MurphGuide Update: December 7, 2011

Parties & Events This Weekend:
1. IBO Christmas Party at Kennedy’s: Wed. Dec. 7
2. The Surreal Christmas Holiday Party at The Gallery Bar: Wed. Dec. 7
3. Party With Purpose at The Madison Bar & Grill: Thu. Dec. 8
4. Crazy Winter and Christmas Beer Night at David Copperfield’s: Thu. Dec. 8
5. 5 Year Anniversary  Celebration at South 4th: Thu. Dec. 8
6. Deep Fried Bunny at White Rabbit: Fri. Dec. 9
7. Concern Winter Ball: Fri. Dec. 9
8. DLJ’s Holiday Party at Croton: Sat. Dec. 10
9. Christmakkah Crawl: Sat. Dec. 10
10. Santacon: Sat. Dec. 10
11. Rising Stars Enterprises Charity Launch Party: Sat. Dec. 10

Live Music This Week:
1. Local Pub Gigs

1. Soce’s First-Timer Stand-Up Show at Bedlam: Mon. Dec. 12
2. Positively Awesome at The PIT: Thu. Dec. 15
3. Andy Troy’s Holiday Party at Highland Park: Thu. Dec. 15
4. Irish Movie Night at NY Irish Center: Fri. Dec. 16
5. The Christmas in Kerry Spectacular at O’Carroll’s Recovery Room: Fri. Dec. 16
6.  Shilelagh Law Live Recording Show at Connolly’s: Dec. 16 & 17
7.  Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl: Sat. Dec. 17
8. One Crazy Night at Overlook: Sat. Dec. 17
9. Boomer Party at Copacabana: Sat. Dec. 17
10. Steamy Dance Night at Russian Baths: Sat. Dec. 17
11. Jessica Delfino presents A Night Of Dirty Songs Sat. Dec. 17
12. Save the dates

New Year’s Eve 2012:
1. New Year’s Eve at Katwalk
2. New Year’s Eve at Santos Party House
3. New Year’s Eve at Banshee, Trinity, Gael
4. New Year’s Eve at Greenwich Village Country Club
5. New Year’s Eve with Eat, Drink & Be Merry (7 venues)
6. New Year’s Eve at The Mean Fiddler

Other News:
1. Nevada Smith’s Away Games
2. MurphGuide Party Planner
3. MurphGuide on social media

Parties & Events This Week:
Our friends in the IBO host their annual Christmas party…
Wednesday, December 7
IBO Christmas Party 2011
Current Members: $40, Non-Members: $60
Includes Social & business networking
with passed hors d’ouvres
Live music by Eddie McCabe
three hour open bar from 6:30–9:30pm
327 W. 57th St. (between 8th 7 9th Ave.)
New York, NY
212 399-3900

RSVP to or
Our friend Sally from Social Exposure Media invites you to her next wild party…
Wednesday December 7
The Surreal Christmas Holiday Party
Co-hosted by Red Bull + Sponsored by Medea Vodka
This is a free event.
A Social Exposure thank you for two years of insanely inspired events and talents.
Surreal Holiday works by: Katie Kearney
The Original Red Bull flying machine by: Peter Weiss
The 14th street Drum Crew
Free red bull cocktails
Plus a “naughty” secret Santa. Please bring a naughty gift under ten dollars to exchange anonymously.

Open Bar : 8pm -9pm sharp
Dress Code : Funky Holiday Cheer

8pm – midnight
The Gallery Bar
120 Orchard St. (Delancey)
New York, NY
RSVP via facebook:
This event is for our friends in Hoboken, NJ…
Thursday, December 8
Party With Purpose
December Holiday Fundraiser
Party With Purpose Happy Hour Fundraiser
Suggested donation $20
Proceeds from each admission will provide a gift to one child in the Hoboken Boys & Girls Club

Party includes drink specials, DJ, and dancing
1/2 priced drinks, including martinis, and passed appetizers
6pm – close
The Madison Bar & Grill
1316 Washington St.
Hoboken, NJ
Our friend Bill invites all NYC craft beer lovers to join his group at their monthly meeting…
Thursday, December 8
Crazy Winter and Christmas Beer Night
The NY Beer Meetup Group presents a night to try new winter beers

