We know what you're thinking...when do we get Montreal-ist and what can I do here while waiting for my visa to Canada? Well here's a list to tide you over, let's be happy in New York for now, shall we? For the most part we're surrounded by liberals so it's really just a tiny Blue island. Our own private Canada. Or something. So, on to the events:

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For starters, the Gothamist Movable Hype show is coming up fast so you better get your ticket soon. You can find them here. We're sure that later this week Coolfer will be supplying you with some more shows coming up (including everyone's favorite Canadians, Arcade Fire, who play Bowery next week).

After purchasing this ticket you may feel your appetite creeping back up on you. Just in time to head over to one of the many restaurants participating in this years Downtown for Dinner. Over 50 downtown restaurants will be offering up prix fixe meals for only $20.04, from now until Sunday! You can find more info here.

2004_11_artssethcohen2.jpgJust want to stare at a screen for a while? We understand, and we give you options:

Ever wonder what it's like to be a Rockette? No? Well...one of the new ones has started a blog which documents her nervousness (opening night is tomorrow!) while she heads down her path to the very 'second from the left' spot she stands in now. Read all about it.

Lastly, but certainly the most important option of all, is THE OC SEASON PREMIERE TONIGHT. There is nothing that Seth Cohen can't make better. We've been in posession of a tape of the first 2 episodes of this season and haven't watched it yet (because who owns a VCR anymore?!) so we'll be watching this tonight (read: do not call us between the hours of 8 and 9.)

Still not satisfied? Fine, speed up the immigration process and find yourself a Canadian to marry.