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Roman Mosaic From Lod, Israel is the exquisite Roman floor covering uncovered in Israel in 1996. It was most likely laid in a private home around 300 A.D. and you can be sure the designer said its colors would really 'pop'. On view now at the Met.

Over 400 wines, including over 150 Grand Cru wines, being poured at the Zachys wine tasting on Wednesday, October 20th at la.venue, 608 W. 28th [11th/12th], 6:30-8:30pm. The $150 tickets come with a $50 gift card to the wine store. All proceeds benefit the Robin Hood Foundation and their fight against poverty in New York.

Hiroshi Okamoto, an architect at Pei, gives a talk titled Wild Air: Living, Learning, and Building the Museum of Islamic Art (in Qatar) at the NY School of Interior Design, 170 E. 70th [Lex/3rd] 212.472.1500, on October 20th, 6pm. Free, but register.

indie rockElizabeth and the Catapult play Rockwood Music Hall on Saturday, October 23rd, 9pm. Win a pair of tickets to the performance by emailing us with 'EC' in the subject by 12:30pm (EST) and include your name in the email. We'll do a random drawing and announce the winner in this space on the MUG website at 1pm. [Update: today's winner is Susan Stellin]

movies… Do you really want to spend over five hours with Carlos the Jackal, subject of Olivier Assayas' new film Carlos? As it turns out, you do. A major commitment of time, but an extraordinary movie in return. Starts tomorrow at the IFC; Assayas will be on hand for the 7pm screening tomorrow, the 12:30pm and 7pm screenings on Saturday and Sunday.

photography… Two shows, two Joes: At the Chelsea Joe's, 405 W. 23rd [9th] 212.206.0669, compelling images from photographer Tanya Braganti (her NYC Gauze Skyline is pictured). Uptown, at 514 Col [85th] 212.875.0100, you can see the work of Beth Caron.

science/movies… The Imagine Science Film Festival, which runs from Oct 15-22, presents an evening of "science-inspired" short films at The Bell House, 149 7th St. [2nd/3rd Ave]. Monday, October 18th, 8pm, free.

out of town… The Fall Harvest Festival at Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook, NY is straight out of an MGM musical from the '40s: apple bobbing, hay rides, a tug-of-war with Farmer Bob, potato sack races and wheelbarrow relays. It takes place this Sunday, 11am-3pm.

artSensory overload is straight to the point of the "immersive visual sonic experience" Electrochroma by Richard Garet at The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen [Smith/Boerum].

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