Upcoming Shows at Joe's Pub - April 22 - May 6 | Award-winners Suzan-Lori Parks, Justin Vivian Bond, Kiran Ahluwalia, Julian Hornik & More
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Generation Women

Tuesday, April 30 at 7pm

Generation Women is a multigenerational storytelling night that invites a woman or non-binary performer in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s+ to share an original true story on a theme. Our diverse line-ups will make you laugh, cry, and reflect on the cycle of life. The mission of Generation Women is to amplify underheard voices, and create space for intergenerational connection and community. All are welcome to join us. Hosted by Georgia Clark.

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Ivo Dimchev: Top Faves

Tuesday, April 23 at 9:30 pm

Wednesday, April 24 at 9:30 pm

World renowned performance artist, singer- songwriter, theater director and choreographer, Ivo Dimchev brings Top Faves back to Joe's Pub for a two-night stint! Ivo will be accompanied by the highly acclaimed composer, musician, Obie award-winning theater maker, and the musical force behind the communal queer Bark of Millions – Matt Ray and his band.

Dionne Lea - Credit: Ericka Kreutz Photography

Dionne Lea: The Way It Is Now…

Thursday, April 25 at 7pm

Dionne Lea is returning to NYC with her 2023 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards nominated cabaret, The Way It Is...Now. From women's power to Black power, marriage to mortality, mom life to empty nest life, and much more, Dionne leads audiences on an entertaining ride through an eclectic, curated collection of stories with new and classic songs we all know and love. In a one-woman show co-produced with Emmy Award-winning actor, Keith David, Dionne will inspire you to think, dance, sing along, contemplate, and celebrate LIFE - The Way It Is...Now. Come join the journey!

Julian Fleisher: The Late Show

Friday, April 26 at 9:30pm

O.G. Joe's Pub legend Julian Fleisher leans into the late show vibe, eschewing his legendary Rather Big Band in favor of a small group session with a more intimate feel. Featuring classic tunes, new originals and a suite of stories from the trenches of life in New York's downtown scene, The Late Show invites audiences to share in a more revealing but always swinging set.

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Penny Arcade: The Art of Becoming

Saturday, April 26 at 7pm

Thursday, April 2 at 9:30pm

From downtown New York's most articulate artistic survivor, comes Penny Arcade's revealing and often hilarious musical memoir, The Art of Becoming. Episode 3: Superstar Interrupted, is a journey through the glamour and disillusionment of a revolutionary era. From the 1967 Summer of Love in Provincetown, through New York City's Underground, to the Balearic Islands with poet Robert Graves, Penny's story travels from a teen runaway on the streets of New York into the heart of the 1960's artistic zeitgeist. 56 years into Penny Arcade's unique performance career, Penny proves she lived to tell the tale as she reinvents the memoir and embarks on a multi-episodic musical memoir of her life. Episode 3 accomplishes what many have tried and failed to do: to give you the audience the rare experience to witness the late 1960's New York art scene of Andy Warhol, Larry Rivers, John Vaccaro, Max's Kansas City, Jackie Curtis, Candy Darling; along with Hollywood's rogue power couple, Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim; plus the stars of the future, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe and Iggy Pop in all their nascent glory. They all weave in and out of Penny's tale, an outsider's journey through the fame game to the completion of character and the art of becoming.

Suzan-Lori Parks is Sula & The Joyful Noise

Monday, April 29 at 7pm

Coming off her sold-out run at Joe's Pub with PLAYS FOR THE PLAGUE YEAR (Winner of the Drama Desk 2023 Award for Best Songs in a Play), playwright / singer-songwriter Suzan-Lori Parks fronts her 6-piece band, Sula & The Joyful Noise, for a neo-soul evening of booty-shaking, statement-making and mind-melting music. Come join her in her test kitchen! She'll be re-tooling old songs and trying out new ones as she puts together a brand new theatre show.

