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shopping… Fun Fred Flare merch, KleinReid pottery, Patch NYC jewelry, and Amy Sedaris in the flesh, demonstrating hospitality under the influence. The group sale takes place this Saturday, 11am-5pm, at the Fred Flare warehouse, 175 N. 10th [Bedford/Driggs] 718.599.9221.

indie rock… Thursday: After band formations and band break-ups, Jeremy Enigk (of Sunny Day Real Estate) is finally back solo and strong again. Saturday: If you haven't seen The Big Sleep live, you're just delaying the rest of your rockin' life. One of NYC's best live acts, for sure. Coming soon…1/19: Mission of Burma. 1/27: The Books. 3/9 & 3/10: Of Montreal.

readings… A 20th anniversary reading and party for the Writers Studio, tonight, 7pm, at Judson Church, 55 Wash Sq. South. Doing the honors will be Carl Dennis, Jennifer Egan, Julia Glass, Edward Hirsch, Matthew Klam, Martha McPhee, Robert Pinsky and Grace Schulman. $5 suggested donation.

more readings… On Wednesday, December 13th, 6:30pm, an evening with highly-esteemed Irish author Edna O'Brien at Symphony Space, 2537 Bway [95th]. Tickets are $26 and $21.

festival… Emerging independent filmmakers, animators, and artists using film have a showcase for work which focuses on personal and artistic expression (as opposed to more commercial endeavors). It's called the Single Reel Film & Video Festival and it takes place on Tuesday, December 12th, 7pm, at the Culture Project, 45 Bleecker [Laf/Bowery].

screening… Tonight at 7:30pm, Makor, 35 W. 67th [CPW/Col] 212.601.1000, screens Contested Streets: Breaking New York City Gridlock and Grand Street. The first looks at how the city continues to cede public space to cars. The six-minute Grand Street looks at what happened when the director, Ian Rosenberg, set up a camera outside his apartment building at Grand and Pitt, and recorded a 12-hour stretch. Directors of both movies will be on hand for a post-screening discussion. $15.

head's up… Broadway's most talked-about performance this season is surely Christine Ebersole's in the musical Grey Gardens. By early June, she'll be clutching a Tony for it. Ms. Ebersole is giving a holiday concert at Birdland on Sunday, December 17th, 8pm. Tickets are $40 plus a $10 minimum.


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