Tonight in New York City: Ask a complete stranger a question on stage, attend the Intrepid Museum’s Space & Science Festival, or listen to the Beastie Boys during a beer pairing. By Carly Petrone.
Housing Works Bookstore
Have you ever wanted to ask a complete stranger a question? Tonight’s your chance to when Jody Avirgan hosts Ask Roulette at Housing Works Bookstore. During this conversation series, strangers ask each other questions live on stage. After being randomly paired, you’ll have to answer a question from a stranger, then you get to turn around and ask someone your question. Feel free to be as silly as you want. Tonight’s series feature special guests Anna Holmes of Fusion, The Daily Show’s Matt Koff, and NY1’s Pat Kiernan. House band Eli Bolin will also be there. Event begins at 7 p.m.
Lost & Found Show’s “Souvenirs and Mementos” Edition
Le Poisson Rouge
This month’s Lost & Found Show is all about souvenirs and mementos. Daniel Guzman hosts this night of storytelling, which will touch upon such topics as mistaken identities, spell-casting grandmas, and much more. Tonight’s featured guests include Rachel Kramer Bussel, Nelson Lugo, Alan Feuer, Sarah Maslin Nir, and Nathaniel Bates. Oh, and don’t forget about the terrific trivia prizes that will be available thanks to the folks from Porcupine Hugs. The fun begins at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.
3rd Annual Beastie Boys Beer Pairings & Fundrasier
Idle Hands Bar
Idle Hands is throwing their 3rd Annual Beastie Boys Beer Pairings & Fundraiser to benefit the Food Bank of New York City. Celebrate July Good Beer Month and the memory of Beastie Boy’s member, MCA. Your $15 ticket includes five tastes of beer, one shot of whiskey, and one order of tater tots. Each beer will be paired with a song from the trio’s classic album, “Paul’s Boutique.” Thirsty already? Seating starts at 7 p.m.
Intrepid Museum’s Space & Science Festival
Tonight kicks off the Intrepid Museum’s 5-day Space & Science Festival! Check out interactive displays from NASA, meet today’s astronauts, listen in on a space-themed tour guide talk, enjoy an Astronomy Night, and much more. This evening’s Tour Guide Talk is about The Real Scoop on Space Poop. Find out about how basic hygiene is accomplished in a zero-G environment starting at 4 p.m. in Hangar 1. Check website for more event times and locations. Festival runs through July 20th.
Pop Quiz Hotshot
Peoples Improv Theater
Michael “Fish” Fisher hosts Pop Quiz Hotspot tonight at the Peoples Improv Theatre. This comedy-quiz show takes a panel of four smart, funny people, and quizzes them on odd and obscure bits of trivia. Recurring panelist Justin Akin will most likely be there, too. Come find out what tidbits of information will be thrown out there tonight, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 online, $10 at the door.
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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.