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What You're Doing Tonight: 2/19

Portland's M. Ward graces us East Coasters (with Zooey!), Jimmy Breslin talks literary longevity at BAM, and Canada lends us Leonard Cohen for a night.

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    Poet-troubadour Leonard Cohen plays the Beacon after a 15-year hiatus.

    SECRET CHORDS: Reasons to go hear Leonard Cohen play the Beacon tonight: 1) It's his first U.S. show in 15 years, 2) He may still be hurting for cash after his ex-manager made off with his retirement fund and song rights, and 3) He's Leonard freaking Cohen. Bow to the master. 8PM.

    HE & HIM: It's not a She & Him show, but M. Ward is still dragging along Zooey Deschanel (and a host of other guests) to his solo Apollo Theater show tonight in support of his new release Hold Time. Brooklyn's Vivian Girls open. 8PM.

    OLD-SCHOOL: He's won a Pulitzer, he's written more than twenty books, and he was penning brilliantly angry-slash-witty screeds long before anyone started using "twitter" as a verb. Have dinner with Jimmy Breslin at BAM, part of its Eat, Drink & Be Literary series. 6:30PM