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Free things to do that happen in New York City (NYC) every day of the year are truly amazing. So if you're looking for something to do on January 29, 2015 don't miss the opportunities that only New York provides! You'll see lots of high quality, off the beaten path, unique free events which will take your breath away!

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Where else but in New York City can you listen to a world-class musician, discuss a book with a famous author, take a part in poetry reading, have a glass of wine at an art exhibition opening, and all that on the same day, and all that free of charge!

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October and March are the busiest months in NYC in terms of free events, free things to do. That is contrary to the common misconception that most of free events happen in New York City in summer. That 'summer' misconception is due to big publicity that some of New York City summer free events get.

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'New York is abuzz with so much culture that they're giving it away.' (The New York Times article about Club Free Time).

Free Events, Free Things to Do in New York City (NYC) today:
Thursday, January 29, 2015

All events, activities, things to do today, Thursday, January 29, 2015 are free unless otherwise noted.

Workshop | Learn Juggling in the Park
Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. Lessons are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Workshops, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Learn Juggling in the Park
Discussion |
A roundtable discussion with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Tonino Picula and Alojz Peterle on the challenges facing Eastern Europe and the instruments the European Union (EU) is using to tackle them.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Discussions, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Will Demons of the Past Threaten the European East? A Roundtable with Members of the European Parliament
Concert | Bach at Noon
The keyboard works of Bach offered in 30-minute meditations by Patrick Allen, organist and master of choristers, and Phillip Lamb, organ scholar.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:20 pm
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Concerts, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Bach at Noon
Tour | Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Learn about central banking functions that Federal Reserve System performs and see Bank's vault of international monetary gold on bedrock of Manhattan Island, five stories below street level. Learn why Federal Reserve has "Federal" in its name, while it's a private bank, not Federal at all. Tour times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Tours, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Federal Reserve Bank Tour
Gallery Talk | Gallery Tour: A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
Tour is led by the museum’s gallery guides.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:00 pm
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Gallery Talks, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Gallery Tour: A Shared Legacy: Folk Art in America
Concert | Early Romantic Music for Brass
This season’s performers were chosen competitively by jury and are among the finest early music artists and ensembles from the New York area and beyond. Today: Join Grand Harmonie for an exciting program of rarely performed works for brass performed on the instruments they were originally intended for. The concert will feature music by Luigi Cherubini, Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm, and Louis-François Dauprat in works for mixed brass ensemble. Performers: Yoni Kahn, Elizabeth Axtell, and James Hampson, natural horns; Chris Belluscio, trompette demilune; Liza Malamut, trombone.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:15 pm
$10 suggested donation
Concerts, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Early Romantic Music for Brass
Film | Howard Hawks' Oscar-Nominated Only Angels Have Wings (1939): High-Flying Adventure
With Cary Grant, Jean Arthur, Rita Hayworth. Tension creeps into the relationships of the men who fly cargo planes over the Andes when a stranded showgirl sets her sights on the boss. 121 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Howard Hawks' Oscar-Nominated Only Angels Have Wings (1939): High-Flying Adventure
Film | Gillies Mackinnon's Behind the Lines (1997): Poets at War
Stars: Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby, Jonny Lee Miller. The story of soldiers of World War I sent to an asylum for emotional troubles. Two of the soldiers meeting there are Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, two of England's most important WW1 poets. 96 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Films, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Gillies Mackinnon's Behind the Lines (1997): Poets at War
Master Class | Master Class: Ken Benson, Veteran Voice Expert
This special event provides music lovers with a rare opportunity to witness the interaction between gifted students and great artists as they examine and explore the arts of performance on the highest level. Ken Benson brings many years of experience and expertise to representing and mentoring a very select group of exceptional emerging talent. He is well respected for his thorough knowledge of voice and repertoire, as well as for his integrity.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Concerts, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Master Class: Ken Benson, Veteran Voice Expert
Workshop | Digital Story Telling Using iMovie
Did you learn how to use iMovie? Come put your skills to use in our Digital Story Telling class. Create a movie that explores a topic using pictures, video clips and sound.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:30 pm
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Workshops, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Digital Story Telling Using iMovie
Workshop | Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records
Discover genealogical resources at the New York Public Library. This class offers an introductory exploration of passenger lists and naturalization records, their history, and the history Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and the Port of New York as a site of immigration to the United States.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:00 pm
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Workshops, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Uncovering Your Family History: Researching Immigration Records
Film |
Cast: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Jeremy Sumpter. Storm trackers, thrill-seekers, and everyday townspeople document an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes touching down in the town of Silverton. 89 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Films, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Steven Quale's Into the Storm (2014): Chasing Tornadoes
Workshop | Pilates Class
