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See below for more info and individual events
SUNDAYS
FRANK WOOD'S WIND DOWN SUNDAYS
6PM Frank Wood Presents: Bands and NYC Unplugged- The core of NYC's best bands follows with The "SOFA KING" WILDE JAM
First Monday of month
COMEDY
9-1030 The Hahadron Collider
Witness the laws of laughter get smashed to pieces in a high-speed comedy accelerator as NYC's rising comics sling jokes every first Monday of the month. It's all for science!
Hosted by Rogin Kim
https://www.facebook.com/thehahadroncollider
FREE!
First Monday
Stage Time’s Comedy Lab
6-7:30pm Stage Time magazine and Gabe Morales (comedian/host) present a diverse mix of new, up-and-coming and veteran comedians developing and polishing new material in a laid-back, supportive environment.
SECOND MONDAY
KYLE'S KORNER
Kyle presents his many friends and side projects from live band Karaoke to way out jazz madness to oompah bands!
LAST MONDAY
Draw-mania!
New York's most eclectic draw-a-thon invades Otto's for a night of art, music, comedy and surprises! So grab your pad & pencils and join in. $15 cover
Moving to 3rd Thursday of month, starting September 18th.
ALMOST EVERY TUESDAY (Every one except the 1st)
MOONS OVER MY HAMMY
7-830PM Comedy, the most important meal of the day.
FREE! Not an open mic. Pre-booked, please email: maribethmooney@gmail.com
STARTING June 10th, the second Tuesday of every month is 6-730.
TUESDAYS
DARK WATER TUESDAYS
Father Vincent Presents a Haven for Creatures of the Night, Freaks, Geeks, and your Average Joe to have Fun and Dive in to the Sounds of D.J. SPAZ and D.J. CAGE 23 Spinning - 80's, New Wave, Synth-pop, Goth, Industrial,+. Entertainment includes Horror, SciFi, Action, Anime movies all night long, and on occasion..Guest D.J.s, a Dance Floor, live bands & performers. VOTED: BEST WEEKLY PARTY BY NYPRESS READERS!
First Tuesdays
Gotham Beard Alliance
8pm-11pm Hirsute Faces of NYC... The Gotham City Beard Alliance holds a month meeting at Otto's the first Tuesday of each month to discuss upcoming events and drink with other facial hair fanatics.

The Gotham City Beard Alliance aims to promote tolerance and acceptance of all facial hair. Helping the local community through donations from planned events and volunteering, the Gotham City Beard Alliance proudly represents NYC at facial hair competitions globally.
events@gothamcitybeards.com
THIRD TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Loud Mouthed Ladies of Trivia
Barbie & Denise shamelessly host TIKI TRIVIA
1st game at 7:30pm & 2nd game at 9pm.
xxx prizes, 6 spelling bee shots and lots more
LOUD MOUTHED LADIES OF TRIVIA
starting March 18TH
EVERY WEDNESDAY
RIFFAPALOOZA: Comedy is dead. OPEN MIC!!!
7-830 RIFFAPALOOZA: Comedy is dead. America is in the funeral procession. In an effort to get this dying art form off life support host Matt Nagin features unique, groundbreaking acts: comedy-magicians, quirky improv groups, mimes etc. He also insists all comics riff for at least one minute.
FREE!
SECOND AND FOURTH WEDNESDAYS
Copycat: A night of cover songs.
Dj Xerox spin crazy covers and rocking remixes of all the hits (rock, indie, old wave and new)
PLUS Live music acts in the back room. Some of your favorite artists play cover versions of their favorite songs.
WEDNESDAY
REW & WHO?
4-6PM Rew & WhO?* is the quirky, raw show fearturing 'riZing starz & living legendz'..in & passing thru NYC...we r setting up shop at the fantabulous *Otto*S ShruNKen Head* the best bar in town.. Happy Hour..wednesdayz 4-6pm ...watch & listen to the 'ANDY WaRHoL 15 minutes of FaME inTerviewz w/ LiVe performances & fun fun fun...alwayz informative & alwayzzzz surprizes..... http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rew-who
FIRST WEDNESDAY
ALPHA WOMEN ATTACK THE E. VILLAGE
Wednesday monthly party hosted by Our Lady of Perpetual PMS & D.J. Feo art-punk, classic punk, 90's grrrl anthems, & protest music
ALPHA WOMEN ATTACK THE E. VILLAGE
Third Wednesday
Primativa in Hi-Fi
6PM-10PM Experience classic tiki escapism. Jack Fetterman and Gina of the Jungle spin a luscious blend of Exotica as That Hula Girl in Heat Brooklyn Babydoll’s dance moves gives new meaning to the phrase, “Shaken, not stirred.”
