TWEE'D: Homespun band Moriarty does "cabaret folk" -- think sparely-arranged ditties with bold, crystalline vocals and old-timey outfits. They've been topping indie charts in their native France for months. Joe's Pub, 7:30PM.
LADY DAY: CNN Anchor Soledad O'Brien -- who last made headlines for trying to evict her neighbor's gassy Mastiff -- discusses the challenges facing women in 2009 as they carve out their personal and professional identities. Women's Herstory Month: An Evening With Soledad O'Brien,NYU, 7PM
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food author Michael Pollan discusses his common-sense approach to eating and his career at Columbia U with From the Garden Onto the Plate: One Writer's Path. 6PM.