Thursday, July 26th

Speaking of steamy matters, hot lit chicks Jennifer Egan and Marisha Pessl wear something flimsy and mount Central Park Summer Stage to read to the squirrels and a mixed crowd of literary lasses (tea-length skirts, nude lip gloss, ballet flats and something crocheted on top), angry, goatee-wearing male “fiction writers” and a smattering of mature men in roomy trousers. If you’ve been riding our lovely, clean and always on time subway system lately, you’ll have seen the ads for ESPN’s miniseries The Bronx Is Burning, starring John Turturro and our future husband Oliver Platt. The series is based on a book (remember those?) titled The Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul of a City by Jonathan Mahler. Mr. Mahler will be at the KGB Bar for a discussion, and the first 50 people to show up will get an autographed copy of the book and be entered into a raffle for two Yankees tickets. And if you’re enjoying the outdoor movie trend, Spike Jonze’s modern classic Being John Malkovich is playing in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge. The tapered-jeans-wearing folks will be post-ironically bopping to a D.J. who promises to play music “inspired by the film and its director” (uh-oh). Mr. Malkovich will always just be Uncle Kimono to us.…

[Jennifer Egan and Marisha Pessl, Central Park SummerStage, 69th Street and Fifth Avenue, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., www.summerstage.org; Jonathan Mahler, KGB Bar, 85 East Fourth Street, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., www.kgbbar.com; Being John Malkovich, Brooklyn Bridge Park, 1 Main Street, sundown, www.brooklynbridgepark.org]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, July 26th