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The new book Unpacking My Library: Architects and their Books will be discussed at the Municipal Art Society on 12/8, 6:30, at the Municipal Art Society, with architects Stan Allen, Billie Tsien, Bernard Tschumi, Tod Williams. $15

Chef Anita Lo accompanies the Rum & Blackbird Tasting Tour of Hell's Kitchen on 12/3, 3pm. $49

Maggie Graham performs Carol Channeling, Caroling! at Don't Tell Mama on 12/9 and 12/11, 9:30pm, and 12/23, 7pm. $15 plus 2-drink minimum, cash only. In addition to la Channing, many other divas channeled.

comedy… Rob Tannenbaum and David Fagin are at the Highline Ballroom on Monday, December 7th, 8pm, performing their hilarious show, Good for the Jews. Guests include DeLeon and comedians Morgan Murphy, Seth Herzog, and Rachel Sklar. Two MUG readers will win a pair of free tickets to the show by answering the question 'Who is the greatest living Jew and why' with the most wit. Send your entry to with 'GFTJ ticket contest' in the subject line by 5pm today. We'll publish the winners, selected by Rob and David, in tomorrow's MUG.

indie rock… Friday: Real Estate plays hazy and catchy beach-pop at the Market Hotel in Brooklyn. Saturday: London's The Big Pink brings big, dance hall electro-rock anthems to MHOW. Just Announced… 1/18 Final Fantasy. 3/1: Shout Out Louds. 3/8: Alice In Chains.

photography… Photographer Gina LeVay's new book Sandhogs – images of miners working 800 feet below the streets of NYC on the creation of of the 60-mile-long City Water Tunnel #3 – is one of those projects that turns out to be far more interesting than you'd initially suppose. This coming Monday, 7pm, at McNally Jackson, Ms. LeVay will have a conversation with Dennis Oneill, one of the sandhogs.

theaterLove's Labour's Lost has never been one of the most popular of Shakespeare's plays, but we're curious to see what Shakespeare's Globe company does with this early work. It will be performed from 12/8-12/21 at Pace University in the Michael Schimmel Center, 3 Spruce [Gold/Park Row]. Tickets are $25-$75. [Photo: John Haynes]

out of town… Get five nights at the 4-star Lodge Kura Hulanda and Beach Club in Curacao, plus air fare, for $649 between now and 12/23 (book by 12/9). Travel between 1/3 and 4/1 is an additional $70.

shoppingKleinReid is having their annual holiday sample sale of handmade porcelain this weekend, 12/5, noon-6, and 12/6, noon-4, this time in Manhattan: 135 W. 26th [6th/7th] Buzzer 16. Cash only.

Flickr Pool Picks
We're frankly amazed by the number of superb images that readers have uploaded to MUG's Flickr Pool. Here is a small sample:

norwood avenue (from 2006)

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