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Oct 06, 2012

In this engaging and colorful documentary, Charles Atlas explores the life and times of artist/designer/performer/provocateur and Freud muse, Leigh Bowery. Bowery designed costumes and performed with the enfante terrible of British dance Michael Clark. He famously created one of a kind outrageous costumes for himself and ran, Taboo, one of the most dazzling night clubs in 1980s London. The film includes interviews with Damien Hirst, Bella Freud, Cerith Wyn Evans, Boy George, and his widow Nicola Bowery.

Magnolia at the Modern
Oct 06, 2012

Winner of a 2012 Audience Award at Sundance, comedian Mike Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in this sincere and hilarious film, based on his off-Broadway show and bestselling book. It's also the first movie co-written by Ira Glass and co-produced by "This American Life."A burgeoning stand-up comedian (Mike Birbiglia) struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Unrated, 90 minutes

Cafe Modern
Oct 06, 2012

Join our special guest, Tom Parker Bowles, for a lively talk followed by a three-course dinner in Café Modern celebrating classic British cuisine. The exciting and creative menu will highlight some of Mr. Parker Bowles’s favorite recipes from his latest book, Let's Eat: Recipes from my Kitchen Notebook, and will include carefully selected wines. Mr. Parker Bowles will be available to visit and autograph books.

Lecture and dinner: $125 ( wine and service charge included )

Magnolia at the Modern
Oct 07, 2012

Winner of a 2012 Audience Award at Sundance, comedian Mike Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in this sincere and hilarious film, based on his off-Broadway show and bestselling book. It's also the first movie co-written by Ira Glass and co-produced by "This American Life."A burgeoning stand-up comedian (Mike Birbiglia) struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Unrated, 90 minutes

Magnolia at the Modern
Oct 07, 2012

Winner of a 2012 Audience Award at Sundance, comedian Mike Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in this sincere and hilarious film, based on his off-Broadway show and bestselling book. It's also the first movie co-written by Ira Glass and co-produced by "This American Life."A burgeoning stand-up comedian (Mike Birbiglia) struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Unrated, 90 minutes

Drawing from the Collection
Oct 07, 2012

Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. Open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils.

Registration is not required, but participants should sign in at the front desk.

Magnolia at the Modern
Oct 07, 2012

Winner of a 2012 Audience Award at Sundance, comedian Mike Birbiglia wrote, directed and stars in this sincere and hilarious film, based on his off-Broadway show and bestselling book. It's also the first movie co-written by Ira Glass and co-produced by "This American Life."A burgeoning stand-up comedian (Mike Birbiglia) struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore.

Unrated, 90 minutes

Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
Oct 09, 2012

Martin Gayford, the British critic, writer, and curator, is “the man in a blue scarf.” As a prominent sitter for Freud and the subject of the painting Man in a Blue Scarf, 2004, Gayford wrote of his experience in the 2010 book Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud. For Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, Gayford shares what he observed throughout his extended sittings and the relationship that he inevitably developed with the artist.

Mr. Gayford will sign books beginning at 6 pm.

Oct 10, 2012

Mark Haddon’s celebrated, multi-award-winning novel is beautifully and imaginatively adapted into a stage play for the first time.

Oct 10, 2012

Mark Haddon’s celebrated, multi-award-winning novel is beautifully and imaginatively adapted into a stage play for the first time.

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