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indie rock… Friday: The XYZ Affair brings their wonderful Weezer-meets-musical-theater power-pop to Bowery Ballroom. Monday: Calvin Johnson, ex-Beat Happening leader and indie rock pioneer, plays the Lutheran Church of the Messiah in Brooklyn. Just Announced…4/6: Kimya Dawson. 5/10 & 5/11: British Sea Power. 6/10: The Breeders

movies… It's been a good movie year, but really it's a good short film year every year, even if you rarely get a chance to see them. Check out all 10 Oscar-nominated Shorts this Saturday, noon, at the Directors Guild, 110 W. 57th [6th/7th]. Reserve at 888.778.7575, and get a leg up on your Oscar pool, too. Tickets are $5.

art… Brooklyn artist Shannon Plumb has a new show opening February 16th at the Sara Meltzer Gallery, 525-531 W. 26th [10th/11th] 212.727.9330, called "Together." To get a sense of her sensibility, watch one of the movies she's made.

talk… Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione gives a talk about the "age-old border dispute between Manhattan and the Bronx" called People v. Boyd, the Murder Trial that Nearly Redrew the Map of NYC, Wednesday, February 20th, 6:30pm at the Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 5th [40th]. Free.

books… On Tuesday, February 19th, 7pm, hear Bill Hayes talk about his new book The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray's Anatomy, at 192 Books, 192 10th [21st] 212.255.4022. Reserve.


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