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.

  • We Don't Even Know Podcast

    Tues, September 18, 7:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Obligatory

    Weds, Sept 19, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
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  • Art opening with Anthony Hayden-Guest featuring Blake Sandberg

    Thurs, September 20, 7:30pm wine reception
    Blake Sandberg arrived in Manhattan from Austin, Texas, in 1997, promptly moved into a studio on Avenue B, painted a severed leg on the window – well, wouldn’t you? Then he launched himself into onto a multi-faceted work program, which went on to include performing with his hard rock band, Aliens at CBGB, recording sessions with The Rammellzee and - his primary activity, turning out paintings in which he developed a vividly distinctive vocabulary of images and text, including such elements as a TV Eye, a Technosphere, and, yes, a Severed Leg.
    By the decade’s end Sandberg had shown in such archetypal venues of that time and that place as Exit Art, the CBGB gallery and the hallowed Mars Bar. In his down time which I think would be classified as stimulating rather than relaxing - being that it included hanging with the late great Richard Hambleton and regularly preventing Keith Richards from falling on his face at Sway. So here is Blake Sandberg, who once flat lined in a hospital, and here are his paintings, his survival-art up in the KGB Red Room, back in the East Village where he started. rsvp to lori@kgbbar.com required
  • Person, Place, Thing

    Thurs, September 20, 8:00pm
    Randy Cohen hosts Person, Place, Thing Podcast; featuring Anthony Haden-Guest and the Vanisha Gould Trio.
    About Person, Place, Thing….After twelve years writing The Ethicist for the NY Times, Randy Cohen created Person Place Thing, an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak, not about themselves but something they care about. His guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result: surprising stories from great talkers. Former guests have been Juliane Moore, Maya Lin, Paul Shaffer and Samantha Bee.
  • Vanisha Gould Trio

    Thurs, September 20, 9:00pm - 10:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Tara

    Thurs, September 20, 9:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • TNS after-hours

    Fri, September 21, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Torgtet

    Fri, September 21, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Andreas Toftemark Quartet

    Sat, September 22, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Ideal Orkestra

    Tues, September 25, 10:00pm - 1:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Following rave reviews from their debut at the Red Room in July, Willard Morgan’s Ideal Orkestra returns for TWO nights on 9/25 and 10/1. So grab your friends (and your drinks) and join them for another vocally pyrotechtonic spoken-word attack of alternative cabaret that can’t be missed.
    "Fucked Up. Wonderful. Eclectic."
    "Reminded me of Leonard Cohen or David Bowie.”
    "Reminds me of better times in New York in the 90s."
    "Congrats on keeping the nightlife fresh and interesting."
    Ideal Orkestra is: Willard Morgan, Chris Lancaster, Alison Clancy, and Ruco Nishino. Say, “Hi,” to Willard Morgan on Instagram and follow Ideal Orkestra on Facebook.
  • TALE: NYC's Finest Storytelling

    Weds, September 26, 8:00pm $8 cover. 2 drink minimum.
    No hokey gimmicks. No dumb themes. No bad Tinder date stories – TALE brings you the best in NYC’s storytelling! Featuring performers with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, VICE, HBO and beyond.. Here’s one hell of a fine lineup
    Vanessa Golembewski (The Onion)
    Harmon Leon (Meet the Deplorables, StoryFest)
    Nick Padilla (Big Irv’s)
    Mike Cho (The Tank)
    Robin Bady (BadyHouse Storytelling)
    Music: Adam Blotner (Edinburgh Festival)
    TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-tickets-50169045967
  • Nick Semenykhin Group

    Weds, September 26, 10:00pm - 1:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Neuronautic Institute

    Thurs, September 27, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Ukulele Cabaret

    Thurs, September 27, 9:30pm - 12:30am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Autumn Clearance

    Fri, September 28, doors 7:30pm, 8:00pm - 11:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • EF Band featuring Jackie Gage

    Fri, September 28, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Closed for Private Party

    Sat, September 29
  • Angels Flight Literary West

    Sun, September 30, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Buffalo Trace

