Beyoncé-Themed Bar Will Pop-Up in Brooklyn + More NYC Events 12/01–12/07

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New York is the city that never sleeps, and with so many events and activities each week across all five boroughs, it can be hard to know what’s actually worthwhile. Here are the events New York City actors should have on their radars this week.

Don't miss out on BBB: Beyoncé, booze, and Brooklyn.
What’s better than Beyoncé? The only correct answer is Beyoncé and booze, and the smart folks over at Leyenda in Carroll Gardens have figured that out. Beginning Dec. 1, the spot will be redubbed “Sleyenda” for a special pop-up event, themed in accordance with Queen Bey herself. (Free)

Bikini Bottom is open for business on Broadway.
Ay ay, captain! At long last, Broadway’s deep-sea musical “SpongeBob SquarePants” opens at the Palace Theatre Dec. 4. Backstage cover stars Ethan Slater and Lilli Cooper lead an ensemble jam-packed with new and stalwart Broadway talent, directed by Tina Landau. (Tickets start at $49)

New York will toast Tina.
The multitalented, ever-prolific, all-around genius Tina Fey will be feted at this year’s New York Stage and Film Winter Gala. Taking place Dec. 5 at Pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, the evening will entail cocktails, an auction, dinner, and tons of special guests spanning Fey’s canon of work across all mediums. With tickets starting just south of a grand, this is likely one of those “good to know is on the horizon” events rather than one for actually attending, but expect videos of performances and speeches to surface thereafter. (Tickets start at $750)

Stage stars team for LGBTQ suicide awareness musical.
Two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser and stage favorite Teal Wicks will lead a one-night presentation of “The Shards of an Honor Code Junkie,” a new musical focusing on LGBTQ suicide. Held at Brooklyn’s Tillary Hotel on Dec. 4 (the 10-year anniversary of Alan Taylor’s suicide), the autobiographical piece is written by Blake Allen. (Tickets start at $75)

Take in 60 new plays—at 60 seconds each.
For the sixth year in a row, INTAR’s One-Minute Play Festival returns to New York, with three performances Dec. 2 and 3. Featuring a whopping 60 brand new plays by 20 Latinx playwrights, all running at a delectable one minute in length at the INTAR Theatre in Midtown, part of the proceeds will benefit Unit 52, INTAR’s emerging artists training program. (Tickets: $20)

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