We are Stoke Newington's Premier Arts and Music venue. Featuring amongst others, Jazz, Spoken Word, Comedy - Bands - Open Mic - Cinema. We have dates available for parties, comedy, theatre, dances... pretty much anything. We also have space available for Jazz rehearsals free of charge (by appointment only). Drop in or email via our Contact Us page if you are interested in hosting an evening at Mascara Bar.
The bar and lounge are open every day from 12 midday to 3am. We also serve coffee and teas and provide free WIFI.
See below for gigs and events over the next week, or checkout our future & previous gigs page to get an idea of what we've had on recently.
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SONG OF THE WEEK
Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
Friday 1st July 2016 - 8pm onwards
EON and The Honeychild take a break from their writing and production schedule to present and perform a Showcase of their comeback/debut Album 'Kingdom Come'.
An inspiring, emotional, reflective, soulful and energetic journey through Acoustic, Funk, Groove and Rock!
Support is provided by local Soul Jazz Funksters; 'The Fyans', with DJ Ivan (Kane FM, 103.7FM) dropping an eclectic mix of the freshest and grooviest Funk, Groove & House tunes!
Lock the date down in your social diary! Get involved!
Saturday 2nd July 2016 - 12pm onwards
YES we are doing it again folks! Following on the success of the 2015 event with 10 bands over 10 hours, we are expanding with live music noon to midnight including The Ben Somers String Band, Drew Morrison and the Darkwood, Banjo Nick, The Long String Hawkers, The Henry Brothers, FollowThe Crows, Jackson Creek Band, Graham Larkbey, Hayley Carlyon, Benjamin Gerlis (of The Heartlands), Dolly Parton Tribute UK (with Carrie-Anne Rendell), hosts East Lonesome Drifters and more.
There will be BBQ, street performances and we are working on the pony rides (we don't joke about pony rides).
And of course the ever popular Dolly dress up contest and this year it is Kenny Rogers for the guys!
Live music starts just after noon, FREE entry with pass the hat donations for performers and specials throughout the day.
Free armadillo button with every donation. Watch this space and see you at The Baaar.... Mascara Bar.
Sunday 3rd July 2016 - 10.30pm onwards
*****NOW STARTING AT 10.30PM*****
Every Tuesday - 5th July 2016 - 8pm onwards
Live music from 8pm 'til late
Get in touch on 07905151894 or www.lazychan.com
Thursday 7th July 2016 - 8pm - 10.30pm
You are cordially invited to the brand new MASCARA CABARET - a monthly RIOT of brilliant character and sketch comedy in Stoke Newington's one AND only Mascara bar.
It's an unbelievable line up for our inaugural show:
Behold the majesty of 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee/Immortal Wizard The Story Beast! Dare you look within his rattlebag of demented tales, terrifying ritual and unrelenting Anglo-Saxon lolz...
★★★★★ ‘One of the wonders of the Fringe’ The Mirror
★★★★ ‘A literate, tightly constructed hour... a thing of wonder’ Fest
★★★★ ‘White hot brilliance... one hell of an achievement’ Time Out
‘A bearded force of nature’ Guardian
‘Wonderfully grotesque and hilarious ... Brought the house down’ OutsiderComedy.co.uk
‘A timeless raconteur’
"…a performer who brings a unique physical performance to her material. Romero will surely be a force to be reckoned with." - Chortle
“Multi-talented Jo Romero! Her stage presence is natural, her wit is quick and the humour is enjoyable by anyone and everyone.
Romero gives an eccentric and funny performance. A thoroughly likeable woman.” - 3 Weeks
CLOVIS VAN DARKHELM:
Amateur anthropologist, paranormal investigator, collector of magical ephemera, and the man who has taken bothering indigenous peoples whilst wearing black to new levels
'A brilliant creation... layered, intelligent and multi-facted' The List
THE BAY OF PIGS FIASCO
Liam Hourican (Murder in Successville, Very Important People) and Jim Roche (iCandy, The Mario Rosenstock Show)
‘wonderfully ridiculous caricatures… executed with a joyful, spirited naughtiness****’ Steve Bennett, Chortle
‘the impressions are so good they are visually uncanny****’ The Irish Times
'a strong and destructive double act' The Telegraph
As seen on BBC3's Live at the Electric and Murder in Succesville and winner of the Funny Women Award (2012)
THIS GLORIOUS MONSTER
The next 'League of Gentlemen” - Jimmy Mulville (Hat Trick Productions).
“Excellent” - The Independent.
British Comedy Guide: "This Glorious Monster are one of the funniest comedy groups on YouTube – every video is a well crafted comedy gem. A rare example of a sketch-based channel to which the 'hit and miss' cliché doesn't apply".
regular host of the historically themed comedy night, History's Greatest Monster and writer for BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, BBC Radio 4Extra's Newsjack and the award-winning Comedians Theatre Company.
“Shephard brings an energy and ability to put the emphasis on the correct syllable that would make anyone laugh” - Jeannie Jameson, Remotegoat
4 stars "Well-timed punchlines and endearing self-awareness" - Tom Bateman, ThreeWeek
THE OWLS OF DERISION
Two untried and untested pissheads
FREE ENTRY and carousing til late!
Friday 8th July 2016 - 10pm - 3am
Our noughties rock and roll club night returns to Mascara Bar on Friday 8th July. Expect to hear:
Kings of Leon
The Cooper Temple Clause
The Von Bondies
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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Saturday 9th July 2016 - 10pm - 3am
Hey Punks, BANG is back! Did you miss us?
Come dance and get the summer night sweats at the Mascara Bar.
Betty & Katia will be playing all your favourite recordzzz.
Wednesday 20th July 2016 - 8.45pm - 10.30pm
Bringing you a chilled, groovy Wednesday night of Howler originals and reworks, including a few brand new numbers.
Brought to life by Jack Stanley (piano), Josh Davies (drums) and Will Franden (bass).