arts 03.27.08

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documentary… She's 93 and you'd have a hard time keeping up with her. Mimi Weddell launched her showbiz career after her husband died when she was 65. Since then she's been in movies, print ad campaigns, done rounds of auditions, dance workouts, and dealt with the two grown children (and a grandchild) who were now her roommates in her East Side apartment. Hats Off, the story of her life, may be a small slice of life, but Mimi's indomitability can fill the largest screen. You'll be glad to have met her. Opens tomorrow at the Quad.

indie rock… Saturday: Fleet Foxes rocks your father's record collection at Bowery Ballroom. With Blitzen Trapper. Sunday: Japan's Boredoms rock their explosive drum-circle "in the round" at Terminal 5. Just Announced…4/21: She & Him. 6/6: M.I.A.

photography… At the Rubin Museum of Art, absorbing photographs by Kevin Bubriski in a show called Nepal in Black and White. Mr. Bubriski says, "The realization that not only my camera but also the modern world was making ever-increasing intrusions into even the most remote areas of Nepal compelled me to document a time and way of life slipping inexorably into the past."

art… At Pace Wildenstein, 545 W. 22nd [10th/11th] 212.989.4258, a solo exhibition of new works by James Siena. You'll find some of his patterned paintings, but also a new direction with his twisted line drawings of the elderly.

deal… Today only, Audible has a good promotion going called The Big Listen. You can choose a book to listen to for free—you need to register but no credit card or actual sign up is necessary. Some books from first-rate authors are available, including works by Ian McEwan, Cormac McCarthy, and Jodi Picoult.

movies… Audrey Tatou as a golddigger on the French Riviera…that's enough for us. Priceless (Hors de Prix) opens tomorrow.

talk… Hear what Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, has to say about U.S. relations with Iran, our efforts in Afghanistan, and much else, thanks to this talk, given at the Asia Society.

books… Jhumpa Lahiri fans that we are, we're psyched about the imminent release of her new book Unaccustomed Earth, a collection of eight stories. Ms. Lahiri will be at the Union Square Barnes & Noble on April 1st, 7pm, and at Symphony Space the next night, 7:30pm.

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