arts 04.1.16

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the skint

theater One of the more unusual confluences—documentary theater and farming—is center stage at BAM on Sunday, April 10, 4pm in a show called Good Dirt. It's directed by Mary Stuart Masterson, written by Jeremy Davidson and features the stories of six farm families. The tickets are a hefty $250 but the proceeds go to a good cause: the National Young Farmers Coalition.

movie The externals of the new movie Everybody Wants Some, aren't especially promising: it's a 1980s college baseball team comedy. But: it's written and directed by Richard Linklater (Boyhood, Dazed and Confused) and that's really the key point. The movie is a small charmer.

book Out April 5, The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer is Skip Hollandsworth's account of a serial killer that terrorized Austin, Texas in the 1880s.

art Beijing-based multimedia artist Cao Fei first U.S. solo show opens at MoMA PS1, April 3.

food At Longwood Art Gallery, 450 Grand Concourse [E. 149th] 718.518.6728, African Food Tasting and Ingredients on Wednesday, April 6th, 6-8pm. Admission free, but reserve.

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.

7am-10pm (thru 5/31): the high line's extended spring hours begin, giving you three more hours to work up the courage to propose.

sat 9am-5pm: pratt's center for sustainable design strategies presents its sixth annual sustainability crash course, a day-long series of workshops led by more than 20 experts. pratt institute (clinton hill), free (rsvp).

sat-sun 11am-6pm: the 14th annual museum of comic and cartoon arts festival (mocca) features 400 exhibiting artists, plus workshops, lectures and film screenings. metropolitan west and ink48 (midtown west), $5.

sat-sun (ongoing): the brooklyn flea and smorgasburg return outdoors for the season: fort greene flea (sat 10am-5pm), dumbo flea (sun 10am-5pm), smorgasburg williamsburg (sat 11am-6pm), and smorgasburg prospect park (sun 11am-6pm). free admission.

sun 1pm: take a musical jazz trolley tour of woodlawn cemetery in the bronx and visit the memorial sites of duke ellington, miles davis and others. $15 general, $10 seniors/students.

sun 2pm: four decoda ensemble cellists perform a carnegie hall sponsored 'neighborhood concert' at williamsburg's national sawdust, including works by franchomme, ravel, davidson, and others. free (rsvp).


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