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MUGWeekend

Art
At The Night of 1,000 Drawings, you'll find small, unframed works on paper from scores of New York artists. Works sell from $30-$50, admission is $5. Cash, checks, and Amex. It takes place this Friday, 5-10pm, at Artists Space, 38 Greene [Grand] 3rd flr. 212.226.3970.

Indie Rock
Oh My Rockness picks: Friday: Grizzly Bear, Soft Circle, Tyondai Braxton at Tonic: Grizzly Bear gathers an eclectic collection of disjointed, sometimes creepy, sounds and couples them with lush, layered vocals. They play the soundtrack to your wackiest dreams. Saturday: The Fucking Champs at Northsix: Who knew hipsters could head-bang with such authority? There's nothing like metal, without the lame vocals that almost always get in the way, to loosen up your spirit. Just Announced: 1/22: Bell Orchestre (w/ members of Arcade Fire), Clogs at Bowery Ballroom, 1/28: Field Music at Mercury Lounge, 3/8: Nada Surf, Rogue Wave at Webster Hall, 3/10: Metric at Webster Hall.

Movie
Not many people on the planet we'd rather spend a couple of hours in a dark movie theater with than Dame Judi Dench (pictured), especially when she's given a little scenery to chew. Her new movie Mrs. Henderson Presents, which opens tomorrow, has Dench playing a widower in wartime London who buys an theatre and decides to produce a topless revue. Also stars Bob Hoskins, and is directed, unexpectedly, by Stephen Frears.

Kids
Build-your-own Gingerbread House Party at Silverleaf Tavern, 43 E. 38th [Park] 212.973.2550, this Saturday, 1-3pm (designed for kids 5-12 and their parents). Silverleaf provides the gingerbread pieces, frosting, gumdrop (and other) accessories, plus tiny aprons and toques for the budding pastry chefs. Cost is $50 per child (parents are free), half of which will be donated to P.S. 116.

Design
New York Interiors: Past and Present is a discussion of "New York's innovative interiors, past and present, and the people that fashion them." Tonight at the Museum of the City of NY, 6:30pm, $7.

Gay
A reading and discussion of Sodom on the Thames by Morris Kaplan, a book that focuses on several incidents (scandals in their time) that took place in 19th century England involving homosexuality. The event is at Labyrinth Books, 526 W. 112th [Amst] 212.865.1588.

Shopping
Jewelry, scarves, candles, food, and more will be part of the Fair Trade Holiday Gift Market sponsored by NYU, Oxfam at NYU, and the ACLU at NYU, this Saturday, noon-7pm, at the Bronfman Center, 7 E. 10th [5th/Univ] Look for gifts from Goods that Give, Interrupcion, Alternative Gifts International, Mercado Global, Mad Imports, and Global Exchange.

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