Weekend Guide

From "Anchises" at Abrons through Sunday

This weekend is packed with great performances on the Lower East Side.  Here are some top picks for events happening in the neighborhood:

  • Don’t forget to get your act together and audition for the Lower East Side Talent Showcase. They are seeking singers, actors, dancers, bands, comics, poets, and novelty acts.  Auditions will be held this Friday from 6-9pm and Sunday from 3-6pm at Abrons Arts Center –  466 Grand Street.

Weekend Guide

Steve Elson and Friends Playing Klezmer Music at a Prior Year's Sukkot Celebration in M'Finda Kalunga

There are all kinds of festivities to take part in this weekend on the L.E.S.  Here are a few at the top of our list:

Pong on Grand St., Chester at ABC No Rio, and a Sweatshop Cinderella on Eldridge

Arts watch

If you are staying out of the fray of the CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival, there are still plenty of events happening on the Lower East Side this evening:

As we've mentioned, the guys from Grand Opening are "re-opening" PONG this afternoon on Grand Street.  Stop over for a pick-up game of ping-pong, or become a member and compete for a
chance to win the L.E.S. Cup, in a season-ending tournament that will
reveal the most talented table tennis players in the Lower East Side.

Tonight at ABC No Rio you can catch some standup from Christine Nangle (Saturday Night Live), storytelling from Seth Lind (Thank You Robot, Told) and sketch comedy from Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). The night of comedy, titled, Don't You Find Us Charming?, is hosted by Bushwick's favorite improv team CHESTER.  Admission is on a sliding scale ($3-$8) and the laughing starts at 8pm.

Also, tonight at The Museum at Eldridge, Historian and filmmaker Suzanne Wasserman discusses and shares a rough
cut of her newest project, a short film on Yiddish writer and
force-of-nature Anzia Yezierska. The event is part of the museum's Academic Angles Series on immigrant history. Admission is FREE.