Friday November 2nd
Conversation with Aziz Ansari
Kaufman Concert Hall Lexington Avenue at 92nd
Funnyman and "Parks and Recreation" star Aziz Ansari opens up about his meteoric rise from New York University stand-up comedian to Hollywood A-lister.
Lexington Avenue at 92nd
While conducting his orchestra, Rex Harrison imagines how to deal with his wife's infidelity: each piece of music engenders a different version of a crime. With Linda Darnell.
Saturday November 2
NY Writers Workshop: The Magic of Images: Writing a Poem with Hermine Meinhard
67th Street Library 328 East 67th Street, 3 p.m. Free
Through images ? a pear on a windowsill, a rain-slicked street-we not only see but enter into the world of a poem. Images have the capacity to hold feeling. In this workshop participants will experiment with ways to capture images from memories, dreams and the world around them. By meeting's end they will have written a poem.
Registration required, 212-734-1717
Argentine Tango Milongas Class
Buttenwieser Hall Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
8:30 p.m., class; 9:30 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. open dancing
Tangos, Milongas, valses and Latin musica tropica, hosted by Karina Romero and Dardo Galletto.
Jackets required for men
November 3rd Sunday
Introduction to Digital Mapping
Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Ave. 5 Av/103 St.
1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Are you fascinated by the potential of digital maps to expand the way we understand and experience places? Come learn how digital mapping is reshaping the way historians and preservationists in New York City communicate and engage the public in understanding the places around us.
Registration is limited; advance reservations required. mcny.org
Asia Society and Museum 725 Park Ave.
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
$12; $10 seniors; $7 students
This fascinating exhibit includes paintings, sculpture, photography and works on paper by the most noteworthy Iranian artists of the three decades leading up to the country's 1979 revolution.
Monday Nov 4
The Modern Poster in Germany
Neue Galerie New York
1048 Fifth Ave. (at 86 St.)
$20, $10 students and seniors
Traces the emergence of the poster as an art form in Germany in the early twentieth century. Over thirty posters from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, including work by Lucian Bernhard, Thomas Theodor Heine, Ludwig Hohlwein, Julius Klinger, Johann Thorn-Prikker, and Oskar Schlemmer, will be shown.
Robert Indiana: Beyond Love
Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave
$20; $16 students, seniors; Free 18 and under
Robert Indiana is best known for his iconic work, LOVE, which debuted in 1996 as a part of the nascent Pop Art movement. In this exhibit, the Whitney explores some of his other work which also uses words to explore social issues, values, and other challenges of post war life in the US.
Tuesday Nov 5
Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave. (5 Av/82 St)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Although the Silla Kingdom had a significant impact on the history of the Korean Peninsula, the works from that era are largely unfamiliar to Western audiences. In connection with the National Museum of Korea, Seoul, and Gyeongju National Museum, the Met presents works highlighted by spectacular gold crowns and royal regalia and rare objects from Central and West Asia
Ballet for Adults
67th Street Library 328 East 67th Street
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Here's your chance to experience the ballerina in each of us. Learn basic ballet steps and experience the joy of dancing in a class that combines ballet and exercise specifically for older adults. You'll have fun as you dance and see for yourself the benefits of ballet for good balance, agility and grace.
Wednesday November 6
Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis
10 a.m. - 6p.m.
$20; $15 seniors; $10 students
The Frick Collection 1 East 70th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenues)
Paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague, the Netherlands. While the prestigious Dutch museum undergoes an extensive two-year renovation, it is lending masterpieces that have not traveled in nearly thirty years.
Balthus: Cats and Girls - Paintings and Provocations
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Balthus is best known for his series of pensive adolescents who dream or read in rooms that are closed to the outside world. This is the first exhibition of the artist's works in this country in thirty years.
Thursday November 7
Women's Writing and Discussion Group
4:30 - 6 p.m.
Hannelore Hahn, who directed the International Women's Writing Guild for 37 years, hosts a monthly informal women's writing and discussion group. Non-writers are also welcome to join the discussion.
The Human Karaoke Experience
O'Flanagan's, 1215 First Ave
9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Accompany your karaoke with a live band. This trio knows every song from AX/DC to Lady Gaga.