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What You're Doing Tonight, 2/23

The science of smell, a year in musicals, and the most famous singer you've never heard of



    What You're Doing Tonight, 2/23
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    What does your nose know? Experts discuss the science of smell.

    STANK: As anyone who's sniffed Canal in August or whiffed the mysterious maple-syrup smell knows, New York is a particularly nose-oriented town. Point yours to Scents and Sensibility: The Science of Smell in Everyday Life at Purchase for a fascinating exposé by "olfactory experts" on the relationship between your honker and the universe. 7PM.

    PRE-MILLI VANILLI: Marni Nixon brought us some of the most memorable musical numbers of the 20th century, dubbing her lovely voice over leading lady lip-synchers like Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady and Natalie Wood in West Side Story. She discusses her weirdly anonymous fame at Film Forum. 7:30PM.

    INTERLUDE: There's something almost defiantly niche about the Broadway by the Year concert series at Town Hall. Tonight, Great White Way luminaries like Kendrick Jones (yes, the tap guy) pay homage to the musicals of 1924. Lots of lyrics about the moon and June and you. 8PM.