arts 08.18.11

Gone Fishing
the skint

MUG starts its annual two-week holiday today, back right after Labor Day. We feel pretty confident that you can entertain yourselves while we're away. But just in case, here are a few suggestions.

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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 10am-9pm: 30 of the city's best food trucks and carts (coolhaus ice cream, frites 'n' meats, gorilla cheese, kimchi taco, mexicue, red hook lobster pound, treats truck, rickshaw dumplings, more) converge at the south street seaport for the 5th annual 'parked' food fest. free admission, pay-as-you-go.

sat-sun 11am-5pm: it's the roaring '20s at the bi-annual jazz age lawn party w. michael arenella and his dreamland orchestra at governors island. $7 adv, $10 door.

sun 2-9pm: hudson river park's annual blues bbq festival returns for its 12th year, pairing up some of the city's best bbq (brother jimmy's, daisy dukes bbq, dinosaur bar b que, and ember room) with the country's best blues musicians (diana braithwaite + chris whiteley, more). pier 54 @ 14th st, free.

sun 8pm: david cross and a.d. miles are in the lineup for eugene mirman's 'pretty good friends' 5-year anniversary show. bell house, $15.

thru 9/1: being elmo: a puppetmaker's journey, a bitter taste of freedom, dying to do letterman, and s.o.s./state of security are among the documentaries at the 15th annual docuweeks festival at ifc, $13

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