The “Dirty Looks” queer film series, which has been screening adventurous fare roughly once a month for about the past year, is planning to go big this summer, staging a festival call “Dirty Looks: On Location” that will span all of July. Over its 31 days, more than 30 artists’ works will be screened at a variety of locales around town, including many bars, clubs and theaters that have been vital centers for New York’s gay communities over the years.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12
Lecture: R. H. Quaytman at Dia
A master explorer of institutional history in her painting (she has done work based on the archives of the Whitney and ICA Boston, among others), R. H. Quaytman turns her attention here to Dia, a nonprofit with a legacy that is rivaled in ambition, triumph and drama by few, if any, of its contemporaries. — Andrew Russeth
Dia Art Foundation, 535 West 22nd Street, New York, 6:30 p.m., $6