Today’s “Fab 5″/ Selected NYCity Events – MONDAY, SEPT. 29, 2014
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One Hour Cheese by Claudia Lucero
SFNYC Book & Film Club
Join author and cheesemaker Claudia Lucero and Slow Food NYC at Natural Gourmet Institute for a discussion, demo, tasting, and signing of her book, One Hour Cheese.
One Hour Cheese is an indispensable guide to creating fresh, simple cheeses with ease in your own kitchen. Based on thousands of years of cheesemaking wisdom, the approach is simple: Heat milk, add coagulant, drain, salt, and press.
Claudia Lucero is the entrepreneur behind UrbanCheesecraft.com and DIY Cheese Kits, which she sells through Etsy, specialty food shops, and select Whole Foods stores.
She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Natural Gourmet Institute, 48 W 21st Street #2,
@ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Slow Food NYC is the New York City chapter of Slow Food, a non-profit, member-supported organization founded in 1989 to counteract the culture of fast food.
Sexes, Genders, and Brains: Four Scientists, Four Perspectives
“What are we talking about in discussing “male” and “female”? Chromosomes? Hormones? Behavior? Society?
Join our distinguished panelists as they offer new insights into scientific understandings of sex and gender, tackling such questions as: how do we talk about sex differences and similarities in science, medicine, and society? What kind of data do we use, and how do we interpret evidence? What is the purpose of using sex as a variable?
Moderated by Pulitzer Prize–winning science journalist Natalie Angier ’78, the panel features Art Arnold, professor, department of integrative biology and Physiology, UCLA; Daphna Joel, professor, School of Psychological Sciences and Sagol School of Neuroscience, Tel Aviv University; Rebecca Jordan-Young, Tow Associate Professor and chair of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, Barnard College; and Rae Silver, Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan Professor of Natural and Physical Sciences, departments of psychology, Barnard College and Columbia University, and pathology and cell biology, Columbia University Medical Center.” (ThoughtGallery)
Barnard College, Event Oval, The Diana Center 3009 Broadway, (@ 117th St.)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm / FREE
Lonesome George – American Museum of Natural History (through Jan. 4)
Before a species goes extinct, one animal always has to be the last survivor. For the Pinta Island tortoise, that survivor was the male known as Lonesome George. When he died in June 2012 he was more than 100 years of age, and he has now become the face of the more than 20,000 species of plants and animals around the world currently under threat of extinction.
The American Museum Of Natural History is now displaying the remains of Lonesome George as part of a new exhibition highlighting Galapagos tortoises, evolution, and the process of extinction.” (DNA info)
Think about it. For 41 years George had been the last of his kind—a subspecies of Galápagos tortoise, living only on Pinta Island—and a zoological celebrity.
Astor Turret, on the AMNH’s fourth floor. 79th St. and Central Park West
From 10 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. / $22.
Oliver Coates, cello (New York recital debut)
Mica Levi (Micachu & the Shapes): LOVE from Under the Skin OST
Squarepusher: Tommib help Buss
Laurence Crane: Raimondas Rumsas with polyphonic curved bow
Plus improvisations + collaboration with Peter Zummo
Oliver Coates plays the cello and produces electronic music. He is known for his collaborations with some of the leading contemporary musicians in many genres.
In the past year as a solo artist he has performed in China, Russia, Brazil and across Europe. He begins a new solo tour this autumn following the release of his album Towards the Blessed Islands.
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker St.
7:30pm / $15
Affordable Art Fair and Antiques Market
The Affordable Art Fair hosts 48 select galleries exhibiting affordable, contemporary art at the waterfront chic venue, The Tunnel. Affordable is a relative concept. At the Affordable Art Fair, more than half of the pieces of art are under $5,000, and all are under $10,000.
Checkout Flavorpill’s “The Affordable Art Fair’s Best Buys” for an idea of what’s available.
The Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue (between 27th and 28th Streets),
Monday 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. / $20
1-212-561-5488 / affordableartfair.com/newyork
♦ Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm ticket availability, dates and times, as schedules are subject to change.
♦ NYCity is a big town with many visitors, where quality shows draw crowds. Try to reserve seats in advance, even if just on day of performance.
Chelsea is the heart of the NYCity contemporary art scene. Home to more than 300 art galleries, the Rubin Museum, the Joyce Theater, and The Kitchen performance spaces, there is no place like it anywhere in the world. Come here to browse free exhibitions by world-renowned artists and those unknowns waiting to be discovered in an art district that is concentrated between West 18th and West 27th Streets, and 10th and 11th Avenues. Afterwards stop in the Chelsea Market, stroll on the High Line, or rest up at one of the many cafes and bars and discuss the fine art – my fave is Ovest on W 27th St., where the aperitivo is like Happy Hour on steroids.
For a listing of 25 essential galleries in the Chelsea Art Gallery District, organized by street, which enables you to create your own Chelsea Art Gallery crawl, see the Chelsea Gallery Guide (nycgo.com) Or check out TONY magazine’s list of the “Best Chelsea Galleries” and click through to see what’s on view. ==========================================================