|MusicTalks, May 9: the Great Russian Composers at Opera Center Recital Hall, 330 7th [29th] with cellist Elad Kabilio and pianist Ben Laude.
An addition to our Food Books article this week: the Food Book Fair takes place May 2-5.
Brooklyn to get 14 more miles of bike lanes [via: Brooklyn Spaces]
This year's Rooftop Films opens May 10.
Late-night jazz with the fine Bria Skonberg at the Carlyle, part of the hotel's Second Act, A Late Night Series of Fun and Entertainment. Prices are not bad, considering: $25-$30 cover, $25 minimum, 4/25-26 and 5/23-24.
Under Armour sample sale April 30-May 5.
Love Labour's Lost, the musical version of Shakespeare's sort-of comedy, is by Michael Friedman and Alex Timbers, and will play Shakespeare in the Park in July. Hear a preview at Joe's Pub on May 18 and get a preview of the preview here, a song called Are You a Man.
The NY School of Design Green Design Awards takes place April 25.
A virtual tour [PDF] by Manhattan Borough Historian Michael Miscione of 14 favorite, lesser-known sites in the five boroughs, April 30.
David Chang and friends at the NYPL, May 22.
On Tuesday, May 7, Back Forty West has a Calçotada Festival, the traditional Catalan festival celebrating the arrival of the spring onion.
A Delicate Truth, the new John Le Carré novel, is out May 7.
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 8pm-12am: wasabassco burlesque + wit's end jazz-age parties present 'wasablanca', a casablanca-themed party/revue including live music from gelber + manning. period dress encouraged. the bell house, $20.
fri 12:20am (fri-sat thru 7/20): ifc's terry gilliam series features screenings of monty python + the holy grail, the meaning of life, time bandits, brazil, more. $13.50.
sat+sun 10am-6pm: the 32nd annual sakura matsuri cherry blossom festival boasts the largest collection outside of japan. events include taiko drumming, manga artists, j-pop bands, tea ceremonies, samurai sword fighting, a cosplay fashion show, more. brooklyn botanic garden, $20 (thinking about going with someone? single membership costs $50/year and includes 2 guest passes).
sat 10am-7pm: learn japanese bookbinding, indian cooking, how to order wine in a restaurant, double dutch, juggling, more - up to 6 1-hr classes - offered during brooklyn skillshare. after party 7-10pm. gowanus ballroom, free ($10 sugg don).
sat 12-4pm: the 4th annual new york city chili cookoff – the only one in nyc sanctioned by the international chili society – features tastings, live music, more. historic richmond town (staten island), $10 adv, $12 door.
sun 11am-4pm: members of the new york antique auto club show off their cars at the 34th annual antique auto show. plus historic house tours, hayrides, more. queens county museum, $5.
sun 2pm: contributors to our story jets and sharks then and now: as told by cast members from the movie west side story talk about the making of a masterpiece at momi, free with museum admission