arts 11.6.08

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event… The New Yorker has their interesting and fun Passport to the Arts annual event this Saturday, and MUG readers can get a break on the ticket price. During the day, you take a tour of Chelsea galleries (as many as you want of the more than two dozen participating), in the evening there's a cocktail reception, and a silent auction of works by first-rate artists. All the money raised by the auction goes to Friends of the High Line. Tickets are $45, but MUG readers get 20% off ($36). You can buy tix at TicketWeb (put in the promotion code MUG) or bring this email on Saturday to their HQ, Terminal Stores Building, West 28th Street between Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues, 11-3.

indie rock… Saturday: Deerhunter psychs-up and garages-down the Bowery Ballroom. Tuesday: The Sea and Cake are still at it! Catch them get perfectly poppy at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Just Announced…12/11: Will Sheff of Okkervil River. 1/28: Annuals

performance… Kiki and Herb's chanteuse, Justin Bond, performs at Joe's Pub on 11/9 and 11/16, 9:30pm. He's been "writing his own soundtrack to the trans-neo-pagan revolution," and no, we have no idea what that means. Sounds fun, though!

art… An exhibition of Joan Mitchell's long riff on sunflowers, in paintings and works on paper, at Cheim & Reid, 547 W. 25th [10th/11th] 212.242.7727, now through December 20th.

out of town… Via Travelzoo, A 14-night cruise taking in Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile starts at $599 per person. Details here.

heads up…Up to 80% off classic designs from Knoll, 900 Bway [20th]—overstocks, customer returns and discontinued products. It takes place 11/13 and 11/14, 10-5, 11/15, 11-6. CC only, no cash or checks, delivery available.

Name Your Poison Contest Final Day!
Last chance to win a $250 shopping spree for you and a friend at your favorite liquor store. Details are here. Contest ends tonight at midnight, the winners will be announced tomorrow. You must be 21 to enter.

Every so often we receive, and enjoy sharing, correspondence in which the writer unravels before our eyes.

One time, an editor-at-large from Daily Candy wrote to us an 'anonymous' email and got a pal of hers at Conde Nast to do the same, in which they let loose. What both failed to realize is that the Yahoo accounts they used revealed their names anyway. Woops!

Last year, it was this gem (scroll down to the Radar section) which we received after our review of the restaurant Rayuela.

On Tuesday, a gent, suffering a serious case of projection, was not having any of our Tro Da Bums Out (fair enough). But, well, you decide:

Get back to business and stop being a merchant of smear… Your message is as muddied as if it came from a cooking or knitting enthusiast website… I suggest that you stick to your knitting… I would have thought that someone purporting to be a journalist, or even a website editor would have more class and moxie. It's very sad that you, and haters like you, are selecting the next President. You really should step up your game a bit… I rattled your cage. It doesn't matter whether you write back or not.
— Roland Brown

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