Lissy Trullie at Mercury Lounge
Downtown darling, the strawberry blonde husky-voiced chanteuse Lissy Trullie takes over Mercury Lounge tonight, where she'll be celebrating last week's release of her debut self-titled album, three years in the making. Watch her video for "It's Only You, Isn't It?" here.
Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. 7:30 p.m. $10.
Slavoj Zizek, "2011: The Year of Dreaming Dangerously" at the NYPL
The popular Slovenian cultural theorist Slavoj Zizek tries to make sense of last year's Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street movement and the UK riots, and what was behind the "year of living dangerously."
New York Public Library, Fifth Ave. and 42nd St. 7 p.m. $15.
Stephanie Dodes & Marshall Korshak, "We Buy Gold," Opens at Allegra LaViola Gallery
Be sure to wear matching socks, because viewers are asked to remove their shoes before entering Allegra LaViola Gallery tonight because Dodes and Korhaks' have covered most of the gallery in fuzzy faux fur. Additionally, the artists have created a series of pop-culture-infused, Disney-inspired videos and installations throughout the gallery, which "rib us about our addiction to everything shiny and glittery."
Allegra LaViola Gallery, 179 E. Broadway. 6-9 p.m. Free.