your Own Apocalypse. Their influences include Yo La Tengo, Dinosaur Jr., and the musical partnership of Mutt Lange and Shania Twain.
    http://www.renilane.com/ RENI LANE Jablonsky returns to RED DOOR SESSIONS for a special solo performance, the latest incarnation in a career that includes fronting retro-pop duo FEVER HIGH with Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy) and Anna Nordeen and playing bass in Brooklyn garage-pop trio, Shining Mirrors. At her core, Reni is a compelling performer (her multi-instrumental skills have supported the likes of Duncan Sheik and Joseph Arthur) and a formidable songwriter who has collaborated with seasoned pros like Howie Day and Linda Perry (Adele, Alicia Keys, Courtney Love). But what most people remember about Reni is her unique, haunting voice. At 19, while attending Columbia University's creative writing program, she was discovered by Perry who released her major label debut Ready on Universal Motown. The LP’s breakout track Place For Us was featured on VH1, The L Word, and KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic. In the years since Ready, Reni has continued to expand her creative arsenal. She’s recently opened for The XX, Grace Potter, and She & Him, and had various creative collaborations featured in Paste, NPR, Sundance Film Festival and SXSW Interactive.
    *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.
  • TALE

    Thurs, April 26, 8:00pm
    $7 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:
    Lucie Pohl (Red Dwarf, Edinburgh Festival)
    Harmon Leon (Vice, This American Life)
    Paul Valenti (Edinburgh Festival)
    Brenda Cullerton (The Craigslist Murders)
    Andrew Mcgill (Moth Grand Slam)
    Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-tickets-44764830814
  • Sam Reeves Quartet

    Thurs, April 26, 10:00pm - 1:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Baile Noir: A Belly Dance Soiree

    Fri, April 27, 8:00pm doors, 8:30pm show
    https://bailenoir.brownpapertickets.com/
  • Torge Goderstad and the Torgtets

    Sat, April 28, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Sean Cronin's Very Good

    Tues, May 1, 9:00pm
  • Machine Ghost Magic

    Weds, May 2, 9:00pm - 12:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • New York Writers Workshop

    Thurs, May 3, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    AN EVENING OF YA FICTION with
    Laura Geringer-Bass is the author of more than 20 books for children, tweens and teens including the bestselling A Three Hat Day, an ALA Notable Book illustrated by Arnold Lobel, a Top Ten featured selection on LeVar Burton's Reading Rainbow. Her new novel, The Girl With More Than One Heart was published by Abrams in Spring 2018 to rave reviews. Laura's YA fantasy, Sign of the Qin, an ALA Best Book, was shortlisted for the Printz award. Myth Men, her popular series of graphic novels, was adapted by CBS as an animated TV show. She has worked with numerous publishing houses and entertainment studios including HarperCollins, Simon and Schuster, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin, Hyperion/Disney, Dreamworks, Fox, and CBS. Laura Geringer Books, an award-winning imprint of HarperCollins, sold over fifty million books worldwide, including the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie franchise, and modern day classics by William Joyce, Brian Selznick and others. Laura has discovered and collaborated with some of the most celebrated authors and artists in the field of children's books. She enjoys helping new and veteran writers with their stories. She is a member of New York Writers Workshop. You can find her at http://www.laurageringerbass.com/ and on Facebook.
    P.G. Kain teaches at New York University in the Contemporary Culture and Creative Productive concentration of Global Liberal Studies. As a freelance journalist, his essays and reviews have appeared in Newsday, The Forward, The Tony Awards, and other national publications. P.G.’s solo and ensemble work has been seen at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, City Center, The Joyce, PS 122, Dixon Place, and Dance Theater Workshop. P.G. has lectured on writing and creativity to school groups, families, and librarians across the U.S. as well as in Europe and South America. His YS novel Commercial Breaks is published by Simon & Schuster/Aladdin and reveals the lives of tween girls making their way through the complex, captivating, and ultra-competitive world of commercial castings. P.G. has been on hundreds and hundreds (and hundreds) of commercial auditions for everything from a talking taco to a mad cupcake scientist. He has even booked a few spots.
    The daughter of a Merchant Marine and a Rockaway beach babe, Alice Kaltman’s life has always been ocean-centric. Now when she’s not in the water she writes about surfers, mermaids, and other odd balls. In addition to Wavehouse, Alice is the author of the short story collection Staggerwing Alice’s work can also be read in numerous journals, magazines and fiction anthologies. She splits her time between Brooklyn and Montauk, New York where she swims, surfs, and writes; weather and waves permitting.
    Sophia N. Lee wanted to be many things growing up: doctor, teacher, ninja, crime-fighting international spy, wizard, time traveler, journalist, and lawyer. She likes to think she can be all these things and more through writing. She is an MFA Candidate in Writing for Children and Young Adults at The New School in New York City, and works as a creative writing instructor for kids and teens at Writopia Lab, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering joy, literacy, and critical thinking through creative writing. Her first book, What Things Mean, won the Scholastic Asian Book Award in 2014, and is one of the first Filipino stories published by Scholastic.
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, May 4, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Torge Goderstad and the Torgtets

    Sat, May 5, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Weds, May 9, 9:00pm
    No cover. 1 drink minimum.
  • Mistress Velvetina's Variety Show

    Fri, May 11, 9:00pm
    2 drink minimum.
  • Eli Chalmer Trio

    Fri, May 11, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Ukulele Cabaret

    Thurs, May 17, 9:30pm
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, June 1, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • New York Writers Workshop

    Thurs, June 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, June 7, 9:00pm
    No cover. 1 drink minimum.
  • 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.
  • Writers Hotel

    Sat, June 9, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, June 15, 6:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Ukulele Cabaret

    Thurs, June 21, 9:30pm
  • Eli Chalmer Trio

    Fri, June 22, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Swing Scholars

    Thurs, June 28, 10:00pm - 1:00 am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • New York Writers Workshop

    Thurs, July 5, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • 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.
  • New York Writers Workshop

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