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movie In their moving documentary Detropia, directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady look at the once great city of Detroit, effectively abandoned and a ghost of itself—though occasionally a very beautiful ghost. It's playing now at IFC. Grady will be in person at the 6:10 screening this Saturday.

indie music/theater One of the things we liked most about the Broadway musical Once is the proof that an indie vibe can find a home in that unlikely quarter. So we're cheering on PigPen Theatre Co., a gaggle of fledgling Carnegie Mellon theater grads who have a) an indie vibe b) an off-Broadway show called The Old Man and the Old Moon starting September 26 (details), and c) an indie-folk album Bremen that we like. A lot. You can catch them at Joe's Pub on October 15 and three dates after that in November and December. [Image: Eli Dagostino]

art Artist Richard Estes, who moved from Illinois to New York in 1959, has made the city a recurring subject in his paintings. A show of his work, New York by Night, opens tonight at Marlborough Gallery, 40 W. 57th [5th/6th] 212.541.4900.

music At Le Poisson Rouge, Friday, September 28, 7:30pm, gifted comic chanteuse Lady Rizo does things with songs no decent person would do. Amen, sister.

space The Architectural League holds their Beaux Arts Ball this year at the Williamburg Saving Bank. This essay gives a good history of the building.

At Corkbuzz, Rhône wines gets talked and tasted, 9/26, 7pm, $60.
Discovering Columbus opens today.
Illustrator Adrian Tomine has a new book, New York Drawings, (out Oct. 2), celebrated at powerHouse Arena in DUMBO tonite, 7-9pm.

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