- 1. “The 2006 Nightlife Awards”
This year, the local critics’ prizes for comedy, jazz, and cabaret go to Eartha Kitt, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Elaine Stritch, Freddy Cole, and others—most of whom will perform, and without any annoying pauses for presentations or speeches.
February 6 at Town Hall
- 2. “The Plug Independent Music Awards”
Indie acts like Matisyahu, TV on the Radio, and Gang Gang Dance will be on hand as presenters, but the only real performances will be by the nominees themselves: the terrific local rock band the National, the buzzy Canadian singer-songwriter Chad Vangaalen, hip-hoppers the Perceptionists, and many more.
February 2 at Webster Hall