Sunday, October 26

Ay-yi-Ayers: Whose bright idea was this?! Former activist, a.k.a. “washed-up terrorist,” William Ayers, perpetual thorn in Obama’s side, joins a scholarly panel on “educational justice” at a festival that includes appearances from Rosie Perez, Mira Sorvino and Phylicia Rashad. Is the plan for him to commit radical acts against actresses who were popular in the late ’80s? Is there any plan at all?

[Stella Adler Studio’s Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts, 31 West 27th Street, 4 p.m., http://www.smarttix.com for tickets]

mbryan@observer.com

Sunday, October 26