Featuring 20 different Winter or Christmas style beers on draft and bottle on Wednesday Dec. 8th! Get together with the rest of the beer meetup gang to drink some great suds and to have a great time. I’ve talked them into giving us a free sampler platter of David Copperfield’s  appetizers for every 6 meetup members I bring. Let’s party up! Tis the season! Wednesday night is also “Ladies Night” so if you are a “lady” there are special bargains for you on beer and Ketel One Martinis and Cosmos.  I will be there to tell you all the story of Winter beers, seasonal beers and Christmas beers.
A partial list of the lineup:

Ithaca Cold Front
Harpoon Winter
Goose Island Christmas
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Flying Dog 5-9 Cruiser Winter Ale
Full Sail Wreck the Halls
Zyweic Baltic Porter
Rodenbach Grand Cru
Mikkeler Santa’s Little Helper
Geary’s Winter
Kona Pipeline Porter
SmuttyNose Winter Ale
Troeg’s Mad Elf
Steven’s Point St. Benedict
Harpoon Chocolate Stout
Delirium Noelle
David Copperfield’s
1394 York Ave. (74th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 734-6152

Join the meetup group at:
Congratulations to Aaron & Marshall and our friends at South 4th on their 5th anniversary…
Thursday, December 8
5 Year Anniversary  Celebration at South 4th
$5 drinks
8pm – close
South 4th
90 South 4th St. (Berry St.)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 218-7478
MurphGuide reader Adam invites you to this comedy show he produces…
Friday, December 9
Deep Fried Bunny
Stand-up comedy with:
Frank Liotti (Boston Comedy Festival)
Jess Wood (DefJam Comedy)
Tony Zaret (Channel 101NY)

produced by Alex Koltchak & Adam Torres
hosted by Sybil Bruncheon
no cover
White Rabbit
145 E. Houston St. (between Forsythe & Eldridge St.)
New York, NY
(212) 477-5005

More info:
An excellent event for a very worthy charity…
Friday, December 9
Concern Winter Ball
Black tie fundraiser
featuring cocktails, dinner & dancing
proceeds will enable over 8,000 children in Sierra Leone to get a quality education

Cocktails: 7pm, Dinner: 8pm
Mutual of America
320 Park Ave. (51st St.)
New York, NY
Info & tickets at:
DLJ’s next party, as always with reduced admission for you, the MurphGuide readers…
Saturday, December 10, 2011
DLJ presents…
Holiday Party 2011
As written up in the NY Post & Daily News…
DLJ spins the best of the 80’s, 90s, 2K & today
$3 Beers & $5 Well Drinks til 11pm
FREE Shots & Candy Canes to first 100 People
Party starts on main level @ 9pm & lower level will open @ 11pm
(Party ends @ 3am)

$10 advance tix available
Mention MurphGuide at the door

Or RSVP for reduced admission
$15 w/ Mention of MurphGuide or RSVP, $20 without
Doors open 9pm
Croton Reservoir Tavern
108 W. 40th St. (between Broadway & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 997-6835
RSVP for reduced admission:
Our friends at present their first Christmas/Hanukkah Bar Crawl….
Saturday, December 10
Christmakkah Crawl
Enjoy drinks specials at participating bars from 12pm – 9pm

participating bars will include:
McFadden’s Saloon
800 Second Ave.  (42nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 986-1515
Calico Jack’s Cantina
802 Second Ave. (between 42nd & 43rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 557-4300
22 E. 41st St. (between 5th & Madison Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 685-6807
Turtle Bay Grill & Lounge
987 Second Ave. (between 52nd & 53rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 223-4224
The Irish Exit
978 Second Ave. (between 51st & 52nd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 755-8383

The Hill: 416 3rd Ave.
Sutton Place:  1015 2nd Ave.
Blarney Stone Bar: 710 3rd Ave.
Public House:  140 E. 41st St.
Opal:  251 E 52nd St.
Cornerstone Tavern:  961 2nd Ave.
Tammany Hall:  218 E. 53rd St.
Murphy’s Pub:  977 2nd Ave.
Stone Creek:  140 E 27th St.
Traffic Bar & Lounge:   986 Second Ave.
Wicked Willy’s:  149 Bleecker St.
Slane:  102 MacDougal St.
Hype Lounge: 243 E 14th St.

Purchase tickets on-line:
Saturday, December 10
SantaCon – the annual Santa convention
Santacon is a non-denominational, non-commercial, non-political and non-sensical Santa Claus convention that occurs once a year for absolutely no reason.

