Literature Out Loud
Mid-Manhattan Library, Manhattan
Jan. 9; 1 p.m; Recurring series
Designed to fit inside a lunch break, these bite-sized literature readings aim to introduce readers to contemporary poetry from around the world. This month’s session is dedicated to the poetry of independent thinkers whose published work defies trends and tradition.
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Manhattan
Jan. 9; 7:30 p.m.
Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King is set to perform a medley of works from her nine albums. The performance will be interspersed with multimedia excerpts from her pieces “The Neck is a Bridge to the Body” and “DATA NOT FOUND.” King will also be opening the floor to questions from the audience, who can nab a seat on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Of Folly, Fortune, Glory and Ruin
Hollis Taggart Gallery, Manhattan
Opening reception Jan. 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; show runs until Feb. 22
Artists William Buchina and Christina Nicodema examine human rituals and social norms through rich, layered paintings. Their shared vision, which takes its name from William Thackeray’s poem “Vanity of Vanities,” will feature new and popular paintings from the duo.
Free Admission Sunday
Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn
Jan 12; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Recurring event
Take advantage of the weekly free day at the children’s museum. The institution’s three floors are open, offering interactive exhibits and cultural science programs designed for children up to age 10.
Amber Tamblyn with Jodi Kantor
Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn
Jan. 14; 7:30 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jody Kantor and actress, author and activist Amber Tamblyn are set to discuss feminism, culture and the contemporary moment. The discussion spins around Tamblyn’s new book, “Era of Ignition,” which is billed as a deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times. The event is expected to reach capacity, so the bookstore recommends people arrive at least 45 minutes early to get a seat.
Top Image: "Of Folly, Fortune, Glory, Ruin" at Hollis Taggart gallery in Chelsea