To Do Thursday: Sing With Rob Sheffield

TurnAroundBrightEyesToast author/pop and rock music authority Rob Sheffield’s book Turn Around Bright Eyes—The Rituals of Love and Karaoke with what else: drinks and karaoke. The New York Observer’s Very Short List and It Books are having a party hosted by the author, with lots of chances to sing (try Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart”) until you’re blue in the face or red with embarrassment. A prolific writer and critic for Rolling Stone, Mr. Sheffield’s new tome picks up where his first book, Love Is a Mix Tape, left off, exploring love and, of course, singing songs to a room full of strangers.

Heathers, 506 East 13th Street, (212) 254-0979, 7:30-10pm, by invitation only