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THE MORNING LINE We see we're dude-heavy this morning. Don't email us. Our gender-balancing machine will be recalibrated soon.

music Nick Drake's music reflected the depression from which he suffered but also transcended it in beauty that remains so exquisite because it is so heartbreaking and so heartbreaking because it is so exquisite. The British singer-songwriter, who died in 1974 at the age of 26, would surely be surprised to learn of his continuing influence and popularity decades later. That Drake has such a devoted following to this day is due in part to his producer, Joe Boyd, who continues to champion the musician. Boyd has assembled a tribute album that will be released on April 15 and he'll host an event at Joe's Pub on April 10, 9:30pm, $20, celebrating the recording. At Williamsburg's Nitehawk Cinema on April 13 and 14, Boyd will be on hand for A Skin Too Few: the Days of Nick Drake, a rarely seen documentary about the singer.

movie Border crossing: Swiss-born filmmaker Baran bo Odar has made a movie of one of German writer Jan Costin Wagner's crime novels set in Finland, starring Danish actor Ulrich Thomsen. The Silence, which opens tomorrow at Cinema Village, isn't what you'd call a good time (pedophilia is involved), but it's a gripping thriller that stays with you.

game On April 13, join in Red War, which the organizers hope will be the biggest game of Assassin ever played in New York. What's Assassin? This.

food The only way a grilled a grilled cheese people's choice awards could be any better would be if it were hosted by Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler. Openhouse is instead doing the honors for Big Cheesy, which takes place March 23 and 24, noon-7pm, at 201 Mulberry [Spring/Kenmare], with defending champ Melt Shop and a brigade of other gooey challengers. $25

Another challenge: on On March 15th, Counter Culture hosts The Cup Tasters Challenge in its regional training center, 37 W. 26th [Bway/6th] 212.213.4411—a coffee tasting competition where you sample the brews in sets of three. 7-10pm, more info.

Cellist Elad Kabilio and 12th Night Klezmer explore the roots of Klezmer music at the DiMenna Center, 450 W. 37th [9th/10th] 212.594.6100, March 24, 8pm, $25.

Pulse Gallery Walk in Chelsea offers a taste of Armory Week, tonight, 6-8pm.

A sample of the goods from Broadway Musicals of 1961 at Town Hall, March 11, 8pm.

A tribute to legendary drummer, the late Paul Motian, by some seriously talented colleagues at Symphony Space, Friday, March 22, 7pm, $45.

Soho's Patina, 451 Broome [Mercer] 212.625.3375, is closing soon, moving its choice vintage clothing and accessories online. Through March, up to 50% off.

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