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movie Terms and Conditions May Apply is a documentary that will, at times, make you laugh. But this could be considered a horror movie, given how blithely we have surrendered our privacy to web companies and what is being done with those little bits of us. Opens tomorrow at the Quad.

music Singer-songwriter Beth Orton's most recent album, Sugaring Season, jettisons the electronica for an unplugged sound. It's a beautiful, mature work, with her usual November wistfulness throughout. The Last Leaves of Autumn is a lovely bouquet to Laura Nyro and there's a shimmering song of contentment called State of Grace. Orton will be performing at on Wednesday, July 31, 8:30pm, $30, at The Bell House.

fashion Online menswear company Indochino, which specializes in made-to-measure suits, brings its Traveling Tailor pop-up shop to the Meatpacking District from July 12-28, 29 Little W. 12th [9th/Wash]. Book an appointment here.

theater The 2013 NY Musical Theatre Festival is on now through July 28. Among the most promising events is a concert of songs by Daniel Maté, winner of this year's Kleban Prize for musical theater lyrics. Performers include Bob Stillman and Grace McLean. It takes place July 15, 6:30 and 9:30pm at the Studio Theater, 480 W. 42nd [9th/10th], tickets are $25.

art Paper Variables 2013 opens tonight at Dieu Donné, 315 W. 36th [8th/9th] 212.226.0573. This year there are paper works by Sarah Crowner, Julia Jacquette and Eddie Martinez at a discount price for gallery subscribers. [Pictured: Sarah Crowner, Untitled, 2013, ]

photography I-Hsuen Chen looks at travel in Taiwan and the strange coordinates of time and place in a show opening today called I am Leaving this City at hpgrp GALLERY NEW YORK, 529 W. 20th [10th/11th] 212.727.2491. Chen has also curated the staff show at The Camera Club, 336 W. 37th [8th/9th] 212.260.9927, opening July 17, called Don't Look Back.

City of Water Day celebrates the water with lots of activities on Saturday, July 20.

The Greenwich Village Chamber of Commerce has a Urban Lawn Party on Charlton Street on July 20.

At 92Y, Jeff Garlin talks with Michael Moore, Monday July 15, 8pm.

The Kimberley Diamond is on display at AMNH starting today in the museum's Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems.

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.

thru 7/14: free outdoor movies include dracula with a live soundtrack by the philip glass ensemble and kishi bashi, ferris bueller's day off, heaven can wait, more

thurs-sat thru 8/17 8pm: shakespeare in the park(ing) lot: the drilling company performs cymbeline (thru 7/27) and richard iii (8/1-17) in, yes, an actual municipal parking lot on ludlow and broome. free.

sat 3:30-6:30pm: mary tyler moore and bernadette peters host the 15th annual broadway barks dog and cat adopt-a-thon/fundraiser with help from 50 of broadway stars, including jane lynch, andrea martin, bebe neuwirth, david hyde pierce, sigourney weaver, more. peters and illustrator hilary knight will be on hand 12-2pm to sign posters and calendars commemorating this year's event. shubert alley, free.

sat 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: where were the 17-year cicadas? in an evening of part fact and part fiction, an entomologist from the american museum of natural history, cicada trackers from radiolab, authors, comedians, interpretive dancers, and more explain just what the hell happened at the 'buggin' out!' cicada farewell party. the bell house. $10.

sun: celebrate bastille day with pétanque courts, food, booze, live music, can-can dancers, vendors, family activities, more. manhattan: 60th street bet 5th + lexington (12-5pm); brooklyn: smith street bet bergen + pacific (11am-10pm)

weekends thru 9/29: fête paradiso, 'the world's first' festival of vintage french carnival rides, carousels and games for adults and enfants, debuts on governors island. free admission, $3/ride. allons-y!

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