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First-Ever NBCUniversal’s Peacock Fan Festival, Peacock Live!

Saturday, March 28 at 12:00 PM to Sunday, March 29 at 11:30 PM
Universal Studios Hollywood

NBCUniversal has announced a robust slate of new show panels, celebrity appearances and interactive activations at Peacock Live!, its first-ever two-day fan festival taking place March 28-29, 2020 on the legendary Universal Studios backlot.

In addition to 2-Day tickets currently available, fans can now purchase 1-Day General Admission adult tickets starting at $99 at www.PeacockLive.com. Plus, fans who purchase their tickets before Sunday, February 16 are eligible for pre-mailed custom credentials, offering an expedited arrival experience at the event. Peacock Live! ticketholders will receive general admission entry to Universal Studios Hollywood, including exclusive after-hours park after dark access, offering a great value for the ultimate NBCUniversal insider weekend. Plus, Peacock Live! guests will be among the first to experience the spectacular new ride inspired by Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets.”

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Bently Heritage – Juniper Grove Alpine Gin

Bently Heritage Estate Distillery has just released a limited edition variant of their Juniper Grove Gin – Alpine Gin, made from pinion cones foraged from nearby the distillery.

To celebrate its release, Bently Heritage Estate Distillery hosted a Release Event on Friday, December 20th, at their Public House in Minden, NV. Lucas Huff, Director of Mixology, stirred bespoke cocktails for this event featuring the limited-edition Alpine Gin. Proprietor Christopher Bently attended this special event, and joined by Master Distiller John Jeffrey, who spoke about “How Alpine is a true expression of the Carson Valley.” This limited edition Gin is only available at the Public House at Bently Heritage Estate Distillery until the production runs out.

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Works & Process at the Guggenheim Spring 2020 Season Opening Night Cabaret

Monday, January 6 at 7:30 PM to Monday, January 6 at 10:00 PM
The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum

Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, presents an Opening Night Cabaret with countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo to kick of the Spring 2020 Season on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 7:30pm.

Before he was an opera singer, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo (Akhnaten and Glass Handel) was a Broadway baby moving from community theater to national tours, and eventually to the Great White Way. Now, Costanzo is looking back to go forward. For one night only, in the New York premiere of his cabaret, he revisits his childhood, drawing on the leading ladies, crooners, and icons that helped form him. And, in a twist, he finds just enough low to balance out his highs. Developed with the Bearded Ladies Cabaret for Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O19. Directed by John Jarboe. Musical arrangements by Heath Allen. Scenic design by Machine Dazzle.

Opening Night Chairs: Joanna Fisher, Bart Friedman, Andrew J. Martin-Weber, and Anh-Tuyet Nguyen

6:30pm – Reception in Rotunda
7:30pm – Performance in the Peter B. Lewis Theater
9pm – Dinner at The Wright

TICKETS & VENUE
$500 Prime Seating and Artist Dinner (sold out), $250 Orchestra, $150 Dress Circle, $75 Side View
Box Office (212) 423-3575 or worksandprocess.org
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue, New York

Lead funding for Works & Process is provided by the Ford Foundation,Florence Gould Foundation, the Christian Humann Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and Evelyn Sharp Foundation, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo began performing professionally at the age of eleven and has since appeared in opera, concert, recital, film, and on Broadway. He has produced operas, installations, concerts, and performance series internationally. Recently, he appeared at the Metropolitan Opera performing the title role in Philip Glass’s Akhnaten, and has performed with many of the world’s other leading opera houses, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, the Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, English National Opera, and Teatro Real in Madrid. In concert he has appeared with the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Berlin Philharmonic, and at Carnegie Hall, the Elbphilharmonie, and the Kennedy Center. His first album, ARC, was nominated for a Grammy and he received Musical America’s 2019 Vocalist of the Year award.

Machine Dazzle has been dazzling stages via costumes, sets, and performances since his arrival in New York in 1994. Credits include Julie Atlas Muz’s I Am The Moon And and You Are The Man On Me (2004), Big Art Group’s House Of No More (2006), Justin Vivian Bond’s Lustre (2008) and Re:Galli Blonde (2011), Chris Tanner’s Football Head (2014), Soomi Kim’s Change (2015), Pig Iron Theater’s I Promised Myself To Live Faster (2015), Bombay Ricky (Prototype Festival 2016), Opera Philadelphia’s Dito and Aeneus (2017) and Spiegleworld’s Opium (Las Vegas 2018). With Taylor Mac, Machine has collaborated on several projects including The Lily’s Revenge (2009), Walk Across America For Mother Earth (2012) and the Pulitzer Prize-Nominated A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (2016-Present). Conceptualist-as-artist meets DIY meets “glitter rhymes with litter,” Machine was a co-recipient the 2017Bessie Award for Outstanding Visual Design and the winner of a 2017 Henry Hewes Design Award.

