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music Neko Case, k.d. lang and Laura Veirs, a heavenly girl group if there ever was one, have banded together to produce an album, case/lang/veirs, out June 17. Listen to the cut Honey and Smoke here. Hear them live at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival on July 26. case/lang/veirs isn't our favorite band name, though. How about The Chatelaines?

art On now at Greene Naftali Gallery, 508 W. 26th [10th/11th] 212.463.7770, William Leavitt's exhibition Telemetry invokes the trappings of L.A., his hometown—pleasures are mixed with those pesky intimations of the abyss.

movie As life continually reminds us, it's important to support and celebrate artists early, often and throughout. The documentary Hockney does an able job for David Hockney and his sun-splashed world of L.A.

illustration And speaking of celebrating artists… has any illustrator given us for more laughs per squiggle (because they're true!) than Roz Chast? Her Cartoon Memoirs are at the Museum of the City of New York. Spend an evening with Ms. Chast at the museum on Friday, May 6, 7pm, $40.

theater Fully Committed, by Becky Mode, played the Vineyard in 1999, so you can't accuse anyone of rushing this new Broadway version in previews for a limited-run at the Lyceum. The premise of the comedy is that its performer, here the plentifully gifted Jesse Tyler Ferguson, is manning the reservations line for a hot NYC restaurant. All of this telephonic interaction gives Ferguson the chance to play dozens of different characters.

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 1-4pm: shakespeare sonnet slam: are you as excited as 'iamb' to hear all 154 of shakespeare's sonnets, performed in numerical order by readers of all ages? this year's lineup also includes surprise special film + tv guests, and a number from the broadway musical something rotten. central park's naumburg bandshell, free.

fri 1-4pm: lin-manuel miranda signs copies of hamilton: the revolution at the drama book shop (theater district). at $40, it's hella cheaper than show tickets.

fri 7:30pm: the mambo legend orchestra (featuring former members of the tito puente orchestra) performs 50s and 60s palladium-era music at the david rubenstein atrium at lincoln center (uws). free.

sat 10am-7pm sun 10am-6pm: test the limits of your taste buds at the annual nyc hot sauce expo. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), $10 adv, $15 dos.

sat 11am-7pm: bust magazine's annual craftacular spring fair returns with more than 100 vendors of handmade and vintage accessories and clothing, original art, beauty and body products, plus free craft tutorials and more. bonus: the first 200 folks get a free swag bag. industry city (sunset park), free.

sat 1-4pm: taste up to 50 organic and biodynamic wines while enjoying a selection of artisanal breads, cured meats, olives and pickles. wine disciples enoteca and shop (chelsea), $10.

sat 6pm-midnight: enjoy traditional street foods from all over the world (and most under $5) along with retail and art vendors at the queens international night market's opening night. new york hall of science (corona), free admission.

sat 11pm: celebrate the musical legacy of prince with a dance party of all of his hits, b-sides, and rarities, plus songs he wrote for other artists spun by steve reynolds of party like it's 1999 and video projections by music video time machine. wear something purple or paisley. littlefield (gowanus), $6.

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