intersection 03.15.13

the skint

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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.

sat 8:30am-4:30pm: witness a thinking games competition for mental athletes at the 16th annual usa memory championship. con edison (4 irving place, 19th floor auditorium), free.

sat 2pm: 12 competitors throw their wings into the ring for the fourth annual best wings in brooklyn competition at greenpoint's red star. admission and wings are totally free!

sun 12, 2, 4pm: visit the irish servants' quarters at the merchants house museum. free with $10 museum admission.

sun 7:30pm, 8pm show: st. patty's day is for sinners—and gingers—at the all-redhead edition of wasabassco burlesque. the bell house, $20 (redheads get in free!).

sat-sun 10am-6pm: the massive pier antiques show features 500+ exhibitors selling furniture, art, fashion, more. plus, appraisals from gary sohmers and gordon converse of pbs' antiques roadshow ($5, donated to charity). pier 94 (12th ave. @ 55th st.), $15 admission.

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