arts 10.27.05

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Showcase
An enjoyably over-the-top showcase of French artist Xavier Veilhan's new jewelry designs for Chanel, 9 W. 57th [5th/6th] 212.535.5828, through November 5, closed Sunday. Over 15,000 diamonds, sapphires, and pearls are incorporated into the pieces and there seem to be nearly as many security personnel on hand.

Photography
Brooklyn-born Ken Schles has an exhibition at the Lucas Schoormans Gallery, 508 W. 26th [10th/11th] 212.243.3159, opening tonight through December 17. The mostly black-and-white works (detail, pictured) are a portrait of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands and its citizens. Rich in subtext and streaked with melancholy, the images make you feel intimately acquainted with the town.

Food
Thiru Kumar, Tony Dragonas, and Rolf Babiel, may not be household names, but they're stars of the city's battalion of street food vendors. Find out why their dosas, chicken, and sausages have such a following and why they're now award-nominated.

Sports

Sportsvite is a new website (and a free service) designed to help you arrange a pick-up game or join a sports team — anything from basketball to wiffleball. Great idea.

Music
Just released, "Heading for Mornings," the new CD by the terrific Swedish group Jettie. Their music has been described as "moody orchestral rock;" and we think it's ideal for a grey, fall weekend afternoon — we're completely addicted. Hear samples on iTunes here.

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