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photography… Via our friends at The Morning News, we learn of photographer Erwin Olaf's show at Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, 537 W. 24th [10th/11th] 212.627.0006, full of meticulously staged tableaux of strange yet recognizable emotional undercurrents in equally strange yet recognizable settings. Images not safe for work… Leslie Kobrin's Bicycle Series photos are at Recycle A Bicycle's Dumbo location, 35 Pearl [Pymouth] 718.858.2972, through 2/28.



indie rock… Friday & Saturday: Obits rock their big energy garage-rock-punk at Cake Shop. Sunday: Kings of Convenience bring the pop hushness to Warsaw. Just Announced… 4/1: The Walkmen. 4/12 & 4/13: Ben Folds. 5/8 & 5/9: Jonsi (of Sigur Ros).




artLyons Wier Gallery, 175 7th [20th] 212.242.6220, opens It's My Birthday!, a solo exhibit of work by Melodie Provenzano, starting tomorrow. We've been following her career and she continues to intrigue us with her dreamscapes that reveal more than first meets the eye.




movies/food… The second Hungry Filmmakers series returns to Anthology Film Archives on February 23rd, 7pm. Watch extended previews of six new movies about food, proceeds to benefit Just Food. Kerry Trueman, editor of Eating Liberally, moderates a panel discussion afterwards. $15.


shopping… It's up to 75% off clothing, shoes, and accessories at the latest Barney's Warehouse Sale, 255 W. 17th [7th/8th] 212.450.8400, starting today and running through February 28th.






















PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO
One of our favorite restaurants anywhere, as of a few years ago, was a hole-in-the-wall in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. No, that's not rightâ€"it wasn't even a hole-in-the-wall since it didn't really have walls to speak of.

Everything that Mayte and Ale, the two women (lovingly dubbed the 'bloody chicas' by one of their husbands), prepared in this dinerless diner was delicious beyond belief and dirt cheap. So we were heartbroken when they were in a serious car accident and were forced to sell the place.

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fourteenth street station (from 2008)

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