arts 04.26.19

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the skint

cabaret Broadway's golden age, live and in person, in the form of Chita Rivera, as vibrant and charismatic as ever. She performs at 54 Below from May 27-June 4.

photography Four projects by Bruce Davidson from the '50s and '60s—Circus, Brooklyn Gang, Time of Change, and East 100th Street—opens May 2 at Howard Greenberg Gallery. The show, titled Contacts, combines contacts sheets with vintage prints.

movies There's a retrospective of work by filmmaker and activist Iara Lee at Maysles, April 28-May 3, including last year's Burkinabé Rising, about Burkina Faso's active, nonviolent movement for political change. Pictured above, a still from her 1995 film Synthetic Pleasures.

book Mitchell Zuckoff is currently a professor at Boston University, but in 2001 he was a reporter for the Boston Globe. His new book Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11, benefits from many years of excellent reporting and the perspective of time. However gut-wrenching it is to read, it may be essential, especially given the fact that this fall, there will be many students at Boston University and around the country who were not born when it happened. The book will be available on April 30.

music The American Contemporary Musical Ensemble (ACME), performs an evening of Nordic Noir, classical music by Danish artists including Ejnar Kanding and My Beautiful Decay 1973. Thursday, May 7, 7pm, at Le Poisson Rouge.

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: get your fill of iambic pentameter at the ninth annual shakespeare's birthday sonnet slam, an afternoon of readings of the bard's 154 sonnets by 154 people of all ages and abilities. riverside church (morningside heights), free admission, $10+ to register as a reader.

fri 7pm: in solidarity with notre-dame de paris, the french embassy presents a free concert at st. patrick's cathedral (midtown) featuring french organist daniel brondel.

fri thru sun: the annual wfmu record fair returns to brooklyn with 28,000 square feet of records, 45s, cds, books, collectibles, live bands, screenings, and more. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), $5 admission with coupon (reg. $8).

sat 9am-4pm: car-free earth day: roam car-free streets when 30 blocks of broadway from times square to union square (9am-3pm) and nine blocks of st. nicholas avenue from 181st st to 190th st (10am-4pm) will be closed to vehicular traffic and include environmental programming to promote activism and education surrounding climate change and sustainability.

sat + sun 10am-6pm: sakura matsuri, brooklyn botanical garden's cherry blossom festival, celebrates japanese culture with two days of events and performances, including taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, samurai sword fighting, j-rock, j-pop, jazz, and more. due to the popularity of this event, advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. $30 general, $25 students/seniors.

sat + sun: see all the art during the annual artnews madison avenue gallery walk (sat, various times), soho arts network downtown culture walk (sat 12-6pm), and dumbo open studios (sat + sun 1-6pm). free admission.

sun 10am-5:30pm: 30+ vegan vendors from the seed will be setting up shop at today's grand bazaar nyc (uws). free admission.


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