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 in the Red Room

    Soraya Doolbaz is a NY based photographer exhibiting her controversial photos known as DICTURES. These are exactly how they sound, dick pictures. It's an artistic take on an otherwise alluring modern dating tactic. The photos are politically charged, yet hilarious.
  • Closed for a private event

    Sat, November 11
  • 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
  • TALE

    Weds, November 15, 9:30pm
    $7. 2 drink minimum.
    TALE has been bringing the finest in NYC storytelling - for 5 years straight. And it's time to celebrate!
    Featuring performers with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, VICE, The Nation, and HBO…
    No hokey gimmicks. No dumb themes – just the best in NYC’s pro-storytelling!
    Here’s one hell of a fine lineup:
    Jena Friedman (The Daily Show)
    Harmon Leon (Vice, This American Life)
    Michele Carlo (A Fish Out of Agua)
    Michael Small (MSNBC.com)
    Music: Rob Pavarian
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-5-year-anniversary-show-tickets-39456738166
  • Town Street Criers

    Thurs, November 16, 8:00pm
    No cover.
    Opening the evening will be a set of songs by Doug Skinner. If you've never seen him, this is your chance to see a great artist at work.
    Following Mr. Skinner, our band, TOWN STREET CRIERS (Ryan Duchene, Erik Kramer, Ricky Petraglia, and Doug Roesch) will be performing their favorite original tunes written over the past few years.
    Hope to see you there.
    http://townstreetcriers.com/
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, November 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Torge Goderstad Quintet

    Fri, November 17, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

    Sat, November 18, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    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.
  • Bjorn Ingelstam and the Dirty Foreigners

    Fri, November 24, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • The Complete History of Dick Pics

    Weds, November 29, 8:00pm
    2 drink minimum.
  • The Unstill Ones

    Thurs, November 30, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Release Party for Miller Oberman's debut collection of poems and translations, The Unstill Ones, with special guest poets I.S. Jones and Sara Jane Stoner, followed by a mini dance party curated by Louisa Solomon and Elijah Oberman of Brooklyn rock band The Shondes.
    I.S. Jones is a writer, educator, and hip-hop head hailing from Southern California. She is a second-year fellow with The Watering Hole, BOAAT Writer's Retreat, and Callaloo. I.S. is very Blk &loud about her joy. She received an honorable mention from the Academy of American Poets, her work has received two nominations for the Best of The Net Anthology and in 2016 was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. During poetry month in April, I.S. hosts a month-long low costs online workshop called "The Singing Bullet". She has been praised by Rachel McKibbens as a "god-lit marvel". She is the Assistant Editor at Chaparral and Voicemail Poetry. Her works have appeared in The Harpoon Review, The Blueshift Journal, SunDog Lit, Matador Review, Wusgood.black, great weather for MEDIA, Drunken Boat (now Anomaly!), The Shade Journal, the Black Voices Series with Puerto Del Sol, and elsewhere. She received her MFA in 2016. I.S. is running for Poet Laureate of the Moon.
    Sara Jane Stoner is a teacher, writer, and PhD candidate in English at CUNY Graduate Center. Her first book, Experience in the Medium of Destruction (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2015) was nominated for a Lambda Award in Poetry. A chapbook, GRIEF HOUR, was published in the Spring/Summer 2017 issue of Black Warrior Review.
    Miller Oberman is the author of The Unstill Ones (Princeton University Press, 2017). He is a 2016 winner of the 92nd St Y’s Boston Review/ Discovery Prize, and his translation of selections from the “Old English Rune Poem” won Poetry’s John Frederick Nims Memorial Prize For Translation in 2013. Miller has recent poems and translations in Poetry, Tin House, London Review of Books and The Nation. He teaches writing at The New School and lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, rock singer Louisa Solomon of The Shondes.
  • F Bomb Reading Series

    Fri, December 1, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Jane Liddle
    Devin Kelly
    Richard Gessner
    Vincent Czyz
    Yvonne Conza
    Lucinda Kempe
    Michael Collins
  • Susan Thomas and Friends New Collections

    Mon, December 4, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Richard Jackson
    Deborah Brown
    Barbara Carlson
    Susan Thomas
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Sun, December 10, 9:00pm
    No cover. 1 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.