today's MUG 07.24.14

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music Carrie Elkin and Danny Schmidt, two fine singer-songwriters on their own, join together for a whole that's greater than the sum of their parts. The chemistry is self-evident: they're now a duo offstage, too. Their new album, For Keeps has just been released and they play Rockwood, 8:30pm, tomorrow night.

movie A film of version of the John Le Carré thriller, A Most Wanted Man, opens tomorrow with a cast including Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright. The star, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, turns in another first-rate performance, one more reminder of how much was lost by his untimely death.

book The Magician's Land, the third book in Lev Grossman's Magician's trilogy is out August 5. Start, though, with The Magicians, followed by The Magician King.

art Sleepy time in the art world but for the Chelsea Art Walk—with over 100 galleries and artists' studios hosting events—happening tonight, 5-8pm. Also, the 5th annual David Zwirner Pop-Up Bookstore is open through August 1 at 525 West 19th [10th/11th], 10-6 (tonight open until 8pm).

out of town The annual Pig Mountain fest, which has grown from 400 people to 2800 last year, turns up on Narrowsburg's Main Street, August 23rd, with 17 chefs, 17 roasted pigs and plenty of veggies for vegetarians. It takes place from 5-9pm, costs $35 for all you can eat. Pig Mountain was started in 2011 by chef Heather Carlucci and artist Matt Solomon. As they do every year, a portion of the proceeds from the event go to a farm-based organization—this time The Center for Discovery, an organic farm that works with nutrition for people with autism and other disabilities.

parody Earlier this month we wrote about Best Made, the unlikely Tribeca shop purveying axes and other Paul Bunyan accoutrements. We enjoyed this Best Made parody by Max Shelley called Re Made with video.

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