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Your 2011 Day Planner



1. The Met reopens its Islamic Art galleries.

2. Feist at BAM.

3. The Schola Cantorum de Venezuela performs as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival.

4. Sneak hundreds of tiny burgers into A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas or hundreds of tiny pills into My Week With Marilyn.

5. Watch the Throne! ’Ye and Jay grace East Rutherford.

6. NYC Marathon. Don’t drive anywhere.

7. Last chance to interact with the machines at MoMA’s “Talk to Me.”

8. Sam “Jack McCoy” Waterston howls as King Lear at the Public tonight.

9. Geek-chic Darcy James Argue’s dystopian mash-up Brooklyn Babylon at BAM.

10. Dyspeptic divorcé Louis CK plays the Beacon.

11. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular kicks off, this year adding 3-D visual effects, with which the already computer-generated-seeming Rockettes are forced to interact.

12. Appreciate the New Museum’s façade’s rose boutonnière before it comes down.

13. The Jets face down the hated Patriots, Tom Brady’s hair.

14. Fabio Luisi conducts the Vienna Symphony Orchestra through Beethoven and Brahms at Lincoln Center.

15. The original Xbox title, Halo: Combat Evolved, is remade for the 360 and rereleased.

16. Candyland California girl Katy Perry’s at MSG.

17. Sonnambula: A meta approach to Bellini’s opera—with bonus creepy puppets!—at Here.

18. Cheyenne Jackson at Carnegie Hall, backed by the New York Pops.

19. Come pet 200 breeds of puppies and kittens at the Javits Center.

20. Robert Ashley’s opera That Morning Thing goes up at the Kitchen, as part of Performa 11.

Sapphire and Sherman Alexie talk prose, poetry and, presumably, Precious at 92Y.

22. Taylor Swift sings about you dumping her at MSG.

23. For grown-ups, Jason Segel’s Muppets movie; for kids, Hugo, Scorsese’s adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

24. Thanksgiving. You hungry? How about grateful?

25. Black Friday: Do your part to prop up the economy by engaging in the free-for-all at Macy’s.

26. As long as you’re looking for something to put under the tree, drop into the West 24th Street Gagosian outpost for the final day of the Richard Serra exhibition.

27. Last night to see Frank Langella as a cutthroat financier in Man and Boy on Broadway.

28. See Calder’s Tree standing mobile at Pace, exhibited publicly for the first time in its full, massive glory.

29. Tour the entirety of the universe in an evening at the Hayden Planetarium.

30. Joan Didion discusses her achingly sad new memoir, Blue Nights, at Symphony Space.


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