So it’s the first day of the work week and there are four more days to go. I get it. But why ruminate when you can start to make Mondays the best night of the week? This weekly column is devoted to finding the best events across NYC hosted by individuals and places that are doing amazing, crazy, wild, sexy things on Monday nights. And I am here to honor them. From singers in their underwear and free salsa dancing, here are tonight’s top events.
Watch two hot singers belt out famous songs in their underwear:
Pop/rock show The Skivvies has double meaning: led by Broadway performers Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley at Highline Ballroom, the actor-musicians sing stripped-down, acoustic versions of favorite Lana Del Ray-Robyn-Rihanna pop songs and their original songs all while they too are stripped down to their underwear. Molina and Cearley’s bodies are pretty perfect looking (we’re talking fully-exposed six-packs and chiseled arms), and their performance is about as unpredictable as it gets. The Skivvies is a wild experience. Highline Ballroom. 8pm. $25. All details here. Venue info here.
See award-winning Canadian indie pop duo Tegan & Sara perform:
Alright, so with their new album coming out tomorrow, tonight’s show is already sold-out, but tomorrow’s is all for the picking. Famous for being twins, writing angsty-layered music, and both being openly gay, Tegan & Sara are at the Beacon Theatre tonight and Tuesday, performing their award-winning music and unleashing their signature onstage political and personal banter. Grammy-nominated, and former tour mates with Rufus Wainwright and The Killers, the sisters’ show is high-class. Beacon Theatre. 8pm. Tonight and tomorrow. All details here. Venue info here.
EDIT: Both shows have been canceled due to illness. They will make it up to you. Somehow.
Salsa dance for free with a live band and mojito happy hour:
Middle Eastern restaurant and lounge Taj II in Flatiron heats Mondays up with its weekly salsa night starting at 6:30pm, a live band and live singers provide the tuneful accompaniment to the lounge’s free salsa lessons. Don’t know how to salsa? Have a crush on your dancing partner? Find the courage in a frothy $8 mojito and $6 Coronas till 2am. Works every time. Taj II. 6:30pm. $8 cover before 7pm, $12 after. All details here. Venue info here.
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