Friday November 8
Italian Trade Commission -33 East 67th street ? between Madison and Park Avenues
10:30 a.m. ? 6:30 p.m.
This exhibit showcases different sides of life in the Italian Region of Umbria, capturing the uniqueness of both landscapes and portraits of the area. All the pictures were taken by world-renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. Runs through November 16
Treehouse Shakers Present "Hatched"
Symphony Space 537 Broadway (at 95th)
$13 - $20
A Seedling Drama about Life on the Farm for Very Young Audiences, as Told Through Puppets, Live Music, Dance and a Story
Saturday November 9
Irish Arts Center 553 West 51st Street
$28/$38 non member
From the modest brick houses and small gardens of Dublin's Ranelagh village to the towering glory of Manhattan, Maeve Brennan was a pioneering Irish writer, admired as much for her intelligence and wit as her beauty and style. Veteran Irish actor Eamon Morrissey performs a solo piece about the Irish-American short story writer. http://irishartscenter.org
NYC Autumn Wine Festival: A Celebration of Wine Downtown
102 North End Avenue
3 p.m. ? 6 p.m./8 p.m. ? 11 p.m.
Taste over 200+ fine wines, expertly curated by Vintry Fine Wines *Free Riedel Wine Glass: Yours to keep after the event ($30 value) *Enjoy a delicious array of paired plates and cheese by Conrad New York's exclusive caterer -- Danny Meyer's Union Square Events
Sunday November 10
Fest Presented as Part of Performa 13
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Avant-garde fashion and communal food rituals come together in Fest, an interactive performance to unite people across cultures. Audience members are invited to participate in ritual hand washing before breaking bread from edible couture dresses worn by three female performers. Baked in the shapes of the Platonic solids, the bread can be dipped in spices representing the five classical elements: Fire, Earth, Air, Ether, and Water. This symbolically rich ceremony is designed in collaboration with Breads Bakery, Naama Shefi, Lior Lev Sercarz, Studio Christian Wassmann, Bradley Rothenberg, and Oliver Halsman Rosenberg.
Argentine Tango Seminar
Dardo Galletto Studios, 151 West 46th Street, 11th floor (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
4:30 p.m. ? 7:30 p.m.
$75 advance; $85 at door
The Dardo Galletto Studios welcomes back Gabriel Misse and Analia Centurion, two of today's great tango dancers and teachers, for a series of classes and seminars. The couple, here from Buenos Aires, will also perform
Monday November 11
Veteran's Day Parade
5th Avenue between 26th and 56th Street
Every Nov. 11 since 1919, the New York Veterans Day Parade in New York City has honored the services of our veterans and active military members. Produced by the United War Veterans Council, the parade route spans 1.4 miles up Fifth Avenue between 26th and 56th streets. The New York Veterans Day Parade opening ceremony begins before the parade at 10am and is open to the public at the Eternal Light Monument.
Tuesday November 12
The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City
Skylight Room at the Graduate Center - 365 Fifth Avenue
6:30 p.m. ? 8 p.m.
Free, first come first served
Looking at the historic Italian American community of East Harlem in the 1920s and 30s, Simone Cinotto recreates the bustling world of Italian life in New York City and demonstrates how food was at the center of the lives of immigrants and their children.
Song of the Monarch: Women in Mexico
The Music Room of Saint Peter's Church, Lexington Ave. at 54th St.
Pianist Ana Cervantes will present the New York Premiere in which the she asked 16 composers of six countries ?U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Great Britain, and Spain-for a piece for solo piano inspired by some woman from Mexican history.
Wednesday November 13
Painters on Painting
National Academy Museum 1083 Fifth Avenue (corner of 5th Ave. and 89th)
$15; $10 students and seniors
Hear from painters David Diao, Julie Hefferman, Carolee Schneemann and Alexi Worth, who will share insights on their own favorite paintings and the artists who created them.
Deborah Solomon and Daphne Merkin: A Reading and Conversation
Macaulay Honors College: 35 West 67th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus
The MACAULAY AUTHOR SERIES will host Deborah Solomon, acclaimed biographer of Jackson Pollock and Joseph Cornell, as she reads from her exciting new biography: American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, and joins cultural critic Daphne Merkin in a conversation about the popular 20th Century painter and illustrator. Registration requested.
Thursday November 14
Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE
St. Bartholomew's Church
325 Park Avenue at 51st Street
$25; $22 students and seniors
The St. Bart's Players proudly presents THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller for their 85th season, an American classic that explores the depths of love and fiendish greed and the power of vengeance.