THURSDAYS
HAPPY HOUR WITH PAT PERVERT
6PM - 10PM An after work stress reducer for the underground at heart. Spinning punk, psycho-billy, goth new wave industrial and alternative.
LAST THURSDAY
OF THE MONTH
8-10pm The Last Thursday of the month your favorite Hillbilly balladeers are back! These talented young lads will enchant you with their renditions of 50's rockabilly and hillbilly lovesongs as well as their own originals.
EVERY FRIDAY
QUITTING TIME COMEDY SHOW
9pm Start the weekend by denouncing work in favor of FUN with improv stalwarts The Quitters, who bring stand-ups, improvisers, and sketch comedians together to perform their weirdest material. BOOKING: Email jaime.lutz@gmail.com.
Cancelled Aug 22
SECOND & THIRD FRIDAYS OF THE MONTH
No Name... & a Bag O Chips
NYC's Best Damn Comedy/Variety show encourages its performers to play, invites its audience to hang out afterwards to share feedback & shoot the breeze, and concludes each show with a Cheap Door Prize giveaway.
EVERY FRIDAY
The Club of Comedy Open Mic
3-6pm What's the best way to get a special on Comedy Central? Practice! Join us every Friday and Monday at 4pm, bring your jokes to life and get on stage to practice in a supportive environment. Every comic gets 6 minutes and there will be 2 rounds.
FIRST FRIDAY
MOONS OVER MY HAMMY
7-830pm Comedy, the most important meal of the day.
Not an open mic. Pre-booked, please email: maribethmooney@gmail.com
FIRST FRIDAY
DJ JMP's FREAKATERIA
All the fun of the 80s without the crime!!
SECOND FRIDAY
OF THE MONTH
ROCK 'EM SOCK 'EM! FRIDAYS 10PM
DJ UltraV and DJ Omega play Tag Team style from 10pm-4am brand new and classic favorites in 80's/Electro/Indie/Punk-funk/Geek Rock. Expect to hear the likes of IAMX, 33HZ,The Infadels,Kasibian,Elkland,Hot Hot Heat,Robots in Disguise,The Knife,Chromeo,The Mobius Band, Manhead and more. LIVE BANDS & SPECIAL GUEST DJ at Midnite.
THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
OSCAR'S ULTRA TWIST
Oscar, Anthony the " Bronx Buddha and guest DJ "Ms Cal" playing Rockin' and Hopin' tunes to keep you dancing every 3rd Friday.
Live Rockabilly. GoGo by Anna C Cabanna.
LAST FRIDAY
Empire Vista Club
7-8:45PM
Improvised indie rock. If we have to explain, you wouldn't understand.
FIRST SATURDAY
OF THE MONTH
UNSTEADY FREDDIE'S SURF-ROCK SHINDIG 10PM
UNSTEADY FREDDIE known as "The Ed Sullivan of Surf", is a passionate cheerleader for the instrumnental surf-beat music genre. This is due to his wildly popular Monthly SURF-ROCK SHINDIG concert series which he has been running successfully at a tiki bar in NYC called OTTO's SHRUNKEN HEAD, featuring 4 reverb-drenched bands every first Saturday of the Month!! And no shows are ever alike!! He is also known for his internet radio show, TWANG SHEBANG. Unsteady Freddie archives a lot of live music events, such as those at OTTO's, which can be viewed at his YouTube Channel
EVERY SATURDAY
It's Not Brain Surgery! The Mic. At Otto's Shrunken Head
4-630pm This comedy mic hosted by Nate, takes your burgeoning ideas to the next level with this free mic. Hone your craft and feel supported in a warm downtown environment. Open to musicians and other performers as well. FREE, One drink minimum. 5 minutes. First come first serve sign up.
