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theater A formidable group of collaborators are behind the Atlantic Theater's new musical The Band's Visit, based on the 2007 movie of the same name: music and lyrics are by David Yazbeck, book by Itamar Moses, direction by David Cromer, stars Tony Shalhoub.

movie Isabelle Huppert and director Mia Hansen-Løve make another formidable (in this case, pronounce formidable as the French do) team and turn Things to Come, a story of a woman's post-marital life, into a must-see. At IFC and Lincoln Plaza.

music Do you really need another Christmas album? The answer to that is Leslie Odom, Jr. and his new recording Simply Christmas— eight holidays songs that make the most of Mr. Odom's impossibly gorgeous voice and benefit from his finely-judged interpretations.

photography Joe Holmes' collection of 37 favorite photos, compiled in The 2016 Annual (a limited-edition of 100, hand-signed and numbered), is available for $20, plus $4 shipping. Email

At the MF Gallery in Brooklyn, the 2016 Toys Show of "cool, subversive, creepy, one-of-a-kind and unusual art toys."

Silent Beaches, Untold Stories:
New York City's Forgotten Waterfront

The Philosophy and Psychoanalysis of the Image: Psychoanalyst, Jamieson Webster in conversation with philosopher, Chiara Bottici, Saturday, December 10, 2pm, at Tillou Fine Art.

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