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Our main image today is from the P.S.1 show Arctic Hysteria: New Art from Finland, the work of 16 Finnish artists…Balloon rides in Central Park through August 22nd.



indie rock… Sunday: The sweaty soulful showman King Khan comes with his Shrines to play for free at McCarren Park Pool. Monday: Melodic rockers The National and Yeasayer pack the kids in to Central Park Summerstage. Just Announced…10/8 & 10/9: Beck 10/14 & 10/15: TV On The Radio 11/17: Iron & Wine



classical… At Bargemusic on Saturday night, 8pm, and Sunday, 4pm, cool down and lift your spirits with Mozart's Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro," and Symphony No. 40 in g minor, plus Beethoven's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major.



cabaret… On August 3rd and 17th at Joe's Pub, 9:30pm, the bitter(er) and boozier half of Kiki and Herb, Justin Bond, hosts some downtown friends in loosely themed evenings, though cocktails will certainly be a leitmotif.



birds… Tomorrow night, 7pm at the Tribeca Barnes and Noble, 97 Warren [Greenwich] 212.587.5389, join author Luke Dempsey as he discusses his new book A Supremely Bad Idea, which, through wry humor, manages to make birding seem like a reasonable pastime…And speaking of birds, this is the last chance to catch Ornithology: Photographs, Paintings + Mixed Media at Jen Bekman, 6 Spring [Eliz/Bowery] 212.219.0166.



hotel… A new/nu place to stash visitors: Brooklyn's Nu Hotel, 85 Smith [Atlantic/State] 718.852.8585. Rates are currently in the $229-a-night range, but jump over the $300 mark in the fall.


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