leisure 02.27.15

the skint

Q: Snapple was created by a St. Mark's health food store owner and two entrepreneurs. In what year? a) 1972 b) 1982 c) 1992
A: 1972

Q: This comedian was born in Brooklyn in 1974 and raised in Saugerties, NY. In grade school, he was voted most likely to replace David Letterman. In 2002, he was voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by People mag. Who is he?
A: Jimmy Fallon

Q: Its first store was in Brooklyn, it was owned by the Antar family, and its public face was the frenzied gesticulator Jerry Carroll. What was the store?
A: Crazy Eddie's

Q: The Church of the Transfiguration on East 29th Street is better known as what?
A:The Little Church Around the Corner

Q: Hedwig and the Angry Inch originally starred this man; he returned to the role this week on Broadway.
a) John Cameron Mitchell b) John Cameron Swayze c) Michael John LaChiusa d) Jason Robert Brown e) Jason Butler Harner
A: John Cameron Mitchell

Q: Where is Early Bird Road? (hint: it's on an island)
A: Governors Island

Q: Though there's no 'enry 'iggins bar there, Lerner and Loewe wrote "My Fair Lady" in this 'otel, where the popovers were legendary, too.
A: The Algonquin

Q: It was the first institution in the U.S. devoted to understanding the underlying causes of disease. Its name?
A: Rockefeller University

Q: Washington Square Arch was originally constructed to commemorate what event?
A: The Centennial of Washington's inauguration

Q: Born in 1856, self-educated African-American Granville T. Woods invented something that, without which, you wouldn't be able to take a subway ride. What?
A: The Third Rail (though he invented a number of things used in the subway system)

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 9pm doors, 9:30pm show (+ 2/28): rule of 7x7: 7 playwrights present new 10-minute plays that follow 7 rules. the tank, $10 adv, $12 door.

fri 11pm: adult amateur (or worse) dance teams perform choreographed dances in front of a live audience and comedian judges at the new nationals amateur adult dance competition comedy show. hosted by dara katz and betsy kenney. treehouse theater, $5.

sat 1pm: a special black history trolley tour of green-wood cemetery includes stops at the graves of artist jean-michel basquiat, first black ny millionaire jeremiah hamilton, civil war heroes, freed slaves, and more. $20.

sat 8pm doors: wit's end and the dorothy parker society's jazz age soirée celebrates its sixth anniversary with live music from dandy wellington and his band. cocktail attire, dapper suits, and other vintage wear highly encouraged. free dance lesson at 8:30pm. flute midtown $15.

sat 9:30pm: guests share journal entries, poetry, original songs and art from their adolescence on stage at lyssa mandel's bitch seat: therapy comedy talk show. this month's anniversary show includes puberty memories from anna drezen (reductress), teenage scrawlings from brooke van poppelen (hack my life co-host, john oliver), high school-era musical stylings from katie hartman (skinny bitch jesus meeting), and an interactive middle school soundscape from sarah nowak (the baldwins). the pit, $10 general, $1 students.

sun 1pm opening remarks, 2pm starts: the 16th annual lgbt-friendly st. pat's for all parade marches though sunnyside and woodside. note: the 7 train is not running this weekend, so check the parade website for alternate travel routes.

sun 8pm doors, 8:20pm show: london's 'the night shift' classical music night comes to brooklyn with two live 30-minute mozart sets performed by the orchestra of the age of enlightenment. queen esther performs the music of lady day to open the show. littlefield, $8 adv, $10 dos.

sat + sun 12-6pm: the 22nd annual original lgbt expo ('the world's largest' ) takes over the javits center all weekend. $20.

thru 3/19: bamcinématek presents black + white 'scope: american cinema, a showcase of 21 widescreen films by some of the greatest american directors and cinematographers of the mid-20th century. showing thru this weekend: the apartment, manhattan, the hustler, and one, two, three. $14 general, $10 students/seniors.

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