To Do This Week: Nudity Watch and a 40-Mile Bike Ride

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WednesdayApril 30

Relive your favorite HBO show, or watch it for the first time, at Game of Thrones Bingo, hosted by Williamsburg bar and screening room Videology. Never played before? According to Videology, you “put your bingo chip down when someone calls Jon Snow a bastard or Tyrion Lannister an imp. Or anytime someone draws their sword. Or there’s nudity.” Videology, 308 Bedford Avenue, #1, Brooklyn, 718-782-3468, 8:30 p.m., free

Thursday, May 1

Tonight’s the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation honors its chairman emeritus, Leonard A. Lauder, at the organization’s eighth annual Connoisseur’s Dinner. The evening includes a champagne reception and dinner hosted by Norah O’Donnell, an auction conducted by Sotheby’s chairman Jamie Niven, and an exclusive preview of the auction house’s Spring Impressionist and Modern Art auction. Model Valentina Zelyaeva and jewelry designer Zani Gugelmann will be in attendance. Sotheby’s, 1334 York Avenue, $2,500, 212-901-8000, 6 p.m. (cocktails), 7:30 p.m. (dinner)

Friday, May 2

Journalist Nona Willis Aronowitz hosts a party celebrating The Essential Ellen Willis, a collection spanning 40 years of her mother’s essays. Writers Spencer Ackerman, Cord Jefferson, Sarah Leonard and others will read from Willis’ pioneering work. The event is sold out, but you can sign up for possible openings at Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, 718-222-8500, 7:30 p.m., free (with RSVP), 21+

Saturday, May 3

Life rarely offers do-overs, but tonight’s journalism and arts mash-up offers precisely that to Martin Amis and Michael Stipe, who will be asked questions they originally confronted a decade ago, in an event for The PEN World Voices Festival titled Interview magazine: The Re-Interview.” Stacey D’Erasmo and John Freeman will serve as interlocutors. The Auditorium at The New School, 66 West 12th Street, 866-811-4111, 7:30 p.m., $20 ($15 for students)

Sunday, May 4

Be one of 32,000 cyclists cruising through 40 miles of city streets in the rarest of circumstances—a total car-free vacuum—during The TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI, with proceeds funding free bike education classes. Weary riders can round out the day with music and a massage at the Finish Festival on Staten Island. Registration has closed, but you can still ride on behalf of one of the event’s charity partners, and volunteers are needed. Visit for details

Monday, May 5

Calling all shutterbugs and film buffs: Tonight the George Eastman House Light & Motion Gala will honor leaders in photography and film, including Leonard Maltin, Mary Ellen Mark, Alexander Payne and emerging icons Chris McCaw and Julia Loktev. The event will be chaired by Vanity Fair creative development editor David Friend and attended by honorary chairs Ken Burns, Richard Gere and Howard Greenberg. Three Sixty°, 10 Desbrosses Street,, 7 p.m., $1,000 and up

Tuesday, May 6

Sophia Amoruso details her rise from “dumpster-diving shoplifting anarchist” to head of $100 million fashion retailer Nasty Gal in her new book, #GIRLBOSS, which is part memoir and part business advice for the non-MBA crowd. Tonight she’ll share some hard-earned wisdom for aspiring fashionistas in a discussion with Christene Barberich of Refinery29. powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, 718-666-3049, 7 p.m., $5 (can be used toward book purchase)

Wednesday, May 7

The 21st annual New York African Film Festival kicks off today with three screenings: documentary Mugabe: Villain or Hero? directed by Roy Agyemang (2 p.m.), the U.S. premiere of Winter of Discontent, a chronicle of the Egyptian protest movement, short film Wooden Hand (4:30 p.m.) and dark comedy Confusion Na Wa (7:30 p.m.), with the latter followed by a Q&A with director Kenneth Gyang. See for full festival schedule. Film Society of Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street, 212-352-1720, various times, $13 (per film), $9 students/senior, $8 Film Society members

  To Do This Week: Nudity Watch and a 40-Mile Bike Ride