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photography Opening on Friday, 7pm, Urban Zoom, a new show at Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare [Lafayette/Mulberry] 212.431.5795, of work by David Molander. The artist creates startling refractions of urban landscapes.

music The Bootleg Remedy, the excellent bluegrass, Dixieland, Western swing band formed by David Gould about a decade ago, has gone quiet in recent years. But this weekend, they're back! Bootleg performs a free concert at South Street Seaport's outdoor stage on Friday night, 6:30pm. On Saturday, 5pm, they're performing with Great Lakes and Little Silver at the Bushwick Peoples Garden, Greene and Broadway.

About Farewell, Alela Diane's new album, is the best possible wallow—a breakup album with aching tunes and mixed feelings. [Photo: Catherine Chenu]

movie Emilie Dequenne delivers an exceptional performance in Joachim Lafosse's drama Our Children, based on a true story, about a mother of five who kills her children. A fine movie, harrowing to watch. At Lincoln Center's Munroe Film Center, starting tomorrow.

event It's been ten years since Gemini & Scorpio started throwing their costume parties and events and to mark the decade of good times, there'll be a weekend of steampunk celebration, August 9-11. Lots of performances, including Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra, Brooklyn's Hungry Marching Band, circus acts via Vau de Vire Society, and plenty more. Details

Love the iPhone cases from Cameron Kim Jones, especially, of course, New York.

Starting September 17, it's Film Week at the Philharmonic—Hitchcock, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and a conversation among Joel and Ethan Coen, neuroscientist Aniruddh D. Patel, and film composer Carter Burwell, moderated by Alec Baldwin, about The Mind, Music, and Moving Images.

Monday, September 9, 7-9pm, Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, will be at powerHouse Arena. Tickets are $5

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.

thurs 7pm (ends today): the annual metropolitan opera free summer recital series brings performances to parks in all five boroughs. tonight: socrates sculpture park, queens.

thurs 7:30pm (weekly thru 8/21): the 35th annual summer seaside concert series at coney island continues with the go-go's and tom tom club. w 21 st @ surf ave, free.

sat 7am-1pm (+ 8/10, 17): no cars allowed at the sixth annual summer streets, where streets from the brooklyn bridge to central park are open only to pedestrians. everything is free, including a zip line, rock wall climbing, bike + roller blade rentals, bike helmet giveaways, yoga + fitness classes, a seven-block-long art installation in the park ave tunnel, more.

sat-sun 10am-5pm: flavors from pistachio to whisky fudge and avocado sour cream passion swirl and the classics from 18 vendors will tempt you at the ice cream bonanza. bonus: sink a cornhole shot at phin + phebe's, get a free scoop. the brooklyn flea and smorgasburg. free admission, pay-as-you-go.

some of the free outdoor movies thru sun:
rocky horror picture show, tompkins square park
harry potter and the sorcerer's stone, the intrepid
young frankenstein, rockaway beach
the muppets, south street seaport

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