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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. headlines at Bowery Ballroom tomorrow night, but we're psyched for openers NYC indie-pop/performance art band People Get Ready. Tickets are $15

Cooking more like Icelanders probably isn't at the top of your to-do list. Still, The New Nordic Cooking of Iceland class at Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, 540 President [3rd/4th] 347.422.0337, on 10/5, 6:30pm, could change your mind. $65

Weekend is a love story about two young British men who meet and fall in love—a movie so accomplished that it easily breaks any genre preconceptions—a fine, small film, as the Brits say, full stop. Opens tomorrow.

food Now serving, Wong, 7 Cornelia [Bleecker/W. 4th] 212.989.3399, the new restaurant from chef Simpson Wong, who developed a strong following for his Café Asean. He again combines Asian cuisines inventively, but never at the expense of a good time.

architecture If you haven't experienced any of the previous Open House New York weekends, you're truly missing out: you can be the world's biggest expert on the city, but OHNY will—we guarantee—let you see New York in ways you never have before. The 9th annual event takes place October 15th and 16th.

indie rock Saturday: DOM and Adventure play pop perfection at Glasslands. Sunday: Beats in Space celebrates 12 years at 61 N. 6th street in Brooklyn. Just Announced… 9/28 & 9/29: Radiohead.

theater Taking a page from Celebrity Autobiography and other read-'em-and-weep-with-laughter theater pieces, Blogologues hoists blog posts by their own petard, monthly at Under St. Marks. This month's is called "Are You There, God? It's Me, Blogologues" and religion is the theme. It takes place on Monday, September 26th at 7 and 9pm. Tickets are $15 and include one beer.

art crawl The International Association of Mobile Digital Artists has their annual festival, MobileArtCon, this October 1st and 2nd. Of more general interest: An art crawl, open to artists of all stripes — digital and analog — on Friday, September 30, from 12 to 5.

ceramics From a reader: "I am an artist who likes to use clay. I recently found an amazing resource for all who love clay in NYC. It is a school that is just across the Hudson River in Jersey City, called NY/NJ Academy of Ceramic Arts. The person who founded the school and runs the classes teaches two unique and remarkable classes in the science of ceramics and slip casting, as well as classes on wheel, handbuilding, tile making."

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