Arts & Entertainment - Events

On September 27, 1993, the Food Network began broadcasting old cookery tapes. It wouldn’t start live broadcasts for another two months, and when it did, there weren’t many viewers. Come join the founders of the Food Network, on its anniversary date of September 27th, who will discuss those fragile early months and join with us in celebrating the beginning of the network that changed the way America eats.

The 25th annual Masters Series exhibition opening on October 2nd,honors artist R. O. Blechman with the first major retrospective representing all genres of his work: illustrations, editorial cartoons, animations and graphic novels

Billy Crystal signs copies of his hilarious and heartfelt observations on aging as he turns 65, and looks back at a remarkable career. Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? on Wednesday, September 11th.

Conor McPherson’s "The Weir" has been extended through September 15th. It takes place in a remote country pub in Ireland, where newcomer Valerie arrives and becomes spellbound by an evening of ghostly stories told by the local bachelors who drink there.

Shanghai Glamour explores how Shanghai women and their fashionable dress epitomized the seduction and mystery of this legendary city as it was modernizing in the early 20th century.  The exhibition, on view through September 29th, features 12 exquisite outfits from 1910s to 1940s on loan from the China National Silk Museum in Hangzhou – on view for the first time in the United States – and three dresses from prominent private New York collections.

About racism, nationalism, sexism, and materialism, check out a screening of the filmed conversation of Tibet scholar Robert Thurman and analyst Jane Selinske on Monday, September 2nd.  Said Thurman, “We have not yet made peace with a land we took by force and have only partly paid for.” 

In the private crisis of 1910 bohemians, each struggling to live creatively in a restrained world, the play, opening September 14th, confronts enduring double standards, the barriers to transcending social mores, the compromises faced by the artistically ambitious, and the torment of ideal love residing in human hearts.

The School of Visual Arts presents "The Pond, the Mirror, the Kaleidoscope," through September 14th, an exhibition of emerging and established painters who graduated from SVA and are working in the Symbolist tradition. These "neo-Symbolists" make mythological and dreamlike pictures that challenge prevailing assumptions about narrative, subjectivity and figurative painting itself.

Kickoff Fashion Week 2013 with “The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt." Part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course, a series of clues will lead you around the city performing physical and mental challenges along the way. September 1st.

A Queer History of Fashion: From the Closet to the Catwalk seeks to explore the “gayness” or “queerness” of fashion by drawing attention to the historic presence of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender, and other “queer” people in the fashion system. The exhibition, on view beginning September 13th, also looks at the creativity and resistance to oppression expressed by LGBTQ subcultural styles.