1. John Waters will read from Role Models September 10 at Greenpoint's Coco 66,66 Greenpoint Avenue, (718) 389-7392. 8 p.m. $25 (includes copy of book)
2. Forbes profiles Branson Belchie, the man who introduced Cristal to rap.
3. ThunderAnt, the comedy duo of Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein, is developing "Portlandia" for IFC. Guest stars include Aubrey Plaza and Kyle Maclachlan.
4. Spike Lee is excited for Sunday's Michael Jackson birthday celebration in Prospect Park.
5. Steve Wynn has mandated more vegan options at his Las Vegas resorts.