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We were there: The Black Party Expo
Tue Mar 23
Photographs by Michael Alexander It's Tuesday, and we're guessing that the hangovers from Saturday's Black Party are just starting to wear off. But before all the revelry began, there was the first ever Black Party Expo, where vendors showed off everything from high-end lube and sex toys to last-minute leather getups for the big night. It may have been in the middle of the afternoon, but as with anything Black Party--related, things got frisky! Our photographer caught all of the action.
What's going on: Regina Spektor, Morgan Murphy and Chinese food in America
Tue Mar 23
DiscussionChinese Food in America Find out what Chinese-Americans really think about the city's food culture at this panel discussion, moderated by author Andrew Coe (Chop Suey). MusicRegina Spektor The idiosyncratic songstress plays a benefit for the Doctors Without Borders Emergency Fund. ComedyMorgan Murphy This Late Night with Jimmy Fallon writer may look angelic, but her dry wit will satisfy the devil on your other shoulder. BooksJohn Koethe The author discusses his recently released Ninety-fifth Street, a collection of poems in which he looks back at his youth, his encounters with his literary heroes and his evolution as a poet. Lecture"A New Job or Career After 50" Learn the tips and tricks for making a successful transition between careers at this lecture. See all recommended events today
Last-minute plan: Review David Denby at the Graduate Center
Tue Mar 23
David Denby, film critic for The New Yorker and author of the zeitgiesty Snark: A Polemic in Seven Fits, will be talking at the Writers' Institute at CUNY's Graduate Center tonight. Denby joins his voice to a series of events based around the fine craft that is journalism; "The Art of the Pitch" kicked the whole thing off back in February. Tonight, New York's crusader against snark will be sharing his views on "The Art of the Review": how to write—and then pitch—film reviews. Take good notes, and perhaps one day Denby's job—a life of getting paid to both watch movies and eat popcorn all day long—will be yours. "The Art of the Review," CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room, 365 Fifth Ave between 34th and 35th Sts. Tue 23 at 6:30pm.
Free things to do today
Tue Mar 23
BooksDavid Laskin The author hits the Tenement Museum to read from The Long Way Home, a true story of immigrants who risked their lives fighting for the U.S. in World War I. Drink UpSpeakeasy Night Speakeasy Ales & Lagers owner Forest Gray will talk hops and share more than 15 beers from his Bay Area brewery (including five cask ales). MusicLach's Antihoot East Village staple Lach hosts an antifolk open-mike night, which restricts performers to (very) brief sets—good for those with short attention spans. Cover image via thelongwayhome.com See all free things to do today See more than 125 free things to do in NYC
What's going on: Juelz Santana, James Wood and the Coney Island Circus Sideshow All-Stars
Mon Mar 22
Juelz Santana MusicJuelz Santana The Harlem rapper hits B.B. King's, with Red Caf and Maino in tow. CabaretBroadway by the Year Scott Siegel's invaluable Broadway by the Year concert series opens another time capsule, taking us on a return trip to 1948, which yielded such shows as Where's Charley? and Kiss Me, Kate. Own This CityConey Island Circus Sideshow All-Stars You still have a week before Coney Island opens for the season; get your fix early at this performance by the sideshow's freakiest freaks. FilmAn Evening with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge The former Throbbing Gristle frontman, legendary avant-rave pioneer and pansexual body-modification expert will discuss his career(s), in addition to showing superrare footage of his work with the COUM Transmissions arts collective from the 1970s. BooksJames Wood At tonight's event, which promises to be one of the more memorable book-club meetings, The New Yorker critic and author Wood will discuss a book he's...