leisure 09.17.10

Craft Classes
the skint

At Choplet's Raku Workshop you'll make a day of it with a maximum of nine other students and you can bring up to eight pieces for the glaze-a-thon. $160.

Get your knit and purl game on at Downtown Yarns where beginners can learn the techniques to make hats on two Mondays, October 18th and 25th, $50. Follow up with mitten classes November 29th and December 6th, also $50.

Whether or not you'd file this as a craft class or not, these are some great skills for your block and for any gardens in your future: Street Tree Care at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden will teach you about soil, mulching, watering, pruning, and tree-bed gardening. Tuesday, September 21st, free but register.

A two-day workshop will have you making Pop Up Paper creations. It happens Saturday, September 25th and Sunday, September 26th, 10-4. $260.

Using fresh and dried herbs, you'll learn how to make teas, tinctures, oils and salves at the Herbal Preparations Workshop on Friday, September 29th, 6:30-8:30pm, $75.

Digital Photo Academy has a beginner photography class on Saturday, September 25th, 9am-noon, $50.

Freshen up your wardrobe with the skills you'll learn in Altered States at Brooklyn's Flirt. $125. The class is taught next on Saturday, September 24th, 11:30am-6pm.

Thai food is on the menu at the JCC's A Taste of Thailand class this Monday, 7-9:30pm, $95.

You'll learn basic jewelry techniques for working with silver in Liloveve's Intro Silversmithing class, Tuesdays from November 9th-December 14th, 6-9pm, $400.

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.

friday 11am-4pm: enjoy free milkshakes (5 flavors, including… guinness?!) at the wall street burger shoppe

friday 8pm: french lyricist and singer marianne dissard (calexico) breaks out on her own @ living room, free

sunday: fslc's tribute to john hughes features 6 of his most popular films. bonus: molly ringwald q+a following screening of pretty in pink. $12 each. bonus bonus: 9/20 panel discussion led by director kevin smith features anthony michael hall, judd nelson, molly ringwald and ally sheedy at good units at hudson (356 w. 58th st). free (rsvp).

all weekend: the bryant park fall festival continues with the brooklyn philharmonic and parsons dance company

thru 9/26: the 84th feast of san gennaro takes over little italy with food, rides, more!

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