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A cross-discipline exhibition themed around the year 1969, open now at P.S.1.

Edward Rutherfurd's New York: The Novel out on November 10th, and the author will be talking to Kevin Baker that night at the Tenement Museum, 6:30pm.

Need a coat relined? Silhouettes & Profiles, 160 W. 71st [Bway/Col] 212.877.3372, will keep you warm this winter, doing their usual excellent work for $120 plus the cost of the fabric.

On Sunday at 3pm, Amy Sohn does a reading from her new book Prospect Park West at Sunny's, 253 Conover [Reed/Beard] in Red Hook.

indie rock… Friday: Simian Mobile Disco turns Webster Hall into a big time dance party. Friday: Mastodon's brutal metal lights up Hammerstein Ballroom. Just Announced… 12/10: Arctic Monkeys (2nd Show). 1/10: Passion Pit (3rd Show). 1/29: Cold War Kids.

art… Cre8, the Japanese agency, presents works from their talented group of artists at a show called Japanese Illustrators in NY opening on Wednesday, November 4th at NYCoo, 1133 Bway [25th/26th] 212.380.1149. There will be a reception on 11/6, 5-7:30pm.

shopping… It's up to 70% off retail samples, discontinued and unboxed merch from Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen, from 11/2-11/6, 8am-7:30pm, at 41 Mad [25th/26th] 3rd flr. 212.532.5051. Note that it's cash only and they ask you to 'be green and byo bags.'

autumn music… A couple of new CDs help match the music to the tree colors. Young Will Stratton, whose name is perfectly bard-appropriate, follows his lovely freshman album What the Night Said, with another Nick Drakeish, Sufjan Stevensish work called No Wonder, out 11/3. And from Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, the star-crossed duo from the movie and soundtrack Once, a movieless soundtrack called The Swell Season.

out of town… January in Paris! Okay, not as romantic as April, but how can you complain about $599 for roundtrip airfare from JFK (taxes not included) plus four nights? And anyway, April in Paris can feel an awful lot like January.

heads up… Among the many interesting offerings at this year's Performa, a 'mini-festival of noise music', curated by artist Mike Kelley, called A Fantastic World Superimposed on Reality: A Select History of Experimental Music, 11/20 and 11/21.

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