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Tonight, a newly-restored, 50th anniversary print of Breakfast at Tiffany's is screened at Alice Tully, followed by a Q & A with Julie Andrews (she was married to the film's director, the late Blake Edwards).

Tomorrow sees the launch of People Make Parks, an interactive website that will allow more community involvement in future parks planning. At the BMW Guggenheim Lab, 6pm.

The great tap-dancing Nicholas Brothers get a tribute on Monday, 9/19 at Film Forum.

On 9/25, Strut Your Mutt will raise funds to benefit homeless pets. If you're interested, we'd recommend flying under The Toby Project banner, which offers free and low-cost spay/neuter services throughout the five boroughs.

Architectural critic and author James S. Russell discusses his new book, The Agile City, at the AIA Center for Architecture tonight, 6pm. Russell argues that retrofitting cities can have a quick impact in slowing global warming.

indie rock Friday: Portland's Blouse synths up Shea Stadium. Saturday: Javelin's jams turn 285 Kent into a giant dance party. Just Announced… 12/12-12/15 The National at Beacon Theater.

design Fontphiles will want to check out Just My Type: A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield. Mr. Garfield will discuss all things serif (sans serif, too) at the Type Directors Club, 347 W. 36th [8th/9th] 212.633.8943, on Tuesday, September 20th, 7pm.

art Detouring, a solo exhibition of works by artist Erik Benson, stops frequently at the crossroads of urban and natural environments. Landscape empathy turns out to be a large part of the complicated response we have to these works—who knew such an emotion could be summoned up? Opens at Edward Tyler Nahem, 37 W. 57th [5th/6th] 212.517.2453, September 22nd, 6pm. [Photo: Photo315]

brooklyn Brooklyn Book Festival, the largest free literary event in town, takes place this Sunday from 10-6. Author talks, and walks, performances, events for kids—book lovers should mark their calendar… Food lovers, on the other hand, or additionally, will want to make time this Sunday, 1-5pm, for Taste Williamsburg & Greenpoint. Tickets from $35.

world music Ace percussionist and composer Ravish Momin teams up with violinist Trina Basu for an evening of jazz, electronica, and the uncategorizable on September 23rd at Baruch Performing Arts Center, E. 25th [Lex/3rd], 7:30pm. Tickets are $20… Polish folk band Dikanda plays their first NYC gig ever at Le Poisson Rouge on September 25th. $20 [Photo: Carlo Dainese]

out of town Atlantic City is a schizophrenic town these days, the atmosphere skewing either nouveau Vegas (as at blown-out megahotels like the Bellagio, where you'd never know you were near the ocean) or passé playground (nearly everywhere else). But there are a few spots helping to breathe new life into old AC. The boutique Chelsea hotel is one such property, smartly taking its cues from the getaway's heyday. Continued

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