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Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in "When Harry

Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally." (Andy Schwartz) Credit: Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan in "When Harry Met Sally." (Andy Schwartz)

Eighth Annual Artivist Film Festival
Head up to Columbia University this Wednesday and Thursday to see films depicting the Artivist Film Festival's mission: raising awareness regarding humanity, animals and the environment through informative and inspiring films. The festival ends its tour this week with an international roster of short and feature-length films as well as panel discussions. (Wednesday and Thursday, 6 p.m., FREE, Columbia University's Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway at 116th St., 212-854-1633,

'Alice in Wonderland'
Get lost in the wonderful world of Wonderland this weekend with Alice, the Red Queen, the Mad Hatter and all the other inhabitants of this magical multiverse. And where better to take in a FREE screening of Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" than the Sony Wonder Technology Lab? It's best to reserve your spot ahead of time. Don't forget your top hat - and don't be late! (Saturday, 2 p.m., FREE, Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 550 Madison Ave., 212-833-8100,


Vivian Maier
Nanny Vivian Maier took more than 100,000 black-and-white street shots of New York and Chicago in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, but never showed her work to anyone while she was alive. Now her pics have been discovered and are being showcased at the Steven Kasher Gallery. Go take a look for yourself. (Ends Feb. 25, Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., FREE, Steven Kasher Gallery, 521 W. 23rd St., 212-966-3978, steven

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