arts 01.14.10

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Texting "Haiti" to 90999 makes a $10 donation to the Red Cross for Haiti relief.

Beth Orton at The Bell House on 1/18.

The Hurt Locker out on DVD.

Sweet Epiphanies, an exhibition of paper cut-outs by Brooklyn artist Anat Litwin, is at Colson Patisserie in Park Slope.

From artist and MUG contributor Jason Polan, a limited edition print, with Fritz Swanson, called They Are Hugging. $40

indie rock… Friday: Gang Gang Dance's art-world-noise dizzys up Music Hall of Williamsburg. Saturday: The breezy guitar sounds of Beach Fossils and Real Estate get reverent at St. James Church. Just Announced… 3/26: Spoon 4/14 & 4/18: Liars 4/23: Hot Chip (2nd show added).

event… Opening January 16th, 6pm, and running through February 12th, Travel Valley: Temporary Travel Agency, which specializes in "unusual tourist destinations spanning multiple time zones, vast distances, and numerous realities." Artists, writers, musicians, and performers help create the Potemkin business. 357 Graham [Conselyea/Metropolitan] Avenue, 713.560.2899, Wednesday-Sunday, 1-7.

theater… And while we're on the subject of "numerous realities," David Pittu is back as Jacob Sterling, a theater composer whose talent falls on the opposite end of the spectrum from his self-regard. Lots of fun and very funny. At Joe's Pub, 1/17, 7:30pm, and 1/18, 9:30pm. $25.

art… Brooklyn artist Brian Alfred has a solo show at Haunch of Venison, 1230 6th [48th/49th] 212.259.0000, opening tomorrow, called It's Already the End of the World – paintings, collages, and a video on the ways in which ready access to information has been a paradigm shift in our view of the world.

movies… Opening tomorrow at IFC, British director Andrea Arnold's Fish Tank, an affecting drama with a powerful performance by newcomer Katie Jarvis.

talk… Matthew Weiner, creator of Mad Men, will be at the Rubin on Saturday, February 6th, 4pm, as part of the museum's Red Book Dialogues. $25.

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