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Daily 5: Book Signing with Paul Stanley of KISS, Downtown Seder with Dr. Ruth, More

Don’t miss out! picks the five best things to do in New York City each and every day. Read on for April 7’s best events, from a Paul Stanley book signing at Barnes and Noble to Downtown Seder at City Winery.


Paul Stanley

Paul Stanley of KISS is at Barnes and Noble Tribeca tonight (Photo: Paul Stanley/Wikimedia CC)

1. FOOD: Pickling With McClure’s at Brooklyn Kitchen

Is your intense love of artisanal pickles nudging you towards the brink of financial ruin? Learn how to DIY those suckers — and take home a jar of your own creation — at this pickling class presented (perhaps foolishly) by the Brooklyn brine-masters at McClure’s Pickles. With instruction on process, ingredient selection and the science behind it all, this two-hour-long smorgasbord of Snooki-approved edutainment will have you saying “I can pickle that!” in no time.

DETAILS: 6:30pm; $60; 600 11th Ave.;

2. MUSIC: Imani Winds at Symphony Space

Does the end of all those winter blizzards have you craving some wind in your life? Fill the void with Imani Winds, an Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble whose winds will turn the heat up, for a change. Booked as part of the Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival, this Grammy-nominated group of musicians mines the African diaspora’s rich cultural history for musical idioms and subject matter. This performance will include three world premieres of pieces by flutist Valerie Coleman, so diehard flute-a-holics won’t want to miss it.

DETAILS: 7:30pm; $20; 2537 Broadway;

3. BOOKS: Paul Stanley’s Face the Music: A Life Exposed at Barnes and Noble Tribeca

Paul Stanley of KISS (a.k.a. Starchild) has lived through enough debauchery to kill several members of Coldplay. And now he has put it all down in writing. See Stanley without his makeup and get your book signed (no memorabilia!) at this “signing only” launch event geared towards hardcore members of the KISS army. Don’t expect him to read or answer any questions, but if breathing the same air as him and shaking his hand for a second is enough for you, come on down.

DETAILS: 6pm; free with book purchase (list price $28.99); 97 Warren St.;

4. PASSOVER: Downtown Seder 2014 at City Winery

Would you like to celebrate Passover with well-known personalities like Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo and noted sexologist Dr. Ruth, either in addition to, or instead of, your real family? Either option is available at City Winery’s Passover Seder, as it’s a week before Passover actually happens. Participants will dine on kosher fare (vegetarian or omnivorous) as they discuss City Winery’s special Passover Haddagah with whichever performer is seated at their table. As is customary, many glasses of wine will be drunk …and we’re guessing City Winery has some options besides Manischewitz.

DETAILS: 7pm; $105, sold out but waiting list spots are available; 155 Varick St.;

5. FILM: Monday Movie Night: Passenger Bar’s Film Competition

Watch local filmmakers compete for the chance to be featured on high-profile comedy website (French Kiss Records TV) at this Monday movie night/short film competition. Crowd participation is a factor, so knock back a few and cheer for your favorites. The films will probably be fairly twisted, as the website’s creative director is David Cross (also part-owner of the bar). Maybe he’ll be there!

DETAILS: 7:30pm; free; 229 Roebling St., Brooklyn;

Want even more fun? 15 Things to Do in April.
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