Get Out and Do This: 'Green Porno,' Panoramic Art and 2-for-1 Tickets

By Daniel Jumpertz on January 20, 2014 8:12am 

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 The week's most exciting events are here for you in one handy guide.
Get Out and Do This, Jan. 20 to 26
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Monday, Jan. 20

Exploring the rise of Brooklyn as a culinary hub, Brooklyn Magazine food editor Sarah Zorn will discuss the city's top food borough at the launch of her book "Brooklyn Chef's Table." Joining Zorn at the event at Strand Bookstore are local food luminaries Lenny Kern, who is chef and co-owner of the 70-year-old Brooklyn institution L & B Spumoni Gardens, and Jim Kokotas, owner of the beloved Prospect Heights diner Tom's Restaurant. Buy a copy of the book or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. Corner of 12th Street and Broadway, Union Square.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

Broadway Week kicks off today. Grab 2-for-1 tickets for a wide variety of shows including "A Night with Janis Joplin," "Kinky Boots" and "Waiting for Godot," which stars Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart. Head to nycgo.com for tickets and use the code BWAYWK when purchasing.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

It's cold. Time to stop complaining, get into some skates and sample one of the new rinks in New York City.

The Rink at Brookfield Place
250 Vesey St., near North End Avenue, Lower Manhattan
Daily 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

LeFrak Center at Lakeside
Prospect Park, entrance near Parkside and Ocean avenues, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
Today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

McCarren Park Rink
776 Lorimer St., near Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg
Today from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The South Street Seaport See/Change Ice Skating Rink
Fulton and Front streets
Today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 23

Actress Isabella Rossellini explores mating rituals of insects and marine life in "Green Porno," a one-woman show adapted from the Sundance Channel series of the same name. BAM Fisher, Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Fort Greene.

Friday, Jan. 24

A new panoramic film installation at the Whitney Museum of American Art displays the 360-degree view from artist T.J. Wilcox's Union Square penthouse. "T. J. Wilcox: In the Air" fills most of the second floor of the museum and explores immersive cinematic environments. New York magazine described the show as an "homage to our town’s creativity and the Manhattanhenge sunset, not to be missed and maybe never to be forgotten." At the Whitney Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave., Upper East Side.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Today is the final day to catch "Saints and Sinners," a collection of 27 pairings of Robert Mapplethorpe images. Some are iconic photos and others have rarely been shown. At Sean Kelly Gallery, 475 10th Ave., Chelsea. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 26

The American Museum of Natural History offers a unique escape from the cold. Dense humidity, lush green plants and tropical butterflies of every color fill the room. Who would guess this is New York City in the middle of winter?

Mingle with more than 500 free-flying tropical butterflies in the Butterfly Conservatory, an enclosed habitat that approximates their natural environment. Ticket includes admission to the museum as well as the Rose Center for Earth and Space, plus a timed entrance to the Butterfly Conservatory. Adults $27, kids $16. Central Park West and 81st Street, Upper West Side.

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