6:30 p.m. The New York Center for Independent Publishing hosts “special” reading to celebrate Small Press Month at 20 West 44th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
6:30 p.m. Filmmaker Peter Forgacs will give a lecture regarding “The Archaeology of Memory” at The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street.
7 p.m. Author R.L. Stine joins neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux for “Do You Get Goosebumps, Too?” where the two will chat about how terror is created and registered in the brain. At the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, tickets are $18.
7:30 p.m. Theater Resources Unlimited hosts a panel series called: “Getting Butts in Seats in a Butt-Ugly Economy” at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street.
7:30 p.m. Storyteller Andy Borowitz joins reading advocate John Corcoran, veteran firefighter Tom Ziegler and founder of a Rwanda charitable organization for orphans Marie-Claudine Mukamabano at The Moth for tonight’s “The Moth: Put to the Test.” Held at The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South, admission is $25.
8 p.m. “Piano on a Wire,” is the first Women’s Work 2009 concert, hosted by Beth Anderson at the Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street.
8 p.m. Naughty By Nature will host a fundraiser and dance party to benefit the Women’s Prison Association, DJ Cassidy, D-Nice and DJ Selly to spin. In South Paw, 125 5th Avenue, Brooklyn.
8 p.m. CBS/NYC host “Holy Headshot Live!” a live version of Borelli and Douglas Gorenstein’s book, Holy Headshot. Which features more than 50,000 headshots and resumés for a “humorous collection about actors and their big entertainment-industry dreams.” At the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, 307 West 26th Street, between Eight and Ninth Avenues, tickets are $5.