Weekday Fun: The Best Events June 23-25

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Tell Your Friends Podcast
This is the weather to be going out and enjoying, everyone! Take a leisurely walk one of the next couple of nights to hear some jazz, to philosophize about language, see a comedy podcast taping, and more. Details on those and more:

Size Matters: Craig Bailey, Tim Armacost, And Brooklyn Big Band
When: Monday, June 23, 8:30pm
Where: Tea Lounge, 837 Union Street
What: Hear new jazz music primarily written and arranged by the band members — their sounds are marked by “an electric mixture of exceptional rhythm section playing, spontaneous creation of compositional elements, and disciplined ensemble work.”
How much: Free!

How Language Shapes Our Perception Of The Social World
When: Tuesday, June 24, 7pm
Where: Central Library, InfoCommons Lab, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: At the last of this neat series for the season, Princeton’s Sarah-Jane Leslie will discuss how the different ways we phrase things and use language, which may seem trivial and inconsequential, but have powerfully different effects on motivation and self-conception. Heady stuff, but it’s a discussion even non-philosophers will find compelling.
How much: Free!

Tell Your Friends! Live Podcast Taping
When: Tuesday, June 24, 8pm
Where: The Bell House, 147 7th Street
What: Funniest way to spend your Tuesday? With comedian and host Liam McEneaney, who will be in conversation with a bunch of terrific guests: Andy BorowitzBryan TuckerOphira Eisenberg, Andy BlitzJessi KleinChris Gethard. Plus, hear stories from Moth Slam winner Michele Carlo, and Bob Powers, the writer behind Girls Are Pretty.
How much: $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Created In Brooklyn: Design Craft
When: Wednesday, June 25, 6:30pm
Where: Central Library, InfoCommons Lab, 10 Grand Army Plaza
What: Photographer Randy Duchaine will chat with individuals featured in his photographic series, Created in Brooklyn, about how their dedication to their craft shaped their careers and led them to extraordinary accomplishments. This week’s guests are Cybele Maylone of UrbanGlass, Lenny Shiller, antique car collector, and Scott Jordan, founder of Scott Jordan Furniture.
How much: Free!

Vile Decay Book Release Party
When: Wednesday, June 25, 8pm
Where: Bergen Street Comics, 470 Bergen Street
What: Celebrate the release of the third issue of Malachi Ward’s Ritual series, Vile Decay. Unfortunately, Malachi won’t be able to attend, but he’s signed copies of it already, and he’s also supplied Bergen Street with some limited edition prints, which they’ll be giving away with every copy of Vile Decay.
How much: Free!

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