Ever wondered what New York looks like from a bird's eye view? The Panorama of the City of New York is your chance to do just that. This 9,335-square-foot model is comprised of 895,000 buildings and makes use of striking detail. It's definitely worth the trek (Queens Museum of Art at Flushing Meadows Corona Park, $5).
Take in the work of fourth-year School of Visual Arts students at "Ground Control" (until Feb. 5).
Reexamine what memory means at "Back to the Old House" at Clifton Benevento (515 Broadway).
Catch "Home Base: Memories of the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field" (Brooklyn Historical Society).
Food for Thought at Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church in the Bowery provides high-quality performances and is a food drive, all in one. Sounds like a win-win to us (Thursday-Saturday; $5 with two cans of food; 131 E. 10th St.). This installment is curated by Nina Winthrop, Will Rawls and Nami Yamamoto (St. Marks Church in the Bowery PRESS 212-674-6377, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Aerial Showcase hits the stage at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (Saturday, 248 West 60th St.).
See the dance career of a legend in Alwin Nikolais' Total Theater of Motion (NYPL for Performing Arts).
Tango Inferno at the Joyce Theater has some hot numbers (Wednesday).
In a rare melding of highbrow and pop culture, the indie rock band Low Anthem will hit the stage at Lincoln Center as part of the American Songbook Series. Low Anthem's debut album, What the Crow Brings, was well received-and the band's newest will be released next month (8:30 p.m. Wednesday).
Grammy-nominated gospel singer Mavis Staples performs at the Brooklyn Bell House (Tuesday, 149 7th St.).
The Manhattan School of Music and the Orion String Quartet presents Windscape (7:30 p.m. Thursday, free).
Hear Lance Horne-who just released his debut album, First Things Last-perform at Lincoln Center (Friday).
Hear how Anna Sui's fall collection was inspired by Charles Rohlfs, one of the arts-and-crafts movement's most notable artisans, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Fashion Meets Furniture: A Conversation with Anna Sui (6 p.m. Friday, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, $25). And while you're there, catch Mr. Rolfes' own exhibit, "The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs," also on display.
Hear the case for wine as youth serum at the Natural History Museum's Wine and Aging (6:30 p.m. Wednesday).
Learn how Diane von Furstenberg stays on top at Captains of Industry: Diane von Furstenberg (Thursday, 92nd St. Y).
Distract your child at the Drop-in Art Workshop at the Jewish Museum for some hands-on art (noon to 4 p.m. Saturday).
This weekend, catch the end of the Public Theater's 7th Annual Under the Radar Festival. With a price tag of just $15 per show, this festival boasts several new theater productions, including a performance of Being Harold Pinter (Wednesday-Sunday) by the Belarus Free Theater, a company that endured detainment and repression in their home country (for more information, visit www.undertheradarfestival.com; ends Sunday).
The Zero Mostel Show: Zero Hour with Jim Brochu features an electrifying performance (Saturday, Actor's Temple Theater).
Time Stands Still returns for its sophomore season (Wednesday-Saturday, Cort Theatre).
Catch the end of Next to Normal at Booth Theatre (through Sunday).