Whatever happens at Galapagos, it's assured to be a bit odd, a bit wonderful and always entertaining. MARCH 12 actors/comedians Desiree Burch and Michael Cyril host GET INSIDE, a benefit for their upcoming production, Rip Me Open, which premieres next month at the space. But while you wait, this Sunday promises to be one of those laundry list evenings with performance, dance, comedy, music and, what you've all been waiting for in Williamsburg-karaoke. Just try to tone down the irony. It's dead, remember? Galapagos Art Space, 70 N. 6th St., Brooklyn (betw. Kent & Wythe Aves.), 718-782-5188; 7, $8.
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The latest Deitch project-an attempt to recreate a French garden party in a way the Dadaists could appreciate-promises to boggle your mind. Among the attractions in the gallery-wide installation MARCH 9-APRIL 29 are a manmade hill by Paola Pivi for visitors to roll down (seriously), a tree from which visitors are invited to hang their white underpants (ditto), a reverse fountain by Olaffur Eliasson, odd sculptures (including one of Yoko Ono's "Wish Trees"), erotic artwork and other surprises. Think of it as a visit to Willy Wonka's factory-except you can't eat anything. Through April. Deitch Projects, 2918 Wooster St., (betw. Grand & Canal Sts.), 212-343-7300, Opening March 10 6-9, free.
Part film festival, part music festival, part family party and all Irish, this year's CRAIC is spread out over three days, MARCH 9-11, and a couple of venues. Each evening begins with new Irish films-comedies, dramas and shorts-at NYU's Cantor Center, then weaves unsteadily over to Sin-é for some of the more interesting acts coming out of Ireland (or at least, infused with the Irish spirit) nowadays. The Revs will be there, and The Walls, Lonesome Jack, Brendan O'Shea, Kelley McRae and a half dozen more. From folkies to punks to pop bands. Better warn your liver you're getting a week's head start on St. Pat's this year. Films shown at NYU Cantor Center, 36 E. 8th St. Music and parties Sin- é, 150 Attorney St. For schedules, prices, times and other info, visit www.thecraicfest.com.
WED., MARCH 8
It's not real clear how the show IN MARCH WE REMEMBER-subtitled "Thoughts About Peace in a Time of War"-is going to be organized, but however they do it, it's gonna be high class all the way with art, music and poetry. Ensemble Pi and the Brooklyn Rail present the evening of contemporary chamber music, readings by Peter Lamborn Wilson and others, art projections, and tables set up by a bunch of local small publishers (Akashic, New Press, Seven Stories and others). The Great Hall, Cooper Union, Cooper Sq. (at E. 7th), 718-349-8427; 6-10, Free (donations accepted).
THURS., MARCH 9
New York native (and NYU grad) Ari Taub's latest, a WWII drama, was 10 years in the making. Unlike most WWII films, however, THE FALLEN focuses less on high-intensity battle scenes than on the grim daily lives of exhausted Italian, German and American soldiers in Northern Italy during the closing days of the war. It's both brutal and moving-and puts a human face on the stark realities of warfare, without glorifying and without demonizing. Filmed on location, in 3 different languages. March 9-10. Two Boots Pioneer Theater, E. 3rd St. @ Ave. A, (212) 591-0434; 9, $9.
The indie quotient goes up another notch with the opening of RED BONE SLIM VS. ITSELF, an exhibition of drawings with sound and film by the artist whose work is on album sleeves of CocoRosie's discs and was in a show curated by Devendra Banhart. Time for manimals and copulating unicorns to get their day in the sun. Voodoo-EROS, 123 Ludlow St. #122 (betw. Delancey and Rivington Sts. ), 6-9, VoodooEROS.com.
FRI., MARCH 10
Call it "performed" poetry, spoken word or just one crazy man with a mission, Moheb Soliman revives his one-man show, HABIB ALBI IS...NOT A MAN. Soliman understands BFE better than most: born in Egypt, raised in Ohio and Oklahoma, now transplanted to the city, he gives his take on world events with poems staged around an overhead projector, a video of the twin Budweiser towers and plenty of provocative language. Brecht Forum, 451 West St. (betw. Bank & Bethune Sts.), 212-242-4201; 7:30, $6 sugg. donation.
SAT., MARCH 11
The city's foremost male persona burlesque host, Murray Hill, is joined by the Murrayettes while he mangles songs and hits on women in the crowd during THE MURRAY HILL SHOW. Spend a Saturday night with the kind of drag. Every Sat., Mo Pitkin's, 34 Ave. A (betw. E. 2nd & 3rd Sts.), 212-777-5660; 10, $15-$18.
SUN., MARCH 12
There are triple threats, and then there's Francesca Harper. A tall, striking former ballet dancer-who's been a regular on Broadway in recent years-also creates her own work, which incorporates dance, theater, music and multimedia. THE FRANCESCA HARPER PROJECT makes its official debut with "Modo Fusion," exploring the aspirations and exploitation of performers through the lens of a beauty pageant. Harper, who dances and sings in the piece, is joined by a large cast of dancers (including the ever-sublime Karine Plantadit) and musicians. March 8-12. Ailey Theater, 405 W. 55th St., 212-415-5500; www.92Y.org/HarknessFestival.
MON., MARCH 13
Who knew self-humiliation could be so sexy? The comedy duo of Cathleen and Daiva Deupree show what a couple of lonely ladies will do with a series of sketches, stories and songs in TWO GIRLS FOR FIVE BUCKS. That means you'll see them in roller skates and underwear. Quite a bargain for two funny, kooky gals. Every Mon. through March 27. People's Improv Theater, 154 W. 29th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-563-7488; 9:30, $5.
TUES., MARCH 14
You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy THE KOSHER COCK SHOW, the comedy/music show put on by those Bar-Mitzvah boys gone bad: Todd Levin, Seth Herzog, Joel Moss and Adam Rinn. With Scott the Blue Bunny hosting, it's sure to be a thrill to everyone ready for filthy songs and plenty of cocksure attitude. Mo Pitkin's, 34 Ave. A (betw. 2nd & 3rd Sts.), 212-777-5660; 10, $10.