Every Friday, we will be bringing you this bite sized guide to things going on that we find interesting for the next seven days to follow.

Saturday, November 14th

Craig Finn, Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady, and some guy named Chuck Klosterman are doing a 1PM happy hour at Le Poisson Rouge.  Ten bucks.

Another Hold Steady member (and guy soon to be published on Julius Singer Press), Franz Nicolay plays with one of our favorite bands, The Shondes, and also Soft Power, featuring Mary Timony for a night called Hartzveytik! A Heartbreak Survival Society Social.  @ Southpaw, 8PM. Ten bucks.

Sunday, November 15th

If you have 35 bucks and want to schlep out to the the 92nd Street Y on Upper West Side, then by all means, go listen to Max Brenner talk about chocolate, and his new book about…chocolate.  Be advised, I don’t think there will be chocolate, but I could be wrong.

Monday, November 16th

The Jesus Lizard got back together for whatever reason.  Just watch this video, and don’t ask questions.   At the Fillmore at Irving Plaza, 25 bucks.

Tuesday, November 17th

Chris Leo hosts a night of  “lyrics vs. poetry” at Lolita Bar in NYC.  Appearing are Danny Leo (yes, he is related to the host), poet Chelsea Hodson, and more.  It’s free, and there are five dollar margaritas.

Jonathan Lethem will make a trek from Park Slope to Williamsburg to appear at Spoonbill and Sugartown at 8PM.  Free.

Elvis Costello is appearing at Barnes and Noble in Tribecca to pimp out the DVDs from season one of his show, “Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…“.  Free.

Wednesday, November 18th

WORD presents a reading of the book State by State by editor Sean Wilsey and writer Jed Lipinski at 7:30PM.  Free.

Thursday, November 19th

Our very own Vol. 1 Brooklyn Storytelling series will takeover Bar Matchless for one last time in 2009 with what we gotta say is a pretty phenomenal lineup featuring Porochista Khakpour, Aaron Hartman, Tobias Carroll, Clay McLeod Chapman, and Claire Shefchik.  Starts at 8PM, and is free.  Facebook invite is here.

Friday, November 20th

We are gonna guess tUnE-yArDs are going to be huge. Go see them free in Greenpoint at Permanent Records.

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