MARCH 13

So much of photography involves being in the right place at the right time. Just ask Abe Zapruder. Bob Gruen (pictured right, with John Lennon) was not only everywhere that mattered during rock ‘n’ roll’s wild years, he also had a steadier hand than Mr. Z, and a much surer eye. Of particularly serendipitous import, Gruen was in New York during John Lennon’s bread-baking, Dakota-hibernating years and became the shutterbug of choice for the ex-Fab and his frisky missus. Not unexpectedly, Gruen has turned his candid snaps into a book, Sometime in New York City, an illustrated lecture (“John and Yoko in Focus: Through the Lens of Bob Gruen”), and an exhibition. Gruen will show and tell at 8 p.m. at the Museum of Natural History’s Baird Auditorium, 10th & Constitution Ave. NW. $13. (202) 357-3030; the photos hang through April 1 at the Govinda Gallery, 1227 34th St. NW. (202) 333-1180. (Dave Nuttycombe)