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Murray Hill Oscar Party, Homo Comicus: Girls Gone Hilarious, Bridget Everett

The “hardest working man in show business” (and some of his closest friends) celebrate the best (and worst) of Hollywood at the annual Murray Hill Oscar Party, taking place this year at Joe’s Pub on Feb 24. See 2013’s nominees creatively re-enacted, plus win a special prize for predicting the winners correctly or dressing like your favorite celebrity. With fun movie-themed drink specials and the show itself projected on a giant screen, this promises to be way more fun than just watching at home!

2012 was one of the most memorable election years in history, so you know Kate Clinton will have plenty to say about that among other things at Homo Comicus: Girls Gone Hilarious, an all-female edition of the popular queer comedy showcase. Along with Kate, there will be a gaggle of talented ladies sure to make you giggle, including HBO’s Poppy Champlin, Last Comic Standing’s Michele Balan, and hilarious Jessica Halem. Find out why the girls are just as—if not funnier—than the guys Mar 8 at the Gotham Comedy Club.

Alternative cabaret star Bridget Everett brings her outrageous, anything-goes style of performance to Joe’s Pub on Feb 12. Funny, moving, shocking, surprising, and even down-and-dirty raunchy, Everett is currently starring as Shonda on CBS’ 2 Broke Girls. She has collaborated with everyone from Taylor Mac to Sex and the City’s Darren Star. At Joe’s she will be performing with her band The Tender Moments, with whom she will be releasing an album this fall.

Beautiful, bawdy babes strip down to almost nothing at this year’s Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque Valentine’s Spectacular on Feb 14 at the Highline Ballroom. This popular variety show ushers in Valentine’s Day the sexy way with burlesque performances by such favorites as Gal Friday, Miss Tickle and Cherry Typhoon (coming in all the way from Japan!). The evening, hosted by The World Famous *BOB*, also features music by jazz and ragtime vaudeville twosome Gelber & Manning and DJ Momotaro on the turntables.

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