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Funny Food Art by Bill Wurtzel

Funny Food Art by Bill Wurtzel Credit: Funny Food Art by Bill Wurtzel

Chelsea Market’s ‘Funny Food Art Exhibit’
Healthy foods and kids don’t necessarily mix well, but Bill Wurtzel and his wife, Claire, are on a mission to change that. Check out the Wurtzels’ funny food creations that are sure to inspire some healthy eating in you and your kids. Photos of Bill’s work are on display through the end of the month at the Chelsea Market Concourse. (Closes May 31, Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-8 p.m., FREE, Chelsea Market Concourse, 75 Ninth Ave., 212-243- 6005,


Lisa Hanawalt
Mario Batali’s Crocs as pasta makers and Anna Wintour napping in a Louis Vuitton trunk are just some of the crazy things that Lisa Hanawalt sees with her “dirty dumb eyes.” The Brooklyn-based illustrator — whose work has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney’s and Vanity Fair — will be talking about and signing copies of her new book, “My Dirty Dumb Eyes,” at the PowerHouse Arena Monday night. (Monday night, 7-9 p.m., FREE, PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main St., DUMBO, 718- 666-3049, RSVP to,


‘Divas & Heroes’
Brooklyn-born, Jamaican-American painter Bob Tomlinson showcases his work of oil and collage paintings, titled “Divas & Heroes,” at Viridian Artists gallery in Chelsea, starting this week — Tuesday through June 8. An opening reception for the artist will be held Thursday from 5-8 p.m., and the artist will be on hand for coffee and conversation next on June 1 from 3 to 4 p.m. (Opens Tuesday, Tues.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., FREE, Viridian Artists, 548 W. 28th St., sixth fl., 212-414-4040,


‘Eyes on Innovation: Art and Design from the GE Focus Forward Film Series’
Invisible bike helmets and solar trees are a few of the inventions you can experience at this immersive exhibit connected to the “GE Focus Forward — Short Films, Big Idea” doc film series. The 30 stories detail the work of innovative inventors working to make a difference. (Closes Wednesday, hours vary, FREE, 92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson St., 212-415-5500,


‘Top Gun’
Take the highway to the danger zone — or the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, which is starting its summer movie series this Friday with its annual screening of “Top Gun” kicking off its season of FREE outdoor screenings. So bring your lawn chair, picnic basket (no booze!) and blanket, and make yourself comfy on the flight deck of the famed aircraft carrier. (Friday, doors at 7:30 p.m., FREE, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Pier 86, W. 46th St. and 12th Ave., 212-245- 0072,


83rd Annual Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit Spring Show
It’s like a gallery on the streets of NYC. Stroll along University Place from East 13th Street south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West Third Street, to see more than 100 artists selling their works. (Sat.-Mon. & next weekend, noon-6 p.m., FREE, University Place from E. 13th St. to W. Third St.,

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