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Starting tomorrow, the Alan Klotz Gallery, 511 W. 25th [10th/11th] 212.741.4764, will have its annual holiday sale. Over 400 photographs by serious artists are on sale from $5-$5,000… For kids (and maybe for you), there's the musical Dear Edwina, with a thoroughly winning score by Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler… Hannukah gift idea: Don't Mind Me: And Other Jewish Lies by Esther Cohen, illustrated by Roz Chast.

indie rock… Friday: Bon Iver and The Tallest Man on Earth play calm acoustic-folk. See them at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Saturday: Oneida and a bunch of their rowdy pals loud up Knitting Factory. Just Announced… 2/13: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. 2/19: M. Ward. 2/27: David Byrne.

photography… At the Strand on Tuesday, December 16th, 7pm, Martin Parr will talk about his vast pop culture/kitsch/postcard collections, now itself collected in the two-volume Parrworld: Objects and Postcards.

opera… Three million cheers for Met Opera board member, Dr. Agnes Varis, and her husband Karl Leichtman, for spearheading the new $3 million recession subsidy for opera-goers. Via web lottery, a number of $25 weekend tickets will be available for 31 Met performances. This is in addition to the Rush Ticket program. Details.

sale… Today and tomorrow, 9-6, up to 80% off Proenza Schouler fall clothing and shoes. 120 Walker [Centre/Baxter] 212.343.1360.

out of town… Need some of the gingerbread-and-carols spirit of small-town America? You can't do much better this weekend than the annual Hawley Winterfest in the Poconos, PA. Horse-drawn carriage rides, ice carving, a bonfire, and, to top it off, a performance by the inestimable Virgin Consort.

movies… If you haven't had time to check out the new documentary showcase Maysles Cinema, 343 Lenox [127th/128th] 212.582.6050, the focus on Times Square next week (December 16th-18th), part of their Rent Control: NYC Documented and Imagined series, is a good place to start.

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