arts 11.16.06

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Oh, Shag! Along with the rest of your devoted fans, we want to jump into the shagalicious '60s world you create in every painting. Josh Agle, (whose last two letters of his first name and first two letters of his last name created his alias), is a painter, illustrator, and designer who will be chronicled in an upcoming documentary called "The Sophisticated Misfit" (you can watch the trailer here). He has a one-man show at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 W. 20th [10th/11th] 212.243.3822, November 18th through December 23rd, called "Shag: Donna Con Bambino."

indie rock… Thursday: They're not Joan of Arc. Not Owls. Not Cap'n Jazz. They're just Make Believe. Let them rock your reality at Northsix. Saturday: Battles bring their futuristic math-rock to support Jamie Lidell at Webster Hall. Just announced…1/27: The Books. 2/19: Explosions In The Sky.

dutch days5 Dutch Days started yesterday, so it's really now 4 Dutch Days, but never mind. This celebration of all things Dutch (arts and culture-wise), includes a performance by jazz saxophonist Ben van Gelder, an open house at The Holland Society (free stroopwafels!), walks, tours, and the 25th Peter Stuyvesant Ball.

architecture… A conversation between architect Allan Greenberg, whose new book is Architecture of Democracy: The Founding Fathers' Vision for America (Rizzoli, $50), and Witold Rybczynski, takes place on Monday, November 20th, 7pm, at The Library of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen, 20 W. 44th [5th/6th] 212.730.9646, ext. 109, reservations suggested. $10.

art… At the Ise Cultural Foundation, 555 Bway [Prince/Spring] 212. 925.1649, a site-specific installation by Yumi Kori, who is always doing the coolest projects. Here, Ms. Kori transports viewers in the basement gallery into the deep ocean. In a way.

out of town… Want a quick getaway to Honolulu? Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, flights on United, American, Continental, and Delta (which will still be Delta at least for the next month) is $417 round trip, all taxes and fees included. That's about as good as it gets. One stop between here and there, the city depends on the airline. Check Cheap Tickets for details.

reading… In addition to being an incredibly engaging writer, Adriana Trigiani also happens to be an ace at readings. She's got a new book, another in the Stone Gap series called Home to Big Stone Gap (Random House, $25.95). Catch her at Barnes and Noble, Bway & 82nd, on Monday, November 20th, 7pm.


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