Entertainment

Theater in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Sleep No More

One of the most immersive theater experiences ever conceived, Sleep No More is a loosely based retelling of Macbeth set inside a series of Chelsea warehouses that have been redesigned to look like the 1930s-era McKi…
Jazz in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Village Vanguard

Possibly the city's most prestigious jazz club, the Vanguard has hosted literally every major star of the past 50 years. It started as a home to spoken-word performances and occasionally returns to its roots, but mo…
Cinema in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

IFC Center

This art-house cinema in NYU-land has a solidly curated lineup of new indies, cult classics and foreign films. Catch shorts, documentaries, '80s revivals, director-focused series, weekend classics and frequent speci…
Jazz in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Smalls

Living up to its name, this cramped but appealing basement jazz den offers a grab-bag collection of jazz acts who take the stage nightly. Admission includes a come-and-go policy if you need to duck out for a bite. T…
Jazz in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Blue Note

This is by far the most famous (and expensive) of the city’s jazz clubs. Most shows are $15 to $30 at the bar or $25 to $45 at a table, but can rise for the biggest stars. There's also jazz brunch on Sundays at 11:3…
Arts Center in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

LGBT Community Center

For more than 25 years, this has been the nexus of LGBT culture in the Village. That’s because it provides a surrogate home for queer folks who may not feel so comfortable in their actual one. It’s host to endless g…
Cabaret in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Duplex

Cabaret, karaoke and campy dance moves are par for the course at the legendary Duplex. Pictures of Joan Rivers line the walls, and the performers like to mimic her sassy form of self-deprecation while getting in a f…
Comedy in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Comedy Cellar

This long-established basement comedy club in Greenwich Village features mainstream material and a good list of regulars (Colin Quinn, Judah Friedlander, Wanda Sykes), plus occasional high-profile drop-ins like Dave…
Jazz in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Mezzrow

Locals and tourists alike are still celebrating the arrival of this intimate basement jazz club, which opened its doors in 2014. It's run by the same folks behind nearby Smalls, and admission (generally $20) gets yo…
Live Music in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Cornelia Street Café

This small cafe is known for its intimate music performances with innovative jazz trios, genre-bending vocalists and other musical and visual arts combos. Cornelia Street also has a literary component with monthly s…