arts 11.21.13

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movies Opening tomorrow at IFC, Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?, an animated documentary by Michel Gondry on Noam Chomsky. Mr. Gondry will be at four shows this weekend… Also: Philomena, a new film by Stephen Frears starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan.

food The opening salvo in the next transformation of the wild west (midtown west) is Gotham West Market, 600 11th Ave. [44th/45th], featuring a design by AvroKO and eight excellent eateries and food shops, including Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, tapas from Seamus Mullen at El Colmado and meat-centric The Cannibal. They're open from 7am to midnight, until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays.

installation Designer Ingrid Gabor is creating a piece called Origami Snowflake in the window of Tekserve now through December 12. The 'snowflake' is actually a clever piece of interactive art made of mirror fragments that will react, through sensors and motors, to the movement of people on the street who are looking at it. You can follow the progress on Ms. Gabor's blog.

painting Norwegian artist Per Fronth has a show at Dillon Gallery, 555 W. 25th [10th/11th] called Mapping the Surface, in which the artist does, essentially, just the opposite, painting striking works that acknowledge his country's prosperity, while not forgetting that much of its wealth is fueled by oil and a thriving weapons industry.

poetry It won't be your usual Saturday if you spend November 23 at Poets House, 10 River Terrace [Warren/Murray], where they'll celebrate the 11th century Trobadors with a Symposium on Occitan Poetry. 2-9pm, $10. There's a buffet dinner by D'Artagnan (an extra $25), followed by a multimedia performance. Reserve

Immigration advocate Jose Antonio Vargas talks citizenship and immigration politics on December 4 at the Tenement Museum.

Pas de Calais is having a sample sale 12/4-6, 10-6, at 247 Centre [Broome/Grand] 5th flr., with clothing for women and men 80% off or more.

The next Intelligence Squared debate asks, in a discussion called Don't Eat Anything with a Face, whether we should eat meat. At the Kaufman Center, December 4, $40.

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