Events on Wednesday, January 23

Kate Zambreno and Lisa Cohen

Books

Kate Zambreno and Lisa Cohen

Wednesday 1/23 @ Community Bookstore

Kate Zambreno and Lisa Cohen, two authors of genre-blending feminist books that ended up on top of plenty of "Best of... 

Bushwick Book Club presents "Slaughterhouse-Five" by Kurt Vonnegut

Books

Bushwick Book Club

Wednesday 1/23 @ Goodbye Blue Monday

 It only seems fitting that the Bushwick Book Club would get around to performing a Kurt Vonnegut novel. The series that... 

Selected Shorts: Junot Diaz & Karen Russell

Books

Selected Shorts: Junot Diaz & Karen Russell

Wednesday 1/23 @ Symphony Space

The type of evening that both literature nerds and theatre geeks can get really excited about: the always wonderful Selected Shorts... 

Dinner with Martin Amis

Books

Dinner with Martin Amis

Wednesday 1/23 @ BAM

Martin Amis has been a man about town since making the move from his native England to live in Brooklyn last... 

Bernard Schwartz Book Award Luncheon

Books

Bernard Schwartz Book Award Luncheon

Wednesday 1/23 @ Asia Society and Museum

      Water: Asia’s New Battleground, by Brahma Chellaney, was named winner of the 2012 Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Book... 

Open Source: A Guide to Free Culture with Electric Literature, Man Bartlett, and Maria Popova

Books

Open Source: A Guide to Free Culture with Electric Literature, Man Bartlett, and Maria Popova

Wednesday 1/23 @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

 Join a panel of experts in free culture for a frank discussion on the future of art and how to survive... 

Wave Hill's 2013 Horticultural Lecture #1 - Untermyer, America's Greatest Forgotten Garden

Art: Lecture

Wave Hill's 2013 Horticultural Lecture #1 - Untermyer, America's Greatest Forgotten Garden

Wednesday 1/23 @ Wave Hill

Wave Hill Horticultural Lectures are devoted to landscape design and the meaning of our interactions with plants and the natural world.... 

Stone Sour and Papa Roach with Otherwise

Music

Stone Sour and Papa Roach with Otherwise

Wednesday 1/23 @ Terminal 5

 Stone Sour don't play it safe on their fourth offering, House of Gold & Bones — Parts 1 & 2. House... 

Zero Killed

Film

Zero Killed

Wednesday 1/23 @ 92YTribeca

This Halloween Flaherty NYC is proud to host the New York City premiere of Zero Killed, the debut feature of Polish-born,... 

Ongoing Events

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

Art: Painting & Drawing

The Scream

Wednesday 1/23 @ 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... 

Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas

Art

Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas

Wednesday 1/23 @ Brooklyn Museum

 The Brooklyn Museum is pulling over a hundred pieces from the permanent collection that highlight the concept of transformation as part... 

<em>The Art of Scent 1889-2012</em>

Art

The Art of Scent 1889-2012

Wednesday 1/23 @ Museum of Art and Design

Olfactory art is finally getting a nod with this must-experience show currently on display at the Museum of Arts and Design.... 

History of Carnegie Hall

City Gems

History of Carnegie Hall

Wednesday 1/23 @ 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... 

L.A. Law

Film

L.A. Law

Wednesday 1/23 @ 92YTribeca

 To help "warm your chafed skin this cruel winter," go to 92Y Tribeca and watch some of the best films from... 

BAMart: Public

Music

BAMart: Public

Wednesday 1/23 @ BAM

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

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

Art: Photography

The Shaping of New Visions

Wednesday 1/23 @ 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>Silver Linings Playbook</em>

Film: Wide Release

Silver Linings Playbook

Wednesday 1/23 @ Angelika Film Center

To describe Pat Solatano as slightly unhinged may be an understatement. The leading man in David O. Russell's twisted romantic comedy-drama... 

