NYC life: Fabulous Divas, Hanukkah Fun, Giveaway, Carnegie Deli Returns, Broadway News
Tonight’s the night. Join us at Don’t Tell Mama’s for Karen Nason’ fabulous musical journey from Maine to Vermont. And the $25 cover fee is being donated to help girls who desperately need it. And there are two more cabaret shows featuring two other powerhouse “tomato” performers you don’t want to miss. And you could win two tickets to “The Other Josh Cohen” a very entertaining new musical. And for 8 days only, the Carnegie Deli is back! It’s the “Festival of Light” and we have the scoop on a few fun Hanukkah events. And hurry now. Valerie Smaldone says “The Prom” is the musical hit of the season. And wishing our friends who celebrate, a Happy Hanukkah.
Dec. 1. Karen Nason Show to Benefit “Because I am a Girl”
The awesome Karen Nason, and our first Tomatoes Got Talent winner, is bringing her new show, “From Maine to Manhattan” to Don’t Tell Mamas. She’s a powerhouse singer with great stories and guests include Sidney Myer, and piano players Loren Korevec who played for years at “Elaine’s” and with “The Band, pls Joel Diamond music composer who has worked Eric Clapton and Graham Parker . And the $25 cover fee will be donated to our favorite non-profit, “Because I am a Girl”. Reserve now. CASH only and there is a 2- drink minimum.
Dec. 1-8. The Carnegie Deli Pop Up
To celebrate a new season of runaway hit “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Amazon Studios is bringing the Carnegie back as a weeklong popup. “While it may be 2018 on the outside, it’s 1958 on the inside—the decor, the jukebox, the photobooth, and even the menu,” according to the pop-up’s web site. Reservations sold out almost immediately. But you can still try the take-out counter for a “Maisel” or “Susie” sandwich – 99 cents apiece – a mini-knish (75 cents), or a black-and-white cookie (50 cents). A limited number of tables will open for walk-ins, the web site says. The pop-up will be at 201 Lafayette Street. Get more details!
Dec. 7 & 9. Corrina Sowers Soars at the Green Room 42
“Corinna Sowers Adler is a force to be reckoned with both as a vocalist and overall entertainer.” –
The Huffington Post
One of the most gorgeous voices in New York belongs to the four time Tony Award nominee for Excellence in Theatre Education, Corinna Sowers Adler, who debuts at The Green Room in her acclaimed show Second Stories. Following the journeys of fascinating and diverse powerful women, Corinna performs songs that confront situations of love, lust, despair and empowerment. Filled with memorable songs by Stephen Schwartz, Brandi Carlile, Jeanine Tesori, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Bobbie Gentry, and others, singer/actress Corinna Sowers Adler will mesmerize and delight while packing an emotional punch with the songs of “Second Stories” you will not want to miss! Get tickets at www.nicoristudios.com
Dec. 8. Audrey Givens Brings Her Soulful Voice to the Triad
Audrey Givens blew us away as one of the finalists in our 2017 Tomatoes Got Talent Show. And now she brings her powerful soulful voice in her one woman show at The Triad. Audrey Givens started singing professionally at the age of 6. She had recording contracts too and then had to give up singing about 10 years. Well she’s back and you definitely want to catch her show at The Triad. Saturday Dec. 8 @ 7 PM. Get details and tickets.
3 Fun Hanukkah Events
Dec. 2-8. World’s Largest Menorah Lighting at Grand Army Plaza
This massive menorah requires a crane to light its eight oil lamps, which makes for a monumental Hanukkah spectacle. Throughout the holiday, catch a nightly menorah lightings, starting with a kickoff concert on Sunday December 2 at 4:30pm. You’re guaranteed live music, hot latkes and suvganiot and plenty of winter revelry every night. Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights.
Dec. 3. Annual Latke Festival at The Brooklyn Museum.
One of New York City’s most unique and delicious holiday tasting events, the Latke Festival is a charity event organized by Great Performances Catering that celebrates the best and most creative potato pancakes in our city.
All net proceeds benefited The Sylvia Center, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching healthy eating habits to children and their families, with programs in New York City and at Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook, NY. The Brooklyn Museum – 200 Eastern Parkway – Ground Floor, Main Entrance Lobby – Brooklyn, NY 11238. Get the details.
Dec. 4. Seaport District Hanukkah Party
The Seaport District celebrates the festival of lights with this one-night throwdown, featuring food, arts and crafts and plenty of live music. Grammy-nominated clarinetist David Krakauer gives the night an unforgettable klezmer soundtrack. It’s FREE and starts at 6 PM. 16 Fulton Street. Get the details