5 free events: Talks with Vivian Gornick, Rachel Rabbit White and more

5 free events: Talks with Vivian Gornick, Rachel Rabbit White and more

Each week, ALL ARTS rounds up a selection of free performances and presentations taking place in New York City and beyond. Find this week’s top picks below.

“Porn Carnival”: Rachel Rabbit White and Ted Dodson
McNally Jackson, Brooklyn
Feb. 27; 7 p.m.
Authors Rachel Rabbit White and Ted Dodson join forces to read from their work and discuss contemporary writing. The evening will be centered on White’s recently published collection “Porn Carnival,” which fuses poetry, pleasure and consumerism.

Chuck Hettinger: Drawing the MoMENt
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Manhattan
Feb. 28 through March 1
Presented in the Leslie-Lohman Project Space, “Drawing the MoMENt” observes the male form and sexuality through large works created with acrylic paint markers. An HIV-positive artist, Hettinger’s work celebrates a new era of acceptance and camaraderie.

The New Republic: Salon at the Strand with Vivian Gornick
The Strand Book Store, Manhattan
March 2; 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The New Republic’s monthly Salon at the Strand features conversations with acclaimed authors. This month, the publication is sitting down with Vivian Gornick to discuss her recent publication, “Unfinished Business: Notes of a Chronic Re-Reader.”

DiP Residency Showing: Leyya Mona Tawil
Studio 3 at Gibney, Manhattan
March 3; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Gibney DiP Resident Artist Leyya Mona Tawil will present new work for “Lime Rickey International’s Noise & Nation.” The piece continues Tawil’s exploration of Southwest Asia North Africa experimentalism, feminism and mobility.

“Women Picturing Revolution”
International Center of Photography, Manhattan
March 4; 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Women Picturing Revolution founders Zoraida Lopez-Diago and Lesly Canossi Deschler join the International Center of Photography for a discussion about the struggles of female photographers, the mission of their organization and the stories they’ve collected over the years.