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Last Sunday
10 Penny Comedy
A rock and roll comedy variety show featuring top New York Comedian s spanning all ages and styles. With host Cathie Boruch
Sundays
TWO JOKE MINIMUM
530-630 Open mic
Starts February 16
FIRST SUNDAY
CARMINE STREET METRICS
3-5pm "Carmine Street Metrics, a poetry reading series with an open mike for metrical poetry.
Off for summer
Returning 2018-2019:
Next year: Fall 2019 through spring 2020: 9/15; 10/6; 11/10; 12/8; 1/12; 2/2; 3/1; 4/5; 5/3; and 6/7.
THIRD and LAST SUNDAYS
KREBS PRESENTS
8pm-midnight
February 16th, 23rd, March 15th, 29th, April 19th, 26th, May 17th, 31st, June 21st, 28th, July 19th, 26th, August 16th, 30th, September 20th, 27th, October 18th, 25th, November 15th, 29th, December 20th, 27th.
EVERY MONDAY
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Every Monday. Hosted by Jimmy Peoples
$5 for 6 minutes.
FIRST MONDAYS
COMEDY
9pm This is not your run of the mill story telling show. This is a story telling show featuring up and coming and professional comedians talking about some specific topics that they through and thought Why Me? Come out and enjoy comedians tell some embarrassing some inspirational but ultimately some funny stories from 9pm -10pm
FiRST 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.
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!
SECOND MONDAY OF THE MONTH
COMEDY
630-8PM Joseph Conklin comedy/variety show PB&BS presents: Captain ConTiki's Salty Spectacular! (a Free Comedy Show)
Third Mondays
The Quite The Character Comedy Show
7-9pm comedy Standup from all your favorites from history, fiction and more...
STARTS JANUARY 2020
TUESDAYS
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Every Tuesday. Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
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 & DJ FEO 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!
EVERY TUESDAYS
PUNK ROPE
6:30PM Punk Rope (punkrope.com) is a mash-up of jump rope, calisthenics, and resistance band exercises fueled by rock 'n' roll. No jump rope skill is necessary. Jump ropes and bands are supplied. All fitness levels welcome. Burn a ton of calories while improving your cardio and strength. Limited to 6 participants. $10. Followed by Punk Rope happy hour ($4 drafts and wells) until 8:30pm. Register at: https://www.punkrope.com/shop/workshops/punk-rope-ottos/
FIRST TUESDAYS
BIRD AND FRIENDS-COSMIC UNITY
8-930pm anybody at anytime from the audience can jump into Bird's improv set...that means YOU!
EVERY WEDNESDAY
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Every Wednesday. Hosted by Jimmy Peoples
$5 for 6 minutes.
EVERY WEDNESDAY
The On Edge Comedy Mic
7-8:30pm Comedy so sharp you can slit your wrists with it!
No cover! Just get a drink! Hosted by Joe DeSantis!
FREE!
THIRD WEDNESDAY
Primativa in Hi-Fi
6PM-10PM Experience classic tiki escapism. Gina of the Jungle spins 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.
EVERY THURSDAY
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Every Thursday. Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
SECOND & LAST THURSDAY
QUEER AS IN F**** YOU!
10PM This aint your mama's drag show! join us for another installment of "Queer As In F**** YOU!" an all punk drag showcase with an stellar cast of misfits each month!"

TAKING THE MONTH OF APRIL OFF. RETURNS MAY 9th!
This just got nominated for a Brooklyn Nightlife award for best reason to leave Brooklyn
SECOND THURSDAYS
RED FLAGS COMEDY
730-930 Red Flags hosted by Nora Jefferies, Andy Ward and Jovough Jackson
STARTING MARCH 14th, 2019
THIRD THURSDAY
Bangarang!
10pm Jamaican and Latin soundz from the sixties to the eighties.
Selector Yana Lil' Jerk + friends spinning strikkly vinyl.
