Steven Assael: New Drawings

Stop by the Forum Gallery today to scope out a new exhibit of drawings by New York City artist Steven Assael, known for his figurative paintings and drawings. This exhibit showcases 23 drawings of contemporary men and women, individually and in groups. There will be a reception for the artist tonight from 5:30 to 7:30, and the exhibit will be on view through Feb. 1. (Opens today, Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., FREE, Forum Gallery, 730 Fifth Ave., second fl., 212-355-4545, forumgallery.com)

TV screening

'The Returned'

En français, s'il vous plait. Brush up on your French -- or your ability to read English subtitles -- at this FREE screening of the first two episodes of hit French TV show "The Returned," which also airs on the Sundance Channel. Set in a French town, the show follows a group of people looking to return home, although they don't know that they have been dead for several years. Spooky. Check it out for yourself this Saturday. (Saturday, 4 p.m., FREE, Film Center Amphitheater, Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 W. 65th St., filmlinc.com)