Events on Wednesday, November 7

The Collected Blurbs of Gary Shteyngart, Live!

Books

The Collected Blurbs of Gary Shteyngart, Live!

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ Word

 Getting your book blurbed by Gary Shteyngart is a literary badge of honor these days. While people love the Russian-born author... 

Roky Erickson

Music

Roky Erickson

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ The Bell House

 It's been a long and difficult road for Roky Erickson's long rock and roll career. The founding member of the seminal... 

WIERD presents Featureless Ghost w/ Nao Katafuchi

Music: Electronic

Featureless Ghost

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ Home Sweet Home

Atlanta's Featureless Ghost present a sweaty, cyber-drenched form of cold-wave electronic music that's haunting, disconcerting, and ridiculously forceful. Their forthcoming album,... 

Props  w/ Rich Medina and Akalepse

Music: Hip-Hop

Props w/ Rich Medina and Akalepse

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

 Props Rich Medina (Jump N Funk) and Akalepse (Truth & Soul) are obsessed with records and playing them for people. When... 

Apps Unlocked

Workshop/Class

Apps Unlocked

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ General Assembly

Have an idea that could be the next Angry Birds? The next Flipboard? This class will examine the ins and outs... 

Julianne Moore + Alison Gopnik Happy Talk

Theatre: Discussion

Julianne Moore + Alison Gopnik Happy Talk

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ Rubin Museum of Art

  Actress Julianne Moore talks about the role of family in fostering a happy life with philosopher and developmental psychologist Alison Gopnik.

Props  w/ Rich Medina and Akalepse

Music: Hip-Hop

Props w/ Rich Medina and Akalepse

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

 Props Rich Medina (Jump N Funk) and Akalepse (Truth & Soul) are obsessed with records and playing them for people. When... 

Dreams That Money Can Buy: An Evening of Corporate Sponsored Avant-Guard Film

Film

Dreams That Money Can Buy: An Evening of Corporate Sponsored Avant-Guard Film

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 92YTribeca

Between Romney’s professional track record, the candidates’ arms race of Super PAC contributions and closer scrutiny on the influence of corporate-backed... 

YelaWolf

Music

YelaWolf

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ Brooklyn Bowl

    Bouncing around between Alabama and Tennessee as a child, Wolf’s upbringing exposed him to the impoverished realities of both... 

Adult Education Presents: “Tools of the Trade”

Books: Discussion

Adult Education Presents: “Tools of the Trade”

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

 On November 7, Adult Education will tackle the topic "Tools of the Trade," with lecturers David Rees and Amy Sohn.

Props  w/ Rich Medina and Akalepse

Music: Hip-Hop

Props w/ Rich Medina and Akalepse

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

 Props Rich Medina (Jump N Funk) and Akalepse (Truth & Soul) are obsessed with records and playing them for people. When... 

Three Rooms Press presents: The Launch Pad w/	 Peter Carlaftes and Robert Gibbons

Performing Arts: Spoken Word

Three Rooms Press presents: The Launch Pad w/ Peter Carlaftes and Robert Gibbons

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

At the Gallery A New Series Celebrating Two New Books on Three Rooms Press: Close to the Tree, by Robert Gibbons... 

Three Rooms Press presents: The Launch Pad

Books: Reading

Three Rooms Press presents: The Launch Pad

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ (Le) Poisson Rouge

The name of our press came from a line in Harold Pinter's play, "The Homecoming." Since 1993, Three Rooms Press has... 

Ongoing Events

<em>Grace</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Grace

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ Cort Theatre

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

The Contenders 2012

Film

The Contenders 2012

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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>White Gold: Highlights from the Arnhold Collection of Meissen Porcelain</em>

Art: Sculpture

White Gold

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

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

Art: Sculpture

Colors of the Universe

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

<em>Book of Mormon</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Book of Mormon

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

Gary Clark Jr.

Music: Rock

Gary Clark Jr.

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ The Bowery Ballroom

At 26, guitarist Gary Clark Jr. had his coming-out party when he held his own alongside BB King, Eric Clapton, and... 

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

Theatre: Off-Broadway

The Good Mother

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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>Falling</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

Falling

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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 Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling - Ireland 1965</em>

Film: Documentary

The Rolling Stones: Charlie is My Darling - Ireland 1965

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ IFC Center

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

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/ 7 @ 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... 

