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Architect John McGill makes an interesting case for the reuse of down under the Culver Viaduct, that hulking contraption charged with getting F and G trains over the Gowanus.


Cooper Union architecture prof Kevin Bone discusses The Secret Life of New York City Water tonight at CUNY (not Cooper Union), 6:30pm, in the Spitzer School of Architecture's Sciame Auditorium, 141 Convent Ave. [135th].



photographySimply Beautiful may sound more like a hair product than an exhibit but don't let that dissuade you. These limited edition prints, a selection from the 11 million-image National Geographic Image Collection, aren't just beauties: many are affecting, too. The show opens tonight at the Steven Kasher Gallery, 521 W. 23rd [10th/11th] 212.966.3978. Pictured: Jim Richardson's New York City Skyline in Fog.


art… Opening October 28th, 6pm, at Matthew Marks, 522 W. 22nd [10th/11th] 212.243.0200, Brice Marden's first one-person show since his 2006 MoMA retrospective. It's called Letters and features work inspired by a trip to China and Chinese calligraphy.



shopping… It's the third annual Steampunk Day in DUMBO, 155 Water [Pearl/Anchorage], 11-8pm. Plenty of retro-futuristic Victorian goodness: fashion, jewelry, clothes, a fashion show, and a literary corner. $5.



out of town… Roundtrip to Guatemala, plus four hotel nights and breakfast, $399. Add taxes of about $100. Visit Antiqua, the market at Chichicastenango, and the gorgeous Lake Atitlan.


Fans of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City will be happy to catch up with one of its central characters in Mary Ann in Autumn, out 11/2.


theaterMark Rylance, starring in La Bête on Broadway, performs Off the Grid in Manhattan on Monday, November 8th, 7pm. It's a benefit for the Stella Adler Studio and will showcase Mr. Rylance's improv skills. $100.


Stanley Kubrick's superb, impassioned, antiwar movie Paths of Glory (1957) screens at Anthology Film Archives on Monday, 7 and 9pm.





Jonesing for new Law & Order episodes (L.A. notwithstanding)? Maybe Law & Order UK on BBC America will scratch that itch, though some of the episodes are remakes of NYC cases. And the courtroom wigs seem comically mismatched to the L&O vibe. Your call.

Thirty bucks seems a tad high for a Candy Apple Making Class. But you do get an apple martini shot to help your prep and you can take your handiwork with you. Tonight at Sidebar, 120 E. 15th [Irving] 212.677.2900.













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