HAUTE PRESLEY: City Winery describes their unique event Opera Elvis: A Lament for the Kingas “a contemporary classically-influenced look at the lives and works of Elvis Presley replete with opera singers, impersonators, costumes, re-orchestrations, and peanut butter sandwiches.” Short version: A night of Elvis reimagined as opera. Bonus: Dance numbers! Opera on Tap and punk-chamber orchestra Anti-Social Music are behind the mischief. .
BAD IS GOOD: Macalester Bell, Professor of Ethics at Columbia and haver of one of the best names we’ve heard in a while, presents the talk In Defense of Negative Emotions as part of the Café Humanities series at PicNic Market & Café. She’ll argue that contempt, revenge, resentment, and so on are actually useful, and we shouldn’t try so hard to be such *&%*!! Pollyannas all the time. What? I am calm. .
…oh, and that high-pitched shrieking you hear in the distance? The Jonas Brothers are at the