today's MUG 02.24.17

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movie In 2015, we watched Miles Joris-Peyrafitte work on a small, one-day project and what we saw couldn't have been clearer: here was an exceptionally sensitive, gifted young director. It wasn't just a confidence in his own vision—plenty of directors have that—but also an uncanny way of connecting with performers. Anyone could see he was a talent to watch. Tomorrow, his first feature, As You Are, opens.

music Lovely, healing, quietly defiant—a song for the resistance, perhaps: listen to Jayme Stone's version of the African-American hymn There is More Love Somewhere. It's a cut off his forthcoming album Folklife, which "blows the dust off of old songs and remakes them for modern ears." He'll be at Joe's Pub on March 29, performing with the musicians on the album: Moira Smiley (who duets with Stone on the More Love track), Sumaia Jackson and Joe Phillips. [Photo: Vanessa Heins]

food Jonesing for Fesanjun Khoresh? It could happen. The pomegranate and walnut chicken stew is just one of example of the deliciousness of Persian cooking, detailed by Naomi Duguid in her new book Taste of Persia: A Cook's Travels Through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan. At the Anthroposophy NYC, 138 W. 15th [6th/7th] on Wednesday, March 22, 6:30pm (presented by Culinary Historians of New York), there's a reception featuring Fesanjun Khoresh and other dishes, after which Ms. Duguid will talk about the cuisine. Tickets and more info.

writing There's a Celebration of Clarice Lispector (1920-1977) at Symphony Space on Wednesday, March 1 when Denis O'Hare, Lynn Cohen, Kate Burton, Carolina Ravassa and Pepe Nufrio perform stories by the revered Brazilian writer.

art Renowned Uruguayan conceptual artist Luis Camnitzer has a show at Alexander Gray, 510 W. 26th [10th/11th] 212.399.2636, called Short Stories, where time is considered in various media.

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