1. Let the melodies carry you away at A Night of Composed and Decomposed Music, with the David Zakarian & Quincy Chimich Duo and the Patrick McGee Quintet. (Monday, Living Gallery, $5)
2. Chuckly awkwardly at comedy duo Pasic & Platt’s Orgy, which follows a modern couple trying to organize an orgy for, undeniably, the wrong reasons. (Monday, Union Hall, $5)
3. See some important films at Anti-Ethnography, a series of shorts that examine “the violence and absurd fetishism inherent in the ethnographic impulse,” curated by Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil. (Tuesday, Light Industry, $8)
4. Listen to some lovely literature at this month’s Manhattanville Reading Series, featuring Laura van den Berg, Saxon Baird, Jen Choi, and Bruna Dantas Lobato. (Tuesday, Manhattanville Coffee, FREE)
5. Giggle demurely at L.A.W.L. (Ladies and Women Laughing), Girl Party’s inaugural all-female comedy event in a brand new space. (Wednesday, New Women Space, $5)
6. Hear a healthy debate at We the People Live, a politics and culture podcast hosted by Josh Zepps and with guests Corinne Fisher, Myq Kaplan, and James Myers. (Wednesday, Over the Eight, FREE)
7. Get anachronistic at the first installation of The Parsnip Ship, a series of radio plays, hosted by Iyvon Edebiri and Eric Borlaug, that explore diverse perspectives and bring awareness to inspiring voices. (Thursday, Cloud City, FREE)
8. Be awed at the House of Yes Circus Revue, showcasing the talents of Bridget Barkan, Roxie Valdez, The Lost Boys, Kelsey Strauch, and more. (Thursday, House of Yes, $15)
9. Blast off at the opening of The Space Trip Art Show, featuring Star Trek–inspired artwork from 50+ artists around the world. (Friday, Gristle Tattoo, FREE)
10. Mellow out at the Fall Folk Show, with The Yearlings, Lucie Thorne, B.R. Mackie, Mama Juke, and Adrian Dimatteo. (Friday, Unit J, $10)
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