West Side Story at Film Forum
As everyone knows, "when you're a jet, you're a jet all the way." So head to Film Forum, where the classic 1961 film, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, will be screening this afternoon and tonight.
Film Forum, 209 W. Houston St. 1:20 p.m., 6:30 p.m. $12.50.
Sarah Vowell at Barnes & Noble
Everyone's favorite distinctive-voiced essayist and radio personality Sarah Vowell heads to B&N this evening, where'll she'll be celebrating (and reading from) the paperback release of her latest tome, Unfamiliar Fishes, an amusing look at the history and culture of Hawaii.
Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. 7 p.m. Free.
Secret Band Whose Name Rhymes with "Show Rage" + Pterodactyl at Death By Audio
We've been hearing that a "Secret Band" whose name rhymes with "Show Rage" is playing tonight at Death by Audio with Brooklyn noise-poppers Pterodactyl. Since we don't to be "that guy" who ruins the secret, we'll leave it at that. And let you, clever readers, figure out the rest.
Death By Audio, 49 S. 2nd St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 8 p.m. $8.