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You'll find work by major artists featured at the 826NYC Art Show, an exhibition and auction to benefit children's literacy, Thursday, October 5th at the David Zwirner Gallery. Details….Gladys Knight's terrific new album "Before Me" is released this Tuesday. It's an homage to singers like Ella, Billie Holiday, and Lena Horne. Details….Ah, fall: the smell of fresh shopping in the air. There's a New York magazine Best Bets shopping event at the Altman Building on Tuesday that features goods from retailers such as Jo Malone, Jonathan Adler, and Kate Spade at up to 65% off. Details.

indie rock… Friday: The Mountain Goats, tortured troubadour John Darnielle in tow, play a not-yet-sold-out Brooklyn show. Friday: Legendary Jersey band Yo La Tengo prepare to beat your butt at the amazing Landmark Theater. Coming Soon…10/30: The Rapture. 11/01: The Knife. 11/02: Hot Chip

classical… The Comte de Lautreamont, a French poet and writer, was one wild and crazy guy: "It is said that Lautreamont wrote at night seated at his piano, declaiming his sentences as he wrote them, punctuating his harangues with violent chords on the keyboard." He died mysteriously at the age of 24. Anyway, he's the inspiration for the Lautreamont Concerts that begin a new season this Friday, 7:30pm, at AC Pianocraft, 333 W. 52nd [8th/9th] 917.362.1080. Admission is $15.

design… Artist and designer Tim Groenhas an exhibition of his delightful vintage wallpaper collages at the De La Espada showroom, 33 Greene [Grand], opening tonight at 6:30pm. RSVP

movies… Hitchcock and Jimmy Stewart: Four films at BAM tonight through Sunday: Rope, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Rear Window, and Vertigo.

reading… Paragraph, the downtown workspace for writers, has a regular reading series. The next is tomorrow night, 7pm, at KGB, 85 E. 4th [2nd/Bowery]. This month: Douglas Danoff, Brad Rickman, and David Hansard. Free.

out of town… Glad Travel is a company designed to promote quality budget travel in Hawaii. Recommended enthusiastically to us by a reader, we like the ethos of the company as much as their offerings.

cabaret… All you probably need to know about Vickie and Nickie, the singing suburban housewife sister duo straight from the hills of northern Minnesota (that's their description, by the way), can be found on their My Space site. Influences: Karen Carpenter and Tina Turner. Instruments: guitar, saxophone, accordion, Casio keyboard, violin and tambourine. Friends: Kiki & Herb and Murray Hill. They're at Rose's Turn this coming Wednesday.

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