movie ‣ Frederick Wiseman's 41st documentary Ex Libris: The New York Public Library is at Film Forum. It runs 3 hours and 17 minutes and you won't regret a second of it. [Photo: wowe]
theater ‣ If you don't like audience participation, you should not show up for Show Up, a hit at Edinburgh Fringe, running through September 30 at Under St. Marks. It's the solo comedy "semi-written" by Peter Michael Marino, with the help of the audience. If you're game, though, you're in for a funny, memorable night.
exhibit ‣ At the Museum of Arts and Design, Sonic Arcade: Shaping Space with Sound takes over three floors of the building for its lively exploration of sound.
music ‣ Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, aka Odesza, have released their third studio album, A Moment Apart. Pixelated with dream pop, guest vocals, and abundant melodies, the duo make electronic music seem essential. Odesza plays Barclays on December 15.
food ‣ Some stats about Modernist Bread: The Art and Science by Nathan Myhrvold (known for his stint as chief technology officer at Microsoft) and Francisco Migoya: 5 volumes, 2642 pages, 1500 recipes, $562.50, available November 7.
‣ What are Nico Muhly and Maira Kalman doing together? Find out at the Guggenheim, Sunday, September 17, 7:30pm, $40.
‣ Photoville on now thru 9/24, Brooklyn Bridge Park.
‣ Season opener for Metropolis Ensemble is on Sunday, September 17. Two nights later, a workshop of a new comic opera based on a Frasier episode.
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 5-9pm: brooklyn historical society's free friday 'bourbon' edition (bourbon!) includes drink-n-draw, talks on bourbon's origins, live music, and a tastings from kings county distillery. bonus: beer by brooklyn brewery. brooklyn historical society (brooklyn heights), free admission.
fri 7-9pm: you don't have to be quiet during the library after hours, a monthly event at nypl that's more about celebrating than reading. tonight's theme, 'mapping nyc,' includes displays of historic and pictorial maps of the city, 16mm short film screenings, oral history project listening stations, dj sets, and more. food + beverages will be available for purchase. nypl stephen a. schwarzman building (midtown west), free (rsvp).
fri thru 2/4: 'modigliani unmasked,' the first us exhibition to focus on early works of italian jewish artist amedeo modigliani and his multicultural influences, opens at the jewish museum (ues). $15 general, $12 seniors, $7.50 students, pay-what-you-wish thursdays 5-8pm, free saturdays.
sat 10am-4pm, sun 10am-6pm: it's not the same old story at 12th annual brooklyn book festival, a gathering of more than 300 top shelf and emerging authors and 200 booksellers, including a children's day (sat 10am-4pm, metrotech commons) and the main festival day and marketplace (sun 10am-6pm, brooklyn borough hall and surrounding area). free admission.
sat 11am-7pm, sun 11am-6pm: got the munchies? satisfy your cravings at the munchies festival, a two-day outdoor gathering of 30 local food vendors and an area dedicated to the nordic region. hester street fair (les), free admission (pay as you go).
sat 4pm: argentine singer-songwriter juana molina and band play a free carnegie hall-sponsored neighborhood concert hosted at el museo del barrio (east harlem).
sat 10am-7pm: david byrne and dozens of other artists, writers, activists, thinkers, and leaders will share their thoughts on the theme of '100 actions for the future city' at the new museum's annual ideascity festival. sara d. roosevelt park (les), free.
sat 12-7pm: the diversity of queens cuisine gets the spotlight at the sixth annual viva la comida street festival. 82nd st. + roosevelt avenue (jackson heights/elmhurst), free.
sun 12-8pm: in honor of national constitution day, interdisciplinary artist maya ciarrocchi hosts an eight-hour outdoor reading of the united states constitution in multiple languages, with participatory writing and political discussions as well. the amphitheater at abrons arts center (les), free.
sun 1-6pm: the african american day parade celebrates 48 years in harlem with nearly a million spectators and 200 participating organizations including local leaders, community + religious organizations, marching bands, dancers, and more. adam clayton powell jr. blvd from 111th st to 136th st (harlem), free.