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reading… While she's driving her new Canyonero, a mega-SUV, Marge Simpson shouts, "Out of my way, nature!" And urban souls that we are, we think that's an excellent rallying cry. But even so, we're taken with Soaring With Fidel: An Osprey Odyssey from Cape Cod to Cuba and Beyond by David Gessner. The author will be at The Half King, 505 W. 23rd [10th/11th] 212.462.4300, on May 21st, 7pm.

indie rock… Friday: Spazzy sousaphone rockers Tapes 'n Tapes angularly flail about at The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza. Saturday: Catch Pretty Girls Make Graves (punk) rock their last ever NYC show at Gramercy Theatre. Just announced…7/1: The Polyphonic Spree. July/August: They Might Be Giants

design… The Meatpacking District Design Week is no more a week than you are, running from May 18th-20th. Whatever. There will be design, fashion, and art from around the world, including two of our favorites: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.

sale… Up to 75% off shirts and more at Steven Alan, 87 Franklin [Church/Bway] 212.343.0692. Today and tomorrow, 8:30am-8pm, Saturday, noon-7, Sunday, noon-5.

out of town… Via Travelzoo, travel to Beijing and Shanghai for $899 — that's round-trip flights, intra-China flight, hotel, airport transfers, and full breakfast. Not bad!

head's up… A benefit for 826NYC at Southpaw on Sunday, June 3rd, 2pm, will feature tween rock band Smoosh. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for ages 16 and under.

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