    Mon, October 1, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Buffalo Trace: A Threefold Vibration By Mary Cappello, James Morrison, and Jean Walton
    Set in 1980s Buffalo, three intricate, interrelated essays, meditate on the limits of expression, on the gender of ambition, on secrecy, eroticism, academic time, and snow. Combining the narrative-exegetical with the lyric-intellectual, they evoke the process of coming-into-queerness in a time and place not always conducive to it.
  • Ideal Orkestra

    Mon, October 1, 9:30pm - 12:30am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Following rave reviews from their debut at the Red Room in July, Willard Morgan’s Ideal Orkestra returns for TWO nights on 9/25 and 10/1. So grab your friends (and your drinks) and join them for another vocally pyrotechtonic spoken-word attack of alternative cabaret that can’t be missed.
    "Fucked Up. Wonderful. Eclectic."
    "Reminded me of Leonard Cohen or David Bowie.”
    "Reminds me of better times in New York in the 90s."
    "Congrats on keeping the nightlife fresh and interesting."
    Ideal Orkestra is: Willard Morgan, Chris Lancaster, Alison Clancy, and Ruco Nishino. Say, “Hi,” to Willard Morgan on Instagram and follow Ideal Orkestra on Facebook.
  • Rita Destoyer

    Weds, October 3, 9:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • New York Writers Workshop

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

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

    Fri, October 5, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Marty Brown has been published in Partisan Review, The New York Times and other publications. He has lately been researching and writing about the life and times of his father, a championship body builder, artist's model and Mr. America finalist.
    Emilie Cohen is a native New Yorker, a native Yankee fan, and a mother of two teenagers. She is a former English teacher and is a YA lit fanatic.
    Jacqueline Coleman-Fried has written dance criticism, poetry, profiles and marketing materials for an eclectic mix of publications and nonprofit organizations. She lives in Tuckahoe, NY.
    Lynne Dolle is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School at Metropolitan College of New York. Currently, she teaches Reading in the Elementary Grades, Special Education and Child Development.
    Dan Dworkin is a world traveler, fan of chivalry, multidisciplinary artist, and student of combat strategy. All of these concerns can be seen in his fiction.
    Born in Arkansas, raised in Oklahoma, Jane Ann Groom never regrets her move to NYC decades ago. A graduate of NYU's Tisch School, Jane Ann holds degrees from Union Theological Seminary and Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. For her, writing is a way to heal, to find meaning, and to explore one's life.
    Erik Ipsen is a bicyclist, kayaker and writer whose characters range from a Zulu safari guide working in the South African bush, to a young Viking learning the ins and outs of pillaging in the English midlands late in the tenth century. Sometimes though, oddities like the pastrami reuben on the menu of a vegetarian restaurant in New Orleans 9th ward demand a hero all their own.
    Art Lasky is a retired computer programmer. After forty years of writing in Assembler he decided to try writing in English; it’s much harder than it looks.
    Jim Jennings is a commie, pinko leftie who spent forty years working on mostly Democratic campaigns. He has lived in Rome, Bermuda, London and Iraq.
    Sheila Kehoe is a native of Baltimore, transplanted to New York over 30 years ago. She has worked in both theater and interior design and has always escaped her day job by writing a blend of fiction and memoir.
    John Wehba is a native Oklahoman who is marking his fortieth anniversary as a New Yorker this year. He splits his time between New York and a farm in Sullivan County.
    Thad Rutkowski hosts
    www.thaddeusrutkowski.com
  • Toftemark and Friends

    Fri, October 5, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • EF Band featuring Olivia Chindamo

    Sat, October 6, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Nightmares: Funny People Talking About Scary Dreams

    Tues, October 9, 6:30pm doors, 7:00pm show
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • J Bruno

    Tues, October 9, 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • The Same Page Reading Series

    Weds, October 10, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • New Meridian Arts

