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Hit brewing on Broadway: Once

Bordeaux, of course, Burgundy, yes, but the Rhône, ahhh. Let Joe Campanale show you the way at FIAF's Wine Tour de France on 3/5. $115.

Some very good minds square off in the China Does Capitalism Better than America debate at NYU's Skirball Center, 3/13, 6:45pm, $40. The audience decides the winner.

MUG has a pair of tix to give away for Friday night's 10pm show at the Iridium with Gregg Rolie of Santana fame. That's his lead vocal on Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways, and Oye Como Va. And believe it or not, he left Santana to co-found Journey. Send us an email with Rolie in the subject line. [Today's winner: Marilyn Agrelo!]

architecture The 30th annual Emerging Voices lecture series—which focuses on U.S., Canadian, and Mexican architectural firms staking a claim—kicks off tomorrow night, 7pm, $10, at Cooper Union with 5468796 architecture and Inaba… Mexican-born Enrique Norten (TEN Arquitectos) considers the effect of electronic media on physical and public space, and how architecture can respond to it, in a talk called This Will Kill That on 3/7, 6pm, at the Center for Architecture, $10… Check out this slide show of the work by Pritzker winner, Chinese architect Wang Shu.

food Empellón Cucina, 105 1st Ave. [6th/7th] 212.780.0999, is Alex Stupak's follow-up to Empellón Taqueria, and another big hit. It goes the small plates route, featuring stupakified Mexican, which means authentic Mexican ingredients, spices, and sauces beautifully integrated with global goods. Don't miss the guac with pistachios.

movie Heist, opening tomorrow for a week only at the Quad, is the best kind of agitprop. The documentary flows from the idea that right now "there are only two kinds of power in America: organized money and organized people." It tells the story of the severing of American industry from allegiance to American workers and how to restore a vibrant, green, local economy.

photography Opening today at Gitterman Gallery, 170 E. 75th [Lex/3rd] 212.734.0868, work by Adam Bartos of his journeys to Africa, Mexico, and Long Island (which some would say the most exotic of all). Wherever he shoots, there is an ineffable sense of moment somehow revealed from a far-flung past.

Jamaica Avenue (from 2010)

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