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music Darcy James Argue is the Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based, composer-bandleader of Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, a neo big band that combines jazz, rock, electronica, classical (and some delightful outlier) elements. Sound unlikely? Maybe, but it also sounds fresh and exuberant. Check out their 2009 debut album Infernal Machines and the newly released recording of Brooklyn Babylon, which debuted at BAM's 2011 New Wave Festival.

dance At the Joyce, May 14-26, the superb Hubbard Street dance company from Chicago performs two programs, both with choreography by major talents, including Mats Ek and Aszure Barton.

movie You never know what French director Olivier Assayas will get up to next, which makes him, for us, one of the most interesting people working in film. Consider his recent projects: the lyrical and affecting Summer Hours about three siblings (one of which, happily, is Juliette Binoche) who must decide what to do with their family home after their mother dies. From there, Assayas directs the riveting mini-series Carlos, about the Venezuelan terrorist/revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez (aka Carlos the Jackal). And opening tomorrow at IFC, Something in the Air, set in 1971, in which the director explores, somewhat autobiographically, the entwining of romantic, political and artistic ardor.

art There's the Frieze Art Fair May 10-13, and then there's Parallax Art Fair, which might be considered the anti-Frieze. It takes place May 11-12 at the Prince George, 15 E. 27th [5th/Mad], describes itself unhelpfully as a "non-art fair," and showcases 2000 works from over 200 international artists. Entrance is free. [Pictured: "Carrie" by Matt Cauley]

talks The Apotheosis of the Dissected Plate: Spectacles of Layering and Transparency in 19th- and 20th-Century Anatomy isn't your run-of-the-mill talk, unless you run in topographical anatomy circles. Michael Sappol does run with that crowd since he's an historian with the National Library of Medicine and he'll be giving the presentation at the Observatory on Thursday, May 23, 8pm, $8.

The final Intelligence Squared debate of the season—The FDA's Caution Is Hazardous To Our Health is argued on May 8, 6:45pm, at Kaufman Center, 129 W. 67th [Bway/Amst].

The Art Dealers Association of America's panel discussion on Social Media and the Arts: The Value of Tweets, Tumbles and 'Likes' takes place tonight, 6pm at Galerie Lelong, 528 W. 26th [10th/11th] 212.315.0470.

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