To Do Wednesday: Meet Molly

Molly Ringwald (Getty Images)

Molly Ringwald isn’t just the sweetie who starred in three John Hughes classics (as well as a Godard film!). She’s also a well-regarded writer who recently published a book of short stories. (Your move, Jennifer Egan—we suggest looking for a role in the next Selena Gomez teen flick.) Tonight, Ms. Ringwald joins Brooklyn icon Jonathan Ames on a rare sortie into Manhattan for an evening of tales about coming home hosted by storytelling outlet The Moth. Also in attendance will be NASA astronaut Michael J. Massimino, who, after Ms. Ringwald’s journey from pretty in pink to respected in print, has made the second-biggest voyage of any speaker tonight.

The Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 East Seventh Street, 7:30pm, tickets and information can be found at