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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 SUNDAY
CARMINE STREET METRICS
3-5pm "Carmine Street Metrics, a poetry reading series with an open mike for metrical poetry.
Off for summer
2016 January 10, February 7, March 6, April 3, May 1, May 22
Off for the summer
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
A Case Of The Mondays
7:30pm - 8:30pm Got a case of the Mondays? Why not start your week off with some laughs instead? Let Denise! and friends put some fun back into your week with a little improv comedy and maybe some other surprises thrown in.
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!
9PM-12AM
Kyle is off for the summer! Cheers!
Second Monday
A SLICE OF FUNNY
6-730pm Stage Time Magazine presents a monthly mic show featuring new and up and coming stand-up comics developing new material and riffing on random topics. As the laughs grow bigger and louder, scheduled comedians receive a free slice of pizza at this peer-friendly show.
LAST MONDAY
MONDAY MONDAY
6-9 Kiki DJs while Jodi Pours Happy Hours Ahead!
LAST MONDAY
Rock 'n' Roll Poetry Open Mic
8pm Bring your songs, your covers, your poetry, and grab a spot at this open mic for musicians and writers. All levels and types of music welcome -- originals and covers included. Or just stop by for a listen and a super-friendly crowd. Luxurious 20-minute slots! Hosted by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Moushumi Ghose.
Sign-up at 7:30, show 8-10:30.
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 DJ PARADOX & Guest DJs 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 TUESDAY
CASH COMEDY
830-10pm A monthly show featuring some of New York Cities best up and coming comics.
SECOND TUESDAY
JACK CROSLEY'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.
THIRD TUESDAY
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. $20 cover

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
LAST TUESDAY
Five Minute Special Comedy
6-7pm Blurb: Ilana Michelle Rubin and Jaime Lutz host a free open mic where comedians try out material in a fun, supportive, weird atmosphere. Put your name in the bucket; every name pulled gets five minutes to perform stand-up, comedic characters, or comedic story-telling.
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
next shows: june 22
July 13 & 20
August 17
First Wednesday
9pm Mike Nelson
starting AUGUST
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.”
THIRD WEDNESDAY
For Realsies Comedy Show
9-1130 You'll laugh so hard a little pee might come out. For Realsies.
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.
First Thursday
BENNY AND GRIFF
9 Benny and Griff are comedians and musicians, but most importantly they are best friends. Known for their high energy live shows, up beat music and mind bending surrealism, Benny and Griff have traveled through time and space to bring the wonder to YOU! In this silly psychedelic vaudevillian epic, Benny and Griff share with you the stories of their adventures on the magical island of Umbachtu. Followed by the party rock music of Umbachtu's favorite band, Headless Dentist.
starting August 4th 2016
USUALLY 1ST THURSDAY
SEX A GO GO
7-830 Sex Ed A Go-Go, One part sex Q & A and one part go-go revue. Sex Boobs and Go-Go
6/02/16, July - 7th August - No Show September - 1st October - 6th November - 3rd
SECOND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
COMEDY
7PM-9PM Joseph Conklin comedy/variety show PB&BS presents: Captain ConTiki's Salty Spectacular! (a Free Comedy Show)
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.
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
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.
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 Stand Up COMEDY At Otto's Shrunken Head
Starts at 4:00 pm-6:30 pm This STAND UP COMEDY mic hosted by Brian Baron. Work out material. Set-up and punch. We have fun.....be there. Bring a non performing guest for additional stage time.. FREE and GUESTS WELCOME..! One drink minimum. 5+ minutes. First come first serve sign up.
Every Saturday for free!
FIRST SATURDAY
Maryssa Smith Presents:
6:30PM-8:00PM
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
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
It's a rock'n'roll horror show! Classic 1950's-styled horror hosts, & local NYC spook show performers, broadcast Phantom Creep Radio live from the Midnite Monster Hop, with the wildest rockabilly & psychobilly bands around! Turn up or tune in at phantomcreep.com
Date Individual Events
Fri Jun 24
3 PM
THE CLUB OF COMEDY
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, 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 Jun 24
6 PM
DJ KOOL THING
Kool Thing likes to chew gum & spin crazy tunes. Right now he's out of gum! Join him for an exploration of punk, funk, goth & banal beat!
Fri Jun 24
8 PM
LIVE MUSIC
8PM Valdaniel
Fri Jun 24
10 PM
LIVE MUSIC
10PM TWIN GUNS
11PM Twitching Witches (Ex Coffin Fly)
12AM The Spastiks
Sat Jun 25
4 PM
"It's Not Brain Surgery! The Stand Up Comedy Mic @ Otto's Shrunken Head"
This STAND UP COMEDY mic hosted by Brian Baron. Work out material. Set-up and punch. We have fun.....be there. Bring a non performing guest for additional stage time.. FREE and GUESTS WELCOME..! One drink minimum. 5+ minutes. First come first serve sign up.
Sat Jun 25
7 PM
LIVE MUSIC
7:00PM Squirrels From Hell
8:30PM The Red Fuze
Sat Jun 25
10 PM
THEE MIDNITE MONSTER HOP!
It's a rock'n'roll horror show! Classic 1950's-styled horror hosts, & local NYC spook show performers, broadcast Phantom Creep Radio live from the Midnite Monster Hop, with the wildest rockabilly & psychobilly bands around! Turn up or tune in at phantomcreep.com
11PM DEADLY LO-FI
12AM THE OTHERMEN!
