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Lady Gaga Mandalas; A Spankin' New Big Lots!

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RIVER EAST—In the market for some mandalas? On September 20, Chicago artist (and Art Smith hubby) Jesus Salgueiro will showcase his "Going Gaga for Love Mandalas" at the River East Art Center. The artworks, which are inspired by Buddhist and Hindu traditions, include 12 portraits of Mother Monster herself; they'll be available for purchase at the event. [Racked Inbox]

MOUNT VERNONBig Lots! is slated to open at Times Square Mall in early 2014. So, it may not be as exciting as Phillip Lim for Target. But, we're above needing a new grill or festive fall items with which to deck our homes. [Racked Inbox]