Events this week run the gamut, from a peep show at the Bell House to a new monthly party called “Famous In Bushwick,” which is actually taking place in Manhattan (weird, but whatever). There’s also an incredible art installation by Moyra Davey at Murray Guy gallery near the High Line, and a historic examination into the coolest look of all, the leather jacket, at the Museum at FIT.
Tuesday, March 11
[Fashion] Anyone in a leather jacket automatically looks hot, not kidding. But a further examination into this desired style is Beyond Rebellion: Fashioning the Biker Jacket, a show organized by graduate students at the Fashion Institute of Technology, which explores the genesis of the biker jacket and its evolution into a high-fashion garment. Clothing from leading labels such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent, and Rick Owens is featured. Opens at noon, The Museum at FIT, Garment District, free.
[Art] For her third solo show at Murray Guy gallery, photographer, filmmaker, and writer Moyra Davey presents a new iteration of a recent exhibition at Presentation House Gallery in Vancouver, organized in collaboration with John Goodwin. “In Ornament and Reproach”, the gallery is transformed into a space of contemplative dialogue between artist and curator. Over the course of the last year, Davey took photographs in and around Trinity Church Cemetery near her home in Washington Heights, and sent the prints to Goodwin. Davey has previously had exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Biennial 2012. Opens at 10 a.m., Murray Guy, Flatiron, free.
Wednesday, March 12
[Lit] Mind Reading: Brain Awareness Week presents a panel with Elissa Schappell, Leslie Jamison, Miles Klee and more. “From empathy to epilepsy, from cognitive disorders to the mystery of memory, an evening of writing that draws on — and deviates from — what we know about the brain.” Also featured are fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from Stefan Merrill Block, Meehan Crist, Timothy Donnelly, Leslie Jamison, Miles Klee, Elissa Schappell, and Lynn Schmeidler. At 7 p.m., Housing Works Bookstore, SoHo, free.
[Sex & Fetish] The Shelter’s latest installment of its ongoing Peep Show series showcases the world of fetish. Enjoy tonight’s “stripped down” theatre. At 7:30 p.m., The Bell House, Brooklyn, $10.
[Party] Famous In Bushwick is a new brand/monthly party that curates art and installations while creating an interactive experience for its attendees through live music, visual media, performance and live art. Tonight’s party hosted by Gold Street Collective includes sets by DJ CFLO, Dylan Cole, and The Gent, and live performance Dai Burger. Also expect a surprise live art and visual media element. At 10 p.m., Sutra Lounge, East Village, free.
[Comedy] The Lottery randomly selects students from all levels of UCB Training Center classes to perform with the UCB Theatre house team. Some students will be selected randomly in advance for a free rehearsal. Other students will be selected from the audience on the night of the show, hosted by Lou Gonzalez and Erik Tanouye. At 10 p.m., Upright Citizens Brigade, Chelsea, $5.
Thursday, March 13
[Performance art] Gerard & Kelly’s Timelining “features new projects installed in both the upstairs and downstairs spaces of The Kitchen. Through a series of sculptures, site-specific interventions, and a performance enacted for the duration of the exhibition whenever a viewer is present, Gerard & Kelly underscore The Kitchen as a site to work through questions of queer time and intersubjectivity. Alongside the work installed in the gallery, the exhibition will open with two days of performances and a temporary installation in The Kitchen’s black box theater. Performers for Timelining include: devynn Emory and Jen Tchiakpe, Ted Henigson and Todd McQuade, Emily Petry and Gwen Petry, R. B. Schlather and Adam Weinert, Lissy Vomáčka and Anna Vomáčka.” At 12 p.m., The Kitchen, near the High Line, free.
[Music] If any neighborhood could stand a little redemption, it’s the Financial District. In a free afternoon program devoted to “Grace,” the approachably experimental string quartet Ethel will perform Ennio Morricone’s score to the 1986 film The Mission, new arrangements of Jeff Buckley tunes from his gracefully titled 20-year-old album, as well as works by Vijay Iyer, Son Lux, Marcelo Zarvos, and Nico Muhly. -Richard Gehr. At 1 p.m., Trinity Church, Financial District, free.
[Music] Downtown performance artist Tammy Faye Starlite presents a new concert by singing Marianne Faithfull’s classic 1979 LP Broken English in its entirety. At 7:30 p.m., Lincoln Center, David Rubenstein Atrium, Upper West Side, free.
[Comedy] Jackie Viscusi and Jeremy Parker present and host the best of stand-up comedy, improv, sketch and characters. Tonight’s showcase includes stand up sets from Katie Hannigan and former Voice writer turned comedian, Chloe Hilliard. At 9:30 p.m., The Peoples Improv Theater, Grammercy, $10.