Jan. 12 Performer Highlight: Karen Garrett (Karina)

Karen Garrett was born Karina Byakova in Kazakhstan – and born to give her gifts to the world. Studying in the Children’s Music Academy (reserved for talented youth) at Karaganda, Kazakhstan, she graduated in Studies of Violin and Piano – simultaneously. At Karaganda’s Music University, she graduated in Viola in 2014. But 2015 saw her get a special training slot […]

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Tip: See Trumpeter Eganam Segbefia on Fri., Dec. 21!

TEN-FOOT RAT RECOMMENDS: Remember how great Eganam Segbefia was at the Nov. 10 Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret? His beautiful golden horn gives forth with classical baroque, jazz, moody and sweet in equal measure. Here’s an opportunity to herald the holidays with a whole concert of beautiful music featuring this gifted warm musician, with special guest, accompanying Pianist Tianyu Deng Tina. Where: […]

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Jan. 12: NYC’s Dance Music Comedy Art Show, Live!

NYC Dance Music Comedy Art Show

Since 2013, Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret presents an inspired, curated monthly celebration of amazing dance, gorgeous music, smart comedy, clever storytelling, hot burlesque, art and theatrical vaudeville spectacle. A great show in a legendary East Village venue: A campy, classic NYC nightlife experience like no other! (Great reviews and Ticket info at bottom)   Saturday Jan. 12, 10:30pm Show Features – TIPPER GORE’s TED TALK BURLESQUE The […]

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What a Beautiful Beast: Ten-Foot Rat Last Weekend

Sometimes a GREAT show takes 24 hours to recover from. Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret this past Saturday Dec. 8 was such a show! Musicians, instruments, costumes, props, comedy of all types, Mime Burlesque(!), multiple keyboards, singers, dancers, Xmas story, funk-soul rock and Broadway belting – an Insane Wonder! Let us give thanks to all who made this great beast work: Performers, in order […]

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Dec. 8 Performer Highlight: SisterMonk

On Saturday, Dec. 8, 10:30pm, witness one of the best bands we’ve ever heard, anywhere: SisterMonk. (Watch/Listen Here: live at Bar Nine, NYC) Led by frontwoman Kathy Deane on the African djembe drums and soaring, fiery vocals, SisterMonk creates: “slinky, undulating, wickedly danceable punk-infused funk and Middle Eastern-inspired jams. There’s no band in New York anything like them.” (New York Music Daily) Raised by Irish immigrant […]

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NYC’s Dance Music Comedy Art Show: Dec. 8 at 10:30pm

Since 2013, Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret presents an inspired, curated monthly celebration of amazing dance, gorgeous music, smart comedy, clever storytelling, hot burlesque, art and theatrical vaudeville spectacle. A great show in a legendary East Village venue: A campy, classic NYC nightlife experience like no other! (Great reviews and Ticket info at bottom)   Saturday Dec. 8, 10:30pm Show Features – GORGEOUS MUSIC: One of the best […]

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Tip: Go See Jackson Sturkey and His Orchestra on Nov. 28!

TEN-FOOT RAT RECOMMENDS: Didja catch Jackson Sturkey at the Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret‘s big 5th Anniversary Show? Then you already know he’s a wonderful talent, a fantastically eccentric melange of demi-monde stardom: nostalgic and subversive, flirty and melancholy, bawdy and bohemian. And Jackson has his own monthly show at Under St. Marks Theater,* gathering artists with a signature Lower East Side aesthetic […]

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Another Rat, Another Big Hit! (Last Sat. Nov. 10)

What a show this weekend! From the packed (sold-out!) house, roaring and laughing, to the knockout performing artists, the Nov. 2018 Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret was beyond our expectations! We had Jazz Trumpet, Blues Rock Guitar, singing, Nerdlesque Burlesque for Thanksgiving, Modern Dance, smart Comedy, fake German Scheiss, and… “David Lee Roth” rambling and wailing Sinatra! Merci Beaucoups to: Performers: David Segovia, Jess Salomon, Bill Chambers, Scarlett […]

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Tip: Dancers + Girl Power + Lady Bosses = ‘Sexy Is’

TEN-FOOT RAT RECOMMENDS: Take six talented dancers from various pro backgrounds – modern, jazz, tap, club, Bolly and Off-Broadway – and add three beautiful belting singers: The Sirens. Fuel it with fierce theatricality, proud sexiness, and empower it with an all-female-owned production company: That’s Guilty Pleasures Cabaret, comin’ at you with “Sexy Is,” an amazing, entertaining, and, yeah, empowering show […]

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Nov. 10 Performer Highlight: Eganam Segbefia

At age 10, trumpeter “Ego” (Eganam Segbefia) emigrated to the U.S. from Ghana. Since then he’s played brilliantly at Carnegie Hall, became a member of the Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band and plays with the United Nations Symphony Orchestra. But he still loves to mingle with the New Yorkers who witnessed his greatness: playing by the Grand Central-Times Square Shuttle. He began playing the […]

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