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

    Opening Thurs, June 8
    Exploring the interrelationship between photography and performance, the work of AYAKAMAY combines image-making with fantastically constructed but intimate live experiences. AYAKAMAY simultaneously appropriates traditional Japanese cultural aesthetics and creates a dialogue with contemporary American urbanity and femininity, through the whimsical lens of her personal experience as a Japanese-American woman. This hybrid cultural identity is reflected in AYAKAMAY's practice as fantasy and reality intersect. The staged, costumed worlds of studio photography and videography are combined with interactive performances engaging the unpredictability of encounters with strangers and exchanges of physical senses and emotional states.
  • TALE: NYC’s Finest Storytelling!

    Wed, October 18, Doors: 9pm Show: 9:30pm
    2 Drink Minimum, $7
    The legendary TALE returns with NYC’s finest storytelling – featuring performers with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, VICE, and HBO…
    No hokey gimmicks. No dumb themes – just the best in NYC’s pro-storytelling!
    And we have one hell of a goddamn (note swearing) fine lineup
    DC Benny (HBO)
    Lucie Pohl (Red Dwarf)
    Harmon Leon (This American Life)
    Benari Poulton (Nightly Show w/ Larry Wilmore)
    Colleen Hindsley (RIsk)
    Music: Mary-Elaine Jenkins
    Come out and see the best in NYC storytelling!
    Tix: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-tickets-38061839988
  • Town Street Criers

    Thurs, October 19, 8:00pm
    No cover.
    Town Street Criers are pleased to be hosting the duo Upskirt (Melina Harris and Molly Buckley) and also Jenna Torres and her band, for an evening of music and drinks at The Red Room. The music starts at 8:00 pm Both Upskirt and Jenna Torres will be playing full sets. There is no cover charge.
    Our band, Town Street Criers will mostly be sitting in the audience drinking, although we may start the evening off with a song or two, as a way to introduce these two great acts.
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, October 20, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Torge Goderstad Quintet

    Fri, October 20, 10:00pm - 1:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Closed for a Private Party

    Sat, October 21
  • Yellow Tape: a true crime trivia show

    Weds, October 25, 7:00pm
    $5. 1 drink minimum.
  • Naama Gheber Trio

    Thurs, October 26, 10:00pm - 12:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • James Delano and Friends

    Fri, October 27, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Toftemark and Friends

    Sat, October 28, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, November 3, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Hello I'm Jamie

    Sat, November 4, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Singer-songwriter Jamie Pallot, with Jon Ladeau (lead guitar) and Daniel Blackman (drums)
    Listen to the album and sign up for the mailing list
    https://www.helloimjamie.info/
    Read about Jamie’s transition from Condé Nast editor to musician:
    https://www.ft.com/content/15c06c88-d878-11e2-b4a4-00144feab7dem
    http://wwd.com/business-news/media/pallot-explains-7014803/
  • Revolutions Don’t Come to Paradise

    Tues, November 7, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    In Revolutions Don’t Come to Paradise Alberto Zayden weaves a yarn of stories from his bi-cultural family and current events to create a hilarious tale of political forebodings that explore the perils of a society that worships wealth above all else. Using verse, song and mesmeric storytelling he draws parallels between Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution and the election of Donald Trump. The riveting performance is an ominous warning about the direction of American Society.
    Alberto Zayden is an east village writer, poet, playwright and performer. The New York Times has called his poetry “visionary.”
    Listen to Alberto Zayden on Let Them Talk, with Paul DeRienzo being interviewed about Revolutions Don’t Come To Paradise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKjlyUNTDNE
  • Red Door Sessions

    Thurs, November 9, 7:00pm doors, 8:00pm show
    RED DOOR SESSIONS
    $17adv/$20 Tickets HERE
    (2 Drink minimum)
    JASON NARDUCY
    When he’s not touring as bassist with Bob Mould or Superchunk, Chicago musician Jason Narducy focuses on his band Split Single, instead of his family and children. Split Single’s two full-length albums have received critical praise from Spin (“Infectious”) and the AV Club (“an impeccable display of detailed songcraft”). The Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot describes Jason as “…a first-rate songwriter and band leader.” Narducy’s mom loves his music, too.
    Jason is also the mastermind behind "The Sexiest Elbows In Rock" an episodic web comedy featuring Fred Armisen, Michael Shannon, Jeff Tweedy, Frank Black, and others.
    Jason has played bass with Robert Pollard, (Guided By Voices), Eddie Vedder, and Robbie Fulks. He has lost countless guitar picks over the years, often under the couch and just out of reach.
    *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.
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, November 9, 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Red Door Sessions

