Some of the things happening today on the Lower East Side:
–The Museum at Eldridge Street will mark Martin Luther King Day with a special program for kids ages 4-10. From 1-2:30 p.m., there will be a reading of Kobi Yamada’s book, “What Do You Do With an Idea, and then participants will make a mural celebrating their own dreams as well as that of MLK. 12 Eldridge St. More info here.
–Saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa performs tonight at Joe’s Pub as part of the Under the Radar Festival. He’ll play material from, “Bird Calls,” his lauded album released last year. $20.
–Jazz guitarist and composer Julian Lage plays Rockwood Music Hall at 11:30 p.m. $15.
–The American Realness Festival continues at Abrons Arts Center with Erin Markey’s, “Ride on the Irish Cream.” The musical from the well-known downtown performer is in its last night of previews before opening tomorrow. The Times previewed the show here. 8 p.m., $20.
–PoetNY’s weekly Open Mic night is back at the Bowery Poetry Club tonight at 5 p.m. This evening’s featured guest is Syrian author Osama Alomar. Also tonight, Ashley August hosts the Bowery Slam. See details here. $15, 308 Bowery.