Monday, April 21
The Dough Rollers, which includes Malcolm Ford, the son of actor Harrison Ford, and Jack Byrne, the son of film starts Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne, will be taking over Brooklyn Bowl with their mix of country and blues sounds. The five piece band, which started in 2008, has toured with the Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp and Queens of the Stone Age, and was recently on the "Late Show with David Letterman."
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Brooklyn Bowl is at 61 Wythe Ave. Tickets for the show are $8 and bowling while you listen is an additional $20 per lane, per half hour.
Tuesday, April 22
Catch a show at The PIT — The People's Improv Theater — located 123 E. 24th St. The "Old School Sketch Comedy Show" is a mix of improvisers, stand ups and sketch comedians who pull a new show together each week. For an even more spur-of-the-moment twist, audience members can make sketch suggestions for an additional performance following the main show.
"Old School" is directed and produced by Micah Sherman along with Jane Kehoe and Jerry Mouse. It starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10 and can be purchased online.
Wednesday, April 23
Dozens of movies — from short films to documentaries to features — are showing all day Wednesday and throughout the festival until its end on Sunday, April 27. Check out the documentary "The Overnighters," which details through the eyes of a local pastor how the discovery of an oil field impacts a small town. Also worth checking out is a collection of eight shorts that all touch on the digitalization of film. All film tickets are $20.50 and can be purchased online.
Thursday, April 24
There are dozens of must-try Lower East Side restaurants, so to avoid having to choose just one, why not sample them all? Taste of the Lower East Side is an annual fundraiser for local non-profit Grand Street Settlement and this year more than 50 of the neighborhood's restaurants are taking part. A $195 ticket gets you unlimited plates at the tasting tables of each restaurant and it's paired with an open bar for four hours. Establishments that are taking part in the event include star chef Wylie Dufresne’s wd-50, Pig and Khao with its Philipino-inspired dishes and Northern Spy Food Co., which takes its culinary cues from Southern cuisine. Tickets can purchased online at the event is at 82 Mercer St.