Lit & Music in NYC This Week

Wednesday, February 11, 7pm, Williamsburg: Poets at the Yard wants to expose exceptional poetry to a broader community. Hosted by Alexandra Mendez-Diez the evening’s poets include: Russell Dillon, Mary Donnelly, Megin Jimenez and Nicholas Adamski. Beer will be sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. Cheese from Bedford Cheese Shop will be served, paired with wines from Flatiron Wines. (Free, The Yard, 33 Nassau Avenue 2nd Floor, between Dobbin and N 15th)

Wednesday, February 11, 11:30pm, Lower East Side: “All I want to do is make good music,” says Joe Purdy. ($15, Rockwood Stage 2, 196 Allen St, Houston and Allen)

Thursday, February 12, 7:30pm, Greenpoint: An Art & Poetry Soirée with artist Brooke Borg + poet Ona Abelis. I had the privilege of hearing Brooke and Ona during our reading at Zev Rector’s Everlasting Manual Electric Show a few weeks ago. Whether or not you attend, pick up Ona’s book! RSVP to for location info.

Thursday, February 12, 8:00pm, Gowanus: I have been wanting to go to Mortified for a while now. It is a “Comic Excavation of the Strange & Extraordinary Things We Created as Kids.” We all have something(s). This month’s theme, Doomed Love Show. ($15-20,Littlefield, 622 Degraw St, between 3rd and 4th)

Wednesday, February 11, 8pm, Village or Saturday, February 14, 8pm, Gowanus: I saw Erin and Her Cello in December. Their show is playful and entertaining, which is likely why cult web-to-Comedy Central TV series Broad City asked them to play some of their songs live at the UCB Theatre in Chelsea on February 19. Since that show is sold out, there are two other ways to see them: February 11 (Dead Darlings: V Edition, Free Judson Memorial Church, New York University, 55 Washington Square S, Thompson and W 4th) and February 14 (The Rejection Show, $10-12, Littlefield, 622 Degraw St, between 3rd and 4th).

Through Sunday, March 15, 2pm BAM Harvey Theater: See Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy in the play The Iceman Cometh. It runs Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7pm and on Sundays at 2pm through Sunday, March 15. Suggesting it now because shows are selling out and better to get tickets now. (Starting at $35, 651 Fulton St, between Rockwell and Ashland)

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