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
  • James Delano and Friends

    Sat, February 25, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    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.
    Hannah Lillith Assadi received her MFA in fiction from the Columbia University School of the Arts. She was raised in Arizona and lives in Brooklyn. Sonora, her first novel, is forthcoming in March.
    Robert Lopez is the author of five books, most recently, Good People and All Back Full.
    Amy' Shearn's first novel, How Far Is the Ocean from Here, was published by Crown Books in 2008. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Coastal Living, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, The Millions, Poets & Writers, The L Magazine, Opium, Five Chapters, and elsewhere.
    Rachel Sherman is the author of Living Room and The First Hurt. She is a graduate of Columbia University's MFA program, a member of New York Writers Workshop, and she teaches at Columbia and Rutgers Universities.
    Order New York Writers Workshop's The Portable MFA in Creative Writing
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  • 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.
    The host for the show will be Nancy Ludmerer
    Julia Schnakenberg
    Tina Barry
    Kit Coyne Irwin
    Alice Kaltman
    Etan Nechin
    Jeanette Topar
    Paul Beckman
  • Messylegs and Broken Time Machine

    Fri, March 3, 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Messylegs is an eclectic trio of songwriters who like to mix and match genres and instrumentation to create beautiful, simple, eery tunes. band members: Melina Harris, Molly Buckley, Emily Wexler. We will be joined by Erik Kramer on bass.
    Broken Time Machine blends Americana blues, rock, jazz and soul to deliver an eclectic mix of swampy original tunes and classic non-cover covers ranging from Billie Holiday to Buddy Holly to Johnny Cash to Eric Clapton. Their shows are high energy, highly audience interactive and often completely unpredictable!
  • James Delano and Friends

    Sat, March 4, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Book Release Party/Reading with Clay McLeod Chapman

    Weds, March 8, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Come raise a glass for the release of NOTHING UNTOWARD (Applause Books) with a reading from author Clay McLeod Chapman.
    “...One of the darkest collections of short stories since H.P. Lovecraft.” -- The Abstract
    In REST AREA, Clay McLeod Chapman offered a view into the lives of Southern Gothic monstrosities. Now the 40 tales of NOTHING UNTOWARD: TALES FROM THE PUMPKN PIE SHOW delve into the depraved minds of those madmen and women who drift along the periphery of humankind. Sometimes darkly humorous, sometimes strangely heartbreaking, these stories explore the domestic horrors of the everyday, finding terror within our own households. These are ghost stories for people who don't believe in ghosts, haunted by their own crumbling minds and wounded hearts. A perfect mixture of tongue-and-cheek gallows humor, psychological terror, and character-based storytelling, NOTHING UNTOWARD focuses on the darker side of domesticity and won't let go.
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, March 9, 9:00pm
    No cover. 1 drink minimum.
  • Porch Music

    Thurs, March 9, 7:00pm
    A pianist, a banjo player, and a couple of their friends walk into a bar. What do you get? Porch Music! Join Leslie Goshko (host of the long-running KGB Bar storytelling series, "Sideshow Goshko") and friends as they bring you a mish mosh of traditional country/bluegrass favorites and not-so-traditional reinterpretations of pop/rock tunes.

    Featuring:

    LESLIE GOSHKO (piano, vocals)
    ANDY CHRISTIE (banjo, vocals)
    PHIL DENNISTON (guitar, vocals)
    RICK DENNIS (bass)
    CHRISTOPHER TROY SANCHEZ (percussion)
  • Le Bal Oriental

    Fri, March 10
  • Would You Do Him? Women Sex and Power in the Age of Trump

    Weds, March 15, 7:00pm
    No cover. 1 drink minimum.
  • Town Street Criers and Guests

    Thurs, March 16, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, March 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • BonBon Burlesque

    Sat, March 18, 9:00pm
    $15 cover cash only. 2 drink minimum.
  • 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
  • PEN Finalists Reading

  • Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra

    Thurs, March 30, 8:30pm doors, 9:00pm music
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Tal Finkle

    Fri, March 31, 10:30pm
    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.
  • 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
  • The Last Taboo Literary Salon

    Thurs, April 13, wine reception 7:30pm, discussion 8:00pm
    No cover. 1 drink minimum
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, April 13, 9:00pm
    No cover. 1 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.
  • Red Door Sessions #1: Femme//Fronted

    Fri, May 12, 8:00pm (Planned Parenthood benefit)
    $20 cover. 2 drink minimum.
    @kidbowery kicks off a new live-music series at The Red Room with Red Door Sessions #1, to fete nyc’s new indie rock gynarchy! Femme fronted lineup includes lo-fi punk blues devastator, Breanna Barbara, darling hotel insomniac, PONY, and others. This show’s proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood of Northeast Pennsylvania. Check back for details.
  • 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.