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Former NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton will be at B&N, 82nd and Bway, on Tuesday, January 17th, interviewed by John Miller, about his new book Collaborate or Perish! Written with Zachary Tumin, the authors examine the increasingly crucial component of collaboration in furthering the aims of citizens, businesses, and governments.

While it's unclear if winter will arrive in time for winter, get your cold weather gear on—just in case—with this three-hour class on Chinese Soups and Stews at Ger-Nis on 1/21, 3-6pm, $65.

OK, Discourses on Nature and Society isn't a money title. Still, the series, presented by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Nature Conservancy, makes it up in substance, discussing conservation, cities and energy, and food for a growing world population.

There's a book launch party at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO for One Girl Cookies: Recipes for Cakes, Cupcakes, Whoopie Pies, and Cookies from Brooklyn's Beloved Bakery by Dawn Casale and David Crofton, on 1/18, 7-9pm. RSVP.

music Our only complaint about Not From Wisconsin, the very fine Americana-flavored indie band from Ithaca, is that they don't play these parts enough. So we're psyched that they've got two gigs in town this weekend: Saturday they're at Rockwood Music Hall (8pm), and Sunday at Red Hook Bait and Tackle (9pm). Both shows are free.

This Saturday, 3-11pm, it's the 4th Annual Beatles Complete on Ukulele marathon at Brooklyn Bowl. Every one of the 185 original Beatles songs will be performed by excellent NYC musicians. [Photo of Alyson Greenfield: Jasmina Tomic]

We've got a pair of free tickets to see blues great Joe Louis Walker at Iridium on January 13th, with special guests guitarists Jimmy Vivino and Jim Weider, in a tribute to Mike Bloomfield. If you'd like to enter, email us and please put 'Joe Louis Walker' in the subject line, and your name in the email itself. Cut-off is 1pm. We'll post the winner on MUG's blog [The winner is here]. Meanwhile, check out a video of Walker here.

movies Man moves from rural Maine to NYC. Man asks a good question: Do we need the dark? The resulting movie: The City Dark, opens on Wednesday at IFC.

photography On the correct assumption that Weegee never loses his fascination, ICP opens the exhibition Weegee: Murder Is My Business on January 20th.

crowdsourcing Last month we told you about the two exhibits featuring the newly discovered trove of images by previously unknown photographer Vivian Maier. This is somewhat along the same lines: a Kickstarter project to create an exhibition, a short film, and a permanent home for the works of artist Elizabeth Lillian Rothstein.

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