BIG HOUSE: Jim Carrey’s new film I Love You Philip Morris (trailer) doesn’t officially hit theaters until December 3, but the Film Society of Lincoln Center is offering a sneak peek at the dark comedy about a jailed con man who falls in love with his cell mate (Ewan MacGregor). Carrey’s hit the dramedy button more than a few times, but if critics in Europe (where the film got an early release) are to be believed, this role, based on a true story, may be his sharpest turn off the mainstream highway yet—and that’s a very good thing. Directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will be on hand after the screening to discuss the film. 7PM.
MEAT UP: If we had to pick a last meal, it would probably be cassoulet, that product of the Languedoc region made with about 80 cuts of meat and duck fat for miles. Which kind of sausage to use? Breadcrumbs or no breadcrumbs? It’s all a matter of interpretation, but at the Brooklyn Kitchen cassoulet class with Kat Randazzo, you’ll get down the basics of this wonderfully hearty dish. Vine Wine will offer wine pairings. 6:30PM.
PAGES: Author Nicole Krauss (The History of Love) comes to Symphony Space in the wake of her 2010 National Book Award nomination for her absorbing, affecting novel Great House, a story of wives interwoven and connected by the thread of an old desk. Krauss will discuss the book with New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman, and actress Lois Smith will read an excerpt. 7:30PM.
Plus: See our music picks on the Nonstop Sound blog.