|Erik Benson: Sleep Walking at Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art, 37 W. 57th [5th/6th] 212.517.2453; above, Empire, 2013 [Acrylic on linen over panel]
Dumpling festival tomorrow, all proceeds go to the Food Bank.
Flat design is all the rage but there's always a pleasure from 3D-style type when it's done right; Shadow Type: Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering by Steven Heller and Louise Fili chronicles its use in the movies, retail and elsewhere.
The 24th annual West 104th Street [WEA/RSD] Yard Sale takes place tomorrow, 9/28, 10-5—one of the city's biggest and best garage sales.
Beyond That is an exquisite, autumnal album from singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson, who plays Rockwood, 11/15 [Photo: Stephan Hoglund]
The Wooden House Project: A Walk Through South Slope
The Autumn Harvest Dinner to benefit Share Our Strength is sold out but high rollers can bid now [PDF] on auction items [PDF] that include great trips, dinners, wines and a work by artist Robert Kushner.
Starting October 4, the NY Hall of Science brings a drive-in/installation to Queens, with salvaged cars and trucks and offbeat screenings, created by artists Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark.
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 6pm: get the inside dish on the founding of the food network from first president and co-founder of cnn reese schonfeld, current president joe langhan, lead producer pat o'gorman, and author allen salkin (from scratch: inside the food network). the new school's wollman hall (65 w 11th st), free.
fri-sun: 400+ artists, 100 studios and 50 galleries and stages make up the massive 17th annual dumbo arts festival, featuring large scale projections, visual art installations, dancers, theatrical performances, open studios, art of all kinds. photos from last year. map and guide. free.
sat 10am-6pm: score $10, $20, and $30 fashion finds from acne, chloe, commun, dvf, prada, united bamboo and more at the hester street fair's fourth annual stylist tent sale. free admission.
sat 10am-8:30pm: as part of a city-wide celebration of avant-garde composer john zorn turning 60, the metropolitan museum of art hosts a full day of musical performances in various galleries including the great hall, the temple of dendur, the medieval sculpture hall and european armor hall. musicians include zorn, faith no more's mike patton, bill frisell, and more. free with museum admission ($25 'recommended').
sat: smithsonian magazine's museum day offers free admission to 25+ nyc museums including the morgan library + museum, the museum of arts + design, the rubin museum of art, the jewish museum, others. register for tickets on their website, one ticket admits two.
sat-sun: 200+ cat and dog breeds, including rare and exotics, take over the javits center for the fifth annual american kennel club meet the breeds event. $15
sun 11:30am-6pm: 29th annual medieval festival celebrates jousting matches, knights on horseback, jesters, period music, turkey legs, meade and more. fort tryon park, free admission.
sun 12-6pm: the 39th annual atlantic antic, billed as nyc's the largest street fest, takes over a mile of downtown brooklyn from 4th ave to hicks st with 500 merchants and vendors, live music, more. plus, the transit museum brings out its collection of vintage buses + offers free admission.