Hear New Mexico-based painter Susan Rothenberg discuss the method to her madness with Whitney's Alice Pratt Brown and director Adam Weinberg at the museum's 6th Annenberg Lecture (7 p.m., Wednesday, Whitney's Lower Gallery, free, but registration is required). Rothenberg's work is marked by her minimalist paintings of horses, figures and dancing figures.
Nicole Krauss and Cynthia Ozick read from their new novels 92nd St. Y (8 p.m., Monday, free).
Hear A-list secrets at "Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words" (the Triad Theatre).
See the Guggenheim's "Broken Forms: European Modernism" with a curated tour (Friday, 2 p.m.).
The Divine Sister (SoHo Playhouse, 212-691-1555 for showtimes and tickets) makes plentiful use of nun puns and clichés, from the Sound of Music to The Song of Bernadette, all the while in drag--and surprisingly enough, it's funny. Written by Charles Busch, who also stars in the show as one of the nuns.
Black Angels Over Tuskegee (Actors' Temple Theater) narrates the story of Army's first African-American fighter pilots.
Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre), a sexy take on one of our nation's founding fathers, hits Broadway.
In the Heights (Richard Rodgers Theatre) just announced a Jan. 9 close date, so see it before final curtain.
Honor the legendary author of Catcher in the Rye at the Met's "How He Saw New York: J.D. Salinger and the City," discussed by New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik. Mr. Gopnik, who also penned a Salinger memorial piece in The New Yorker, will discuss our beloved city through the eyes of beloved old codger Salinger (6 p.m., Tuesday, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, $25).
Shop top designer brands like Alice + Olivia at Lucky Shops 2010 (125 West 18th St.).
Get your magic fix at Monday Night Magic (every Monday, 8 p.m., Bleecker Street Theatre).
Discover an intricate Chinese game at Project Mah Jongg (Museum of Jewish History).
See the eclectic fantasy world Marwencol, a one-sixth to scale model that Mark Hogancamp built after his brain injury in 2000. The exhibit, told through 40 photographs, portrays Hogancamp's mini-alternate universe perfectly, with Barbie dolls and military figurines as residents (Esopus Space, Monday-Thursday, noon-5 p.m., free.)
The best way to see stars is at the NASA co-produced MNH's "Cosmic Collisions."
Contemplate the gods at "Heroes: Mortals and Myths" (Onassis Cultural Center).
See iconic New York figures through Jerry Thompson's lens (Gallery at Hermes, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
Catch the chaotic yet compelling Fuerza Bruta: Look Up-a scintillating Buenos Aires import, it channels the beloved raves of the '90s. Among other things, it features women in very little clothing maneuver suggestively in clear plastic containers with inches of water that hover tantalizingly above the audience (8 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday, Daryl Roth Theatre, $79).
See the Cinderella-story dance troupe, Garth Fagan Dance, at the Joyce Theater.
Take in the U.S. premiere of Tides, at Sasha Waltz and Guests (BAM Howard Gilman Opera House).
Visit American Ballet Theater for the Havana International Ballet Festival.