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Schimmel Beats the Chill (NYC)

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This winter season, warm up with performances featuring some of the most celebrated talents in the biz—from comedians, to singers, to award-winning documentaries, there’s something for everyone at the Schimmel Center.

Hosting friends during holiday break? Want to catch a show? Check out the December lineup!

Feeling Wicked
Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
From Wicked to witchcraft, Broadway and the American Songbook love the mysterious, the magical, and the miraculous. Join us for a charmed journey through a Neverland of beauty, beasts, wishes, and happily ever after.

Hari Kondabalu 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Hari Kondabolu is a comedian, writer, and podcaster based in Brooklyn, NY. His Netflix special Warn Your Relatives debuted in May 2018 and was described by The New York Times as “an incisively funny and formally adventurous hour that reveals a comic in command of his powers.” In 2017, he received acclaim for his TruTV documentary, The Problem with Apu.

Calling Glenn by Ate9 
Saturday, November 10, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this thrilling collaboration of visual and audio arts. Ate9 features captivating movement orchestrated by Danielle Agami, and the inventive, modern sounds of Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche.

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail explores how the Manhattan District Attorney accuses Chinatown, NY’s Abacus Federal Savings Bank of financial fraud, examining how Abacus, a small, family-run community institution becomes the only US bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The documentary was nominated for Best Documentary at the 90th Academy Awards. The movie will conclude with a Q&A with the Sung family, owners of Abacus Bank.

Louie Anderson 
Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
You may know iconic comedian Louie Anderson from the FX series Baskets. Or perhaps you know Anderson from decades of hilarious work, which has garnered him three Emmy Awards and inclusion on Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-up Comedians of All Time.” Either way, he’ll certainly have the Schimmel laughing up a storm.

Ana Gasteyer: Holiday Tipple
Friday, December 14, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
With her joyful sass and pizzazz, singer, actress, and comedienne Ana Gasteyer hosts a good old-fashioned holiday party, as a follow up to her hugely popular cabaret show I’m Hip! She and her jazzy ensemble celebrate the season with swingin’ holiday favorites. Join us for an evening of mulled-spice melodies and toe-tappin’ holiday tunes!

The Rob Mathes Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 16, 2018 | 4:00 p.m.
Rob Mathes celebrates 25 years of rockin’ holiday concerts with special celebrity guest artists Sting and Vanessa Williams who will get you in the holiday spirit. Come for an afternoon of funk- and R&B-laden original tunes, holiday classics, and audience favorites with Emmy-winner and Grammy-and-Tony-nominated Rob Mathes and his band of all-star musicians, including instrumentalists from Saturday Night Live and the Late Show with David Letterman.