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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through July 24 2011

With his pack o' butts, his porkpie hat, and the gallery of tats on his bare arms, artist Tony Fitzpatrick cultivates an image as a lumpen bad boy. But in this reminiscence he's a bad boy with reading glasses, coming off all warm and fuzzy. Trouble is, the fuzziness applies not only to his persona but to his narrative. There are several threads (a U.S. road trip, a visit to Istanbul, growing up Catholic) and images (moths, the Blue Mosque, superheroes) here that never amount to anything more specific than an appeal for tolerance. Don't let that prevent you from seeing Stations Lost, though. Fitzpatrick is so charming that it starts to seem priggish to ask for coherence, too. He gets solid backup from singer Lynne Jordan and musician John Rice, as well as sidekick Stan Klein, who looks like Arnold Stang with a goatee playing one of the Little Rascals. —Tony Adler

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