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The three best things to do in New York today

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Jillian Anthony
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Hear comedian Dave Hill talk to Adam Resnick and Jen Doll about their new books
Two authors with wildly different opinions on the importance of social gatherings come together at this lit conversation. Adam Resnick's collection of short stories, Will Not Attend, argues that isolation is the way to go and interaction should be avoided, while Jen Doll's collection of essays, Save the Date, explores the power of weddings to connect people.
BookCourt, Brooklyn, 7pm, free

Watch Chinatown in Tompkins Square Park
Every Thursday the folks at Films in Tompkins have a different celebrity choose the free film for the night. This week James Franco picked Chinatown, the gritty, critically-acclaimed mystery thriller starring Jack Nicholson from 1974. Get there early to hear live music by Todd Gaynor, who brings a jazzy feel to rock and pop music.
Tompkins Square Park, 7:30pm, free

Jam out with Theo Croker at BAM's R&B Festival
Trumpeter and composer Theo Croker may be the grandson of jazz legend Doc Cheathem, but he's carved out a space in jazz all his own. Hear the smooth tunes from his 2014 album AfroPhysicist tonight as part of BAM's ongoing celebration of R&B with free outdoor music.
MetroTech Commons, Brooklyn, noon, free

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