Events

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

  • Art at the Red Room

    Thurs, June 9, opening reception 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    June 8-Labor Day "Murder, Mayhem And Malheur"

    Artists:
    Carri Skoczek
    Russell Boyle
    Tine Kindermann


    https://www.facebook.com/events/253442931679520/
  • Art at the Red Room

    A Night of Fashion and Art Photography by Eugene Welsh
    Thurs, September 8, opening reception 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Slate Readers

    Tues, August 30, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Stephen O'Connor, Dylan Landis, Bruce Bauman

    Weds, September 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm No cover. 2 drink minimum.

    STEPHEN O’CONNOR is the author of the novel, Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings, as well as two collections of short fiction, Here Comes Another Lesson and Rescue, and of two works of nonfiction, Will My Name Be Shouted Out?, a memoir, and Orphan Trains; The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed, biography/history.
    His fiction and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, Conjunctions, Black Clock, The Missouri Review, Poetry Magazine, Electric Literature, Agni, Threepenny Review, The Quarterly, Partisan Review, among many other places. His story, “Next to Nothing” was selected by Jennifer Egan for Best American Short Stories 2014, and another story, “Ziggurat,” was read by Tim Curry on Selected Shorts in October 2011 and June 2013.
    His essays and journalism have been published in The New York Times, DoubleTake, The Nation, Agni, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The New Labor Forum, and elsewhere. He teaches in the Sarah Lawrence MFA writing program. For additional information, please visit: http://www.stephenoconnor.net/

    DYLAN LANDIS is the author of the novel Rainey Royal, a New York Times Editors' Choice, and the linked story collection Normal People Don't Live Like This. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in fiction and her work has appeared in the 2014 O. Henry Prize Stories, Tin House, and Bomb.

    BRUCE BAUMAN is an instructor in the CalArts MFA Writing Program and was the Senior Editor of Black Clock literary magazine for 13 years. Library Journal called Bauman’s new novel, Broken Sleep “[A] plangent tour de force of epic proportions…” Bookworm’s Michael Silverblatt said Broken Sleep “is funny, heartbreaking and beautiful.” Shelf Awareness wrote it’s a “mind-bending work of fiction…each character represents contemporary life’s most existential crises.” Booklist called Bauman’s first novel And The Word Was “a magnificent debut, smart and intense, and riveting.” Among his awards are a UNESCO/Aschberg award in Literature, Durfee Foundation grant and a City of Los Angeles Award in literature. His short stories and nonfiction have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies.
  • Buck and A Quarter Quartet

    Thursday, September 8, 9:00pm doors, 9:30pm show
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    http://www.buckandaquarterquartet.com/
  • FBomb NY

    Fri, September 9, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.

    Bud Smith is the author of F250, Tollbooth, and Calm Face, among others. He works heavy construction and lives in Jersey City, Nj. https://budsmithwrites.com/
    Nancy Stohlman is the creator and curator of The F-Bomb Flash Fiction Reading Series in Denver, a founding member of Fast Forward Press, and her work has been recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is a teacher of flash workshops, a college teacher, and an award winning author of six books, the latest being, “The Vixen Scream and Other Bible Stories”
    Alice Kaltman is a writer, surfer, and parenting coach. She is the author of STAGGERWING, a collection of stories forthcoming in October 2016 from Tortoise Books. Her work appears or is forthcoming in numerous journals including Whiskey Paper, Storychord, Luna Luna Magazine, the Atticus Review, People Holding, Chicago Literati and Joyland, where her story STAY A WHILE was selected as a Longform Fiction Pick of the Week.
    Loren Kleinman’s poetry has appeared in literary journals such as Drunken Boat, The Moth, Columbia Journal and more. Her fourth collection of poetry (prose poems), Stay with Me Awhile, released April 2016 via Winter Goose Publishing and her debut novel, This Way to Forever released with Evatopia Press late August 2016.
    Jane Liddle is a friend to birds and lives in the Hudson Valley. Her short-story collection Murder was published by 421 Atlanta in March 2016. She is currently working on a novel and a book about daydreams. You can find her on Twitter @janeriddle or at http://liddlejane.tumblr.com/.
    Chuck Howe is a writer/musician from Westchester New York, where he can often be found arguing with squirrels and traffic lights. His books,If I had Wings, These Windmills would be Dead, Too Much: Tales of Excess and Destiny Unbound are available on Amazon. His album Revenge of the Unicorn is available digitally at most online retailers.
    Sara Lippmann is a 2012 NYFA fiction fellow and author of the story collection DOLL PALACE, long listed for the 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. She teaches through Ditmas Writing Workshops, procrastinates on twitter, and can be found at http://www.saralippmann.com/
    Gessy Alvaarez is founder and managing editor of the literary and visual arts website, Digging Through The Fat. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA program in Writing. Her prose has appeared in Volume One Brooklyn, Entropy, Drunk Monkeys, Literary Orphans, Pank, and other publications.
    Anne Elizabeth Weisgerber has two goats named Snapdragon and Socrates. She has recent work in Shotgun Honey, SmokeLong Quarterly, Entropy Magazine, The Collapsar, Jellyfish Review, New South Journal, and her story “Sleeping Beauty: Markson Fangirl” is a Best Small Fictions 2016 Finalist. She assistant edits at Pithead Chapel, reviews for Change Seven Magazine, and keeps things up to date at anneweisgerber.com
    Jan Elman Stout’s work is published in Literary Orphans, the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts, Vestal Review and elsewhere. She was recently a finalist in the Midwestern Gothic Summer 2016 Flash Fiction Contest. Jan is an Assistant Fiction Editor at Indianola Review.
    Jolene McIlwain's work has been published in Prairie Schooner online, The Fourth River, and elsewhere, and has twice been a finalist in Glimmer Train's contests, earning an Honorable Mention and a Top 25 designation. She's the recipient of an artist grant from the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the Georgia Court Faculty Scholarship for Chautauqua Writers’ Festival, and she teaches part-time at Duquesne and Chatham Universities in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
    Paul Beckman was one of the winners in the Queen’s Ferry 2016 Best of the Small Fictions. He’s had over 300 stories published both in print and online from Playboy to Literary Orphans.; His latest collection, "Peek", weighed in at 65 stories and 120 pages. Published story website: www.paulbeckmanstories.com
  • Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

