The Must List: Bridget Everett, Urban Craft Uprising and Gary Gulman

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Self-proclaimed "alt-cabaret provocateur" Bridget Everett visits the Neptune this Saturday

Must See
F***ing A
(Through December 11, times vary) The first African-American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Suzan-Lori Parks has energized audiences with the award-winning Topdog/Underdog and now adapts Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, which adroitly fuses her unique theatrical language with music and dance. artsuw.org/venue/meany-studio-theater

Must Laugh
Gary Gulman
(December 1, 8 p.m.) Why see Gary Gulman? Let us count the ways: He’s one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late-night comedy program and with Amy Schumer, and The New York Times says, “He’s finally being recognized as one of the country’s strongest comedians.” We could give you more reasons, but you could have been there by now. Sjcc.org

Must Hear
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
(December 2, 9 p.m.) Five years after his initial triumph with Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, Leftwich has partnered with producer Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Money) on a new album, After the Rain, written during some of the most challenging times in the artist’s life, that displays his deepening craft as a singer-songwriter. sunsettavern.com

Must Attend
Bridget Everett
(December 3, 8 p.m.) The Village Voice calls her “the most exciting performer in New York City.” She calls herself an “alt-cabaret provocateur.” You’ve seen her in Trainwreck and on Girls, Inside Amy Schumer, Sex and The City, Netflix’s Lady Dynamite and her Comedy Central show Bridget Everett – Gynecological Wonder. stgpresents.org

Must Craft
Urban Craft Uprising
(December 3-4, times vary) If you have any last-minute Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or I-don’t-need-an-excuse shopping to do, you could kill your gift list with one visit. The 150 vendors under one roof display handcrafted jewelry, gifts, bags, wallets, accessories, children’s goods, toys, house wares, furniture, paper goods, candles, kits, art, and more. urbancraftuprising.com

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