Wednesday, January 16

TODAY: SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS, PATTY LUPONE, THE REJECTION SHOW

around town today

6pm: new york-based indie rock band, school of seven bells plays a free, intimate show at the union square dr. marten's store. beverages and food from goose island, aquahydrate and white castle will also be provided. rsvp. >>

7pm: memoir master nick flynn (another bullshit night in suck city) reads from his latest, the reenactments, as experimental guitarist/filmmaker sarah lipstate (noveller) presents a multi-media companion piece to round out this release party with free wine. book court, free. >>

7pm: word hosts a multimedia launch event for writer manuel gonzales's short story collection, the miniature wife: and other stories with musician ellia bisker (sweet soubrette) and photographer emily raw. refreshments will be served. >>

7pm (+ 1/17 at mcnally jackson): powerhouse arena hosts a launch party's for adam mansbach's rage is back , a novel that follows two graffiti artists in the '80s. drinks will be served. free. >>

7pm: release party for allen ginsberg’s 'first blues' featuring lou reed, anne waldman, ambrose bye, ca conrad, steven taylor, more. housing works, free. >>

7pm: theater legend patti lupone performs songs from her new cd, far away places: live at 54 below at b+n 86th + lex, free >>

7pm (+ 1/30, 31, 2/6): with 2 drummers, guitar, violin, and a breath-controlled synth, friend roulette kicks off a month-long residency at pianos. tonight's supporting bands include a sunny day in glassgow, relatives, desert stars, and heidi harris. $8. >>

7:30pm: the monthly 'yum's the word' storytelling event throws a party for an audience member complete with mad libs, balloon animals, and an ice cream cake for all to share. tonight: stories by and aboot canadians with ophira eisenberg (npr's 'ask me another'), slash coleman, martin dockery, melanie hamlett, and host robin gelfenbien. lpr, $10 ($8 for january birthdays and canadians with id) >>

7:30pm (+ 1/17): ms mr play mercury lounge, $12-15 >>

8pm: the shaina taub trio plays an ep release show with heather christian and the arbonauts at littlefield, $10 >>

9pm: indie-folk bro + sis duo st. claire play the living room, free >>

9pm: brooklyn indie-rockers heliotropes play union pool with gang signs and blackout, $tba >>

9:30pm: expect laughs and catharsis at jon friedman's 'the rejection show,' featuring the rejected material of comedians, writers, and musicians and the stories that go with them. tonight: nick turner (best week ever), dan st. germain (john oliver’s ny standup show), giulia rozzi ('dive comedy', 'stripped stories'), and dan wilbur (how not to read). ucb, $5. >>


check our website for a list of ongoing events >>


coming up

1/17: a special exhibit at the intrepid museum, space shuttle enterprise: a pioneer, opens to the public today. it examines enterprise's important role in the development of the u.s. space shuttle program. note: due to damage to the pavillion by hurricane sandy, the shuttle itself is not currently open to the public. $24-30 admission includes access to the museum and exhibit. >>

1/17-2/21 2:45pm: score free tickets to a live taping of fx series 'totally biased with w. kamau bell' at manhattan center studios >>

1/17 5pm: manhattan theatre club's the other place cast members laurie metcalf (roseanne, the big bang theory), daniel stern (the wonder years, home alone) and playwright sharr white sit down with wqxr's elliott forrest for the greene space's ongoing 'inside look' series. $10 admission includes a glass of wine or beer. >>

1/17 7pm: trivia masters stuart post and chris kelley host the first-ever 'underground' trivia battle at the new york transit museum: form your own two to six person team (or join a group of other players) to test your knowledge of history, music, movies, pop culture and of course, transit. bonus: brooklyn brewery will provide refreshments. $15. >>

1/17 (+1/24, 31), 8pm: part one of the three part series 'hairy secrets: human relic as memory object in victorian mourning jewelry' focuses on 'speaking reliquaries' (containers which store the preserved body parts or relics of martyrs and saints) and christian death rituals. presented by art historian and master jeweler, karen bachmann. observatory, $10. >>

1/17 9pm: puss n' boots, the 'sex, love and country music' trio that includes norah jones, sasha dobson and catherine popper, plays with the parkington sisters and burlesque performer minnie tonka at the bell house, $15 >>


sales, deals, freebies

7-eleven kicks off $1 coffee wednesdays. any size. >>

thru 1/22: buy 2 regular-price bras at bare necessities, get 1 free >>

q: where to eat in midtown? a: midtownlunch readers pick the best lunches in the nabe. >>


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