An INDEPENDENT week

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Don't worry about this week - just follow the Independent smart guide to things to do, see and buy. Don't even worry about next year - buy Russell Grant's Audio Horoscope Collection (pounds 4.99), 45 minutes for each sign in 1996.

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read Fay Weldon's latest book. Wicked Women (Harper-Collins pounds 9.99) has 16 tales from the author, who writes as if "she were Virginia Woolf and Roseanne Arnold joined at the hip".

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listen to the The Kronos Quartet, who dress as smartly as they play. They include one piece by John Adams, who made Minimalism substantial and witty. Tues, RFH, London (0171-940 4242).

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watch Ed Wood (15, Touchstone Home Video). Tim Burton's biopic of Edward D Wood Jr (Johnny Depp), the worst director ever, is touching. Martin Landau won an Oscar for playing Bela Lugosi.

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be turned on by the man who turned on to the Sixties' groove, and tuned in to a thousand acid trips. Dr Timothy Leary (C4 Tues 9.30pm) is "thrilled" to be dropping out, dying with prostate cancer.

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buy British mistletoe. Conservation charity Plantlife is worried that French mistletoe is ousting the British product. Picking an annual crop helps ensure it does not disappear altogether.

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fly to the west of Ireland on the new flight from Gatwick on a new airline, AB Shannon (0345 464748). Services start on 7 December, and the lowest fare is pounds 80 return.

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