arts 03.3.11

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design Kirsten Hively is on a mission to capture the bars, pharmacies, luncheonettes, diners, and shoe repairers casting the city in a neon glow. See it in her Project Neon, where she includes her reaction to each piece in terms of context, color, font, and design. Terrific work.

radio WFMU, broadcasting since 1958, remains one of the genuinely great (interesting, rewarding, just plain cool) things about New York. (Yes, fine—and New Jersey.) Anyway, this essential part of the region's culture runs an annual marathon to keep the juice on and you are heartily encouraged to ante up. On Friday night, 9pm-midnight, Yo La Tengo will play requests in exchange for your pledge.

photography Hey, get out your Fiorucci jumpsuit and head to the Leica Gallery, 670 Bway [Great Jones/Bond] 212.777.3051, for photographer Wolfgang Wesener's (aka wowe) nightclubbing, new york nightlife in the 80s portraits, including Madonna, Basquiat, Warhol, Keith Haring.

classical There's a new home for classical music in general, and the Orchestra of St. Luke's in particular, when The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 W. 37th [9th/10th], opens its doors on March 8th. Designed by Hugh Hardy's H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, the building provides rehearsal, recording, and special events space for OSL and other musicians. There's a free concert on the 8th at 6pm, details here.

out of town You may not associate fresh air and Washington D.C., since politics has a way of, to put it delicately, stinking up the joint. But Dumbarton Oaks is one spot in the city that reliably offers tranquility and beauty. [Continued]

Two bike rides, courtesy of Time's Up, that sound good to us: a Central Park Moonlight Ride (tomorrow night, 10pm) and a Freedom Ride (Saturday, 2pm), which celebrates the whole idea of cycling in the city.

Magician Patrick Redford gives a lecture on mentalist magic next Thursday, 3/10, 7pm, $20 at Tannen's, 45 W. 34th [5th/6th] 212.929.4500.

 The stellar Keigwin + Company dance troupe debuts EXIT at the Joyce, 3/8-13. You always get something hot from these dancers and that's sure to hold true from this new piece, set in a club.

See Palme d'Or prize-winning Thai film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, written and directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, at Film Forum, through 3/15.

Kim Beck's Space Available, three sculptures that look like billboard scaffolding, debuts along the High Line tomorrow.

What can I do for my cabin fever? Answer

Crosby Street (from 2009)

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