Last night revelers and burlesque connoisseurs from all over the city headed down to the Meatpacking District for the one year anniversary of the French eatery, Brasserie Beaumarchais’ weekly night of burlesque, Nuit Blanche. The glamorous atmosphere of Beaumarchais on a Wednesday evening is an exciting, eye candy-filled way to finish out Hump Day. With flowing bottles of champagne, French fare, and alluring burlesque performances by New York nightlife sensation, Dances of Vice this is one dinner party that is not to be missed. The dancers, described as being a “decadent menagerie of illustriously costumed dancers” change weekly, in accordance to a weekly theme with a sultry tone, to entertain and titillate diners and bar patrons. Past themes of Nuit Blanche includes Film Noir, Pretty in Plumes, and Moonglow.
While New York City is the biggest theater destination there is, it is easy to get caught up in the glamour that is Broadway. Unbeknownst to many, there is a world beyond pricey shows and it takes place Off-Broadway. With so many happenings going on each and every day it can be hard to know where to even start looking. Lucky for you, we are in the know and have rounded up some of the best up and coming acts out there. Check em out!
Jazz pioneer Louis Armstrong would have celebrated his 111th birthday last week were he still alive. Luckily, his music lives on and Resorts World Casino decided to throw a bash in his honor. The casino recently unveiled an art exhibit in their Fifth Avenue Atrium comprised of iconic photos of the musician from all around the world.
The small opening event hosted the media along with the Louis Armstrong House Quartet, who serenaded event attendees with classic Armstrong tunes. The exhibit will be featured in the atrium permanently, with classic Louis tunes playing for a week. “Though Armstrong was born in New Orleans, it was Queens, he chose to call home,” said Michael Speller, Resorts World Casino president.
The Kitano Hotel has introduced its newest venture, Jazz at Kitano, an enjoyable supper club located in a historic townhouse next to the hotel. The venue, which has received top reviews by The Wall Street Journal, features nightly jazz performances along with Pan-Asian cuisine.
Delectable dishes such as the famous Pupu Platter and assorted sashimi, pastas, and meats are all available for hungry patrons, along with a selection of specialty cocktails.
Seductively named 'tails include Between the Sheets (Bacardi dark, brandy, Cointreau, lemon juice) and the Millionaire (Meyer's Jamaican rum, apricot brandy, sloe gin, lime juice), but you can also order up your standard Negroni and a draught beer. Whether you are interested in a jazzy dinner during the week or a Sunday brunch, Jazz at Kitano caters to every schedule...just look at all their options above!
Starting August 6th, The Sanctuary Hotel will hold an event series each Monday featuring popular jazz musicians.
The luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the Theater district is the perfect place to stop by to sit back, relax, and enjoy the music. Each show in the lobby bar will last from 7-11pm, and $5 beer and $7 wine specials will make the night even more pleasurable.
The first performance that takes place on August 6th and will feature Sarah Hayes and the Jacob Melchior Trio. Sarah Hayes is a vocalist and bandleader who has quite a resume full of touring and working with other prominent musicians. However, for the past eight years she has resided in New York, and has become a frontrunner at its popular jazz clubs.
Smithfield’s recently opened shop in Chelsea, and has quickly become one of the most intriguing sports bar destinations in the city. Everything about this place, from the furnishings to its menu is captivating.
When was the last time you thought about the décor of a sports bar? Smithfield’s will have you admiring your surroundings and not just at the state-of-the-art LED television screens. Born from remains of the city itself, the bar surface has been constructed out of 300 year old wood found in a Chelsea warehouse and the tables are from water towers around the city.
Anenon (Brian Allen Simon, head of L.A.'s Non Projects label) just released the elegant Acquiescence. The aesthetic is foggy and sensuous. Anenon explores the deep spaces of ambient house, the mellow luxury of jazz, the stark grace of classical piano. The experience is like a blizzard in slow motion. Never abrasive or oppressive, it swirls around and envelopes the listener. Despite it's intricate delicacy, Acquiescence has a certain purity, a vein of minimalism. Give it a listen below.
Getting tourist tips for your trip to New York can be a lot like sex advice from your parents: lots of warnings of what not to do, but very few examples of fun stuff. Since no one wants to hear this stuff from their parents, Joonbug's New York staff has compiled its favorite sights. Some are tried and true icons, but others might be too off-the-beaten-path for Fodor's. Consider these sights "musts" for anyone looking to experience the Big Apple beyond the Empire State Building.
Must-See View of the Manhattan Skyline:
Brooklyn Heights Promenade. While the Staten Island Ferry might be best (and cheapest) way to see lower Manhattan through the eyes of an Ellis Island immigrant, the air's getting a little chilly for open-air boat rides. For a pleasant walk without the windchill, try the majestic views of Brooklyn Heights, where you can see the Brooklyn Bridge making its way toward City Hall. Turn your back to the water and check out the ivy-covered townhouses that get to call this view home, then head to Grimaldi's, New York's most famed pizzeria, to warm up.
These five Historic Chicago Bars have withstood some of the Windy City’s greatest challenges, and welcomed some of its greatest traditions. And, many of these establishments survived one of nightlife’s greatest challenges, Prohibition. The Berghoff, Southport Lanes, Schaller’s Pump, The Back Room and Twin Anchors have stood the time for different reasons, but one thing they definitely have in common, is that they offer a good time.
The 113-year old establishment, located in the heart of the loop, was owned and inspired by the beer brewing West German immigrant, Joseph Berghoff. In its heyday, the bar sold beer for nickels and offered free sandwiches to their patrons. And, when the prohibition affected Chicago nightlife, Berghoff kept its doors open, functioning as a full service restaurant, also selling ’near beer’. In 1969, Berghoff abandoned its ‘Men Only’ policy after member of the National Organization for Women stood at the bar and demanded service.