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
7pm 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 PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Every Friday. Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
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
REBEL NIGHT
10pm One of our favorite dance parties is back! Come bop, jive and swing to classic 50 and 60s vinyl classics with DJs Sei, June, Hiromu, Aki and guest DJs every month!
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 instrumental 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
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
FIRST SATURDAY
SHOW & TELL
2:30 - 3:45
A once monthly reading series hosted by Matt Waters, where you'll not only hear the most talented writers in New York City sharing their fiction and poetry, but also learn about what inspires them, too.
SECOND SATURDAY
SOULFINGER!
10pm A dance night where you can shake and finger pop! The 45 r.p.m. soul sounds of Connie T. Empress (Empire State Soul Club) and GirlSoul (Discophonic Walk) are sure to make your hip dip and your backbone slip! 10PM til your feet fly off!
Moving to 4th Fridays in MARCH: 3/27 4/24 5/22 6/26
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
GET WEIRD
GET WEIRD is a rock and roll party featuring wild live bands, while DJ GREG-GORY and STRANGE JASON spin garage rock, surf, punk, psychobilly and more to the delights of all trash weirdos everywhere.”
Date Individual Events
Wed Feb 19
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Wed Feb 19
6 PM
Primativa in Hi-Fi
6PM-10PM Experience classic tiki escapism. Gina of the Jungle spin a luscious blend of Exotica
Wed Feb 19
7 PM
The On Edge Comedy Mic
7-8:30pm Comedy so sharp you can slit your wrists with it!
No cover! Just get a drink! Hosted by Joe DeSantis!
Thu Feb 20
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Thu Feb 20
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 Feb 20
9:30 PM
LIVE MUSIC
9:30PM PIT BROTHERS
Thu Feb 20
10 PM
Bangarang!
10pm Jamaican and Latin soundz from the sixties to the eighties.
Selector Yana Lil' Jerk + friends spinning strikkly vinyl.
Fri Feb 21
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Fri Feb 21
7 PM
No Name... & a Bag O Chips
7PM 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.
Fri Feb 21
10 PM
REBEL NIGHT
One of our favorite dance parties is back! Come bop, jive and swing to classic 50 and 60s vinyl classics with DJs Sei, June, Hiromu, Aki and guest DJs every month!
Sat Feb 22
2 PM
Bryan Defiance and ElbaumTanner Present Punk Lunacy feat:
2:15- Jonesy
2:45- Joe Dorane
3:15- Steve Scoll (I believe Pixie is playing with him)
4- Sam Crooke
5- Black Light Medusa (NJ) ( Kat's other band)
6- The Bloody Muffs
7- Bad Kitty
Sun Feb 23
2:30 PM
TEN PENNY OPERA
A rock and roll comedy variety show featuring top New York Comedian s spanning all ages and styles. With host Cathie Boruch
Sun Feb 23
7 PM
Shrunken Head, Big Brain - Tiki Trivia!
7PM-9PM Shrunken Head, Big Brain - Tiki Trivia! Hosted by Jordan. Come in for some shrunken head-scratching trivia with great people and better drinks.
Sun Feb 23
8 PM
APFEL/KREBS/SIMONE PRESENTS
It's another three day weekend so that must mean it's time to "Get Your Groove On Sunday Night" at SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL! So come on down to Otto's Shrunken Head stay out late and dig the scene baby!
8PM BLUE SAVAGES (Blues & what ever else they chose!)
