Imelda May comes to Southpaw to party like it's 1955.
MAY OUI: While you’re praying for Amy Winehouse to get it together long enough to complete (start?) the follow-up to “Back to Black,” console yourself with the music of one Imelda May. We’re not saying they’re soundalike, but there’s something similar to how this sultry chanteuse expertly channels the sweet spot where big-band jazz begat boogie-woogie. (Also, the horns on her record, “Love Tattoo,” are not messing around.) P.S. She was the one you couldn’t take your eyes off of at the Grammys during the Les Paul tribute. With the Madison Square Gardeners at Southpaw, .
SMELLS LIKE FUN: Simon Oren kicks off the 3rd Annual Winter Stinky Cheese Festival today at his French restos all over town, running through March 12. Try region-specific stank from each restaurant, such as l’oeuf d’Alsace (a fricassée of artichoke with a poached egg and melted Grès des Vosges raw-milk Muenster) at Café d’Alsace, or a raclette with braised pork belly and fingerling potatoes at Marseille. Regular dining hours apply for each restaurant, more here.
LADIES’ NIGHT: Writers and musicians of both sexes descend upon 92YTribeca to talk about women and music as part of What It Feels Like For a Girl: Women, Music and the Girl Power Revolution. Highlights include Marisa Meltzer (author of “How Sassy Changed My Life”) and blogebrity Emily Gould reading song lyrics and personal essays – but we’ll be there for the dramatic reading from Courtney Love’s diary. .