6/17: NKOTB, Lewis Black…

…and Eugene Mirman’s friends (Showalter, Garofalo) pack Prospect Park

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    Twenty-two years and 80 million albums later: NKOTB.

    BLOCK PARTY: Fun fact: In 1988, Columbia Records was on the verge of dropping one of its least successful musical acts when a Florida radio station randomly threw one of the band’s songs into heavy rotation. Without that Sunshine State DJ—for better or worse--there’d be no New Kids on the Block at Radio City tonight. 8PM, though Saturday.

    WITH FRIENDS LIKE THESE: Eugene Mirman is too modest: The cult comedian’s lineup of “Pretty Good Friends” at tonight’s Celebrate Brooklyn!’s Prospect Park chuckle show includes the likes of Michael Showalter, Janeane Garofalo and John Hodgman. The show is free—here’s hoping you get “pretty good” seats. Eugene Mirman and Pretty Good Friends starts at 7:30PM. 

    BLACK HUMOR: Speaking of funny, sputtering social critic Lewis Black will be at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble for the release of his DVD “Stark Raving Black,” largely made up of a performance filmed at Detroit’s Fillmore Theater in ’09, which is fun if only for his bit entitled "Vince Gill, Amy Grant & Me." (Which is ironic, because those three wouldn’t exactly hang out.) Your dad probably wants a copy of this for Father’s Day; here’s your chance to get it autographed. 7PM. 

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