The 5 Best Things To Do In NYC Tonight, September 15

Tonight in New York City: Watch Lorde perform live, enjoy a scotch whisky tasting, or learn how football is shaping America's culture. By Carly Petrone.

Ask Me Another

(credit: Steve McFarland)

(credit: Steve McFarland)

The Bell House

149 7th St.

Brooklyn, NY 11215


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Be a part of a live taping of Ask Me Another tonight at The Bell House. Host Ophira Eisenberg will once again invite studio guests and listeners alike to answer some serious and silly questions. Plus, house musician Jonathan Coulton will provide guitar riffs in between sets. Tonight's guest is jazz and soul band Lake Street Drive. Taping begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.


Lorde performs at pre-Grammy event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 25, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Lorde performs at pre-Grammy event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 25, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

United Palace Theatre

4140 Broadway

New York, NY 10033

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Grammy award-winning artist Lorde stops through the Big Apple tonight to perform at the United Palace Theatre. The "Royals" singer may only be 18 years-old but she's certainly making her mark in the music world. Tickets start at $71.10 and concert begins at 8 p.m.

Steve Almond: Against Football



The Strand Bookstore

828 Broadway

New York, NY

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For many football fans Sunday afternoon and Monday nights are dedicated to the game. Learn how Americans obsession with this sport and how it has shaped us as a nation when author Steve Almond sits down with Stephen Elliot (The Rumpus!) to discuss his latest book called Against Football. In the book, Almond details how the sport both unites its people and brings out our worst and darkest impulses. Learn more tonight starting at 7 p.m.

Game Night – A Comedy Show



Spike Hill Music

184 Bedford Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11211


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Game Night host Kyle Ayers is celebrating two years of comedy at Spike Hill tonight. He'll bring some of the funniest comedians to the stage to play the best games of many a summer ago. Tonight's participants include Kyle Ayers, Will Winner, Nikki Glaser, Amber Nelson, Ahri Findling, Petey Debreu, Aaron Glaser, and Chip Dwyer. Come find out if they'll play Taboo, Monopoly, or a few good old-fashioned rounds of Madlibs. The games begin at 8 p.m. and admission is free.

The Origins of Flavor in Scotch Whisky

(credit: Garrett Ziegler)

(credit: Garrett Ziegler)

Astor Center

399 Lafayette St.

New York, NY 10003


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Learn about the origins of flavor in scotch whiskey tonight at Astor Center. Find out the different production methods and their impact on what most scotch drinkers care about the most: flavor. During this two-hour class, instructor Daniel Fisher lead you through a tasting while discussing why and how each specific style and production process developed over time. Bottoms up! Class begins at 6:30 p.m. and costs $79.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.