The Checklist

Our top picks for the week ahead.

Rent " Away From Her. " This emotionally devastating film, starring Julie Christie as a woman with Alzheimer's, explores the complexities of love, marriage and memory. Watch it for Christie's haunting, heartbreaking performance.

Go to Paris. United (united.com) and American Airlines (aa.com) are cutting fall fares to Europe, with round trips from New York to Paris for as low as $606 on United. Travel is valid through Nov. 21.

Buy canning jars (12 for $8.57 at amazon.com) and preserve the last of summer's bounty. Then log on to chow.com for a comprehensive guide to canning, pickling and making jam.

Hear Ani DiFranco ' s "Canon." This two-CD retrospective is a reminder of DiFranco's reign as coffeehouse queen. Old fans and new converts will find something to be excited about.

Visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and view the multisensory work of Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, here in his first U.S. survey exhibition.

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