MurphGuide Update: November 3, 2011

MurphGuide Update: November 3, 2011

This Weekend:
1. First Thursday at Van Diemen’s: Thu. Nov. 3
2. Rock Out! Benefit at Canal Room: Thu. Nov. 3
3. Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House at Burke’s Bar: Thu. Nov. 3
4. Collaboration Nation: Starters & Startups at We Create: Thu. Nov. 3
5. A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York at NYPL: Thu. Nov. 3
6. Stout Day International (various locations): Thu. Nov. 3
7. 6th Williamsburg Cask Beer Festival at d.b.a. Brooklyn: Fri. Nov. 4 – Sun. Nov. 6
8. A Guy Walks Into a Bar at Mr. Dennehy’s: Fri. Nov. 4
9. Guest bartending for a cure – Crohn’s & Colitis at Traffic: Fri. Nov. 4
10. Meet & Greet with Author Matt Long at Third & Long: Fri. Nov. 4
11. 11th Annual Hell’s Kitchen Pub Crawl
12. Guggenheim Grotto at NY Irish Center: Sat. Nov. 5
13. Canada Cabin at Windfall: Sat. Nov. 5
14. NYC Marathon, Sunday, Nov. 6
15. Live Music Round-up
a. Local pub gigs
b. This week at Parkside Lounge
c. International Pop Overthrow

1. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Trivia Night at Social: Mon. Nov. 7
2. Inaugural Tastings of Bronx Pale Ale:
a. Bronx Pale Ale at Bronx Ale House: Tue. Nov. 8
b. Bronx Pale Ale Manhattan Launch Party at Amity Hall: Thu. Nov. 10
3. The Dirty 30 at UCB Theatre: Wed. Nov. 9
4. Marine Corps Birthday Celebration at Soldier McGee’s: Thu. Nov. 10
5. Diamond Dogs Ski Club Happy Hour: Thu. Nov. 10
6, Brianchildren CD Release Show at Rockwood Music Hall: Thu. Nov. 10
7. Dynamic Outdoors Happy Hour at Sanctuary: Thu. Nov. 10
8. The Goal Ball at Gotham Hall: Fri. Nov. 11
9. Steve Marshall Band Veteran’s Day Show at The Parlour: Fri. Nov. 11
10. Michael J. Armstrong Memorial Foundation Fall Cocktail Party at M.J. Armstrong’s: Fri. Nov. 11
11. Pillage the Village: World Record Scavenger Hunt Attempt: Sat. Nov. 19
12. Lindy Promotions Upper East Side Fall Bar Tour: Sat. Nov. 19
13. David Shapiro’s Pre-Thanksgiving Thank You Party at The Ainsworth: Sat. Nov. 19
14. Eliane Amherd and band at Somethin’ Jazz: Wed. Nov. 30
15. The Christmas Bash at Spring Lake Manor: Sat. Dec. 3
16. Michael’s Mission Fundraiser at Astra: Tue. Dec. 6
17. Save the Dates

Other News
1. Spotlight Bar: Mean Fiddler
2. MurphGuide Party Planner
3. MurphGuide on social media

Parties & Events This Week:

Today is the first Thursday of the month, which means it is time for the long-running roaming happy hour, appropriately titled “First Thursday”…
Thursday, November 3
First Thursday
Our friends Walter and Susan each host their own monthly happy hour.
Occasionally, they hold them at the same place.
Tonight is such an occasion.  They both welcome MurphGuide readers, so stop by and say hi.

Drink specials:
$4 selected drafts, $5 imported drafts, $5 mixed drinks, $6 top shelf and premium drinks
Van Diemen’s
383 Third Ave. (between 27th & 28th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 532-1123

Our friends in the band Hell or High Water are once again performing at this annual benefit…
Thursday, November 3
Rock Out! Benefit Concert
Music and cocktails to support Cristo Rey H.S.’s Scholarship Fund

featuring performances by:
Hell or High Water
Bleeker3 with Ryan Moriarty, Kevin Moriarty and Chris Guida
All Night Cookin’ Band

Limited Tickets Available
Ticket: $80 or $100 per person
includes 3-hour open bar and light hors d’oeuvres.
To purchase tickets, visit or call Ms. Lizzie Gelber:
(212) 996-7000 ext. 125

6:30-10:30 pm
Canal Room
285 W. Broadway (Canal St.)
(212) 941-8100
New York, NY

Christo Rey is the only school in NYC that offers low-income students
a college-prep education and real-life work experience.

