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Five museum events to catch this week.

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(Possibly) what it will look like when Theophilus London plays at the Brooklyn Museum.   

Theophilus London
Brooklyn Museum; 6/10 at 7 p.m; 200 Eastern Pkwy., at Washington Ave., Prospect Heights; 718-501-6409
The last of the museum's series exploring innovative emerging artists in the Brooklyn music scene features hip-hopper and dashing fashion model London, whose debut album, Timez Are Weird These Days, is out next month (after already scoring himself a spot on the Late Show With David Letterman). The performance is standing room only and free with museum admission.

Anne Hutchinson Festival
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum; 6/12 at noon; 895 Shore Rd., nr. Orchard Beach Rd., Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx; 718-885-1461
Hutchinson was an outspoken advocate for religious tolerance and women's rights who was later tried for heresy. The museum celebrates the 420th anniversary of her birth with an afternoon's worth of festivities, including music, games, crafts, and storytelling, culminating in a talk by Bronx historian Tom Vasti.

Sanatorium
6/9–612; 354 Jay St., nr. Willoughby St., Flatbush, Brooklyn; 212-423-3500
Artist Pedro Reyes's temporary "clinic" is the first Brooklyn edition of the Guggenheim's multidisciplinary "stillspots," taking its architecture and urban studies programming to the streets of the five boroughs, where a new site is identified, created, or transformed every five months. In this one, overstimulated visitors can choose from a menu of sixteen "urban therapies," drawing from everything from trust-building games to Gestalt psychology.

The Cunning Little Vixen at the Philharmonic
Morgan Library and Museum; 6/14 at 6:30 p.m.; 225 Madison Ave., at 36th St.; 212-590-0300
Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian and director-designer Doug Fitch preview a New York Philharmonic premiere production of Leos Janácek's 1923 opera, about the interplay between human and animal worlds. After, they'll discuss themes with moderator Jeff Spurgeon.

Museum Mile Festival
Museum Mile; 6/14 at 6 p.m–9 p.m.; Fifth Ave., btwn. 82nd and 105th Streets
The annual mile-long block party provides free access to the nine museums on the stretch, as well as live music, entertainment, and art-in-the street activities for kids. There's also an opportunity to grab some chalk and make your own art with street muralist De La Vega.


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