Harry Potter Craft Party67th Street Library, 328 East 67th St.
3 p.m. Free
Come out to celebrate the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with this event. There will be Harry Potter crafts for children aged 5-12.
‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave., at 78th Street
4 p.m. Free
Bring the family out for this screening of Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
Feast of JerusalemThe Met, 1000 Fifth Ave.
An evening of inspired conversation and “Hafla” (family-style feast) with acclaimed chef, food writer, and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi and writers Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt, highlighting the food and culture of Jerusalem.
Vincent van Gogh Albertine Books, 972 Fifth Ave., at 79th Street
7 p.m. Free
Join Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, Bernard Comment, Franck Baille and Julian Schnabel for a conversation celebrating the international publication of Vincent van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook, a collection of previously unknown drawings by Vincent van Gogh.
Beethoven’s sonatas92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St.
8 p.m. $40
Isabelle Faust joins Alexander Melnikov in this performances of several of Beethoven’s sonatas.
Gotham GrooveMuseum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave.
10 a.m.-11 p.m. Free, general admission; prices vary for special performances
Come out for the opening weekend event celebrating the landmark exhibit, “New York at It’s Core” — 32 hours of live musical and spoken word performances, films, dance and interactive experiences.
Juilliard Dance: New DancesGuggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Ave.
7:30 p.m. $40
Excerpts of new works by four innovative choreographers are performed by Juilliard Dance students.
Alex and the Kaleidoscope The Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Ave.
11:30 a.m. $16
Bring the kids out for this family concert featuring Emmy award-winning children’s entertainer Alex Mitnick and his band Alex and the Kaleidoscope.
‘The Shining’92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
Come out to view and discuss this screening of the celluloid thriller.
Opera TalkFIAF, 55 East 59th St.
7 p.m. $25.
Join FIAF for a conversation with composer Kaija Saariaho on his opera, “L’Amour de Loin.” There will be musical excerpts performed as well.
Distinguished Writers Series: Alan ShapiroHunter College, 68th Street and Lexington Avenue
7:30-8:30 p.m. Free
Come out for this poetry reading with works by the award-winning poet.
Hilton AlsShakespeare & Co, 939 Lexington Ave., at 69th Street
7 p.m. Registration requested
An evening with the novelist and New Yorker theater critic.
Registration & info: email@example.com or 212-772-3400
Kathy Griffin in Conversation with Joy Reid92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
7 p.m. $45
The comedian talks about her new book, “Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-Ins.”
Show and Tell: Stories in Chinese PaintingsThe Met, 1000 Fifth Ave.
10:30-11:30 a.m. Free
Discover how paintings that tell stories can serve as powerful vehicles to promote political agendas and cultural values as well as to express personal thoughts.