· Illinois Senator Barak Obama is eloquent, intelligent, and charismatic—the perfect man to lead the Democratic Party back to the White House in the next election. Too bad about that "no black presidents" constitutional amendment. In any event, he appears at the Union Square Barnes and Noble tonight at 7:00pm [Paper]
· Nothing kicks off the incipient holiday season better than excessive alcoholism and unnecessary shopping. Gucci provides the basis for both tonight, with free drinks at their store between 6-8pm. [What's Up NYC]
· Watch the emotionally stunted downtown boys wrestle with their adoration for minimalist indie songbird Holly Golightly at the Mercury Lounge. [flavorpill]