BOOZE CLUES: The first installment of the "How I Learned" series (which is basically The Moth meets A&E Biography, but live, and featuring NYC microcelebrities) kicks off tonight at Happy Ending, where Mike Albo, Todd Levin and others explore "How I Learned to Steal From the Liquor Cabinet: Stories About Drinking (...Or Not Drinking)." 8PM.
ELDER STATESMAN: Sidney Lumet is the poster boy for aging gracefully. Let's hope the 84-year-old director - whose career spans from 12 Angry Men to Before the Devil Knows You're Dead via Serpico, and then some - has some fountain-of-youth advice during An Evening With Sidney Lumet at the 92nd Street Y. 8PM.
A GIRL'S BFF: Head to the Columbus Circle Borders for the panel "The Secret Currency of Love: The Unabashed Truth About Women, Money, and Relationships" (based on the new book of the same name), where ladyscribes like Kathryn Harrison and Dani Shapiro will explore big questions like, would women kick George Clooney out of bed if he wasn't rich? (Answer: Not more than once.) 7PM.