HOHW will also be playing outside in Bay Ridge on Marathon Sunday, and at their monthly gig at Rodeo Bar on Thursday, Nov. 17.
Thursday, November 3
Fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House
hosted by The Yonkers Fire Dept.
$40 donation includes 3 hour open bar with beer, wine and soda,
with some light snacks during the night.
Karaoke at 9pm
Burke’s Bar
645 Bronx River Road
Yonkers, NY
(914) 237-5137
Our friend Daron invites creators and innovators together at this networking event…
Thursday, November 3
Collaboration Nation: Starters & Startups
From Napkin Idea to Reality: Best Practices or Innovation. What drives your business to its current success?
ScenePR invites you to WeCreate NYC to join the discussion exploring the ideas and execution behind some of today’s most innovative companies.
Featuring a panel discussion moderated by Jodi Jefferson (Workbridge Associates)
Panel includes the CEO/Founders of startups Onswipe, Crowdtap and Axial Market and a community manager at Skillshare
$20 admission
WeCreate NYC
58 E. 11th St., 8th floor
New York, NY

Our friend Kevin Fitz invites you to learn more about prohibition-era NYC author Dorothy Parker at a lecture he is giving next month…
Thursday, Nov. 3
Author @ The Library presents…
“A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York”
New York Public Library Illustrated Talk
Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society and author of A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York, will give an illustrated tour of Mrs. Parker’s Manhattan. From 1893 until her death in 1967, Mrs. Parker called New York City her hometown. Come explore the residence apartments, hotels, speakeasies and haunts that defined her life. Learn about the locations that shaped her life, and that she shaped too. The talk is free and the book will be available.

free admission
6:30 pm
Mid-Manhattan Library
40th St. & Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor
New York, NY

Kevin, a licensed NYC tour guide, also offers Algonquin Round Table Walking Tours…
Sunday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 4
Algonquin Round Table Walking Tours
Cost: $20 per person
Walk in the footsteps of the Vicious Circle in the only walking tour dedicated to the city’s greatest literary friends. See the places where the Round Table, lived, worked, played and drank. Visit the former homes, theaters and speakeasies associated with Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Franklin P. Adams, Heywood Broun, Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman and many more. The walk begins and ends in the landmark Algonquin Hotel; it will be shortened to accommodate the evening start and finish time. The walk is led by Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
Buy tickets in advance:
Algonquin Hotel
59 W. 44th St. (between 5th and 6th Ave.)
New York, NY

Our friend Erin, a.k.a. The Beer Goddess, has declared today, November 3 to be International Stout Day.
Thursday, November 3
International Stout Day

Wherever you are in the world, today is a day to appreciate the full body taste of stout at your favorite watering hole. Here are some suggestions:

Our friend Alex of Gotham Imbiber invites you to join the craft beer revolution at his next cask ale festival…
Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6
d.b.a. Brooklyn & Alex Hall present…
6th Williamsburg Cask Beer Festival
featuring at least 16 rare cask-conditioned beers tapped simultaneously.

free admission, pay as you go (at reasonable prices)
1pm until late
while supplies last
dba Brooklyn
113 N. 7th St. (Berry St.)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
718 218 6006

You’ve heard all the jokes, now see the play…
Friday, November 4
A Guy Walks Into a Bar
Off-Broadway play set in a pub, performed in a pub.
Written and Directed by Don Creedon
starring Don Creedon, Walter Michael DeForest, and Bill Rutkoski

Now in residency every Friday night
door opens 7:30pm
come early for a drink before the show. Stay late for dinner after
Showtime 8:30 pm
Mr. Dennehy’s
63 Carmine St. (Seventh Ave. S.)
New York, NY
(212) 414-1223
Alexandra Spirer of EuroCircles is guest bartending for a worth cause…
Friday, November 4
Guest bartending for a cure: Crohn’s & Colitis
A portion of the proceeds of the open bar will go to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
Two party options: 2 hour open bar for $35
or 3 hour open bar for $45

A portion of the tips throughout the evening and proceeds from a raffle with great prizes will also be donated.
Alexandra is running a half marathon with Team Challenge in Las Vegas in the hopes of finding a cure for Crohn’s and Colitis. She is running on behalf of my two college roommates who suffer from Crohn’s for which there is not a cure.
Over 1.4 million Americans have Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, commonly referred to as Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD; however, many more suffer in silence due to potential embarrassment and alienation. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can occur in people of all ages, but it is primarily a disease of adolescents and young adults, affecting mainly those between 15 and 35.

