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Opening: “John Waters: Beverly Hills John” at Marianne Boesky John Waters—Baltimore native, American treasure—has a new show at Marianne Boesky, and while I’m sure it’s all wonderful, the highlight will most definitely be Kiddie Flamingos, a remake of the just downright filthy Pink Flamingos, but with kids. Pink Flamingos as a kids movie! John Waters, never change.—N.F. Marianne Boesky Gallery, 509 W. 24th Street, New York, 6-8 p.m.
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Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe are back from Basel, and they’re about to unleash “What’s the Alternative”—which is billed as an “alternate-reality environment installation”—upon the Ace Hotel. It’s inspired somehow by Inherent Vice, the latest loony masterpiece by Paul Thomas Anderson, and so hopefully this alternate reality environment installation closely resembles the film’s setting of Gordita Beach—which is all sand and sun and suntans and stellar grass—because it’s going to be like zero degrees in New York, and any alternative reality to that would be more than welcome.

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