Drawn From Life

Tim Burton, Untitled (Romeo and Juliet). 1981–1984. Pen and ink, marker, and colored pencil on paper, 12 x 16" (30.5 x 40.6 cm).

The Art of Archie
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art; 11/19–2/28/10; T-Su noon–5 p.m., M closed; 594 Broadway, Ste. 401, nr. Prince St., 212-254-3511
Celebrate the perpetually 16-year-old redhead and his host of wholesome Riverdale friends in this exhibition of rare comic art and memorabilia. Expect all the regulars like Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Reggie, but also be ready for cameos from Josie and the Pussycats and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, who both, as you may know, went on to also enjoy live-action fame. The opening reception is Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Team America: World Police Sing & Swear Along
92YTribeca; 11/21 at 11 p.m.; 200 Hudson St., nr. Canal St.; 212-601-1000
Help the marionettes put the “F” back in Freedom this Saturday, when 92YTribeca hosts a Team America: World Police Sing & Swear Along. Don’t worry about knowing the lyrics ahead of time; they put them up onscreen for you. And to help loosen you up, a free beer is included with admission.

Tim Burton
The Museum of Modern Art; 11/22–4/26/2010, S-M and W-Th 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., F 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m., T closed; 11 W. 53rd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-708-9400
This week, MoMA opens their highly anticipated retrospective on the man who brought us modern classics including Beetle Juice and Edward Scissorhands. The show encompasses Burton’s films, photos, props, and puppets as well as drawings from his private collection. If you can’t wait until Sunday, see a sneak peek of the exhibit on Vulture.

Dread & Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip with Stuart Hample & Dick Cavett
Strand Bookstore; 11/23 at 7 p.m.; 828 Broadway, at 12th St.; 212-473-1452
Dread & Superficiality: Woody Allen as Comic Strip compiles 220 of the best comics from “Inside Woody Allen,” Stuart Hample’s comic based on Allen’s life philosophy and complex relationships. On Monday night, Hample discusses the collection with former television talk-show host Dick Cavett.

Drawn From Life