|Donate to National Wildlife Federation to help wildlife affected by the oil spill.
Take guitar classes in NY or Brooklyn at the new New York Guitar Academy.
Little Lavender is Michele Devon Krantzow's $1000-and-under design service for kids' rooms.
Stylish swimwear for breast cancer survivors from Veronica Brett.
Jeremy Messersmith is at Brooklyn's Littlefield this coming Wednesday ($8).
Must-read: Peter Beinart's The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment
Help Close the East River Greenway's Midtown Gap
What To Do When No One Has a Clue, by Stephanie Pierson and Barbara Harrison, offers smart advice for a complicated world.
Guerilla activists The Yes Men launch Yes Lab to help train other activist groups—and they could your use your help.
Books that play chess at White Box on Monday night; $20 donation to benefit Chess in the Schools.
Today on Wish You Were Here:
Lisbon, Portugal: A shrine to the old-school and the handcrafted
A Vida Portuguesa
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.
crispin glover presents his features it is fine! everything is fine and what is it?, w/ post-screening q+a/book signing. bonus: 'crispin hellion glover's big slide show,' an hour-long dramatic discussion of his illustrated books. ifc, $20 adv, $25 dos. [fri-sat 11:30pm]
governor's island opens with family-themed events, free bike helmets, plus a free yeasayer at water taxi beach at 8pm, free [sat all day]
chinatown meets the old jewish l.e.s. at the 10th annual egg rolls + egg creams festival: chinese opera and acrobatics, synagogue tours, yiddish and chinese lessons, kosher egg rolls and egg creams, more! the museum at eldridge street, free. [sat 12-4pm]
barrow st. theatre welcomes michael mckean (lenny, spinal tap, best in show…) to our town, offers 500 tickets for $25 each (reg $69) for performances thru 7/4. use discount code 'friend'
the 6th annual renegade craft fair features 300+ indie vendors from around the country. bonus: free workshops! mccarren park (williamsburg), free. [sat-sun 11am-7pm]