Tips for Today: Joel McHale in NYC + Aretha Franklin in L.A. + Quentin Tarantino Double Feature in Chicago + We Are Scientists in London

New York

The dashing and deeply hilarious Joel McHale, who double-teams on TV as the host of The Soup and a star on Community, will be doing a stand-up show for one night only at Caroline's on Broadway. [NY Mag]

Just after performing two back to back sets at Prospect Park, Wilco will be bringing things inside at their final show in New York at Terminal 5. Cibo Matto support. [Oh My Rockness]

Karolina Waclawiak, the deputy editor of The Believer, will be reading and signing copies of her book, How to Get Into the Twin Palms, a story about a Russian immigrant living in Los Angeles, at Word. [Flavorpill]

Beloved Brazilian sportswear line Osklen is having a big ol' sample sale. The brand's eco-friendly pieces for men and women are up to 70 percent off at the sample sale, which starts today. [via NY Mag]

Los Angeles

You absolutely cannot miss the opportunity to see the Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin, live in concert tonight at the Nokia Theatre. [LA Weekly]

We love us an unlikely pairing. Apparently, the hilarious Megan Mullally, she of Will & Grace and Party Down fame, and Stephanie Hunt (of Friday Night Lights) created a band together called Nancy and Beth. The two will perform tonight at Largo at the Coronet. Conan O'Brien and violinist Petra Haden will also be on hand. [LA Weekly]


While you patiently await the next Quentin Tarantino release (the spaghetti western Django Unchained), revisit the classics tonight at a double feature of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction at Lincoln Hall. [Flavorpill]

Do you have some wild stories that need to be shared with the world? Well if so, Southside Hub of Production's StorySlam may just be the perfect event for you. Participants will get five minutes to tell their most riveting true story and will be scored on their content and delivery. [Chicago Reader]


NYC indie-rockers We Are Scientists will be performing tonight (perhaps songs from their much-anticipated follow-up to their 2010 album, "Barbara"?) at The Garage with Bad Veins. [Time Out]

Starting today, 20 historic tall ships (and 200 smaller vessels) will sail upon the Thames as part of Sail Royal Greenwich, a several-week-long festival featuring boat rides and other boat-related festivities. [via Time Out]

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