New York

Hey Girl. Join Danielle Henderson, the creator of the Feminist Ryan Gosling Tumblr, at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to celebrate the book version of your favorite meme-turned-blog. Enjoy food, drinks, and a special appearance by fellow blogger Maris Kreizman of Slaughterhouse 90210. And don't forget all the photos of Ryan Gosling. [Time Out]

Sponge delivers their loud brand of Detroit rock to the Brooklyn Bowl, their only solo tour date in the city for now. The set-list will include songs from Sponge's new release, the 5-song EP Destroy the Boy.  [Flavorpill]

What do Boeing, Bjork, and Bono have in common? Bill Washabaugh. He's crafted flight control software, musical instruments, and stage shows, and today the founder of Hypersonic Engineering & Design is leading a lecture at 3rd Ward on groundbreaking interactive structures. [Art Slant]

Los Angeles

Prepare for poppy sounds, lots of dancing, and an energy-filled show at tonight's Grouplove concert. The L.A.-based alt-rock band will be performing alongside White Arrows and Hindu Pirates at the Huntington Beach Pier. [Oh My Rockness]

Go on tour from your Cinefamily seat with the world-premiere screening of Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film. Shot by Hanly Banks, Callahan will perform for moviegoers after the
eighth annual Don't Knock the Rock Festival screening. [LA Weekly]


5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a dark comedy with everything: baked goods, repression, and the threat of Soviet nuclear attack. Oh, and a group of secret lesbian Midwest housewives. The New Colony is re-staging the production at Center on Halsted with performances through Sunday before taking it to the New York International Fringe Festival. [Flavorpill]

If you didn't get Lollapalooza tickets, you can still get into the after-parties. One of the best tonight comes courtesy of FILTER and S.O.Terik at Logan Square Auditorium.  They've lined up performances by Twin Shadow, Neon Indian and a DJ set by Passion Pit. [Chicago Reader]


Performance artist Mel Brimfield talks with Government Art Collection Curator Adrian George at the Whitechapel Gallery. Brimfield's work is featured in the gallery's exhibit, Government Art Collection: Commissions Now and Then for which Brimfield was commissioned to create a work inspired by a sporting theme (hello, Olympics!) with a participatory element. [Art Slant]

Images via Tumblr, Christina Stradone/, and Whitechapel Gallery.