Events on Thursday, November 1

Brooklyn Nets home opener

Sports: Basketball

Brooklyn Nets home opener

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Barclays Center

After decades without a professional sports team in the borough, Jay-Z and his billionare Russian friend bring the Nets over to... 

Discussing David Foster Wallace

Books

Discussing David Foster Wallace

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Strand Bookstore

 Even though he killed himself in 2008, David Foster Wallace's work is as influential as ever and D.T. Max's biography on... 

Paul Auster in conversation with Don DeLillo

Books

Paul Auster in conversation with Don DeLillo

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Congregation Beth Elohim

 In terms of very huge deals, Don DeLillo coming to Paul Auster's stomping grounds of Brooklyn so the pair can talk... 

Artful Dining: An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates

Books

Artful Dining: An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Symphony Space

 So you have $250 bucks lying around and it is just burning a hole in your pocket. What should you do?... 

How to Get the Most Out of Social Media Marketing on Facebook

Workshop/Class

How to Get the Most Out of Social Media Marketing on Facebook

Thursday 11/ 1 @ General Assembly

  Don’t just throw stuff at the Facebook wall to see what sticks, get the most out of Facebook fan pages.... 

Freelance Whales @ Webster Hall w/ Geographer

Music

Freelance Whales @ Webster Hall w/ Geographer

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Bowery Presents

To call them multi-instrumentalists might be a little overdone. The kids in Freelance Whales are really just collectors, at heart. They... 

Crafting Tablet Magazines

Workshop/Class

Crafting Tablet Magazines

Thursday 11/ 1 @ General Assembly

Like the other media industries before it (music, movies, TV, books...), magazines are being transformed by the Internet and other new... 

Tom Tom Club

Music

Tom Tom Club

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Brooklyn Bowl

Tom Tom Club began life as a side project for Talking Heads members Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, who adopted a... 

Gelf Magazine's Varsity Letters

Comedy

Gelf Magazine's Varsity Letters

Thursday 11/ 1 @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.

Running an Online Contest

Workshop/Class

Running an Online Contest

Thursday 11/ 1 @ General Assembly

Class Overview: Longing for some customer love? Try a contest. If implemented correctly, contests are an innovative way to invigorate a... 

Squarepusher w/ Bonobo (DJ Set), Holy Fuck, and Mount Kimbie

Music

Squarepusher w/ Bonobo (DJ Set), Holy Fuck, and Mount Kimbie

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Terminal 5

“I’ve started thinking about pure electronic music again. Something very melodic, very aggressive” - Squarepusher Squarepusher performs in the US for... 

Eat Your Feelings: Stories of Food, Jews & Your Mom with Jami Attenberg and Friends

Books: Release Party/Signing

Eat Your Feelings: Stories of Food, Jews & Your Mom with Jami Attenberg and Friends

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

 Manhattan launch party for Jami Attenberg's novel of food, Jews, and one very large mother: The Middlesteins. With stories from: Gabrielle Bell... 

Ongoing Events

<em>Grace</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Grace

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Cort Theatre

When we heard Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, and Ed Asner were in a play together, we had a "stop the presses"... 

Shantell Martin: <em>Continuous Line</em>

Art

Shantell Martin: Continuous Line

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Black & White Gallery

Shantell Martin is a Brooklyn-based, British-born artist who uses a variety of different media: from analog drawing on walls, cars, people,... 

<em>White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain</em>

Art: Sculpture

White Gold

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Frick Collection

White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain will feature approximately seventy of Henry Arnhold's promised gift of 131... 

D&uuml;rer to de Kooning: 100 Master Drawings from Munich

Art

Dürer to de Kooning

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Morgan Library

 Munich's Staatliche Graphische Sammlung is one of Europe's great art collections, and for the first time, pieces from their collection will make... 

<em>Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats</em>

Art

Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exhibition, which encircles the Astor Chinese Garden Court, explores the pictorial imagery of gardens as an abiding source of artistic... 

<em>Book of Mormon</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Book of Mormon

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 W 49th St)

We hestitated to lend our voices to the chorus of adoration for this show — only because we were afraid of being... 

caribBeing presents 3rd Annual Flatbush Film Festival: West Indian Edition

Film: Festival

Flatbush Film Festival: caribBeing

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Various cinemas

This year's Flatbush Film Festival showcases classic and contemporary West Indian cinema. For three consecutive weeks, caribBeing presents a vast array... 

