Balthus: Cats and Girls-Paintings and Provocations, a new retrospective containing over 35 paintings — mostly of girls just past puberty in suggestive poses — certainly lives up to its title. His work is littered with images of cats, a longtime obsession, with particular focus on his childhood kitty that ran away, Muitsou. The artist completed 40 ink drawings depicting his feline friend at age eleven, and they're quite something.
The museum is offering free guided tours of the exhibit, but don't worry if you can't catch one. It's up until January 12th.
Saturday, October 12, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028
Lily Brett with Cliff Richard
Lily Brett, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, was a 19-year-old high school drop out from Australia when she found herself in the heart of London's music scene in 1967. Her newest book, Lola Bensky, is a fictionalized, semi-autobiographical account of her time hanging out with Jimi Hendrix, Cher, and Mick Jagger. She'll be discussing and signing copies of Lola Benky at Book Soup.
Wednesday, October 9, 7 p.m.
8818 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
For three days and nights only, the Broadway musical Mamma Mia! will grace the stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center. "A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!" If you haven't seen it yet, get your ABBA on.