arts 09.6.19

Fall Preview Part 2
the skint

Long after most chefs had made a name for themselves and left their flagship eatery, Alfred Portale stayed at Gotham Bar and Grill forever, making it one of the longest-running, reliably excellent restaurants in the city's history. But nothing is really forever and Mr. Portale has left the mothership with a plan to cook Italian food at Portale, 126 W. 18th [6th/7th], opening this fall. We can't wait.

Bong Joon Ho's Parasite—which the AV Club described as a "genre-bending gut-punch"—won the Palme d'Or at Cannes for its depiction of two Korean families, one rich and one poor, and how they become entwined. Opens October 11.

Venerated historian Eric Foner has a new book out September 17. The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution examines the trajectory of equality as an aspiration in the Constitution, the advancements made by the three Reconstruction amendments (13-15), and the subsequent rulings by the Supreme Court, as well as state laws, that backpedalled on the advances. Mr. Foner will discuss the topic on Sunday, September 30 with Chris Hayes at St. Joseph's College. Tickets are $30.

Who else but Helen Mirren could play Catherine the Great? Tune in for la Mirren's big turn as the Russian empress when Catherine the Great debuts October 21 on HBO.

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 thru 1/4 (closed sundays + mondays): paris, capital of fashion, the first exhibition to explore the cultural construction of paris as the capital of fashion, opens at the museum at fit (chelsea). spanning the 18th century to the present, the exhibition features 100 garments, is accompanied by a scholarly book, and includes a symposium on 10/18. free admission.

fri 6-8pm (on view thru 9/21): exhibition look both ways: the illicit liaison between image and information brings together a wide range of typographic work from 60 artists, including jean-michel basquiat, shepard fairey, deborah kass, miranda july, kim gordon, and others. opening reception tonight. sva chelsea gallery, free.

sat 9am-5pm (+ 9/21): bocce enthusiasts across the boroughs can compete in today's annual nyc parks bocce tournament, with the best teams advancing to the citywide championship on 9/21. various locations, free to compete or watch.

sat + sun 10am-5pm: the 47th annual gracie square art show brings paintings, photographs, and sculptures from more than 100 artists to carl schurz park (ues). free admission.

sat 6-9pm: collectors and archivists—whose acquisitions run the gamut from loose groupings to the hyper-specific—showcase their treasures to the public at city reliquary's 14th annual collectors' night, with a special talk by architect and nyu professor louise harpman speaking about her collection of coffee cup lids. our lady of mount carmel church (williamsburg), $10-20.

sun 11am-6pm: experience thailand at the royal thai consulate general's annual cultural fest, featuring more than a dozen food vendors, a marketplace, performances, and more. union square, free admission.

sun 1-6pm: enjoy a bit of the country in the city at the annual west side county fair, an afternoon affair featuring carnival rides and games, live music, square dancing, local food and merch vendors, a grow nyc stop 'n' swap, and more. pier i in riverside park south (uws), free admission.

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