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music We've got a pair of free tickets to Chip Taylor & The New UkrainiansSons of Fathers opens for them — on May 17 at Hill Country. (Taylor's Wild Thing and Angel of the Morning are two of his best known songs.) [The winner of today's contest is: Tanis K.]

Tickets for The Wallflowers (!) concert at Bowery Ballroom, July 24, go on sale tomorrow at noon.

Doleful singer-songwriter Beth Orton may not be a good time but she sure is sublime. She's at Joe's Pub for two shows on 5/15. $28

art A Cut Above is the witless title for a beautiful small show of artworks made from paper at Christopher Henry Gallery, 127 Eliz [Broome/Grand] 212.244.6004.

movies The Japanese film I Wish, written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, is a tender evocation of childhood, full of quiet cinematic pleasures. Opens tomorrow.

photography Fagin and Oliver? Not exactly, guv.
It's work by photographer Roger Mayne
at Gitterman Gallery, 170 E. 75th [Lex/3rd] 212.734.0868,
of West London, centered around Southam Street, in the 1950s.

classical Our favorite chamber orchestra Metropolis Ensemble, partners up with several local organizations to present Youth Works, a concert of student compositions performed by the ME at
Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday, May 19, noon, $10.

food An outpost of a San Francisco restaurant here—run of the mill. A New Orleans chef showing us pikers how Cajun is done—routine. A restaurant from Beirut on 21st Street? OK Almayass, 24 E. 21st [Bway/Park] 212.473.3100, you've got our attention. Within: several versions of hummus, Armenian pastrami, stuffed eggplant, kebabs, and a wine list that includes bottles from the Beqaa Valley.

out of town Heading to London? Masterpiece London is on from June 28-July 4 with its mix of gorgeous antiques, classic cars, fine wines, and more of the good stuff. One small object we covet in the worst way is the one pictured—a novelty sterling silver pencil, cloaked in the Met Life Tower, by Tiffany.

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