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

Art: Multimedia

The Art of Rise of the Guardians

Wednesday 1/23 @ 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... 

The Santa Claus Association

City Gems

The Santa Claus Association

Wednesday 1/23 @ City Reliquary

In the early part of the 20th century, letters to Santa Claus kept ending up in the post office’s Dead Letter... 

<em>Django Unchained</em>

Film: Wide Release

Django Unchained

Wednesday 1/23 @ Various locations

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's super director Quentin Tarantino swooping into theaters with his most daring... 

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

Art: Painting & Drawing

Mantegna to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Courtauld Gallery

Wednesday 1/23 @ 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>Golden Boy</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

Golden Boy

Wednesday 1/23 @ The Belasco Theatre

From the snappy opening scene to the somber closing one, Clifford Odets' Golden Boy is naggingly familiar. Why? Since Golden Boy... 

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

Art: Photography

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

Wednesday 1/23 @ 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... 

Henry Darger: Landscapes

Art

Henry Darger: Landscapes

Wednesday 1/23 @ Ricco Maresca Gallery

Henry Darger, the Chicago custodian who went on to become posthumously known as one of the great outsider artists of the... 

<em>Hitchcock</em>

Film: Wide Release

Hitchcock

Wednesday 1/23 @ Various locations

After taking on Nixon, Picasso, Hilter, and John Quincy Adams, the tremendously gifted Anthony Hopkins dons a fat-suit and prosthetics to... 

<em>56 Up</em>

Film: Documentary

56 Up

Wednesday 1/23 @ IFC Center

Besides brief stints making films like Coal Miner's Daughter, Thunderheart, The World Is Not Enough and Sting: Bring on the Night,... 

Charles Dickens: The Key to Character

Books

Charles Dickens: The Key to Character

Wednesday 1/23 @ New York Public Library

 More than simply one of England's greatest writers, Charles Dickens was, and remains, one of the most important writers of the... 

The Flea: <em>Job</em>

Theatre: Off-Off-Broadway

Job

Wednesday 1/23 @ The Flea Theater

It is a deceptively simple story of adversity that lends itself to both theological and theatrical interpretation, which is exactly what... 

The Big Terrific

Comedy

The Big Terrific

Wednesday 1/23 @ Cameo Gallery

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

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Art: Video

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Wednesday 1/23 @ The Jewish Museum

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

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Art

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Wednesday 1/23 @ 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... 

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Art

Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department

Wednesday 1/23 @ 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... 

Matisse: In Search of True Painting

Art

Matisse: In Search of True Painting

Wednesday 1/23 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Henri Matisse (1869–1954) was one of the most acclaimed artists working in France during the first half of the 20th century.... 

Modernist Art from India Radical Terrain

Art

Modernist Art from India Radical Terrain

Wednesday 1/23 @ 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... 

Oscar Tuazon: People

Art

Oscar Tuazon: People

Wednesday 1/23 @ 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... 

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol

Art: Multimedia

Sharon Lockhart | Noa Eshkol

Wednesday 1/23 @ 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 1/23 @ 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... 

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde

Art

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde

Wednesday 1/23 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This exhibition highlights specific African artifacts acquired by the New York avant-garde and its most influential patrons during the 1910s and... 

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Art

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Wednesday 1/23 @ 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... 

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

Art

Crossing Borders: Manuscripts from the Bodleian Library

Wednesday 1/23 @ 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... 

When the Iron Bird Flies

Film: Documentary

When the Iron Bird Flies

Wednesday 1/23 @ Rubin Museum of Art

 A Chariot Documentary Film produced by Victress Hitchcock & Amber Bemak 'When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels,... 

George Bellows

Art: Painting & Drawing

George Bellows

Wednesday 1/23 @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

At the time of his death from appendicitis at the age of 42, George Bellows (1882–1925), was regarded as one of... 

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

Art

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

Wednesday 1/23 @ 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...