11 best things to do this week



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Photograph: Albert Gershengoren

Winter's Eve Lincoln Center

Monday 29
Lincoln Square's Winter's Eve Festival

Monday 29
Get in the holiday spirit at Lincoln Square's with a tree-lighting ceremony, musical performances and serious food offerings.

Tuesday 30
The The Museum at FIT messes around with gender roles in its latest exhibit "His & Hers," which looks at how men's and women's clothing has evolved (and influenced one another) since the 18th century.

Jeffrey Wright is the king of New Orleans in John Guare's dizzyingly ambitious A Free Man of Color at Vivian Beaumont Theater (at Lincoln Center).

Wednesday 1
Enjoy the lucid poetry of 's prose and Freedom itself at BookCourt, which the novelist has been working on for nearly ten years.

Thursday 2
Crisp-cool NYC vets play from their elegant new album, Lisbon, at Terminal 5.

Friday 3
Wish that Roman Polanski had directed The Red Shoes? Darren Aronofsky's psychological ballet thriller Black Swan just made your nightmare come true.

Pacha kicks off it's fifth-anniversary celebrations with a main-room set from French pop-house superstar David Guetta.

Saturday 4
With Fine & Dandy pop-up, the online store known for supplying accessories to scholarly-dressed gentlemen has set up a temporary shop at the Blind Barber.

The lit-nerds behind the Desk Set throw their annual winter ball Biblioball 2010: Spellbound at the Bell House, featuring a performance from wizard rock band Harry and the Potters and with all proceeds going to advocacy group Literacy for Incarcerated Teens.

Sunday 5
A mix of big names—David Cross, Kristen Schaal, Fred Armisen, Sarah Vowell—tackle poetry reading with at Bowery Poetry Club.

Sample the holiday-inspired creations of 25 amateur chefs at , a festive cook-off at the Bell House.

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