arts 06.20.13

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art Tomorrow, the Guggenheim opens a show of work by the great James Turrell. Turrell's tools are color and light and he has a perfect canvas in the museum's rotunda.



movie Screening at Maysles Cinema for a week starting June 24, Homegoings, a documentary by Christine Turner. The film looks at the inner workings of Harlem's Owens Funeral Home and the gentle ministrations of proprietor Isaiah Owens. Q&A sessions on June 25 and 28.



fashion Becoming a Fashion Designer is a new book by clothing industry vet Lisa Springsteel to guide anyone considering a career in the rag trade. Springsteel interviewed Manolo Blahnik, Ralph Rucci, Anna Sui and many others about building a career in fashion. Info and resources cover education, the job market, fashion design process and launching a collection.




shopping Fun new t-shirts from Brooklyn Makers. Kids sizes and onesies, too.




food At Alewife in LIC, a Farmhouse Festival on June 25, 6:30pm, featuring farmhouse craft beers and cheeses, breads, and meats. $50, goes up to $65 tomorrow.




Masterpieces of Everyday New York: Objects as Story is the somewhat oxymoronic title of a show at Parsons, starting June 27, that makes the case for umbrellas and food carts as biography.


Polyphonic Spree plays Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 9.


Get out on the water with Manhattan By Sail








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.



enjoy 150 free outdoor summer movies all season long across the city

there's lot's doin' at coney island this weekend: the mermaid parade, the parachute jump lighting ceremony, fireworks, brooklyn cyclones ball games, more


fri: 1,000+ free concerts take over parks and streets across the boroughs for the the seventh annual make music new york festival. highlights include: 144 singers on rowboats in central park lake, 175 keyboards take over cornelia street, 90 punk bands play over 11 hours on governors island, 20 beck songs on astor place, after parties, much more.


sat-sun 11am-7pm: 300+ indie vendors from around the country take over williamsburg's east river state park for the annual renegade craft fair. free admission.


sat 3-10:30pm: 16 finalists's short films are up for a $20,000 prize to be judged by host liev schreiber, wnyc's leonard lopate, author malcom gladwell, filmmaker fisher stevens and others at tropfest, 'the world's largest short film festival'. live music from chairlift, bear in heaven, ghost beach, people get ready and neon indian (dj set) get the day started. prospect park's nethermead, free.


West Fifties (from 2011)

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