Stolen from The L‘s own carefully curated Daily Listings is a sampling of things we think you should do tonight. Oh, the places you’ll go! The experiences you’ll have! The musical revelations, the literary fixations, the subway ride home during which you can stare at other people’s shoes that are cooler than yours while you mentally calculate whether you overspent on drinks and regret not talking to that cute girl-guy-puppy-kitten. Welcome to Wednesday.
French Kicks, Passion Pit, Salt & Samovar
I know French Kicks are headlining, but all I really care about right now is that Passion Pit song “Sleepyhead,” which is MGMT’s “Kids” except slightly frozen for fall temperatures. You need it in your life.
8pm; $15. Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancy St, at Bowery, boweryballroom.com
Alec Baldwin in Conversation with Janet Maslin
The Times book and film critic (who also penned my favorite thing ever
written about the Gossip Girl novels for The New Yorker) interviews the actor
about his latest book, Promise to Ourselves: Divorce, Fatherhood, and
Family Law. There’s a separate singles mixer after the event, where you
will probably meet a terrible person to have a rebound with. Happy
8pm; $27. 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, at 92nd St, 92y.org
Happy Ending Music & Reading Series
Amanda Stern hosts Roland Kelts, Linda Robertson and Porter Shreve,
with music from Howard Fishman. Consider this training for LitCrawl.
8pm; $5 suggested donation. Happy Ending, 302 Broome St, at Forsythe St, happendinglounge.com
Kenny Shopsin: Eat Me
Have you read the feature Carey Jones wrote about Kenny Shopsin for us yet?
Well, get to it, it’s a race, it’s a fucking race! And then get
yourself over to the Strand, because the chef is going to gently
whisper all his views on philosophy and food in your ear: “I don’t
cook bad shit.” He can’t kick your ass out of the bookstore the way he
can in his restaurant, so Q&A away!
7pm; Free. The Strand, 828 Broadway, at 12th St, strandbooks.com