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Day Weekly/Monthly Events
See below for more info and individual events
1st SUNDAY
Ghost Town Strut w/ DJ One Ice Jack & Featuring The Mermaid and Mai Tai Market
5PM DJ ONE ICE JACK spins Rockabilly, R&B, Punk and Soul. The Mermaid and Mai Tai Market features vintage, art, jewelry and other one of a kind wonders and oddities! Hosted by Miss Frizz Dazzle Vintage and each month featuring different guest vendors. 5pm-10pm.
THIRD SUNDAY
The Hipp Pipps Rock’n’Roll Party Earlybird Special!
6PM-9PM 3 bands in the back, 1 dj up front, 2 bartenders in between and you shakin’ yer tailfeather all over the place! No cover- just a whole lotta rock’n’roll!
LAST SUNDAY
7PM-12AM The E. Vill Twins DJ Rosie Bottom and DJ Tania Insomnia play rock, punk, and music you can dance to…
EVERY TUESDAY
BIRD & FRIENDS - COSMIC UNITY
8PM-10PM "Bird and Friends - Cosmic Unity" 18-year improv veteran Michael Bird creates the improv show with the audience, including YOU…so come on out to Otto's to join the ultimate, improvised cosmic unity of PLAY!
EVERY WEDNESDAY
Otto's Wednesday Open Mic
6PM-12AM A weekly open mic. Hit this link for info and sign up. Otto's Wednesday Open Mic
SECOND WEDNESDAY
🎯Take 5🎯
7PM-11PM DJ Yana Lil’Jerk and guests spin selections from the Cool Brittania era. Late 80s to early 2000s UK Indie, Indie Dance, Britpop, Shoegaze plus. All vinyl!
EVERY THURSDAY
PUNK ROCK HAPPY HOUR w/ DJ PITTER PAT
6PM An after work stress reducer for the underground at heart. Spinning punk, psycho-billy, goth new wave industrial and alternative.
THIRD THURSDAY
NeuroNautic Institute Presents
7-9 NeuroNautic Institute / Neuronautic Press an art collective and Poetry Press dedicated to open eyes, minds, and hearts. A monthly reading series every third Thursday of the month.
FIRST FRIDAY
DJ SUZY HOTROD AND GUEST DJS
8PM DJ SUZY HOTROD spins Rock & Roll, Yé-yé, Exotica & more! Guest DJs.
FIRST FRIDAY
Apfel/Krebs/Simone Presents: FLIP FLOP & FLY!
It's the first Friday of the month so it must be time for FLIP FLOP & FLY! That's right, come down to OTTO'S SHRUNKEN HEAD have a few Tiki drinks, put on your dancing shoes and check out the coolest sounds around! Dig the scene baby! Live music!
FIRST FRIDAY
NO NAME...AND A BAG OF CHIPS
7pm-8:30pm No Name…And a Bag of Chips, New York City's longest running comedy variety show, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2024 by returning to the scene of some of its greatest triumphs, Otto’s Shrunken Head.
They return with their beloved blend of some of the country's best stand-up comics alongside an eclectic mix of variety acts, including storytellers, musicians, and magicians, among others.
Holding it all together is their house band, The Summer Replacements. The shows always end with a cheap door prize giveaway. It's always fun, and it's always free. Hosted by No Name co-founder and producer, the amiable Eric Vetter.
SECOND FRIDAY
Subway to Skaville is your monthly ska party with a tiki twist, hosted the second Friday of every month at Otto’s Shrunken Head (East Village, NYC), and bringing you the best of the ska genre in all its styles.
You’ll hear bands with traditional 60s influence to ska-core and everything in between, along with the best NYC selectors spinning you a potpourri of ska, rocksteady, reggae, and dub!
Our shows feature a mix of local, regional, and touring bands. You never know who may be playing at the next subway stop!
THIRD FRIDAY
POETRY
Adverse Abstraction: A Community of Experimental Expression A showcase of poetic and experimental works curated to highlight the talents of both emerging and established artists alike.
FIRST SATURDAY
OF THE MONTH
UNSTEADY FREDDIE'S SURF-ROCK SHINDIG
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 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
SECOND SATURDAY
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 Guest DJs are sure to make your hip dip and your backbone slip!
LAST SATURDAY
OF THE MONTH
GET WEIRD
GET WEIRD is a rock and roll party featuring wild live bands, while DJ GREG-GORY and guests spin garage rock, surf, punk, psychobilly and more to the delights of all trash weirdos everywhere.”
Date Individual Events
Sat May 18
9 PM
Chills'n'Fever Rockabilly Live Music and Record Hop Dance Party!
9PM Special Guest DJ's all the way from Spain!
DJ's Claire Retro Girl and Roy Brille from Spain, will be sharing the decks with your Host DJ's El Salvaje and Jukebox Jodi!
Sun May 19
5 PM
The Hipp Pipps Rock’n’Roll Party!
6PM AMERICAN AMBULANCE
7PM DENSITY BLACK CAT
8PM THE HIPP PIPPS
PLUS, DJS Connie T. Empress and Yana Li’l Jerk! at 5PM!
Tue May 21
8 PM
BIRD & FRIENDS COSMIC UNITY
8PM-10PM "Bird and Friends - Cosmic Unity" 18-year improv veteran Michael Bird creates the improv show with the audience, including YOU…so come on out to Otto's to join the ultimate, improvised cosmic unity of PLAY!
Wed May 22
6 PM
Wednesday Open Mic for musicians
6PM-12AM A weekly open mic that will have great music and be a lot of fun. Hit this link for info and sign up. Otto's Wednesday Open Mic
Thu May 23
6 PM
Punk Rock Happy Hour w/ DJ Pitter Pat
6PM An after work stress reducer for the underground at heart. Spinning punk, psycho-billy, goth new wave industrial and alternative.
Fri May 24
7 PM
LIVE MUSIC
7PM Precious Blood
8PM Milf & Dilf
9PM Giftshop
10PM Jersey Calling
11PM The Last Throes
Sat May 25
6 PM
GET WEIRD!
GET WEIRD is a rock and roll party featuring wild live bands, while DJ GREG-GORY and guest DJs Hardly Quinn and Lisa Livewire spin garage rock, surf, punk, psychobilly and more to the delights of all trash weirdos everywhere.”
8PM Hambone Skinny
9PM The Mandelbrot Shakes
10PM The Sci-Flies
Go-Go Sheba Shake
Guest Djs
Mica & Sheri Corleone
Sun May 26
7 PM
LIVE MUSIC
E.Vill Twins Tania Insomnia & Rosie Bottom play rock, punk, & sh*t you can dance to, plus guest DJ Feo and free live bands!!!
7PM Skitzopolis
8PM Not All Heroes
9PM Recreational Outrage
Tue May 28
8 PM
BIRD & FRIENDS COSMIC UNITY
8PM-10PM "Bird and Friends - Cosmic Unity" 18-year improv veteran Michael Bird creates the improv show with the audience, including YOU…so come on out to Otto's to join the ultimate, improvised cosmic unity of PLAY!
Wed May 29
6 PM
Wednesday Open Mic for musicians
6PM-12AM A weekly open mic that will have great music and be a lot of fun. Hit this link for info and sign up. Otto's Wednesday Open Mic
Thu May 30
6 PM
Punk Rock Happy Hour w/ DJ Pitter Pat
6PM An after work stress reducer for the underground at heart. Spinning punk, psycho-billy, goth new wave industrial and alternative.
Fri May 31
8 PM
LIVE MUSIC
8PM Dick Jokes
9PM Exit 99
10PM Phil Gamage
11PM Danny’s Devils Blues