Tonight in New York city: Listen to Broadway legend Patti Lupone perform live, enjoy a free lecture at your local watering hole, or take a swing at Twin Peaks bingo. By Carly Petrone.

Raising the Bar

(credit: Facebook/RTBEvent)

(credit: Facebook/RTBEvent)

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Tonight is your chance to attend one of ten free lectures taking part in bars across the city. Yep, pull up a chair, order a pint, and get ready to learn about everything from how to take the perfect Instagram picture to the vegan phenomenon. Internet experts, professors, and professional storytellers are eager to talk about their favorite topics so come sign up and feed your noggin with a little knowledge. All discussions begin at 7:30 p.m. Check website to find out what’s on the docket for tonight and to see how much space is still available.

Twin Peaks Bingo



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What’s better than playing a game of bingo? How about playing Twin Peaks bingo? Head over to Videology in Brooklyn to watch and play the game dedicated to one of the best primetime shows ever made. Gorge on doughnuts and Agent Cooper cocktails and make some new friends who are just as obsessed with the murder of Laura Palmer. The fun begins at 8:30 p.m. and admission is free.

New York Comedy Festival



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The New York Comedy Festival is in full swing with plenty of performances happening tonight. Mingle with the Time Out New York Women of Comedy 2014 at Le Poisson Rouge, watch performances by Louis C.K. and Jim Gaffigan at Stand Up For Heroes: A Benefit For The Bob Woodruff Foundation, or watch Christian Finnegan and Jay Oakerson star in “HA!” The Musical at Stage 72. Can’t make it tonight? Fun events are taking place all week long, through November 9th. Check website for more details.

Angelique Kidjo and Friends

Angelique Kidjo

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Grammy Award-winning singer Angelique Kidjo celebrates the life and music of iconic South African singer and political activist Miriam Makeba tonight at Carnegie Hall. Special guests Ezra Koenig, Vusi Mahlasela, and Laura Mvula will also perform tonight in honor of the woman who many knew as “Mama Africa.” Whoopi Goldberg will offer her introductory remarks during tonight’s tribute. Concert starts at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $17.50-$80.

Patti Lupone

Patti LuPone stars in "The Lady with the Torch" at 54 Below in Midtown. (Credit: CBS 2)

Patti LuPone stars in “The Lady with the Torch” at 54 Below in Midtown. (Credit: CBS 2)

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Broadway legend Patti Lupone returns to 54 Below with Part Two of Far Away Places, the show she premiered back in June 2012. She’ll further explore her wanderlust by performing songs by such songwriters as Irving Caesar, Billy Joel, David Yazbek, Johnny Mercer, and Kris Kristofferson. Would you expect anything else? Show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets range from $95-$155.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.