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movie The Jewish Journal reports that nearly two-thirds of millennials don't actually know what Auschwitz is. And "22% didn't even know or weren't sure what the Holocaust was." After Auschwitz is a new film about six women who survived the Holocaust and the challenges they faced as survivors. For our ignorant fellow Americans, this documentary would be as good a place to start as any.

music Last weekend, the late Nina Simone was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The 2015 documentary on her life, What Happened, Miss Simone? is a highly-recommended look back at the High Priestess of Soul. And we're looking forward to the Abiah's tribute album, Abiah Sings Nina, to be released in early May. Abiah performs at Joe's Pub on May 6.

science Building a sustainable lunar settlement is the goal of the Waypaver Foundation to help people priced out of NYC (kidding about the last part). It's a serious initiative and the organization's CEO, Michael Mealling, discusses it at the Intrepid's Astrocafe, tonight, 7:30pm. Free, but register.

book The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America by the essential, inestimable Sarah Kendzior, moves from ebook to a print edition, with essays (filled with astonishing prescience) on the 2016 election, income inequality, and much else. Her event at Housing Works Bookstore with Amy Siskind on April 25 is waitlist only.

food It's not often we think, "Hey, let's have Peruvian food tonight," but the Llama Inn is changing that. Check out their tasting dinner on Tuesdays, 7pm.

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: check out all the art at the annual pratt institute mfa spring open studios, the new york academy of art's mfa open studios, and greenpoint gallery night.

sat + sun dawn till dusk (+ 4/28-29): take in the view of thousands of tulips and spring flowers at the annual west side community garden tulip festival. free admission.

sat 9am-5pm: enjoy car-free streets in manhattan and brooklyn this earth day weekend! 30 blocks of broadway from times square to union square (9am-3pm), 9 blocks on st. nicholas avenue from 181st st to 190th st (10am-4pm), and dumbo's albee square (1-5pm) will be closed to vehicular traffic and include environmental programming.

sat 12-4pm: eat and repeat at the international chili society's annual nyc chili cookoff. staten island's historic richmond town. $15 adv, $18 door.

sat 1-7pm: 4/20 may have passed, but you can still have high times at the high line during the annual culture shock, a day of music, performance, art, horticulture, and hands-on activities to kick off the elevated park's programming season. the high line between gansevoort st and west 26th st, free admission.

sat 6pm-midnight (saturdays thru 8/18, + 9/29-10/27): eat traditional street foods from around the world for $6 and under at the queens international night market. the mega-popular destination returns for the season with $5 admission sneak preview nights 4/21 and 4/28 (free admission starting 5/5). new york hall of science (corona).

sat 10:30pm: paisley, purple, and raspberry berets are encouraged at the skint's annual 'sometimes it's prince in april' dance party tribute to prince, with nothing but hits, b-sides and songs he wrote for other artists spun by dj steve reynolds of party like it's 1999, plus video clip projections by music video time machine. littlefield (gowanus), $7 adv, $10 door.

sun 1-4pm (thru 4/28): learn about galaxies, dinosaurs, climate change, and more while enjoying a pint or two at the annual taste of science festival, kicking off today with an old-school science fair at bronx brewery (free admission). next week, the learning party continues with talks and presentations and various locations ($5).

sun 1-7pm: shop over 60 vendors and treat yourself to free rooftop yoga, henna, tarot, nail art and much more at the greenpointers gardens of the galaxy spring market. greenpoint loft, free admission.


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