Out & About

| 04 Jan 2016 | 05:29

    Thu 7

    The Hand Is Quicker Than the EyeMetropolitan Museum of art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Gallery 534

    11 a.m. Free with museum admission.

    Join a magician and a museum educator in an exploration of John Haberle’s painting “A Bachelor’s Drawer” and the art of sleight of hand.

    212-535-7710. www.metmuseum.org/events/find-events

    BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP Webster Library, 1465 York Avenue

    6 p.m. Free

    This month: Gabrielle Zevin’s “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry”

    212-288-5049. www.nypl.org/events/programs/

    Fri 8

    Ethel and FriendsMetropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., Great Hall Balcony

    5-8 p.m. Free with museum admission

    Fernando Otero, piano and Ralph Farris, violin perform works by Otero, Farris, Einhorn, Wiprud and Woolf

    212-535-7710. www.metmuseum.org/events/find-events

    CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ON FRANK STELLAWhitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., Susan and John Hess Family Theater

    6 p.m. Event tickets are required ($8 adults; $6 students and seniors; free for members and children under 18).

    A roundtable discussion with artists Walead Beshty, Keltie Ferris, Jordan Kantor and Sarah Morris explores key aspects of Stella’s heterogeneous approach to painting and its significance for younger generations of artists.

    212-570-3600. whitney.org/Events/WorkingSpace

    Sat 9

    2016 act Winter Family FestivalACT at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave.

    Noon-4 p.m. Free.

    Children of all ages enjoy games and entertainment, from huge inflatable rides and GaGa Ball to giveaways and crafts. Meet chinchillas, treefrogs, and more with the traveling Green Meadows Farm.

    212-316-7530. www.actprograms.org

    MulchfestVarious locations citywide.

    Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

    The 20th annual MulchFest provides New Yorkers with a fun and environmentally-friendly opportunity to recycle their trees into woodchips that will nourish trees and gardens throughout the city.


    Sun 10

    Faculty concert92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue and 92nd Street, Warburg Lounge

    3 p.m. Free

    Ann Hoyt, voice; Jenny Lin, piano; with special guest, Naama Shaham

    212.415.5500. www.92y.org/Event/Ann-Hoyt

    Justin Peck: Creation of a Story BalletSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave.

    7:30 p.m.

    Preview New York City Ballet resident choreographer and soloist Justin Peck’s first narrative work for the company.

    212-423-3618. www.guggenheim.org/

    Mon 11

    Community board 8Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th St., auditorium

    6:30 p.m.

    Landmarks committee

    212-758-4340. cb8m.com/events/landmarks-committee-68

    Power of Pictures Jewish Museum 1109 Fifth Ave., at 92nd Street

    11:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    “Mother,” “Salt for Svanetia,” “October” and “Storm Over Asia.” Part of the museum’s Soviet film series.

    212-423-3200. http://thejewishmuseum.org/calendar

    Tue 12

    IS IT TRASH OR IS IT TREASURE?Roosevelt Island Library, 524 Main St.

    6:30 p.m.

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and even garbage can be beautiful. Scholar and urban archaeologist Joan Geismar will explain how garbage is a treasure trove of information to the urban archaeologist.


    Cine salon FIAF, Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th St.

    4 & 7:30 p.m. $14; students, $7; members, day of, free; member in advance $3.

    “Le Sauvage,” With Yves Montand, Catherine Deneuve, Luigi Vannucchi; in French with English subtitles.


    Wed 13


    Park Avenue Armory, 643 PARK AVE.

    Tues. and Wed., 7:30 p.m. $75

    Cuban-American soprano Lisette Oropesa performs a program of Spanish art songs as well as works by Schubert and Schumann.

    212-616-3930. armoryonpark.org/

    Wednesday night sketchThe Frick Collection, 1 East 70th St.

    5-7:30 p.m.

    Artists of all skill levels are invited to sketch paintings, sculptures, architectural details and decorative arts in selected galleries. Materials provided. review sketching guidelines if you wish to bring your own materials. Free museum admission is included, but advance reservations are required.

    212-288-0700. www.frick.org/calendar