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fashion Illustrator, fashion designer, and now blogger, Chesley McLaren does everything with great style and not a little humor. The brand-new gig, Fashionable Doodles, is a journal of the fashion shows.

movie Pablo Larraín's No stars Gael García Bernal as the ingenious Chilean PR man who organized the unlikely campaign to oust Pinochet. Voters could choose 'yes' to keep Pinochet in office or 'no' to throw the bum out. A big hit at Cannes and rightly so. Opens tomorrow.

photography At Kim Foster Gallery, 529 W. 20th [10th/11th] 212.229.0044, Diversions—photo-based oil prints of all kinds of games by E.E. Smith, who wrings much nuance from her theme.

shopping Let's go to the flicks. Or really, let the flickers come to us. Three projectionists put their love of old movies into their Christmas gifts last year, taking actual film cells and embedding them into a votive candle. And now Actual Film Votives are on sale at Etsy. You can watch a short video about the process here.

And while we're on the subject of projectionists, be sure to check out MUG's own Joe Holmes series on projection booths and projectionists, profiled by NPR.

walks On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz is more rejuvenating than a day at the spa. The author, in her appealing way, will sharpen your outlook on New York and the world by showing you how, with help from diverse companions, to walk and look with fresh attention.

music We've been cheering on the PigPen Theatre Co., a gaggle of fledgling Carnegie Mellon theater grads who have an indie-folk album called Bremen that we like a lot, and who performed a well-received show last year called The Old Man and the Old Moon. They'll be at Mercury Lounge on Tuesday, February 26, 7:30pm, $12.

What Does Utopia Look Like?, a talk and slide show by Cindy Milstein and Erik Ruin drawn from their book Paths Toward Utopia: Graphic Explorations of Everyday Anarchism. Tonight at Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen [Stanton/Riv] 212.777.6028,

Manoel Felciano, the talented actor and singer, hasn't performed a show in four years. Way too long. He's at Joe's Pub on February 25, 9:30pm, $25.

Sure, a first-world problem, but the OneLessDrop power cord anchor by Heckler Design solves a small problem beautifully.

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