Pong on Grand St., Chester at ABC No Rio, and a Sweatshop Cinderella on Eldridge

Arts watch

If you are staying out of the fray of the CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival, there are still plenty of events happening on the Lower East Side this evening:

As we've mentioned, the guys from Grand Opening are "re-opening" PONG this afternoon on Grand Street.  Stop over for a pick-up game of ping-pong, or become a member and compete for a
chance to win the L.E.S. Cup, in a season-ending tournament that will
reveal the most talented table tennis players in the Lower East Side.

Tonight at ABC No Rio you can catch some standup from Christine Nangle (Saturday Night Live), storytelling from Seth Lind (Thank You Robot, Told) and sketch comedy from Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). The night of comedy, titled, Don't You Find Us Charming?, is hosted by Bushwick's favorite improv team CHESTER.  Admission is on a sliding scale ($3-$8) and the laughing starts at 8pm.

Also, tonight at The Museum at Eldridge, Historian and filmmaker Suzanne Wasserman discusses and shares a rough
cut of her newest project, a short film on Yiddish writer and
force-of-nature Anzia Yezierska. The event is part of the museum's Academic Angles Series on immigrant history. Admission is FREE.