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THE MORNING LINE Formed 140 years ago this month by Anthony Comstock, the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice.

art Engines of War, opening tonight at Gasser Grunert, 524 W. 19th [10th/11th] 646.944.6197, considers a timely topic: how this country conducts war in the 21st century. Ten artists take up the challenge. Above: Heather Ainsworth's Drone 2: An MQ9…, 2012

movie Room 237 is a documentary about Stanley Kubrick's The Shining—more specifically, a deep dive into the hidden meanings of the original film and those who've found "many ways in, no way out." The IFC also screens The Shining tonight, 9:30pm and Fri/Sat, 11:55pm… If American Psycho is more your speed, you'll want to be part of 'Patrick Bateman's 27th Birthday Party' on April 6 at the Tribeca Grand Underground, an event produced by BBQ Films, where there will be 80s music, a screening of the movie, cocktails, all in honor of your favorite sociopath. Tickets from $25.

photography Black and white photographs
by the great Alma Lavenson (1897-1989)
Gitterman Gallery, 41 E. 57th [Mad] 212.734.0868,
opening tomorrow.

theater Brits Off Broadway is back, through June 30. Up first is Good With People, a short, funny and affecting play starring Blythe Duff as a Scottish hotel manager in a resort town now changed by a naval base and a young bully who returns to the town and the hotel years later.

music Preternaturally talented British electronic pop composer and performer James Blake makes highly individual, frequently haunting music. He plays Terminal 5, Tuesday, May 7, 8pm, $30. Sure to sell out.

books Rosie Schaap reads from her new book Drinking With Men tonight at the Meg Cohen Design Shop, 59 Thompson [Broome/Spring] 212.966.3733, at 7pm.

Crosby Street (from 2011)

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