Events on Wednesday, November 14

Defiance: A literary benefit for Red Hook

Books

Literary benefit for Red Hook

Wednesday 11/14 @ Littlefield

 A handful of literary all-stars including Sam Lipsyte, Phillip Lopate, Rivka Galchen, and Chuck Klosterman come together for one evening to... 

Christopher Owens

Music: Indie

Christopher Owens

Wednesday 11/14 @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

Christopher Owens may have given up on Girls, but that doesn't mean he's given up on music. In fact, the man... 

Dan Deacon

Music

Dan Deacon

Wednesday 11/14 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

It's been interesting to watch Dan Deacon go from playing DIY house parties to becoming something of a crossover star whose... 

Props w/ Rich Medina and Akalepse

Music: DJ

Props w/ Rich Medina and Akalepse

Wednesday 11/14 @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

Decades before house music got Westerners all loose-limbed and wiry on the dance floor, Nigeria's polyrhythmic Afrobeat sound was doing the same thing... 

Horse Feathers

Music

Horse Feathers

Wednesday 11/14 @ Knitting Factory

With the chilly weather and leaves all over the places, autumn is the perfect time of the year to see Portland,... 

Deconstructing iOS Interface Design

Workshop/Class

Deconstructing iOS Interface Design

Wednesday 11/14 @ General Assembly

In the battle for mobile and tablet dominance, there is one fact that remains uncontested by friends and foes alike: Apple... 

The Crystal Ark LP Release & Video Premiere

Music

The Crystal Ark LP Release & Video Premiere

Wednesday 11/14 @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

Entire proceeds of the night go to NY CARES, New York City’s lead agency for mobilizing volunteers in response to disasters.... 

Hurricane Relief reading, presented by InDigest

Books: Reading

Hurricane Relief reading, presented by InDigest

Wednesday 11/14 @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

InDigest presents the InDigest 1207, a reading series that takes place monthly in New York City and quarterly in Minneapolis. In... 

Practical Machine Learning with Python: Predictive Analytics Backend

Workshop/Class

Practical Machine Learning with Python: Predictive Analytics Backend

Wednesday 11/14 @ General Assembly

Recent developments in open source software make it surprisingly easy to apply machine learning to find patterns in business data.  Machine... 

First We Take Manhattan: Looking at Leonard Cohen

Books: Discussion

First We Take Manhattan: Looking at Leonard Cohen

Wednesday 11/14 @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

 Authors Sylvie Simmons (I'm Your Man) and Alan Light (The Holy or the Broken) lead a panel discussing the work and... 

Local X Local: Cymbals Eat Guitars

Music

Local X Local: Cymbals Eat Guitars

Wednesday 11/14 @ Brooklyn Bowl

 Cymbals Eat Guitars released their debut album Why There Are Mountains in 2009, receiving a response that far exceeded the band’s... 

Our Hit Parade

Music

Our Hit Parade

Wednesday 11/14 @ Joe's Pub

 OUR HIT PARADE is a live top-ten countdown show created by Tony nominee and Obie winner Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb),... 

Earthly and Heavenly Life: Bernarda Fink

Music: Classical

Earthly and Heavenly Life: Bernarda Fink

Wednesday 11/14 @ Lincoln Center

Featuring: Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano Anthony Spiri, piano Program: Schumann: Lenau-Lieder Mahler: Three songs; Selections from Rückert-Lieder Dvorák: Selections from Biblical Songs... 

Ongoing Events

Wade Guyton: <em>OS</em>

Art

Wade Guyton: OS

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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>Book of Mormon</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Book of Mormon

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

<em>We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915</em>

Theatre: Off-Off-Broadway

We Are Proud to Present...

Wednesday 11/14 @ Soho Rep

When young Brooklyn-based playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury Googled "black people Germany," she came across the largely unknown colonial German genocide of... 

Celebrate Mexico Now

Festival

Mexico Now

Wednesday 11/14 @ Various Locations

A city-wide celebration now in its ninth year, CMN highlights contemporary Mexican artists of nearly every persuasion. From film to dance,... 

9th Annual<em>&nbsp;</em>Big Apple Film Festival: <em>Chicken</em>

Film: Festival

9th Annual Big Apple Film Festival: Chicken

Wednesday 11/14 @ Tribeca Cinemas

If you've had some trepidations over investing in the larger scale film festivals, fret no more. The Big Apple Film Festival is... 

The 5th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival

Film: Festival

Imagine Science Film Festival

Wednesday 11/14 @ Various locations

It's been a scaly mountain to climb, but science seems to be shedding some of its inaccessible skin thanks in part... 

Scott's Pizza Tours

Food/Wine: Tasting

Pizza Tours

Wednesday 11/14 @ Various Locations

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

The Contenders 2012

Film

The Contenders 2012

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

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

Theatre: Off-Off-Broadway

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

<em>Mies Julie</em>

Theatre: Off-Broadway

Mies Julie

Wednesday 11/14 @ St. Ann's Warehouse

St Ann's Warehouse breaks in their new DUMBO digs with an explosive new play that remodels August Strindberg's Miss Julie in... 

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

Art: Sculpture

Colors of the Universe

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

History of Carnegie Hall

City Gems

History of Carnegie Hall

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

<em>Glengarry Glen Ross</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Glengarry Glen Ross

Wednesday 11/14 @ Schoenfeld Theater

David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize winning play about 48 hours in the lives of a quartet of Chicago real estate agents and... 

<em>The Law in These Parts</em>

Film: Documentary

The Law in These Parts

Wednesday 11/14 @ Film Forum

There is certainly no shortage of films dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but The Law in These Parts stands out among... 

