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Last Sunday
10 Penny Comedy
A rock and roll comedy variety show featuring top New York Comedian s spanning all ages and styles. With host Cathie Boruch
FIRST SUNDAY
CARMINE STREET METRICS
3-5pm "Carmine Street Metrics, a poetry reading series with an open mike for metrical poetry.
Off for summer
Returning 2018-2019:
Next year: Fall 2019 through spring 2020: 9/15; 10/6; 11/10; 12/8; 1/12; 2/2; 3/1; 4/5; 5/3; and 6/7.
EVERY MONDAY
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Every Monday. Hosted by Jimmy Peoples
$5 for 6 minutes.
FIRST MONDAYS
COMEDY
9pm This is not your run of the mill story telling show. This is a story telling show featuring up and coming and professional comedians talking about some specific topics that they through and thought Why Me? Come out and enjoy comedians tell some embarrassing some inspirational but ultimately some funny stories from 9pm -10pm
FiRST MONDAY
A SLICE OF FUNNY
6-730pm Stage Time Magazine presents a monthly mic show featuring new and up and coming stand-up comics developing new material and riffing on random topics. As the laughs grow bigger and louder, scheduled comedians receive a free slice of pizza at this peer-friendly show.
FIRST MONDAY
A Case Of The Mondays
7:30pm - 8:30pm Got a case of the Mondays? Why not start your week off with some laughs instead? Let Denise! and friends put some fun back into your week with a little improv comedy and maybe some other surprises thrown in.
SECOND MONDAY
KYLE'S KORNER
Kyle presents his many friends and side projects from live band Karaoke to way out jazz madness to oompah bands!
SECOND MONDAY OF THE MONTH
COMEDY
630-8PM Joseph Conklin comedy/variety show PB&BS presents: Captain ConTiki's Salty Spectacular! (a Free Comedy Show)
Third Mondays
The Quite The Character Comedy Show
7pm comedy Standup from all your favorites from history, fiction and more...
STARTS JANUARY 2020
TUESDAYS
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Every Tuesday. Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
TUESDAYS
DARK WATER TUESDAYS
Father Vincent Presents a Haven for Creatures of the Night, Freaks, Geeks, and your Average Joe to have Fun and Dive in to the Sounds of DJ PARADOX & DJ FEO spinning - 80's, New Wave, Synth-pop, Goth, Industrial,+. Entertainment includes Horror, SciFi, Action, Anime movies all night long, and on occasion..Guest D.J.s, a Dance Floor, live bands & performers. VOTED: BEST WEEKLY PARTY BY NYPRESS READERS!
EVERY TUESDAYS
PUNK ROPE
6:30PM Punk Rope (punkrope.com) is a mash-up of jump rope, calisthenics, and resistance band exercises fueled by rock 'n' roll. No jump rope skill is necessary. Jump ropes and bands are supplied. All fitness levels welcome. Burn a ton of calories while improving your cardio and strength. Limited to 6 participants. $10. Followed by Punk Rope happy hour ($4 drafts and wells) until 8:30pm. Register at: https://www.punkrope.com/shop/workshops/punk-rope-ottos/
EVERY WEDNESDAY
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Every Wednesday. Hosted by Jimmy Peoples
$5 for 6 minutes.
EVERY WEDNESDAY
The On Edge Comedy Mic
7-8:30pm Comedy so sharp you can slit your wrists with it!
No cover! Just get a drink! Hosted by Joe DeSantis!
FREE!
THIRD WEDNESDAY
Primativa in Hi-Fi
6PM-10PM Experience classic tiki escapism. Gina of the Jungle spins a luscious blend of Exotica as That Hula Girl in Heat Brooklyn Babydoll�s dance moves gives new meaning to the phrase, �Shaken, not stirred.�
THIRD WEDNESDAY
For Realsies Comedy Show
9-1130 You'll laugh so hard a little pee might come out. For Realsies.
THURSDAYS
HAPPY HOUR WITH PAT PERVERT
6PM - 10PM An after work stress reducer for the underground at heart. Spinning punk, psycho-billy, goth new wave industrial and alternative.
EVERY THURSDAY
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Every Thursday. Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
SECOND & LAST THURSDAY
QUEER AS IN F**** YOU!
