arts 02.25.10

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At Union Docs, early films by Coleen Fitzgibbon and Robin Winters, who will be there along with Walter Robinson from Artnet.

The 11th annual Dog Show at Mascot Studio, all entries suitable for framing. More here. [Image: Chris Buzelli]

Visit the Brooklyn Navy Yard on a tour with Urban Oyster, by bus or bike.

indie rock… Friday: Lemonade rocks arty electro at Exit Gallery. Saturday: Surfer Blood brings the beach-pop to Market Hotel. Just Announced… 3/10: Broken Bells (with James Mercer of The Shins & Danger Mouse). 9/15: Vampire Weekend.

food… The first in a series of conversations about food and the city, Foodprint NYC takes place this Saturday, 1-5:30pm, at Studio-X, 180 Varick [King/Charlton] Suite 1610. Panels will include an impressive lineup of culinary historians, food writers, food retailers, designers, architects, and flavor scientists. The project was organized by Nicola Twilley and Sarah Rich. Free.

shopping…Whether it was a shopping salon, a Brooklyn band, or a sports drink, you've got us with the name Fair Folks & a Goat. As it happens, this new Carnegie Hill venture is a appointment-only gallery in a tea salon setting in which everything is for sale. The team behind it promises "costume jewelry of a Brooklyn designer to vintage Gucci bags and YSL skirts, from antique cane-back rockers to a canopied Vitra chair, the old speaks to the new and the new to old."

art… Opening tomorrow, 7pm, Entomologia, a group show inspired by, and incorporating, insects. It takes place at Observatory, 543 Union [Nevins] Bklyn. Thru 4/4, Thursdays and Fridays, 3-6, Saturdays and Sundays, noon-6.

history… We love hearing about unlikely career changes, and this one is up there: Theater 80 St. Marks is turning into the Museum of the American Gangster. Its official opening will be sometime this spring, but you can get a preview on Sunday, March 7, noon-5pm, $10. MOAG will create exhibitions and host workshops, tours, performances, as well as house research facilities, all focused on the role of crime in NYC's history.

theaterA Life in Three Acts is a memoir, of sorts, of British actor and drag queen Bette Bourne, performed by him, with playwright Mark Ravenhill. The award-winning show is based on conversations between the two men about Bourne's remarkable life. Starts March 4th at St. Ann's.

sale… Very modest prices at the sample sale of Theory clothes for men and women and 261 W. 36th [7th/8th] 212.947.8748, is on today, 11-7, tomorrow, 11-6, and Saturday, 11-5.

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