arts 03.6.08

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indie rock… Friday: Wild Light brings their soaring indie-rock to Bowery Ballroom. Toured with Arcade Fire! (Photo: Lara Woolfson) Saturday: Ex-Drive Like Jehu/Hot Snakes frontman, Rick Froberg, returns to rock it with Obits at Union Hall. Just Announced…4/9: Spoon. 4/16: Wu Tang Clan.

foodThe Gohan Society has produced a calendar of big-name chefs that, even though it's March already, should please any foodie. The black and white images, by Kenji Takigami, feature such notables as Jean-Georges, Bouley, Boulud, and Eric Ripert. $20.

artThe Whitney Biennial opens today, but if you want to wait until the first crush has past, check out the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Audubon Terrace, Bway [155th/156th] 212.368.5900. Thirty artists, photographers, and sculptors, chosen by the Academy, are exhibiting a selection of their works.

shopping… Amy Downs, beloved hatmaker and an early pioneer in the 'new' LES, is having a one-day trunk sale at Max Fish, 178 Ludlow [Houston/Stanton], on Sunday, March 9, 1-6pm. Cash only.

books… Hear veteran foreign correspondent Martin Fletcher discuss his new book, Breaking News: A Stunning and Memorable Account of Reporting from Some of the Most Dangerous Places in the World, tonight at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Triangle, 7:30pm.

heads up… A world premiere and one-night-only production of Dido & Aeneas, a collaboration of Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects and the Orchestra of St. Luke's, takes place March 19, 7:30pm, at LaGuardia HS, 100 Amst [64th/65th]. This updated version has Dido and Aeneas as a celebrity couple "torn apart by the media machine." The production features eight dancers, chamber orchestra, six vocal soloists and the LaGuardia High School Senior Chorus.


[Article: Herbs]
If you want to "immerse" yourself in Chartreuse, watch the movie Into Great Silence.

[Poll: Plastic Bags]
What's the best way to get rid of 'wet' kitchen garbage from food prep (peels, rinds, etc.)? Any ideas?

[Article: Greenpoint]
Yay Greenpoint! My hood! One really cool thing about Greenpoint is that the streets are alphabetical starting from the north—Ash, Box, Commercial, Dupont…so you know which direction you're going by looking at the street names…until you get to Greenpoint Ave., right after Kent Street. Greenpoint used to be Lincoln. Good history here. And New York magazine just listed the Greenpoint The Polish & Slavic Center Cafeteria as a best Cheap Meal. As for the rest of Greenpoint's charms… I'm keeping those to myself.

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