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Turkey Day Weekend

If you didn’t catch my last post you should check that first for some great events happening this evening and throughout the weekend, (Jazz! Sex Crimes Cabaret! Urban Gypsy Circus!), that said here are some more reasons to be in NYC over the holiday…

NewYorkology has compiled a  list of things that are open on Thanksgiving Day, including a number of museums, ice skating rinks, stores, shows and restaurants. One small addition- Trash Bar will also be open and serving $3 Guiness pints all evening; now that’s holiday cheer!

Friday evening, provided you aren’t killed in a Black Friday mob, there are two very different events I think are worth considering. First, Elysian Fields is playing at Joe’s Pub. Watch this video for a taste of their unique brand of luminosity:

Also on Friday there is a super nostalgic double feature showing at 92Y TribecaClueless AND Mallrats! Did you know that there are 53 different kinds of tartan/plaid used in Clueless, seven of which are worn by Cher? Just watching this trailer makes me want to say WHATever to someone.

This weekend you have two chances to pair excellent food and excellent music at Monkeytown; the Neel Murgai Ensemble will be accompanied by a 5-course Indian dinner. Nothing goes together like raga and Chai spiced poha pudding!

That’s all for the moment but stay tuned for all sorts of additions over the weekend! Follow me on twitter for the latest and Happy Turkey Day!

Starting the holiday season with pizzaz!

In the next few days many of you will be traveling to spend this gluttonous holiday with loved ones (or loved ones once removed) around the country. Therefore the next couple of nights should be packed with excellent NYC madness so that you can dazzle your relatives with tales of your life on the wild side.

Tonight slip on some skates ahead of the pack; the rink at Rockefeller Center is open and the lines will only get worse from now on!

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

You have six chances to catch Jacqui Naylor at the Blue Note this week; this young lady’s interpretative capabilities and wide vocal range make hers an act you have to hear to believe. She’s also debuting eleven year-old Matt Wong on piano and guitar; there is nothing like a prodigy to add some absurdity to your night.

Starting Dec. 1, you also have six chances to catch Sex Crimes Cabaret; “SEX CRIMES navigates amazing but true sexual legislation, taboos and history in a scintillating, multi-media cabaret.”

Sex Crimes

If you want more participatory madness (though be aware Sex Crimes Cabaret is likely to be quite a visceral experience) you can shake your booty (or whatever) Tuesday night at Santos Party House. DJs Hipstarr& Hotline will be performing with visuals by VJ ValuJet.

Wednesday afternoon head over to 77th & 81st Streets between Central Park West & Columbus Ave to watch the balloons for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade inflate! I’ve watched before and there is really nothing like seeing an enormous Mr. Potato Head slowly emerge from a puddle of plastic- that is magic in action!

Wednesday night if you’re still in town there’s a monster loft party that your Aunt Esther will never believe- Urban Gypsy Circus:

Loft party featuring Go Go Go Dancers, Visual Projection Artists, a hooka lounge, spiked hot cider, turkey time games and smores. Hosted by Taylor Splifft with DJ’s Vinyl Richie and Dru Klein spinning a mix of Gypsy House Break Beats, Reggae & Classic Hip Hop. Live performances by Japanese Gypsy Band “Kagero”, Indian Space funk band “Consider the Source”, Spills vs. FeleciaCruz, Miz Metro’s Unlimited Live Remix Ride, Avnah, and Under the Rasta Influence. All night drink specials, $2 beers $4mixed drinks. FREE Party Shuttle Bus pick up all night from the NE corner of Lorimer & Metropolitan, starting at 8:30pm on the half hour. (171 Lombardy St Loft/corner of Varick, BK, 8pm-6am, $10, free drink with RSVP to ugcparty@gmail.com)

Ok, that’s all for the moment but I’ve been doing a lot of tweeting lately so if you’re not following me or reading the sidebar you’re missing out on all sorts of news! Plus you’ll miss the play-by-play as I attempt to create Pumpkin Crème Brûlée in G’s mother’s kitchen.

Happy Thanksgiving!