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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
Tue Apr 16
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 Apr 17
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 Apr 18
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 Apr 18
7 PM
AHPresents: Double Release Party!
7PM Wexwax
8PM EXIT 99 ** Celebrating the release of 'Master Plan'
9PM Crazy Mary ** Celebrating the release of 'Onto Your Plane'
10PM Acoustic DensityBlackCat
Fri Apr 19
6 PM
POETRY
6PM-8PM 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.
Fri Apr 19
8 PM
MASHUP!
8PM-12AM Sweet Daddy Soul and Connie T. Empress of Soulfinger spin 60s soul vinyl up front while KYLE'S KORNER belts out beloved tunes in the back!
Sat Apr 20
8:30 PM
LIVE MUSIC
BEDPAN FIGHT
DR. EX AND THE BREAK-UPS
THE WIG OUTS
Sun Apr 21
5 PM
The Hipp Pipps Rock’n’Roll Party!
6PM Ross Byron
7PM Ben Dumm 3
8PM THE HIPP PIPPS
PLUS, DJS Connie T. Empress and Yana Li’l Jerk! at 5PM!
Tue Apr 23
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 Apr 24
6 PM
Wednesday Open Mic for musicians
6PM-12AM A weekly open mic with. Hit this link for info and sign up. Otto's Wednesday Open Mic
Thu Apr 25
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 Apr 25
6 PM
LIVE MUSIC
6PM-6:45PM CITY ICE
7PM-8:45PM JAMES G BARRY BAND
9PM-9:45PM ST. SPARKS
10PM-10:45PM DAN KILIAN of the Million Man Band with special guests
Fri Apr 26
7 PM
LIVE MUSIC
DJ Tania Insomnia
8PM Beyond Hell
9PM The Changelyngs
10PM Mary’s Silence
Sat Apr 27
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 THE DRACU-LAS (https://thedracu-las.bandcamp.com/)
9PM MYSTERY GIRL (https://mysterygirl518.bandcamp.com/)
10PM TELEVISIONARIES (https://televisionaries.bandcamp.com/)
Sat Apr 27
7 PM
LIVE MUSIC
7PM SANITY CHECK
Sun Apr 28
5 PM
5PM-7:30PM Phillip Giambri "Two Guys in a Bar Talking poetry
8PM-10PM The Black Cat Boppers
Tue Apr 30
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 1
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 2
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.