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dance 4CHAMBERS, an intimate, immersive piece by the invaluable choreographer Jody Oberfelder, begins performances January 22 at Arts@Renaissance, 2 Kingsland Ave. [Maspeth] in East Williamsburg to only 12 audience members a show. $60




theater A new play by, and starring, Charles Busch is bound to bring a tropical vortex to this cold winter. Starting January 21, The Tribute Artist runs at Primary Stages—it's about an unemployed female impersonator, a suddenly deceased landlady and the role of a lifetime. Tickets from $70.




art Sharing a meal is often the basis for the strongest human bonds. But at Slag Gallery, 56 Bogart St. [Harrison Pl.] in Williamsburg, Always on Our Plate, an exhibition and performance by Alexandra Ben-Abba, looks at the Israel/Palestine conflict through the prism of the table, at which the ceramics and glassware cast an ominous shadow.




photography At Throckmorton, 145 E. 57th [Lex/3rd] 212.223.1059, a show of thirty works by the great Mexican photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo.




books In The Death Class: A True Story About Life, journalist Erika Hayasaki looks at a college course on the subject of death, taught by Norma Bowe—why the class has a three-year wait list and the impact it has had on students who have taken it.

The Days of Anna Madrigal, by Armistead Maupin, is the final installment in his beloved Tales of the City series. Out January 21.




food In the old Le Madeleine space, Bea, 403 W. 43rd [9th/10th] 212.602.1910, a young and stylish new spot featuring small plates and serious cocktails.




music Norwegian singer and songwriter Ane Brun plays Highline Ballroom, February 12, 8pm, tickets start at $18.







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