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

    Christopher LoPresti Jr. is a visual artist and a musician from Woodbridge, Virginia. He moved to the city ten years ago to study for an MFA in traditional drawing and painting techniques at the New York Academy of Art. He's developed a passionate interest in rendering the figure; specializing in anatomy, perspective, portraiture, and working from life. Christopher continues studying and working with models at the Art Students League of New York, honing his abilities and doing what he loves, using his favored mediums graphite and oil paint. He teaches for a living and is available for commissions and portraits.
    http://www.loprestiarts.com
  • Atlas Obscura

    Tues, March 21, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    $18 cover.
    http://www.atlasobscura.com/events/after-the-final-curtain
  • Thursday Night Mix

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

    Thurs, March 23, 9:00pm door, 9:30pm show
    $5. 2 drink minimum.
    TALE returns to the Red Room – upstairs at the KGB Bar. No hokey gimmicks. No dumb themes – just the best in NYC’s pro-storytelling!
    TALE features performers with creds from NPR, SNL, Comedy Central, VICE, The Nation, and This American Life…And we have one hell of a fine lineup:
    Louis Katz (Jimmy Fallon)
    Harmon Leon (Vice)
    Joe Raiola (MAD Magazine)
    Brenda Cullerton (The Nearly Departed)
    Sandi Marx (The MOTH)
    Music by:
    Jeffrey Kornberg (Vanity Fair)
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-tickets-32759153510
  • Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

    Sat, March 25, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • PEN Finalists Reading

  • Tal Finkel

    Fri, March 31, 10:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

    Sat, April 1, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • NY Writers' Workshop

    Thurs, April 6, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Ailish Hopper is the author of Dark~Sky Society (2014), selected by David St. John as runner up for the New Issues prize, and the chapbook Bird in the Head (2005), selected by Jean Valentine for the Center for Book Arts Prize. Individual poems have appeared in Agni, APR, Blackbird, Harvard Review Online, Ploughshares, Poetry, Tidal Basin Review, and other places. In addition to page poetry, she performed with the band Heroes are Gang Leaders, along with poets Thomas Sayers Ellis and Randall Horton, and saxophonist James Brandon Lewis. Her essays on art and literature that deal with race and art have appeared in Boston Review, The Volta, and the anthology, A Sense of Regard: Essays on Poetry and Race, as well as other places. She has received support from the Baltimore Commission for the Arts and Humanities, the MacDowell Colony, Maryland State Arts Council, and Yaddo. She teaches in the Creative Writing and Peace Studies programs at Goucher College.
    Sheila Kohler is the author of ten novels, three volumes of short fiction, a memoir, and many essays. Her most recent novel is Dreaming for Freud, (Penguin) based on the Dora case. Her memoir Once We Were Sisters is just out with Penguin as well as Canongate in England. She has won numerous prizes including the O.Henry twice and been included in Best American Short Stories most recently in 2013. Her work has been published in thirteen countries. She has taught at Columbia, Sarah Lawrence, Bennington and at Princeton since 2007. Her novel, Cracks was made into a film with directors Jordan and Ridley Scott with Eva Green playing Miss G. You can find her blog at Psychology Today under Dreaming for Freud.
    Philip McLaren is a Kamilaroi man, and both his parents are Kamilaroi from Coonabarabran in the Warrumbungle Mountain region of New South Wales, Australia. His first novel, Sweet Water - Stolen Land (University of Queensland Press, 1993; revised edition Magabala Books, 2001) won the David Unaipon Award for Black Literature. Scream Black Murder (HarperCollins, 1995; revised edition Magabala Books, 2001), was short-listed for a Ned Kelly Crime Writers' Award. Lightning Mine (HarperCollins, 1999), There’ll be New Dreams (Magabala Books, 2001), and Utopia (2007) followed. Philip has participated in four Creative Writing tours to outback Aboriginal communities. He has delivered numerous lectures and readings including those for University of Alberta; University of Sydney; University of Technology Sydney; University of Wollongong; National Library of Australia, Canberra; Brisbane Writers Festival; Melbourne Writers Festival; Adelaide Writers’ Festival; Sydney Writers’ Festival; Sydney Writers’ Centre Spring Festival; Byron Bay Writers Festival; New Zealand’s inaugural Toi Maori Festival; the inaugural Salon International du Livre Océanien in New Caledonia; and was invited by the Goethe-Institut to speak at their inaugural Writers’ Festival at the Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt in Berlin, and more. His work has been translated into French and distributed throughout France, Switzerland, Belgium, Quebec-Canada, Polynesia and Africa. It is also translated into German.
    Yuyutsu Sharma Recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature, Yuyutsu RD Sharma is a distinguished poet and translator. He was born at Nakodar, Punjab, and moved to Nepal at an early age. He has published eight poetry collections including, Milarepa’s Bones, Helambu, 2012, Annapurnas and Stains of Blood: Life Travels and Writing on a Page of Snow (Nirala Publications, New Delhi) and Nepal Trilogy, (Epsilonmedia, Germany) with German photographer Andreas Stimm and edited and translated several anthologies of Nepali poetry into English. Yuyutsu’s own work has been translated into German, French, Italian, Slovenian, Hebrew, Spanish and Dutch. Yuyutsu lives in Kathmandu where he edits Pratik, A Magazine of Contemporary Writing. Half the year, he travels all over the world to read his works but goes trekking in the Himalayas when back home.
  • 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.
    Craig Fishbane, Peter Cherches, Devin Kelly, Anne Weisgerber, Peter Wortsman, Julie Turley, Eliel Lucero
  • Time to Mind the Bollocks

