| THE MORNING LINE ‣ Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. —William Congreve
music ‣ On June 4 at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall, there is a concert you should know about. Its genesis could not be more doleful. In 2010, college student Tyler Clementi committed suicide, jumping from the George Washington Bridge, after being cyber-bullied for being gay by his Rutgers roommate. Next month, Distinguished Concerts International New York presents Tyler's Suite, a nine-piece choral movement comprising music by ten composers, created by Stephen Schwartz and Dr. Tim Seelig, Conductor and Artistic Director of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. Ann Hampton Callaway will be a featured soloist and choirs from around the world will also perform. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Tyler Clementi Foundation.
movies ‣ As usual, an intriguing lineup for BAMcinemaFest, June 14-25. The opening night screening is the premiere of Aaron Katz's L.A. noir Gemini.
photography ‣ At United Photo Industries, Sights in the City is an exhibit of images by Jamel Shabazz, who began photographing the streets of New York in 1980.
book ‣ Martin Duberman's new book, Jews Queers Germans, is an historical novel focusing on three men living under Kaiser Wilhelm in the early decades of the 20th century. Mr. Duberman will talk about the novel with Masha Gessen on May 8 at Goethe-Institut. Free, but register. Mr. Duberman will also give a reading at the Bureau of General Services - Queer Division on May 20.
fashion ‣ At MAD, fashion trend forecaster Li Edelkoort talks with Parsons' Hazel Clark.
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 5:10pm: teen vogue columnist lauren duca moderates q+a with director laura poitras following a screening of poitras's new wikileaks documentary, risk. ifc center (west village), $15 general, $11 seniors.
fri 6-9pm: asia society celebrates asian pacific american heritage month with an evening of free admission, tours, dancing, live music, a tea tasting, drink specials, and food available for purchase.
fri-sun: take a walk! you'll have over 200 free walking tours to choose from across the boroughs during the seventh annual jane's walk nyc, which commemorates the legacy of urban activist jane jacobs.
sat various times: and they're off! get all decked out and drink mint juleps at these seven (mostly) free kentucky derby viewing events:
gansevoort hotel rooftop (flatiron, rsvp required)
harlem haberdashery (harlem)
mable's smokehouse (williamsburg)
pier a harbor house (battery park)
tanner smith's (midtown west)
the bell house (gowanus, $5 adv, $10 door)
the bonnie (astoria)
sat-sun 11am-7pm: shop small at the annual bust magazine craftacular spring fair, with over 100 indie vendors of handmade and vintage clothing, accessories, art, and bath + body products, plus diy screenprinting, a nail art bar, and more. bonus: the first 150 folks get a free swag bag. greenpoint terminal warehouse (greenpoint), $3 admission. [Ed: Bust website is currently down]
sat 2-10pm: the bang on a can marathon, celebrating its 30th anniversary, brings eight hours of multi-genre music to the brooklyn museum for this month's free target first saturday. performers include the meredith monk vocal ensemble, asphalt orchestra, kaki king, pulitzer prize-winning composer caroline shaw, and many more. brooklyn museum (prospect heights), suggested admission: $16 general, $10 students/seniors before 5pm, free after 5pm.
sun 12pm opening: tipsy scoop barlour, a new liquor-infused ice cream shop in kips bay, serves up $1 scoops to the first 25 customers at todays grand opening (reg. $4.50). and, yes, you must be over 21 to ride this ride.