The Daily Shortlist June 7

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Location: Midtown West, NYC
Talk: John Waters
Show time: 7 PM
Venue: The New York Public Library: Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Food: Empanada Mama
Drink: Circus
Miscellaneous: Vintage

Paul Holdengräber talks with legendary filmmaker John Waters about his life and his new memoir Role Models, where he discusses who inspired him, which should be as zany and interesting as Waters himself. Though small, Empanada Mama packs a hefty punch with more than 40 kinds of empanadas. Choose from a wheat or corn flour shell to start as ingredients include basic rice and beans to what they have dubbed “Viagra,” a wheat flour empanada stuffed with shrimp, scallop, and crab ($3). Appropriately, at Circus, you’ll get free hot dogs, peanuts, and popcorn without the animals, screaming babies, and clowns at this Rudy’s Bar spin-off that has beer just as cheap and a neighborhood feel. If cheap beer ain’t your thing, Vintage has a wine list with over 200 wines by the glass or bottle from most of the boutique wineries in Long Island and Upstate New York.

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