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January 11

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"The Math Genius"

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The human body is a fragile thing, so until we develop regenerating limbs and fully bionic organs, we’re largely stuck with the one we’ve got. Which is why Jason Padgett’s story is so remarkable: Ten years ago Padgett sustained significant

  1. Rubin Museum of Art 150 W 17th St, at Seventh Ave, 10011
  2. Fri Apr 25
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LIVE from the NYPL: Steve Hindy, Kim Jordan and Charlie Papazian

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As craft beer continues to rise in popularity, Brooklyn Brewery cofounder Steve Hindy, New Belgium cofounder Kim Jordan and American Homebrewers Association founder Charlie Papazian (also author of zymurgist bible The Complete Joy of Homebrewing)

  1. New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Fifth Ave, at 42nd St, 10036
  2. Fri Apr 25
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The Lost Lectures: NY

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London’s Lost Lectures has jumped the pond and landed in New York. The series aims to bring speakers, performers and a small audience to a secret location. Tonight, see musician Blood Orange and the Awl’s Choire Sicha. Ticket holders will be

  1. Location TBA
  2. Fri Apr 25
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James Baldwin: This Time

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This weeklong celebration of the groundbreaking writer and his work marks the beginning of our city's "Year of James Baldwin," to celebrate what would have been his 90th birthday. An amazing crew of writers and performers have signed on to talk,

  1. Various locations
  2. Wed Apr 23 - Sun Apr 27
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Found Footage Festival

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Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, the curators of this quirky, humorous and occasionally heartbreaking “fest,” discover joys long buried in boxes of forgotten VHS tapes. Whether screening ancient training videos, self-defense demonstrations or

  1. Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Ave, at 2nd St
  2. Fri Apr 25 - Sat Apr 26
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The Stepfathers

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Seven of the theater’s best players (including TONY resident hack Silvija Ozols) create smart, patient improv in this flagship show.

  1. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre 307 W 26th St, between Eighth and Ninth Aves
  2. Fri Apr 25
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Shakin’ All Over Under Sideways Down

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Jonathan Toubin and guests bring rock and soul to the Lower East Side every Friday, with an emphasis on prized vinyl recordings from the '50s and '60s.

  1. Home Sweet Home 131 Chrystie St, between Broome and Delancey Sts
  2. Fri Apr 25
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Steve Gunn + Kevin Morby + Prince Rupert Drops

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Guitarist Steve Gunn—whose latest is Time Off, an arrestingly lovely set of gently rambling psych-folk—cobills in the ’Burg with Kevin Morby (of Woods and the Babies), who's playing behind his recent solo debut, Harlem River.

  1. Rough Trade NYC 64 North 9th St, between Kent and Wythe Aves, 11249
  2. Fri Apr 25
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The Bad Plus

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Once known mainly as the quirky trio that made its name covering rock and pop tunes, the Bad Plus now comes off as the consummate contemporary jazz combo, by turns cerebral, visceral and disarmingly emotive. Pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid

  1. Jazz Standard 116 E 27th St, between Park Ave South and Lexington Ave
  2. Wed Apr 23 - Sun Apr 27
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The Orb

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The 25-year-old British group—which consists of permanent member Alex Paterson and his collabortors—shaped ambient house as we know it. These days, they continue to push boundaries, employing obscure samples and inspiration from across the spectrum.

  1. Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Ave, at North 11th St, 11211
  2. Fri Apr 25
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