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1970s Paris, courtesy of Agnès Varda, the 1975 Daguerreotypes, screened for its U.S. premiere at Maysles Cinema, thru 12/18, about the shopkeepers of rue Daguerre.

The Morgan Library triples down on holiday spirit: stop in to see Dickens' manuscript and first edition of A Christmas Carol, an exhibition on Auld Lang Syne, and you can see the first printing of The One Horse Open Sleigh from 1857, which is now called, of course, Jingle Bells.

Clamma Dale was great and all as Bess but that was 1976, the last time Porgy and Bess graced Broadway. Audra McDonald was born to do a lot of things, and one of them was to sing Summertime. The new revival is at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, starting 12/17. [Photo: Michael J. Lutch]

On Sunday, fishmongers make a return to lower Manhattan when New Amsterdam Market welcomes a slew of independent Northeastern fishermen.

Opening tomorrow at Causey Contemporary, 92 Wythe [N. 11th] Bklyn 718.218.8939, images of women and War Paint, as the photographer has it.

As the city lurches from its pedestrians and automobiles paradigm to a menage that includes bikes, an essay on the city's early cycle tracks and bike paths, including the one pictured along Ocean Parkway, that got us, eventually, from there to here.

shopping Up to 70% off cashmere hats, gloves, and scarves for men at women at Meg Cohen Design Studio, 920 Bway [20th/21st] Suite 905, now thru 12/19, 11am-7pm.

The DUMBO Arts Center, 111 Front [Wash/Adams] Suite 212 718.694.0831, has a holiday pop-up sale of work by over 50 local artists. Opening reception is tonight, 6-8pm. The sale continues thru 12/21.

Gorgeous porcelain from KleinReid is marked down at their annual holiday sale this Saturday, Dec. 17th, 11-4, 51-02 21st St. [51st Ave.] 7th fl. LIC.

movies Sleepless Nights Stories, a new film by 88-year-old filmmaker Jonas Mekas, tells stories, 25 of them, of life in New York, galleries, clubs, and people famous and not. At Anthology Film Archives thru 12/23.

crowdsourcing Newsmotion is a journalism project, based in Brooklyn, in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign. It looks pretty cool to us: a platform to triple stream civic media, public art, and reporting. News is sorted in three categories: 1) Official, meaning government and international institutions 2) Unofficial, meaning independent media 3) Citizen, bloggers and individual journalists. Given the current state of the world, and the current state of mainstream media, this strikes us as an ingenious way to aggregate and view events as they unfold. You can back the project with a pledge as low as $1.

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