Late-breaking events this week



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Whether you're a gentrifier or not, rally with Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping to save Ray's Candy Store with an old-fashioned rent party at Theater for the New City (7:30pm, $5--$15), with performances from DiDi of the Brazilian Girls, the roots and jazz band The Bill Murray Experience, and more.

Feeling parched, but can't pop to London and back for a proper cuppa now that there are no Concorde flights? Then head to the Visit London pop-up store at the Time Warner Center (9am--5pm; free), where you'll be plied with free tea, snacks and info about visiting the British city. Still got questions? Check out our sister publication Time Out London.

Lucid NYC, one of our favorite quirky parties, returns to the Slipper Room (8pm; $20, advance $17.50) for an evening of performances, talks and scintillating conversation. Among the guests are Jonah Peretti, who'll be talking about "Mormons, Mullets and Maniacs."

The Society of Illustrators and BeFilm host Animated Commercials and Music Videos at the Museum of American Illustration (6:30--9pm; $15, members $10, students $7). Among the shorts being screened is Bjrk's 3-D music video experience "Wanderlust," and "Heard Them Say" by Kanye West and Adam Levine. Bill Plympton, who animated "Heard Them Say," will be in attendance with other New York animators.

Do your part for world peace by supporting the organization Seeds of Peace at its annual Peace Market at M2 (7--11pm, $150--$500). Grammy-nominated Brooklyn native John Forte will perform, and there will also be belly dancing, henna tattoos, a Moroccan tea salon and a hummus taste-off.

Flux Factory hosts its monthly Flux Thursday event (8pm, free) in its new digs, with a potluck dinner and works and performances by Elizabeth Larison, K. Olive McKeon, the Metric System and S.L..T.U.R.

The Poetry Project, Danspace Project and Ontological-Hysteric Theater join forces to raise money for Partners in Health: Stand with Haiti with A Celebration of Haitian Culture at St. Mark's Chuch-in-the-Bowery (6:30pm, $20--$75). Performers include master Haitian drummer Bonga and John Zorn.

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