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indie rock Friday: Boys Noize brings the big time dance beats to Webster Hall. Saturday: Go see Grass Widow @ Glasslands! Just Announced…
7/12: Animal Collective. 8/11: Cut Copy. Free Summer Shows.

art The Met Museum goes all Merchant/Ivory with their new exhibit Rooms with a View: The Open Window in the 19th Century at the Met—and that turns out to be a good thing. There's a great deal of unalloyed pleasure to be had from the early 19th century European and Russian artists who painted their rooms and a little of the world beyond. Thru July 4th.

urban design Crowdsourcing comes to urban design: now through April 30th, courtesy of the Institute of Urban Design, By the City/For the City. Weigh in on ways to focus design attention on parks, streetscapes, or any public area that could use help. After that, an international competition for proposals to address some of these ideas, to be published in an 'Atlas of Possibility' in September during an Urban Design Week festival. More

movies Nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category, Incendies moves from the personal (revelations to adult twins at the reading of their mother's will), to the epic, including a journey to the Middle East. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, based on the play by Wajdi Mouawad.

house tour The annual Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation self-guided house tour is coming up Sunday, May 1st. Among the highlights: a tour of Emily Post's childhood home. Tickets are $150.

out of town After New York, Rome ranks pretty high on our list of places we could live. Like New York, it doesn't settle down much—but it is possible to find some peace in the Eternal City, particularly with the help of the new book Quiet Corners of Rome by David Downie, with photographs by Alison Harris. On sale 4/26. Mr. Downie and Ms. Harris will be at Rizzoli on 4/28, 5:30pm-7pm.

Lincoln Center gets a lot of love (best in show) from the AIANY Design Awards for the new spaces designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, FXFOWLE and Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners. AIA has an exhibition of the winners on now through early May.

Flash consignment sale for kids's clothing, 4/28-5/1 in Soho. Details.

The Vivienne Tam spring sample sale takes place on 4/27, 9-8, 4/28, 10-7, and 4/29, 10-6 at 260 W. 39th [7th/8th] 11th flr.

Publicolor, the nonprofit that helps turn cheerless NYC schools into more appealing places, has their annual fundraiser, Stir, Splatter + Roll, this coming Monday.

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