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theater Vanessa Redgrave performs a one-night-only reading of Michele Zackheim's novel Last Train to Paris. Accompanying Ms. Redgrave is musician Jimmy Owens, playing flugelhorn and trumpet. It takes place at the Cherry Lane on Monday, March 30, 7pm, a benefit for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.




talk Clashes between the police and the public are on the rise around the world. Tomorrow night, 7pm, a discussion of public protests at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare [Cleveland/Mulberry]. RSVP appreciated. [Photo: A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images]




movie Intense suspense: a British soldier is separated from his unit and must survive a night in Belfast, 1971 in the movie 71. Opens tomorrow.




music Trevor Gordon Hall plays the guitar and kalimbatar. Kalimbatar? It's what Mr. Hall calls his modified kalimba, often referred to as an African thumb piano. As you can see from the photo, the two instruments are yoked together. A shotgun wedding, maybe, but what comforting sounds Mr. Hall creates from the union. His newest album is called Mind Heart Fingers and he'll be performing at Iridium on March 16.




art OK, it's the winter doldrums, so: cats. Thank you, Japan Society, for obliging. Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection, opens March 13, with a second rotation of works from April 29.







Mercer Street (from 2013)

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