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Ben Folds plays the Beacon on December 14th. Lonely Avenue, his new album with lyrics by Nick Hornby, is a blissout.

Learning on Screen: New York City School in Popular Film is a talk at the LGBT Community Center on Wednesday, November 3rd, 6:30pm, part of the Historic Districts Council's fall lecture series.

The annual JCC Book Fair takes place from 11/8-11/10.

Learn about the Wild Urban Plants of the Northeast at the Horticultural Society, Monday, November 8th.

It's not until January 10th, but we're marking our calendar for the appearance of Tom Rachman at Symphony Space. He's the author of the absolutely terrific novel The Imperfectionists, which you should read if you haven't.

indie rock… Friday: Neon Indian's smooth electro-chill comes to Brooklyn Bowl. Sunday: Up-and-coming fuzz poppers Gross Relations play Mercury Lounge. Just Announced… 12/4: Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco). 4/21: Mogwai.

art… James Casebere has long created models of rooms, some based on places (Monticello, a Sienese palazzo), and then photographed the stripped-down, people-less spaces. This show's work, modeled on an area in Duchess County, though, is virtually all landscapes. Indoors or out, what emerges are evanescent dreamscapes of plaster, water, and light that appear to have been excavated from the subconscious. A new show of his work opens tomorrow at the Sean Kelly Gallery, 528 W. 29th [10th/11th] 212.2391181.

movies… As you may have noticed, MUG is a big fan of documentaries, so we're psyched about DOC NYC, a new festival running November 3rd-9th at IFC and NYU's Kimmel Center. There are over 40 films in the lineup, including Werner Herzog' new 3D film Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Errol Morris's Tabloid, and concert films from Bruce Springsteen and David Byrne.

out of town… Get an extension on summer with a few days in Palm Springs. The Riviera hotel room rates are normally $389, now $129.

urban planning… At The Museum of the City of New York on November 9th, 6:30pm, a consideration of The Taxi of Tomorrow with a panel of design and transportation experts. You'll get to see some of the designs under consideration by the city.

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