John Jarboe is a cabaret artist, director, writer, historian, and host serving you revolution, herstory, queer community making, and a whole lot of glitter. She is the founding artistic director of The Bearded Ladies Cabaret, with whom she has made work for Opera Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Wilma Theater, FringeArts, The Barnes Foundation, La Mama ETC among others. She is a regular performer at FringeArts in Philadelphia as well as Joe’s Pub in NYC. She now curates a festival called Late Night Snacks in collaboration with Opera Philadelphia and FringeArts which programs over seventy artists annually in a found cabaret space designed by the incomparable Machine Dazzle. Jarboe’s work with Opera singer Stephanie Blythe will be featured as part of the 2020 American Songbook series at Lincoln Center. www.beardedladiescabaret.com

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is a Philadelphia-based troupe of artists who use cabaret to tackle the politics of gender, identity, and artistic invention with sparkle and wit. We are proud to be among Philadelphia’s most visible queer arts companies and to have toured to Poland, Seattle (Seattle Symphony), Paris (Madame Arthur), Provincetown, Cambridge (ART/Oberon), Miami (Miami Light Project), and New York City (Joe’s Pub, Ars Nova, and La Mama).

Over his 40+ year career, Heath Allen has arranged/composed and served as music director for more Philadelphia theater and dance productions than he can remember. Heath served as music director and lead composer for Andy: A Popera, a collaboration between the Bearded Ladies and Opera Philadelphia. In 2017, Heath composed The Bearded Ballerina, commissioned by the Relache New Music Ensemble.  Heath is also deeply committed to creating music for children, having written many plays and songs for young people, including the recently completed operetta, The Half Boy.

Works & Process at the Guggenheim
Described by The New York Times as “an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,” for 35 years, New Yorkers have been able to see, hear, and meet the most acclaimed artists in the world, in an intimate setting unlike any other. Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to generations of leading creators and performers. Most performances take place in the Guggenheim’s intimate Frank Lloyd Wright-designed 273-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. In 2017, Works & Process established a new residency and commissioning program, inviting artists to create new works, made in and for the iconic Guggenheim rotunda. worksandprocess.org.

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ZviDance is having a Party! in support of their upcoming production MAIM

Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 PM to Tuesday, September 24 at 6:30 PM
Taj II

ZviDance
is having a Party!
in support of their upcoming production
MAIM
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Taj II

ZviDance is having a Party! Join in for a night of fun, dance performances, dancing, food, and drink, in support of ZviDance’s newest creation MAIM (“Water” in Hebrew) which will premiere at New York Live Arts this December. The party will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Taj II, located at 48 West 21st Street, NYC. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the program starts at 8 pm. Single Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the door or online at http://zvidance.com/tickets/.

Experience the critically acclaimed, powerful dancing of ZviDance, performing excerpts from recent works On The Road and LIKE. Dance to the top-spinning music grove of a live DJ. All proceeds from ticket sales and a portion of food and drink sales will go directly to ZviDance. Your support is crucial! It sustains us and enables us to be daring, imaginative, and to conceive cutting-edge projects like MAIM.

MAIM is an ambitious multi-media performance piece that sets out to raise awareness to issues related to the global diminishing water resources due to global warming. MAIM premieres December 18-21, 2019 at New York Live Arts.

“One does not just watch a dance by Zvi Gotheiner. One enters a world with its own internal logic, a sensual, organic world of movement, language, and images where one is pulled along by currents unseen and inevitable.” – Dance Magazine

ZviDance, led by Artistic Director Zvi Gotheiner is praised for its signature innovative style and fascinating melding of artistic mediums. Radical, contemporary dance theater, their work is ground-breaking, thoughtful yet passionate, with lush movement. The company exists to share with audiences the choreographic vision and movement vocabulary of the Israeli-born Artistic Director. Each piece defines a unique set of relationships and experiences, boldly addressing the depths of the human experience. ZviDance also exists to engage students in enriching their appreciation of the art form.

ZviDance brings its audiences a passionate vision of community in a modern age. A collaborative alliance among artists, the company’s stirring work celebrates diversity by melding movement genres into the distinct dance vocabulary constantly evolving and refusing to succumb to dialectics of the medium. The company is shaped by a collaborative model of creation, involving the ensemble and designers from the initial research phase, so as to constantly push the methodology and ethics of a creation process within an inter-disciplinary format.

