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The Governors Island Swim takes place, with or without you, this Saturday.
Per the Hort: the Best Plants for Rooftop Gardening.
The Material World, Dan Fishback's buzzed-about new musical at Dixon Place, extended thru 8/1.
Tonight at the Society of Illustrators: Pulp Sketch Night.

photography Pull up your iPad, a glass of iCed tea and time travel among the 100,000 images of NYC in the Museum of the City of NY's collection.

movies Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, a new documentary by Alison Klayman about China's great artist/dissident, opens Friday at Lincoln Plaza Cinema and IFC.

scavenger hunt No chance of meeting Ryan Lochte, so that's a big negative. Still, the Olympic Scavenger Hunt, this Sunday, includes Olympic trivia, hidden clues, and cocktails. $40.

design MoMA's Century of the Child Growing by Design, 1900-2000 examines progressive design of the last century as seen through the lens of objects, spaces, and products for children.

heads up The Real Tuesday Weld, Stephen Coates' noir/antique beat band from the U.K., plays exactly one show on these shores this year—at Highline Ballroom on October 4, 11:30pm.

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 thru 7/31: the 24th annual newfest of lgbt films screens narratives, documentaries, and shorts, plus q+a with the filmmakers at select shows. bonus: free screening of about face: supermodels then and now sun @ 8pm. fslc, $14.

sat 3-8pm: show 'em what you got at the 3rd annual coney island talent show and win up to $250 cash. categories include circus freaks + sideshow geeks, song + dance, drag performance, celebrity impersonator, more. the boardwalk bet 10th + 12th st, free.

sat 7:30pm (tickets distributed at 10am): check out a mostly mozart festival free preview concert at lincoln center's avery fisher hall

sat 10pm: 'in the bush again: kate bush burlesque'. what else can we say? the wild project, $10 adv, $15 door.

sun 11am-6pm: the japan block fair in bayside, queens features authentic food, homemade arts/crafts/jewelry, performances by traditional dancers, drummers, samurais, more. 47-07 215th st, free admission.

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