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Gone, A Photo Gallery by Joe Holmes
Poll: Oscar/Actor

art First lines of Victorian novels are the point of departure for the Lighthouse Project II, in which Meghan Boody continues her exploration of a world she has created, a world full of mystery and beauty, but menace, too. It opens at Affirmation Arts, 523 W. 37th [10th/11th] 212.925.0092, 3/1.


music Bobby Long has released his first album, A Winter Tale. This British-born old soul (what freshman would choose that for an album title?) name-checks influences from blues guitarist Lowell Fulson to Nina Simone. A mature debut, for sure, and it will be interesting to watch him develop. He's performing March 3rd at Bowery Ballroom, 9pm, $15.


movies A Good Man is a documentary about Australian sheep farmer Chris Rohrlach, whose wife had a debilitating stroke at the age of 21. Seriously cash-strapped, he decides to open a small—legal—brothel to supplement his income. Cue: community opposition. Unlikely as it all sounds, it's a film of great humor and heartstring-tugging. Opens at the Quad tomorrow.


cabaret Lady Rizo is often described as 'bawdy' and that's a good a word as any, though her cabaret skills go beyond that, with a real set of chops and the smarts to know what to do with them. She's at Joe's Pub tomorrow night, 9:30pm, $15 in advance.

out of town This deal for The Inns & Spa at Mill Falls on New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee gives you a chance to recharge without breaking the bank. It's only $99 a night, with a break on spa services. Just remember to pack a sweater.


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Enfleurage, 321 Bleecker [Grove] 212.691.1610, offers a class on creating perfumes, 2/27, 6:30pm. It's $20, which comes with a $10 store credit at the end of class for essential oils.

St. Patty's Day prep: Guinness is Good For You at ICE, 50 W. 23rd [5th/6th] 212.847.0700, a class taught by beer expert Samuel Merritt. $65

At David Zwirner, 533 W. 19th [10th/11th], a signing by James Welling of his new book Glass House, a filtered look at Philip Johnson's iconic Connecticut home. This Saturday, 5-7pm.

Electric chamber music from Newspeak and Darcy James Argue's Secret Society new-wave big band should make for an interesting evening at Merkin Concert Hall tonight, 7:30pm, $25.

Refinery 29 picks the best store openings so far this year.

Author Nathan Englander discusses his dreams with neuroscientist Amir Raz at the Rubin on Sunday, 3pm, $15.








What's a great, underheralded NYC book? Answer

Why do Chris Christie and Sarah Palin love Andrew Cuomo so much? [Capital]
Tina Fey channels Joni Mitchell [New York]
Tiny bubbles [NY Observer]
On the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire [The Forward]
Outer borough transit…lame [Crain's]
NYPD extra frisky, not in a good way [NY Times]











GONE
A gallery of photos by Joe Holmes
(Click on the image to see the gallery)

poll

Who gets your vote for the Oscar
as this year's Best Actor?

vote

34%
Javiar Bardem (Biutiful)

vote

12%
Jeff Bridges (True Grit)

vote

12%
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)

vote

19%
Colin Firth (The King's Speech)

vote

22%
James Franco (127 Hours)


Gowanus (from 2009)

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