‣ The life of Eva Zeisel, who worked most notably in ceramics, gets a tribute from fellow ceramicists James Klein and David Reid, as well as New Republic art critic Jed Perl, at the Cooper-Hewitt, tonight, 6:30pm, $17. [Photo: Brent Bolin]
‣ Josh Ritter, the reliably excellent singer-songwriter, does a benefit concert for Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby [Houston/Prince] 212.334.3324, on 2/24, 7:30pm, $20.
‣ Writer Susan Orlean talks Animalish—about animals and their place in our lives at the Morgan, on 3/8, 6:30pm, $15.
‣ Tonight at a number of movie screens around town, the UK's National Theatre production of Travelling Light about a small Jewish community in eastern Europe, silent films, and the influx into the U.S. of future film greats. Not The Artist, but worthwhile.
‣ Sauce, for far too long derided as too French, too old school to be worthy of a foodie's attention, makes a return and not a moment too soon. Learn sauces, Italian-style, at Eataly, 2/21, 6:30pm, $110.
food ‣ City Grit, an old schoolhouse converted into a culinary salon, promises memorable food experiences and a good time, with guest chefs and themed dinners.
architecture ‣ Are you skeptical that anyone could come up with a list of "200 of the most notable buildings and spaces constructed in New York's five boroughs since 2000"? Fair enough. But give architect John Hill and author of the recently published Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture a chance to make his case on Wednesday, February 22nd, 6:30pm, in a talk at the Skyscraper Museum. [Photo: Cook+Fox Architects]
art ‣ Don't assume things are much rosier in a wee world, particularly when you're in a dark, snowy forest composed by the hugely talented husband-and-wife artist team of Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz. Their new show, Night Falls, opens tonight at PPOW, 535 W. 22nd [10th/11th] 212.647.1044.
crowdsourcing ‣ Gotta love this, especially with Valentine's Day around the corner: a Kickstarter project titled Love Ever After. With funding, it will be an art book sharing the stories and images of couples who have been married 50 years or more. Awww, and rightly so.
Should religious-run hospitals in New York state be allowed to deny married same-sex couples the same hospital visiting rights as heterosexual couples, on the grounds that the religion objects to homosexuality?