alison KNOWLES’ red beans all dayThe Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St.
A performance piece by artist Alison Knowles, Red Beans All Day invites each visitor to have a bowl of bean soup and to bring one red object to share.
Alissa Rubin in Conversation With Jill AbramsonPulitzer Hall Lecture Hall, Broadway and W116th st.
6-8 p.m. Free
Rubin, a New York Times’ foreign correspondent, talks with the paper’s former executive editor about the risks and rewards of a career in journalism and their years together at The New York Times. RSVP required.
i Am America165 West 86th St.
6 p.m. Suggested donation.
Sung and spoken poetry by Allen Ginsberg, shouts, and spirituals from the American South will echo in the newest incarnation of the theatre piece I Am America.
Miguel Zenon, Jazz SaxophonePeter Norton Symphony Space; 2537 Broadway at 95th Street
8 p.m. Free.
The Grammy-nominated and Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow saxophonist joins Columbia University Louis Armstrong jazz ensemble musicians in concert.
Chamber Music at Rodeph SholomCongregation Rodeph Sholom / Schnurmacher Chapel, 7 West 83rd St.
1-2:30 p.m.Free concert.
Acclaimed cellist and artistic director Eliot Bailen opens the 10th Anniversary Season of Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom with Kahn, Mahler and Mozart flute and piano quartets.
Goddard Riverside Book FairGoddard Riverside Community Center, 593 Columbus Ave.
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Get 50 percent off new bestsellers in all categories while supporting the 26 programs of Goddard Riverside Community Center.
Faculty Focus: Tia RoperBloomingdale School of Music, 323 West 108th St.
3-4 p.m. Free.
Poetic Sounds: Showcasing the flute in its virtuosity and lyricism, and in a combination of classical, contemporary, and popular modes. Featuring works by Larson, Paganini, Griffes, Bach, and Hoover.
town HALL: American Dance Recon 2015Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, 405 W 55th St.
2-4 p.m. Free.
Join Dance/NYC and American Dance Abroad for a town hall discussion with 10 international dance presenters and producers participating in the fourth edition of American Dance Recon/New York.
great ORGAN: the music of jean sibeliusCathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St.
7:30-9 p.m. $25.
In tribute to the 150th birthday of Jean Sibelius, Finnish organist and pianist Kalle Toivio and New York soprano Sharon Harms celebrate the legacy of Finland’s most famous composer.
Voices Carry: Here and NowMarjorie S. Dean Little Theater, at West Side YMCA, 10 West 64th St.
6 p.m. & 8 p.m. $25
An adult recreational theater workshop that rehearses during the day and includes two live performances on an Off-Broadway stage. Participants learn the ins-and-outs of a musical production, including music, choreography and acting.
Pop-Up Concerts: Ensemble Signal: InventionsMiller Theatre, 2960 Broadway.
6 p.m. Free
Doug Perkins, solo and in duet with cellist Lauren Radnofsky.
Wisdom and World AffairsNew York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St., room 508,
6-8 p.m. Free.
Moderated by Ken Gans.
Moral PhilosophyNew York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St., Adler Study, Room 514,
12:30-2:30 p.m. Free.
No previous knowledge of philosophy is required. Lectures with handouts and discussion. To register email email@example.com, or phone 212-874-5210, ext. 117.
nyc International Mariachi FestivalPeter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 155 West 65th St.
8 p.m. $35; members, seniors, students & children, $25; day of show, $40.
Celebrating the rich mariachi music tradition that many Mexicans take pride in and non-Mexicans embrace.