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.

  • Plough Quarterly

    Mon, September 16, 6:00pm
    On September 16 at 6 pm, join Eugene McCarraher, Peter Mommsen and others for a panel discussion and party to launch the new issue of Plough Quarterly. “Beyond Capitalism” features pieces from David Bentley Hart, Chris Arnade, and Pater Edmund Waldstein, and free copies will be available. Two drink minimum; bring your friends, and all your strongest criticisms of the globalized consumer economy.
  • How Not to Run a Reading Series

    Tues, September 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a reading series? Join Liars' League host Andrew Lloyd-Jones as he introduces curators from four of New York's most successful reading series for this special 2019 Brooklyn Book Festival Event: Suzanne Dottino of KGB’s long-running Sunday Night Fiction, Rachel Lyon of Ditmas Lit, Raquel Penzo of La Pluma y La Tinta, and Katie Rainey of Dead Rabbits.
    Each one of these series brings something unique to their writers and audience - from publication opportunities to workshops, podcasts to prizes. You'll get to hear their experiences - good and bad - of setting up and running a readings series, and discover the opportunities they can offer and the difference they can make in the literary community.
    We'll be at The Red Room above KGB for this special event - entry is completely free with a couple of drinks! We're delighted to say this is AN OFFICIAL 2019 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT, and we're just one of the many fantastic readings, panels, and performances during the week of 16-23rd September - find out more about what's happening at https://www.brooklynbookfestival.org!
  • Nightmares

    Weds, September 18, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • One Up! Storytelling Competition

    Weds, September 18, 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • The Breakdown with Boris Khaykin

  • Billy Bunce

    Thurs, September 19, 10:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.

    https://www.facebook.com/billybuncemusic
    https://www.billybunce.com/

    Acoustic, electric, a little bit eccentric. A blues rocker and singer-songwriter with a background in jazz. Billy will mesmerize with exquisite guitar skills and soothe you with his delicate-yet-edgy vocals. Playing guitar and working hard since a very young age, Billy is now fresh on the New York City music scene. With a deep sound and a captivating feel, he’s defining his own way to rock out and mix up some tasty jams. Performing his large catalogue of original music and blues, as well as recognizable crowd favorites ranging from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash, the Grateful Dead, to The Beatles, Arlo Guthrie, Steve Miller Band, and Pink Floyd. Billy is known for playing a song differently every time, always bringing a new, inspiring and transcendent experience. Whether moving on the dance floor or sipping cocktails in good company, the music of Billy Bunce is a true delight.
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, September 20, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Couplet

    Friday, September 20, 9:15pm - 10:45pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    https://m.facebook.com/events/1196158597222043
  • Emanuele Filippi

    Fri, September 20, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Jazz Renditions for the Hopeless Romantic

    Sat, September 21, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Tale Story Telling

    Weds, September 25, 8:00pm
    $8 advance, $10 door, 21+, 2 drink min
    No hokey gimmicks. No dumb themes. No bad Tinder date stories – TALE brings you the best in NYC storytelling!
    Featuring performers with creds from SNL, NPR, Comedy Central, VICE, HBO and beyond..
    Gastor Almonte (Comedy Central)
    Harmon Leon (Author: Tribespotting)
    Stacey Bader (Love Hurts)
    Emily Yarrison (Story Collider)
    Ian Fidance (Comedy Central)
    Anne McDermott (New York Times)
    Music: Matt DeCaro (TaleFest)
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tale-nycs-finest-storytelling-tickets-72105512529
  • Omer Leshem Trio

    Weds, September 25, 9:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Neuronautic Institute

    Thurs, September 26, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Try to remember the kind of September
    When life was slow and oh, so mellow.
    and if thats not your cup of tea, come tear up the open mic with us.
    3 features, each with a strong viewpoint and voice
    a beautiful room with well crafted cocktails
    a vibrant open mic
    ( (plus a mini featurette with jeanette powers))
    what better way to start the season?
  • Roomates Variety Show

    Fri, September 27, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    2 drink minimum.
  • Ruslan

    Fri, September 27, 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • The Woodsiders

    Sat, September 28, 9:00pm - 10:45pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Emanuele Filippi

    Sat, September 28, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Mark Jacobson

    Mon, September 30, 9:00pm
    Join KGB fave Mark Jacobson for live episode of New York Central. Tonight’s guests include the great American singer-songwriter Steve Earle who has agreed to take death-defying Blind Fold Test. Also on hand will be the sterling fashion plate and author Ratso Sloman. September 30. 9 pm in the Red Room
  • Afterwork Mixer

    Tues, October 1, 7:00pm
  • Dead Ladies Show

    Weds, October 2, 6:30pm doors, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    The DEAD LADIES SHOW is a series of entertaining and inspiring presentations on women who achieved amazing things against all odds. Every two(ish) months, the show hosts three(ish) passionate cheerleaders of too-oft forgotten women, inviting its loyal audience into a sexy séance (of sorts) celebrating these impressive icons, turbulent lives, and deathless legacies. Free admission; please plan to buy a couple drinks to ensure the future of DLS NYC at KGB.
  • New York Writers Workshop

