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Yes, it's humid. But there's still a compelling case to get out and join the city having a collective bad hair day: There's the multi-faceted extravaganza SpiegelworldThe Tollywood Allstars at Spike Hill on Saturday night…Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling at MoMA…

indie rock… Saturday: Battles wage war on prog when they math-rock it for free at Central Park Summerstage. Saturday: Woodhands make nerd-rock with keytars cool. They electro-geek up Silent Barn in Brooklyn. Just Announced…10/6: Death Cab For Cutie.10/16: Antony & The Johnsons. 12/10: Bon Iver (2nd show added)

magic… Sam Eaton's show of magic and mentalism, The Quantum Eye, makes a perfect evening appetizer, Saturdays at 5pm this month, at the Snapple Theater Center, 1627 Bway [50th] 212.921.7862.

shopping… It's on—Barneys semi-annual competitive shopping event, 255 W. 17th [7th/8th] 212.450.8400. Today and tomorrow, 8am-9pm, then M-F, 10-9, Sa-Su, 10-7.

theater… Soho Think Tank's WMD (just the low points) examines a single date in the country's history, January 8th, 2004, to scrutinize the media during wartime. Plays through Saturday at the Ohio Theater, 66 Wooster [Spring/Broome].

restaurantVai Restaurant, 225 W. 77th [Bway/Amst] 212.362.4500, is the small, ambitious new wine bar/resto on the UWS. It's loud and not every dish scores, but many do, making it welcome in those also-ran parts (culinarily speaking).

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