Events on Wednesday, January 9

Ask Roulette: Anniversary Special with AJ Jacobs, Baratunde Thurston, and More

Books

Ask Roulette: Anniversary Special with AJ Jacobs, Baratunde Thurston, and More

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

 During Ask Roulette, strangers ask each other any question they want, big or small, in front of a live audience. It’s not... 

Ongoing Events

<em>The Clock</em>

Art: Video

The Clock

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ MoMA The Museum of Modern Art

There are some great films in the theater this season, but nothing quite compares to Christian Marclay's The Clock. Having its... 

<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/ 9 @ 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>Glengarry Glen Ross</em>

Theatre: Broadway

Glengarry Glen Ross

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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>Killing Them Softly</em>

Film: Wide Release

Killing Them Softly

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ Various locations

Everyone suffers in a recession, even the gangsters in the latest film from The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward... 

Charles Dickens: The Key to Character

Books

Charles Dickens: The Key to Character

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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/ 9 @ The Flea Theater

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

BAMart: Public

Music

BAMart: Public

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ BAM

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

<em>56 Up</em>

Film: Documentary

56 Up

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ IFC Center

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

Crescent City Stomp feat. the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Music: Jazz

Crescent City Stomp

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ The McKittrick Hotel

The spirit of New Orleans temporarily kicks Macbeth to the curb, as the home of Sleep No More plays host to... 

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

Art: Multimedia

The Art of Rise of the Guardians

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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/ 9 @ 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>Silver Linings Playbook</em>

Film: Wide Release

Silver Linings Playbook

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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... 

Under the Radar&nbsp;

Theatre: Festival

Under the Radar

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ The Public Theater

Equivalent to the World's Fair of theatre, Under the Radar is an annual fete produced by the Public Theater under the... 

<em>Django Unchained</em>

Film: Wide Release

Django Unchained

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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>Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art</em>

Art: Painting & Drawing

Designing Nature

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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>Golden Boy</em>

Performing Arts: Theatre

Golden Boy

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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>The Art of Scent 1889-2012</em>

Art

The Art of Scent 1889-2012

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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.... 

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

Art: Photography

The Shaping of New Visions

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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... 

The Contenders 2012

Film

The Contenders 2012

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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... 

Ivy Style

Fashion/Style

Ivy Style

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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... 

COIL 2013

Theatre: Festival

COIL 2013

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ Various locations

For those up for a bold and brain-tingling adventure, we recommend wrapping your head around COIL, the annual festival organized by... 

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

Art: Photography

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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... 

The Big Terrific

Comedy

The Big Terrific

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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>Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike</em>

Theatre: Theatre

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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... 

<em>Hitchcock</em>

Film: Wide Release

Hitchcock

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ Various locations

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

History of Carnegie Hall

City Gems

History of Carnegie Hall

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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... 

Wade Guyton: <em>OS</em>

Art

Wade Guyton: OS

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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>There There</em>

Theatre: Off-Off-Broadway

There There

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ The Chocolate Factory

Kristen Kosmas is a compelling performer with a distinct poetic voice — rhythmic and humorous and verbose. In this show, she expresses... 

Henry Darger: Landscapes

Art

Henry Darger: Landscapes

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ Ricco Maresca Gallery

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

Shaka

Art

Shaka

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ Gallery Nine5

French street artist Shaka is apparently a mainstay of the Parisian graffiti scene, and the fascinating thing about his more recent... 

Radiohole's <em>Inflatable Frankenstein</em>

Theatre: Off-Off-Broadway

Radiohole's Inflatable Frankenstein

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ The Kitchen

When last we saw Radiohole they had used their 2009 Spalding Gray Award money to produce Whatever, Heaven Allows (WHA!?), a... 

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

Art: Painting & Drawing

The Scream

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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... 

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/ 9 @ 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 1/ 9 @ 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... 

Matisse: In Search of True Painting

Art

Matisse: In Search of True Painting

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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.... 

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Art

Extravagant Inventions: The Princely Furniture of the Roentgens

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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/ 9 @ 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... 

Modernist Art from India Radical Terrain

Art

Modernist Art from India Radical Terrain

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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... 

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Art: Video

Ori Gersht: Two Videos

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ The Jewish Museum

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

Oscar Tuazon: People

Art

Oscar Tuazon: People

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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/ 9 @ 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/ 9 @ 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 1/ 9 @ 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,... 

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde

Art

African Art, New York, and the Avant-Garde

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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... 

George Bellows

Art: Painting & Drawing

George Bellows

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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... 

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Art

The Place of Provenance Regional Styles in Tibetan Painting

Wednesday 1/ 9 @ 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...