BOOKS: Fred Armisen at Barnes & Noble
Cacao! Fred Armisen will be appearing at the Union Square Barnes and Noble to discuss the new book Portlandia: A Guide to Visitors. The Fiery Furnaces' Eleanor Friedberger will be there to perform in lieu of Armisen's rocking co-star Carrie Brownstein. We guarantee there's a bird on it, and that Aimee Mann is not invited.
Barnes & Noble, 33 East 17th Street. (212) 253-0810. 7 p.m.
SCREENING: Fishing with John at Nitehawk
Before reality television became known for the Kardashians, Survivor, and Anna Nicole Smith, there was the cult classic series Fishing with John. The title describes, well, exactly what to expect: fishing trips organized by character actor and musician John Lurie and shared with celebrities like Willem Dafoe and Dennis Hopper. Catch a screening of a few of the best episodes with live commentary from the reclusive Lurie.
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn. (718) 384-3980. 10 p.m. Sold out.
MUSIC: Kreayshawn at Irving Plaza
Irving Plaza, 17 Union Place. (212) 777-6800. 7 p.m. $20.