Best-selling author Calvin Trillin reads from “About Alice,” an ode to his beloved late wife, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at 192 Books. Head to Bowery Poetry Club at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, when actress Patricia Clarkson joins poet Howard Altman to read from his collection “Who Collects the Days.”
Jazz at Lincoln Center presents the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra with Arturo O’Farrill, exploring classic and new works that fuse Afro-Cuban grooves with bebop. At 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater.
Complexions Contemporary Ballet, at the Joyce Theater Tuesday through Sunday, features several new works, including the New York premiere of a Desmond Richardson solo choreographed by Taye Diggs.
Television stars Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”) and Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) hit the boards in Second Stage’s production of “The Scene,” a dark comedy about narcissistic New Yorkers, directed by Rebecca Taichman. Through Feb. 11.
MoMA’s 21-film retrospective of the work of the late film composer Franz Waxman continues this week with movies such as “Liliom” (1934) at 8:30 p.m. Monday; “The Furies” (1950) at 6 p.m. Wednesday; “Peyton Place” (1957) at 8:30 p.m. Thursday; and “Edge of Darkness” (1943) at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.