arts 04.27.18

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the skint

movie RBG, opening May 4, is a documentary we want to mainline.

theater First performed in Athens in 414 BC, Aristophanes' comedy The Birds still has much to say to us today, Cloud Cuckoo Land and all. At St. Ann's Warehouse, May 2-13.

The National Theatre Live's spring season includes Ben Whishaw as Julius Caesar.

exhibitions Philip Ashforth Coppola has, over many years, anatomized the ornamental designs of NYC's subway system. An exhibit of same is at the NY Transit Museums's Grand Central Annex.

Starting May 3, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs at Museum of the City of NY.

art Belligerent, the new work by Jenny Holzer, is a book of six redacted government documents that unfold into posters. There's a book signing tomorrow night, April 28, at Printer Matter and an exhibition of works there by Holzer, through May 2.

music At Carnegie Hall on May 7, the Oratorio Society presents a world premiere of Sanctuary Road, based on the writings of William Still, a conductor for the Underground Railroad.

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 thru sun: it'll be wall-to-wall vinyl, cds, dvds, books, posters, collectibles, and more at the annual wfmu record fair, featuring 150 record dealers, screenings, and live broadcasts of bands and djs. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), $5 admission with coupon (reg. $7).

fri 1-4pm: add some poetry to your day at the eighth annual shakespeare's birthday sonnet slam where 154 participants will each read one of the bard's 154 sonnets. central park's naumburg bandshell, free admission, $10 to register as a reader.

sat + sun 1-6pm: over 100 local artists working in all disciplines open their doors for the annual dumbo open studios, this year also including vinegar hill. free admission.

sat various times: nyc thankfully has no shortage of indie bookstores, so pop into one or several during the annual independent bookstore day for special programming, exclusive items, happy hours, and more.

sat 10am until close: 46 galleries along madison avenue and adjacent streets will host programs including curator talks, artist talks, and exhibition tours during the second annual artnews madison avenue gallery walk. free admission, rsvp for events.

sat 11am-2pm: celebrate world tai chi day with an afternoon of free classes offered at bryant park (midtown west), which will also kick off a season of free morning classes every tues + thurs starting 5/1.

sat 5:10pm, 7:30pm: french filmmaker claire denis will do q+a moderated by actor/filmmaker ethan hawke (5:10pm) and filmmaker ira sachs (7:30pm) following select screenings of her latest, let the sunshine in, starring juliette binoche. ifc center (greenwich village), $15 general, $11 seniors.


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