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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-10PM 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!
1st FRIDAY
NO NAME...AND A BAG OF CHIPS
6-8 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.
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 STRANGE JASON spin garage rock, surf, punk, psychobilly and more to the delights of all trash weirdos everywhere.”
Date Individual Events
Sun Feb 25
5 PM
LIVE MUSIC
5PM SIMON CHARDIET
Sun Feb 25
7 PM
That time of the month
7PM-10PM The E. Vill Twins DJ Rosie Bottom and DJ Tania Insomnia play rock, punk, and music you can dance to...
PLUS, LIVE MUSIC:
7PM Beyond Hell
8PM Sweet Magma
9PM The Rambones
Tue Feb 27
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 Feb 28
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 Feb 29
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.
Thu Feb 29
6:30 PM
LIVE MUSIC
6:30PM-8:30PM THE INVITATIONAL (FEATURES PERFORMERS FROM THE OTTO'S WEDNESDAY OPEN MIC)
9PM FRYBOYS
Fri Mar 1
6 PM
NO NAME...AND A BAG OF CHIPS
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.
Fri Mar 1
8 PM
DJ SUZY HOTROD AND GUESTS
8PM FMU Friends! Suzy Hotrod and Vee Vee Rock n Roll! 60's! Girls! Garage! Soul Movers! Glam and Punkers!
Fri Mar 1
8:30 PM
FLIP FLOP & FLY!
It's the first Friday of the New Year so it's time to 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! It's where all the Hip People meet! Dig the scene baby! Here's this month's line up:
9PM THE MONOMATICS (1960's Garage & Noir Surf Instrumental Trio)
10PM CTHULHU MARTINI (Horror Shock Rock & Roll)
11PM THE BLACK ANGELS NYC (Garage Punk Rock & Roll)
Sat Mar 2
4 PM
4-7 Djangobilly
Sat Mar 2
8 PM
UNSTEADY FREDDIE'S SURF ROCK SHINDIG
8PM GUITARMY OF ONE
9:30PM PASS THE POI
11PM THE WRAYCYCLERS
Sun Mar 3
5 PM
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.
Tue Mar 5
8 PM
BIRD & FRIENDS-COSMIC UNITY
8PM-10PM 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 Mar 6
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 Mar 7
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.
Thu Mar 7
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.
and guest singin' from Stella Rose Saint Clair!
Fri Mar 8
8 PM
The monthly ska party with a tiki twist!
Spring is almost here, and while it may still be chilly, tonight is going to heat you up!
We are beyond excited to host DANNY REBEL & the KGB, as they import their "chunky reggae" style all the way from Canada!
Our friends from across the Hudson, THE PENNILESS LOAFERS, return with their bopping brand of ska-rock to keep the dance floor swaying.
And making their way from Ohio, we've got THE SNEAKY HEAT MISSILES, and their punk-splashed brand o' ska. Will they have a euphonium?! Get there early and find out!
As always you'll have DJ Ryan Midnight on hosting duties and the late set! Live bands start at 9pm sharp!
DJ sets start at 8pm, featuring the return of DJ Duff Guy, and go non-stop up front till we all collapse at 2am! No cover, as always, but please bring cash (or Venmo) to tip each band you see. Dress to impress, if that's your thing, and see you on the dance floor!
Sat Mar 9
9 PM
Soulfinger! Dance Party!
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!
Fri Apr 26
7 PM