The National Arts Club, located on the south side of Manhattan’s Gramercy Park, is a hive that hums with culture. You may recognize the building from its appearance in movies—Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery and Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence (both released, strangely enough, in 1993). The club is special and its programming of events is particularly smart. November has a stellar lineup with virtual visits from actor Alan Cumming (16th) and cartoonist Edward Sorel (17th). There’s a talk on Anna Sokolow, a not fully appreciated pioneer of modern dance (3rd), and a discussion of Picasso’s Blue Period between museum directors and curators (16th at one P.M.), which nods to a big exhibition that just opened in Toronto. Check out the calendar for more info and offerings. —L.J.