Vinny Guadagnino at Barnes & Noble
Vinny, he of Jersey Shore fame, and one of our  2012 Beautiful People, will be discussing and signing copies of his new self-help tome Control the Crazy: My Plan to Stop Stressing, Avoid Drama, and Maintain Inner Cool. As he told PAPER, "I went through some stuff in my life, and I've learned how to deal with it through more self-help spiritual approaches...it's not a book about the Jersey Shore, but about life in general."

Barnes & Noble Tribeca, 97 Warren St. 6 p.m. Free.

Eleanor Friedberger + Hospitality at The Bell House

Two of our favorite Merge Records-ers -- Eleanor Friedberger (the female half of the Fiery Furnaces who released a jaunty solo debut "Last Summer," appropriately enough, last summer) and ebullient guitar-rock trio Hospitality -- take to the Bell House stage tonight.

The Bell House, 149 7th St., Gowanus, Brooklyn. 8 p.m. $12.

The Drive-In Dinner at Brooklyn Brewery

At tonight's food truck and beer blow-out sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery and food magazine Edible Brooklyn, 40 bucks will get you a five-course, food truck-cooked meal (featuring goodies from the Red Hook Lobster Pound, Feed Your Hole, Coolhaus, among others), paired with Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster's Garrett Oliver's creations.

Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 6 p.m. $40.