Look up at the comic store, it’s a bird, it’s a plane … it’s the creative team behind Superman!
To celebrate Free Comic Book Day, “Superman Unchained” writer Scott Snyder and artist Jim Lee are signing copies of a gratis comic starring Metropolis’ No. 1 hero at Manhattan’s Midtown Comics Downtown (64 Fulton St.) on Saturday from 7-9 p.m.
Free Comic Day is the equivalent of Christmas on the industry’s calendar. Readers can walk into participating shops across North America and score one of several free comic books.
This year, DC Comics offers “Superman: Last Son of Krypton #1,” which features a peek of this summer’s new monthly series by geek-god pantheon members Snyder and Lee. Its release is pegged to the Warner Bros. movie “Man of Steel.”
For more participating comic stores and freebies, see www.freecomicbookday.com — Ethan Sacks
Gilt City is holding a warehouse sale, featuring high-end clothing, like this frock by Zac Posen.
The wildly popular online discount clothing and experience site Gilt City will hold a warehouse sale Saturday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m, featuring high-end clothing for men, women and kids.
Designs range from the bright and colorful (Zac Posen, Brian Atwood, Ben Sherman, Fred Perry) to the more austere, muted side of the spectrum (black, gray and white pieces from Calvin Klein and Helmut Lang).
Savings are up to 90% off already-discounted pieces, which has the makings for a “Hunger Games”-style free-for-all. But relax — the sale is broken into time slots accommodating 300 people a pop.
“Shopping is civilized and organized,” says Gilt City events manager Erica Schaffer. And fun, thanks to an open bar and live deejays. She says shoppers “go crazy in a good way.”
Tickets are $10. There are still tickets available for the early evening and evening blocks at www.giltcity.com/newyork/nycwarehouse2013. — Sheila McClear
Condola Rashad (‘The Trip to Bountiful’) will play with her rock band, the Stoop Kids, at S.O.B.’s.
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER
Don’t let her gentle Tony-nominated performance as a 1950s soldier’s wife in “The Trip to Bountiful” fool you: Condola Rashad is a rocker chick at heart.
The actress-musician (who’s had piano lessons since she was 4) proves it on Monday. She and her group, the Stoop Kids, will rattle the stage at S.O.B.’s, 240 Varick St. “It’s a rock band,” she says. “Rock with reggae, rock-soul.”
The 8 p.m. show will feature cuts from “The Letter 9,” Rashad’s intriguingly named upcoming album. “The way my brain works,” she says, “I often see 9’s as n’s and n’s as 9’s.”
The perception quirk hasn’t hindered Rashad, 26, whose parents are actress Phylicia Rashad and former NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad. When “Bountiful” ends its run in July, she begins rehearsals for a Broadway run of “Romeo and Juliet” opposite Orlando Bloom. “It’s supercool,” she says. — Joe Dziemianowicz
Queens Zoo plans a wild and woolly time with its annual Suffolk sheep shearing event.