arts 04.12.07

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art… Opening tonight, 6-8pm, is an exhibition called "Cocktails" — sixteen still-life paintings of same by Joseph Borzotta. It's at the George Billis Gallery, 511 W. 25th [10th/11th] 212.645.2621.

indie rock… Friday: England's Klaxons bring their schizophrenic synth beats to Studio B. Saturday: Oneida, Cause Co-Motion and seven other bands play Barnard College's free WBAR-B-Q. Just announced…5/9: Magic Numbers. 6/26: Wilco with Low

movie… Canadian author Douglas Coupland (Generation X) wrote his first movie screenplay for Everything's Gone Green, opening tomorrow. It's the comic story of a twenty-something named Ryan (Paulo Costanzo) who loses his job and gets dumped by his girlfriend on the same day. And things go downhill from there.

dancing… The Big Apple Ranch,39 W. 19th [5th/6th] 5th flr. 212.358.5752, HQ for two-stepping gays and lesbians, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a party this Saturday night. As always, there's a beginner's lesson at 8pm, line-dance lesson at 8:30, and open dancing after 9pm. Photo: Rebecca Smeyne

reading… Bestselling Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin, appears at B & N on Union Square tonight, 7pm. His newest book, The Naming of the Dead, is part of his Rebus series.

out of town… Want a quick getaway to Tokyo? TravelZoo has tagged a $589 roundtrip price. Book by tomorrow, depart by April 20th.

cabaret… The talented Euan Morton will be singing a diverse mix of music when he performs at the Metropolitan Room this Sunday, 9:30pm, and next.

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