Free to everyone!

On the first Wednesday of each month, join us for free homecooked dinners, good vibes, better people, and entertainments. No cover, no catch, no proselytizing, no processed food. Each Bailout Theater date will rotate between music and dance.

7:00 PM - Doors open at 55 Washington, Square South at the Corner of Thompson Street - Greenwich Village, Manhattan.

7:15 PM - Free potluck dinner: Potluck donations welcomed (but not required).

8:00 PM - Free entertainment: See the schedule below. No reservations require

No cost, no catch, no proselytizing, no processed food.

 UP NEXT: Bailout Theater Presents An Evening of Music

featuring performances by Naiika, Matt Cleaver & Jeff Turrentine, and Henry Lee, (and opening with a special Amuse-bouche performance by Little Lord)

Wednesday, January 7th 

Naiika is a soulful songstress hailing from Brooklyn, NY. Singing songs and writing music has always been a passion of hers from a very early age. With no formal training to speak of, she honed her gift by moonlighting as a session vocalist and backing vocalist to many of NYC's great bands, conservatories, and non-profits, all while simultaneously fronting her own band. Stylistically, her influences run the gamut from R&B, to folk rock, to pop, and most recently jazz. Currently taking up residence and soaking up the vibrant jazz scene of Harlem, she is working on her first solo project entitled, "Working It Out". Stay up to date with Naiika by following her on Facebook ( ) .

Matthew Cleaver and Jeff Turrentine have been writing music and performing together since the spring of 2014. Cleaver is a writer and performer whose Gay Blues series has raised thousands of dollars for various LGBTQ organizations across the country. Turrentine is an incorrigible yet slow-moving musical thief with extraordinary taste, which is to say that once every six months or so he writes a song that he wouldn't be too embarrassed to play in the presence of Ray Davies, John Prine, Loudon Wainwright or Stephin Merritt, assuming that no members of their respective legal or management teams were in the room and that all recording devices were turned off.

Henry Lee is a Taiwanese-American musician and the current music director at Grace Lutheran Church in Astoria, Queens. While considering the piano and the pipe organ as his main instruments, Henry is also passionate about vocal music and vocal ensembles, such as the choral program he runs at Grace. Besides classical music, he enjoys experimenting with various genres and has a special affinity for African-American spirituals and Gospel music, musical art forms which he studied under the guidance of Dr. Mark Wilson at UC Berkeley. Previous performances in the region include collaborations with Michelle Thompson at Judson, La MaMa, Princeton Seminary, and Shiloh Baptist church in Trenton, NJ.

Little Lord is a Brooklyn-based company that produces vibrantly bawdy, irreverent, intelligent, queer, funny (and often musical) theater. Focusing on offbeat adaptations of classic (or neglected) texts, Little Lord plunders the theatrical canon in order to forge new plays from old parts. Upcoming: BAMBIF*CKER/KAFFEEHAUS at the Brick Theater, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Based on an unlikely duo of works by the Viennese-Jewish author Felix Salten: the pornographic faux memoir "Josefine Mutzenbacher, The Life Story of a Viennese Whore," and his arguably more famous novel "Bambi, A Life in the Woods,” BAMBIF*CKER/KAFFEEHAUS will be a caffeinated ride through coffeehouse culture, the birth of psychoanalysis, political Zionism, persecution complex, sexualized rabbits, the Sound of Music, and everyone’s favorite baby deer.






Judson Memorial Church is located at 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012.

Public Transportation:
ABCDEFM to West 4th Street station - at Avenue of the Americas
NR to 8th Street station - at Broadway
1 to Christopher Street station - at 7th Avenue
PATH train to 9th Street station


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