arts 01.28.10

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Tonight at the AIA, Robert M. Rubin talks about what it's like to own one of the cooler houses in the world, Chareau's Maison de Verre in Paris.

When we first wrote about Rodrigo Y Gabriela in 2006, their 'turbo-charged, utterly irresistible acoustic guitar performances' were almost unknown. Fast forward to this April 29th, when they'll play Radio City. Nice.

A one-week, online seminar on the New Israeli Cuisine takes place 3/23-3/29, taught by Joan Nathan and Janna Gur. $145

indie rock… Friday: Les Savy Fav punks up Brooklyn Academy of Music (with Vivian Girls). BAM! Saturday: Dinowalrus and Javelin kick out the electro jams at Brooklyn's House of Yes. Just Announced… 6/29: Passion Pit. 6/16: The National. 4/19: The Flaming Lips. 3/12: Magnetic Fields (3rd show).

opera… Not your father's opera. That's the only thing we can surmise with any certainty about Tomorrow, In A Year, based on Darwin's life and On the Origin of Species, by The Knife – the Swedish, brother and sister electronica band – working with Mt. Sims and Planningtorock, and in collaboration with Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma. It should be available for digital download on February 2nd, in stores March 9th.

event… Tomorrow night, courtesy of Evolver, the evening's topic is the meaning of gifting and how it might be expanded in the future. Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey will help lead the discussion. It takes place at Collective Hardware, 169 Bowery [Delancey/Broome], doors open 7pm, $15.

green… The World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour will take place around the world on Saturday, March 27th, 8:30-9:30pm. During that time, you're encouraged to turn off all non-essential lighting for that one hour to call for action on climate change. You can join up to help spread the word here.

classes… For the next month at Grand Opening, 139 Norfolk [Stanton/Rivington] 646.875.8078, attending Trade School takes on a whole new meaning. Classes in everything from Business School for Artists to Composting to Portrait Photography will be offered. You get to join if you agree to provide something in exchange – the specifics depend on the particular class and the teacher's barter needs.

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