Daily 5: The Jesus Lizard Book, Porn and Karaoke, More

Don’t miss out! NewYork.com picks the five best things to do in New York City each and every day. Read on for March 26′s best events, from a discussion of The Jesus Lizard Book at WORD to Porn and Karaoke at R Bar.

 

Grouplove

Grouplove play tonight  at Terminal 5 (Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

1. MUSIC: Grouplove at Terminal 5

This L.A. band’s broadly appealing alterna-pop has taken them to the top of the charts several times already in their short life. (They’d be the ones chirping “Even if I sleep all day! Even if I sleep all day!”) These adorable kiddos — one of whom is the son of former Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin — bring their sunshine-y hooks to Terminal 5 tonight in what will no doubt be an extremely posi bill that also includes MS MR and Alex Winston.

DETAILS: 7pm; $32.50-$35; 610 W. 56th St.; terminal5nyc.com

2. BOOKS: The Jesus Lizard Book at WORD

Key pioneers of early ’90s noise rock, The Jesus Lizard counted icons like Beavis and Butthead (not technically real, but whatevs) and Nirvana among their biggest fans. Now, with the help of high-profile writers like Sasha Frere-Jones and Mike Watt, they’ve put together a book about their exploits. Stop by WORD to hear band members David Yow, David Wm. Sims, and Mac McNeilly discuss it.

DETAILS: 7pm; free; 126 Franklin St., Brooklyn; wordbookstores.com

3. COMEDY: John and Molly present Radio Dispatch Live! with Ayesha Siddiqi and Mychal Denzel Smith at Le Poisson Rouge

The brother-sister duo of John and Molly Knefel have made a name for themselves as amusing writers and commentators on matters of politics and current events. Tonight, they bring their Radio Dispatch podcast to the stage at LPR for a rollicking discussion with special guests Ayesha A. Siddiqi (of Buzzfeed and The New Inquiry) and Mychal Denzel Smith (of The Nation and Feministing). Highbrow!

DETAILS: 8pm; free; 158 Bleecker St.; lepoissonrouge.com

4. FILM: Ulrike Ottinger’s Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press at DCTV

Before the Kardashians, the housewives, and even The Real World, German filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger made a film about media and celebrity that was incredibly prescient for 1984. In a plot seemingly cribbed from current reality TV, media maven Frau Dr. Mabuse molds a handsome aristocrat (“Dorian Gray”) into tabloid fodder in an effort to sell more papers. Catch a rare U.S. screening put together by Dirty Looks NYC and DCTV. Bonus: the clothes and locations are fab, as it’s set in 1980s Berlin.

DETAILS: 7:30pm; $8; 87 Lafayette St.; dirtylooksnyc.org

5. KARAOKE: Porn and Karaoke at R Bar

Porn and karaoke make strange bedfellows at this uniquely titillating event. Here’s how it works: Pornos will play with only ’70s funk in the background, and it’s up to each participant to provide the sex sounds. The best performer of the night gets a trophy from the panel of esteemed judges, so bring your XXX game! Hosted by Kita St. Cyr.

DETAILS: 8pm; $5; 218 Bowery; facebook.com

Want even more fun? 15 more things to do in March.
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