Ask Me Another; The Bell House, Gowanus, 7:30pm. $25, advance $20.
Attend a live taping of this NPR radio show hosted by comedian Ophira Eisenberg that features trivia, brainteasers, music from guitarist Jonathan Coulton and special guests.
Side Ponytail; Over the Eight, Williamsburg, 8pm. Free.
Busa celebrates the first anniversary of this popular Brooklyn bar event, which she calls “Williamsburg’s cutest comedy show.”
Franklin Park Reading Series; Franklin Park, Crown Heights, 8pm. Free.
The city’s most reliably excellent reading series—for five years and counting—brings the sextet of fine talent, featuring host Penina Roth.
The Notorious B.I.G. Dinner; All’onda’s, Greenwich Village, 5:30pm–10pm. $85.
Celebrate the life of Brooklyn’s own legendary rapper The Notorious B.I.G with a multi-course dinner created by chefs Chris Jaeckle and Talde’s Dale.
Broadway Backwards; Al Hirschfeld Theatre, Midtown West, 8pm. $85–$550.
Stars from the Great White Way perform gender-bent renditions of popular Broadway tunes.
“Madame Cézanne”; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Upper East Side, 10am. $25.
The Met SURVEYS 20 years of work by giant of Post-Impressionist painting, by focusing on compositions featuring his favorite model: His wife. The show is the first to examine this intimate aspect of Cézanne’scareer which until now has been largely overlooked by art historians.
Brooklyn Poets Yawp; 61 Local, Cobble Hill, 6pm. $5.
Like Walk Whitman, come sound your barbaric yawp. In the first hour, an ACCOMPLISHED poet leads a writing workshop, and in the second, all are welcome to share poems at the open mike.
Homeschooled: A Comedic Lecture Series; UCBEast, East Village, 9:30pm. $5.
What’s laughing without learning? These comics ditch their sets to hilariously explain factual tidbits.
The Moth StorySLAM; Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, Soho, 7pm. $8.
The country’s most beloved storytelling competition returns for a night of tales about cohabitation. Is hell just other people after all? That’s the theme, so we guess you’ll find out there.
Heems + Sandunes + Rizzla; Santos Party House, Tribeca, 8pm. $15, advance $12.
Queen’s own Himanshu Suri, of former Das Racist, rocks the party house in celebration of his debut solo LP. If any of his new tunes are as catchy as “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell,” you’re in for a treat.
NY Drinks NY Grand Standing; Astor Center, Greenwich Village, 6pm. $40.
It’s the fourth Annual NY Drinks NY Grand Tasting at the Astor Center, which means you can taste morethan 100 wines all in one location. The New York Wine and Culinary Center will provide nosh, including barbecued meatballs, salmon lox on rye and a peach-riesling–glazed pork belly.
Alex From Queens + William J Slusher + Jackson Lee; The Flat, Williamsburg, 10pm. Free.
Known for the Capriccio party series, Alex From Queens brings his dance-floor–ready beats to the Flat, joined by William (99¢ Dreams) and Lost Soul Enterprises artists J Slusher and Jackson Lee (live).
The Doll Collection; Morbid Anatomy Museum, Gowanus, 7pm. Free.
Sci-fi anthologist Ellen Datlow curates scary stories that have something strange in common: creepy dolls
Having a Whiskey Coke with You; Freddy’s Bar, Sunset Park, 9pm. Free.
Drop by for a one-of-a-kind evening of lit, music and art—and down a whiskey coke of course. Oh and yes, there are other drink options, if you so choose to rebel.
Village Vanguard 80th Anniversary with Jason Moran; Village Vanguard, West Village, 8:30pm and 10:30pm. $30, Mar 15 $40, plus one-drink minimum
We couldn’t think of an artist better qualified than Jason Moran to help iconic West Village jazz room the Village Vanguard celebrate its 80th birthday.
D’Angelo and the Vanguard; Best Buy Theater, Midtown West, 9pm. $80.
The new album Black Messiah sounded magical at an Apollo show in February; here, catch the captivating D’ Angelo and his deadly live band in a more conventional big-gig setting.
A Brooklyn Free Space Fundraiser of Spectacular Evening of Entertainment; Littlefield, Gowanus, 8pm. $20–$25.
Jon Glaser (Parks and Recreation) invites comics and fans to enjoy a hilarious night that supports a local preschool.
FIAF Presents: Creative Leaders-Discussion with Bobbi Brown; French Institute Alliance Française, Florence Gould Hall , Midtown East, 7pm.
Want to know the future of beauty? Learn all about it from Bobbi Brown, founder of Bobbi BrownCosmetics.
Of Montreal + Yonatan Gat; Webster Hall, East Village, 9pm. $22.
Kevin Barnes & Co. supporting new LP Aureate Gloom, regale NYC with their surrealistic art pop spectacle
Freaks and Geeks Bingo; Videology, Williamsburg, 9pm. Free.
Nerdy games and dorkdom collide when this nerdy cult classic packs enough pop references (Bionic Woman costume, anyone?) and inside jokes for a weekly night of bingo.
Eat Drink & Be Literary; BAMcafé, Fort Greene, 6:30pm. Free.
Dinner and a brilliant author? Done and done. While you binge at the buffet, Lydia Davis talks with The New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman about her work.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Casa Duse Supper Club, Park Slope, 6:30pm. $75–$125.
See the New Place Players perform Shakespeare’s classic comedy in a beautiful brownstone right across from Prospect Park. It’s a fully produced play—costumes and all—only you get the unique experience of watching Shakespeare from a living room while chowing down.
Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance; David H. Koch Theater, Upper West Side, 7pm. $10–$175.
This season, the legendary choreographer includes works by Doris Humphrey and Shen Wei—but, mercifully, he’s also presenting 19 of his splendid dances.
Nurse Bettie Burlesque; NURSE Bettie, Lower East Side, 9:45pm. Free.
Shelly “The Singing Siren” Watson hosts this night of burly-Q action at the intimate NURSE Bettie, which features both nightlife newbies and stars of the Gotham scene.
On the Twentieth Century; American Airlines Theatre, Midtown West, 2pm. $67-$147.
Kristin Chenoweth returns to the Great White Way in a revival of the snazzy 1978 musical comedy, set about a fast-moving train.
Al Madrigal; Carolines on Broadway, Midtown West, 7:30pm. $35 plus two-drink minimum.
Daily Show correspondent reports on his life instead of just skewering the news.