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Tonight, a Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn Benefit Concert at Southpaw with Clare & The Reasons, John Wesley Harding, and Richard Julian. Details…On Saturday at noon, Joanne Dugan, author of 123 NYC: A Counting Book of New York City, will be at Bank Street Bookstore, 610 W. 112th [Bway] 212.678.1654…The owners of MUG favorites Five Points and Cookshop have turned Provence into Hundred Acres, featuring seasonal American food. 38 MacDougal [Prince] 212.475.7500.


indie rock… Friday: The Mountain Goats play a troubadour's blues at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Image: Mark Van S.] Saturday: Blood on the Wall bring their noisy Sonic-Youth-Mary-Chain swirls to Mercury Lounge. Just Announced…9/22 & 9/23: My Bloody Valentine. 9/25 & 9/26: Built To Spill. 10/2 - 10/4: Stereolab.




artFlag Art, 545 W. 25th [10th/11th], a new exhibition space, debuts with a show called "Attention to Detail," curated by Chuck Close. Work from emerging and established artists, including Ed Ruscha, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman, Olafur Eliasson, Louise Bourgeois, among the impressive lineup.



debut… We first noticed soprano Sadie Rosales at a holiday concert of The Virgin Consort—which proves star quality can sometimes jump out between the Adeste and the Fideles. Ms. Rosales makes her debut at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on Wednesday, May 21st, 8pm, singing Sibelius, Berg, and Britten. Tickets are $25, available here.



design… These days, we tend to give the Meatpacking District a wide berth, but we'd make an exception for Meatpacking District Design 2008, the 3rd annual event that showcases designers of all persuasions.



photographyBill Wood's Business is an exhibition organized by Diane Keaton and Marvin Heiferman at the International Center of Photography, celebrating Mr. Wood's many images of post-WWII Ft. Worth. Opens tomorrow.



download… The wondrously talented singer-songwriter Jill Sobule has a gift for fans: a free download of her Joe's Pub show from last year. Catch her act live at Joe's Pub on May 18th and May 20th.




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