Bachs Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 was a big crowd pleaser at the Washington Square Music Festivals free concert Friday, November 30 at St. Josephs Roman Catholic Church. From left, pianist David Oei, flutist Elizabeth Mann, violinist Eriko Sato, cellist Lutz Rath, violinist Theresa Salomon and violist Veronica Salas, all long-time Music Festival artists.
Annual Christmas ConcertThe Choral Society and Orchestra of Grace Church under the direction of John Maclay present music from Mozarts Great Mass in C minor with seasonal favorites. Fri., Nov. 30 at 8pm & Sat., Dec. 1 at 3pm. GRACE CHURCH, 802 Broadway at 10th St. 212-254-2000. www.gracechurchnyc.org.
Avram Fefer TrioFeaturing Avram Fefer on sax, Chris Higgins on bass and Greg Gonzalez on drums playing the music of Monk, Mingus, Ellington and others. Every Thursday from 9pm-midnight. LE PERE PINARD, 175 Ludlow St., bet Houston & Stanton. 212-777-4917. www.AvramFefer.com. www.myspace.com/avramfefer. No Cover.
Ceremony of Carols, Holiday Concert & CarolingThe Trinity Choristers perform the annual Ceremony of Carols and Holiday Music. Following the concert, all join together for holiday carols on the east porch. All Ages. Fri., Dec. 21 at 4:30pm. ST. PAULS CHAPEL, 209 Broadway, bet Fulton & Vesey Sts. 212-602-0800. www.trinitywallstreet.org. Free.
Cornelia Street Cafe29 Cornelia St., bet W. 4th St. & Bleecker, 212-989-9319, www.corneliastreetcafe.com: Check online for upcoming events.
Deepak Kumar Pareek Sings Songs of KabirFri., Nov. 30 from 8:30-10:30pm. JIVAMUKTI YOGA SCHOOL, 841 Broadway at 13th St., 2nd Floor. 212-353-0214. $20 in advance, $30 at door.
DEKK Restaurant & Lounge134 Reade Street St., 212-941-9401: THE VINSON VALEGA TRIO, Every Monday night from 7:30 - 10:30pm. No cover. THE LAURA DREYER QUARTET, Every Friday night from 7:30 - 10:30pm. No Cover. DOWNTOWN JAZZ, A different band every Sunday evening at 8 & 10pm. $6 cover, plus $10 food or drink minimum.
Giovannis Atrium100 Washington St., 212-513-4133: WEEKLY JAZZ PERFORMANCE, Hear jazz vocalist Kathryn Farmer perform every Friday.
Greenwich Village Bistro13 Carmine St.; 212-206-9777: WHIRLED MUSIC, Series presents artists performing Jazz, Blues, New Soul, Bluegrass and more. Takes place nightly. No cover.
Girls Rock & Girls RuleFeatured acts include RewBee, Marisa Mini, Loki the Grump, G-spot, Infernophonic, Cheap Perfume and The Rosies. Fri., Nov., 30. Doors at 7pm, music at 7:30pm. ACE OF CLUBS, 9 Great Jones St., bet Lafayette & Broadway, under Acme Grill. $6 in advance at www.revolutionaryrecords.com, $10 at the door. Admission includes raffle tickets and giveaways. Portion of proceeds benefit Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls.
Grace Church802 Broadway at 10th St., 212-254-2000, www.gracechurchnyc.org: BACH AT NOON, Features the organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach. Tues. - Fri. from 12:20-12:50pm.
Live JazzNew York Citys newest spot for live jazz in the heart of Greenwich Village. Menus from selected restaurants available. Sets at 9 & 11pm and 1am. CACHACA, 35 W. 8th St., bet. 5th & 6th Aves. 212-388-9099. www.cachacajazz.com. Check online for upcoming acts. $10 cover, $15 min.
Living Gamelan: Music about Theater & PoliticsFeaturing the musical works of Daniel Goode, David Demnitz, Patrick Grant and other Gamelan Son of Lion composers with concerts, workshops & open rehearsals. Sun. Tues., Dec 2, 3, & 4. THE LIVING THEATRE, 21 Clinton St., one block south of Houston. 212-792-8050. www.livingtheatre.org.
Minetta Creek Bluegrass BandSun., Dec. 9 from 7:30-10pm; Telephone Bar &Grill, 149 2nd Ave. near 9th St. Sat., Dec. 22 from 9-11pm; The Greenwhich Village Bistro, 13 Carmine St., bet 6th Ave & Bleecker St. www.minettacreek.com. www.myspace.com/minettacreekbluegrass.
NYUs Glucksman Ireland House Special EventsBLARNEY STAR CONCERT SERIES, Features Jimmy Crowley, Cork singer, songwriter and instrumentalist. Fri., Dec. 7 at 9pm. AIRNEAL NA NOLLAG, An evening of traditional Irish music and song. Thurs., Dec. 13 at 7pm. NYU, Glucksman Ireland House, One Washington Mews at Fifth Ave. Call 212-998-3950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. $10 regular events, $15 Blarney Star Concert Series, free for NYU students with ID.
Robert Locke TrioBobby & The Bistro Boys, featuring Robert Locke, Tom Landman and Tim Ferguson, will perform Sundays at 6pm and Tuesdays at 7pm. GIZZIS COFFE, 16 W. 8th St., bet. MacDougal & 5th Ave. 212-260-9700. www.gizzisny.com. Free.
Sunday Afternoon Organ MeditationTakes place each Sunday thru May and lasts 45-minutes. GRACE CHURCH, 802 Broadway at 10th St. 212-254-2000. www.gracechurchnyc.org. No ticket required.
Washington Square Music FestivalStart off the holiday season with Crossroads featuring works by Bach, Mozart, Schumann and others. Fri., Nov. 30 at 8pm. Seating is first come, first served. ST. JOSEPHS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, 371 6th Ave. at Washington Place. 212-252-3621. Free.
World AIDS Day ConcertDowntown Music Productions will present a concert in honor of World AIDS Day, Mimi Stern-Wolfe Artistic Director. Concert will be followed by a candlelight march to Union Square. Sat., Dec. 1 at 12pm. LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, 13th St., near 7th Ave. Concert will be repeated Sun., Dec. 2 at 3pm at St. Marks in the Bowery, 131 E. 10th St., near 2nd Ave. www.downtownmusicproductions.org. $10 suggested donation.