What’s Up This Week

Here are just a few of the highlights on tap this week. More info on these—and the full slate—is in the Tribeca calendar of events.

Monday New York Academy of Art’s annual Tribeca Ball promises excellent people-watching on Franklin Street (or inside if you bought a ticket). ••• Nili Lotan’s sample sale is today and tomorrow, noon to 7 p.m. Spring merch up to 75% off.

Tuesday Soho Photo celebrates the opening of its 40th-anniversary exhibit (there’s a video below about the group’s beginnings). ••• Writer Anne Lamott is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Wednesday Jhumpa Lahiri joins other writers for a Poets House talk about Portuguese port Alberto de Lacerda. There’s an exhibit, too: “On display are the fruits of his friendships with world-renowned writers and artists: letters to de Lacerda, inscribed books, handwritten poems and other gifts from the likes of John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, Marianne Moore, Octavio Paz and Anne Sexton, among many others. At the opening reception, fellow writers and friends gather to remember this charismatic figure.” ••• Meanwhile, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, there’s a panel called “Tales from Iraq” with Jessica Jiji (Sweet Dates in Basra) and Ariel Sabar (My Father’s Paradise), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. ••• At Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates, nutritionist (and TC contributor) Amy Shapiro talks about navigating the grocery store. ••• Fritz Lang’s 1944 Ministry of Fear, with Ray Milland, screens at 92YTribeca. It’s not on DVD, so go see it. ••• Squeeze frontman Glenn Tilbrook plays City Winery.

Thursday Nili Lotan’s sample sale is today and tomorrow, noon to 7 p.m. Spring merch up to 75% off. CORRECTION: It’s Monday and Tuesday.  ••• The By Robert James shop inside John Allan’s Tribeca salon opens. ••• WFC restaurant showcase. Related: The Ed’s Lobster Bar cart debuts, too. ••• Locanda Verde’s Andrew Carmellini, whose new Soho restaurant the Dutch is opening soon, talks at 92YTribeca. ••• Carlton Scott Sturgill’s show at Pelavin Gallery opens. It’s racy! ••• A documentary about Anna May Wong plays the Museum of Chinese in America. ••• Two fabulous-sounding films from the 1940s, The Suspect and Phantom Lady, play at 92YTribeca. ••• Tyrese Gibson is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• Duane Park restaurant’s weekly sexymagic show debuts.

Friday 92YTribeca’s Giorgio Moroder film festival launches with Paul Schrader’s Cat People —remember the David Bowie song?—and a concert by Mobroder.

Saturday The Downtown Little League Opening Day Parade. ••• South Street Oyster Saloon: A benefit for New Amsterdam Market.

Sunday Shine and the Moonbeams (which features John Heagle of Les Sans Culottes) plays for kids at 92YTribeca.

As for ongoing events, you might consider… Emily Roysdon’s “Positions” show at Art in General is her first solo exhibit in New York: “Positions presents a series of three works that are defined by a short-term and improvisational working method with a focus on developing and articulating a vocabulary of movement while applying gesture to shifting concepts of site. Created specifically for her exhibition at Art in General, Roysdon produced three large silkscreened rectangular panels that lean—using the room as armature and exploring the weight of an image. Positions, for which the exhibition is titled, explores the intersection between figure and ground, the logic of the grid, and the repetition and accumulation of ungrounded figures.”


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