To Do Friday: Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders

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I am not sure why John Wesley Harding changed his name to Wesley Stace, but I am sure that his Cabinet of Wonders variety show, which features a rotating cast of performers, is a great idea. Joining him tonight as he supports his new album, Self-Titled (Yep Roc Records), and recorded for NPR will be quite the mix of performers: chef and Chopped host Ted AllenBill Janowitz of Buffalo Tom, Peter Matthew Bauer of The Walkmen, writer Beth Lisick, comedian Eugene MirmanThe Ice Storm author Rick MoodyNina Persson of The Cardigans and singer-songwriter Jim White.

City Winery, 155 Varick Street, 212-608-0555, 8 p.m. $25-$35

To Do Friday: Wesley Stace’s Cabinet of Wonders