Katrin Fridriks, Golden Awareness, Screenprint with 14 colors, 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 in
ART: Color or Colour... at Charles Bank Gallery
On the walls of this international group show are screenprinted swirls of color from Katrin Fridriks and Michael Bevilacqua's combinations of cartoon imagery with spraypainted tags. Lee Baker's surreal cityscapes occupy a full floor, while a mural by Ben Eine takes up the back wall.
Charles Bank Gallery, 196 Bowery, (212) 219-4095. 7 p.m.
BOOKS: The Baffler #21 Release Party at Housing Works Books
Since relocating to Cambridge last year, the irregularly-published left-wing journal of ideas has come out with two issues. Celebrate the third Baffler of 2012 (and twenty-first since 1988) by watching founding editor Thomas Frank face off with funny PAPER pal Julie Klausner in a round of "Ayn Rand: The Game Show."
Housing Works Bookstore Café, 126 Crosby Street. 7 p.m. Free.
FILM: David Hall + Marlon Riggs at Light Industry
Marlon Riggs' 1991 PBS documentary Color Adjustment traces the history of African-Americans on television, arguing that the decades of changing representation had done little to advance accurate portrayals. David Hall's short "This Is a Television Receiver" collapses the distance between medium and content, recasting Alvin Lucier's I am sitting in a room for the audiovisual medium.
Light Industry, 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn. 7 p.m. $7.