"Shamanism, Meditation, Transcendence, Oblivion"

Garis & Hahn 263 Bowery, New York

As part of this gallery’s Leaps Into the Void series, this psychedelic iteration will feature work united by a focus on “spiritual transcendence.”  Exhibiting artists include Gwyn Joy, Sky Kim, and more.

"Just Feel"

Java Studios Gallery 252 Java Street, Suite 308, Brooklyn

Solo exhibition featuring glass sculptures by Katerina Ganchak. Probably best not to show up drunk and wearing heels.

"Show #11"

The Parlour 791 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn

This bewilderingly named show features the work of five painters, including Travis Carrier, Frankie Phillips, Andy Pomykalski, Min Ho Shin, and Zuriel Waters. Carrier’s paintings are particularly enthralling as faded visions of (my(...)

Nan Goldin: I Remember Your Face

Quad Cinema 34 West 13th Street, New York

Nan Goldin shot to fame with her visceral, heart-wrenching photographs of the drug-addled, sex-strewn lives of her East Village “tribe” in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Now, see Nan up-close(...)

$11.00

Drunken Smartass Olympics

Dempsey's Pub 61 East 2nd Ave., East Village

New York's longest-running weekly quiz is held every Wednesday at Dempsey's Pub. The quiz features 51 questions on topics ranging from ancient history to contemporary pop music, as well as "the best-curated audio round in the city." Bar food and drink specials serve as mental fuel.

Free

Part of the Family? The Battle for Domestic Workers’ Rights

Bluestockings 172 Allen Street, New York City

Sheila Bapat is an attorney and writer, whose work focuses on issues of economic and gender (in)justice. In her latest book, she turns her attention to the labor struggles within the domestic worker realm—historically a black hole for unionizing efforts and labor rights. Bapat’s work shows that this trend is slowly shifting, and through interviews(...)

Free

LES Film Fest: Google Glass Shorts

Chelsea Market 75 9th Avenue, 8th Floor, NY

The LES film festival is all about the newest filmmaking tools, hence the Glass Shorts soiree, hosted by (you guessed it) Google Glass in (gasp) Chelsea. “Glass could be a really cool tool for filmmakers,” says fest director Tony Castle—likening it to the now-ubiquitous use of GoPro. “We’re trying to be on the cutting edge of that trend.”(...)

$12.50

Professor Thom's Trivia Night

Professor Thom's 219 2nd Avenue, East Village

Teams of 6 or less compete in this weekly trivia night at Professor Thom's.

Free

I'm Pretty Fucked Up

Clubbed Thumb 195 Chrystie Street, New York

Written by Brooklyn playwright and New Mexico native Ariel Stess, I’m Pretty Fucked Up is a play about three high school friends who skip class to take a road trip into the New Mexico mountains. The action cuts between the friends and their freedom on the road, and the school, where teachers and students are(...)

$18

The Big Terrific at Cameo Gallery

Cameo Gallery 93 North 6th Street , Brooklyn

Gabe Liedman, Max Silvestri and Jenny Slate host this weekly standup night featuring big name drop-ins like Aziz Ansari and Zach Galifianakis.

Free

Naked Girls Reading

Under St. Marks 94 St. Marks Pl., New York

The name of this event pretty much says it all. Yeah, this ain't Reading Rainbow. This summer edition features the likes of Host Nasty Canasta, Hazel Honeysuckle, Miss Mary Cyn, Nina La Voix and Bianca Boom Boom reading selections from the NYPL's summer reading lists. Related: Naked Girls Gave This Man an Award and Will(...)

$25

Shaken & Stirred Burlesque

The Delancey 168 Delancey St, New York

Every Wednesday night, a rotating cast of NY's hottest burlesque stars take to the stage at The Delancey for a night of dancing and debauchery.