10 Ideas Under $10 for Your Week: Go Vote, Rob Delaney in DUMBO, and “Scaryoke”


Before we share some amazing events happening this week that won’t bust your wallet, we must ask: Have you voted yet? If you haven’t, stop reading and go vote! Seriously, go now!


[Comedy] After completing your civil duty, hang out with other responsibly minded people at the Pratt Falls 2013: “Eat Well, Grow Creative” election night watch party. Larry Litt and special guest comedian Julianna Forlano (The Ironic News Report) host with a performance that asks, “If we are what we eat, do we also create what we eat? Do we vote what we eat?” Real deep. Naturally, food and drinks will be available. At 7 p.m., Pratt Institute, free.

[Poetry] Tonight, Housing Works celebrates the late poet Denise Levertov. Hettie Jones, Alan Gilbert, and Jeannie Vanasco, to name a few, will read work by this influential writer. Drinks will be available. At 7 p.m., Housing Works, free.

[Art]¿Hablas Español? No? No problem! Organized by Gabriel Orozco, in conjunction with his solo show “Thinking In Circles,” Spanish Lessons is a group show that opens tonight in the lower level gallery space. “The project will not be about traditional teaching and learning, but will focus more on organically facilitating communication and discussion in relation to language and art.” Various activities and events are scheduled to occur Tuesday through Friday. Opening reception at 7 p.m., Marian Goodman Gallery, free.

[Politics] If you voted for Bill de Blasio, go support the man (whether he wins or wins) at his Election Night Party. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. At 9 p.m., Park Slope Armory, Brooklyn, free.

[Politics] On the other side of town, supporters for Joe Lhota, along with the man himself, converge for his election night party. 8 p.m., Gansevoort Park Hotel, free.


[Lit] Twitter’s most beloved jerkwad — we mean comedian, Rob Delaney, launches his book ROB DELANEY today. “Attendees purchasing a copy of ROB DELANEY will be granted early access seating at 6 p.m. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. FYI, Delaney will only sign books bought at this bookstore.” Geez, so many rules! But for Delaney, it’s all good. At 7 p.m., PowerHouse Arena, Brooklyn, free with RSVP.

[Art] It’s time to face your fear. Fear of singing in public, that is. Organized by Slate‘s senior culture editor, Dan Kois, SCARYOKE!!! is an “inquiry into the joy and terror of singing in public.” For six weeks, New Yorkers are invited to sing anytime they’d like: on a Saturday night, on a lunch break, after a morning jog. “It’s an experiment, encouraging visitors to explore the outer boundaries of their own performative instincts and capacity for risk-taking.” We’re in! At 8 p.m., Apexart, free.


[Talk] Join author Virginia Postrel (The Power of Glamour: Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion) in a revealing discussion on what separates glamour from glitz, including the qualities that make a person, object, setting, idea, or experience glamorous. Guests must RSVP and bring photo I.D. At 6 p.m., F.I.T, Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, free.

[Lit] What’s your creative regimen? If you need some tips on how to manage your craft, come out tonight as Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and McNally Jackson present Conversations on Practice. Matt Kish (Heart of Darkness) discusses his artistic process and the artist’s life with Glenn Kurtz (Practicing). At 7 p.m., Housing Works Cafe, free.

[Comedy] A weekly round of Russian Roulette featuring two veteran improv teams perform in their own unique and seasoned styles. Junior Varsity and Hello Laser go head-to-head in this week’s edition of Revolver. Who will come out on top? At 8 p.m., Magnet Theatre, $7.