CHILL IN THE AIR: Easing into their trademark season, the always-natty Decemberists bring their poppy wordsmithery to Terminal 5 for a live set opened by Portland, Ore. chamber-folksters Loch Lomond. 7PM.
FUNNY 'CUZ IT'S TRUE: Some of the city's most literate wits (like Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead and The Onion's Baratunde Thurston) and a few others (Roseanne Barr, anyone?) will hive at the 92nd St. Y to out-punchline each other about The Election That Was for We Have a Winner: The New York Comedy Festival. 8PM.
TINY BITES: 92YTribeca dishes up Food Shorts, an anthology evening of short features for foodies and film buffs alike as part of its Media That Matters series. 8PM.