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Tips for Today: Jonathan Toubin Benefit With the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Occupy! Launch Party & My Neighbor Totoro at the IFC Center

anime-my-neighbor-totoro.jpgJonathan Toubin Benefit at Brooklyn Bowl

Much-loved New York DJ Jonathan Toubin remains in a Portland hospital after a car drove through the ground-floor hotel room he was sleeping in last week, and another NYC benefit has been planned to help pay for his hospital and medical bills. This Friday night, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Heavy Trash, Stabbing Eastward (Tunde Adebimpe and Ryan Sawyer), Royal Baths, and DJs Gibby Haynes (Butthole Surfers), Billy Miller (Norton Records), Bear In Heaven, Leo Fitzpatrick, Habibi, and Slowdance will be playing all night. Tickets are $25 to $100, and 100% of proceeds go to Toubin. Last weekend, benefits were held at several locations, including Home Sweet Home, Cake Shop and Motor City. If you can't make it this Friday, Jonathan's family also started a PayPal account. You can contact ihearttoubin@gmail.com about making donations.

Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 10:30 p.m. Tickets here.

Launch Party for Occupy! at the Verso Loft

Mix, mingle with progressive literary types at the launch party for the first book about the Occupy movement, Occupy: Scenes from Occupied America, courtesy of Verso books. The tome, which was first compiled as a gazette by the editors of n+1, features the thoughts of folks like Rebecca Solnit, Angela Davis and Slavoj Žižek, as well as added materia.

The Verso Loft, 20 Jay St., Suite 1010, DUMBO, Brooklyn. 8 p.m. Free.

My Neighbor Totoro at the IFC Center

In collaboration with GKIDS, the IFC Center is hosting a comprehensive retrospective of films from Japan's Studio Ghibli, home to anime legends Miyazaki and Takhata. Tonight, grab a cutie and head to a screening of one the most adorable and heartfelt films of all time, My Neighbor Totoro, about two girls who move to the countryside and discover a family of gentile Totoros living in the surrounding forests.

The IFC Center, 323 Sixth Ave. 7:45 p.m. $13.

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