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Photos: Nathan Skiles, Vanitas of Vineta B, 2009. Courtesy of Sloan Fine Art Gallery, New York

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Nathan Skiles & Heather Sherman Exhibition
Young sculptor Skiles makes quirkily adorned cuckoo clocks, while painter Sherman draws inspiration from an old slide collection of ’70s suburban life.
Why: Everything old is new again.
When: Opening reception, Wed., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Sloan Fine Art, 128 Rivington St., b/t Essex & Norfolk Sts. (212-477-1140).

Whiplash at UCB
Leo Allen hosts famous funny people for a late gab fest.
Why: You need a new post-Conan nocturnal fix. Recent surprise guests include Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, and Janeane Garofalo.
When: Mon., 11 p.m.
Where: Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater, 307 W. 26th St., b/t Eighth & Ninth Aves. (212-366-9176). Reserve a seat here.

Ethics + Aesthetics = Sustainable Fashion
Listen as Julie Gilhart of Barneys and designers Mary Ping and Caroline Priebe discuss the ethics of fashion. Plus, an exhibit of ecominded designs by Bodkin, Andrea Zittel, Suno, and more.
Why: Mass production + mass consumption = mega waste.
When: Panel discussion, Tues., 6 p.m. Exhibit thru Feb. 20. Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W. 14th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., rm. 213 (212-647-7778).

La Petite Coquette Sale
Extreme markdowns on lingerie ($10-$250) from the likes of Lise Charmel, Araks, Cosabella, and La Perla.
Why: Start practicing your Happy Birthday, Mr. President act for Valentine’s Day.
When: Thru Jan. 31. Mon.-Wed., Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 51 University Pl., b/t Ninth & Tenth Sts. (212-473-2478‎).

The Bell House’s Musical Haiti Benefit

What: The rocker shows for Haiti keep a-comin’ — and with good reason.
Why: This one features some of the best: Ted Leo, The Wrens, Sondre Lerche, and comedian Todd Barry.
When: Wed., 6 p.m.
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th St., b/t Second & Third Aves. (718-643-6510‎). Tickets online at

Castor & Pollux Super Sale

What: Canter, neigh, gallop over to one of our favorite boutiques for Great Recession-era pricing; winter clothing is half off until it’s all gone.
Why: Acne. United Bamboo. The Lake and Stars. Half price.
When: Tues.-Sat., noon-7 p.m.; Sun., 1-6 p.m.
Where: 238 W. 10th St., b/t Bleecker & Hudson Sts. (212-645-6572).

Photo: Nathan Skiles, Vanitas of Vineta B, 2009. Courtesy of Sloan Fine Art Gallery, New York

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre
307 W 26th St
bt 8th & 9th Aves
New York, NY 10001
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 W 14th St
bt Sixth & Seventh Aves, room 213
New York, NY 10011
Sloan Fine Art
128 Rivington St
@ Norfolk St
New York, NY 10002
149 7th St
bt 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
La Petite Coquette
51 University Pl
bt 9th & 10th Sts
238 W 10th St
bt Hudson & Bleecker Sts
New York, NY 10014