CHANGE FOR A $20? How often do you get to hear Sydney "Mayflower Madam" Biddle Barrows expound on feminism? She -- and other luminaries -- ask "Is it Wrong to Pay for Sex?" from a moral and ethical perspective at Rockefeller U., 6PM.
WHO'S WHO: The works of William S. Burroughs, Marquis DeSade and Edgar Allan Poe are read by the likes of Steve Buscemi, Chloe Webb ad "special guests." Also, there's music by folks like Sean Lennon and Trevor Dunn. Sounds nuts in the best possible way. Issue Project Room at the Old American Can Factory, 8PM.
PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS: Do you miss the New York of yesteryear, with its beat poets and performance happenings and clove cigarettes? Penny's Open Mike sort of recaptures the spirit: There's spoken-word, tuneage and (if you're lucky) some juggling. UNDER St. Marks, 9PM.