arts 01.21.10

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Indie band Not from Wisconsin plays Park Slope's Bar 4, 444 7th [15th/16th] 718.832.9800, on Saturday, 9pm.

Take a whirl through the Alps, via their cheeses and wines on 1/27, 6:30pm, $85, at the Artisanal Center.

A talk called Where Today Meets Tomorrow, on Saarinen's GM Technical Center in Detroit, takes place at the Museum of the City of NY, tonight, 6:30pm.

indie rock… Friday: Free Energy makes Thin Lizzy cool again! See them at Brooklyn Bowl. [Photo: Rachel Leah Woliansky] Saturday: Serena Maneesh brings the noisy, Norwegian shoegaze to Littlefield in Brooklyn. Just Announced… 1/27: Haiti Benefit with Cold War Kids, The Wrens, The Walkmen and more. 2/6: Hot Chip. 3/18: Joanna Newsom

design… Typography of the 19th century textile trade is the subject of a lecture by Adrian Wilson, who has a unique collection of typefaces and trademarks. Check out this PDF on the collection and you'll see, if you're interested in design, it's pretty cool stuff. The lecture takes place January 28th, 6-8pm, at the Type Directors Club, 347 W. 36th [8th/9th], $20. Email or call 212.633.8943, to register.

theater… The award-winning first play from Alexi Kaye Campbell, originally staged by London's Royal Court, gets a production directed by Joe Mantello at the Lortel, produced by MCC. It's an interestingly constructed piece, with one foot in 1958, the other in 2008, on issues of homosexuality, deception, and repression. A great cast, too, of British actors: Hugh Dancy, Adam James, Andrea Riseborough, and Ben Whishaw. Starts 1/27.

Mini Jake, 178 N. 9th [Bedford/Driggs] in Williamsburg, 718.782.2005, is having a sale of up to 75% off kids' clothing and toys. 1/25-2/7.

dance… At the Walter Reade on 1/29, 6pm, and 2/1, 4pm, screenings of Keep Dancing, a documentary by Douglas Blair Turnbaugh and Greg Vander Veer about Marge Champion and Donald Saddler–two genuinely legendary dancers–their careers, and the studio where they continue to foxtrot and soft-shoe through life.

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