Human Rights Policy in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil802 International Affairs Building, 420W 118th Street.
Join the Center for Brazilian Studies in its Brazil Brown Bag Seminar Series. The lecture will be given by Leonardo Petronilha.
The Untold Story of Women in IranBarnard College Event Oval, The Diana Center, West 117th and Broadway.
6 p.m. Free.
Barnard Center for Research on Women welcomes author Nina Ansary ’89 and Richard Bulliet, professor of history and Middle East studies at Columbia, for a discussion of Jewels of Allah.
Reimagining StandardsBloomingdale School of Music, 323 West 108th St.
BSM faculty trombonist Nick Finzer and his quartet re-imagine six of the most recorded jazz standards, drawing on the influences of Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, and Miles Davis.
poem of the dayIrish Arts Center, 553 West 51st St.
8 p.m.$35, including after party with poets.
PoetryFest, New York’s only three-day festival of contemporary poetry from both sides of the Atlantic.
Faith, Finance and Freedom $eminarUnion Theological Seminary, 3041 Broadway/121st St., Room AD116.
Learn from licensed financial experts how to measure your financial health; and manage and get out of debt. rsvp here:
The Great Red Ball Rescue Just Kidding at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street
A Puppet Musical Premiere at Symphony Space! A family trip to the beach goes awry when a young boy’s favorite red ball is whisked away by the tides. Can he summon the courage to get it back?
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $15
Paul Taylor Creative DomainLeonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.
2 p.m. $14; $12 Seniors/Students; $10 Members.
Official Selection: Dance on Camera, Maine International Film Festival, Berkshire International Film Festival, and San Francisco Dance Film Festival.
Sustainable Development and America’s FutureNew York Society for Ethical Culture Auditorium, 2 W 64th St.
11 a.m. Free.
Speaker Jeffrey D. Sachs- professor at Columbia University, and Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Ninth annual other israel film festivalJCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave.
8 a.m.-11 p.m. $40.
The Other Israel Film Festival pass is good for five (5) general admission tickets based on availability. Special events and programs excluded.
Intersections, Interventions, and the Homoerotics of OrientalismHeyman Center for the Humanities Common Room, 2nd floor, 74 Morningside Dr.
4:30-6:30 p.m. Free.
Joseph Allen Boone, Professor of English,Comparative Literature, and Gender Studies at University of Southern California; co-sponsored with Heyma.
James Holland on “The War in the West”Book Culture, 450 Columbus Ave.
A with the author, a fellow of the Royal Historical Society discussion, about his new book, “Volume 1: The Rise of Germany, 1939-1941.”
recycling and zero waste forumWest Park Presbyterian Church, 86th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
7-9 p.m. Suggested Donation: $5 at door.
A discussion on how we can get to zero waste in New York City. Speakers include Borough President Gale Brewer, Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal and Brett Mons of the city’s Department of Sanitation.
212-362-4890. RSVP at www.eventbrite.com/e/recycling-and-zero-waste-forum-tickets-18942164524.
Happy Ending Music and Reading SeriesPeter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 155 W 65th St.
7:30 p.m. $30; members, $28; 30 and under, $15.
The Happy Ending Series was voted “Best Reading Series” in New York by New York magazine and The Village Voice.
Modern Art OrchestraLeonard Nimoy Thalia — Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway.
6 p.m. $16; day of show $20.
Modern Art Orchestra has garnered praise across many genres, but has been most noted for its fusion of big band orchestration with contemporary jazz and contemporary classical music.