• 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.

  • 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.
  • Noise

    Mon, October 15, 8:00pm
    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.

    Weds, October 17, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    (or Wednesday on Wednesday!)
    What's the latest research on female sexuality -- being done for the first time by mostly women experts -- and why is it so controversial?
    Are there still taboos and challenges while writing about women's desire?
    Join author Tony Perrottet as he interviews Wednesday Martin (bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue, which is now being developed into a scripted series by Lionsgate) about her new book, UNTRUE: Why Nearly Everything We Believe About Women, Lust and Infidelity is Wrong and How the New Science Can Set Us Free (Little, Brown)
    It will be a multi-sensory extravaganza -- there will be flowing wine, opera singing, bellydancing and live jazz!
    7.30 -- wine reception
    8.00 -- salon
    8.45 -- bellydancing with The Two Laurens
    9.00 -- live jazz
  • Nick Semenykhin Group

    Weds, October 17, 9:15pm - 12:15am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Neuronautic Institute

    Thurs, October 18, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Erik Richmond is a writer and musician from Chicago. His poems have appeared in the newspaper The Long Islander, in the journals Ted Ate America and Medicinal Purposes, online at and Rogue Scholars, and in the Chicago poetry anthology “In One Ear”, which he also co-edited. He has lived in New York City since 1999.
    Obsidian has been in the New York City poetry scene since 1990. He co-hosted two open mic poetry venues, the Times Square Shout Out and the Shout out at Ottos with Hobobob and was the subject of a documentary of NPR Radio's "This American Life," hosted by Ira Glass in 2008.
    Obsidian appeared on Columbia University Radio station WKCR-89.9FM, Studio A Series, hosted by Anne Cammon Fiero, along with several members of the Brownstone Poets, and is published as a contributing poet in the anthologies Diner with the Muse, and The Venetian Hour, edited by Evie Ivy and sold at St. Marks Bookstore.
    Obsidian has also recently published two online ebooks, an action novel entitled The Shaitan, and a semi-autobiographical work called The Hobo Handbook: Memoirs of a Homeless Poet in New York, under his real name Daniel Canada, which are sold as electronic books on and Barnes & Noble.
    He is also currently working on a poetry book, a collection of most of his prose written and read throughout his 28 years on the poetry scene, some of which he’ll share with you tonight!
    Linda Lerner’s latest poetry collection, A Dance Around the Cauldron, is a prose work consisting of nine characters during the Salem witch trials brought into our own times (Lummox Press, September, 2017. Previously published Takes Guts and Years Sometimes & Yes, the Ducks Were Real, (NYQ Books (2011 & 2015). In spring, 2015 she read six poems on WBAI for Arts Express. “Taking the F Train” will be published by NYQ books in late 2018 or 2019.
  • TALE

    Thurs, October 18, 9:00pm
    $8. 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..
    Lee Papas (The Rude Pundit)
    Gastor Almonte(Comedy Central)
    Harmon Leon (Meet the Deplorables)
    Sandi Marx(The Moth)
    Calvin Cato (Sketchfest)
    Music: Elana Seplow-Jolley
  • EF Band featuring Jamile Staevie Ayres

    Thurs, October 18, 10:30pm - 1:30am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • TNS After Hours

    Fri, Oct 19, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Hello I'm Jamie

    Fri, October 19, 9:00pm - 10:00pm
    No cover. Two drink minimum.
    Vanity Fair editor turned singer-songwriter Jamie Pallot, with Jon Ladeau (lead guitar), Jennifer Fraser (bass) and Daniel Blackman (drums)
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  • Torge Goderstad Quartet

    Fri, October 19, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Rutgers-Newark MFA

    Sat, October 20, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • California College of the Arts

    Thurs, October 25, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • The Good Grief Show

    Mon, October 29, 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.
  • Mortal City: Obituaries for the Living From the City You're Missing

  • 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.
    Vanisha Gould, is a Jazz vocalist and a composer. She has burst onto the New York Jazz scene and, with a voice reminiscent of Billie Holiday, has carved out a fierce reputation for thrilling audiences. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and finished her Professional Music Degree at Berklee College of Music. She moved to New York in 2015. Listen in at
    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.
    Joel Simpson, armed with a PhD in comparative literature he has taught English, French, Italian and jazz history at New Orleans, New Jersey and metro New York area universities. Between his two stints in literary academia, he pursued a career in jazz piano for 22 years. His photographic work has shown in the US as well as in Paris, Tours, Zurich, and Istanbul, and been in numerous publications. He also writes art/photography reviews for a number of publications.
    Anthony Haden-Guest is a writer, reporter and cartoonist. 
He was born in Paris and lives in New York and London. He has published in leading magazines in Britain and America. His books include True Colors: The Real Life of the Art World, The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco and the Culture of the Night, and his most recent: In The Mean Time, a book of cartoons and rhymes.
    Taylor Lee Price is a writer who currently focuses on poetry as a means of expressing trauma. She studies literature, publishing, and writing at The Evergreen State College and is currently a full time assistant for Heide Hatry.
    Sophie Malleret is a poet/performer writes and performs in the US and Europe in English and French.
    John S. Hall is an American poet, author, singer and lawyer perhaps best known for his work with King Missile, an avant-garde band that he co-founded in 1986 and has since led in various incarnations. Hall has published two books with Soft Skull Press: Jesus Was Way Cool, a collection of 40 poems recorded on King Missile and Hall solo albums, and Daily Negations, a dark-humored satire of self-help books.
    Indiggo Twins are Gabriela and Mihaela Modorcea, Romanian-American actresses, dancers, singers, writers and the creators and performers of Wicked Clone, a Off Broadway Show, and Cinema Musical.
    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.
    Books and CDs of all performers will be available.
  • 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.
  • Tom Tom

    Fri, November 2, 10:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Toftemark and Friends

    Sat, Nov 3, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Promethean Lit

    Fri, November 9, 6:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
  • Mistress Velvetina's Variety Show

    Fri, November 9, 9:00pm
    2 drink minimum.
  • Toftemark and Friends

    Fri, November 9, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 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.
  • Boroughs of the Dead: Dark History Trivia Night

    Tues, November 13, 7:00pm
    On November 13th, Boroughs of the Dead will host a Dark History Trivia Night, where our tour guides will turn the tables and quiz the audience on their knowledge of the city’s macabre past. The more Boroughs of the Dead tours you’ve taken, the better your odds of winning fabulous prizes and our guides’ eternal admiration! For more info, visit
    Admission to the event is free, but we do ask you RSVP here so we have an idea of our head count.
  • 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.
  • Toftemark and Friends

    Sat, November 17, 11:00pm - 2:00am
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.

    Mon, November 19, 7:00pm
    No cover. 2 drink minimum.
    Known primarily for his band Church of Betty, Chris Rael presents this compelling reading-and-music event in the Red Room featuring celebrated novelist/essayist Bruce Benderson, Downtown performance legend Penny Arcade, and cellist Leah Coloff. Bruce mentored Chris in the drafting of his first book, a collection of short story fiction entitled Guilt Sport. Chris will read a story from the collection. Bruce and Penny will choose writings inspired by the moment. The three readings will be paced by musical interludes with Leah and Chris, for an evening of variety and eclecticism. This event will draw an engaged crowd of friendly folks. Come join us!
  • 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.
    The Cavankerry readers