Some of New York’s New Yorkiest New Yorkers are opening up the floor for conversation in the next weeks, starting with tonight’s Andrew WK appearance at The Strand (where Chuck Close recently held court. See above.) Look who’s talking!
May 22 at 7 p.m., The Strand, 828 Broadway at East 12th St.; of “I Get Wet” to attend
If you missed the party maestro at the Bedford + Bowery Newsroom in October, here’s another chance to find out what goes on behind the sunglasses. His chat with Phillip Crandall, author of a book about the I Get Wet album, will kick off a series of conversations around the excellent 33 1/3 series.
Debbie Harry and Chris Stein
May 28 at 8 p.m., Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St.; tickets $29
If you missed their in-store at Rough Trade earlier this week, here’s another chance to get up close and personal with Blondie’s Chris Stein and Debbie Harry. Anthony DeCurtis of Rolling Stone will discuss their 40 years of influence, plus their new double album, Blondie 4(0) Ever.
June 3 at 7 p.m., Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street, nr. Houston; ($17) to attend
Ok, so David Sedaris isn’t a New Yorker anymore, but whatever. He’ll talk pretty during this joint production between Housing Works and Greenpoint’s Word bookstore. You’ll have to buy a copy of his book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, to hear him spiel, but anyone can bring one of his books and attend the post-talk signing.
June 4 at 8 p.m., St. Mark’s Church, 131 E 10th St. nr. Second Ave.; tickets $10
Fran Lebowitz, fiercest of Villagers, will stroll eastward for this special event with the St. Mark’s Poetry Project. She’ll converse with artist/writer Ariel Goldberg, host of the Poetry Project’s Wednesday Night Series, and then take questions from the audience. Ask her if she loves De Blasio as much as she loved Bloomberg?