Friday, July 31, 2009

Today in NYC: Friday, July 31

NYC Summer Restaurant Week
Hamptons Weekend Kick-Off Party
Sheri Miller at Blackstones
Off the Hook at O'Flanagan's
Tribute to the King of Pop at Saloon
Bad Boy Bill at Pacha
Ray Greiche Trio at The Back Fence
TV Headliner Show at Broadway Comedy Club
Live Music at Parkside Lounge
NY Social Meetup Group Movie: Midnight Cowboy
Hamptons Weekend Kickoff at Dune
Brian Monaghan at The Irish Circle
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
Lose Yourself at Identity
After-work Dance Party at The Mean Fiddler
Dream Role at The Creek

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Today in NYC: Thursday, July 30

NYC Summer Restaurant Week
The Itinerants at Duffy's
Comedy Caliente at Comic Strip Live
DJ Chin-Nen at O'Flanagan's
Elephant Larry's Con Air at Peoples Improv Theater
Broadway in Bryant Park
Jim Roberti Duo at Bull's Head Tavern
Amstel Light Promo at Mercury Bar
Ithaca Beer Night at David Copperfield's
DJ Chin-nen at O'Flanagan's
Brian Mitchell Band at Parkside Lounge
Ray Greiche at Rathbone's
Lion's Roar Karaoke at 702 Lounge
Jim Beam Promo at The Brazen Head
Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Staten Island Yankees
Guest Bartender: Brendan Burke at Whistlin' Dixie's
Cathyland Birthday Rock Show at Canal Room
DJ Nuche at Calico Jack's
Delange & Tino Acoustic at Stone Creek
LESS Party at Thirteen
Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club
Peruvian Independence Party at Tavern on the Green
No Holds Barred at The Town Tavern

New Karaoke Night: Lion's Roar at 702 Lounge

There is a new weekly Thursday night karaoke starting tonight in the Bronx...

Thursday, July 30
Lion's Roar Karaoke
Sing with the BEST singers, and with the BEST sound system
This and every Thursday

Lion's Roar is hosted by Roberto & Zaida. Every singer is given individual attention and a perfect audio mix so they can sound and feel like a true star.

702 Lounge
Mangia e Beve
702 Morris Park Ave.
Bronx, NY
(347) 621-2812

Lion's Roar Karaoke

hosted by Roberto & Zaida
(718) 417-6955

For more karaoke, check out MurphGuide's Directory of Karaoke in NYC

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Ultimate Summertime Party - Thursday, July 23

Thursday, July 23
The NYC Chapter of the National MS Society presents...
the 25th annual Ultimate Summertime Party

Tickets are $75 until July 21. ($85 at the door based upon availability)
Purchase tickets online at:

Price includes:
admission to Central Park Zoo
Food, drink, dancing and fun
Live music by Tremors
7 - 10pm
Central Park Zoo
830 Fifth Ave. (between 63rd & 66th St.)
New York, NY

Today in NYC: Thursday, July 23

NYC Summer Restaurant Week
Ultimate Summertime Party at Central Park Zoo
Elephant Larry's Con Air at Peoples Improv Theater
Broadway in Bryant Park
Abita Beer Dinner at Bourbon Street
Jim Roberti Duo at Bull's Head Tavern
Pigs in a Blanket Eating Contest at Village Pourhouse
Comedy Night at Chelsea Brewing Co.
Blue Point Brewery Week at Amsterdam 106
Marcus Wolf at Smith's Bar
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
Christian Hurry Date at Alibi
8-Minute Dating at The Cupping Room Cafe
Karaoke at The Brazen Head
The Rhythm Dogs at O'Flanagan's
The Great American Evening at Parkside Lounge
The Plumbers at Sinatra Park
Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club
LESS Party at Thirteen
Brooklyn Cyclones Home Game
Garden Party + Fashion Show at Tavern on the Green

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Bastille Day in NYC: Tuesday, July 14

Today is Bastille Day for the French.
New York City held some big celebrations over the weekend on 60th St. in Manhattan and Smith Street in Brooklyn. French bistro Les Halles concludes their week and a half long celebration spanning from America's Independence Day on the 4th to France's Bastille Day today:

at two Manhattan locations:

Les Halles Downtown
15 John Street
(off Broadway)
New York, NY

Les Halles Park Ave.
411 Park Ave South
New York, NY
Tuesday, July 14
Bastille Day at Le Parigot

Live accordionist playing from 6pm to 10pm.
Complementary glass of Rose de Provence with your entree.
Le Parigot
155 Grand Street (corner of Lafayette)
New York, NY