    Thurs, October 3, 6:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Ed Lin is a journalist by training and an all-around stand-up kinda guy. He’s the author of several books: Waylaid, his literary debut, and his Robert Chow crime series, set in 1970s Manhattan Chinatown: This Is a Bust, Snakes Can’t Run, and One Red Bastard. Lin, who is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. Ghost Month was published in July 2014 by Soho Press. Lin lives in New York with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung, and son.
    Nish Amarnath is an American journalist, author and poet who grew up in different parts of India, Africa and Europe before shifting to London in her late teens. Her crime thriller, VICTIMS FOR SALE, released worldwide by HarperCollins in 2018, was nominated for the Bombay Film Festival Awards. Nish’s work has been workshopped at various forums, including those of ITV America, U.S. State Department affiliates, British Council outposts, the United Nations in New York and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Nish is a Contributing Editor at The Big Thrill Magazine and writes at New York’s Writer’s Edge, guiding fiction authors towards navigating their journey to publication. Her accolades include the Scholastics Writing Awards, the AMMYs or Alerian MLP Awards in North America, and a medal from the President of India for two short stories selected from over 360,000 entries across 78 nations. She will be represented by the legendary Albert Zuckerman (of Writers House in New York) who has launched various bestselling novelists, including Ken Follett, Nora Roberts and Michael Lewis. Her articles and writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, TheStreet.com, MSN Money, Newsweek (now International Business Times) and India Today, among others. She earned a BA in Economics with Distinction and post-graduate degrees in media sociology and journalism from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Columbia University, where she was a James W. Robins Reporting Fellow.
    Born into a family of acclaimed Indian architects, Puja Guha traveled with her parents as they worked on projects around the world. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Puja completed her Master's degree in public policy at Sciences Po and the London School of Economics. Today, she works as an independent consultant on international development programs - primarily in Africa and South Asia - traveling to some of the most economically-challenged countries in the world. Leveraging her scholarship, her ability to speak five languages, and her earnest goal of engendering global economic progress, she continues to learn about, support and embrace new countries. Along her journey, she's been inspired by politics, culture and setting to write The Ahriman Legacy series, in which she takes readers along with her as her imagination enhances her experiences. Puja has lived in Kuwait, Toronto, Paris, London, and several American cities including New York, Denver, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. She now lives in the Denver area. Puja Guha is the author of The Ahriman Legacy series, including Publisher’s Weekly Booklife Prize for Fiction semi-finalist Ahriman: The Spirit of Destruction. All of her books including international crime fiction thrillers Road to Redemption and Resurgence of the Hunt and literary family drama The Confluence have been recommended by the US Review of Books. Both Ahriman: The Spirit of Destruction and Resurgence of the Hunt are also Amazon bestsellers. Puja has also published the short story Where are the Boats? as part of the Down to the River anthology.
    Charles Salzberg is author of the Shamus Award nominated Swann’s Last Song, Swann Dives In, Swann’s Lake of Despair, nominated for two Silver Falchions. Swann’s Way Out and Swann's Down. Devil in the Hole, was named one of the best crime novels of 2013 by Suspense magazine. Second Story Man won the 2018 Beverly Hills Book Award for Best Crime Novel. His work has appeared in Esquire, New York magazine, New York Times Book Review, and other periodicals. He is the author of over 20 nonfiction books, including Soupy Sez: My Zany Life and Times, with Soupy Sales. He was a Visiting Professor of Magazine at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, has taught at Sarah Lawrence, the Writer's Voice and Hunter. He now teaches writing the New York Writers Workshop where he is a Founding Member. He is a member of the MWA-NY Board, and on the Board of PrisonWrites.
  • Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

    Thurs, October 3, 9:30pm
  • F Bomb Flash Fiction Series

    Fri, October 4, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Nancy Stohlman (with musical guest Nick Busheff), Kim Chinquee, Randall Brown, Francine Witte, Leonora Desar, Kenny J.P. Garcia, Beth Gilstrap-Barnes, Gabino Inglesias, Jonathan Montgomery, and Paul Beckman
  • Solane and Nick Semenykhin

    Fri, October 4, 11:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Same Page Reading Series

    Weds, October 9, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, October 10, 9:00pm - 11:30pm
    $5 cover. 1 drink minimum.
  • Solane and Nick Semenykhin

    Fri, October 11, 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Women Scientists Person Place Thing