Every Saturday for free!
FIRST SATURDAY
Maryssa Smith Presents:
7PM-9:30PM
Merriment and Mortification A Night of Comedy with NYC's Best Up and Coming Comics.
Fun giveaway's and prizes
not open mic. prebooked, email: fashionablyfunnynyc@yahoo.com
Starting Septemeber 6th it will be 1st Saturday of month from 630-8
SECOND SATURDAY
OF THE MONTH
TIKI BOYS SOCIAL CLUB 10PM
FRANK2FAR and his guest DJs spin rockabilly, hardcore, ska, 80's nu-wave & classic punk
THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
MAMBO JAMBO
Resident DJ Ratta bring you a Night dedicated to Blues, R&B, Mambo, Cha Cha's, Rock & Roll, Mento , Ska, Rocksteady, Surf, Rock & Roll, Exotica, Boogaloo, Doo Wop, Soul and more.....
LAST SATURDAY
OF THE MONTH
THEE MIDNITE MONSTER HOP! 10PM
Mike Mortician & guests spin the rockabilly voodoo & rhythm'n'ooze from 10pm to oblivion! With some of the most incredible, Psycho-Rock-a-Billy bands performing from all over the world!
Date Individual Events
Thu Aug 28
6 PM
PUNK ROCK HAPPY HOUR WITH PAT PERVERT
6PM - 10PM An after work stress reducer for the underground at heart. Spinning punk, psycho-billy, goth new wave industrial and alternative.
Thu Aug 28
8 PM
8-10PM The Last Thursday of the month your favorite Hillbilly balladeers are back! These talented young lads will enchant you with their renditions of 50's rockabilly and hillbilly lovesongs as well as their own originals.
Thu Aug 28
10 PM
10PM DJ Runcible goes hunting in Meinong's Jungle, armed only with his errors.
Thu Aug 28
10 PM
LIVE MUSIC
10:30PM VIOLET WEDNESDAY
Fri Aug 29
3 PM
The Club of Comedy Open Mic
3-6pm The Club of Comedy Open Mic - What's the best way to get a special on Comedy Central? Practice! Join us every Friday and Monday at 4pm, bring your jokes to life and get on stage to practice in a supportive environment. Every comic gets 6 minutes and there will be 2 rounds.
Fri Aug 29
6 PM
HAPPY HOUR
6-10pm DJ JAY
Fri Aug 29
7 PM
Empire Vista Social Club
Club7-8:45PM Improvised indie rock. If we have to explain, you wouldn't understand.
Fri Aug 29
9 PM
QUITTING TIME
9pm Start the weekend by denouncing work in favor of FUN with improv stalwarts The Quitters, who bring stand-ups, improvisers, and sketch comedians together to perform their weirdest material.
Fri Aug 29
10 PM
No Return Post-Punk Society
spins new wave, goth, post-punk music!
Fri Aug 29
10 PM
LIVE MUSIC
10PM Bad Influence.
11PM Bobby Brickstone
12AM MARIA COLORES
Sat Aug 30
4 PM
It's Not Brain Surgery! The Mic. At Otto's Shrunken Head
4-630pm This comedy mic hosted by Nate, takes your burgeoning ideas to the next level with this free mic. Hone your craft and feel supported in a warm downtown environment. Open to musicians and other performers as well. FREE, One drink minimum. 5 minutes. First come first serve sign up.
Sat Aug 30
6 PM
DJ Wrapped in bacon with DJ Tony LoFi
Everything is better wrapped in bacon, even rock n roll. dj tony lofi plays the best of rock n roll/soul/garage/punk/ yeye and more!!
Sat Aug 30
7 PM
LIVE MUSIC
830PM LUKKA
Sat Aug 30
10 PM
THEE MIDNITE MONSTER HOP!
Mike Decay & guests spin the rockabilly voodoo & rhythm'n'ooze from 10pm to oblivion! With some of the most incredible, Psycho-Rock-a-Billy bands performing from all over the world!
