|The New Museum gets its geek on with the transformation of the fifth floor into a spaceship for its show Museum as Hub: Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module, starting January 22.
Essential reading: Sean Strub's Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival
Calligraphy classes by Everly Calligraphy and Fleur de Letters
New York Common Pantry is the city's largest community-based food pantry—volunteers and donations welcome.
The River & the Thread—a great new album by Rosanne Cash.
Central Park Ice Fest, tomorrow, starting at noon, Bethesda Terrace.
It's 60% off select items at the Maryam Nassir Zadeh sale through 1/20.
Warm up with all-natural, gluten-free, plant-based, non-GMO soups from Two Guys in Vermont (where to buy).
Cocktails & Conversation with architect Belmont Freeman and architecture critic Cathleen McGuigan tonight at AIA NY, 536 La Guardia [W. 3rd/Bleecker].
The 15th The New York Ceramics Fair takes place January 22-26 at Bohemian National Hall, 321 E. 73rd [1st/2nd].
New York City shoeshine
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 1pm-8pm (+ sat 11am-6pm): 90+ vintage clothing + textile dealers gather at the manhattan vintage clothing show. metropolitan pavilion, $15 adv or with email signup, $20 door.
fri midnight: orange is the new black's laverne cox and matt mcgorry join comedy improvisers in spoofing clips from abc tv's tgif shows. ucbeast, $5 (rsvp recommended).
sat 5-6pm: the annual sing and skate against breast cancer event at bryant park features performances by olympic skaters including guinness world record holder for most continuous spins lucinda ruh, as well as broadway stars singing their favorite tunes. free.
sat 8pm: get tickets to the new york philharmonic performing mozart, zemlinsky and stravinsky at lincoln center's avery fisher hall for $25-57 (plus ticket fees, reg $39-94)
ends sun: masterpieces of dutch painting including vermeer, rembrandt and hals are on loan from the hague's mauritshuis gallery for the first time in 30 years. the frick, pay-what-you-wish sundays 11am-1pm (reg $20) for the museum, $20 to view the special exhibition.