The Daily Shortlist May 17
Part of the SoloNOVA Arts Festival, Puppy Love: A Stripper’s Tale stars performance artist Erin Markey telling the story of a girl who enters the world of stripping and all the hijinx that ensues. Part restaurant and part club, China 1 serves up more upscale Chinese food than you’re used to. With décor that’s more dungeon lounge than China, this is a fun place to hang. With an MP3 jukebox that has 3000 albums to choose from, nicknamed “El DJ,” Hi Fi is a rock lover’s wet dream. With daily drink specials, this place is cheap, and that’s a rare thing in NYC these days. If you’re still in the mood to party after this early reading, hit up Second on Second Karaoke Bar & Lounge for some karaoke, where you can sing till your throat is sore!