Night of a Thousand Judys, the Neue Galerie, and Shanghai Mermaid!

I’m very excited to announce the following performance dates:

On Saturday, May 30th I’ll be performing my neo-Weimar, Marlene-Minogue mashups for Shanghai Mermaid, a divinely decadent soirée and salon held at the Downtown Association (60 Pine Street, NYC) from 10PM ’till late.  Click through for tickets and more information.

10985862_10152824605022116_574342741983739163_nMonday, June 1st sees my return to The International Order of Sodomites’ annual fundraising/pride gala for the Ali Forney Centre: “Night of a Thousand Judys!”

I’ll join a glittering cavalcade of downtown stars and music-makers in celebrating the life and music of Judy Garland, while raising funds for homeless LGBT youth —  the evening is very nearly sold out, so hurry on over to the Kaufmann Centre Website for tickets, and more information!  I’ve prepared an especially original arrangement of one of my most beloved Judy songs, and cannot wait to share it with all assembled!  Night of a Thousand Judys: Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th St.), 6:30 PM Pre-VIP Cocktail Reception. Showtime at 8 PM.

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim David Smith by RAM Imagery

Lastly, on June 9th I’ll be representing my cabaret home-away-from-home, New York’s Neue Galerie, for the 2015 Museum Mile Festival with a free outdoor concert on the Galerie steps! Join me and my cabaret band as we explore my catalogue of genre-mashing originals and glittering Weimar-era fare, featuring re-imagined works by Friedrich Hollaender, Kylie Minogue, Kurt Weill, Madonna, Edith Piaf, Hans Eisler and myriad unexpected others. The Neue Galerie is located at 1048 Fifth Avenue (at 86th Street and 5th), and the programme commences at 6PM. See you there!

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Kim David Smith live at the Neue Galerie, May 14

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim David Smith by RAM Imagery

I’m extremely excited to return to Café Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie on Thursday, May 14th with an eclectic, Neo-Weimar program, featuring re-imagined works by Kurt Weill, Kylie Minogue, Friedrich Hollaender, Madonna, Hans Eisler, and Jem and the Holograms, among numerous, glittering others (with accompaniment by Benjamin Ickies on piano, accordion and synth).

Located at 1048 Fifth Avenue, and housed in a former Vanderbilt mansion, the Neue Galerie is home to Gustav Klimt’s “Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I,” and serves as New York City’s premier venue for German and Austrian art.

Performance is at 9PM, preceded by a prix-fixe dinner at 7PM. Combined cost is $110 (dinner $65, performance $45; purchased together). Please call 212-628-6200 (ext. 485) for tickets, or visit neuegalerie.org/programs/cabaret.

“Completely stellar…slyly subversive”

The Wall Street Journal

Kim Smith Live at Café Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie, Oct. 31!

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Kim Smith, Nova Album Cover 2013

Come, celebrate Halloween in style at Café Sabarsky at the Neue Galerie!

October 31st sees my return to Café Sabarsky, where I’ll again chart a dark and whimsical path through disfigured pop and peculiar period treasures, conjuring the decadence and decay of 1920’s berlin.  Singing in French, German and English, pianist Steven Ray Watkins and I will perform reimagined works by Weimar-era composers and modern day artists alike, including Hans Eisler, Kurt Weill, Kylie Minogue, Cher, and Friedrich Hollaender, among numerous, glittering others.

“Completely stellar…slyly subversive.”

Will Friedwald, The Wall Street Journal, NYC

The performance is at 9pm, preceded by a prix-fixe dinner at 7 p.m. Combined cost is $110 (dinner $65, performance $45; purchased together).

To purchase tickets, please click here, or call +1 (212) 628-6200, ext. 485.

Neue Galerie New York is a museum devoted to early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design, exploring the special relationship that existed then between the fine arts (of Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka) and the decorative arts (created at the Wiener Werkstätte by such well-known figures as Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Adolf Loos). The Galerie is located at 1048 Fifth Avenue, NYC.

Listen below to Edith Piaf’s classic, “Padam” as transformed by myself and Benjamin Ickies, in our ’90′s trip-hop studio recording:

“(Smith) embodies all that is unique about this art form — it would be a challenge to look away from him. There isn’t an extraneous gesture, expression, word or note. He has chiseled away everything that is unimportant to get down to a precise core. This is cabaret at its best and most interesting!”

Arthur Frank, Cabaret Scenes Magazine, New York City