Join the M.V. Museum on Tuesday, August 17, to celebrate the publication of Merissa Nathan Gerson’s debut book, “Forget Prayers, Bring Cake.” Gerson has written for the New York Times, Playboy, and the MV Times, among others. This book serves as part memoir, part self-help guide. Gerson will share excerpts, musicians Bailey Mae Gardener and Miguel Samuel will perform, and cake will be served. To register, visit mvmuseum.org/event/nathangerson/.