LABAlive presents DRUNK 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th St.
7:30 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
Study texts on the theme of intoxication from the Torah and Talmud with LABA teacher Ruby Namdar, while drinking and learning about wines selected to match those specific texts by a professional sommelier. DRUNK 2016 — a night devoted to art, humor and some serious drinking!
Plutocrats United: A Book Talk New York University, Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South
6 p.m. RSVP: www.brennancenter.org/event/plutocrats-united-book-talk-professor-richard-hasen#RSVP
Richard Hasen, a professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, argues that both left and right avoid the key issue of the Citizens United era: balancing political inequality with free speech.
Fairy Tale FashionMuseum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Avenue at 27 Street, Special Exhibitions Gallery
Through May 7. Tue-Fri, noon-8 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free
The exhibition looks at fairy tales, including in versions by authors such as Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen, through the lens of high fashion
CABARET CINEMA: “THE THIRD MAN” The Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St.
9:30-11:15 p.m. $10; members, free.
Photojournalist Ron Haviv introduces the 1949 film with Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten and Alida Valli
Denim: Fashion’s FrontierMuseum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Seventh Avenue at 27 Street, Fashion & Textile History Gallery
Through May 7. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tue-Fri, noon-8 p.m. Free
The denim exhibit features denim work pants from the 1840s to denim garments that could be seen on today’s hottest runways.
Gavin Bryars’ “The Fifth Century”St. Paul’s Chapel at Trinity Church, Wall Street
7:30 p.m. $30; students, $20. Tickets $5 more at the door
The New York premiere of a 40-minute reflection on Thomas Traherne’s Centuries of Meditations for choir and saxophone quartet, featuring The Crossing and Prism Quartet, Donald Nally conducting.
Sunday Brunch with Ralph LalamaBlue Note Jazz Club, 131 West Third St.
11:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., $35 includes music and brunch
The tenor sax player with his NYU Ensemble, featuring Cristobal Gomez on guitar, Mike Richmond on bass and Billy Drummond on drums
An Art Gallery Tour in SohoMeet at 47 Wooster St., near Broome Street
1 p.m. $25
Visit 7 modern art galleries in legendary Soho, the city’s original world-renowned gallery center - we find and explain this month’s most fascinating exhibits in painting, sculpture, electronic media & photography. Led by Rafael Risemberg, Ph.D.
“From Minimalism into Algorithm” The Kitchen, 512 West 19th St.
Contemporary and historical painting, sculpture, performance, and musical composition in counterpoint, proposing a new through-line for art-making during the past half-century.
Public Art Fund Talks: Adrián Villar RojasThe New School, the Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th St
6:30 p.m. $10; free to all students, New School faculty, staff and alumni.
Adrián Villar Rojas works with materials like clay, concrete, brick, and organic matter to create colossal installations, which suggest alternative worlds and apocalyptic or mythological realities.
The Care and Feeding of the Newborn PlayThe Playroom Theater, 151 West 46th St., 8th floor,
Networking at 7 p.m., program at 7:30. $12; TRU members, free. Call at least a day in advance.
New York sees only a fraction of new plays that are being developed. Find out what’s happening beyond the hot commercial spotlight of Broadway.
212-714-7628 or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com
A Brief Archaeology of Our Present Crisis: Feudalistic PluralismThe Bark Room, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, 2 West 13th St.
6-7 p.m. Free
Norman M. Klein, a novelist, critic, and urban and media historian, discusses how we have entered a new era, beyond globalism.
VIOLET CIRCUS ARTS — CIRCUS IN THE PARK
Near the Washington Square Park fountain
5-7 p.m., and Wednesdays until May 18
Violet Circus Arts’ weekly circus meet up! Get free lessons in juggling, unicycling, poi, stilt walking and more.
The 19th Century City and the Book Merchant’s House Museum, 29 East Fourth St.
6:30 p.m. $20. MHM & ICAA members $10. Seating limited and reservations are required.
The architectural historian Francis Morrone will discuss the neighborhood of the Merchant’s House in a fascinating chapter of its varied history, when it was a center of bibliophily.