leisure 03.14.11

Brain Food

Atul Gawande, surgeon and author (The Checklist Manifesto), talks with Paul Holdengraber on Being Mortal, and other tragedies, part of the LIVE from NYPL series, on Thursday, April 28th, 7pm. $25

Two on the brain itself… Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis gives a talk at Cooper Union on March 22nd, 6:30pm, called Beyond Boundaries: The New Neuroscience of Connecting Brains with Machines—and How It Will Change Our Lives about the ways that technology may provide cures for things like paralysis and Parkinson's… Dr. Patricia Churchland gives the 81st annual James Arthur Lecture at the Museum of Natural History on March 29th, 6pm, titled Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality.

Channel your inner Joseph Smith and Start a New Religion with the guidance of 3rd Ward instructor Bob Doto. Four Saturdays starting April 23rd (2:30-5:30pm), $185.

David Von Drehle, author of Triangle: The Fire That Changed America, talks about the tragedy that took place 100 years ago in Greenwich Village and the labor conditions that led to the disaster. March 23rd, 6:30pm, at the Tenement Museum. Free, but reserve.

Superstars of Tomorrow: India, Brazil and Russia? is asked and answered in the The World Politics with Ralph Buultjens series at the 92Y on Sunday, April 3rd, 7:30pm. $29

America's Sea Saga is the story of Captain Moses Rogers and how he turned steamboats into steamships by using a 'steam coffin' to "Break the Psychological Barrier, and Usher in the Modern World." At the Explorers Club, April 4th, 7pm. $20. Call 212.628.8383 to reserve.

A class on writer Stephen Crane starts at the New School on March 24th, six Thursday sessions, 6-7:40pm, $275.

Pueblo Cultures of the Southwest: An Archaeological and Cultural Excursion is offered at the NYU's Midtown Center on Friday, April 8th, 1-4pm, $95

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