Here’s what’s on our radar on the Lower East Side today:
–After a grueling day of jury selection yesterday, opening statements are expected today in the federal corruption trial of Sheldon Silver. When court resumes this morning, the lawyers will be able to challenge some of the jurors selected for the 36-person pool before Judge Valerie Caproni seats a 12-member panel.
–It’s Election Day. No high profile races on the Lower East Side but state and civil court judicial positions are on the line. You can click here to find your precinct location and have a look at who’s on the ballot. Polls are open until 9 p.m. Public schools are, of course, closed.
–Cake Shop’s weekly night of comedy has been known to attract some big name surprise guests. Scheduled comics this evening include Jacqueline Novak, Liza Treyger, Erik Bergstrom, and Jena Friedman. The show starts at 8 p.m. 152 Ludlow St., free.
–Communion Music’s monthly showcase takes over Rockwood Music Hall’s stages tonight beginning at 7 p.m. Click here for more info. 196 Allen St., $14-16.
–Also at 7 p.m., the Museum at Eldridge Street is hosting a performance by violinists Jake Shulman-Ment, Deborah Strauss and Alicia Svigalis. Bring your fiddle! There will be a jam afterwards. $20, 12 Eldridge St.