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She and Him Volume 2 drops Tuesday.

Miracle berries—which make sour and bitter foods taste sweet—are the fruit of choice tomorrow, 7pm, at an event hosted by Alpha One Labs. Tickets, $10

Landscapes of Quarantine is an interesting group exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture on the theme of quarantine.

urban archaeology
Ian Ference, Julia Solis and Tarikh Korula, all talented folks with an interest in Modern Ruins, give a presentation on the subject, March 25th, 8pm at Observatory in Brooklyn. A discussion moderated by Alan Rapp follows. $5 [Pictured: a room in the Naval Hospital by Mr. Ference. His images of abandoned buildings are at Kingston Lounge]

variety showJohn Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders returns to Le Poisson Rouge with three shows—March 25th, April 15th, and May 20th—featuring some great talent, varying by show, including Freedy Johnston, Sarah Vowell, Eugene Mirman, Langhorne Slim, Sondre Lerche, Ben Greenman, Rick Moody, and Janeane Garofalo.

movie… A rare screening of Nothing Lasts Forever from Tom Schiller, one of the original SNL writers. Starring Zach Galligan, Bill Murray, and Dan Aykroyd, it's set in Manhattan's future (in which the Port Authority is in charge) but sports a totally retro look. It's this Saturday, 7pm at 92Y Tribeca, $12, and Mr. Schiller will be there to introduce the film, to date unreleased.

architectureConscious Inspiration: Juxtaposing Nature & Art Form, Tuesday, March 23rd, 6:30pm at Japan Society, is a discussion among architect Shigeru Ban, composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, and artist Mariko Mori on the ways in which art and environment intersect. We're particular fans of Mr. Ban, whose work can be seen here.

heads upJoseph Keckler holds a Midnight Mass (of a kind) at Joe's Pub on April 3rd. Mr. Keckler is a performance artist, classically trained singer, and writer. He's also the kind of gifted one-offs that people assume are everywhere in New York but are actually as common as hens' teeth. Expect him to cover everything from arias to David Bowie, with sex and death as leit-motifs. $12

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