arts 07.12.07

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graphic art… At the Grolier Club, 47 E. 60th [Park/Mad] 212.452.0139 next Wednesday, July 18th, 6pm, Bernard Maisner gives an illustrated lecture. Mr. Maisner is considered one of the best calligraphers anywhere, but he also is a handletterer, artist, and stationer. The talk will be about his work.

indie rock… Saturday: Art-punk spazzers Les Savy Fav play a free outdoor show at Solar One. Monday: The Decemberists bring their grand, orchestral songs about gypsies and vagabonds to Central Park Summerstage. Just Announced…9/10: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. 9/14: The Walkmen. 10/18: Stars.

film… If you haven't hopped on the free ferry to Governors Island, this weekend might be a good time to do it, since the weather sounds promising. On the island, spectacular views, but also the eerie sensation of an abandoned community. Bring a picnic.

shopping… Sale on James Jeans, 500 Greenwich St. [Canal/Spring] Suite 202 212.221.4603, from 7/17-7/19, 10am-7pm, for men and women. Wide-leg jeans were $190, now $90. Sale sizes 24-32 only.

out of town… Via Travelzoo, flights to Mexico and the Caribbean on United are bargains this fall. We'd fly to Cancun, then head south to places like Tulum. Check out our roundup of "Secret Hotels of the Riviera Maya" for Budget Travel here.

game… Celebrate the 100th anniversary of pétanque at the 5th annual Smith and Dean Street Bastille Day festivities. Over 7,000 people will participate. It takes place the day after Bastille Day proper, on Sunday, July 15th, 11am-8pm, in front of Bar Tabac, 128 Smith [Dean] 718.923.0918.

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