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The annual citywide voyeurpalooza, Open House NY, is this weekend.

Even with Joanna Lumley and David Hyde Pierce by his side, Mark Rylance is getting the buzz for his turbo-charged performance in La Bête on Broadway.

Hilary Davidson's debut novel, The Damage Done, is a twisty, compelling mystery centered around a death on the Lower East Side.

indie rock… Friday: Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs DJ's the Insound Design Store. Saturday: Andrew Cedermark plays his swirling bar-pop at Glasslands. Just Announced… 12/8: Bonnie "Prince" Billy. 12/17 & 12/18: Weezer (Memories Tour). 12/30 & 12/31: Passion Pit.

food… We love the sound of the new cooking classes offered by Julian Plyter and Kareem Hamady's Melt Bakery. The next one, October 12th, 6-9pm, is about apples—things like turnovers, apple butter, and apple sauce. Braising, the next night, covers short ribs, making stock, and side dishes that work well with braises. Classes are held in the kitchen of Broadway East, 181 E. Bway [Canal].

art… The enveloping, mind-altering work of Fred Tomaselli gets an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum starting tomorrow.

cabaret… This one's probably a binary choice. You either would really, really like to spend an evening with Joan Collins or you really, really would just as soon not. Although, it occurs to us, some of you might respond with a Joan Who? Anyway, for those who want to hang with the sort-of legend, she'll be at Feinstein's November 16th-27th, telling stories and… stuff.

moviesMarwencol is the extraordinary documentary about Mark Hogancamp, a man recovering from a brain injury (five men beat him outside a bar) who creates a WWII village in his backyard. The act of its detailed creation and Mr. Hogancamp's own photographs of the process help him recover, though a subsequent gallery showing of his work makes for complicated choices. It's at IFC starting tomorrow; Mr. Hogancamp will be at the 6:25pm and 8:25pm screenings and will answer questions from the audience.

designJames Klein and David Reid, the guys behind KleinReid, Brooklyn-based makers of gorgeous handmade porcelain, have collaborated with the great Eva Zeisel to come up with a line of limited-edition accessories for Room and Board. Klein and Reid will be at the Soho store, 105 Wooster [Prince/Spring] 212.334.4343, Saturday night, 7-9pm, talking about their collaboration with the legendary designer. RSVP here.

At Parsons, Living Concrete/Carrot City explores the possibilities of urban agriculture.

Dar Williams and Toshi Reagon play City Winery on October 15th and 16th, part of William's Many Great Companions tour.

Coming up November 22nd, 6pm, a live tasting event on the Intrepid with Leonard Lopate and Mark Bittman. $25.

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