THU. MAY 27
Young Activists and the New Feminism with editors Vivien Labaton and Dawn Lundy Martin will read from selections of “The Fire This Time.” The anthology highlights young feminists’ cutting edge work. In this collection, writers and thinkers ranging from activist Rebecca Walker to music critic Ayana Byrd broaden the old model of feminism to define the vibrant variety of activists today. 7 p.m. at Blue Stockings Bookstore.
Bruce Vermazen will read from “That Moaning Saxophone: The Six Brown Brothers and the Dawning of a Musical Craze” and a sextet of saxophonists will showcase the music that brought the saxophone into the forefront of pre-jazz popular music. Through their live performances and groundbreaking recordings, the six Brown Brothers played a crucial role in making the saxophone familiar to and loved by a wide audience. Vermazen weaves together biographical details and the context of the entertainment business of the day and draws captivating portraits of the pre-jazz world of American popular music. 7 p.m. at Housing Works Used Book Café.
Al Arnowitz, the rock music columnist for the New York Post throughout the 1960s, will read selections from his new work, “Bob Dylan and the Beatles, Volume One of the Best Blacklisted Journalist.” Aronowitz had a seat front and center to the entire counter culture revolution. 7 p.m. at the Bowery Poetry Club. Admission is $10.
SUN. MAY 30
Bluestockings will show the documentary “The Revolution will not be Televised,” followed by a discussion with Omar Sierra, Venezuelan sociologist, and Lourdes Vela, International Relations student, and members of the Bolivarian Circle “Professor Alberto Lovera” in New York. The speakers will discuss the Bolivian revolution, antecedents, achievements, goals, women’s protagonism, and the U.S. intervention in Venezuela. 7 p.m. at Bluestockings Bookstore.
TUE. JUN. 1
David Sedaris will read, discuss, and sign copies of his new book, “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim.” Sedaris returns to his deliriously twisted domain: hilarious childhood dramas infused with melancholy; the gulf of misunderstanding that exists between people of different nations or members of the same family; and the poignant divide between one’s best hopes and most common deeds. The family characters his readers love are all here, as well as the unique terrain they inhabit, strewn with comic landmines. 7 p.m. Barnes and Noble Union Square.
Peter Krass discusses the charismatic legend Jack Daniel, the flamboyant moonshiner turned whiskey baron, whose life he explores in his new book, “Blood and Whiskey: The Life and Times of Jack Daniel.” Daniel’s story captures the drama of the post-Civil War South, which was rife with political corruption, the KKK and the travails of rural life. 12 p.m. at Makor. Tickets are $15.
Paul Auster will introduce a dramatic reading of “Running Through Fire” written by Zosia Goldberg as told to her nephew Hilton Obenzinger. Excerpts of Goldberg’s tale will be read by Audrey Hannah. Auster, Goldberg and Obenzinger will be available after the reading to answer questions. 7 p.m. at Housing Works Used Book Café.
WED. JUNE 2
Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo will discuss and sign copies of his new book, “Lincoln Matters: Wise Answers to Today’s Tough Political Questions” in which Cuomo argues that Lincoln can give us guidance in some of the issues we confront today. 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Lincoln Center.
The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery., 212 614 0505.
9nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., 212 415 5500.
The LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th St., 212 620 7310.
Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen St., 212 777 6028.
Borders Wall St. 100 Broadway, 212 964 1988.
Barnes and Noble Astor Place, 4 Astor Place, 212 420 1322.
Barnes and Noble Greenwich Village, 396 6th Ave., 212 674 8780.
Barnes and Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212 253 0810.
Barnes and Noble Lincoln Triangle, 1972 Broadway, 212 595 6859.
KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th St., 212 505 3360.
Brooklyn College, Student Union Building, Campus Road and E. 27th St., 718 951 5211.
Creative Visions Book Store, 548 Hudson St., 212 645 7573.
Housing Works Used Book Café, 126 Crosby St. 212 334 3324.
The Poetry Project, 131 E. 10th St., 212 674 0910.
Makor, 35 W. 67th St., 212 601 1000.