CLOWNS THAT ARE TAKING NUMBERS The Kick Ass Clown Cabaret, a new side-splitting improv show at the Peoples Improv Theater through July 27, features audience interaction as the performers break down the fourth wall during the show. Comedic Broadway caliber performances fill the show which will star some of New Yorks best Clown, Bouffon and character actors. The Theater is located at 154 West 29th Street and can be reached by calling 212-563-7488. Tickets for the show, which will be performed every Sunday evening at 8 p.m., are $12.
ARLENES GROCERY, 95 Stanton St., 358-1633: Mon.The Lesion Lifestyle Experience, a rock & roll event, 8:30 p.m., $1.
BOSTON COMEDY CLUB, 82 W. Third St., 477-1000: Mon.Blue Monday, laugh w/ some of New Yorks best comics, 10 p.m., $5 plus one-drink min.
CAFÉ REMY, 104 Greenwich St., 267-4646: Wed.LATIN NIGHT; Thur.BRAZILIAN; Fri.AFTER-WORK PARTY; Sat.ROCK; please call for times and ticket info.
CAFÉ WHA, 115 MacDougal St., 254-3706: Mon.Brazil Night, 9 p.m., $10; Tue.Funk; Wed.-Sun.The Wha performs an eclectic show, call for showtimes.
COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS, 145 Ludlow St., 254-5277: Tue.Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, local, underground & independent film, 9:30 p.m., $5; Wed.Reverend Jens Anti-Slam, open mike, 8 p.m., $3.
CSV CULTURAL CENTER, 107 Suffolk St., 260-4080: Mon.Stupida Boyz, sketch comedy & music, 8 p.m., $14.
DUPLEX, 61 Christopher St., 255-5438: Fri.Tribal Comedy, 10 p.m., $5; Sat.The Tommy Koenig Show, 10 p.m., $5.
GARAGE RESTAURANT & CAFE, 99 Seventh Ave. S., 645-0600: Live jazz music nightly, call for schedule.
GASLIGHT, 14th St. & Ninth Ave., 807-8444, www.shellyriff.com: Tue.Songwriters Night, 7 p.m.
GENE FRANKEL THEATRE, 24 Bond St., 252-5336: Fri.-Mon.Unequalibrium, a modern comedy based on the Odyssey, Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m., Sun. & Mon., 7 p.m., call for closing date, $30.
GOTHAM CITY IMPROV, 158 W. 23rd St., 367-8222: Tue.Member Drive, 8 p.m.; Fri.Cal Revolutions, 8 p.m.; Fidget, 10 p.m.; Sat.Gotham Beyond, 8 p.m.; Format, 10 p.m., $7; Sun.Student Night, 7 p.m.
GOTHAM COMEDY CLUB, 34 W. 22nd St., 367-9000: Call for current information on performing comedians.
HELENAS, 432 Lafayette St., 677-5151: Wed.Live flamenco, 8-10 p.m.
IDEYA RESTAURANT, 349 W. Broadway, 625-1441: Mon.Ola Fresca, Jose Conde, old Cuban standards and salsa classics, 9 p.m.-mid., no cover.
JUDYS CHELSEA, 169 Eighth Ave., 929-5410: call for current cabaret & comedy show information.
KAVEHAZ, 123 Mercer St., 343-0612: Wed.Ray Vega Jazz Sextet, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., $8 food/drink min.
LA BELLE EPOQUE, 827 Broadway, 254-6436: Sat.Jazz Brunch, noon-4 p.m.; evening jazz, beg. at 5:30 p.m.; Sun.Jazz Brunch, noon-4 p.m., $25 includes buffet & 1 drink.
THE LIVING ROOM, 85 Stanton St., 533-7235: Sun.Andrew Vladeck, 10:30 p.m.
MARIONS, 354 Bowery, 475-7621: Sun.Rebel Without a Pause, comedy by Reno, 5:30 p.m., $15; Brandon Olson presents Charlie, a go-go boys performance, 10 p.m., free; Mon.Pontani Sisters, dancing showgirls, 8:30 p.m., $3; Tue.Lee Byar, impersonator of the stars, 8 p.m., free if dining; Wed.DJ Mr. Gs Fun House, open mike, 8 p.m., free.
PRESENT CO. THEATORIUM, 198 Stanton St., 726-1935: Thur.Variety Open Stage, all welcome, 11 p.m. $5.
RAVEN CAFÉ, 194 Ave. A, 529-4712: Wed.Raven Open Stage featuring JOIE/DBG & friends, for singer/songwriters, poets and performance artists, sign-up 6:30 p.m., one drink min.
READE ST. PUB & KITCHEN, 135 Reade St., 962-8654: Thur.Live music by Chris Decker, 7 p.m.
ROSES TURN, 55 Grove St., 366-5438: Mon.Indigo Rat, cabaret singers journey from 1920s Berlin to the darker 1930s, 7 p.m., $12.
SHIKIS JAPANESE RESTAURANT & COMEDY CLUB, 69 Seventh Ave. & Bleecker St., 206-7024: Fri. & Sat.Standup Sushi, all you can eat sushi special, 4-11 p.m., comedy, 11 p.m., two drink minimum.
THE SIDEWALK CAFÉ, 94 Ave. A, 473-7373: Sat.Joie/Dead Blonde Girlfriend, music in the tradition of Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash, mid., free.
SOHO PLAYHOUSE, 15 Vandam St., 615-9432: Sat.Sideshow Saturday Night, with Todd Robbins & Friends, 10:30 p.m., $22.50-$25, through Dec., call for more info.
South street seaport, Mellville Gallery, 213 Water St., 212-748-8735: June 6-Identity Theft, Alien Comic & Jack Bump, 7-9 p.m., $3 donation.
SULLIVAN ST. PLAYHOUSE, 181 Sullivan St., 307-4100: Mon.Monday Night Magic, magicians eat glass, puncture assistants and pull rabbits from hats, 8 p.m., $25.
SURF REALITY, 172 Allen St., 673-4182: call for ticket information;. Various show offerings through the week, call for information.
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 First Ave., 254-1109: Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself, starring Epstein & Hassan, open ended, Fri.-Sat., 10:30 p.m., $10.
THIRTEENTH ST. REPERTORY THEATRE, 50 W. 13th St., 675-6677: Fri. & Sat.Memories from the Future, award-winning magician Igor performs magic, audience participates in unusual science experiments, Fri., 7 p.m., Sat., 11 p.m., $12.50.
VELVET RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE, 223 Mulberry St., 965-0439: Every other Wed.Underground hip- hop, 9 p.m.; Fri. & Sat.DJs spin tunes, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.