10PM This aint your mama's drag show! join us for another installment of "Queer As In F**** YOU!" an all punk drag showcase with an stellar cast of misfits each month!"

TAKING THE MONTH OF APRIL OFF. RETURNS MAY 9th!
This just got nominated for a Brooklyn Nightlife award for best reason to leave Brooklyn
SECOND THURSDAYS
RED FLAGS COMEDY
730-930 Red Flags hosted by Nora Jefferies, Andy Ward and Jovough Jackson
STARTING MARCH 14th, 2019
THIRD THURSDAY
Bangarang!
10pm Jamaican and Latin soundz from the sixties to the eighties.
Selector Yana Lil' Jerk + friends spinning strikkly vinyl.
LAST THURSDAY
OF THE MONTH
8-10pm The Last Thursday of the month your favorite Hillbilly balladeers are back! These talented young lads will enchant you with their renditions of 50's rockabilly and hillbilly lovesongs as well as their own originals.
SECOND & THIRD FRIDAYS OF THE MONTH
No Name... & a Bag O Chips
7pm NYC's Best Damn Comedy/Variety show encourages its performers to play, invites its audience to hang out afterwards to share feedback & shoot the breeze, and concludes each show with a Cheap Door Prize giveaway.
EVERY FRIDAY
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Every Friday. Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
SECOND FRIDAY
OF THE MONTH
ROCK 'EM SOCK 'EM! FRIDAYS 10PM
DJ UltraV and DJ Omega play Tag Team style from 10pm-4am brand new and classic favorites in 80's/Electro/Indie/Punk-funk/Geek Rock. Expect to hear the likes of IAMX, 33HZ,The Infadels,Kasibian,Elkland,Hot Hot Heat,Robots in Disguise,The Knife,Chromeo,The Mobius Band, Manhead and more. LIVE BANDS & SPECIAL GUEST DJ at Midnite.
THIRD FRIDAY
REBEL NIGHT
10pm One of our favorite dance parties is back! Come bop, jive and swing to classic 50 and 60s vinyl classics with DJs Sei, June, Hiromu, Aki and guest DJs every month!
FIRST SATURDAY
OF THE MONTH
UNSTEADY FREDDIE'S SURF-ROCK SHINDIG 10PM
UNSTEADY FREDDIE known as "The Ed Sullivan of Surf", is a passionate cheerleader for the instrumental surf-beat music genre. This is due to his wildly popular Monthly SURF-ROCK SHINDIG concert series which he has been running successfully at a tiki bar in NYC called OTTO's SHRUNKEN HEAD, featuring 4 reverb-drenched bands every first Saturday of the Month!! And no shows are ever alike!! He is also known for his internet radio show, TWANG SHEBANG. Unsteady Freddie archives a lot of live music events, such as those at OTTO's, which can be viewed at his YouTube Channel
FIRST SATURDAY
Maryssa Smith Presents:
6:30PM-8:00PM
Merriment and Mortification A Night of Comedy with NYC's Best Up and Coming Comics.
Fun giveaway's and prizes
not open mic. prebooked, email: fashionablyfunnynyc@yahoo.com
1st Saturday of month from 630-8
FIRST SATURDAY
SHOW & TELL
2:30 - 3:45
A once monthly reading series hosted by Matt Waters, where you'll not only hear the most talented writers in New York City sharing their fiction and poetry, but also learn about what inspires them, too.
SECOND SATURDAY
SOULFINGER!
10pm A dance night where you can shake and finger pop! The 45 r.p.m. soul sounds of Connie T. Empress (Empire State Soul Club) and GirlSoul (Discophonic Walk) are sure to make your hip dip and your backbone slip! 10PM til your feet fly off!
THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH
MAMBO JAMBO
Resident DJ Ratta bring you a Night dedicated to Blues, R&B, Mambo, Cha Cha's, Rock & Roll, Mento , Ska, Rocksteady, Surf, Rock & Roll, Exotica, Boogaloo, Doo Wop, Soul and more.....
LAST SATURDAY
OF THE MONTH
GET WEIRD
GET WEIRD is a rock and roll party featuring wild live bands, while DJ GREG-GORY and STRANGE JASON spin garage rock, surf, punk, psychobilly and more to the delights of all trash weirdos everywhere.”
