Wadada Leo Smith performs at Roulette on Thursday and Friday nights in honor of his 70th birthday. Download "Mbira," which blends Shona music from Zimbabwe with American and traditional Chinese music, for free here.
Manhattan's Community Board 10 is mulling whether to ask bars, nightclubs and restaurants to stop serving liquor two hours before last call. This week, the board tabled a recommendation that would require establishments to stop serving liquor after 2 a.m. in order to get more information from its economic development committee, which proposed the rule.
Gingerbread men, Greek kourabiedes, Hanukkah jelly donuts, frosted sugar cookies and Italian torrone messinesi nougat candy are just some of the sweet foods eaten during the holiday season. What's your favorite holiday cookie, cake or candy? Let us know here and check out our slideshow of holiday cookies and sweets made in New York City kitchens.
Lettuce plays its groovy, festive funk Wednesday night at Brooklyn Bowl with The Nigel Hall Band as part of the second annual Royal Family Holiday Rage. Download "Blast Off" from the septet's third record here.
Can't decide what to give a loved one this year? Never fear. WNYC and WQXR hosts are here to help. Warm woolen socks, locally distilled rye whiskey and a t-shirt inspired by the cult classic "The Warriors" are among their recommendations this year.
Judge Jennifer G. Schecter removed Marx's license for six months, fined him $500 and sentenced him to attend a defensive driving program, enroll in 16 sessions of counseling with a state-certified substance abuse counselor and install ignition interlock devices in his vehicles.
A brooch of ruby lips and cultured pearl teeth made by Salvador Dali, a pendant depicting an abstract face by Roy Lichtenstein and a gold mask designed by Man Ray are among the 240 pieces of jewelry currently on view at the Museum of Arts and Design. View a slideshow here.
Alabama Shakes plays a Brooklyn Bowl show on Thursday night. Download "I Found You" from the band's new self-titled EP here.
Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens play The Bell House Wednesday night. Download the call-and-response style track to the group's debut album "What Have You Done, My Brother?" here.
Adrian Ellis, who has been executive director at Jazz at Lincoln Center since 2007, will leave his post in January. Ellis is not completely cutting ties with Jazz at Lincoln Center. He will act as a special adviser to the Jazz at Lincoln Center board.
A sweeping overhead shot of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and abstract aerials of dryland farming in northeastern Spain. See a slideshow of Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky's large-scale chromogenic color prints here.
The independent kitchenware and gift store Fishs Eddy has taken a political stance on Occupy Wall Street, hydrofracking and birth control in its holiday windows.
A black velvet cape Liz Taylor wore to Princess Grace of Monaco's "Scorpio Ball" and the diamond and gold wedding bands she wore in both of her marriages to Richard Burton are a few of the items that Christie's will auction off this week in one of the year's most anticipated sales. View a slideshow here.
Wicked Knee plays Thursday night at Le Poisson Rouge with Mago and Caveman with Cyro Baptista. Download "Congo March" from the group's debut EP here.
Nate Wooley's quintet performs at the Brooklyn Lyceum in Gowanus on Wednesday night. Download "Ethyl," off of the group's debut album, Nate Wooley Quintet: (Put Your) Hands Together.
Sola Rosa plays SOBs on Tuesday night. Download the group's song "Turn Around," which features emerging Wellington songstress Iva Lamkum.
There’s no shortage of interesting holiday store displays up in the city this time of year, and WNYC wants to see the best ones in your neighborhood. Upload your snapshots and check out our slideshow of creative holiday windows here.
What's your Thanksgiving appetizer, main, side, pie and beverage of choice? Let us know by taking our quiz.
The Portuguese jazz vocalist Sara Serpa performs at the Anthology Film Archive Wednesday night. Download her song "Sem Razão" here.
On Sunday, some three dozen people protested the Brooklyn Museum's inclusion of David Wojnarowicz's film "A Fire in My Belly" in the museum's new show Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.