New York

Hester Nights Opening: The downtown market heads to the Eventi Plaza (851 Sixth Ave.) tonight from 4pm-9pm, bringing a cornucopia of food, drink, jewelry and apparel vendors with them.  Eat a light lunch so you have room for food from Pies 'n' Thighs, Luke's Lobster, Little Muenster, Maracron Parlour, La Newyorkina and more. [via Hester Street Fair]

Curren$y at Webster Hall: The Louisiana-based rapper has been making waves in the underground rap scene for a few years now and will play Webster Hall in advance of his forthcoming album, The Stone Immaculate. [via Webster Hall]

Recess Benefit at Tribeca Grand: The Soho artists' workspace hosts a benefit featuring cocktails, dancing and visual and performance art as well as a silent auction offering pieces from Terence Koh and Clifford Owens, among others.  Tunes will be provided by DJ sets from Jesse Cohen (Tanlines) and DJ TG (ARMS) and performance art group FCKNLZ will be providing "liquid dreams." [via Flavorpill]

Radiohead play the Prudential Center. [via Flavorpill]

By Robert James & Greenpop Throw a "Trees for Zambia Party": Head to hip LES boutique By Robert James (74 Orchard St) for a party that will be just as fashionable as it is causeworthy.  For a $10 donation at the door that will go towards planting trees in heavily deforested Zambia, guests will be treated to live performances by American Dream and Two Lights as well as drinks courtesy of Sailor Jerry's and PBR. [via Facebook]

Los Angeles

Active Child at The Troubadour: Featuring choral vocals, shimmery synths and a stand-up harp (of all things!), Active Child (a.k.a. Pat Grossi) puts on a unique show that's unlike the majority of what's out there.  Lord Huron and Annie Stela also share the bill. [via L.A. Weekly]

Native Strategies Launch Party at LACE: Join L.A.'s performance journal in toasting their second issue with new performances by Emily Beattie, Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly as well as a video work by Jillian Stein. [via ArtSlant]

Chicago:

Langhorne Slim play Lincoln Hall with Honey Buffalo [via Chicago Reader]

Chelsea Peretti, a writer for Parks & Recreation (among others) and UCB semi-regular takes her stand-up routine to Lincoln Lodge. [via Flavorpill]

Summer Sessions Fundraiser at The Whistler: Head to the Logan Square buzz bar known for its terrific cocktails for a fundraiser in support of the ongoing picnic and music series in the nabe.  DJ Matt Roan of Crossfader King will keep the party jams coming all night long. [via Time Out Chicago]

London:

Guns n' Roses play O2 but we hear Axl Rose is the only founding member on the bill. [via Time Out London]

Synth-pop Swedish trio Miike Snow play O2 Academy Brixton. Niki and the Dove and Alex Metric support. [via Time Out London]