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'IN FULL VIEW'"Please be advised," a sign warns, "that many of the works in this show are fragile and hard to see." In other words, the pieces in this sly exhibition—from Carl Andre's glass rods and Fred Sandback's yarn to Maurizio Cattelan's pigeons—are hiding in plain sight. The barely-there art includes Ricci Albenda's portals, Andrea Zittel's porthole, Tom Friedman's pellets, Karin Sander's white wallpaper swatch, and Christopher Chiappa's Taurus gas tank lid. Never mind that Nathan Coutts's Untitled (Semen) is actually just epoxy. Charles Ray's Rotating Circle is still thrilling. THROUGH SEPTEMBER 13, Andrea Rosen, 525 West 24th Street, 212-627-6000. (Levin)

DANCE

Band on the run: Less Than Jake get ready, set, go for the Vans Warped tour (see music).
photo: Dennis Kleiman
Band on the run: Less Than Jake get ready, set, go for the Vans Warped tour (see music).

ALICIA SANCHEZ & CO. /EL TEATRO DE MOVIMIENTOFor the second year, the Latino Cultural Festival commissions new work, this time Mexican choreographer Sánchez's Fuera de Tiempo, translated as Out of Synch, to music by Alejandra Hernández. Sánchez's contemporary troupe, founded in 1993, makes its New York debut with this and another repertory work, Entre Tu, Yo, y Los Otros (Between You, Me, and the Others). WEDNESDAY AT 7, Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, 718-760-0064. (Zimmer)

'LINCOLN CENTER OUT OF DOORS'This free outdoor festival moves ahead full steam, with Noche Flamenca, an intimate, Barcelona-based ensemble, Thursday morning and Friday evening, the Paul Taylor Dance Company performing distinguished new dances and an old favorite Tuesday and next Wednesday at 8, and a bunch of other multinational dance events earlier in the day at various locations on the plazas. Check the dance listings for full details; for the evening shows, pack a picnic and arrive really early to claim seats with decent views. For big stars like Taylor, it gets so crowded that people climb the nearby trees. THURSDAY, TUESDAY, AND AUGUST 13 AT 8, Damrosch Park Bandshell, Lincoln Center, 63rd Street near Amsterdam Avenue, 212-875-5766, lincolncenter.org. (Zimmer)

FILM

'CHINATOWN'Casting a pre-superstar Jack Nicholson as a down-market Sam Spade and the director of The Maltese Falcon as depravity incarnate, Roman Polanski's best film is regarded as both the first neo-noir and the last "studio picture." It doesn't update the hard-boiled genre so much as beat it senseless and then dump it somewhere in the wilds of Greek tragedy. OPENS FRIDAY, THROUGH AUGUST 14, Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, 212-727-8110. (Winter)

'PUMP UP THE VOLUME'Beating up on the usual flock of seagulls in the Pioneer's ongoing '80s series, this impassioned bit of teen-pop revolution—directed by youth-flick empath Allan Moyle and actually from 1990—remains irresistible without the aid of nostalgic irony. Christian Slater's logorrheic pirate-radio DJ harkens back to Lenny Bruce and the Jack Nicholson of The King of Marvin Gardens, and the kid-revolt sentiments are timeless, situating the film in a lineage that spans Rebel Without a Cause and If . . .to '80s time-warp pinnacle and the Pioneer's own midnight-movie champ, Donnie Darko. SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY, Pioneer Theater, 155 East 3rd Street, 212-254-3300. (Lim)

'THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES: A TRIBUTE TO BOB HOPE'A belated 100th birthday celebration now shifted into posthumous tribute, this 13-feature series showcases Hope's brilliant WW II-era golden age. Not to be missed are the three Hope/Crosby/Lamour Road pictures (Road to Singapore, Road to Utopia, and gag masterwork Road to Morocco), which today play like laddish proto-Farrelly escapades, complete with extreme political incorrectness. Also featured are the Frank Tashlin-scripted Paleface pictures, and wolf-meets-girl gems like My Favorite Blonde. OPENS FRIDAY, THROUGH AUGUST 14, Walter Reade Theater, 165 West 65th Street, 212-875-5600. (Halter)

MUSIC

'BLACK AUGUST'For the sixth summer in a row, the raptivists at the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement present "Black August," a fundraiser featuring hip-hop's higher minds. Talib Kweli is a couple of hit singles away from a Roc-A-Fella deal—Jiggaman himself blessed the remix to "Get By," one of this year's standout records. And speaking of the Roc, word is they may be interested in putting out the dead prez album so unceremoniously dropped by Columbia. Wise move: It's a banger. Erykah Badu is also performing, and Common is nowhere in sight, lending credence to the rumors of their recent split. Also: the always incendiary Boots Riley (from the Coup) and crunchy siren Goapele. SUNDAY AT 8, Brooklyn Café, 147 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, 866-757-6795. (Caramanica)

BOB DYLAN & HIS BANDAt the Garden last November, neither hills nor dales nor half-empty house got in the way of a masterful show by a guardian of the tradition, which is how the leader now rightfully presents himself. I gather he's still covering Warren Zevon's "Mutineer" if not George Harrison's "Something," which were both highlights, as was a dumb one from Empire Burlesque. And midsized venues are where he shines. TUESDAY AT 8, THROUGH AUGUST 14, Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street, 212-279-7740. (Christgau)

HANK JONESReserve now, read later. The troops will be out in force on Monday to pay respects to Mr. J on the occasion of his 85th b-day, including Clark Terry, Oscar Peterson, Kenny Barron, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Heath, Barry Harris, Cedar Walton, Dave Holland, Jon Faddis, Marian McPartland, Candido, James Williams, Ray Barretto, Freddie Cole—you get the idea. If you can't make it, you get a whole week, beginning Tuesday, to hear the great man lead a quintet with Frank Wess and Benny Powell, plus singer Betsyann Faiella (new to me) in a tribute to Sinatra. For a preview, don't miss the CD reissue of The Trio (Chiaroscuro), one of his very best. MONDAY AND TUESDAY AT 8 AND 10:30, THROUGH AUGUST 17, Blue Note, 131 West 3rd Street, 212-475-8592. (Giddins)

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