THIS MONTH: NOVEMBER 2021

THIS MONTH: NOVEMBER 2021

The reopening of a beloved neighborhood restaurant, a tender new film on human intimacy and an exhibition of Latinx artists are just three of the things we're looking forward to in November.

THEATER

NOVEMBER 3:
Clyde's
Play

Penned by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage and directed by Kate Whoriskey, Clyde's is full of Broadway heavy hitters. The new play (starring Uzo Aduba of Orange Is the New Black) tells the story of formerly incarcerated kitchen staff working at a truck stop sandwich joint. Though the employees are belittled by their boss, they find new purpose in their efforts to create the perfect sandwich, the entire plot a metaphor for today's politically charged climate.

DESIGN

NOVEMBER 8:
Dubai Design Week
Design exhibition

With over 200 activities set for the annual event, Dubai's latest design week is also one of its most comprehensive. The entire initiative has an eye toward the future, and several showcases are designed to promote potential solutions to pressing global problems, like climate change. Lebanon's creative community is also taking center stage as artisans, designers, musicians and food purveyors from the country – which has experienced particular turmoil over the past couple of years – share their best work.

LITERATURE

NOVEMBER 9:
The Sentence
Book launch

Spanning the course of a year, Louise Erdrich's latest novel is a modern ghost story. Her triptych tale takes place in a haunted Minneapolis bookstore where spirits (including one of the shop's worst customers) are central to a mystery that's as cuttingly humorous as it is emotional.

FILM

NOW PLAYING:
Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
Movie

In a world of blockbusters, director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's new film whispers rather than shouts. The Tokyo-based feature tells three tales centered around the private lives and desires of women in the Japanese metropolis. It's the rare movie interested in teasing out the finer (and perhaps ungainly) points of human intimacy in modern life.

ART

NOVEMBER 20:
Buscando Recuerdos
Hashimoto Contemporary
Art exhibition

This group art exhibition at Hashimoto takes a closer look at contemporary, femme-identifying Latinx artists. Featured works include those by Natalia Arbelaez, Irana Douer and Veronica Fernandez to give a glimpse at the breadth and diversity of this often-overlooked demographic that is just beginning to receive its due.

FOOD

OPENING SOON:
Masalawala
Restaurant opening

Masalawala was a beloved Indian haunt in Manhattan's Lower East Side. After deciding not to renew their lease in the midst of the pandemic, owner Roni Mazumdar and chef Chintan Pandya (the duo behind Adda, Rahi and Dhamaka) decided they would rebuild their eatery elsewhere. Soon to be open in Brooklyn's Park Slope, the revamped restaurant is keeping mum on any significant changes to its menu, but whatever its offerings, it'll undoubtedly be an impetus for loyal diners to wander across the East River.