When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story. Winona Ryder stars as Lois Wilson, wife of the man who, after 17 years as an out-of-control drinker, founded Alcoholics Anonymous. The focus here is on Lois: her intelligence, warmth and determination, and eventually, her founding of Al-Anon in 1951. 9 p.m./8 p.m. Central Time, CBS. Steel Magnolias. Or slip under the hair dryer and spend your Sunday evening at Truvy’s beauty parlor. Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Olympia Dukakis, and Dolly Parton head a cast of strong-minded southern women in this eminently popcorn-worthy comedy tearjerker from 1989. Sunday, April 25, 9 p.m./8 p.m. Central Time, Oxygen network. You can also catch it late Saturday, April 24: 11:30 p.m./10:30 Central.


Recollection: Lorna Simpson. Lyrical but tough, Simpson’s photographs, films, and installations pack a cumulative punch, well demonstrated by this show of six major works. Exploring race, gender, sexuality, and relationships, Simpson’s art is evocatively woven through with African-American history. Through July 18 at the Walker Art Center.


Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins. Last chance to see Kathleen Turner strut her stuff as the sharp-minded, outspoken Texas journalist and author. Held over through Sunday, April 25 at the Philadelphia Theater Company.

Janeane Garofalo with Mark Maron. You may know her as an actress (“Seinfeld,” Reality Bites, The Truth About Cats and Dogs), or maybe as talk-show host extraordinaire on Air America. But stand-up comedy is where Janeane Garofalo started out, and that’s how you’ll see her this coming Tuesday at Philly’s Theater of the Living Arts. Garofalo says she doesn’t make jokes, she makes observations—but her observations are funnier than most jokes, especially these days. Tuesday, April 27 at 8 p.m., The Theater of the Living Arts.

Washington, DC

A Dream…but not Yours: Contemporary Art from Turkey. Eleven women artists working in photography, painting, and video look at women’s changing role in Turkish society, and Turkey as a cultural hybrid of Eastern and Western influences. At the National Museum of Women in the Arts through May 16.

New York

Book Signing by Maira Kalman. She’ll be inscribing copies of her latest volume, Various Illuminations (Of a Crazy World). Meet Kalman and see her show, Further Illuminations, on view through May 1. Saturday, April 24, 4-6 p.m., at Julie Saul Gallery, 535 W. 22nd Street in Chelsea.

Music Takes Flight: Airborne Symphonies. Fresh from her star turn in Avatar, Sigourney Weaver joins The Little Orchestra Society at Lincoln Center for a concert celebrating humankind’s dreams of flight. Composers on the program include Kurt Weill (The Lindbergh Flight) and Mark Blitzstein (The Airborne Symphony). Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m., Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

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