NY Assignment Desk: Dr. Drew, Kentucky Derby, To Kill A Mocking Bird

06/26/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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Dr. Drew

Celebrity doctor and addiction specialist extraordinaire, Dr. Drew, is getting ready to kick off his new season of Sober House, during which he'll take on America's biggest addiction: smoking. Get a jump start on the fight with a one-on-one interview with Mr. LoveLine himself.

What: Interview
When: Tuesday, April 27
Wanted: Writer

50th Anniversary of To Kill a Mockingbird

Special guests like Stephen Colbert and novelist Jayne Anne Phillips will read and discuss Harper Lee's American classic for it's 50th anniversary.

What: Reading
When: Wednesday, April 28, 8pm
Where: Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
Wanted: Writer

136th Annual Kentucky Derby

You don't have to let that big brimmed hat or seersucker suit go to waste just because you can't make it to Kentucky this year -- the Bell House is hosting a Kentucky Derby watching party, where there will be prizes for best dressed, BBQ, live music and, of course, mint juleps.

What: Derby Watching Party
When: Saturday, May 1, 1pm
Where: Bell House
149 7th St
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Wanted: Writer

Sakura Matsuri 2010

Cherry blossoms are past their peak, but it's not to late to celebrate the rites of spring with Sakura Matsuri, a weekend of Japanese cultural events and performances. There will be music and dance, ikebana flower arranging, tea ceremonies and J-pop a-plenty.

What: Celebration of Japanese Culture
When: Saturday, May 1, 10-6pm
Sunday, May 2, 10am-7pm
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Wanted: Writer, Videographer

Atalia Katz's "Voice of Ethiopia"

Israeli photographer Atalia Katz's premier solo exhibition documenting the lives of Ethiopian Jews.

What: Photography
When: Through May 6
Where: ZONE: Contemporary Art
41 West 57th St
New York, NY
Wanted: Writer, Videographer

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