Sun Aug 31
7 PM
FRANK WOOD'S WIND DOWN SUNDAYS
7:00PM COUNTRY JOE & HIS OUTLAW BAND
8:00PM POUNDAROUND
9:00PM THE JOEY KELLY ALL-STARS
10:00PM FLACK BLAMINGO
11:00PM PUMA PERL & FRIENDS
DJ ROB NITRO between the bands!
Mon Sep 1
5 PM
Living for Kicks!
5PM-10PM
DJ Lil Jerk and Popwell spin Pop-psych, fuzz, grooves, latin, jamaican, ETC. on vinyl.
Mon Sep 1
6 PM
Stage Time Comedy Lab
6-7:30pm Stage Time magazine and Gabe Morales (comedian/host) present a diverse mix of new, up-and-coming and veteran comedians developing and polishing new material in a laid-back, supportive environment.
Mon Sep 1
7 PM
LIVE MUSIC
7:30PM-8:30PM 12 STRING FRANK
Mon Sep 1
9 PM
COMEDY
9PM-10:30 The Hahadron Collider
Witness the laws of laughter get smashed to pieces in a high-speed comedy accelerator as NYC's rising comics sling jokes every first Monday of the month. It's all for science!
Hosted by Rogin Kim
Tue Sep 2
8 PM
The Gotham City Beard Alliance
8pm-11pm Hirsute Faces of NYC... The Gotham City Beard Alliance holds a month meeting at Otto's the first Tuesday of each month to discuss upcoming events and drink with other facial hair fanatics.
The Gotham City Beard Alliance aims to promote tolerance and acceptance of all facial hair. Helping the local community through donations from planned events and volunteering, the Gotham City Beard Alliance proudly represents NYC at facial hair competitions globally.
Tue Sep 2
10 PM
DARK WATER TUESDAYS
Father Vincent Presents a Haven for Creatures of the Night, Freaks, Geeks, and your Average Joe to have Fun and Dive in to the Sounds of D.J. PARADOX and D.J. CAGE 23 Spinning - 80's, New Wave, Synth-pop, Goth, Industrial,+. Entertainment includes Horror, SciFi, Action, Anime movies all night long, and on occasion..Guest D.J.s, a Dance Floor, live bands & performers. VOTED: BEST WEEKLY PARTY BY NYPRESS READERS!
Wed Sep 3
7 PM
RIFFAPALOOZA: Comedy is dead. OPEN MIC!!!
7PM-8:30PM RIFFAPALOOZA: Comedy is dead. America is in the funeral procession. In an effort to get this dying art form off life support host Matt Nagin features unique, groundbreaking acts: comedy-magicians, quirky improv groups, mimes etc. He also insists all comics riff for at least one minute.
Wed Sep 3
9 PM
ALPHA WOMEN ATTACK THE E. VILLAGE
Wednesday monthly party hosted by Our Lady of Perpetual PMS & D.J. Feo art-punk, classic punk, 90's grrrl anthems, & protest music
ALPHA WOMEN ATTACK THE E. VILLAGE
9PM THE WORLD FAMOUS SKULLS
10PM TBA
11PM YOUTHQUAKE
Thu Sep 4
6 PM
HAPPY HOUR WITH PAT PERVERT
An after work stress reducer for the underground at heart. Spinning punk, psycho-billy, goth new wave industrial and alternative.
Thu Sep 4
7 PM
LIVE MUSIC
7PM-9PM Going Green
M.C. Too Tall's Crash 'n' Burn Birthday Bash
9:00 PM M.C. Too Tall and D.J. Scarlett Venom
9:30PM Lynn Haze
10:00PM Smooch (KISS tribute band)
11:00PM The Rewd Onez
12:00AM Imbolg
Fri Sep 5
3 PM
Club of Comedy
3-6pm What's the best way to get a special on Comedy Central? Practice! Join us every Friday and Monday at 4pm, bring your jokes to life and get on stage to practice in a supportive environment. Every comic gets 6 minutes and there will be 2 rounds.
Fri Sep 5
7 PM
MOONS OVER MY HAMMY
7-8:30PM Comedy, the most important meal of the day.
