Last night Laura was my buddy once again for another amazing New York Christmas adventure. This was a bit less mainstream than The Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting, but just as fun and just as seasonal.
Thanks again to The Skint, I heard about the Secret Santa Ukulele Cabaret. From what I could put together Ukelele Cabaret is a bunch of people that get together every once in a while and have different themed performances– all with ukuleles of course.
With ukulele being one of my musical weaknesses (banjo being the other), I HAD to go to this show!
Laura and I walked into the crowded Jimmy’s No. 43 not seeing any site of an eclectic performance. But when were guided to a corner room we found this:
A wonderfully cozy room, decked with Christmas decorations and filled with ukulele players.
The night was a huge variety of musical choices from traditional holiday songs to those you only heard Mystery Science Theater 3000. It was awesome. Laura and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. And the beer was good as well.
Did you know that ukulele players are also the most amazing whistlers ever??
Favorite part of the evening- the incorporation of a sleigh bell iPad application to really make sure that the Christmas spirit was in the air! (Please note the electric ukuleles!)
It was just such a fun evening! The crowd was so friendly and really reminded me of my “family-esque” improv atmosphere. I related to the ukulele players! I feel like this event might very likely be my first holiday tradition in NYC- cause I’m definitely going back next year!
I got some videos of the event as well. Enjoy the fun performances!