A mentally unstable man walks into a room full of strangers...thus begins Bullet Catch, a riveting show written and performed by Rob Drummond and directed by David Overend at 59E59 Theaters. The 75 minute show just had its US premiere and will be running through April 21st. The bullet catch is an infamous magic trick, so dangerous that Houdini himself refused to even attempt it. It has claimed the lives of at least 12 illusionists, assistants, and spectators since its conception in 1613. The trick goes as this—a volunteer is told to aim a gun at the magician's face and pull the trigger. If all goes well, the bullet will be caught between the magician's teeth. If all doesn't go well...well, you can imagine the mess. Rob Drummond tells the tale of this epic piece of magic, all while entertaining with mind reading, levitation, and heartfelt storytelling. The tension rises as the show draws nearer to the end and audience members are anxious to witness the show's notorious finale.
Set sail on the techno seas on Bounce Boat’s brand new mega-yacht Hornblower Infinity. Join a thousand other partiers on Friday May 3rd for the voyage of a lifetime. During Hornblower Infinity’s maiden voyage there will be three stages making Bounce Boat New York City’s premiere dance cruise. The Hornblower Infinity is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound system, a fully sound-integrated LED light system, with spacious facilities on all three floors as well as the Skydeck. Board the Bounce Boat at 7pm at Pier 40 and party until midnight while sets play on all three levels. DJs featured on this dance cruise along the Hudson River includes Tim Mason, Alexander Technique, Aear on the main stage. Miss Jennifer, Beat Bros, and LaRosa will be spinning up top on the Skydeck and Static & Bass, Benjamin Noise, and Sweekuh will be playing below decks in the Infinity Lounge. If you don't have your sea legs, you'll be able to party like you were floating with the beats of this club of the sea by tuning into Mixmag's live stream of all sets played on the main stage.
In the wake of Toshi's Living Room's tremendous popularity and success, hotelier, Robert "Toshi" Chan has recently announced the imminent opening of Toshi's Penthouse Bar & Rooftop, which rests above the swanky Flatiron Hotel. Here at Joonbug, we had the pleasure of enjoying live music at Toshi's Living Room after it had recently opened. We can expect the same comforting and cheerful atmosphere evoked by Toshi and his staff when Toshi's Penthouse Bar & Rooftop opens this May, just in time for those hot summer soirees.
Spring has finally showed up and what better way to celebrate the beautiful weather than with a night out at the club? This weekend, Gansevoort Park's Red Room hosts two of the City’s up and coming DJs, both transplants from California and NYU alums, John Hamilton and Rhett Bixler.
Friday, April 5th
John Hamilton at The Red Room (Gansevoort Park, 420 Park Avenue South)
With a stage presence that resembles some of the greats, a talented ear, an ambitious attitude and a humble personality—John Hamilton is working his way up in the dance music scene. This Sacramento native and NYU grad has opened for the likes of Steve Aoki and TV Rock. He has also turned heads at The Belvedere Music Lounge alongside Tiesto, Dada Life and Nervo during Miami Music Week. In addition to playing the college circuit, Hamilton has headlined countless venues throughout NYC such as Santos Party House, Pink Elephant and WIP.
Last night, award-winning singer Kelly Rowland, kicked off Courvoisier Cognac's latest program, Courvoisiology, with a live performance. The event took place at SIR Stage 37 in New York City and the former Destiny's Child singer promoted her upcoming album, Talk a Good Game. Joonbug is no stranger to Courvoisier's new concept, Courvoisiology—read all about their New York City launch here.
Film lovers across from the around the world will gathering in lower Manhattan April 17-28th for the 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. The festival helps filmmakers to reach the broadest audience possible and enables the international film community and general public to experience the power of cinema. The festival which supports both emerging and established directors also helps to promote New York City as a major film making center. This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will hold free events and movie screenings throughout the community.
Last night, celebrities gathered at New York City hot spot, Beaumarchais, to celebrate the launch of Magnifico Giornata's Essence Collection a new line of infused sparkling wines. The party was hosted by VH1's Carrie Keagan, who is a partner in the brand. Guests enjoyed hors d'oeuvre pairings with each flavor of the collection, which included Ginger Peche, Grapefruit Blanc, and Lavender Honey. The new sparkling wine collection is the perfect girly drink to celebrate any special occasion and comes in a beautiful gold bottle.
From NYC to Mexico to Vegas, 1 OAK has made its mark in each city and now has plans for a new location on the historic Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. The Butter Group, New York’s preeminent hospitality company and owners of renowned restaurants, The Darby and Butter; lounges and nightclubs, The Darby Downstairs, 1 OAK and 1 OAK Las Vegas announced today plans to unveil the first California outpost of hot spot, 1 OAK. Located at the former Key Club (9039 Sunset Boulevard), 1 OAK Los Angeles will open its doors in the space that once housed the likes of legendary musicians, including The Doors, Van Halen, Tom Petty, Tina Turner, Guns N’ Roses, and Bon Jovi.
Once a month in 77 markets across the United States and Australia, RAW: Natural Born Artists organizes hand-selected artist showcases that highlights independent creative that specialize in all creative realms. RAW events features visual artists, fashion, music, hair and makeup artistry, photography, models, and performance artists. RAW’s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists with the necessary tools, resources, and exposure need to inspire and cultivate their creativity. The organization wants artists of all mediums to “be seen, heard, and loved.” By hosting these monthly gatherings in artistic communities such as New York, San Francisco, Austin, Brisbane, and Sydney artists are able to educate others, connect with artists like themselves, and exposes emerging talent in the art world.
Late last week, some of our favorite celebs stepped out in New York City to celebrate the Season 3 premiere of Master of the Mix, hosted by Smirnoff Vodka and VH1. Master of the Mix, for those of you who don't know, is a VH1 reality show where DJs battle head-to-head to earn the title of Master of the Mix and a $250,000 grand prize. The premiere party took place at the newly reopened Marquee Nightclub in NYC where guests sipped on signature Smirnoff cocktails, including the Vinyl Collection, The Backspin, and more. The party kicked off with an official welcome from the show's host Amanda Seales, followed by a super trailer of the season. Master of the Mix judge DJ Mia Moretti hit the 1s and 2s accompanied by electric violinist Caitlin Moe, followed by DJ Kid Capri, also a judge on the show. Other celebs in attendence at the event were fashion designers Charlotte Ronson and Christian Siriano, as well as Corey Kennedy, Sway Calloway, and others. Check out the party pics below!
Even though it's just now April, you better get prepared for May. Santa Teresa, Venezuela's oldest rum producer is going to host a free weekly tasting series at Union Square Wines & Spirits, featuring their flagship rum, Santa Teresa 1796. The tastings will be held on Friday evenings, from May 10th through May 31st. The series will feature rum on the rocks, neat and in classic cocktails and will also be paired with food items. Daniela Curiel, Brand Manager of Santa Teresa Rum says, “As an aged rum, it’s perfect for sipping or even pairing with foods like chocolate. It takes classic cocktails, from daiquiris to nightcaps, to a whole new level. It’s also an ideal gift, with Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up.” Below is the itinerary for the series. See ya there!