The Daily Shortlist March 12


Location: East Village, NYC
Bands: Astronome: A Night At The Opera Get Tickets Here
Show time: 9 PM; Through April 5
Venue: Ontological at St. Marks
Food: Oyama
Drink: Grassroots Tavern
Miscellaneous: Mud Cafe

Acclaimed writer/director Richard Foreman teams up with avant-jazz god John Zorn for this work filled with the sounds of groans, grunts, and babbling that explores the initiation of a group of people into a world where ambiguous behavior alone leads to freedom–perhaps under the tutelage of the necessary “false messiah.” With sushi that’s 50 percent off all the time, you might think, “Something’s wrong with that?” but the fish is good and the rolls are inventive, making this one of the best low-priced sushi joints in the city. Though St. Marks all of a sudden lost its charm, Grassroots Tavern hasn’t. This large dive bar has cheap drinks, darts in the back, and old men behind the bar, things a good dive bar should have. Excellent coffee served in a big mug and a healthy menu of food coupled with a year round enclosed outdoor backyard patio make Mud Cafe a great little coffee shop in the area.

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