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podcast The folks behind Serial and This American Life have a new podcast: S-Town. It takes a while to get where it's going but, in all, quite a ride!

art Bernard Buffet was both hugely acclaimed and widely reviled in his lifetime. His style is instantly recognizable and, in terms of subject, you'll be hard-pressed to find a ray of sunshine either literally or figuratively. At Venus, 980 Mad [76th/77th], opening April 5, Bernard Buffet: Paintings from 1956 to 1999.

A MUG reader writes of Peter Thomashow's work, "[It] combines and collages vintage toys, tools and ephemera in a captivating and mysterious way." Check it out at Project Artspace, 156 5th [20th/21st] in a show called Laboratory of Colour: Material Culture from a Parallel Universe. From April 3.

movie All This Panic is a deft coming-of-age documentary of teenage girls over three years in Brooklyn, directed by Jenny Gage. Filmmakers are on hand at IFC for several screenings.

theater Guaranteed laughs, courtesy of Chicago's Improvised Shakespeare Company at 92Y, Friday, April 7, 7:30pm.

classical Canadian chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy perform with violinist Anthony Marwood at the Sheen Center on April 24.

design MAD Museum showcases the luxe handbags of Judith Leiber beginning April 4.

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