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the skint

At Steven Kasher Gallery and at Howard Greenberg Gallery, two exhibits of the newly discovered work and trove of images (100,000+) by Vivian Maier (day job: nanny) in New York and Chicago from the 1950s-1970s—wow.

Sant'Eustachio coffee: primo stocking stuffer.

The first theatrical screening of Prince of the Himalayas, Hamlet set in medieval Tibet, at the Rubin, starting 12/23.

Oyster tasting at Back Forty, tomorrow, 3:30-5:30pm.

Nolita's pop-up park at Openhouse Gallery, features Hong Kong Street Cart, artisanal cannolis, and YaYa Tea Garden.

Great as a holiday card—or any kind of card, Toni Silber-Delerive's Manhattan Water Tanks (we love the other designs, too.)

SoHarlem's artisan showroom in Harlem thru 12/24.

Fascinating read: Tom Mueller's book Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil.

Subway map PJ bottoms.

For 26 generations, Antinori has been producing notable, sometimes supernal wines; their newest Super Tuscan—Matarocchio—has debuted, but you need to have had a 1% year to pay for it; details from Italian Wine Merchants.

Musée Magazine has launched online, helmed by fashion and art photographer (and ICP teacher) Andrea Blanch, features emerging photographers.

City Lore's Report Card for NYC 2011.

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 12-4pm: don your finest duds for the annual vintage subway car swing dance party featuring live bands and a tea party. free drinks and cookies, but byo chinaware, sugar + cream. 2nd ave station m line, free to participate, $2.25 subway fare.

sat 6:30pm: no gelt, no glory! get your twirling fingers in shape for the annual major league spin the dreidel tournament at the knitting factory. featuring hanukkah gone metal with gods of fire, the young new yorkers' chorus, more. knitting factory, $10 adv, $15 door.

sat 7pm (arrive 15 mins early): get out your boombox + join hundreds of others on a walking sonic soundscape at the 20th annual 'unsilent night'. meet at the washington square park arch, free.

sun 1pm: dozens writers and performers (scott adsit, ira glass, emily gould, john hodgman, eve plumb, emma straub, more) read at the second annual a christmas carol marathon. housing works, free.

sun 3pm: sample homemade cookies from 30 competitors and pick your fave (starting off with an hour of free bourbon-spiked eggnog will make it really hard to remember) at the annual cookie takedown. bell house, $15.

check out the skint's 40+ traditional and not-so-traditional things to do this holiday season

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