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music Supergroup The GloamingIarla Ó Lionaird, Thomas Bartlett (Doveman), Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill— takes traditional Irish music and quietly steps out on it. The results aren't revolutionary or subversive, just subtly altered and unsubtly thrilling. They perform at Le Poisson Rouge on Saturday, June 21, 8pm.

movie Opening tomorrow, Violette, an incisive look at the relationship between Simone de Beauvoir and Violette Leduc.

book Susan Jane Gilman's creation Lillian Dunkle, nee Malka Treynovsky, transforms herself from abandoned young immigrant into The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street.

art/science At Apex Art, 291 Church [Walker/White] 212.431.5270, The Hidden Passengers, a show about the changing relationship between art and science.

event Among the chefs providing food for The LGBT Community Center's 31st annual Garden Party, ACME's Mads Refslund.

event The Lower East Side Film Festival runs for 10 days starting today. The opening night selection, The Sturgeon Queens, about Russ and Daughters, is sold out, but there are plenty of other promising-looking choices, including Sidewalk Traffic and We'll Never Have Paris. [Photo: Anthony Fabrikant]

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 8pm doors, 8:30pm show: the skint presents an evening concert of sublime quiet and raw power with music by pete lanctot (and members of the hot sardines), fiona silver, and few bits. union hall, $10.

fri 6pm (fridays thru 7/4): 19 modern dance companies perform free shows in bryant park. tonight: elisa monte dance, buglisi dance theatre, and jennifer muller/the works.

fri 7:30pm (thru 6/17): the inaugural global beat festival at brookfield place's winter garden kicks off with former nouvelle vague lead singer mélanie pain, in her first solo nyc appearance, and mélissa laveaux. free.

fri 11:30pm: the wizard of oz… entirely from memory: eight performers attempt to recreate the wizard of oz story, based on entirely different adaptations. from memory. with audience-written lines and random sound effects added in. the magnet theater, $5.

fri thru 6/19: the inaugural early music festival brings 16 programs to venues across the city, 14 of which are free.

sat 12-7pm: pets ride coney's wonder wheel for free—owners, not so much—at the fourth annual pet day. at 2pm, head to the boardwalk to join or watch the pet costume contest and procession hosted by albert cadabra.

sat 3-5pm: bubble battle! the creators of pillow fight nyc invite you to join hundreds of others in spreading bubbles of all sizes across union square in this annual event loosely based on dr. seuss' the butter battle book. b.y.o.b. (bring your own bubbles). free admission.

sat 6pm (thru 8/3): get your minor league baseball fix for a fraction of the cost of the majors during the brooklyn cyclones season. highlights include friday fireworks, $10 wednesdays, seinfeld night and star wars night. tonight's season opener includes post-game fireworks. $10-16.

sat 7pm: a classy, crunchy concept we can get behind: kettle corn new music presents an evening with piano trio - ethel founder todd reynolds (violin), bang on a can's vicky chow (piano), and ashley bathgate (cello). oh, and there's free sixpoint beer and free kettle corn. the dimenna center for classical music, $10 with promo code 'skint' (reg. $15).

sat 8:30pm (saturdays thru 8/2): drink free wine and learn sexy dance moves at the ball ny's argentine tango class and social. $15 (plus ticket fees, reg. $30).

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