arts 01.6.11

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musicThe Decemberists add a third show to their gig at the Beacon, Monday, January 24th. Their new album drops January 18th.

Eldar, the phenom already embraced by jazz enthusiasts, is at the Rubin tomorrow night, 7pm, $18. Man, this kid can play.

Performance artist Justin Bond (Kiki of the now disbanded psycholounge act Kiki and Herb), is at Joe's Pub on Saturday, 11:30pm, $20, where he'll perform with special guest star, classical composer Nico Muhly. Expect brilliance, plus insanity.

For a less off-the-rails experience, check out Yann Tiersen when he plays Highline Ballroom on 2/18 and 2/19. He's lent his skills to movie soundtracks, including Amélie, but the French musician and composer uses a variety of instruments (take that, Sufjan!) to create a range of sonic landscapes.

food… Top Chef's Dave Martin (Season One) gives an Old Man Winter workshop at The Culinary Loft on Monday, January 24th, 6:30-9pm, $85. The menu—mussels, hanger steak with parsnips, and warm butterscotch pudding—sounds delicious.

art… Pull up a chair, kids. Once upon a time, you couldn't shop in Soho. Seriously! Could. Not. Shop. Artists, like, worked there. Crazy, right? Opening tomorrow night at David Zwirner, 525 W. 19th [10th/11th] 212.727.2070, 112 Greene Street: The Early Years (1970-1974), a reunion of works by artists of the time, particularly Gordon Matta-Clark, that were shown at the Greene Street gallery, one of the first artist-run spaces in the city.

out of town… You may not be wearing shorts (as in the photo) but, to us, Rome is wonderful any time of year. Get there and back for as little as $514, roundtrip—including taxes and fees.

sales… Up to 60% off at Ralph Lauren, 867 Mad [71st/72nd] 212.606.2100, on select merch, through the end of the month… At Marc Jacobs, 163 Mercer [Houston/Prince] 212.343.1490, up to 70% off fall and winter clothes… Take an additional 40% off at the Scoop sale, at all three city locations.

Today, the Design Trust for Public Space in partnership with the Parks Department releases High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC — a blueprint for the future of the city's green spaces. You can download it here.

The Public's Under the Radar Festival is on now, thru 1/16, showcasing interesting, experimental, and emerging talents.

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