The Citiblog

Around Town - Live Entertainment, Cocktails, Titanique Sing-a-Long, Poetry, Puppets & more
March 13, 2024, 10:04.34 pm ET


Photo: Hutong

Hutong is offering live music and entertainment. This Thursday at 7pm, experience the Pasquale Grasso Trio led by the incomparable Pasquale Grasso, a guitarist lauded by the New York Times as “the future of jazz guitar.” On Friday, also at 7pm, the Marius Van Den Brink Trio will perform contemporary groove-based originals. On Saturdays, elevate your weekend with DJ Night from 7pm to 10pm at The Shanghai. And on Sundays, brunch features a solo performance by Marius Van Den Brink, who brings a modern twist to the classic 1920s Harlem stride piano from 12-3pm.

Photo: Silver Lining

March 15th is National Espresso Martini Day. Silver Lining is shaking up its Espresso Martinis curated by Senior Beverage Director, Nikki McCutcheon. The Up All Night is a special take on the classic espresso martini, as it can also be served as a shot, made with Ketel One Vodka, Simple Syrup, Borghetti, and Cold Brew. It is best paired with live music and a swanky atmosphere.

Photo: Red Sorghum

Red Sorghum in LIC wants to bring baijiu to the masses. Baijiu is a traditional Chinese spirit made from fermented sorghum grain. In Chinese culture, baijiu isn't just a drink, it symbolizes celebration and is incorporated in all happy occasions - weddings, birthdays, work promotions, and Chinese New Year. You will find it in cocktails like the Sorghum Sling (Ming River baijiu, hawthorn berry, pineapple, cherry heering, Roku gin, mint, soda) and Li's Negroni (Rose Flower baijiu, Ming River baijiu, campari, Los Vecinos mezcal, sweet vermouth).

Photo: Evan Zimmerman

Titanique is celebrating pop icon Céline Dion’s birthday, on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00PM with a sing-along. For one night only, audience members will be provided with a songbook, bathed in the spotlight, and encouraged to go on and on singing like the kooky krazy divas that they are. Tickets are available from $49-$168 at the Daryl Roth Theatre (101 East 15th Street), or by visiting

Photo: David Shoukry

John Lloyd Young (Tony and Grammy winner for Jersey Boys) is returning to the iconic Cafe Carlyle May 14-18 with a Golden Era-centered set that harkens back to his original, acclaimed debut residency back in 2013. He's one of the current longest-running recurring performers at this legendary cabaret venue. Reservations can be made online via Tock.

Photo: Epidermis Circus

SoHo Playhouse’s U.S. premiere of Epidermis Circus, possibly the weirdest puppet show you’ve ever seen will be taking place March 20 -24. Co-created and performed by Ingrid Hansen (Puppeteer for Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock), co-created and directed by Britt Small (Premiere director of the Gen-Z cult-hit musical Ride the Cyclone), with costumes by JIMBO The Drag Clown (WINNER of RuPaul’s Drag Race). Tickets here

Photo: 550 Madison

In celebration of World Poetry Day next Thursday, March 21, East Midtown Partnership (EMP), is hosting its second annual poetry reading by local talented poets at the Gardens at 550 Madison from 12pm to 2pm. New Yorkers are invited to enjoy an afternoon of culture and local art and experience the stunning green space. After the readings, the poets will discuss their works with the audience.

Photo: Dafi Kuhne/Poster House

On March 14, Poster House will open two new shows and, with them, a whole spring season of programming. Highlights include Ebony It Girls: Black Womens Fashion of the 1920s on March 22; one of Switzerland’s foremost poster designers, Dafi Kühne, on April 26; and a new exhibition, We Tried to Warn You! Environmental Crisis Posters, 1970–2020 from April 25-Nov 3. More at

Photo: Harry Potter Exhibition

Harry Potter™: The Exhibition has partnered with KultureCity® to create a more comfortable and less overwhelming experience for guests with sensory needs (such as PTSD, autism and anxiety). During Sensory Sundays, guests can expect a modified environment that accommodates sensory needs, including a reduction in guest capacity, dimmed lights, minimized smells and sounds, and the incorporation of quiet spaces throughout the galleries. For more information, and tickets click here

Until next time, we'll be seeing you Around Town