Date Individual Events
Mon Dec 9
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Mon Dec 9
6:30 PM
COMEDY
630-8PM Joseph Conklin comedy/variety show PB&BS presents: Captain ConTiki's Salty Spectacular! (a Free Comedy Show)
Mon Dec 9
9 PM
KYLE'S KORNER KRISTMAS KARAOKE!
It wouldn't be December without the second Monday of December and it wouldn't be the second Monday of December without Kyle's Kristmas Karaoke Korner. Come by and maybe you'll get to hear someone sing your favorite holiday classic, or you might hear Michael sing a Grateful Dead song about snow.
We're not doing that many songs so don't come very late.
Tue Dec 10
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Tue Dec 10
6:30 PM
PUNK ROPE
PUNK ROPE 6:30PM Punk Rope (punkrope.com) is a mash-up of jump rope, calisthenics, and resistance band exercises fueled by rock 'n' roll. No rope jumping skill is necessary. Jump ropes are supplied. All fitness levels welcome. Burn a ton of calories while improving your cardio and strength. Limited to 6 participants. Pay $5, $10, $15, or $20. Followed by Punk Rope happy hour until 8:30pm. Register here: https://www.punkrope.com/shop/workshops/punk-rope-ottos/
Tue Dec 10
8 PM
JACK CROSLEY'S LOST WORLD
Jack returns to the 'lost world', singing the forgotten, lush 'adult pop' music of the '60s. Enjoy a cocktail or two, as jack and his friends take you to another time.
Tue Dec 10
10 PM
DARK WATER TUESDAYS
Father Vincent Presents a Haven for Creatures of the Night, Freaks, Geeks, and your Average Joe to have Fun and Dive in to the Sounds of DJ PARADOX & Guest DJs Spinning - 80's, New Wave, Synth-pop, Goth, Industrial,+. Entertainment includes Horror, SciFi, Action, Anime movies all night long, and on occasion..Guest D.J.s, a Dance Floor, live bands & performers.
Tue Dec 10
10:30 PM
LIVE MUSIC
10:30PM Ulysses
Wed Dec 11
3 PM
THE PEOPLE'S MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Wed Dec 11
7 PM
The On Edge Comedy Mic
7-8:30pm Comedy so sharp you can slit your wrists with it!
No cover! Just get a drink! Hosted by Joe DeSantis!
Wed Dec 11
9 PM
THREE OF CUPS HOLIDAY REUNION
Thu Dec 12
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Thu Dec 12
6 PM
PUNK ROCK HAPPY HOUR! WITH PAT PERVERT!
6PM-10PM An after work stress reducer for the underground at heart. Spinning punk, psycho-billy, goth new wave industrial and alternative.
Thu Dec 12
7:30 PM
RED FLAGS COMEDY
7:30-9:30pm Red Flags hosted by Nora Jefferies, Andy Ward and Jovough Jackson
Thu Dec 12
10 PM
10PM. Nate the K. (WFMU’s Burn It Down!) psych/soul/garage/punk PLUS!!! late-night exotica vibes
Thu Dec 12
10:30 PM
"Queer As In f*** YOU!"
Did you know drag performers love halloween? Join Otto's resident drag monster Vylette Tendency and all the ghouls for spooky, ooky drag shows all night! come see why halloween is our christmas! featuring performances by:
-Glitter Macabre
-Paris La'Hommie
-Noctua
-Anita Baretta
AND MORE!!
$5-10 suggested donation
doors at 10:30 shows at 11pm
Fri Dec 13
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Fri Dec 13
7 PM
No Name...& A Bag of Chips Comedy
NYC's Best Damn Comedy/Variety show encourages its performers to play, invites its audience to hang out afterwards to share feedback & shoot the breeze, and concludes each show with a Cheap Door Prize giveaway.
