New York

It's your last chance to score some seriously discounted summer dresses and accessories at the Lisa Perry sample sale on Madison Avenue ending today. Items are marked down up to 75 percent. [NY Mag]

The Dirty Projectors play a second night in their hometown tonight as part of Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park Bandshell. [Flavorpill]

Brooklyn is a hotbed for people with new ideas to create a quick-growing booming business so tonight at Dekalb Market, Smallknot and Brooklyn Based are presenting a story slam where owners of the coolest business in BK like Daniel Stedman of The L Magazine and Kimberly Sevilla of Rose Red and Lavender reminisce on "Lessons Learned the Hard Way." Comedian Max Silvestri will be emceeing the event. [Brooklyn Based]

Los Angeles

Marina and the Diamonds, who was recently featured in PAPER's music issue, has a voice reminiscent of opera yet delivered with an attitude that will sweep you off your feet. Experience it for yourself tonight at The Fonda Theatre. [LA Weekly]

Learn the background behind why people like to get inked as well as the intricate process of tattooing at the book release party/signing for Memoir: The Tattooed Portraits,  a new book by the classically trained portraitist and tattoo artist, Shawn Barber.  The fête will take place at La Luz de Jesus and you can even kill two birds with one stone because Danni Shinya Luo's illustrations depicting tension-filled watercolors of women from her book, Soft Candy, is also on display. [Flavorpill]

Chicago

Fiona Apple makes no pardons on her long-awaited new album (she has a pretty direct song aimed towards her ex, Jonathan Ames). Welcome her back after a long five-year hiatus tonight at The Chicago Theatre. [Flavorpill]

In what will be a very intriguing and enlightening discussion, Jessica Stockholder, the chair of the Department of Visual Art at University of Chicago, will be speaking with curator Michael Darling tonight at MCA Chicago about the influence her artwork, which uniquely blends sculpture and installation, has had on new artists today. [Flavorpill]

London


Rooftop screenings seem to be all the rage now and why not? You get to enjoy all the aspects of a move theater all while relaxing on a cool summer night. Check out The Producers tonight at Rooftop Film Club at Queen of Hoxton. Each viewer is equipped with wireless headphones so you don't have to get annoyed by chatty members of the audience. Don't forget to check out the menu! (The even is currently sold out but there's always a chance of getting in if you put your name on the waiting list.) [Time Out]