If you are unable to make it and would like to make a donation please visit:
986 Second Ave. (between 52nd & 53rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 813-1595
RSVP via facebook
Meet author Matt Long at this event.  His book helped me during my (ongoing) recovery from back surgery…
Friday, November 4
Meet & Greet with Author Matt Long
In preparation for NYC Marathon festivities,
iron-man athlete Matt Long, author of the great book, “The Long Run”,
will be here for a meet and greet (7-8pm).
If you have a copy of the book that you want signed, he will be available for autographs.
Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711
Long time MurphGuide reader Steve Grau invites you to his annual fundraising pub crawl…
Saturday, November 5
11th Annual Hell’s Kitchen Pub Crawl
In memory of Thomas J Collins (9-11-01)
To Benefit The Thomas R Elsasser Fund
$20 donation
includes official custom made 2011 Hell’s Kitchen Pub Crawl ID badge
(for reduced drink prices at each stop),
full appetizer buffet at 1st stop and last stop,
detailed map highlighting the crawl route and countless antics

Exact crawl itinerary is still being finalized, but all 9 or 10 stops are within Hell’s Kitchen
All proceeds will be donated in Tommy’s name to the Thomas R. Elsasser Fund.
This fund was established in 1992 to support the families of NYC Firefighters who died Non-Line of Duty as active members of the FDNY.
rain or shine
Starts at noon
Lansdowne Road
599 Tenth Ave. (between 43rd & 44th St.)
(212) 239-8020
New York, NY

589 11th Ave. (44th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 582-6359
See here for a detailed description of the pub crawl
Our friend Christopher invites you to the next installment of his live music series…
Saturday, November 5
Irish Movie Night at NY Irish Center
Guggenheim Grotto in Concert

A highly talented singer/songwriter duo, Kevin May and Mick Lynch
bring their unique musical sensibilities to LIC, Queens.
Some tickets still available so book now to avoid disappointment.
Doors 7.00pm
Downstairs Bar Open until 7.55pm
(tickets for intermission drinks available)
Opening – The Oarsmen 8.05pm
Guggenheim Grotto 8.30pm
(Two 45 min. sets, short intermission)
NY Irish Center
10-40 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, NY
718 482 0909
Our friend David C. hosts a weekly Canadian themed party…
Saturday, November 5
Canada Cabin at Windfall
The weekly Canadian themed party for Canadian ex-pats and those that love them.
Enjoy a home-away-from-home with a Canadian-inspired menu and beer list
including $5 bottles, and $4 Labatt and Molson drafts

Showing hockey on TV:
Boston- Leafs
Buffalo- Sens
Habs- Rangers
23 W. 39th St. (between 5th & 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
If you have witnessed the NYC Marathon, you know it is one of the best days of the year in NYC
Sunday Nov 6
New York City Marathon
First Avenue from 59th St. up is a great place to watch.
Here are some suggested viewing locations:

– 66th & First Ave. Billy Lawlor Band performs outside  (nearest bar: O’Flanagan’s)
– The Banshee Pub – Mile 16: 74th & First (west side of Ave.)
– Bagdhaddios: 85th & First (usually perform in front of Danny & Eddie’s)
– The East End – Mile 17: First Ave. between 86th & 87th (east side of 1st Avenue)
– The Saloon (York Ave. between 83rd & 84th) hosts a huge marathon party

In Brooklyn:
Hell or High Water performs: 4th Ave., Bay Ridge
Afterward, there is a big party at:
Yellowhook Grille
7003 3rd Avenue
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
(718) 238-1089

Post-Marathon Party at Tracks
The owner’s wife Cathy is running, so Bruce will buy
a drink for all marathon finishers.
Tracks Raw Bar & Grill
Penn Station
LIRR level
New York, NY
(212) 244-6350
Third & Long hosts the FDNY most-marathon party
with DJ Danny Glover
$4 Bud/Bud Light & Shock Top pints all night long
all marathon runners and fans welcome
Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711

For more locations, check out our marathon page

Live Music Round-up:
Thursday, November 3
Jim Roberti at The Bull’s Head Tavern
Ray Greiche at Rathbone’s
Dave Kellan at Smith’s Bar
Alpine Squeeze at Bierhaus

