arts 03.22.07

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art… Opening Friday, 6pm, at Pace Wildenstein, 534 W. 25th [10th/11th] 212.929.7000, "Light Leadings" by the extraordinary James Turrell. His installation called "Meeting" at P.S. 1 has long been a MUG favorite. The pink entryway pictured is a passageway in Houston's Museum of Fine Arts.

indie rock… Saturday: See guitar whiz Marnie Stern make melodic noise with an axe and an iPod at 3rd Ward (with Lightning Bolt). Monday: Gear up for garage-punk when The Ponys, The Black Lips and Panthers play Bowery Ballroom. Just announced…4/29 & 4/30: Modest Mouse. 5/15: Arctic Monkeys. 6/01: CSS.

moviesThe Prisoner, or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair, is the story of an Iraqi journalist who is sent to Abu Ghraib, mistaken as a potential assassin of the British Prime Minister. Yunis Abbas, the man is question, is enormously appealing, occasionally wryly funny, understandably angry. He says, "I am not terrorist or monster. I am not Dracula. I am not monkey or cow. I am a man."

talk… Artist, feminist, feminist/artist, Judy Chicago talks with Elizabeth Sackler this Saturday, 3-4:30pm, at the Brooklyn Museum. It follows the opening of Chicago's The Dinner Party on Friday.

tv… Patti LuPone fans will want to record "Ugly Betty" tonight as La LuPone guest stars. They give her a suitably theatrical entrance, too.

out of town… From Travelzoo, a very attractive deal to Ireland. For $599 for the month of April, you get air fare to Shannon, the first night in a three-star hotel, then five nights in bed and breakfasts (you choose from over 450) plus car rental. In May, the deal is $699, in June it's $799.

walking tour… One of our favorite architectural historians, Andrew Dolkart, leads a tour of the South Village on Sunday, 1-3pm. The tour will highlight the area's converted row houses, tenements, theaters, and religious, social, and charitable institutions. Sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. Space is limited, RSVP at

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