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art… At Schroeder Romero, 637 W. 27th [11th/12th] 212.630.0722, Eric Heist's solo exhibition UStrust opens tomorrow. The show is set within a fictional bank (complete with teller windows) and, needless to say, the sympathies aren't with the financial institution.



indie rock… Thursday: Owen is singer/songwriter Mike Kinsella. You may know him from Joan of Arc. He plays pop songs at Knitting Factory. Saturday: The twee-troubadour Swedish superstar Jens Lekman will make the girls at Webster Hall swoon. Just Announced…5/30: Raconteurs. 6/10: Death Cab For Cutie



poetry… Tonight at Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery [Houston/Bleecker] 212.614.0505, alumni of the Urban Word series perform, 8pm, $5.




outdoors… It's Hanami time (cherry blossom viewing season) at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Official start is Saturday and it goes through May 11th, if Mother Nature cooperates.



talk… A treat for Chelsea Hotel fans: the Museum of the City of NY hosts a reading and panel discussion tonight, 6:30pm, called "Chelsea Hotel: Past, Present and Future: 125 Years as a Haven for the Arts." 



booksThen We Came to the End, about life at a Chicago advertising firm before and after the dot-com bubble, was a book we began with little enthusiasm, but finished as fans. Author Joshua Ferris will be at BookCourt, 163 Court [Pacific/Dean] Bklyn 718.875.3677, on Saturday, 7pm, celebrating the release of the paperback version.



moviesGoldfinger, arguably the best Bond film ever, is on double bill with Dr. No at Film Forum, both of which are being screened from new 35mm prints. Bonus: singalong to Goldfinger.




talk… We love the 92nd St. Y, but honestly, we'd rather rip out our fingernails than spend an evening there listening to Laura and Jenna Bush. You may have a greater tolerance for torture than we do.


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