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Justin Vivian Bond: Rare Bond

Wednesday, May 1 at 7pm

Thursday, May 2 at 7pm

Friday, May 3 at 7pm

Saturday, May 4 at 7pm

Sunday, May 5 at 7pm

The bird's internal characteristics remain a mystery. In some, but not all, previously studied cases, gynandromorphic birds have had internal sex organs that matched their external plumage, with an ovary on one side and a testis on the other. Past observations suggest that some gynandromorphic birds can successfully court mates and reproduce. But this particular green honeycreeper was never observed engaging in any courtship or mating behavior. It tended to avoid other green honeycreepers and often hung back from the feeding station until other birds had departed. "The bird was inclined to be a bit of a loner," Dr. Spencer said. Still, it seemed to stick around, visiting the feeding station repeatedly over a period of nearly two years. "This bird was around for a long time," Dr. Spencer said. "It wasn't at any kind of obvious disadvantage, except possibly in finding a mate." - Emily Anthes, The New York Times

Tammy Faye Starlite - Credit: Bob Gruen

Tammy Faye Starlite in Nico Underground

Wednesday, May 1 at 9:30pm

Nico: Underground finds Tammy Faye Starlite inhabiting the Warhol superstar and Velvet Underground centerpiece who was born Christa Päffgen in pre-war Cologne. Starlite spent the better part of five years developing the original script that draws from videos, interviews, biographies and rare recordings, as well as first person interviews with those who personally knew the Teutonic chanteuse. This seriocomic portrayal is a masterful characterization that includes performances of songs by Lou Reed, Jim Morrison, Jackson Browne, David Bowie, Rogers and Hart, Gordon Lightfoot and Bob Dylan, as well as Nico's own compositions.

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Disorientalism Part 6: Year of the Dragon ladies

Monday, May 6 at 7pm

Kick off Asian American Heritage Month at Joe's Pub with this wild variety show – back by popular demand after 5 sold out talent-stravagazas. disOrientalism brings New York City's premier AAPI performers together from Broadway, Stand Up Comedy, Dance, and Music curated into one spectacular all-star show. Curated and hosted by notorious comedienne/rapper Kate Siahaan-Rigg alongside child star-turned-Broadway-actress Olivia Oguma, the program lasts about 75 minutes and is designed to boost your immunity against boredom, inaction, xenophobia, orientalism and bowl cuts.

Dynasty Handbag: The Bored Identity

Monday, April 22 at 9:30pm

In the spirit of 70's comedy albums by artists such as Lily Tomlin and Richard Pryor, The Bored Identity is a collection of characters and songs by the underground's most beloved subversive comedic performance artist. Dynasty Handbag takes on the self care industrial complex, murderous misogyny and the horrors of heteronormativity by deftly moving in and out of a crackpot slew of characters in ridiculously imaginative scenarios.

Kyle Dunnigan

Tuesday, April 30 at 9:30pm

Kyle Dunnigan will be premiering unreleased original comedy music for an upcoming special. Kyle is an Emmy, Peabody and Writer's Guild Award winning comedy writer. He also won an Emmy for the most outstanding original music for the song "Girl You Don't Need Make Up". He stars as Johnny Carson and Walter Cronkite in the new Jerry Seinfeld movie, Unfrosted on Netflix and Eddie in Adam Carolla's upcoming animated series, "Mr. Birchum". He also starred in several sketches on the hit Comedy Central show "Inside Amy Schumer" and recurred on "Reno 911" as Craig a.k.a The Truckee River Killer.

Ahn Trio - Credit: Jean-Bernard Villareal

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Ahn Trio W/ Antigoni Goni: Balkanophonia

Monday, April 22 at 7pm

Ahn Trio and Antigoni Goni explore together on the musical heritage of the Balkans with 3 New Commissioned works for this unique collaboration of classical guitar and a piano trio. Serbian American composer Dusan Bogdanovic's Delphic Hymns are based on some of the oldest written music our culture has preserved, while Sting's music is transformed into indie classical sounds of intimate chamber music. Paris based Atanas Ourkouzounov's Lamento et Rock Bulgare, written especially for this collaboration, and the genre-transcending music of NYC-based Rubin Kodheli who grew up in Albania, Belgium, and Germany all in one evening come together to celebrate the beauty and diversity of modern chamber music.

