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photographyJoe Holmes, the photographer whose work appears daily on MUG under Joe's NYC, has his first solo exhibit at Jen Bekman Projects, 6 Spring [Bowery/Eliz] 212.219.0166, opening tomorrow night, 6-8pm. The show is called The Urban Wilderness and you'll see snowy Prospect Park (as above) through Joe's extraordinary eye.

booze… Get your wine game on at Brooklyn Winery, 213 N. 8th [Driggs/Roebling] 347.763.1506. The 'urban winery and winemaking center' teaches The Basics of Wine on Tuesday, December 14th, 6-8pm, $25, which includes the class, a tasting of six wines, and a tour of the winery.

There's a Ditmas Park Trivia, Tour, and Pub Crawl given by Levys' Unique New York and Ditmas Park Blog, tomorrow, 9pm-midnight, $15. Sounds like fun. 

music… Singer/songwriter/producer Keren Ann performs tomorrow night at The Bell House, 7:30pm, $15. Her two-night gig at Joe's Pub this week sold out.

Another genuine talent, Teddy Thompson (son of folk-rockers Richard and Linda Thompson), plays City Winery on Sunday, 8pm, $15-$25.

out of town… We can't do anything about the fact that London is expensive, but this deal helps: Roundtrip airfare on Virgin, six nights at the Queens Park Hotel plus breakfast, is $599 plus $186 in taxes.

gift shopping… Jewelry designer Susan Michel hosts her annual sample sale tomorrow and Saturday, 11am-7pm, at Divine Studio, 21 E. 4th [Bowery] Suite 6. In addition to Ms. Michel's designs, there will be pieces from a dozen other fine designers, including Jessica Fields.

The Center for Book Arts hosts its two day Holiday Gift Fair of hand-crafted goods (many made at their letterpress printshop and bindery). Tomorrow night, 6-9pm is the 'preview party' with live music and cocktails. $10 admission. The gift fair continues with no admission charge on Saturday from noon-7pm.

more Rooftop Films screens underground films underground at the Atlantic Avenue subway tunnel this weekend. Saturday's show is sold out but there are still tickets available ($20) for Sunday.

A whole other kind of movie experience: Spend An Evening with Leslie Caron at Film Forum on Monday evening (8:15pm, $30) as Ms. Caron talks with film historian Foster Hirsch and signs copies of her memoir Thank Heaven.

Opening tonight at Frosch & Portmann, 53 Stanton [Forsyth/Eldridge] 646.266.5994, Santa, an exhibition of eight artists' take on the guy, and don't expect too much merry twinkling and ho-ho-ho-ing.

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