    Fri, September 9, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Bon Bon Burlesque

    Sat, September 10, 9:00pm doors, 9:30pm show
    $10 cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Michelle Zangara Band

    Sat, September 10, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • NY Writers Workshop

    Thurs, September 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Jen Fitzgerald, Tim Tomlinson
  • TNS After Hours - The New School MFA program reading

    Fri, September 16, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Mark Lockett Quartet Featuring Emma Larsson

    Sat, September 17, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • James Delano and Friends

    Sat, September 24, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Michael Arenella Quartet

    Thurs, September 29, 8:30pm doors, 9:00pm music
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    For reservations email lori@kgbbar.com
  • Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

    Sat, October 1, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • The Green Fairy

    Thurs, October 6, doors open at 9:30pm
    $20 with Dress Code
    $15 with Suggested Attire
    2 drink minimum

    Join us as we launch our monthly showcase of absinthe tasting and entertainment, featuring a new brand of absinthe and a variety of risqué and bawdy performances each month, along with an academic illustration of what makes absinthe a unique and mysterious liqueur.
    Our first sponsor is Vieux Carré Absinthe Supérieure from Philadelphia Distilling.
    With Special Guests to be determined, presented by Zelda Magazine.
  • TNS After Hours - The New School MFA program reading

    Fri, October 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Ruby Revue Burlesque

    Fri, October 7, 10:00pm doors, 10:30pm show
    2 drink minimum.
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, October 13, 9:00pm doors, 9:30pm music
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    http://www.buckandaquarterquartet.com/
  • Chris DeWan and friends

    Tues, October 18, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover.
    Hoopty Time Machines (and other time machines!)
    Christopher DeWan reads from his new short story collection HOOPTY TIME MACHINES. The stories include fairy tale heroines, introspective superheroes, and a whole menagerie of myths and monsters, but at their heart, each one is deeply human, and at least a little bit heartbreaking. One of the "most anticipated small press books of 2016."
    With special, surprise guests!
    "Like Barry Yourgrau went on tour with sad, lyrical stand-up routines—funny, sharp, playful zingers of stories that reach right out to grab a reader." - Aimee Bender, author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
    "Hoopty Time Machines is much like a bag of M&M's, in that it's nearly impossible, once you've opened it, not to consume it down to the last morsel, and fast. It is less like a bag of M&M's in that you never know what you'll find beneath the candy coating: a peanut or an amphetamine, a rosary bead or a thumbtack." - Kevin Brockmeier, author of The Illumination
    "An absolute delight from the first page to the last: it's like that scene in Singin' in the Rain, only with ideas instead of puddles." - Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day
  • NY Writers Workshop

    Thurs, October 20, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Rita Gabis, Regina McBride
  • FBomb NY

    Fri, October 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.

    Michael Gillan Maxwell is a writer and visual artist in the Finger Lakes Region of NY state. A teller of tales and singer of songs. Maxwell is the author of The Part Time Shaman Handbook: An Introduction For Beginners (2015). Contact:michaelgillanmaxwell@gmail.com
    Robert Vaughan is an author of poetry, hybrid and fiction writing, with four published books: Microtones (2012), Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (2013), Addicts & Basements (2014), and RIFT (2015).
    Meg Tuite is author of two short story collections, Bound By Blue (2013) Sententia Books and Domestic Apparition (2011) San Francisco Bay Press, and five chapbooks. She teaches at Santa Fe Community College, and is a columnist at Connotation Press and JMWW. Her blog: megtuite.com/
    Len Kuntz is a writer from Washington State, an editor at the online magazine Literary Orphans, and the author of I’M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE HERE AND NEITHER ARE YOU (2015). You can also find him at lenkuntz.blogspot.com/
    Karen Stefano is the author of The Secret Games of Words (2016). She is Fiction Editor for Connotation Press. Her stories have appeared in The South Carolina Review, Tampa Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, Epiphany, and elsewhere. Karen was nominated for the XXXVIII Pushcart Prize. She lives in Southern California and is currently at work on a novel.
  • Sirene Salon

    Fri, October 21, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
    $20 cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Spaghetti Eastern Music

    Fri, October 21, 9:30pm - 11:00pm
    $5 cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Bedlam

    Tues, October 25
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Michael Arenella Quartet

    Thurs, October 27, 8:30pm doors, 9:00pm music
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    For reservations email lori@kgbbar.com
  • Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

    Sat, October 29, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • NY Writers Workshop

    Thurs, November 10, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Tina Chang (Brooklyn Poet Laureate), Jess Row (of the New Yorker), Xu Xi, Luis Francia
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, November 10, 9:00pm doors, 9:30pm music
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    http://www.buckandaquarterquartet.com/
  • TNS After Hours - The New School MFA program reading

    Fri, November 18, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • NY Writers Workshop

    Thurs, December 8, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, December 8, 9:00pm doors, 9:30pm music
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    http://www.buckandaquarterquartet.com/
  • NYU Emerging Writers

    Fri, December 9, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • TNS After Hours - The New School MFA program reading

    Fri, December 16, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Writers Hotel

    Fri and Sat, June 9 and 10, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.