03.28 Tonight at Gotham Comedy Club comedians pay tribute to Greg Giraldo with two performances from some of the city’s best, to benefit the Greg Giraldo’s Children Fund. Featured comedians include Michael Ian Black, Todd Barry, Joe Mande, Amy Schumer, and more.
03.29 (Le) Poisson Rouge hosts a benefit for relief in Japan Tuesday night featuring the Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Patti Smith, Cibo Matto, and Antony of Antony & the Johnsons.
03.30 McSweeney’s presents the launch of Voice of Witness’ newest book Nowhere to Be Home: Narratives From Survivors of Burma’s Military Regime featuring readings from Voice of Witness editors Maggie Lemere and Zoë West and Nowhere to Be Home narrator U Agga at Housing Works Bookstore.
03.31 The BAM-based reading series Eat, Drink, and Be Literary presents a reading with the recent National Books Critics Circle award-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan, moderated by Deborah Treisman.
03.31 Build celebrates the release of their newest album at Joe’s Pub and are joined by the fantastic classical-folk fusion duo Twi the Humble Feather.
04.01 Brooklyn indie-rockers Pearl & the Beard host their CD Release show at The Knitting Factory with special guests The Lisps.
04.02 Book Reading and Signing with Jessica Jiji and Annia Ciezadlo at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery in Long Island City. Jiji is the author of Sweet Dates in Basra and Diamonds Take Forever, and Ciezadlo is reading from her new book Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War, she has also been a special correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor in Baghdad and The New Republic in Beirut.
03.28 KGB Poetry: Matthew Yeager & David Lehman @ KGB Bar
03.28 The Dante Alighieri Society presents a reading by Silvia Avallone, Giuseppe Catozzella, & Barbara Di Gregorio @ Italian Academy, Columbia University
03.28 Ecstatic Music Festival presents So Percussion & Bobby Previte w/ John Medeski, Zeena Parkins, DJ Olive & Jen Shyu @ Merkin Concert Hall
03.28 Chris Glomski & Paul Foster Johnson @ Poetry Project
03.29 The Mountain Goats w/ Megafaun @ Bowery Ballroom
03.29 Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group @ Highline Ballroom
03.29 Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955) a part of the J. Hoberman: Army of Shadows @ BAM
03.29 Rachel Cole, Singer/Songwriter Presents: A Variety Show For the Hungry Heart @ The Gallery at LPR
03.30 Billy Bragg @ City Winery
03.30 8 Women (Francois Ozon, 2002) a part of the Denueve series @ BAM
03.30 Erica Kaufman & Maureen Owen @ Poetry Project
03.30 A Book Launch Party for Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves by Shehzad Nadeem @ powerHOUSE Arena
03.31 Le Règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game) (Jean Renoir, 1939) a part of An Auteurist History of Film series @ MoMA
03.31 Nathan Larson (The Dewey Decimal System), Lonely Christopher (The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse), David Unger (The Price of Escape), and Kevin Holohan (The Brothers’ Lot) read @ Brooklyn Central Library
03.31 Poetry Reading: Matthew Rohrer and Anthony McCann @ Lillian Vernon Writer’s House
03.31 Justin Taylor and Allison Espach read @ Pete’s Candy Store
04.01 Nikola Madzirov and Valzhyna Mort @ Lillian Vernon Writer’s House
04.02 Obits, Sundelles, and Tijuana Panthers @ Bell House
04.02 West 10th Launch Reading @ Lillian Vernon Writer’s House
04.02 A Benefit Concert for Japan w/ Taka Kigawa, piano @ (Le) Poisson Rouge
04.03 The Poetry Brothel: Cabaret Voltaire @ The Back Room
04.03 Opening Reception for Erica Baum solo exhibition @ Bureau