Our top picks for the week ahead.
GO to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the first major exhibition— and only U.S. venue—of the landscape paintings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir (opens Oct. 4; philamuseum.org).
RENT “ Funny Face: 50th Anniversary Edition, ” the effervescent musical with Fred Astaire romancing a haute couture Audrey Hepburn. Think pink!
SURF Amazon.com for the site’s new MP3 music store, which sells DRM-free tunes for as little as or less than iTunes. The songs play on any device, including iPods.
HEAR “ Maria Callas: The Complete Studio Recordings. ” This 70-disc box set, released 30 years after the death of opera’s grande dame, contains every studio recording Callas ever made ($152.98 at barnesandnoble.com).
READ “ The Secret History of the War on Cancer, ” for epidemiologist Devra Davis’s exposé of how industrial, political and science leaders downplayed cancer prevention in favor of moneymaking treatment of symptoms.