PERFORMANCE ART CHAOS OF RITUALS Extreme multimedia collaboration feat. 20 performance artists …

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Extreme multimedia collaboration feat. 20 performance artists enacting simultaneous rituals; La MaMa E.T.C., Annex Theater, 74A E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), 475-7710; Fri.-Sun. at 7:30, $15.   The Filament cycle Multimedia drama about remembered horrors of the Balkan wars; La MaMa E.T.C., 74A E. 4th St. (betw. 2nd Ave. & Bowery), 475-7710; [&hellip
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READINGS Wednesday 12/15 FEISTY FEMINIST FIESTA! Radical poetry & conversation dinner/social sponsored by …

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FEISTY FEMINIST FIESTA! Radical poetry & conversation dinner/social sponsored by Radical Women; Radical Women, 32 Union Sq. E., rm. 907 (16th St.), 677-7002; 7, $6 contrib.   AT HOME WITH ART John Ashbery, Susan Baran, John Yau & Max Gimblett help launch Estelle Ellis’ book at Posman Books, 1 University Pl. (Waverly Pl.), 533-BOOK; 6:30, [&hellip
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“The Hubley Studio Show”

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Recoder’s performances typically take place in small cinematheques, where often the projectors are right out on the floor with the audience. His disappearance into the booth added even more of a how’d-he-do-that spin to his elaborate and cunning trick films, which he’ll be presenting again at Pratt this week. In "Magenta," Recoder threads an old, [&hellip
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Dinner with Friends

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Admirably, Donald Margulies sees himself as part of this need. He has honesty and a Woody Allenish gift for observing the sad subtleties of language, humor, boredom and self-deception among today’s sated middle class. He’ll get where he’s going someday, I suspect. In the meantime, Dinner with Friends, which deals with two 10-years-plus marriages of [&hellip
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The End of the Affair

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Romantic movies have gotten a bad name–not due to Catherine Breillat’s porn-screed Romance (which few saw anyway), but because people insist on viewing love stories trivially. Even positive reviews for The End of the Affair traduce it. You’d think critics never read Graham Greene–or Jean Rhys or Scott Fitzgerald or Bebe Moore Campbell. They’ve lost [&hellip
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Cradle Will Rock

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Tim Robbins’ last film as a writer-director, the death row drama Dead Man Walking, had a clear thematic focus (it was about the death penalty and America’s feelings on the subject), and two strong lead characters whose emotional engines were powerful enough to tow skeptical viewers through the rhetoric. And although it was anti-death penalty [&hellip
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OUTDOORS Tours & Hikes ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING "Charming Chelsea," Sat. at 10; …

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ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING "Charming Chelsea," Sat. at 10; "Splendid Grand Central Terminal," Sat. at 2:45; "Terrific Turtle Bay," Sat. at 4:20; "Beekman Place," Sun. at 10; "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sun. at 1:30; "200th Anniversary of George Washington’s Death," Sun. at 3:30; 265-2663 for res. & meeting place; $5.   BIG ONION WALKING TOURS This [&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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PERFORMANCE ART DUET FOR JUMBO BALLOONS Sound examination & visual appurtenance of …

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Sound examination & visual appurtenance of large (five feet in diameter) balloons with video projections by Chris Jonas & low-tech electronic blipperings; Experimental Intermedia, 224 Centre St. (Kenmare St.), 431-6430; 8.   GOD? Kenneth Blake Golding’s comical multimedia look at "What is God?" incorporates song, dance & interviews; Snapper-Bear Studios’ Main Stage, 8 Bond St. [&hellip
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