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movie Boyhood, Richard Linklater's movie, filmed over 12 years, is an expansive look at life's small moments. It may well be your favorite of the summer—if not the year.

music Indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel, which first released an album in 1994, reunited after a long hiatus in 2013. Great then and now. Tickets are still available for their second show at the Prospect Park Bandshell, July 23.

store MUG is among the many fans of Alan Sklar's idiosyncratic store Alan's Alley, which has been a fixture in the neighborhood since 1988. Alas, the store is closing at its current location on July 15. Mr. Sklar has put out a call for help packing up the inventory, which will go into storage. And if you are a real estate agent, or know someone who is, he'd like to find a new Chelsea location for what customers know is a local treasure.

photography Tugboats: Workhorses of New York Harbor is an exhibit of photographs by John Skelson on view now on board the museum ship Lilac at Pier 25 of Hudson River Park.

events Take a deep breath at the MassBliss Breathing Booth on July 12 in one of the park locations (Barretto Point Park, Grand Ferry Park and Prospect Park) where enjoying the moment will be facilitated by yoga classes, music and meditation.

If you're more materially focused this weekend, check out the Site/109 Stoop Sale, Saturday and Sunday, 11-5, 109 Norfolk [Rivington/Delancey] where the urban yard sale will feature clothing, electronics, books and more. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Lower Eastside Girls Club.

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 12:30-1:30pm (thursdays thru 8/14): the biggest broadway and off-broadway shows perform numbers from their productions at the annual broadway in bryant park series. today: stomp, rocky, wicked, and if/then. free.

thurs 7pm: powerhouse arena hosts the launch of beneath the streets: the hidden relics of new york's subway system, a new photo book of our underground by matt litwack and jurne.

thurs 7:30pm: bang on a can all-stars' vicky chow (piano) and david cossin (percussion), along with dither quartet guitarists taylor levine and james moore perform works by minimalist composers philip glass, john zorn, louis andriessen, and michael gordon at the jewish museum. $18 ($15 students and seniors) admission includes access to the galleries prior to the performance.

thurs-sun 8pm (every thurs-sun thru 7/26): shakespeare in the park(ing) lot: the drilling company performs twelfth night in an actual municipal parking lot on the corner of ludlow and broome streets in the les. free.

fri 7pm: astrophysicist jackie faherty lectures on the astronomical significance of manhattanhenge, which occurs today and tomorrow. amnh's hayden planetarium. $15.

sun 12, 2pm (+ 8/9, 9/6): governors islands fourth annual rite of summer classical-contemporary music festival continues the season with the new york philharmonic's very young composers, ethel ensemble, and iktus percussion. colonels row, free.

sun (various times): celebrate bastille day and all things french at two manhattan locations (midtown and harlem) and brooklyn's smith street.

free outdoor movies this weekend include duck soup, the moustache, the avengers, and he who gets slapped with an original live score performed by alloy orchestra.

7/12 3-5pm: french bulldog party: surround yourself with adorable pups at the by brooklyn fine goods annual fundraiser. $5 for those with doggies of any breed, $10 without. admission includes drinks and snacks and supports brooklyn animal action.

7/12 3-6:30pm: mary tyler moore and bernadette peters host the 16th annual broadway barks dog and cat adopt-a-thon/fundraiser with the help of 50 of broadway stars, including zach braff, audra mcdonald, lena hall, bebe neuwirth, jim norton, and more. shubert alley, free admission.

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