When you read the news this morning and saw Zuccotti Park had been re-occupied, you felt a small pang of sadness. Those kids had heart! But since you doubtless want to keep the bedraggled bedlam at a safe distance, tonight you have the opportunity to hear two luminaries and O.W.S. supporters speak in a spirited conversation—at a more, ahem, uptown venue. In typical megalomaniac fashion, Michael Moore will be joined by his friend and actor Wallace Shawn to discuss his memoir, “Here Comes Trouble”, which is being billed as “a sort of anti-memoir.” While the book will be the discussion’s starting point, we’ve learned that both Mr. Wallace and Mr. Moore are eager to share their views on politics, protestors and the upcoming presidential election. They’re likely to blast the capitalist system’s inequalities (Mr. Shawn is an avowed socialist), lambast the country’s political officials and summon the ghosts of revolutionaries past to support their positions. Occupy the Upper East Side!
Michael Moore in Conversation With Wallace Shawn, 92nd Street Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, 8 p.m.; tickets available from $29.99 at http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Event/Michael-Moore-HereComesTrouble.aspx