Here are some of the things happening on the Lower East Side today:
–The prosecution may rest its case in the Sheldon Silver federal corruption trial today. It’s unclear whether the defense will call witnesses. Closing arguments are anticipated early next week.
–At 6:30 p.m., Community Board 3’s land use committee will vote on Mayor de Blasio’s controversial rezoning proposals. 333 Bowery. You can read more about the proposals here.
—Community Education Council 1 will hold its monthly public meeting at 6 p.m. at P.S. 20, 166 Essex St. There will be a presentation on class size.
–At 7 p.m., Melissa Errico debuts her new autobiographical show at Joe’s Pub. “Sing The Silence” is co-written by Adam Gopnik. $30. Ticket info here. Did you know Errico is a local? She participated in our MY LES feature a couple of years ago.
–At 9 p.m., the jam-punk/indie-dance hybrid collective !!! (Chk Chk Chk) play Bowery Ballroom. $20.
–At 6:30 p.m., the Tenement Museum’s “Tenement Talks” program addresses present day working conditions for immigrants. Journalists Sarah Maslin Nir, who exposed the world of nail salon workers in the New York Times, and Lauren Hilgers, who revealed the inner workings of the Chinese restaurant workers network in the New Yorker share the stage with former New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse, who moderates the conversation. 103 Orchard St., 6:30 p.m., free.
–At 6 p.m., painter Donald Baechler opens a new show at Sargent’s Daughters, 179 East Broadway.
–At 6 p.m., Gallery Onetwentyeight opens “East and East,” it’s affordable art show. 128 Rivington St. More details here.
–At 7 p.m., Con Artist opens “Slap 2,” featuring some of the “dopest DIY stickers from New York and around the world.” 119 Ludlow St. Here’s the Facebook invite.