Live Music

05 Jun 2012

Enjoy the Sweet Sounds of the Accordion– FREE in Bryant Park

Throw a baguette under your hairy armpit and slap a beret onto your head– it’s time for lunchtime accordion concerts in Bryant Park!  Enjoy the sounds of Paris with FREE musette-style accordion music every Tuesday, from 12:30-2:30pm.  Pack a picnic lunch, and pretend you’re on a lavish European vacay– all

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25 Apr 2012

How to Be a Dancing Queen on a Budget

The answer to this question is easy:  smear on massive amounts of lipstick, back-comb your wig into voluminous perfection, climb up onto a table, and shake your thing because hips don’t lie, honey!  Oh, wait.  So you just want to learn how to dance like a pro, but don’t have

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20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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24 Apr 2012

Listen to FREE ‘Bach at Noon’ Organ Concerts on Your Lunch Hour

As someone who couldn’t even handle learning the recorder in the fifth grade, I give mad props to anyone who is even remotely musically inclined. If you even kind of play the guitar, you’re a total superstar in my eyes. If your clarinet skills recall that of a snake charmer

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07 Mar 2012

Notes on a Nerd’s First Hardcore Show

Last weekend, I went to my first-ever hardcore show.  I was a serious geekazoid as a teenager, so I was too busy trying to get the high score on the next AP Bio test to buy black socks, become straightedge, and be in the throes of a steamy hardcore love

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25 Dec 2011

Slavic Soul Party at Barbès on Tuesday

You may be tempted to take it easy in between the holidays and New Year’s Eve, but I always say it’s better to keep your celebratory momentum up or you may risk running out of steam. A night with Slavic Soul Party is the perfect way to keep the party

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21 Dec 2011

Whipper Snapper has a Happening Happy Hour

I found a great place for Happy Hour in San Rafael that I can swoop by for a drink and some cheap appetizers on my way back to the city after work. Whipper Snapper is the perfect spot for meeting the girls for a pitcher of Sangria and some tapas. They offer

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19 Dec 2011

Make Some Noise at Make Music Winter on Wednesday

The organizers of Make Music NYC have been known for fete-ing the first day of summer with a smorgasborg of live music in public places for the past six years, but they’re adding to their repetoire this year with Make Music Winter on Wednesday, December 21st. With 12 different musical

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13 Dec 2011

See Art Collective “My Barbarian,” FREE at NYU This Thursday

I don’t know about you, but I like my social and political commentary with some rhinestones and jazz hands.  For this reason, Los Angeles-based collective My Barbarian is totally awesome.  Using theatrical performance and video installations to comment on historical dilemmas and current political crises, the trio– Malik Gaines, Jade

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