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photography Opening June 25 at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, 560 Bway [Prince] 212.966.0796, Walking the City, a show by photographers Jean-Michel Berts, Bruno Bertrand-Frezoul, Ronan Guillou and Wolfram Ruoff, who capture revelatory moments of the world's great cities (the three images above are from the show). You can get a preview of more works, many of them jaw-droppers, here.

movies While it's not been a great couple of weeks for mainstream movie openings, a literal art house movie and a film festival to the rescue: Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present is playing at Film Forum, a documentary about her retrospective at MoMA in 2010 that included the artist, present, gazing.

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, today through June 28, at Film Society Lincoln Center, showcases films that, in one way or another, bear witness.

music Ah, Jens. Jens Lekman, the ingenious, idiosyncratic, charming Swedish singer/songwriter, performs at Northside Festival tomorrow night, along with of Montreal, The Thermals, and Beach Fossils. $33.50

Paintings of Oceans and Other Worlds by Stanley Meltzoff are at Society of Illustrators.

A lot of buck, but a lot of bang, too: 3rd Annual SAVEUR Summer BBQ has a serious lineup of chefs: Seamus Mullen, Anita Lo, Susan Feniger, and Shea Gallante, to name a few. June 26, 6pm, at the 79th Street Boat Basin, $150.

A few more days left for the annual sale from the ARChive of Contemporary Music, thru 6/17, where you'll find thousands of CDs, LPs, and more on sale.

How do you feel about two days of vegan immersion? The Seed, 6/16-17, 82 Mercer [Spring/Broome], can answer that question for all eternity. $30

At the National Academy Museum, Linear Thinking, a talk about Mary Cassatt's prints, 6/20 at 6:30pm, by Dr. Nancy Mowll Mathews.

J. Crew sample sale for women, some men's and kids, at up to 60% off retail, 6/19-23, 10-8, 6/24, noon-5. 260 5th [28th/29th]

New York Times Building (from 2008)

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