arts 10.25.07

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art… Art on the Block is an auction featuring emerging artists at Nascent Art, 508 W. 26th [10th/11th], tonight, 5:30-9pm. Part of the profits go to Fountain Gallery, a cooperative for artists with mental illness.

indie rock… Friday: Shout Out Louds rock The Cure-inspired indie-pop at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Saturday: Swedish singer/songwriter Jens Lekman brings pop whimsy to Webster Hall. Just Announced…11/23: …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead. 12/4 - 12/11: Yo La Tengo's 8 Days of Hanukkah. 3/1 & 3/3: Matt Costa.

design… Through December 8th at the School of Visual Arts, Steven Heller gets a retrospective of his influential and prodigious work as a NY Times art director for 33 years and gazillions of books and magazines to his credit.

bike tour… Weather permitting, a Tour de France chez NYC, courtesy of Bike the Big Apple. It's eighteen miles, takes about 7 hours, visiting notable French landmarks and making stops for French pastry and croque monsieurs.

booksWalter Mosley, author of the just-published Easy Rawlins mystery Blonde Faith, will be at Barnes and Noble Lincoln Center on Tuesday, 10/30. 7pm.

shopping… Today and tomorrow, 10-7, Qi Cashmere for men and women is up to 50% off. 224 W. 35th [7th/8th] 212.239.8880.

out of town… Via Travelzoo, such a deal: $1199 (plus $100 in taxes and fees) for a trip to Israel. Included Are round-trip air fare, seven nights hotel—two in Tel Aviv, one in Galilee, and four in Jerusalem, plus breakfast, plus sightseeing.

movies… Sidney Lumet's nailbiter, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, and Marisa Tomei. Watch the trailer here.


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