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It would be tough to match the show's original cast and Ruben Studdard and Frenchie Davis in the 30th anniversary touring production of Ain't Misbehavin' don't. But the CD reminds you of the absolute joy that burst from every extremity, pedal and otherwise, of Fats WallerTiny Living, 125 E. 7th [1st/A] 212.228.2748, has 25% off the entire collection through tomorrow… Own a Joe; that is, a limited edition print, by MUG's Joe Holmes, of Prospect Park – a lot of gorgeous for fifty bucks.

indie rock… Saturday: Catch Deastro, one of our favorite new electro-poppers, at Cake Shop. He has pretty melodies in the middle of rock-outs. Sunday: Seattle's Telekinesis plays strong, retro power-pop that's mostly sunny and slightly breezy. See them at Mercury Lounge. Just Announced… 5/18: The Shins. 6/17: Metric. 8/14: Animal Collective.

photography… We featured Irwin Klein in our Flashback series in 2007 and we're delighted that there's now an exhibition of his work called Last Look: The Photographs of Irwin Klein (1933-1974) at the Domeischel Gallery, 1361 Mad [95th] 516.480.8813, by appointment.

movies… Opening tomorrow at Cinema Village, Guest of Cindy Sherman, a documentary in which the director, Paul H-O, inserts himself into the fabric of the story, interviewing (and then dating) Cindy Sherman as well as other key players in the NY art scene in the '90s onward.

books… There's book release party and signing at Desert Island Brooklyn, 540 Metropolitan [Union/Lorimer] 718.388.5087, for graphic novelists Gabrielle Bell and Ariel Schrag, authors of Cecil and Jordan in New York and Likewise, respectively, on Friday, 7-9pm.

forum… On Sunday, 3-5pm, The Vanishing City, an event that includes a preview of a documentary-in-progress called Vanishing New York by Jen Senko and Fiore DeRosa, and a discussion of the Bowery, Chinatown, and the LES. $15, with money going to Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie [Rivington/Delancey] 212.219.0736, where the event takes place, as well to Senko and DeRosa's film.

musicThey Might Be Giants plays Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday night, 8pm, $28, and does a kids show at 3pm that day. [Photo: C. Taylor Crothers]

heads up… Few evenings in the theater in recent years have given us as much pleasure as the Propeller production of A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2004 at BAM. The guys are back at BAM with The Merchant of Venice for a handful of performances beginning May 6th. [Photo: Nobby Clark]

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