today's MUG 12.19.14

25 Ways to End the Year
the skint

1) See Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands before it closes on December 31 at Howard Greenberg Gallery.

2) Fall under the charming spell of Lubitsch's The Shop Around the Corner screened at Film Forum from 12/25-31.

3) Warm up with tequila, mezcal, or a cocktail made from same at Mayahuel.

4) Pick up last-minute gifts by Lotta Jansdotter at her open studio this weekend.

5) Slurp Mu Ramen

6) Experience an extra dimension at Holocenter's end-of-the-year showcase Parallax:Perspectives, tonight at Flux Factory in LIC

7) Resolve to eat more veggies.

8) Journey to Antarctica at Symphony Space, 12/21 and 28.

9) Ring in the New Year at MoMA with Matisse and merriment.

10) Thank Governor Cuomo for the ban on fracking.

11) Reflect on society's most disturbing (and we mean deeply disturbing, be warned) tendencies, fueled by technological advances, in the British anthology series Black Mirror, available on Netflix.

12) Venture Into the Woods

13) Feel the love at BB King when Darlene Love belts out the joy to the world, 12/26 and 27.

14) Wonder at the NY Botanical Garden's annual Holiday Train exhibit.

15) Hear why Southern California Wants to be Western New York or whatever is on the mind of the great singer/song-as-short-story-writer Dar Williams when she makes her annual, after-Xmas appearance at The Bell House on 12/26.

16) Stomp in the New Year with Black Taxi at Mercury Lounge.

17) Binge listen Serial and hear for yourself why this is the most popular podcast ever.

18) Walk with The Big Onion when they give their 24th annual Christmas Day Jewish Lower East Side Tours.

19) Hoist a glass of Avec les bons Vœux de la brasserie Dupont.

20) Run into the New Year.

21) Spazz out for Spazz Xmas Fiasco on WFMU, Christmas night, 9-midnight.

22) Receive a Vajrakilaya Blessing bestowed by The Venerable Nechung Kuten, Thupten Ngodrup, Medium of the Chief State Oracle of Tibet at Tibet House, Saturday, December 27.

23) Mourn the end of the Colbert Report with this roundup of the most memorable moments when Colbert broke character, Munchma Quchi included.

24) Volunteer

25) Go Out And Love Someone

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