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music Glen Hansard says Ireland's singer-songwriter Declan O'Rourke is "a timeless troubadour with a voice that breaks through all your defenses and gets to the heart of the matter…One of the true greats of our island." Hear for yourself when Mr. O'Rourke plays The Cutting Room tomorrow night, 7:30pm. We've got a pair of free tickets for a random-drawing giveaway—email us with 'Declan' in the subject by 2pm today. We'll announce the winner on our blog after 2pm.

movie Greenwich Village folk scene, 1961, + the Coen brothers =
Inside Llewyn Davis. For more, read Dylan's Chronicles, volume one.

Photographer Sergey Maximishin has his first solo show in NY, called Siberia, at Nailya Alexander Gallery, 41 E. 57th [Mad] 212.315.2211, in which life bursts through an often gray, forbidding landscape and hapless circumstances.

art France is usually the setting of paintings by Fabienne Delacroix, daughter of 'naif' painter Michel Delacroix, but in her show at Axelle Galerie, 472 W. Bway [Houston/Prince] 212.226.2262, opening tomorrow, you'll see New York looking as sweet as can be.

restaurant Philly's Han Dynasty, at its East Village outpost, 90 3rd [12th/13th] 212.390.8685, is serving delicious Szechuan food. Go for double-cooked pork belly and Dan Dan noodles and be prepared to wait for a table (in prime time, the wait can be long).

food An only-in-New-York mix: David Chang, David Cross, Peter Meehan, Mario Batali, Greta Gerwig and Gaby Hoffmann reading from the quarterly food journal Lucky Peach, hosted by BD Wong, at Symphony Space, Wednesday, December 11, 7:30pm. $28

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