<em>Disgraced</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

Disgraced

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

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

Film: Documentary

The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling - Ireland 1965

Wednesday 11/14 @ IFC Center

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

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

Art

Shantell Martin: Continuous Line

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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,... 

Lower East Side Recovers

Special Event: Volunteer

Lower East Side Recovers

Wednesday 11/14 @ Various locations

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

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

Art

Dürer to de Kooning

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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>Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop</em>

Art: Photography

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

Ivy Style

Fashion/Style

Ivy Style

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

The Big Terrific

Comedy

The Big Terrific

Wednesday 11/14 @ Cameo Gallery

If the giggles elicited by clowning around with your friends aren't evidence enough, Big Terrific proves that hearty laughs can be... 

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

Art: Painting & Drawing

Designing Nature

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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>Mary Poppins</em>

Theatre: Musical

Mary Poppins

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

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

Art: Installation

Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus

Wednesday 11/14 @ Columbus Circle

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

<em>Skyfall</em>

Film: Wide Release

Skyfall

Wednesday 11/14 @ Various theaters

Bond is back and fans of the franchise will not be disappointed by the latest installment, which sees Daniel Craig reprising... 

The Art of <em>Rise of the Guardians</em>

Art: Multimedia

The Art of Rise of the Guardians

Wednesday 11/14 @ Museum of the Moving Image

Animation fans and those who walk away from a cinematic experience wondering "how did they do that?" will find solace in... 

<em>Holy Motors</em>

Film: Independent

Holy Motors

Wednesday 11/14 @ Film Forum

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

BAMart: Public

Music

BAMart: Public

Wednesday 11/14 @ BAM

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

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

Art: Painting & Drawing

Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

<em>The Heiress</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

The Heiress

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

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

Theatre: Off-Broadway

The Good Mother

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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>The Big Picture</em>

Film: Independent

The Big Picture

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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),... 

<em>Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike</em>

Theatre: Theatre

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Wednesday 11/14 @ Lincoln Center

Even die-hard Chekhov boycotters will happily snicker through Christopher Durang's latest, a comic antidote to angst-ridden, slow moving Russian drama. Chronicling... 

DOC NYC

Film: Documentary

DOC NYC

Wednesday 11/14 @ IFC Center

Now in its third year, DOC NYC has blossomed into one of our favorite festivals. Serving up 115 documentary-tinged happenings over... 

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

Art: Photography

The Shaping of New Visions

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

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

Art: Painting & Drawing

The Scream

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

The Public Open

Theatre: Festival

The Public Open

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

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

Film: Festival

Flatbush Film Festival: caribBeing

Wednesday 11/14 @ Various cinemas

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

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

Art: Multimedia

Quay Brothers

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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>The Lion King</em>

Theatre: Musical

The Lion King

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

<em>Falling</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

Falling

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

<em> The Whale </em>

Theatre: Theatre

The Whale

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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>House for Sale</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

House for Sale

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

<em>Starlet</em>

Film: Independent

Starlet

Wednesday 11/14 @ Landmark Sunshine

A 21-year old aspiring actress and a grey-haired widow make an unlikely connection in Sean Baker's slow-burning, low-budget gem, Starlet. Baker,... 

<em>Grace</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Grace

Wednesday 11/14 @ Cort Theatre

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

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

Art

Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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>White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain</em>

Art: Sculpture

White Gold

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol

Art: Multimedia

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol

Wednesday 11/14 @ The Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum presents Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol, the East Coast premiere of Sharon Lockhart’s latest body of work. In... 

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Art: Photography

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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,... 

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Art

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

Art: Sculpture

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Art: Video

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Wednesday 11/14 @ The Jewish Museum

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

I went to the house but did not enter

Cultural Hybrid

I went to the house but did not enter

Wednesday 11/14 @ Lincoln Center

Featuring: The Hilliard Ensemble Heiner Goebbels, conception, music, and director Klaus Grünberg, lighting design and staging Florence von Gerkan, costume design... 

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

Art

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

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

Poetry Workshop: Radical Terrain

Workshop/Class

Poetry Workshop: Radical Terrain

Wednesday 11/14 @ Rubin Museum of Art

 In this four-part poetry workshop, the visual landscapes of the Modernist Art from India: Radical Terrain exhibition will inspire participants to write and... 

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

Art

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

Voces Y Visiones: Gran Caribe

Art

Voces Y Visiones: Gran Caribe

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

Oscar Tuazon: People

Art

Oscar Tuazon: People

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Art

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

Photoshop Fundamentals

Workshop/Class: Art

Photoshop Fundamentals

Wednesday 11/14 @ Gowanus Print Lab

Adobe Photoshop is the leading image editing software on the market, but it can also be a very intimidating program to... 

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Art

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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

Wednesday 11/14 @ Public Art Fund

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

Modernist Art from India Radical Terrain

Art

Modernist Art from India Radical Terrain

Wednesday 11/14 @ Rubin Museum of Art

 Radical Terrain, the third exhibition in the series Modernist Art from India,highlights the exploration of landscape in Indian art for the generation... 

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

Art

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Art

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

A Promise is Cloud

Art

A Promise is Cloud

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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.... 

Gordon Parks: 100 Moments

Art: Photography

Gordon Parks: 100 Moments

Wednesday 11/14 @ 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... 

Brandi Carlile @ Beacon Theatre w/ Blitzen Trapper

Music

Brandi Carlile @ Beacon Theatre w/ Blitzen Trapper

Wednesday 11/14 @ The Bowery Presents

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