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Best Things To Do In NYC Tonight, May 16

Enjoy a bit of whiskey, get a more in depth look into the lives of celebrities, or take part in a traditional Japanese game show tonight in New York City. By Carly Petrone.

“An Evening with Karen Finley”

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Museum of Modern Art
11 W. 53rd St.
New York, NY
212-708-9400
moma.org

Stop by the Museum of Modern Art tonight to hear performance artist Karen Finley read from her new book, The Reality Shows. Her work is currently on display at the MoMA within the “Looking at Music 3.0” exhibition. Come learn more about her disco song “Tales of Taboo” and what makes this artist so brilliant. Event starts at 7pm and tickets range from $6-$10.

Batsu!

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Je’Bon
15 St. Marks Pl
New York, NY
faceoffunlimited.com/live-shows

Ever watched Japanese TV game shows and wanted to be a part of it? Now is your chance! Come to JeBon restaurant at 8pm tonight to take part in one crazy game called Batsu! This Japanese “penalty game” takes place in the basement of the sushi restaurant. Brought to you by the comedy group Face Off, watch as improv players compete for comedy domination and suffer the punishments for failure. Audience members are encouraged to participate in certain challenges and stunts to win free beer and other prizes. Tickets are $10.

Drams for Dames

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A scene from the Manhattan Cocktail Classic's kick off gala. (credit: Hanna Lee Communications)

The Standard
69 Little West 12th St.
New York, NY
tickets.manhattancocktailclassic.com

If you’re a woman who likes her whiskey, then head over to The Standard tonight for the “Drams for Dames” event. Join Women & Whiskies for a unique evening – where a gal doesn’t have to battle at the bar for a chance to fill her glass. There will be some of the world’s best whiskies from Scotland, Japan, and Kentucky. Learn more about the iconic liquor from female experts who will be creating delightful cocktails. Tickets range from $50-$75 and tastings start at 5pm.

The 56th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards

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Richard Foreman, Shannon Sineela,; Samara Namay, Travis Just, Brendon Reginba and Peter Ksande attend the 55th Annual OBIE awards at Webster Hall on May 17, 2010 in New York City. (credit: Marc Stamas/Getty Images)

Webster Hall
125 E. 11th St.
New York, NY
obies.villagevoice.com

Fans of the theatre will definitely want to attend tonight’s 56th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards. Created by Jerry Tallmer in 1955, he wanted to recognize and encourage the growing Off-Broadway theater movement. Today, the Obie’s continue to salute the theatrical arena. Join hosts David Hyde Pierce and S. Epatha Merkerson as they award the talented actors, writers, directors, and designers who make up such an enticing and spirited industry. Alec Baldwin, Jim Parsons, Anthony Rapp and many other stars will also be in attendance. Tickets range from $15 to $20 and event starts promptly at 8pm.

Celebrity Autobiography

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The Triad Theatre
158 W. 72nd St.
New York, NY 10023
212-362-2590
triadnyc.com

Join some of today’s most hilarious actors and comedians as they take the stage to poke fun at who else but other celebrities? They’ll use actual autobiographies from famous folks and play out their hilarious, outrageous, and true memoirs. Line up tonight includes Rachel Dratch, Mario Cantone, Laraine Newman, Eugene Pack (who also created the show) and many more. Tickets range from $35-$60 with a two drink minimum (cash only). Show starts at 7:30pm.

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