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31 ways to piss off a New Yorker — By Time Out contributors, edited by Sophie Harris You know it, we know it: NYC is the greatest city in the world, and one of America's most open-minded...

Melbourne's best ice cream and gelati — Hot? Here's all the delicious icy treats you'll need to keep it cool during the warmer weather

Party for a good cause at our World AIDS Day concert — We don't want those post-Thanksgiving blues getting you down, so we're throwing a party for a cause. On December 2, Time Out New York and Verboten are teaming...
Nov 22, 2014

RT @TimeOutNewYork: Come party with us for a good cause! We're throwing a World AIDS Day concert at @VerbotenNewYork with @audioflymusic.

The 10 best books of 2014

The Humans | American Theater Company | Time Out Chicago — American Theater Company. By Stephen Karam. Directed by PJ Paparelli. With Keith Kupferer, Hanna Dworkin, Kelly O'Sullivan, Sadieh Rifai, Lance Baker, Jean Moran. Running time: 1hr 30mins; no intermission. Theater review by Kris Vire "Lay down your fears and raise your glass," exhorts the old tune that's a traditional singalong at the Burkes' family gatherings.
Nov 21, 2014

5-star review: Stephen Karam's terrific new play The Humans turns on family ties and fears at @AmericanTheater.

The Underclassman — Photograph: Richard Termine The Underclassman. Duke on 42nd Street (see Off Broadway). Music and lyrics by Peter Mills. Book by Mills and Cara Reichel. Directed by Reichel. With Matt Dengler, Jessica Grové. Running time: 2hrs 30mins. One intermission.
Nov 21, 2014

This just up! My four-star review of the F. Scott Fitzgerald–themed musical THE UNDERCLASSMAN:

The 11 best things to eat and buy at Christkindlmarket — By Laura BaginskiPosted: Friday November 21 2014, 3:11 pm Christkindlmarket, one of the best holiday markets in the city, opened today in Daley Plaza, and we were among the first to explore the charming Bavarian booths.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @TimeOutChicago: The 11 best things to eat and buy at Christkindlmarket, which opened today:

Time Out New York — Asymmetric. 59E59 (see Off-Off Broadway). By Mac Rogers. Directed by Jordana Williams. With ensemble cast. Running time: 1hr 40mins. No intermission. Asymmetric:...
Nov 21, 2014

RT @tammyoler: Congrats to @macwrites for being a "genre playwright extraordinaire." He also writes HILARIOUS JOKES about candy.…

Dunk your doughnut in coffee at the car wash — By Rheanna O'Neil BellomoPosted: Friday November 21 2014, 3:16 pm In New York, you can drink cocktails above a Five Burgers, eat Momofuku Milk Bar ice cream while shopping and sip java in the basement of midtown office buildings. Soon, you can eat doughnuts at the car wash.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical — Photograph: Bruce Ogesbly/Bluemoon Studios Shuler Hensley and company in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Chicago Theatre. Book and lyrics by Timothy Mason. Music by Mel Marvin. Directed by Matt August. With Shuler Hensley. Running time: 1hr 30mins; no intermission.
Nov 21, 2014

Review: Let go of your inner Grinch and enjoy Shuler Hensley's magnetic performance as the Seuss villain.

Howie the Rookie — © Patrick Redmond Tom Vaughan Lawlor in 'Howie the Rookie' Howie Lee and Rookie Lee - no relation - share a surname and a city, Dublin. In Mark O'Rowe's revival of his own cult classic, both men are played by a single actor, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, and they seem to share much more besides: a Neanderthal gait, empty eyes and a slack-jawed drawl.

Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale — Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place. By Dee Snider. Directed by Adam John Hunter. With ensemble cast. Running time: 1hr 30mins; no intermission. Theater review by Kris Vire Dee Snider, the Twisted Sister frontman and, more recently, reality-TV staple, is both a consummate showman and, I got the impression in a one-on-one interview a few weeks back, a shrewd businessman.
Nov 20, 2014

Review: Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale has its charms but needs better tuning.

A Delicate Balance — A Delicate Balance. John Golden Theatre (see Broadway). By Edward Albee. Directed by Pam MacKinnon. With Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, Martha Plimpton. Running time: 2hrs 45mins. One intermission. A Delicate Balance: In brief Edward Albee won his first Pulitzer Prize for this unnerving and piercingly eloquent 1966 study of fear, madness, addiction and companionship.
Nov 20, 2014

Seeking equilibrium in Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance on Broadway - my @TimeOutTheater review:

R.I.P. Mike Nichols (1931-2014) — This morning brings us the sad news of the death of Mike Nichols, superlative director of stage, screen and television, and a profoundly important shaper of...
Nov 20, 2014

RT @joshrothkopf: Remembering the great Mike Nichols, along with my esteemed theater compadre @DavidCote…

Nov 20, 2014

Remembering the great Mike Nichols, along with my esteemed theater compadre @DavidCote…

Sushi, Mexican food and more-Time Out — In a city that's been at the center, if not the birthplace, of innumerable nationwide culinary trends ranging from slow food and pop-up restaurants to fusion, farm-to-table, and artisanal toast, it's a wonder that chefs in San Francisco restaurants continually find ways to raise their game.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @TimeOut_SF: .@statebirdsf, @richtable, @flourandwater; let's get serious about food. Our giant list of the best in SF dining:

The Nutcracker | Chopin Theatre | Time Out Chicago — Photograph: Michael Brosilow The Nutcracker at the House Theatre of Chicago The House Theatre of Chicago at Chopin Theatre. Book by Jake Minton and Phillip Klapperich. Music by Kevin O'Donnell. Lyrics by Jake Minton. Directed by Tommy Rapley. With ensemble cast. Running time: 2hrs; one intermission.
Nov 20, 2014

.@thehousetheatre's version of The Nutcracker retains its holiday magic with a touch of darkness, says @OliverSava:

Donate your winter clothes at these NYC stores-and get a reward — By Kevin AehPosted: Thursday November 20 2014, 4:33 pm That warm and fuzzy feeling you get from doing a good deed should be enough, but these NYC stores offer other perks (in the form of discounts) for your kindness. We'll take it!
Nov 22, 2014

RT @TimeOutNewYork: Don't throw away your clothes! Donate them at these NYC stores and get a little something in return

CHIRP finally finds a home on the FM dial — After a seven-year climb, the Chicago Independent Radio Project has a home on the FM dial. The volunteer-run Internet station, founded by ex-WLUW station head...

Watch Shuler Hensley get transformed into the Grinch — See the Tony-winning actor go green for the title role of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Nov 20, 2014

We sat in on Grinch star Shuler Hensley's 90 minutes in the makeup chair and condensed it to a 1:15 timelapse video: