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Funny man Michael Showalter is at Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday, 1:30pm, for Radio Happy Hour.

The flea market at 185 Broome [Clinton/Suffolk] moves to Brooklyn next month and they need to clear out inventory. Great deals on vintage and contemporary furniture and housewares, Saturday, 10-6.

Cercle Rouge owner Georges Forgeois brings pétanque back to downtown. On Bastille Day, noon-8pm, West Broadway [Walker/White] will hold 18 courts. Food and music, too.

TV's first sitcom was called The Goldbergs, starring Gertrude Berg, who was its creator, writer, and star. Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg, a film by Aviva Kempner, tells Berg's story. It opens tomorrow and includes interviews with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, among many others.

Jazzmobile celebrates its 45th anniversary with a free concert featuring Akiko Tsuruga, the George Gee Big Band, and the Arturo O'Farrill Big Band this Saturday, 2-5pm, on Central Park's Great Hill (enter the park at CPW and 106th).

indie rock… Friday: Perfect indie poppers The Pains of Being Pure at Heart play for free at South Street Seaport. Saturday: Japandroids are sure to jam out The Cameo with their joyous garage-pop mini-anthems. Just Announced… 9/11 & 9/12: Super Furry Animals. 10/6: The Twilight Sad. 10/31 & 11/1: The Get Up Kids.

shopping… They're celebrating Bastille Day on Smith Street this Sunday. In addition to the music, food, and pétanque, you can stop into the Brooklyn Flight 001, 132 Smith [Pacific/Dean] 718.789.1001, (both Saturday and Sunday) for a sample sale on a wide range of travel goodies.

tv… You can now watch a cool, web-only series called The City Concealed on the Thirteen/PBS site. It features one-hour documentaries on places like Weeksville, the North Brother Island Bird Sanctuary, and the catacombs of Green-Wood Cemetery.

art… Among the uses for a dime bag: art. Over 200 artists, designers, photographers, and filmmakers have filled the mini-bags with a mini-wealth of mini-artworks. The exhibition begins July 18th at Giant Robot, 437 E. 9th [1st/A] 212.674.4769.

out of town… Apparently the low price of $437 roundtrip to Buenos Aires wasn't low enough, so it's been dropped to $387 (taxes and fees included). Crazy. It's good for travel in the first half of October and the month of November via the estimable carrier Mexicana.

movies… Tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday mornings (11am), screenings of David Lean's Summertime at the IFC featuring both Katharine Hepburn and Venice in all their glory… And for more Hepburn, check out the exhibit and screenings at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts.

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