MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12: First Person Plural Harlem reading featuring Phillip Lopate, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, and a dance performance by Ashley Byler. Phillip Lopate is a legend of literary nonfiction. Jacqueline Jones LaMon, head of creative writing at Adelphi, has a powerful book of poems about missing black children (“Last Seen”). You may know author Marie Myung-Ok Lee from her contributions to the NYT, Salon.com, and The Atlantic, where she often writes about raising her autistic son. And dancer/choreographer, Ashley Byler, will open the show with a performance that combines Beyonce and a modernist classic. 7-8:30pm at The Shrine, 2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. FREE, but accepting donations for Hurricane Sandy relief.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13: R 20th Century is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of new work by David Wiseman, curated by Rodman Primack. The exhibition will be accompanied by a monograph featuring works shown as well as Wiseman’s process and inspiration. David Wiseman captures and preserves the fleeting beauty of natural forms such as a blossoming tree, a spiderweb, or a glacier in his limited edition objects and unique commissions. He imparts this permanence through his expertise with materials and processes. 6-8pm at R Gallery, 82 Franklin Street. FREE.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14: Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation and the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery present No Longer Art: Salvage Art Institute. Salvage art, a term borrowed from the art insurance lexicon, refers to work removed from art circulation due to accidental damage. Founded by artist Elka Krajewska, the Salvage Art Institute provides a refuge for salvaged artwork while offering a platform for confronting the regulation of its financial, aesthetic and social value. Opening and conversation. 6:30pm at Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery, Buell Hall, Columbia University. FREE.
Also on Wednesday: The Historic Districts Council’s Fall Film Series is showing Coney Island, an award-winning documentary that delves into the extensive history of this seaside community, from its discovery in the 17th century to its ongoing and sometimes heartbreaking evolution. There will be a discussion following the film. 6pm at the Tribeca Film Center, 375 Greenwich Street. $10 friend/student/senior; $15 non-friend, $20 Coney Island supporter. All proceeds will go to hurricane relief efforts for Coney Island organizations and residents. Buy tickets here.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15: Untapped New York is teaming up with the Vanderbilt Republic to put together a pop-up party to raise money for the Far Rockaway Redevelopment Fund. The Listening is an acoustic listening session and art exhibition featuring Wyatt Gallery’s photos of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy curated by Jo-Anneke Van Der Molen. There will be musical performances by Kendra Ross (8pm), F. Stokes (8:30pm), Zack Orion (9pm), and LÃvio Almeida (9:30pm), a silent auction of Wyatt’s photos, discounted drinks and a la carte pork belly & coconut chicken buns by Bite Size Kitchen. 7pm at Gowanus Loft. $30 advance tickets or contribute what you can at the door. Buy tickets here or rsvp on Facebook. Join us at this party for a worthy cause!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16: What Wine With Turkey? A blind tasting by Joios and Plate + Decanter. If you’re always wondering what wine to serve at Thanksgiving Dinner, this tasting is for you. They’ll pair 6 wines with turkey served 3 ways and explore how different cuts interact with different wines. You’ll also enjoy skyline views from a west side rooftop while we debate grapes, and meet fellow wine enthusiasts on this quest. 6:30-8:30pm at Archstone Clinton Clubhouse Level, 515 W 52nd Street. $40. Buy tickets here.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17: PowerHouse Arena is hosting a day-long #SandyHatesBooks book fair featuring drinks, music, and some of their favorite authors. If you’d like to help them rebuild and restock and can donate a small amount, your assistance will be dearly appreciated, and they will think of something very nice to do in honoring and celebrating your contribution. 12-9pm at powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn. FREE.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18: Underground Eats presents Dinner in SIX ACTS. on Saturday the 17th or Sunday the 18th, join artist and architect Cheryl Wong for a six course meal that incorporates elements of architecture and theater. Building a beautiful plate of food is comparable to designing and building an architectural structure. Theater is both spacial and performative, as are the culinary arts. 6-10pm at CD Cucine Showroom, 227 W 17th Street. $100 includes a 6 course dinner + drinks. Buy tickets here.