Rock out with an Aussie, see and support a fashion icon, or meet an Italian tour guide turned movie character and author tonight in New York City. By Carly Petrone.

Kylie Minogue

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Hammerstein Ballroom
311 W. 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

Everyone’s favorite Australian pop singer, Kylie Minogue, performs at Hammerstein Ballroom. She’ll kick off her 3-night concert series tonight where she’ll be playing hits from last year’s Aphrodite. Don’t worry, we have a feeling her famous tracks like “Fever” and “Locomotion” will be making an appearance. Tickets range from $88-$150.

Christy Turlington Burns’ No Woman, No Cry

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(credit: The Paley Center)

The Paley Center for Media
25 W. 52nd St.
New York, NY 10103

Follow former Calvin Klein model and fashion icon Christy Turlington Burns as she travels the globe to talk with at risk pregnant women in four parts of the world – a remote Maasai tribe in Tanzania, a slum in Bangladesh, a post-abortion care ward in Guatemala, and a prenatal clinic in the U.S. Making her directorial debut, the film serves as a launching pad for Turlington Burns’ campaign to make a real change for the lives of mothers everywhere. After struggling with complications during her first pregnancy she wanted to learn more about maternal health in other countries. See what she discovered and educate yourself on this important topic by attending the screening of No Woman, No Cry. Turlington Burns will be there to speak about the film and Brian Williams, Dr. Suellen Miller, PhD, and Ann M. Starrs will also be in attendance. Event starts at 6:30pm.

Luca Spaghetti in Conversation with Liz Gilbert

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Barnes & Noble
33 E. 17th St.
New York, NY

If you loved reading about Liz Gilbert’s love affair with Italian food and culture then you must stop by Barnes & Noble tonight in Union Square. Luca Spaghetti, Gilbert’s tour guide while in Rome, talks about his new book Un Amico Italiano: Eat, Pray, Love in Rome. The book is filled with anecdotes about food, language, soccer, daily life in Rome, and Luca’s own fish out of water moments as a visitor to the United States. Best selling author Liz Gilbert will also make an appearance to support her friends and now fellow author! Event begins at 7pm.

Extraordinary Lives: Bill Kelly Talks with Calvin Tomkins and Dodie Kazanjian

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Elebash Recital Hall
365 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY

New Yorker art critic Calvin Tomkins and Vogue contributor and Director of Gallery Met at the Metropolitan Opera Dodie Kazanjian are two very interesting people. Together they are a power couple that has plenty to talk about. Join Bill Kelly (President of CUNY’s Graduate Center) as he sits down to chat with this fascinating married couple about their work and lives in New York. Between the two of them, they have written several books including Lives of the Artists, Merchants and Masterpieces: The Story of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Icons: The Absolutes of Style.

The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project

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The Peoples Improv Theater
123 E. 24th St.
New York, NY

The legendary Kondabolu Brothers of Queens, Hari (Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live) and Ashok (‘Dap’ from “Das Racist”) host a talk show with little to no scripting. This hilarious duo don’t know what’s going to happen when they hit that stage. Past topics have included: Peak Oil theory and the end of the world, the Iluminati, Blipsters, Germand and South Indian facial hair trends. Maybe the topic of the Royal Wedding will be involved this time? Come find out…you might be part of it yourself! Show starts at 8pm and tickets are $8.

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

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