The influential painter Carroll Dunham’s fantastical paintings combine anatomical imagery, abstraction and cartoonish style. “Carroll Dunham: Paintings” at Barbara Gladstone Gallery through April 21.
The incomparable Vanessa Redgrave stars in the one-woman show “The Year of Magical Thinking,” an adaptation of a painfully beautiful memoir by Joan Didion, chronicling the year after the death of her husband and the sickness of her only daughter. Opening March 29 at the Booth Theater. magicalthinkingonbroadway.com
Ivy Baldwin Dance premieres “It’s Only Me,” a four-person performance with original score by Justin Jones. At Dance New Amsterdam March 28-31. dnadance.org.
Kal Penn does a dramatic take in “The Namesake,” an adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel about a family that moves from India to New York. Directed by Mira Nair, the director behind “Vanity Fair” and “Monsoon Wedding.” angelikafilmcenter.com
Multimedia artists from around the country – and around the world- come together for The Performance Mix Festival at the Joyce Theater Soho. Video, performance and dance share the stage in this celebration of performance, which runs March 29 – April 1. joyce.org