BLOODY BRILLIANT: This one's kind of hard to describe, but in a nutshell, Scottish artist Douglas Gordon's revisiting of Hitchcock's Psycho involves split screens, film at a third the speed, and scenes played backwards. No-one expects you to stay for the entire daylong 24 Hour Psycho Back and Forth and To and Fro, but even a snippet of this work (presented at the Guggenheim) is trippy in the best way. Starts at 10AM for 24 hours.
BUZZY: Malcolm Gladwell owns 2009, the book industry, and you. Go hear him talk about his book Outliers -- which, if you've been AWOL for a while, involves his analysis of the conditions of extraordinary success -- at the 92nd St. Y as part of the Giants of Science series. 8PM.
BLUESY: A who's who of current blues musicians (including Saron Crenshaw and Junior Mack) comes together as the Harlem Blues Project collective at B.B. King's for what will undoubtedly be a badass throwdown of the highest caliber (and gospelly Alexis P. Suter joins). 7:30PM.