arts 04.23.09

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Throw Down Your Heart is a documentary about Béla Fleck traveling through Africa, exploring the African roots of the banjo, opening tomorrow at the IFCChristine Ebersole is at Birdland for one night only, May 4th… Tonight at the Arsenal, Central Park, NY Transformed: Visions for a Sustainable City.

indie rock… Friday: The Love Language brings their synthy sunshine fuzz pop to The Bell House. Friday: Lemonade is one of our favorite new arty electro-dance bands. See them at Zebulon. Just Announced… 7/13: Wilco. 6/18: Phoenix. 6/9: PJ Harvey.

booksSum Forty Tales from the Afterlives, by neuroscientist David Eagleman, is one of the more memorable books to come our way in a long time: smart, provocative, funny, and touching. The author will be doing a reading at B & N, 6th Ave. and 8th St., on April 28th, 7:30pm, and at Pete's Candy Store, April 30th, 7:30pm.

talent showtheSet, a hip monthly talent show at New World Stages, features music, comedy, dance, and magic. The next one is April 29th, 7:30pm.

shopping… You'll find discounts of up to 50% on jewelry from 11 highly-regarded jewelry designers including Jessica Fields, Wendy Culpepper, and Asha by ADM. The sample sale takes place tomorrow, noon-7pm, and Saturday, 10am-7pm, at 211 W. 28th [7th/8th] 6th flr., 212.380.1092.

photography … Catch three great photography exhibits before they close on Saturday at Bruce Silverstein, 535 W. 24th [10th/11th] 212.627.3930: Estate of E. O. Hoppé – Early London Photographs, Cloud 9, and Estate of André Kertész – In the Depths of Winter. And we're looking forward to Black in White America, work by Leonard Freed, opening May 2nd.

out of town… Roundtrip to Peru, $338. That doesn't include about $100 in taxes and fees, but it's still a great price. Valid on select dates through the end of the year, book by May 8th.

architecture… At Japan Society, Form Follows Fancy in New Architecture, with architects César Pelli and Paul Tange, moderated by Geeta Mehta. Tonight, 6:30pm.

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