Happy Holidays readers! We have created an exciting weekend guide full of comedy, live performance, concerts and Christmas cheer. Grab tickets to see ancient Japanese drummers or watch a well-written play about life and love in Paris. Attending just one of these events would make the weekend one to remember.
Manyo Forest TAIKO Drum Show 155 1st Avenue, Manhattan
Since 2000, the TAIKO drum performance group has been delighting audiences with their refined art. The Cobu Show, "Manyo Forest," is based on a Waka from the Manyo collection. Traditional costumes, instruments, songs, and dance will tie the show together and move the storytelling along for viewers. Grab a ticket as soon as you can and treat yourself to the ancient Japanese art of musical performance and dance.
Bunin/Berberova: In Paris/The Waiter and the Slut 165 West 86th Street, Manhattan
Catch two gripping love stories at The Russian Arts Theater and Studio this December. Nina Berberova and Nobel prize winner Ivan Bunin, bring love and strife to life as characters struggle to build new lives. Audiences will be swept up and away to Paris.
The Sancocho Experience: End of the Year Pop-Up Comedy Show in the L.E.S 341 Broome Street, Manhattan
Dee Nasty & Sasha Merci are hosting the Sancocho Experience this weekend. The comedy show lineup will feature Julio Diaz, Alex English, Glory, and Ian Lara. The show will wrap up this year promising a, "very DOMINICAN comedy experience" and no drink minimum!
Music for the Masses - Dark 80s New Wave Nite 1120 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn
Experience 80's nostalgia during the Music For The Masses party. Darkwave synth music will dominate throughout the night with tunes from Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, The Smiths, Bowie and more. Entry is free and the bar will be fully stocked.
Feast & Flow: Pop-Up Kwanzaa Market 1195 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
Chakula Catering NYC is making the Feast & Flow event possible this weekend! The holistic and naturally based vendors will be selling handmade wellness goods, intricate health food items and sharing information about meditation, energy reading and more. The positive space and friendly crowd are a perfect fit for NYE shopping.
19 Diamonds and Friends 2nd Annual Pop Up Shop 1094 Broadway, Brooklyn
Enjoy live music, raffles, giveaways, and interactive games this weekend during the 19 Diamonds and Friends Pop Up. For their 2nd year in a row, vendors will come together to sell, network and celebrate. Shoppers will also be able to purchase food and drinks.
Festival of Light with Matisyahu 319 Frost Sreet, Brooklyn
Matisyahu is coming to Brooklyn this weekend! Experience the upbeat flow and uplifting lyrics of the performer at Brooklyn Steel. Get your tickets and prepare for an energy-packed night.
Cirque du Soleil: Twas the night before New York 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, Manhattan
Watch the twisting, hanging and galloping bodies of the Cirque du Soleil troop this weekend. The acrobats will poise, flex and contort their bodies on stage to delight audiences while vocalists and musicians set the tone of magic and wonder. Get a good view of live performances, elaborate costumes, and sets before the show sells out!
Christmas Light Tour 700 8th Avenue, Manhattan
Join other festive minded individuals as you depart on a tour through NYC neighborhoods. The guided tour will keep you mesmerized by the most well lit, elaborately decorated holiday neighborhoods Brooklyn has to offer. Upon return, view Manhattan's skyline and eye-catching lights.