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34 artists from around the world, many not well known in these parts, comprise The Ungovernables, the 2012 New Museum Triennial, not to be missed. [Work by Adrián Villar Rojas, image: Oliver C. Haash]

While we don't often cop to it, there are others cities we love, London chief among them. On Wednesday, 2/29, at Greenlight bookstore, Craig Taylor, author of Londoners (out next week), and a very tony guest lineup, give readings on the topic of that great city.

NYC's dearly departed is the subject of Dead Apple Tours, given in a 1960 Cadillac Superior Crown Royale Hearse, in which seven living New Yorkers can fit (well, eight, counting the driver).

Can the tender movie Once, turned into the tender off-Broadway musical, thrive in the decidedly untender glare of Broadway lights? We think so. Previews begin on 2/28 at the Bernard B. Jacobs (still the Royale to some of us).

indie rock Thursday: Field Mouse brings their lush dream pop to Spike Hill. Saturday: Zola Jesus's goth-pop intoxicates. See her in action at Webster Hall. Just Announced… 4/10 - 4/17: Kraftwerk @ MoMA. 4/17 & 4/18: Bad Brains

movies Strangely enough, we've never been into that whole Belgian/cattle hormone/crime syndicate movie genre, though Bullhead could prove the exception to the rule. [Image: Nicolas Karakatsanis]

art At Fred Torres, 527 W. 29th [10th/11th] 212.244.5074, Earth Laughs in Flowers, David LaChapelle's new show that combines Baroque still life and the distinctly un-still life of the modern world.

dance Choreographer Jody Oberfelder's work has always had plenty of brain, and muscle, and heart, but there's an extra dose of heart in her new work THROB, March 1-3 at the Abrons Arts Center. The heart—metaphorical and physiological—is explored; there's also a solo piece performed by Oberfelder and the premiere of a work with a cinematic motif. Tickets are $20.

crowdsourcing Art Therapy Project: New York to Namibia is a Kickstarter project looking for $7,500 of funding to continue bringing the healing power of art to AIDS-orphaned children in that beautiful country. This one really speaks to us— if it does to you, too, they could use the pledges.

Chelsea (from 2010)

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