Hear modern takes on classic fairy tales at Selected Shorts: Fairy Tales: Classic and Reimagined. Actresses Lili Taylor and Christine Ebersole lead the cast. Stories range from Joyce Carol Oates to Jonathon Keats, from the anthology My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me. (7 p.m., Wednesday, Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, $15).
The creators of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown sound off at Lincoln Center (Thursday, 6 p.m., free).
Hear thoughts from interior designer legend Victoria Hagan, with Holly Brubach (8:15 p.m., Thursday, $29, 92nd St. YMCA).
The iconic Russian novel Dr. Zhivago will be read by the book’s English translators (8:15 p.m., Monday, 92nd St. YMCA).