Michael Ian Black at WORD Brooklyn
Head Greenpoint-ward young comedy-lover, and catch Michael Ian Black in the cozy confines of neighborhood bookstore WORD, where he'll be reading from his latest tome You're Not Doing It Right. The book, which covers everything from meeting his wife, having kids and essentially becoming an adult, in addition to being hilarious, is apparently also quite touching.
WORD Brooklyn, 126 Franklin St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 7 p.m. $24 (includes copy of the book).
Craig Finn at Mercury Lounge
Craig Finn, he of Hold Steady fame, has gone at it alone, releasing Clear Eyes, Full Heart (yes, that's a FNL reference) a collection of slightly less frenetic, quieter, more introspective tunes. He plays alongside New York singer-songwriter Marcellus Hall tonight.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. 6:30 p.m. $15.
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye at the 92Y Tribeca
Marie Losier's wonderful yet slightly disturbing documentary, which premiered at last year's Tribeca Film Festival, follows Genesis P. Orridge, the legendary frontman of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, as he and the love of his life, (the late) artist Lady Jaye, attempt to become the same person. Following the screening, Losier will be on hand for a Q&A.
92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson St. 7:30 p.m. $12.