Dum Dum Girls + Widowspeak + Punk on Mars at Music Hall of Williamsburg
One of the most exciting indie rock groups to come out of L.A. in recent years, Dee Dee and her Dum Dum Girls play woozy, fuzzy, girl-group harmony-filled, punky pop. They play tonight alongside Brooklyn '90s-rock trio Widowspeak and glam-rocker Punk on Marks, aka Ryan Howe, formerly known as Luke Perry.
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 8 p.m. $15.
Tea Obreht at St. Mark's Bookshop
The Huffington Post's Book Club kicked off back in January, selecting literary phenom Tea Obreht's debut novel The Tiger's Wife (about a young daughter investigating her father's death in an unnamed Balkan nation) as the first book. Now comes the book club's first event, a reading at St. Mark's Bookshop, featuring the young author herself.
St. Mark's Bookshop, 31 Third Ave. 7 p.m. Free.
Gates of Heaven at the Film Society at Lincoln Center with Erroll Morris
Documentary filmmaker Erroll Morris's 1978 film sheds light on the strange, strange world of people who have their furry friends buried in pet cemeteries. Apparently Werner Herzog claimed he would eat his shoe if this film ever made it to the theaters -- when it did, Herzog ate his shoe, an act which was obviously documented in a film called Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe. Morris himself will be on hand after the screening for a Q&A.
The Film Society at Lincoln Center, 144 W. 65th St. 6:15 p.m. $13.