Monday, September 1
The Children’s Museum of the Arts is offering weekend workshops on Governors Island that explore a variety of crafts. The theme is “Dreamscapes,” and the program features projects in theater games and filmmaking, painting, collage, found object art, costume and prop-making, up-cycling, recycling, and re-purposing. For ages 1-15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday and on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September, Governors Island, free.
Tuesday, September 2
In “Playtime: Artists in Their Studios,” join MoMA Museum educators for a discussion about studio practices by exploring the films and photographs of Anna and Bernhard Blume, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Bruce Nauman, and William Wegman. 1:30 p.m., The Edward Steichen Photography Galleries, third floor, MoMA, 11 West 53rd Street, Midtown. Free with Museum entry.
Wednesday, September 3
In 2010, American cartoonist Ted Rall succeeded in funding a Kickstarter campaign to perform an on-the-ground American civilian report on life in the far-reaching provinces of Afghanistan. He’s at the Strand Bookstore Wednesday evening to report back on his findings, which he has also compiled into a new book, “After We Kill You, We Will Welcome You Back as Honored Guests.” Book purchase or purchase of a $15 Strand gift card required for entry. 7 p.m. at 828 Broadway, Union Square.
Thursday, September 4
Movie maven Brian Koppelman (co-writer of "Rounders" and "Ocean's 13") has always been fascinated by the question “What Is Creativity?” In this 92Y talk “The Creative Spark,” he joins the future host of "The Minority Report" on Comedy Central, Larry Wilmore, to discuss the the topic. 8 p.m., Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd St. Upper East Side. $35.