arts 11.4.10

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The Museum of Chinese in America showcases the creators of the next wave of Asian-American fashion, food, and music at their 11/10 gala.

Leonard Lopate wants you to Eat Your Greens and discusses the goods with chefs, farmers, and Grace Young, author of the superb Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge. Sunday, 2pm.

Simon Winchester, who always fascinates whether he's writing about the Oxford English Dictionary, Krakatoa, or the San Francisco Earthquake, takes on the Atlantic ocean, in a book subtitled Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories.

indie rock… Thursday: Indie vets Blonde Redhead play Webster Hall (with Rain Machine). Friday: Freelance Whales make precious NPR pop at Maxwell's. Just Announced… 12/31: Guided By Voices. 1/21: Tokyo Police Club. 2/17: Interpol.

art… Whatever's going on in Lori Nix's world, it's not good — but it sure is compelling. Her new exhibition opening today at Clamp Art, 521 W. 25th [10th/11th] 646.230.0020, is a series of photographs of meticulously constructed dioramas in which familiar landscapes — a laundromat, a bar, a vacuum showroom — are depicted in states of abandon at the crossroads of bad dream and poignant elegy.

moviesJihahad? Chris Morris, a much-loved (occasionally not) British satirist, not well known here, will raise his profile (and a few eyebrows) with his movie Four Lions, opening tomorrow. It's a farce in which several Muslim men living in the U.K. decide to become suicide bombers without the necessary skills.

out of town… True, you won't find any balmy breezes, but that's not to say you won't have a nice time gazing out at Long Island Sound from Connecticut's Saybrook Point Inn & Spa. Rooms are 50% off Sunday-Thursday through January and some weekends, which means you'll pay just $139 and get breakfast to boot.

science… Spend an evening with Secret Science Club at the Bell House on Tuesday, November 9th, 8pm, and you'll learn a lot of cool stuff about the Congo from explorer Missy Stiassny, who's also a Curator of Ichthyology at the American Museum of Natural History. Free.

Lighting, furniture, linen and bedding, and home accessories are up to 75% off at the ABC Carpet & Home Bronx Outlet Store from 11/11-11/14.

If you missed Yael Hersonski's A Film Unfinished about the filming of a Nazi propaganda movie in the Warsaw ghetto, during its recent Film Forum run, Symphony Space screens this unforgettable documentary on Sunday, 4pm and 8pm.

A show of Paul McDonough's New York Photographs 1968-1978 (and they're absolutely wonderful) opens today at the Sasha Wolf Gallery, 548 W. 28th [10th/11th] 212.925.0025.

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