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Tomorrow, 3pm, an Artist Sandcastle Competition at Rockaway Beach.

On now thru 8/26, the Fringe Festival.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a stage show done in the style of old-school radio, sold out its first performance but has added a second one on 9/30, 9:30pm, at The Bell House. [Photo: Jonathan Reilly]

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Help the JCC support the Coalition for the Homeless Back to School Drive.

photography Straight Up, a photo series by Cameron R. Neilson, is at Open House Gallery, 379 Broome [Mulberry/ Mott]. The perspective in various urban settings is looking straight up—the way you might have done when you stood next to a skyscraper as a child.

beer The Hudson Valley's craft brewery Keegan Ales are featured at a tasting in the New-York Historical Society, this Saturday, 2pm, $35. It's a thirst-quenching accompaniment to the Beer Here: Brewing New York's History exhibit.

movies They're rocking it old école at Film Forum starting tomorrow through September 13: The French Old Wave series is a reminder that pre-1960, pre-new-wave French filmmaking was pretty great, too.

show Film + sound— Breton is an uncategorizable band that's doing a lot of cool and interesting work incorporating short films, soundscapes, live performance, remixing, and like that. They're at Bowery Ballroom on September 6, 9pm, $12.

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 6:30, 9:15pm: director david cronenberg will be in attendance at these two screenings of his new cosmopolis, fslc, $13

sat 8pm: tired of superficial beauty pageants? the inner-beauty pageant judges 12 contestants on talent, feelings about world peace… and homemade swimsuits. the audience determines the winner. film biz recycling (gowanus), $7.

sun 1-4pm: sample some of the 30+ flavors made using only seasonal or responsibly-sourced ingredients from 11 local producers at the new amsterdam market's third annual ice cream sunday. $15 gets you 8 tasting tickets (and a brain freeze) during the the 1-4pm general admission session with promo code 'skicecream12' (reg $20).

sun-tue 8:30pm: janeane garofalo, john oliver, baratunde thurston, lee camp, many more perform at the fourth annual cornelia street cafe comedy festival. $10 admission + $10 drink/food min.

Columbia Street, Brooklyn (from 2007)

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