PROGRAM: January 5 to January 11

  • The annual dance festival Dance Gotham is back for a fifth year, showcasing a wide variety of dance styles and aesthetics. Notable performers include Brian Brooks Moving Company, Garth Fagan Dance, PARADIGM and Monica Bill Barnes & Company, among others. Presented by Gotham Arts Exchange (Sunday, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, $10).

    Check out new talent at the Emerging Artists Showcase at Dance Theater Workshop (Wednesday-Thursday).

    The Lonesome Cowboy attempts to answer the age-old question, what do men want? (Joyce Theater)

    Natalie Portman’s flick Black Swan is out--and she’s pregnant and engaged to the film’s choreographer.

  • Writers-actors-married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn bring their marriage memoir to the stage in You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up in a real-life, hilarious look at what marriage is really like. The 75-minute comedy looks back at the couple’s 13 years of marriage and proves that despite it all, it just may be crazy enough to work (Thursday through Saturday, the Snapple Theater, $35).

    Installation/theater hybrid Men Go Down opens Sunday (3LD Art and Technology Center).

    See for yourself Chad Kimball’s rise to Broadway fame in Memphis (Shubert Theatre, $41.50-126.50). New York’s longest-running show, Line, isn’t highbrow but it’s entertaining (Repertory Theatre).

  • The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is featuring a wide variety of performances--Verdi’s Don Carlo with Roberto Alagna and Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Bizet’s Carmen with Elina Garanca; and William Christie in Mozart’s Così Fan Tutte, among others (through Feb. 19, 2011, $30-$320).

    Epic country star Ricky Skaggs performs at B.B. King Blues Club (8 p.m., Sunday).  

    Hear Steve Ross perform highlights from British songwriter Noël Coward (Saturday, The Met Museum).

    Legendary soprano Renée Fleming takes the stage at Carnegie Hall (8 p.m., Tuesday, Perelman Stage).

  • The new Greenwich Village eatery Bell Book and Candle is green--and self-sufficient. It grows about 60 percent of all the fresh produce used on its own roof and even shares with neighboring restaurants. Chefs John Mooney and Mick O’Sullivan even transport the produce to the ground with pulleys (141 West 10th Street).

    Learn how to make healthy Pop-Tarts at the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center (11 a.m., Saturday).

    For no-reservation, no-fuss Italian, hit up Torrisi Italian Specialties. (250 Mulberry Street).

    Octavia’s Porch is the newest culinary brainchild of Nikki Cascone and Brad Grossman (40 Avenue B).

  • Catch the tail end of “The Last Newspaper” at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, an exhibit that explores the reaction of artists to the events they observe in the news. And it keeps with the newspaper theme—instead of a catalog, a weekly “newspaper” is distributed to explain the exhibits (through Sunday, $12).

    Bring the kids to the Center for Architecture for a family-friendly tour and a build-it-yourself activity (Saturday).

    Patton Oswalt reads from his new title, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland (5 p.m., Saturday, 261 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn).

    Get a laugh at Death By Roo Roo: Your F---ed Up Family at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (Saturday).