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music We wrote about Julian Velard in 2005 that he "applies his enormously appealing, blues-soaked voice to some irresistible pop music." Since then, he's made a number of fine albums including If You Don't Like It, You Can Leave from 2014, a NYC tribute. Velard has just released a new album, Fancy Words for Failure and performs at Joe's Pub on July 8.

movie The rom-com lives. All you really ask of a rom-com, unfashionable as it may be, is lots of charm and characters you love. Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan, along with Holly Hunter and Ray Romano, deliver the goods in The Big Sick, based on a true story, directed by Michael Showalter.

art Last week to catch a show of work by acclaimed (Brooklyn-born, Queens-raised) figurative artist Alex Katz at Timothy Taylor (closes June 30). Seventy years before Every Person in New York, Mr. Katz was doing subway drawings, the subject of this show.

book MIT PHD candidate Jonathan Sun tweets as alien being Jomny Sun. Jomny's whimsical philosophy is best summed up by his most famous tweet: "look. life is bad. evryones sad. we're all gona die. but i alredy bought this inflatable boumcy castle so r u gona take ur shoes off or wat." Jomny has a new book out titled Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too and his human side will be at the Strand on 6/27, 7pm (ticket purchase required).

out of town It seems like there's a new story hourly about Hudson, NY being the new Brooklyn (or variations thereof). It is a charming and idiosyncratic place that is in the throes of gentrification, for good or ill. Should you visit (and you should), the best place to eat in town, by far, is a newcomer called Aeble. Transplanted city folks—chef-owner Charles Brassard (he cooked at Judson Grill, August, and Little Giant) and host-owner Anna Utevsky—have been sending out first-rate and unfailingly delicious food since they opened in January. (Whatever you do, do not pass up the lamb ribs appetizer.) Service and wine list are also aces. The lighting and decor need some serious love, but don't let that deter you from all the pleasures this kitchen has to offer.

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