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Beaten, Seared, and Sauced—a New York Culinary Education, is the name of Jonathan Dixon's new book. He'll be at the Museum of the City of NY, tonight, 6:30pm, discussing same. $12

Kristen Zwicker's 1000 Hearts crowdsources for an answer to the question, "What do you love about yourself?" At the Michael Mut Gallery, 97 Ave. C [6th] 212.677.7868, thru 5/28.

Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, a romantic comedy that's getting praise from most corners, opens tomorrow.

Unless you've seen New York through the perspective of the Working Harbor Committee and their Newtown Creek Cruise, your New York education is not complete. Saturday, 10am-1pm, $60, leaves from South Street Seaport. [Photo: Mitch Waxman]

We're not entirely sure what to make of Brian Wilson Re-Imagines Gershwin, but there's a chance it'll be great. Or memorable. Definitely pricey: $125 per ticket. Highline Ballroom, June 11th.

event As New Yorkers, we're immersed in sound just about 24/7 (with the exception of a morning after a big snowfall), so do you want to spend your Saturday night in a Brooklyn courtyard immersed in more sound? You just might: Soundscapes in 3-D, explorations for stringed instruments at Proteus Gowanus, will allow you, courtesy of musician Mike Eber, to 'swim through sound.'

art Tel Aviv-born, New York-based Nir Hod has a solo exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery, 293 10th [27th] 212.563.4474. Titled Genius, a series of cigarette-smoking cherubs look distinctly world-weary at best; menacing, clinically depressed, or possessed at worst. Childhood? MIA.

sales a.a./antonio azzuolo menswear has a spring sample sale at 139 norfolk [riv/stanton], 5/27-5/29, 10-7. cash or check only. Prices up to 75% off… Over 30,000 pieces of clothing for kids 6 months-12 years will be up to 75% off retail at Best & Co.'s first-ever sample sale. It takes place at 260 5th [28th/29th] on 5/21, 9-5, 5/22-5/27, 10-6, and 5/28, 9-4… Cardigan has a virtual sample sale of its clothing for men and women—up to 80% off, free shipping. Ends Memorial Day.

music Hazmat Modine describes their sounds as "a rustic, deliriously Dionysian blend of whorehouse Blues, Reggae, Klezmer, Country and Gypsy-tinged music"—we don't think we can improve on that. They're playing at Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday night, celebrating the release of their new album Cicada. $12 in advance. [Photo: Robert Palumbo]

out of town At the eastern end of Long Island, Shelter Island is a small community of about 2,200 residents on a 27-square-mile plot of land. It's peaceful and unspoiled, a relative rarity in these parts. Continued…

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