NYC LIFE: New on Broadway, Holiday Fun, Pop Ups and Sales
Ok theatre lovers. Are you willing to commit to a seven-hour Broadway play? Well that’s what it takes to see The Inheritance which Valerie Smaldone did this week. Read her review. Snoopy and the gang are coming our way and as we head into the holidays there’s so much going on it almost makes you want to stretch the season out so you do everything! There are holiday sales, pop ups for accessories and even your dog. And if you’re looking for unique holiday entertainment check out some of our suggestions. Enjoy the season.
Nov. 24. Pawlidays at Union Square Market
Okay dog loving Tomatoes. Take your pooch tomorrow to Union Square Holiday Market (from 11:00 am to 1 PM). Shop with your dog, get free holiday portraits for community members and free giveaways for furry friends. Meet rescue dogs and therapy dogs, and enjoy plenty of kids activities throughout the day. Get more details.
Dec. 4-5. Accessories Holiday Pop Up
If you love handbags, jewelry, and shoes (hello) head to the Penn Plaza Pavilion for this two day pop up sponsored by the Accessories Council featuring women designers and their companies. Yay. 401 7th Avenue (across the street from Penn Station). 9 am to 7 PM both days.
Dec. 4-7. Gabrielle Carlson’s Holiday Sale
Listen up Tomatoes. If you are looking for something special to wear for any holiday occasion, head to Gabrielle Carlson’s midtown boutique for her holiday sale. Everything is 20% off. Enjoy a glass of wine, meet the vivacious Gab, and peruse the most beautiful clothes, made for real Tomatoes in every size and shape, in exquisite fabrics and glorious colors. Tell her we sent you.
Dec. 13-Dec. 31. Latina Christmas Special
An American comedy of Latina proportions! Bursting with laughs, more laughs, music and escándalo (scandal), Latina Christmas Special makes its NYC debut at the SoHo Playhouse. You thought your holidays with the family were dramatic? Try these three hilarious, touching and surprisingly personal Christmas stories of holidays past told by three acclaimed Latina (Tomato) comedians.
When these three sassy BFFs get together, they down plenty of tequila and dish about everything from moms to cucarachas (cockroaches) to Farrah Fawcett, and share their funny and intimate stories of childhood Christmas “dramas” that make them uniquely American, undoubtedly Latina and, most of all, friends. Dec. 13– Dec. 31; SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam St. New York, NY 10013; Tickets at www.LatinaChristmasSpecial.com.
Attention E-Book Lovers – 99 cent offer
Add Jane Goldman’s book, “With No Regrets” to your eBook library for just 99 cents. But hurry, the offer ends Nov. 27. You’ll love this honest, straight from the soul book of wisdom and humor about the challenges of growing older as well as the joys, and inspiration for living a life without regrets. Get the book.
Dec. 16. Amanda McBroom and John Bucchino at Birdland
These two incredible songwriters whose songs have been recorded by artists as different as Kurt Cobain and Kristin Chenoweth, are performing for the first time together in their show “Sweet Dreams and Roses” at Birdland. Amanda McBroom wrote “The Rose” which won Bette Midler a Grammy. John Bucchino’s songs have been performed and recorded by arts who include Art Garfunkel, Judy Collins, Liza Minnelli, and the The Boston Pops, to name just a few. This will be a magical evening. These two artists are hugely popular, so get your tickets soon: Visit www.BirdlandJazz.com or call 212-581-3080.
Attention Audiobook Lovers
If you haven’t read the head Tomato’s novel, “Can You See Us Now?” now you can listen it. So if you’re traveling this holiday season and ready for some downtime, get the audiobook. And if you’re new to Audible, you can get a free trial and down it for free. Available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.
Listen to sample right now.
Dec. 10-21. Winter Solstice Celebration at St. John the Divine
This will the 40th year of Paul Winter’s spectacular holiday celebration at the historic and world’s largest cathedral, St. John the Divine, that has some of the most spectacular acoustics anywhere. Special guest this year is Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame. The show is a dazzling extravaganza of music and dance, and is a contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people felt a calling to come together on the longest night of the year to welcome the return of the sun and the birth of the new year. It sells out fast, so get your tickets. solsticeconcert.com.