15 best things to do this week

Photograph: Kevin Morosky

Marques Toliver red jacket

Monday 19
Marques Toliver

Monday 19
Marques Toliver, violinist to the indie-rock stars (including TV on the Radio and Grizzly Bear), steps into the spotlight at Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tuesday 20
The Gleeks will swoon as Jane Lynch (who plays Sue Sylvester) appears, to tell them how she went from insecure youth to the assured, comedic star of screens big and small.

Wednesday 21
Hear Michael Kupperman and Ben Katchor, two of the funniest and most subversive cartoonists working today, shoot the breeze at BookCourt.

Class up your wardrobe when French minichain Zadig & Voltaire throws it's first-ever sample sale, slashing its edgy yet wearable threads by up to 80 percent. Through Sun 25

The famous Kronos Quartet opens the BAM Next Wave Festival with Awakening, an evening-length program reflecting on war and peace in the wake of 9/11. Through Sat 24 

Beirut's Zach Condon brings his romantic, brass-adorned ditties to Terminal 5, where he'll support his new album,The Rip Tide. Through Thu 22

Thursday 22
Gleefully grotesque gender-bender Dina Martina returns for two weeks of bizarre singing and costumes in Moribund. Through Sun 25

Get 75 percent off Satya Jewelry's spiritual jewels which are meant to promote healing, inspiration and inner peace—perhaps through thrift. Through Sun 25

Friday 23
Pop-punk heroes Descendents race through their 90-second anthems at Roseland Ballroom.

Headmaster, one of the smartest of the new wave of arty gay zines, throws a party in honor of its new issue.

Saturday 24
See rising violinist Tim Fain in multimedia-happening Portals where he'll premiere a Philip Glass composition inspired by Leonard Cohen's poetry.

Put your baking (and eating) skills to the test at the Great American Pie-Off, judged by Top Chef Just Desserts host Johnny Iuzzini and TONY Food & Drink editor Jordana Rothman.

Explore the adventurous (okay, weird) end of the French house spectrum when I:Cube and Gilb'r—together known as Chteau Flight—deejay at Sound Noir.

Sunday 25
Tie on a bib and prepare for a raucuous, 19th-century-style meat-and-beer--fueled feast at the Brooklyn Beefsteak Dinner.

Catch a screening of Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey accompanied by a talk from Kevin Clash, the man behind the beloved Sesame Street character.