Assembly details will be posted at:
MurphGuide reader Danielle invites you to this fundraiser…
Saturday, December 10
Rising Stars Enterprises Charity Launch Party
A portion of proceeds will be benefiting VH-1 Save The Music Foundation
& Susan G. Komen Passionately Pink Save The Music Foundation

Sponsored by Rising Stars Magazine
Rising Star Enterprises, Inc gives back to the communities by raising funds annually for different charities and youth groups.
$10 Pre-Sale General Admission
$15 @ Door Admission
$75 Rising Stars V.I.P.

The red carpet event will host some of the hottest R&B, Latin artist, live band, spoken word, and sultry singers along with our feature “Basic Ballroom Dancers & Performances”.
8pm Red Carpet, 9pm Showtime
The New Yorker Social Club
335 W. 35th St.
New York, NY

As a special gift to you and your fundraising efforts Basic Ballroom
will be providing you Dance Lessons gift certificates ($100 value).
For RSVP email:

Live Music This Week:

Live Music Round-up: Local Pub Gigs

Wednesday, December 7
Streams of Whiskey at Fiddlesticks
C Sic at Parkside Lounge
Dave Barckow at Pig n Whistle (Times Square)
Tommy Grasso at Smith’s Bar

Thursday, December 8
Caitlin Warbelow at Soldier McGee’s
Jim Roberti at Bull’s Head Tavern
Say What at Parkside Lounge
Ray Greiche at Rathbones
Lawernce Cooley Band at Smith’s Bar

Friday, December 9
2U at The Gael Pub
Tramps Like Us at Burke’s Bar
Electric Engine (rock, alternative), The Transit Method (indie, rock), Supermajor (indie, rock) at Parkside Lounge
Dave Barckow at Saints & Sinners
Full Throttle at Smith’s Bar
Enda Keegan at O’Brien’s

Saturday, December 10
Jamesons Revenge + Seanchai at Rocky Sullivan’s
Girls Rock / Girls Rule Anniversary Show at Parkside Lounge
Flemings Reunion at Ulysses’
27 West at Smith’s Bar
Fergus Begley at Rosie O’Grady’s
Dave Barckow & Vonnie Quinn at Pig n Whistle (2nd Ave.)

Sunday, December 11
Enda Keegan at PD O’Hurley’s
Parkside Jam – Collette & Sonil host: Sunday Bloody Sunday at Parkside Lounge
Dave Barckow & Vonnie Quinn at Pig n Whistle (Times Square)

Monday, December 12
Jazz Night at Saloon

Tuesday, December 13
Trad Session at Dempsey’s

Upcoming Events:
Our friend Andrew, aka Soce, invites you to his monthly comedy show for first timers…
Monday, December 12
Soce’s First-Timer Stand-Up Show
Each month, Soce presents a fine group of people trying stand-up for their very first time (other than possibly a few open mics)
In December, our lineup is:
Brian Speaker
Marc Smith
Herb Scher
Nora Leibman
Daniel Beck

Featured Professional Headliner: Adrienne Iapalucci (Last Comic Standing)

Soce performs improvised freestyles based on audience suggestions,
plus gives away free t-shirts
No cover, 1 drink min.
40 Avenue C (between 3rd & 4th St.)
New York, NY

More info at:
Soce also co-hosts Positively Awesome with Abbi Crutchfield
Thursday, December 15
Abbi and Andy present…
Positively Awesome
This month:
Liz Miele
Alice Wetterlund
Andy Haynes
Harry Terjanian

Closing hip hop freestyle by Soce featuring Ruggles Outbound
The show is exactly an hour long, so be sure to arrive by 7:50pm
123 E. 24th St. (between Park & Lexington Ave.)
New York, NY

More Soce:
His latest music video:
Soce – Impact:
Our friend Andy invites you to his annual Holiday party…
Thursday, December 15
Andy Troy’s 7th Annual Holiday Party
Happy Hour: 6-9pm
two for one well drinks & $6 wine

free admission
6 – 11pm
Highland Park
206 E. 34th St. (Third Ave.)
New York, NY

Our friend Christopher invites you to his film series…
Friday, December 16
Irish Movie Night at the NY Irish Center

New York Irish Center presents the 5th in their Irish Movie Night Series
The Van 100 mins
The third installment of Irish author Roddy Doyle’s ‘Barrytown Trilogy’,
following ‘The Commitments’ and ‘The Snapper’.

