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movie At the Metrograph, Vision Portraits is a documentary by Rodney Evans about the ways in which artists, including Mr. Evans himself, confront vision loss.

exhibit In the 1300s, someone hid a stash of jewelry and coins in the walls of a house in Colmar, France. The jewelry included a ring that has the inscription 'mazel tov' on it, linking the items to Colmar's then-thriving Jewish community. You can see this treasure at The Cloisters in a show called The Colmar Treasure: A Medieval Jewish Legacy.

book At this grim moment, the subtitle of Exile, Rejecting America and Finding the World, may sound unexpectedly appealing. The travel memoir, of a sort, by Belén Fernández, is out September 3.

leather arts Today and tomorrow at the shop in the NYPL, 10-6, three artisans from the Italian leather company Natalizia demonstrate their craft involving journals and other leather products. Personalized monogramming available.

food David Chang + South Street Seaport? Unlikely but true: Bar Wayo offers cocktails plus a 'snack' menu that includes strip steak, lobster rolls, dried spice wings, and a grilled fish sandwich.

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: taiwan: a world of orchids: enjoy a display of over 400 potted orchids and a weekend of performances, artwork, activities, and orchid care demos at the queens botanical garden. like what you see? you can take home one of the orchids at the post-exhibit sale on sunday. queens botanical garden (flushing), included with regular admission ($6 general, $4 students/seniors).

fri thru 8/25: the shed's 'open call' series presents music, dance, and performances by nyc-based emerging artists and collectives on the venue's open-air plaza. the shed (hudson yards), free.

fri 6:30pm doors, 7pm show: life is a vocabaret at the punch-up: a variety show for word lovers, where a lineup of nyc punderdome champs will fill your night with puns, word games, and other language-based silliness. hosted by sam corbin (buzzfeed), tim donnelly (hq trivia), jerzy gwiazdowski (2019 o. henry punniest in show winner), ally spier (reductress), and nikolai vanya. caveat (les), $10 adv, $12 door.

fri 8pm doors: sweat out the summer at the skint's annual cruel summer dance party, an all night long 80s, 90s, and 00s dance party taking over two rooms of the bell house with with 80s anthems performed by 10-piece cover band the engagements, 90s-00s hits spun by party like it's 1999's dj steve reynolds, music video sing-alongs by secretformula, and music videos from music video time machine. $5 online with promo code 'bananarama', $10 otherwise.

sat 4-7pm: jazzmobile's annual great jazz on the great hill turns central park's great hill into a party with live music performed by alyson williams, wycliffe gordon, sage, and harlem renaissance orchestra. the great hill at central park (enter at 106th street + central park west), free.

sat 7pm: town hall's broadway sings: broadway stars will take to the bryant park stage to sing iconic songs from hamilton, cabaret, les miserables, and more. bryant park (midtown west), free.

sat thru 9/6 (closed mondays + tuesdays): making maisel marvelous: immerse yourself in the technicolor world of the marvelous mrs. maisel with interactive sets, costumes, and screenings of the hit show at the paley center for media (midtown west). free.

sun 7-9pm (thru 8/16): the battery dance festival returns for a 38th season of free dance performances set against the backdrop of new york harbor, culminating in a closing performance at pace university ($10). robert f. wagner, jr. park (battery park city), free admission.

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