    Fri, November 10, 10:00pm
    $8 cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Marcellus Hall & The Hostages Hailing from Minnesota, Marcellus Hall arrived in New York in the 1990s to form Railroad Jerk, an industrial grunge-folk band whose four LPs on Matador Records helped define the era.
    With trademark absurdist, yet poignant, lyrics, Hall went on to form (with drummer Dave Varenka) White Hassle, a duo with guitar, harmonica, and drums that pre-dated the White Stripes and the Black Keys. Releasing albums on Orange Recordings (U.S.), Fargo Records (France) and Mazri (Japan) – as well as touring Europe – White Hassle incorporated a thereminist, a second guitarist and a DJ at its live shows before disbanding in 2006.
    Hall then embarked on a solo incarnation that enlisted the talents of Damon Smith on bass, Matt Martin on keyboard, and Jimmy Ansourian on drums. The quartet (aka Marcellus Hall & The Hostages) played shows in and around New York while recording songs for what would eventually become The First Line LP on Glacial Pace Recordings. Mike Shapiro replaced Jimmy Ansourian in 2010 and the band continues to write and record.
    As an artist and illustrator, Hall’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Time and The Wall Street Journal, as well as in American Illustration, the Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts annuals. His first cover for the The New Yorker was published in 2005. He has self-published books of drawings and writings, including Hard Luck Stories and Legends of the Infinite City.
    *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.
  • Revolutions Don't Come to Paradise

    Tues, November 14, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    In Revolutions Don’t Come to Paradise Alberto Zayden weaves a yarn of stories from his bi-cultural family and current events to create a hilarious tale of political forebodings that explore the perils of a society that worships wealth above all else. Using verse, song and mesmeric storytelling he draws parallels between Fidel Castro’s Cuban revolution and the election of Donald Trump. The riveting performance is an ominous warning about the direction of American Society.
    Alberto Zayden is an east village writer, poet, playwright and performer. The New York Times has called his poetry “visionary.”
    Listen to Alberto Zayden on Let Them Talk, with Paul DeRienzo being interviewed about Revolutions Don’t Come To Paradise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKjlyUNTDNE
  • The Other Side of Violet

    Weds, November 15, 6:45pm - 8:45pm Celebrate the publication of "The Other Side of Violet", great weather for MEDIA's latest poetry and prose anthology. The submission period for our next collection runs October 15 2017 to January 15 2018. https://www.greatweatherformedia.com/

    Featuring contributors:
    Mark Blickley
    Annie Christain
    Melissa Hunter Gurney
    Karen Hildebrand
    Matthew Hupert
    Eliel Lucero
    Cynthia Manick
    Yuko Otomo
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, November 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Ghost Reading: Launch of GHOST SENTENCE poetry volume, with Friends

    Mon, November 27, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    KGB Bar’s Red Room will host the launch of Mary Flanagan's new poetry book GHOST SENTENCE (Atmosphere Press) with celebrated readers Patricia Carlin, Leah Umansky, Nick Montfort, and special guests!
    Prosecco will be served. 7pm - 9pm.
  • Red Room Poetry

    Thurs, November 30, 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.
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, December 14, 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, December 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Rayon Lennon, Caren Beilin, Jessica Alexander, Michael Shou-Yung Shum, and Jaclyn Watterson

    Weds, Dec 20, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • The Sky is Yours Launch Party

    Thurs, January 25, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    The Sky Is Yours by Chandler Klang Smith
    Come celebrate the publication of The Sky Is Yours, a novel set in the burned-out, futuristic city of Empire Island, where three young people navigate a crumbling metropolis constantly under threat from a pair of dragons that circle the skies. Books will be available for sale and signing by the author.
    A graduate of Bennington College and the creative writing MFA program at Columbia University, Chandler Klang Smith has worked in book publishing, as a ghostwriter, and for the KGB Bar literary venue. She recently served as a juror for the 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards. She teaches and tutors in New York City.