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movie Rosewater, written and directed by Jon Stewart, tells the story of journalist Maziar Bahari and his imprisonment by the Iranian government as a result (in part) of an interview Bahari did with Stewart on the Daily Show in 2009.

art The Foley Gallery moves to 59 Orchard [Hester/Grand] 212.244.9081, and their inaugural exhibit in the new space opens November 19. Titled Select Cuts & Alterations, the show features the work of 20+ artists who cut, crumple or crease paper.

wine Wine expert James Suckling talks about the Great Wines of the Andes — Argentina and Chile (sorry Bolivia) — and you can taste for yourself the work of 40 wineries. It takes place at City Winery, November 18, 5:30pm, $95.

food Talented chef Galen Zamarra opens Almanac on Tuesday, November 18, in the space that was his Mas (la grillade), 28 7th Ave. South [St. Luke's] 212.255.1795.

benefit On November 19, a night of comedy and music to benefit Doctors Without Borders and their work in West Africa. The event was organized by comedians Jena Friedman and Greg Barris, and the evening's roster includes Fred Armisen, Ira Glass, Janeane Garofalo, Ted Leo and Regina Spektor. $60 [Photo: Shervin Lainez]

book A Backpack, a Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka is a funny and poignant memoir by Lev Golinkin, the story of a nine-year-old Ukrainian child fleeing persecution in the waning days of the Soviet Union.

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