Friday, Nov. 4:
John Walsh (guitar, vocals) and Andrew McCarrick at An Beal Bocht (Riverdale)
Enda Keegan at The Inn (Long Beach)
The Boilermakers at Smith’s Bar

Saturday, November 5
Guggenheim Grotto at NY Irish Center
Milo Z at Ulysses’

Tuesday, November 8
Trad session at Dempsey’s Pub

Friday, November 11
Shilelagh Law at Saloon

Saturday, November 12
Black 47 at Connolly’s (last show before New Year’s Eve)
This week at Parkside Lounge
Thu. Nov. 3: 7pm Variety Underground, 9pm – Atrie Brand Band, 10pm – The Essex Band
Fri. Nov. 4: 7:30 (closed for a private party) Open to public at midnight
Sat. Nov. 5: 5pm Comedy Open Mic, 7:30pm The Serious Theatre Collective Presents: Acopalypse of John, 9:30pm A Honey Wagon, 10:30pm Mar Z, 11:30pm Vatchapuj Collective
Sun. Nov. 6:  2-6pm: “Parkside Jam” for all singers & musicians,
7pm – Say What? Comedy, 8:30pm: The Wildwood Sisters
Mon. Nov. 7 Dan Strauss & The Brooklyn Travelin’ String Band opening for the Michael Daves Bluegrass Jam
Parkside Lounge
317 E. Houston St. (Attorney St.)
New York, NY
(212) 673-6270
November 1 – 6
International Pop Overthrow

Upcoming Events:

Earlier this year, I watched a H.S. friend of mine win a boat-load of money on “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”.  Next week, our friend David J. or Trivworks invites you to get in on the action…
Monday, November 7
Trivia Night at Social
In a special edition of this weekly trivia event,
folks from the television game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”
will be on-hand to present a special prize to the winning team:
VIP tickets to attend an upcoming taping of the show

As VIP’s, the winners will not only receive priority seating,
but will be provided with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to audition to be potential future contestants on the show
Additionally, VIP audience members may be selected to play one question on the air on the day of the taping, for a chance to win $1,000

free to enter
7pm Start
Social Bar & Lounge
795 8th Ave. (between 48th & 49th St.)
New York, NY

Our friends Niall, Chris, Damien & Stephen have started a new brewery this year,
and they invite you to come taste their new brew…
Bronx Pale Ale Launch Parties
A deep amber, American-style pale ale with an ABV of 6.3%, Bronx Pale Ale is brewed with five different barley malts, generous additions of Cascade and Centennial hops and a unique strain of yeast. The British, German and American malts used provide a blend of caramel, biscuit and nutty flavors and provides a gentle, pleasant bitterness with an intense citrus and floral aroma. It is dry-hopped, unfiltered and unpasteurized.

Upcoming tastings:

Tuesday, November 8
Bronx Restaurant Week
Bronx Ale House
216 W. 238th St.
Riverdale, Bronx, New York
Thursday, November 10
The Bronx Brewery’s first Manhattan launch party
Slantshack Jerky will be on hand to pair some of their hand-crafted beef jerky with the Bronx Brewery’s beer.
6pm – close
Amity Hall
80 W. 3rd St.  (between Thompson & Sullivan St.)
New York, NY
(212) 677-2290

Our friend, NYC comic John F. O’Donnell, invites you to this show he is producing…
Wednesday, November 9
50 First Jokes Presents’: ‘The Dirty 30!’
from the people who bring you ’50 First Jokes’ comes ‘The Dirty 30!’
30 comics. 1 stage. 30 disgusting, disturbing, degenerate pieces of raunchy material

‘The Dirty 30!’ encourages comics to reach into the recesses of their souls and find the most fucked up material they can muster.

The show brings together fresh faces, club regulars and alternative comedy legends, who have been featured on Comedy Central specials, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, College Humor and more.

John F. O’Donnell (Live From Outer Space) plays host to this freak parade, brought to you by the New York Comedy Festival.

