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The Independent's continuing association with the Institute of Contemporary Arts, offering special privileges to metro readers at the ICA and other contemporary art venues.

The exhibition Man Ray, brings together all aspects of the Surrealist's work - paintings, works on paper, photographs, rayographs, objects, books and films - establishing Man Ray as one of the few artists to fully capture the spirit of the 20th Century. The first 25 readers to present this page at the Gallery today will receive a free Man Ray poster and greetings card. Man Ray, sponsored by REL Consultancy Group in association with The Guardian, shows at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, until 12 March. Open 10am - 6pm daily, admission free.

Today and every Friday until 15 April, from 6pm - 1am, this copy of metro becomes an invitation to an evening at the ICA. Schmooze into the small hours, or just test your table-football skills, in the ICA's late-night bar: show this copy of metro for free entry.

Seductively shot in black and white cinemascope, Suture is a bizarre thriller mixing murder with amnesia to create a paranoid film noir with a difference. The first 10 readers at the ICA box-office after 6pm on Monday will be given a Suture set, including a Suture mirror, poster and pair of free tickets.

The ICA is offering metro readers a unique trial membership, For just £5 enjoy 3 months of benefits including free entry with a guest to ICA exhibitions, private views, and late bar (open until 1am Tuesday to Saturday). Plus discounts for the cinema, theatre and talks, and priority booking for events including talks with chef Albert Roux, writer V S Naipaul and theorist Roy Porter. To take advantage of the membership offer, contact the ICA box office in person, by post or telephone 071-930 3647.

"Really tough guys don't experience a lot of tension. By nature they're cool".- Takeshi Kitano took 1994 by storm with his cult hits Sonatine, Boiling Point and Violent Cop.

These three films from actor-director Kitano - who has superstar status in Japan - are now available on video. Available from ICA Bookshop and other video retailers, price £13.99 each, the ICA has five sets to give away to metro readers. Send your name and address on a post card to `Beat' Takeshi competition, ICA, 12. Carlton House Terrace, London SWIY 5AH, by Friday 3 March.

ICA, The Mall, SWI (071-930 3647)