| humor ‣ [Theater] British humor in the fine form of James Corden, playing One Man, Two Guvnors, a transfer from the West End to Broadway, in previews now at the Music Box. [Photo: Tristram Kenton]
[Art] Funny Ha Ha, a group show on now that explores the use of humor in art.
[Movie] Busby Berkeley's Carmen Miranda-fueled camp classic, The Gang's All Here is screened—a new 35mm restoration—at Film Forum, April 20-26.
[Architecture] True, not fertile ground for laughs. No Joke Architecture and Humor, though, takes a longer view of master builders than the sober present at the National Arts Club, April 17.
[Television] One of the best comic actresses around, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, finds a role perfectly suited to her gifts in HBO's Veep, from writer-director Armando Iannucci, premiering April 22.
art ‣ We live in a preening world. Counter argument: Irish artist Alex Rose, who burns or buries most of his works after they've been shown. The latest work of this reclusive artist is at envoy enterprises, 131 Chrystie [Delancey/Broome]. See it while you can.
biking ‣ The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show features bike makers, bike experts, gear, and giveaways of bikes as well as two round-trip tickets to Amsterdam, courtesy of KLM. Proceeds benefit the essential Transportation Alternatives. It takes place on April 28 and 29 at Skylight Soho, 275 Hudson [Spring/Dominick], $15 in advance.
books ‣ Central Park: An Anthology, edited by Andrew Blauner, has an essay about people-watching from Colson Whitehead, Susan Cheever on the New Year's eve run, and contributions from Paul Auster, Francine Prose, Bill Buford, and many others. Out April 24. Part of the proceeds go to the Central Park Conservancy.
Alexander McCall Smith reads from The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection, the 13th installment of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO on Sunday, April 15, 2pm. RSVP
Top-tier lyricist Sheldon Harnick and his wife, actress and artist Margery Gray Harnick, launch their new collaboration of poems and photographs, a celebration of New York, called The Outdoor Museum, with a foreword by Mike Nichols. Join them at the Museum of the City of New York, April 30, 6:30pm, $12, reserve.
more ‣ Lasse Hallström's Salmon Fishing in the Yemen fish-out-of-water charmer is in movie theaters now. But you can also rent Bill Forsythe's Local Hero from 1983, a movie with some similarities, and with quiet delights that have never faded.
‣ Post-classical quartet ETHEL is at Joe's Pub on 4/24 for the release of their new album Heavy.
‣ The next in the Artist Dinner series at Baang + Burne Gallery, 78 2nd Ave. [4th/5th] 646.926.6408, takes place 4/17, 7:30pm. Gallery co-owner Charlie Grosso's photo series Wok the Dog sets the table.
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