Scott's Pizza Tours

Food/Wine: Tasting

Pizza Tours

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

History of Carnegie Hall

City Gems

History of Carnegie Hall

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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>Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

Designing Nature

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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> The Whale </em>

Theatre: Theatre

The Whale

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

Lower East Side Recovers

Special Event: Volunteer

Lower East Side Recovers

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ Various locations

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

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

Art

Shantell Martin: Continuous Line

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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,... 

Ivy Style

Fashion/Style

Ivy Style

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

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

Art

Dürer to de Kooning

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

BAMart: Public

Music

BAMart: Public

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ BAM

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

<em>Mary Poppins</em>

Theatre: Musical

Mary Poppins

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

Get It Out There: Comedy by BAM & IFC

Comedy: Stand up

Get It Out There: Comedy by BAM & IFC

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ BAM

This new BAM & IFC comedy series might be called "Get It Out There," but we think a more appropriate title... 

Wade Guyton: <em>OS</em>

Art

Wade Guyton: OS

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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 Heiress</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

The Heiress

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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>The Big Picture</em>

Film: Independent

The Big Picture

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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>House for Sale</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

House for Sale

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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>Holy Motors</em>

Film: Independent

Holy Motors

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ Film Forum

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

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

Art: Painting & Drawing

The Scream

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

<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/ 7 @ 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... 

CAAAV Hurricane Sandy Relief

Special Event: Volunteer

CAAAV Hurricane Sandy Relief

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ CAAAV

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

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

Art: Multimedia

Quay Brothers

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

The Big Terrific

Comedy

The Big Terrific

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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>Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters</em>

Film: Documentary

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ Film Forum

We've always wondered what was lurking behind Gregory Crewdson's eerie and arresting photographs, and now thanks to filmmaker Ben Shapiro, the... 

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

Film

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ IFC Center

 The Bones Brigade revolutionized skateboarding in the early 1980s, so there isn't any reason why a documentary on the group featuring... 

Quadrophenia

Film

Quadrophenia

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ BAM

Maybe the last truly great thing The Who were ever involved in, the 1979 film loosely based on the band's 1973... 

The Public Open

Theatre: Festival

The Public Open

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

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

Art: Photography

The Shaping of New Visions

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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>Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats</em>

Art

Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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>The Lion King</em>

Theatre: Musical

The Lion King

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

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

Film: Festival

Flatbush Film Festival: caribBeing

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ IFC Center

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

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

Art: Installation

Tatzu Nishi: Discovering Columbus

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ Columbus Circle

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

<em>Disgraced</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

Disgraced

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Art

Caribbean: Crossroads of the World

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol

Art: Multimedia

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ The Jewish Museum

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

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/ 7 @ 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... 

Poetry Workshop: Radical Terrain

Workshop/Class

Poetry Workshop: Radical Terrain

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

Common Ground

Art: Group Show

Common Ground

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ Public Art Fund

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

Oscar Tuazon: People

Art

Oscar Tuazon: People

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

Building High Impact Nonprofits and Social Enterprises

Workshop/Class

Building High Impact Nonprofits and Social Enterprises

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ General Assembly

 For our third workshop series, we will explain the essential building blocks a startup social change organization needs to master in... 

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Art

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

Photoshop Fundamentals

Workshop/Class: Art

Photoshop Fundamentals

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ Gowanus Print Lab

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

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

Art

Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

A Promise is Cloud

Art

A Promise is Cloud

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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.... 

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Art: Video

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ The Jewish Museum

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

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Art: Photography

After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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/ 7 @ 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

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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... 

Rude Mechs' Dionysus in '69

Art: Performance

Rude Mechs' Dionysus in '69

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ New York Live Arts

Nov 6 at 7:30pm Preview, Nov 7 - 10 at 7:30pm, Nov 9 at 10:30pm Rude Mechs is proud to rebirth Dionysus... 

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

Art: Sculpture

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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/ 7 @ 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... 

Brandi Carlile @ Beacon Theatre w/ Blitzen Trapper

Music

Brandi Carlile @ Beacon Theatre w/ Blitzen Trapper

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ The Bowery Presents

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

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/ 7 @ 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

Wednesday 11/ 7 @ 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...