Wave Hill Winter Workspace 2014 Tonight-Feb. 16 Wave Hill 675 West 262nd St., The Bronx $8, 718-549-3200 www.wavehill.org
Hit up Wave Hill’s 28 acre public garden and cultural center with its amazing views of the Hudson and Palisades. Its Glyndor Gallery is transformed into a space for 12 artists (Dana Levy, Jan Mun, Aron Louis Cohen and more) to create and host a series of workshops over the next few weeks.
Comedy Outliers Presents: Pop Americano! Tonight, 10 p.m. The Creek and The Cave 10-93 Jackson Ave., Long Island City $6, 718-706-8783 www.creeklic.com
Brandon Collins and Mike Brown host this night of pop culture humor, incorporating news clips, sound bites and funny trivia. The line-up includes Mike Cannon (MTV), Kid Fury (sofurious.com) and more. Get ready to laugh about Obamacare, Miley Cyrus and surely something about the Yeez.
Living Colour has been kicking it since 1983 — that’s 30 years of “Cult of Personality.” The mastermind behind the band, Vernon Reid, is a Brooklyn native who got his start in avant-funk bands and infused a lot of what he was doing then with hard rock and metal once he got Living Colour together. Catch them in their hometown tonight!
Winter Jazzfest celebrates 10 years with this kickoff show featuring drummer Bobby Previte’s TERMINALS with Nels Cline (Wilco), John Medeski (Medeski, Martin and Wood), So Percussion and more. Special guests TBA.
Galette des Rois Celebration Jan. 8, 6:30 p.m. FIAF Le Skyroom 22 E. 60th St. $35.80, 212-355-6100 www.fiaf.org
La Galette Des Rois translates to “the flat pastry cake of the Kings” and it’s eaten as a celebration of the Epiphany in France. The French Institute Alliance Française and Eric Bedoucha, Executive Pastry Chef and Partner of Financier Pâtisserie, are throwing this extravaganza where you’re invited to chow down on these almond crème-filled puffed pastry cakes and wash them down with a refreshing glass of bubbly. We say stick it to sober January — get your cake and Champagne on.
Whiskey Business: Whiskey and Cheese Jan. 7, 6:30 p.m. Murray’s Cheese 254 Bleecker St. $75, 212-243-3289 www.murrayscheese.com
Wow, you’re about to get fat and drunk all at once — the perfect pairing for the dropping temperature! Just kidding, but you will discover the magical combination of whiskey and cheese. Whether you’re indulging in sweet bourbon or enjoying a smoky scotch, Murray’s will teach you how to pair it.
Raise Up Philippines: Art Benefit for Typhoon Haiyan Relief Friday, 6 p.m. Bunnycutlet Gallery 158 Roebling St., Williamsburg Free, 917-584-7420 www.bunnycutlet.com
Hosted by Bunnycutlet Gallery, Toy Tokyo and M27 Designs, Raise Up The Philippines is a silent auction for art lovers to bid on selection of low-brow, graffiti, pop and street art. All of the proceeds will be donated to UNICEF Philippines. Contributing artists include O.G Slick, Moses Mitchell, Karen Sneider and about 30 others.
La descente d'Orphée aux enfers Friday-Jan. 5, 7 p.m. St. Paul’s Chapel 209 Broadway $15-$125, 212-602-0800 www.gothamchamberopera.org
Start the New Year right with this old story of selfless love. It’s the NYC premiere of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s 1696 opera that retells the story of Orpheus, who enters Hades, after learning of Eurydice’s death, to convince Pluto to allow her to return to earth with him. Gotham Chamber Opera will partner with members of The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra for these performances.
Iron Mule: The Best Comic Shorts of 2013 Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m. Symphony Space 2537 Broadway $12, 212-864-5400 www.symphonyspace.org
Every first Sunday of the month Jay Stern and Victor Varnado host this night of comedic short films. Catch some of the best of 2013, with films about zombies, drugs and nail polish. The competition is on, as each film will be rated by guest judges Kevin Maher, Meghan O'Neill and Ryan Arey.
Cameron Diaz Talk and Book Signing Monday, 7 p.m. Barnes & Noble Union Square 33 E. 17th St. Free, 212-253-0810 www.barnesandnoble.com
We know, when you think Cameron Diaz the first thing that comes to mind is author, and totally not Charlie’s Angels and There’s Something About Mary. Diaz has penned a new book called The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body, and she’ll be signing and talking about it at Barnes & Noble. She’ll teach you how to love your bod the way she loves hers.
New York Brass and Heritage Festival Jan. 7-12 Various Venues Brooklyn & Manhattan Various Ticket Prices www.nybrassheritage.com
Blue Note Entertainment brings the best of New Orleans to New York to perform at Blue Note Jazz Club, B.B. King Blues Club and Grill, The Highline Ballroom and more. Enjoy the sounds of New Orleans jazz fusion, blues and brass during this cultural celebration. Musicians include The Blind Boys of Alabama, Allen Toussaint, Rebirth Brass Band, The Stooges Brass Band and many others. Here’s hoping they bring us some of those delicious Cafe Du Monde beignets — yum!
Monster Energy Buck Off Friday-Jan 5, 8 p.m. (Fri-Sat.), 1 p.m. (Sun.) Madison Square Garden 4 Pennsylvania Plaza $25-$205, 212-465-6741 www.thegarden.com
Thirty-five of the top professional bull riders in the world go head-to-head in the Built Ford Tough Series bull riding competition. Watch cowboy after cowboy go bouncing around on a bull and most likely get hurt, 'cause when you mess with the bull, you get the horns, you know? We recommend not wearing anything red.