Friday, January 17
Liz Glynn: On the Possibility of Salvage
Paula Cooper Gallery, 197 Tenth Avenue, on West 22nd Street
6-8 p.m., Free
For this exhibition, Glynn weaves together themes of salvage and piracy, centering on a room-sized sculpture of a ship's hull in partial wreckage. Alluding to trade and trafficking, the shipwreck allows Glynn to tease out the stories of a motley collection of objects smuggled, seized, or recovered, with connections to illicit cargo and contraband.
An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle
Grey Art Gallery, NYU, 100 Washington Square East
11 a.m. - 6 p.m., $3
The first exhibition to focus on the work of this genre-bending group of West Coast artists. Jess (1923?2004), who produced fantastical paintings, collages, and assemblages, and Robert Duncan (1919?1988), who wrote poetry in eclectic, myth-laden verse, were one of the most fascinating artistic couples of the 20th century.
Saturday, January 18
New Youth Photography Program
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street
1-3 p.m., $405
Hone your observational, picture-making and story-telling skills in this photography class. Learn the language of photography, delve into its history, and practice how to read an image in order to develop your own photographic vision. Each class begins with a conversation about photographic "seeing" and a critique of the previous day's shoot followed by lunch and a photographic field trip to the Highline, Chelsea Market, or the Hudson River Park to tackle the assignment of the day. This class is digitally based; cameras will be provided but students may bring their own digital cameras and laptops to class if they wish. For grades 9-11, Saturdays.
Comedy Outliers: A Free Monthly Stand-Up Comedy Show
67 Murray Street
7-8 p.m., Free
A FREE Monthly Stand-Up Comedy Show! Featured in The NY Daily News, AM NY, Metro NYC and Timeout NY . Featuring Comics who have appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CollegeHumor, Late Night with David Letterman.
Sunday, January 19
Kids 'N' Comedy show
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
1 p.m., $15
It's a new year, and that means saying goodbye to the past, and everything you didn't like about it. And, if you're a teenager, every New Year marks a new set of friends, a new set of classes, and new set of fashion choices that you will inevitably regret. Come and hear teenaged comics joke about their hopes for 2014.
Noted and Notorious Women of Downtown
Locations given after tickets are purchased
11 a.m., $20
Join guide Kathleen Hulser as she introduces characters such as Ellen Demorest, inventor of the paper pattern and a successful tea merchant; Victoria Woodhull, spiritualist, stock-broker and free love advocate; philanthropist Juliet Toussaint, abolitionist and evangelist Sojourner Truth; stunt girl reporter Nellie Bly; celebrity soprano Jenny Lind and the notoriously wicked Madame Restell. Please purchase tickets online or call (212) 935-2075, Monday-Friday 9-5. All tours proceed rain or shine.
Monday, January 20th
The Milton Suggs Philosophy, More Than a Dream: A Celebration of Dr. King
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, 10 Columbus Circle #5
7:30/9:30 p.m., Free
Raised as a commanding singer steeped in tradition but with modern sensibilities, Suggs leads a sextet in a celebration of the life and work of the late great Dr. Martin Luther King. Part of the Jazz in January festival at Lincoln Center.
Tuesday, January 21
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
12- 8 p.m., Free
Utilizing 100 objects from the museum's permanent collection, Trend-ology examines the diverse sources from which fashion trends have emerged over the past 250 years, including urban street style, art, music, film, and socio-political movements. The exhibition also highlights industry developments that have had an impact on how trends spread.
Battery Park Book Club: The Round House
New York Public Library, 175 North End Avenue
6-7 p.m., Free
Join the Battery Park Book Club for a spirited discussion of Louise Erdrich's The Round House.
Wednesday, January 22
SVA Lecture: David Row
School of the Visual Arts, 209 E 23rd Street
7 p.m., Free
School of Visual Arts will present 28 events that bring together noteworthy artists, photographers, curators and writers for in-depth discussions about the theory and practice of art today. Highlights of the Spring 2014 Art in the First Person lecture series.
We Play for MLK
1 Liberty Plaza
12:30 p.m., Free
Join pianist Benito Gonzalez for a lunchtime piano concert in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thursday, January 23
Jeanette Stoner and Dancers
Stoner Studio, 83 Leonard Street
8 p.m., $20
Dancer/choreographer Jeanette Stoner, known for her very individual sense of dance/theater, often using the spoken word, will present her Jeanette Stoner and Dancers in the premiere of Ancient Memories, Deep Past, a full company work to music by Terry Riley.
Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community
Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster Street
12-6 p.m., Free
Explores notions of aspiration, socialization, and representation within the LGBTQ community through artists employing thread-based craft materials, techniques, and processes.