Parties, panels and other notable media gatherings
WHO: Chuck Palahniuk and Irvine Welsh
WHAT: Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey and The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs, respectively.
WHERE: Barnes & Noble, 33 E. 17th St.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke) and Welsh (Trainspotting) make a formidable pair — even for a Barnes & Noble reading.
WHAT: I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence
WHO: Author Amy Sedaris
WHERE: Bottlerocket Wine and Spirit, 5 W. 19th St.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Sedaris reads from her new cheeky guide (“A good trick is to fill your medicine cabinet with marbles. Nothing announces a nosey guest better than an avalanche of marbles hitting a porcelain sink”). Wine tasting. Free.