leisure 10.16.09

the skint

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.

new exhibition of works by austrian and german artists klimt, schiele, kokoschka, others. neue gallerie, $15 [thru 2/15/10]

take a self-guided stroll through bed-stuy's brownstones @ the 31st annual house tour [sat 11am-4pm, $15 adv, $20 day of]

eddie izzard discusses new documentary about his life ('believe') w. paul provenza, apple soho [sat 4pm, free]

björk songs + jazz = travis sullivan's bjorkestra. not to be missed. bam café [sat 9pm, free]

the cooper-hewitt design museum offers free admission for design week (reg $10) [sun thru 10/24]

In addition to the skint, which appears every Friday on MUG and posts daily updates here, a hat tip to the other people and blogs which add so much value to MUG:

To Joe Holmes, who provides the daily photo of NY to MUG readers from his website joe's nyc. The images are often beautiful, sometimes gritty, invariably insightful.

The folks from Oh My Rockness supply us with the indie rock picks every week in Up Next – we've learned about so much great music from them. They're celebrating their 5th birthday with a party (lots of fine bands, of course) on Wednesday, October 21st – get the details here. Many happy returns, OMR!

And the newest contributor to MUG is the incredibly talented Jason Polan of (among other things) Every Person in New York which appears every Tuesday in MUG and daily on the EPNY site. Whether or not Jason completes his mission, we look forward to every drawing.

Finally, while we're in hat-tipping mode, thanks to all of you who send in such terrific tips – we learn so much from you and we love sharing your finds with other MUG readers. Keep 'em coming!

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