Out & About

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Friday, January 17

Liz Glynn galli._1500__optLiz 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.

Paulacoopergallery.com

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.

nyu.edu/greyart/index.html

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.

aperture.org

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.

comedyoutliers.com

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.

kidsncomedy.com

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.

Mas.org

Monday, January 20th

suggs_milton_courtesyo_optThe 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.

jalc.org

Tuesday, January 21

Trend-ology

Trend-ology_yellow_200_optMuseum 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.

fitnyc.edu

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.

nypl.org

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.

Sva.edu

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.

brookfieldplaceny.com

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.

212-226-1576

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.

leslielohman.org

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