Happening Today: New Museum Open, Mehldau & Thile at Bowery Ballroom, KGB Bar Reading Series

Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau are at Bowery Ballroom tonight.

Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau are at Bowery Ballroom tonight.

Here are some of the things happening on the Lower East Side today:

–The New Museum is usually closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. But since it’s a holiday week, they’ll be open both today and tomorrow from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.. Take a look at the exhibitions on view, including, “Jim Shaw: End of Days,” which closes January 10.

–Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau and songwriter Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, J .S. Bach and now Prairie Home Companion) team up for tonight’s performance at Bowery Ballroom. 10:30 p.m., $40.

–Sandra Bernhard continues her New Year’s week run at Joe’s Pub. “Feel the Bernhard” offers two performances tonight at 7:30 and 9:30. Ticket info here.

–Guitarist/composer Jim Campilongo is back at Rockwood Music Hall for his regular Monday gig at 10:30 p.m.

–Four writers, all University of New Hampshire MFA Grads, will read from their new works at KGB Bar, 45 East 4th St., at 7 p.m.