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book Courtesan Marie Duplessis, she of 19th-century Paris, who would inspire artists from Alexandre Dumas fils to Verdi to George Cukor, gets a biography by Julie Kavanagh called The Girl Who Loved Camellias. Kavanagh will be at powerHouse Arena on Tuesday, June 29, 7pm, with a perfect conversational partner: Liesl Schillinger, who has done a new translation of the Dumas fils novel The Lady of the Camellias.

movie Call Me Kuchu is a devastating documentary about Uganda's despicable laws and attitudes on homosexuality. It's also about the country's first openly gay man, David Kato, who launched a public fight against those laws, along with Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, and who was brutally murdered in 2011. The movie opens tomorrow at the Quad and directors and activists from the film will hold Q&As after the following screenings: 6/14, 7:20pm & 9:30pm; 6/15, 5:15pm & 7:20pm; 6/16, 5:15pm & 7:20pm, 6/17-6/20, 7:20pm.

art Ceramic artist and printmaker Ken Price, who died last year, gets a number of tributes starting next week. At the Met beginning June 18, a major retrospective that includes more than sixty of his ceramic sculptures from 1959-2012… Opening the same day at The Drawing Center, 35 Wooster [Broome/Grand] 212.219.2166, Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper 1962-2010… Works by Price will also be featured at Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl, 535 W. 24th [10th/11th] 212.249.3324, from June 19.

music This next event isn't until September 4, but we're telling you about it now for a couple of reasons. First, Laura Mvula, the soulful British singer-songwriter often compared to Nina Simone, will play the Music Hall of Williamsburg on that date in what is sure to be a quick sellout. Tickets, $20, go on sale tomorrow at noon. Second, her debut album Sing to the Moon is a blissout.

architecture MoMA gives Le Corbusier a major exhibition titled An Atlas of Modern Landscapes opening this Saturday. His work as an architect is of course central to the show though so are his many other talents that ranged through interior design, photography, painting and writing.

An evening of comedy to benefit 826 NYC takes place July 10 The Bell House. Among the performers: Eugene Mirman and Sarah Vowell.

Buyer and Cellar transfers to the Barrow Street Theatre on June 18. The comedy stars Michael Urie as an actor who works in Barbra Streisand's basement.

The third annual Full Moon happens June 22nd, 4pm-midnight on Governors Island, with Aussie band Miami Horror headlining.

Interior Design magazine deputy editor Annie Block talks with renowned designers about three downtown apartments they recently renovated. Thursday, June 20, 6:30pm, 92Y Tribeca

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 11:30am-2pm, 5-9pm: all menu items will be $10 and under (and all beer will be $5, available 5-9pm only) at the new fish city seafood feast, featuring grub from 20 eateries. the edible-curated lineup includes brooklyn oyster party, esca, pj clarke's, red hook lobster pound, more. brookfield place winter garden (220 vesey st), free admission.

fri 8pm: the 48 hour film project screening: 61 teams of new york filmmakers each raced to make a short film over a weekend. see the 12 voted the best at the cantor film center tonight. $10.

fri 9:30pm: orson welles' daughter chris welles feder introduces a screening of touch of evil (1958), starring charlton heston, janet leigh and a bloated welles at the top of his game. part of the rubin museum of art's 'cabaret cinema' series. free with $7 bar min.

sat 12-7pm: pets ride coney's wonder wheel free – but owners pay – at the 3rd annual pet day. at 2pm, head to the boardwalk to join or watch the pet costume contest and procession hosted by the world famous *bob*.

sat 6pm-midnight: the annual lumen video and performance art festival features 60+ artist installations taking advantage of the environment of lyons pool, a short 15-minute walk from the st. george ferry terminal in staten island. free admission. [Image: Migration of the Arthopods, Dominique Paul 2012]

sun 12-8pm: the 88 pianos from sing for hope's pop-up pianos project move to lincoln center's josie robertson plaza for outdoor closing day performances from members of the cast of once, cristiana pegoraro, tara kamangar, the chevin and more, plus a finale involving all 88 instruments. bonus: free chobani greek yogurt. free admission.

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