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 6:30pm: discuss ethical shopping in anticipation of shop your values week (5/3-10) while enjoying free local food and drink from greensquare tavern, brooklyn brewery, jessy cupcake company, and greenbar. wix lounge, free (rsvp).
sat 8:30am-4:15pm: witness a thinking games competition for mental athletes at the 15th annual usa memory championship. con edison (4 irving place), free.
sat 7:30pm: don't be a cowardly lion, embrace your inner dorothy at the wizard of oz sing-along! costume and trivia contests, a wicked witch piñata, themed drinks, more.
emerald city the bell house, $10 adv, $12 dos.
sun 8/9pm: there's no telling what internet meme this season of mad men will inspire. (remember sad don draper?) don your finest '60s vintage to these premiere parties:
clover club (cobble hill, free)
the counting room (williamsburg, free)
paley center (midtown, $15)
tribeca grand (tribeca, $35)
sat-sun 11am-7pm: who says pure breeds are best? the 3rd annual brooklyn mutt show returns to the brooklyn lyceum. prizes for 'curliest tail', 'looks most like owner', more. $5 sugg. don. to watch, $25/30 for your canine to compete.