Tips for Today: Kevin Bleyer in NYC + Icons Old & New in L.A. + Blitzen Trapper in Chicago + Fun. in London

New York

Meet Kevin Bleyer: he's a speech-contributor for Obama and a writer for The Daily Show. And he just released a book called Me the People: One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America, in which he wittingly analyzes the document that has shaped our lives immensely. He'll be at 92YTribeca tonight as part of the Comedy Below Canal series. Buzzfeed editor-in-chief, Ben Smith, will also be there. [NY Mag]

Winos, contain your excitement. Tonight, Brooklyn Winery is hosting its first ever Winemaking Walkabout and Tasting. Co-founder John Stires will give you an exclusive look at producing the wines and at each stop on the tour, you'll get to taste a new Brooklyn Winery wine. [Brooklyn Based]

The ridiculously creative and talented Dirty Projectors will engage the crowd tonight at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. [Oh My Rockness]

Los Angeles

Icons Old & New presents a collection of 40 photos hand-chosen by curator Danny Masterson that depict celebrities in hip hop, rock, jazz, and R&B, including the Beastie Boys, The Beatles and David Bowie. It takes place at Confederacy. [Flavorpill]

This one is for the Francophiles. Head over to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and partake in CurATE: The Parisian Salon. The collaboration is brought to you by Ray's and Stark Bar and Maite Gomez-Raj and connects art and food with a gallery of French pieces from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Come with an empty stomach because after you browse, executive chef, Kim Morningstar, will serve you a three-course meal based on the art you just viewed. [LA Weekly]


Portland-based band Blitzen Trapper will bring their indie-folk medleys to Lincoln Hall tonight.  [Chicago Reader]

The always-smooth Santana rocks out tonight at the Ravinia Festival. [Chicago Reader]


Go see Fun. tonight at Heaven. Their popular song "We Are Young" is probably the biggest breakout song of the summer and you can even check them out in the current issue of PAPER. [Time Out]

It's your absolute last day to check out the Christian Louboutin exhibit at the Design Museum. Marvel at the famous red-soled shoes as you learn about Louboutin's evolution from the brand's conception in 1991 to his "Fetish" collaboration with David Lynch in 2007. [Time Out]

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