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Friday, December 6

Will Ferrell and Adam McKay in Conversation with Lynn Hirschberg

Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 91st Sreet.

8 p.m.

$96

Will Ferrell (star/co-writer) and Adam McKay (co-writer/director) of the upcoming film Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will talk with journalist Lynn Hirschberg as Ron Burgundy, San Diego’s top-rated newsman, prepares to hit New York and give Pat Kiernan a run for his money.

92y.org

The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams

Weill Art Gallery, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St

2 p.m.

$21

Ted Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. Yet while he was a god in the batter’s box, he was profoundly human once he stepped away from the plate. His ferocity came to define his troubled domestic life, and while he electrified crowds across America, he shocked them too. Ben Bradlee, Jr. gives a thrilling and honest account of a legend in all his glory and human complexity.

92y.org

Saturday, December 7

Herblock-The Black and White: A Tribeca Film Documentary

67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

3 p.m.

Free

Herbert Block’s career at The Washington Post spanned fifty-five years and thirteen presidents, a timeframe in which he claimed three Pulitzer Prizes, the Medal of Freedom and a significant role in President Nixon’s resignation. Ben Bradlee, Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein, Jules Feiffer, Ted Koppel and Jon Stewart are among the witnesses to Block’s life, work and indelible contribution to American satire in this inviting documentary.

Nypl.org

New York Opera Forum performs Humperdinck’s Hasel und Gretel

96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

1-4 p.m.

Free

New York Opera Forum performs the complete opera of Hansel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck. A live musical recital performed in concert with piano accompaniment. The musical program is cosponsored with New York Opera Forum which was founded by Richard Nechamkin in 1983 to give classically trained singers the opportunity to learn and perform standard operatic repertoire in the original languages.

Nypl.org

Looney Louie_optSunday, December 8

Looney Louie

Barnes & Noble, 86th & Lexington Ave150 East 86th Street

2 p.m.

Free

Everybody’s favorite magician/clown returns for a laugh-filled show. This is for all ages.

Barnesandnoble.com

Park Avenue Annual Memorial Tree Lighting

Brick Presbyterian Church (Park Avenue & 91st Street)

6:30 p.m.

Free

The tradition of lighting fir trees on Park Avenue each winter began in 1945 when a small group of Park Avenue families, led by Mrs. Stephen C. Clark, the wife of an heir to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune, lit trees to honor the men and women who died in WWII. Today the illuminated trees serve as a memorial to all who have lost their lives defending our country. The trees are lit on the first Sunday of December.

http://fundforparkavenue.org/

Wood Allen_optMonday, December 8

Woody Allen and The Eddy Davis New Orleans Jazz Band

The Carlyle, 35 E. 76th Street

8:45 p.m.

$100+

Fresh off of his latest film promotion schedule, Woody Allen returns to his regular Monday night jazz gig at the Carlyle. Tickets go fast so book early.

Thecarlye.com

Tuesday, December 9

Community Board 8 Youth & Education Committee

New York Blood Center 310 East 67th Street, Auditorium

7 p.m.

Free

1. Introductions

2. Discussion on multi-treatment foster care featuring Robert Ward, Children’s Village

3. Update on Budget for CD8 by Michael Hoffman

4. Old/New Business

5. Future Meeting Dates: January 14

Cb8m.com

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

86th & Lexington Ave, 150 East 86th Street

5 p.m.

Free

Musical Performance. Cast members from Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 – hosted by composer and writer Dave Malloy – will perform selections from and sign copies of the original cast recording.

Barnesandnoble.com

Wednesday, December 10

Rockefeller University Task Force

New York Blood Center 310 East 67th Street, Auditorium

6:30 p.m.

Free

Public Hearing: Rockefeller University-proposes to build a low research building (two-stories with rooftop pavillions) and a one-story conference center in air space over the FDR Drive adjacent to its campus, plus a one-story recreation building in the northwest corner of the campus, a total of 181,000 square feet. In addition, the University proposes to make improvements to the East River Esplanade, and repairs to the seawall, adjacent to the project.

Cb8m.com

humans-of-new-york_optBrandon Stanton:

Humans of New York

Barnes & Noble, 50 East 86th Street (86th & Lexington Ave)

6 p.m.

Free

Author event. Humans of New York is a photoblog and bestselling book featuring street portraits and interviews collected in New York City. Started in November 2010 by photographer Brandon Stanton, over 6,000 portraits have been gathered thus far.

Barnesandnoble.com

Thursday, December 12

Tis The Season – Films with Holiday Scenes

96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

2-4 p.m.

Free

ourvineshavetendergrap_optOur Vines Have Tender Grapes, starring Edward G. Robinson, Margaret O’Brien, James Craig. Directed by Roy Rowland, 1945, b&w. A Norwegian farmer lovingly raises his daughter in rural World War II-era Benson Junction, Wisconsin.

Nypl.org

The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic

Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue

7 p.m.

$30 – $135

director Robert Wilson’s reimagining of performance artist Marina Abramović’s extraordinary life and work begins with her difficult childhood in former Yugoslavia, and chronicles her journey to the present day. Abramović, who plays herself as well as her imposing mother, is joined by world-renowned actor Willem Dafoe and singer Antony, performing original music and songs created for this ‘quasi opera.’ U.S. premiere. Through December 21st

armoryonpark.org

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