leisure 06.18.13

Brain Food
Every Person in New York

Just because it's summer doesn't mean your brain is required to check out entirely—not that there's anything wrong with that.

Chinese for Curious Foodies at Brooklyn Brainery teaches you some of the secrets of ordering food at a Chinese restaurant. Tomorrow night, June 19, 8:30-10pm, $15. The following Saturday there's a field trip to Sunset Park to test out your new skills.

Five Thursdays, 7-10pm, starting June 27 at 3rd Ward, Introduction to Web Design will teach you the basics of writing HTML/CSS. $439 ($349 for members) [Image: Rei Wang]

Bugs for Breakfast: Are Insects the Future of Food? The New York Academy of Sciences discusses this possible solution to hunger and food shortages. Bonus? A tasting.

The Hagia Sophia, Rome's Colosseum and the Guggenheim Bilbao will be part of the consideration of the 10 Buildings That Changed the World class at NYU starting July 2, 6:45pm-8:25 and four subsequent Tuesdays. $290

You can be the audience of The Audience at Symphony Space, though you'll be watching Helen Mirren as QEII talking with various Prime Ministers, at least as imagined by playwright Peter Morgan. Part of the National Theatre Live series. $22, nine dates starting June 27.

Chris Hayes, host of All in with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, chronicles the unmooring of American institutions in his book Twilights of the Elites: America After Meritocracy. He'll be at 92Y on Sunday, June 23, 7:30pm, talking about the 'fail decade'. $29

Learn about the Cyrus Cylinder, an icon of the ancient world, at the Met on July 11, 2-4:30pm. Free with museum admission.

The next aligning of sunset and NYC streets, aka Manhattanhenge, takes place July 11. Spend the event with astrophysicist Jackie Faherty, who will unpack this particular sunset at the Haydn Planetarium. $15

On Sunday, June 30, 4pm, the Municipal Art Society sponsors a walk dubbed Crossing Newtown Creek: Contrasting Industrial Brooklyn and Queens with urban geographer Jack Eichenbaum. $20

Gotham Writers' Workshop hosts Gotham at-a-Glance, an event where you can learn about their approach to creative writing and talk with their teachers. June 26, 6:30pm, 555 8th [37th/38th], free but register.

At The Explorers Club on July 9, 6pm, novelist and marine archaeologist Clive Cussler talks shipwrecks and about his life. Free, but reserve, 212.628.8383

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.

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