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movie While High Life has the setup of a conventional Hollywood sci-fi thriller—father and baby daughter are the only survivors of a mission in space—nothing directed by acclaimed director Claire Denis is conventional. High Life stars Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche. Catch up with Denis' career with this British Film Institute article.

dance Mark Morris' Pepperland pays tribute to The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with six songs from the album and new music by Ethan Iverson. It's at BAM from May 8-11, tickets from $30.

green The AMNH goes all-in for Earth Day (April 22) with its EarthFest on Saturday, April 13, featuring a concert with Patti Smith, Patrick Watson, and Michael Stipe and lots of activities to celebrate the planet.

book Cofounder of Guns Down America Igor Volsky has a book out this Tuesday, April 9, titled Guns Down: How to Defeat the NRA and Build a Safer Future with Fewer Guns.

music Keep an eye on Rosie Lowe, a soulful British singer-songwriter and producer, whose second album, YU, will be out May 10. Meanwhile, watch the videos of the single Birdsong and Pharoah, referring to jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders.

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 sat: the frick collection and the institute of fine arts of nyu host a symposium on the history of art, with free admission for all. rsvp required for friday.

fri thru sun: see all the art at the annual artexpo new york (pier 90), the aipad photography show (pier 94), and the nyc vintage photo fair + new york postcard expo (the watson hotel). various prices.

fri thru 4/27: get to know the other japanese new wave with japan society's series of 11 impactful films made between 1958 and 1961, including some never-before-seen in the us. japan society (midtown east), $14 general, $11 students/seniors.

sat 12-4pm: taste and judge what competing grill masters are serving up at the eighth annual new york city bbq cookoff, nyc's only kansas city barbeque society-sanctioned bbq cookoff. staten island’s historic richmond town, $15 general, $10 students/seniors.

sat 2pm: be bad in plaid at the annual tartan day parade, making its way up 6th avenue from 45th to 55th streets.

sat 5-10pm: this month's free target first saturday at the brooklyn museum celebrates the exhibition frida kahlo: appearances can be deceiving with an evening featuring music, performance, and art-making with mexican-american, chicanx, and latinx creators. food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. note: this does not include admission to the ticketed frida kahlo exhibition. free admission.

sat + sun various times: the outdoor smorgasburg food market and brooklyn flea open for the season! smorgasburg: east river state park in williamsburg (saturdays 11am-6pm) and breeze hill in prospect park (sundays 11am-6pm), plus oculus plaza (fridays 11:30am-7pm starting 4/12); brooklyn flea: the williamsburg hotel (saturdays 11am-6pm) and manhattan bridge archway in dumbo (sundays 10am-6pm). free admission, pay-as-you-go.

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