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art Why should kids have all the fun? Brooklyn-based artists Sjoerd Hofstra and Karen O'hearn have created pop-up books for adults, books in which architecture and design are given an extra dimension. At Glenn Horowitz, 17 W. 54th [5th/6th] 646.559.0499.

movies On now at Film Forum, Stratford on Houston, a film series commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. There are, perhaps, more uplifting excuses for a retrospective than bucket-kicking, but hey, any excuse to see Zeffirelli's version of Taming of the Shrew, Olivier's Richard III (in a new restoration) and Henry V, as well as Forbidden Planet, written during Shakespeare's sci-fi phase (okay, the 1950s classic is based on The Tempest.)

theater The world premiere of a John Patrick Shanley play? More than enough for us. Prodigal Son features Robert Sean Leonard and starts previews on Tuesday at Manhattan Theatre Club.

wine Here's a grape that may be to new you but it's been grown around Mt. Etna for over 200 years: Nerello Mascalese. As Fringe Wine puts it, "If Nerello Mascalese was a person, it would have a serious little-brother complex." We found Calabretta's Vino Rosso, which is 95% Nerello Mascalese, to be revelatory. Available at PJ Wine, $16.

cabaret Returning to Joe's Pub on January 24, another season of Justin Sayre's popular cabaret series The Meeting*. Gay icon tributes include Eartha Kitt, Streisand, and George Michael.

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 10am-8pm (thru 4/16: tues-fri 12-8pm, sat 10am-5pm): fairy tale fashion, the museum at fit's latest exhibition, examines fairy tales through the lens of high fashion. includes more than 80 objects from the 18th century to the present placed within dramatic, fantasy-like settings. free.

sat 2pm: stockholm-based choreographer and dancer virpi pahkinen performs solos from her latest productions and shows clips from her dance films. a conversation follows. scandinavia house (midtown east), free (rsvp).

sat 3:30-10:45pm (weekly): learn some new moves at country dance new york's day of waltz + contra dance. beginners' workshops ($5) and open dance sessions with live music ($9-12) will get you grabbing your partner's hand with confidence in no time. church of the village (13th street + 7th ave).

sat 8pm (+ 1/19): get tickets to radiotheatre's adaptation of orson welles' the war of the worlds at st. john's lutheran church in the village for $8-10 (plus ticket fees, reg. $20).

sun 12-2pm: souper bowl sunday: home chefs compete for the best soup in town at the annual soup takedown, and you get to slurp them all. royal palms shuffleboard club (gowanus), $20.

sun 7:30pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): 'the tell,' a new storytelling series hosted and curated by michael leviton, features tales and/or music by nellie mckay (three penny opera), natalia schwien (visionintoart), azikiwe mohammed (clocktower radio), jeffrey lewis and luke temple. national sawdust (williamsburg), $15.

Nicole Nora Logan

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