arts 11.20.08

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Binobon, Bonobos, Bonadio, Billabong, and Bar Bao: Binobon, a new music-theater piece about the 1981 murder by Jack Henry Abbott of Richard Adan… Bonobos making it big, or at least comfy, around the waist… Jocelyn Bonadio plays ambient classical at Le Poisson Rouge on Friday… Billabong hoodies on sale at Amazon… Rain is now Bar Bao.

indie rock… Friday: Horse Feathers plays acoustic hush almost as good as Sam Beam. See them at Union Hall. Saturday: The next lo-fi punk band to break out is hereby declared to be Cheap Time. Watch them sweat-up Asterisk Art Space in Brooklyn. Just Announced… 12/16: Of Montreal. 12/31: Blonde Redhead. 1/28: Andrew Bird.

knittingLion Brand Yarn, 34 W. 15th [5th/6th] 212.243.9070, a fifth generation family business (it's the country's oldest hand knitting yarn brand), has opened a good-looking shop. You can test-drive selected yarns, take classes, and of course stock up.

movies… A number of Arthur Penn movies are being screened through the weekend at Anthology Anthology Film Archives, including Bonnie and Clyde, Alice's Restaurant, and Little Big Man.

a perfect saturday… What could be better—skating at the Museum of Natural History's new rink, followed by a double Shack burger at Shake Shack? The rink makes its debut this Saturday.

sale… Sample sale time from Steven Alan, 87 Franklin [Bway/Church] 212.219.3305, today and Friday, 8:30-8, Saturday, noon-7, Sunday, noon-5. Up to 75% off merch from their line, plus clothes from Geren Ford, Rag and Bone, Laloo, Demy Lee, and others.

art… Now at the National Academy, 1083 5th [89th/90th] 212.369.4880, a George Tooker retrospective. His works of Magic Realism frequently explore serious contemporary issues employing classical techniques.


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