It’s officially holiday season—which means more parties than you can possibly hope to attend, gallons of eggnog, and bright, shiny lights everywhere. It also means Murray Hill and his 10-date gig “A Murray Little Christmas.” The hardest-working man in showbiz puts down his burgers and six-pack of Pabst long enough to ogle some ladies—especially his co-stars. Opening night features burlesque babe Dirty Martini, hula hooper Miss Saturn, and twisted newcomer Dynasty Handbag. Mo’s usual cohorts, piano player Lance Cruce and showgirls the Murrayettes, keep Murray from falling over. See mrmurrayhill.com for details.
Thu & Fri @ 8, Sat @ 10 & midnight, Mo Pitkin’s, 34 Ave A, 212-777-5660
Jewish superstars unite for “A Jewcy Chanukah,” a benefit for Natan. Princess Superstar headlines a lineup that also includes Northern State, Perry Farrell (of Jane’s Addiction) spinning as DJ Peretz, and a slew of the funniest humans (and dog puppet) around. Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (funny, he doesn’t look Jewish) cracks jokes with Saturday Night Live‘s Rachel Dratch, Judy Gold, and the super–comic siblings Eric and Rebecca Drysdale, among many others. Totally Jewtastic! Sun @ 7, Crobar, 530 W 28th, 212-629-9000, jewcy.com, $25
Take a break from the holidaze with a set of techno from Detroiter-turned-Berliner Dan Bell and Londoner James Ruskin, who play records in a tribute to the venerable Berlin label-club Tresor. The now closed club (once located in the vault of a department store in Mitte) boasted a stripped-down space that matched the mood of the music and was a far cry from New York’s bloated party spots. The club promoted techno as dry and crisp as a fine white wine—for many, an acquired taste. With Function and Lenny Posso. Sat @ 10, Avalon, 662 Sixth Ave, 212-807-7780
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 29, 2005