Learn more about a Hollywood and fitness icon, attend a poetry slam, or figure out how to get rich without really trying. By Carly Petrone.

Jane Fonda Lecture

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1395 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY

Oscar and Emmy-winning actress Jane Fonda stops by 92Y tonight to discuss her #1 selling memoir, My Life So Far. She’ll focus on how to make the critical years of 45 and beyond some of the best and most fulfilling of your life. The fitness icon will tell her honest story of how it feels to get older. Event starts at 8pm and tickets are $29.

Flexitarian Thai Cooking

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Whole Foods
Bowery Culinary Center
95 East Houston St.
New York, NY 10002

Learn how to shop for the basics to make a delicious Thai meal at home. Tonight’s menu is flexitarian, so you’ll know how to cook for both vegetarians and meat-eaters by the end of the evening. On the menu tonight is Thai Red-Coconut Curry with Eggplant or Chicken, Pad Thai with Shrimp or Tofu, Shrimp or Vegetable Summer Rolls and Dipping Sauce, and Sticky Coconut Rice with Mango. Cooking instructor Daniel Stone will lead you through the three-hour lesson. Class starts at 6pm and costs $55.

All Star Poetry

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Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
New York, NY

A few weeks ago Governor’s Island hosted the first annual NYC Poetry Festival. Tonight eight poets from the event will join forces to continue the energy and raise funds for the Festival and Bowery Arts + Science, the nonprofit that programs the Bowery Poetry Club. The line up tonight includes Jassie Harris, Meghann Plunkett, Nick Adamski, Lisa Marie Basile, Rita Mercedes, Ayala Sella, and Bob Holman with Molissa Fenley. Event starts at 7pm.

Diego Garcia (of Eleefant) with Henry Wolfe

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City Winery
155 Varick St.
New York, NY 10013

After the band Elefant broke up last year, Diego Garcia decided to move ahead with his solo career. He’s been exploring his Latin roots with a new sound modeled after artists like Julio Iglesias and Roberto Carlos. Tonight he performs at City Winery. He’s recently signed with Nacional Records and just released his solo debut, Laura. Come hear him live tonight at 6pm. Tickets range from $15-$20.

Get Rich Cheating

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

Come check out Get Rich Cheating at The Peoples Improv Theater tonight. It’s a show that mixes Stephen Colbert with Tony Robbins while the audience gains more insight on how to become rich without using ethics. Based on the bestselling book Everyone’s cheating: Why not you?, come see the comedy show that critics are loving. Show starts at 8pm and tickets are $8.

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

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