Avram Fefer and Carl Hancock Rux - Credit: Norbert Kling (Avram) / Scott Groller (Carl)

Avram Fefer and Carl Hancock Rux: The Afro- Semitic Transcendental Repertory Orchestra

Tuesday, April 23 at 7pm

Groove-based modern jazz with influences from Africa and the Middle-East. Multi-instrumental jazz composer Avram Fefer and multidisciplinary performing artist Carl Hancock Rux combine their talent $s for the debut of this exciting new ensemble honoring the unparalleled contributions of Jewish and African Americans to American culture; specifically the remarkable history of collaboration in America's greatest musical gift to the wider world — the music we call Jazz. Bringing together the compositional and improvisational skills of the saxophonist and the baritone voice of the renowned word artist, these two veteran NYC performers will lead The Afro-Semitic Transcendental Repertory Orchestra (A.S.T.R.O.) through a diverse set of sophisticated global jazz that celebrates Liberation and Transcendence in all its forms.

Dayramir González: V.I.D.A Album Release

Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm

Featuring the next leap in his evolving Afro-Cuban modern rock-jazz sound, V.I.D.A. showcases Cuban pianist, Yamaha artist, and composer Dayramir González at the height of his craft as a composer, pianist, and collaborator with an international cast of players at his side, including conga maestro Pedrito Martinez. A virtuoso show full of inspiration, virtuosity and Cubaness.

Lala Tamar & Ofer Ronen - Credit: Fernando Florit

Lala Tamar & Ofer Ronen: Duo Andalus

Thursday, April 25 at 9:30pm

An intimate encounter of voice and strings, sounds and cultures. A journey in song and story, through the lands of the Mediterranean Sea & North Africa. The young diva of Moroccan Judeo-Arabic Lala Tamar breathes vibrant new life into Sephardic, North African and Flamenco music. She is a collector of lost stories and women's songs in Haquetia, Moroccan Ladino. Accompanied by the virtuoso guitar of Ofer Ronen, the duo masterfully weaves an evening of tenderness and depth, enchanting listeners into a ritual that celebrates the roots of three cultures in one.

Ashni - Credit: Noel Woodford


Friday, April 26 at 7pm

Ashni is a New York-based songwriter, composer, vocalist and pianist. Her relationship with the stage began with classical North Indian dance, Kathak, and western classical piano. A first-generation Indian American, she grew up absorbing Hindustani classical music and Garba, Gujarati folk music and dance. From these roots, she incorporates her love for pop, jazz, and R&B, and envelops listeners in a reflective, cathartic dimension. Her work meditates on the relationships we build with the self, our communities, and all beings in our natural world.

Ronnie Malley - Credit: Antar Hanif

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NY Oud Festival. Feat Ronnie Malley and Ameer Armaly

Saturday, April 27 at 9:30pm

Brooklyn Maqam brings to Joe's Pub the final night of the first annual New York Oud Festival, a multi-day, multi-venue music festival showcasing the oud and its versatility as it exists in New York's diverse musical culture. The NYOF celebrates the oud and its wide-ranging influence on global music culture, showcasing artists from a multitude of traditions and contexts, demonstrating why the oud continues to be one of the world's most beloved instruments. This night's concert will feature sets from oudists Ronnie Malley and Ameer Armaly.

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Rohan Krishnamurthy: The Alaya Project

Sunday, April 28 at 8:30pm

The Alaya Project is the essential bridge between the intricate Carnatic style of Indian classical music and contemporary jazz and funk. Born in the cultural bastion of Oakland, California, The Alaya Project explores new textures and perspectives built over two decades of friendship, dialogue, and musical immersion across genres and continents. The driving hybrid kit grooves of Indian percussionist and drummer, Rohan Krishnamurthy, the soulful Ragas and melodies of Prasant Radhakrishnan on saxophone, and the harmonic bedrock of Colin Hogan embodies the permanence of a changing soundscape.

