Eddie Huang presents Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China
June 1st at 7:30 p.m. at Berg’n Beer Hall, 899 Bergen Street, Sponsored by Greelight Books.
You probably know Eddie Huang as the creator of EV fave Baohaus– or maybe from his R-rated culinary travelogues on his Huang’s World show on Viceland or even for his first successful memoir Fresh off the Boat, about growing up Chinese in suburban Florida (but hopefully not the eponymous show based on it, which Huang says he doesn’t watch). Whatever he does, you know it’s gonna be juicy. Now everyone’s favorite no-holds-barred gourmand is out with Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China, a funny and poignant memoir about his search for identity. This story meets Huang when his star is already rising as a restaurant entrepreneur and budding media personality with a steady all-American girlfriend. But something’s missing–and you can follow Huang to China to find out. He’ll be joined by Elena Bergeron, executive editor at SB Nation and Eddie’s co-host on the MSG podcast.
Emma Straub — Book Launch for Modern Lovers
June 1 at 7 p.m. at BookCourt, 163 Court Street
Emma Straub’s latest beach read, set in gentrified Brooklyn, is sure to be a book club favorite. Modern Lovers follows three modern-day versions of aging hippies (former bandmates) who’ve settled down in the modern day version of suburbia (gentrified Brooklyn) to raise their children, all the while holding onto the illusion of their younger more creative days (you know the type). But once their kids reach the dreaded teenage years and start sleeping together, they must confront both the shock of middle-age and the secrets that they hid from each other for so long.
n + 1 Issue 24 panel: A Discussion on Harm Reduction
June 2 at 7 p.m. at PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street
If you read Sarah Resnick’s essay in the latest issue of n + 1, “H.: On Heroin and Harm Reduction,” and simply wanted to know more, this is the event for you. Building upon her essay, the magazine will present a panel discussion on the complexities of harm reduction and the future of drug policy. Resnick herself will moderate and the panelists include various experts and activists working in the drug reduction sector, including Mike Selick of the Harm Reduction Coalition, Alyssa Aguilera of Vocal NY, Kristen Maye of the Drug Policy Alliance’s New York policy office, and George Carter of Act Up.
Open Air Street Fair
June 5, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. in front of Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street
The best book fair this side of BK is back for its twelfth helping! Enjoy the sun browsing donated books, records and CDs (if you’re some kind of 1990s vintage collector freak and actually still own a boombox), while listening to live music. Acts include Toot Sweet (with some very sweet accordion moves), soul collective Space Captain, and L.E.S. Sparks, a pair of budding songwriter 12-year-olds. The best part? All the wares are going for a dollar. There’ll also be food specials from the bookstore and second-hand clothes from the shop–all to support Housing Works’ mission to help those affected by AIDS and homelessness.