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Armin Van Buuren. The DJ fires up his unique blend of soaring, electronic dance music for a rabid trance crowd this superstitious afternoon. McCarren Park, Lorimer Street (betw. Driggs Avenue & Bayard St.), B’klyn, no phone; 4:30 p.m.-12 a.m., $40+. A Return to Our Dolly Dinkle Days. The Adult Dance Recital with “…And Dancers,” goofy [&hellip
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Ron Sexsmith. If you haven’t had your fill of authentic Canadian bands so far, here’s another free one to gorge on. Castle Clinton, Battery Park, (betw. Battery Pl. & State St.), no phone; 7-9, free. Readymade Dance Theatre Company: Version 2.0. Audience onstage with three performers as they thrash it out in a war. P.S. [&hellip
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Spoon. See, not everything from Texas is bad. Rockefeller Park (at Chambers St. & River Terrace), no phone; 7, free. Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul. Musical flick screening w/ live bands, munchies. Socrates Sculpture Park, 32-01 Vernon Blvd. (at Broadway), Queens, 718-956-1819; sunset, free. How the AP Has Covered New York City. New [&hellip
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Band of Horses, Zach Galifianakis. It’s a bad art auction and now you get some good indie rock. Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel, 363 W. 16th St. (at 9th Ave.), 212-242-4300; 8, $30 British architect Zaha Hadid, choreographer Frederic Flamand. Lincoln Center Josie Robertson Plaza, Columbus Ave. (betw. 62nd & 65th Sts.), 212-875-5456; 9, [&hellip
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Art Brut, White Rabbits. Does a band with franchises really need to tour? How complicated is it? Did they really form a band? Find out tonight at 8. Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-414-5994; 8, $18. Norah Tarnow’s The Big Quiz Thing. Trivia around the clock: test your wit [&hellip
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Fujiya & Miyagi. British Krautrock band named for Japanese characters and a punctuation mark. South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St. (at South St.), 212-732-7678; 7, free. Changing Room: The Body and Space. Installation in abandoned photo lab, photographer Anja Hitzenberger architect/designer Illya Azaroff performances by Jimena Paz, Pascale Wettstein. 145 Nassau St. (betw. Spruce & [&hellip
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Benni Hemm Hemm, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, The Donkeys. Because everything from Iceland is good, right? Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St. (at Ave. A), 212-260-4700; 7:30, free. Old Tricks by Red Metal Mailbox. Part freak-show, part dance-hall, all magic vaudeville theater with trio of carnival lovelies. Chocolate Factory, 5-49 49th Ave., Long Island [&hellip
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Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, The Donkeys, High Places. Honestly, I was never a huge fan of Casiotone for Those in Fulfilling Relationships. Don Pedro’s, 90 Manhattan Ave., B’klyn, 718-218-6914; 8, $tba. Emancipate Culture Project Breakfast Discussion. Community organizer Malia Lazu moderates discussion between musicians Cris Williamson, Vicki Randle, Christina Courtin & Sandra dos Santos [&hellip
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Radio Birdman, Awesome Color. Australian for proto-punk. Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23rd Street, (212) 777-6800; 7, $22.50/$25. Romanian Violinist Eugen Tichindeleanu. Former child prodigy goes “fiery” on Franck, Paganini, Suk, Kreisler & Saint-Saens. The American-Scandinavian Foundation, Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. (betw. 37th & 38th Sts.), 212-879-9779; 7:30, $15.   Melissa Nolledo-Christoffels: Epiphanies of Flight. [&hellip
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Ra Ra Riot. The show must go on. South Street Seaport, 19 Fulton St. (at South St.), 212-732-7678; 7, free Patti LaBelle. Good Morning America Concert Series. Bryant Park, 42nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), no phone; 7am, free. Dance party at Cooper-Hewitt. DJ Derek Plaslaiko. Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 2 E. 92nd St. [&hellip
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