    Thurs, October 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    New Meridian Arts will celebrate the launch of three new books: Emperor of Nuts by Elaine Barnard, Stories for People Who Watch TV by Timmy Waldron, and I Don't Belong Here, essays by Melissa Grunow.
    Elaine Barnard is an award winning writer and actor living in Southern California. Her stories have been published in numerous literary journals many of them reflections on her travels in Asia and elsewhere. Recently her work was presented as part of the New Short Fiction Series at the Annenberg Beach House in Santa Monica, California. She received her BA from the University of Washington,Seattle and her MFA from the University of California, Irvine.
    Timmy Waldron is the associate fiction editor of The Literary Review. His stories have been published in various print and online journals since the late ‘90s. His first short-story collection, WORLD TAKES was published by Word Riot Press in 2009. Timmy received an MFA from Fairleigh Dickenson University in 2013.
    Melissa Grunow is the author of Realizing River City (Tumbleweed Books, 2016), which won Second Place-Nonfiction in the 2016 Independent Author Network Book of the Year Awards, the Silver Medal in Nonfiction-Memoir from Readers' Favorite International Book Contest, and others. Her work has appeared in Creative Nonfiction, River Teeth, The Nervous Breakdown, Two Hawks Quarterly, New Plains Review, Blue Lyra Review, and elsewhere. Her essays have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net and listed in the Best American Essays 2016 notables. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction with distinction from National University. Visit her website at www.melissagrunow.com
  • Mistress Velvetina's Variety Show

    Fri, October 12, 9:00pm
    2 drink minimum.
  • Nick Semenykhin Group

    Sat, October 13, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Koja Press Showcase

    Tues, October 16, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    2018 Koja Press Showcase will feature short fiction by Alex Galper; poetry performances by Thomas Fucaloro, Murat Nemet-Nejat, Phillip Nikolaev, Eugene Ostashevsky, Igor Satanovsky, Anton Yakovlev, and others. Special music guests: Vadim Pevzner, Kamil Tchalaev (Paris). Hosted by Igor Satanovsky.
  • Nick Semenykhin Group

    Weds, October 17, 9:15pm - 12:15am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • EF Band featuring Jamile Staevie Ayres

    Thurs, October 18, 10:30pm - 1:30am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • The Good Grief Show

    Mon, October 19, 8:00pm - 9:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Grief is totally bonkers! It was recently reported that a grieving orca carried her dead calf for a total of 17 days on what scientists are calling a "tour of grief." After the sudden death of her dad, filmmaker Shaina Feinberg went on her own tour of grief. She spent the first six months filming a movie about her grief - forcing her mom to write songs for her deceased father, forcing some of her friends to re-enact her father's death and forcing other friends to dress in her father's clothes and do their best imitation of him. The result is Senior Escort Service - a funny and sad meditation on grief. After she completed the movie, Shaina was curious how other people processed their own grief. Using humor, music and, of course, some Power Point presentations, The Good Grief Show brings together comedians, storytellers and musicians to explore some of the ways that people deal with the loss of a loved one. Featuring Mike Brown, Karolena Theresa, Joe Schiappa, Jeff Seal, Adira Amram, Drae Campbell, Corn Mo and Shaina Feinberg. This show is in conjunction with Reimagine End of Life - a week of events that explore big questions about life and death.
  • Rutgers-Newark MFA

    Sat, October 20, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Icons in Ash, Reimagine Death

