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movies A silent movie with Oscar talk. Out of left field comes Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist, the story of a silent film star, a young dame, and—inevitably—the coming of talkies. Believe it or not, you may be seeing a silent movie this Thanksgiving weekend. And loving it.

ticket giveaway We have a pair of free tickets for Saturday, 8pm, and another pair of free tickets for Sunday, 8pm, to The Graham Parker Duo—the pop-up band marking Parker's reunion with original Rumour/Brinsley Schwarz keyboard player Bob Andrews, playing at Iridium. If you'd like to enter to win a pair to one of the nights, email us and please put 'Graham Parker' in the subject line, and your name in the email itself. Cut-off is 1pm. {And the winners are: Saturday night: Pamela Mahon. Sunday night: Maggie Powers. Congratulations and enjoy the show!}

design At IFC starting tomorrow, Eames: The Architect and the Painter, a documentary about the husband-and-wife design team Charles and Ray Eames.

The premiere screening of ARCHITECT, a chamber opera based on Louis Kahn's life and work, takes place tonight at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia [W. 3rd/Bleecker], 6pm. Tickets are $75 and include a post-screening discussion with the filmmakers as well as Kahn's daughter.

On Saturday, 8pm, a John Zorn Improv Marathon to benefit East Village artists' space The Stone. Only 75 people will be admitted, $25, for the 90-minute set featuring Zorn on sax and many guests.

Another sort of marathon as part of WQXR's Beethoven Awareness Month: 32 sonatas on Sunday, starting 11am, at the Greene Space, performed by pianists over 12 hours. Each two-hour interval costs $11; start-to-finish is $50.

art Before he was a visual artist, Jim Lambie was a rock musician and the nexus of color and and music is layered into his unpredictable array of works, using an equally unpredictable arsenal of materials. See Spiritualized, his latest show, at Anton Kern Gallery, 532 W. 20th [10th/11th] 212.367.9663, full of interesting and resonant pieces.

out of town Normally $317, a night at New Hampshire's picture-postcard Sunset Hill House is $169, mountain views included, as well as a number of other bonuses: breakfast, $50 credit for dinner, free bike rental and cross-country trail passes.

indie rock Friday: Pop perfection. Small Black and Heavenly Beat play Glasslands. Friday: New favorites Ski Lodge play Pianos. Just Announced… 1/19: Cults. 1/31: The Smith Westerns. 3/28: First Aid Kit.

talk Same-Sex Love In and Out of India—a look at GLBT issues for South Asians and Asian-Americans. Part of the Out in the Himalayas series at the Rubin, Saturday, 11/19, 3pm, $12.

A NY Times article written 23 years ago by Susan Hartman profiled young girls on her Brooklyn block, four Double Dutchers who found refuge in jumping rope. More recently, she began documenting what's happened to The Jump Rope Girls and it promises to be a heartening evening when she discusses it with the young women themselves on 11/30, 7pm, at Brooklyn's Central Library, Dweck Center.

History and Discovery Channel's dashing Josh Bernstein dashes Around the World in 50 Minutes, revealing some of his favorite places from his 500,000 miles of travels around the world. It takes place at 92Y on Sunday, 7:30pm, $29.

A reader pointed out to us that in yesterday's Hump Day,
Oh No They Didn't's movie poster trends is, at least in part, the work of Christophe Courtois. Oh No They Didn't does include a 'source' credit at the end of the article, but a reasonable person might conclude that note insufficient.

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