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My motto as I live and learn is: dig and be dug in return. -Langston Hughes

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Thursday, November 21st and 28th: Mingus Big Band An ensemble of the best musicians takes on the powerful music of Charles Mingus Thursdays at Fez. 380 Lafayette Street (at Great Jones) NY 10003. 212-533-2680.

Thursday, November 21st, 6-9pm Opening art reception for Nadia Dev, Zoltan Gerle, Deborah Magocsi, and Gavin Spielman. Deborah makes whimsical and lonely dioramas. Show runs through Dec. 23rd -11-7 Th.-Sun. Stephen Downes Gallery 377 Broom Street btw Mott and Mulberry NY 10013. 212-274-9194.

Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24 Smog at the Knitting Factory, NY. $12

Friday, November 29 thru Saturday, December 6 Yo La Tengo perform their Hanukkah series at Maxwell's in Hoboken, NJ, with special guests.

Saturday, November 30 Handsome Family performs at Southpaw in Park Slope, Bklyn. 125 Fifth Avenue. (718) 230-0236

Friday, December 6th Benefit Performance/Party at the Peoples Improvisational Theater. An evening of performances, food, and goodwill to introduce you to the new space for improv, theater, art, and music. Peoples Improv Theater 154 W. 29th St., 2nd Floor New York, NY 10001 212-563-7488

Dig some weekday comedy in NY:

Mondays at 8 Eating It at Luna Lounge 171 Ludlow St.

Tuesdays at 8 Automatic Vaudeville at Ars Nova hosted by Dannah Feinglass and Paul Scheer (also, Thursday shows hosted by the Trachtenberg Family Players at 8) 511 West 54th Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues)

Wednesdays at 8 Invite them Up hosted by Eugene Mirman & Bobby Tisdale at Cinema Classics 332 E 11, between 1st and 2nd

Thursdays at 8 Harold Night at UCB Longform improv comedy. 161 W 22nd St. 212-366-9176



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