"All Black Everything looks like leather jackets, Beatle boots and black t-shirts. All Black Everything sounds like Led Zeppelin, Joy Division, Alice Cooper, the Chromatics, the Black Keys, the Roots, the White Stripes and Prince." In other words, black dress is encouraged. So is dancing. DJs Johnsville, Roofeeo and Marcos Udagawa host a rock 'n' roll-inspired evening that makes that last part easy.
Chicago songwriter Angel Olsen is in town supporting Kurt Vile at his Bowery appearance, but that show’s very sold out status shouldn’t keep you from catching her in play. Half Way Home, released last year, drew understandable comparisons to Sharon Van Etten for the way it told devastating, human-scale stories in a spellbinding hush. “Sweet Dreams,” from a 7" released this year, is even better for finding the surprisingly natural middle ground between a PJ Harvey growl and a Patsy Cline swoon. $12
The puppet parody that ran for so many years on Broadway has returned to its Off-Broadway roots, although presumably the production of foul-mouthed muppets will retain those high production values in its latest incarnation. $66.50-$86.50
Free badminton at the Open House Gallery's indoor park.
D.J. Rekha spins Bollywood style beats with popular music. $5 - $16
A free comedy show brought to you by SNL's Jenny Slate, Max Silvestri and Gabe Liedman.
Set during the miners' strikes in Thatcherite Britain in the 1980s, the musical based on the movie based on the book about a boy who becomes a ballet dancer took an armful of Tonys. $81.50 - $351.50
Tour the brewery and sample beers. Tour free but pay per sample
Friday-night film series featuring popular movies and guest speakers. FREE with a $7 drink min.
After a decade on Broadway, this bare-bones revival of Kander and Ebb's dark musical comedy is still way better than the movie, and continues to pack 'em in. $58.75-$111.25
Advance tickets available here. $15, $30 at the door
Weekly comedy night hosted by Hannibal Buress
Midweek madness, and stand-up and special guests, hosted by Vladimir Caamano and D. Lemon. $10