For other places to commemorate the day French style, check out MurphGuide's Directory of French Bistros:

Today in NYC: Tuesday, July 14

NYC Summer Restaurant Week
AOH New Member Social at The Black Sheep
MLB All-Star Game
MLB All-Star Game Watch Party at BUtterfield 8
MLB All-Star Game Watch Party at Whiskey River
All-Star Game Watch Party at Black Bear Lodge
Live Music at Parkside Lounge
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
NY Philharmonic in the Park: Central Park
Pre Philharmonic Concert Speed Dating Event
8-Minute Dating at 420 Lounge
World Record Appreciation Society at Crash Mansion
The Beatles: Rock Band Bar Night at Village Pourhouse
Hard Candy Burlesque at Identity Lounge
4th Annual "Party With Purpose" Hoboken 5K Race
Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club
UG Comedy Show at Underground Lounge
Brooklyn Cyclones Home Game

Monday, July 13, 2009

Home Run Derby Viewing Parties in NYC - Monday, July 13

The All-Star break kicks off tonight with the Home Run Derby.
The American league has contestants Carlos Pena Pena, Brandon Inge, Nelson Cruz Joe Mauer, while Albert Pujols, Adrian Gonzalez, Prince Fielder and Ryan Howard will represent the National League.

Here are some suggestions on where to watch in NYC...

Monday, July 13
Home Run Derby Power Hour

Watch your favorite players hit homeruns
in the 25th Annual Home Run Derby
Shown on flat screen TV's
Every time a home run is hit, you know the drill - you take a shot
Black Bear Lodge
274 Third Ave.
(between 21st & 22nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 253-2178

Monday, July 13
Home Run Derby Bingo

Baseball, Beer and Bingo
Watch the Home Run Derby and play Baseball Bingo
for prizes like bar tabs, free drinks and more

Mark the number of homeruns off your card
The first person to get Bingo wins
FREE to play
at: Bull's Head Tavern
295 Third Ave.
(between 22nd & 23rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 685-2589
And instead of just sitting around drinking, you can pseudo participate by competing against your fellow bar patrons at Whiskey River's Wii homerun hitting contest...
Monday, July 13
Wii Home Run Hitting Contest
How many homeruns can you hit?
Come find out if you are a MLB all-star or a benchwarmer at Whiskey River̢۪s Home Run Derby!
Compete against other sluggers for bar tabs, free drinks and more!
And, get motivated by watching the real MLB Home Run Derby on our flat-screens!
To RSVP or for more info log on to:
at: Whiskey River
575 Second Ave.
(32nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 679-6799

For more sports bar options, check out MurphGuide's directory of NYC Sports Bars...

Today in NYC: Monday, July 13

NYC Summer Restaurant Week
Home Run Derby Power Hour at Black Bear Lodge
Wii Home Run Hitting Contest at Whiskey River
Home Run Derby Bingo at Bull's Head Tavern
Bryant Park Movie: How Green Was My Valley
Bluegrass Monday at Parkside Lounge
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
Homeboy Steve at Banjo Jim's
Monday Evening Stand Up at Pete's Candy Store
The Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club
Trivia Night at Latitude

Saturday, July 11, 2009

3rd Anniversary Celebration at The Mean Fiddler

Congratulations and happy anniversary to Mike and all of our friends at The Mean Fiddler, celebrating their 3rd anniversary this weekend.

The Mean Fiddler is a family run operation of two brothers and sister Patrick, Michael and Ann McNamee. They have created a place with a warm atmosphere that the Irish are famous for. They like to get to know our customers whether we meet weekly or yearly, so be sure to say hello when you go there.

Saturday, July 11
3rd Birthday Party
Lots of prizes and giveaways

Sunday, July 12
Bartenders Beach Party
$250 in prizes for swimsuit contest
and a trip to Florida

The Mean Fiddler
266 W. 47th St.
(between Broadway & Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY
212 354-2950

UFC 100 - Saturday, July 11

Ultimate Fighting Championship reaches a big milestone tonight with their 100th event.

