Rest in Power: 5 Best Concerts, Shows & Screenings to Celebrate the Life of David Bowie

The space oddity that was David Bowie left behind not just his groundbreaking music, but a legacy of embracing life.

After you’ve paid tribute at his Lafayette Street home, get to one (or all) of these tribute events around the city.

1. Lazarus (79 East Fourth Street)

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The New York Theatre Workshop’s musical adaptation of “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” co-written by Bowie, was in demand well before his death. 

The show, which stars Michael C. Hall, must close on the 17th, but you still have a chance to get day-of tickets through the CheapTix lottery. Runs through January 17th. $25+.

2. David Bowie Rebel Row (269 West 23rd Street)

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Work through your grief by sweating it out during a Bowie-themed workout session at Row House Chelsea, set to his music and videos, “plus a few other potential Bowie-related surprises.” January 14th, 5:30 p.m.

3. Labyrinth Quote-Along (2548 Central Park Avenue - Yonkers)

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As Jareth the Goblin King, Bowie was many a young girl’s first crush (guilty). Relive the movie you know by heart (with subtitles to help you through the tricky parts) at Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers’ sing- and quote-along of the 1986 Jim Henson classic. 

Attendees will also receive goodie bags, including a bubble wand, balloons to pop on cue with the Fireys and Whoopie Cushions for, well, you know when. Proceeds benefit a charity Bowie supported, Keep a Child Alive. January 15th, 7:45 p.m.,

4. The Man Who Sold the World (431 West 16th Street)

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Longtime Bowie collaborators drummer Woody Woodmansey and Tony Visconti are Holy Holy, and they were just at the Highline Ballroom on January 8th, but are doubling back to Bowie’s hometown for a tribute performance of “The Man Who Sold the World.” January 19th, 8 p.m.,

5. The Music of David Bowie

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What was announced as a tribute concert at Carnegie Hall just before Bowie’s death has become a tribute show to “a legendary life in music and celebrate the man who began his career by taking cues from Smokey Robinson [and] ended it by taking cues from Kendrick Lamar.” 

The evening will be hosted by Michael Dorf and include performances by Cyndi Lauper, The Roots, The Mountain Goats and more, with proceeds benefiting several music-focused organizations in the city. March 31st, 8 p.m.

By: Eva Kis, Metro New York

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