The Very Best of NYC Holiday Shows

Martinis n’, Mistletoe, Oy Vey in a Manger, Nice Jewish Girls
Gone Bad

On Dec 22, the producers of the New York Burlesque Festival invite you to Martinis n’ Mistletoe, a fabulous evening of live jazz and hot burlesque sure to put the ho ho ho in your holidays. Head over to Le Poisson Rouge to enjoy live music from the Brian Newman Quintet and Shelly “the Singing Siren” Watson, plus burlesque from The World Famous Pontani Sisters, Dirty Martini, The Maine Attraction and more. The evening also hosts a burlesque boutique filled with fabulous vendors offering up pasties, vintage lingerie and other accoutrements for your last minute holiday needs!

Join The Kinsey Sicks as they reinterpret that jolly holiday in Oy Vey in a Manger at Highline Ballroom Dec 23. In this episode, we find Rachel, Winnie, Trixie, and Trampolina trying to sell off their manger—yes, that manger—before it faces foreclosure. Crises arise, secrets are revealed, Jewish-Gentile tensions surface and mayhem ensues, all in glorious four-part harmony. Oy Vey illuminates The Kinsey Sicks’ special take on holiday classics, such as “God Bless Ye Femmy Lesbians,” “Satan Baby,” and “I’m Dreaming of a Betty White Christmas,” plus hilarious Jewish satiric fare, including “Don’t Be Happy, Worry,” the Chanukah spa classic “I Had a Little Facial” and the requisite Yiddish production number, “Papirossen.”

The badass chosen chicks Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad return to NYC on Xmas Eve for the ninth annual night of comedy, music, show-stopping burlesque and holiday cheer. Join them at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art Dec 24 as they boldly deconstruct years of tradition, expectations and guilt in a fast-paced vaudeville extravaganza, complete with kick lines, punch lines and special renditions of holiday classics. The evening features a stellar lineup, including performances by Jena Friedman (Letterman), Rena Zager (Comedy Central), Hilary Schwartz (Sirius) and Minnie Tonka, hosted by The Goddess Perlman. Proceeds from the event benefit The Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad Project, a new initiative to support and develop various projects by women who go their own way.

What Do You Think?