Tonics and Tinctures
American Museum of Natural History
Tues, Jan 24
Millions of Americans resolve to lose a few pounds come every new year, but when did we start worrying about our waistlines anyway? Historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman talks about some methods used in the past to trim the fat. Come explore and taste some of the best (and worst) historic diet trends in America.
Gonna See a Movie Called Gunga Din
Tues, Jan 24 – Sat, Feb 11
Black-box venue Bushwick Starr presents Van Cougar and their new show about the depiction of American soldiers in cinema. Archetypal characters are juxtaposed against real-life veteran stories in a layered, visual journey. Selected as one of our Emerging Voices of 2011, Bushwick Starr continues to bring exciting theater to the stage in 2012.
Atlantic Theater Company
Wed, Jan 25 – Sun, March 4
In this play about a New York Times plagiarism scandal involving an up-and-coming reporter, Gabe McKinley draws on his own experience at the paper to weave a revealing and complex story about the collateral damage of unchecked ambition and compounded lies. See it for $20 during the 20at20 Off Broadway promotion.
Jackson Heights 3am
Fri, Jan 27 – Sun, Feb 5
Car dispatchers, sex workers, drag queens, E.R. doctors, gamblers and insomniacs collide in the colorful world of Jackson Heights 3am, a new collaborative work by seven playwrights who explored the underbelly of the most culturally diverse neighborhood in the world—between the hours of 10 pm and 4 am.
Elisa Contemporary Art
Fri, Jan 27 – Sat, March 31
From the days of ancient Greek and Roman gods through today’s X-Men, Dynamic Duos and Fantastic Four, humans have always been captivated by superheroes. The definition of hero, of course, is ever changing. This contemporary mixed-media exhibit brings modern heroes to life and examines their cultural spectrum.