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food What was Calliope restaurant is now Contrada, 84 E. 4th [2nd Ave.] 212.260.8484, and it's got a new chef, Jason Audette. On June 8, you can have dinner there with Ruth Reichl — a four-course meal and a discussion/reading with Ms. Reichl of her new novel, Delicious!. Mr. Audette is using the book to inspire the dishes in each course. It costs $25 to reserve (you get a copy of the book with that) and $55 for the meal (exclusive of tax, tip and alcohol).

On June 5, Slow Food NYC's annual (s)low down fundraiser, June 5, 6-9pm at the Astor Center, $130.

books We'd finally committed to memory the name of the extraordinary Danish actress, star of the political drama BorgenSidse Babett Knudsen—and now the Scandinavians have a new triple-name for us to learn. That would be the Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard, whose third book in his acclaimed epic series My Struggle, has just been published. Mr. Knausgaard will talk about his work with Nicole Krauss on Wednesday, June 4, 7:30pm at Park Slope's Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue Brooklyn.

park Brooklyn Bridge Park has a spiffy reclaimed 5-acre pier, where you can play basketball, handball, bocce, shuffleboard or relax at picnic tables. [Photo: Julienne Schaer]

photography Two exhibits at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs, 962 Park [82nd/83rd] 212.794.2064, to tell you about: Paris in 19th Century Photographs and Sir John Herschel's Camera Lucida Drawings, works by the scientist using a 'room of light' instrument.

theater Lily Rabe and Hamish Linklater sound like dream casting for Beatrice and Benedick—find out when the Public begins performances of Much Ado About Nothing on June 3 at the Delacorte.

[We're now on our summer schedule,
publishing Mondays through Thursdays

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.

5/30-6/8: get outside during outdoorfest, a 10-day festival with free events like yoga, cycling, sailing, stewardship, and surfing in all 5 boroughs.

5/30-6/1: the wfmu record fair takes over the 69th regiment armory with 120+ vendors selling lps, cds, dvds and artwork. the station will also be broadcasting programs and live performances from the venue. lexington ave. + 26th st., $5 admission with this coupon (reg $7).

5/30-8/1, 9/4 (fridays): the annual free outdoor films on the green festival screens french films in parks. this year's program, made up of colorful male figures, kicks off with rené clément's plein soleil (purple noon) (1960) at central park's cedar hill (fifth ave @ 79th st.).

5/31 1, 3pm (monthly thru 9/6): governors island's fourth annual rite of summer classical-contemporary music festival opens the season dawn of midi, an electronica influenced all acoustic trio. colonels row, free.

6/1 10am-5pm: soho's crosby street closes to traffic for the 10th annual housing works open air street fair: live music, bike tune-ups, thrift shopping, $1 books, records + cds, more.

6/1 1-5pm: curb your apartment envy at brooklyn's boerum hill house tour. $20 adv, $25 day of.

6/1 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: our princess is in another castle!: test your super mariokart video game skills at the skint's low-pressure bracketed video game competition. hosted by bobby phobia (wrestling mania) and steve heisler (story pirates, onion av club, the jukebox). union hall, free admission.

5/30-6/1: bushwick open studios: hundreds of artists open their doors for viewings, performances, panels, people watching, booze, and more at this massive annual event. pick up a free map to guide you at one of nine locations, or view the online version here. free admission ($10 launch party with bands).

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