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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FILM & VIDEO Wednesday 11/24 FEATURING…HORIZONS WEST Hardened trail drivers, wandering vigilantes & …

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FEATURING…HORIZONS WEST Hardened trail drivers, wandering vigilantes & enamored saloon owners converge this month to kick up a rowdy cloud of dust for screening of Johnny Guitar at Donnell Library Ctr. Auditorium, NY Public Library, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 621-0609; 2:30, free.   FILM IN VOID Film screenings in the [&hellip
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LECTURES/WORKSHOPS Wednesday 11/24 HEALTH ISSUES ANONYMOUS Twelve-step group for those living with a …

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HEALTH ISSUES ANONYMOUS Twelve-step group for those living with a health concern; St Luke’s Roosevelt Center, 324 W. 108th St. (betw. B’way & Riverside Dr.), rm. 205, 874-7372; 5:30-7.   Friday 11/26 STOOP POETRY WORKSHOP Serious scribers bring 10 copies of your work to Tribes Gallery, 285 E. 3rd St. (betw. Aves. C & D), [&hellip
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James Bond’s Bimbos & Almodovar’s Ladies

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I had two realizations upon witnessing Jones unveiled. The first was that my vocal cords were frozen. I tried to force words through them–something like "What rot!" or "Who do they take me for?"–but what came out was a strangled mass of consonants that sounded like "Hhcckklq." A Pavlovian response, to be sure, and proof [&hellip
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OTHER EVENTS Wednesday 11/24 HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS AT GRAND CENTRAL STATION For the …

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HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS AT GRAND CENTRAL STATION For the next month Grand Central’s ceiling becomes a "dancing constellation" with their 3 minute animated laser light shows (every hour on the hour, 11-9) set to holiday-themed music. While viewing the "giant snow globe" pick up some gifts from more than 70 vendors exhibiting their wares at the [&hellip
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