Out & About

| 17 Feb 2015 | 01:01

Friday, February 28

Experimenting with Watercolor

National Academy School, 5 East 89th Street

9:30 a.m. ? 6:30 p.m., $300

A one-day intensive watercolor workshop for students of all levels and artistic backgrounds. Under the guidance of a team of expert instructors, students will create a large-scale work in the water media of their choice, with diptychs or triptychs encouraged. At the end of the workshop, students will present their work in an impromptu exhibition and open studio.


Benjamin Hett on Burning the Reichstag

92Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

12 p.m., $21

When the Reichstag (the German equivalent of the Capitol building) went up in flames in February 1933, Adolf Hitler was newly in power. He blamed the Communists and, in the name of security, gutted the German constitution, arrested thousands of people and set the Third Reich on its disastrous course. But did the Nazis set that fire? Historian Benjamin Hett challenges orthodoxy and recovers the true significance of the part the fire played in Hitler's rise to dictatorship.


Saturday, March 1

The LEGO Movie Building Event

Barnes & Noble 86th & Lexington Ave, 150 East 86th Street

2 p.m., Free

Join us on Saturday, March 1 for The LEGO Movie Building Event. Build a scene from the movie! For ages 4 and up. Space is limited. Please call or come in to the store to sign up.


Klara Kristalova, "Underworld"

Gallerie Perrotin, 909 Madison Ave.

10-6 p.m., Free

Klara Kristalova constructs a dark, odd, and yet familiar world. The characters that inhabit her universe are peculiar, alone, quiet, perhaps lost, as if they have just escaped from a cruel tale, waiting for a passer-by to stop and indicate the way. Made from glazed ceramics, Kristalova's figures carry a raw, vulnerable, human feel to them. Drawing from Nordic storytelling and traditional myths, Kristalova manages to convey basic human emotions such as fear, love, sadness and guilt, which emerge from her work like memories from our own childhood.


Sunday, March 2

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts

The Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium, 417 East 61st Street

6 p.m., $25-$100

Following last season's performance of Book I, the internationally acclaimed harpsichordist continues his exploration of The Well-Tempered Clavier with Book II.


Monday, March 3

19th Precinct Community Council Meeting

153 East 67th Street

7 p.m., Free

Members of the community are invited to meet their local precinct's police officers and speak about Upper East Side crime and quality of life concerns.

nyc.gov/nypd, 212-452-0613

Psychobiography with Dr. Gail Saltz: On Darwin with David Kohn, PhD

92Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

12 p.m., $25

Did you know that for 21 years Darwin kept his theory of evolution secret? Learn more about this brilliant observer of nature and how he transformed our understanding of the living world, with David Kohn, the founder and director of the Darwin Manuscripts Project at the American Museum of Natural History.


Tuesday, March 4

Reading: The Bosnia List: A Memoir of War, Exile and Return

Barnes & Noble, 86th and Lexington Ave.

7:30 p.m., Free

The Bosnia List is an on-the-ground documentation of what life was like during the worst genocidal conflict in recent history. Trebincevic's memoir is a moving account of the ways that war and exile can continue to haunt its victims, and how one young man might be the inspiration for change and healing for generations to come.


Community Board 8 Street Life Committee Meeting

Marymount Manhattan College, 221 E. 71st St., Commons West

7 p.m., Free


Wednesday, March 3

2013 Discover Awards Finalists

86th & Lexington Ave,150 East 86th Street

7 p.m., Free

The finalists and winner of Barnes & Noble's 2013 Discover Great New Writers join us to discuss their truly fantastic works: NoViolet Bulawayo, Anthony Marra, Domenica Ruta, and Justin St.Germain.


Community Board 8 Transportation Committee Meeting

Memorial Sloan Kettering, 430 east 67th Street, Rm. 103

6:30 p.m., Free


Thursday, March 6

Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter.

National Academy Museum, 1083 Fifth Avenue on 90th Street

11 a.m. - 6 p.m., $15

By the turn of the 20th century, the success of Anders Zorn (1860-1920) rivaled that of the most famous artists of his day, including John Singer Sargent. A virtuoso watercolorist, bravura painter, and etcher, Zorn had risen from humble beginnings in the Swedish countryside to travel the world, captivate American artists and politicians alike, and paint some of the most sought after portraits of America's Gilded Age.


Adaptations of "Carmen" and "The Telephone"

Talent Unlimited High School Of the Performing Arts, 300 East 68th Street (bwtn 1st and 2nd Avenues)

3:30 p.m., $12

The ballet and classical vocal studios of Talent Unlimited High School will be performing in original adaptations of George Bizet's "Carmen" and Gian Carl Menotti's "The Telephone."