Tips for Today: Stephen Sondheim, The Weakerthans & United Bamboo Sample Sale

Stephen Sondheim at Barnes & Noble 

Calling all Broadway Babies: Stephen Sondheim, the man responsible for some of the past century's most important and beloved American musical theater, stops by Barnes & Noble tonight where he'll be chatting about his recently-released tome, the second half of his collected lyrics, Look I Made a Hat.

Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St. 7 p.m. Free.

The Weakerthans at Bowery Ballroom

Beloved Canadian indie-rock heroes The Weakerthans kick-off a four night run here in New York at Bowery Ballroom, where they'll be playing four of their past albums in their entirety. Tonight they'll play their folky debut album, Fallow.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., (212) 533-2111. 8 p.m. $20.

United Bamboo Sample Sale

United Bamboo's chic, avant-garde wares are on the cheap at this three-day sample sale starting today. Pieces from past collections are 60 to 90 percent off, and current collections are 20 percent off.

217 Centre St., sixth fl. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Through Dec. 9.

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