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Maira Kalman signs her new book And the Pursuit of Happiness at McNally Jackson on Sunday, 2-2:30pm.

Miracle of One Second, by artists Hirotake Takagi and Mituo Tsuji, turns lattice boxes into complex spaces of nature, harmony, and Oku (the inner part) at ISE Cultural Foundation, 555 Bway [Prince/Spring] 212.925.1649.

A formula pic, though an exemplar, Made in Dagenham tracks the quest for women's rights as it unfolded in the Ford factory of a small British town during the 1960s. Sally Hawkins' performance is winning. Opens tomorrow.

The Rob Pruitt Art Awards, which Artinfo calls "the new and somewhat befuddling annual ceremony that dispenses shining statuettes to artists and institutions as if they were movie stars" returns 12/8 to the Guggenheim. See the nominees here.

One of our favorite food writers, the Times' Melissa Clark, has a new book out: In the Kitchen with A Good Appetite, and while it would make a great stocking stuffer, this is one you'll want for yourself, too.

Show and Tell Open Mic Night at the City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan [Havemeyer] Bklyn, takes place tonight, 8pm — you get the microphone for three minutes to talk about your favorite collectible. $5 suggested donation.

history… "Gangs, Yiddish theater, Mae West, gay bars, flop houses, Rothko, punk rock, boutique hotels, gentrification. Slide show, entertainment, Trav S.D., & forum with historians, activists, & special guests." That's all part of Bowery History, a celebration taking place this Tuesday, 6pm, at Dixon Place. $20.

… Up to 75% off men's and women's clothing from Steven Alan and other designers at the sale at 87 Franklin [Bway/Church]. Today and tomorrow, 8:30am-8pm, Saturday from 11-7, and Sunday 11-5… Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby [Houston/Prince] 212.334.3324, is having a Black Friday (11/26) sale: everything in the store will be 30% off… Mr Jones Watches, a favorite line of ours from London, has a new limited-edition watch, designed with cyclist Graeme Obree, called The Hour (about $200).

comedy… It could get ugly tonight, in the best possible way, when a motley crew of superb cartoonists meet to determine if their pens are mightier than swords in Fisticuffs!, a cartoons battle at the 92Y Tribeca, 9pm, $15.

out of town… Here's a good reason, in our book, to take a day off from work. On Monday, December 6th, 11:30am-2pm, clothing designer Mary Adams and Amy Sedaris, author of Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People, discuss crafts and couture during a luncheon held at Crabtree's Kittle House in Chappaqua. The event benefits the Katonah Museum of Art. Tickets are $110.

politics… Tomorrow night, 5:30pm, the second installment of a series of public conversations moderated by Joe Conason titled The Backstory. This time, writers Gary Younge (The Guardian), Sarah Posner (The American Prospect), and Ari Berman (The Nation) discuss the aftermath of the 2010 elections. It takes place at the NYU Journalism Institute, 20 Cooper Square [5th]. Free but RSVP.

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