Monday, Nov. 9
Where: Open House Gallery, 201 Mulberry St., Nolita
When: All week, Monday through Friday
The first of what organizers hope is an annual event, Social Innovation Week aims to feature the cutting edge of food, art, culture, design, and the environmental and energy industry in a series of workshops, lunches, evening talks, dinners, demonstrations exhibitions and parties, with an accompanying “pop-up shop” where goods made by the featured innovators will be for sale. Tickets range from $25 to $45 per event and can be purchased online.
Where: Central Queens Y, 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills
When: 1 p.m.
This documentary portrays the struggle of the descendants of the most powerful Nazi leaders like Heinrich Himmler and Hermann Goering. Professor Roland Dollinger, who grew up in post-war Germany and teaches German literature at Sarah Lawrence College, will be the guest speaker. The suggested donation is $8.
Where: New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, Midtown
When: 7 p.m.
The Library’s lecture series will feature actress and writer Mary-Louise Parker, known for her role in "Weeds" and her first book "Dear Mr. You," and Mary Karr, author of memoirs "The Liars’ Club," "Cherry" and "Lit."
Where: Queens Kickshaw, 40-17 Broadway, Astoria
When: Monday and Tuesday; multiple seatings starting at 5:45 p.m.
Celebrate fall and Cider Week with a food-and-cider paired dinner at the Queens Kickshaw. The $60 dinner will feature five courses, each paired with a different cider.
Tuesday, Nov. 10
► Trivia Tuesday at Brookfield Place
Where: Hudson Eats. 200 Vesey St., Battery Park City
When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Play three rounds of a variety of trivia with your team for prizes and beer. Participants can jump in on any round.
Where: Inwood Library, 4790 Broadway, Inwood
When: 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Join the Latin American Cultural Week pre-kick off celebration at the Inwood Library to learn more about the Hispanic culture in Washington Heights and Inwood. Musicians Daniel Binelli and Pedro Henriques da Silva will perform, followed by a reception. The event is free and open to the public.
Where: BRIC Arts Center, 647 Fulton St., Fort Greene
When: 7 p.m.
Differently-abled theater company Dream Street presents a musical compilation, free, as part of BRIC’s Stoop Series.
Where: BAM, 30 Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene
When: 7:30 p.m.
Rock Bard Elvis Costello discusses his memoir, “Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink,” with singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash. Tickets are $25.
Wednesday, Nov. 11th
Where: Americas Society Art Gallery, 680 Park Ave., and the Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery at the Hunter College West Building, 68th Street, between Park and Lexington avenues, Upper East Side
When: noon to 6 p.m.
View 150 works of rarely seen paintings depicting landscapes of Mexico, South America and Central America in the 17th and 19th centuries by European and American artists who traveled there after the countries won independence from Spain. The exhibit is open Wednesdays through Saturdays.
Thursday, Nov. 12
Where: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side
When: noon to 8 p.m.
The new multimedia exhibit at the NYPL for the Performing Arts center traces the history of "Alice in Wonderland" during its 150th anniversary year from its inception to the present. The event is free and open during library hours.
Where: Gulshan Terrace, 59-15 37th Ave., Woodside
When: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Enjoy tasting from an array of neighborhood restaurants at the annual Taste of Woodside. The event will raise money for local business and cultural programs. Entry is $30; confirm your spot by calling Woodside on the Move at 718-476-8449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, 421 E. 61st St., Upper East Side
When: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn about the beauty techniques American women in the early 19th century used on their skin and create your own cold cream and lip salve to take home. RSVP is required. $20 for adults and $15 for members and students.