Summerscreen, The L's free outdoor film series at the ballfields of McCarren Park, near to the Turkey's Nest, will screen Reality Bites at dusk this Wednesday (tomorrow!), following some live music to be announced in a last-minute attention-getting shocker. UPDATE: There'll be a raucous set from Brooklyn's best house party band (assuming your house is actually a garage), Wild Yaks, at 6:30pm. But you should show up right at 6pm for a 90-minute Happy Hour featuring $4 Sixpoint beer and wines from Australia or someplace, and munch on food from San Loco, DUB Pies, Two Boots and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream. And then recite every line of Reality Bites along with us.
Literary Upstart, the L's short fiction competition, reaches its fevered conclusion on Thursday night, at the Slipper Room, when our three semifinal winners and one wild card read their stories for our witty, withering panel of judges, who will award one of them an enormous novelty check and publication in this month's Summer Fiction Issue. Listen while drinking dollar beers — what kind of beer will be on sale for a dollar is to be announced to be announced in a last-minute attention-getting shocker. Watch this space (or just show up)!