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SOHO AND WHOLEDI—Pre-order M.I.A.'s new album in person at Opening Ceremony on Howard Street or OC at the Ace Hotel, and you could win tickets for two to the private record release this Sunday. The first 50 people to pre-order in Soho and the first 25 to pre-order in the Wholesale District will get invitations. More details right here. [Opening Ceremony]
UNION SQUARE—Five words that bring joy to our hearts: "FREE LADY GAGA PIZZA PARTY." Tomorrow at noon, Pizza Packet is hosting a Lady Gaga look-a-like contest at Bravo Pizza (115 E. 14th Street). The winner gets two free tickets to tomorrow night's Madison Square Garden show; everyone else gets free pizza. Basically, we all win. [RackedWire]