Plutocrats United: A Book Talk New York University, Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South
6 p.m. RSVP: www.brennancenter.org/event/plutocrats-united-book-talk-professor-richard-hasen#RSVP
Richard Hasen, a professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, argues that both left and right avoid the key issue of the Citizens United era: balancing political inequality with free speech.
Parsons DanceThe Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave.
Tue. (Jan 26 only) and Wed 7:30 p.m.; Thu and 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.
Fairy Tale FashionMuseum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Avenue at 27 Street, Special Exhibitions Gallery
Through May 7. Tue-Fri, noon-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free
The exhibition looks at fairy tales, including in versions by authors such as Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, through the lens of high fashion
CABARET CINEMA: “THE THIRD MAN”
The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St.
9:30-11:15 p.m. $10; members, free.
Photojournalist Ron Haviv introduces the 1949 film with Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten. and Alida Valli
Denim: Fashion’s FrontierMuseum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Avenue at 27 Street, Fashion & Textile History Gallery
Through May 7. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tue-Fri, noon-8 p.m. Free
The denim exhibit features denim work pants from the 1840s to denim garments that could be seen on today’s hottest runways.
An Art Gallery Tour in SohoMeet at 47 Wooster St., near Broome Street
Visit 7 modern art galleries in legendary Soho, the city’s original world-renowned gallery center - we find and explain this month’s most fascinating exhibits in painting, sculpture, electronic media & photography. Led by Rafael Risemberg, Ph.D.
Sunday Brunch with Ralph LalamaBlue Note Jazz Club, 131 West Third St.
11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., $35 includes music and brunch
The tenor sax player with his NYU Ensemble, featuring Cristobal Gomez on guitar, Mike Richmond on bass and Billy Drummond on drums
“From Minimalism into Algorithm” The Kitchen, 512 West 19th St.
Contemporary and historical painting, sculpture, performance, and musical composition in counterpoint, proposing a new through-line for art-making during the past half-century.
Public Art Fund Talks: Adrián Villar RojasThe New School, the Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St
6:30 p.m. $10; free to all students, New School faculty, staff and alumni.
Adrián Villar Rojas works with materials like clay, concrete, brick, and organic matter to create colossal installations, which suggest alternative worlds and apocalyptic or mythological realities.
“Spotlight on Chelsea” Film Series Muhlenberg Library, 209 West 23rd St.
“Painters Painting,” the definitive documentary on the New York School Painters. The 1973 film features footage Andy Warhol, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler and Barnett Newman.
A Sixties Reunion: An Evening with Jonas MekasMcNally Jackson Books, 52 Prince St.
Join pioneer of American avant-garde cinema, founder of Anthology Film Archives, writer, and poet Jonas Mekas to honor the publication of “Scrapbook of the Sixties,” a new collection of writings and interviews,
VIOLET CIRCUS ARTS — CIRCUS IN THE PARKNear the Washington Square Park fountain
5-7 p.m., and Wednesdays until May 18
Violet Circus Arts’ weekly circus meet up! Get free lessons in juggling, unicycling, poi, stilt walking and more.
spiral Music: max zt + kane mathisThe Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St.
6-9 p.m. Free
Max ZT has been lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of hammered dulcimer” and Mathis, who plays kora and oud, has for the past 15 years travelled to Gambia to live with a family of hereditary musicians.