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art Opening tomorrow at Lu Magnus, 55 Hester [Ludlow/Essex] 212.677.6555, A Portal Between Tehran & NYC: Open for Conversation. It's an installation by Amar Bakshi in which you can have a one-to-one conversation with someone in Tehran. You need to RSVP for a time slot in the Portal.

movie Still Alice, which has a one-week run starting tomorrow (then plays from January 16), stars Julianne Moore as a linguistics professor diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Moore's performance is the movie and it's devastating.

drink Belgian beer is good any time, but seems especially festive for the holidays. At Jimmy's No. 43 this Saturday, 1pm, it's the fifth annual Battle of the Belgians. Tickets are $55, including food.

food A galette des rois from the great Almondine promises puff pastry, frangipane and a lucky charm that allows you to be crowned King or Queen.

sculpture Thaddeus Erdahl, an interesting and witty ceramicist, has his first NYC solo show at Greenwich House, titled Yes Sir No Sir This Way That.

cabaret Stave off any after-Christmas blues with divatude from Christine Pedi in her show Snow Business at 54 Below, December 27, 11:30pm, $15 plus $20 minimum. Ms. Pedi is able to summon up—perfectly and hilariously—many friends, from the hair-flicking Streisand to the marble-mouthed Patti LuPone, to the late sonic boom known as Elaine Stritch.

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