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Gael Greene took up our Challenge to Fix Fairway
with this priceless response.

art At AC Institute, 547 W. 27th [10th/11th] China Blue turns electronic waste into sound, light—and art. See her work and you'll learn a new word, too: biomimetic.

movies There's plenty of testosterone at the movies this week. Caesar Must Die, which opens on Wednesday at Film Forum, is a documentary/drama hybrid shot in a Roman prison with inmates auditioning for Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. It's directed by the Taviani brothers, for whom our respect is boundless… In The Gatekeepers, six former heads of Shin Bet, Israel's secret service, talk about what they did when they were running the organization, and why. Nominated for an Academy Award, Best Documentary Feature.

theater Edie Falco stars in the world premiere of Liz Flahive's play The Madrid, directed by Leigh Silverman (the great Frances Sternhagen is also in the cast) at Manhattan Theatre Club, about a woman who decides to go far off the grid. Previews start February 5.

music Doesn't seem possible, but it's been 10 years since the Shout Out Louds started out and they've got a new album, Optica, to celebrate the occasion (February 26 release). They play the Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 11. Tickets are $22.

sports On sale now for $149.95 at Brooklyn Workshop,
the Skatecycle.

tribute 15 world premieres at Symphony Space, March 9 when the second installment of Anthony de Mare's Liaisons: Reimagining Sondheim from the Piano takes place. New compositions, inspired by the master, from Nico Muhly, Jason Robert Brown, Thomas Newman, and many more.

Prohibit Genetically Engineered Babies is the subject of the next Intelligence Squared debate on February 13th, 6:45pm, at Kaufman Center, 129 W. 67th [Bway/Amst], $40.

New Sounds From the Arab Lands Concert happens February 17 at Alwan Center for the Arts, 16 Beaver [Broad/Bway] at 7pm, $20. A musical preview here.

The Believer magazine celebrates its 10th anniversary at Le Poisson Rouge on March 7.

Correction: The 2nd annual Modern Architecture & Design Scavenger Hunt, hosted by Open House NY and Docomomo, is happening on Saturday, February 9 (not February 7 as we had written). Explore the city's modern architecture solo or in teams. Tickets are $30.

Prospect Park (from 2011)

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