arts 03.4.10

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The Beaches of Agnès, a superb cinematic summing up by Agnès Varda, now out on DVD. Already much missed in DUMBO, Hecho en Dumbo unpacks its delicious Mexican repertoire starting tomorrow at 354 Bowery [E. 4th/Great Jones]. The prodigiously talented Damon Albarn releases the new Gorillaz album Plastic Beach next week. Take a listen here. Vocal quartet The Tonics reunites for a show at Joe's Pub on March 8th, 7pm, $25. Slate is Lost in Penn Station; further north, novelist Rudolph Delson takes on another transportation hub in A Port Authority Bus Terminal Adventure.

indie rock… Friday: Anamanaguchi turns the Market Hotel into 8 bits. Saturday: Twin Sister creates warm pop at Coco 66. Just Announced… 4/5 & 4/6: Atoms For Peace (Thom Yorke!) 5/11 & 5/12: Massive Attack. 9/16: Vampire Weekend. 9/18: Broken Social Scene.

radio… Calling WFMU a beloved institution goes somewhat against its renegade disposition. So let's agree it's all things at once and send some scratch their way during the station's telethon. Additional incentive: Yo La Tengo's annual gig for them in which they play requests live on the air in return for pledges, tomorrow, 8-11pm.

moviesThe Secret of Kells, an animated feature directed by Tomm Moore, a surprise Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature, is gorgeous to look at and highly imaginative. Opens tomorrow at IFC.

stories… It will be a dark and stormy night at the American Folk Art Museum on Friday, starting at 5:30pm, with a reading of the Shipwreck Story Contest winner.

sale… Today through Sunday, save up to 75% off retail at the ABC Carpet & Home Bronx warehouse sale, 1055 Bronx River Ave. [Watson/Bruckner] 718.842.8770. Markdowns on home accessories, lighting, furniture, bedding, rugs, and more.

out of town… A high of 81° is expected this weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Fly there for $89 each way, plus taxes. Travel thru May 25th.

 photography… At Anastasia Photo, 166 Orchard [Stanton/Rivington] 212.677.9725, David Wright's solo exhibition Uganda: A River Blue, the result of spending two months in the northern part of that country photographing a school/'arts empowerment project' for the children of those who were in displaced persons camps.

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