NYC LIFE: Dogs, Music, Sales, Funny Ladies, Museums and More
While we’re waiting for spring, there’s still plenty of winter time fun to be had in our great city. At the top of the list for dog lovers, is the Westminster Dog Show which is the second-longest sporting event in the US. What’s #1? And there are two great shows coming up that Tomatoes will love. One features songs from 1941 and the other features four Tomato comics in the very funny, “Women of a Certain Age” Comedy. Or how about shopping for a cause?
Feb. 6. Dawn Derow in “My Ship: Songs from 1941”
You’re going to want to head to the Laurie Beechman Theater to catch this show. Dawn Derow’s MY SHIP is built of songs composed and published in 1941. 76 years ago these songs were comforting the hearts and minds of women from that time: young brides married to soldiers headed off to fight in WW2, conventional housewives raising children alone, factory workers like “Rosie the Riveter,” and the entertainers passionately at work to raise the morale of AMERICA through this beautiful music.
MY SHIP ~ songs from 1941~ includes “Chattanooga Choo Choo”, ” Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “The White Cliffs of Dover” among other popular songs of the period. Derow revisits the music that comforted and uplifted a nation until there was peace “At Last.” The Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 West 42nd Street |February 6th at 7PM
Get tickets at: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/978397; by phone at: 212.352.3101. Cost: $25 cover and $20 minimum per person (MAC CODE for $15 cover: DDMAC)
Feb. 7. “Women of A Certain Age Comedy”
You are NOT going to want to miss this show Tomatoes. It’s a stand up comedy show. Carole Montgomery is the host and creator and she and her roster of top comedians – include one of our absolute favs, LeighAnn Lord, are giving hysterical perspectives about women in this age group. With WOACAC, (Women of A Certain Age Comedy), she hopes to provide opportunities for female comics who aren’t just out of college and have great stories to tell.
The show features: Carole Montgomery (Showtime Comedy Club All Stars); Veronica Mosey (Tonight Show with Jay Leno); Leighann Lord (HBO); Vanessa Hollingshead (Comedy Central).
Wednesday February 7th | Kraine Theatre |85 East 4th Street | Tickets: $15 (Cash or Charge at the Door)
Feb. 8-11. Gabrielle Carlson’s Take Heart Event
Our beautiful and big-hearted friend, designer Gabrielle Carlson, grew up in South Africa during apartheid with parents who were activists, which gave her a window into the suffering so many experience. This is one of the many reasons she supports organizations like Sanctuary For Families, a non-profit dedicated to the healing and self-determination of victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and related forms of gender violence. To celebrate Valentine’s Day she will be having a sale at Gabrielle Carlson Studios of her exquisite clothes, and donating a percentage of the proceeds to this wonderful organization. Gabrielle Carlson Studios, 127 E. 47th Street, NYC.
Feb. 12-13. The Westminster Dog Show
We have been to this show and it so much fun. Especially going behind the scenes to meet the show dogs. Celebrate all things canine when The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show comes to Madison Square Garden for its 142nd consecutive show — making it the second-longest-running sporting event in the United States, behind only the Kentucky Derby. Get discount tickets via Goldstar.