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rock Esquire says Zeus is "as fun as 21st-century classic rock gets" and we've got a pair of tickets to give away for their show at Mercury Lounge on Friday, 11:30pm. Email us before 1pm today with Zeus in the subject and we'll announce the winner by 2pm. [Update: Today's winner is James Eich. Have a great time!]
[Photo: Derek Branscombe]


photography The Post-Olympic City, an exhibition of a work in progress by photographer Jon Pack and filmmaker Gary Hustwit about the uses (or lack thereof) of former Olympic sites around the world. Opens August 7 at Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare [Cleveland Pl./Mulberry] 212.431.5795.



movie Meet the Fokkens and that's Fokkens, definitely not the Fockers. Louise and Martine Fokkens, identical twins, worked in Amsterdam's red light district for 50 years. Martine continues to work, Louise is retired.
This documentary about their lives opens Wednesday,
August 8 at Film Forum.

food Sometimes less is more. Not the case with Murray's. Murray's Cheese Bar, 264 Bleecker [Morton/Leroy] 646.476.8882, an off-shoot of the superb cheese retailer, has just opened, giving you chairs, cheese, chasers, cheer.



Fountains of Wayne's new album, Sky Full of Holes, is out today. They're playing The Bell House, 11/8, $25.

Far Rockaway Beachside Bungalows tour added for August 25th, 10:30am, $5.

Parm caters!




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-sat 7:30pm: fairy tale princesses run out of s**ts to give about their lame princes and venture out to make their own happy endings in snow white and cinderella f***ing rage. the tank, $5.


fri-sat 8:30pm: accordions + wrestling? from finland? we're there! part of lincoln center out of doors. damrosch park bandshell, free.


fri-9/9: artists janet cardiff and george bures miller present the murder of crows, a 'sound play' installation involving 98 speakers spread across park avenue armory, free 8/4 (reg $12)


sat 7am-1pm (+ 8/11, 18): no cars allowed at the fifth annual summer streets, where streets from the brooklyn bridge to central park are open only to pedestrians. free bike + roller blade rentals, free helmet giveaways, rock wall climbing, a zip line, yoga + tai chi classes, more.


sun 4pm: meryl streep and tommy lee jones discuss their new comedy, hope springs, at apple soho. free.



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