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talk/food Zora Neale Hurston is best known as a folklorist and author, but the Culinary Historians of New York focus on her anthropological work on October 28, 7pm at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Oxford Bklyn, an event called The Culinary World of a Literary Icon.

Ms. Hurston did much work researching the food of Florida and its African American influences. Babson College professor Frederick Douglass Opie gives the lecture. Tickets are $40, which includes a tasting of the Florida food to be discussed.

On the same night and time, October 28, 7pm, Mimi Sheraton and Gabrielle Hamilton talk about Sheraton's book 1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die: A Food Lover's Life List at the Museum at Eldridge Street.

art At Jonathan Levine Gallery, 557 W. 23rd [10th/11th] 212.242.2731, a consideration by artist Brett Amory of the East Village's pre-gentrification radical roots.

theater Women's Project Theater presents Dear Elizabeth, starting October 26. It's a 'play in letters' by the estimable Sarah Ruhl, based on the missives between poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell. It is performed by a rotating cast.

movie No special effects or car chases, just the interesting story of the late Richard Holbrooke, told in The Diplomat, a documentary by his son David.

shopping Wind-Up: New York City is a three-day pop-up event that features 19 independent watch brands from around the world. It takes place at 101 Wooster [Prince/Spring], 10/23, 3-6; 10/24-25, 10-6.

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