Fri Dec 13
9 PM
APFEL/KREBS/SIMONE PRESENTS
9PM THE NEXT (Rock-Blues)
10PM CTHULHU MARTINI (Horror, Shock, Rock-n-Roll)
11PM HUDSON CITY RATS (Hudson City Rock n' Roll)
12AM THE CADILLAC COWBOYS ROCKABILLY SHOW (Rockabilly and Swing)
Sat Dec 14
3 PM
LIVE MUSIC
3PM THE RED ROOM
4PM SPOOKEY RUBEN
Sat Dec 14
6 PM
HIGH SEA OF IMPROV
6-8PM THIRD PERSON COMEDY
HIGH SEA OF IMPROV - Come laugh and enjoy handfuls of the best up and coming improvisers perform for you."
Sat Dec 14
8:30 PM
LIVE MUSIC
8:30PM Maltese Falcon
Sat Dec 14
10 PM
SOULFINGER!
A dance night where you can shake and finger pop! The 45 r.p.m. soul sounds of Connie T. Empress (Empire State Soul Club) and GirlSoul (Discophonic Walk) are sure to make your hip dip and your backbone slip! 10PM til your feet fly off!
Sun Dec 15
2:30 PM
A LITERARY AFTERNOON
2:30PM - 5PM
AUTHORS READ FROM THEIR WORKS
Hosted by Liz Amaral and Bob Silberstein
Sun Dec 15
9 PM
OTTO'S HOLIDAY PARTY!
DJS:
9PM DJ ULTRA V AND OMEGA
10PM DJ RYAN MIDNIGHT
11PM DJ LIL'JERK
Midnight DJ TWO TONE TIMMY
LIVE MUSIC:
9PM RASSLERS
10PM DOLLS NYC
11PM BIKINI CARWASH
Mon Dec 16
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Mon Dec 16
8 PM
THE DUCK SHOW
8-10pm The Duck Show Waddle on down to Otto's and enjoy many laughs and quacks with some the finest and funniest NYC comics this side of the pond! Admission is one drink minimum. Stay till the end and get the chance to win a free duck-themed gift basket!
Mon Dec 16
10 PM
Coney Island Sideshow Performers
Coney Island Sideshow Performers return to Otto’s Shrunken Head to bring you a night of our curiously strange acts and bizarre death defying feats. $10.00 admission to the back room. All proceeds go towards obtaining Roc Roc-It’s visa to bring him back to the U.S.
Tue Dec 17
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Tue Dec 17
6:30 PM
PUNK ROPE
6:30PM Punk Rope (punkrope.com) is a mash-up of jump rope, calisthenics, and resistance band exercises fueled by rock 'n' roll. No jump rope skill is necessary. Jump ropes and bands are supplied. All fitness levels welcome. Burn a ton of calories while improving your cardio and strength. Limited to 6 participants. $10. Followed by Punk Rope happy hour ($4 drafts and wells) until 8:30pm. Register at: https://www.punkrope.com/shop/workshops/punk-rope-ottos/
Tue Dec 17
8 PM
BIRD AND FRIENDS - COSMIC UNITY!
8PM-9:30PM anybody at anytime from the audience can jump into Bird's improv set...that means YOU!
Tue Dec 17
10 PM
DARK WATER TUESDAYS
Father Vincent Presents a Haven for Creatures of the Night, Freaks, Geeks, and your Average Joe to have Fun and Dive in to the Sounds of DJ PARADOX & Guest DJs Spinning - 80's, New Wave, Synth-pop, Goth, Industrial,+. Entertainment includes Horror, SciFi, Action, Anime movies all night long, and on occasion..Guest D.J.s, a Dance Floor, live bands & performers. VOTED: BEST WEEKLY PARTY BY NYPRESS READERS!
Wed Dec 18
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Wed Dec 18
6 PM
Primativa in Hi-Fi
6PM-10PM Experience classic tiki escapism. Gina of the Jungle spin a luscious blend of Exotica
Wed Dec 18
7 PM
The On Edge Comedy Mic
7-8:30pm Comedy so sharp you can slit your wrists with it!
No cover! Just get a drink! Hosted by Joe DeSantis!
Wed Dec 18
9 PM
AHPresents: Hump Day Hang
9PM SoulCake
10PM Danny’s Devil’s Blues
11PM Red Gretchen
12AM TBA
Thu Dec 19
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Thu Dec 19
6 PM
PUNK ROCK HAPPY HOUR WITH PAT PERVERT
6PM - 10PM An after work stress reducer for the underground at heart. Spinning punk, psycho-billy, goth new wave industrial and alternative.
