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around town today

2:30-5:30pm: the sayso! (sexual assault yearly speak out) awareness event features an info fair, self-defence demo, raffles, more. brooklyn borough hall plaza, free. >>

5:30pm doors, 6pm concert: ensemble pi and the cassatt string quartet perform new music by laura kamisky as part of columbia university’s miller theatre free pop-up concert series >>

7pm: author augusten burroughs (running with scissors, dry) launches the paperback of this is how: surviving what you think you can't at powerhouse arena, free >>

7pm (+ 4/24 @ book court): nachos ny founders lee frank + rachel anderson celebrate the launch of their new cookbook, ultimate nachos, which features 80+ recipes from nachos and guacamole to salsas and cocktails, with a launch party featuring tasty samples, avocado ice cream, and music. 61 local, free. >>

7pm: splashh, 'les yeux', and carmen villan play pianos, $5 >>

7:30pm: the omnivore's dilemma author michael pollan reads from his new book, cooked: a natural history of transformation. b+n union square, free. >>

correction: this event is weds, 4/24: aspiring food writers can get schooled at the ‘food media 101’ panel discussion, with speakers from saveur, brooklyn based, and edible. brooklyn brewery, $5. >>

7:30pm: dance takes over theaterlab in an evening of drinks, performances, installations, and comedy. $12 door, $15 includes a beer. >>

8pm: comedian/writer selena coppock launches her new book of essays on blonde stereotypes, the new rules for blondes, with a free blondies and a party at littlefield, free >>

8pm: the shotgunnin' it comedy show at the rock shop features chris gethard, liam mceneaney, sean donnelly, brian frange, and hosts tim duffy and likas kaiser. free. >>

8pm: collectors night: hear about the various collections of obsessive folks like 'employees must wash hands' photos, legos, 'ask me about' buttons, bad postcards, more. brooklyn brewery, $15 admission includes a beer and benefits the city reliquary. >>

8:35pm: o'death and hungry march band play lpr, $15 >>

9pm: comedian seth herzog's 'sweet' comedy show features snl's vanessa bayer, the gregory brothers, mark normand, more. the slipper room, $7. >>

10pm: folk + blues singer/songwriter/violist/guitarist (and frequent member of the hot sardines) pete lanctot plays spike hill, free >>

10pm: get your swedish-pop fix at ‘this party is killing you: a night of all-robyn everything', with djs jd samson (le tigre, men), silent drape runners, more. the delancey's roof deck, free (rsvp req'd). >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events >>


From the founders of Nachos NY and Guactacular, Lee Frank & Rachel Anderson:

ULTIMATE NACHOS: From Nachos and Guacamoles to Salsas and Cocktails.

Featuring 80 recipes from:
Melissa Clark of the New York Times
Ivy Stark of Dos Caminos
Cathy Erway of NotEatingOutInNY
Kenji Alt of Serious Eats
Hugo Ortega of Hugo’s
Jessie Oleson of Cakespy
The Brooklyn Salsa Company
All star winners from Guactacular
And more!

And be sure to check out their free launch party tonight at 61 Local in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn (details here). There'll be tasty samples of recipes from the book, vegan queso from Brooklyn Salsa Company, avocado ice cream, and music.

We have two copies to give away! To enter to win, just drop us a line via this form (subject: "Ultimate Nachos") by 11:59pm tonight. The winners will picked at random and notified tomorrow morning.

sales, deals, freebies

thru 4/25: during baskin-robbins's guest appreciation days, get $1 soft serve cones, $2 double scoop cones, $3 small cappuccino blasts, more >>

thru 4/29: take an extra 25% off your order at the macy's friends + family sale. use promo code 'friend' at checkout. >>

get tickets to see fleetwood mac at the prudential center in newark 4/24 for $38-150 (reg $79.50-179.50) >>

admission to the pulse new york contemporary art fair at the metropolitan pavilion 5/9-12 for free-$10 (plus ticket fees, reg $20) >>

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