Big Apple Circus: The Grand TourDamrosch Park (at Lincoln Center)
1 p.m. From $25, children under 3 (on lap) free with paid adult
A circus extravaganza set in the 1920s and featuring acts from the four corners of the globe.
Thanksgiving Day Afternoon Lunch Cruise Departing from Chelsea Piers
Board 1:30 p.m., cruise 2-4 p.m. Adults, from $64.90; children 3-12, $35.95
Holiday Lunch Buffet Menu
Ch’an Coloring for AdultsMuhlenberg Library, 209 West 23rd St.
A relaxing morning of coloring unique and intricate coloring pages for adults. Coloring sheets and pencil crayons will be provided or you can bring your own supplies. Tea will be served.
Complexions Contemporary BalletThe Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave.
8 p.m. Starting at $10.
Under the artistic direction of Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, Complexions continues to lead the way with its unprecedented approach to contemporary ballet
Blood Mirror: art exhibition organized by Jordan EaglesTrinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
Trinity Wall Street’s Visual Arts Committee presents the New York City premiere of Blood Mirror: organized by Jordan Eagles.
The Imbible: a Spirited History of DrinkingSoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam St.
7-9 p.m. $55.
The drinks are on us as you join world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a boozy romp through the history of spirits in this smash-hit musical comedy.
A Christmas Carol the musicalThe Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal St.
Michael Sgouros’ & Brenda Bell’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens, perfect for those who love classic literature and are ready to get into the holiday spirit.
UCB Theatre, 307 West 26th St.
9:30 p.m. Free tickets distributed at 8:15 p.m. outside the theatre on the night of the show.
Longform improv with special guests from individuals such as Anthony Atamanuik, Amy Poehler, and Gavin Speiller.
Dying WordsCUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th St., 3rd Floor
Join LGBT advocates, journalists and academics for the release of “The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz & How It Transformed The New York Times.”
Planet World: A One-Manimal Show UCB Theatre, 307 West 26th St.
9:30 p.m. $5
“Live, one-minimal nature documentary” with Vincent Moore and narrated by Zack Poitras showing the humorous side of the wild world.
Frank Stella in conversation Whitney Museum of American Art. 99 Gansevoort St.
7 p.m. $15; $10 for members, seniors and students.
Frank Stella, currently the subject of a career-spanning retrospective at the Whitney, will speak about his work and the history of American art in conversation with Adam D. Weinberg, the Museum’s Alice Pratt Brown Director.
Labor and the Locavore: The Making of a Comprehensive Food EthicNew York University, Tamiment Library, 10th Floor, Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South
Margaret Gray, an associate professor of political science at Adelphi University. discusses her book, “Labor and the Locavore: The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic.”
Community Board 4Fulton Center Auditorium, 119 Ninth Ave., between 17th and 18th Streets.
Full board meeting
Tere O’Connor: The Goodbye StudiesThe Kitchen, 512 West 19th St.
8 p.m., through Dec. 12. $15
The world premiere of The Goodbye Studies, a piece continuing O’Connor’s decades-long commitment to strictly movement-based investigations.