<em>Sleepwalk With Me</em>

Film: Independent

Sleepwalk With Me

Thursday 11/ 1 @ IFC Center

We adore Mike Birbiglia, or "Birbigs" as he's known around the Internet. Arguably the best storytelling comedian on the scene today,... 

<em>The Big Picture</em>

Film: Independent

The Big Picture

Thursday 11/ 1 @ IFC Center

You'll have to indulge us. We're sort of smitten with French actor Romain Duris (Heartbreaker, The Beat That My Heart Skipped),... 

Blackout Haunted House

Performing Arts

Blackout NYC

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Blackout NYC

This is the most terrifying, intense, and immersive haunted house you'll ever experience. Sexual assault, violence, torture, characters/events/scenes basically designed to... 

Ars Nova presents <em>Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812</em>

Theatre: Off-Off-Broadway

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Ars Nova Theater

War and Peace has an unfair reputation as being unwieldy. Not only is there the outstanding Pevear/Volokhonsky translation, Bondarchuk's film and... 

Edvard Munch's <em>The Scream</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

The Scream

Thursday 11/ 1 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

As much as we'd all like to be gazillionare art collectors, the reality is, for most of us, Sotheby's is just... 

History of Carnegie Hall

City Gems

History of Carnegie Hall

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall

Funded by the Susan and Elihu Rose Foundation and opened in 1991, the Rose Museum chronicles Carnegie Hall’s history. It exhibits... 

CAAAV Hurricane Sandy Relief

Special Event: Volunteer

CAAAV Hurricane Sandy Relief

Thursday 11/ 1 @ CAAAV

CAAAV is opening its doors to Chinatown and Lower East Side residents, distributing water, flashlights, batteries, and food, and offering outlets... 

<em>Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carving</em>

Art: Sculpture

Colors of the Universe

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Stone carving is one of the oldest arts in China, its beginnings dating back to remote antiquity. Although jade, the mineral... 

Tenement Street Workshop presents&nbsp;<em>Rough Approximations: A Devil's Tale</em>

Theatre

Rough Approximations: A Devils Tale

Thursday 11/ 1 @ St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery

The multi-talented weirdos over at the DIY theater group Tenement Street Workshop return this season with Rough Approximations, a immersive and... 

The New Group presents <em>The Good Mother</em>

Theatre: Off-Broadway

The Good Mother

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Acorn at Theatre Row

Larissa (Gretchen Moll) believes she is the ultimate Good Mother to her special-needs daughter, and playwright Francine Volpe has her emphatically... 

<em>In The Summer Pavilion</em>

Theatre: Off-Broadway

In The Summer Pavilion

Thursday 11/ 1 @ 59E59 Theaters

Ben, Nabile, and Clarissa, three Princeton students on vacation at a summer house in Maine, drop acid after having a threesome... 

Lower East Side Recovers

Special Event: Volunteer

Lower East Side Recovers

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Various locations

Lower East Side Recovers is a recovery organizing site for New York's Lower East Side in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.... 

Guided Tour of the Merchant’s House Museum

City Gems: Guided Tour

Merchant’s House Museum

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Merchant's House Museum

Ivy Style

Fashion/Style

Ivy Style

Thursday 11/ 1 @ FIT Museum

Sartorialists, prepare to dust off your WASP-iest Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers for a journey through prep-land. Traveling the ages of... 

<em>The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook</em>

Art: Photography

The Shaping of New Visions

Thursday 11/ 1 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography's role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde... 

<em>Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000</em>

Art: Multimedia

Century of the Child

Thursday 11/ 1 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

MoMA’s ambitious survey of 20th century design for children is the first large-scale overview of the modernist preoccupation with children and... 

<em>Mary Poppins</em>

Theatre: Musical

Mary Poppins

Thursday 11/ 1 @ New Amsterdam Theatre

Now in its 5th phenomenal year at the beautiful New Amsterdam Theatre on New York City's 42nd Street, MARY POPPINS has... 

<em>Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

Designing Nature

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Rinpa" is a modern term that refers to a distinctive style of Japanese pictorial and applied arts that arose in the... 

<em>Chicago: The Musical</em>

Theatre: Musical

Chicago: The Musical

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Ambassador Theatre

Chicago is the kiss-and-tell tale of Roxie Hart, a chorus girl who kills her lover as a career move; Billy Flynn,... 

