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the skint

music Brill Bruisers is the first album from The New Pornographers in four years and it was worth the wait. They're performing at Hammerstein Ballroom on November 17.

movie A sneak preview of Bronx Obama is at IFC, Thursday, September 18, 8pm. It's the story of a Bronx fellow who looked into the mirror in 2008 and saw an opportunity. Originally part of a This American Life episode.

art At Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert Gallery, 33 Orchard [Hester/Canal] 646.944.6197, Vessel, the first solo exhibition by Rachel Garrard, in which the artist uses different media to explore the inner and outer selves of the body as conduit.

theater Good reviews for Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth; good buzz for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; good seats available for Helen Mirren in The Audience, which doesn't start previews until February. But those seats are going to go fast.

book Lou Di Palo has long been dispensing indispensable culinary knowledge and advice with the seasonal Parmigiano-Reggiano at the Little Italy treasure Di Palo. All that good eating has been compiled in Di Palo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy: 100 Years of Wisdom and Stories from Behind the Counter. He'll be at the Tenement Museum on September 17, 6:30pm, with stories and tastes.

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 7pm: parks and recreation's nick offerman chats with sarah vowell (this american life, unfamiliar fishes) at the paperback release of his book, paddle your own canoe: one man's principles for delicious living. b+n union square, free.

fri 8pm (+ sat): the fall for dance festival hosts two evenings of free performances at central park's delacorte theater by the new york city ballet, hubbard street dance chicago, bill t. jones/arnie zane dance company, and lil buck. score free tickets in-person at the park starting @ 12pm and via online lottery.

fri 8pm (every thurs-sat thru 9/28): in nico: underground, chanteuse-performance artist tammy faye starlite stars as the '60s icon and performs songs by lou reed, jim morrison, david bowie, nico, and others. theater for the new city, $15.

sat 12-3, 4-6pm: three master knife craftsmen demonstrate traditional japanese knife making at williamsburg's kinfolk studios, followed by a reception at brooklyn kitchen with free snacks and beer. free admission.

sat 9/13 1-6pm: see glassblowing demos, talk to artists and tour 17,000 sq. ft. of studio space at fort greene's urbanglass open studios (free). make-your-own sessions are also available for $40-60.

sat 9/13 3pm: meet actress and author amy sedaris at the launch of her new 'i like you' collection of housewares at fishs eddy. bonus: free amy-made cupcake with purchase.

sun 9/14 11am: $15 tickets go on sale this morning for city center's 11th annual fall for dance festival (10/8-19), which will feature performances by alvin ailey american dance theater, lucinda childs dance company, mark morris dance group, national ballet of china, san francisco ballet, and more. tickets go fast! check here for info on how to get tickets online, over the phone, or at the box office.

sat-sun 11am-6pm: 250+ indie vendors take over williamsburg's 50 kent for the 10th annual renegade craft fair summer market. free admission. (+ 11/15-16, others)

thru 9/16: born to fly: elizabeth streb vs. gravity: elizabeth streb's 'dance as contact sport' extreme action company is profiled in filmmaker catherine gund's new documentary. gund, streb, and dancers will be in person at various screenings. film forum, $13.

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