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the skint

photography Jen Bekman Gallery and 150 Rivington present eleven images from Joe Holmes' wonderful Streit's Matzo Factory series, in the location of the former factory on the LES. The opening reception is June 6, 6-8pm, Rivington [Suffolk/Clinton], entrance on Suffolk.

theater A new play by Donald Margulies, directed by Daniel Sullivan, is in previews at MTC, opening June 4. Long Lost is a family drama about a black sheep brother who suddenly steps back into the life of his more successful brother and his family.

movie For the Birds is an affecting documentary about a woman with 200 chickens, geese and turkeys, and one husband. At IFC through June 6.

music Is there a lake in your future this summer? Time in the woods? A lawn with crickets? The Americana band Mipso create songs that are just right for a summer night.

book Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, goes Greek in his latest out June 18, called The Porpoise. It tells the story of a newborn who survives a plane crash and is then raised in isolation by her father. The book reflects Greek legend to good effect, and is set in contemporary and ancient times.

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 6-9pm, sat 4-8pm: the clemente soto vélez cultural and educational center's 23rd annual building-wide 'open doors open studios' features five floors of visual and performance art, plus theater, film, dance and musical events. the clemente (les), free.

fri 8:30pm (thru 9/3): the annual outdoor films on the green festival screens french films (with english subtitles) in various parks. tonight: coco before chanel at cedar hill in central park.

sat 10am-7pm, sun 9:30am-6pm: go cat crazy at the annual jackson galaxy's cat camp, a feline fun fest including cat-related vendors, workshops, presentations, a cat cafe, adoptions, and more. metropolitan pavilion (chelsea), $25 (some activities require separate tickets).

sat 11am-5pm: go thrifting at the 21st annual jane street block association street sale, filling the west village block with residents selling clothing, jewelry, books, home goods, and more. jane street between 8th avenue + hudson street, free admission.

sat 1pm + 3pm (monthly thru 9/7): the annual rite of summer classical-contemporary music festival at governors island opens the season with ensemble connect. rain date: sunday.

sat 5-10pm (monthly): this month's free first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates pride month with an evening of live music, art-making, and performances in conjunction with the exhibition nobody promised you tomorrow: art 50 years after stonewall. highlights include music by new york city gay men's chorus and dj amber valentine, a book club with project runway judge elaine welteroth and the bold world author jodie patterson, and exhibition tours. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. free admission.

sat 6pm doors, 6:30pm show: with more than 100 free and benefit performances from 200 artists in 18 parks across nyc, there's something for everyone at the annual summerstage event series. tonight's season opener: emily king, durand jones + the indications, madison mcferrin, and dj reborn at rumsey playfield in central park.

sat 6:30pm: the new york guitar festival's 20th anniversary concert celebrates the legacy of blues musician memphis minnie with a tribute concert on the banks of the hudson river. the diverse lineup includes nicole atkins, rafiq bhatia, binky griptite, vernon reed, brandee younger, and more. waterfront plaza at brookfield place, free.

sun various times: love a parade? you've got three biggies to choose from today: the celebrate israel parade (11am-4pm, fifth ave from 57th to 74th streets), the philippine independence day parade, street fair and cultural festival (11am-6pm, madison ave from 38th to 27th streets), and the queens pride parade + festival (12-6pm, jackson heights, queens).

sun 12-5pm: get some residential architectural history knowledge under your belt at the 49th annual prospect lefferts garden house and garden tour. $25 adv, $30 day of.

sun 4pm: readers will commemorate walt whitman's 200th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the stonewall riots at the 16th annual marathon reading of walt whitman's 'song of myself,' held outdoors at brooklyn bridge park's granite prospect. free.

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