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anglophilia The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: what a cast! Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy, and Dev Patel. The movie opens May 4.

The first season of Sherlock on PBS was terrific, so we're looking forward to May 6, when season two begins. Watch a sneak preview.

Continuing Tudor intrigue from Hilary Mantel in Bring Up the Bodies, her sequel to Wolf Hall. May 22

theater Props for not being a jukebox musical. Or harassing the Great American Songbook. Or for choosing a safe subject with a predictable composer. February House, with music and lyrics by Gabriel Kahane, is set in a Brooklyn boardinghouse in the 1940s, where Carson McCullers, Benjamin Britten, W.H. Auden, and Gypsy Rose Lee roam the premises. Based on true events. Starts May 8 at The Public. [Photo: T. Charles Erickson]

art Alice Neel: Late Portraits & Still Lifes, works from 1964-1983 by the late, great painter, opens May 4 at David Zwirner, 533 W. 19th [10th/11th] 212.727.2070. The qualities that made Neel so singular are much in evidence: from the inclusive range of subjects, the clarity leavened with warmth, the skill with the brush.

history Whether you look at New York and see it as it is now, or as it could be, or as it was, you'll want this last chance to hear from Nik Sokol, resident geologist of City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave. [Havemeyer] WBurg 718.782.4842, before he moves well and truly Down Under. Sokol will talk on Sunday, April 29, 5pm, about his findings in the past eight years, reminding us it helps to look down to know where you've been.

The Waterfront Museum picks itself up and heads over to Tribeca's Hudson River Park Pier 25, May 3-15. The antique wooden barge, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will host all kinds of events good for kids, and probably interesting to you, too.

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