art ‣ Mixing domestic objects and dream-like images, porcelain sculptor Coille Hooven has her first solo exhibition in decades, but her work, showcased in the new show at the Museum of Arts and Design, Tell It By Heart, reveal an artist of substantial caliber.
photography ‣ Japanese photographer Takehiko Yagi has a show at Foto Care Gallery, 43 W. 22nd [5th/6th], through September 28. Diving Into the Colors of Holi is a look at the Hinduism's spring festival, in all its overwhelmingly color-saturated splendor.
music ‣ Seattle-born, Georgia-based Kishi Bashi, who performs with Jupiter One (and before that, with of Montreal) has a terrific new solo album out called Sonderlust. What kind of music is it? Hmm, danceable indie rock/poptronica. Does that help? In any case, pretty great stuff. And he plays Webster Hall on October 2.
book ‣ In her new book The Gilded Age in New York, 1870-1910, author Esther Crain, makes the case that NYC became NYC during this period—with all that implies. This was one of the city's most fascinating periods and Crain tells her story well: the highs and the lows, the rich and the poor, the rampant corruption and the exhilarating invention. The author will be at Museum at Eldridge Street on October 5th, 6:30pm, for a reading.
restaurant ‣ Scheduled to open on Wednesday, September 28, Akashi, 14 Christopher [Gay] 212.367.2067, is a small, luxe and ambitious restaurant from Yoichi Akashi, who honed his craft at Sushi Yasuda and Sushio Nakazawa. The West Village restaurant will feature omakase kappo. The kappo part means to 'cut, boil, stew, and fry' and those are the featured techniques you'll see close up and personal.
kids ‣ At the Children's Museum of the Arts, Mission to Space—how we think about space, what we know and the limitations of our knowledge, through artists' paintings, photos, sculptures and videos.
‣ Make this a No Text Weekend, a festival of the real world.
‣ As promised, here's the heads' up on the Bon Iver tour: Hammerstein Ballroom, December 10, Kings Theatre on 12/12 and 12/13 and Music Hall of Williamsburg on 12/14. Get on the list for pre-sale info.
‣ The 24th Annual London Terrace Street Fair is tomorrow, Saturday, September 24,10-5, on 24th Street [9th/10th].
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 6-9pm (+ sat 3-9pm): the city's a grid, so do a square dance at the fifth annual bryant park square dance, featuring live folk and bluegrass music, lasso and dance lessons, cornhole, a photo booth, free cowboy hats, and more. food, beer + wine will be available for purchase. free admission. [Photo:Angelito Jusay Photography]
sat: smithsonian magazine's museum day live! returns with free admission to 15 nyc museums, including asia society and museum, cooper hewitt, intrepid sea, air + space museum, the morgan library + museum, mount vernon hotel museum + garden, and more. registration admits two. note: several of the participating institutions already offer suggested or free/reduced admission hours on select days.
sat 10am-5pm: block sale! find bargains at the 104th street block association's 27th annual yard sale, where 60+ second-hand vendors will be selling books, cds, dvds, household items, clothing, jewelry, furniture, toys, food and more. plus, a 50/50 raffle and silent auctions. 104th st bet. west end ave + riverside dr.
sat 11am-3pm: the annual taste of gramercy neighborhood brings 40 gramercy restaurants including mario batali's casa mono, tocqueville, il trattoria mulino and the smith to irving place this afternoon. save 20% on tickets online with promo code 'skint-togn' until saturday at 10am.
sat 12-4pm: irish repertory theatre celebrates its new theatre in chelsea with a ribbon cutting ceremony including actor matthew broderick, plus entertainment inside and out: irish bands, step dancers, poetry readings, workshops, dance classes, and family-friendly activities. free.
sat 12-5pm: get your fill of filled-doughy goodness at the nyc dumpling festival, returning to the lower east side for its 13th year with a wide variety of dumplings (including vegetarian and vegan options), a dumpling-making class, and an eating contest to see who can beat the record of 93 pieces in 2 minutes. 100% of the proceeds benefit the food bank for nyc. sara d. roosevelt park, free admission.
sat 8pm: a fleet of giant handmade lanterns makes its way through morningside park to columbia university's miller theater for the fifth annual morningside lights procession. free.
sun 10am-7pm: meet broadway stars and purchase theatre memorabilia for a good cause at the 30th annual broadway flea market + grand auction, which raises funds for broadway cares/equity fights aids. shubert alley (bet. 44th + 45th sts and 7th + 8th aves), free admission.
sun 12-5pm: here's a pickle that we don't mind being in: the annual lower east side pickle day returns with more than 20 picklers and restaurants, a pickling contest, a pickle feature film, activities for the kids, and more. orchard street bet e. houston and delancey street, free admission.
thru sun: 60 bands bring folk, roots, blues, and more to five indoor and two outdoor stages along the waterfront in dumbo and red hook for the second annual brooklyn americana music festival. scheduled to perform: the chapin sisters, hubby jenkins, luke winslow king, m shanghai string band, pete lanctot and the stray dogs, and many more. free.