Saturday, May 19th

Sleepytime Tea For the TillERman: As we often find ourselves tearing the apartment apart looking for that one last Ambien, we believe it when the National Sleep Foundation tells us that 70 million Americans suffer from insomnia. Filmmaker Alan Berliner’s documentary about his own struggles with the Zzz’s, Wide Awake, airs next week on HBO, and tonight the Film Society of Lincoln Center hosts a “Night Owl” screening at 11 p.m., which means you can look around at all the other neurotic and exhausted freaks and feel some sense of community. Elsewhere, a man who may be the funniest guy on TV, ever—the moon-faced Ricky Gervais—performs as part of the High Line festival at the theater in Madison Square Garden. And finally, a way to get all of those green-tea’d and high-colonic’d yoga ninnies to do something for the sheep: There’s an art auction to benefit farm animals at the Jivamukti Yoga School in Union Square (“Paintings for pigs, sculptures for sheep and tchotchkes for chickens”). Funds raised go to the nonprofit Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary. Somebody buy Willem Dafoe—the nicest yoga dude in New York—a tchotchke for his chicken.

[Wide Awake screening, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater, between 64th and 65th Street, plaza level, www.filminc.com; Ricky Gervais, Madison Square Garden Theater, 4 Penn Plaza, www.highlinefestival.com; Art Auction to Benefit Farm Animals, Jivamukti Yoga School, 841 Broadway, www.woodstocksanctuary.com.]

Saturday, May 19th