Tatzu Nishi: <em>Discovering Columbus</em>

Art: Installation

Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Columbus Circle

Ever wonder what it might be like to be in the same room as Christopher Columbus? The Public Art Fund has... 

<em>The Heiress</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

The Heiress

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Walter Kerr Theatre

"Feminism lurked in the wings during the Gilded Age," intimates Broadway's latest revival of The Heiress. A theatrical adaptation of Henry... 

<em>Holy Motors</em>

Film: Independent

Holy Motors

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Film Forum

Award-winning French filmmaker Léos Carax celebrates life in his brilliant and bizarre Holy Motors. Starring Denis Lavant as Monsieur Oscar, the... 

The Contenders 2012

Film

The Contenders 2012

Thursday 11/ 1 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

With awards season almost upon us, MoMA's curators have done their customary review of this year's cinematic crop and pulled those... 

<em>Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Frick Collection

In keeping with its tradition of exhibiting masterworks from collections outside of New York, the Frick will present fifty-eight drawings from... 

BAMart: Public

Music

BAMart: Public

Thursday 11/ 1 @ BAM

Selected Artists: Glen Baldridge Timothy Hull & Future Expansion Architecture Ed Purver Showpaper featuring Adam Void & Gaia, Cassius Fouler &... 

<em>Falling</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

Falling

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Minetta Lane Theatre

There's a reason Falling, by Deanna Jent, won St. Louis, Missouri's 2012 Kevin Kline Award for Best New Play and has been... 

Wade Guyton: <em>OS</em>

Art

Wade Guyton: OS

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Whitney Museum of American Art

Wade Guyton's mid-career retrospective at the Whitney may forever change the way you think about paper jams. The American artist, who... 

<em>The Baltimore Waltz</em>

Theatre: Off-Off-Broadway

The Baltimore Waltz

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Canal Park Playhouse (508 Canal St.)

In 1986, playwright Paula Vogel's brother invited her on a trip to Europe, which she declined; unbeknownst to her, he had... 

<em>The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling - Ireland 1965</em>

Film: Documentary

The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling - Ireland 1965

Thursday 11/ 1 @ IFC Center

The Rolling Stones Charlie is My Darling - Ireland 1965 is a masterfully restored time capsule of the English band three... 

<em>House for Sale</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

House for Sale

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Duke Theater

Literary geeks should flock to the Transport Group's theatrical adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's House for Sale. Franzen, a National Book Award... 

The Public Open

Theatre: Festival

The Public Open

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Public Theater

If you were 158-years old, you'd likely be in need of a few nips and tucks now and again, which is... 

Scott's Pizza Tours

Food/Wine: Tasting

Pizza Tours

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Various Locations

Pizza in New York is a point of contention (and competition) for many, but if there's one man that knows his... 

<em>Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop</em>

Art: Photography

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

"Photoshopped!" The very word can send an analog photographer’s snobbery and/or justified pride into overload. Photoshop? How dare they! But while... 

<em>The Lion King</em>

Theatre: Musical

The Lion King

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Minskoff Theatre

More than 60 million people around the world have come to discover the thrill, the majesty, the truly one-of-a-kind musical that... 

Tom&aacute;s Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City

Cultural Hybrid

Tomás Saraceno on the Roof: Cloud City

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Artist Tomás Saraceno (born in Tucumán, Argentina, in 1973) will create a constellation of large, interconnected modules constructed with transparent and... 

Quay Brothers: <em>On Deciphering the Pharmacist's Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets</em>

Art: Multimedia

Quay Brothers

Thursday 11/ 1 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

This MoMA gallery exhibition and accompanying film retrospective will be the first presentation of the Quay Brothers' work in all their... 

<em>Cock</em>

Theatre: Off-Broadway

Cock

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Duke Theater

When someone says the word "cock," you're most likely not be thinking theatre. Get your mind out of the gutter. The... 

<em> The Whale </em>

Theatre: Theatre

The Whale

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Peter Jay Sharp Theater

America is obese. And in Samuel D Hunter's powerful play, The Whale, we watch a morbidly obese American in his last... 

<em>Disgraced</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

Disgraced

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Claire Tow Theater at Lincoln Center

Disgraced dives into taboo subjects — politics, race, and religion — with unmitigated gusto. A dinner between two interracial couples is at the... 

A Promise is Cloud

Art

A Promise is Cloud

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Public Art Fund

Like the atmospheric transformation of a cloud into rain, some works of art have the potential to change their form and meaning.... 

