PROGRAM: What We Love This Week (November 17- November 23)

Catch the opening of the noteworthy, sometimes disturbing works of sculptor Charles LeDray, who uses ceramics, cloth and carved human bone to create his forms. The exhibition will feature LeDray's works from the 1980s to the present and is curated by Randi Hopkins of Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art (opens Thursday, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Whitney Museum of American Art, $18).
See to-scale replicas of 18th-century French rooms at "Katrin Sigurdardottir" at the Met (through March 6).
The Vietnam War-inspired "Projects 93: Dinh Q. Lê" features a hand-built helicopter (through Jan. 24, MoMA).
Visit the Bronx Museum of Arts for "Vito Acconci: Lobby-for-the-Time-Being." (Through Jan. 2.)

See the journey of fashion enigma that is Japanese style at FIT's Japan Fashion Now (through April 2, 2011). Study the transition from avant-garde to Gothic Lolita style to the Cosplay phenomenon, while exploring the radical, iconic style of Japanese dress (Tuesday-Friday, noon-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free).  
The 2010 WIRED pop-up store is a techie's shopping haven (Friday through Dec. 26, 692 Broadway).
Hit the Hestor Street Fair for one-of-a kind bargains (weekends, East Broadway at Jefferson Street).
Spice things up with La Perla lingerie. Catch the end of their sample sale (225 Fifth Avenue).

We all know Aphrodite--but what about her Greek god of a lover, Anchises? Hear the whole story of this Greek-era Casanova at Anchises, a ballet that explores his moral struggles and obligations (Wednesday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Abrons Art Center, 466 Grand St., 212-352-3101). With Valda Setterfield, Catherine Miller, Meg Harper and James McGinn.
See Philadelphia-based dance company PHILANDANCO (Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts.).
Take in the traditional Peruvian Scissor Dance at the National Museum of the American Indian (1 p.m., Saturday).
Perennial favorite Complexions Contemporary Ballet is back (Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue).

Bushwick-born neo-Nuyorican poet Emanuel Xavier hosts Speak Up!/Speak Out! on Saturday at El Museo del Barrio. The monthly event hosts Latino and Latina poets for a night of passionate, powerful spoken word performance (6:30 p.m., El Café, free). Performing at this year’s event is Universes, a modern-day word troupe with members Steven Sapp, Gamal A. Chasten, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp and Ninja. Designers will love “Monumental: The Reimagined World of Kevin O’Callaghan” (7 p.m., Thursday, SVAT). “John Baldessari: Pure Beauty” at the Met explained by curator Marla Prather (11 a.m., Wednesday). Hear Ishmael Reed on the “high-tech lynching” of President Obama (2 p.m., Saturday, Tribes Gallery).
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Catch the tribute to legendary Stephen Sondheim in honor of the composer's 80th birthday. Steven Reineke will direct the New York Pops in several of Mr. Sondheim's hits, including Company, A Little Night Music, Into The Woods and Sweeny Todd, among others. Kate Baldwin, Christiane Noll and Aaron Lazar will be a part of the orchestra (8 p.m., Friday, Carnegie Hall, $33-$106).
Watch Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's romance in Timberbrit (St. Mark's Church in the Bowery).
Stefanie Powers jazzes it up onstage at Feinstein's supper club at Loews Regency ($80 minimum).
The Miami String Quartet performs classic Haydn, Vasks and Schumann at Carnegie Hall (7:30 p.m., Friday).

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