Thu Dec 19
8 PM
8-10pm your favorite Hillbilly balladeers are back! These talented young lads will enchant you with their renditions of 50's rockabilly and hillbilly lovesongs as well as their own originals.
Thu Dec 19
10 PM
BANGARANG!
10pm Jamaican and Latin soundz from the sixties to the eighties.
Selector Yana Likkle Jerk + friends spinning strikkly viny
Fri Dec 20
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Fri Dec 20
7 PM
No Name... & a Bag O Chips
7PM NYC's Best Damn Comedy/Variety show encourages its performers to play, invites its audience to hang out afterwards to share feedback & shoot the breeze, and concludes each show with a Cheap Door Prize giveaway.
Fri Dec 20
10 PM
REBEL NIGHT
One of our favorite dance parties is back! Come bop, jive and swing to classic 50 and 60s vinyl classics with DJs Sei, June, Hiromu, Aki and guest DJs every month!
Sat Dec 21
6:30 PM
LIVE MUSIC
6:30PM MIKE MOK
8PM Bluerace
10:30PM DEEp SEa DIvEr
Sat Dec 21
10 PM
MAMBO JAMBO
DJ RATTA brings you a Night dedicated to Blues, R&B, Mambo, Cha Cha's, Rock & Roll, Mento , Ska, Rocksteady, Surf, Rock & Roll, Exotica, Boogaloo, Doo Wop, Soul and more.....
Sun Dec 22
2 PM
HOLIDAY MARKET
2-8pm
OUR VENDORS:
CONNIE T EMPRESS • Vintage clothing, jewelry & surprises galore.
GINA’S TRADING POST • Tiki accessories, baby stuff, political badges, misfit Christmas.
HIROMY + YADEE ARANIVA • Dance culture stuff, calendars & stickers.
JACKIE HATES YOU • Goth jewelry.
MMM… • Cookies, fudge & chocolate homemade treats.
PAT PERVERT • T shirts.
PINBALL GIRL CONFECTIONARY • Hand-wrought sterling silver badass baubles.
PURPLE PAM HOT SAUCE • Award-winning hot sauces.
STINGY COOKIE VINTAGE • Mod, skinhead, ‘60s & ‘7’s clothing.
SUPERPLOMER • Industrial lamps.
SYD SHORT EMBROIDERY • Political pins & handmade felt objects.
TIKIBILLY • Handmade tiki mugs.
ULTRAFRESCA • Handcrafted jewelry & holiday ornaments with an alternative flair.
VANESSA PAULSEN RECORDS • Records.
WORLD OF STYLE VINTAGE • Vintage clothes.
Mon Dec 23
3 PM
THE PEOPLE'S MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Mon Dec 23
8 PM
COMEDY
8pm “Standup from all your favorites from history, fiction and more...”
Mon Dec 23
9 PM
LIVE MUSIC
9pm Cruel Children
10pm Woodhull
11pm BINT
Tue Dec 24
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Tue Dec 24
10 PM
DARK WATER TUESDAYS
Father Vincent Presents a Haven for Creatures of the Night, Freaks, Geeks, and your Average Joe to have Fun and Dive in to the Sounds of DJ PARADOX & Guest DJs Spinning - 80's, New Wave, Synth-pop, Goth, Industrial,+. Entertainment includes Horror, SciFi, Action, Anime movies all night long, and on occasion..Guest D.J.s, a Dance Floor, live bands and performers.
Wed Dec 25
5 PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
WE ARE CLOSED
Thu Dec 26
3 PM
THE PEOPLES MIC
3PM-6PM Hosted by Jimmy Peoples $5 for 6 minutes.
Thu Dec 26
6 PM
PUNK ROCK HAPPY HOUR!
DJ PAT PERVERT! An after work stress reducer for the underground at heart. Spinning punk, psycho-billy, goth new wave industrial and alternative.
Thu Dec 26
10:30 PM
"Queer As In f*** YOU!"
This aint your mama's drag show! join us for "Queer As In f*** YOU!" Hosted by Vylette Tendency. An all punk drag showcase with an stellar cast of misfits each month!"