See Ann Hamilton's The "Event of a Thread" installation at the Park Avenue Armory this Sunday
The Films of Tony Scott Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8
92Y Tribeca celebrates the life of director Tony Scott, who committed suicide earlier this year, with a two-day marathon of his films. On Friday there’s Crimson Tide at 7 p.m. and Top Gun at 9 p.m., and on Saturday there’s So Dark the Night at 6 p.m. and Déjà vu at 7:45 p.m. 200 Hudson St., 212-601-1000; http://92Y.org/tribeca
Rants and Other Suggestions Saturday, December 8, 8 p.m.
Authors Jonathan Franzen, Jonathan Ames, Gail Collins, Sarah Vowell, and more will read this Saturday in an event to benefit 826NYC, an organization that provides writing classes to children aged 6 to 18. Stephin Merritt, of the Magnetic Fields, will provide the music for the evening. Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th St., 212-864-5400; http://symphonyspace.org
The Event of a Thread Sunday, December 9
Artist Ann Hamilton’s installation at the Park Avenue Armory encourages visitors to sit in a set of swings that then push a giant curtain into movement. The pulley system in the installation uses the Armory’s own architecture in the Drill Hall. 643 Park Ave., 212-616-3950; http://armoryonpark.org