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NYC’s New Film Shrine
The Museum of the Moving Image is ready to flaunt its new $67 million paint job. After an epic three-year redesign by architect Thomas Leeser, the museum, dedicated to art in film, TV, and digital media, is reopening its doors on Saturday with a late-night party with live entertainment and interactive installations. The main attraction, though, will be the building itself, now twice its previous size and including a new amphitheater, courtyard garden (opening in the spring), exhibitions gallery, and education center. The museum will also be breaking in a new screening room and 267-seat theater with six weeks of film and live events (3601 35th Ave., at 37th St., Astoria; 718-777-6800; January 15, 8 p.m.; $15 online at, $20 at the door).

Masterpieces in Tin
The American Antique Show, the American Folk Art Museum’s annual celebration of the nation’s indubitable knack for crafting, is back. In addition to its usual array of classic Americana, including furniture, jewelry, paintings and Native American crafts from the past 300 years, the show will also feature a unique collection of tin crafts in honor of its tenth anniversary. Take a sneak peek at the collection at Wednesday’s Gala Benefit Preview, then enjoy a full week’s worth of appraisals and book signings (Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-265-1040, ext. 319; January 19, 5:30 p.m.; $375-$2,500).

How to Outsell a European
Up-and-coming industrial designers could learn a thing or two from Dan Rubinstein, Surface magazine’s editor-in-chief and an expert on the dos and don’ts of self-promotion. This Thursday, he’ll lead a roundtable discussion at the Museum of Arts and Design entitled “In Stock: Why Is American Design Such a Hard Sell?” Furniture retailers Jamie Gray, Siamak Hakakian, and Stefan Lawrence will attempt to shed some light on how to market pieces to move on their showroom floors (Museum of Arts and Design, 2 Columbus Cir., nr. Broadway; 212-299-7777; January 13, 7 p.m.; $12).


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