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Monday, November 3: This afternoon catch the sensational French pop singer Yelle in a free concert at the University of California at San Diegos Price Center. Yelles debut album, Pop-Up, hit the U.S. this summer and quickly earned her a young hipster following. She opened for Mika during his 2007 European tour, and her hit single "Je Veux Te Voir" (translation: I Want to See You) was featured in the opening scene of last seasons finale of Entourage. So, there you have it: plenty of reasons to head here for information on tickets for Yelles performance at 12:00 PM PST.

Did we mention its free? Also, check out the non-profit site Love, Honor, Cherish and take a step to help protect gay marriage in California and encourage your Golden State friends to vote No on Prop 8 tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 4: Put everything on hold today and get out and vote because, at the risk of sounding clich, this may just be the biggest election of your lifetime. If early polling is any indication, the lines will be long, so play hookie if you have to. Californians: If the presidency isnt enough incentive to cast your ballot, then go vote hell, no! on Proposition 8 .

If you bail on your civic duty today, you relinquish all bitching rights when U.S. foreign policy extends about as far as Sarah Palins eyelashes.

Wednesday, November 5: Tonight at New York Citys Guggenheim Museum, boundary-breaking and critically acclaimed bisexual novelist A.M. Homes reads a selection of her work in the intimate setting of artist Catherine Opie's series In and Around Home. Like Opie, Homes documents contemporary America's changing families, suburban culture, and shifting identities. Homes is best known for her controversial novels, such as The End of Alice, written from the perspective of a convicted child molester. (She has also served as a writer and producer on The L Word.) Tonights reading begins at 6:30 PM EST.

Tickets are available at the door and run $10 ($7 for museum members and students). Check the Guggenheim site for details.

Thursday, November 6: Tonight, Little Annie and Paul Wallfisch perform songs from their new album, When Bad Things Happen to Good Pianos, at New York Citys Santos Party House. Little Annies sound is a charming mix of electronica, hip hop, reggae, and dance, and that eclecticism shines through on the artists latest full-length, which includes covers of tunes from Tina Turner, Jacques Brel, and Frank Sinatra. If you dont think you know her, revisit this racy clothing-tearing Levis ad. That sexy soundtrack is the unmistakable collaboration between Little Annie and Antony (of Antony and the Johnsons). Click here for tickets to the concert, which starts at 7:00 PM EST.

Friday, November 7: If you live in Toronto, Los Angeles, or New York, catch a glimpse of The World Unseen, a movie that simultaneously grapples with the themes of race and sexuality in apartheid South Africa. Set in 1950s Cape Town, the story unfolds as free-spirited Amina breaks with her traditional Indian community to open a small caf that serves as a safe haven for people of all walks of life. When Amina meets Miriam, a young traditional wife and mother who lives in the neighborhood and visits the coffee shop, the two women realize that sexuality isnt black and white.

Saturday, November 8: Tonight gays in Tampa can catch Clive Barkers play The History of the Devil at the The Shimberg Playhouse at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. In Barkers latest work, the audience plays the role of jury at the Devils parole hearing, during which they are transported back in time to witness his grotesque actions throughout history. Pick up your tickets to catch this visually stimulating and adventurous work tonight at 8:00 PM EST.

Sunday, November 9: Shout out to P-Town! Those in Massachusetts have an opportunity to step behind the lens of renowned photographer John Arsenault as he presents his solo exhibition Connected by Desire at Larry Collins Fine Art in downtown Provincetown. Arsenaults subjects range from spectacular dramas of falling water and blowing white curtains to sensual nudes and nostalgic still lifes. Arsenault, a native and resident of Provincetown, has presented his work throughout the United States and Europe. See his astounding self-portraits at his website.

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