PROGRAM: What We Love This Week (January 19-25)

Catch the tail end of the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall this week. The festival showcases up-and-comers in the new music movement-like the Chiara String Quartet, Nico Muhly, So Percussion and Valgeir Sigurdsson-and highlights the intense, sometime boundary-pushing crossover from classical to pop (ends Saturday, $25, $80 for four concerts).
Check out Tokyo Police Club and Two Door Cinema Club at Terminal 5 (Friday, 8 p.m. ).
Kate Dawson's last two shows sold out, and so will her latest (7 p.m. Sunday, the Duplex Piano Bar and Cabaret, $10).  
The never before seen in New York A Quiet Place is on stage now (New York City Opera). 


Witness the revolutionary transformation of the Bronx Museum of the Arts by native artist Vito Acconci, with Acconci Studio: Lobby-for-the-Time-Being. Mr. Acconci has reshaped the entire lobby using Corian, which is normally used to make kitchen countertops (1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, $5, through June 6).
Gutsy Belgium director Jan Fabre presents Prometheus-Landscape II at Alexander Kasser Theater (opens Thursday).
Learn how to really spot a good bottle of vino with expert Mark Oldman (Wednesday, 92Y Tribeca).
Ballet on the big screen? Fun. Catch Giselle, live in HD from the Royal Ballet in London (Wednesday, 239 East 59th Street).


While you may normally shy away from seeing another Mark Wahlberg film, The Fighter should be the exception. The film tells the story of champion fighter Dicky (Christian Bale) and his younger brother, Micky (Mark Wahlberg), who takes over as the family's champion-both in and outside of the ring. This blue-collar family is rocked by drugs and the struggle to come to terms with their own dark pasts (now playing).
Brice Dellsperger's newest film, the recently opended Refreshing Fassbinder, is intriguing (through Feb. 12, 83 Grand St.).
Mike Leigh's Another Year depicts the aging of a couple through four seasons (now playing).
If you haven't seen SAG-nominated True Grit, another Coen brothers' endeavor, check it out; it's well worth it (now playing). 


David Weinstone and the Music for Aardvarks Band is at the Jewish Museum Sunday, performing music from their new album, All I Want! A fun plus? The group targets urban kids-singing songs about taxis, parks and other city-centric topics (11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 1109 Fifth Avenue, $11-$16).
Learn from "Tent to Temple: Life in the Ancient Near East" (Sunday, Children's Galleries for Jewish Culture).
Jazz for Kids is the perfect way to ease kids into the genre  (2 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Jazz Standard, 116 East 27th Street).
Make sure you see The Ohmies, an interactive nature play, before it closes Jan. 31 (Daryl Roth Theatre, $36). 


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