Join us for free Pilates class with a certified instructor. Begin the process toward a building flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance for strong and comfortable body. Wear something comfortable, and don't forget to bring your exercise mat, or a large beach towel. All participants must sign a waiver form before they join in.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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5:45 pm
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Workshops, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Pilates Class
Concert | College Recitals
Program: 6PM - Violin students of Lewis Kaplan perform Bach's The 6 Violin Sonatas and Partitas 8PM - Jane Young Eun Lee, Cello
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, College Recitals
Concert | Liederabend Recital
With Vlad Iftinca. Artists from the Collaborative Piano Department perform repertoire with singers from the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts. Performances by (singer and pianist): - Dominik Belavy and Ho Jae Lee - Nathan Haller and Valeriya Polunina - Samantha Hankey and Edward Kim - Nicolette Mavroleon and Kristen Doering - Caitlin Redding and Martha Mingle
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Concerts, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Liederabend Recital
Lecture | The Cultural Politics of French Hip-Hop
For several decades, le hip-hop has shown another face of French culture. Danced by minorities associated with immigration and the suburbs, it has channeled rage against racism and unequal opportunity and offered a movement vocabulary for the expression of multicultural difference that challenges the universalist discourse of the Republic. But French hip-hop has also been supported by Socialist cultural policy, subsumed into the national heritage, and instituted as a pedagogy. Felicia McCarren discusses the poetics and politics of le hip-hop with Barbara Browning (Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU) and Madeleine Dobie (French &amp; Comparative Literature, Columbia).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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Lectures, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, The Cultural Politics of French Hip-Hop
Opening Reception | Paintings by Cecile Brunswick
Born in Belgium to a musical family, Cecile Brunswick has been making art in various forms for most of her life: music, film, video and photography. These forms, combined with a love for travel and an interest in people and cultures around the world, have influenced her work as a painter.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Paintings by Cecile Brunswick
Opening Reception | The Dreamer from the Northern Lights: Photographs Depicting the Performance Art of Andrey Bartenev
Andrey Bartenev is a contemporary Russian futurist artist whose works range from installations and sculptures to performance art. In his wild costumes and makeup, Bartenev embodies the artistic medium. Inspired by the mythology of art, the dreams of scientists and porno-anime, his various projects include an “eight-legged dog for high-speed transportation;" a performance titled “Black Caviar Road” featuring a line of Russian black caviar cans rolling by on car tires; a sound installation titled "Say: I love you," which uses a computer and two hundred speakers to project an echo of the words “I love you,” and more.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Opening Receptions, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, The Dreamer from the Northern Lights: Photographs Depicting the Performance Art of Andrey Bartenev
Discussion | Mexico's 2015 Economic Outlook
A public panel with experts on the Mexican economy to discuss the country’s outlook for 2015. Mexico enters the year facing global and domestic challenges. Low oil prices may reduce investors’ appetites in the recently opened oil sector, and could undermine public finances in the medium and long terms. Last month, the peso hit its lowest level in more than five years. Yet a weaker peso and good prospects for the U.S. economy may strengthen Mexico’s exports sector, which represents more than a third of the economy. Experts will discuss Mexico’s GDP growth within the context of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s reform agenda, foreign investment, and other economic issues.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Mexico's 2015 Economic Outlook
Discussion |
In spring 2013 Elements Theatre Company launched the “Arts in Conversation” panel series, where leaders in the arts, education, religion, media, and social outreach discuss the broad relevance of theatre in society. The Library hosts an “Arts in Conversation” panel, exploring the many complex and sometimes controversial subjects raised in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Enjoy semi-staged readings interspersed with fascinating commentary about the continued relevance and impact of The Merchant of Venice.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Discussions, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, A Pound of Flesh: Exploring Qualities of Mercy When Encountering 'the Other'
Concert | College Recitals
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Nancy Li, piano 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Margarita Kreine, violin 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Ke Zhu, violin
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Concerts, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, College Recitals
Workshop | Stop Motion Animation Workshop
With digital technology, it’s faster (and cheaper) than ever to make your own animated video sequences with stop motion animation. Learn how to successfully photograph image sequences and import them into iMovie to create original animated videos.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Film | Sam Wood's Command Decision (1948): Collateral Damage
Starring: Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, and Van Johnson. Army generals struggle with the decision to prioritize bombing the German factories producing new jet fighters over the extremely high casualties the mission will cost. 112 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Sam Wood's Command Decision (1948): Collateral Damage
Performance | Ask Roulette Third Birthday Show
During Ask Roulette, strangers ask each other any question they want, big or small, in front of a live audience. It’s not as intimidating as it sounds. In fact, it’s built on trust — you can only ask a question once you’ve answered one. If you prefer, you can just be part of the crowd. Questions are serious or silly, and answers are short or long. Over the course of the evening, you’ll get unexpected connections, surprising anecdotes, and honest conversation. You’ll also laugh.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Performances, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Ask Roulette Third Birthday Show
Book Reading | Suzan Saxman reads from her book The Reluctant Psychic
Suzan Saxman discusses her unique memoir about her sad and lonely childhood, haunted by supernatural powers she kept hidden.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Book Readings, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Suzan Saxman reads from her book The Reluctant Psychic
7:00 pm
to 8:30 pm

