Notable New York, This Week 10/2 – 10/7


This week in New York David Sedaris Seeks Chipmunk, Vol.1 goes Top Ten, Amy Sedaris is poor and crafty, Ben Greenman pens your memoir, Adam Levin Instructs, 127 Hours is your MOVIE PICK, and Katrin Sigurdardottir in ART.

Tuesday 11/2: Well, first of all, VOTE VOTE VOTE!! If you want to laugh with (at) some of the candidates please feel free to start by reading my Open Letter to Jimmy McMillan on the HuffPost.

Mr. David Sedaris is appearing tonight in front of a sold out crowd at the Apollo Theatre. Hewill be reading and signing copies of his latest venture, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk. Don’t let ‘sold out’ defer you fellow Sedarists, there’s always craigstlist and StubHub! Apollo Theatre.  8PM. $49-$70.

Wednesday 11/3: Who doesn’t love lists? Vol. 1 Brooklyn Presents: The Greatest 3-Minute Top Ten Lists of All Time. Readers will be asked to present a top ten list on a subject of their choosing, and have three minutes to present and explain that list in any way they see fit. Guests include Julia Wertz, Jennifer Gilmore,  Nick Curley, and The Rumpus’s own Rozalia Jovanovic. Bar Matchless. 8PM. Free.

Thursday 11/4: A bit of sibling rivalry, eh? Amy Sedaris hits up Barnes and Noble, Union Square, to promote her comedic craft book, Simple Times Crafts for Poor People. Who is your favorite Sedaris?  B&N, Union Square. 7PM. Free.

Ben Greenman (Celebrity Chekhov) and Neil Strauss (Motley Crüe’s The Dirt) in an Evening of Celebrity, Comedy, Conversation, Literature, and Alcohol. If you come right as the doors open Greenman and Strauss will have no choice but to consider ghostwriting your memoir. powerhouse Arena. 7PM-9PM. Free.

Friday 11/5: Adam Levin reads from his mammoth book The Instructions, The Rumpus’s October Book Club Selection and choice novel to engulf a rabbit . Also featuring Jami Attenberg and free beer! WORD, Brooklyn. 7:30PM. Free.

Saturday 11/6: 127 Hours is this week’s MOVIE PICK. Starring James Franco, 127 Hours is an adaptation of Aron Ralston’s real life story of being trapped in 2003 penned in Between Rock and Hard Place.” Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) directs this anxiety driven gore-fest (he amputates his own arm). Although a claustrophobic plot, being stuck under a boulder is never boring.

Sunday 11/7: In ART Katrin Sigurdardottir takes on The Met. Spend your Sunday at the museumand take your time in Icelandic artist Sigurdardottir’s instillation Boiseries. Through 3/6/11. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


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Caitlin Colford is a New York City based actress and writer. She blogs short stories over at and is currently hard at work on her first novel "The Obituary Hunter." More from this author →