Thought Gallery: Three Virtual Events To Keep You Busy This Week

Consider these recommendations for upcoming virtual talks, readings and more in and around New York City:

Food for Thought | The Greene Space X MOFAD Presents Oyster Soiree: A Deep Dive Into the Flavors, Climate Issues, and Societal History of Half Shells
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m.
Live stream only
Learn to shuck like a pro, get the story of oyster sustainability, and hear history from the author of Whaling Captains of Color: American’s First Meritocracy.Museum of Food and Drink at a virtual celebration for the bivalve curious($20).

An Evening with The Glorias
Thursday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m.
The Cooper Union
Live stream only
Join big names from the new biopic The Glorias as they discuss how women overcome differences to question structures of power and unite around meaningful action. Among the guests: director Julie Taymor, Oscar winners Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander, and Gloria Steinem herself (free).

The Fabric of Crime
Friday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.
The National Arts Club
Live stream only
Join Dr. Alison Matthews David, historian of dress and textiles, for a glimpse into how 19th and early 20th century citizens, criminals, and police used dress to commit and detect crime (free, donation suggested).

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