This Week in Nightlife: Kerry Butler, a Bare Reunion and Shakina Nayfack's Encore!

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Sunday, Oct. 11: You can take the kid out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the kid! 54 Below presents Broadway Does Country with Bret Shuford and a host of Broadway favorites celebrating the best of country music and the Great White Way, including songs by Patsy Cline, Bonnie Raitt, Reba and more. Tickets from $25; 9:30 PM. 

Monday, Oct. 12: Loved pop opera Bare? Members of the original Los Angeles, New York City and album casts of Damon Intrabartolo and Jon Hartmere Jr.'s musical about a group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school facing issues of sexuality and personal identity reunite on the Feinstein's/54 Below stage in a concert of music from the show. Tickets from $50; 7 PM & 9:30 PM. 

Tuesday, Oct. 13: Grammy winner Kurt Elling has garnered critical acclaim as one of today's leading jazz vocalists. He makes his Cafe Carlye debut this week in a five-night run of Elling Swings Sinatra, paying homage to the icon in celebration of Sinatra's centenary. Tickets from $55; 8:45 PM.

Wednesday, Oct. 14: TV actress Jill Hennessy, best known for her starring roles on "Law & Order" and "Crossing Jordan," is also a singer-songwriter in her own right. The multi-talented songstress, whose mellow acoustic sounds are a perfect remedy to your Hump Day blues, hits the stage at Joe's Pub to celebrate her second album, "I Do." Tickets $20; 9 PM.  Thursday, Oct. 15: It's hard to believe that Tony nominee Kerry Butler, star of Xanadu, Rock of Ages, Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can, has not yet performed at Feinstein's/54 Below. Butler makes her concert debut at the supper club, joined onstage by Seth Rudetsky at the piano. Also, Oct. 16 and 21. Tickets from $40; 7 PM. 

Friday, Oct. 16: TGIF! Kick off your weekend with the First Ladies of Disco, Martha Wash, Linda Clifford and Evelyn "Champagne" King. The power of this ensemble will be difficult to contain within the walls of Joe's Pub. Tickets from $55; 9 PM and also Oct. 17, 7 PM. 

Even if you missed it the first time round, you might have heard the hype about Shakina Nayfack's sold-out, brilliant one-woman show, Post-Op, at Joe's Pub. The piece, which chronicles her trip to Thailand for gender confirmation surgery, interweaves humor, story-telling and original music. The encore presentation at the Wild Project runs through Oct. 25 only. Tickets from $17; 8 PM.

Shakina Nayfack
Shakina Nayfack Photo by Nicki Ishmael

Saturday, Oct. 17: Longing for some old-fashioned entertainment and the golden age of Manhattan nightlife? Head to Metropolitan's late-night show with the Flatiron Follies, the all-singing, all-dancing Grace Gotham and Bettina May. The burlesque duo bring to life the glitz and glamor of the past, from 11 PM. Tickets from $20.

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