    Tues, October 30, 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Icons in Ash, Reimagine Death an evening with songs about death, grieving, and consoling. Inspired by Heide Hatry's portraits made of cremated remains, who wants to reintegrate life and death: to touch death, work with death, to let it speak in its mundanity, its grandeur, its familiarity and its mystery, its uniqueness and its universality, to redeem it from oblivion, to give it its own life again.
    Queen Esther, the Grand Prize winner of the 2008 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, performs internationally and forges her own sonic path with her jazz collective and her Black Americana outfit The Blue Crowns. Released in 2015, her critically acclaimed album The Other Side “…the most exciting Afro-Americana album of the year” is garnering airplay worldwide “…a brutal, original, explosive singer.” (Vanity Fair)
    John Hudak has been interested in sound and music from the age of four when he began to play piano. In recent years, he has focused on digital collage and short video pieces (Instagram: possibility_pictures), but has not ceased creating minimalistic sound pieces based on nature (as soundtracks for his videos).
    Hot Glue & The Gun (Carrie Klein & Joel McGlynn), a indie duo, work and play with transformation and collaboration in their song, performance and visual art. Since they began writing and performing together in 2014, they have continually sought to sink into the mysteries of human experience: birth, life, death, love, fear, poetry, harmony...
    Christine Isherwood is a Voice Movement Therapist, who teaches “Singing The Psyche,” the Voice Movement Therapy Training, and workshops internationally. She has written and performed in political musicals, toured the UK and Europe with theatre groups and bands. Largely silent these past few years, she has been tending to dying family members.
    Jane LeCroy is a NYC based poet, singer and performance artist who fronts the avant-pop band, The Icebergs, and the psychedelic experimental music project, Ω▽Ohmslice. She teaches writing, and her book, Signature Play, a multimedia book of lyrical poems, published by Three Rooms Press was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has also released two music albums and is performing at many venues in NY.
    Heide Hatry is an NYC based German artist, mainly known for her conceptual work using unconventional materials. Her most recent body of work, Icons in Ash, consists of portraits made from the cremated remains of their subjects, a social art project that has made a significant impact on the lives of their survivors and contributed to a re-imagining of our relationship to the dead.
  • EF Band featuring Vanisha Gould

    Weds, October 31, 9:30pm - 12:30am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • New York Writers Workshop

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

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

    Fri, November 2, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Mistress Velvetina's Variety Show

    Fri, November 9, 9:00pm
    2 drink minimum.
  • Clinton Heylin

    Mon, November 12, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. Dylan author extraordinaire CLINTON HEYLIN will be reading from and signing his new book "No One Else Could Play That Tune," about the making of Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks." This event will coincide with the release of the new official Bootleg Series on Blood on the Tracks, which features six CDs and a facsimile of the famous little red notebook on deposit at the Morgan Library--an item that has been previously off-limits to researchers, without Dylan's permission. Clinton Heylin has also contributed original research and liner notes to that release. We will also be playing rare tracks.
  • Ellen Scarsella and the Life Players

    Tues, November 13, 9:30pm - 12:30am
    $15. 2 drink minimum.
  • The Same Page Reading Series

    Weds, November 14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Jake Tavill

    Fri, November 30, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Book Launch for The Crossing by Joseph Fasano

    Weds, December 5, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Come celebrate the launch of Joseph Fasano’s new book of poetry, The Crossing (Cider Press Review, 2018), with readings by Fasano and special guests. Books will be available for signing.
    Joseph Fasano is the author of three previous books of poetry: Vincent (2015), a book-length poem that Rain Taxi Review hailed as “a major literary achievement”; Inheritance (2014), a James Laughlin Award nominee; and Fugue for Other Hands (2013), which won the Cider Press Review Book Award and was nominated for the Poets’ Prize, “awarded annually for the best book of verse published by a living American poet two years prior the award year.” Fasano’s poems have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Yale Review, The Southern Review, The Missouri Review, Boston Review, Tin House, FIELD, American Literary Review, and other publications. He has been featured by the PEN Poetry Series, Verse Daily, and the Academy of American Poets’ poem-a-day program, as well as the anthologies Poem-A-Day: 365 Poems for Any Occasion (Abrams, 2015) and The Aeolian Harp (Glass Lyre Press, 2014). He teaches at Manhattanville College and Columbia University, where he is the Faculty Advisor for Quarto, the undergraduate creative writing journal. He is also the curator of The American Poem Series.
  • New York Writers Workshop

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

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

    Fri, December 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • The Same Page Reading Series

    Weds, December 12, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Mistress Velvetina's Variety Show

    Fri, December 14, 9:00pm
    2 drink minimum.
  • Jake Tavill

    Fri, December 28, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Harriet Levin Millan, Joseph Legaspi, January O’Neill and Danny Shots

    Tues, January 29, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
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