Tis the season when performers bring out their holiday spirit to entertain and warm our souls. Mark your calendars for the show that puts you in the mood.
92nd Street Y: Corner of East 92nd Street and Lexington Ave. 12/1 Lauren Graham in Conversation with Michael Ausiello; 12/5 Tracy Letts Introduced By Will Eno; 12/6 Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf: Preview Screening of “20th Century Women” & Conversation with Actor Annette Bening and Director Mike Mills and 12/14 Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis: Patricia Field.
Birdland Jazz: 315 West 44 St. Jim Caruso’s Cast Party Monday evenings; 12/1 Sean Harkness; 12/11 James Barbour Holiday Concert; 12/12 Frank Dilella Show Biz After Hrs with Nikki M. James, Matt Doyle, Michael Longoria & Alysha Umphress; 12/13 -17 Karrin Allyson “Songs of Love, Change, & Holiday Cheer”; 12/17-19 Daniel Reichard’s “A Guide to Christmas”; 12/20 22 Eric Comstock + Barbara Fasano Present “Downton Abbey Road: The Best Of Britain”; 12/23-25 Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch In “A Swingin’ Birdland Christmas”; 12/26 and 1/1 Our Sinatra.
Broadway Sings at the West End Lounge: 955 West End Ave at 107th St. and West End Ave. Mondays : Open Mic with Craig Pomranz and Sarah Rice.
Café Carlyle: 35 East 76 St. Sept. 15-Dec. 15, Mondays at 8:45 p.m.: Woody Allen & The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band; 12/2-31 Steve Tyrell.
Carnegie Hall: 12/16 and 17 Make the Season Bright with The New York Pops with Ann Hampton Calloway, Liz Callaway, Anthony Nunziata and Will Nunziata and 12/18 The New York Pops Twas the Night Before Christmas with John Bolton.
Don’t Tell Mama: 343 W. 46 St. Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Chatterbox every Thursday with guests that have yet to have been announced. 12/1 John McMahon; 12/3 and 12/10 Anita Gillette & Harold Sanditen; 12/9 Anthony Santelmo Jr and 12/11-12 John Mc Daniel & Lennie Watts.
Feinstein’s/54 Below: 254 West 54 St. 12/5 Donny Most; 12/6 and 12/13 A Well-Strung Christmas; 12/ 8 and 12-14 Orfeh and Andy Karl: Legally Bound; 12/9-10 9th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Extravaganza; 12/11 and 12 Rory O’Malley: Out of the Basement; 12/14 and 12/28 Christine Pedi: Snow Bizness; 12/15 Amine Hachem; 12/ 15–25 and 12/ 27-30 Michael Feinstein: A Holiday To Remember; 12/19- 24 Norm Lewis: I’ll Be Home For Christmas; 12/31 Charles Busch and 12/31 Ananleigh Ashford: New Year’s Magic.
Iridium Jazz Club: Broadway at West 51 St. 12/9 Hillary Kole; 12/10 Popa Chubby CD release and 12/11-12 The Nighthawks.
Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Café: 407 West 42 St. Every Thursday Broadway Sessions; Every Friday Le Scandal; 12/11 and 12/13-14 KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar.
Metropolitan Room: 34 W. 22 St. Every Tuesday Annie Ross; 12/6 Adrienne Haan; 12/9 and 12/16 Baby Jane Dexter; 12/10 Kathy Troccoli; 12/14 Vivian Reed; 12/17, 21 and 23 Hedda Lettuce amd 12/31 Marilyn Maye.
Salon: 352 West 44th St. Sunday: Open Mic with different performers, created and hosted by Mark Janas with Tanya Moberly.
Stage 72: (formerly The Triad) 158 W. 72 St. Spamilton: Various dates; 12/19 Danny Aiello’s Annual Christmas Party 2016;
The Cutting Room: 44 E. 32 St. 212 691-900, 12/3 The Cowsills; 12/4 Sparkle: An All-Star Holiday Concert – A benefit for The Actors Fund; 12/10M ink Stole: It’s Merry Christmas, Dammit! And 12/19 ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF THE AIR: The New 1934 Live From Broadway Broadcast Revue.