Tips for Today: Celeste and Jesse Forever in NYC + Pony Boy in L.A. + The Zombies in Chicago + Alex Clare in London

New York

Be the first to see Celeste and Jesse Forever, a movie co-written by co-stars Rashida Jones and Will McCormick. The serio-comedy focuses on a married couple who are complete best friends. The only problem? They're getting a divorce. The film focuses on the idea of staying friends after ending a romantic relationship. Jones, McCormick and the director, PAPER Beautiful Person Lee Toland Krieger, will be at 92YTribeca for a post-screening Q&A. [Flavorpill]

Even though the Sigur Ros show is sold out, the great thing is that it's at Prospect Park. So you can still set up shop and picnic outside of the show and melt away the summer blues with the Icelandic band's epic sounds. [NY Mag]

It's a beerfest! Indulge in all things hops with Edible Manhattan's Fourth Annual Good Beer festival. Peruse 82 Mercer Street and sip on brews from Crabbies Ginger Beer, Smuttynose Brewing Co and Sixpoint Brewery. Food vendors Brooklyn Cured, Northern Spy Food Co. and the Milk Truck will also be there to satiate your drunk munchies. [Flavorpill]

Acclaimed writer, Charles Yu, will be reading from his new science-fiction short story collection, Sorry Please Thank You, at McNally Jackson. [NY Mag]

Los Angeles

Marchelle Bradanini of Pony Boy has a pretty good slew of musicians backing her up in her band. The doo-wop rough country singer plays with Garrett Ray of Fool's Gold, JP Bendzinski of Crystal Antlers and Brandon Owens (who has played bass for Lauryn Hill). Check her out tonight with The Mynabirds and Deep Time at The Satellite. [Flavorpill]

Get a glimpse at what life is really like for those living in North Korea. Journalist Blaine Harden will be at Vroman's Bookstore tonight speaking about and signing copies of his book, Escape from Camp 14, which tells the horrifying story of Shin Donghyuk, a prisoner in a North Korean prison camp who witnessed the execution of his family. [Flavorpill]


Hosted by the BGA (Better Government Association) Young Professional's Board, the Corruption is Not Funny! fundraiser will feature a performance from The Onion Players. It's at the Paris Club. [Chicago Reader]

It's the time of the season... Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, founding members of The Zombies, will take fans on a trip back to the late-'60s tonight at the Viper Alley. [Time Out]


Alex Clare, the London-based soul singer who also happens to be a practicing Orthodox Jew, who also happens to have once dated Amy Winehouse (who also happens to have taken part in a PAPERMAG interview not too long ago), is responsible for the catchy track "Too Close," as featured in a Microsoft ad. He plays the BT House in Hyde Park. [via Time Out]  

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