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Patton Oswalt chats abot new film
Feel like you're sometimes still stuck in high school? So do Charlize Theron and Patton Oswalt in their latest film, "Young Adult." Oswalt will stop by the Apple Store in SoHo on Wednesday night to discuss the film. (Wednesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Apple Store SoHo, 72 Greene St., 212-226-3126,


Food Lust: Shock Candy
Remember the edible room in "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"? Didn't you totally want to be in that room? Here's your chance - sort of. Check out Jell-O sculptures and more delicious-looking art. (Opening reception Tuesday, 6-9 p.m., FREE, Where Am I gallery, 835 Classon Ave., Brooklyn, 215-570-3648,

An Evening of Jewish Art
Have your very own encounter with Jewish art on Wednesday night, where you can purchase a piece if you're so moved. Then stick around for the discussion. (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., FREE, Park Avenue Christian Church, 1010 Park Ave.,

Crossing Lines: The Many Faces of Fiber
You can do a lot more with a bit of string than just sew up the latest hole in your favorite shirt. "Crossing Lines: The Many Faces of Fiber" showcases the versatility of fiber art - from a quilted collage of street signs to abstract art made out of sewing-machine stitches and masks made of threads. (Tuesday-Feb. 19, Tues.-Sun., noon-4 p.m., FREE, World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery, 220 Vesey St., 212-945-0505,


The Historic Shops and Restaurants of Greenwich Village
If it seems like the city is ever-changing, take solace in the fact that there are more than 150 establishments that have been around for over a century. Reservations required. (Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m., FREE, Hudson Park Branch Library, 66 Leroy St., RSVP to or 212-475-9585 ext. 35,

Book discussion

Stephen Sondheim in Conversation with Anna Quindlen
Composer Stephen Sondheim discusses his latest collection, "Look, I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics." Don't expect to score an autograph, as a limited number of signed bookplates will be available if you purchase the book. (Wednesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810,

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