toshi reagon at joe's pub

Arts Watch: Toshi Reagon & BIGLovely’s 30th Annual Birthday Celebration at Joe’s Pub

Powerhouse singer-songwriter Toshi Reagon and her renowned band, BIGLovely, take over Joe’s Pub with their 30th annual birthday celebration this week. Stop in for …

RUFF -- La MaMa E.T.C. presents Peggy Shaw in 
"Ruff," directed by Lois Weaver, written by Shaw and Weaver.  Photo by Lee Wexler/Images for Innovation.

Peggy Shaw in the “Ruff” at LaMaMa

RUFF — La MaMa E.T.C. presents Peggy Shaw in“Ruff,” directed by Lois Weaver, written by Shaw and Weaver. Photo by Lee Wexler/Images for Innovation.

para-dice_#1-8 at Danspace

Review: Patricia Hoffbauer Para-Dice (Stage 2) at Danspace Project

My head is spinning–but in a good way, after watching dance artist Patricia Hoffbauer’s incredibly entertaining Para-Dice (Stage 2) at Danspace Project last Friday, the …

Eisa Jocson in Macho Dancer

Review: Macho Dancer at Abrons

A girl, a Filipino girl, is prancing around stage. Well, gyrating really, more like an exotic dancer might, and posing – like a gladiator or …

Arts Watch: August Events

August on the Lower East Side is packed full of great cultural programs. Here are a few noteworthy events to take in:


Arts Watch: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Presents “Richard III”

Shakespeare’s Richard III, the Drilling Company’s final production of its 2013 season, couldn’t be a more fitting play for its parking lot setting.

Arts Watch: Emergency Glitter Opens at Abrons Arts Center

This week marks the inaugural edition of Festival TBD, a five-day series of dance and performance at Abrons Arts Center. Conceived by downtown …

Festival TBD Photo courtesy Abrons Arts Center

Arts Watch: Summer at Abrons with Festival TDB and Hot Meet

Abrons Arts Center is very busy this summer, and two big events are kicking off this week.

Guitarist Dave Fields brings his music and his friends to Seward Park on Wednesday. Photo by Bob Gruen

Arts Watch: Summer in Seward Park Pop-Up Events Kick Off

There’s a new free outdoor Pop Up Festival opening this week in the LES thanks to the Educational Alliance.

Lea Delaria
Courtesy Dixon Place

Arts Watch: HOT! Festival Kicks off at Dixon Place

Rain rain go away cause it’s HOT! at Dixon Place. That would be the Hot! Festival—kicking off tonight with the Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show. …


Tim Miller’s “Exhibit Q: Queer Bodies” at the New Museum

It’s Gay Pride Week and Tim Miller, internationally acclaimed solo performer extraordinaire, is ready for his LES close-up.

Happy Summer; Make Music LES!

UkelelesCourtesy Make Music NY

Summer is here! Yes, today, June 21, is the summer solstice, which means it’s also time for Make Music New …

Leon Redbone Comes to Abrons

Leon Redbone via Abrons Arts Center

The Blue Note Jazz Festival takes over Abrons Arts Center this Saturday night for a special one-night-only concert …

Replace Clothes with Paint
courtesy L.E.S*

Arts Watch: L.E.S. Film Festival Opens Thursday

Still from Michael Fecquiere’s documentary, “Replace Clothes with Paint,” screening on June 19th as part of The L.E.S. Film Festival.

The 3rd Annual …

karen finley, sext me if you can, at the new musuem

Karen Finley Sexted Me

Courtesy New Museum, New York

An artist paints in the lobby of the New Museum. Not unusual — except that this artist is Karen …