Tips for Today: Salt-n-Pepa in NYC + Neon Trees in L.A. + "Comedy Bang! Bang! Live!" in Chicago + The Book Club Base Camp in London

Jen Ortiz
New York City

Push it good tonight at Wingate Park in Brooklyn for a free(!) Salt-n-Pepa show. Oh, and Public Enemy is also performing. That's right, there's a chance you might see Flavor Flav in person. You're welcome. [Oh My Rockness]

Greenpoint indie bookstore WORD is curating this week's Books Beneath the Bridge readings at the Pier 1 Granite Prospect in DUMBO with a focus on short story writers, including Robin Black, Tania James, Rajesh Parameswaran, Jim Shepard, and Charles Yu. Be there early to get your hands on a limited-edition chapbook of the night's readings.[Brooklyn Based]

Ditch the plastic and get crafty at 3rd Ward's Sweatshop Social, hosted by Bags for the People, who will demonstrate how to make custom cotton bags. There'll also be drinks, snacks and live music on hand. [thelmagazine]

Los Angeles

Neon Trees bring their pop-meets-hipster looks and sounds to The Wiltern for an evening concert at 6:30 p.m. with Penguin Prison and JJAMZ. They'll be playing in support of their sophomore album, Picture Show. [LA Weekly]

Mississippi-bred rapper Big K.R.I.T. will be bring his high-voltage live show to the El Rey Theatre in support of his recently-released LP, Live From the Underground. [LA Weekly]


Scott Aukerman is touring in support of his IFC psuedo-talk show Comedy Bang! Bang! and will head to Chicago for two live shows at the Logan Square Auditorium on Monday night. [Flavorpill]

Dance party! Get ready for some loud shimmying at the first night of The Chicago Human Rhythm Project's JUBA! Masters of Tap and Percussive Dance for Improv Night at Jazz Showcase Club. [Chicago Reader]

Enjoy the Olympics without the Olympic Village hysteria at the Book Club Base Camp, which has taken over the large outdoor car park on Leonard Street. Plus, there will be a pop-up outdoor bar. [Flavorpill

Images via riverfronttimes, cambio, and flickr.

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