OBJECT LESSONS McNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St.
Celebrating Bloomsbury and The Atlantic’s new Object Lessons series, with Alison Kinney, Lydia Pyne, and Kim Adrian. Moderated by Emily Firetog, of Lit Hub.
Musette ExplosionBirdland, 15 West 44th St.
Doors 5 p.m. $25, plus a $10 minimum
Three of New York’s most in-demand virtuoso musicians, Will Holshouser, accordion, Matt Munisteri, guitar & banjo, and Marcus Rojas, tuba, explore and expand on Parisian musette.
“Quicksand”The Kitchen, 512 West 19th St.
7 p.m., Through Feb. 6. $16/$20
An opera-novel for music, dance, and light, composed from a novel of the same name by the late Robert Ashley
Parsons Dance The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave.
Fri, 8 p.m.; Sat, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Starting at $10 (Call 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets). Other tickets can be purchased online.
Parsons Dance returns its blend of sexy athleticism and stunning ensemble work for the New York premiere of Finding Center, David Parsons’ collaboration with visual artist Rita Blitt.
Downtown Voices: AuditionsTrinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street.
Trinity Wall Street is looking for the city’s best chorale singers to join Downtown Voices, its new semi-professional choir.
“From Freight to Flowers”The High Line, Gansevoort Street entrance.
Noon. Free, but space is limited
Hear the story behind New York City’s park-in-the-sky on a special winter walking tour led by knowledgeable volunteer guides with an insider’s perspective.
Borough President Gale Brewer’s State of the BoroughThe New School — Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Ave.
2-4 p.m. Free
Community event featuring panel led by Borough President Brewer on Manhattan’s future.
LUBA MASON and MIXTURA
55 Bar, 55 Christopher St.
6 and 7:30 p.m. No Cover
Luba and her band Mixtura present a musical blend of jazz and stylistic elements from other genres in her new musical format.
Marilyn Nonken: Spectral Salon (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St.
7:30 p.m. Seated: $20 advance, $25 day of; standing: $15 advance, $20 day of.
Pianist Nonken performs works by Tristan Murail and Hugues Dufourt and Americans influenced by their attitudes towards sound and color.
No Revolution Without Us: Feminists of the Black Panther Party New York University, The Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts, : 1 Washington Place
In this public conversation, Salamishah Tillet, associate professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, speaks with Lynn C. French, former Black Panther, attorney, and advocate for the homeless, about the fight for gender equality within and beyond the Panthers.
RSVP: gallatin.nyu.edu/utilities/events/2016/02/norevolutionwithoutus.html. 212-998-7370
“Well-Founded Fear”Fashion Institute of Technology, Pomerantz Center, Seventh Avenue, near 28th Street, room D207
As part of the Film and Media program’s monthly film screening series, Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini will present their documentary about immigration struggles in the United States.
Fashion and JazzTuesday, February 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
New School, Dorothy Hirshon Suite, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th St.
Alphonso McClendon, author of Fashion and Jazz, discusses the history of fashion’s dialogue with African American art and style, from Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong.
212-229-8900, to RSVP
Oil, Power, Palestine and the Foundations of U.S. Policy in the Middle EastNew York University, Tamiment Library, 10th Floor, Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South
Irene Gendzier, professor emerita in the Department of Political Science at Boston University, discusses her new book.
Community Board 4Fulton Auditorium, 119 Ninth Ave.
Full Board Meeting