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.

  • Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret presents HOW STRANGE IT IS

    Wednesdays, June 8, 15, 22, and 29, 7:30pm doors, 8:00pm show
    Friday, June 24, 7:00pm doors, 7:30pm show

    A synthetic flying machine rumbles overhead. Aluminum loudspeakers announce the date. Time shifts. And everyone becomes someone they used be. Salty Brine takes on the ghosts of World War II, embarrassing journal entries from days gone by, and Neutral Milk Hotel’s indie rock triumph IN THE AEROPLANE OVER THE SEA in this month’s edition of THE SPECTACULAR LIVING RECORD COLLECTION CABARET.

    Directed by Max Reuben
    Arrangements by Richard Aufrichtig
    Featuring Richard Aufrichtig and Alex Thrailkill

    Costume Design by Heather McDevitt Barton

    2 Drink Minimum
    No Late Seating

    http://www.thesaltiestbrine.com/
  • Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

    Thurs, May 26, doors 8:30pm, music 9:00pm - 12:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Reservations recommended. Email lori@kgbbar.com to reserve a table.
  • Host V Ghost

    Fri, May 27, 9:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

    Sat, May 28, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • PEN Live

    Thurs, June 2, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    $10 for PEN non members. Free for PEN members. 2 drink minimum.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/595412933967347/
    https://pen.org/event/2016/05/09/pen-live-nothing-compares-2-u

    PEN America is excited to announce PEN Live, a monthly series taking place on the first Thursday of every month in the Red Room. PEN Live will give writers, artists, and performers the opportunity to address a specific themes through music, multimedia, and the written word, bringing PEN’s mission of celebrating the literature and art that free expression makes possible.

    The series will kick off on Thursday, June 2 with a tribute to icon and music legend Prince, featuring storytelling, readings and live performances from Porochista Khakpour, Lincoln Michel, Elissa Schappell, James Yeh, and others. Writers and performers will share memories of their first encounters with Prince’s music and discuss his influence and impact on their own art.

    Purchase $10 tickets here. (PEN Members should email membership@pen.org for a special discount.)
  • The Writer's Hotel Reading Series 2016

    Full weekend of readers, June 3 & 4! Both floors!
    Fri, June 3, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sat, June 4, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    KGB Bar is a legend. Buy some drinks and tip your bartender well. Come ready to drink, listen and cheer. 21+ over.

    Come hear new fiction and nonfiction performed by established and emerging authors at a venue that has launched so many writers' careers. These writers are fiercely talented. You don't want to miss this incredible weekend of readings on both floors of the amazing KGB Bar.

    The Writer's Hotel is a hybrid writers conference set in a Midtown hotel campus, at The Algonquin, Library Hotel and Bryant Park Hotel. Writers bring their work from desk to marketplace in NYC. They meet agents and editors, participate in workshops, go on literary walking tours, attend a gala game of "Wink, Murder" at The Algonquin and more. And each writer reads their own original work in the city.

    More on TWH:
    TWH video trailer: https://vimeo.com/161219560
    TWH Website: www.writershotel.com
  • Spaghetti Eastern Music

    Fri, June 3, 9:30pm
    $5 cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

  • Marie Marie Marlene

  • TNS After Hours - The New School MFA program reading

    Fri, June 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • The Siren Salone

    Fri, July 8, 7:30pm
  • Spaghetti Eastern Music

    Fri, July 8, 9:30pm
  • Buck and A Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, July 14, 9:30pm - 11:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    http://www.buckandaquarterquartet.com/
  • WFMU Readers

    Thurs, August 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Buck and A Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, August 11, 9:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
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  • 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.
  • NYU Emerging Writers

    Fri, December 9, 7:00pm - 9:00pm