    Mon, October 14, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-scientists-person-place-thing-series-tickets-68296842695
    Randy Cohen’s first professional work was writing humor pieces, essays, and stories for newspapers and magazines (The New Yorker, Harpers, the Atlantic, Young Love Comics). His first television work was writing for "Late Night With David Letterman" for which he won three Emmy awards. His fourth Emmy was for his work on Michael Moore’s "TV Nation." He received a fifth Emmy as a result of a clerical error, and he kept it. For twelve years he wrote "The Ethicist," a weekly column for the New York Times Magazine. In 2010, his first play, “The Punishing Blow,” ran at New York’s Clurman Theater. His most recent book, "Be Good: how to navigate the ethics of everything," was published by Chronicle. He is currently the creator and host of Person Place Thing, a public radio interview show based on the idea people are particularly engaging when they speak, not directly aoubt themselves, but about 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.
    This episode's interview guest will be neurogenticist Leslie Vosshall of The Rockefeller University, who works to halt infectious diseases, like zika and malaria, by identifying and reconfiguring genetic structures attractive to mosquitoes that carry them.
    Our musical guest will be singer songwriter Leslie Goshko. https://www.lesliegoshko.com
  • Four Poets

    Tues, October 15, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    John James is the author of The Milk Hours (Milkweed, 2019), selected by Henri Cole for the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. His poems appear in Boston Review, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, Poetry Northwest, Best American Poetry 2017, and elsewhere. He lives in the Bay Area, where he is pursuing a PhD in English at UC Berkeley.
    Safia Jama was born to a Somali father and an Irish American mother in Queens, New York. A Cave Canem graduate fellow, she has published poetry in Ploughshares, RHINO, Cagibi, Boston Review, Spoken Black Girl, and No Dear. Her poetry has also been featured on WNYC’s Morning Edition and CUNY TV’s Shades of US series. Jama was a semifinalist in the Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry.
    Sarah V. Schweig's first book, Take Nothing with You, was published by the University of Iowa Press (Kuhl House Poets series). She is also the author of the chapbook S (Dancing Girl Press). Her poetry has appeared in Black Warrior Review, BOMB Magazine, Boston Review, Everyday Genius, Poetry Daily, Poetry Society of America, Tin House, and Verse Daily, among others. Her critical essays and reviews have appeared at Fanzine, Gulf Coast, The Literary Review, Public Seminar, Publishers Weekly, and The Tourniquet Review, where she now serves as an editor. She studies philosophy at The New School for Social Research and lives and works in New York City.
    Joseph Fasano is the author of four books of poetry—The Crossing (Cider Press Review, 2018), Vincent (2015), Inheritance (2014), and Fugue for Other Hands (2013)—and the forthcoming novel The Dark Heart of Every Wild Thing (Platypus Press, 2020). His honors include the RATTLE Poetry Prize and the Cider Press Review Book Award. His writing has appeared in The Yale Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The Missouri Review, Verse Daily, and The Academy of American Poets poem-a-day program, among other publications and anthologies. He serves on the Editorial Board of Alice James Books and as the Director of the Unamuno Poem Project.
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, October 18, 6:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Solane and Nick Semenykhin

    Sat, October 19, 11:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Comics Reading

    Sun, October 20, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Afterwork Mixer

    Tues, October 22, 7:00pm
  • Solane and Nick Semenykhin

    Fri, October 25, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • F Bomb Flash Fiction Series

    Fri, November 1, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Mike Casey Trio

    Sun, November 3, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Dead Ladies Show

    Weds, November 6, 6:30pm doors, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    The DEAD LADIES SHOW is a series of entertaining and inspiring presentations on women who achieved amazing things against all odds. Every two(ish) months, the show hosts three(ish) passionate cheerleaders of too-oft forgotten women, inviting its loyal audience into a sexy séance (of sorts) celebrating these impressive icons, turbulent lives, and deathless legacies. Free admission; please plan to buy a couple drinks to ensure the future of DLS NYC at KGB.
  • New York Writers Workshop

    Thurs, November 7, 6:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

    Thurs, November 7, 9:30pm
  • Same Page Reading Series

    Weds, November 13, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, November 14, 9:00pm - 11:30pm
    $5 cover. 1 drink minimum.
  • Nueronautic Institute

    Fri, November 15, 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Francois Wiss

    Fri, November 15, 11:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Rutgers

    Sat, November 16, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Afterwork Mixer

    Tues, November 19, 7:00pm
  • Tale Story Telling

    Thurs, November 21, 8:00pm
  • New York Writers Workshop

    Thurs, December 5, 6:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Green Fairy Absinthe Tasting

    Thurs, December 5, 9:30pm
  • F Bomb Flash Fiction Series

    Fri, December 6, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Dead Ladies Show

    Tues, December 10, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Same Page Reading Series

    Weds, December 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Buck and a Quarter Quartet

    Thurs, December 12, 9:00pm - 11:30pm
    $5 cover. 1 drink minimum.
  • Afterwork Mixer

    Tues, December 17, 7:00pm
  • Tale Story Telling

    Thurs, December 19, 8:00pm
  • Ukulele Cabaret

    Thurs, December 19, 10:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, December 20, 6:30pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Rutgers

    Sat, February 29, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Writers Hotel

    Fri, June 5, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Writers Hotel

    Sat, June 6, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Writers Hotel

    Sun, June 7, 7:00pm - 9:00pm