arts 02.1.07

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art… Light becomes sculpture in the hands of Anthony McCall, who has a new show opening tomorrow at Sean Kelly, 528 W. 29th [10th/11th] 212.239.1181. Check out the images — the work McCall does is just so cool.

indie rock… Saturday: Playful hip-hop meets dirty rock when Plastic Little plays Studio B. Monday: Chan Marshall's (aka Cat Power) smoky vocals light up Hiro Ballroom. Just Announced…4/11: Junior Boys. 5/4: Sunset Rubdown. 5/18: Tapes 'n Tapes. [Photograph of Cat Power by Shawn Mortenson]

film… Filmmaking in New York is the topic next Wednesday, 6:30pm, at the Museum of the City of NY in a discussion called Scenes from the City. On hand, James Sanders, author of Scenes from the City: Filmmaking in New York (Rizzoli, 2006), Commissioner Katherine Oliver of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting, and location manager Rob Striem, who's currently working on "I Am Legend," starring Will Smith. Normally this is $9, but the Museum is very kindly offering free tickets to MUG readers. Call ahead to reserve at 212.534.1672, ext. 3395.

music… Tonight, the Brooklyn Philharmonic assembles an interesting lineup of Laurie Anderson, Nellie McKay, Joan Osborne, and Suzanne Vega, who will perform with members of the Philharmonic in an evening called "Four-Scored." Tickets are available here or by calling 718.636.4100. The event takes place at BAM, 8pm.

sports… Do you sports fans have a hard time finding each other? Are you wandering around the city, trolling every place with a TV turned to a sports channel in the hopes of finding kindred spirits? Urban Tailgate thinks so and they're committed to bringing you all together online and in bars. That's a good thing, right? Score! Yeah!

out of town… Answer the musical question 'Is Hans Christian Anderson ever risqué?' (check with your nearest Sondheim fan) with a trip to Denmark via SAS with Travelzoo's latest airfare find: fly now to Copenhagen (through March 17) and prices start at $175 each way.

film music… Should you want a heaping helping of Italian film composer Ennio Morricone, your chance comes Saturday night at Radio City. If you just want a taste, try his score to Once Upon A Time in America. Yo-Yo Ma plays the gorgeous Main Theme here.

reading… Composer and author Ned Rorem will be at B&N Lincoln Center on February 5th, 7pm, signing his book Facing the Night: A Diary (1999-2005) and Musical Writings.


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