Happening Today: Chinatown Zoning, Silver Trial Week 2, Cider Festival

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

–Tonight at 6:30, Community Board 3’s land use committee meets at Project Renewal, 33 Bowery. The main item on the agenda is a vote on subdistricts D and F of the Chinatown Working Group’s zoning proposal. It’s the next step in efforts to persuade a skeptical city administration to support the community-based plan.

–It’s week #2 in Sheldon Silver’s federal corruption trial. The prosecution will continue to present evidence concerning two alleged bribery and kickback schemes that took place in the years Mr. Silver was speaker of the New York Assembly.

–Indie musician Eleanor Friedberger plays an intimate show at Piano’s tonight. This one’s sold out; maybe you’ll get lucky!

–At 10 p.m., it’s Live Rock n’ Roll Karaoke at Arlene’s Grocery. 95 Stanton St., free.

–New York City Cider Week continues tonight at 6:30 p.m. with a “cider chat” at Wassail, 162 Orchard St. The conversation will center around the topic of natural fermentation and there will, of course, be samples. $25. More info here.