Roundup: Guy in a Bar

••• Sherlock Holmes director and Madonna ex Guy Ritchie is said to be opening a pub in Tribeca. It would be a sister property to the Punch Bowl, the pub he and his partners have in the Mayfair area of London. Says the Daily Mail: “They had wanted a New York bar near Central Park but are understood to have settled on Tribeca, home to many celebrities.”

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treeplanet-by-emily-chengTHIS WEEK
••• “Towards Transculturalism,” the third installment of “Here + Now: Chinese Artists in New York” opens on February 11 at the Museum of Chinese in America. The four featured artists are Emily Cheng (whose “TreePlanet” is at left), Hung-Chic Peng, Yo Yo Xiao, and Shen Chen, and the exhibit is up through March 28.
••• The next Pen Parentis salon is Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m.–8 p.m. The featured authors will be Rachel Sherman, Mark Shulman, and Meg Mullins. What’s Pen Parentis? Read this.
••• At Barnes & Noble: Kim Barnouin (she’s promoting Skinny Couple in a Box, a boxed edition of Skinny Bitch and Skinny Bastard; Monday, Feb. 8) and Evan Mandery (First Contact, Or, It’s Later Than You Think, which is a novel; Wednesday, Feb 10).