arts 04.17.08

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En Japanese restaurant celebrates cherry blossoms season in a big way (via The Food Section)…Today through Sunday, up to 50% off merch at AutoCity of Water, about the future of the city's waterfront, is on PBS this Sunday, 1:30pm.

indie rock… Friday: Tapes 'n Tapes try to tackle the sophomore slump when they play furious pop at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. Saturday: The Constantines put on a sweaty, boozy and great garage rock show at Southpaw. Just Announced…7/15: Spoon. 7/25 !!! (chik chik chik)

food… NY Times reporter and author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, Jennifer 8 Lee, will be at the Tenement Museum on Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:30pm, to talk about her book. Topics to include: who invented the fortune cookie and the bio of General Tso.

theater… The return of Mike Daisey is always a welcome event. In his new show at Joe's Pub, the perceptive (and very funny) solo performer anatomizes How Theater Failed America.

movies… Sneak previews and lost gems are the stuff of the documentary series Stranger than Fiction at the IFC, weekly through June 3rd.

books… The weather may be improving, but in our book the season is always right for a cozy mystery. A Beautiful Blue Death, by Charles Finch, is all warm fireplaces and steaming pots of tea—just the atmosphere you want from a book set in London, 1865. Bonuses: appealing characters and smart plotting.


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