Attend a cabaret singles night, learn how to become a beekeeper, or hear about the inner workings of the New York subway system tonight in New York City. By Carly Petrone.

Conversations With…Series: Kiki Smith

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New York Psychoanalytic Institute
247 E. 82nd St.
New York, NY

Artist Kiki Smith stops by the New York Psychoanalytic Society to talk with Lois Oppenheim. Together, they’ll discuss the creative process behind her eclectic work. Event starts at 7:30pm and tickets are $25 for general public, $10 for students.

Love is Blind: A Cabaret Extravaganza For All

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622 DeGraw St.
Brooklyn, NY

Join host Sarah Sims Erwin as she gets the singles party started at Littlefield in Brooklyn. The event will feature music by Finsbury Park and Lady Adrienne, beats by DJ Blind Eye Sees All, and a dance theater performance by Movementpants Dance. Get ready for the Dating Game – you may just find your match! Join the party at 7:30pm. Tickets are only $5.

Urban Beekeeping: Get the Buzz

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American Museum of Natural History
Linder Theater, First Floor
200 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

Ever wanted to learn how to be a beekeeper? Since NYC passed a law legalizing urban beekeeping now’s your chance! Learn from Gene Kritsky the author of The Quest for the Perfect Hive: A History of Innovations in Bee Culture as well as beekeepers Carl Flatow and Richard Blohm. You’ll even get to try a variety of types of regional honey. Presentation begins at 6:30pm and tickets are $25.

Thalia Book Club: A Literary Celebration!

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Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

Writers Oscar Hijuelos (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love), Esmeralda Santiago (When I was Puerto Rican), and Kevin Brockmeier (The Illumination) sit down at Symphony Space tonight to discuss Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s latest work, One Hundred Years of Solitude. The event will also include a performance of Judah Adashi’s Songs and Dances of Macondo with music by Quintet of the Americas and a ready by Sonia Manzano. Tickets range from $15-$25 and event starts at 7:30pm.

Jan Conradi and Paul Shaw: A Conversation about Design and the New York City Subway System

The Strand bookstore in New York City

A woman shops for books at The Strand in New York City. (photo credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Jan Conradi and Paul Shaw promote their latest books at Strand Bookstore. Conradi, author of Unimark: The Design of Business, and Shaw, author of Helvetica and the New York City Subway System will discuss modern design, sign systems, and the New York City subway. Conversation begins at 7pm.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer and make-up artist living in New York City.

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