    Sat, April 8, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Poems, Essays and Stories for Staying Alive
    Curated by Hayley McCulloch and Deborah Oster Pannell
    also featuring Queen Baker, Akeem Duncan, Frida, Dale Peck and George Emilio Sanchez
  • James Delano

    Sat, April 8, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • The Visible Poetry Project Film Screening

    Sun, April 9, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    The Visible Poetry Project is a non-profit National Poetry Month initiative, bringing together a collective of thirty poets and thirty filmmakers to create videos that present poems as short films. Drawing from works created by renowned and emerging poets alike, the Visible Poetry Project strives to make poetry accessible, exploring how we can recreate and experience poems through the medium of film. The Visible Poetry Project releases visual poems daily throughout National Poetry Month (April) on their website, https://www.visiblepoetryproject.comm
  • Art Opening with Ginger Del Ray

    Thurs, April 13, 7:30pm
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, April 13, 9:00pm
    No cover. 1 drink minimum.
  • Literary Salon: Babes in Trumpland

    Weds, April 19, 7:30pm
    No cover. 1 drink minimum.
    THE MARCH KGB LITERARY SERIES HOSTS A DISCUSSION WITH TWO OF THE PRE-EMINENT SOCIAL OBSERVERS OF OUR TIME, AUTHORS MICHAEL GROSS AND SADY DOYLE, IN CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR AND POLITICAL WRITER NINA BURLEIGH. MORE SURPRISE GUESTS MAY ALSO JOIN.
    DOYLE AND GROSS WILL DISCUSS THEIR BOOKS AND FOCUS ON THE EFFECT ON FEMALE LIFE IN THESE UNITED STATES OF THE FIRST “PUSSY GRABBER” PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. IS THIS THE ERA OF SUGAR DADDY ASCENDANT? OR THE LAST VIAGRAN THRUST OF THE CLASS OF MEN KNOWN AS CAREER MODELIZERS?
    SADY DOYLE is the author of Trainwreck: Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear... and Why (Melville House 2016), a book on how we build up and tear down rebellious women, from the French Revolution to Perez Hilton. It has been called "smart, funny and fearless" (Boston Globe), "compelling" and "persuasive" (New York Times Book Review), and "a deeply researched account of our culture’s misogynistic obsession with trainwrecks (Portland Mercury); The Atlantic predicted that "Trainwreck will very likely join the feminist canon."
    MICHAEL GROSS has written three New york Times best-sellers, and is a veteran Manhattan investigative journalist with years of Trumpology in his portfolio. Among his books is Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women and My Generation: Fifty Years of Sex, Drugs, Rock, Revolution, Glamour, Greed, Valor, Faith, and Silicon Chips, a collection of revealing interviews with19 Baby Boomers —- including the future President of the United States.
    NINA BURLEIGH is Newsweek National Politics Correspondent and the author of five nonfiction books including a New York Times best-seller on the Italian trials of Amanda Knox. She has covered American politics from New York and Washington, and has observed and commented on the intersection of sex and power in American culture and politics for many years.
  • Town Street Criers

    Thurs, April 20, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    TOWN STREET CRIERS will open with a full set of new songs (mostly acoustic) followed by Erik the bass player's own band playing a set with Messylegs.
  • Tale Storytelling Series

