In New York City today: Concerts, art exhibitions, and performances by the girls.  By Carly Petrone.

Michael Showalter

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Barnes & Noble
33 E. 17th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Journalist Katherine Lanpher interviews comedian and writer Michael Showalter at Barnes & Noble tonight at 7pm. Showalter is known best for his roles in MTV’s The State, the hilarious classic Wet Hot American Summer, and for being Ian Michael Black’s other comedic half in the television show Michael and Michael. He’s released a new memoir called Mr. Funny Pants. We have a feeling he’s lived through some pretty entertaining situations. There will also be a free show by Neko Case (of New Pornographers). She’ll be performing songs from her album Middle Cyclone.

Ladies First: Starring Rah Digga & Eternia

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125 Fifth Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Tonight it’s all about the ladies. They’ll show off their rap, DJ, and photography skills at the Ladies First event at Southpaw in Brooklyn. The show stars Rah Digga & Eternia and features many other performances by a slew of talented women including Likwuid, Zarinah, Nitty Scott (MC), and Kalae Allday. A photo exhibition by Lizzy Sullivan, Liz Allen, Kendra Heisler, and Natty S. will also be on display. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The evening will be hosted by Tasty Keish and the show begins at 9pm.

Frigid Festival

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The annual theatre Frigid Festival is back starting today and running through March 6th. Over the course of the next 12 days you’ll be able to see performances from 30 independent theater companies. It’s a great way to support the arts with the performers taking home 100% of their box office profits. Three lower east side theatres, Under St. Marks, Kraine, and Red Room will be hosting over 150 performances. This year there will be even more late night events and parties celebrating the talent behind New York’s finest artists.  For a full schedule, volunteer opportunities, and tickets please check their website.

Tactile Closing Night Party with Peter Kotowski

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The Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Celebrate the closing of this successful month long art show by Peter Kotowski. Select pieces will be auctioned and the first 50 attendees will get free drink tickets. DJ Phototag will be spinning plenty of tunes and there will be drink specials all night long. Get your partying shoes on because the celebration goes from 6-10pm at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory. Come check out this talented artist’s collection before it’s too late. The event is free and presented by Tactile NYC.

Raul Malo & Seth Walker

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City Winery
155 Varick St.
New York, NY 10013
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Come listen to the distinct voices of Raul Malo and Seth Walker tonight at City Winery. Malo will be performing from his latest CD entitled Sinners & Saints while Walker’s southern soulful voice will capture you instantly. Whether you’re in the mood for some jazz and blues or more of a Latin vibe, you’ll definitely get both at tonight’s concert. Tickets range from $25-$45 and show starts at 8pm.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer and make-up artist living in NYC.

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