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 12; "Marvelous Murray Hill," Sat. at 1:45; "Hell’s Kitchen Ramble," Sat. at 3:30; "Haunted Greenwich Village," Sun. at 1:30; "Stylish Gramercy Park," Sun. at 3:30; 265-2663 for res. & meeting place; $5.   BIG ONION WALKING TOURS This week: "Before Stonewall: A Gay & Lesbian [&hellip
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CLUBS & LOUNGES ALPHABET LOUNGE 104 Ave. C (7th St.), 780-0202. WEDS: …

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104 Ave. C (7th St.), 780-0202. WEDS: DRAG NITE: MC Gadget hosts new night feat. Kurfew DJs Pussy-Lee, Peter Pan & Evan Image; 10, $5. SUN: THE BARONESS’ FETISH REVUE: If sensory deprivation, fire play, liquid latex, watching someone get pinned to a wooden board & other S&M accoutrements are your idea of a good [&hellip
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READINGS Wednesday 12/1 BURT KEARNS New York Post columnist Steve Dunleavy moderates discussion …

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BURT KEARNS New York Post columnist Steve Dunleavy moderates discussion of Kearns’ Tabloid Baby with Stepping Out publisher, Chaunce Hayden & author Steve Powers; Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 980-6785; 6, free.   DANIEL MENDELSOHN Jewish writer & gay father talks about identity struggles from The Elusive Embrace with author Louis Begley; Jewish Community [&hellip
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How Overrated Is Norman Mailer?

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"Politicians, ugly buildings and whores all get respectable if they last long enough," Noah Cross (John Huston) said in Chinatown. Norman Mailer’s writing hasn’t lasted quite long enough to attain complete respectability–or to become classic, by which I mean (borrowing from what I believe was Mark Twain’s definition) that which is often praised but seldom [&hellip
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CONCERTS Wednesday 12/1 AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA "Creative Differences: Bruckner’s Divided Vienna" conducted by …

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AMERICAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA "Creative Differences: Bruckner’s Divided Vienna" conducted by Leon Botstein at Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B’way (64th St.), 721-6500; 8, $18-$45.   COSMOPOLITAN CHAMBER PLAYERS Eric Grossman, Victoria Drake, Lilit Gampel & Richard Kogan perform works at Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St. (betw. B’way & Amsterdam Ave.), 501-3330; [&hellip
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READINGS Wednesday 12/1 BURT KEARNS New York Post columnist Steve Dunleavy moderates discussion …

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BURT KEARNS New York Post columnist Steve Dunleavy moderates discussion of Kearns’ Tabloid Baby with Stepping Out publisher, Chaunce Hayden & author Steve Powers; Borders, 461 Park Ave. (57th St.), 980-6785; 6, free.   DANIEL MENDELSOHN Jewish writer & gay father talks about identity struggles from The Elusive Embrace with author Louis Begley; Jewish Community [&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. & Tues. 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, [&hellip
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SKITS & IMPROV ANTISLAM Rev. Jen hosts a scorn free open mic; …

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Rev. Jen hosts a scorn free open mic; Collective Unconscious, 145 Ludlow St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 539-7570; Weds. at 8, $3.   BURN MANHATTAN Improv multimedia comedy; Nada 45, 445 W. 45th St., 4th Fl. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 502-0868; Fri. & Sat. at 10, $8.   BREAKUP GIRL LIVE! This month [&hellip
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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. "The Beaded Universe: Strands of Culture" focuses on "the world’s most ancient & portable art form–beads" [through 1/30]. AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Central Park W. (79th St.), 769-5200. Annual showing of more than 300 tropical butterflies, "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter" [&hellip
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STAND-UP COMEDY BLUESTOCKING 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 330-8611. …

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172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 330-8611. SAT: TV Head, 12 a.m., $5.   CAROLINE’S COMEDY CLUB 1626 B’way (49th St.), 757-4100. Also see "Family." Weds. show at 7:30, $18 & two drink min., call for Thurs.-Sun. WEDS: All Star Showcase. THURS-SUN: Judy Gold. MON & TUES: New talent night hosted by Eddie [&hellip
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