THEATER In Previews LOBSTER ALICE What happens when an uninspired artist meets Salvador …

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LOBSTER ALICE What happens when an uninspired artist meets Salvador Deli; Playwrights Horizons at the Wilder Theater, 416 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 279-4200; Fri. at 8, Sat. at 3 & 8, Sun. at 3 & 7:30, $37.50 [opens 1/9, through 1/23].   WAITING IN THE WINGS Noel Coward’s production about a [&hellip
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FAMILY brooklyn botanic garden Brooklyn’s lovely Botanic Garden offers free admission to …

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Brooklyn’s lovely Botanic Garden offers free admission to visitors entering before noon on Saturdays, always free for those 16 & under & Tuesdays are free all day. "Blooming Lights" light up the Garden with holiday displays, entertainment & refreshments [Weds.-Sun. 5:30-9, through 1/2, $5, $2 child./s.c.]; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-623-7200; [&hellip
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CLUBS & LOUNGES ACME UNDERGROUND 9 Great Jones St. (betw. B’way & …

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9 Great Jones St. (betw. B’way & Lafayette St.), 539-3909. MON: KONKRETE JUNGLE: NY’s longest running drum ’n’ bass party changes locations again–regular DJs incl. Cassien, del Mar, SoulSlinger, Swingsett, Odi & guests, 604-4224 for info.; 10:30, $10.   ALPHABET LOUNGE 104 Ave. C (7th St.), 780-0202. WEDS: DRAG NITE: MC Gadget hosts new night [&hellip
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FILM & VIDEO Wednesday 12/15 FEATURING…A TRIBUTE TO SHIRLEY TEMPLE John Ford’s 1937 …

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FEATURING…A TRIBUTE TO SHIRLEY TEMPLE John Ford’s 1937 Wee Willie Winkie, b&w 16 mm; Donnell Library Ctr. Auditorium, NY Public Library, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 621-0609; 2:30, free.   FILM IN VOID Film screenings in the cyberlounge; this week, Last Tango in Paris starring Marlon Brando & Jean-Pierre Leaud; Void, [&hellip
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Rock ‘n’ Roll Rock ‘n’ Roll ABC NO RIO 156 Rivington St. (betw. …

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ABC NO RIO 156 Rivington St. (betw. Suffolk & Clinton Sts.), 254-3697. SUN: C.O.M.A. concert series pres. Tom Borem, Jerry Lim, W.O.O. Revelator, 8, $3.   ACME UNDERGROUND 9 Great Jones St. (Lafayette St.), 420-1934. Also see "Clubs & Lounges." WEDS: Surefire Buzz, Helper, Crown Jewels, Pup, Stuntcycle, Lionel Rocks. THURS: Blank Stares, Machine Gun [&hellip
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LECTURES/WORKSHOPS Wednesday 12/15 CIVIL & CRIMINAL FORFEITURE & NYC DRUNK DRIVING NYU law …

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CIVIL & CRIMINAL FORFEITURE & NYC DRUNK DRIVING NYU law professor Steven Kessler leads lecture at Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 5th Ave. (betw. 39th & 40th Sts.), 340-0934; 6, free.   HEALTH ISSUES ANONYMOUS Twelve-step group for those living with a health concern; St Luke’s Roosevelt Center, 324 W. 108th St. (betw. B’way & Riverside Dr.), [&hellip
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ON TOUR jars of clay 12/8 at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. …

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12/8 at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (15th St.), 777-6800, 7:30, $20-$22.   trans-siberian orchestra 12/11 at Beacon Theatre, 2124 B’way (74th St.), 496-7070, 8, $30-$40.   groove collective 12/17 at Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Pl. (15th St.), 777-6800, $13.75-$15.   sevendust, static-x, dope & chevelle 12/20 at Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th St. (betw. [&hellip
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The Green Mile

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Adapted from a Stephen King novel by Frank Darabont (the writer-director of the loathsome The Shawshank Redemption), this film puts the unequal Forrest-Bubba fraternity in a meaningful context. Hanks as jowly death-row guard Paul Edgecomb meets the black John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan) in symbolic social circumstances–prison being "where you see society’s malfunction" (as Buñuel [&hellip
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OTHER EVENTS Wednesday 12/15 BAREFOOT BOOKS EXHIBITION Children’s publishing co. exhibits original …

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BAREFOOT BOOKS EXHIBITION Children’s publishing co. exhibits original artwork to benefit the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, prices range from $100-$1600; 37 W. 17th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 604-0505; 10-6, free [continues Thurs., Fri., Mon. & Tues. 10-6, through 12/23].   BECOME A FOSTER PARENT Call 1-800-4-KIDS-27 for information.   FASHION RESCUE Annual fundraiser [&hellip
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Magnolia

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I wouldn’t disagree with anything in that statement. But it doesn’t go far enough, because it doesn’t indicate that Anderson’s flaws as a filmmaker are bound up with his virtues. He is, point of fact, a deliriously cinematic filmmaker–a guy who can make the camera do anything, including sit up and beg; a masterful deployer [&hellip
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