Regular: $69.5
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Theaters, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, hilarious interactive parody...
7:00 pm
Regular: $25
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Theaters, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Staged reading of a classic story adapted to modern times
Reading | Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Show
Award-winning storyteller Leslie Goshko (Huffington Post, Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion, SiriusXM) invites some of New York’s top writers and storytellers to share true, bizarre tales about their lives. There’s a challenging trivia game and a free wine giveaway where six (one for each year we’ve been around) lucky audience members will walk away with their very own bottle of Sideshow Sauce. Tonight’s stellar lineup includes stories from: - Andy Christie (host The Liar Show, Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour) - Catie Lazarus (host Employee of the Month, The New York Times) - Martin Dockery (“Outstanding Solo Performer” – NY Innovative Theater Awards, Edinburgh Fringe Festival)
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Readings, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Show
Film | Michael Pressman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991): Silly Sequel
Stars: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti. The Turtles and the Shredder battle once again, this time for the last canister of the ooze that created the Turtles, which Shredder wants to create an army of new mutants. 90 min
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Films, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Michael Pressman's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991): Silly Sequel
Discussion |
Marking the publication of Ara H. Merjian’s new volume, Giorgio de Chirico and the Metaphysical City: Nietzsche, Modernism, Paris (Yale University Press, 2014), three art historians discuss the avant-gardes in Paris and the Great War, centering in particular on that lightning rod of modernist experimentation, Guillaume Apollinaire. With: - Romy Golan is Professor of 20th Century art at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of Modernity and Nostalgia: Art and Politics in France Between the Wars. - Gordon Hughes is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at Rice University. He is the author of Resisting Abstraction: Robert Delaunay and Vision in the Face of Modernism and co-editor of Nothing But the Clouds Unchanged: Artists in World War I. - Ara H. Merjian is Associate Professor of Italian Studies and is an affiliate of the Institute of Fine Arts and the Department of Art History.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Discussions, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Circa 1914: The Parisian Avant-Gardes and the Great War
Poetry Reading |
Jorie Graham’s new book is “From the New World: Poems 1976-2014."
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Poetry Readings, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Jorie Graham, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet
Concert |
Celebrated musician, composer, author, and philosopher naturalist David Rothenberg is known for playing music live with different creatures including beluga whales, 17-year cicadas, and lyrebirds. In this special performance, Rothenberg presents pieces from his albums Thousand Mile Song, Why Birds Sing, and Bug Music.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Concerts, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, David Rothenberg, Who Plays Music with Creatures
7:30 pm
to 9:35 pm

