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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CABARET ARCI’S PLACE 450 Park Ave. S. (betw. 30th & 31st Sts.), …

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450 Park Ave. S. (betw. 30th & 31st Sts.), 532-4370. FRI-SUN: Marilyn Volpe in "New Year’s Eve 1949," 9, $25 & $15 min. SUN: Karen Mason in "Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!," 7, $25 & $15 min.   DANNY’S SKYLIGHT ROOM 346 W. 46th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 265-8130. WEDS: Martin Tishman, 9:15, $12. [&hellip
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OUTDOORS Tours & Hikes ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING "Splendid Grand Central Terminal," Sat. …

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ADVENTURE ON A SHOESTRING "Splendid Grand Central Terminal," Sat. at 11:30; "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sat. at 1:30; "Hell’s Kitchen Hike," Sat. at 3:15; "Colorful Chinatown," Sun. at 10:30; "Marvelous Murray Hill," Sun. at 2:45; "200th Anniversary of George Washington’s Death," Sun. at 3:30; 265-2663 for res. & meeting place; $5.   BIG ONION WALKING TOURS [&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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CONCERTS Wednesday 12/8 THE FESTIVAL CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY Second concert of the season …

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THE FESTIVAL CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY Second concert of the season feat. Charles Neidich, Calvin Wiersma, Toby Hoffman, Theodore Arm, Ruth Sommers & David Oei performing works by Hummel & Brahms; Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.), 678-6970; 8, $22, $20 adv.   JUILLIARD PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Daniel Druckman conducts "Music [&hellip
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READINGS Wednesday 12/8 SUSAN BROWNMILLER Author discusses new book In Our Time: Memoir …

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SUSAN BROWNMILLER Author discusses new book In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution at Upper West Side Barnes & Noble, 2289 B’way (82nd St.), 362-8835; 7:30, free.   SHEILA KOHLER, PATRICK MCGARTH, LILY TUCK Last NightLight reading at Drawing Center, 35 Wooster St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 219-2166; 7, $5.   POETRY IN THE [&hellip
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DANCE BALLET HISPANICO Three new dances by David Roussève, Brazilian dancer Regina …

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Three new dances by David Roussève, Brazilian dancer Regina Miranda & Pedro Ruiz; Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave. (19th St.), 242-0800; Weds.-Sat. at 8, Sun. at 7:30, mat. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $35 [through 12/12].   the DANCE Repertorio Espas by David Roussève, Brazilian dancer Regina Miranda & Pedro Ruiz; Joyce Theater, 175 8th [&hellip
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