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The English Surgeon
What: New documentary follows London’s foremost brain MD during a winter in Ukraine as he wrestles with mortality, small miracles, and the risks involved with going under the knife.
Why: A melancholy soundtrack by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis.
When: Fri., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 7:10 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. Director Q&A to follow all three shows.
Where: Cinema Village, 22 E. 12th St., b/t University Pl. & Fifth Ave. (212-924-3363).
Self Edge New York Opens
What: West Coast denim shop peddles Japanese selvage on the LES and offers chain-stitch hemming services on new (and old) jeans.
Why: Long live the long lost manufacturing processes.
When: Opens Fri. Mon-Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 157 Orchard St., at Rivington St. (212-388-0079).
Puppet Playlist Three: David Bowie
What: The songs and hairstyles of Ziggy Stardust himself. And new interpretations of his music on auto harp!
Why: No strings attached.
When: Thurs., 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.
Where: The Tank, 354 W. 45th St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves. (212-563-6269).
No. 6 Store Sale
What: Take 40 percent off house-label dresses and 50 percent off new designers (Von Sono and Burfitt).
Why: Make it a No. 1 priority.
When: Mon.-Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 6 Centre Market Pl., b/t Broome & Grand Sts.
Daryl K and Kerrigan Sale
What: Sample sale prices on current and past collections, plus wine on opening day (3 p.m.)
Why: Don’t fall into a K-hole.
When: July 30-Aug. 2. Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 21 Bond St., b/t Lafayette St. & Bowery (212-529-8790).