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Starting today, 40% off select items of John Robshaw textiles—bedding, decorative pillows, and more.
Actor Hamish Linklater has written The Vandal, a play that begins performances at The Flea on January 18.
It's all sugar and spiked at Prohibition Bakery, 9 Clinton [Houston/Stanton], which makes small, delectable, hooch-packing cupcakes.
Jeff Rossen, NBC's National Investigative Correspondent, had a story this morning on Today about fracking. Breaking news: Ohio family's tap water now flammable! Would have been a story if he'd filed it in 2009.
Botanical home care products from Brooklyn's Haven—a breath of fresh air (clean counters, too).
The York Theatre Company has paired emerging writers with musical theater students for four Bespoke Musicals, playing January 26 and 27.
Tickets are on sale for the third annual NYChiliFest, which takes place at Chelsea Market on January 27. Proceeds go to Food Systems Network NYC, which supports 'a vibrant, local farm and food economy for all'.
Through February 9 at Danziger, Marilyn Monroe (New York, 1955): The Lost Film of Peter Mangone.
At Town Hall on February 5, The New York Review of Book celebrates its 50th anniversary.
The next Slurring Bee, Brooklyn's adult spelling competition, takes place January 15.
skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious
Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.
fri 7:30, 9:30pm: songwriter/pianist chilly gonzales performs the u.s. premiere of 10-piece orchestral piece piano concerto no. 1 at the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center, free. [Photo: Alexandre Isard]
fri-1/15: the annual association of performing arts presenters (apap) conference means tons of free and cheap performances throughout the city. some picks:
american realness @ abrons arts center
dance gotham @ skirball center
dance new amsterdam
horse trade theater's encore series
ps 122's coil festival
reverb dance @ baruch performing arts center
under the radar @ the public
sat 7:30, 10pm: the found footage festival's nick prueher and joe pickett host the launch their 6th collection of unintentionally hilarious vhs videos from cat singing to training sessions to psa's and more. anthology film archives, $14 admission includes a brooklyn brewery beer and benefits hurricane sandy relief efforts.
thru 1/26: tony award-winning urinetown, the satirical musical comedy about corruption, greed, love and revolution, plays for a two-week run secret theatre production. $18.