In this film publicity image released by Screen Gems, Christina Aguilera is shown in a scene from, "Burlesque." (AP Photo/Screen Gems, Stephen Vaughan)
LOUD: Nicki Minaj—or as Billboard recently called her, the "First Lady (Gaga) of Hip-Hop"—is suddenly everywhere, on the tails of this week’s release of her buzzy debut album Pink Friday (just try to escape the single Right Thru Me). That includes Hammerstein Ballroom tonight for a special Thanksgiving show. 7:30PM.
BIRD UP: There are dozens of options for a Thanksgiving meal doesn’t involve any brining, carving or dish-doing whatsoever—in other words, eating out. If we hadn’t already committed ot the latter, we’d opt for T-Day dinner at Fatty ’Cue. A paltry $59 gets you no end of deliciousness: chicken and dumplings with kale and pickled green chili, a pumpkin salad with sheep’s milk cheese and candied pecans, and a smoked heritage turkey sided with bacony Brussels sprouts (with maple syrup, natch) and sausage stuffing. Pie, of course. And champagne. 4-10PM, reservations at 718 599 3090.
See our music picks on the Nonstop Sound blog.