Brandi Carlile @ Beacon Theatre w/ Blitzen Trapper

Music

Brandi Carlile @ Beacon Theatre w/ Blitzen Trapper

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Bowery Presents

Were we ever gonna get out of this town? - Just Kids - BEAR CREEK “If you start a band with... 

Commons Choir/Daria Fain & Robert Kocik's world premiere of E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E

Art: Performance

Commons Choir/Daria Fain & Robert Kocik's world premiere of E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E

Thursday 11/ 1 @ New York Live Arts

 E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E is an epic, town hall musical proposing, with Thomas Paine and Martin Luther King, money as public property. Created by choreographer... 

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Art: Photography

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This installation explores various ways in which artists, including Nancy Burson, Filip Dujardin, Joan Fontcuberta, Beate Gütschow, and others, have used... 

Bound, Unbound: Lin Tianmiao

Art: Installation

Bound, Unbound: Lin Tianmiao

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Asia Society and Museum

Asia Society Museum presents the first major solo exhibition in the United States of leading Chinese artist Lin Tianmiao (born 1961,... 

Voces Y Visiones: Gran Caribe

Art

Voces Y Visiones: Gran Caribe

Thursday 11/ 1 @ El Museo del Barrio

This exhibition features works that explore the vast diversity and complexity of the Caribbean basin, as an accompaniment to El Museo’s... 

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Art

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The meteoric rise of the workshop of Abraham Roentgen (1711-1793) and his son David (1743-1807) is the most spectacular chapter in... 

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

Art: Sculpture

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

To visualize life-size and colossal marbles, the great Baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) began by rapidly modeling small clay sketches.... 

New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts

Art

New American Wing Galleries for Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This third and final phase of the American Wing renovation project comprises 26 renovated and enlarged galleries for the Met Museum’s... 

Pints n' Prints Figure Drawing- unlimited beer, figure drawing and monotypes from a live costumed model!

Art

Pints n' Prints Figure Drawing- unlimited beer, figure drawing and monotypes from a live costumed model!

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Gowanus Print Lab

Join us for unlimited beer, figure drawing and monotypes every-other Thursday at Gowanus Print Lab! Admission gets you tipsy, a brief... 

Oscar Tuazon: People

Art

Oscar Tuazon: People

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Public Art Fund

Oscar Tuazon’s art typically combines industrial and natural materials to transform the experience of a building or space. The rough and... 

Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf

Art

Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exhibition of 19th- and 20th-century Turkmen jewelry and decorative objects features some 50 works from the collection of Marshall and... 

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

Art

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Jewish Museum

England’s Bodleian Library at Oxford University, established by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1602, is renowned for its great treasures. Among them... 

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Art

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Thursday 11/ 1 @ El Museo del Barrio

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World will examine the visual arts and aesthetic development across the Caribbean, considering the histories of the... 

Gordon Parks: 100 Moments

Art: Photography

Gordon Parks: 100 Moments

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

 Gordon Parks: 100 Moments celebrates a photographer who transformed the visual story of America with his ever-questioning lens, highlighting—in particular—the significance of Parks’s... 

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Art: Video

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Jewish Museum

Ori Gersht makes videos and photographs on borders, thresholds, and transitions in time and place. In Dew (2001, 3 min., 17... 

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Art

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Met Museum’s Arms and Armor Department, this exhibition surveys the career of Dr. Bashford... 

Common Ground

Art: Group Show

Common Ground

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Public Art Fund

 From the monuments of ancient Egypt to the Statue of Liberty, public art has traditionally been a means to represent a... 

The Spirit of the Body: Yatra—Seeking: Malavika Sarukkai

Dance

The Spirit of the Body: Yatra—Seeking: Malavika Sarukkai

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Lincoln Center

Featuring: Malavika Sarukkai, choreographer and dancer Chitrambari Krishnakumar, vocals Srilatha Shamshuddin, nattuvangam Balaji Azhwar, mridangam Sai Shravanam Ramani, tabla Srilakshmi Venkataramani,... 

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Art

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Thursday 11/ 1 @ Rubin Museum of Art

 The fourth in a series of exhibitions curated by the renowned Tibetan scholar David Jackson, The Place of Provenance: Regional Styles in... 

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

Art

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

Thursday 11/ 1 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

For decades, critics have observed that Andy Warhol exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art, but no exhibition has yet explored...