|‣ At the Northside Festival, tons of live music, plus movies and artist open studios, today through Sunday.
‣ Young Danish punk band Ice Age releases a new album on 6/21. They'll play a set at Other Music (free) on 6/22, 8pm.
‣ As good luck would have it, six weeks of Shakespeare, courtesy of the Royal Shakespeare Company, July 6th-August 14th, turning the Park Avenue Armory into a satellite of Stratford-upon-Avon.
‣ More drama, less costume: Broadway Bares strips down to essentials for two shows on Sunday, 9:30 and midnight, at Roseland, benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
‣ Harvesting the Sun: Solar Power in NYC is a discussion of the potential for baking the energy source into the city's infrastructure. At the Museum of the City of NY, June 20th, 6:30pm, $12.
‣ The ARChive of Contemporary Music has their summer record and CD sale, 6/18-6/26.
documentaries ‣ Signs of the times: Page One: Inside the New York Times tracks the digitalization of, and existential threat, to the Gray Lady, and why the paper remains so essential.
Spoils: Extraordinary Harvest, directed by Alexander Ramírez-Mallis, is a short documentary about competitive dumpster diving, which may be an old practice, but seems particularly zeitgeisty. The DocuClub screens a rough cut on June 22nd, 7pm, at DCTV, 87 Laf [Walker] $6.
art ‣ Don't miss Picasso and Marie Thérèse: L'Amour Fou at Gagosian, 522 W. 21st [10th/11th] 212.741.1717. The boundless inspiration Picasso drew from his muse and lover doesn't seem fou at all—rather, profoundly hopeful.
Marking Infinity, a retrospective of Korean-born artist Lee Ufan, opens June 24th at the Guggenheim.
A side of Isamu Noguchi that you may not know—his ink and pencil drawings of animals—are featured in Tracks: Animal Drawings from Noguchi's Travels at the Noguchi Museum through September 18th.
photography ‣ On June 17th at Morrison Hotel Gallery, 124 Prince [Wooster/Greene] 212.941.8770, an exhibition of images of Neil Young by music photographers Joel Bernstein and Henry Diltz.
out of town ‣ Architects like Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, artists like David Salle, and other notables lead a series of Conversations in Context at the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut on select Thursday evenings through November. $150, $100 of which is tax deductible.
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 1:00, 3:00, 4:30 & 5:45 pm: self-taught artists doc. make is screened throughout the day, ending with a reception with music by takka takka 5:30-8:30pm. folk art museum, free (rsvp).
sat 7pm: the smiths/morrissey cover band the sons + heirs celebrate the 25th anniversary of the queen is dead. bonus: dj set from the smiths's andy rourke. hiro ballroom, $10.
sat thru 7/2: sing for hope's pop-up pianos project brings 88 pianos (60 uprights + 28 grands) to streets across the boroughs for free public use.
sun 11am-12am: catch the bang on a can marathon for 13 hours of 150+ performers/composers showcasing music from around the world. philip glass, signal ensemble, aphalt orchestra, more. part of the river to river festival. wfc winter garden, free.
thru 10/31: 125 movies @ nearly 2 dozen locations: the skint's 2001 free outdoor summer movies guide