Starring Colm Meaney & Donal O’Kelly
Directed by Stephen Frears

the short film “The Wednesdays” by Conor Ferguson will also be shown

Regular: $11    Seniors, Students, Unemployed: $6
Doors 7:30pm, showtime 8:15pm
New York Irish Center
10-40 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY

MurphGuide reader Elizabeth invites you to this toy drive Christmas party…
Friday, December 16
O’Carroll’s Recovery Room presents
The Christmas in Kerry Spectacular

They will be collecting Christmas presents for the homeless.
Bring a gift to get a wristband for a complimentary buffet
Entertainment by Billy and Jacinta, playing traditional Irish music + Christmas Carrols.   We will have raffles and a 50/50 as well.   It will be a great night.   I am would appreciate your help in getting the word out to the Irish Community.   I have flyers as well if you are interested . Thank you

beginning at 7pm
O’Carroll’s Recovery Room
214 Station Plaza
Mineola, NY
516 280-2407
Our friends in Shilelagh Law are producing a new live album. They will be recording tracks for it at Connolly’s in Times Square and they invite you to participate…
Friday, December 16 & Saturday, December 17
Shilelagh Law
be a part of the “Shilelagh Choir” singing along to all the songs.
121 W. 45th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 597-5126
Put on your ugliest sweater.  You know you have one, Theo…
Saturday, December 17
Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl
$10 general admission
includes specials:
$2 drafts
2 for 1 well drinks
12pm – 8pm
Register at:
Village Pourhouse
64 Third Ave. (11th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 979-BEER

Purchase tickets on-line at:

Our friend David invites Jewish singles to his next party…
Saturday, December 17
One Crazy Night – co-hosted by HurryDate
Join members of, JDate, and HurryDate

While this event is geared primarily towards Jewish singles,
everyone who wants to celebrate the occasion is welcome
(Please note, David’s regular parties are not religious-specific.)

Party Details:
Upstairs lounge reserved private for our group
2-for-1 drinks from 9 to 11
DJ and dancing
$15 in advance from
$20 at the door
9pm – 3am
225 E. 44th St. (between Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 682-7266

Boomer Parties host parties for singles in their 40s, 50s, 60s (aka Boomers)…
Saturday, December 17
Boom Parties presents…
Grand Opening Premiere Launch Party
“Top of the Copa Rooftop”

a Big Night of Mingling, Dancing & Romancing
for singles over 40, 50 & 60

be one of the first to preview the New Rooftop Level
Featuring an inside room with a dance floor, a bar and a skylight VIP room, plus an outside glass-enclosed heated rooftop room with a retractable sliding glass ceiling
DJ & dancing:
·Salsa ·Swing ·Hustle ·Slow ·Freestyle ·Disco
Complimentary desserts
Dress-to-Impress/Jackets Optional for Men  (no jeans, no sneakers)
General Admission: $20
7pm – midnight
Copacaban Nightclub Rooftop
268 W. 47th St. (8th Ave.)
New York, NY

Gemini & Scorpio are known for throwing wild parties.  Here is their next…
Gemini & Scorpio present
Saturday, December 17
Steamy Dance Night at the Russian Baths
Join a crowd of artsy, funky (and nearly naked) New Yorkers for the glorious return of Gemini & Scorpio’s legendary Russian Baths party.

Enjoy: Russian, Turkish and Swedish steam rooms, jacuzzi and cold plunge pool; poolside dance floor; rooftop smoking deck; hookah lounge and chillout rooms;
Aauthentic Russian food in a private restaurant room with a view of the dance floor.

Dance floor featuring live Balkan brass bands & ethno-mesh DJs till 2am
Pierogies for everyone
Open vodka bar 9-10pm.

Only 100 tix on presale; 50 more at door.
Three ticket levels:
$85 (7pm entry + open vodka bar + multi-course Russian banquet)
$45 (9pm entry + open vodka bar)
$35 (11pm entry). More details on each ticket tier are on their website.

