Out And About

| 12 May 2015 | 10:21

    Fri 15

    Mark Shapiro, artistMetropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd Street, Gallery 534 (Vélez Blanco Patio)

    6:30-7:30 p.m., free with museum admission

    The founder of Stonepool Pottery in western Massachusetts, where he has made wood-fired functional pots for twenty-five years, discusses his work.

    212-535-7710. www.metmuseum.org/events/find-events

    MonirGuggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave., at 89th Street

    1 p.m., Free with museum admission

    Directed by Bahman Kiarostami and produced by Leyla Fakhr, the documentary looks at the life and work of Iranian artist Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who pioneered new forms of geometric mirror works in the 1970s. Farsi and English.

    212-423-3500. http://www.guggenheim.org

    Sat 16

    “A Tone Poem of Knightly Character,” First Muse Chamber MusicThe Frick Museum, 1 E. 70th Street, at Fifth Avenue, Music Room

    6–7:30 p.m., $40 ($35 for Members).

    First Muse Chamber Music performs Laszlo Varga’s rarely performed version of Richard Strauss’s tone poem Don Quixote, Op. 35, Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character.

    Questions: edevents@frick.org

    It’s My Park Day90th Street and Second Avenue.


    Friends of Ruppert Park Cleanup Day. Volunteers welcome!


    Sun 17

    Senses of Springtime: Celebrate India!Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd Street,

    1 p.m.-5 p.m., Free with museum admission

    Performances, storytelling, a scent demonstration, artist-led workshops, and other interactive gallery activities for visitors of all ages in conjunction with the exhibition “Sultans of Deccan India, 1500–1700: Opulence and Fantasy.”

    212-535-7710. www.metmuseum.org/events/programs/festivals-and-special-programs/senses

    impressionism and post-impressionismMetropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave., at 82nd Street, Great Hall

    The tour introduces visitors to the origins of Impressionism and its flourishing in the following decades at the hands of Cézanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh.


    Mon 18

    The Spirit of Helen Keller GalaThe New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.

    6:30-10 p.m.

    Helen Keller International (HKI) will celebrate its Centennial Anniversary and will honor Bill and Melinda Gates as well as Dr. David Nabarro.

    646-472-0347. http://www.hki.org/how-can-i-help/attend-an-event#.VT_73yFVhBc

    Salsa @ Session 73Session 73, 1359 First Ave @ 73rd St.

    5 p.m.-1 a.m., $10.

    Featuring top Salsa bands. Beginner Salsa Lesson 7:30-8:30 Band: 9 and 10:30 First 15 guests receive a free drink.

    212-517-4445. www.facebook.com/events/454850731358244

    Tue 19

    Belle de jourFrench Institute Alliance Francaise, 22 E. 60th St.

    Luis Buñuel’s film about about a Parisian housewife turned prostitute, with Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel and Michel Piccoli. In French with English subtitles.


    Robert M. Gates in Conversation with Charlie Rose92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, Kaufmann Concert Hall

    7:30 pm, $45

    The former secretary of defense discusses his tenure with Rose.

    212-415-5500. http://www.92y.org/Event/Robert-M-Gates-in-Conversation

    Wed 20

    The Music of McEwan

    92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, Kaufmann Concert Hall

    8 p.m., from $28

    Ian McEwan looks at the role that music plays in his novels. He’s joined by pianist Angela Hewitt and baritone Russell Braun for a reading and performance.

    212-415-5500. http://www.92y.org/Event/The-Music-of-McEwan.aspx

    Community Board 8 Full Board MeetingNew York Blood Center, 310 E. 67th St., between First and Second Avenues



    Thu 21

    FOUR DAUGHTERS96th Street Library, 112 E. 96th St.

    2 p.m., Free

    Michael Curtiz’s 1938 film about the domestic and romantic adventures of a small-town family, starring Claude Rains, John Garfield, May Robson and Gale Page.


    Uncovering Fashion with Garance Doré French Institute Alliance Francaise, 55 E. 59th St.

    7 p.m., $25

    Blogger Garance Doré and a panel of her closest collaborators answer questions about how to cover fashion.

    212-355-6100. http://www.fiaf.org/fashion/2015/2015-05-21-dore.shtml