The NYU N'Harmonics

Monday, April 29 at 9:30pm

The N'Harmonics are a world renowned all-gender a cappella group from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. They are returning to Joe's Pub for their annual end of year concert at the iconic venue. They will be performing N'Harmz standards like "Fire" and "Whipping Post," as well as new arrangements by current music director Noor Hila. Coming from varying New York creative scenes, the ‘Harmz use multidisciplinary storytelling to make an artistic statement with their work. This year, the N'Harmz competed in the Varsity Vocals ICCA tournament for the first time since their 2019 Championship, placing 3rd in the Northeast Semifinals at Berklee College of Music after a sweeping victory and Best Soloist award at Quarterfinals.

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The Tall Pines Revue

Friday, May 3 at 9:30pm

The Tall Pines Revue is back at Joe's Pub! Hosts Connie Lynn Petruk (The Loser's Lounge) & Christmas Davis of The Tall Pines welcome an all new cast of special guest artists to the series. Featuring musical performances by Julia Joseph, Vincent Black Shadow (with Annie Collette), Comedian extraordinaire Seth Herzog, DJ sets by Rock & Roll Drumming Legend Bob Bert, and a live performances by your hosts, The Tall Pines, backed by Jeremy Chatzky (bass), and Katia Floreska (vocals) and Julia Joseph (vocals) for a night full of music, stories, and surprises.

Kleztronica - Credit: Jess O'Donoghue

Kleztronica: Chaia and Éléonore Will

Saturday, May 4 at 9:30pm

Chaia and Éléonore Weill have transformed the Jewish music scene with their use of electronics. Now, they bring a duo repertoire inspired by a long tradition of radical female mentors. Join us for a night of Yiddish song, electronic grooves, klezmer tunes, and space-hurdy-gurdy. Come dance with us!

Kiran Ahluwalia - Credit: Sahiba Kaur Chawla

Kiran Ahluwalia

Sunday, May 5 at 8:30pm

Two-time JUNO (Canadian GRAMMY) winner Kiran Ahluwalia's open-hearted vocals have established her as one of global music's most compelling cross-pollinators, bringing together the disparate traditions of Indian music, West African Blues and Jazz. Her six-piece band includes electric guitar, tabla, drum kit, accordion/organ and electric bass. Kiran will be performing new music from her long-awaited album, Comfort Food, which is due to be released in April 2024.

Grace Mclean Album Release

Monday, May 6 at 9:30pm

Called "electrifying" by The Huffington Post and "phenomenal" by The New York Times, Grace McLean is a multi-hyphenate actor-singer-writer. Stephen Holden of The New York Times proclaims, "Ms. McLean's voice [is] a flexible instrument with unexpected reserves of power…behind her playful adventurousness lies a well of passion."

An accomplished performer (and currently on Broadway as President Woodrow Wilson in Shaina Taub's Suffs), McLean's songwriting has been praised as, "Savvy" by Vulture, and "Musically complex, dramatically abstract and...intensely intimate in style" by Broadway World.

JOE'S PUB, a program of The Public Theater, was named for Public Theater founder Joseph Papp. Since it opened in 1998, Joe's Pub has played a vital role in The Public's mission of supporting artists at all stages of their careers with an intimate space to perform and develop new work. Joe's Pub presents the best in live music and performance nightly, continuing its commitment to diversity, production values, community, and artistic freedom. In addition to one-night-only concerts and multi-night engagements, Joe's Pub is home to the annual Habibi Festival, which hosts artists representing contemporary and traditional musics of the SWANA (Southwest Asia/North Africa) region, and The Vanguard Award & Residency, a yearlong curation series that celebrates the career, and community, of a prolific and influential artist, including Nona Hendryx, Judy Collins, Laurie Anderson, Barbara Maier Gustern, and Angelique Kidjo.

With its intimate atmosphere and superior acoustics, Joe's Pub presents over 700 shows featuring artists based in New York City and touring performers from all over the world, and hosts over 100,000 audience members annually. Beyond public performances, Joe's Pub also leads artist development programs like New York Voices, a commissioning program that helps musicians develop new performance projects, and Joe's Pub Working Group, an artist-led development and collaboration cohort. Current commissioned artists include Dan Fishback, Omar Offendum, and Sarah Elizabeth Charles.

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