Regular: $25
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Theaters, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, A timeless tale of love, marriage...and commerce
Concert |
Program: Ravel - Mother Goose Suite (Ma Mere l'oye) Vivaldi - Bassoon Concerto in E Minor, RV. 484 Schubert - Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944 ("Great") With: MSM Chamber Sinfonia: Tito Munoz, Conductor; Benjamin Ungar, Bassoon.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Concerts, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Chamber Works: Ravel, Vivalidi, Schubert
Concert |
For nearly 20 years, the music of Josh Haden and Spain has provided a soundtrack for the dreams and waking life of fans the world over with a singular style that stirs something deep in the soul of the listener. Dubbed “dark mysterious glamour” by Q Magazine, the iconic slowcore progenitors will offer a performance featuring the rich lush soundscapes of their latest release, Sargent Place.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Concerts, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Spain: Rich, Lush Slowcore Soundscapes
Master Class |
Barry Snyder is an internationally acclaimed pianist and teacher, whose entry onto the international stage came after winning three major prizes at the 1966 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition: Silver Medal, Pan American Union Award and the Chamber Music Prize.
   New York City, NY; NYC

Free
Concerts, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Master Class: Barry Snyder, Van Cliburn-Winning Pianist
Concert | Faculty Recital: Amy Burton, 'Luminous' Soprano
A stellar musical event. A concert showcasing the artistry of internationally acclaimed performers and distinguished faculty members at a leading New York conservatory. With a voice the New York Times has called, “luminous” and “lustrous,” soprano Amy Burton has been one of New York’s most notable sopranos through her many appearances with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, New York Festival of Song, Lincoln Center Festival, Mostly Mozart Festival, Joe’s Pub, and Carnegie Hall, to name a few.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Faculty Recital: Amy Burton, 'Luminous' Soprano
Concert | Nippon Gendai Ongaku: Japanese Music Since 1945
Program: SAYO KOSUGI (b. 1980) Delirious Distortion (2013), for solo violin NORIKO KOIDE (b. 1982) Hyssop (2008), for piano, and Jade Vine (2007), for piano four-hands JO KONDO (b. 1947) Aquarelle (1990), for piano and percussion RICA NARIMOTO (b. 1969) The Sound of New York (2014), for bassoon quartet TOSHIRO MAYUZUMI (1920-1997) Bunraku (1960), for cello MIYUKI ITO (b. 1968) Floating Memories (2010), for violin and marimba TOSHIO HOSOKAWA (b. 1955) Trio for violin, cello and piano (2013) MAKI ISHII (1936-2003) Thirteen Drums, op. 66 (1985), for percussion solo New Juilliard Ensemble: Joel Sachs, founding director and conductor; Robert Fleitz, piano; Christopher Herbert, baritone; Marco Lienhard, shakuhachi
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Nippon Gendai Ongaku: Japanese Music Since 1945
8:00 pm
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Concerts, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Highlights of Russian opera, and more
8:00 pm
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Theaters, January 29, 2015, 01/29/2015, Multimedia theater for your brain
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Theater | Multimedia theater for your brain

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Theater | Play probing the mysteries of dating

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Concert | Works of Wagner, Haydn, and more...

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