Lit & Music in NYC This Week

Saturday, March 28, 7:00pm, Lower East Side: Blues/indie rock Earthquake Lights. (No cover, Rockwood Stage 1, 196 Allen St, Houston and Allen)

Saturday, March 28, 11:00pm, Lower East Side: Singer-songwriters BAILEN have written songs for Sons of Anarchy, Victoria’s Secret, Paper Magazine, Marc Jacobs and Ansel Elgort. (No cover, Rockwood Stage 1, 196 Allen St, Houston and Allen)

Sunday, March 29, 2:00pm, Brooklyn Heights: Brooklyn Poets presents A Branch Grows in Brooklyn, poetry readings reflecting on nature, life, death and the borough of Brooklyn by J. Scott Brownlee, Nicole Sealey, Cynthia Cruz, Jason KooJessica Greenbaum and Joshua Mehigan. ($5 suggested donation, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague St, between Henry and Clinton)

Tuesday, March 31, 7:00pm, Cobble Hill: The New York Times calls The Harder They Come by T.C. Boyle “a masterly — and arresting — piece of storytelling, arguably Mr. Boyle’s most powerful, kinetic novel yet.” (No cover, Book Court, 163 Court Street, between Pacific and Dean)

Tuesday, March 31, 7:00pm, Village: The next Leaving a Lasting Mark concert series benefits the Foundation for Fighting Blindness. This concert is called “Rumours: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.” ($10 suggested donation, The Bitter End, 147 Bleecker St, between Laguardia and Thompson)

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Lit & Music in NYC This Week

Thursday, March 19, 8:00pm,Williamsburg: Folk-pop from Matt Keating off his new album This Perfect Crime. (No cover, The Living Room, 134 Metropolitan Ave, between Berry and Wythe)

Friday, March 20, 7:00pm, Cobble Hill: Poetry from Patrick Phillips on a new collection about father/son relationships. (No cover, Book Court, 163 Court Street, between Pacific and Dean)

Friday, March 20, 7:00pm, Greenpoint: For some new inspiration, galleries are open until 10pm on Greenpoint Gallery Night. (No cover, see this static map for all locations)

Saturday, March 21, 11:00pm, Bushwick: Hailing from DC, rock by the NRIs. (No cover, Pine Box Rock Shop, 12 Grattan St, between Bogart and Morgan)

Monday, March 23, 7:30pm, Gowanus: NPR and WNYC’s Ask Me Another blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music with guest, indie-pop singer-songwriter, Ingrid Michaelson. ($20 adv/$25 doors, The Bell House, 149 7th St, between 2nd and 3rd)

Descent

some scratches

We rock side to side in our descent.
It feels like the nose hits the runway hard as we land.
People bounce up and down like they are on a rickety old roller coaster.
Maybe the Grizzly Bear at Kings Dominion.
My stomach flutters and turns.
A couple of men whoop.
Women exhale.
The baby does not stir.

Lit & Music in NYC This Week

Thursday, March 5, 8:00pm, Upper West Side: Punch Brothers touring for ‘Phosphorescent Blues.’ ($39.50-$49.50, Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway, between 75th St & 74th)

Thursday, March 5, 9:00pm, Lower East Side: Folk-rock Tam Lin. (No cover, Rockwood Stage 1, 196 Allen St, Houston and Allen)

Friday, March 6, 7:00pm, Cobble Hill: The 2015 Whiting Award Winners Reading. Winners will be announced on Thursday, March 5. (No cover, Book Court, 163 Court Street, Court between Pacific and Dean streets)

Saturday, March 7, 7:00pm, Cobble Hill: The Brooklyn Writers Space Reading Series with authors David GrandJane Rose PorterTerence Degnan and Amy Sohn. (No cover, Book Court, 163 Court Street, Court between Pacific and Dean streets)

Saturday, March 7, 8:00pm, Lower East Side: Red Baraat touring for ‘Gaadi of Truth.’ ($18 in advance, $22 at the door, The Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St, between Kenmare & Bowery)

Saturday, March 7, 11:30pm, Lower East Side: City of the Sun. ($15, Rockwood Stage 3, 196 Allen St, Houston and Allen)

Sunday, March 8, 7:00pm, Cobble Hill: Canarium Poetry Reading with authors Michael MorseTod Marshall and Emily Wilson. (No cover, Book Court, 163 Court Street, Court between Pacific and Dean streets)

Sunday, March 8, 8:00pm, Williamsburg: Red Baraat celebrating Holi. ($15 in advance, Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave, between N 11th and N 12th)

Monday, March 9: 8:00pm, Cobble Hill: Brooklyn Poets Yawp. The Yawp is an open mic where you can hear a range of new pieces and works in progress. They offer a poetry workshop at 7pm, just before the open mic at 8. ($5, 61 Local, 61 Bergen St, Bergen and Smith)