Selected NYC Events (02/06) + Today’s Featured Pub (WestVillage)

Today’s Sweet6 NYC Events>MONDAY/FEB.06, 2017

“We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to.” We make it as easy as 1-2-3.
For future NYC Events be sure to check the tab above: “Notable NYC Events-Feb.”

Have time for only one NYC Event today? Do this:

Broadway Sings Bowie|Prince
Highline Ballroom / 8pm; $35–$65
“The pop-oriented Broadway Sings concert series turns its attention to two of 2016’s most notable musical casualties, David Bowie and Prince. Robin De Jesus, Ariana DeBose, Joel Perez, Jessica Keenan Bolger, Van Hughes, Ruby Lewis, Christina Sajous and series producer Corey Mach are among the musical-theater talents taking the mic, as a 14-piece jazz band plays arrangements by Joshua Stephen Kartes.” (TONY)

5  OTHER TOP NYC EVENTS TODAY (see below for full listing)

David Yazbek
THE 45TH ANNUAL DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL
The Rise of Populism: Reasons and Responses
Have I Got a Story for You: More Than a Century of Fiction from the Forward,
Lost Broadway Theaters with Jennifer Ashley Tepper & Guests

PLUS 
NYC Restaurant Week reservations now open

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Music, Dance, Performing Art

David Yazbek
Feinstein’s/54 Below, / 9:30PM, $90+
“Yazbek wrote the scores for Broadway’s The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown; on his own, he plays what he calls “challenging pop.” His music is full of bouncy riffs and hooks, as well as nasty-naughty humor. For his February set at 54 Below, he is joined by preeminent Broadway diva Patti LuPone.” (TONY)

Smart Stuff / Other NYC Events
(Lectures, Discussions, Book Talks, Literary Readings, Classes, Food & Drink, Other)

THE 45TH ANNUAL DANCE ON CAMERA FESTIVAL (Feb.03-07)
“Dance On Camera Festival Remains The Longest-Running Dance Film Festival In The World, Providing A Platform For Choreographic Storytelling And Creative Expression, And Intimate Access To Innovative Media Artists And Their Cinematic Works. Each February In New York City, The Festival Presents Feature-Length Documentary And Narrative Films, Inventive Short Films, Filmmaker Panels And Special Events, Cutting Edge Media And Art Installations, As Well As Engaging Community And Student Programs.”
Tonight: A screening of “Alive & Kicking,” a documentary about swing dancing. 8:30PM

The Rise of Populism: Reasons and Responses
Deutsches Haus at NYU, 42 Washington Mews / 6:30PM, FREE
“a panel discussion among Cigdem Ipek, Christian Martin, Jeffrey Goldfarb, and Richard Brooks, and moderated by Marcia Pally on “The Rise of Populism: Reasons and Responses.” Given the recent, seemingly inescapable rise of populism in the U.S. and Europe, and the increasing threat it poses to multi-cultural and cosmopolitan societies, this panel will engage with important questions focusing on the reasons behind the changes in political culture, the role of political correctness and religion, and how to formulate a democratic response to the situation at hand.”

Author @ the Library:
Have I Got a Story for You: More Than a Century of Fiction from the Forward, with Ezra Glinter, the Forward’s former deputy culture editor and current critic-at-large.
Mid-Manhattan Library / 6:30PM, FREE
“This illustrated lecture highlights some of the published wartime novellas, avant-garde fiction and satirical sketches about immigrant life from acclaimed Yiddish writers in The Forward’s 120-year history.”

Lost Broadway Theaters with Jennifer Ashley Tepper & Guests
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, 6PM, FREE
Shine a ghostlight on Broadway’s past at this discussion on its lost theaters with theatre historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper.” (ThoughtGallery.org)

PLUS 

NYC Restaurant Week reservations now open
From Jan. 23 to Feb. 10, have your pick from 375 participating restaurants, with a three-course prix fixe lunch or dinner; lunches are $29, and dinners are $42, not including beverages, gratuities and taxes, a great deal for some of the city’s most popular spots…

This year there are 32 new restaurants participating, joining the array of restaurants that span 41 neighborhoods and four boroughs.
To see the full list, go to nycgo.com/restaurantweek.

