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  • Sherlock Holmes gear

  • Sherlock Holmes gear

  • Avatar action figures

  • AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa

  • Unwigged & Unplugged

Sherlock Holmes gear


Holmes

Sherlock Holmes gear
Robert Downey Jr. is set to turn the legendary detective into a Victorian-era action hero (opening on Christmas). Pay tribute with a semi-ironic set of Sherlockware. It’s elementary, really. Hooded sweatshirt with profile: cafepress.com/bakerstreet, $43. Alternateworlds trucker hat: zazzle.com, $21. Gallipoli15 wwsd? shirt: zazzle.com, $13--$20.
EXPERIENCE IT! Give someone you love a reason to say Sherlock’s catchphrase at one of the city’s many scavenger hunts, including the theatrical Accomplice (accomplicetheshow.com) and those organized by the appropriately named Watson Adventures (watsonadventures.com).


Avatar Action Figures

Avatar action figures
Years in the making, James Cameron’s 3-D sci-fi epic (opening December 18) is chock-full of interstellar dinosaurs, military hardware, the requisite love story and, naturally, super-cool alien life forms. Be the first on your block to buy someone their own personal avatar...albeit one that’s only four inches tall instead of nine feet. toysrus.com, $10


AK 100

AK 100: 25 Films by Akira Kurosawa
It may be the late, great Japanese filmmaker’s centenary, but thanks to Criterion, we’re the ones getting the gift. All of the director’s major films are here, in addition to four never-before-available-on-DVD titles. amazon.com, $300EXPERIENCE IT! Snap up tickets to Film Forum’s monthlong Kurosawa retrospective, starting Jan 6. Whatever isn’t in this DVD set will be found there. Film Forum, 209 W Houston St between Sixth Ave and Varick St (212-727-8110, filmforum.org). $12, tickets available Dec 30.


Unwigged & Unplugged: An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer

Unwigged & Unplugged: An Evening with Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer
This is more than a DVD. It’s a reminder that these old rockers are, if not always turned up to 11, still pretty dang funny. Luckily, two out of three are making appearances in NYC this season. amazon.com, $16
EXPERIENCE IT! Belt it out at Judith Owen and Harry Shearer’s Holiday Sing-Along on Dec 15. Or just watch as Michael McKean continues his less-musical role in Superior Donuts. Holiday Sing-Along: Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St between Astor Pl and E 4th St (212-539-8778). $35. Superior Donuts: Music Box Theatre, 239 W 45th St between Broadway and Eighth Ave (212-239-6200, superiordonuts.com). $76--$250.

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