READINGS & COMEDY
Bluestocking Bookstore172 Allen St., bet Staton & Rivington. 212-777-6028. www.bluestockings.com. Open mike sign-up at 7pm, 8-minute limit. Bring your poetry, prose, songs or spoken word. $5 suggested donation.
On the Rocks with Danny LearyA New weekly stand-up and musical variety show. Mondays at 8pm. ROSES TURN, 55 Grove St., bet 7th Ave. & Bleecker. Call for a reservation, 212-366-5438. www.myspace.com/ontherockscomedy. $10 plus 2 drink min.
Pink Pony West Poetry Reading SeriesCall for more information on upcoming readings. Takes place on Fridays at 6pm. THE CORNELIA STREET CAFE, 29 Cornelia St., bet Bleecker & W. 4th Sts. $6, includes one free drink. 212-989-9319.
Poetry for You and MeA new concept in poetry. Discuss, read and critique poetry and creative writing. Sponsored by Greenwich House Senior Center. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays from 1:30-3pm. GREENWICH HOUSE, 27 Barrow St., 4th floor. 212-877-7699. Free.
Twas the Night Before Christmas EveHeeb Magazines storytelling series returns to Joes Pub with Jordon Carlos (The Colbert Report), Jon Kesselman (The Hebrew Hammer), Samm Levine (Freaks & Geeks), Esther Ku (Carolines), David J. Rosen (author, I Just Want My Pants Back) and Jena Friedman (The Refugee Girls Revue). The show will be hosted by Gabe Liedman & Jenny Slate (At Night With Gabe & Jenny). Sun., Dec. 23 from 7-8:30pm. Doors open at 6pm. JOES PUB, 425 Lafayette St. 212-539-8778. www.publictheater.org. $15, reservations required for table seating.