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Sufjan Stevens is at the Bowery Ballroom tonight, previewing his CD to be released in a few weeks, the BQE, described by the Times as "a wordless, symphonic
exploration of the notorious cross-borough highway, set to film footage
of the actual Expressway and of hula-hooper." The show is sold out, but if you look hard enough, there are a few tickets floating around the blogosphere.

Tonight's edition of "Tenement Talks" features Michelle and James Nevius, the authors of "Inside the Apple: a Streetwise History of New York City." This is how the authors describe tonight's lecture on their blog: "…illustrated with archival photos, prints, and paintings, (we) will look at New York during the period between 1863 and the mid-1930s — the years that the Tenement Museum's property, 97 Orchard Street, was an active apartment building. Instead of focusing on the immigrant history of the Lower East Side, we'll instead take a step back to look at the bigger picture, focusing on stories from… from that same era that show how the city was growing and changing during the Gilded Age, the City Beautiful era, and the Great Depression." The event takes place at the Tenement Museum, at 630pm. By the way, if you would like to purchase the book, it's available on the left side of our blog in the section called "The Lo-Down Recommends." 

If you haven't checked out "Little Theater," Dixon Place's experimental incubator, tonight might be your chance. The Obie-Award winning series presents new work by Carlton Ward, Patrick Borelli, Alien Comic, Dafna Naphtali and Alex Waterman Duo. 8pm – tickets are $12-15. For more information, go to Dixon Place's web site. 

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