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live, but not from new york Well, not from New York and not exactly live. Still, there's something to be said for carefully shot theater and ballet performances beamed into movie theaters at relatively modest prices. Tonight, via Britain's National Theatre, a performance of Arnold Wesker's The Kitchen is screened at BAM. $24… On October 22nd, the very funny One Man, Two Guvnors, is at AMC Empire, 234 W. 42nd [7th/8th], 7pm, $15… Ballet fans should have a big, early brunch this Sunday and head to BIG Cinemas, 239 E. 59th [2nd/3rd], for a live-in-HD performance (11am) of Esmeralda by Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet. $25

indie rock Saturday: 8-bit legends Anamanaguchi play the Museum of the Moving Image. Saturday: See the power pop jingle jangle of Ski Lodge at Pianos. Just Announced… 11/18: Turbonegro. 12/7: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. 12/10: The Antlers.

food One of our most excellent dishes is a brisket recipe from The Golfer's Cookbook. That alone always makes us laugh during the prep. And the ingredients are unspeakably awful: an envelope of Lipton's Onion Soup Mix, a can of Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup, a can of mushrooms, some onions, and red wine (a can's worth—that's what it calls for). And yet, through some physics-defying alchemy, it is reliably delicious. With apologies to the brain trust behind the Golfer's Cookbook, though, we'd say it's really about the brisket—a forgiving cut that rallies under almost any circumstances. So we're ready to mothball the duffers and expand our horizons with Stephanie Pierson's newly published The Brisket Book: A Love Story With Recipes. Contributors include Nach Waxman, Zak Pellacio, Anita Lo, and Temple Emanu-El.

art We're not sure we could explain how artist Koh Murao thinks but we're along for the ride when it comes to his vision(s) of the world, not quite like anyone else's we know. See for yourself in his show The Other Stories, opening tomorrow, at ISE Cultural Foundation, 555 Bway [Prince/Spring] 212.925.1649.

music At Le Poisson Rouge next Thursday, 7pm, Nico Muhly and the Gotham Chamber Opera perform Mozart, Muhly, and more. $15

Those preternaturally talented sisters, Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway, perform their show BOOM! on Saturday, October 15th, 7:30pm, at Pace's Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce [Park Row/Gold]. They'll channel the '70s by singing Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Carly Simon, and Stevie Wonder, among others. Tickets start at $25.

No singing, but no doubt there'll be some fascinating talk from Harry Belafonte, discussing his life and career (and new memoir, My Song) at the NYPL, this Wednesday, 7pm. $25.

tv First, we love Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me). And second, we love Morgan Spurlock. So if he's involved in a reality TV program, we're interested. And you may be interested—and involved—too. He's looking for New Yorkers from all walks of life to help them 'achieve their dreams' for a show called The Failure Club. That may sound self-defeating, but it's about embracing the fear of failure and doing something anyway. Shooting starts this fall, the deadline for applying is Friday.

out of town York Harbor Inn in Maine has a deal for leaf peepers: rooms are 65% off, so they now start at $69 per night. Add $50 for weekends in October.

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