Today’s Calendar

5:30PM
Battery Park City Book Club
New York Public Library
Join the Battery Park Book Club for a lively discussion of a great book. This month’s book is Absalom, Absalom by William Faulkner. Battery Park City branch of the New York Public Library. 175 North End Avenue.
7PM
Epic Voices: Charles Olson’s The Maximus Poems with Steven Alvarez
Poets House
Poet and scholar Steven Alvarez examines Olson’s epic The Maximus Poems as a transnational poetic project that dismantles the walls of a U.S.-centered America, exploring the poet’s experiences in the Yucatán deciphering Mayan scripts and his awakening to the subordinated Amerindian epics of Mesoamerica. 10 River Terrace.   $7, $10
7:30PM
Scenes Through the Cinema Lens: A Connoisseur’s Guide to Dance in the American Cinema
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Over the years, this series has featured memorable scenes from American musicals in which dancers display incredible agility and grace.  For this program, we have distilled it down to the absolute best.  We’ll watch the Nicholas Brothers, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelley, and Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, all of them defying gravity and making it seem very simple. “Scenes Through the Cinema Lens” is curated and hosted by Krin Gabbard, who teaches in the Jazz Studies program at Columbia University.199 Chambers Street. FREE

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