Tonight in New York City: Grab a burger and a beer along the Highline, attend a taping of Ask Me Another, or find out how some of today’s Broadway stars made their mark in the musical world. By Carly Petrone.
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Got a nickel? Stop by BFB along the highline for a 5-cent cocktail from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Like you need a reason to take in the Hudson River views and enjoy a burger, right? Make a reservation here or just come on by. This special cocktail hour runs every Wednesday through August 27th.
Ask Me Another
The Bell House
Be a part of a live taping of Ask Me Another tonight at The Bell House. Host Ophira Eisenberg will once again invite studio guests and listeners alike to answer some serious and silly questions. Plus, house musician Jonathan Coulton will provide guitar riffs in between sets. Tonight’s guest is actor/writer/director John Cameron Mitchell Taping begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Launching Your Career on Broadway
Are you itching to become a star on Broadway? Stop by the Apple Store in SoHo tonight for an informative panel discussion with industry professionals who attended new York City schools. Hear how they got their start and find out more about their journeys. Panelists include company manager for Cinderella Brig Berney, composer and lyricist Steven Lutvak, and actor Nik Walker. Joe Giardina will moderate tonight’s event, which starts at 6 p.m. Reserve your spot here.
How I Learned Series Presents: How I Learned To Make A Mixed Tape
This month’s How I Learned series is all about mixtapes, music idols, and first concerts. As always, creator and host Blaise Allysen Kearsley is excited to bring some of the funniest and best storytellers to the stage. Listen to Mike Doughty, Beth Lisick, Scott Rogowsky, Cassie J. Sneider, and Lauretta Charlton share their musical memories with complete strangers. That’s therapeutic, right? Show starts at 8 p.m. and admission is $6 in advance, $10 at the door.
Puppet Playlist 18: Sgt. Pepper
The Connelly Theater
Tonight Puppet Playlist #18 will do something they’ve never done before: perform an entire album straight through. The playlist features original works of puppetry inspired by the Sgt. Pepper album, mixed with live musical interpretations by some of New York’s most exciting young singer-songwriters. Choose from one of two shows starting tonight at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.