arts 10.25.12

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food Next Thursday, 7pm, at the French Institute Alliance Française, the city's great restaurateur Danny Meyer talks with food humorist and commentator Robert Rosenthal about Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Shake Shake and his life in the hospitality industry. We have a pair of free tickets to the event to give away—email us with 'Danny' in the subject by 12:30pm today and we'll announce the winner on our blog at 1pm. Even if you don't win, MUG subscribers get a break on the ticket price: use code FIAF 20 and tickets are $20, $5 off.

art Ellsworth Kelly, the inestimable American painter, sculptor, and printmaker, has a new show at Joni Weyl, 535 W. 24th [10th/11th] 212.249.3324, opening Friday. Spectral Colors is a series of seven new color lithographs.

movie Gael Garcia Bernal and Hani Furstenberg star in Julia Loktev's movie The Loneliest Planet about an engaged couple backpacking in the Caucasus, and what happens in a moment to throw everything into question. IFC, starting tomorrow, on demand as of October 30.

music Rumer, the Anglo-Pakistani singer/songwriter with the most gorgeous pipes, is at Highline Ballroom on November 13, 8pm, $19.50.

book The Halloween scare you've been looking for: Spillover by David Quammen is an endlessly fascinating, frequently terrifying history of zoonosis: the process of an infectious disease species-jumping. Things like ebola. Quammen says this 'spillover' from bats or hogs or gorillas is set to be the Next Big Thing in terms of human pandemics and mass casualties. Hey, enjoy your day.

Freedom to Love Now is a concert to benefit freedom to marry. It takes place at the Beacon Theater on October 30, with tickets starting at $45. Great lineup of performers, including Beth Orton, Rufus Wainwright, Doveman, They Might Be Giants, Cibo Matto, and The National.

Rooms for the Younger Generation, a panel discussion at NY School of Interior Design about designing rooms for children, is on October 31, 6pm. $12

Mid-Century Modern photographer Balthazar Korab is the subject tonight of a free lecture at Trespa Design Centre, 62 Greene [Spring/Broome] 212.334.7122.

Paul Auster and Don DeLillo talk about their latests works at Park Slope's Congregation Beth Elohim on Thursday, November 1, 7:30pm, $10.

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