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around town today

5pm: the 13th annual winter's eve holiday festival at lincoln square kicks off with a tree lighting with singer-songwriter suzanne vega, cast members of avenue q, the brooklyn youth chorus, the hot sardines, the hungry march band, and more, plus $1-5 food tastings (a voce, magnolia, rosa mexicano, more), free wine + cheese at select stores, shopping deals, in-store activities, more. broadway from time warner center to 68th st. >>

7pm: the minimalists joshua fields millburn and ryan nicodemus talk about leading a meaningful life with less stuff in their book, minimalism. housing works, free. >>

7pm: vogue international editor-at-large hamish bowles talks with creative director grace coddington about her new memoir at b+n union square, free >>

7pm: glenn beck's novel the christmas sweater gets a comedic reading from alejandro kolleeny at the pit, $5 >>

7:30pm (mondays thru 12/17): attend a live taping of ask me another, npr's radio show of puzzles, games, and trivia hosted by ophira eisenberg and featuring music by jonathan coulton. the bell house, $10. >>

8pm: wyatt cenac (the daily show) hosts the weekly ‘night train’ comedy show with guests james adomian, jermaine fowler, brooke van poppelen, and musical guest har mar superstar. littlefield, $5 adv, $8 door. >>

9pm: huckleberry bar's free monday night movie screenings highlight woody allen films this month. tonight: midnight in paris. >>

9pm: minimalist dance-pop outfit nite jewel performs with telepathe and solar year at brooklyn bowl, free with rsvp ($7 doors) >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events >>

coming up

11/27 12:30, 6pm (+ 11/28): the new york theatre ballet performs a production of keith michael’s the nutcracker, commencing with the annual lighting of 50,000 lights in the atrium (tues). wfc, free >>

11/27 6:30-8pm: the eighth annual tree lighting ceremony at citi pond at bryant park features skating and musical performances including singer-songwriter grace potter, more >>

11/27 7pm: the masters of social gastronomy (msg) chew the fat on diet fads and the diet industry. public assembly, free. >>

11/27 7:30, 9:20pm: filmmaker christopher nolan (memento, the dark knight) introduces his debut feature following (1998) in a new 35mm restoration at ifc, $20 >>

11/27 7:30pm: the kitchen is flooded + other disasters: work it brooklyn and brooklyn based’s hurricane sandy benefit sees brooklyn chefs + authors sharing stories about how they’ve been impacted by the storm, followed by a speed networking session for food professionals. brooklyn brewery, $15 admission includes a beer and a raffle ticket. >>

11/27-12/14: legendary swedish actor max von sydow gets the retrospective treatment at bamcinĂ©matek with 22 films from ingmar bergman's the seventh seal to woody allen’s hannah and her sisters and martin scorsese's shutter island. yes, even strange brew, flash gordon, and dune are included. $12. >>

group deals

four jars of peanut butter at peanut butter + co. in the village for $12 ($24 value) >>

italian dinner for two with appetizers, entrees, and a bottle of wine at oliva in the u.e.s. for $45 ($106 value) >>

three-course michelin-recommended malaysian dinner for two at laut in union square for $48 ($100 value) >>

thru 11/27: $20 to spend on clothing and accessories at the american apparel soho factory outlet >>

thru 11/27: get two movie tickets at indiescreen in williamsburg for $12 ($24 value) >>

extended: get a hot dog, fries, and a drink for $7 at criff dogs ($14 value). two for $13 ($28 value), four for $22 ($56 value). >>

sales, deals, freebies - special cyber monday edition

11am-11pm: pitopia celebrates one year with free falafel sandwiches >>

show ticket deals at goldstar: let’s kill grandma this christmas for free-$35 (reg $69), handel's messiah with the new york philharmonic for $34 (reg $65), the new york city ballet's the sleeping beauty for $46-79 (reg $89-155), the sounds of war and peace at carnegie hall for free-$50 (reg $20-100), old jews telling jokes for $35-48 (reg $82-87), elf starring seinfeld's wayne knight for $69-99 (reg $120-145), nice work if you can get it starring matthew broderick for $53-59 (reg $87), more

all american symphony orchestra tickets at carnegie hall and symphony space are 60% off with promo code 'monday' >>

amazon: take $30 off the kindle fire with promo code 'firedeal', plus save 80% or more on thousands of kindle ebooks today only

amazon: 100 holiday mp3 albums for $5 each (harry connick jr., bing crosby, ella fitzgerald, vince guaraldi, the partridge family, elvis presley, brian setzer, frank sinatra, twisted sister, more) and holiday playlists for every occasion (classic, punk, 80s, jazz, country, more)

1-800-baskets: take 30% off with promo code 'cyber30' >>

20x200: up to 40% off sitewide >>

3rd ward: 25% off all classes, memberships, and gift certificates >> frye and cole haan shoes and boots are up to 75% off >>

abercrombie + fitch: take 40% off your purchase with promo code '17000' >>

anne klein: take 40% off everything >>

banana republic: 30% off your purchase with code 'cyber' >>

best buy: $25 credit with store pickup on purchase of $250 or more >>

the body shop: 50% off everything + free shipping on orders over $30 >>

brooklyn industries: 25% off everything + free fedex ground shipping >>

brookstone: get a $50 gift card for $25 >>

express: 40% off everything, plus free shipping >>

flight 001: take 25% off your order with promo code 'cybertravel' >>

gap: 30% off your purchase with code 'cyber' >> $50 credit for $25 >>

journelle: take $50 off orders of $200 or more >>

the limited: 50% off with code 'cyber', plus free shipping >>

loft: 50% off your order with code 'todayonly' >>

macy's: take an extra 15% off with promo code 'cyber', plus get free shipping with a $75 puchase >>

old navy: 30% off your purchase with code 'cyber' >>

payless: 30% off sitewide >> 20% off sitewide with promo code 'cyber' >>

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