READINGS 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.), 769-5800. Annual showing of more than 300 tropical butterflies, "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter" [&hellip
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READINGS BURN MANHATTAN Improv multimedia comedy; Nada 45, 445 W. 45th St., …

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Improv multimedia comedy; Nada 45, 445 W. 45th St., 4th Fl. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 502-0868; Fri. & Sat at 10, $8. CHAINSAW BOYS Audience suggestion drives this improv troupe in song, games & performance; Bank St. Theater, 155 Bank St. (betw. Washington & West. Sts.), 501-1728; Fri. at 10, $8, $6 st. [through [&hellip
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READINGS Halloween Activities BEADS, BARTER & BLOOD Learn about NY colonial life with …

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BEADS, BARTER & BLOOD Learn about NY colonial life with bead-making & ancient tales–free Halloween family festival at New York Historical Society, 2 W. 77th St. (Central Pk. W.), rsvp 873-3400; Sun. 1-4, free for kids 12 & under. CAROLINE KIDS KLUB Sheeza Witch’s Halloween celebration & costume contest at Caroline’s Comedy Club, 1626 B’way [&hellip
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READINGS B. SMITH’S ROOFTOP CAFÉ 771 8th Ave. (47th St.), 592-3909. FRI …

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771 8th Ave. (47th St.), 592-3909. FRI & SAT: Sister doin’ comedy feat. Maleta Apogo, Sara Contreras, Sunda Croonquist, Leighann Lord, Thelma Ramsey & Vijai, 7, $15 & 2 drink min. CAROLINE’S COMEDY CLUB 1626 B’way (49th St.), 757-4100. $12.50 & 2 drink min. Tues-Thurs, $15 & 2 drink min. Fri, $16 & 2 drink [&hellip
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READINGS Wednesday 10/27 FILM IN VOID Free screenings in cyberlounge feat. The …

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FILM IN VOID Free screenings in cyberlounge feat. The Exorcist; Void, 16 Mercer St. (Howard St.), 941-6482; 8:30. FORTNIGHTLY VIDEOS 101 Dalmatians at Vegetarian Center of NYC, 150 5th Ave. (20th St.), 414-9100; 6:30, $5 contrib. MARK HOSLER OF NEGATIVELAND Lecture by Hosler with screening of Paul Bolheim’s The Ad & the Ego, doc. which [&hellip
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READINGS In Previews FROM MY HOMETOWN R&B musical illustrates lives of …

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FROM MY HOMETOWN R&B musical illustrates lives of three touring singers who travel from Motorcity to Memphis to NYC in hopes of fulfilling their dreams; Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St. (betw. Amsterdam & Columbus Aves.), 799-4599; Weds.-Fri. & Mon. at 8, Sat. at 7:30, mat. Weds., Sat. & Sun. at 3, $25. [opens 11/3]. [&hellip
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Being John Malkovich

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Wishing on A Star Years of following music video did not prepare me for Spike Jonze’s Being John Malkovich. Music video skeptics might easily have predicted Fight Club, a flashy, incoherent extravaganza–cuz that’s all most videos come down to. But Jonze’s feature film debut makes him Hollywood’s unpredictable Spike. While most critics use the term [&hellip
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READINGS Wednesday 10/27 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. ORDERS OF ARCHITECTURE/ORIGINS OF ORNAMENT Architect Rocco Leonardis pres. illustrated lecture in conjunction with exhibit at NY School of Interior Design, 170 E. 70th St. (betw. [&hellip
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Liberal/Miserable

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Directed by I.B. Mizrable The most emblematic bit of action in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Rosetta occurs twice, and both times it’s not of great thematic moment, just curious–oddly curious. The Belgian film concerns a teenage girl who’s obsessed with getting a job, and who occasionally fishes in a river near the trailer park where [&hellip
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READINGS American Craft Museum 40 W. …

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Asia Society Asia Society, 725 Park Ave. (70th St.), 517-ASIA. "Fire Over Earth: Selections of Asian Ceramics from the Mr. & Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection" [through 11/28]. Brooklyn Museum of Art 200 Eastern Pkwy. (Washington Ave.), Bklyn., 718-638-5000. "Matthew Scott Sloan Collection of American Furniture" [through 10/99]. "Brooklyn Museum of Art: Discover the [&hellip
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