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Bobby Sanabria and the Multiverse Big Band

Americas Society

Manhattan Tue, Oct 15, 2013, 7:00 pm

Grammy-nominated drummer Bobby Sanabria performs with the Multiverse Big Band.

Josef Eisinger Discusses Einstein on the Road

National Arts Club

Manhattan Tue, Oct 15, 2013, 8:00 pm

Physicist Josef Eisinger, author of “Einstein on the Road,” paints a fascinating portrait of Einstein the man as he reveals the genius’s private travel diaries and unique musings on royalty, presidents, movie stars, politics, eminent scientist and Zionism during the time of the Weimar Republic. Free. Reception and book signing ...

Inside Chamber Music with Bruce Adolphe

Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio

Manhattan Wed, Oct 16, 2013, 6:30 pm

Form and Idea: Four renowned works are the focus of an in-depth look at the fascinating process of communicating musical ideas through Classical concepts of compositional form.

Passwords: Tony Hoagland on Tomas Tranströmer

Poets House

Manhattan Wed, Oct 16, 2013, 7:00 pm

Our signature program series Passwords, developed in 1987, continues to be one of the most robust and popular of our offering. In it, poets read and discuss the work of other poets.

Shades of Noir: Forerunners, classics and variants: Double Indemnity

Dr. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture

Brooklyn Wed, Oct 16, 2013, 6:30 pm

Co-written by Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder, Double Indemnity is based on the great James M. Cain novella and stars Barbara Stanwyck and Fred McMurray.

Come, and Back Again

Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Wed, Oct 16, 2013, 7:30 pm

In choreographer David Dorfman’s inspired work, set to music by 90s underground rock band Smoke, dancers bandon themselves to the mire, exploring how hope and humility help us manage the messiness of daily life.

Art Workshop: Photography as Personal Record

Wave Hill

bronx Wed, Oct 02, 2013, 10:00 am

Photographs can become powerful records of inner life when taken over time and combined in different sequences. Using Wave Hill’s beautiful fall landscape, participants work closely with artist Benjamin Swett to explore the ways photographs can capture and record the photographer’s personal experience of nature. Sessions combine outdoor photography and ...

Questions with Answers: Science and Religion

Jewish Theological Seminary

Manhattan Wed, Oct 16, 2013, 7:30 pm

Two great forces, science and religion, have shaped the world and our lives. What is the nature of their relationship? What are the central pillars of biology, physics, and astronomy? What is the role of faith? Dr. Alan Lightman, best-selling author of Einstein's Dreams, will speak about these issues at ...

Opening Night: Strings Celebration

Alice Tully Hall‚ Lincoln Center

Manhattan Thu, Oct 17, 2013, 7:30 pm

An impressive roster of CMS artists kick off the Chamber Music Society’s 45th season. Opening night includes Tchaikovsky’s colorful "Serenade," Mendelssohn’s stately "Sinfonia," and Bartók’s folk-infused "Divertimento."

Top Girls

Barnard College

Manhattan Thu, Oct 17, 2013, 6:00 pm

The Barnard theatre department presents Caryl Churchill’s now-classic play Top Girls. From its opening moments Top Girls sets contemporary women’s struggles for power, recognition, and equality against the rich background of feminist history.

Robert Pinsky on Edgar Allan Poe

Morgan Library & Museum

Manhattan Thu, Oct 17, 2013, 6:30 pm

Acclaimed poet Robert Pinsky reads and discusses selections from the work of Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) in conjunction with the exhibition "Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul" at the Morgan Library, which will be open at 5:30pm especially for program attendees. 

Author Talk: Alice McDermott

Dr. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture

Brooklyn Thu, Oct 17, 2013, 7:00 pm

McDermott discusses her new Brooklyn-based novel, Someone, which lays bare the keenly observed life of Marie Commeford, an ordinary woman.