EXHIBITIONS AMERICAN CRAFT MUSEUM 40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th …

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40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 956-3535. Wed. & Tues. 10-8; Fri.-Sun. 10-7; closed Mon. & Thurs. $5, $2.50 st./sc. "The Beaded Universe: Strands of Culture" focuses on "the world’s most ancient & portable art form–beads" [through 1/30].   american indian community house 708 Broadway, 2nd Fl. (betw. E. 4th & 8th [&hellip
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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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“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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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" lights 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.), [&hellip
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THEATER In Previews ELSA EDGAR New York debut of Bob Kingdom’s public relations …

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ELSA EDGAR New York debut of Bob Kingdom’s public relations story about a known "big mouth" & an FBI director; Primary Stages, 354 W. 45th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 333-4052; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 7, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $35 [opens 12/15, through 1/16].   HOME OF THE [&hellip
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FILM & VIDEO Wednesday 12/8 ANDY’S FUNHOUSE: THE ANDY KAUFMAN SPECIAL Screenings of …

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ANDY’S FUNHOUSE: THE ANDY KAUFMAN SPECIAL Screenings of selected tv appearances from Saturday Night Live & Late Night with David Letterman as well as the little-seen 1979 Andy’s Funhouse: The Andy Kaufman Special; Museum of Television & Radio, 25 W. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 621-6800; 1, free w/adm. [repeats Thurs. at 1 [&hellip
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