Wanna Cover It? Theater at the Pub (No, Not the Public; an Actual Pub)


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“The Barplay Quintet” Takes Place at Jimmy’s No. 43!

The Barplay Quintet is a vinette of five, individual and intense plays tackling issues of racism, personal/dating relationships, and class, set during different time periods but always at watering hole. The play is written by award-winning playwright and founding member of The DQT Theatre Allen Davis III.

You can find more about the production, which runs Jan. 17 to 25, here. If it’s your cup of tea (or mug of beer, rather — it does occur at a bar) and you want to cover it, sign up to do so via our Open Assignments page.

And if you’re looking for a less heady (and more stomachy) reason to visit Jimmy’s No. 43, Sunday is the Fifth Annual Cassoulet Cookoff, during which you can sample the traditional French dish as rendered by numerous amateur and professional chefs. Tickets benefit the NYC Greenmarket programs we do so know and love. More here.