Belladonna, An evening of Canadian poetry featuring Angela Rawlings and Margaret Christakos. Tues., Oct. 10 at 7pm. DIXON PLACE, 258 Bowery, 2nd floor, bet Houston & Prince. 212-219-0736. www.dixonplace.org. $5/TDF.
The Fake Friends Tour, Fake friends Braeson and Alana use each other for convenience, professional advantage and to speed along the process of success in a great night of comedy. Every Sun. & Mon. at 8pm, thru Oct. 23. The Red Room Theater, 85 E. 4th St., bet 2nd & 3rd Aves. $10. www.smarttix.com. 212-868-4444.
The Israel Lobby, Does it have too much influence on U.S. foreign policy? Foreign Minister of Israel Shlomo Ben-Ami will participate in a panel discussion. Book signing. Thurs., Sept. 28 at 6:30pm. Cooper Union, The Great Hall, 7 E. 7th St., bet 3rd & 4th Aves. Free.
The Last Emperor of Flushing & Pere W, Alvin Eng presents his memoir monologue, “The Last Emperor of Flushing” and an excerpt from “Pere W,” a new offbeat oratorio-in-progress with Margot Newkirk. Thurs., Oct. 5 & 12 at 8pm. $15, $10 students/seniors, TDF accepted. DIXON PLACE, 258 Bowery, 2nd floor, bet Houston & Prince. 212-219-0736. www.dixonplace.org.
Moroccan Independence, Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the independence of Morocco with live Andalusian music. Sat., Sept. 30 at 10pm. Cooper Union, The Great Hall, 7 E. 7th St., bet 3rd & 4th Aves. $45. 212-513-1316. www.menamusic.org.
Silk Road to Ruin, Author Ted Rall will discuss his new book considering if Central Asia is the New Middle East. Thurs., Sept. 28 at 7:30pm. Barnes & Noble, 6th Ave. at 8th St.