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Joan Rivers, Andrew W.K. and Funk Inna Trunk: Your Guide to the Best Manhattan Week

By DNAinfo Staff on February 22, 2010 8:26am  | Updated on February 22, 2010 8:30am

Midtown West & Hell’s Kitchen

Joan Rivers

Legendary comedienne, plastic surgery aficionado and talk show maven Joan Rivers brings her live stand-up act to the Times Square's Laurie Beechman Theatre.

When: Tues. & Thurs. (Feb 23 & Feb. 25)

Time: 8:00p.m.

Cost: $30

Location: 407 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036


Upper West Side

Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words

Paparazzi-magnets Ryan Reynolds, Mo Rocca, John Leguizamo, Susie Essman and Craig Bierko are scheduled to appear at the latest installment of the Triad series where stars read from other celebrities' memoirs.

When: Mon. (Feb. 22)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $35-$45 with 2 drink minimum

Location: 158 W. 72nd St., New York, NY 10023


Greenwich Village

In the Country

The avant-garde group routinely cited as one of Norway’s brightest young jazz groups performs at Le Poisson Rouge.

When: Mon. (Feb. 22)

Time: 10:30p.m.

Cost: advance $12, day of show $15

Location: 158 Bleecker St., New York, NY 10012



Either/Or, the up-and-coming music ensemble, performs a concert devoted to the works of Israeli composer Chaya Czernowin at the Tenri Cultural Center.

When: Thurs. (Feb. 25)

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: 43A W. 13th St., New York, NY 10011


Gramercy, Flatiron & Union Square

Mike Posner + Chiddy Bang + Fly Gypsy at Gramercy Theater

Singer/songwriter Mike Posner, fresh from producing two critically acclaimed mixtapes, performs at Gramercy Theater.

When: Mon. (Feb. 22)

Time: 8:00p.m.

Cost: advance $18, day of show $20

Location: 127 E. 23rd St., New York, NY 10010


Midtown East & Kips Bay

Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Places

CUNY Graduate Center sociologist and author Sharon Zukin discusses her book on the battle between gentrification and "authentic" neighborhoods with the help of Brown Univ. professor Samuel Zipp, Thomas Angotti of Hunter College, and Clara Irazábal of Columbia University.

When: Mon. (Feb. 22)

Time:  6:30p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: 365 5th Ave., New York, NY 10016


Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans Sneak Peek with Stand Up

The cast and writers of Comedy Central's upcoming animated series "Ugly Americans" discuss the behind-the scenes with host Julian McCullough

When: Mon. (Feb. 22)

Time: 9:30p.m.

Cost: $5

Location: 307 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10001


The Daily Show and Friends

Emmy-winning Daily Show co–executive producer and accomplished stand-up comedian Rory Albanese hosts this showcase at Comix featuring Daily Show performers and writers.

When: Wed. (Feb 24)

Time: 8:00p.m.

Cost: $20, advance $15, plus two-drink minimum

Location: 353 W. 14th St., New York, NY 10014


Municipal District

Ask Andrew W.K. Anything: A Night of Questions

Musician and motivational speaker Andrew W.K., of "Party Hard" fame, takes questions on anything the audience can dream up.  At the Santos Party House.

When: Tues. (Feb. 23)

Time: 7:00p.m.

Cost: $5

Location: 100 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10013


West Village

Dykes on Mics

New York-based stand-up comediennes Leah “close your mouth” Dubie and Amy “close your shirt” Beckerman perform their bi-weekly show at Comix Tuesday Night.

When: Tues. (Feb 22)

Time: 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Free w/ 1 drink minimum

Location: 353 W. 14th St., New York, NY 10014


Midtown West & Hell’s Kitchen

The Big Parade

MoMA screens director King Vidor's silent 1925 film about World War I.

When: Wed. (Feb. 24)

Time: 1:30p.m.

Cost: Adults $20, Seniors $16 and Students $12, Children FREE

Location: 11 W. 53rd St., New York, NY 10019


East Village

Hotel at The Stone

Hotel, a Japanese free-rock duo, performs at The Stone East Village artists' space on Wednesday.

When: Wed. (Feb. 23)

Time: 8:00p.m.

Cost: $10

Location: Ave. C and 2nd St., New York, NY 10009



How I Learned to Lie, Cheat or Steal.

A hilarious monthly storytelling series at Happy Endings bar where people share true tales about how people learned the art of deception—with people, things, whatever.

When: Wed. (Feb. 24)

Time:  8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: 302 Broome St., New York, NY 10002


SoHo, TriBeca, NoLita

Funk Inna Trunk at Shebeen

A bi-weekly bash where deejays spin the sounds of deep and dirty funk, jazzy beats and dance tunes.

When: Thurs. (Feb 25)

Time: 8:00p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: 202 Mott St., New York, NY 10012


Upper West Side

Broadway Backwards 5

Actress Florence Henderson hosts this fundraising show where Broadway big names swap music — and have men sing songs originally written for women and vice-versa.

When: Mon. (Feb. 22)

Time: 8:00p.m.

Cost: $75–$250

Location: 150 W. 65 St., New York, NY 10023