Wolfgang Laib (pictured) is speaking at the Phillips Collection tonight! I think it is already sold out, but it doesn't hurt to check.
Elizabeth Peyton is also TONIGHT at 7pm! at Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Julie Mehretu is speaking on Wednesday November 2nd at 7pm. For both of these talks FREE tickets are distributed beginning at 6:30 on the day of the event.
November's Architectural Digest goes inside of the home of Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi. They have a surprising number of Baquiat/Warhol paintings. -Coincidentally the National Gallery has two on exhibit as part of their Warhol: Headlines show.