The Drums, Pootie Tang and "Occupy" Presented by n+1: Tips For Today


10th Anniversary Screening of Pootie Tang with Lance Crouther at 92YTribeca

Louis C.K.'s anti-comedy comedy gem Pootie Tang turns 10 this year, and 92YTribeca is celebrating the occasion with a screening of the cult classic and a post-movie discussion with star Lance Crouther. In this send-up of '70s Blaxploitation films, Crouthers stars as the marble-mouthed title character who fights crime and produces pop hits thanks to the powers of a magical belt. When a crooked millionaire tries to steal the belt, Pootie and pals Trucky and Biggie Shorty (played by J.B. Smoove and Wanda Sykes, respectively) band together to defeat evil. Sa da tay!

92YTribeca Mainstage, 200 Hudson St., (212) 601-1000. 7:30 p.m. $29. Tickets here. (Free Radeberger beer from 6-7 p.m.)


The Drums at Bowery Ballroom

Brooklyn indie rockers The Drums have been on tour in support of their sophomore album, Portamento -- full of their straightforward, anthemic hooks -- but they're back tonight with a homecoming show. Welcome them home (and maybe do a little dancing) when they play the Bowery Ballroom with Patrick Cleandenim and Grand Rapids.

Bowery Ballroom, 6 Delancey St., (212) 533-2111. 8 p.m. $15-$17. 


Occupy: Presented by n+1 and Housing Works 

Editors of and contributors to venerable literary and cultural journal n+1 will be on hand at Housing Works this evening to discuss the events taking place in Zuccotti Park; "what it means, how it's going, and where to go from here." Keith Gessen will moderate a panel between Meaghan Linick, Sarah Resnick and Astra Taylor, and free copies of n+1's Occupy Wall Street newspaper OCCUPY! will be there for the taking.  

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St., (212) 334-3324. 7 p.m. Free.

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