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.

  • Bon Bon Burlesque

    Sat, January 21, 9:00pm
    $15 cover. Cash only. 2 drink minimum.
  • Shir and Friends

    Sat, January 21, 11:30pm - 2:30am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • The Last Taboos: Midwinter Murder Edition

    Tues, January 24, 7:30pm Wine Reception
    8:00pm Tony and his guests take the stage
    9:00pm James Delano and Friends
    No cover. 1 drink minimum.

    What better way to pass a frozen January night than to ponder the world through the eyes of a maniac? For the second edition of KGB's new literary salon, Tony Perrottet will interview Charles Graeber, author of the bestselling The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder about America's most prolific serial killer -- a nurse in New Jersey who may have clocked up 300 victims -- and Nina Burleigh, author of the award-winning The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox, about the frenzied, sensational accusations against an all-American college student in Italy that gripped the world media.
    What are the unspoken taboos that accompany the writing of true crime sagas? Is it the Capote-like unease, familiar to all journalists, of profiting from crime and horror? Or, more compellingly, is there also an aversion to admitting what is required when a writer enters the mind of a sociopath?
  • Leonard Cohen Tribute

    Thurs, January 26, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Come join fellow poets and musicians in a tribute to Leonard Cohen in KGB Bar’s Red Room on January 26th!
    Join poets John McKenna, Anthony Roberts, Jess Irish, Haley Sledge, Josh Rupp, Marissa Blose, Sarah Madges, and others as we pay tribute to the legacy of a man who transcended genres and mediums.
    Other readers and musicians (acoustic only) are welcome as well. Contact Anthony Roberts at abnkensai@gmail.com or Hillary Ferguson at hferg511@gmail.com to register.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/855219037914134/?notif_t=plan_user_joined¬if_id=1484081831290950
  • Tal Finkel

    Fri, January 27, 10:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • The Swingaroos

    Sat, January 28, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Melancholia: Hinge as Innominate Limina

    Sun, January 29, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover.
    Reading, Mini-Exhibition of Drawings, and Celebration
    Melancholia: Hinge as Innominate Limina, a collection with two poetic essays and drawings by poet/ artist Will Alexander, the recent winner of the Jackson Prize; a section of Hinge poetics by Heller Levinson; integrated poem/drawings by Levinson and visual artist Linda Lynch; and a meditation on the “Shades of Melancholy” focusing on Emily Dickinson, by Mary Newell.
    Will Alexander, the recent winner of the Jackson Prize (2016), is a poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and visual artist from The City of Angels. See https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poets/detail/will-alexander
    Heller Levinson’s most recent publication is Wrack Lariat (Black Widow Press, 2015). A New York resident, Levinson originated Hinge Theory, introduced on his website www.hellerlevinson.com
    Linda Lynch, a visual artist, lives in New Mexico. Her work is in numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art. See www.lindalynchstudio.net
    Mary Newell, Ph. D. lives in the lower Hudson Valley. She has taught literature and writing at the college level and published essays, reviews, and poems.
    Jazz guitarist Joe Giglio will join us for a guest appearance.
  • NY Writers' Workshop

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

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

    Fri, February 3, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

    Sat, February 4, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Tale Storytelling Series

    Thurs, February 16, 9:00pm
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, February 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Thursday Night Mix

    Thurs, February 23, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Commonplace: Conversations with Poets

    Mon, February 27, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Coming to you live for the first time at KGB Red Room, Commonplace: Conversations with Poets is a podcast series of intimate and captivating interviews by Rachel Zucker with poets and artists about quotidian objects, experiences or obsessions. Commonplace conversations explore the recipes, advice, lists, anecdotes, quotes, politics, phobias, spiritual practices, and other non-Literary forms of knowledge that are vital to an artist’s life and work. One feels, when listening to Commonplace, the pleasure of eavesdropping on the kind of unexpected, intriguing connections that only happen when interesting people sit together in a small room and talk about their real concerns and ordinary lives.
    You can subscribe to Commonplace episodes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/commonplace-conversations/id1124716087?mt=2

    Morgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015) and There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce (Tin House 2017). Her work has been published in the The Paris Review, Poetry, The New York Times, The Nation, Buzzfeed, and elsewhere. Her poetry has been anthologized in Why I Am Not A Painter, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, and Best American Poetry 2016. Parker is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow. She lives with her dog Braeburn in Brooklyn, NY. With Tommy Pico, she co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series, and with Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective. http://www.morgan-parker.com/ (Photo credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths)
    Rachel Zucker is the author of nine books, most recently, a memoir, MOTHERs, and The Pedestrians. Zucker teaches poetry at New York University and recently delivered a series of lectures on the intersection of poetry, confession, ethics and disobedience as part of the Bagley Wright Lecture Series. She started Commonplace in June of 2016.
  • NY Writers' Workshop

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

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

    Fri, March 3, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, March 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Thursday Night Mix

    Thurs, March 23, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Tale Storytelling Series

    Thurs, March 23, 9:00pm
  • Michael Arenella Quartet

    Thurs, March 30, 8:30pm doors, 9:00pm music
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • NY Writers' Workshop

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

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

    Fri, April 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Tale Storytelling Series

    Thurs, April 20, 9:00pm
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, April 21, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Thursday Night Mix

    Thurs, April 27, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • NY Writers' Workshop

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

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

    Fri, May 5, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Tale Storytelling Series

    Thurs, May 18, 9:00pm
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, May 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Thursday Night Mix

    Thurs, May 25, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • NY Writers' Workshop

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

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

    Fri, June 2, 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.
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, June 16, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Thursday Night Mix

    Thurs, June 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, July 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Tale Storytelling Series

    Thurs, June 15, 9:00pm
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, August 4, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, September 1, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, October 6, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, November 3, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, December 1, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.