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art The Met Museum opens a major revel on the opulent, sparkly digs of Versailles. Whether or not Marie-Antoinette actually said 'let them eat cake' isn't that important. Everything about Versailles says it and it's an interesting moment to revisit this palace. Remind us again how things worked out for Queen Mar-Ant?

movie And from Versailles to the rodeo… You may not think you want to see The Rider, the true story a rodeo cowboy who suffers a serious accident, but you do. Among other things, Chloé Zhao announces herself as a major director.

food Finding Comfort in Asian Cuisine is the enticing title for an evening at The Korea Society on Thursday, April 19. Ramyun, Korea's version of ramen, Beijing jianbing, a kind of crepe, are discussed by chef Douglas Kim, owner of Jeju Noodle Bar and Brian Goldberg, who owns the Mr. Bing chain.

music Fans of British pop/folk/soul duo Slow Club will be happy to hear that one half the band, Charles Watson, releases a solo album on May 18 called Now That I'm a River. Check out this video, Everything Goes Right, from the album.

series On April 30, the new season of Adam Gopnik's The History of the World in 100 Performances kicks off with a look at My Fair Lady. On hand at the David Rubenstein Atrium: André Bishop, Melissa Errico, and Kevin Kline.

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 1:30-2:30pm (fridays thru 6/15): point yourself in the direction of bryant park for free group beginner fencing lessons, returning for the spring season today. equipment provided, pre-registration required.

fri 7:30pm: funk-folk musician martha redbone, ensemble, and members of brooklyn raga massive perform at the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center (uws). free.

sat 11am-6pm (saturdays thru 10/27): just in time for the warm weather, the outdoor hester street fair opens for the season with food, art, craft, and vintage vendors. bonus: $4 brews. seward park (les), free admission.

sat 1pm, 3pm: spend some quality time with a painting or sculpture that strikes your fancy during the annual slow art day, which encourages lingering with a piece of art longer. the rubin museum of art (chelsea) is offering tours today, included with regular admission ($15 general, $10 students/seniors).

sat 6-8pm: squished pennies, antique owls, and chicago gang business cards are just a sampling of what awaits at city reliquary's 13th annual collectors' night, where strange and specific assemblages of all sorts will be on display. the nyc curious can stick around for lectures about local municipal collections. new york city fire museum (soho), $10 adv, $13 door.

sat 7pm: actor, writer, and director john cameron mitchell (hedwig and the angry inch) has never seen 1977 disco classic saturday night fever, but you can watch it with him on the evening of quad cinema's first anniversary during tonight's edition of the 'first encounters' series. quad cinema (greenwich village), $16 general, $13 seniors.

sun 4pm: be there with bells on. bell choirs from throughout the region will perform at the 40th annual english handbell festival. riverside church (morningside heights), $20 general, $15 students/seniors.

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