With preservationists waging endless battles against developers in Greenwich Village, there’s no better time for Greenwich Village Stories, a new anthology curated by Judith Stonehill for the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation that lovingly records the favorite memories of artists and residents. Tonight, the Selected Shorts series brings together Parker Posey and Jane Curtin to read fiction set in the Village, and Dave Hill, Penny Arcade, Simon Doonan, Ralph Lee, and Isaac Mizrahi read their vignettes from the book, reminding us that the best inspiration doesn’t come from luxury condos.

Wed., April 23, 7:30 p.m., 2014