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festival This year's theme for Ideas City, a three-day festival starting today, is The Invisible City, exploring transparency and surveillance and other subjects related to visibility. Among the events is a drone painting performance, viewable from the street at 231 Bowery [Stanton/Riv] at 8pm tonight. You're the target audience, free of charge.

music At Brooklyn Bowl on June 23rd, a record release party for the two-disc compilation Buy This Fracking Album, recorded to promote awareness of fracking's dangers. Among the performers on the forthcoming album, Pete Seeger (his last-known recording), Bonnie Raitt, Tom Chapin, John Butler Trio, Michael Franti, and Indigo Girls.

art For a show called Mister Finch's Handmade Museum, starting June 4 at Steven Kasher, 515 W. 26th [10th/11th] 212.966.3978, there's a lot less whimsy and a lot more threat matrix than you'd expect. In any case, Mr. Finch is a fine and imaginative textile sculptor; see more of his work in the book Mister Finch: Living in a Fairy Tale World

movie Andrew Bujalski's romantic comedy Results screams date night! At IFC. The director and star Guy Pearce will do a Q&A after the 7:40pm screening.

book Ah, the joys of flying. Joke? Not in the eyes of British Airways 747 pilot Mark Vanhoenacker, who manages to retain his sense of wonder about flight, as beautifully detailed in his book Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot.

theater Annie Baker's Pulitzer-winning play The Flick has returned off-Broadway to the Barrow Street Theater. From her characters—employees of a movie theater showing 35-millimeter film (not a growth industry)—Ms. Baker finds much worth knowing, seeing, feeling.

[We've moved to our summer schedule, publishing Monday-Thursday.]

Jane Alexander at Saint John the Divine (from 2013)

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