Nine "young urban men & women" perform poetry in interactive setting, feat. works by 19-year-old musician & writer Ah-Keisha McCants; New York Comedy Club, 241 E. 24th St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-696-5233; Sun. at 7, $10 & 2 drink min. [through 9/3].
CARY GRANT'S LAST ACID VISION CABARET
Naked Babies perform differently-themed hallucinations in weekly summer series; Parkside Lounge, 317 E. Houston St. (betw. Clinton & Attorney Sts.), 212-673-6270; Mon. at 9, $5 [through 8/28].
Songs & words about (among other things) how cruel kids are at camp & on the road with "Up With People"; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 212-673-4182; Thurs. at 10, $10 [through 8/10].
British percussion performance troupe; Orpheum Theater, 126 2nd Ave. (betw. 7th & 8th Sts.), 212-477-2477; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. at 8, Sat. at 7 & 10:30, Sun. at 7, mat. Sun. at 3, $24.50-$49.50.
WALTER WRIGHT & BRIAN MORAN
Video engineer & synthesizer player improvise with sight & sound; Scott Pfaffman Gallery for Photography & Fine Art, 35 E. 1st St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 718-477-1347; Fri. 7 p.m.-1 a.m., $2 contrib.