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Bonus NYC events– Jazz Venues:
Many consider NYCity the Jazz capital of the world. Here are my favorite Jazz clubs, all on Manhattan’s WestSide. Check out who is playing tonight:

Greenwich Village (all six are within walking distance of each other):
Village Vanguard – 178 7th Ave. South, villagevanguard.com, 212-255-4037
Blue Note – 131 W3rd St. nr 6th ave. bluenotejazz.com, 212-475-8592
55 Bar – basement @55 Christopher St. nr 7th ave.S. 55bar.com, 212-929-9883
Mezzrow – basement @ 163 W10th St. nr 7th Ave. mezzrow.com,646-476-4346
Smalls – basement @ 183 W10th St. smallslive.com, 646-476-4346
Cornelia Street Cafe – 29 Cornelia St. corneliastreetcafe.com, 212-989-9319

Outside Greenwich Village:
Dizzy’s Club – Broadway @ 60th St. — jazz.org/dizzys / 212-258-9595
Birdland – 315 W44th St.(btw 8/9ave) — birdlandjazz.com / 212-581-3080
Smoke Jazz Club – 2751 Broadway nr.106th St. — smokejazz.com / 212-864-6662

Special Mention:
Caffe Vivaldi – 32 Jones St. nr Bleecker St. — caffevivaldi.com / 212-691-7538
a classic, old jazz club in the Village, Caffe V often surprises with a wonderfully eclectic lineup. It’s my favorite spot for an evening of listening enjoyment and discovery.

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♦ Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm ticket availability, dates and times, as schedules are subject to change.
♦ NYCity, with a population of  8.5 million, had a record 60 million visitors last year and was TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Top U.S. Destination for 2016.  Quality shows draw crowds.
Try to reserve seats for these top NYC events in advance, even if just on day of performance.
NYCity Vacation Travel Guide Video (Expedia):

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A PremierPub / West Village

Corner Bistro / 331 W. 4th St.

Sometimes you just need a beer and a burger. If so, Corner Bistro is the place you want. Located just outside the hip Meatpacking district, this corner bar and grill is decidedly unhip, but it’s not uncrowded, especially at night. Seems that everyone knows this place has one of the better burgers in town.

kac_120405_phude_corner_bistro_bar_1000-600x450In the maze of streets known as the West Village, where West 4th intersects with West 12th (and West 11th, and West 10th, go figure), you will eventually find Corner Bistro on the corner of West 4th and Jane Street. An unassuming neighborhood tavern, it looks just like dozens of other taverns around town.

The bartender tells me that the Corner Bistro celebrated it’s 50th anniversary last year. The well worn interior tells me that the place itself is much older.

Corner Bistro has outlasted many of those other taverns around town because they know how to keep it simple — just good burgers and beer, fairly priced. The classic bistro Burger is only $6.75, and should be ordered medium rare, which will be plenty rare for most folks. Actually, it will be a juicy, messy delight – make sure you have extra napkins. I like to pull up a stool and sit by the large front window in the afternoon, where I can rest my burger and beer on the shelf, and watch the Villagers walk by.

Corner Bistro seems to attract very different groups of patrons depending on time of day. While it’s crowded with locals in the evening, in the afternoon you hear different foreign languages, and watch groups of euro tourists wander in, led by their guidebooks and smartphones.

For the classic Bistro experience, order your burger with a McSorley’s draft, the dark preferably. This is the same beer that you can get over at the original McSorley’s in the East Village, the pub that claims to be the oldest continually operating bar in NYCity. The only difference is that this McSorley’s ale is served with a smile by the bartenders here. Or you can get a Sierra Nevada, Stella, or Hoegaarden on tap if you want to go upscale a bit. Either way this is a simple, but quality burger and beer experience that is just too rare these days (sorry for the pun).
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Website: cornerbistrony.com
Phone #: 212-242-9502
Hours: 11:30am-4am Mon-Sat; 12pm-4am Sun
Happy Hour: NO
Music: Juke Box
Subway: #1/2/3 to 14th St. (S end of platform)
Walk 2 blk W. on 13th St. to 8th Ave.; 1 blk S. on 8th Ave. to Jane St.
Update:
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“Pub” is used in it’s broadest sense – bars, bar/restaurants, jazz clubs, wine bars, tapas bars, craft beer bars, dive bars, cocktail lounges, and of course, pubs – just about anyplace you can get a drink without a cover charge (except for certain jazz clubs).

If you have a fave premier pub or good eating place on Manhattan’s WestSide let us all know about it – leave a comment.
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