TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1
Opening: Leo Fitzpatrick at 55 GANSEVOORT
New space alert! 55 Gansevoort! Open “24/7,” because, see, it’s just windows. Anyway, you hang out down there, you should swing by. It’s an Ellie Rines joint. —Dan Duray
55 Gansevoort, New York, 12 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2
Presentation: Tyler Coburn, “Postscript on I’m that angel,” at Koenig and Clinton
Artist and writer Tyler Coburn will discuss the readings he’s recently organized of his text I’m that angel, which is about content farming in this age of constant, unceasing circulation. They’ve taken place at data centers all over the world, from the so-called “WikiLeaks Bunker” in Stockholm to Google New York, where I caught it. It was easily one of the weirdest and most compelling performances of the past year. This presentation is part of the newly christened Koenig & Clinton’s first show, “Spectators, Rendered and Regulated.” —Andrew Russeth
Koenig & Clinton, 459 West 19th Street, New York, 7 p.m.
Talk: “The View” at Lisa Cooley [Update: Event has been moved to Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.]
A roundtable discussion in conjunction with Cynthia Daignault’s exhibition at the gallery. Kittens, according to the gallery’s website, will be discussed. –Michael H. Miller
Lisa Cooley, 107 Norfolk Street, New York, 6:30 p.m.
Screening: Salò or The 120 Days of Sodom at MoMA
Years after seeing Pier Paolo Pasolini’s brutal 1975 masterpiece, which sets the Marquis de Sade’s torture-filled volume The 120 Days of Sodom in World War II Italy, I’m still terrified of having to watch it again (it’s that appalling). So, no, I won’t be in the audience, but if you haven’t seen it, here’s your chance. It’s worth the pain. This screening is part of the museum’s “Dante Ferretti: Designing for the Big Screen” exhibition. Mr. Ferretti, it seems, was the production designer responsible for designing the farm where all of the mayhem takes place. —A.R.
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York, 4 p.m., various ticket prices
Exhibition: “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures” at the New Museum
His sculptures and performances have never shied away from being ambitious, so why would a Chris Burden career survey be anything but all-out? Forty year’s worth of work will occupy every floor of the building as well as its facade. —Zoë Lescaze
The New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
Opening: Ron Gorchov at Vito Schnabel
Good art! And you’ll probably know someone there! Go! —D.D.
Vito Schnabel, 43 Clarkson Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Opening: “Outside In” at White Box
Independent curator and critic Barbara Pollack, who contributes to The Observer, organized this group show, which includes works from the Chinese contemporary art collection of Andrew Rayburn and Heather Guess, who are based in Cleveland and New York. The artist list: Ai Weiwei, Cai Guo Qiang, Chen Wei, Chi Peng, Liu Di and Mi Mai. Note that the show runs only through Sunday, Oct. 6. Here’s a thought: arrive in the neighborhood a little bit early to see some of the great shows that are open on the booming block of Broome Street just east of Bowery, like “A Rough Guide to Hell” by Société Réaliste at P!, Joanna Malinowska at the new Canada space and Bjorn Copeland at Jack Hanley Gallery. —A.R.
White Box, 329 Broome Street, New York, 6–8 p.m.
Performance: Claire Chase at The Kitchen
The flutist Claire Chase will perform the entirety of her new solo album at The Kitchen. –M.H.M.
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, 8 p.m., $15
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4
Exhibition: “Edgar Allen Poe: Terror of the Soul” at the Morgan Library
Manuscripts, early printings, annotated editions and lots of other literary ephemera: the Morgan is launching a show for lovers of all things Poe. Keep an eye out for upcoming events, which will include a reading from former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky and conversations with Lou Reed and Paul Auster. —Z.L.
The Morgan Library, 225 Madison Avenue, New York, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
Reading: “Lonely Girl Presents an Evening of Readings” at Martos Gallery
Four artists featured in Asher Penn’s exuberant, off-kilter exhibition—Analisa Teachworth, Bunny Rogers, Amaia Ulman and Greem Jellyfish—are giving a reading. Of what is anybody’s guess. —Z.L.
Martos Gallery, 540 West 29th Street, New York, 7-9 p.m.