This weekend: Marcel the Shell, Salsa Slam, Guy Fawkes Day

6:30pm: jenny slate (snl, bored to death) and dean fleischer-camp launch their new book featuring their adorable one-eyed youtube creature marcel the shell with shoes on. powerhouse arena, free (rsvp).

8pm: hear indie pop from all over at rock shop tonight: slow club (sheffield), ohbijou (toronto), lightyear (brooklyn). $10.


4-7pm: bring two books, get one in exchange at bushwick’s 1441 writers’ collective book swap benefiting books through bars. drink specials with dictionary donations. pine box rock shop (12 grattan st bet. morgan + bogart).

6-9pm: opening reception for exhibition, ‘thinkers of this’, featuring the work of street artists stinkfish and other. brooklynite gallery, free.

8pm: it’s a brooklyn old-time dance party extravaganza with bluegrass performances by the union street preservation society, third wheel band and the whistling wolves. union hall, $8.

10pm: ‘remember, remember the fifth of november’: celebrate guy fawkes day with britpop, free snacks from the chip shop, a v for vendetta screening, free classic british books for the first 60 folks, more. bell house frontier room, free.

pick a spot to watch as the ing new york city marathon races through the five boroughs

3-8pm: $20 gets you blue moon clam chowder, brooklyn brew, tastings from local restaurants, a raffle ticket, music, and a warm fuzzy feeling from supporting two grand army plaza farmers’ market farmers affected by hurricane irene. southpaw.

4-7pm: let your tastebuds judge between 20 homemade salsas at nacho ny’s annual salsa slam! bell house, $10 adv, $15 door.

9pm: hannibal buresss’ weekly comedy show at the knitting factory features jordan carlos, hadiyah robinson, will miles, dan goodman, and jamie lee. free.

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