READINGS Wednesday 11/24 ROCKY SULLIVAN’S READINGS Weekly readings. Today, Michael Patrick McDonald reads …

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ROCKY SULLIVAN’S READINGS Weekly readings. Today, Michael Patrick McDonald reads from Lost Souls-A Family Story from Southie; Rocky Sullivan’s, 129 Lexington Ave. (betw. 28th & 29th Sts.), 725-3871; 8, free.   WILD WEDNESDAYS Viviana Grell & Irene Mallinger host open mic with featured readers each week, this week, Don Zirilli; New World Coffee, 107-24 Continental [&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.   ANGEL 174 Orchard St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 780-0313. WED: DIASPORA: DJ’s Geoff & Vanessa blend reggae, Latin, deep house, hiphop, soul, jungle & jazz; 10, free. TUES: [&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 (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.   camera shy seniors Sketch comedy troupe [&hellip
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CONCERTS Friday 11/26 COMPLETELY COPELAND FESTIVAL New York Philharmonic honors the 100th anniversary …

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COMPLETELY COPELAND FESTIVAL New York Philharmonic honors the 100th anniversary of Aaron Copeland’s birth. Kurt Masur conducts Inscape, clarinet concerto, Symphonic Ode & four dance episodes from Rodeo; Avery Fisher Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, B’way (64th St.), 721-6500; 8, $18-$77.   MASTERS OF SLAPSTICK WITH THE ALLOY ORCHESTRA Screening of shorts by Chaplin, Keaton [&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: Robert Klien, Bobby Collins. THURS: Colin Quinn. FRI-SUN: Colin Quinn, The Nasty Show. MON & TUES: New talent night hosted by Eddie Brill.   CIRCA TABAC 32 [&hellip
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DANCE marY anthony "Mary Anthony Dance Theater," highlights Bertram Ross’ "Nature …

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"Mary Anthony Dance Theater," highlights Bertram Ross’ "Nature Dancing" & "Poems of Arbos" by Arvo Part; Theater of the Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (betw. 120th & 122nd Sts.), 674-8191; Sat. at 3 & 8, mat. Sun. at 2, $15, $10 st./s.c.   BALLET HISPANICO Three new dances by David Roussève, Brazilian dancer Regina Miranda [&hellip
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THEATER In Previews hamlet Andrei Serban directs Shakespeare’s classic, part of Shakespeare Festival …

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hamlet Andrei Serban directs Shakespeare’s classic, part of Shakespeare Festival at Joseph Papp Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St. (Astor Pl.), 239-6200; Weds, Fri., Sat. & Tues. at 8, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 2, $45 [opens 12/12].   IF MEMORY SERVES Dark comedy exploits the entertainment industry; Promenade Theater, 2162 B’way (76th St.), 239-6200; Weds.-Sat. [&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 [&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. Victorian Holiday & train show [opens Fri. through 1/9]. Watch bunnies skate & ice fish at "City Bunnies’ Winter Wonderland" [opens Fri. through 1/9]; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 [&hellip
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Checkov, Modernized & Naturalized

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The Group Theater itself began rehearsals in 1939 for a version of Three Sisters with Americanized dialogue by Clifford Odets, abandoning it before opening as a result of a feud between Stella Adler and Morris Carnovsky over what constituted "truthful" acting. Numerous later American playwrights, such as Lanford Wilson and David Mamet, have laid claim [&hellip
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