Real/Fake Exhibit and Screening 180 Maiden Lane
6 p.m.-10 p.m. Free
A unique group show exhibition to celebrate the upcoming release of filmmaker Jeff Oppenheim’s new documentary “Real Fake: The Art, Life & Crimes of Elmyr de Hory.”
Parsons Festival: Caroline Evans Talk 63 Fifth Avenue
5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Free
A talk by Caroline Evans, Research Leader in the Fashion Programme at Central Saint Martins, where she convenes the Fashion History and Theory Research Group.
Where The Wild Things AreSkirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place
1:30 p.m. $15-$25
Sail along with Max to the land of the Wild Things! This production is an intimate “guided play” experience. Seating is on mats in the studio. Recommended for ages 3–7.
Castles! A Medieval Building SeriesHamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston
3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Free
Back to a time of lords, knights, jousting, and really large buildings called castles!
Art Gallery Tour526 West 26th St.
1 p.m. $25
Visit seven modern art galleries in the world’s center for contemporary art.
Goodnight Moon and The Runaway BunnyBMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, 199 Chambers St.
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. $25
Mermaid Theatre has earned international acclaim for its unique interpretations incorporating innovative puppetry, striking scenic effects, and evocative original music to provide very young audiences with an effortless introduction to the performing arts and the excitement of reading.
Manhattan Jazz QuintetRiverside Park, 116th Street Overlook
2 p.m. Free
The Manhattan Jazz Quintet, a 5-piece band and a favorite of the series plays the season’s final concert. Come out and hear the sound and spirit of standard American jazz.
Celebrating 101 Years of Sister Rosetta TharpeBrookfield Place, 230 Vesey St.
8:30 p.m.-10:15 p.m. Free
Presented by Arts Brookfield, the New York Guitar Festival kicks off with a Mother’s Day concert at Brookfield Place, celebrating the music of gospel/blues legend Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the godmother of rock & roll.
Downtown Design FestivalSeaport Studios, 19 Fulton St.
6 p.m.-8 p.m. Free
In celebration of the Downtown Design Festival the Seaport District will host an opening night event on the cobblestone pavements of historic Fulton Street. Open and free to the public, the event will feature music, live entertainment as well as food and spirits available for purchase.
Great Talks: Ta-Nehisi CoatesHudson Park Library, 66 Leroy St.
2 p.m.-4 p.m. Free
If you missed them live, watch this special re¬play series of LIVE from the NYPL featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Engage with the brightest through this special series of screenings, each tackling a range of contemporary issues. Speakers investigate everything from feminist politics to reparations to the profound need for community.
Hurt So Good: Building the Body of the BelovedPoet’s House, 10 River Terrace
7 p.m.-8 p.m. $10; students, $7
Award-winning poet, author of the collection When My Brother Was an Aztec, and former professional basketball player Natalie Diaz discusses the relationship between breaking, creating, and love in the inspiration, construction and revision of poetry.
Culture District: Downtown DialoguesSeaport Studios, 19 Fulton St.
6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Free
A series of one-on-one public conversations will be held each evening over an eight-day period, from May 10th to May 17th, 2016, in the event space on the second floor of the Seaport Studios. The evenings will conclude with a reception where guest can mingle informally with the participants and each other.
The Durga ProjectBattery Dance Company, 1 Pace Plaza
2 p.m.-3 p.m. $25
Battery Dance is an anchor in the cultural life of Manhattan and a global ambassador for dance, having toured to 65 countries. The Company celebrates its 40th anniversary with a world premiere, The Durga Project, directed by its founder, Jonathan Hollander, and a diverse array of performances at home and abroad.
Parsons Festival: Impact!117 Beekman St.
12 p.m.-7 p.m. Free
Running from May 9 to June 10, Impact! explores the ways in which designers, artists, scholars, technologists, and strategists from different disciplines come together--often in unexpected or complex ways--to push the limits of their practice and create new possibilities for social change.