This is the kind of party you always imagine, but can never quite find in real life…and the only one where you’ll come out cleaner than when you came in.
Brooklyn Banya
602 Coney Island Ave. (bet Beverley Rd & Ave C)
Kensington, Brooklyn, NY

Our very talented friend Jessica invites you to her upcoming show at Joe’s Pub…
Saturday, December 24
Jessica Delfino presents…
A Night Of Dirty Songs to defeat the “War On Christmas”
This collection of songs would make your grandmother blush, clap and dance with delight.

“Twas the night before Christmas and in New York City, folks were enjoying raucous bawdy ditties”.
OK, so maybe that’s not how the infamous Clement Clark Moore poem begins,
but that’s how Christmas Eve 2011 will begin for some 200 laugh loving New Yorkers lucky enough to score a ticket
to the most lewd and lascivious holiday show just off Broadway.

With special guests who you’ll recognize from The Late Show with David Letterman, Last Comic Standing, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central

Tickets are $15 each on-sale at
One night only, one show only.
Doors open at 9pm
Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette St.
New York, NY
Quick Links:  Save the Dates:

Saturday, December 31
New Year’s Eve
Joonbug has tickets on-sale already

New Year’s Eve:
We will be spending the next month gathering information on the best New Year’s Eve parties in NYC.
Here is a small taste.  A LOT of parties came in this week, which we will be listing shortly.  Stay tuned to MurphGuide for more to come…

Saturday Dec 31
New Years Eve 2012 at Katwalk
Passed Gourmet Hors d’oeuvres (9pm-11:30pm):
6 Hour Top-Shelf Open Bar (9pm – 3am for Gold GA or VIP)
or (12:30am-3am for Silver GA) across 2 bars
2 W. 35th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 594-9343

Purchase tickets at:
For 10% off Gold and VIP tickets enter code KatVIP at checkout
Saturday Dec 31
New Years Eve 2012 at Santos Party House
$75 general admission*
includes 6 hour premium open bar
9pm – 3am
Santos Party House
96 Lafayette Street
New York NY
Purchase tickets on-line at
Ring in 2012 at Gael, Trinity or Banshee pubs.
4 hour open bar 9pm – 1am for $55.
Includes Domestic & imported beer well liquor wine & soft drinks.
Champagne toast at midnight,
Hats Balloons & party favors.
DJ & dancing.(At Gael only)
Group rates available.
$55 in advance $60 at the door.

For reservations call Trinity 327-4450 / Banshee 717-8177 / Gael 517-4141
or Gene @ 914-907-3094.

The Gael Pub
1465 Third Ave. (between 82nd & 83rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 517-4141
Trinity Pub
229 E. 84th St. (bet. Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 327-4450
The Banshee Pub
1373 First Ave. (bet. 73rd & 74th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 717-8177
Saturday Dec 31
New Years Eve 2012 at Greenwich Village Country Club
housed under a giant bubble on the top floor above Bowlmor Lanes.
5 Hour Premium Open Bar 9pm – 2am
Greenwich Village Country Club
110 University Place
New York, NY
Purchase tickets on-line at
New Year’s Eve with Eat, Drink & Be Merry
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Eat Drink & Be Merry presents…
New Year’s Eve 2012
at your choice of 7 venues:
Down the Hatch
The Stumble Inn
The Gin Mill
Off the Wagon
Jake’s Dilemma
The 13th Step
3 Sheets Saloon

Call Eat, Drink & Be Merry
212 585-2371
Saturday Dec 31
“The Meanest Dance New Year’s Party in New York City”
$100 includes:
2 floors with DJs
5 hour open bar
Buffet and champagne toast

Ticket gains you entry passed the police barrier to the top of 47 St. outside of the W Hotel
to watch the ball drop (It does not gain you entry to Broadway)
Tickets must be collected the day before event.
The Mean Fiddler
266 W. 47th St. (bet. Broadway & Eighth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 354-2950
* Note: Prices may go up based on availability, and may include those pesky ticket service fees.

Other News:
Nevada Smith’s:  Away Days
Nevada Smith’s on Second Ave. NYC’s football mecca (soccer), has closed its current location.
(The block will one day house yet another high-rise)

They are in the process of building a new Nevada Smith’s, to be opened in 2012.
In the mean time, fans can enjoy “Nevada Smith’s Away Days”
Showing all of your favorite matches at Webster Hall (around the corner from Nevada Smith’s)
They will be open there for all the games

Webster Hall
125 E. 11th St.
New York, NY

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