leisure 11.3.08

Brain Food

Kathleen M. Dudzinski, co-author of the new book Dolphin Mysteries: Unlocking the Secrets of Communication, will be talking about her findings at The Explorers Club, 46 E. 70th [Mad/Park] on Monday, November 10th, 7pm. Reserve at 212.628.8383 or reservations@explorers.org. $20

Plenty of things don't make sense to us; journalist and science whiz Michael Brooks takes on 13 of them at the AMNH on Tuesday, November 10th, 7:30pm. The program (and his book) is called Thirteen Things That Don't Make Sense, which at least makes sense. Registration suggested, $15.

Housing New Yorkers in the 21st-Century is the topic of the first annual Jane Jacobs Forum at NYU's Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Wash. Sq. S. [MacDougal/Sullivan] on Wednesday, November 5th, 6:30pm. Tickets are $15, available at 212.935.2075 or here.

The Arab citizens of Israel—Muslim, Bedouin, Christian, Druze, and Circassians—are the subject matter of the Other Israel Film Festival, which takes place from November 6th-13th at the JCC and at Cinema Village.

By 2025, 1 out of 5 New Yorkers will either have Alzheimer's or be caring for someone who does. Learn more about The Science of Alzheimer's Disease and Prospects for Prevention and Treatment on Monday, November 10th, 6:30pm, at Cooper Union's Great Hall when Dr. Michael S. Wolfe of the Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, discusses his work. Free.

It's sold out at the NYPL, when Toni Morrison discusses her new novel, A Mercy, with Fran Lebowitz, on Wednesday, November 12th, 7pm, at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library, Fifth [42nd]. But if you show up, you may be able to score standby tickets.

Name Your Poison
Good Lord, y'all are a bunch of boozehounds. Seriously, we're very happy with the response to the Name Your Poison Contest we announced this past Friday. If you're catching up, you can win a $250 shopping spree at your favorite liquor store, courtesy of MUG. Details are here. Contest ends Thursday at midnight, the winner will be announced on Friday. Also, we neglected to state the obvious: you must be 21 to enter.


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