arts 09.7.06

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art… Nice to have the art world back with us now that their quiet month has passed. Opening tonight, 6-8pm, at the Heidi Cho Gallery, 522 W. 23rd [10th/11th] 212.255.6783, is an exhibition of design and furniture by Brooklyn artisans in a show called "From A to B and Back Again." It's being curated by Tobias Wong and Carlos Salgado — both talented artists and designers themselves.

indie rock… Friday:Norwegian rockers Serena Maneesh (and their support, Asobi Seksu) deliver shoegazing swirls at Bowery Ballroom. Sunday & Monday:Band of Horses bring their sad sunshine pop to Webster Hall. With Chad Van Gaalen. Just Announced…10/30: The Rapture, The Presets. 11/28: Forward, Russia!. 12/30: Silver Jews

photography… Joel Meyerowitz, a photographer who gained special access to the WTC site during the months following the attack, has a new book out called Aftermath: World Trade Center Archive. It documents the extraordinary recovery efforts of the hundreds of people who worked on the site every day (and who are suffering now as a result). Mr. Meyerowitz will be at the Museum of the City of NY, 1220 5th [103rd] 212.534.1672 (ext. 3395), this Saturday, 2pm, to discuss the experience. Reserve. On the 11th, Mr. Meyerowitz will be at the NY Public Library, 7pm. The Juilliard Chamber Orchestra will end the event with a performance of Barber's Adagio for Strings. That piece, while it may be overly familiar these days, still seems to capture the raw, leaden melancholy of that time better than any music we know, from the smoke in the air, to the photos on the walls, to the dust on the ground.

discussion/reading… On the 11th at the Tishman Auditorium of the New School, 66 W. 12th [5th/6th], an evening of readings and conversation about September 11th with New School president and 9/11 Commission member Bob Kerrey, and writers including Kevin Flynn (co-author of 102 Minutes), poet Kimiko Hahn, and novelist Lynne Sharon Schwartz (The Writing on the Wall). Free.

movie… Man Push Cart tells the story of a Pakistani pushcart vendor, formerly a pop star in South Asia, leading a solitary life on the streets of Manhattan. Directed by Ramin Bahrani, the film earned fans and raves at the most recent Sundance. It opens tomorrow at the Angelika.

out of town… From Smarter Travel, a reminder that just because it's September, there's no reason not to hit the beaches. They suggest Florida's Amelia Island and price it out so two people traveling together can each fly for about $200 roundtrip, lodging at about $170 a night, car and gas under $100 for two nights and three days.

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