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The nanny pleads not guilty.

Corkbuzz provides guidance on wines for the season and snacks to go with them. 12/1, 2pm, $50

Daniel R. Schwarz, author of Endtimes? Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009 discusses his book at MCNY tonight at 6:30pm, $12.

Flush-walleted fashionistas may want to open those wallets for the Fashion for Sandy Relief Initiative. Drinks with Manolo Blahnik and a custom-designed shoe for you—and no bids yet?! What's the world coming to?

For the less flush-walleted, the AG Gallery in Williamsburg, 107a N. 3rd [Wythe/Berry] 718.599.3044, holds their third annual Art in Boxes, works from over 30 emerging artists that will make good holiday gifts.

Or/and head to Gifted, Brooklyn Flea's holiday market. Weekends at 1 Hanson Place in Ft. Greene.

theater In the scheme of things, a Broadway show that doesn't happen is not a tragedy of Greek proportions. But the backstory of Rebecca, the musical scheduled to have opened this fall, felled by a dodgy investor, is a shame—not least because so many good people are out of work. Troupers that they are, much of the cast is convening at 54 Below on December 3, 9:30pm, for a celebration of the holidays. The evening will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

art Tibor de Nagy, 724 5th [56th/57th] 212.262.5050, presents Fabulists, opening today, featuring the imagined worlds four artists. Postage stamps, maps, and an art gallery archipelago figure into the works by John Zinsser, Dwight Ripley, Donald Evans, and Florent Morellet.

movie Considered one of the greatest rock drummers of all time, Ginger Baker is also one of the craziest cats in a crowded field. Jay Bulger has created a documentary on his life, Beware of Mr. Baker, and it's entertaining as can be, given that Baker's ferocious talent is matched by equally ferocious destructiveness.

walk Metropolitan Walks, guided by Andrew Smith, offer even a home-grown New Yorker new ways of looking at the city. His two-hour Christmas tours are full of little-known bits of history and trivia. 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, now through the end of the year. $20.

photography Ezra Stoller Photographer, a collection of the architectural, industrial, and domestic images captured by that extraordinary eye, will be published by Yale University Press on December 4. Authors Erica Stoller (his daughter) and Nina Rappaport will be at the AIA on December 12 for a talk, 6pm, $10. [Pictured: Finnish Pavilion (Alvar Aalto), 1939]

music On December 4 at City Winery, Esperanza Spalding performs, with guest stars Bobby McFerrin and Gretchen Parlato, A Night for Freedom, to benefit Free the Slaves, an international nonprofit with a mission to stop human trafficking and slavery. Tickets are $75-$250. [Photo: Johann Sauty]

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