Tickets available at:

Amber Nelson, Adira Amram, Andy Haynes, Brooke Van Poppelen, Damien Lemon,
Dan St. Germain, Danny Solomon, Dustin Chafin, Elna Baker, Glenn Wool,
James Adomian, Joe DeRosa, Matt McCarthy, Michael Che, Mike Recine, Murderfist,
Negin Farsad, Nick Turner, Nick Vatterott, Nikki Glaser, Pat Dixon, Sara Schaefer
Sean Patton, Stone and Stone, Team Submarine, Tom Shillue, Wil Sylvince
and (the proverbial) “more”
$5 admission
UCB Theatre
307 W. 26th St. (between 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY

RSVP for The Dirty 30 via facebook
Our friend Kyle invites all ex-marines and their friends to join in celebrate the 236 anniversary of the US Marine Corps.
Thursday, November 10
Marine Corps Birthday Celebration
$3 domestic bottles, $4 shots, $10 pitchers
Live music by Caitlin Warbelow starting at 21:00
No cover charge
Soldier McGee’s Tavern
480 Amsterdam Ave. (83rd St.)
New York, NY
(212) 579-4299

Our friends in the Diamond Dogs Ski Club invite you to join them at their new members happy hour, where they will introduce the line-up for their 2011-2012 ski season.
Thursday November 10
Diamond Dogs November Happy Hour
Diamond Dogs Ski Club party in the Icebreaker Soho store with 25% discount on all purchases
Free New Zealand wine, beer and snacks
Raffle Prizes
7 – 10pm
Icebreaker Touch Lab NYC
102 Wooster St. (between Spring & Prince St.)
New York, NY
(646) 861-2523

Learn more about Diamond Dogs Ski Club and their 2012 ski trips:

Vocalist, trombonist and long-time reader of MurphGuide, Elizabeth! invites you to her CD Release show.
Thursday November 10
CD Release Show for “Brainchildren”
Brainchildren is the new CD by Elizabeth Dotson-Westphalen
It features Jason Domnarski on piano, Rob Jost (Saturday Night Live, Bjork) on bass and Robert Di Pietro (Norah Jones, Josh Rouse) on drums. Special guests include Kiku Collins (Beyonce), Jon Natchez (Beirut), and Mark Erelli (Josh Ritter).

Jazz and pop original songs
no cover
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen St. (between E. Houston & Stanton St.
New York, NY
(212) 477-4155
Our friend Igor runs outdoor adventures for active New Yorkers…
Thursday, November 10
Dynamic Outdoors Happy Hour to find your Sanctuary
Meet the members and discuss upcoming adventures
132 W. 47th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 382-0272
Upcoming adventures:

Paintball & Beer
All Day Paintball – Plus end of day free Beer and snacks
All levels of experience welcome.

Saturday, November 12

Sunday, November 13
Bear Mountain Double Top
Intermediate Day Hike – Final Hike of the Season

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

More info at:

Our friend James invites you to this annual black-tie fundraising event…
Friday, November 11
The GOAL Ball: ‘A Night of Promises’
Black-tie casino night
Table for 10: $2,500. Individual tickets: $250
champagne and hors d’oeuvre reception
followed by a gourmet dinner
all-night open bar
casino, dancing and live entertainment.
live and silent auctions
and the legendary GOAL Ball after-party

All proceeds raised on the night will go towards GOAL’s projects for the poor in the developing world, and specifically to our GOAL Ball Special Projects in Haiti and Honduras.

cocktails: 7:30pm, dinner 8:30pm
Gotham Hall
1356 Broadway (36th St.)
New York, NY
212 244-4300

For more information or to purchase a table or tickets
contact Maria McLoughlin at 212-831-7420 or
Our friend Steve Marshall’s shows are always a party…
Friday, November 11
Steve Marshall Band Veteran’s Day Show
no cover
Ladies night: ladies drink free 8pm – 10pm
free buffet 7-8pm
Live music by Steve Marshall Band 8pm – 1am
The Parlour Midtown
247 W. 30th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 967-1070

In appreciation of our Veterans & the Wounded Warrior Project 100% of all Steve’s CD/DVD sales on event will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project .
A cocktail fundraiser in honor of New Yorker Michael J. Armstrong (9-11-01)…
Friday, November 18
Michael J. Armstrong Memorial Foundation Fall Cocktail Party
The Michael J. Armstrong Memorial Foundation invites you to their “Posse’s Fall Gathering”
The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, open bar, auction and raffle,
as well as a terrific night spent with family and friends.
to raise funds for the Michael J. Armstrong Memorial Foundation
at the bar named in his honor:
M.J. Armstrong’s
329 First Ave. (19th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 358-9946

more info at
Our friend Marcus invites you to help try to break a Guinness World Record
Saturday, November 19
Pillage the Village: World Record Scavenger Hunt Attempt and the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce are attempting to break the record for The Worlds Largest Scavenger Hunt of All Time.  They are looking for fun individuals and teams to get involved,  help some charities and have some fun breaking the record.

