Much Ado About April Guide: Gotham Jazz and Comedy

 A new month is here, and it brings along a string of fun things to do! We’ve hand picked some parties, and sweet happenings to enjoy solo or with your pals all April long, ranging from live DJ’s and delicious food to stand-up comedy and more. Here are a few upcoming events to fit into your calendar asap.

Grab tickets to The April Fools Comedy Festival

Grab tickets to The April Fools Comedy Festival, presented by Marquee Concerts on Saturday, April 1st at the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden! The festival will feature a lineup of the country's best comedians including Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Lavell Crawford, Arnez J, Talent the Comedian and Ray Dejon for an unforgettable night filled with laughs. The action is set to begin at 8:30 p.m. and tickets, which begin at $78, can be purchased via,

Playing For A Cause at Slate

Slate (54 West 21st St.) will host Playing For A Cause on Sunday, April 2nd between 2pm and 5pm! The event will bring guests together for an afternoon of good fun for a great cause, complete with games like bowling, pool, hoops, foosball, skeeball, giant Jenga, Connect 4 and Pac Mac, and Atari Pong, and cash prize tournaments! Tickets for the exciting fundraiser, which will benefit The Wiltshire Foundation, begin at $100 and include a premium drink ticket, access to all the on-site amusement, plus passed hors d’oeuvres. Tickets and more info can be found by visiting,

Party at Fruity, presented by Dykefembot

Crystal Lake (647 Grand St.) will host Fruity, presented by Dykefembot on Thursday, April 6th between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m! Guests can jam out to hits from live DJ Petal throughout the evening while getting tarot readings and tattoos. Enjoy drag performances from stars like Vampy Von Thickums, Damien Demise, and Supernova and shop with Orla Rose Art & Design, Bad Ghoul Bakery and Maya Magdelena, showcasing handmade goods for purchase on site. Tickets for this 21+ event are $20 at the door or $15 online at,

Treat Yourself to Laughs at JACKKNIFE COMEDY

Get tickets to JACKKNIFE COMEDY hosted by Gideon Hambright (Bravo) and Patrick Hastie (SF Sketchfest) on Tuesday, April 4th at Slate (54 W 21st St.). The live stand-up comedy series will return to Slate in Chelsea with an all-star lineup of comedians including Shane Torres (Comedy Central Half Hour), Sam Morrison (Late Night with Seth Meyers), Kate Willett (Netflix Presents), Randall Otis (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah), Carmen Lagala (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) as well as 3 alums from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Isabel Hagen, Rojo Perez, and Kenice Mobley. Doors open at 7 pm and the comedy begins at 8 pm with a full food and drink menu offered during the special event. For more information or to buy tickets visit

Delight in Gotham Jazz in the Sky

Somewhere Nowhere in the heart of Chelsea (112 W 25th St) hosts Gotham Jazz every Wednesday night from its stunning 38th-floor penthouse. The band is always swinging, the singers singing and the tappers are tapping at this Prohibition Production weekly dance party. Join in the revelry at this speakeasy in the sky any Wednesday and step back in time to a place where the 20s are roaring again – you won’t want to miss it. The lineup can be found by visiting,

Celebrate National Beer Day at Clinton Hall

Celebrate National Beer Day on Friday, April 7th at Clinton Hall, a haven for beer lovers, by having their signature Clinton Hall Gigawatt IPA! The special pour is brewed right here in the city at the Bronx Brewery and graces the menu alongside other Super Craft beers and over the top dishes like the Burger Bash winning Double Smashed Burger, Buffalo Cauliflower, Crispy Chicken Wings, Giant Pretzels, and more. Clinton Hall offers expansive indoor and outdoor seating at their FiDi (90 Washington St.), W. 36th Street (16 W. 36th Street), E. 51st Street (230 E. 51st), Bronx (601 E. 189th St.), and Williamsburg (247 Metropolitan Ave.) locations.

Malone x Apache Turn Up at Nebula

Dance all night at Nebula (135 W. 41st St.) on April 7th for Malone x Apache! The Midtown nightclub is a must visit. Inspired by a cloud of dust in space, it combines top of the line lighting and sound to throw epic ragers on Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday nights. During their Malone X Apache party on Friday, April 7th, guests can enjoy live sounds from the pair. The duo will take to the stage, supplying smooth sounds all evening and performing some of their most popular hits following fandom during shows in South America and internationally.

Support New Talent at It’s Amateur Hour

Enjoy some laughs at Crystal Lake (647 Grand St.) during It’s Amateur Hour presented by DJs Rachet Friedman & Fleisch on Thursday, April 13th from 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.. Comedians of all experience levels will take to the stage to participate in an evening of jokes and lighthearted fun. Crystal Lake's bar will be open for guests to purchase cocktails, and guest DJs Tony Mahtz & Corban will supply tunes all night long. Send suggested donations of $10 to @rachel-shatkin on Venmo and RSVP by visiting,

Disco Meets French House at Daft Disko 

Schimanski in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (54 N. 11th Street) is throwing a spectacular event where disco meets French house. The nightclub, owned by Eddie Dean, is devoted to Brooklyn's creative culture and acts as a hub for both domestic and international dance music. Living up to their mission, Schimanski continues to deliver live performances, private gatherings, and weekly DJ sets from a mix of international and up-and-coming acts. On Friday, April 14th Schimanski will host the French House and Disco party Daft Disko, featuring a mix of music from Daft Punk and artists inspired by their music. Guests can sip on their favorite cocktails during all-nite drink specials and enjoy sounds from crowd favorites including Stardust, Breakbot, Flight Facilities, Giorgio Moroder, Modjo, Soulwax, Phoenix, and many more! Visit their for more information and to grab tickets.

Sultry Wine Tasting with Eric Smith

Enjoy an elegant wine tasting with special guest Eric Smith at Primal Fusion, located upstairs at Sapphire 39 (20 W 39th St.) on Monday, April 17th! The wine tasting menu will feature two high end wines to enjoy alongside an assortment of lite bites and dessert with help from Eric Smith, Wine and Spirits Consultant at Pernod-Ricard. The action, part of a new ongoing Tasting Series, will take place between 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. For more information, visit

Party with Epic Music Duo Kid 'n Play  

Party with Kid 'n Play at Sapphire 39's Pajama Jam on Monday, April 17th. This exclusive fun-filled evening will include a special live performance from Kid ‘N Play alongside Sapphire 39’s talented entertainers. Guests will be able to dance to hits like "Rollin' with Kid 'n Play,” & “Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody” while also celebrating the birthday of former music executive, Valentina Nicolette. For more information or to make a reservation, visit

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