Perfume Genius at Mercury Lounge
Perfume Genius, the nom de band of Seattle-based solo artist Mike Hadreas, plays the bare-bones, occasionally heart-wrenching ballads off his recent release, Put Your Back N 2 It, tonight at Mercury Lounge. Chamber-poppers Parenthetical Girls open.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. 9:30 p.m. $10.
Lauren Conrad at Barnes & Noble
It wasn't clear from the get-go that Lauren Conrad, star of MTV's Laguna Beach and The Hills, would go on to be a wildly successful clothing designer and young adult author. But the former reality star has topped the New York Times bestseller list several times over, and tonight she chats with her editor, Farrin Jacobs, about her latest tome, The Fame Game.
Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St. 7 p.m. Free.
Girlfriends at BAM
As part of this week's delightful Lena Dunham-curated film series at BAM, the 1978 cult classic Girlfriends -- Claudia Weill's directorial debut about young woman navigating the downtown New York creative scene of the '70s -- screens tonight. Weill will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening.
BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene, Brooklyn. 6:50 p.m. $12.