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book Kate Atkinson is easily one of our favorite authors—her books include Behind the Scenes at the Museum and the Jackson Brodie series (start with Case Histories). Her latest novel, Life After Life, out April 2, is about Ursula Todd, a woman who lives, uncannily, early and often in the 20th century. It looks to be her best yet, having earned praise from fellow writers like Gillian Flynn. Flynn wrote, "Kate Atkinson is a marvel. There aren't enough breathless adjectives to describe Life After Life: Dazzling, witty, moving, joyful, mournful, profound. Wildly inventive, deeply felt. Hilarious. Humane. Simply put: It's one of the best novels I've read this century."

movie The Sapphires is an Australian movie, based on a true story, about four Aboriginals who form a girl group in 1968 and take their show on the road—to entertain the troops in Vietnam. Sure, there are endless variations of this sauce, but that's because it's usually so tasty. Watch a clip.

art L'Abbraccio—the hug—is the name of the new show of work by architect and designer Gaetano Pesce at Fred Torres, 527 W. 29th [10th/11th] 212.244.5074, opening tonight. It's also the name of the cabinet he created pictured here. And it's also the unfashionably open-hearted approach to life and art of the Italian master.

event Cajun cooking classes taught by Toby Rodriguez, music, dancing, good eats—all part of the Freetown Produce Festival at Brooklyn's Jalopy, 3/22-24.

cabaret Liliane Montevecchi, whose career spans prima ballerina, Folies Bergère, Hollywood, and Broadway, plays 54 Below April 7 and 8.

Today, 4:30pm, a mobilization at the Harlem State Office Building in support of the NY SAFE Act to reduce gun violence. More info

Cupcake class for kids at Danny Meyer's Untitled at the Whitney, Friday, March 29, 11am-1pm, $45 for one adult and child ($5 per additional child). Email to reserve

Very sorry to hear that 92Y Tribeca will be shutting down in a few months' time.

We had Preserved Fish buried in the wrong cemetery: he's in the Second Street Marble Cemetery, not the Second Avenue Marble Cemetery.

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