Former Lower East Sider Steve Buscemi has been bouncing around town lately — and we’re not even talking about Big Lebowski burlesque. Last week he dropped into Greenpoint’s Over the Eight to participate in what was apparently a “surreal” talk with actor Kevin Corrigan, comic Janeane Garofalo, and surprise guest Anthony Weiner. And tonight, he’ll be crowned King of Mardis Gras at the fifth annual Two Boots Mardi Gras Ball, which doubles as a fundraiser for the Lower Eastside Girls Club.
If you missed Buscemi at last week’s “Kevin Corrigan Show,” don’t worry — the Observer posted a recap today. And if you want to see him crowned along with his wife Jo Andres tonight at Le Poisson Rouge, it’ll cost you $35. But rest assured proceeds support the LES Girls Club, which recently opened new headquarters on Avenue D, giving local youth access to a planetarium, recording studio, a green roof, and health and wellness center. And there’ll be a slew of entertainment, including music from Louisiana’s own Lost Bayou Ramblers, NYC’s own Hungry March Band, the Main Squeeze Orchestra, and more. Plus, Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir will be there in all of their anti-capitalist glory.
More about that here.