Fri Sep 5
9 PM
QUITTING TIME COMEDY SHOW
9pm Start the weekend by denouncing work in favor of FUN with improv stalwarts The Quitters, who bring stand-ups, improvisers, and sketch comedians together to perform their weirdest material.
Fri Sep 5
10 PM
FREAKATERIA w/ DJ JMP
DISCO, FREESTYLE, ELECTRO, FUNK, OLD HOUSE & HIP HOP
Fri Sep 5
10 PM
LIVE MUSIC
10PM Thomas Nöla & the Black Hole
11PM David E. Williams & Jerome Deppe
Sat Sep 6
4 PM
It's Not Brain Surgery! The Mic. at Otto's Shrunken Head
This comedy mic hosted by Nate, takes your burgeoning ideas to the next level with this free mic. Hone your craft and feel supported in a warm downtown environment. Open to musicians and other performers as well. 4PM-6:30PM. FREE, One drink minimum. 5 minutes. First come first serve sign up.
Sat Sep 6
7 PM
Maryssa Smith Presents
630-8pm Merriment and Mortification A Night of Comedy with NYC's Best Up and Coming Comics.
Fun giveaway's and prizes
not open mic. prebooked, email: fashionablyfunnynyc@yahoo.com
Sat Sep 6
9 PM
UNSTEADY FREDDIE'S SURF ROCK SHINDIG
9 PM BLACK RIVER MANIFESTO
10 PM NINTH WAVE
11 PM THE BOTTLE CAP ROCKETS
12 AM TSUNAMI OF SOUND
Sun Sep 7
4 PM
LIVE MUSIC
4:30PM Hoist the Colors
Sun Sep 7
7 PM
FRANK WOOD presents WIND DOWN SUNDAY
7:00PM ROADKILL
8:00PM THE DEL VIAGRAS
9:00PM LOVE SHINES
10:00PM SAPHIN
With DJ ROB NITRO between bands
Mon Sep 8
7 PM
LIVE MUSIC
7PM-9:30PM ALEX LUPONE PROJECT
Mon Sep 8
9 PM
KYLE'S KORNER
Kyle presents his many friends and side projects from live band Karaoke to way out jazz madness to oompah bands!
Tue Sep 9
6:30 PM
MOONS OVER MY HAMMY
6:30-8PM Comedy, the most important meal of the day.
Tue Sep 9
8 PM
JACK'S LOST WORLD
Back after 12 years! Jack returns to the 'lost world', singing the forgotten, lush 'adult pop' music of the '60s. Enjoy a cocktail or two, as jack and his friends take you to another time.
Tue Sep 9
10 PM
LIVE MUSIC
10PM Dragon FLy
Tue Sep 9
10 PM
DARK WATER TUESDAYS
Father Vincent Presents a Haven for Creatures of the Night, Freaks, Geeks, and your Average Joe to have Fun and Dive in to the Sounds of D.J. PARADOX and D.J. CAGE 23 Spinning - 80's, New Wave, Synth-pop, Goth, Industrial,+. Entertainment includes Horror, SciFi, Action, Anime movies all night long, and on occasion..Guest D.J.s, a Dance Floor, live bands & performers. VOTED: BEST WEEKLY PARTY BY NYPRESS READERS!
Wed Sep 10
6:30 PM
LIVE MUSIC
6:30PM Husk
7:00PM Flusk
7:30PM Swill Love Gods
8:00 PMRTFO
Wed Sep 10
9 PM
Copycat
The Copycat Tribute to Alternative Tentacles Records
Dj Xerox and Super amazing guest DJ spin crazy covers and rocking remixes of all the hits (rock, indie, old wave and new) tonight focusing on the bands of Alternative Tentacles: Dead Kennedys, Butthole Surfers, DOA, Mojo Nixon, The Dicks, TSOL, The Causey Way, Etc.
9PM MAD DOCTORS
10PM LEX LOSER
11PM DAMN KIDS
Thu Sep 11
6 PM
HAPPY HOUR WITH PAT PERVERT
An after work stress reducer for the underground at heart. Spinning punk, psycho-billy, goth new wave industrial and alternative.
Thu Sep 11
9 PM
LIVE MUSIC
9PM 30th STREET BLUES
10PM NOLAN KENNEDY
Plus DJ XEROX