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Last chance to see Seems Like We've Been Down This Road Before, the survey of David Kramer's works from 1989 to the present, at Armand Bartos Fine Art, 25 E. 73rd [5th/Mad] 212.288.6705, extended through August 12th. Summer hours are limited, though: M-Th, 10-6.

Charles Ludlam, the late and much-loved founder of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company, made two unfinished silent movies. See them at Anthology Film Archives August 19th-22nd.

One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro is at Joe's Pub August 11th, 7pm, $15.

eventDueling Bingos! On Saturday night, 7pm, a promise of "the most cut-throat, single elimination, down-and-dirty, going-to-get-ugly, no-holds-barred Bingo Tournament ever held." It's a benefit for that great organization 826NYC and your competitors will include John Oliver, Jack McBrayer, and Sarah Vowell. Details here.

indie rock… Saturday: See Twin Shadow's super-smooth indie-soul for free at Brooklyn Bowl. Sunday: Alt 'n B act The xx play for free at Central Park Summerstage! Plus, more free summer shows! Just Announced… 11/23: Joanna Newsom. [Image: Annabel Mehran] 8/10: Blonde Redhead (win tickets).

photographyA British Life in a Mountain Kingdom: Early Photographs of Sikkim and Bhutan opens tomorrow at the Rubin Museum. It's a show of extraordinary, large-scale images by John Claude White of the landscapes and people in the Himalayas from 100 years ago.

food… Tonight at Organic Avenue, 116 Suffolk [Riv/Delancey] 212-358-0500, 6-8pm, raw food advocate Ani Phyo gives a talk and does a food demo. It's $45, but you'll get to taste the results.

theater… The Times' Arts Beat recently featured Carly Sakolove's divathon version of Send in the Clowns. See a similar approach by Ms. Sakolove to Some People (including a hilariously marble-mouthed Patti LuPone), I Dreamed a Dream and a straightforward take on Orange Colored Sky.

out of town… From August 13-15th in Wassaic, NY (about two hours north), the annual free music and arts festival The Wassaic Project has the Luyas and 26 other bands in this year's lineup. You can get there by MetroNorth and camping is available. More at their Facebook page.

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