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

    Fri, April 21, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Person, Place, Thing

  • Thursday Night Mix

    Thurs, April 27, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra

    Thurs, April 27, 9:00pm - 11:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Le Bal Oriental

    Fri, April 28, 10:00pm
    $15 cash at door.
    https://www.facebook.com/events/431928170491172/?ti=icl
  • 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.
  • Red Door Sessions #1: Femme//Fronted

    Fri, May 12, 8:00pm (Planned Parenthood benefit)
    $20 cover. 2 drink minimum.
    BUY TICKETS
    @kidbowery kicks off his new live-music series at The Red Room with Red Door Sessions #1: Femme//Fronted, a night celebrating NYC’s indie rock gynarchy and supporting Planned Parenthood of Northeast Pennsylvania! Lineup features lo-fi punk blues devastator, Breanna Barbara, chanteuse provocateur, Anya Marina (in a rare local performance!), and darling hotel insomniac, PONY.
    Red Door Sessions is a live-music series spotlighting newer bands and artists in a venue that's as intimate as it is unlikely. Every Red Door Sessions show is a benefit. Every benefit supports the resistance. Got a righteous cause? Tell us about it! Does your band not suck? Tell us about that, too. Lineups unapologetically reflect the taste of musician/series producer @kidbowery , a fan of sonic idiosyncrasy, independent artists and the occasional split infinitive. Check out www.reddoorsessions.com for more info about the series and to see exclusive performances by featured bands and artists.
    Breanna Barbara . After making a name for herself playing house shows in St. Augustine, Florida, Breanna Barbara relocated to New York City and caught a lethal dose of cool from one too many wild nights at one too many loft parties. Like her first album, Mirage Dreams, Barbara’s live show blends influences from every place she’s ever called home. Southern blues and psychedelia tend to rise to the top, but garage is never far away. Nor is her penchant for fucking shit up when the occasion suits her. “It wasn’t until I met dream producer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes) that [these songs] were able to come alive in the way I had imagined them,” she says. Inspired by everything from howling at the moon to heat strokes in New York City summers to the paradigm shift after a loved one passes away, Barbara’s performances are a culmination of her heart and soul and a whole lotta sweat. (excerpted from consequencesofsound.net)
    Anya Marina. Best known for "Satellite Heart" from the platinum selling soundtrack to Twilight, New Moon, and her provocative cover of T.I.'s "Whatever You Like," Anya Marina mixes “Liz Phair sex appeal with a dash of Carl Jung." (Rolling Stone) By turns wise and witty, her songs sling rapier-sharp insights into human relationships and begrudging nods to uncertainty. Marina released her fourth LP, Paper Plane, last year on her own Good Rope Records (through Tone Tree). Recorded in Portland, Oregon, and Brooklyn, Paper Plane was produced with help from Dave Depper (Death Cab for Cutie), Eric Hutchinson, Leo Sidran and Gary Philips. Deeply felt yet approachable, it marked Marina’s first independent release since her 2005 debut, Miss Halfway. Her next album drops later in May and she’ll be touring behind it. Catch her before she hits the road!
    PONY. The daughter of a casino boss, PONY grew up on the road and in the company of assorted happy degenerates. By the time her family reached Las Vegas she was in her teens and familiar with the characters that inhabit the world of action. Bullshit high-rollers and hot lady cheats. Scores of addicts chasing their elusive nut-- all were fodder for early digs into art and music. But it was the winners—the consistent ones that bet huge and gave her father fits—who captured her imagination. Winners risk big for ideas they think are true. Their gift, she believed, is knowing when to stop thinking and give it up to instinct. A decade later PONY was living on a houseboat moored off Hoboken. Burnt out on the modeling scene and tired of taking orders from handsy "professionals," she started toying with the melodies she grew up on: her father’s Beatles; other discoveries like Georges Delrue and John Frusciante. The writing lead to gigs and the gigs to more writing, and the voice that had sometimes failed her in plain conversation started gaining strength. When PONY’s first album debuts later this year it’ll serve as proof that trusting your instincts is a risk worth taking.
  • 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.
  • An Artist Walks Into a Bar

    Fri, June 23, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    With Delia Cabe, author of “Storied Bars of New York: Where Literary Luminaries Go to Drink” (June 6, 2017), and Meta Wagner, author of “What’s Your Creative Type?: Harness the Power of Your Artistic Personality (April 2017)
  • 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.