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movies… While you were away, a very small movie opened called Quiet City. It can't sustain too much praise, but it may hit you right. Two twenty-something strangers meet in NYC, hang out, talk. Sometimes it's refreshing when the earth doesn't move, but just murmurs instead. Last performance tonight at the IFC.

indie rock… Saturday: NYC's Vampire Weekend swoop, slide and croon their way to the new Music Hall of Williamsburg. Monday: Power-pop out when The XYZ Affair play Bowery Ballroom (supporting The Veils). Just Announced…10/13: Queens of the Stone Age. 11/4: Band of Horses. 11/14: Broken Social Scene performs Kevin Drew's "Spirit If."

art… At Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, 37 W. 57th [5th/6th] 212.593.3757, artist Charles Jarboe makes us see familiar street scenes in new ways. Have a look at some of his work here. The exhibition, called "In the Woods of Manhattan," begins today and goes through September 29th.

architecture… Now through September 21st, up to 80% off over 600 books at the Municipal Art Society's Urban Center Books, 457 Mad [50th/51st] 212.935.3960, including Beneath the Metropolis: The Secret Lives of Cities, French Gardens: A Guide, and Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography.

out of town… Kudos to Travelocity for their commitment to gay and lesbian travelers (surely good for business, too, of course) on their website. The section, found here, covers popular destinations, but also tracks over 1,000 hotels approved by the Travel Alternatives Group for being "the world's gay-friendliest hotels, resorts, and inns."

head's up… French piano virtuoso, Martial Solal, celebrates his 80th birthday with a rare NYC gig at the Village Vanguard, 178 7th Ave. S. [11th/Waverly] 212.255.4037, $35, October 9th-14th.

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