| THE MORNING LINE ‣ We're not jumping on the Richard-III-was-a-good-looking-guy-after-all-train. We'll take Queen Margaret's word for how R3 seemed to her:
Thou elvish-marked, abortive, rooting hog,
Thou that wast sealed in thy nativity
The slave of nature and the son of hell,
Thou slander of thy heavy mother's womb,
Thou loathèd issue of thy father's loins,
Thou rag of honor, thou detested–
‣ PIA! Pia Zadora! Performing at the Metropolitan Room, tonight thru 2/10, $35-$115. So, um, $115? Don't do that.
‣ Starting this Friday night, the Gansevoort Park Rooftop, 420 Park Ave. S. [29th] has no cover charge at the door or table reservations required.
‣ The National Association of Women Artists, 80 5th [13th/14th] 212.675.1616, has an exhibition of small works thru 2/28.
‣ Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook has blown way past its $25,000 Kickstarter goal, but you can still support the effort.
fashion ‣ At FIT starting Friday, Shoe Obsession, 150 contemporary examples of footwear. [Pictured: the
Roger Vivier Eyelash Heel pump. Photo: Stephane Garrigues]
movie ‣ A beautifully nonlinear valedictory from the late Raúl Ruiz—Night Across the Street plays Film Society of Lincoln Center starting Friday, honoring the filmmaker and, fair to say, life itself.
cabaret ‣ It's not often that the case is made for Another Hundred People from 1970's Company as one of the great New York songs—but we think it is. When you match the original cast member, Pamela Myers, with the Sondheim song, all "rusty fountains and dusty trees," it sounds like the greatest New York ode ever written. Inarguably: the greatest song of New York at that uneasy time. Ms. Myers performs with a small of pack of other Broadway performers on February 10 at 54 Below, part of the Sondheim Unplugged series. We can't promise she'll sing it, but here's hoping. (And if not, check out this mix of two decades here.)
photography ‣ Dreamlike, swerving into nightmarish, is how you might describe the arresting images by Bubi Canal, opening tomorrow at Munch Gallery, 245 Broome [Ludlow] 212.228.1600.
public space ‣ Situ Studio's Heartwalk, built near the TKTS booth from Sandy-uprooted boardwalk planks, forms an all-embracing heart. You can enter the heart of the heart starting February 12, just in time for Valentine's Day. It's presented by Design Trust for Public Space and the Times Square Alliance, through March 8.