special_events_laurie_anders.jpgThere are certain quirky and intriguing people in the media, whose awe-inspiring creative output makes them just the sort of people whom you'd love to be accidentally sitting next to in a coffeehouse, just so you could evesdrop on their conversation. Or better yet, hear them present on their most recent works in an auditorium for a nominal fee.

You're in luck if the latter sounds to you like a great Thursday night, as the Museum of Modern Art and the Graduate Center, CUNY present "Music and Media: Three Evenings" a series of conversations between media luminaries over the next three weeks. Tonight features Wallace Shawn and Laurie Anderson as the playwright/actor "discusses nanotechnology (and whatever else comes to mind) with [the] groundbreaking performance artist."

The program begins at 7 pm, in the Proshansky Auditorium (365 5th Avenue at 34th Street). Director Michel Gondry speaks with film critic Ed Halter on Sept 30 and then musician Brian Eno with director Todd Haynes on Oct 7. Tickets cost $15, $10 for MOMA members and $8 for students with current ID.