Good Thought: Smart Things to Do in NYC This Week
We’re on the far side of ball drops and confetti, but New York isn’t slowing down. Check out these great things to do in NYC and get 2015 started off on a smart note.
Monday, January 5
Tuesday, January 6
Richard Linklater, director of Boyhood, joins his actors Ethan Hawke and Ellar Coltrane for a TimesTalks Conversation. (The performances spanned a dozen years.) The event is sold out, but you can catch it in a live webcast.
Listen in delighted horror as comedian/actor Patton Oswalt (Spence in The King of Queens) describes how a devotion to movies got out of hand—way, way out of hand—during a four-year residency in Los Angeles. Barnes & Noble – Union Square.
Wednesday, January 7
Eavesdrop on novelist Rabih Alameddine as he talks over his latest book, An Unnecessary Woman, with fellow writer Elizabeth Strout (whose Olive Kitteridge recently became an HBO mini-series). Actress Mia Dillon reads excerpts, too. Symphony Space.
The NFL playoffs have started. Learn all about “The Science Behind Football” with scientist and author Ainissa Ramirez, who’ll talk concussions, risk-aversion and Vince Lombardi as a game theorist at an American Museum of Natural History SciCafe talk.
Thursday, January 8
Friday, January 9
Poetry, dance and music enliven a night at Issue Project Room to benefit BOMB magazine. Free drinks and free copies of BOMB Issue 130 will help sweeten the pot.
After Pamela Katz reads from her book The Partnership: Brecht, Weill, Three Women, and Germany on the Brink, you’ll be in the mood for Brecht and Weill compositions. Fortunately, pianist John Musto and soprano Amy Burton will be on hand for a live performance. Barnes & Noble – Upper East Side.