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Launching Wednesday, Enchantress, a new magazine 'dedicated to telling remarkable tables from remarkable real women'. On the first issue cover, four women FDNY firefighters.

Lipps On Life is a just-launched podcast with host Jessica Lipps interviewing 'extraordinary people who are living their dreams'. Exhibit A: Elliott Kalan, former head writer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, talks about the process of getting that show on the air every night.

It's the ingredients of The Family Fang, a movie opening today at the Angelica, that has us so intrigued… Based on the novel by Kevin Wilson, playwright David Lindsay-Abaire has written the screenplay, and it's directed by Jason Bateman. Bateman stars in it along with a cast that includes Christoper Walken, Nicole Kidman, Jason Butler Harner, and Maryann Plunkett.

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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 10am-8pm, sat 9am-6pm: 'brake in' your new set of wheels at bike expo new york, where 100 exhibitors showcase the latest in bikes and tech apparel, plus free riding lessons, workshops, and a beer garden (don't drink and bike). pier 36 at basketball city, free admission.

fri 11am-7pm, sat 10am-6pm: at the etsy weddings planning event, browse the wares of 40 local etsy sellers, get beauty touchups, see crafting demos, and sample food and drink while listening to baby soda jazz band. proceeds benefit bonus: surprise gift for the first 50 people in line. la.venue (chelsea), $10.

fri 5pm: a celebration of prince at fort greene park features three hours of music followed by a screening of purple rain. free.

fri 7-10pm, sat + sun 10am-7pm: feel groovy while browsing 30,000 square feet of lps, 78s, and artwork from 150 dealers at the annual wfmu record fair. food and beer will be available for purchase. brooklyn expo center (greenpoint), $7.

fri 7:15pm: actors dev patel and jeremy irons do q+a following a screening of their new film, the man who knew infinity. ifc center (west village), $14 general, $10 senioirs.

sat + sun 10am-6pm: the cherry blossoms will be in peak bloom, making for ideal conditions at the 36th annual cherry blossom festival at the brooklyn botanic garden. $25 general, $20 students/seniors.

sat + sun 10am-6pm (+ 5/7-8, 5/14-15): the 37th annual spring crafts on columbus arts + crafts show returns for the season with 100 exhibitors on columbus avenue between 77th + 81st streets. rain or shine. free admission.

sat 12-2pm: everyone's a wiener when the the 24th annual dachshund spring fiesta convenes at washington square park's fountain plaza. free.

sun 2-6pm: tickets for the food book fair are out of the skint's price range, but admission to today's foodieodicals food magazine festival at the wythe hotel is only $8, and includes snacks and a glass of beer or wine.


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