Russell Brand, Knitting, & Playboy: Your Wednesday Night Guide

The place to go tonight is Restaurant i at the NY Charles Hotel in Flatiron, where BlackBook will be toasting the newest opening in our nabe (our office is conveniently located just around the corner). The lowercase “i” doesn’t mean you should bring your iPad – owner Charles Chong credits the casual lettering to the Korean word for “the dreams that children carry.” In any case, if you’re out tonight, and in the mood to party hop, here are some of our favorite Wednesday night extra-curriculars.

Random Awesomeness

David Mamet, A Life in Film Mamet will discuss his career in film and theater. Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Location: New School Tishman Auditorium, 66 W 12th St New York, NY

Russell Brand @ Barnes & Noble in Union Square The popular actor and comedian returns with his second volume of memoirs, My Booky Wook 2. FREE Time: 7PM Location: Barnes & Noble 33 East 17th Street

Booze and Yarn The old two-stick stumble of knitting made better by drunken encouragement. FREE Time: 7PM- 10PM Location: Arlo and Esme

Music

The Postelles, Ambassadors, Jangula Time:8:00 PM Location: The Bowery Electric

Jimmy Eat World, We Were Promised Jetpacks Time:7:00 PM, $32 Location: Terminal 5

The Thermals, Cymbals Eat Guitars, So Cow Time:7:00 PM, $18 Location:Irving Plaza

Parties

Playboy & House of Waris Appearance by Paz de la Huerta and DJ sets by Nate Lowman Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm Location: Undisclosed (aka, search Twitter).

Fort Greene, Clinton Hill Neighborhood Guide Launch Party BHS Members’ Reception with Francis Morrone celebrates the launch of the neighborhood guide. Time:7:00 – 8:00PM Location:The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY