Where the Wild Things Are in NYC

Where the Wild Things Are comes out next week. I was going to prepare by making myself a pair of wolf pajamas or a monster costume, but fake fur is expensive. (I’m also more excited to make something awesome to wear to Fuck the Recession). If you feel even the slightest urge to pin pointy ears to your hoodie, you should drag your ass to the Morgan Library to check out  some of Maurice Sendak’s original drawings for the book. The exhibit includes manuscript pages with notes scrawled by Sendak and a few drawings that were left out of the original book. The Morgan Library costs twelve bucks to get in, but the library has free hours on Friday nights. Next week, you can go a reading by cast membersForest Whitaker, Catherine Keener and Max Records at the New York Public Library, because you’re never too old for story time.

Where the Wild Things Are: The Original Drawings
The Morgan Library
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street [Manhattan]
October 6 to November 1
FREE on Friday nights from 7pm to 9pm

Celebrity Where the Wild Things Are reading
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Ave & 42nd Street [Manhattan]
Tuesday October 13, 4pm
FREE

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Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher

After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.