Dawn Derow will celebrate her one-night only CD Release of My Ship: Songs From 1941 with the return of her award-winning show to The Green Room 42 on January 15 at 7 pm – New York’s Yotel on 10th Avenue, NYC. TICKETS HERE.

Sidney Myer (photo: Albie Mitchell)

Pangea plans to celebrate a special, reduced capacity New Year’s Eve hosted by the epitome of grace and good cheer, New York’s beloved Sidney Myer.  The evening, which was previously announced with an early and late show, will feature one show only, at 10:30pm, with an extended pre-show dinner portion starting at 8:30pm. This modification will allow for distance-safe dinner seating in both the Front Dining Room and Cabaret Room, and comfortable spaced seating in the Cabaret Room for the 10:30pm show. The special New Year’s Eve edition of “Sidney’s Back at Pangea,” which sold out its four-week run in November, features Tracy Stark on piano.  The singer-comedienne Gretchen Reinhagen will serve as the evening’s emcee.  Tickets are just $50, and food and drink are à-la-carte with a $75 minimum.

Gaysian-American Showman Goes from Juilliard to Pit to Center Stage in His Green Room 42 Debut “Who’s Matthew Liu???” – Come see for yourself on January 7th at 9:30 pm at The Green Room 42! Fresh from music directing in Mandarin for Nederlander Worldwide in China, Juilliard grad Matthew Liu makes the leap from orchestra pit to the spotlight with a concert of original songs, hot takes on pop music and stories about being a bit too Chinese for America, a bit too “colorful” for China, too cabaret for conservatory and just enough of all of them to be a lot of fun. TICKETS:

Favorite cabaret host Bobbie Horowitz’ It’s Just a Number is back! February 19 at 2 pm at Don’t Tell Mama, honoring two distinguished cabaret folks: Ricky Ritzel and Kevin Kraft. There will be numerous performers slated to perform in their honor. Tickets:

Downtown’s The Django jazz club announces its February schedule celebrating the fifth anniversary of La Reserve Record Label (Feb 3); Pete Malinverni plays Leonard Bernstein cd release (Feb 8); The Django debuts pianist Eric Lewis aka Elew (Feb 8) and the Roots bassist Mark Kelley (Feb 15). Valentine’s Day: Martina da Silva followed by Lauren Henderson (Feb 14), Calvin Johnson Notes of a Native Son cd release (Feb 17), 14th annual Charles Mingus Festival + high school competition (Feb 19-20), Ron Jackson Standards and My Songs cd release (Feb 25).