Anyone who still thinks it’s ladylike for a woman to leave her meal half-eaten is just plain wrong. And to prove it, Kseniya Yarosh and Eleanor Kagan of the femme-centric film podcast Bonnie and Maude are hosting a whole night devoted to ladies and food titled Watching You Eat. Their first-ever live event is a variety show with a slideshow, an Easy Bake Oven demo, and a panel discussion of the “on-screen motif of female characters cooking, eating, and falling in love with food,” with clips from movies such as Bridget Jones’s Diary, Like Water for Chocolate, and 9 1/2 Weeks. Special guests include Tom Blunt (creator of Meet the Lady), L.V. Anderson (Slate’s recipe column, “You’re Doing It Wrong”), and comedy writer Meg Sweeney Lawless.
Thu., Nov. 29, 9 p.m., 2012