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art A fantastic trip down the rabbit hole usually known as the Marlborough Gallery, 545 W. 25th [10th/11th] 212.463.8634, Stray Light Grey is an installation by ongoing collaborators Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe. Interconnected are an Art Deco museum, an OTB parlor, a cake shop… well, we won't spoil any more of the surprises. Through October 27, don't miss.

movie As much as we love time-travel stories, too much analysis will inevitably kill the buzz. Go along with the ride at Looper, an action movie opening tomorrow, and you'll have a blast (proviso: heavy dose of violence). Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, set in the future (actually two futures), it's about an assassin whose prey turns out to be very close to home.

food No Goat Left Behind is a funny name, and a real thing: brought to you by Heritage Foods to encourage adding goat to your list of proteins. At Astor Center, a demo of Mexican stew birria that's made with goat "rubbed with a combination of chiles and chocolate, then slow-roasted, the drippings creating a perfect broth for dipping fresh tortillas." It will be prepared by Sam Richman of Brooklyn's Gran Electrica.

music The fierce soul singer Bettye LaVette celebrates her 50 years in the business, performing at Highline Ballroom tomorrow night, 8pm. $26

photography William Henry Fox Talbot invented the photographic negative and you can see over two dozen of his drawings, negatives, and salt prints from 1839 to 1844, most of which have never been displayed. The show, Talbot's World: A Gallery of Natural Magic, is at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs, 962 Park [82nd] 212.794.2064, M-F noon-6, and by appointment.

An addition to our article on trees, a conference on Stewardship of Central Park's Woodlands, October 5, at Museum of the City of NY. (More on the event from the NY Botanical Garden, one of the participants.)

The Times has called pianist Lang Lang "the hottest artist on the classical music planet." Hear him talk about music, education, and philanthropy with Sony chairman Howard Stringer on October 14, 7:30pm, $29, at 92Y.

Senator Schumer has reintroduced legislation to protect fashion designers from copy-cat knock-offs. A month later, Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman introduced a virtually identical bill*. More (*The Lieberman part is a jest.)

One of our favorite, favorite jazz/pop/cabaret singers, Ann Hampton Callaway, is at 54 Below tonight at 8:30, Friday and Saturday at 8:30pm and 11pm. She'll be singing The Streisand Songbook, a grace note to her longtime idol, eventual mentor, and future Barclays headliner.

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