Tonight there are two holiday shows waiting for you. They’re located at two different neighborhood bars/music venues in two different neighborhoods in two different boroughs.
Over in the East Village, Leslie Mendelson, Julia Haltigan and an all-star band including Jon Graboff and Kenneth O’Connor will take over the back of The 1th Street Bar to sing Christmas carols, at least two Hanukkah songs and whatever else may come around. The show gets going at the early time of 6pm.
It sounds like the 12th Street Bar and Grill should be just a block away. But it’s in Brooklyn, in Park Slope. There, starting at 8pm, you can see The Radigan Roundup Holiday Extravaganza. Terry Radigan, the musician who presents this show, promises a musical cast of thousands and free candy canes. While the second promise is real, the first is mere puffery. Still loads of musicians will be showing up to sing their favorite holiday songs and some originals as well. Scheduled tonight are Chris Erickson, Lara Ewen, Anana Kaye and Irakli Gabriel, Jack Grace, Greg D, John Manion, Jessie Kilguss, Jeff Litman, Andi RaelHealy, Andy Mac, Shaky Dave, Adam Bernstein, Heather Eatman and Steve Mayone. Show time is 8pm, but this is a small space, so getting to 12th Street early would not be a bad idea.
Christmas Carols and more with Leslie Mendelson, Julia Haltigan and band, 11th Street Bar, 510 E. 11th Street between Avenues A &B (Any train to 14th Street or L Train to 1st Avenue, then transfer to the 14 A bus to 11th Street), 6pm, No Cover
The Radigan Roundup Holiday Extravaganza, 12th Street Bar and Grill, 1123 8th Avenue – enter on 12th Street, Park Slope (F or G Trains to 7th Avenue, use the 8th Avenue exit), 8pm, No Cover, (but a contribution for the musicians is highly encouraged), Free candy canes