Friday, January 17
Invitation to a Beheading Art Exhibition
118 East 64th Street
10 a.m., Free
Invitation to a Beheading, Vladimir Nabokov's 1935 novel and the inspiration for this exhibition, presents the bizarre tale of Cincinnatus C., who awaits the day of his execution for the crime of "gnostical turpitude," a euphemistic term that refers to the opacity of his character in a world that values the transparency of its citizens.
Saturday, January 18
New Amsterdam Boys & Girls Choir
All Souls Church chapel, 80th Street & Lexington Ave.
6 p.m., $10 adults; $5 kids
A special Martin Luther King, Jr. themed presentation.
Adult Student Dance Concert
92y, Lexington Avenue at 91st street
5 p.m., $15
Show off your killer dance moves.
Sunday, January 19
Special Exhibition Shop for Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals
The Frick Collection, 1 East 70th Street
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$20; $15 Seniors; $10 students
The final American venue of a global tour of 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.
Ancient Animals: Dinosaurs & Their Cousins
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
10 a.m., $40
Where did dinosaurs come from? Where did they go, and what did they leave behind?
Discover exciting dinosaur facts and make a "fossil."
Monday, January 20
Heschel-King Interfaith Service
1010 Park Avenue, 85th St. and Park Ave.
7 p.m., Free
This annual interfaith service, at which the public is welcome, celebrates the legacy and partnership of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Dr. Martin Luther King, who marched and prayed together during the Civil Rights struggles of the 60's. Co-sponsored by Congregation Da'at Elohim/Temple of Universal Judaism and Park Avenue Christian Church.
Tuesday, January 21
Ballet Exercise Class for Adults
67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street
2 p.m., Free
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. Wear comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun. Come for the whole month or just drop in. No experience necessary.
Connecting To The Cloud
96th Street Library, 112 East 6th Street
3:30 p.m., Free
What is the Cloud? In this class we'll explore the advantages of using Cloud technology and some of the more popular Cloud computing services available such as Google Drive, Amazon, Evernote, Flickr and Facebook.
Wednesday, January 22
Free Orchestra Concert
Julia Richman Education Complex, 317 East 67th Street
Young Concert Artists' violinist Bella Hristova will perform as soloist with its top orchestra, the ISO Symphony, in Saint-Saëns' "Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso." Also on the Symphony's program will be Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphoses," Bernstein's Overture to Candide, and other selections. ISO's Carnegie Hill Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and ISO Flutes will complete the program.
Joan and Melissa Rivers: Surviving in the Spotlight
92y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
8 p.m., $61
You've seen Joan and Melissa Rivers on the red carpet, on TV, in the movies, online ? funny, sharp and irreverent. Now you can get beyond their public personas. In a special evening, mother and daughter talk about the challenges they've faced in the unsparing glare of the spotlight: public humiliation, confronting hostility as they storm male-dominated bastions, a suicide in the family, and the strength that has seen them through it all.
Thursday, January 23
Film: Old-Time Cinema
96th Street Library, 112 Easy 96th Street
The Postman always rings twice. Directed by Tay Garnett, 1946, 113 minutes, b&w. Starring Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway. A guilty couple murders the woman's husband, but get their come-uppance.
Trials & Error with Thane Rosenbaum:
The Case of
92y. Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
7:30 p.m., $29
More than 20 years before anyone had heard of George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, a subway car shooting sparked a nationwide debate about race, crime and vigilante justice. Bernhard Goetz shot and wounded four unarmed African-American teenagers whom he claimed were trying to rob him. Was this a racist, unprovoked crime or a hero trying to defend himself?