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music Celebrating the release of their new album Taka Come On, rising psych indie rock band Walking Shapes is in the middle of a marathon: playing 24 shows in 24 hours at 24 different venues (and today is April 24th). The 24th show will be at Bowery Electric tonight.

event It's John James Audubon's birthday on Saturday and you can honor him with a visit to the exhibit Audubon's Aviary: Parts Unknown at the NY Historical Society, and, at 3pm, by joining the fifth annual Audubon birthday party.

movie At Cinema Village, Next Goal Wins is a sports documentary about American Samoa's soccer team, the worst in the world by almost any measure, except the things that matter, like spirit and perseverance. Funny, touching, definitely feel-good.

book A Fighting Chance is the new political memoir by Elizabeth Warren, the senior senator from Massachusetts, champion of progressive causes.

art & photography At DC Moore Gallery, 535 W. 22nd [10th/11th], two noteworthy exhibitions with New York themes. Opening tonight, oil paintings by Mark Innerst that turn the city's relentless verticality into a series of fresh thrills and 30 gelatin silver prints of Empty New York from the 1960s by Duane Michals.

'64 world's fair The 1964 World's Fair opened 50 years ago this month. Check out the photos here, 13 Most Wanted Men: Andy Warhol and the 1964 World's Fair at the Queens Museum and Isaac Asimov's look at 2014 from 1964.

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