There are prizes for any team that finishes, and special awards for those really deserving (best dressed, most badass, most points gathered, etc.)

The Scavenger Hunt:
You will be given instructions that will send you on a walking tour of Downtown New York
in teams of four (you can make your own teams or get assigned to a team).
Solve puzzles, find clues and answer riddles.
The puzzles will range from fiendish riddles through to some simpler eye spy type tasks,
and you’ll be awarded points for everything you find.

When you’ve found enough, you can come back, hand in your sheet and enter the draw to win one of many prizes including Kindle Fires, travel vouchers, movie tickets, restaurant gift vouchers and (the proverbial) much more.

Admission is free but you must register at:
Sign up to support your favorite group or charity (donation is optional)
Bring your printed ticket with you to gain access to the event.

meet at noon:
Downtown NYC
(Exact location will be emailed to you upon registration)
New York, NY
Our friends at Lindy Promotions are doing their 17th annual upper east side fall bar tour…

Saturday, November 19
Upper East Side Fall Bar Tour
$10 w/2 cans of food, $15 without
Your ticket allows you entry into the event, discounts at all participating bars, and a free souvenir pint cup (first 500pp)
Enjoy $2 pints
and food & shot specials from 1pm until 9pm at Participating Bars*
register 1-6pm

Participating bars include:
Marty O’Brien’s
1696 Second Ave. (between 87th & 88th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 722-3889
The East End
1664 First Ave. (between 86th & 87th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 348-3783
1702 Second Ave. (88th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 369-7362

Tim Lizzie’s, The Bull Pen, Bar East, (and more to come)
More details at
Our friend David Shapiro’s next party has free admission as a way to thank everybody for their
support throughout the year.
Saturday, November 19
Pre-Thanksgiving Thank You Party
RSVP via facebook:
No cover if you post the event on your Facebook Wall
($20 if you are too lazy to post the event)
300+ guests expected
Back section reserved for our group
Complimentary appetizers
10pm – 3am
The Ainsworth
122 W. 26th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY
MurphGuide reader & jazz singer Eliane Amherd invites you to her show at the end of this month…
Wednesday November 30
Eliane Amherd and band
$10 cover, $10 minimum
7 – 8:30pm
Somethin’ Jazz Club
212 E. 52nd St. (between 2nd & 3rd Ave.)
(212) 371 7657
Our friend Billy Lawlor tells us that tickets for this year’s Christmas Bash are now available online. This is always a great reunion party for people that spend their summers on the Jersey Shore near Spring Lake (not the snooki Jersey Shore).
Saturday, December 3
The Christmas Bash
Black tie optional Christmas party
featuring live music by The Billy Lawlor Band
Tickets are $100 and include open bar
Spring Lake Manor
Spring Lake, NJ
For more info, contact Billy Lawlor at 732.449.3071
Tuesday, December 6
Michael’s Mission’s 3rd Annual Benefit
A fundraiser in honor of Michael Sousa
to raise funds for Michael’s Mission, to improve the lives
of those suffering from colorectal cancer
979 Third Avenue, 14th Floor
in the D&D Building
New York, NY
(212) 644-9394

Form more info. contact Scott soussa: 917 415-8957
Quick Links:  Save the Dates:
November 9 – 13
New York Comedy Festival

Thursday, November 10
Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation 9th Annual Gala

Saturday, November 19
The 10th Annual Marc S. Zeplin Foundation Benefit Concert

Wednesday, November 23
Thanksgiving Eve – a big party night in NYC

Tuesday, November 29
United Restaurant & Tavern Owners of NY Dinner

Tuesday, December 6
Seeds of Hope Dinner

Friday, December 9
Concern Winter Ball

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

Spotlight Bar: The Mean Fiddler
The Mean Fiddler in the theater district is known for being a wild party bar with dancing, karaoke and beer pong.
Happy Hour 12-8pm

Ladies Night Thursdays: $6 cocktails
(bring 8 ladies and get free appetizers)

Fiddler Karoake Idol every Friday & Saturday
(Weekly winners entered into final to win a trip to Vegas)

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

Contact Mike for private parties
if it your birthday you get 5 drinks on the house
Three hour Premium open bar: $35 per person (must guarantee 30 people)

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