| THE MORNING LINE ‣ "Sisters are doin' it for themselves."
music ‣ Allegra Levy is a singer with a gorgeous set of pipes, with equal gifts as a songwriter. Her compositions add choice new standards to the Great American Songbook. Ms. Levy's new album, Cities Between Us, has just been released and she plays Club Bonafide on April 8.
The NYPL's monthlong event Ella, Ella: A Centennial Celebration of Mama Jazz includes a conversation about her life and legacy on March 20 at the Schomburg Center. Free but reserve.
The Western Wind Vocal Sextet performs Women of Notes: Women's Music, Women's Words (from medieval chant to contemporary works) on March 25 in the Church of St. Luke in the Fields. Tickets are $35.
photography ‣ At Steven Kasher through April 15, Shadows in Paradise by Marianna Rothen. Ms. Rothen conjures a world of women-only while hat-tipping films by Bergman, Altman and Lynch. There is a short video, The Woman with a Crown, that uses Princess Diana's 1985 interview describing the end of her marriage. At the gallery tomorrow (Saturday), 2-4pm, an 'intersectional and intergenerational' panel discussion titled You Can't Sit With Us: Female Artists and Fourth-wave Feminism.
food ‣ Staten Island's Enoteca Maria is a divided world and the more delicious for it. Half the menu is always Italian food. The other half changes every night, with a different nonna (Italian for grandmother) cooking the food of her country. They have a free Nonna in Training class every day the restaurant is open, where the nonna teaches one future nonna her signature dishes.
design ‣ The jewelry designed by Ariana Boussard-Reifel looks good on everyone and, not surprisingly, that includes Beyoncé at the Grammys.
book ‣ Writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit has a new collection of insightful and inspiring essays, The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions.
We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere, by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel, makes the case that cooperation and compassion can lead to meaningful change.
art ‣ A series of openings at the New Museum starting April 19 include an exhibition of new paintings by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, a retrospective of the late Carol Rama, multi-discipline works by Kaari Upson and sculptures by Elaine Cameron-Weir.
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 11am-5pm: the world's oldest and biggest st. patrick's day parade marches along fifth avenue from 44th to 79th streets. can't make it? the event will be streamed as well.
fri 7:30pm: attend an irish stand, a call for inclusivity, diversity, and human rights featuring author colum mccann, actor richard schiff, speakers from human rights watch un, musicians, and many others. the riverside church (morningside heights), $15 admission benefits the aclu.
fri 10am-6pm (thru 3/19): shop vintage and handmade beads, chains and other jewelry components at the biannual new york whole bead show. hotel pennsylvania (midtown west), $10 (2 for $16 with printable coupon).
fri 12-7pm (+ 3/18 10am-5pm): budding deltiologists can browse and shop collections from more than 25 dealers at the bi-annual international postcard show. the watson hotel (fka holiday inn, midtown west), $8 general, free for students.
sat 10am-2pm: shop from over a thousand new and used cookbooks at 'bargain prices,' plus gently used kitchen and household items at the annual james beard foundation cookbook sale. james beard foundation (west village), free admission.
sat thru 3/21: they're baaach! calm your commute during the seventh annual bach in the subways performance series.
sun 2pm: try all the recipes and vote for your favorite at the annual brooklyn meatball takedown, where chefs of all levels will compete to be crowned champ. brooklyn bazaar (greenpoint), $20.