Happening Today

Community board members fear new zoning proposals could threaten what's left of the historic Lower East Side.

Community board members fear new zoning proposals could threaten what's left of the historic Lower East Side.
Community board members fear new zoning proposals could threaten what’s left of the historic Lower East Side.

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

–A federal jury in Lower Manhattan will begin weighing Assemblyman Sheldon Silver’s fate. This morning’s court session begins with jury instructions from Judge Valerie Caproni. Deliberations are scheduled to end at noon tomorrow. If there’s no verdict by that time, jurors will resume deliberations on Monday, following the Thanksgiving holiday.

–Community Board 3 holds its monthly meeting tonight at 6:30 at P.S. 20, 166 Essex St. Among the issues on the agenda: Mayor de Blasio’s controversial zoning initiatives. Last week, the land use committee voted to reject two zoning text amendment proposals.

–From 10-11:30 a.m. it’s Rooted Stories at the Manny Cantor Center, an opportunity to share your immigrant history. This event is connected to the current “Rooted” art exhibit. Click here for more info.

–The Toronto-based band Dragonette plays Bowery Ballroom at 9 p.m. $15.

–Bluegrass guitarist Michael Daves is back at Rockwood Music Hall for his weekly gig. 10 p.m.

–In the lounge at Dixon Place, it’s the Mosquito, “a fast and furious variety show with stand-ups, sit-downs, music, malcontents and other theatrics.” 7:30 p.m., free with the purchase of a drink.