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50 Ways to End the Year
Part 1

Big laughs for sure during Celebrity Autobiography at the UWS' Triad theater on 12/31, 10pm, with Andrea Martin, Kristen Johnston, Cady Huffman and others.

At Vinegar Hill House on New Year's Eve, the theme is the 80s movie American Psycho. Plan accordingly.

Bring the kids to Brad Bird's The Iron Giant at Film Forum, 12/22-12/28.


Another Year, directed by the extraordinary film director Mike Leigh, opens 12/29.

See Brian Bedford as Lady Bracknell in the Roundabout production of The Importance of Being Earnest.

Get your steak game on and learn to cook like a Great New York Steakhouse, 12/23, at the Institute of Culinary Education.


The wonderful singer-songwriter Dar Williams performs at The Bell House on 12/26, 7pm.

And another at The Bell House: a Ping Pong tournament on 12/28. Amateurs welcome.

Jackie Hoffman bring her brand of outrageously funny to Joe's Pub, 12/31, 7pm.

The Underground Rebel Bingo Club takes their renegade gamesmanship to Le Poisson Rouge, 12/22, 8pm.

It's always a festive pleasure to visit the town of Titipu and you can take the Gilbert & Sullivan journey when The Mikado plays Symphony Space for five performances starting 12/29.


Hoist a glass of Dupont's Avec les Bons Voeux and feel the glow of the brewery's best wishes.

If you haven't had the pleasure, read Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, by Helen Simonson, an absolute, old-fashioned delight.

Warm up with one of Keens' stash of 200 or so Single Malt Scotches.


Spend some time with Old Master Jan Gossart at the Met before the show of his work, Man, Myth and Sensual Pleasures, closes in January.

Take Big Onion's 20th Annual Christmas Day Jewish East Side Tour.

What kid wouldn't like The Train Show at the NY Botanical Garden?

Dip into the fondue at Taurine.

Read Finishing the Hat by Stephen Sondheim: Collected Lyrics (1954-1981) with Attendant Comments, Principles, Heresies, Grudges, Whines and Anecdotes


Head out to The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park to finish your shopping list.

Momentum at the New Victory brings in the noise, and the rhythm, and the dancing—a show for kids and the whole family.

Celebrate the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.

Last chance to see the Messerschmidt exhibit—and his amazing character heads at the Neue Galerie.

An evening with Andrea Marcovicci is always a civilizing one. Thru 12/30 at The Algonquin.

Get into the
holiday spirit: Feed, Teach, Build, Save, Heal, Strengthen, Pledge.











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