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Wang Qingsong: When Worlds Collide opens on Friday at the International Center of Photography. The Beijing artist's compositional extravaganzas astonish for their scale, but also their social commentary.



Share the love for Arrested Development tonight at The Bell House TV party.

Fine (and still underrated) singer-songwriter Mindy Smith plays City Winery, 2/10.





foodFive chefs, five pigs, and five winemakers have a major porcine wallow on Sunday during Cochon 555, at The Lighthouse, Hudson River & 23rd, 5pm. Tickets are $125.

Tulsi, 211 E. 46th [2nd/3rd] 212.888.0820, has opened, with Exec Chef Hemant Mathur (Devi) overseeing the regional Indian cuisine.

Writer Raj Patel (The Value of Nothing) discusses food and social justice in a talk called What are the Barriers to Food Sovereignty? at CUNY's Graduate Center, 1/28, noon, free.





indie rock… Friday: Headless Horseman brings eclectic dreamy pop to Cameo Gallery. Saturday: Computer Magic makes addictive electro-synth-pop. See them @ Bruar Falls. Just Announced… 3/28 & 3/29: The Mountain Goats. 4/29: The Kills w/ Cold Cave.







movies… The 15th season of Stranger than Fiction at IFC is underway, through March 15th, Tuesday nights at 8pm. Screenings are followed by a Q&A, usually with the director. Pictured: Meryl Streep getting her Brecht on in John W. Walter's Theater of War, showing March 8th.



photography… Now at Yossi Milo Gallery, 525 W. 25th [10th/11th] 212.414.0370, an exhibition of images by masterful architectural photographer Ezra Stoller (1915-2004) of landmarks buildings, architectural interiors, and private homes.



out of town… You won't find balmy breezes in North Adams this time of year. But it's always a good time to visit Mass MOCA, and right now you can see Everything That Rises Must Converge, a major Petah Coyne exhibition. Mid-winter seems the perfect time to consider Ms. Coyne's gothic, foreboding constructions. Cozy things up afterwards with an overnight at The Porches, on the museum's site; they describe their rooms as "industrial granny chic." $130-$180 a night.


shopping… It's never too early to start your spring cleanup. GrowNYC sponsors Stop 'N' Swaps this Saturday in Manhattan and other boroughs in the next weeks. Bring stuff to swap and a bag for the outbound. Ninety percent or more of the items get reused, reducing NY's waste. Details.











What hotels do you recommend for out-of-town guests that don't cost an insane amount of money? Answer









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