Parties, panels and other notable media gatherings
WHAT: Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on Finding Oprah’s Roots
WHERE: The New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: The influential Harvard scholar will discuss his new book with Times columnist Bob Herbert.
WHAT: Valentine’s Evening with the Crumbs
WHO: Famed cartoonist husband-wife duo R. Crumb and Aline Kominsky Crumb
WHERE: New York Public Library, Celeste Bartos Forum, 42nd Street at Fifth Avenue
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: The legendary pair will discuss 35 years of living, loving, and working together, as chronicled in the Mrs.’ new Need More Love: A Graphic Memoir.
NOTE: Sold out, but some stand-by tickets available at the door.
WHAT: Selected Shorts: Falling In Love
WHO: Author Alice Hoffman
WHERE: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway
WHY YOU SHOULD GO: Hoffman (Practical Magic, Here on Earth) presents the tales, to be read by several actresses including Hope Davis.