Saturday, July 11, 10pm UFC: 100
Bouts include:
Lesnar vs Mir (heavyweight championship)
St. Pierre vs Alves (welterweight championship)
Henderson vs Bisping (The Ultimate Fighter challenge match)

Here are some places in NYC where you can see this pay-per-view event:

Saturday, July 11
Johnny Utah's
UFC 100: Ultimate Fighting Championship
$5 Cazadores margaritas
$3 Bud Light draft
$1 Rolling Rocks
Showing the bouts live on three 15-foot screens
Johnny Utah's
25 W. 51st St.
(between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
(212) 265-UTAH
New York, NY
Saturday, July 11
UFC: 100 at Third & Long

In honor of the 100th UFC event,
Third & Long is raffling off a $100 cash prize
Doors open at 9pm
Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711

Saturday, July 11
UFC 100 at Village Pourhouse

no cover or $40 open bar
Village Pourhouse
982 Amsterdam Ave.
(between 108th & 109th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 979-BEER

Saturday, July 11
UFC 100: at Rogue
The biggest event in mixed martial arts history

live on Pay-Per-View
$10 Cover charge at the door

Cazadores Tequila Promo:
Meet the models and learn about this particular exciting Tequila and get some shots for free

Budweiser Promo:
During the UFC fight, throw back $3 Bud Lights, Budweisers and Bud American Ales

Rogue Restaurant & Bar
757 Sixth Ave.
(between 25th & 26th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 242-6434

UFC 100 at Hurley's
Showing the bouts on the 3rd floor party room
with outdoor roof deck
no cover
Hurley's Saloon
232 W. 48th St.
(between Broadway & Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 765-8981

Today in NYC: Saturday, July 11

3rd Anniversary Party for The Mean Fiddler
Gotham Girls Roller Derby
UFC 100 at Johnny Utah's
UFC: 100 at Third & Long
UFC 100 at Village Pourhouse
UFC 100 at Rogue

Back to Babylon at The Players Theater
King of Pop Pub Crawl: Village Pourhouse-Sidebar
Beach Party w/ Mr. North at Ulysses'
The CreamSicles Monthly Rock n Roll Variety Show
Sonas Celtic Music at Orchard House Cafe
8-Minute Dating at 420 Lounge
Citywide Beach Volleyball 2009 at Coney Island
Paul Sachs CD Release Party at Parkside Lounge
Spoiled Rotten at O'Flanagan's
Pacha's Boat Party with Boris
The Jungle Party with resident DJ Boris at Pacha
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
Mike Vechione + Dante Nero at NY Comedy Club

Friday, July 10, 2009

Back to Babylon

Actor & playwright Gregg Tome brings his one man show, "Back to Babylon" to Off-Broadway, with 8 shows, starting tonight.

The play features Gregg portraying nine different characters, based on his own experiences growing up in Babylon, Long Island back in the 1970s.

From Gregg's website:
Back to Babylon is a one-man show that tells a compelling story based on writer/performer Gregg Tome’s personal experiences growing up in Babylon, Long Island. Through uncanny portrayals of nine characters, the tale of a close-knit circle of townies, friends and mentors is told. The plot unfolds as a local resident, on the eve of his ten-year high school reunion, reminisces about his friends from the past, who struggled to define themselves within a haze of youthful revelry. Each character delivers a dually humorous and poignant monologue revealing another piece of the narrative, ultimately exposing a disaster that will define them all. With an edgy story line, 70’s rock music, and imagery from the town itself, the audience is taken on a trip down suburban memory lane to discover the permanent connections between the characters, ancient Babylon and Babylon, Long Island, while also learning that the past is always present in our lives.

Friday, July 10 - 8pm
Saturday, July 11 - 3 & 8pm
Sunday, July 12 - 3pm
Friday, July 17
Saturday, July 18 - 3 & 8pm
Sunday, July 19 - 3pm

Back to Babylon
One-man play
written by & starring Gregg Tome
Tickets: $25 general admission ($15 for students & seniors)
(You can save $5 off your admission by using the promo code: B2BPT)
Purchase on-line at:
or by phone: Tickets by Phone: 212-352-3101, 866-811-4111 (toll free)

The Players Theater
115 MacDougal St.
New York, NY

Today in NYC: Friday, July 10

U2 Night w/Unforgettable Fire at Saloon
Jim Beam Promo at Mercury Bar
Orange Crush at Woodhaven House
Back to Babylon at The Players Theater
The Itinerants at Paddy Reilly's
Fundraiser for New York Cares at Stone Creek
Holy Oak + 3rd Left at Parkside Lounge
All-Star Comedy at Times Square Arts Center

The Gilfords at O'Flanagan's
Enda Keegan at Blackstones
Donald Glaude at Pacha
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
Punk Rock - Heavy Metal Karaoke at Fontana's
Steve Marshall Band at Eamonn's
TV Headliner Show at Broadway Comedy Club

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

New Networking Series: Booze & Schmooze. Wednesdays at Sidebar

Looking to switch careers, out of work, or just interested in meeting others in your field to network with? Come to Sidebar every Wednesday night at SideBAR for "Booze & Schmooze" a series of social networking events.

