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NEWS MACHINE The Moth, a storytelling collective, presents “Extra, Extra: Stories about the News,” with stories told by the electronic musician Moby; a correspondent for CBS News, Randall Pinkston; and a producer for WNBC News, Janet Paist.The artistic director of Symphony Space, Isaiah Sheffer, and writer and performer Jonathan Ames moderate the event. Wednesday, 8 p.m., Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, 212-864-5400, $25 general, $23 students and seniors, $22 members.
ISTANBUL TALES Editors Anastasia Ashman and Jennifer Eaton Gokmen read from their nonfiction anthology, “Tales from the Expat Harem: Foreign Women in Modern Turkey” (Seal), which tells the stories of seven women who traveled to Turkey. The event is part of MayFest, a month-long celebration of Turkish arts and culture. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. at 35th Street, room 9206-7, 212-817-7570, free.