sat thru 12/16 (tues-sat): the nightmare it is / the nightmare it was: jane lombard gallery (tribeca) presents a two-part exhibition of drawings by romanian artist dan perjovschi, whose darkly humorous works respond to the political, social, and economic divisions sown by the 2020 presidential campaign and the covid-19 pandemic. free admission. >>
sat thru 11/21: new italian cinema events (n.i.c.e.): watch a curated selection of 11 recent italian movies not yet released in the u.s. during the 30th edition of new italian cinema events (n.i.c.e.). this year’s theme: ‘cinema as a memory.’ online, free. >>
sat + sun: open house worldwide festival: ‘explore’ 40+ cities spanning six continents during this 48-hour livestream celebration of architecture, urbanism, and design, featuring conversations, panels, tours, film screenings, and more. online, free. >>
sat + sun: westfest dance festival: normally held in the historic westbeth artists’ residence in the west village, this year’s westfest is going virtual, with two programs of site-specific works by new and established movement artists. each of the 16 choreographers will present their work in a site they have chosen, and no two locations will be the same. online, free. >>
sat (time tbd): rockefeller center christmas tree arrives: rockefeller center gets ‘spruced’ up for the holidays as a 75-foot nordic spruce from oneonta, ny, arrives at rockefeller plaza today. lighting ceremony 12/2. >>
sat 11am, 2pm: randall’s island park activities: discover the athletic history of randall’s island park during a ‘jesse owens tour’ of icahn stadium, explore the island on two wheels during a socially distanced bike tour, and learn about how and why leaves change color during a guided stroll along the island’s woodland path. free. >>
sat 11am-2pm: brooklyn children’s book fair: the brooklyn museum’s 14th annual kids’ book bonanza goes digital, with 39 brooklyn-based authors and illustrators, readings, presentations, and more for bookworms from preschool through the middle grades. online, free. >>
sat 11am-5pm (ends today): ave b flea: shop art, jewelry, records, and more at this neighborhood pop-up flea and stoop sale. avenue b bet. 10th + 12th streets. >>
sat 11:30am (+ 12/12, 1/9, 2/13): gowanus canal shoreline art walk: take in the street art as you rove the quirky shoreline and streets around the gowanus canal on this tour led by local artist, gowanus dredger, and tour guide rich garr. $16-19. >>
sat 12pm: come together: kevin james doyle + linda kay klein on christian purity culture: hear from kevin james doyle, writer and performer of the 30 year old virgin, and linda kay klein, author of pure: inside the evangelical movement that shamed a generation of young women and how i broke free, as they unpack their experiences of growing up in the christian purity movement. online, free. >>
sat 12-4pm: bang on a can onebeat marathon: calling in from 16 countries spanning 5 continents, musicians and spoken word artists present an afternoon of live-streamed multimedia performances. online, free (donations welcome). >>
sat 12-4:30pm: annual virtual vintage camera day: picture this: relive the experience of sitting for a woman photographer in the 1860s, hear about the intersections of pop culture and photography, and learn to make your own cyanotype during this afternoon of livestream lectures and presentations presented by alice austen house museum. online, free. >>
sat 12-6pm: house of good deeds giveaway: discover free items, including clothing, shoes, housewares, and food, that have been donated by new yorkers for new yorkers at this event hosted by the house of good deeds. the organization is also looking for volunteers to help sort donations and clean up. all are welcome, regardless of income, need, or religious background. judson memorial church (greenwich village), free admission . >>
sat 1pm: covida community day of reflection: join artist andrea arroyo and the morris-jumel mansion for an afternoon of outdoor art making and contemplation inspired by arroyo’s new art installation, ‘co-vida – homage to victims of the pandemic.’ morris-jumel mansion (washington heights), free. >>
sat 6pm: devo fan fest: devo-tional: whip it good at a virtual 20th anniversary edition of the devo fan fest, complete with appearances by band founders mark mothersbaugh and gerald casale, plus actor, comedian, and drummer fred armisen, and more. online, free. >>
sat 6:30pm: rogue routes: atlas obscura and nissan present a series of socially distanced drive-in and live-streaming experiences, kicking off with ‘rogue routes: auto mode,’ set among the towering automotive art of carhenge in alliance, nebraska. hosted by atlas obscura co-founder and author joshua foer, the evening includes performances by musician
s conor oberst and chicano batman and a keynote presentation by mixed-media artist swoon. online (and irl in nebraska), free. >>
sat 7pm: picture this! (monthly): animators, cartoonists and other artists create on-the-fly drawings of live comedian routines. presented by littlefield. online, $10 suggested. >>
sat 8pm: keith and the girl present: silent trailers live!: keith malley has seen every movie ever (basically). chemda khalili hasn’t seen any of them (basically). in their game show, the keith and the girl podcast hosts challenge comedians to go head-to-head against keith in guessing a movie title based on chemda’s description of the trailer. chaos ensues. tonight’s guest comics are dina hashem (conan), myq kaplan (comedy central), josh gondelman (desus + mero), and rae sanni (the president show). online, $10. >>
Introducing The New York Public Library’s Harry Belafonte Black Liberation Speaker Series, with thanks to Kenneth Cole
A free series featuring young Black authors
Raven Leilani and Kiley Reid
Monday, November 16 | 8 PM
Join Raven Leilani—author of the WNYC October book club pick, Luster—and Kiley Reid, author of Such a Fun Age, for an in-depth discussion of their bestselling debut novels and the politics of writing. Both books feature young Black women navigating the challenges of a world dominated by whiteness. Borrow the books for free on NYPL’s ereader app, SimplyE, and tune in to watch Leilani and Reid speak with writer Roxanne Fequiere about the resonance of their work in the broader context of Black feminism.
Bryan Washington with Vinson Cunningham
Wednesday, December 2 | 8 PM
Bryan Washington’s short-story collection, Lot, was the finalist for countless prizes and received wide acclaim, including landing on President Obama’s list of favorite books in 2019. Join him for a discussion of his first novel, Memorial. Washington will talk about the tale of love, vulnerability, alienation, family, and separation at the heart of the book with New Yorker staff writer Vinson Cunningham.
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sun 1pm: spoons toons + booze says no to drugs: d.a.r.e. to watch unintentionally hilarious anti-drug episodes of 80s and 90s cartoons during secretformula’s adult-themed streaming party. online, $8. >>
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