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THIS PIZZA IS ART FOR YOUR MOUTH

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Delicious pizza @ Mioposto

Here’s a secret: One small corner of the Mt. Baker neighborhood is actually located in Italy. This is the only explanation for the existence of Mioposto, a tiny, lovely pizzeria/Italian restaurant buttressed by verdant parks and beautiful people. Even the simplest pizzas, like the “Prosciutto e Arugula,” are crafted with top-quality ingredients in perfect balance, supported by a lightly chewy, thin-but-not-too-thin wood-fired crust. This is art for your mouth. Enjoy it while gazing out Mioposto’s many windows, and believe that your life is everything you always wished it could be. KATIE ALLISON

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A CATALOG LOADED WITH SOUL AND FUNK CLASSICS

Motown Mondays @ Bar Sue

Now here’s a bankable idea: Get some of the city’s most reliable DJs together and have them play songs from one of the most popular and critically revered labels in music history. Apparently this is a branded night that also appears in places like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, LA, Portland, DC, and Austin, Texas. (You just know Berry Gordy’s taking a cut of the gross, somehow.) Of course, Motown’s catalog is so very deep and loaded with soul and funk classics, many of which never made it to radio but that deserve prime space in your mind. These jocks will make sure that that happens. DAVE SEGAL

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EXPLORE THE ELECTRONIC AND FUNK REALMS

Industry Standard @ The Hideout

Who doesn’t feel the overpowering urge to stay the hell in on a Monday night? I know, I know—you overindulged in everything, again, over the weekend. But listen: The Hideout is an ideal place to get out of your Monday-night rut. DJ Introcut—who’s been running the legendary hiphop weekly Stop Biting at Lo-Fi for a decade—is a savvy, versatile selector in the electronic and funk realms, and he always brings in crate-diggers with exquisite taste to help him fill this artist-friendly bar with tunes that will outsmart your Shazam. Hideki Yamamoto and Ear.Dr.Umz are Stop Biting associates who can make breakdancers uprock or loosen up drinkers looking for sonic relaxation in a congenial setting that’s loaded with amazing artwork. DAVE SEGAL

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WINNER OF THE PALME D'OR

Winter Sleep @ Grand Illusion

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's drama Winter Sleep examines Turkey's class divisions through the story of a former actor who runs a mountaintop hotel while his marriage dissolves. The film is full of extended conversations and has a running time of 196 minutes, so wear your comfortable pants. "In fits and starts, this is a stunning picture," writes The Guardian's Xan Brooks. "At its best, Winter Sleep shows Ceylan to be as psychologically rigorous, in his way, as Ingmar Bergman before him."

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KICKSTART YOUR NO-MEAT NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION IN STYLE

Meatless Monday Dinner @ Judkins Street Cafe

On the first Monday of every month, the comfortable, friendly Judkins Street Cafe goes all-meat-free with a three-course, prix-fixe dinner featuring the season's best local ingredients—check the website for the full menu and call for reservations.