Sun Jun 26
3 PM
LIVE MUSIC
3PM-6PM GENERAL COPULATION JAM SESSION, come and join up for this classic rock open jam session featuring veteran Otto's session players and singers.
Sun Jun 26
7 PM
FRANK WOOD'S WIND DOWN SUNDAYS
7:00PM DUTCHMAN's BASEMENT BLUES BAND
8:00PM ROMAN & THE HEARD
9:00PM POSERS
10:00PM BITE
11:00PM THE ZIPS
Mon Jun 27
3 PM
THE CLUB OF COMEDY
3PM-6PM What's the best way to get a special on Comedy Central? Practice! 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.
Mon Jun 27
6 PM
Monday Monday
Monday Monday Kiki DJs while Jodi Pours Happy Hours Ahead!
Mon Jun 27
8 PM
Rock 'n' Roll Poetry Open Mic
Bring your songs, your covers, your poetry, and grab a spot at this open mic for musicians and writers. All levels and types of music welcome -- originals and covers included. Or just stop by for a listen and a super-friendly crowd. Luxurious 20-minute slots! Hosted by Jennifer Keishin Armstrong and Moushumi Ghose.
Sign-up at 7:30, show 8-10:30
Tue Jun 28
6 PM
Five Minute Special Comedy
6PM-7PM Ilana Michelle Rubin and Jaime Lutz host a free open mic where comedians try out material in a fun, supportive, weird atmosphere. Put your name in the bucket; every name pulled gets five minutes to perform stand-up, comedic characters, or comedic story-telling.
Tue Jun 28
7:30 PM
Turn Left/Billionaire Reunion Night
7:30PM-midnight: 7:30-9:00 Special appearance of NIVEK and the NIMRODS direct from Australia
9:00-10:00 COMEDY HOUR alumni and newcomers invited first come first served for your best 3-5 minutes of stand-up, comedic monologue, or song and dance
10:00-midnight: KARAOKE ROULETTE featuring Rock and Twang the live karaoke band!
Tue Jun 28
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 Guest DJ 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 Jun 29
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 Jun 29
10:30 PM
LIVE MUSIC
10:30PM Dwayne Gretzky
Thu Jun 30
6 PM
PUNK ROCK 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 Jun 30
8 PM
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 Jun 30
10 PM
DJ TONY LOFI
Spins all vinyl rock n roll, soul, jazz and punk!
Fri Jul 1
3 PM
THE CLUB OF COMEDY
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, 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 Jul 1
6 PM
A Boustrophedonic Waltz
DJ Snallygaster spins trapezoidal tunes both with lyrics and without.
Fri Jul 1
7 PM
Moons Over My Hammy
7PM-8:30PM Comedy, the most important meal of the day.
Fri Jul 1
10 PM
Baz and Beck's Friday Shindig!
Clash City Tattoo present The New England Shake Up gal herself, DJ BECK RUSTIC and our very own Clash City Baz spinning an eclectic mix to start your weekend off! Hillbilly boppin, punk rock moshin', Rockabilly jivin', Rocksteady skankin', Psychobilly wreckin', Garage Trash Twistin'!
Fri Jul 1
10 PM
APFEL/KREBS PRESENTS:
10PM RIVERCAT
11PM THE WRAYCYCLERS
12AM GOTHAM ROCKETS
Sat Jul 2
4 PM
"It's Not Brain Surgery! The Stand Up Comedy Mic @ Otto's Shrunken Head"
This STAND UP COMEDY mic hosted by Brian Baron. Work out material. Set-up and punch. We have fun.....be there. Bring a non performing guest for additional stage time.. FREE and GUESTS WELCOME..! One drink minimum. 5+ minutes. First come first serve sign up.
Sat Jul 2
9 PM
UNSTEADY FREDDIE'S SURF ROCK SHINDIG
9PM THE LUAU CINDERS
10PM THE WRAYCYCLERS
11PM THE VIBROJETS
12AM PRIMITIVE FINKS
Sun Jul 3
7 PM
FRANK WOOD presents WIND DOWN SUNDAY
7:00PM GUSHER
8:00PM PRINCE CHILLUM
9:00PM DANNY ROCKETT
10:00PM CRAZY MARY
11:00PM GOD THE BAND unplugged
Mon Jul 4
7 PM
WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE 4TH OF JULY!!!!!
GO ENJOY THE FIREWORKS!
Tue Jul 5
9:30 PM
CASH COMEDY
9:30PM-11:30PM A monthly show featuring some of New York Cities best up and coming comics.
Tue Jul 5
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 Guest DJs 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 Jul 6
7 PM
RIFFAPALOOZA
7-8:30pm 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.
Thu Jul 7
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 Jul 7
7 PM
SEX ED A GO-GO
7PM-8:30PM One part sex Q & A and one part go-go revue. Sex Boobs and Go-Go
Thu Jul 7
10:30 PM
LIVE MUSIC
10:30PM Gnarley Davidson
Sun Jul 17
2 PM
Willie Kerr Memorial
Come celebrate the life of Willie Kerr of Da Willys - 1951-2016. Partake of the bounty that was his rich record collection, share stories, sing songs and raise a toast to a great man and a fixture of the NYC punk scene. We love you and you will be missed.