9PM ACHES & PAINS (Rock n Roll)
10PM THE BRUNETTES (1970s Punk)
11PM DON BLACKCAT & FRIENDS (Max's Rock n Roll)
Mon Feb 24
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Mon Feb 24
7 PM
AHPresents:
7PM Rome 56
8PM Kelley Swindall
8:50PM ReWd OnEz
9:40PM SoulCake
10:30PM EXIT 99
11:20PM Alan Merrill Extravaganza
Tue Feb 25
3 PM
THE PEOPLE'S MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Tue Feb 25
8 PM
Book Launch Party for "Letters to the Editor of Cthulhu Sex Magazine" by Oliver Baer
8pm-10pm Book Launch Party for "Letters to the Editor of Cthulhu Sex Magazine" by Oliver Baer, a Lovecraftian tale about the sacrifices needed to create and maintain a cult following. This event will feature performed segments of the book by contributing writers, as well as a book signing and party! Come experience the cult of Cthulhu. Let us know to expect you at our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/114736809936133/ | Produced by The Skeleton Rep: www.SkeletonRep.org
Tue Feb 25
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 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!
Tue Feb 25
10 PM
The Duck Show
10pm The Duck Show Waddle on down to Otto's and enjoy many laughs and quacks with some the finest and funniest NYC comics this side of the pond! Admission is one drink minimum. Stay till the end and get the chance to win a free duck-themed gift basket!
SPECIAL LATE NIGHT EDITION! 10pm start this month only!!!!
Wed Feb 26
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Wed Feb 26
7 PM
The On Edge Comedy Mic
7-8:30pm Comedy so sharp you can slit your wrists with it!
No cover! Just get a drink! Hosted by Joe DeSantis!
Wed Feb 26
9:30 PM
LIVE MUSIC
9:30PM Marcelo Maccagnan Group
Thu Feb 27
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Thu Feb 27
6 PM
PUNK ROCK HAPPY HOUR WITH PAT PERVERT
PAT PERVERT’S BIRTHDAY BASH! HOSTED BY ALICE MOY & GUEST DJ ONE ICE JACK.
6PM - 10PM An after work stress reducer for the underground at heart. Spinning punk, psycho-billy, goth new wave industrial and alternative.
Thu Feb 27
8 PM
8PM-10PM 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 Feb 27
10 PM
10pm DJ TWO TONE TIMMY
Thu Feb 27
10:30 PM
"Queer As In f*** YOU!"
This aint your mama's drag show! join us for "Queer As In f*** YOU!" Hosted by Vylette Tendency. An all punk drag showcase with an stellar cast of misfits each month!"
Fri Feb 28
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Fri Feb 28
9 PM
SUBWAY TO SKAVILLE!
The Ladrones, ready to shake the East Village to its foundation
Barbicide from NYC (formed by original members of Mephiskapheles)
Calavera NY Club (formerly known as Ensamble Calavera)
and last but not least, opening up we have a solo performance by J Wahlberg (of The Screw-ups) outta Connecticut!
Meanwhile, DJ Ryan Midnight becomes your MC for the evening selecting tunes between bands and keeping things moving!
Sat Feb 29
6 PM
HIGH SEA IMPROV
6PM-8PM HIGH SEA OF IMPROV - Come laugh and enjoy handfuls of the best up and coming improvisers perform for you."
Sat Feb 29
8:30 PM
LIVE MUSIC
8:30PM Modern Fictions
Sat Feb 29
10 PM
Get Weird! Our 1st weirdiversary!!!
GET WEIRD is a rock and roll party featuring wild live bands, while DJ GREG-GORY and STRANGE JASON spin garage rock, surf, punk, psychobilly and more to the delights of all trash weirdos everywhere.”
LIVE MUSIC:
with Screamin' Rebel Angels
and The Bali Lamas
Sun Mar 1
3 PM
Carmine Street Metrics
3-5pm "Carmine Street Metrics, a poetry reading series with an open mike for metrical poetry.
Sun Mar 1
5:30 PM
TWO JOKE MINIMUM
5:30PM-6:30PM OPEN MIC
Sun Mar 1
7 PM
Dance party DANCE LIKE NOBODY'S WATCHING
7PM-10PM
Donate what you wish
A lights off rock & roll dance party alternately DJ'd by Two Tone Timmy and Heather
PLUS $5 drafts