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music Early Chicago bluesman Big Bill Broonzy was teacher to Muddy Waters, inspiration to Eric Clapton, and is the subject of I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy by Bob Riesman. Mr. Riesman will talk about Big Bill, and Billy Boy Arnold will play some of his songs. It takes place tonight, 6:30pm, at 92Y Tribeca and we have a pair of tickets for the event. Email us with Big Bill in the subject by 12:30pm today, we'll announce the winner on our blog at 1pm.

food Celebrating the release of Charlotte Druckman's book Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen (out October 24), there's an event at PRINT on October 15 at which six top female chefs, including Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez (pictured) and Christina Tosi, cook six courses. It's a benefit for Chef Gina DePalma's Cowgirl Cure Foundation for cancer research.

It's apple time at the Astor Center, which has its third annual Applepalooza on Thursday, October 18, 6:30pm. Apples, apple desserts, and lots of apple spirits and cider. $25

Tickets are still available for the NYC Wine & Food Fest's Italian rustic dinner by two chefs—Del Posto's Mark Ladner and Philly's Marc Vetri—who certainly know their way around that kind of food.

photography Aperture is celebrating its 60th anniversary this fall. There's an auction takes place Tuesday, October 23. And Aperture Remix, at their gallery, 547 W. 27th [10th11/th], features the work of 10 contemporary photographers who were invited to create a work that incorporated an Aperture publication that had inspired them. The opening reception is Wednesday, October 17, 6pm. Pictured: Book Cam by Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs

design Pressed to name any husband and wife design team (and we're not counting the Novogratzs here), you'd probably say Charles and Ray Eames, right? The Museum of the City of NY wants you to think D.D. and Leslie Tillett, too. The late textile designers, whose many admirers included Jacqueline Kennedy and Brooke Astor, get a retrospective at the museum starting October 17.

music The Surfjohn [sic] Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant On Ice takes place at Bowery Ballroom on December 22, with Sufjan Stevens staking another impossibly idiosyncratic claim to the holiday. Guaranteed to sell out; tickets on sale tomorrow, 10am. Two-ticket limit per person. $20

Ken Burns says French actor/director Pierre Étaix is "a revelation: hilarious, subversive, deadpan. You can see in his work the seeds of everything we've laughed at during the last sixty-plus years." A retrospective is at Film Forum starting October 19, along with the great man himself, at the 7:30pm screening on 10/19.

Opening tomorrow at the Quad, A Whisper to a Roar, a documentary about democracy activists in five countries around the world.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Marc Haddon's lovely book was staged at London's National Theatre and was filmed for theatrical screening. See it at NYU's Skirball on October 26.

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