In the last 30 years of existence, ZviDance has received critical praise and stable funding for its artistic projects, a work that fearlessly refuses to be bounded to specific thematic or aesthetic dogma. The company performs frequently at home in such New York venues as the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Joyce Theater, New York Live Arts and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors. ZviDance has toured across North America to festivals such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and The American Dance Festival, and abroad to Germany, Poland, Russia, Israel, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Japan.

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Broadway Comedy Club presents Brad Trackman

Saturday, November 24 at 8:30 PM to Saturday, November 24 at 11:00 PM
Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W. 53rd Street, NYC 10019

Broadway Comedy Club is the setting for a stand up comedy show. Laugh along with the comedians listed below.

Brad Trackman (Craig Ferguson Show, Comedy Central)
Veronica Mosey (HBO, Comedy Central)
Steven Scott (NBC)

Note: there is a two drink requirement

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Broadway Comedy Club presents Yamaneika Saunders

Friday, November 23 at 8:30 PM to Friday, November 23 at 11:00 PM
Broadway Comedy Club, 318 W. 53rd Street, NYC 10019

Broadway Comedy Club is the setting for a stand up comedy show. Laugh along with the comedians listed below.

Yamaneika Saunders- Comedy Central, Inside Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan Show, Funny Girls
Sherrod Small- Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock Show, Conan
Dante Nero- Comedy Central, Blacklist, Chappelle Show

Note; There is a two drink requirement per person

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La Patronal

Fall/Winter 2018 season kick-off dance party with La Patronal! Rooted in the tradition of ‘fiestas patronales’ or town fairs common in rural villages across Latin America, this unique brass band from Lima, Peru presents Peru’s most rooted heritage and traditions through music and dance. Their lively performances encourage audience participation and dancing with contagious percussion and vibrant brass and winds. La Patronal members are direct descendants of rural musicians from Peru, and use this knowledge of folk culture in combination with their formal music studies to preserve their heritage while also bringing it to the present.

The Colors of Frida by Teatro SEA

Saturday, July 14 at 10:00 AM to Saturday, July 14 at 1:00 PM
Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354

The Colors of Frida / Los Colores de Frida is a bilingual, one-woman show about the great Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, which combines storytelling, music, visual arts, puppets and audience participation. Ages 6 and up.

Blanket Fort: A Variety Show

Friday, June 8 at 7:00 PM to Friday, June 8 at 8:00 PM
The Blackout Cabaret at Second City

Blanket Fort is usually a comedy variety show that takes place entirely in a blanket fort–but tonight we’re ditching the fort because Second City is letting us perform in their theater for One Night Only! Don’t worry, there will still be pillows, blankets, PJ’s and even more laughs. It’s weird, it’s comfy, it’s cuddly. It’s unlike any other comedy show you’ve been to.

Hosted and produced by: Elsie How, Brad Rickert, and Max Shanker

With performances by:

Tracie Kunzika playing the Tuba

Thick Meat Boy and the Bone Daddy doing some Improv

Standup from Alice Whatley

Tickets:

$13 Standard

$11 College Student

$7 Training Center Student

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Queens Jazz Orchestra 10th Year Anniversary!

Friday, June 29 at 8:00 PM to Friday, June 29 at 10:00 PM
37-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY

Since 2008, FTH’s Queens Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of NEA Jazz Master Dr. Jimmy Heath, has performed to thousands of jazz lovers, honoring music made popular by jazz icons who called Queens their home, featuring established jazz heroes and the next generation of greats. Our 10th-anniversary celebration will honor Jimmy Heath and his life’s journey through jazz.

DATE: FRI | JUNE 29 | 8 PM | JAZZ

Tickets: $42/$32 Members/$20 Students; Table Package: $125/$100 Members (Reserved Table for 2, Wine & Snacks)​

Teens 13-19 free with ID

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Grayson J Nite

Friday, May 11 at 8:00 PM to Friday, May 11 at 10:00 AM
Bear Creek Distillery 1879 s Acoma st Denver

Free Comedy every second Friday. This month’s headliner is Adrian Mesa! A Comedy Works headliner and JFL alum. Show starts at 8. Come down to Bear Creek Distillery for some of the best comedy and cocktails in the city.

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Global Mashup #4: Balkans meets El Barrio

Friday, June 1 at 7:00 PM to Friday, June 1 at 10:00 PM
137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354

We’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Raya Brass Band thrills audience with intense, soul-shaking Balkan wedding music and Spanglish Fly returns with irresistible grooves that play 60’s soul inspired by Latin boogaloo. Each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Come ready to dance!

DATE: FRI | JUNE 1 | 7 PM (DANCE LESSONS) & 8 PM (CONCERT)

Tickets: $16/$10 Members & Students (Teens 13-19 free with ID)

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