Wednesday, July 8
Schmooze and Booze

Networking with a specific profession each week
and extended happy hour until 8pm
Great for consultants, freelancers, entrepreneurs, professionals and the unemployed.
This week: Entrepreneurs

120 E. 15th St.
(bet. Irving Pl. & E. Union Sq.)
New York, NY

7/8 - Entreprenuers
7/15 - Advertising/Media/Marketing/PR/Fashion/Film & TV/Entertainment
7/22 - Social Media/IT/Web Design/Graphic Design/Technology
7/29 - Real Estate
8/5 - Finance/Accounting/Banking
8/12 - Non-Profit

SSMAC's Sunset Sail: Wed. July 8

Our friend (and your fellow MurphGuide reader) Chris Page is president of the Junior Committee of the SSMAC, and he invites you to this event, which will raises funds to support the Club...

Wednesday, July 8
Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard & Airmen's Club presents...
Sunset Sail
$90 per person ($110 after June 20)
top shelf open bar
full Italian dinner:
..- Boneless Breast of Chicken Francaise
..- Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
..- Stuffed Shells
..- Eggplant Rollatini
..- Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes
..- Fresh Seasonal Vegetable
..- Caesar Salad
..- Dinner Rolls
..- Celebration Sheet Cake

RSVP via Facebook
7 - 11pm

departs from
Skyport Marina
aboard Lucille
E. 23rd St. & FDR Drive
New York, NY

Please make checks payable to: Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Airmens' Club
Mail checks to:
Rachel Kirwin
210 E. 85th Apt. 4
New York, NY 10028

Soldiers', Sailors', Marines', Coast Guard and Airmen's Club is the hotel in NYC exclusively for members of the armed forces (Active Duty, Cadets, Reserves, Retirees, Veterans, NYFD, NYPD, & EMS) . Founded in 1919 to accommodate servicemen returning from overseas duty in World War I, the Club has been operating continuously for over 85 years, offering a "Home Away From Home" to all service personnel, military retirees, veterans and their dependents. Since 1919 they have provided accommodations for over 2,500,000 eligible guests and their families.
With their motto: "Service To Those Who Have Served Their Country", the club provides convenient, safe, affordable accommodations in mid-town Manhattan.

Today in NYC: Wednesday, July 8

SSMAC Sunset Sail
Stand Up Comedy at Comic Strip Live
We're Nice People - Doucheless Comedy at Parkside
Best of Broadway at Broadway Comedy Club
Brooklyn Cyclones Home Game
8-Minute Dating at 420 Lounge
Boomer Party Summer Dance Party at Columbus 72
Jewish Hurry Date at Alibi
Dirty Water Dogs at Church Square Park, Hoboken,NJ
American Idle Karaoke at Soldier McGee's
Lose Your Identity at Identity Lounge

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Adult Education: Tuesday, July 7

Tonight's edition of Adult Education also serves as the book release party for "Ad Nauseum, A Survivor's Guide to American Consumer Culture", edited by Carrie McLaren & Jason Torchinsky, who will also be two of the lecturers...

Tuesday, July 7
Adult Education
Adult Education is a Brooklyn-based monthly lecture series devoted to making useless knowledge somewhat less useless. Each month is devoted to a given theme, and guest speakers will address some aspect of that theme using visual aids.

This month, Adult Education is also the book launch party for:
"Ad Nauseam: Lessons in Consumer Culture"
The line-up will include:

Carrie McLaren
"The Strange and Curious History of Subliminal Advertising"
McLaren discusses the little-known origins of "subthreshold" persuasion -
- and the businesses that, against all apparent odds, made a mint off of subliminal advertising.

Jason Torchinsky
"On the Purity of Car Insurance Advertising and the Many and Diverse Ways it Sucks So Profoundly"
Due to the alarmingly insubstantial nature of their product, car insurance commercials have evolved to become the purest sort of advertising, spawning mascots and spokescharacters. Mr. Torchinsky surveys their tactics in this brief lecture. As exciting as it sounds!

David Angelo
"Advertising and the Celebration of Deferred Responsibility"
David Angelo uses contemporary examples in advertising to illustrate
his point that all marketing campaigns require their intended targets
to abandon the basic concept of personal responsibility.

Plus one more lecture TBA

All hosted by comedian Charles Star
8 pm (doors at 7:30)
$5 cover
Union Hall
702 Union St. (Fifth Ave.)
Park Slope, Brooklyn